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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soundoff (486 Responses)
  1. Bubba

    He's lost what's left of his mind. SNL will make dog chow of him. Grampa, NOOOOOOO!!!

    October 31, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  2. Sue in Alabama

    SNL can't help you now, Johnny. Your party has almost destroyed our country, and we are taking it back. Go back to Arizona and stay there.

    O/B '08

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

    Let's hope he does the "creepy husband" skit again

    October 31, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  4. Purple Nurple

    Well this is fitting as his whole campagin is a joke...being on SNL is the icing on the cake!! Sorry John, you are a true American hero, but we do not want you as our POTUS!!!!
    Theeeeks, but no theeeks.

    Obama/Biden 08 baby!!

    October 31, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  5. David, Silver Spring, MD

    Hey, maybe he can tell that joke about the $3 million study of bear genetics in Montana. You know the one, where he says he doesn't know if it was a legal issue or a paternity issue. That one always gets a laugh!

    October 31, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  6. twosquared

    If you cant raise enough money for air time ...

    At least the script will be better .

    October 31, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  7. Simply Amazed

    The McCain camp is running the following robocall – completely without any support for any of these claims, and in fact their nature make them absurd in any case:

    "Obama’s election invites a major international crisis he will be unprepared to handle alone. 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."

    I almost couldn't beleive what I'd read, and can't imagine voting for these people – just lies and more lies – anything at all to win... Every point has been clearly refuted both by the Obama campaign and the media. Now a no-brainer – Obama/ Biden 08/12

    October 31, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  8. pat C.

    HOW SAD....MCCAIN HAS SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AND OBAMA HAS CLINTON AND GORE!

    October 31, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  9. T in the Big D

    Desperate times call for desperate measures! Maybe he'll bring the village people with him!

    October 31, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  10. President McCain

    I've got a good feeling about this one.
    :-)

    October 31, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  11. Larry

    Oh Magoo, you've done it again.

    October 31, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  12. Brain in DC

    Trying to start a new career? A great team with Palin.

    October 31, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  13. MARY

    Maybe he and Bush can get fulltime jobs on SNL. Bush will be w/o a job soon.

    October 31, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  14. beth

    why is SNL trying to help the Repubs by bringing them on so close to election day?

    October 31, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  15. Dave in Indy

    Who's the celebrity now?

    October 31, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  16. Carol

    Hes funny alright,pretending to be a real canidate!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 31, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  17. MN Voice

    Please do. Don't change your strategy now. It's working for Obama so far.

    October 31, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  18. Stuart

    It's a little late to exhume pre-2003 McCain at this point in the election. If the guy who appeared in McCain Sings Streisand, the guy who decried the Bush tax cuts and Karl Rove's smears had run in this election, he would be winning. But he died about five years ago.

    October 31, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  19. Independent

    Maybe he could bring Palin and his faked plumber for a clown parade!

    October 31, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  20. David - Lee's Summit, MO

    McCain has run the most dishonorable campaign I've seen in my life time. I have lost total respect for him as an American. I will honor his service, but that is it. His radio ads in Missouri are nothing but scare tatics!

    October 31, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  21. CR in WI

    Go for it Senator-
    If it has the same impact as Gov. Palin's , Obama will win in landslide. I wouldn't be surprised if he suspends his appearance to fly back to OH for a high level meeting with Joe the plumber.

    Erratic, irrational: Not ready to lead our country

    Vote for intelligence in the whitehouse
    No to student #894 of 899
    No to the sports journalism major

    BO08

    October 31, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  22. Rob

    Thanks for the heads up so I can be sure to read a book instead of watching. McCain has burned his bridges at my house during this campaign. I've had enough of his toxicity and have no desire to see him or hear him, my friend.

    October 31, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  23. Funny

    He should...he is definately a joke!

    October 31, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  24. Matthew

    Desperate times call for depserate measures? Um... OK

    I guess if you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with...

    October 31, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  25. hrsc

    We here are hoping this is his job interview, It's good when people find there true calling good for you John I plan to be a regular viewer.

    Keep the material fresh and funny....

    October 31, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
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