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The cold open for the premiere of the 42nd season of "Saturday Night Live" featured a hilarious parody of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Kate McKinnon returned as Hillary Clinton and actor Alec Baldwin made his debut as Donald Trump, with "Weekend Update" anchor Michael Che playing moderator Lester Holt.

Playing off news stories about Hillary's health, McKinnon hobbled onto the dais with a cane, coughing. Then, she suddenly drops her cane, steps to the podium and announces she's "better than ever." "Let's do this!" she says.

After stepping to his podium, a wig-sporting Baldwin maintains a pout as he promises to be "very presidential", capturing much of Trump's verbal cadence on display at rallies and past debates.

"Our jobs are fleeing this country. They're going to Mexico...they're going to China," Baldwin says, regularly addressing Che's Holt by stereotypical African-American titles like "Jazz Man" and "[John] Coltrane".

Declaring victory after the first question, Baldwin turns to walk off stage before being stopped by Che. "My microphone is broken," Baldwin says, "[Hillary] broke it--with Obama. She and Obama stole my microphone, they took it to Kenya...and now its broken." 

Baldwin then starts sniffling, as Trump reportedly did last week's forum.

For her part, McKinnon plays off Hillary's perceived lack of relatability, referring at one point to her "human father" and impersonating Clinton's "shimmy."

The skit also featured somewhat-anticipated references to Alicia Machado and Monica Lewinsky.

Former SNL Trump impersonator Darrell Hammond appeared later in the program as Bill Clinton.

Watch the full clip above and let us know what you think in the comments.


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