Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon reprised her role as former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton this weekend to deliver a cautionary Election Day tale to current Trump challenger Joe Biden.
The opening sketch found Jim Carrey’s Biden on hand to read aloud the Edgar Allan Poe classic The Raven. What followed was a heavily revised poem used to address the American electorate a little more than 48 hours before they head to the polls.
“I was writing my acceptance speech when something stopped me with its screech,” Biden read. “‘Twas a knock upon my chamber door. It ’twas someone still a little sore.”
That’s when Clinton entered and warned Biden that President Trump could steal Tuesday’s election. Biden then scoffed at Clinton’s proposal and suggested that all the votes would be tallied, to which the former Secretary of State countered, “Just like Al Gore?”
This time would be different, though, Biden explained. The American people know he has a plan. “But your real advantage is you’re not a woman,” Clinton said. “You’re a man!”
After her exit, Biden was visited by political pollster Nate Silver (Mikey Day), Trump supporters Ice Cube (Kenan Thompson) and Lil Wayne (Chris Redd), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett) — all of whom were present to rain on the former Vice President’s parade. He was eventually joined by his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (Maya Rudolph), who helped deliver a final (and somewhat hopeful) plea to the nation.
“Use your voice and use your vote,” Harris said. “Democracy will represent.”
Added Biden, “And this Daylight Savings Time, let’s gain an hour and lose a president.”
What did you think of SNL‘s final cold open ahead of Election Day?