Jokey Joke: SNL’s Version of the Vice Presidential Debate (Video)

Saturday Night Live took on the Vice Presidential Debate with Joe Biden played by Jason Sudeikis and Paul Ryan by Taran Killam,Saturday, October 13, 2012.

Saturday Night Live never disappoints when they go after the political scene and its major players.  One of their very best depictions was of Sarah Palin during her vice presidential run with John McCain.

The newest vice presidential candidate, congressman Paul Ryan, and Joe Biden went head-to-head during the vice presidential debate, Thursday, October 11, 2012.  Joe Biden went in on Ryan with numerous interruptions and contradictions of most of Paul Ryan’s statements.  The moderator Martha Raddatz was a bit more aggressive than Jim Lehrer and handled the debate and kept them in focus and on point.

In SNL’s rendition of the debates, Paul Ryan is played by Taran Killam and Joe Biden by Jason Sudeikis.  Martha Raddatz is played by Kate McKinnon who gives warning to both candidates in the beginning of the debate:

“Do I look like Jim Lehrer? (to which the candidates answer, “no”)  Then don’t f*** with me like Jim Lehrer.”

At one point, Joe Biden mentions Paul Ryan’s fitness and Paul Ryan brings in Usain Bolt to get his point across about his running speed.  Which fails.

Check it out for yourself.  Hilarious!

-J.C. Brooks

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