Saturday Night Live only has a few weeks left until the presidential election, which means that they only have a few weeks left to make fun of the easiest targets in the country. Like the past couple of weeks, last night's episode opened with a sketch about the most recent presidential debate and once again, Jason Sudeikis got to show off his Mitt Romney and Jay Pharoah got to show off his Barack Obama.
Once again, Saturday Night Live has their finger on the pulse of what people are talking about around water coolers all over the nation. Last week's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan has already become the stuff of internet legend, so it was a no-brainer for the cold open this week.
Like a high school football team, seasons of 'Saturday Night Live' always feel somewhat bittersweet given the notion that sooner or later the best players will have have to throw in the towel and move on. All summer long we've been worried that 'SNL' would lose a third heavyweight alongside Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, but has Jason Sudeikis finally made up his mind about leaving? Will we hold onto his political impressions for one more season?
This weekend on 'Saturday Night Live,' Kristen Wiig was given a teary farewell. Though rumors had swirled that she was leaving, the final sketch/song left no doubt that the episode was Wiig's last. What was odd is that both Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis were also rumored to leave. Were they ignored?
One of the best things about Saturday Night Live alumni returning to host the show is a chance to see some of their iconic characters return. When it comes to modern SNL, you don't get much more iconic than Will Ferrell's George W. Bush, who returned to the show to rub elbows with Fred Armisen's Barack Obama and Jason Sudeikis' Joe Biden.
'Saturday Night Live' is an institution at this point, and will never leave as long as there's no real competition. But it does go through stages. It looks like this year will end another era, as it's being reported that Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis will all leave at the end of the year.