I mostly quit watching “Saturday Night Live” years ago as it veered more and more to the left and frankly, it just wasn’t funny anymore. Especially when they drooled over Obama and then made a habit of bashing Trump. But, every once in a while they are still funny and spot-on. Last night’s sketch that took aim at the Democratic debate was hysterical and full of stars depicting the loser field for 2020.
Woody Harrelson did a perfect Joe Biden complete with big, sparkling choppers and senility to boot. And he had some great lines in a 12-minute skit mocking the Democrats’ last debate. I’d forgotten how funny Harrelson is. “America, I see you. And I see the faces you make when I talk – you’re scared,” Harrelson said. “Scared I’ll say something off-color — or even worse, on color. What I want you to know is you should be scared,” he continued.” Because I’m always one second away from calling Cory Booker ‘Barack.’”
From The Daily Wire:
“When the topic turned to marijuana — which Biden recently called a “gateway drug” — Harrelson said: “Let me tell you a story from my youth, or maybe from a movie or a cartoon.” He then recounts the plot of “Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle.”
“Next thing you know, Kumar and I are driving around high as kites with Neil Patrick Harris — and that was before he was gay. That’s why I never puffed the stuff,” he said.
“Harrelson also boasted that he is “supported by the same coalition that elected Obama.”
“Blafrican Americans. Even the Mexitinos, and the Korientals,” he said to huge laughs.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 24, 2019
“The sketch also featured Larry David as a spot-on Bernie Sanders talking about his recent heart attack.
“So, you ought to know by now I’m doing better than ever,” he said. “Doctors were surprised I made it. And I’m very proud of the fact that I was the first heart attack patient to show up to the emergency room in a city bus.”
“On another topic, David said: “Here’s my plan for health care. No co-pay. No out of pocket. The only thing that comes out of my pockets are tissues, receipts, loose cough drops, a movie stub for ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ — which is so-so.”
“Then he added: “And of course, the little button in the baggie that comes with the pants. Most people throw it out. Do yourself a favor. Hold onto it. You never know.”
SNL’s skit quality has drastically decreased over the years, but their dem debate skits are spot on and hilarioushttps://t.co/MGCB1VSNsj
— Tyler Scott (@tylerscott) November 24, 2019
“Cast member Kate McKinnon’s once again did a perfect Elizabeth Warren, who says she has “mom-hosting-Thanksgiving energy.”
“I’m a little overwhelmed because I thought 10 people were coming and now there’s 30 million,” she said. “But I promise dinner will be ready if you just get out of the kitchen and stop asking questions,” she said, calling to mind how Warren has dodged questions about her $52 trillion Medicare-for-All plan.
“McKinnon also mocked Warren’s now-proven-false claim of Native American heritage.
“And, of course, this Thanksgiving, I’ll be cooking … the food of my ancestors. Should I say it? I’m going to say it. Maize.”
— The Fill Up Podcast (@thefilluppod) November 24, 2019
“Comedian Will Ferrell, who hosted the show, played activist billionaire Tom Steyer. “I’m running for president for a simple reason,” Ferrell said, not blinking. “It’s fun and it gets me out of the house.”
“Health care is important,” Ferrell continued. “But housing affects everything: where you sleep, where you shop, where you get your shoes shined, where you buy jewels, where you raise peacocks. Am I relatable?”
“Did somebody say, ‘billionaire?’” said Fred Armisen, a former cast member who played billionaire Michael Bloomberg. “Is there time for me to come in late and ruin everything?” he said, referring to the former New York City mayor’s expected entrance into the race.”
SNL went all out for their Dem Debate sketch:
Rachel Dratch as Amy Klobuchar
Larry David as Bernie Sanders
Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris
Woody Harrelson as Joe Bide pic.twitter.com/OQphEapSlb
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) November 24, 2019
The sketch started with SNL cast member Melissa Villaseñor introducing herself as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. She looks a lot like her too. Since the real debate was held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Villaseñor welcomed everyone by saying “hellur” in a nod to Perry’s fast-talking stage persona, Madea.
Chris Redd stood as Cory Booker, who crammed in several buzzwords, in an apparent attempt to connect with black voters. “I’d like to respond,” he said. “But first, because I know this the only time I’ll be talking, I just want to say: Black church. Barbershop. Greens. Beans. Tomatoes. Potatoes!” Redd then called out Harrelson’s Biden for not supporting legalized marijuana. “Vice President Biden, I was stunned to hear that you don’t support the legalization of marijuana,” Redd said. “In fact — rehearsed joke — I thought you were high when you said it. Huh!” Redd added, mocking Booker for delivering rehearsed lines.
Colin Jost was Pete Buttigieg. Bowen Yang portrayed Andrew Yang, and Cecily Strong was Tulsi Gabbard. Rachel Dratch returned to play Amy Klobuchar, and Maya Rudolph portrayed Kamala Harris.
Strong playing Gabbard was introduced as “tonight’s villain.” She was indeed looking evil, perhaps like Cruella De Vil. “I want you to know I’m wearing the white suit of your fallen hero: Hillary Clinton,” she said.
Bloomberg entered unexpectedly carrying a Big Gulp soda, a reference to the former New York City mayor’s unpopular ban on large sodas in the city. Asked how he got in, Armisen’s Bloomberg responded: “I tipped the doorman thirty million dollars.”
Biden closed the skit by saying he knows that neither Vladimir Putin nor American voters want him to become the Dems’ nominee, “but I’m positive I can win the election in 2016.”
You have to watch it… it’s like a throwback to the good ole days of SNL. Very, very funny and accurate.