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

The cold open: Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) meets with Kanye West (Chris Redd) and Jim Brown (Kenan Thompson) in the Oval Office.

The monologue: Host Seth Meyers talks about his tenure at SNL and explains why he’ll never be surprised by Kanye West.

The best of Weekend Update: Seth Meyers stops by Weekend Update to join Colin Jost and Michael Che for a special edition of Really!?! About Kanye West and Donald Trump’s meeting in the Oval Office.

Climate action needed: Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including the United Nations’ report on climate change.

Two rappers (Pete Davidson, Chris Redd) rap about how much they love trees.

Bayou Benny hosts a roundtable discussion on his show Bayou Benny’s Liberal Lagniappe featuring Seth Meyers (Seth Meyers), Taylor Swift (Heidi Gardner), the show’s White House correspondent (Kate McKinnon) and a gator.

Browse all of the sketches and performances uploaded from this week’s episode.