Saturday Night Live had only a day to re-write whatever cold open existed before audio of Donald Trump bragging about his sexual assault techniques emerged, but, of course, they were able to address the matter. In the cold open, Alec Baldwin's eerily perfect Trump actually gives an interview (versus his solo, hostage video-style apology) to CNN, so he can "apple-a-gize":

"What I am doing is apple-a-gizing to all the people who were offended by my statements. But more importantly, to the people who were turned on by them. I hear it's really 50/50," he said. As for why he would say such awful things, Baldwin's Trump explains, "I was trying to look cool. What normal red-blooded American doesn’t want to impress THE Billy Bush?" and notes that Billy Bush is the most important Bush in this election.

"Listen, women, if you give me a chance, I can do a whole lot more than just grab it. I can also bop it, twist it and pull it," Baldwin as Trump exclaimed, gesticulating to show his grabbers.

(The "Trump interview" interrupted a re-broadcast of the Vice Presidential debate, features Mikey Day as Tim Kaine and Bruce Bennett at Mike Pence, with Melissa Villasenor as the moderator. She acknowledged, I'm the new Hispanic castmember and tonight I'll be playing Asian moderator Elaine Quijano ... because baby steps.")

Later, Cecily Strong, as the CNN anchor, talks to Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton, who was apparently preparing for the debate:

Also, "Clinton" gave her supporters a message:

The cold open also featured multiple Trump "hot mic" moments, including a reference to the excellent Ted Cruz phone bank meme.

Check back for a full recap of the show, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, and clips later!