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'SNL' Uses Star-Studded Lineup to Make a Trump Parody of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

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It's the last Saturday Night Live of 2018, and the late-night sketch show went all out with holiday cheer and the excess of stars who have played various members of the Donald Trump administration throughout the season. In a parody of the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life, Alec Baldwin's President Trump wonders what life would be like if he'd never been elected President. Well, there's an angel on hand to show him what life would be like without a Trump presidency, just like Clarence Odbody did for George Bailey. The lesson, however, is much different. 

Over the course of the nine-minute (!) sketch, all the ghosts of SNL past show up as their cameo roles in the Trump administration. There's Ben Stiller as recently sentenced lawyer Michael Cohen. There's Robert De Niro as head of the Special Counsel Investigation into the administration's ties to Russia. Then there's the legend himself, host Matt Damon as Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who is REALLY here for the party and can't wait to hang out with Squee. Kavanaugh even gives Trump his favorite item -- a calendar -- featuring a different beer for every day of the year. The guy likes beer! 

It's a fun holiday fantasy, but in the end, it's just a fantasy. And, of course, Donald Trump learns nothing from his spiritual journey. Happy holidays! 

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Wes Rendar is a writer and Saturday Night Live expert at Thrillist.