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Sarah Palin Looks Like Tina Fey; What are the Best SNL Political Impersonations?

Buzz In: What Are Your Favorite SNL Political Impersonations?


On the left: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, John McCain's new running mate. On the right: Tina Fey, comedienne extraordinaire. Anyone else see the resemblance? (OK, then check out this photo. See it now?) Most days I wake up happy that Fey has moved on from Saturday Night Live to the uproarious 30 Rock; today, I wish she'd stuck around SNL long enough to play Palin in the run-up to November's election.

I'm assuming Palin's portrayal will fall to the capable hands of Kristin Wiig instead, but the resemblance got me thinking: What are your favorite SNL political impersonations of all time? Fred Armisen's been in a world of controversy over his Obama impression, but how do you think he's done with it? Personally, I've always been a fan of Darrell Hammond's Bill Clinton (and pretty impressed at the sheer number of Bush administration characters he's played), though Will Ferrell's George W. Bush is pretty classic, too. What are your favorites?

Source and courtesy of NBC

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limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
Gotta love the Janet Reno dance party! Also, there's a sketch where Dana Carvey is playing Bush Sr and Will Ferrell is playing Bush Jr that really cracks me up!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
Dana Carvey's George Bush and Phil Hartman's Bill Clinton are two of my all time faves@@
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
Dana Carvey's George Bush and Phil Hartman's Bill Clinton are two of my all time faves@@
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 7 years
I agree with Reno....just so funny. Ferrell was also good at Bush. The guy they have doing it now isn't that good at it.
rickimc rickimc 7 years
I agree about Darrell Hammond's Bill Clinton being the best - I love all of his impersonations. Dana Carvey as Bush Sr. would definitely be second. Will Farrell as Janet Reno is a classic, but not so much of an impersonation.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
Dana Carvey's George Bush Sr. & Amy Poehler's Hillary Clinton impressions. Darrell Hammond also does amazing impersonations of Dick Cheney and Bill Clinton.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
popcorn. Agreed! I LOVED his "Not gonna do it" rap, and "Wouldn't be prudent at this juncture!" Somehow, he really managed to pull off Bush's beady little eyes.
havok636 havok636 7 years
ferrell as reno, most def.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Will Ferrell as Janet Reno. Holy crap that was funny. And the Fred Armisen thing isn't really that big a deal. There are a very few, just a couple, of people who are loudmouthed who care. Is every man who dresses like a woman offensive?
fleurfairy fleurfairy 7 years
Will Ferrell as George Bush and Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton AND Al Gore.
wmnslibr wmnslibr 7 years
Phil Hartman's impression of Bill Clinton at the McDonald's--"it gets intercepted by warlords."
Allyace Allyace 7 years
There are so many! But a lot of them are already up here. Will Ferrell's Bush and Reno are both classic. Darrell Hammond's impressions are the best though. His Al Gore was great!
lilprisci lilprisci 7 years
I think Palin looks like Mariska Hargitay *tum tum*
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
SNL needs to bring in Megan Mullally (Karen Walker of "Will and Grace") to spoof Palin.
CocoChic CocoChic 7 years
Will Ferrell as Janet Reno. :rotfl: Her dance parties were hot!
popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
Dana Carvey's George Bush! "Nope. Not gonna do it." Love it.
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