Saturday Night Live aired their version of the presidential debate this weekend and had Alec Baldwin representing Donald Trump, and Kate McKinnon impersonated Hillary Clinton.
The sketch raised comments all over the web, and the participation of Alec Baldwin added value to the performance, where he impersonated for the first time the controversial presidential candidate.
“I’m going to be so good,” was the starting statement of fake Trump and Michael Che as Lester Holt started the debate using real questions from the original debate.
Baldwin-Trump used insults during the sketch that did not match the debate itself but to most viewers, represented the style of the presidential candidate accurately. The actress that represented Clinton, on the other hand, mocked about rumors linked to Clinton’s real health state arriving at the studio coughing.
References to Obama and other actors were also relevant in the sketch.
“End of the story, I won the debate, I stayed calm just like I promised, and it, is, over,” was the final statement of Trump in the sketch, something that most viewers felt it was directly linked to real Trump’s confidence in his own participation in past debates. Clinton in the sketch, on the other hand, said “I get it America, you hate me (…) If you don’t elect me, I will continue to run for president until the day I die.”
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— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) October 2, 2016
To some, the wink to the Clinton’s campaign was evident, but both presidential candidates were mocked.
The show, produced by the NBC, begun on 1975 and is one of the most popular late night show and has won some TV-related awards. It’s currently in its 42nd season and the representation
Donald Trump -the real candidate- appeared as a host on the show in 2015.
Alec Baldwin’s story
Baldwin gain the popular award for being probably the best impersonator of Donald Trump, according to the public in social networks’ statements. The American actor is also a producer and comedian, and it was the latter what he explored in this sketch.
He gained fame in Knots Landing, a CBS TV Show where he appeared on seasons 6 and 7, but he was part of Beetlejuice, The Hunt for Red October, The Shadow and The Marrying, films that also made him popular.
He’s an Emmy-Award winner and also has three Golden Globes and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is also a columnist for The Huffington Post and is the host of Match Game. He’s part of a large Hollywood-family with three brothers: Stephen, Daniel, and William.