Saturday Night Live spoofed the third and final U.S. presidential debate without having to embellish all that much.
Alec Baldwin once again played Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon took on Hillary Clinton. At times, it seemed many of the lines were pulled straight from Wednesday’s actual debate.
“People are just pouring into this country from Mexico,” Baldwin/Trump told Fox News moderator Chris Wallace, played by guest host Tom Hanks. “A lot of them are very bad hombres.”
The quote wasn’t far off from what Trump said on Wednesday: “We have some bad hombres here and we’re going to get them out.”
“Oh Bingo! I got Bingo!” McKinnon/Clinton jokingly responded by holding up a card that included a circled row of questionable terms associated with Trump in the past, including “Miss Piggy” and “they’re all living in hell.”
“I’ve been playing all year.”
Trump’s own words were used against him once again when Trump/Baldwin repeated another line from the debate: “Nobody has more respect for women that I do.”
The mock audience was shown laughing hysterically, zooming out to show the earth.
“Alright settle down, entire planet, settle down,” Wallace/Hanks said.
Baldwin/Trump later interjected that McKinnon/Clinton was “such a nasty woman” when she made a comment about his taxes, another line ripped from reality.
Clinton, however, wasn’t immune to the mocking. The sketch made fun of the Democratic presidential nominee’s ability to “pivot” away from answering pointed questions about her ongoing email scandal.
“So you’re just never going to answer a question about your emails?” Hanks/Wallace asked McKinnon/Clinton.
“No, but it was very cute to watch you try,” she answered.
But the best jab of the mock debate didn’t hit Trump or Clinton, but instead took aim at one of Baldwin’s brothers, as SNL‘s Trump began listing his “cream of the crop” supporters.
“I’ve got Sarah Palin, I’ve got Chachi and get this, I’ve even got the best Baldwin brother, Stephen Baldwin.”
Earlier this week, Stephen Baldwin, who is backing Trump for president, told CBS News that, while his brother had the Trump voice down “very well,” he didn’t think the spoof was very funny.
“I think it’s getting a little too nasty now.”
And SNL barely has to try, which might just be the least funny part.
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