Welcome to the 42nd season of Saturday Night Live! We’ve been promised a reduction in ads by about 30% (minus two commercial breaks per episode). We have several new players to welcome to the gang — including the show’s first Latina cast member, Melissa Villaseñor. And we have a new Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin. How did it all play out last night with host Margot Robbie? Find out, below.
“Donald Trump VS. Hillary Clinton Debate Cold Open”
Alec Baldwin makes his debut as The Orange One.
“Margot Robbie Monologue”
Robbie fact checks her own monologue, which is still more accurate than anything Trump has ever said.
No one can understand why a goddess like Robbie’s character is married to a loser like Matt Shat.
Welcome to the will-they, won’t-they point in the evening when we wondered if SNL would continue to make jokes using Robbie’s hotness as the vehicle. This sexy librarian gag wants to be a “Farewell, Mr. Bunting” sketch, but it doesn’t send us into hysterics like the former did. Still, at least there’s some twist?
“Celebrity Family Feud: Political Edition”
Newbie Melissa Villaseñor breaks out her Sarah Silverman impression. Beck Bennett’s Putin takes his shirt off. And Larry David’s Bernie Sanders is back.
All very “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey.”
“Actress Round Table”
Actress Debette Goldry sets women back about eight decades.
“‘Mr. Robot’ & Leslie Jones”
Are we sure Pete Davidson isn’t the real Mr. Robot?
Michael Che describing the recent debate between Trump and Clinton also describes our feelings about this ep of “Weekend Update”: “It’s like when you wake up hungry, and there’s nothing in your fridge, and you check again 20 mins later as if something good is going to magically appear. But, nope! Just Tang and prunes.” Was the solution to fewer ads to make the weakest part of SNL longer? Gosh, we hope not.
“The Hunch Bunch”
This Scooby-Doo gang can’t be saved by all the Scooby Snacks in the world.
Musical Guest: The Weekend