Monday, October 3, 2016

Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin Nails His Donald Trump Debut

Alec Baldwin debuted his killer Donald Trump impression in the Saturday Night Live season opener this weekend.
Baldwin, who will recur as the GOP candidate throughout the show's 42nd season, appeared in the cold open in which his Trump debated Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton. The 30 Rockalum totally nailed Trump, often using the candidate's real words as parody (because how could they make anything up funnier?) and captured Trump's bizarre mannerisms, including his ridiculous pronunciation of the word "China."

At one point when it came time for her turn to respond, Clinton just yielded the floor back to Trump, who began ranting about "the blacks." Following another one of his rants, Clinton once again said she didn't have a response, "more of a request: can America vote right now?"
The political jokes continued when it came to Celebrity Family Feud, in which Team Trump faced off against Team Clinton. On Clinton's team, Larry David returned as Bernie Sanders andDarrell Hammond, who was SNL's reigning Trump before Baldwin, appeared as Bill Clinton. The sketch also featured memorable impersonations from host Margot Robbie as Ivanka Trump, new cast member Melissa Villaseñor as Sarah Silverman, and scene-stealer McKinnon as Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
This election might be the most upsetting one in American history, but at least SNL is back to find some joy in these dark, dark times.

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