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Watch Tom Hanks as a Trump Supporter in SNL’s Surprisingly Astute Black Jeopardy Sketch

Tom Hanks plays Trump-supporting contestant Doug on Saturday Night Live’s “Black Jeopardy.”


Saturday Night Live has not been kind on Donald Trump supporters over the past few months. After all, the show directly called them white supremacists a few months ago. But last night, the show took a more subtle, albeit uncomfortable, turn as Tom Hanks put on a red “Make America Great Again” cap and a graying goatee to play Doug, a Trump-supporting guest on Black Jeopardy. Hosted by Kenan Thompson as Darnell Hayes, this episode of Black Jeopardy looked to be an easy setup to mercilessly mock Trump supporters at every turn. Instead, it revealed that conspiracy theorist Doug had a lot more in common with the other contestants—Leslie Jones as Shanice and Sasheer Zamata as Keeley—than most people would have likely expected.

As Doug continually answered questions correctly about the upcoming election and life in general, the contestants are increasingly surprised to learn they have similar views on several issues. Hayes even goes over to Doug to shake his hand at one point. That is until the final category comes up on the board—“Lives That Matter.” And that’s as far as it goes: “It was good while it lasted, Doug,” Hayes says.