Pharoah's Obama Kicks Off SNL's New Season

Highlights include Eastwood, Psy
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2012 8:26 AM CDT

(Newser) Saturday Night Live kicked off its 38th season last night, reports Mediaite, with Seth MacFarlane in the co-host slot and castmember Jay Pharoah debuting his impersonation of Barack Obama in the episode's Cold Open. Taran Killam also debuted as the show's choice to portray Paul Ryan, and Jason Sudeikis, who is in fact remaining with the show, continued in his role as Mitt Romney. He'll also play Joe Biden, notes the AP, rounding out the presidential tickets. Spoofs included Clint Eastwood and his chair, Honey Boo Boo, and a little Gangnam Style at Lids. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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