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Politicians and their 'SNL' alter egos

By Daniella Diaz, CNN

Updated 2:46 PM ET, Mon February 6, 2017
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Actress Kate McKinnon recently caught the notice of the political and entertainment worlds with her parody of Hillary Clinton on "Saturday Night Live." The two even appeared together in an October sketch. Click through to see the storied history of "SNL" and political parody. NBC/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty
Actress Amy Poehler also played Clinton in several "SNL" skits. Dana Edelson - NBC/AP Photo
Actors Taran Killam and Cecily Strong revealed their impersonations of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, on a "Saturday Night Live" episode in October.
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Larry David may have been born to play Bernie Sanders. The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star played the presidential candidate in a skit that was a parody of the CNN Democratic debate. David received favorable reviews of his depiction of the presidential candidate. AFP/Getty Images
President Bill Clinton laughs with lookalike Darrell Hammond at the annual dinner of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association in 1997. Hammond portrayed Clinton on "Saturday Night Live." Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo
Actress Tina Fey's parody of Sarah Palin became a favorite during the 2008 presidential election. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images | Dana Edelson/AP Photo
Actors Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis impersonated President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in a 2009 skit. AFP/Getty Images
"Saturday Night Live" often mocks presidential debates soon after they happened. Jason Sudeikis and Jay Pharoah portrayed Mitt Romney and Obama in 2012. John Moore/Getty Images | Dana Edelson/AP Photo/NBC
"Saturday Night Live" aired its own presidential debate for the 2004 election with Seth Meyers as John Kerry and Will Forte as President George W. Bush. Luke Frazza/AFP/Getty Images | Dana Edelson/AP Photo