4 Reasons To Watch The SNL Premiere (If You Haven’t Already)
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4 Reasons To Watch The SNL Premiere (If You Haven’t Already)

Alec Baldwin and Larry David make an appearance in the season premiere.

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4 Reasons To Watch The SNL Premiere (If You Haven’t Already)
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As Monday’s first presidential debate came to a close, Saturday Night Live conveniently opened their 42nd season that weekend. If you haven't seen the episode yet, here are four reasons to watch it.

1. Opening Debate Sketch

Saturday Night Live wasn’t just making fun of the election, they were reciting actual quotes from the debate. That is what made it so funny. They paraphrased and took real parts of the debate and put them into the skit. Kate McKinnon played her part as Clinton and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump. Baldwin played a perfect Donald Trump that if you did a quick look you wouldn’t know if it were anyone but Trump.

2. Family Feud

This scene doesn’t involve Clinton or Trump as characters. Instead SNL uses sources close to the parties to impersonate instead. “Team Trump” was presented as his children Ivanka, Donald Jr., and Eric and supporter New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. SNL takes the perfect opportunity to throw Putin on “Team Trump.” “Team Clinton” has her husband Bill, celebrity supporter Sarah Silverman, Hamilton star Lin Manuel Miranda, and Bernie Sanders.

3. The political twists

They continued to involve politics throughout the episode including the short Melania Trump sketch and the Family Feud game. It’s refreshing to laugh at it all. Except afterwards when the realization hits that what we just watched as a debate sketch was pretty close to reality.

4. Bernie Sanders

Larry David is either really good at playing Bernie Sanders or is a close relative. The look, the voice, David is the perfect Sanders.

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