Tracy Morgan’s return to Saturday Night Live was bound to be emotional. After all, he’s only hosted the show once since wrapping up his seven-year stint as a Not Ready for Primetime Player in 2003. But the circumstances of his return — as part of his journey back into the public eye after a 2014 car crash that nearly claimed his life — lent his presence in Studio 8H extra dramatic weight. Morgan addressed the accident right off the top in his monologue, saying, “I was in a terrible car accident a year ago.
Saturday Night Live firmly endorsed Hillary Clinton during its season premiere. The real Hillary introduced one of host Miley Cyrus’ musical performances. Real Hillary played a bartender pouring drinks for Kate McKinnon’s Hillary in a sketch designed to show what a good sport Hillary Clinton is. And SNL took shots both smart and silly at Bernie Sanders, the other Democratic candidates the show says no one knows, as well as slapping around Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and every Republican in sight.