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Watch SNL Stand With Paris in a Touching Cold Open

Cecily Strong opens SNL.

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SNL opened this week with one of its more sober moments in recent memory: a brief, moving message of support from a dewy-eyed Cecily Strong to a grieving Paris, a day after terrorist attacks ravaged the city. Strong recited the message twice, once in English and once in French, before segueing into her “Live from New York …” line:

Read more of Slate’s coverage of the Paris attacks.