Biden, played by long-time SNL veteran Jason Sudeikis, called one of Taran Killam’s statements a ‘bunch of malarkey.’ When Ryan explained that it was an Irish expression, Sudeikis responded: ‘No, Irish is I come over there and smack that dumb look off your face.’ADDED: This bit would have been much funnier if it had stuck with the first joke — Biden's laughing and interrupting — and upped it to higher and higher heights of absurdity. Instead, they switched over to different ideas and the energy flagged. Using Usain Bolt excited the studio audience, but from the home-viewer perspective, it was dull. Paul Ryan's water drinking was a funny enough second theme, and it was upped in stages, but should have had more of a payoff. At one point, the actor playing Biden drinks water too. Did the actor just get thirsty?
October 14, 2012
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