Appearing in a fake political advertisement, McCain said, "I ask you, what should we be looking for in our next president? Certainly, someone who is very, very, very old."
After reeling off a few one-liners about runaway congressional spending, McCain said, "Controlling government spending isn't just about Republicans or Democrats. It's about being able to look your children in the eye. Or in my case, my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren, the youngest of whom are nearing retirement." (Watch video clip)
McCain also joked about the prolonged Democratic race in a separate appearance on "Weekend Update." He urged Democrats not to pick a candidate too soon and said he'd be perfectly happy if two Democratic names appeared on the November ballot. (Watch video clip)
Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had their SNL moments earlier in the season. Obama made a brief cameo last fall in a sketch in which he crashed a Halloween party thrown by Hillary Clinton, and Clinton appeared in March alongside her SNL imperonator, Amy Poehler, to deliver an "editorial response" to a mock presidential debate.
McCain last appeared on SNL in 2002, when he hosted the show and took part in series of sketches, the most memorable of which featured him trying to impersonate Barbra Streisand.
SNL's Clinton-Obama Ad
The funniest political bit from SNL's finale was this faux Obama-Clinton campaign ad, a spoof of the NBA's "There Can Be Only One" split-screen ads, which featured both candidates delivering a disjointed message.
SNL Political Skits
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