writers had just one day to rewrite part of the show after audio of Donald Trump making vulgar comments back in 2005 surfaced.
And the show's comedians wasted no time in skewering the Republican presidential candidate and his campaign over the latest scandal, with Alec Baldwin once again nailing his impersonation, donning a blonde wig and copious amounts of orange foundation.
The skit launched into a mashup of last week's vice presidential debate between Sen. Tim Kaine and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump's lewd leaked video, his late-night apology and the GOP's mass exodus away from their own nominee.
Baldwin, who first portrayed the billionaire businessman during a hilarious SNL sketch last week, certainly didn't disappoint this time around, proving he's well and truly perfected the signature pout.
CNN's "Brooke Baldwin," played by Cecily Strong, grilled "Trump" over the leaked audio captured during a hot mic conversation with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush in 2005.
"Are you not entertained?" Baldwin begins, before taking the time to formally "apple-a-gise".
"What I am doing is apple-a-gising to all the people who were offended by my statements. But more importantly, to the people who were turned on by them. I hear it's really 50/50," he said.
Baldwin's Trump then attempts to further explain his comments. "I was trying to look cool. What normal red-blooded American doesn't want to impress THE Billy Bush?"
Continuing to mimic Trump's mannerisms, Baldwin asks the voters to cut him some slack.
"This was way back in 2005, it was eleven years ago back when I was just a young childish 59-year-old man."
He then calls on women to give him another chance. "Listen, women, if you give me a chance, I can do a whole lot more than just grab it," Baldwin's Trump says, referencing the mogul's real-life comments.
Later in the show, Cecily Strong, as the CNN anchor, talks to Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton, who was busy preparing for Sunday night's debate at her HQ: