March 2nd, 2008
09:15 AM ET
7 years ago

Live from New York, it's Hillary Clinton!

Hillary Clinton, right, and Saturday Night Live's Amy Poehler, clowned around during the opening skit.
Hillary Clinton, right, and Saturday Night Live's Amy Poehler, clowned around during the opening skit.

(CNN) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met her match while appearing on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" to deliver the show's trademark opening line and provide an "editorial response" to a mock presidential debate.

During the opening sketch - which featured SNL actors playing Clinton, rival candidate Barack Obama and the debate moderators - Clinton complimented the performance of Amy Poehler, who regularly lampoons Clinton with her impersonation of the senator from New York.

"I simply adore Amy's impression of me," Clinton said, providing the cue for Poehler to enter the stage, wearing the same two-button brown jacket and sporting Clinton's medium-length, layered hairstyle.

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  1. Mike

    Very funny. If Hillary showed people this side more of the time, she'd run away with the election.

    March 2, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  2. CarpetDeeum

    People want a candidate with consistency.
    When she was the inevitable nominee, she wouldn't do SNL or TDS. Now that she might lose the nomination, she suddenly changes her face and goes on them right before the Tuesday primaries.
    Sad, really. If she had just stayed true to her real self, she could have been a great president.

    March 2, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. SharonR

    it was cute Go Hillary

    March 2, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  4. Mike D

    This skit was pretty lame...

    March 2, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  5. Tammi

    Thanks for the comic relief Hillary, but I'm still voting for Obama in OH on March 4. After which I hope you'll simply concede and start helping Obama beat the republicans in November.

    March 2, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. AZ

    She was a good sport – a winning quality. Funny how 'Obama' was able to piggy-back 'Clinton's answers and still managed to stutter getting them out.

    March 2, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  7. loribee

    Why not spend that time meeting with voters instead of relaxing and having fun on SNL? I guess voters aren't HRC's top priority!! Another poor judgement call on her part!

    March 2, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  8. Dee

    Good to see her laughing!!!!

    March 2, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  9. mjc

    this was great, go hillary 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 2, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  10. Terry

    How come somebody who said in the MSNBC debate that the reason that she didn't file her tax returns is because she barely have time to sleep....and yet she did have time to appear on SNL and will have to appear tomorrow on the daily show.

    Please Hillary, release your tax returns to the public...

    March 2, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  11. bonnie j

    i thought it was great. to bad they are only on once a week. finally some one has a grip on the way this election has been going.they portrayed obama just perfect.that is how i see him every time he speaks.thank you S N L. perhaps the media should pay more attention of there own shows, maybe they will see the simulatities, na never happen. perhaps it is a good thing obama couldnt take like hillary can .

    March 2, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  12. Ted

    New York actually voted Carpet Bagging Clinton in as a senator. That is the real Joke here... I saw it and it was cute...

    Whats up with the Sambo Act.. What's next having Mr. Obama Saying mammy?

    March 2, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  13. bonnie j

    i was great, finally some one gets it right.i think they did a great obama, i have not fallen under the obama spell, the media should pay attention, maybe they could see them selves, na never happen. its ok obama couldnt take it like hillary can . thankyou SNL.

    March 2, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. Kevin

    I saw it; the sketch was funny.

    March 2, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  15. Trev

    Good job Hillary! The media deserves to be called out on this issue. I would have a lot more confidence in Obama if I thought the media was putting him through the ringer like they are with Hillary.

    Hillary 08!

    March 2, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  16. Grant

    Pathetic!!, she had to beg to be on the show......geeeeez!!!!!! How can she live with herself, ...VERY PRESIDENTIAL!

    Whines and complained and pushed to be on the show..talk about desparate. You know it's over when this happens plus her staffers are now spinning that Obama has to win all the primaries to prove that his 11 wins in a row weren't a fluke...

    I liked Hillary, but her last days are looking pretty sad...

    March 2, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  17. jason

    It's about time.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 2, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  18. Abe

    You see Hillary can make a joke now and then. And she actualy smiles. Am I the only one who notices that Obama hardly ever smiles?

    March 2, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  19. independent

    thank you snl.

    March 2, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  20. Rodney-Dallas TX

    She was awesome! I love how it poked fun at the media for asking Hillary the hard questions and then asking Obama. "and your response".

    March 2, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  21. jess

    Well, at least Wilco was on. So seven minutes of good music for 8o minutes of the usual recycled bad sketches and a strange, strange moment of desperation, it wasn't a total waste.

    March 2, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  22. Nancy

    Bravo. SNL is the only non-sexist media source.

    March 2, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  23. linda

    It took SNL to expose what everybody already knew, the obvious media bias. The media's hate for Sen Clinton has help to tilt the primaries in sen Obama's favor, which has divided democrats and made them look weak. The lack of reporting on Obama's campaign is mind boggling at best. One of Obamas biggest supporter and friend of 18 years Tony Rezko is going on trial tomorrow for campaign fraud and kickbacks, yet not one word from the media. This will lead to a McCain presidency. Media networks should take a long look at some of the people they hire after these primaries. I think a few should be replaced with more neutral and balanced journalist. Lou Dobbs has been the fairest at cnn

    March 2, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  24. cw

    Must be nice that she can get her way by crying and whining my mom send me to my room for such rants. what we should be seeing on Hillary is her tax returns. I'm sure Hillary and bill made mucho doe off of the very same issues she is speaking against

    March 2, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  25. JOHN

    JUST A NOTE TO HILLARY, IT'S, LIVE FROM N.Y. IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT. YOU BLEW THE LINE, JUST LIKE YOUR BLOWING THIS ELECTION.

    March 2, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
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