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    9 Times "SNL" Cast Members Looked Exactly Like The Celebrities They Were Impersonating, And 9 Times They Didn't Even Try

    Wearing a "Mahershala Ali" name tag does not, in fact, make a good Mahershala Ali costume.

    Putting on a live comedy show with up-to-date pop culture references isn't easy, but Saturday Night Live does it week after week. And while they sometimes nail their celebrity impersonations, other times it really looks nothing like them. Here are some of the best and the worst:

    1. Didn't even try: Pete Davidson as Machine Gun Kelly

    2. Spot on: Tina Fey as Sarah Palin

    3. Didn't even try: Beck Bennett as Javier Bardem

    4. Spot on: Heidi Gardner as Kristen Schaal

    5. Didn't even try: Andrew Dismukes as Keith Habersberger

    6. Spot on: Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris

    7. Didn't even try: Dan Aykroyd as Jimmy Carter

    8. Spot on: Will Ferrell as George W. Bush

    9. Didn't even try: Chris Redd as Mahershala Ali

    10. Spot on: Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway

    11. Didn't even try: Fred Armisen as Barack Obama

    12. Spot on: Fred Armisen as Prince

    13. Didn't even try: Taran Killam as Brad Pitt

    14. Spot on: Melissa Villaseñor as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    15. Didn't even try: Kate McKinnon as Lindsey Graham

    16. Spot on: Larry David as Bernie Sanders

    17. Didn't even try: Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford

    But they knew that.

    18. And finally, the best celebrity impression SNL has ever done: Kenan Thompson as Reba McEntire

    Did we miss your favorite SNL impression of all time? Tell us in the comments!

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