Saturday Night Live viewers are angling for Jason Sudeikis or Woody Harrelson back as Joe Biden after Jim Carrey stepped down from the role. Earlier today brought the news that the beloved comedian would be quitting SNL after the hyped acquisition over the summer. NBC’s long-standing show was looking high and low for their version of the politician. Maya Rudolph has made a very fun version of Kamala Harris for a while now, so her return was expected. But a lot of people were taken off-guard when Carrey was revealed as the choice for Biden. Now, with him gone, a lot are thinking the solution resides in the past with Woody Harrelson. He’s played the Vice President before and was appreciated by the fans. Sudeikis also gave it the good old college try previously too.
Carrey wrote, “Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks,I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President…comedy’s highest call of duty. I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that shit. But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!”
My wish for 2021 is that SNL not bring back Jim Carrey to portray Joe Biden.
Woody Harrelson all the way. pic.twitter.com/1lS1K2sKky
— Rachel Dzanashvili (@rachel_dz) December 1, 2020
SNL boss Lorne Michaels talked about the casting decision earlier this year. Apparently, they had to convince Carrey to come aboard with a special pitch from Colin Jost.
“There was some interest on his part. And then we responded, obviously, positively. But it came down to discussions about what the take was,” Michaels told Vulture. “He and Colin Jost had a bunch of talks. He and I as well. He will give the part energy and strength, and … [Laughs.] Hopefully it’s funny.”
Who would you like to see in the role? Let us know down in the comments! Check out the responses down below:
People mad about this version
Your portrayal of Joe Biden was pathetic. The man has a stutter and you used that to portray him as a man less all his faculties. It was LITERALLY the most cringe thing I have ever seen on SNL. @WoodyHarrelson would have been my choice.
— Dave “Alternate Elector” Smith (@davesmithriver) December 19, 2020
Seems pretty clear from the fans
Woody Harrelson was a perfect Joe Biden.
— Sabra Perkins (@cokieandabby) November 28, 2020
A lot of detail in response
#UnpopularOpinion Jim Carrey is good actor/comedian. Been a fan since In Living Color. But SNL needs 2 bring back Jason Sudeikis or Woody Harrelson. I feel like I’m watching Jim Carrey doin’ Fire Marshal Bill doin’ Ace Ventura doin’ Joe Biden. I’m keenly aware I’m watching JC.
— MyBleedingInk 🇺🇸🇲🇽♿♉🍫is social distancing (@MyBleedingInk) December 19, 2020