Waymon Hudson

Sarah Palin on SNL

Filed By Waymon Hudson | October 19, 2008 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment, Politics
Tags: Amy Poehler, Sarah Palin, Saturday Night Live, SNL, Tina Fey

Sarah Palin crawled out of her media black hole and made her much buzzed about appearance on Saturday Night Live last night. The cast was hilarious, continuing the hard-hitting political satire they have been famous for this season (I love you Tina Fey!!!).

Here's the opening of the show:

The funny (at Palin's expense) Weekend Update Rap after the jump!

Okay, so Palin went on SNL. She's a good sport. But I think it actually made her seem more out of touch and slightly dim- like she wasn't in on the jokes being told right around her. She just smiled and clapped along, like in this AMAZING rap by Amy Poehler on Weekend Update.

Did Palin even listen to the words? Yikes!

What do you think, Projectors? Did she hit a home run or just shoot the moose?


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Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | October 19, 2008 1:53 PM

I am so glad that while she has little time for interviews with journalists who may ask her real questions, that Palin has time to appear on SNL.

I watched it and thought, "That's it??" I think you're right, the SNL crew did a good job but she contributed nothing other than demonstrate that she could "laugh at herself." I also suspect she's busy plotting tax evasion charges against all of Hollywood and the media for when she (thinks) she'll be VP. She was really not quite there, big surprise. I think she needs her own scriptwriters to come up with any material.

Well I'm and I don't know if relieved is the right word for my feelings about her willingness to subject herself to that kind of ribbing. I mean there is a difference between thick skinned and clueless.

It was a little light on the self-deprecation, eh? Others did it for her. Talk about managed by the campaign!

And why wasn't the obligation to do a sit-down interview part of the negotiations? She should have been required to do a real interview to be able to be on Saturday Night Live. SNL is a perk.

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | October 19, 2008 10:04 PM

I found her SNL skits to be anticlimactic. It occurred to me that they kept her lines short and simple because she can’t memorize and speak without a teleprompter, and she doesn’t “play well” with others.

Angela Brightfeather | October 19, 2008 11:42 PM

OK gang, there has to be someone out there who is computer savvy enough to do a "dancing baby" type thing with Sarah Palin. You know, the bit where the dancing baby comes on screen and twirls around in diapers and such. It was the hit of the internet years ago and I think that someone should produce a "Dancing Palin" and start to put that out on the internet for people to download. Perhaps a nice brass pole can be added with a few other props to make it look decent. Ot how about her doing a lap dance with McCain sitting in the chair?

Any computer geniuses out there that want to get that one going?

@Angela

"Dancing Palin" and start to put that out on the internet for people to download. Perhaps a nice brass pole can be added with a few other props to make it look decent. Ot how about her doing a lap dance with McCain sitting in the chair?

How about we don't try any of your suggestions. I hardly find it funny to to reduce her to an object for the sake of comedy. Would you even have made the suggestion about a lap dance with a male politician? Somehow I doubt it. Palin is a mess and very few thinking people would argue that, it is not necessary to use sexism to reduce her.

ABC got an interview with Gibson, CBS got one with Couric, FOX gets her all the time.

But NBC got her for two minutes on SNL.

I think we all know who lost.

Her appearance left me cold. It just shows (again) that Sarah Palin has become more of a celebrity and not Vice-Presidential material.