Saudi MBC skit goes viral worldwide after mocking Biden, Harris
Saudi broadcaster MBC released a comedy skit on Tuesday mocking both US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, depicting the US leader as old, forgetful, tired and reliant on Harris for assistance.
The roughly one-minute skit, from the show 'Studio 22' on the pan-Arab network, has since gone viral worldwide, receiving a mix of reactions from American supporters and critics of Biden.
Saudi Arabia TV SAVAGES Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 12, 2022
This is better than SNL.
The Democrat party has become the absolute laughing stock of the world.
الشعب الامريكي ..وردود أفعالهم على تقليد الفراج لبايدن ونائبته كامالا هاريس.. pic.twitter.com/gKGRUh1wL4— رجل مختلف (@differentmanvip) April 12, 2022
Khaled al-Farraj, who plays an unfocused Biden, is seen constantly forgetting things and falling asleep during a press conference, only to be reminded by and supported by Harris, played by male comedian Waheed al-Saleh, instead of a woman.
"Biden" says he wants to speak about Spain, then Africa, then Russia, and forgets Vladimir Putin’s name. He refers to "Harris" as First Lady instead of vice president.
An irritated Harris drags Biden away from the podium after he falls asleep, demanding that reporters clap for the president.
The 79-year-old US president’s health has long been in question, as he often appears to forget what he wants to say during speeches, sometimes slurred.
MBC is government-owned, suggesting that it was given the green light from authorities. The skit comes amid rocky ties between Washington and Riyadh, long-time strategic allies, over a number of issues.