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Below are a collection of highlights from the twentieth episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-fourth season, hosted by Emma Thompson:

The not-to-be-missed cold open: Chuck Todd (Kyle Mooney) interviews Senators Lindsey Grahm (Kate Mckinnon), Susan Collins (Cecily Strong) and Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett) about supporting President Trump.

The monologue: Emma Thompson helps decipher what your mother is really saying with the help of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Donald Trump Jr. getting subpoenaed.

Weekend Update, continued: Teen movie critic Bailey Gismert stops by Weekend Update to talk about 2019’s summer movies.

Even more Weekend Update: Anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Jeff Bezos’ lunar lander.

Cut for time: A commercial advertises a new British sports drink: Twinings Xtreme.

Prerecorded sketch of the week: A mother (Emma Thompson) and daughter (Heidi Gardner) assure each other of their motherhood abilities.

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