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SNL Skit Mocks First Presidential Debate

Hannah Madans |
October 7, 2012 | 1:56 p.m. PDT

Senior News Editor

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Now that presidential debates have begun, so too have "Saturday Night Live" sketches mocking them.

This weeks opening skit featured Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney and Jay Pharoah as Barack Obama.

Former cast member Chris Parnell was also present as debate moderator Jim Lehrer.

In the sketch, Obama was distracted from the debate when he realized he had forgotten to buy an anniversary present for First Lady Michelle Obama. He was also distrcted by Denver's high altitude.

Romney, on the other hand, described his "41 basic element plan," complete with "three outright lies."

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