The NBC variety show opened with a sketch repeating this week’s presidential debate between US President Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who was played by Jim Carrey.
“The following is a replay of Tuesday’s presidential debate, even though Tuesday feels like 100 days ago,” a voice said as he opened the show. “We thought it was important to review it because it could be the only presidential debate. And it was pretty fun to watch, as long as you don’t live in America. ”
Moderator Chris Wallace, played by Beck Bennett, first introduced Baldwin’s Trump.
“And you took the Covid test you promised to take in advance, didn’t you?” Wallace asked of Bennett.
“Absolutely, honor of the scout,” replied Baldwin’s Trump, fingers crossed.
Bennett’s Wallace then took out Carrey’s Biden.
“Just a second, Chris,” he said, using a tape measure to put enough space between him and Baldwin’s Trump.
Bennett’s Wallace said it looked like Carrey’s Biden was up for a debate.
“Absolutely not,” he replied. “But I had the start of 46 great ideas that I may or may not have access to. ”
Then the debate began. However, instead of a debate, it was just Baldwin’s Trump and Carrey’s Biden yelling at each other.
“Chris Wallace is bad, the economy is bad. He continues to lose jobs, which is mean to me, ”Baldwin’s Trump said.
He then called the pandemic a hoax.
“This statement is something that will probably come back to haunt me later this week,” he said.
Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris then went out to stop Trump from being mean to his running mate.
“You are looking at me, Donald. You don’t treat my Joe like that, ”she said. “He’s a nice boy.
But the argument continued between the two candidates until Biden had had enough and pulled out a remote to put Trump on hiatus.
“Sorry, but I think we all needed a break,” Carrey’s Biden said. “Let’s bask in the Trumplessness. ”
Carrey’s Biden then spoke directly to the camera and introduced their new campaign slogan: “America – Not Actively On Fire Again”.
After relaunching Baldwin’s Trump, Carrey, Baldwin and Rudolph all stepped out to say the show’s slogan, “Live from New York… It’s Saturday Night!” “