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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5. 'Complicit Perfume'

Scarlett Johansson's Ivanka Trump is all cheekbones and vacant stares, a sort of glamorous mannequin sashaying blissfully ignorant through a room – and in a season filled with celebrity guest impersonators, you could see how something high-concept like this (ScarVanka!) might have been the beginning and end of it. But what's great about this perfume-ad sketch is that it's not about her impersonation at all; it's merely a short-sharp-shock vehicle for calling bullshit on the younger Trump's claims that she's either clueless or the resident progressive in the POTUS' inner circle. "She knows what she wants – and knows what she's doing," says the announcer. "A feminist, an advocate, a champion for women ... but, like, how?" The shot of her looking in a mirror and seeing her dad's puckered mug staring back at her says it all. You're fooling nobody. ma'am.

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