Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fey as Palin? Oh its too good.

I am going to be a vulture with this post. I'm stealing it from this page. This is one of those shows I'd watch if I had more time.

The premiere of the 34th season of Saturday Night Live was one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the TV year. And, for the most part, the production lived up to the hype.
Much of the buzz came from having Baltimore's Michael Phelps, the eight-time gold medal winner at the summer Olympics, as host. Phelps made his acting debut in eight sketches - a demanding load for any comedy rookie - and did OK until losing his concentration in the very last sketch of the night, a spoof of his high-calorie diet.
But the real comedic thunder, the sketch that folks will be talking and arguing and getting all culture-war-crazy about, was the show opener with Emmy-award-winner and SNL veteran Tina Fey as Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Fey appeared with the gifted SNL regular Amy Poehler, who portrayed Sen. Hillary Clinton, in a joint "nonpartisan" address on the "ugly role that sexism is playing in the campaign." Palin was also the target of innumerable barbs in the "Weekend Update" segment.
All praise to executive producer Lorne Michaels: He knew what the politically savvy core audience of SNL wanted and he gave it to them before anyone even yelled, "Live from New York."Playing off the news of ABC anchorman Charles Gibson's interview with Palin on Thursday, the sketch has Poehler's Clinton saying she doesn't agree with the Bush Doctrine. And then, Fey's Palin quickly adds, "I don't even know what that is."
The studio audience screamed in delight.

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