‘Saturday Night Live’ Skewers Final Trump vs. Clinton Debate

October 24, 2016 6:45 am
Trump-Clinton Debate on SNL
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NBC’s Saturday Night Live had its top ratings performance of the season over the weekend, with Tom Hanks hosting, musical guest Lady Gaga, and the final presidential debate spoof featuring Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton (see below). Hanks, as moderator Chris Wallace, kicked off the sketch by saying the debate is “like the third Lord of the Rings movie: You don’t really want to watch, but hey, you’ve come this far.”

A short recap: In the first debate, Baldwin established himself as the Mimicker in Chief of Trump, picking up on every sniff and nuance of the candidate’s sometimes over-the-top public speaking voice; while he kept it up the during the second, “town hall” debate (featuring the now famous undecided voter, Ken Bone). SNL‘s final debate parody does not disappoint. Watch it below.

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