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3 things we hope you caught during Dave Chappelle's appearance on Saturday Night Live 

America needed a hard laugh after one of the most divisive elections in the nation's history. 

Yellow Springs area resident Dave Chappelle delivered more than a few during an episode of of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" that caused some to cringe (the tongue kissing and breastfeeding skits, to name a few) and others to tear up (his opening monologue).

The local connection was not lost on the Miami Valley. The Little Art Theatre in downtown Yellow Springs even screened the show for village residents. Here are some highlights we hope you caught.


1.) CHAPPELLE'S OLIVE BRANCH

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SNL cast member Kate McKinnon brought up the feels for some dressed as Hillary Clinton, while playing and singing "Hallelujah." 

The haunting song was made famous by Jeff Buckley and recently-deceased composer Leonard Cohen.

>> MORE: Watch Kate McKinnon's emotional performance of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' on SNL

After breaking down the election through jokes and observations, Chappelle offered an olive branch to President-elect Donald Trump in an opening monologue many have called powerful.


 Chappelle praised President Barack Obama for doing a "good job" and talked about a recent White House party he attended sponsored by BET. 

"I thought about how happy everybody was, these people who had been historically disenfranchised. And it made me feel hopeful, and it made me feel proud to be an American, and it made me very happy about the prospects of our country," Chappelle said. 

He ended with an emotional message about Trump. 

"I’m wishing Donald Trump luck, and I’m going to give him a chance, and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one, too," Chappelle said. "Thank you very much."


2.) CHAPPELLE'S DAUGHTER

The crowd at the Little Art no doubt recognized one of the adorable little girl in the Vanessa Bayer “Kids Talk Politics” segment as Chappelle's daughter, Sonal Chappelle. 

Other kids in the segment referred to the president-elect as having “weird, fake hair” or being kind of a “kind of a bully." 

When Sonal Chappelle was asked about Donald Trump, she had plenty to say.

“He unleashed racism and xenophobia. We now must return to the dark ages of white presidents," she said. "Also my dad said that Donald Trump will stop and frisk my cat. We have a black cat. His name’s Pussy,” she said, before Chappelle came to pick her up. 

"Sounds like someone is dropping some truth,” Chappelle said, praising his little girl.   


Kids Talk Trump
Watch Saturday Night Live "Kids Talk Trump" highlight on NBC.com

3.) CHAPPELLE'S COMEBACK

Dave Chappelle was on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 12, 2016. File photo.

At the show's end, Chappelle said his appearance was part of a comeback. 

But as the lyrics to LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" says, the Dayton area knows he's been here for years. 

"Making a comeback is scary as hell," Chappelle said. "I wouldn't even call it a comeback, but whatever it is, it is  so much better to not come along." 

RELATED: Why Chappelle says he rarely gives interviews

He thanked the episode's musical guess were A Tribe Called Quest. The band recently released "We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service," its first album in 18 years. 

A Tribe Called Quest members Q-Tip and Jarobi White were among the celebrities spotted in Yellow Springs last month for Dave Chappelle's Juke Joint at Whitehall Farms in Yellow Springs.  

>> MORE: Every last celebrity was in Yellow Springs for Dave Chappelle's Juke Joint

 Bradley Cooper, whom Chappelle referred to several times during his SNL episode, was also at the Juke Joint. 

Cooper was in Yellow Springs at least twice recently. 

>> MORE: Why was Bradley Cooper in town...again?

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