Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon is having a career year, so much so that the “coincidental” timing of the upcoming Ghostbusters and the Election might seem suspect. It’s like Hillary Clinton should call Dan Aykroyd for help, or just to talk UFOs for a bit.
Because “Hillary takes Manhattan” is a hilarious premise in itself, McKinnon uses Metrocardgate as the centerpiece of the cold open. She swipes and swipes, each time bumping into the turnstile with the force of a Wall Street bull. Finally, enough is enough and she tries to hop the gate and skip the fare—don’t worry, she’ll pardon herself eventually.