Talk about a ratings bonanza! Speculation is building that not only will Tina Fey continue the Sarah Palin sketches between now and the election, but that Palin may at some point show up on the show. Fox News is reporting that Palin is set to appear on the October 25 episode.
From Fox News:
According to The New York Post, the Republican running mate has sealed plans to appear on “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 25. Palin’s dress rehearsal is already set for Friday, Oct. 24, the paper reports.
But if Palin is readying her best Tina Fey impression, nobody close to her is giving any hints.
Neither the campaign nor NBC would confirm the report when asked by FOX News.
Palin was asked Tuesday by reporters whether she wanted to give Fey, who has parodied Palin — some say impeccably — on the late-night comedy show ever since she was tapped as the Republican vice presidential nominee, a “taste of her own medicine.” She seemed to relish the thought.
From the San Jose Mercury News:
Will it happen? (The Palin appearance, not the exploding heads.) Lorne Michaels, longtime sinister overlord of “SNL,” is coy.
“All in good time,” he told an interviewer. There are three more live shows left before the election. Saturday’s is a rerun.
Michaels said Wednesday he wasn’t actively seeking Palin, but that the McCain campaign called after the first skit, when Fey’s Palin appeared with Amy Poehler’s Hillary Clinton on the show’s Sept. 13 season premiere, to say they enjoyed it.
Palin told reporters Tuesday she’d love to appear on the show with Fey.
“I love her, she’s a hoot and she’s so talented,” Palin said. “It would be fun to meet her, imitate her and keep on giving her new material.”
Wait, did she actually see it? Must have watched it with the sound turned down.
Michaels is enjoying the ride, letting Fey know that she only has to impersonate Palin through Nov. 4.