Saturday Night Live: Is Alec Baldwin Saying Goodbye to Donald Trump?

By now, you know that this weekend's Dave Chappelle-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live contained a number of firsts. It was the season's sixth live episode in a row (with musical guest Foo Fighters burning up Studio 8H), a first in the long-running sketch comedy series' 46 season history. It was also the first live SNL after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were projected the next President and Vice-President of the United States of America. But was it also a last for Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump? It sure does if you look at his last two tweets since the episode aired.

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Here's a look at Baldwin appreciating this one instance of unemployment, followed by what definitely feels like a final goodbye to SNL fans. Do we expect him to be gone forever? Nah, though Baldwin's been on record in the past saying that the role was grinding on him. We could see him making a few more appearances during the 46th season- but we're talking pre-recorded sketches, nothing Studio 8H:

Saturday Night Live's 46th season includes Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang. Che and Jost serve as head writers, with Bryan Tucker serving as senior writer. Lauren Holt (The Filth), Punkie Johnson (Space Force), and Andrew Dismukes (Comedy Central's Colossal ClusterFest, New York Comedy Festival) are joining the cast as feature players. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump, with Maya Rudolph joining them as Kamala Harris, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden (Bennett will continue as Michael Pence).

Not including specials and digital series, Saturday Night Live has won over 70 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. SNL also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with over 275 nominations (once again, not including specials and digital series). The long-running sketch comedy and musical series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, produced by Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward, and directed by Don Roy King. Ken Aymong serves as a supervising producer, with Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle, and Tom Broecker producing. The series is produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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