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Highlights from the premiere of SNL’s forty-fourth season:

The cold open: Judge Brett Kavanaugh (Matt Damon) takes questions from Senators Chuck Grassley (Alex Moffat), Dianne Feinstein (Cecily Strong), Amy Klobuchar (Rachel Dratch), Thom Tillis (Mikey Day), Cory Booker (Chris Redd), John Kennedy (Kyle Mooney), Sheldon Whitehouse (Pete Davidson).

Weekend Update kicked off with the Kavanaugh hearings: Anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimonies on Capitol Hill.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Kate Mckinnon) comments on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and Capitol Hill testimony.

Mordecai’s (Pete Davidson) extremely old father, Abraham H. Parnassus, (Adam Driver) stops by his school’s career day to talk about his work as an oil man.

Browse all sketches and performances uploaded from the season premiere.