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

A group of prisoners (Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, Michael Keaton, Kyle Mooney) discuss why they got arrested.

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

The cold open: Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro), William Barr (Aidy Bryant) and President Trump (Alec Baldwin) summarize the Mueller Report.

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Highlights from the fourteenth episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-fourth season, with host John Mulaney and musical guest Thomas Rhett:

The cold open: The Congressional Oversight Committee (Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader, Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, Melissa Villaseñor) question Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) about his former boss.

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

The cold open: Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) takes questions at press conference.

For more, read The Washington Post’s recap.

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

First they were women, and then they were fed up women, now they are the women of Congress (Halsey, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Melissa Villaseñor, Leslie Jones, Heidi Gardner, Kate McKinnon, Ego Nwodim).

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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.

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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.

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

The final cold open of 2018: Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) gets his wish to have never been president granted and sees how the lives of Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller), Brett Kavanaugh (Matt Damon), Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) and more have changed in an alternate reality.

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Parody of the year? We’s in a nasty mess my precioussss…and there’s only one way out….We wants it. We neeeeds it!” – Andy Serkis

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

The cold open: Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) gets an update about the Robert Mueller probe from Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) and Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller), and he confronts Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) about his handshake with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (Fred Armisen) at the G20 Summit in Argentina.

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

The cold open: Fox News’ Laura Ingraham (Kate McKinnon) talks to Judge Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong), Mark Zuckerberg (Alex Moffat) and Marcia Fudge (Leslie Jones) about voter fraud and election interference.

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

The cold open: Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) packs up his office as Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant), Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), Eric Trump (Alex Moffat), Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) and Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) stop by.

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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.

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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.

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Highlights from the premiere of SNL’s forty-fourth season:

The cold open: Judge Brett Kavanaugh (Matt Damon) takes questions from Senators Chuck Grassley (Alex Moffat), Dianne Feinstein (Cecily Strong), Amy Klobuchar (Rachel Dratch), Thom Tillis (Mikey Day), Cory Booker (Chris Redd), John Kennedy (Kyle Mooney), Sheldon Whitehouse (Pete Davidson).

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Highlights from the nineteenth episode of SNL’s forty-third season:

The cold open: With the FBI listening in, Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) fields calls from Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin), Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Melania Trump (Cecily Strong), Ivanka Trump (Scarlett Johansson) and Jared Kushner (Jimmy Fallon) and Stormy Daniels.

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Highlights from the eighteenth episode of SNL’s forty-third season:

The cold open: Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller), is questioned by Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro).

Host John Mulaney discusses his time as a Saturday Night Live writer and shares how he’s gotten grumpier as he’s gotten older.

Fox Noise Channel anchor Laura Ingraham (Kate McKinnon) shares some of her new sponsors.

Members of a cult (Nasim Pedrad, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, Kenan Thompson) describe their experiences.

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

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

The cold open: Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) holds a press conference with the leaders of the Baltic states (Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner).

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

The cold open: Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) interviews Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon), Rex Tillerson (John Goodman), Michael Wolff (Fred Armisen) and Anthony Scaramucci (Bill Hader).

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A must-watch segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live:

Trump and his fellow Republicans suffered a major loss in Pennsylvania Tuesday night with Democrat Conor Lamb beating Republican Rick Saccone in a district that Trump won by 20 points. The loss came only a week after Trump made a very blatant attempt to woo voters in Pennsylvania by calling for heavy tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel. Trump wants to focus on American made products and goods, so we wondered how things were going on his family website trumpstore.com. Jimmy ordered a bunch of stuff and it turns out, a lot of it isn’t even made in America.

During the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign made a similar discovery, but it didn’t stop gullible voters in a lot of places from being duped by Trump. Trump talks a lot about “making our country great again”, a and “putting America first”, but he clearly doesn’t believe in those ideas himself, because his family can’t even be bothered to source the goods his online store sells from American manufacturers.

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

Dawn Lazarus (Vanessa Bayer) previews what to expect with the next winter storm.

Eric (Alex Moffat) and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) address the “fake news” being spread by the “dishonest media.”

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