Last week’s dueling town halls sparked attention across the nation, so “Saturday Night Live” reprised the eventful night on the third episode of its 46th Season.
Alec Baldwin returned as President Donald Trump, and Jim Carrey portrayed former vice president and current democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden.
During the real-time, dueling town halls, many viewers probably flipped back and forth between the two, which led producers of “Saturday Night Live” to portray the same thing.
“One town hall was a thoughtful, cogent discussion of the issues facing our country,” the show’s announcer said during the beginning of the show. “The other featured President Trump.”
The famous NBC show then quickly changed channels to show Biden’s town hall on ABC.
“I’ve given every audience member a glass of warm milk and a blanket,” Biden, played by Jim Carrey, said. “Now, who’s ready to have some fun with some facts and figures?!”
As for the hosts of both town halls, Mikey Day portrayed George Stephanopoulos, and Kate McKinnon played Savannah Guthrie. The show also featured Maya Rudolph returning as Senator Kamala Harris.
“SNL” then flipped over to Trump’s town hall on NBC.
“Good evening, America. I’m surprise bada-- Savannah Guthrie, and if you were angry with NBC for doing this town hall, just let me get a few questions in and I think you’ll thank me,” Guthrie, played by Kate McKinnon, said.
The channel then continued switching between the town halls, at one point with Biden telling weird stories like the time he met the real Mickey Mouse at the 1939 World’s Fair, and then Trump bragging about his health post-coronavirus.
Two weeks ago, Carrey stepped into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s shoes, while Alec Baldwin did the same for President Donald Trump, reacting to the first presidential debate.
At the beginning of the segment, Carrey’s character tried to make a statement, but he was interrupted by Baldwin’s character, similar to what had happened at the 2020 Presidential Debate.