SNL stands with Paris: Watch Cecily Strong support France after terrorist attack (VIDEO).

Watch SNL Stand With Paris in a Touching Cold Open

Watch SNL Stand With Paris in a Touching Cold Open

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Nov. 15 2015 12:29 AM

Watch SNL Stand With Paris in a Touching Cold Open

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Cecily Strong opens SNL.

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SNL opened this week with one of its more sober moments in recent memory: a brief, moving message of support from a dewy-eyed Cecily Strong to a grieving Paris, a day after terrorist attacks ravaged the city. Strong recited the message twice, once in English and once in French, before segueing into her “Live from New York ...” line:

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