March 1st, 2008
08:06 PM ET
7 years ago

Hillary Clinton expected to make surprise SNL appearance

(CNN) – Days before a crucial set of primaries, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to make a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live tonight, an entertainment industry source tells CNN.

A spokesman for Saturday Night Live would not confirm the appearance, saying only, “It's a live show, anything can happen”

Clinton did not arrive for a campaign charter flight from Dallas to Columbus, Ohio Saturday evening. The campaign would not say where she was.

Democratic candidate Barack Obama appeared on Saturday Night Live unannounced around Halloween, and GOP candidate Mike Huckabee did a bit on the show’s Weekend Update last Saturday. Clinton is also scheduled to appear on John Stewart’s “Daily Show” Monday, on the eve of voting in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont.

–CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby contributed to this report


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  1. mjc

    YEAH! I was just thinking this would be great. gotta watch tonight to see what happens!

    GO HILLARY 08!!!

    March 1, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  2. Clown Obama

    A thrilian boos for Obama, Whiner. At this tough times we need a President with Experience not a child like you. What did you do other than saying no to war? nothing, you voted against partial abortion, nuclear water leak , limiting credit card intrest and sex offenders bills. Enough we need some body who is Mental strong, liberal and little conservative not a whiner like you. bye bye obama you will loose on 4th

    March 1, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  3. Rusty Rose

    HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT!!!!
    COME ONE TEXAS AND OHIO, VOTE FOR THE TRUE CANDIDATE!!!!

    March 1, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  4. LA CRUZ FOR OBAMA

    She might announce that her campaign was just a joke.

    March 1, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  5. Cherish

    Why wouldn't Hillary appear on SNL? They're her only allies in the press, right? They're the only unbiased media source presenting voters with facts, right?

    March 1, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  6. aware

    Hillary the HOPE of 2008 and 2012. We will overcome!

    March 1, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  7. Elizabeth

    I like SNL a lot and have always been a fan- but if they are going to use their show to show a slanted, biased support it's kind of annoying for whatever candidate they choose. I want the show for laughs and not to be annoyed and to feel pushed towards an agenda.

    Either way, I'll still watch tonight for Ellen Page.

    March 1, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  8. seektruth

    she keep on remind us she will not readty for first question! how can she be ready for the toughest job in the world! she is afraid she get wrong at first time again.

    Obama 08 ! leader of sound judgement !

    March 1, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  9. RobNSF

    How exciting! Good timing.

    March 1, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  10. Edgar

    LOVE HILLARY! Vote for someone who is a fighter and ready on DAY ONE!

    March 1, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  11. charles laffiteau

    Saturday Night Live huh? Well it is true Hillary didn't show up for her flight from Dallas to Ohio earlier this evening. I suspect that something is up. Maybe an endorsement from John Edwards for her? Or maybe she left to see if she could stop Edwards from endorsing Obama? Or maybe you could substitute the name Bill Richardson for John Edwards in both of those questions. Whatever is up it must be big for her to suddenly disappear like this. The last time she did this it was to have a secret meeting with John Edwards. Guess SNL appearance would give her camapign the same kind of boost as an endorsement though.

    March 1, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  12. Sean, Detroit MI

    Not for nothing but: The "ticker" seems to be Clinton heavy this weekend. Just thought I'd point that out.

    March 1, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  13. Alice Rea

    Obama has to attack Clinton. He can't really talk about experience.
    His experience is weak. Clinton is the only one whose resume is ready to be President of the United States.

    Wake up America!
    Read about Farrakan and the United Trinity Church in Chicago and you'll learn about a new Obama that no one talks about.

    Resko is another search everyone should do on other websites.

    Wake up America!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 1, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  14. kathy in ohio

    I cant wait..........SNL I hope it is as good as last week Go Hillary i want you to answer the phone at 3:00 am
    Hey BA-ROM -A is in my state right now he looks like he is loosing some steam OHIO IS FOR HILLARy

    March 1, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  15. MELMARIE

    WHY NOT...THEY ARE ENDORSING HER!!!

    OBAMA '08

    March 1, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  16. MarilynJonesLadig

    Maybe she is auditioning for a new job since she is not going to make it to Pennsylvania with her brooms and mops and fake southern accent.

    March 1, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  17. SWING STATE FAMILY

    Oh ...are we in the 'Funny Hillary' Phase now ? I think I have seem about every other face already .

    Well, she has been ridiculous all along ...maybe she thinks she is funny. Then again, the SNL team will write the jokes for her.

    March 1, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  18. Deborah

    Wait Wait Don't Tell Me is cooler. (They've had McCain and Obama, as well as Huckabee (not hard to get, I'll grant, but he was very good) and Lynn Cheney.)

    March 1, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  19. tom

    President Bush and Senators' McCain and Clinton are all responsible for the blunder in Iraq that is killing and maiming our soldiers and sending billions of dollars a month down a sink hole.
    Do any one of these three deserve your vote?
    Look around at the world and our economy. Do any of these three deserve your vote? There is an alternative. And although that alternative does not guarantee anything, is it not better to chance that we can do better than what we have now? It is about hope and hope for change or staying with the garbage we already know.
    Your choice fellow Americans. Nothing ventured, Nothing gained.

    March 1, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  20. Sabrina, Las Vegas, NV

    Oh God!

    I guess it can get worse!

    I guess SNL is her biggest support system now, anything to win Sen. Clinton, anything to win.
    After all, she is a fighter, you know, like G. Bush is a decider.

    LOL

    Independent 4 Obama!
    Independent 4 Life!

    March 1, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  21. Jane

    Hillary is the next Mike Huckabee!!

    SNL is where failed candidates go for free attention when they've run out of cash and falling behind in the race.

    LOL. She belongs on a comedy, since her campaign is a real joke!

    March 1, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  22. tom

    .President Bush and Senators' McCain and Clinton are all responsible for the blunder in Iraq that is killing and maiming our soldiers and sending billions of dollars a month down a sink hole.
    Do any one of these three deserve your vote?
    Look around at the world and our economy. Do any of these three deserve your vote? There is an alternative. And although that alternative does not guarantee anything, is it not better to chance that we can do better than what we have now? It is about hope and hope for change or staying with the garbage we already know.
    Your choice fellow Americans. Nothing ventured, Nothing gained

    March 1, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  23. Maryland

    Obama supporters let the media give her all the coverage she needs and let her make the best attempt she can to get her message out there. It is only fair. In the end I am confident the best person will win.

    March 1, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  24. LN

    I have watched all the Presidential Debates on both sides of the political spectrum and have concluded that Hillary Clinton has certainly presented herself as the most worthy candidate for the white house. Her obvious steep knowledge of issues crirical to the nation is admirable. But despite she is the best candidate I am not sure what it is that the media have against her; is it because of her gender. Is she supposed to be "man enough". I don't understand the obvious media bias against her. Is America not worthy/ready of a female President? History will judge us.

    March 1, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  25. Kel

    Comedy has it ways of saying the truth. THe truth is the media has a bias against her... Its great she is fighting back...Shame on you Chris Mattews, CNN, MSNBC, ETC ETC ETC

    March 1, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
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