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'SNL' parodies VP debate with help from Usain Bolt

Taran Killam attends a screening of "Friends with Kids" hosted by the Cinema Society in New York, in this March 5, 2012 file photo. Killam appeared in a sketch Saturday Sept. 15, 2012 as Ryan, attempting to clarify his past athletic achievements. (Associated Press file photo)
Taran Killam attends a screening of "Friends with Kids" hosted by the Cinema Society in New York, in this March 5, 2012 file photo. Killam appeared in a sketch Saturday Sept. 15, 2012 as Ryan, attempting to clarify his past athletic achievements. (Associated Press file photo)
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Monday, October 15, 2012 09:56 am
NEW YORK — "Saturday Night Live" parodied the vice presidential debate with a little help from the world's fastest man.Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt dropped by the NBC sketch show's mock debate after Taran Killam, playing Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, claimed he won the 100-meter race at the London Olympics. Ryan has been criticized for exaggerating his marathon time.

"SNL" had fun with the vice president candidates following Thursday's contentious debate. While President Barack Obama and Romney's first debate didn't offer as much obvious satire, the show happily skewered Vice President Joe Biden and Ryan.

Jason Sudeikis, as Biden, called himself "Big Daddy Joe" and insisted he was "monkey strong" unlike his younger foe, whom he referred to as "shark eyes." Killam played Ryan with an Eddie Munster-like widow's peak.

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