Just hours after Jim Carrey announced that he would no longer portray President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday night, the late-night comedy series introduced its successor – and it's a real cast member.
Alex Moffat, best known for his portrayal of Eric Trump, took over from Carrey in the mid-season finale this weekend. He joined Maya Rudolph's Kamala Harris on stage and admitted that he looked a little different.
"I'm like Colonel Sanders," he explained. "Every time you see me I'm a different guy. This time next year I have a good chance of being Mario Lopez.
"I just want to let the American people know one thing: they will soon have a real leader again," he continued. "And you will have the most diverse cabinet in the history of American politics."
It was at this point that the Vice President-elect interfered with her promise to the American people. "I'll make sure Joe never specifies what he means by" diverse "," she said. "This is my Christmas present for you, America."
Come in here, Joe. pic.twitter.com/U9EScBho5V
– Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) December 20, 2020
Prior to Biden's entry, current Vice President Mike Pence (again played by Beck Bennett) received the COVID-19 vaccine. He was eventually joined by President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), who recently contracted the coronavirus. and Dr. Ben Carson (Kenan Thompson), who after four years in the Trump administration was still unsure of what his job as Minister for Housing and Urban Development meant.
What did you think of SNL's definitive cold in 2020? Are you happy to have Alex Moffat replacing Jim Carrey? Hit the comments with your reactions.