Oct 24, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Jason Sudeikis returns as "ghost from Biden's past" in "SNL" cold open

A screenshot of the two "Saturday Night Live" Joe Bidens in the latest "SNL" cold open. Photo: NBC
A screenshot of the "Saturday Night Live" Joe Bidens in the latest "SNL" cold open. Photo: Will Heath/NBC

The latest "Saturday Night Live" cold open saw former cast member Jason Sudeikis resume his role as the "old" Joe Biden to reassure the "new" one, played by James Austin Johnson amid slumping poll numbers.

The big picture: Sudeikis' Vice President Biden, who's also this week's host, explained to Johnson's President Biden: "I'm you from eight years ago, man, the ghost from Biden's past — boo!" He noted they "may be from different eras, but ... we're Joe freaking Biden!"

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