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Sarah Palin wants to be one of the cool SNL kids

by Annie Wu, posted Oct 6th 2008 7:03PM
Fey and PoehlerNew York magazine has reported that the Saturday Night Live team is brainstorming some way to involve the real Sarah Palin in one of the upcoming "Weekend Update" episodes. Word is, she might play Tina Fey in a spoof of her American Express commercial. Granted, this will gain Palin some of those much needed cool points with the comedy crowd, but I'm having trouble picturing this actually coming to fruition. It's fun enough trying to picture what the writers would put her through, because they haven't made any attempts to hide how they feel about her.

As some of you may remember, Barack Obama made a brief appearance as himself back in November and John McCain even hosted years and years ago. Those went over pretty well, but SNL's previous treatment of their characters wasn't quite as scathing as that of Palin. On the other hand, Monica Lewinsky got a lot of bad jokes on that show and her surprise appearance opposite Darell Hammond's Bill Clinton -- my God, it just hit me that he's still on the show -- was very good. Did I just link Sarah Palin and Monica Lewinsky? Yes. Yes, I did.

Remember that SNL is still doing normal Saturday programming but has added Thursday election-centric episodes after The Office. Check out this article for the schedule break-down.

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andy

SNL is funny.. The filth, hatred & lies that Palin/McCain are spreading are not. I won't watch Palin destroy this country and I don't care to see her on SNL. I would like to see her answer a few questions and explain away her guilty verdict for abusing her powers.

October 13 2008 at 2:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bced21

Palin is an idiot. She should be a regular on SNL

October 07 2008 at 5:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tony

Wow! Didn't take long for the Right Wing Hate Machine to turn on.

October 07 2008 at 5:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bryan

I was just thinking the other day that it would fun if Sarah Palin guested on SNL. She should do it. Just for fun.

I don't care about Obama's middle name. Regardless of what it is, he's not good for this country. He's got poor judgement, as evidenced by his alliances with people like Ayers and Wright, Rezko. He's been campaigning half of his term in the Senate, wouldn't support the Live Birth Bill that would have protected babies born in botched abortions, and didn't support the surge in Iraq. The only thing we know he's good at is making a great speech about nothing. He's no JFK, he's no Reagan and he's no President I would trust. The truth is that if a white guy were running on the same record and the same skills, he wouldn't even be the nominee. Colin Powell would probably get my vote if he ran, so it's not race that worries me, it's character.

October 07 2008 at 4:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Andrew

Voting against things like the surge and the Live Birth Bill doesn't show that he has bad judgement, it just shows his stance on issues.

October 07 2008 at 10:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Patrick

So sad Annie... you just don't get it.

Linking the Governor of Alaska with a woman most notably known for giving oral sex in the oval office does not make you clever or witty... nor was the reference fleeting or accidental.

No... it was purposeful and snarky.

You are quite proud of yourself and Annie... that speeks volumes about you.

October 07 2008 at 3:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tina

I would love to see Sara Palin on SNL. It has been so boring for a long time. I think Palin will rock the house just like she did during the debate with Biden. He looked like he didn't know what hit him. All he could do is try to keep his lip from quivering and recite the same old boring stuff he has talked about for years. Like it or not Sara is fresh and fantastic. Keep shakin in your boots peeps, the fight is on. I am, WAS an undecided voter and a Democrat. I am so happy I have a better choice than Barack Hussein Obama (I am sorry I just don't trust him).

October 07 2008 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
boxlight

Sarah Palin *must* appear on SNL spoofing Tina Fey. They should do a 30 ROCK sketch and a Baby Mama sketch, and a "bitch is the new black" segment on Weekend Update.

For SNL, it would be drop-dead *classic* hilarity.

For Palin, it would cool up her image and defuse the SNL barrage.

October 07 2008 at 3:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Patrick

God ole' Annie -- just couldn't resist linking Sarah Palin with Monica Lewinsky.

Very respectful Annie... and sooo very typical of your rants about Republicans (most notably on the Daily Show). TV Squad sucks! Can't you possibly find some commentators that are NOT in the tank for Obama???

October 07 2008 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Annie W.

Haha, I obviously didn't hesitate to acknowledge the unintended horribleness of that link in my post. There's not really anything to call out here because there's clearly no real link between Palin and Lewinsky. I'm sorry I had to actually comment to clarify.

October 07 2008 at 3:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kitty

yeah right. this comes after Palin argues that Tina Fey was not first to do her but that she claims to have dressed as Fey for Halloween before. Uh-huh....she would have already passed around the pictures, and wouldn't that just make her sooooo cool. Funny, seems Fey's political viewpoints would deter Palin from ever wanting to truly associate herself with her, but gosh doesn't the publicity feel good? Guess thats what happens when you're a former journalist trying to put a good spin on being shown as a true fool on national television.

October 07 2008 at 2:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sunnyday

Hey, I never heard of Tina Fey before and can't stand her now. She's not as pretty as Palin in spite of similarities and obviously never heard of having any respect for the candidates or process of our gov't. I don't see Sarah wasting her time in response and I'm not even a Republican and not voting for her, but I do like her a lot. Of course, I'm not about to vote for muslims to take over our country either.

October 07 2008 at 2:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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