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‘SNL’: Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton Appeals to an Electoral College Voter, ‘Love Actually’-Style

Variety logo Variety 12/18/2016 Alex Stedman
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Kate McKinnon dusted off her Hillary Clinton wig for a sketch in this weekend’s holiday-themed “Saturday Night Live,” and parodied a Christmas classic in the process.

In the sketch, titled “Hillary Actually,” McKinnon’s Clinton appears at the doorstep of an electoral college voter, played by Cecily Strong, ahead of Monday’s vote to potentially certify Donald Trump as the next POTUS. In a series of messages written on large cue cards, Clinton tries to convince the woman to not vote for Trump.

If the format looks familiar, that’s because it parodies the memorable scene in “Love Actually” where Mark (Andrew Lincoln) professes his love for best friend Juliet (Keira Knightley).

“I know you’re an elector,” reads one cue card. “And on Dec. 19, you’re supposed for vote for Donald Trump. But bish, he cray.”

While she concedes that she lost the election, Clinton tells the elector that “you don’t have to vote for me.” In fact, she offers her a number of other options, including Zendaya, Tom Hanks, the Rock, and an actual rock.

The former Democratic nominee recognizes that the elector is supposed to vote for Trump, but makes several points as to why she should vote another way — many of which are written on one abnormally large cue card.

The sketch also takes inspiration from another movie. The line “you is kind, you is smart, you is important” is, of course, from “The Help.”

The Casey Affleck-hosted episode this weekend also included another political sketch, featuring Alec Baldwin in his now-frequent Trump role and John Goodman as Rex Tillerson.

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