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10/03/2012 01:32 pm ET

'SNL' Debates: Every Showdown From Carter To Romney (VIDEO)

Tonight marks the first real presidential debate in four years, even though it may seem like we've been in a state of perpetual debating for the last year or so. But let's face it: Is there any reason for a presidential debate other than to see how "Saturday Night Live" will spoof it the following weekend?

We've compiled every "SNL" debate available online, going all the way back to the Gerald Ford/Jimmy Carter debate parodies from the first season that helped put the show on the map.

Also, Bill Murray played Ted Kennedy once. That was a thing.

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