Watch: SNL Mocks Biden In Very First 2022 Episode

Written By BlabberBuzz | Tuesday, 18 January 2022 05:15
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Comedian Pete Davidson appeared disguised as Joe Biden from an alternative universe during Saturday Night Live's cold open.

Davidson came without a T-shirt and his chest covered in tattoos. During a sketch that cited the latest Spiderman movie, in which all three actors who have played the comic book character over the last 20 years appeared, Davidson's Biden showed up to tell the audience that they were living in the "bad universe" while he had come from "the real world."

"Everyone on Earth is better off in the real world, except one man named Pete Davidson. Your world is maybe more fun for him," he ridiculed with a smile.

The sketch show returned for its first show of 2022 with a new cast member for this season, James Austin Johnson, playing Joe Biden and urging people to stop seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home as a practice to control the increased Coronavirus infection numbers.

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The film has been a box office smash with $880 million in receipts globally.

"America, I'm here to tell you, there's one simple thing you can do to start making this virus go away: stop seeing Spider-Man."

James Austin Johnson's Biden described how the start of the latest Omicron surge seemed to link to the film's opening last month.

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"Think about it. When did Spider-Man come out? December 17. When did every single person get an omicron? The week after Spider-Man came out. The week after December 17. Stop seeing Spider-Man. That's really all I have to say."

Biden was then asked by a member of the press if he aspired to see people stop going to the movies.

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"Do you think all COVID will end if people stopped going to the movies?" Bowen Yang, who was playing a reporter, asked. Biden explained what he meant.

"I didn't say don't go to the movies. I said stop seeing Spider-Man. See anything else. I saw the first half-hour of House of Gucci. That's more than enough for anyone," as he took a jab at the Ridley Scott film in which Lady Gaga plays Maurizio Gucci's ex-wife.

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Biden explained how theater-goers herding to see Spider-Man was behind the current surge.

"Everyone in America has seen Spider-Man like eight times. Everyone in America also has COVID."

Then, in reference to Spider-Man's oddity in which the three actors who have played the superhero in recent years, Austin's Biden was asked if he believed there was another Joe Biden in a different universe, about the multiverse aspect of the film.

Biden seemed to have a theory: "I've actually thought about this a lot. I'm consulting with Dr. Fauci and Dr. Strange. As far as I can tell, there are at least three Joe Bidens."

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