Last night Will Ferrell returned to Saturday Night Live to host the episode. He reprised one of his beloved “characters,” and appeared in the 100th digital short, as did this week’s musical guest Usher and some other celebrities.
Last week’s White House drama considering gay marriage has become the main idea of “Saturday Night Live’s” opening sketch on Saturday. Joe Biden – performed by Jason Sudeikis – complains about being overshadowed by President Barack Obama.
“I was the first one who said it should be legal,” Biden says to Obama. “And now you’re the one getting all the credit for it.”
Host Will Ferrell played the former owner of Oval cabinet, George W. Bush, who plays Biden’s imaginary friend “George.”
“Everybody says I have, like, a big mouth. But it’s my big mouth that got things done this time, not his ‘careful weighing of options,’” Biden sulked.
“Those smartypants types are never gonna understand speak-first guys like us,” Bush consoles Biden. “They’re all brains. You and me, we’re all gut and balls. Every decision I ever made happened between my belly button and the middle of my thighs.”
Biden protested that he was just “sick of the way presidents are always riding me. I’m an adult!”
Following that, Biden gets a visit from his friend, who is very real after all. The two lament not being taken seriously by their respective bosses, in Bush’s case, Dick Cheney. Bush mentioned that he had already gone through the same thing under “President Cheney”:
“I’d be in the Oval Office hooking up the slurpee machine, settling into a ‘Charles in Charge’ marathon, and that penguin would come waddling in and yell, ‘Get your damn pants on, we’re going to bomb blabbity-blah-blah-blah! It’s like, whatever happened to be a kid?”
“Politics isn’t fair,” Biden complains. “No sir,” Bush responded. “Well, mission accomplished.” “What’s that supposed to mean?” Biden asked. “It‘s just something I like to say when a problem isn’t solved but I don’t like to talk about it anymore,” the former President repsponded.
After blaming Biden for continuing to talk about his imaginary friend “George” and leaving him $20 for pizza, Obama heads off to a black tie event with Elton John and Lady Gaga, writes The Huff Post.
Meanwhile, gay marriage talks continue to grow in the White House. A few days ago President Obama announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.
In an interview with Robin Roberts, Mr Obama described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this decision, based on conversations with his staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and his wife and daughters, reports ABC News.