"Saturday Night Live" has finally come out of its hiatus for its 42nd season, after much anticipation. The premiere's host was Margot Robbie, best known for the popular “Suicide Squad” that was in theaters over the summer. There have been swirling speculations about how SNL will tackle all the political drama that’s been happening in the United States. Some people even felt abandon during the hiatus when SNL couldn’t comment during the Democratic and Republican conventions. SNL is back now, though, and will assuredly help us through the end of the election season with some laughs. Here are some highlight from the SNL premiere.
1. Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump
He was super scary with his orange makeup, and facial expressions. The way he interrupted was just like watching the real debate all over again.
2. Kate McKinnon, just Kate McKinnon
After her performance in "Ghostbusters", and having earned an Emmy for SNL, a number of fans, were happily tuning in for the newest Kate material. There’s only so many reruns of her past skits that we can watch.
3. Celebrity Family Feud: Political Edition
What a great way to poke fun of several people at once. One side was the people surrounding Trump, the other Hillary. We got to see Larry David as Bernie Sanders again, and Margot Robbie as Ivanka was spot on.4. Actress Round Table
Kate McKinnon got to star in this skit, which had a similar formula to "Close Encounter." Kate played Debette Goldry, an elderly actress who had a much different experience than the other Hollywood women at the Actress Round Table. This was one of the best skits of the night.
5. Jokes from Weekend Update
Comparing the latest phones to political candidates? Why didn’t we see this connection before! Also some thoughts on Kaepernick were super witty, and I’m hoping will get some people to better form their opinion and get to thinking of the issue in a different way.
6. The Hunch Bunch
Here we see a spoof on Scooby Doo where Margot Robbie plays a hilarious bonus character.
7. Mr. Robot
This was a great shout out to the entire horrible situation of Leslie Jones' getting hacked. SNL skit aside, can we talk about how great she is in standing her ground and not letting this affect her love of social media?
8. Tribute to Gene Wilder
Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton began the show with a nice hat tip to Gene Wilder and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” by entering the room with a cane, but then somersaulting into great health.
9. The debate, the debate, the debate
Obliviously this was a great highlight of the night, and was widely anticipated beforehand. As we watched the actual debate, we were all thinking “this is just like an SNL skit,” but then SNL really delivered in their interpretation of the exaggerated events. I can't recommend it enough.