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Saturday Night Live election special to revisit Clinton, Trump, contentious campaign

‘The 2016 SNL Election Special’ will air Nov. 7

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Saturday Night Live is looking to get the last word on this year’s heated presidential campaign.

NBC has announced that the comedy series will air an hourlong special on the eve of Election Day revisiting the highlights — and presumably, the lowlights— of the current campaign season via clips of recent political sketches.

The telecast, titled The 2016 SNL Election Special, will no doubt showcase Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton impression and Alec Baldwin’s take on Donald Trump. The real GOP nominee could theoretically pop up in the special as well, as Trump hosted SNL last year. Clinton appeared in an Oct. 2015 sketch as a bartender. 

Saturday Night Live‘s efforts to mine the election for material have been paying off, as the show is enjoying its most-watched season at this point in eight years.

The 2016 SNL Election Special will air Monday, Nov. 7, at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

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