Alec Baldwin & Kate McKinnon Break Character in Emotional ‘SNL’ Sketch
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Leading up to Election Day, Saturday Night Live has provided us with some of the best presidential sketches. In fact, so much attention has surrounded Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression that Trump himself has called out the late night show in a wild, media conspiracy theory.
Despite his comments, however, the show has continued its election coverage. Their most recent spoof was nothing short of comedic jabs thrown at both Trump and Clinton, but this one in particular ended with a very powerful message.
On Saturday Night, Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) appeared on the spoof “OutFront” show with Erin Burnett (Cecily Strong). In an attempt to make their last push at voters before Election Day, Clinton seemed to be Burnett’s target of the night, instead of Trump. Despite her desperate attempts to change the subject, Clinton continued to get blasted with questions regarding her FBI/e-mail debacle.
Even when Trump got a little frisky with an FBI agent, Vladimir Putin, and a KKK member, Burnett didn’t seem to care. All eyes were on Clinton.
In the midst of their back-and-forth, the mood of the sketch changed. Baldwin and McKinnon suddenly broke character and came to the realization that they felt mean and gross from all of their election coverage.
*cue the happy-go-lucky montage*
Running off set, Baldwin and McKinnon are then shown in the streets of NYC hugging random pedestrians while enjoying pretzels and cotton candy.
“None of this will have mattered if you don’t vote,” Baldwin explained after returning to the studio.
“We can’t tell you who to vote for, but on Tuesday, we all get a chance to choose what kind of country we want to live in,” stated McKinnon.
Although I am sure this won’t be the last of Baldwin and McKinnon’s impressions, it is important that we all realize the significance of these sketches aside from the comedy.
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