‘Big yikes!’: Biden admits Dems take a beating in SNL sketch — as he drafts the celebrity dream team of Tekashi69, Stormy Daniels and Azealia Banks to help change fortunes
- James Austin Johnson posed as President Joe Biden in the run-up to next week’s midterm elections, while essentially admitting they would lose
- Johnson’s Biden introduced a host of up-and-coming candidates including Guy Fieri, Tracy Morgan and Marianne Williamson in hopes of bringing ‘star power’
- Biden even noted how Barack Obama continues to be admired by campaign crowds — “How do you think that makes me feel?” Johnson’s Biden early
With just days to go until the midterms, Saturday Night Live presented a dose of cold reality in their cold opening, suggesting Democrats will take a big loss on Tuesday.
James Austin Johnson, who plays President Joe Biden, was seen in a moment of desperation “making some last-minute changes” to the list of Democrats running for office and instead bringing in candidates who have more star power.
“My fellow Americans. This Tuesday, our midterm elections will determine the fate of our democracy. And let’s say: big yikes!’ he started.
‘We have no more stars. Too many Raphael Warnocks and too few Herschel Walkers’ continued Johnson’s Biden.
James Austin Johnson’s President Biden introduced a host of emerging candidates including Guy Fieri, Tracy Morgan and Marianne Williamson in hopes of bringing ‘star power’
“That’s why we’re going to make some last minute changes before Tuesday with the Democrats who are excited, that hiss. For example: hey, California, sick of Adam Schiff? Meet your next congressman. She ran for president in 2020 and she loves a good crystal. It’s Marianne Williamson!’
“People, I’ll do my best, I promise,” Biden said of the comedian as he portrayed the disoriented 79-year-old commander in chief. “I’m in the Platoon every morning to tempt fate.”
In quick succession, Biden introduced his other colorful characters, including “Mayor of Flavortown” Guy Fieri, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine who he said would run for the Ohio Senate seat, and ex-porn star Stormy Daniels who ran for governor of Michigan.
“I may be a former adult star currently on season 7 of The Surreal Life, but I’m willing to lower myself and go into American politics,” Cecily Strong’s Stormy said.
Quickly Biden introduced his other colorful characters, including ‘Mayor of Flavortown’ Guy Fieri
Biden suggested rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine who he said could run for Ohio Senate seat
Ego Nwodim then appeared as the new Florida Senate candidate, singer Azealia Banks
Ego Nwodim then appeared as the new candidate for the Florida Senate, singer Azealia Banks.
“I want to work with everyone, and I’m willing to reach down the aisle to get things done,” she added in one of the cold open’s few funny lines. “I think it reaches down the aisle,” Johnson’s Biden replied.
As Biden showed off his army of potential Democratic stars, he also briefly referenced last week’s attack on Chairman Nancy Pelosi’s husband by alluding to the Republican attempts to suggest something erotic might be going on.
“A lot of you Redstate types finally have broadband internet so you can share your homoerotic fiction of Paul Pelosi with light speed,” he said. “By the way, you right-wing people love to come up with these little gay scenarios. Some kind of sus!’
Johnson’s Biden then made it to a list of legislative successes that have been drowned out by MAGA rhetoric.
He then noted how Barack Obama continues to be admired by campaign crowds. In real life, the former president was campaigning in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
“How do you think I feel about that?” asked Johnson’s Biden. “Do yourself a favor, Google ‘young Joe Biden,’ and start a bubble bath.”
The skit saw ex-porn star Stormy Daniels run for the governor of Michigan
Kenan Thomson played Tracy Morgan in a very simple impersonation
Marianne Williamson, spiritual leader and political activist was played by Cecily Strong