Biden and Harris are no-Joe areas for SNL as show completely avoids them in first episode of 2021

Saturday Night Live completely avoided parodying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in its first episode since the pair were sworn into office. 

Hosted by John Krasinki, the first SNL of 2021 managed to not feature either the president or vice president in its skits. 

Instead it featured special ‘appearances’ from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mark Zuckerberg and Tom Brady. 

The move was blasted online by some viewers who described the show as a ‘snoozefest’ which is ‘too scared of getting canceled’. 

Others noted how Donald Trump had been the butt of their jokes for the past four years.  

Saturday Night Live completely avoided parodying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in its first episode since the pair were sworn into office. Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on SNL last October

Saturday Night Live completely avoided parodying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in its first episode since the pair were sworn into office. Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on SNL last October

Saturday Night Live completely avoided parodying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in its first episode since the pair were sworn into office. Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on SNL last October 

Hosted by John Krasinki, the first SNL of 2021 managed to not feature either the president or vice president in its skits. Instead it featured special 'appearances' from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mark Zuckerberg and Tom Brady. The move was blasted online by some viewers who described the show as a 'snoozefest' which is 'too scared of getting canceled'

Hosted by John Krasinki, the first SNL of 2021 managed to not feature either the president or vice president in its skits. Instead it featured special 'appearances' from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mark Zuckerberg and Tom Brady. The move was blasted online by some viewers who described the show as a 'snoozefest' which is 'too scared of getting canceled'

Hosted by John Krasinki, the first SNL of 2021 managed to not feature either the president or vice president in its skits. Instead it featured special ‘appearances’ from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mark Zuckerberg and Tom Brady. The move was blasted online by some viewers who described the show as a ‘snoozefest’ which is ‘too scared of getting canceled’

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump was also notably absent from the show’s opening. 

On Twitter one viewer noted: ‘Did 45 get a honeymoon period? Don’t recall.’

Another said: ‘Why does SNL not do ANY sketches about Biden? Is Biden off limits?’

‘The show that has parodied every president since its inception afraid to touch Biden,’ one Twitter user said.  

Jim Carrey revealed in December he had reached the end of his ‘term’ playing the former Vice President.

‘Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks,I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President…comedy’s highest call of duty,’ the actor tweeted.    

He was thought to have been replaced by Alex Moffat. 

But he did not appear as the president on Saturday night’s show. 

Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump was also notably absent from the show's opening. On Twitter one viewer noted: 'Did 45 get a honeymoon period? Don't recall'

Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump was also notably absent from the show's opening. On Twitter one viewer noted: 'Did 45 get a honeymoon period? Don't recall'

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump was also notably absent from the show’s opening. On Twitter one viewer noted: ‘Did 45 get a honeymoon period? Don’t recall’

Woody Harrelson also made multiple guest appearances as the next president early on during the presidential campaign in 2019. 

Jason Sudeikis, who was SNL’s regular Biden player when he was a cast member, returned to play him following Harrelson’s short stint. 

Former SNL cast member Maya Rudolph has appeared as Harris in previous shows. 

Instead of focusing on the new administration the opening skit Kate McKinnon sat with Rep. Greene (GA-R) – played by Cecily Strong – as she tried to determine ‘What Still Works?’ in 2021. 

McKinnon’s next guest was Pete Davidson as Derrick ‘Boner’ Evans, the new majority shareholder of GameStop.  

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, played by Alef Moffat, and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, played by Mikey Day, were the next guests.  

McKinnon then moved on to the vaccine rollout, bringing out Kenan Thompson as O.J. Simpson – sporting an ankle monitor. The controversial football player recently made headlines after getting the vaccine.

Instead of focusing on the new administration the opening skit Kate McKinnon sat with Rep. Greene (GA-R) - played by Cecily Strong - as she tried to determine 'What Still Works?' in 2021

Instead of focusing on the new administration the opening skit Kate McKinnon sat with Rep. Greene (GA-R) - played by Cecily Strong - as she tried to determine 'What Still Works?' in 2021

Instead of focusing on the new administration the opening skit Kate McKinnon sat with Rep. Greene (GA-R) – played by Cecily Strong – as she tried to determine ‘What Still Works?’ in 2021

Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump was also notably absent from the show's opening. Jim Carrey revealed in December he had reached the end of his 'term' playing the former Vice President. Former SNL cast member Maya Rudolph has appeared as Harris in previous shows

Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump was also notably absent from the show's opening. Jim Carrey revealed in December he had reached the end of his 'term' playing the former Vice President. Former SNL cast member Maya Rudolph has appeared as Harris in previous shows

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump was also notably absent from the show’s opening. Jim Carrey revealed in December he had reached the end of his ‘term’ playing the former Vice President. Former SNL cast member Maya Rudolph has appeared as Harris in previous shows

Played by Krasinki, Tom Brady was the last guest appear.  

Chevy Chase presented Gerald Ford as a klutz and a butterfingers, while Dan Aykroyd didn’t even bother to shave his mustache when he played Jimmy Carter.

Comedian John Mulaney, who used to write for SNL, also returned to play Biden before Carrey took over. 

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