“Look man, I’m a nice guy, but if you give me anymore guff, I’ll rip your face off like a mad chimp,” says Jim’s version of Uncle Joe in the first cold open of SNL’s 46th season.
Referring to Trump’s hair, Jim taps into his inner Grinch and threatens: “I’ll rip that thing off your head and burn it and bury it in the pet cemetery where it came rom.”
But cool Joe quietly talks himself down: “The country’s counting on you Joe! Just stand here and look lucid.”
Fox News debate moderator Chris Wallace, played by Beck Bennet, kicked off the debate vowing to do a good job. Then Alec’s Trump snaps him down: “Tell that to my Adderall, Chris. Now let’s get this show on the road — and off the rails.”
Trump complains that the “China virus has been very mean to me in being a hoax,” adding: “That statement will probably come back to haunt me.” He pushes law and order, but admits there are “exceptions” — like his taxes. Maya Rudolph’s Sen. Kamala Harris eventually turns up to calm down the “boys.”
That’s when Jim wraps up the debate using a remote control that freezes Alec mid-sentence.
“Isn’t that satisfying?” Jim asks. “Just not to hear his voice for a single, goddamned second ... Let’s bask in the Trump-lessness.”
He woos: “America ... look directly into my eyeballs. Now just imagine if science and karma could some team up to send us all a message about how dangerous this virus can be.”
He peered at still-frozen Alec. “I’m not saying I want it to happen. Just imagine it did. So this November, please get on the Biden train ... we can all Make America Not Actively on Fire Again.”
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