“Saturday Night Live” returned for the premiere of its 42nd season last night. If you were expecting the cold open to focus on anything other than this week’s presidential debate, well, we’ve got some Trump Steaks to sell you. Alec Baldwin played Donald Trump, Kate McKinnon returned as Hillary Clinton and Michael Che played Lester Holt, who moderated the debate; Margot Robbie hosted the episode, with The Weeknd serving as musical guest, though neither were present in the first skit.
As tends to be the case with election-year skits on “SNL,” this one was a mix of actual quotes from the debate and the show’s distinct form of political satire. Among the highlights: McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton feigning a limp before somersaulting Willie Wonka–style and showing how well she’s feeling; Baldwin’s Trump claiming his microphone is broken the moment he’s told the debate is 90 minutes long; the glee on McKinnon’s face as Baldwin goes off the rails.
“If you don’t elect me,” she promises, “I will continue to run for president until the day I die…and I will never die.” Watch the full video below.