Palin Set to Appear on SNL
Sarah Palin will get a chance to poke fun at herself -- and meet her doppelganger, Tina Fey -- in her first appearance on the comedy sketch show, "Saturday Night Live."
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sarah Palin is stepping into the lion's den, so to speak, when she makes her first appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend.
Actor Josh Brolin, who plays President Bush in Oliver Stone's new movie, "W", will host Saturday's episode.
John McCain's campaign confirmed Palin's appearance to FOX News. But spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker offered no details about what the Alaska governor will say or do.
The entertainment show's ratings has surged this season largely thanks to Tina Fey's wicked and dead-on impersonation of Palin. The hike in ratings has led to the show adding a half-hour program Thursday nights devoted to mocking the candidates.
Last week, Palin said she would love to be on the show with Fey and show her how she is really done.
"I love her," she said. "She's hot and she's so talented and it would be fun to either imitate her or keep on giving her more material and keep her in business."
Keeping her in business though is not what Fey wants. The comedian told TV Guide that she won't keep up her much acclaimed role as Palin if she becomes vice president -- much to the chagrin of political comedy fans.
*******"If she wins, I'm done. I can't do that for four years," Fey told the magazine. "And by 'I'm done,' I mean I'm leaving Earth."********
Fey has mastered Palin's folksiness while targeting the perception that she is all style and no substance.
McCain called Fey a "tremendous talent" during an appearance Thursday night on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman and predicted that Palin's appearance will probably draw a bigger audience than his debate with Barack Obama..
"Tina Fey does a great job," he said. "Sarah Palin enjoys it. She understands it's part of what politics is all about."
****Who else is gonna wait around to see Tina Fey jet propelling into the stratosphere?****** ala Barbara Streisand and Alec Baldwin? Me! Me! Pick me! (heh heh)