SNL Takes On Trump and Biden's Dueling Town Halls

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10/18/2020 9:50:00 PM

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'Saturday Night Live' returned to skewering the presidential election by focusing on the dueling town halls of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, which took place Thursday night.

The late-night sketch show, however, took aim at Biden as well, while suggesting viewers couldn't choose between the two televised events, which were in lieu of a second presidential debate."We now present a rebroadcast of those town halls, the way most Americans watched them -- flipping back and forth, trying to decide between a Hallmark movie and an alien autopsy."

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The"Hallmark movie" consisted ofJim Carreyas Biden for the third time this season and he, once again, played him up as an affable, not-quite-with-it grandfather figure."I've given every audience member a glass of warm milk and a blanket," Biden told George Stephanopoulos (Mikey Day)."Now, who's ready to have some fun with some facts and figures?!"

The gist of the Biden ribbing was that the 77-year-old politician gave long-winded answers, often slipping into anecdotes from days gone by."And that brings us to 1939, a year where I went to the World's Fair and met the real Mickey Mouse," Biden was heard saying, before asking a town hall participant,"Does that answer your question?"

The frustrated audience member replied,"If I say yes, can I sit down?"Over on the Trump channel, aka"alien autopsy,"Kate McKinnonkicked off the event by channeling the NBC news anchor who made headlines for grilling the President effortlessly.

"Good evening, America. I'm surprise bad ass Savannah Guthrie, and if you were angry with NBC for doing this town hall, just let me get a few questions in and I think you'll thank me," Guthrie coyly explained.After asking Trump if he condemns the conspiracy theorists of Qanon,

Alec Baldwin, reprising his role as the 45th President, answered,"You mean the group that thinks Democrats are a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles, and I'm their messiah? I don't know anything about them at all."And when he defended retweeting other conspiracy narratives, Guthrie pushed back, saying,"Okay, but you can't just do things like that. You're not just someone's crazy uncle."

Trump replied,"Really? Because this conversation we're having right now is a preview of Thanksgiving dinner. So crazy uncles, stand back and stand by."As the channel switched back and forth between the town halls, Biden was portrayed as both Mr. Rogers and Bob Ross ("Each tree has its own personality, just like America"), while Trump got in a WrestleMania-like bout with Guthrie, flying folding chairs and all.

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Meanwhile,Kamala Harrisshowed up to question the existence of the"nodding lady" in Trump's audience, who emphatically shook her head in agreement whenever the commander in chief spoke."What the hell is happening with that woman back there? Because I only nod that much when a waiter asks if I'll be having mimosas at brunch," Harris said.

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'SNL' takes on the dueling town halls between Trump and BidenInstead of a presidential debate, this week had dueling town halls between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. 'Saturday Night Live' covered both, like many viewers, by flipping back and forth between the two. SNL hasn’t been funny in at least 20 years Worst nbcsnl in a decade. Carrey sucks life from show minute one. Bring back Sudekis or Woody. And what up with 20 various porn references throughout the show? Fire the writers. Only the last skit was funny over 90 min. CNN must be own by foreigners 🤣

'SNL' Mocks Dueling Trump/Biden Town Halls'SNL' mocked the dueling Presidential debates, and it was pretty funny. I mean.....SNL hasn't been funny since Phil Hartman♥️ Three days ago, Fox News reported that Joe Biden was identified as a FINANCIAL BENEFICIARY in a deal worked out between Hunter and a Chinese energy company tied to the communist government. And his campaign hasn’t denied it. Great show, few moments puts me right to sleep.

Watch 'SNL' Flip Between Joe Biden, Donald Trump 'Dueling Town Halls'“We now present a rebroadcast of those town halls the way most Americans watched them… Flipping back and forth, trying to decide between a Hallmark movie and an alien autopsy” Jim Carrey is a talented guy but his “Clint Eastwood on Prozac” version of Biden isn’t working, mainly due to the scripts. Joe is a kindly, earnest guy, who believes most people are innately good. THAT is where to find an impression of him. nbcsnl’s writers have to learn this. I'm not sure if I like Jim Carrey playing Biden. Something rubs me the wrong way with it. I love him as a comedian, I love his art work, I love the look he has as Biden, but something just seems off to me. I feel he is playing Biden as somewhat of a fool.

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