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Video Clip

NBC’s Saturday Night Live will be on hiatus next week, making last night’s incarnation of the show the annual pre-Halloween episode.

Notable sketches included:

Cold Open: Parody of the Final Presidential Debate

Chris Wallace (Tom Hanks) moderates the final debate between Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon).

Haunted Elevator

A haunted elevator attraction tries to spook its riders (Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon) with an original character, David S. Pumpkins (Tom Hanks).

Black Jeopardy

Contestants Keeley (Sasheer Zamata), Shanice (Leslie Jones) and Doug (Tom Hanks) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson).

Cockpit

Sully Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) has a hard time playing co-pilot to the flight’s rightful captain (Alec Baldwin).

SNL also published A Girl’s Halloween.