Fey-as-Palin brought it all: the sparkly jacket, the glasses and the gun-fingers

By Adam Carlson
January 24, 2016 09:35 AM
Saturday Night Live

With Sarah Palin back in the news, you had to wonder when Tina Fey would return to Saturday Night Live and reprise her impression of the former Alaska governor. (Aside from the time she did it when she hosted the show in December.)

Well she did it again on this weekend’s episode of SNL. And she brought it all: the sparkly jacket, the glasses, the gun-fingers … the “legs, the yelling,” to quote Donald Trump (played by Darrell Hammond) during the cold open.

And while Fey’s Palin at first impressed Trump with her loop-de-loop rhetoric (“It’s like her mouth starts driving before her brain gets in the car”), he soon soured on her.

“I’m here for all you teachers and teamsters, you farmers and charmers,” Fey-as-Palin said. “Whether you’re a mom or two broke girls, or three men and a baby, or a rocking roller, holy roller, pushing stroller, pro bowler with an abscessed molar.”

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She added: “They stomp on our necks and say, ‘What’s the big deal? Take a chill pill, Jill.’ But, ‘We’re mad, we’ve been had, and were not so glad‘ … quoth the Lorax.”

Neither past or present candidate was much feeling the other by the end of the endorsement, but it was Palin’s win in the end.

As she whispered to the audience: “Guess what, America? I don’t really think this guy should be president. I’m just here ’cause he promised me a spot in his cabinet.

“And I belong in a cabinet, ’cause I’m full of spice and I got a great rack.”