Darrell Hammond, Donald Trump and Jimmy Fallon as Jeff Zucker during the SNL monologue on April 3, 2004.
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By Ashley Hoffman
September 28, 2016

There’s no video with more viral potential than a well-timed political sketch. Sure, anyone on the Internet can bust out Donald Trump’s resting squinty face or spice up Hillary Clinton’s laugh. Comedians have mimicked Trump and Clinton for years, but of all the countless parodies, some impressions just stand out. Not only do these comedians absolutely nail the quirks, they build and sustain full characters as times change.

With Clinton and Trump campaigning in earnest, comedians will inevitably be stealing some of the spotlight. Saturday Night Live returns Saturday with Alec Baldwin as Trump and Kate McKinnon as Clinton, so here’s a look at eight of the best Trump and Clinton impressions of all time, from Anthony Atamanuik’s fearless Trump to McKinnon’s broad Clinton.

Write to Ashley Hoffman at Ashley.Hoffman@time.com.


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