Rob Schneider says ‘SNL’ was ‘over’ after Kate McKinnon performed ‘Hallelujah’ as Hillary Clinton

Actor Rob Schneider was aware of when “Saturday Night Live” had come to an end.

The downfall of the popular comedy show was attributed to Kate McKinnon’s performance of “Hallelujah” while portraying Hillary Clinton, according to the former “SNL” cast member, who began his journey as a writer for the show back in 1989.

The 58-year-old, who subsequently became a cast member from 1990 to 1994, criticized the show’s notorious cold open after the 2016 election.

Rob Schneider sounded off on McKinnon dressing as Clinton for the post-2016 election cold open, stating when he saw the performance he thought the show "was over."
Rob Schneider sounded off on McKinnon dressing as Clinton for the post-2016 election cold open, stating when he saw the performance he thought the show “was over.”
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“I dislike criticizing my own show,” the star of “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” expressed on “The Glenn Beck Podcast” Saturday.

I prayed literally and she started playing ‘Hallelujah’ as Hillary Clinton. When Kate McKinnon went out on ‘Saturday Night Live’, she was dressed as Hillary Clinton and all of that happened in the cold opening.

Kate McKinnon plays Hillary Clinton, as she sings Leonard Cohen
Kate McKinnon plays Hillary Clinton as she sings Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during the post-election cold open sketch on “SNL.”
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Schneider exclaimed, “‘It’s finished. It’s done. It’s not going to return,'” and there was no punchline in the conclusion, and I pleaded, “‘Please refrain from doing this. Kindly avoid going down that path.'”

McKinnon’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s popular song has been watched over 13 million times on the official YouTube page of the show.

McKinnon, 38, portrayed a parody version of Clinton on the series throughout the 2016 election cycle. She left “SNL” earlier this year.

McKinnon told Esquire that “Hallelujah” is the most beautiful song I have ever written in my entire life, out of my top three songs.

“I had always interpreted ‘Hallelujah’ within the framework of a romantic connection, just like most of us,” MacKinnon informed the media.

It’s worth the effort, but it can be laborious, my dear, and what love truly entails. I had a sudden realization from a fresh perspective, at this very moment when it evoked strong emotions among people nationwide, regardless of their stance. It was a moment of unexpectedness and intense emotions, this particular line — And then.

From left to right — Heidi Gardner, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon, and host Natasha Lyonne appear on the Womens Commercial sketch for SNL.
(From left) Heidi Gardner, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon and host Natasha Lyonne appear on the “Women’s Commercial” sketch for “SNL.”
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The comedian stated, “it will consistently be of value, and that it’s valuable. However, the implementation has been extensive and challenging and we’re still in the process of perfecting it, that’s the most exquisite concept in the universe, and all individuals are formed equal. I suddenly comprehended it as, like, the affection for this notion that is the United States of America.”

Recently, McKinnon revealed why she quit the hit sketch show in May, saying that after 10 memorable years, her body felt tired and she was exhausted.