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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18. 'Newt Gingrich Passing Laws' (1/14/95)

Chris Farley was a force of nature during his run on SNL, and that runaway-train manic energy served him well in his second appearance as Newt Gingrinch. Newly taking over as the Speaker of the House, Gingrich is so anxious to fulfill his Contract With America that he bulldozes his way through congressional procedures, approve law after law in record time: "All in favor? Done! Go! Hit me!" Farley serves as gleeful puppetmaster/ringleader, wielding his gavel like Keith Moon wielding a drumstick, each percussive slam more joyous than the last. The comedian would end up showing up as Gingrich at a House Republican Conference, imitating the politician as the Speaker laughed along. RM

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