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Joe Biden and Sarah Palin Debate on Saturday Night Live

The Vice Presidential Debate on SNL: Home Run or Ho-hum?

The costumes were spot-on down to the fetching French braid, and Queen Latifah stepped in quite convincingly as moderator Gwen Ifill — all the details of the Saturday Night Live skewering of the Vice-Presidential Debate were picture perfect. (Even down to Joe Biden calling himself "Joe Biden." Did you catch that on Thursday?)

The zinger-iest question re-do? The discussion of gay marriage, from Biden's "visiting them in the hospital is just as good," to Palin's it should be an institution "between two unwilling teenagers." And then there was the talent portion. Oh, yes, it was there — I kind of wish the real debate had had one too! Check out the sketch — are you laughing at the fake version?

HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 8 years
The whole thing was pretty dead on !!!!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
what are you :? ing?
stephley stephley 9 years
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
blue, I wouldn't say most people in the least. She has millions of supporters.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
Yesterday I actually heard someone quoting the snl skit and saying that it really happened in the debate. :oy:
bluesuze bluesuze 9 years
I think this was the best Palin skit so far. Fey was fabulous, and I think most people now have caught on that Palin is not qualified in the least
karenpanna karenpanna 9 years
I miss watching SNL! I wish I could watch it overseas!
sushibananas sushibananas 9 years
BingBing - Agreed that QL was a lot more dramatic than the real moderator, Gwen Ifill. But don't you wish Gwen could have made some of the faces that QL did? Now THAT would have made for an interesting VP debate! ;p
bingbingboom bingbingboom 9 years
I loved the "Palin and Biden" debate, but didn't love Queen Latifah so much. She was over acting a bit in my opinion.
puppyluv puppyluv 9 years
its the Palin factor that put this show on the map again giving them ratings they never had in years. I just saw clips of it on the news.
taraevans94 taraevans94 9 years
tagen22 tagen22 9 years
I love Tina Fey!! She's a brilliant Palin, and I can't get enough :D Loved the Biden closing statement about not looking like a bully :P
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 9 years
I wasn't saying that who you vote for isn't a matter of opinion. I'm saying her performance had to little to do with McCain's positions. She performed poorly and I would say that if Biden performed poorly. I personally am not as bothered by it because I'm voting Dem this election (though obviously if the Rep win this election I will be very concerned about Palin), but if I were Republican I would be very upset by who McCain selected. I think you can say someone did badly without conceding to the other side. You want to go with the party who best supports your opinions, but you also want to go with the candidates who are best for the job.
tink08 tink08 9 years
Hilarious! And so funny that Biden kept saying how much he loved McCain...that is one of the funniest things to me... Biden truely admires McCain more than Obama! Its hilarious! : ) Nice work Tina Fey. This is SAVING SNL...which is not funny anymore.
thelorax thelorax 9 years
That was cute. I think Joe Biden could've referred to himself a time or two more, though :-)
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
I think SNL's last two skits were a WHOLE lot funnier than this one. It was definitely just a "Ho-hum" for me. Tina Fey does do a great job as Palin, but Biden's wasn't believable to me. Ah well, Can't wait for November 4th.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
I got that over a year ago, only guess who was the turtle? Some brilliant thinker just switched the names.
CYL CYL 9 years
Oh and Someone posted this a few days ago..thought it was worthy of repeating: CNN blogs: "While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, who's hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Palin and her bid. The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Palin is a 'Post Turtle'". Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was. The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle". The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know she didn't get up there by herself, she doesn't belong up there, and she doesn't know what to do while she's up there, and you just wonder what kind of idiot put her up there to begin with".
CYL CYL 9 years
I actually thought Anne Hathaway was pretty good. SNL...its been kind of boring for a while now...but Tina Fey is awesome. I love the Biden impersonation... and about his love for McCain. And I also love how SNL just lays it out in the begining about how everyone will consider it a tie if Palin doesn't droll and can make it on stage and form coherent sentences. But to give Palin credit I do think she has her charms, and I can see why some Republicans support her. She has a personality that attracts you in..IF you were already republicans. If she had more experience to back it all up than she'd be a knock out. Unfortunately she answers questions with points that are completely irrelevant and behaves in a total unprofessional manner. (can you imagine a women CEO winking and giving a shout out to a school in a press conference discussing why she has taken over control over say IBM? Or Apple?).
sushibananas sushibananas 9 years
I will never tire of Tina Fey impersonating Palin. Awesome. I watched just that first bit and then changed the channel.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
Yes this trend towards wanting to ensure the leaders of our country are no more informed, articulate and educated than we are - where did that come from, anyway? Its like some bizarre, mass intellectual insecurity has stricken vast swathes of the US population, right along with "fear as a motivational factor in your voting". Fear and insecurity are TERRIBLE reasons to vote for anyone because its like shopping while you are hungry - your decisions will not necessarily be the best ones, only the ones that satisfy the immediate emotional need. A leader should be just that - a leader. Palin, had she the real responsibility and character required, would have TURNED IT DOWN. That she did not, tells me all I need to know about this person. "The gal next door", winky-winky, nudge-of-elbow bullcrap is not good enough, its not good enough for the USA and its certainly not good enough for the world.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
" If we can't have high expectations of the people who could potentially run our country, then who can we have high expectations of? Whoever wins this has a huge responsibility ahead, and I don't think that we should lose sight of that." Well Said!!!
kelsen kelsen 9 years
This is the second thread in recent memory where someone has said that this isn't a matter of opinion, or some similar remark. I thought the whole point of this site was sharing our opinions, no matter where they fell? Agreeing to disagree? In this country, there is certainly more than 1 opinion! That is, after all, why we vote...
organicsugr organicsugr 9 years
My favorite part was when Joe Biden cried for 3.5 seconds. Just long enough to let me know he's not afraid of his feelings, but not long enough for me to think he's a sissy. Well played, sir. I don't think anyone noticed how arbitrary it was.
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