20 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Political Sketches

From 'Trump Voters' to Tina Fey's iconic Sarah Palin – the greatest, funniest, sharpest political 'SNL' sketches

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10. 'Ask President Carter' (3/12/77)

Although Dan Aykroyd did a great impression of Jimmy Carter on SNL, the writers had a tough time coming up a solid take on a President who shared their values – but who wasn’t getting a lot done in Washington. A week after Walter Cronkite did a one-off radio call-in show with the Commander-in-Chief, the show briefly solved its problem by spoofing two particular aspects of Carter's character: his wonkiness and his first-hand familiarity with the counterculture. Aykroyd gives his best presidential performance, in a sketch that sees him playing a chief executive so plugged into everything that he can talk an acid casualty down by suggesting he drink a beer, listen to some Allman Brothers, and remember, "You're a living organism on this planet, and you're very safe." NM

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