Posts Tagged ‘SNL’

The real debate.

October 5, 2008

Tina Fey returns for Sarah Palin part III and is as brilliant as ever in a longer sketch than the first two.  Maybe because Fey’s performance isn’t a surprise anymore, we don’t focus as much on her spot on mannerisms and verbal tics and inflections.  The real highlight here is Queen Latifah as moderator Gwen Ifill.  Latifah steals every moment with knowing glances and eye rolls, and she doesn’t try too hard to be funny in her supporting role.  Exactly what you expect from an Oscar nominee for best supporting actress.

Watch the video here.

Tina Fey does it again!

September 29, 2008

It may not have been quite as brilliant as the first time Tina Fey uttered “Hello, my fellow Americans!” but there are enough laugh-out-loud, satirical zingers to keep me wanting more Tina Fey as Sarah Palin sketches.  In case you didn’t catch it, here is this past Saturday’s opening sketch with Fey reprising her Palin and Amy Poehler filling in as Katie Couric.

“I can see Russia from my house.”

September 15, 2008

Okay, so I didn’t catch the SNL premiere this past Saturday because I was too busy watching highlights of USC’s demolition of Ohio State (Fight On!), but this CNN/AP article reminded me of the “political relevance” of SNL during election campaigns.  The recap of the Palin/Clinton opening sketch featuring Tina Fey was too good to miss, so I looked it up.  It’s even better watching than reading. . .I know, what a shock.

Anyway, this deserves to be seen.  Not only is it good political satire, Fey as Sarah Palin may be the most spot on, creepy impersonation by an SNL cast member. . .ever.

Palin/Clinton SNL