Saturday Night Live welcomed back a few familiar faces and characters to this weekend’s newest episode.

The cold open featured President Joe Biden, played by James Austin Johnson. The president looked glum and was bummed out that people don’t him as much as they did on the campaign trail.

”I don’t understand. People used to like me. The press would call me ‘Uncle Joe.’ I miss the old me. Where the hell did that guy go?” Johnson’s Biden asked.

His plea was heard when suddenly, a fog filled the Oval Office, and a “Hey-O!” was spoken by SNL alum Jason Sudeikis, who was hosting the episode and appeared as his old character, Vice President Biden. Sudeikis’ Biden was wearing his iconic dark jacket and aviator sunglasses. “Trick or treat, smell my feet. Eh, I’m just kidding,” he said during his entrance.

Sudeikis’ Biden told new Biden he was “the Ghost of Biden Past” and being a Vice President was a lot easier than being Commander-in-Chief.

Old Biden encouraged Johnson’s Biden to relax and loosen up. He began rubbing his shoulders and comically smelled his hair.

New Biden explained that it was harder for him because the “last President ruined everything.”

Then the T.V. set filled with another dog and a third Biden made an appearance, played by Alex Moffat, who would act as Biden in the previous season.

Sudeikis’ Biden asked, “Who the hell are you?” To which Moffat’s Biden said, “I’m Joe Biden.”

“From when,” Sudeikis’s Biden asked and the new Biden answered, “March 2021” before disappearing back into the fog.

Vice President Biden was getting ready to leave President Biden and go back to 2013, but Johnson’s Biden wanted him to stay and said, “I can’t do this without you.”

”Of course you can,” the Ghost from Biden’s past said. “Because guess what, you are me. And now I want you to stand tall, flash those 100% natural choppers we got and remember we may be different eras, but at the end of the day we’re both Joe freakin’ Biden.”

The two came together to end the segment and say the show’s signature catchphrase, “Live… from New York! It’s Saturday Night!”

 

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