Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis)
If Barack Obama left SNL puzzled as to how to satirize him (though we are fans of the Rock's hulked out version), then Biden left them plenty of easy openings. Sudeikis played the Vice President as a man with an infinite capacity for life and a total inability to censor his thoughts. If Biden’s real-life tendency to go off-message caused grief in the White House, it gave the show the chance to portray him as a runaway freight train with a penchant for tough-love shouting and a short fuse. "True story: I was once stuck in an elevator with two guys for only 15 minutes," his Biden says, before bellowing the punchline, "and both of those guys said it was the worst experience of their lives!"