‘SNL’ returns with a new Joe Biden, looking to unite Democrats

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The NBC variety show returned for its season premiere on Saturday and began its 47th season with new cast member James Austin Johnson playing Biden.

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“What’s cooking, what’s good?” Johnson’s Biden kicking off the premiere. “How was everyone’s heat? Mine was bad.”

Johnson’s Biden said that on the bright side, he “went an entire summer without falling down the stairs once.”


Johnson’s Biden then pulled out a bunch of fellow Democrats from different ends of the political spectrum. It featured Sen. Kirsten Cinema, played by Cecily Strong, and Sen. Joe Manchin, played by Eddie Bryant, as well as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, played by Melissa Villaseor, and Rep. Ilhan Omar, played by Ego Nvodim.

“Is it just me or does she look like all the characters in ‘Scooby-Doo’ at the same time?” Johnson’s Biden said of Strong’s cinema.

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After thanking Biden for “not calling me Kamala,” the newcomer’s Omar said he was “designed in a lab to give Tucker Carlson a heart attack.”

Johnson’s Biden was trying to unite the two sides in hopes of an end to the infrastructure bill. It was not working.

“I’m saying we need at least $300 billion in clean energy tax credits,” Villaseor’s Ocasio-Cortez said.

“And I’m saying $0,” replied Bryant’s manchin.

“See? Same page!” Johnson Biden said.

Johnson’s Biden kept trying to find common ground. He asked if everyone liked roads, for example. Strong’s Cinema said she didn’t want any roads.

“No road?” Johnson’s Biden asked. “Why?”

“Anarchy,” she replied.

This was followed by other Democrats in the group such as former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, played by Pete Davidson, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, played by Alex Moffatt. Both had come there to promote books. Schumer’s book was titled “Sandwich I’ve Like and Tried” while Cuomo’s book was titled “Whoops”.

Johnson Biden said that basically Democrats, despite differences, are all equal.

Davidson’s Cuomo then intervened, “Bad!”

Then the entire cast began the latest season with the traditional prompt, “Live from New York… It’s Saturday Night!”


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