Of this week Saturday Night Live was one with higher expectations than almost any other this season. That’s how it goes when Jason Sudeikis is your host! He’s one of the few hosts we could really imagine showing up out in the cold, something new hosts rarely do.
So what would the writers choose here? It felt too early in the show for a Ted Lasso parody, but it would be easy to get Jason to repeat his version of Joe Biden, which he did a number of times during the Obama administration.
As you can imagine, that happened here… albeit in a surprising way. First we saw the new version of Biden played by James Austin Johnson; then, the Sudeikis version. This was a version of Biden who was free, fun, and willing to sniff her.
Oh, and at one point we also had the Alex Moffat version of Biden here – this whole sketch was mostly just a play with the show’s no decision when it comes to people posing as the current president.
What did you think of the Saturday Night Live cold open this week?
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