Sarah Palin will appear on SNL as herself

The internet has been buzzing with speculation that Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin may show up in a skit on Saturday Night Live. The Alaska governor, who is rapidly becoming what John McCain hates the most- a “celebrity”- has breathed new life into the venerable sketch show, thanks to the spot-on impersonation of her by SNL alum Tina Fey. Palin has been scheduled to appear on the Oct. 25th broadcast, playing herself, and not Fey as some outlets were reporting.

SOCCER moms and Joe Sixpacks, listen up. Get your beer, mooseburgers and caribou dips ready. Sarah Palin is doing “Saturday Night Live.” Not Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin doing “Saturday Night Live.” But the Sarah Herself. She has already OK’d it. She’s booked. It’s confirmed. Done deal. Sketches are being sketched as we speak. She – eyeglasses, haircomb, designer jacket and trunkful of gosh-darns, golly-gees and gol-dangs – will be on “SNL” Saturday night, Oct. 25. Sarah’s rehearsal time has already been penciled in for Friday the 24th. And it’s because she wants to do it.

[From New York Post]

In other SNL news, this year’s election has been such a huge boost for ratings, NBC has granted the show additional programming on other nights, too. Last night’s election special, on NBC’s coveted Thursday night lineup, drew good ratings and word is, there may be more prime time specials as we get closer to the election. If anyone caught the show last night, the best part was this send-up of this week’s town hall-style debate.

At any rate, last night’s 30-minute “SNL” seemed to have 90 minutes of sure-fire comedy crammed into it, the regulars drawing energy from their own luster. The debate spoof featured Fred Armisen as Obama, delivering answers in a dispassionate, monotonous singsong staccato, and Hammond as McCain, flashing abrupt and inappropriate grins, boasting obsessively about his maverick status in the Republican Party, and referring to Obama with such demeaning terms as “this character here,” “Junior over there” and “pee-pants over here.”

Those phrases were inspired by McCain’s strange use of “that one” to refer to Obama at one point in Tuesday night’s “town-hall” debate appearance.

Former “SNL” cast member Chris Parnell returned to do his impeccable impedimentary impression of NBC anchor emeritus Tom Brokaw — who, as in the real debate, was insatiably fixated on time limits for candidate answers as if this were a sacred charge he must dispatch with religious fidelity. Armisen’s Obama or Hammond’s McCain would start to answer a question and Parnell as Brokaw would shout, “Your time is up!” — interrupting them and hurrying on to the next question.

[From the Washington Post]

When Daryl Hammond as John McCain referred to Obama as “Pee-pants,” I laughed so hard I woke up the kids. That was damn funny. Let’s hope the SNL writers come up with something equally as hilarious for Palin to do.

Here’s the second Obama/McCain debate as shown on SNL last night. (It might not play in all browsers or even show up – it doesn’t show up for me in Google Chrome – as this is NBC’s version. If you can’t see the video below, you can view it on NBC’s site here.)

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  1. Tia says:

    In other words she will appear as a complete dummy who is against womens rights, hates defenseless animals and is a terrible human being.. I got it

  2. daisy424 says:

    Funny write up MSat :-)
    I’ll be watching :wink:

  3. Syko says:

    But I like the Tina Fey Sarah better than the real Sarah!

  4. Lizzie (greeneyed fem) says:

    I miss Chris Parnell.

  5. Hmm says:

    If SNL is going to give Palin a platform a week and a half before the election, they should also invite Biden or Obama to be on the show as well.

  6. Leandra says:

    Is she going to drape a dead caribou over her shoulders too? Or bring the “First Dude” with her, you know the guy who wanted Alaska to break away from the US to form it’s own nation. Wink, wink.

  7. Enn says:

    Wow. They are going to tear her apart and she doesn’t even realize it. :twisted:

  8. tacy says:

    Palin is an idiot. She is too self-absorbed to realize it though. I hope she gets ripped to shreds. It’s what she deserves. How the American public can even beging to endorse or support her is a mystery to me.

  9. Kaiser says:

    Daryl Hammond is a f-cking genius.

    And Palin is going to be lucky to avoid censure for the Troopergate investigation. It should be an interesting SNL tonight!

  10. Orangeitjulius says:

    She’s a ruthlessly ambitious, dangerous idiot. Keep her mug off TV as much as possible!

    Hilarious skit–the best of the bunch so far.

  11. JaundiceMachine says:

    I said it once, and I’ll say it again . . .

    KA-LI MAA!!!!

  12. DLR says:

    If ya can’t beat them, join them! Does this mean we’ll see Obama and McCain on SNL too considering the razzing they got for their debate?

  13. cara says:

    I like her but I still won’t watch SNL. It hasn’t been funny since Jan Hooks left. And that was decades ago.

  14. Feebee says:

    I think Gov Palin is getting caught up in and is now believing her own publicity. At least we know she capable with rehearsed answers. Will she even get the jokes?