WATCH: Jim Carrey Spoofs Joe Biden With ‘Spooky’ Pre-Election Talk In ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open
In the last cold open before Election Day, which also happened to fall on Halloween night, the cast of Saturday Night Live joked about the fear and anxiety Americans are feeling about the presidential race.
“Greetings America,” Carrey’s Biden begins, “it’s a spooky time filled with demons and darkness. Also it’s Halloween. For some Trump voters, it’s the only day they’ll wear a mask.”
The sketch continues with Carrey’s Biden promising to read a scary story to take our minds off of the election. He first picks up Triggered by Donald Trump Jr., but decides it’s “a little too scary,” before landing on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. Although a raven doesn’t stop by and visit the former vice president, a few other familiar faces do.
First comes Kate McKinnon‘s Hillary Clinton, who warns “we lost before.” Carrey hits back “all the votes will be accounted for,” to which McKinnon rolls her eyes and says, “just like Al Gore?”
“This time is different. I can win. The people know I have a plan,” says Carrey. “But your real advantage is you’re not a woman you’re a man!” shouts McKinnon before her dramatic exit.
The poem then summons the election prediction website FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, played by Mikey Day, who says Donald Trump has a “less than a one in six chance of winning, about the same odds as the number one coming up when you roll a die.” In reality, FiveThirtyEight has estimated that Trump has a one in ten chance of winning, as of Monday.
Day’s Silver rolls a dice to show that Trump winning is unlikely, but rolls two ones and then a “electoral college tie,” saying, “that’s not even an option!”
Next Ice Cube (Kenan Thompson) and Lil Wayne (Chris Redd) come to say that they are voting for Trump because of “taxes,” before Maya Rudolph enters as Kamala Harris and Beck Bennett enters as Mitch McConnell.
“Joe my old pal for the Senate, don’t tell anyone this, but I’m kind of pulling for you, you’re doing great,” he says giving two thumbs up, showing off his purple bandaged hands.
The sketch ends with Carrey’s Biden and Rudolph’s Harris alternating lines and speaking directly to the camera, “So, whatever happens America, know that we’ll be okay. Our nation will endure. We will fight another day. I’m sure it will be peaceful, no matter who has won. Though it’s never a good sign when Walmart stops selling guns.”