TIME 2016 Election

Watch Saturday Night Live Take on the Third Presidential Debate

Tom Hanks played moderator Chris Wallace

Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump sparred again in a sketch spoofing the final presidential debate on Saturday Night Live.

The cold open sketch mocked the third debate held in Las Vegas last Wednesday. Guest host Tom Hanks played debate moderator Chris Wallace.

As they did in sketches mocking the first two debates, McKinnon and Baldwin centered on the notable moments of the night and both candidates’ personality tics.

“I’m going to start this debate in the quietest voice possible,” Baldwin’s Trump said, referring to the Republican nominee’s low tone of voice at the beginning of the third debate. “In the past I have been big and loud, but tonight I am a sweet little baby Trump.”

He broke that promise immediately, screaming, “They’re ripping babies out of vaginas!” when asked about reproductive rights.

The sketch also addressed the sexual assault allegations that have hit Trump over the last month. Baldwin’s Trump maintained his innocence.

“I’ve said this before and I will say this again,” he said. “No one has more respect for women than I do.” SNL then showed clips of the audience laughing, and then a photo of earth appearing to laugh.

“Alright, settle down, settle down entire planet,” Hanks’ Wallace said.

Hanks’ Wallace mocked Clinton constantly bragging about her years of experience, which included McKinnon quickly repeating Clinton’s entire resume, complete with a reference to Clinton’s involvement in taking down Osama bin Laden.

The cold open sketch poked fun at Trump’s refusal during the debate to accept the results of the election and his repeated insistence that the election is rigged.

“I will look at it at the time because frankly this whole thing is rigged,” he said, echoing the real Trump. “Even the media. Every day I turn on the news and all of the newscasters are making me look so bad … by taking all of the things I say and all of the things I do and putting them on TV.”

 

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