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

Democrats are confident in the blue wave coming to vote in the midterm election.

The cold open: SNL slays Fox Noise Channel! Laura Ingraham (Kate McKinnon) talks to Judge Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong) and David Clarke (Kenan Thompson) about a caravan of illegal immigrants headed for the U.S. border.

The monologue: Tina Fey, Candice Bergen and Drew Barrymore welcome Jonah Hill into the Five-Timers Club.

Brittainy, every teen girl murder suspect on Law & Order, drops in on Weekend Update to give Colin Jost a review of today’s hottest YA novels.

A commercial for a sleep aid strong enough for Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant).

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