Saturday Night Live is back and that means more political comedy sketches. During the premiere of season 45, there was a sketch of the "mayoralty of impeachment" in which Democratic presidential candidates discussed the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.
"Good evening, I'm Erin Burnett," says cast member Cecily Silen. "The Democratic candidates have united and decided to deal with the impeachment in the only way they know how – with a delusional debate in the mayoralty of ten people."
Strong then introduce lower-level candidates, starting with "man, who tragically misread our enthusiasm for it, Beto O & # 39; rourke. "
After he was told, he would not have time to" say a few words in Spanish for grade 8, "Rourke, played by Alex Moffat, replies:" Lo siento in la biblioteca. "[1
The following is Mariana Williamson, played by Chloe Fiman, "appearing live through astral projection."
"Konichiva, girlfriend", exclaims William dream while standing in front of what looks like a triple screen saver. Williamson proposes to start the case, stating that she will impeach Trump by trapping his "soul" in black crystal.
Finally, the powerful come to the "actual candidates. "Starting with Senator Elizabeth Warren, played by Kate McKinnon, who launches the candidate with a joke about her librarian's looks and the energy of a football mom.
This is a similar SNL tactic used by Hillary Clinton in 2016, only really mocking her perceived disloyalty and over-prepared nature.  Next, Senator Bernie Sanders, again played by comedian Larry David. "I'm so excited to go back and ruin things a second time," Sanders says.
Some progressives believe Sanders made it difficult for the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton to win by playing too rudely in the mainstream debate. Sanders' supporters were also particularly strong, claiming that the DNC had faked the primary election for Clinton.
Vice President Joe Biden, played by Woody Harrelson with a strong set of pearly white veneers, opens with: "No need to worry anymore. Dad's here, America. I see you, I hear you, I smell you and I hug you from behind. Now, when I ask at any time, I enter a room – where am I? And what the hell is going on here?
This is an obvious play on Joe Biden's reported neglect of personal space, as well as his apparent mental and physical decline on the tracks. During the last democratic debate, the candidate appeared to have a problem with his teeth and during the mayoralty in early September, Biden's eye suddenly filled with blood.
Strong then introduces Senator Kamala Harris, played by SNL veteran alumnus Maya Rudolf, who says, "Now, Erin, that girl you just imagined was this girl."
little reference to the first primary Democratic debate when Harris hit Biden over the bus desegregation.
The rest of the sketch contains some funny bits, including Harris repeatedly trying to be the leading lady on various legal TV shows, and Biden recounts his scandalous story with "corn pop" (Harris claims that "the little corn was me" ).  During the closing speeches, Biden had the line of the night: "Look, I'm like plastic straws. I've been around forever; I always worked, but now you make me crazy? ”