Last night Saturday Night Live returned to NBC for its 42nd season with a cold opening that featured–what else? A parody of the recent presidential debate. And in this crazy, never ending presidential election cycle, the skit practically plays like a documentary. The writing staff probably cranked it out in a few hours and took the night off for drinks!
The sublime Kate McKinnon returns as Hillary Clinton while 30 Rock alum, Alec Baldwin takes a turn as the orange one, Donald Trump. Michael Che plays an incredulous Lester Holt.
The bit kicked off a strong 90 minutes of comedy. Check it out here.
In another election-related skit, Team Clinton and Team Trump face off on the Family Feud. Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon), Ivanka Trump (Margot Robbie), Gov. Chris Christie (Bobby Moynihan) and Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) take on Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond), Sarah Silverman (Melissa Villaseñor), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Cecily Strong) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Larry David).
It’s an all-star cast featuring host Margot Robbie as Ivanka Trump, Seinfeld’s Larry David as Bernie Sanders, and part-time player, Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton. Kate McKinnon as Trump’s spinning, mendacious campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway is especially sharp. Larry David turns in another hilarious performance.