'SNL' introduces its new Joe Biden

Just hours after Jim Carrey said he would no longer play president-elect Joe Biden on "Saturday Night Live," the show introduced its new Biden.

Posted: Dec 21, 2020 6:20 PM
Updated: Dec 21, 2020 6:20 PM

Just hours after Jim Carrey said he would no longer play president-elect Joe Biden on "Saturday Night Live," the NBC variety show introduced its new Biden.

"SNL" castmember Alex Moffat took over the role of the former vice president on Saturday night.

However, current Vice President Mike Pence, played by Beck Bennett, was center stage in the show's opening sketch. Bennett's Pence received the coronavirus vaccine on live TV to kick off the show.

"I'm sure all Americans are excited to see me, a guy who let Covid spread everywhere, get one of the first vaccines," he said.

Bennett's Pence told the audience watching at home that the vaccine is "completely safe" and "harmless."

"That's why President Trump refuses to take it or talk about it," he said.

After getting his injection, Bennett's Pence was met on stage by the incoming vice president, Kamala Harris, played by Maya Rudolph.

"How did you even get into the White House?" he asked.

"I won more votes," Rudolph's Harris responded.

Rudolph's Harris then brought out Moffat's Biden, who limped in with a medical boot on his foot before doing a somersault like Willy Wonka.

Benett's Pence pointed out that Biden looked "different, somehow."

"I'm like Colonel Sanders. Every time you see me, I'm a different guy," Moffat's Biden said. "This time next year I'm going to be Mario Lopez."

He then told the American people that they are about to have a "real leader again" and a diverse White House cabinet.

"And I will make sure that Joe never specifies what he means by 'diverse,'" Rudolph's Harris cut in. "That is my Christmas present to you, America."

Before Bennett's Pence could sign off, he was interrupted by Rudy Giuliani, played by Kate McKinnon, who heard that they were giving out "free meds."

Bennett's Pence seemed concerned since hair dye was dripping down Giuliani's face.

"I think all of my bodily fluids are trying to distance themselves from me," McKinnon as Giuliani said.

Bennett's Pence then looked toward the camera and said he hopes America trusts the vaccine now because "you can buy it in the soda fridge at CVS."

"Merry Christmas," he said. "And live from New York... It's Saturday night!"

Lafayette
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 42°
Kokomo
Partly Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 34°
Rensselaer
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 32°
Lafayette
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 42°
Danville
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 50°
Frankfort
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 34°
Frankfort
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 34°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 34°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 34°
Logansport
Partly Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 31°
Mild Conditions Continue Wednesday
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

WLFI is promoting fire safety with FREE smoke detectors

 WLFI and several local fire departments are helping with your fire safety this winter. CLICK HERE. 

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 657037

Reported Deaths: 12450
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion901321624
Lake48105871
Allen35552632
Hamilton31839393
St. Joseph29538510
Elkhart25261412
Vanderburgh21115377
Tippecanoe19765197
Johnson16242352
Porter15838267
Hendricks15723296
Clark11843179
Madison11672314
Vigo11503228
Monroe10248158
Delaware9788178
LaPorte9720194
Howard9017194
Kosciusko8514107
Bartholomew7373147
Warrick7369146
Hancock7362128
Floyd7139164
Wayne6586188
Grant6395157
Morgan6040124
Boone603388
Dubois5868111
Dearborn540266
Henry539492
Marshall5390104
Cass537199
Noble506775
Jackson462063
Shelby458490
Lawrence4154111
Gibson399681
Harrison395160
Clinton392353
DeKalb382078
Montgomery381583
Knox354484
Miami354063
Whitley346235
Huntington338176
Steuben335955
Wabash328775
Putnam325959
Ripley325161
Adams320249
Jasper312943
White295351
Jefferson292770
Daviess284296
Fayette270255
Decatur269388
Greene259978
Posey259731
Wells255374
Scott248446
LaGrange240170
Clay238944
Randolph225076
Spencer215830
Jennings213544
Washington207727
Sullivan202038
Fountain200341
Starke185950
Owen181652
Jay177328
Fulton176437
Carroll175618
Perry172435
Orange170450
Rush163922
Franklin158335
Vermillion158040
Tipton145441
Parke137915
Pike127232
Blackford120027
Pulaski105643
Newton96431
Brown94639
Benton91113
Crawford90113
Martin80114
Switzerland7507
Warren74612
Union66810
Ohio52711
Unassigned0425

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events