10 Best 'SNL' Sketches, Season 42: From Trump to David S. Pumpkins

From Alec Baldwin's killer POTUS impersonation to a perfect 'Black Jeopardy' commentary – the highlights of the show's historic year

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9. 'Actress Round-Table' (Featuring Margot Robbie)

You could argue that these recurring "Women in Film" sketches – in which Kate McKinnon's Debette Goldry tells Golden-Age-of-Hollywood horror stories ("They used to pay me in broaches") to a panel of modern-day actresses – are simply a variation of the show's "Close Encounter" bits, which also hinge on the SNL heavy hitter being equal parts clueless and outrageous. But then you'd be ignoring how pound-for-pound hilarious she is in these sketches, especially the first one – we sympathize with Margot Robbie, who has a hard time keeping it together. For all of the attention paid to McKinnon's mimicry skills this season, this skit reminds you that she's the show's reigning first-rate caricaturist and can turn a line like "I ended up flapping my toots for a buncha Krauts" into pure poetry. And that chimp anecdote at the end is Emmy-worthy.

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