One day ahead of Hillary Clinton's planned entry into the 2016 presidential race, Saturday Night Live sent up the former secretary of state with a cold open featuring Kate McKinnon as the almost-candidate and Darrell Hammond as her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
The sketch shows a nervous Clinton struggling to tape an announcement video on her own cellphone. "I'm scared. I'm kidding. Let's do this," the character says, launching into some verbal warm-up exercises, including "Hillary's a granny with a twinkle in her eye." An assistant suggests she scrap an early take"Citizens, you will elect me. I will be your leader"by deleting it from her phone, to which she jokes: "Know a thing or two about that."
An unhelpful Bill, hovering in the background, interrupts her with jokes about women, cellphone cameras, and a thinly veiled desire to return to politics himself.
In a dig at a potential Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton's character says former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley "sounds like a Simpsons character." (The real O'Malley tweeted: "For the record, I've always loved The Simpsons.")