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The latest episode of Saturday Night Live season 46 aired the same day that the results of the 2020 presidential election were called. Earlier in the day on Nov. 7, Joe Biden was elected as the 46th President of the United States, and the SNL cold open subsequently starred Jim Carrey in his recurring role as the former vice president.
Beck Bennett played Wolf Blitzer, and Alex Moffat played John King in a CNN spoof of Biden declaring victory. Bennett’s Blitzen joked that it was the longest week in American history. “I’ve never felt so alive, which is ironic because I’m not that alive,” Carrey’s Biden said.
Maya Rudolph appeared in her role as Kamala Harris, who will be the first female vice president in U.S. history. “The reason your mom is laughing so much is because she’s drunk, and the reason she’s crying is because she’s drunk,” Rudolph’s Harris said.
Carrey’s Biden said that they weren’t rubbing the victory in anyone’s face, but Rudolph’s Harris said that they did a little bit, and they both broke out in a dance.
Alec Baldwin inevitably showed up as Trump, whose re-election campaign failed. “They’re trying to steal the election away from me,” Baldwin’s Trump said before chanting “stop the count.” Carrey’s Biden got to tell Baldwin’s Trump that he was a loser.
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