Carrey made his debut as the former vice president on the Saturday Night Live season 46 premiere in early October, taking over for Woody Harrelson and John Mulaney, who played Biden during the previous season.

Prior to that, Jason Sudeikis played the politician during the Obama era and early presidential campaign.

And the former senator was first impersonated on the NBC series on November 12, 1991 by Kevin Nealon during the “Clarence Thomas Hearings” sketch.

With former castmember Kristin Wiig hosting tonight’s new episode of SNL, some fans are hoping for a return of Sudeikis (and, along with him, a reprisal of the two costars’ popular Two A-Holes characters). That prospect is indeed exciting, and would continue the welcome trend of calling in pitch hitters to play politicians on the long-running series.

Saturday Night Live hiring famous freelancers to do the political stuff might not speak well to the self-impressed, celebrity-saturated tastes of Lorne Michaels, but it does speak well of the current cast,” Jesse Hassenger wrote for us ahead of the season 46 premiere. “Intentionally or not, many of them have opted out of the show’s clunkiest style of political comedy, and the new hires, whether they become successful or not, presumably weren’t hired to perpetuate it. So when the show inevitably opens its season with a splashy political sketch with frequent applause breaks to greet a majority-guest cast, don’t weep for the regulars’ lost opportunities to play Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Donald Trump. Be envious that they, at least, can take a break and focus on weirder, funnier stuff.”

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