Saturday Night Live opened its first post-election episode with Alec Baldwin performing a somber interpretation of The Village People’s “Macho Man”.
The cold opening of the episode began with a parody of CNN’s election coverage, which showed Beck Bennett as an exhausted Wolf Blitzer and portrayed Alex Moffat John King, whose fingers were worn down for 85 hours from touchscreen card operation to the pimples.
Jim Carrey then enters the stage as President-elect Joe Biden before he is joined by President-elect Kamala Harris, who is portrayed by Maya Rudolph.
“Thank you, America. We did it,” said Carreys Biden in a mocking speech to the victory speech he had delivered just hours earlier. “Can you believe it? I honestly can’t, somehow. It’s been so long since anything good happened.”
He continued: “Surely it took forever, we got closer and closer and closer… …it was like sex with Sting. What a relief, man! I’ve never felt so alive, which is ironic, because I’m not that alive.
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Rudolph, who wore an almost identical outfit to Harris in her victory remarks, talked about the barriers that were broken down after a colored woman was elected vice president.
“I am humbled and honored to be the first female, the first black, the first Indian-American and the first interracial vice president,” she said, “and if any of this scares you, I don’t care.
Then she talked about how her husband, who will be the first Second Gentleman, is Jewish. “Between us, we tick more boxes than a disqualified ballot,” said Rudolphs Harris.
And while President Donald Trump Biden has yet to give in, the comedy show imagined what that might look like – and was inspired by the President’s recent statements in which he made groundless claims about the integrity of the election.
“People not only want to see Biden and Kamala happy, they want to see Trump sad,” said Wolf Blitzer of Beck Bennett. “Let’s look at the President’s concession speech, which I am sure will be gracious and objective.
Baldwin’s Trump began: “Good evening, thank you! Thank you for coming tonight to see my concession speech.
“As anyone who died halfway through Tuesday knows, I was re-elected President of the United States, but of course they are trying to steal the election from me.
He continued, “The fact is that I wanted to win on Tuesday, then they started cutting my votes away, cutting them back until there was only a little bit left.
Referring to the president’s promise to fight the outcome of the election with legal challenges, Baldwin’s Trump added: “I vow to all my supporters that I will fight this thing to the bitter end. I will never give up, and neither should you.
“Let me remind you all of who I really am,” Baldwin’s Trump said as he walked to a piano and sat down.
Then he sang a sad cover of “Macho Man” – a song that was often played at rallies during the president’s re-election campaign.
This moment was also a recall of the first episode of the SNL after the 2016 election, which began with Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton, performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” while sitting at the piano.
“Ma-cho ma-cho man, I’ve got to be a macho man,” sang Baldwin’s Trump and paused at one point after being overwhelmed by emotion.
“And this is not goodbye, America,” Baldwin’s Trump added. “I will simply say, ‘See you in court!'”…