By Caryn James | James on Screens October 14, 2012 at 10:54AM
Martha Raddatz was the big winner at the Vice-Presidential debate, and she had some great moments in SNL’s terrific opening sketch too: look at how smoothly she feints, using baseball to sneak in a question about abortion. Kate McKinnon, who has already done the unthinkable by making Ann Romney a very funny character, has almost instantly become one of the show’s most valuable and versatile cast members.
Of course, the debate itself was central. Jason Sudeikis roars as Joe Biden, Taran Killam guzzles water as Paul Ryan – but what’s most conspicuous is how closely their dialogue sticks to the verbatim transcript.