Here’s What SNL Had To Say About The 2020 Election

A dramatic rendition of “Macho Man”! An Ace Ventura reference! *Stefon voice* This episode has EVERYTHING!

This election week has been wild for all of us, but there’s one group of people who have had their hands especially full — the SNL writers room.

Given all the chaos — and potential material — that’ve happened in the past 24 hours alone, fans were buzzing to see what the crew would put together for this highly-anticipated episode. Lucky for you, I’ve got the answers right here. Let’s get into it!

The episode started off with a cold open at CNN, where Wolf Blitzer had just called Biden’s win and John King was fresh out of fingers from five loooong days of tappin’ away at the electoral college map:


I truly hope John King, Steve Kornacki, and all the other “chartthrobs” out there don’t have to lift a finger for the rest of this year.

Blitzer handed it over to Carrey, who began spoofing Biden’s victory speech:


I think it’s important to note here that this victory speech happened just three hours before SNL’s live broadcast. Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the show’s writers for this wildly fast turn around, please and thanks.

And Maya Rudolph of course made an appearance as Kamala Harris, once again owning her title of America’s cool, fun aunt, or funt:


Moment of appreciation for the wardrobe department, too, for nailing this look on such short notice.

Then the tables turned to Trump, who delivered his own ~victory~ speech:

They paid homage to McKinnon’s (as Clinton) performance of “Hallelujah” after the 2016 election with Baldwin’s slow, ~dramatic~ rendition of “Macho Man” by The Village People — a favorite at Trump’s pre-election rallies.


You can read more about Baldwin’s final hurrah as Trump here.

Biden closed the sketch out on a high note with an Ace Ventura reference, quoting this iconic line:


Tag yourself, I’m Maya Rudolph looking positively delighted and trying not to break. You can watch the whole cold open here.

SNL kept the election content coming throughout the episode, notably with an appearance by Rudy Giuliani (McKinnon) on “Weekend Update.” During the segment, he discussed his press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping that was straight out of a Parks and Rec episode:

He also offered commentary on how the Trump team thinks they could still win this election:


You can watch the whole “Weekend Update” segment here.

And finally, SNL closed out the show with a sketch about Trump and Don Jr. fleeing the White House, using footage of O.J. Simpson’s car chase as ~inspiration~:


You can watch the whole sketch here.

Whew, what an episode! Here’s to the cast and crew of SNL for pullin’ that off! You can catch the whole episode on Peacock and YouTube.

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