July 24, 2013 4:43pm PT by Aaron Couch
Jason Sudeikis' Best 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches (Video)
Sorry Saturday Night Live fans, but it’s time to say goodbye to Jason Sudeikis, who has officially announced he won’t be returning to the NBC show this fall.
That means it’s time for us to remember the star’s best characters -- from the jolly (but borderline senile) Vice President Joe Biden to the inexplicably Southern-sounding judge on "Maine Justice."
Sudeikis’ aggressive turn as the vice president reached a fever pitch during the 2012 vice presidential debate, when Biden threatened poor Rep. Paul Ryan (Taran Killam) with physical harm.
“There is gym strong and there’s old man strong,” Biden yelled. “Do you want to know my workout? When the Amtrak breaks down on my morning commute, I strip down my tighty whiteys and push that bitch all the way to Washington.”
With “Maine Justice,” first Jamie Foxx and then Justin Timberlake played bailiff to Sudeikis’ backwoods judge, presiding over a Bangor, Maine, court with folksy wisdom and fiery words. Yep, it was weird. But it worked, and Sudeikis considered getting it on air a high point for him on the show.
Sudeikis’ Gov. Mitt Romney was tall, handsome and comically out of touch. During campaign season, he attempted to show he was a regular guy by eating McDonalds, but immediately spat it out, not used to eating such cheap food (“I’d complain to the chef, but let me guess: No hablas ingles, am I right?”).
After the real-life Romney lost to President Barack Obama, Sudeikis made his final appearance as Romney, where the wholesome candidate drowned his sorrows in milk instead of beer.
Andy Samberg and Sudeikis have always been “just friends.” Seriously, the shorts prove it.
As a bonus, below find the final sketch of season 38, which acted as a sendoff to Sudeikis and fellow departing castmembers Bill Hader and Fred Armisen.
What were your favorite Sudeikis sketches? Sound off in the comments.