'Saturday Night Live': Jim Carrey's Joe Biden a hit in Halloween-themed part, fans say 'best cold open of season'

One user tweeted, 'Okay, #SNL, you FINALLY put together a political cold open that both made me laugh and reflected the election nightmare that we’re going through'


                            'Saturday Night Live': Jim Carrey's Joe Biden a hit in Halloween-themed part, fans say 'best cold open of season'
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It’s Saturday, which means another new episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’. Last week, Adele and HER entertained the viewers with their hosting and musical skills. This evening, comedian John Mulaney, an ‘SNL’ pro, and The Strokes enthralled the audiences. Mulaney had helmed hosting duties for the show in the past as well – this is his fourth time hosting and the last time was in February 2020 for season 45. With the elections knocking on the door, most were anticipating what the cold open might be for this episode.

For the Halloween-themed cold open, Jim Carrey reprised his role as Joe Biden and gave us a message for the spooky day. He said, "For some Trump voters, it’s the only time they’ll wear a mask.” The he went on to read a scary story and picked up a copy of Donald Trump Jr’s book ‘Triggered’. Carrey’s Biden then read an Edgar Allan Poe spoof based on current politics. Kate McKinnon showed up as Hillary Clinton, and Mikey Day played Nate Silver. “Even if you do win on Tuesday the election could still be stolen for you,” McKinnon’s Clinton said. “I said come on, no one would dare; I’d be sworn in fair and square. All the votes will be accounted for,” Carrey’s Biden replied. “Just like Al Gore?” McKinnon’s Clinton quipped.

Maya Rudolph reprised her role as Senator Kamala Harris and Beck Bennett popped in as Mitch McConnell. “Use your voice and use your vote,” Rudolph’s Harris requested. "Whatever happens America, we know it'll be okay," said Carrey's Biden.  In conclusion, Carrey’s Biden said, "In this daylight savings hour, let’s gain an hour and lose a president.”

Fans were also excited to see the cold open and they took to Twitter to express their opinions. One said, “#SNL's cold open.....Jim Carrey did his best #Biden impression, ever. And #MayaRudolph was born to play #Kamala.” Another said, “Loved the cold open #SNL! Jim Carrey nailed it! Let’s do this!”  One fan tweeted, “That was the best cold open yet this season.”

A user commented, “Oh here is the  #SNL we know and Iove!! Even Carrey as Biden was okay... cold open was well written.” Another stated, “#SNL cold open with the spooky poll predictions is the most scariest thing about this Halloween! The blue moon and trump voters mask joke was so funny though!”  A fan opined, “Okay, #SNL, you FINALLY put together a political cold open that both made me laugh and reflected the election nightmare that we’re going through (without the usual “both-sides” BS). @JimCarrey even toned down the Fire Marshall Bill craziness. Well done.” A user stated, “That was a great cold open on SNL! Jim Carrey is great as Biden when they're not trying to make fun of Biden being old or senile.” A user opined, “A better cold open than usual, imo. The ending 'fingers-crossed' motion was the right touch. Though, it is very telling that, unlike in 2016, the show has leaned entirely in favor of the democratic candidate.”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

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