Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tina Fey Must Be Rooting For Sarah Palin To Win

The buzz of praise continues for Tina Fey's dead-on imitation of Sarah Palin on the last Saturday Night Live. As Canwest News Service reports:

Lorne Michaels and the gang at Saturday Night Live may be Barack Obama lovers at the core, but they might not be overly upset if GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a heartbeat away from a John McCain-occupied White House. That could mean Tina Fey doing "Seer-ah Pay-linn" impressions for at least the next four years.

Thanks in large part to Fey slipping seamlessly into the psyche of near-look-alike Palin on SNL's season premiere this past Saturday, the show drew 64 per cent more viewers than it did in last year's season opener. Millions more have caught, and are still catching, the Fey bit on the Internet.

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[T]here's no denying that the five minute skit which paired Fey as Palin with SNL cast member Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton will go down in the annals as one of the best-ever in the history of the show, which is saying something in light of the contributions made by Bill Murray, John Belushi, Steve Martin, Gilda Radner et al over SNL's 34 years.

For those who missed the skit, the Huffington Post has it here.

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