Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Concedes With a Somber Rendition of 'Macho Man' on SNL

Saturday Night Live opened its first episode after the election with Alec Baldwin performing a somber rendition of The Village People's "Macho Man."

The episode's cold open began with a parody of CNN's election coverage, showing Beck Bennett as an exhausted Wolf Blitzer and Alex Moffat portraying John King, whose fingers have been worn down to nubs from operating touchscreen maps for 85 hours.

Jim Carrey then takes the stage as President-elect Joe Biden before he is joined by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, portrayed by Maya Rudolph.

"Thank you very much America. We did it!" Carrey's Biden said, in a lampoon of the victory speech delivered just hours earlier. "Can you believe it? I honestly kind of can't. It's been so long since something good happened."

He continued: "Sure it took forever, we kept edging closer and closer... it was like having sex with Sting. What a release, man! I've never felt so alive, which is ironic because I'm not that alive."

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Rudolph, wearing an almost identical outfit to the one worn by Harris during her victory remarks, spoke about the barriers broken after a woman of color was elected vice president.

"I am humbled and honored to be the first female, the first Black, the first Indian American and the first biracial vice president," she said. "And if any of that terrifies you, well I don't give a funt."

She then spoke about how her husband, who will be first Second Gentleman, is Jewish. "Between us, we check more boxes than a disqualified ballot," Rudolph's Harris said.

And while President Donald Trump has yet to concede to Biden, the comedy show imagined what that may look like—and took inspiration from recent remarks given by the president, where he made baseless claims about the integrity of the election.

"People don't just want to see Biden and Kamala happy, they want to see Trump sad," Beck Bennett's Wolf Blitzer said. "Let's check in on the president's concession speech, which I'm sure will be gracious and factual."

Baldwin's Trump began: "Good evening, thank you! Thank you for coming to watch my victory speech tonight.

"As anyone who died halfway through Tuesday knows, I was re-elected President of the United States, but of course they're trying to steal the election away from me."

He continued: "The fact is I was winning on Tuesday, then they started whittling away my votes, whittling them down until there was only a whittle bit left."

Echoing the president's promise to fight the outcome of the election with legal challenges, Baldwin's Trump added: "I vow to all my supporters, I will fight this thing to the bitter end. I will never give up and neither should you."

"Let me remind all of you who I really am," Baldwin's Trump said as walked over to a piano and sat down.

Then, he performed a sorrowful cover of "Macho Man"—a song often played at rallies during the president's re-election campaign.

The moment was also a callback to SNL's first episode after the 2016 election, which opened with Kate McKinnon, as Hillary Clinton, performing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" while seated at a piano.

"Ma-cho ma-cho man, I've got to be a macho man," Baldwin's Trump sang, pausing at one point after being overcome with emotion.

"And this isn't goodbye, America," Baldwin's Trump added. "I'm just going to say, 'See you in court!'"

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Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump performed a somber rendition of The Village People's "Macho Man" on Saturday Night Live. NBC/Saturday Night Live