Yeah remember when cast members used to be able to make their career either on Weekend Update or playing someone in the presidential sketches. Now those are reserved for a celeb or former cast member doing either a bad or overrated impression of a political figure.
I just watched the debate sketch. Carrey's Biden voice is great (the makeup not so much and he's kind of just doing Fire Marshall Bill again with his face), but the writing and comedic material stunk. Just the blandest and most milquetoast shit with celebrities grinning and repeating the exact same shit from the debate while the audience cackles. The timing was all off in the sketch too. It would really be funnier and more ballsy if SNL just didn't have anyone do Trump and just use a bag of compost as a Trump stand in. The Baldwin impression is as obnoxious and unfunny as the real Trump.
I saw a picture of one of the new recurring players and he looks like he's young enough that he could be on the current iteration of All That so maybe they are heading in that direction. I mean Baldwin could take tips from the girl on All That's Ross Perot impression on how to make a ridiculous impression amusing.