Rob Schneider: Kate McKinnon's 'Hallelujah' cover Killed 'SNL

Rob Schneider thinks that Kate McKinnon's "Hallelujah" performance as Hillary Clinton effectively ended "Saturday Night Live."

"Saturday Night Live" was permanently killed, Rob Schneider said in a recent interview, when Kate McKinnon performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". 

McKinnon mocked Clinton throughout the 2016 campaign, but the post-election episode of the program opened with McKinnon's Hillary playing the piano and singing "Hallelujah” 

Aside from "Saturday Night Live," Schneider criticized other late-night talk shows for "indoctrinating" their audience

McKinnon, who thanks to her work on "SNL" has garnered two Emmy nominations for supporting actress in a comedy series and is up for a third this year

The comedian referred to the tune as "the most beautiful song ever created," adding that it was among his personal top three songs of all time. 

Schmidt's career began with "Saturday Night Live"  as a writer in 1988, before joining the cast in 1990.