SNL Spoofs Hillary Clinton’s Announcement: “Buckle Up America!”

With a presidential announcement from Hillary Clinton
considered imminent, Saturday Night Live joined in the fun of Hillary-mania
last night with a cold open that imagines what it’s like behind-the-scenes at
Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign headquarters.

The former Secretary of State, played by cast member Kate
McKinnon, is shown rather hilariously attempting to record her campaign
announcement on a cellphone camera with the help of an advisor played by
Vanessa Bayer, who continuously encourages Clinton to appear “softer” on camera
after praising her with a delightfully punny “Oh Hillary, you put the ‘Hil’ in
“Hilarious.’”

Other go-ahead-and-try-not-to-laugh-out-loud highlights from
the segment include Clinton’s vocal warm-up exercises (“First female president,
first female president, me me me me me!”) and her initial attempt at accessibly
addressing her potential constituents: “CITIZENS! You will elect me! I will be
your leader!”

As Hillary-in-the-form-of-Kate-McKinnon moves on to begin
discussing women’s rights, her husband Bill Clinton appears, played by Darrell
Hammond, to drop his own bon mots: "Hillary would make a great president. And I
would make an even better first dude." 

Are you ready for Hillary? You better be, because as McKinnon says, “Buckle up America, because the Clintons are
back!” 

More from Movies

R29 Original Series