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Tina Fey is the New "Maverick"

Tina Fey is the New

Tina Fey makes her weekly appearance as Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

SNL regular Jason Sudeikis impersonated Democratic VP nominee Joe Biden and guest star Queen Latifah as PBS journalist and debate moderator Gwen Ifill. Together, they parodied Thursday night’s debate between Palin and Biden.

“We’re gonna ask ourselves what would a maverick do in this situation, and then ya’ know, we’ll do that,” Fey‘s Palin responded when asked on how to deal with the financial crisis.

Fey-as-Palin, who habitually winked at the audience, dismissed questions about climate change, saying she wanted to talk about taxes instead: “We are not afraid to get mavericky in there.”

At the end of the segment, after delivering a shout-out to a local Alaska third-grade, she asked with flute in hand, “Are we not doing the talent portion?”

Watch the video below of Tina Fey as Sarah Palin or at NBC.com.


Tina Fey is the New “Maverick”
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  • mm

    tina and Queen Latifah are both brillent

  • http://www.m3li-j3.blogspot.com meli

    :) i love her…..pls visit http://www.m3li-j3.blogspot.com

  • Jessica

    They rocked this! I almost (but not really) want to see McCain win just to continue these skits! ROTFLMAO

  • Nora

    I seriously could not differentiate btwn Tina and Sarah Palin. That being said, Tina would be better at governing the States.

  • kel

    ha! that was awesome! so funny! tina rules at this.

  • kel

    ha! that was awesome! so funny! tina rules at this.

  • M

    I am going back to watch the old ones. I wish we got SNL here.

  • jenn

    lmfaooooo
    i wanna thank the third graders for helping me with this debate
    bahahaha

  • welldone

    Really well done and funny — Tina Fey is spot on and Queen Latifa is always so good.

  • redneck Sarah

    Sarah Palin is making America the laughing stock of the world with her embarrassing and cringe worthy “you betcha’s”……..I can’t believe
    people would actually vote for this hillbilly!!!!

  • twostrikes

    Fey killed it! In other news Palin Misquotes Albright: “Place In Hell Reserved For Women Who Don’t Support Other Women” and, yet, she expected women to purchase their own rape kits! Is this woman deserving to be second in line to the HIGHEST position in the United States?! Those who truly think so must have no regard for this country.

  • brie74

    I loved it!!!!!

  • naty

    Fey deserves an Oscar for this!

  • http://facts Getyourfactsstraight

    Regarding the rape kits….

    Evidence of the incident, though, shows no involvement by Palin at all. Still, many Old Media outlets continue to keep illegitimately linking this rape kit billing claim to Sarah Palin, even though the truth is easily discovered.

    For more information:

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/09/24/old-media-pushes-false-rape-kit-charge-against-gov-palin

  • misty

    WHEN I SAW THE ORIGINAL DEBATE I COULD”T FOR THE LIFE OF ME BELIEVE THAT SHE COULD NOT ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS. SHE KEPT GOING BACK TO THEGOP TALKING POINTS. SHE ALSO HAD THE TALKING POINTS WRITTEN DOWN SHE KEPT GLANCING AT HER NOTES. IS THIS THE PERSON YOU WANT TO HAVE THE NUCLEAR CODES WAKE UP AMERICA’S YOUTH IT’S YOUR COUNTRY, TAKE IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    lmaooo

    tina fey’s making that dummy cool.

    ..i would vote for tina fey..

  • sheryl

    The parody…totally freakin’ awesome!

    The original debates…scary and cringeworthy.

    As far as I’m concerned, Fey would make as good or better VP material as Palin.

    McCain/Fey in 2008!

  • http://www.myspace.com/figghole Dave Figg

    Tina Fey and Queen Latifa were hilarious! If you want to hear a hysterical song about Sarah Palin, you should check out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69M_FXkQ7Us

    These guys made the funniest song about her! They sing “I see Russia from my house” in four-part harmony. It’s great!

  • I need that apartment

    Fey as Plain, LOL, I agree withNora, I realy cannot tell the difference. I was scrolling down, and thought , that was Plain until I started reading . Okay, they look alike, but TINA FEY nails Plain in her attitude ,voice, etc. She cna really mokc her. Queen Latififah waw great as Gwen Ifill. Jason as Biden. LOL!!! I LOVED how the writers wrote thsi skit makingfun of all. TOOFUNNY!

  • imaginaque

    With hilarious skits like the “Tina as Sarah” series, I’m almost, almost, almost sad the election is so soon.

  • andrea

    I love the maverick drinking game lmao! they do say that a lot and that crap is over rated. Everytime Palin and McCain say “maverick” I’m getting my drink on ahahahahaha. Just goes to show that the people that vote for that ticket are idiots!!!

  • diana

    Wow. Tina Fey did a perfect impression of Palin. They even look alike! :)

  • twostrikes

    MAV-ER-ICKY, indeed! If on her watch Sarah Palin allowed women to be charged for rape kits, she has some serious explaining to do. But while she’s undoubtedly the most visible offender, if the story is true, she’s unfortunately not the only one to have permitted this reprehensible practice.

  • http://www.myspace.com/figghole Dave Figg

    Tina Fey is genius! She nails Palin’s voice, mannerisms and look. Check out this hysterical song about Sarah Palin:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69M_FXkQ7Us

    By far the funniest song I’ve heard about her yet!!!

  • DECENCY

    imaginaque @ 10/05/2008 at 1:11 pm

    With hilarious skits like the “Tina as Sarah” series, I’m almost, almost, almost sad the election is so soon.

    ITA . Other then the news section, SNL is quite boring and not funny

  • cristina

    wait and see mccain will win this election..mark my words…
    the media seems to hate paulin but people this is not a popularity contest…mccain will win this election whether you like it or not.

  • champ

    “Due to the historically low expectations for Gov. Palin, were she simply to do an adequate job tonight, at no point cry, faint, run out of the building or vomit, you should consider the debate a tie.” Queen Latifah as “Gwen Ifill” in SNL tells the audience.======>

    This is an incorrect stereotype of women. Never ever did Gov Palin once act like this. Cry, scream, faint, walk out.. are you joking??!! In fact, the reverse– as a newcomer on the scene with eggs being thrown on her– she took on tough pundits by hand and foot!!! Brave, strong and full of integrity!!

    How can Fey and Poehler do this to their own gender and perpetuate the bad steretypes is beyond reason; that too.. just for a little silly laugh.

    I’m not a Palin supporter.. but even her critics must agree:
    Gov Palin did an EXCELLENT job in the VP candidate role- far far better than most would if they had 5 weeks on the scene with a newborn– that includes Biden, McCain, and even perhaps Hillary… folks!!

  • Lyla

    Palin is a embarrassment to this country , but I’m having so much fun with her.

  • Sophie

    It was hilarious…Tina is too funny and Palin is just too stupid

  • Mak

    The expectations on Palin were SO LOW that people think she did so good….but think that everybody thought she would just freak out and cried for not knowing anything so by her answering empty words and non sense phrases is a success for her already…

  • Isac

    cristina @ 10/05/2008 at 1:33 pm

    Maybe McCain cheats the elections and ends up wining…God help America and if that happens dont let McCain die….Palin as the president would be the end of America…

  • http://facts Getyourfactsstraight

    For everyone mocking Palin, lets see you get off your fat *ss and get up there. Half this country would probably fail miserably in public speaking alone.

    I give Palin credit for standing up for this country and trying to make a difference while millions are sitting back and mocking her and doing nothing to make this country a better place.

    McCain all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sheryl

    Getyourfactsstraight @ 10/05/2008 at 2:20 pm

    For everyone mocking Palin, lets see you get off your fat *ss and get up there. Half this country would probably fail miserably in public speaking alone.

    I give Palin credit for standing up for this country and trying to make a difference while millions are sitting back and mocking her and doing nothing to make this country a better place.

    McCain all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    __________________________________________________
    Sorry, being a strong leader includes being able to effectively handle public speaking. This isn’t high school. Having knowledge related to the topics presented generates solid, meaningful, and coherent responses/rebuttals, and thus facilitates EFFECTIVE public speaking. I don’t think she has a problem with speaking in public so much as just a lack of knowledge, period. I don’t have the knowledge to be VP, but then, I’m not campaigning for it. However, I will defer to someone who HAS prepared for it and can effectively demonstrate their preparedness for the job.

  • dINA

    This is the best of the three skits. It has me laughing my insides out. Tina fey is a genius.

  • Yo

    ALL the rumors that the Democrats started about Palin have proven to be false. Fake pregnancy, banning of books, rape kits. They were all proven false. The media has egg on their face because they believed those rumors and after the media’s own investigations they were proven false.

    She is not the way the Democrats portray her and thank God the females are wising up and starting to see that.

  • bella

    ROFL
    This was too funny. I love the part with the flute.

  • everybody

    in europe laughs over ms. palin!!! totally crazy this chick!

  • Nina

    This is so hilarious

  • twostrikes

    LOL @ getting off our fat *ss es and getting up there. are we running for second line to the POTUS though? NO WAY

    Palin is just not VP material. There are plenty of WOMEN in politics who would do a much better job.

  • tia

    omfg this was effing hilarious! sarah palin is a total freakin joke! tina fey would run the country better than palin ever could!

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  • shell

    I love the people who actually think Fey would be a better VP than Palin because she can act well…Im so glad most of you wont vote because you are all legally retarded.

  • mimi

    It’s really sad that this country has such low expectations as a nation. Instead of raising the bar for a VP candidate the bar was lowered, some were duped by the Republican Party to actually think that Palin held her own.

    Tina Fey has made Palin a laughing stock. Palin’s ego has been boosted by the Republican Party after the debate, but she doesn’t really get it, people still don’t think that she is that bright. The fact that she cannot function without the talking points nor is able to talk freely in a political conversation is very troubling. Heaven help us if for some twist of fate she becomes president.

  • teresam

    If McCain wins the election and dies in office we all need to pretend he’s still alive to prevent this woman from becoming President. Kind of like “Weekend at the White House” instead of “Weekend at Bernie’s.” I’ll pretend if you will.

    And as far the commenters who say she did well in comparison to the general public — what kind of comment is that? The VP and President should be people who are smarter than average, have far more knowledge than the American public about finances, foreign affairs, the military, etc. We’ve just had 8 disastrous years after electing a man who knew no more about these topics than Joe Six Pack. Aren’t we all happy about how that has turned out?

  • candy

    Winky and wrinkly ,both suck i can’t believe that the gop hates people who are educated and call them elistist, that is why we had a dumb pres. for 8yrs. It’s funny how women are flocking to palin because she is a woman how retarded is that, the woman is so dumb, it’s an insult to educated women, she went to 5 colleges in six yrs. wtf, the gop loves to use her as a prop, give us a break, it’s really sad that the gop is the party of dummies!!!!!!! Closeted homosexuals and are the worse in gay rights!!!!!! Fanatical religious fools, look up palin and the black witch doctor who is using voodoo to cleanse her of witch craft pretty funny and scary!!!!!! Mccain is scaring me he looks really bad if you look at his facial expressions, i think he got a mini stroke and needs to see a doctor. I wish him well but i don’t want him with the nuclear codes. he is too unstable. Why do men find palin so georgeous in the gop , she is just an older 44 yr. old women with 5 kids she is no hollywood beauty, the reason is if you go to her folks as she calls them the women are all fat and fugly, so palin to them is georgeous give me a break, AS a ex beauty queen, she knows how to use the public after all you have to do that stuff in pagents. She is still dumb and winky, so small town women if you are dumb enough to like palin you are just retarded as she is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mothers for Obama

    # 3
    Jessica @ 10/05/2008 at 10:48 am

    They rocked this! I almost (but not really) want to see McCain win just to continue these skits! ROTFLMAO
    *******************************
    You would wish hell and damnation on our country just for some skits? I hope you are joking.

  • KeKe

    Hysterically FUNNY!!!!!

    No doubt about it, Palin IS THE EQUIVALENT OF George W. Bush IN

    A SKIRT!!!!!

  • Mothers for Obama

    # 23
    twostrikes @ 10/05/2008 at 1:30 pm

    MAV-ER-ICKY, indeed! If on her watch Sarah Palin allowed women to be charged for rape kits, she has some serious explaining to do. But while she’s undoubtedly the most visible offender, if the story is true, she’s unfortunately not the only one to have permitted this reprehensible practice.
    ****************************
    Yeah, the story is true. But you will find the McCain trying to spin it.

  • McCain-PAlin 2008


    McCain and Palin will WIN!!!!

    America is in love with SARAH PALIN. Over 70 million watched her debate. She beat Obama-McCain debate … only 50 million watched it.

    Darn! America is more interested in the VP rather than the presidential candidates.

    GO PALIN GO!

  • Mara

    Hopefully Ms. Palin will be on her way back to Alaska on November 5! Who would have thought anyone could be more dangerous to the future of this country than Bush-Cheney? Sarah Palin is Bush-Cheney rolled into one female body. We need intelligence, skills, sophistication, diplomacy, and authentic statesmenship in the White House not a far-too-old senior who has proven to be a loose cannon and his running mate who will create more chaos for all America!

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