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Highlights from the sixteenth episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-third season:

The cold open: Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) interviews Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon), Rex Tillerson (John Goodman), Michael Wolff (Fred Armisen) and Anthony Scaramucci (Bill Hader).

Top contender for best sketch of the night: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (Kate McKinnon) defends her appearance on 60 Minutes.

Also a contender: Pete Davidson weighs in on Kevin Love’s essay on mental health.

The Californians returns: Devin (Bill Hader), Stuart (Fred Armisen) and more (Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Alex Moffat, Cecily Strong, Pete Davidson) contend with the loss of Rosa.

SNL brings back fake auditions to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park.

Browse all sketches uploaded from this weekend’s episode, plus performances by Arcade Fire (Creature Comfort and Put Your Money on Me).