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The Real Sarah Palin on SNL! Hysterical or Predictable?

This is it! After inspiring the most talked-about impersonation since Will Ferrell's Bush, the Real Sarah Palin was on SNL last night, opening the show and showing up to Weekend Update (can I say she looked very comfortable behind that news desk?) She seemed the picture of a good sport and kind of in her element. Check out what happens when Alec Baldwin confuses Palin for Fey-lin. . . .

Alec Baldwin? Not so smooth at reading the cue cards, but he grabbed Palin's arm like they were old pals — and the moment where Palin and Fey-lin pass each other? I giggled. Plus! A Baldwin joke. What did you think? Did you stay up for SNL?

Here's the other sketch Sarah Palin was in, the Update rap. It does make me wish upon wishes that Palin had actually done the rap herself. Drill, baby Drilla!

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True-Song True-Song 8 years
It wasn't funny, and I thought it was super sketch when Amy said, "When I say Obama, you say Ayers! Obama!" and Sarah shouted "Ayers!"
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
I thought it was pretty freaking awesome. A rather awkward and see-through attempt for Palin to portray herself as likable, and probably too late, but freaking awesome nonetheless!!!!
debbie00486 debbie00486 8 years
I really didn't like her presence on the show. Just was not funny to me and didn't seem real.
darlene darlene 8 years
It was good
Sugasuga29 Sugasuga29 8 years
I think Tina Fey can be absolutely hilarious but this kinda let me down. I gotta say though, I just don't think SNL's that funny anymore.
LolaMD LolaMD 8 years
I chuckled when i saw it but for me the highlight was mark wahlberg talking to the donkey...
Bellarina Bellarina 8 years
obama/biden 08
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Yea cause she might give him.....cooties?
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
oh! I can't believe Marky Mark would stand by her... Good thing he's too hot for me to hate.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I thought it was so predictable that she would go on there. I thought the opening was cute but only because of Tina. Marky Mark was better by far.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
Palin didn't do anything exciting but watching Amy rap and dance around was hysterical and its downright creepy how much Tina fey and palin look alike.
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
amy is totally awesome!
girlA girlA 8 years
Even Fox news said that it was rumored Palin was supposed to do the rap, but she backed out of it.
em1282 em1282 8 years
I thought it was OK--not that funny, but not a total disaster. Marky Mark was better. Also, is it just me, or did he look kinda wee next to Samberg?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
are politicians ever REALLY funny when they go on there? not as far as I am concerned, I like that they show they can make fun of themselves and be good sports. AMy got the Rap, because thats what they wrote in the first place, Palin was never supposed to do it. duh people.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
It wasn't hysterical imo. I think Amy got the rap, because Palin couldn't pull it off. I don't see alot difference in not doing it because its over the line, and sitting there bopping to it. I was more excited about Marky Mark! :love:
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
She's probably a lot like me, you look at the source of the insult. Alec was nicer to Sarah than he was to his daughter. So it's not an insult really but more a foregone conclusion.
Artemis Artemis 8 years
I think Alec Baldwin sounded so fake that I would not have been insulted either if it was me he called "that horrible woman"...in fact, he seemed more uncomfortable saying it than Palin was hearing it! The only part I enjoyed was Tina Fey's great talent at impersonating Palin, but the humor overall is pretty lame. I'd take a dose of proper British humor over SNL any time!
Ginger Ginger 8 years
I'm still trying to decide if it's cool that she went along with it, or really dumb for being a prop for them to insult. Alec didn't hold back anything.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
The skit was okay...it wasn't necessarily Sarah's fault, the writing just wasn't that great. I liked Amy's rap though.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
It's kind of like talking about celebrities on here, when you know they are reading it...sometimes I throw in a little sumin' sumin' extra just out of spite. But I'm sure Sarah was there to be on their territory, it was out of narcissism like celebrities sneaking in chat rooms to read up and diss each other. She was as funny as any other host/guest in the past few years...not much.
Adrenalynn75 Adrenalynn75 8 years
desi-LOL...I didn't even realize that he was pointing at Alaska. Imma watch it for the 3rd time today!
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 8 years
I agree with Molambert.
desidesi desidesi 8 years
the best part of the rap is when the todd palin impersonator points to alaska otherwise it was the typical, surround someone who isn't funny with funny people to make them appear funny but it was smart to put her on
Molambert Molambert 8 years
It wasn't really that funny, but it was ok. I def find Tina Fey way more enjoyable. The fact that Palin would even come on this show just exemplifies so many of the things that are wrong with her as the VP choice and the ridiculous repulican campaign in general.
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