Saturday Night Live opened this week’s episode with a parody of the final 2020 presidential debate between former vice president Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
Maya Rudolph who played as moderator Kristen Welker, kicked off this weekend's SNL with the line, "Tonight we have a mute button because it was either that or tranquilizer darts."
The NBC variety show opened with Jim Carrey to portray the Democratic presidential nominee for the fourth week in a row while Alec Baldwin once again played the president. Later on, Kate McKinnon appeared as Trump's former lawyer Rudy Giuliani. The debate went back and forth between the two, touching on subjects like when a coronavirus vaccine may show up.
The parody kicked off with the topic of the coronavirus pandemic. "We're rounding the corner. In fact, we've rounded so many corners we've gone all the way around the block and we're back where we started in March," Baldwin's Trump said, while Carrey's Biden called the nationwide increase in cases as the "third wave."
Then, Carrey's Biden called out the president for not having a plan for the pandemic. "You don't even have a plan for me. First I'm creepy, then I'm sleepy. You say I have dementia, then you say I'm a criminal mastermind," he said.
"I can't show you my plan, it's under audit just like my taxes,” Baldwin's Trump responded, adding that the vaccine was coming "somewhere between two and 700 weeks."
After briefly speaking about race and climate change, both men wrapped their debate with Carrey's Biden addressing voters directly.
"Good luck America," Rudolph's Welker said before signing off with the show's signature opening catchphrase.