The Georgia Senate runoff election was closely observed around the country on the evening of January 5, 2020. In order to help elect Democrats John Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to the United States Senate, many Hollywood celebrities – actors, musicians, directors, etc. – have offered their talents, time and money.
Their victory would replace David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, Republican incumbents, and would mean something crucial for the Democrats: a Senate majority. “Saturday Night Live”Saturday Night Live,”SNL.”SNL.
SNL 2021 could begin with the Georgia debate in 2021.
Politics has always been parodied by SNL, and 2020 was no exception. Joe Biden tended to play Jim Carrey, and in callous take-downs of presidential debates, Alec Baldwin reprised his role of President Trump.
But it will be interesting to see what Saturday Night Live does, if anything, with the election in Georgia.
Although discussion of the recent runoff election has skyrocketed on Twitter and has drawn coverage from around the world, when SNL returns to the air, some of that fervor may subside.
Things have been pretty quiet on the social media pages of Saturday Night Live recently, so we’re not sure when the show will return in 2021.
However, if Michaels and his SNL writers need someone to play the future Georgia Senator Ossoff, one actor/writer/director is up to the task: Zach Braff.
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Lorne. I got this.” Braff tweeted, “Our health is on the line,” along with a GIF of Ossoff saying, “Our health is on the line.” He also tagged the Twitter account of Saturday Night Live.”
Braff is probably best known for his well-scored 2004 film Garden State, which he co-wrote with Natalie Portman and starred in, aside from his appearance in Scrubs.
We must admit that Braff looks like Ossoff a lot. The founder of Scrubs is, however, a whopping 12 years older than Ossoff. (The politician from Georgia is 33, and Braff is 45).
Maybe SNL will draw from its own cast to play Ossoff instead.
Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day or Colin Jost, a considerably cleaned up, will all be conceivable choices to play Ossoff. (Not that we’d be shocked, but man, if SNL didn’t have a whole squad of 30-something to choose from, brown-haired white men.)
Ossoff might also be depicted well by Alex Moffatt – but now that Carrey has left the program, Moffatt is going to be playing President-elect Joe Biden.
Lorne. Lorne. I’ve got this. @nbcsnl pic.twitter.com/RtQTy19Gxf- Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 6, 2021 Joe Biden on “SNL” is no longer played by Jim Carrey; what cast member will replace him?
If SNL even wants Braff – or someone to play Ossoff – there’s no word yet. We’re going to have to wait and see what is in store for the 2021 season – for politics and Saturday Night Live.