Joe Biden followed through on his “coming out” gag with a kiss — at least on Saturday Night Live.
Woody Harrelson played Joe Biden giving Anderson Cooper a kiss on the lips on Saturday’s show as they poked fun at him joking about “coming out” during CNN’s LGBTQ town hall.
In a skit that also saw Lin-Manuel Miranda in a cameo as Julian Castro — apologizing for not being gay — Harrelson played up Biden’s bumbling, incoherent responses along with accusations of getting overly-personal.
“Too close, Mr. Vice President,” Cooper, played by Alex Moffat, warned him at one point, while Harrelson’s Biden asked an audience member, “If I told you you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?”
Biden then explained that “the vast majority of people in America are not homophobic — they’re just scared of gay people.”
“Look, you know me. I went to bat for marriage equality and I believe we’re all equal, whether you’re gay, lesby, transgenital, or queef,” he said.
He then told a rambling story about being a kid seeing to men kissing, with his dad supposedly telling him, “Baby, they was born this way.”
“So in closing, ever been kissed by a VP before?” Harrelson’s Biden suddenly said — leaning in and kissing Cooper on the lips.
“You just helped me win a bet, Joe,” the pretend CNN host replied knowingly.
The town hall skit also featured Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren, Chris Redd as Cory Booker and Colin Jost as Pete Buttigieg.
Many of the biggest cheers came for Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose pretend Castro said, “As a Democrat, I want to apologize for not being gay. But I promise to do better in the future. However, I am Latino, which we can all agree is something.
“I’m young, I’m diverse, I’m Latin-obama,” he joked, trying to get a hashtag going.
He then teased the audience that he was about to start singing a song from his hit musical Hamilton — before saying he had been talking about Al Gore, not the subject of his play.
“Remember to vote for me for vice president,” he said as he left — quickly admonishing himself for not saying president.
By Lee Brown