‘Though my term was only meant to be six weeks, I was thrilled to be elected as your Saturday Night Live President,’ tweeted Carrey on Saturday afternoon. Alex Moffat is the one who replaced him.
Hours before the mid-season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” comedian Jim Carrey, who played the role of Joe Biden on the show for several episodes, announced he was retiring his manic impression of the president-elect.
“Though my term was only meant to be six weeks, I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President,” he tweeted on Saturday afternoon. “I would love to move forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that s***.
But I am just one in many in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!” Those would include the former cast members Kevin Nealon, Jason Sudeikis, John Mulaney, and guest Woody Harrelson.
Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks,I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President…comedy’s highest call of duty. I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that shit. But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 19, 2020
Carrey’s announcement regarding the show was most likely a welcome one for those fans who had not significantly warmed to “The Mask” actor’s hyperactive take on Biden.
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But the winter exit of the comedian, of course, left open traditionally one of the most significant recurring roles on the show, which has lampooned presidents for over decades with notable impressions such as Alec Baldwin‘s role of Donald Trump, Will Ferrell’s role of George W. Bush, and Dana Carvey‘s role of George H.W. Bush.
The cold-open did answer the big casting question mark but otherwise offered very little in terms of what to expect from Biden 4.0 in the future.
The show began typically with a news brief about, what else, the coronavirus. This time, Vice President Mike Pence, who was dressed in khakis and a short-sleeved button-down, was poised to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to shore up public confidence.
Beck Bennet, as Pence said that he is sure all Americans are excited to see him, the guy who let covid spread everywhere, got one of the first vaccines said.
“Before we really begin, I just want to reassure the people of America that this vaccine is completely safe and it is harmless. And that is why President Trump is refusing to take it or talk about it.”
After getting the shot, Pence even told his doctor that he did not feel a thing, a line taken straight from the real-life vice president during his real vaccine shot on Friday.
“Yep. It is totally painless,” replied the “SNL” doc in the sketch.