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The first post-Trump 'Saturday Night Live' got deep with a Leonard Cohen tribute

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Election Week Cold Open - SNL

This is how "Saturday Night Live" started off its first performance after Donald Trump won the presidential election: Kate McKinnon (as Hillary Clinton) playing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Cohen, a legendary songwriter, died earlier this week.

Many praised the show despite striking an unusual tone for a comedy show.

McKinnon's performance was called "magnificent."

Though some thought it was over the top.

Dave Chappelle later took the stage as host and offered a long opening monologue that touched on the stress of the election, praise for President Obama, and the obligatory Harambe references. Chappelle had faced criticism for seemingly defending Trump's "hot mic" tape. (NSFW audio)

He definitely had at least one high-profile fan.

One of his closing lines hit home for many viewers.

The show previously drew President-elect Trump's criticism.

What did you think of the post-Trump 'SNL'?

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