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Will Tina Fey play Sarah Palin this weekend?

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 10th 2008 5:21PM
Tina FeyOK, so everyone has made the observation that new Vice President nominee Sarah Palin looks a lot like Tina Fey (and to a lesser extent, Megan Mullally). So we're all wondering who is going to play Palin when the new season of Saturday Night Live bows this weekend. Fey is no longer on the show, so will they have to find someone else on the show to play Palin, perhaps Amy Poehler or Kristin Wiig?

There could be a subtle clue in this New York profile of 24 year-old humorist and SNL writer Simon Rich. After all the talk about his new book and the talk about how he desperately needs an ending to the novel he's writing, the interviewer asks him if Fey is indeed going to play Palin this weekend. The answer?

[Silence.]

When asked again, he says:

[Silence.]

Of course, one could read into this that he's only remaining silent because he's been told not to say anything one way or another on how the show is going to handle the Palin character. Just because he doesn't say anything doesn't mean that Fey is coming back, especially when you consider that SNL will need someone to play Palin a lot this season (on the show and probably on the political spinoff that's going to air on Thursday nights this election season) and they can't have Fey come in every single week (though 30 Rock is filmed in NYC...hmmmm).

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jim w

DEAR TINA,
YOU ARE NOT OF THIS EARTH TO BEGIN WITH. SO IF YOU DO GO BACK TO PLANET BITCH PLEASE TAKE ALL YOUR UGLY LIBERALS WITH YOU. BELIEVE ME YOU WILL NOT BE MISSED.
YOU MAY RESEMBLE SARAH PALIN WITH YOUR PROPS BUT YOU ARE NO WAY NEAR HER BEAUTY. INSIDE AND OUT. I NEVER THOUGHT YOU WERE FUNNY ANYWAY.
GO BACK TO UPPER DARBY WITH THE REST OF THE TRASH !!!!!!!!!!!

October 14 2008 at 4:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
deebopalula

Is it mostly guys on here saying that the only resemblance between Fey and Palin are the glasses? If so, that makes sense - the guys see the glasses and nothing else. Their mouths are the same, jawlines, dark hair, dark wide set eyes. Palin's cheeks are a little fuller. I bet when Tina was pregnant they could have been twins!

September 11 2008 at 5:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Harry

I think they should have Sarah Palin on as Tina Fey

September 11 2008 at 4:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
terry740

I think Obama should apologize...to the pig!

September 11 2008 at 10:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe stalin

I'm more interested in who is going to play Joe Biden. Sorry, in case you haven't heard this is the VP that the magnificent lord messiah Barrack Hussein Obama picked. Really, who has the charm (of a drunken letch), hair (thats one expensive wig), and wit (lessness)?

September 11 2008 at 8:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jim

Isn't Darrell Hammond still around?

September 11 2008 at 10:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

Darrell Hammond is playing McCain dude.

September 11 2008 at 9:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Martin

SNL should really use the gag and just put glasses on a pig!

September 11 2008 at 7:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Frank

Right, with the glasses thing, ALOT of women could pull of Sarah Palin.
I mean, that new Casey what's-her-face chick could do it.

I mean, you could put glasses on a pig...

Sorry.

September 10 2008 at 6:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Oreo

"I mean, you could put glasses on a pig..."

That's funnier than anything they will show on Saturday's show.

September 10 2008 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike Cerm

I forgot all about Casey Wilson. She was really under-utilized last season.

Kristen Wiig is really thin, and being a little heavier, Casey would probably look more like Palin. If Casey does play the part, that would free up Kristen Wiig (in a blonde wig) to play Cindy McCain, or someone else.

September 11 2008 at 1:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
KIrsch

what about the MILF from American Pie?

September 10 2008 at 6:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joel

So is this seriously a post about absolutely nothing?

September 10 2008 at 6:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony

"30 Rock" isn't just filmed in the same city as SNL. Parts of it are filmed in the same BUILDING - the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Hence, "30 Rock." During exterior shots and a few odd scenes, they're literally a few floors away from each other. I'd say the odds that Lorne picked up the phone on August 29th and said, "Riiiight. Um, Tina, I'm going to need you to pull a little double-duty between now and November," are about 10:1.

September 10 2008 at 6:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joel Keller

Tony, they may do exterior shots around 30 Rock, but the interior shots are done at the Silvercup Studios in Queens. They created an exact replication of the halls of 30 Rock when they built the soundstages for the show.

September 11 2008 at 1:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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