Since Saturday Night Live first aired 40 years ago, the sketch-comedy show has seen its fair share of politicians. On Nov. 7, Donald Trump will host SNL, but he isn’t the first candidate to do so—Ralph Nader first hosted in 1977—but no host has gone on to win the presidency. Already, the show has featured numerous spoofs of the 2016 presidential campaigns, and Hillary Clinton has made a guest appearance.
The show is so entrenched in politics, presidential elections in particular, that academic institutions have studied what they call the “SNL effect.”
One 2012 study published by East Carolina University found that after being exposed to a sketch of Tina Fey impersonating former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, viewers’ approval of Palin declined.
From political impersonations to guest appearances from presidents and presidential hopefuls, these are SNL’s best political moments.
A full collection of political sketches can be found on SNL’s YouTube channel.