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

Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) hosts a special Deal or No Deal where President Trump (Alec Baldwin) fields offers from members of Congress, like Nancy Pelosi (Kate McKinnon), Chuck Schumer (Alex Moffat), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Melissa Villaseñor) and Maxine Waters (Leslie Jones), to end the government shutdown.

Dave Tulane (Kenan Thompson) hosts the Millennial Millions game show where millennial contestants (Rachel Brosnahan, Pete Davidson) compete against baby boomers to win prizes like social security and health insurance.

Pete Davidson and John Mulaney talk about their unexpected friendship and give a review of a superhero movie for old people, Clint Eastwood’s The Mule.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (Kate McKinnon) talks to Colin Jost about running for president in 2020 and comments on fellow Democratic opponents like Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O’Rourke.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like the historic government shutdown surpassing a month.

It’s time to hold the Kool-Aid man accountable for his actions in this commercial parody.

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