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Draw 'the Prophet Muhammad': 'SNL' Goes There

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"I haven’t laughed this hard at an SNL skit in a very long time."

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"Saturday Night Live" returned this week with a fresh episode hosted by actress Reese Witherspoon.

Rand Paul on a skateboard, a shirtless Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina on motorcycle and a bass-playing Mike Huckabee were among the growing field of 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls targeted in the show's opening segment.

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However, it was "Picture Perfect," a spoof on the classic TV game show "Pictionary," that was getting all of the attention on social media.

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In the sketch, contestant Daniel Hoffman, played by Bobby Moynihan, is handed a card with the challenge to draw "the Prophet Muhammad."

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Paralyzed by fear, "Daniel" hands off the task to his celebrity partner, Reginald VelJohnson, played by Keenan Thompson, who fares no better.

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The prompt to draw Muhammad was in reference to the attack in Garland, Texas, last week at a free speech event that featured cartoons of the Muslim prophet, the depiction of whom is prohibited in the Islamic faith.

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