'Saturday Night Live': John Mulaney calls Nov 3 vote 'elderly man contest', Internet says he's 'national treasure'
'We might have the same elderly man or we might have a new elderly man, nothing much will change in the United States'
Another new episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ is here. Last week, Adele and H.E.R entertained the viewers with their hosting and musical skills. This week, it was time for comedian John Mulaney and The Strokes to enthrall the audiences. This was Mulaney’s fourth time as host and second time this year. He hosted an episode of Season 45 in February 2020.
He began his monologue by stating that he spent quarantine binge-watching a new series: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Covid-19 press briefings. He said that the governor seemed to bring his personal problems into the briefing and is apprehensive that the politician will continue the announcements beyond the pandemic. “I am worried that when Covid is over, Cuomo won’t understand that his show’s over,” he joked.
Without naming any of the presidential candidates in his opening monologue, Mulaney said that he needed to make an announcement about something. “On November 3, there is an elderly man contest. There’s two elderly men and you’re supposed to vote,” he said. “We might have the same elderly man or we might have a new elderly man, nothing much will change in the United States. The rich will continue to prosper while the poor languish. Families will be upended by mental health issues and drug addiction and Jane Lynch will continue to book lots of projects and she’ll deliver.”
On Twitter, there was a lot of buzz about the monologue as well. One fan said, “Man, John Mulaney sure knows how to keep a monologue crisp.” One user complimented, “Mulaney brought it again! Man's #SNL monologues are the safest bet in Atlantic City. Despite the W12 reference, always on point.” Another concurred, “John Mulaney is a National treasure. So clever and witty that his jokes and monologues never fail. We must protect him.”
A fan opined, “SNL letting John Mulaney cook for 15 minutes was definitely the right call. Best monologue I’ve seen in a long time. John is on a whole other planet.” Another said, “Watching @nbcsnl and @mulaney hit it out of the park with that monologue! #snl.” A user tweeted, “Great monologue, @mulaney always kills it. So refreshing to hear political humor that doesn't have to be based in hatred for one group.”
Man, John Mulaney sure knows how to keep a monologue crisp. #SNL— Parth Charan (@ParthCharan) November 1, 2020
Earlier in the show, there was a Halloween-themed cold open, where 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.” Then he went on to read a scary story and picked up a copy of Donal 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 warned. “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.”
‘Saturday Night Live’ airs on NBC at 11.30 pm ET.