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Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon Break Character to End the Election Vitriol on SNL

 

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captureIn its final cold open before Tuesday’s presidential election, Saturday Night Live brought in veteran castmember Cecily Strongas CNN’s Erin Burnett to moderate a conversation between the two major party nominees.

What started as a regular cold open with Republican nominee Donald Trump portrayed by Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon‘s Hillary Clinton ended in unusual fashion: the two sketch actors breaking the fourth wall and addressing the crowd directly.

In an epic way to end the angry rhetoric that has divided the country, Baldwin and McKinnon run through a montage of loving embraces in Times Square with New Yorkers of all shapes, sizes, and perhaps even immigration statuses. The duo lands back in Studio 8H, encouraging everyone watching at home: get out and vote.

Tonight’s SNL episode is hosted by Benedict Cumberbatch (star of the new Marvel Comics film Doctor Strange) with musical performances by Solange Knowles, whose recent album A Seat at the Table has been met with critical acclaim.

Watch above via NBC.

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