Must Watch: SNL Finally Goes Rough On Biden In Search Of Ratings

Written By BlabberBuzz | Monday, 25 October 2021 09:30

Saturday Night Live’s opening skit brought back three of its former Joe Bidens and mocked both his approval rating and mental state.

The sketch opened with new cast member James Austin Johnson as the president, who asks for his press secretary, Jen Psaki, to come in.

"Jen Psaki, you're dynamite in those briefings, with your quips and one-liners,' Biden tells his press secretary. 'What do you call those zingers?"

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Psaki, played by Chloe Fineman answers: "Um, facts." Yeah, I love that," Biden replies. "Lay some of that truth on me."

"Okay," she replies, "your CNN town hall was watched by no one,' a reference to a town hall the president took part in on Thursday night, 'and your approval rating is in the dumpster."

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Real Clear Politics polling showed the president was dragging 10 points behind President Barack Obama at this point in his presidency. Biden's approval rating currently stands at 43 percent.

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"Yeah, but hey, things are going to turn around, right?" Biden asks in the sketch, to which Psaki replies: "Um, I'm bad at lying, so I'm going to leave."

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After she leaves, Biden laments: "I don't understand. People used to like me. The press would call me Uncle Joe. I miss the old me. Where the hell did that guy go?"

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At that point, Jason Sudeikis enters stage right, reprising his role as Joe Biden, when he was vice president.

"Wait a second, who are you?" Johnson's Biden questions. Sudeikis' Biden replies: "What do you mean who am I, man? I'm you. I'm you from eight years ago, buddy. The ghost of Biden past. Boo!"

"How can you be me? You seem so happy, so carefree, so - what's the word I'm looking for?" Johnson's Biden asks, to which Sudeikis' Biden replies: 'lucid'.

"Yeah, partner. From where I'm from. We're still VP. Easiest gig in the world. We're like America's wacky neighbor. Shake a few hands, rub a few shoulders."

"Here. Come on. Let me get you loose, huh,' Sudeikis purrs as he rubs Johnson's shoulder and leans in to sniff him. 'Let me take a whiff. That's good. See, that ain't creepy. Hey, and look, I hope this isn't sexist, but you got to smile more, sweetie. Okay?"

The sniffing of Biden's hair is a reference to the now-infamous 2015 photo of him leaning into Stephanie Carter, wife of former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.

At that point, Alex Moffat's Biden from 'March 2021' walks in and makes a brief appearance.

Soon Sudeikis' Biden says: "You know, I should probably mosey on back to 2013. I got tickets to a Gangham concert."

"Wait. I can't do this without you," the president pleads. "Of course, you can. Because guess what, buddy? You are me. I want you to stand tall and flash those 100% natural choppers we got and remember, we may be from different eras, but at the end of the day, we're both Joe freakin' Biden."

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