<em>Saturday Night Live</em> Saturday Night Live

Taraji P. Henson embraced her inner Cookie Lyon to host Saturday Night Livefor the first time this weekend, marveling in her opening monologue that "white people finally know who I am!," thanks to her starring turn on Fox's Empire.

The episode's cold open spoofed Hillary Clinton's official announcement that she's running for president, which is expected to come Sunday. (Who else can't wait for 19 months of Kate McKinnon's impersonation week after week???)

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Check out highlights from the show below:

Hillary Clinton Cold Open: God bless Kate McKinnon for her pitch-perfect mocking of Hillary Clinton (featuring a special appearance by Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton).

Taraji P. Henson's opening monologue: Henson sings a gospel song about how her life would have been different if she hadn't made it in show business.

Game of Thrones: South Centros:Game of Thrones is branching out from Westeros this season. An episode directed by John Singleton (and featuring Ice Cube) takes place in the land known as "South Centros."

Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy: On "Weekend Update," Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy (Vanessa Bayer) explains Passover with help from his father, Billy Crystal in a surprise guest appearance.

Hollywood Game Night:Come for McKinnon's Jane Lynch impression, stay for Henson's take on Wanda Sykes.

Cookie Goes to Sesame Street: Look out, Elmo! There's a new kind of Cookie Monster on Sesame Street ...