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Dave Chapelle pretty much singlehandedly sent Saturday Night Live ratings through the roof, allowing the late-night comedy program to reach new records.

Last week’s episode, with musical guest A Tribe Called Quest, aired just days after the nation shockingly elected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. So, whoever was going to take the stage needed to come with some real fire — and Chapelle did just that. But would you expect otherwise?

According to Live+Same Day ratings from Nielsen, the November 12 episode had the most viewers and highest ratings since 2013, when Jimmy Fallon hosted and Justin Timberlake was the musical guest.

In case you missed it, Chapelle’s opening monologue was complete with quips, jabs and, of course, constant reminders that somehow the people of this nation put Trump in the Oval.

“America’s done it, we’ve actually elected an Internet troll as our president,” the comedian said. “The whites are serious. Never seen anything like it. Haven’t seen white people this sad since the O.J.”

Chapelle went on to joke about other major current events, including the killing of Harambe the gorilla and Black Lives Matter. “Why do we have to say that Black lives matter? I admit, that’s not the best slogan, but McDonald’s already took ‘you deserve a break today.'”

The comedian was a fan pleaser, but it turns out, viewers didn’t get a chance to see all the tricks Chapelle had up his sleeve. There was one skit cut from the show that showed the 43-year-old as an arrogant swan.

In the visual, titled “Motel Painting,” the swan, voiced by Chapelle, is situated in a motel painting surrounded by water and ducks. The ducks seem to think the swan isn’t pulling his weight around the pond. “Oh, wait, I’m sorry, do you have a long, gorgeous neck?” Chappelle says. “Have you inspired countless ballets?”

The ducks clap back, “There was one ballet.”

“And what was it called?” Chappelle says. “It wasn’t called Duck Lake.” 

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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