Judging from the opening minutes of Saturday Night Live‘s season debut, the question on everyone at Studio 8H’s mind was: How on earth do you heighten this already unbelievable general election?

Bring in Alec Baldwin, to start.

As expected, SNL kicked off its 42nd season Saturday with a parody of the first debate between Donald Trump (Baldwin, marking his first time in the role) and Hillary Clinton (newly minted Emmy winner Kate McKinnon).

The most gasp- and LOL-worthy moments from the sketch didn’t stray too far from the very OMG moments from Monday night’s actual debate, from Trump’s unique pronunciation of “China,” to his inexplicable Rosie O’Donnell call out, to his bromance with Sean Hannity. Read more…

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‘Saturday Night Live’ takes on first presidential debate