Saturday, October 18, 2008

The REAL Sarah Palin on SNL (live blogging) (VIDEOS!)

Sarah Palin (the real one) is appearing on Saturday Night Live tonight. And I'm staying up to watch, because I'm hoping and praying it will be over the top hysterical.

10:36pm . . . The Opening Skit featuring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin giving a her first news conference, Sarah Palin (the real one), Mark Wahlberg, and Alec Baldwin just ended and I have to admit I was seriously disappointed. As soon as it's available, I'll post it and let you judge for yourself. Here's hoping Sarah appears later and it's funny.

10:39pm . . . SNL is hosted by Josh Brolin and there's Oliver Stone in the audience!

10:47pm . . . Can someone please explain to me how Kristen Wiig is funny? She seems exactly the same to me in every character. All of her voices are the same. And I simply do not find her funny.

10:56pm . . . Mark Wahlberg is back! Maybe Sarah Palin will reappear too. Fingers crossed.

11:15pm . . . Weekend Update . . . . Always funny. Lots of opportunity here to make fun of Sarah. Oh. My. God. Dan Quayle gave Sarah advice? Really?

11:24pm . . . WAHOO! She's BACK in the middle of Weekend Update! This will be GREAT! Wait, an about-to-pop pregnant Amy Poehler is doing the Sarah part rapping and dancing, while Sarah just bobs her head in her seat? WTF???

11:42pm . . . I gotta say, SNL is a huge disappointment tonight and I simply don't understand. They've had some great skits this year, mostly thanks to the election. Tina Fey's impersonations of Sarah Palin are spot-on. Fred Armisen could be a better Barack Obama, but the debate skits have been so good, it hasn't mattered much. Weekend Update has had the best material its had in years. And then there's tonight. What happened? It almost makes me wonder if the McCain/Palin campaign folks made SNL promise not to make fun of Sarah tonight. If her job was to show she could laugh at herself, I'd say Sarah Palin failed. A completely wasted opportunity.

My advice is to erase your TiVo without watching SNL. I watched so you don't have to.


  1. Thanks for the blogging about this. As an Obama supporter, I was somewhat relieved when you said it wasn't very funny. I am here in Los Angeles so it won't air for another couple of hours. I just caught the actual video on huffingtonpost and, while it wasn't hilarious, I thought Sarah did alright. I do feel for her being thrust into the national spotlight, so I'm glad she held her own tonight. I just don't want her to be President right now (or VP). Thanks again!

  2. Sarah Palin was just pathetic on SNL. She did nothing, but then again, that is all she is capable of doing.

  3. I didn't think she sucked. The first scene wasn't that funny but I really liked Amy Poehler's rap. Honestly, does anyone think Sarah Palin is capable of performing at Poehler's level? My goodness, Poehler might be the only other woman in the world capable of flying to Alaska to give birth after her water broke.

    Frankly, I think the writers have been giving up the good stuff on the Thursday night Weekend Update Specials.

  4. Oh, I forgot...Wiig is not a comedy genius. She's adequate. Her Suze Orman was pretty good but WTF was that Sue character about? That was a train wreck.

  5. I'd agree, Palin was okay but not a laugh riot by any means. While that Sue character didn't really hit the spot, I'm going to go out on a limb and say I love Kristen Wiig. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't 'Tivo' it at all.


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