Just days ahead of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Saturday Night Live brought out its big guns yet again in another memorable sketch which not only poked fun at Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but also satirized the role of the media in the political process.
With Kate McKinnon pulling off a solid Hillary Clinton impersonation and Alec Baldwin once again delivering a home run with his spot-on take on Donald Trump, SNL’s cold open this week was once again must-see TV.
Interestingly, the sketch veered off into an unforeseen direction about three-quarters of the way through.
“Donald Trump has single-handedly ruined so much of what we as Americans hold dear,” McKinnon said as Clinton,“ kindness, decency, Tic Tacs, Skittles, taco bowls, father-daughter dances, buses, bright red hats, the world ‘great,’ the color orange, men.”
Trump of course fired back, unleashing yet another verbal tirade before pulling an abrupt 180.
“I’m sorry, Kate,” Baldwin said as he broke character. “I just hate yelling all this stuff at you like this. I mean I just feel gross all the time. Don’t you guys feel gross all the time about this?”
“You know what I think would help up us?” McKinnon asked rhetorically, “let’s get out of here.”
Following that, Baldwin and McKinnon run through Times Square holding hands amidst some rousing music for good measure. Running back onto the SNL stage, Baldwin and McKinnon implored the public to get out and vote.
The full clip can be seen below.