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. C A

    Obama will win this election with between 291 and 353 electoral votes.

    October 31, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  2. dEMOBRAT

    McCain has a great sense of humor- should be good.

    October 31, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  3. WINK WINK

    Another reason to vote for OBAMA!!!

    October 31, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  4. Dino

    And, he accuses Obama of being a "celebrity".

    McLoser

    October 31, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  5. ines

    John McCain on SNL is enough to make me stay up and watch it – - – - – NOT. Maybe this is the SNL-Ambien editition..

    October 31, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  6. Accountant Guy

    I will make sure that I DO NOT watch McBush!! I am so tired of seeing his face!! Get out and Barack the vote America!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 31, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  7. Real Talk

    SNL makes sense for him and Palin. They aren't nothing but a joke anymore anyways.

    October 31, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  8. wezeeg

    Perhaps he will be doing a duet with the Fat Lady.

    October 31, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  9. Janey for McCain

    I guess McCain has to do this to show he is tough–I will not watch ANY NBC production–after that mousy Tina Fey tried to look like the gorgeous and refreshing Palin. I am sure it took lots of makeup to even come close. I think Fey would scare you without her make-up. What a nasty woman–it sure takes a low confidence woman to cut up and hate a woman as accomplished as Palin.

    October 31, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  10. derrick

    he needs to be on the trail and not trying to make jokes.if he thinks hes going to sway my vote by being on SNL not going to happen.

    October 31, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  11. Mark

    I always suspected McCain was a superficial celebrity without any substantial proposals. Now that he is appearing on SNL this confirms that McCain's popularity is only due to a cult of personality.

    October 31, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  12. Mark

    Vote the democratic way!!!! Early & OFTEN

    October 31, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  13. Concerned in MA

    My vote is NOT FOR SALE – AT ANY PRICE.

    But if yours is, here's some FACTS to all who love the Obama Tax Plan.

    I went to his website and used the "savings calculator". Some quick numbers for you...

    My wife and I combined make about 100K. We no longer have dependents, and we have a mortgage. Popped those numbers into his calculator – I save $1800.

    So let's see... averaged out, me and my wife each get a raise of 42 cents an hour.

    YIPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    So if my vote was for sale... which IT IS NOT... we'd get an extra Domino's pizza (no toppings) every week!

    Do the math people. What would you rather have – a cheese pizza or your job?

    October 31, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  14. Lawrence

    THE PLUMMER, THE BUILDER, THE BULLDOG, THE MAVERICK...... THE BAFOONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE PEOPLE! ALL OF THESE CLOWNS COMBINED DON'T HAVE AS MUCH EDUCATION AS EITHER OF THE DEM CANDIDATES! DON'T YOU WANT YOUR PRESIDENT TO BE MORE EDUCATED AND INTELLIGENT THAN YOU ARE?.............. OR IS THAT MAKING IT EVEN HARDER TO DEAL WITH ?

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

    Who gives rats patutti. Can they even afford the make-up for this guy to look alive.

    October 31, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  16. Todd

    Hey its all about some free airtime and spreading the wealth around.

    October 31, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  17. Tony

    If you can't outspend them, then get the air time for free. Good move by McCain, and a good way to use his charisma to flip a few character-based voters.

    October 31, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  18. Cleveland voter

    Well this outta be good. His campaign has been one punchline after another anyway. Maybe he can get SNL writers to write his speeches and Loren Michaels can handle his campaign next time.

    October 31, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  19. Rache from Bowie

    Every regular guy–with a $100 Million in the bank, 7 houses and too many cars to remember when you bought them –shouldgo on SNL!!

    October 31, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  20. Louise

    This is how we want the head of State Represented as a Joke on Late Night TV.

    Palin is a Joke, but I guess McCain must think he is as well.

    October 31, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  21. AL

    Thanks for the warning now I'm going to watch something else..

    October 31, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  22. GoBama

    Sen Obama made a good choice of selecting Rep. Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff. Very good decision.

    October 31, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  23. greg myers

    MCCAIN RULES

    October 31, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  24. Bryan, Bronx

    Well look who's the celebrity now.

    October 31, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  25. Chuck

    WOW, another reason to not watch SNL again. I implore all who are sick of this man and his running mate to tune out on Saturday.

    October 31, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
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