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Agents of SHIELD Gets a Saturday Night Live Shout-Out

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ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has one very notable -- if fictional -- fan, according to the latest episode of Saturday Night Live.

The cold open for last weekend's episode of the popular sketch comedy series had Alec Baldwin's President Donald Trump hold a press conference to declare a national emergency, mocking his real-life announcement from this past Friday. As the President decides which reporter to take a question from, he decides to answer a question from ABC, as he is a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series. Series co-creator and co-showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen shared the clip on her Instagram account.

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The series is poised to return for a shortened sixth season this May, with the eponymous team still reeling from the loss of leader Phil Coulson at the end of Season 5. In the interim, a mysterious doppelgänger resembling the veteran S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is poised to make his appearance in the upcoming season in an unknown capacity.

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Whether Baldwin's parody portrayal of Trump will eagerly be awaiting the Season 6 premiere has yet to be seen.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to return for its sixth season in May 2019 on ABC with 13 new episodes. The series stars Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Henry Simmons, Iain De Caestecker, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Elizabeth Henstridge

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