Alec Baldwin and 'Trump Family' Please the Lord in SNL Season Finale

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The cold open from the season finale of 'Saturday Night Live'
The cold open from the season finale of 'Saturday Night Live,' May 20, 2017Credit: Screen grab

Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump once last time this season to help conclude one of “Saturday Night Live's” most successful seasons ever. The show, which has become central to the political discourse in the United States, ended the year in style with a rendition of Leonard Cohen's standard "Hallelujah."

The episode began with Baldwin's Trump sitting at the piano singing "Hallelujah" alone, but as the sketch continued he was joined by the other cast members who helped lampoon the Trump administration over the last many months.

Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway, Beck Bennett as Mike Pence, Aidy Bryant as deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the grim reaper Steve Bannon and actress Scarlett Johansson's Ivanka helped joined Baldwin in chorus to end the poetic song.

“I’m not giving up because I didn’t do anything wrong,” Baldwin's Trump exclaimed at the end of the song. “But I can’t speak for any of these people.”

"Saturday Night Live" also bid farewell to two of its longtime cast members, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan, in a graduation skit during the season finale.

Here is a look back at some of SNL's best episodes from the past season:

'When the Jews Are Away, the Goys Will Play': SNL Spoofs Trump's Second Week

On SNL, Trump Sends Steve Bannon to the Basement as Jared Kushner Takes Over the Oval Office

On 'SNL,' Trump Gives 'Spicey' the Kiss of Death and Explains the Real Reason He Fired Comey

Alec Baldwin's Trump Celebrates a Very Putin Christmas on 'Saturday Night Live'

SNL Skewers 'Morning Joe' and Asks: 'Where in the World Is Kellyanne Conway?'

Complicit: SNL Skewers Ivanka Trump With Hilarious, Mock Perfume Ad

Sean 'Spicy' Spicer Comes Back to SNL, Rips Press for Failure to Report Nordstrom Terror Attack

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