“They took my microphone to Kenya and they broke it and now it’s broken.”
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Sunday, October 2, 2016, 1:10 AM
It’s been one helluva summer break for “Saturday Night Live.”
The comedic troupe at Studio 8H focused on a whirlwind of political drama with Alec Baldwin inheriting a wispy blonde Donald Trump wig and orange spray-tan from SNL veteran Darrell Hammond.
The SNL announcer took over as former President Bill Clinton while “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator Larry David returned as failed presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Weekend Update host Colin Jost compared the dueling candidates to cell phone products — Clinton is the iPhone 7 while Trump is the Samsung Galaxy that “could explode at any minute.”
McKinnon stormed the stage as a feeble pneumonia survivor revitalized with a Willy Wonka tumble. Baldwin sauntered to his podium lip first during the cold open which recapped last week’s debate at Hofstra University.
Baldwin pledged a “so calm and so presidential” mantra during the anticpated face-off with Kate McKinnon, who won an Emmy following her acclaimed portrayal of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“All of you watching are going to cream your jeans,” an extra-pouty Baldwin promised.
Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon play Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the debate during the cold open of Saturday Night Live on Octiober 1, 2016.
Baldwin’s childish antics were on point while defending Trump’s murky Iraq War views and body shaming Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado. He lifted lines from the GOP nominee’s rebuttals from the Long Island debate.
He also blamed Clinton and President Obama for sabotaging his allegedly malfunctioned microphone — and an unspecified culprit for a distracting sniffle.
“They took my microphone to Kenya and they broke it and now it’s broken,” Trump doppelganger Baldwin said.
Instead of fighting back, McKinnon’s Clinton sat back and let her rival do the talking.
As Clinton, McKinnon said: “I think I’m going to be president.”