October 31st, 2008
08:18 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain to appear on SNL this weekend

McCain last appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2002.
McCain last appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2002.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (CNN) - Mandatory stops on the GOP campaign trail this year: Pennsylvania. Florida. Saturday Night Live.

Two weeks after running mate Sarah Palin made an appearance on the late-night comedy show, a McCain campaign aide tells CNN that the Republican presidential nominee will appear on the NBC program tomorrow night.

The Arizona senator has appeared on the show several times over the years.

McCain's most memorable appearance on the long running show was in October 2002, when he hosted the program for a night: In a spoof commercial hawking an album called "McCain Sings Streisand," sang several of the Democratic loyalist's songs.


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  1. NEWLIFE

    MCCAIN is already a joke, he need not go on SNL to be a FOOL! He has constantly been JACKED on national TV and all over the world with 1st the VP pick, then his FAKE suspended campaign, then the fundamentals of the ECONOMY IS GOOD AND NOW JOE THE PLUMBER. WHAT'S NEXT, will he pull his pants down and show his Butt because he's done it in many other ways

    October 31, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  2. Bob, NY

    SNL seems to have gone from comedy to just plain stupidy. Is it me or is this some kind of researched approach for appealing to the progressively dumbed down younger generations??

    October 31, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  3. rob

    get out an vote–the polls aren't tightening–thats another Mc cain lie–they also aren't counting cell phone users –so the polls are bs anyway. but the media want you to think it means something–their out of touch

    October 31, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  4. CanIcallyouJoe

    My comment is being moderated :D

    When briefed by SNL producers as to what his skit will contain, McCain said "Oh, I don't really care as long as I get to see that Chevey Chase guy- He's a riot!"

    Too little, too late Gramps.

    October 31, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  5. Chris TX

    To MN voter....

    You and your little kid insults just shows the stupidity of your brains. You just hating cause you know who's gonna win this election! stop talking crap and get back to school my child

    October 31, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  6. Rob Johnson

    The only thing the McCain campaign is good for anymore is a joke.

    I do think this will be funny, McCain's sense of humor has always been one of the reasons I like him more than other Republicans. Lately that humor has been missing, and I look forward to the return of a more light-hearted, witty, likable McCain.

    October 31, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  7. indepdentvoter10

    John is dividing this country not unifying. This redistribution of wealth issue is huge. It has no merit and John McCain should be ashamed of his self and his "dog from hell" Sarah Palin should be sent back to her kennel. To even make this statement at a time when folks are loosing their homes, committing suicide because they have lost 60% of the retirement and savings, not the mention the growing number of homeless (w childern) on the street. Is disturbing. If the Govt can help the banks (cough cough) SOCIALISM. Its dam n well time to start helping the American People with the wealth they have given their govt since they able to work. People who need, are people who pay taxes, people who need help just lost their jobs, due to upper crust greed. This sick selfish attitude that is going around is just disgraceful and very UNAMERICAN. Good Help us all.

    October 31, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  8. Linda32

    Say it with me......pandering

    October 31, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  9. Liz

    It's very sad to see that in the most important election in my lifetime, the vice-presidential and now presidential candidate appearing on SNL. With the mounting crises that are not only impacting America but also the international community, we need a leader; we need CHANGE! I don't see how the McCain campaign can justify sending Palin onto SNL when she can't even hold a reasonable interview.

    Obama&Biden 2008

    October 31, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  10. I Prefer "Just Say No"

    When I hear such phrases as:

    "Ba-rock The Vote"
    "My Main Man Barack"
    "My Bro-Man Barack"
    "You Go Barack...You Be Da Man"
    "Bro's Before Ho's

    Well, this simply reminds me of the I.Q. of the average Obama supporter, plus the fact that this election is about race (in regards to Obama.)

    Soooo Ghetto!!!!!

    October 31, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  11. John in KY

    With surprise guest (BOSE-OF-US) singing their hit "McCain/Palin Tradition" also playing game of "FOLLOW OUR LEADERS" behind the PIED-PIPER! with Joe,Tito and other IDIOTS!! on their way to Sarah's Place.

    October 31, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  12. Super D

    Note to the Obama-sheep.

    When your man loses next Tuesday/Wednesday.

    Do not say the race was stolen. It never was in 2000, 04 and or now.

    You need to understand that the Demorats nominate candidates from the very very far left.....Gore, Kerry and Obama.

    Americans are not stupid, these 3 all lost for the same reason.

    AMERICANS DON'T WANT BLEEDING HEART LIBERALS RUNNING THE COUNTRY! THE SILENT MAJORITY WILL TAKE DOWN OBAMA AND HIS "CHANGE IN THE NAME OF SOCIALISM"

    October 31, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  13. Scott Tucson

    Just read that Obama and his campaign are now planning on lowering expectations to give to the people of what he plans do if he wins next week.

    Not in office yet and he's already CHANGING his mind.

    October 31, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  14. Luke

    I did do the math Concerned in MA @ 9:21am...

    What $35 cheese pizzas are you eating?

    October 31, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  15. goo

    Look at it this way. If YObama wins SNL and other shows like the Daily Show wont have anyone to poke fun at for 4 years. shows like these should be thanking Bush for GREAT material for the past 8 years.

    October 31, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  16. Luis

    The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

    We, the majority, have not been fooled.

    On November 4th, America will rise up and prove that money cannot buy the office of POTUS.

    On November 4th, America will strike back at the Liberal media who have been outed by the Center for Journalistic Excellence for their biased coverage of Obama and attacks on Palin.

    On November 4th, the wailing of the Parasites, the Socialists, The Democrats will be music to my ears........goodbye gubment cheese.........................goodbye handouts..........goodbye Marxists

    McCain/Palin 2008

    October 31, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  17. Proactive Voter

    If McCain is elected we’ll have four more years of the same policies as Bush. We can't afford it.

    Obama& McCain

    October 31, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  18. Ruth

    PATHETIC OLD MAN GRASPING FOR STRAWS. GO OBAMA

    October 31, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  19. Truth

    If I remember correctly this will be his third appearance. One of which he hosted.

    Guess that celebrity talk was all BS.

    October 31, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  20. don from maine

    How pathetic a once great man turns to comedy for notoriety. Instead of focusing on issues and trying to win this election McCain thinks it more important to do a comedy show. The real comedy of this election was Palin as his vp pick. Perhaps McCain doesn't get it that he is the butt of the joke. Obama may not have the experience but he has shown calm leadership qualities and I;m sure will fill his cabinet with the most qualified people he can find. I wish john McCain and Sarah Palin the best of luck in whatever they go on to after this election But my vote will go to Obama/Biden. They seem far more focused on issues and the American people. Regardless of whichever candidate you endorse I urge everyone to get out and vote in this most important election.

    October 31, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  21. GO VOTE

    Mn voter, WOW so profound!!

    People be part of this history making event, go out and vote! Don't let the ignorance, slander and mudslinging of the republican party rule this country anymore. It is not Reagan's party anymore.

    The sad ridiculous rein of wanna be king George is over. We do not need another short angry old man with more throne thrall than we have had for the last eight years.

    We need an American. We need Barack Obama!

    October 31, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  22. Team America

    All the comments in this blog prove that you liberal hippie nutjobs are getting nervous about McCain's chances....I love it!!

    Go McCain!!

    October 31, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  23. Liberal and Proud of It

    “If Democrats win full control of government, they will want to give civil rights to terrorists and talk unconditionally to dictators and state sponsors of terror. "

    This is what McCain's robocalls are saying to voters. That ain't funny, my friends. That goes beyond lying and becomes a plain character smear. Are we going to read tomorrow that McCain's robocalls are questioning the virginity of Obama's daughters and accusing Biden of pedaphilia.

    No Republican can be proud of this nominee.

    October 31, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  24. PA Law

    MN voter: Is that really supposed to mean something? Americans, whether for McCain or Obama are tired of silliness. This is serious business and we are ready to take action! Vote Nov 4th!

    October 31, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  25. That Other Jerry

    It just goes to show you, "It ain't over till the old guy sings!" Maybe he'll do the Sarah Palin rap. BTW, we haven't heard anything comparable from Obama and Biden. Have they no talent? All work and no play makes Barack a dull boy...

    Note to everyone else on here– LIGHTEN UP!!!! It's an article about SNL for cryin' out loud!! There'll be plenty of other chances to rant and rave (and I'm sure you'll take them all...)

    October 31, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
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