Taking a shot before they began, the duo decided to “get this nightmare started."
Baldwin as Trump and Kate McKinnon as Clinton faked out a handshake as they waved to the voters in the audience, who Strong called “undecided, uncommitted and not remotely camera ready."
When asked if he thinks he’s exhibiting proper behavior for today’s youth, Trump answered quickly, "No. Next."
"I love kids, I love kids so much I’d marry them," he continued. “I helped a kid, Kevin McAlister, find the hotel lobby. You might remember the documentary, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”
He also noted that though he is innocent of the allegations of groping and inappropriate touching made against him, he commended Bill Clinton’s accusers for coming forward. “Their voices need to be heard.” As for the women accusing him of sexual misconduct: “They need to shut the hell up.”
On Friday, former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos said Trump kissed and groped her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007. Zervos is the latest of several women to come forward about Trump's past, which also included two women who told their stories to The New York Times and a former People reporter, all of whom recall Trump inappropriately touching or kissing them without consent.
Echoing his behavior during the real debate, as Clinton answered a question about health care, Trump stalked behind her and walked back and forth directly behind her, at one point yelling “wrong!” as she spoke.
Calling one voter “Denzel” (Michael Che), he took the opportunity to switch the topic to the inner cities, even though that’s not what the audience member had asked about, earning a loud "boo" from the crowd.
Finally, the moderators announced it was "time for a special treat” since everyone had been so good during the debate. And so, debate favorite Ken Bone (Bobby Moynihan) showed up in his red sweater to dance. "I needed that," said Alex Moffat's Anderson Cooper.
Just as in the real debate, a voter made the final request, which was for each of them to name what they liked about each other.
“I do like how generous he is,” said Clinton. "Just last Friday he handed me this election.”
Trump encouraged his supporters to get out there against Crooked Hillary: “I need all my voters to get out there and vote. Mark your calendars, it's Nov. 35." (Recently, the real Trump told supporters at a rally in Florida to get out to vote on Nov. 28.)
Last week, Baldwin appeared as Trump to address the Access Hollywood tapes, asking "Are you not entertained?" When asked why he would say such offensive things, he said he was "trying to look cool." "I mean what normal, red-blooded American doesn't want to impress THE Billy Bush?" He later added that he was a "childish, 59-year-old man."
Girl on the Train star Emily Blunt hosted the Oct. 15 episode with musical guest Bruno Mars, who makes his fourth appearance on SNL of the November release of his third album, 24K. Tom Hanks will host for a ninth time Oct. 22, with Lady Gaga, who is getting ready for the release of her new studio album, Joanne.
This article originally appeared in THR.com.