Sarah Palin takes on SNL's Tina Fey Oct. 25
By April MacIntyre Oct 11, 2008, 17:03 GMT
Vice Presidential candidate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin making a point during the Vice presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is guilty of abuse of power, according to a probe by the state legislature on 10 October 2008. EPA/WHITNEY CURTIS
You betcha, Troopergate be darned, Alaskan Gov, Sarah Palin is sallying forth and facing her TV nemesis Tina Fey on the sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) on NBC.
The word spread quickly that Gov. Palin will appear on SNL Oct. 25, in a segment that spoofs herself and her look-alike, Tina Fey, according to campaign sources.
Fey has made hay with her uncanny resemblance to the Moose dressing hockey mom and scored huge ratings for the Peacock network by playing the Governor, along with Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton.
The comely Governor with her glasses and distinct hairstyles is scheduled to appear a week from today, and word is that she's planning to attend a rehearsal on Friday, Oct. 24.
The New York Daily news noted that Palin has wanted to do the show for some time.
The campaign would not officially confirm the appearance, but others close to the campaign said plans are well underway after at least two weeks of talks.
Palin thought the original Fey-Poehler sketch was amusing. Allegedly the governor and the press corps watched the sketch in the back of her plane, laughing at Fey's and Poehler’s satirical podium pas de deux. “She thought it was quite funny, particularly because she once dressed up as Tina Fey for Halloween,” Palin spokesperson Tracey Schmitt told CBS.
Fey is busy with her own NBC show "30 Rock," but returned to SNL because of the Palin satire opportunity. She is outspoken in her support for the Democrats. "I want to be done playing this lady Nov. 5," she said previously. "So if anybody can help me be done playing this lady Nov. 5, that would be good for me."