Election Day become Election Week for the 2020 presidential election, however only a few hours earlier than the present went reside, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris took the stage in Wilmington, Del. to ship their first speeches because the 2020 presidential election was referred to as of their favor. Naturally, the writers at “Saturday Evening Dwell” have been poised and prepared for this second, utilizing it for the Nov. 7 post-election chilly open sketch.
“I do know I’m imagined to be a impartial information anchor, however god rattling it, that feels good,” Beck Bennett as Wolf Blitzer exclaimed at the beginning of the sketch, which you’ll be able to watch above.
It then lower to Jim Carrey as Biden strolling behind a podium to handle the nation. “We did it. Are you able to consider it? I really sort of can’t. It’s been so lengthy since one thing good occurred,” he stated, evaluating the “edging nearer and nearer” of lastly being introduced because the president-elect to “having intercourse with Sting: What a launch, man.”
In the true Biden’s speech, he referred to as for unity among the many nation, and each he and Harris promised to rebuild the “soul” of America, in addition to to make the nation one that will be revered worldwide once more. Carrey performed on this, as effectively, noting whether or not or not you voted for him, he was going to “be a president for all Individuals — whether or not you’re from a liberal state like California or a conservative state like Oklahoma or a cracked out mess like Florida.”
Maya Rudolph as Harris famous all the firsts she was reaching, together with being the primary feminine, the primary Black and the primary biracial vp. “If any of that terrifies you, I don’t give a funt,” she stated. Referencing her Jewish husband Douglas Emhoff who would now be the primary gentleman, she famous that they “test extra containers than a disqualified poll.”
She addressed the little Black ladies watching, telling them that the explanation their mothers have been laughing and crying was as a result of they’re drunk. “Your mother goes to change from laughing to crying to dancing just about all night time,” she stated.
Collectively the 2 “humbly” accepted the victory, with Carrey’s Biden saying they weren’t going to brag, however Rudolph’s Harris saying, “Perhaps a tiny bit.” She then performed, “You About To Lose Your Job” and the duo danced for a couple of seconds earlier than Bennett’s Blitzer identified that the individuals watching at residence additionally wish to “see the president unhappy.”
Chopping to Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump for a concession speech that in actuality by no means occurred, Baldwin’s Trump delivered lie after lie, beginning with the declare that he was really re-elected however “they’re attempting to steal the election away from me.” He chanted, “Cease the depend” till he was off-screen advised he was behind, and then he started to chant, “Rely each vote.”
He additionally claimed there was a purple wave, however the map that Chloe Fineman’s Kayleigh McEnany introduced out to help that declare really stated “COVID-19 instances” on prime. Eager to “remind” everybody who he actually was, he then sat down at a piano and sang a slowed down model of “Macho Man.”
“This isn’t goodbye, America. I’m simply going to say, ‘See you in courtroom,’” he stated.
Biden gained the presidential race with 290 electoral votes to Donald Trump’s 214. He additionally gained the favored vote with greater than 75 million ballots tallied in his favor.
Usually, “Saturday Evening Dwell” airs reside coast-to-coast on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC. Nonetheless, this particular episode began virtually a half and hour late, because the community opted to let a school soccer recreation (Clemson vs. Notre Dame) end in double time beyond regulation first and nonetheless run a number of the native information earlier than starting “SNL.”
Later within the episode through the “Weekend Replace” section, Colin Jost and Michael Che commented on the day’s occasions, as effectively, first displaying actual information footage of celebrations from New York Metropolis to Paris, France and mentioning that the one candidate to concede up to now has been Kanye West, which is “by no means a superb signal when Kanye accepts actuality sooner than you do,” stated Jost. Che, alternatively, in contrast the Biden-Harris victory to the scene in “The Shawshank Redemption” when the prisoners have been consuming beer on the roof: They have been nonetheless in jail, however for a second issues have been OK and for Che, the problems he was nervous about earlier than momentarily pale.
Jost additionally stated that an important half about Trump shedding the election is that quickly we’ll by no means must take heed to him once more. “We would wish to,” he stated, “similar to we would wish to decelerate to get a greater have a look at a burning automotive, however we don’t must. Earlier than Trump was president, nobody ever cared what he stated. Nobody was ever like, ‘I’m wondering what the least profitable actual property developer in New York thinks about this?’ In three months, Trump will simply be one other man yelling conspiracy theories within the background and then we will deal with him like this reporter did at this time with the loopy dude within the background.” The present then lower to Alex Zdan telling a Trump supporter to “f— off” reside on Lengthy Island, N.Y.’s Information 12.
Kate McKinnon stopped by “Weekend Replace” to reprise her function as Rudy Giuliani, claiming it was not a mistake that the day’s earlier press convention was on the 4 Seasons Landscaping firm as an alternative of a 4 Seasons resort. However she did say she was glad she made it to Studio 8H in 30 Rockefeller Plaza as a result of she first went to “30 Rocks, a granite quarry.”
Addressing Trump’s latest authorized claims in regards to the election, McKinnon’s Giuliani stated step one was throwing out bogus mail-in ballots: “Colin, these ballots, they could possibly be coming from Mars.” They’re additionally demanding a recount in Michigan and “in Wisconsin we now have demanded a de-count,” she stated. “We referred to as backsies in Nevada, we’ve received security in Arizona, and in Georgia, reverse day. Plus we’re going to demand that I do the recount personally and our silver bullet is, I can’t depend very excessive.” The plan can be to sue the states, she stated, however for what? “Baby help? I don’t know.”
“SNL” additionally tackled Trump’s potential authorized woes as a non-public citizen in a sketch that noticed visitor host Dave Chappelle and forged member Ego Nwodim as information anchors whose broadcast was interrupted by “reside” footage of Trump fleeing the White Home in a white Ford Bronco. Mikey Day as Don Jr.’s audio was used over actual footage of O.J. Simpson’s Nineteen Nineties police pursuit, culminating with a risk for Trump to run once more in 2024.