Saturday Night Live season 42 opened with Alec Baldwin portraying presidential candidate Donald Trump and SNL regular Kate McKinnon playing Hillary Clinton. The much-anticipated season opener delivered on its promise to skewer the 1st Presidential Debate, with the late night show snagging its biggest premiere in eight years and growing 29% over last year’s premiere.
Season 42’s opener was hosted by first-timer Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) with The Weeknd as the episode’s musical guest, but it was really Baldwin as Trump that had people tuning in. Larry David also returned as Senator Bernie Sanders and Darrell Hammond was back as President Bill Clinton.
Watch the SNL Presidential Debate: