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As neocon John Bolton tries to instigate a conflict with Iran, here’s a reminder that MADtv saw this move coming back in 2007. Watch and laugh… if you can.

This sketch is from the sixteenth episode of MADtv’s twelfth season.

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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.

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Below are a collection of highlights from the nineteenth episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-fourth season, hosted by Adam Sandler:

Sketch of the night: Host Adam Sandler sings a tribute to his friend and Saturday Night Live alum Chris Farley.

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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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From 1999: “Roof Opener” (Synopsis: Edgar drives a convertible that has a remote control for Safeco Field’s retractable roof.)

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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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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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After accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Oscars producer Glenn Weiss courageously made the most of his time onstage to propose marriage to his girlfriend Jan Svendsen in a heartfelt, touching moment.

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

The cold open: Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) happens upon Donald Trump’s (Alec Baldwin) dinner with Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) and Eric and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day, Alex Moffat)

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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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