Should ‘SNL’ Bring Back Tina Fey?
September 17, 2008 10:55 AM
Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Tina Fey, who now has her own hit show in NBC’s “30 Rock,” returned to her roots last Saturday, outshining all other cast members with her spot-on portrayal of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
So much so that “SNL,” now in its 34th year on the air, had its largest season premiere ratings since 2001.
Clearly the former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska—who ever heard of that place?—has captured the attention of the American public.
A day doesn’t go by here when I don’t get at least five e-mails about her, and her bespectacled face is everywhere. You would think she’s running for president instead of John McCain, and in a sense she is, being just a heartbeat away from the top job should the GOP win this election.
“SLN” executive producer Lorne Michaels has said he’s trying to find a way to bring back Fey, even though she’s busy with her “30 Rock” day job. He’s also said there are two other “SNL” cast members who could portray Palin.
I don’t think so—do you?