SNL Covers the Vice Presidential Debate
Earlier this week, the American viewing audience was treated to the Vice Presidential debate between current Vice President Joe Biden and candidate Paul Ryan. After the much publicized Presidential debate the week before (universally acknowledged as a victory for the Romney/Ryan team), Biden came out delivering blow after blow to the younger Ryan. Republican pundits called Joe a bully; Democrats claimed his performance was dominant and energizing.
Saturday Night Live’s take? According to NBC5Chicago,”This week’s “Saturday Night Live” was eerily similar. Well, except for Olympic legend Usain Bolt also making a guest appearance to call out Taran Killam’s Paul Ryan for claiming a “sub-four-minute mile” and win at the London Olympics in the 100-meters.
“You didn’t finish. You weren’t even there,” Bolt said in a cameo.
Earlier, Kate McKinnon’s portrayal of debate moderator Martha Raddatz was just as tough as the real one. During the mock debate, McKinnon warned the candidates not to test her. She was also critical of the first presidential debate’s moderator, PBS’s Jim Lehrer and was equally skeptical of both men’s overall importance in the presidential campaign.
“Oh and as a final reminder, your performance tonight is extremely unlikely to affect the presidential campaign,” she said. “So just have fun with it.”
The performance cracked us up! Check out their parody of the Vice Presidential debate and see for yourself.