Fey Skewers Palin Again on ‘SNL’

Sep 29, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Emmy winner Tina Fey made a return appearance on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, reprising her role as Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, the Associated Press reports. The sketch featured Fey’s Palin interviewed by Amy Poehler’s Katie Couric, inspired by a TV interview the Alaska governor did with CBS News last week. This weekend’s episode saw a 46% ratings increase from the same time last year, continuing a positive trend for this season of “SNL,” Reuters reports.
—Sergio Ibarra

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  1. Until the RNC convention announced the ticket, the writers at SNL were struggling to be funny, and hardly succeeding with most of the talent. It’s been a double-barreled problem of creative content and execution. Then, out of the blue (red, actually), out pops the perfect (albeit maniacally dangerous) buffoon for lancing on a Tina Fey foil. Ad folk like to say that they “can’t invent stuff like this”.
    So maybe it was engineered to spec, a tribute to the primacy of ratings. Maybe NBC paid the RNC to make Sarah Palin their VP candidate, simply to have a finely dressed hen to roast on SNL. WTH, however good the RNC top candidate might have been, none of the RNC potential VPs would have helped pull the ticket better than it has been, anyway. Perhaps market forces have taken the day.

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