Saturday night live He was brimming with joy and excitement after the election victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and it was evident in this weekend’s cold opening. The extremely timely sketch focused on a speech Biden and Harris delivered a few hours before air time.
Jim Carrey reprized his role as Biden and shared a message of celebration and unity.
“Thank you very much America. We did it!” Carrey’s Biden exclaimed amid resounding cheers from the theater audience. “Can you believe it? Honestly, I can’t. It’s been so long since something good happened!”
“As I’ve said many times, I don’t care if they voted for me or not. I’m going to be a president for all Americans,” Biden continued. “That’s right. Whether I’m from a liberal state like California or a conservative state like Oklahoma, or a fiery, cracked mess like Florida, I’ll be your president.”
Maya Rudolph also took the stage to enthusiastically celebrate her great victory, and shared a message for the children of excited parents celebrating this milestone.
“To all the black and brunette girls watching right now, I just want to say this. The reason your mom laughs so hard tonight is because she’s drunk. And the reason she’s crying is because she’s drunk.” Harris said of Rudolph with a wry smile. “Your mom is going to go from laughing to crying to dancing most of the night. And it’s not because she’s crazy. It’s because she’s drunk.”
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (played by Beck Bennett) quickly interrupted the network’s broadcast to give fans a look at President Trump (played by Alec Baldwin) giving a “concession” speech.
After yelling about the unfairness of the results, a gloomy Trump stepped off the stage and sat on a grand piano to sing a sad version of “Macho Man” that brought a (fake) tear to his eyes.
Returning to Biden and Harris, the vice president-elect shared: “Well, unlike President Trump, we accept the results of this election.”
“However, we have to act kindly in victory. We need to move forward together. Unfortunately, there are situations in life, and this is one of them, where there must be a winner and a loser.” Carrey’s Biden exclaimed, channeling Carrey’s iconic line from Ace Ventura. “A lew-who-za-her!”
With Trump still serving as president until January, it is unclear how many more times fans will get to see Baldwin play the controversial political figure, or if Carrey will continue to play Biden after he takes office.
SNL It airs live, coast to coast, at 11:30 pm ET, 8:30 pm PT on NBC.