The average Saturday Night Live sketch tends to top out at around 6 or 7 minutes. This one? It climbs past 10 minutes. Like everything else relating to the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, the sketch is overstuffed with personalities and loses the script quickly.
On the other hand, we do get host Woody Harrelson as Joe Biden and guests Maya Rudolph and Larry David as Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, respectively. Everyone gets some screen time, but thankfully the guests get most of it.
Cut SNL some slack here. There’s months of candidate wrangling to catch up on in this Season 45 premiere, and these 10-pluus minutes somehow manage touch on all the most ridiculous IRL stories.