SNL parodies Edgar Allan Poe with Trump-infused version of 'The Raven'

Published Nov 01 2020 at 1:34 PM GMT
  • On Halloween night Saturday Night Live employed Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" to tell the tale of the 2020 election during the latest episode's cold open.
  • Jim Carrey's Joe Biden, confident in his electoral choices, read an altered version of the horror poem with notable characters popping in at the moment when the famed "nevermore" line was expected to hit, each bringing with them warnings that President Trump could still pull off an upset over his Democratic challenger on Tuesday's Election Day.
  • Kate McKinnon reprised her role as Hillary Clinton, Mike Day portrayed FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver, and Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd showed up as Ice Cube and Lil Wayne, respectively.
  • Finally, Maya Rudolph appeared as Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and the two — with a surprising off-the-record good luck wish from Beck Bennett's Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — finished the narrative together, optimistic they'd take the White House.



  • Published Nov 1, 2020 1:34 PM GMT