Saturday, 20 September 2008

Tina Fey makes SNL return for Palin v Clinton skit

Tina Fey - star and writer of the Emmy award winning sitcom 30 Rock and movie Baby Mama - returned to her old tv show last week to play Sarah Palin in the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

Fey was an SNL cast member from 1997 through until 2006, when she left to star in NBC's 30 Rock. But her striking resemblance to Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin made her an obvious choice for the season opening sketch, opposite Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton.

In the skit, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and jilted Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton join together in a "nonpartisan message" to plead for "the end of sexism in the presidential campaign"...
Tonight we are crossing party lines to address the now very ugly role that sexism is playing in the campaign” Fey-as-Palin said.

Poehler-as-Clinton chimed in: “An issue which I am frankly surprised to hear people suddenly care about.

Poehler-as-Clinton: “I believe that diplomacy should be the cornerstone of any foreign policy” to which Fey-as-Palin responded: “And I can see Russia from my house.

And on global warming: “I believe global warming is caused by man” Poehler-as-Clinton said. “And I believe it’s just God hugging us closer” Fey-as-Palin said.
Airline JetBlue apparently ensured tv screens were fitted to Sarah Palin's charter plane during the SNL broadcast, to let the GOP candidate watch the skit along with her staff and travelling press...

* Wall Street Journal: Tina Fey Returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Play Palin

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