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

The cold open: Tucker Carlson (Alex Moffat), Jeannine Pirro (Cecily Strong), Ann Coulter (Heidi Gardner), Wilbur Ross (Kate McKinnon) talk about the government shutdown and Roger Stone (Steve Martin) stops by to talk about his arrest.

Leslie Jones raps about the Upper East Side.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Roger Stone’s arrest by the F.B.I.

Cathy Anne (Cecily Strong) weighs in on President Trumps fixation on a border wall.

A well-traveled and obnoxious couple (James McAvoy, Heidi Gardner) talk about New Orleans (“Nawlins”).

A Scottish air traffic controller (James McAvoy) with a heavy accent tries to guide a plane to a safe landing.

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