(CNN) - Barack Obama may appear with Sarah Palin Saturday night - a look-alike of the Alaska governor, that is.
Obama is set to make a cameo appearance on the season premiere of NBC's Saturday Night Live, his second appearance on the sketch comedy show.
The surprise appearance was first reported by People Magazine. It remains unclear exactly what Obama will do on the show — but there’s a chance it could have something to do with the political world's latest superstar and headline-grabber.
Meanwhile, SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels is staying mum on who will portray Palin, but he told reporters in a conference call Thursday discussions are ongoing with Tina Fey, the SNL alum who some say bears a striking resemblance to the Alaska governor.
He also said he's hoping to tap former SNL cast member Maya Rudolph to play Michelle Obama.
The show has already left a mark on this election season, widely crediting with helping soften Hillary Clinton’s image during the New York senator's cameo last February. A series of sketches last season portraying members of the media in love with Obama were also credited with raising a general perception of unfair coverage of the two Democratic presidential contenders.
How Many people out of 300 million watch SNL.
" Credited with raising a general perception ". Of whom? The three or four million that watch and the 1%' ers of the media. You know ....those that are convinced they know better than the rest of the country.
Give it a break!
Obama needs to forget about Sarah Palin. Everyone does. Let's talk about the fact that John McCain doesn't have anything new to tell us, no "change" there! Obama 08!
Since Obama and Biden is comedy should be right up his alley. Maybe he will do a community orgainzer bit, so everybody in this country with real jobs, can figure out what it is.
Hope he brings MORE COWBELL!
This should be nice... we get to see more of the humorous side of Obama .... he is such a well rounded individual.
Obama & Biden 2008!
I be watching SNL this weekend. Great move Senator Obama.
Johanna did you know what the Bush Doctrine was, I'll bet 99.9% of the poulation doesn't. Relax on the personal bias for a minute.
Hey Matt, I really like it!
OBAMA: THE BRIDGE TO NO WAR
Looking forward to this show...it should get the McCain camp all fired up again about media "bias". Are they getting a wax figure from Mdme. Tussauds to play McCain?
The Voice, the voice ooffff Palin is very annoying........ grating........whinnnyyyyy....
I hear that Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews will be on all fours playing Obama's poodles in a sketch.
Yea I think we needed to lighten up a little bit. It is getting a little crazy which is to be expected. That is why I love the Daily Show and the Stephen Colbert show. It talks about the issues but in a funny way. Shows how crazy we all are. Then maybe we can get back to issues.
THE WIRING IN GRANDPA MAC'S BRAIN IS VERY DAMAGED ,
LIKE AWOL BUSH ===OLD MAC WANTS = WAR WAR WAR !
GRANDPA MAC AND PALIN === MORE OF THE SAME !
THEY ARE SCARY !
NO MORE WARS ,
NO MORE COVER UPS ,
NO MORE REPUBLICANS DESTROYING OUR ECONOMY !
NO MORE SAUDIS CONTROLLING OUR ENERGY COST !
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !
GO OBAMA / BIDEN
Perfect forum for a clown.................
Vote McCain or join the insane
YES I did notice that Palin was high strung AND NERVOUS. Another reason to FEAR her coming inches away from the presidency!
I AGREE with "Johanna not voting GOP" ........CNN IS PROTECTING PALIN........ MY QUESTION IS............WHY? ESPECIALLY SINCE THE ONLY ONE WITH.......BALLS..........CAMPBELL BROWN WAS DRAGGED THROUGH THE MUD FOR DARING TO QUESTION MCCAIN'S CHOICE!
Having grown up a conservation woman, I CAN NOT believe that ALL conservative women will back this ticket! She is the mother of FIVE kids, and I believe.........as do MOST CONSERVATIVE WOMEN, THAT MOTHERS ARE NEEDED AT HOME........ AND ITS ONLY AFTER WE HAVE RAISED OUR CHILDREN THAT WE CAN PURSUE OUR CAREERS! I AM WONDERING WHY THEY ARE SO QUIET??????
When the media was reporting that in a poll Obama had lost some support from women......... I was laughing since the women I KNOW...... who are supporting Sen. OBAMA, are NOT IDENTIFYING WITH PALIN......... SHE IS NOT.......NOT..........LIKE ANY.......WOMAN........I ......KNOW! I AM CONVINCED THAT SOME OF THESE POLLS ARE JUST MADE UP!
Reverand Wright and the 57 States
I’ll tell you what’s funny…the fact that Palin could be representing our country someday, a person who knows very little about foreign affairs (nice scripted answers last night)….who is being investigated for abusing her power and has a daughter preparing for her “shotgun” wedding…this is only going to get better…….PLEASE……forget SNL…….this is an INTERNATIONAL JOKE…………
Sad that there are enough 'useful idiots' who would allow themselves to be manipulated by this appearance. Seems that the same people who claim we need to focus on the policies (although 'change' is not a policy), will hope that this contrived PR event would matter to folks. Young/old, black/white, male/female, funny or not, this is not nor ever should be a personality contest. It hasn't helped any country historically when they elect their leaders based on charisma...
It can't possibly be any funnier than watching the Uhbama/Biden vaudeville act in real life. SNL doesn't need a script with these idiots.
I wish the Republicans would start talking about issues rather than hiding behind Palin's skirts. I am so disgusted with McCain's campaign now.
I'M MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!
Enough is Enough!
I'm actually ashamed to be an American right now! That's right Republicans – I am ashamed. Thank you for that.
Whoever plays Palin, please make sure you repeat the lie that Iraq attacked us during 9/11, and the whole skit DON'T BLINK!
I absolutely LOVE watching the skits SNL!!!!
Palin keep speaking. You thought a black president was scary, how about war with Russia!!!!!!!!!!!
How are we going to pay for that????
Where are troops needed going to come from?????
Can anyone say DRAFT!!!!!!
He needs to go away.
Has anyone noticed how much Sarah Palin and Kathryn Harris of Florida have in common. Now there is a Saturday Night Live sketch