Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face each other, and likely a record television audience, in the first general election debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face each other, and likely a record television audience, in the first general election debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

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Tonight's the night. After more than a year of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump calling each other liars and untrustworthy from afar, the pair will debate face-to-face. 

The debate begins at 8 p.m. and you can watch a number of ways, which are detailed here. 

No TV, no problem: How to watch Monday's presidential debate

Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News will moderate the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

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Have your drinks? Have your snacks? Make sure you hit the restroom before the debate starts — it's scheduled to be 90-minutes without commercials or bathroom breaks.

Alright, everyone! Raise a glass to the Founding Fathers, take a shot for the Constitution and make sure you're registered to vote before diving into this drinking game: 

If Trump says, "Make America great again," take a swig of Bud Light.

If Clinton says, "Stronger together," take a sip of chardonnay.

Take a drink whenever a candidate mentions their website.

If Trump says how he is doing in the polls, take a drink. 

If moderator Lester Holt fact-checks a candidate, take a shot. 

If Trump says he's going to build a wall, take a shot. 

Take a drink if Trump says, "Sad!"

Take a drink if Clinton interrupts Trump. 

If Trump says something racist, take a drink. 

If Clinton reminds the audience that Trump is supported by David Duke, take a drink. 

If Trump says "yuge," take a tiny sip of your drink.

If Hillary mentions her grandchildren, put on a diaper and chug the rest of your milk.

If the Clinton email scandal is mentioned, take a drink. 

If Clinton coughs, take five shots — try not to cough while you take them. 

Chug if Mark Cuban busts on stage to confront either candidate.

If Trump mentions Monica Lewinsky, Gennifer Flowers, or any of Bill Clinton's other extramarital affairs: take a shot, take another shot, finish the bottle, open another bottle, finish that one too.

Staff writers Jordan Rudner, Jamie Lovegrove and Samantha Ketterer contributed to this report.

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