October 31st, 2008
08:18 AM ET
5 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. proud army and navy mom

    will mcwinky take gov blinky with him. mccain is done!

    October 31, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  2. Scott Tucson

    Well if Obama does win, having aour first true marxist as president ought to make for an interesting four years.

    October 31, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  3. w.l. jones

    Come on over Mr. McCain and sing the Democartic national fighting song. We need your in the last four days. Way to Go sir.

    October 31, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  4. Sylvia

    Obama is definitely the favorite presidental candidate amongst the American people that the McCain campaign is using him in their ads. CNN, your guy will lose no matter how hard you tried to make Obama look bad, he will be victorius. Go OBAMA - POTUS.

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

    Well if Obama does win, having our first true marxist as president ought to make for an interesting four years.

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

    Maybe hhe can take that time to explain his relationship with Rashid Khalidi to the public. Let the public know exactly how many hundreds of thousands of dollars he donated to the PLO...

    October 31, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  7. Sam SixPack

    Yay! Not long now until we all walk hand-in-hand to our new training wage jobs.

    October 31, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  8. Fatal Blow

    Hey, Concerned in MA...now do the calculations with McCain's tax plan..

    October 31, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  9. Bob

    Well, I will try again CNN censors.....

    Your last article claimed Obama can win Arizona........you are correct
    He will take Texas too.......this kool-aid is powerful stuff...wow
    I'm hallucinating....I see Obama winning Alabama,Mississippi and
    Utah....

    CNN....try to reclaim what's left of your credibility and stop drinking the kool-aid!!!

    October 31, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  10. bill

    The SNL crew will sing "hit the road jack and don't come back no more no more." to Mccain

    October 31, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  11. FLORIDA for Obama

    The American Public want PALIN and MCCAIN to TELL US what YOUR PLAN IS.

    STOP talking/bashing Obama and TELL US YOUR PLAN......

    Oh, that's right THEY DON'T HAVE ONE.

    Vote for PEACE

    NOT HATE.

    October 31, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  12. Tim E

    Concerned in MA, I wonder who lost the 42 cents an hour so you could have it? Obama's plan being socialistic and all. If you benefited from the "spread," where did it come from? Cindy's piggy bank?

    October 31, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  13. Dean

    Didn't SNL start out trying to be an outlet for what was "in" with its targeted demo of young people? This choice is the equivalent of starting out in 1975 not with George Carlin and Richard Pryor but with Rich Little and Jerry Lewis.

    SNL is not a news organization and seem to be thinking a little too highly of its own role by playing "fair and balanced". Can't recall them finding it necessary to let Ford come on and disprove Chase's riff or have Bush counter Will Ferrell.

    Your job is to poke fun at the establishment, not be a part of it.

    October 31, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  14. yen

    McCain can't win at all . Yes he brought along a very attractive woman, but you can't win by looks alone. The American people are smarter. You can no longer fool them using the republican fear tactic or Joe the fake plumber. They are literally hungry and angry. Try honesty and one thing you will do concrete to make it better people who are hurting.

    October 31, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  15. Joe The Engineer

    Mark,

    Did you see dead people in florida voting for republican, go and check. repubs are famous in stealing elections by cheating, when we press Obama on the machine count it as McCain.

    October 31, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  16. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    All McCain has to do is use his lines when introducing "Joe the Plumber" on the stump "great american, hero, etc...", that should get him a lot of laughs.

    McCain has become a joke. I never thought of him much as a war hero, since he chose to disregard military protocol and got caught. I think his 30 years in the Senate with really nothing to show for it speaks for itself.

    So, yes, go on SNL Senator, make it memorable.

    October 31, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  17. Matt

    I love it. More hypocrisy. Blathering about how Obama hangs with hollywood types and lambasting him for having a scheduled SNL appearance, which he ended up cancelling, then both Palin and McCain actually go on the show. Be gone ye vile ghouls.

    October 31, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  18. Geez

    Wow...the Repubs are getting nastier and nastier as the days tick by. Mark is simply "out of touch" like his candidate. "Concerned in MA" is griping because he will get $1800 back. My wife and I are teachers with two teenagers...we'd LOVE to have $1800 rather than give it to rich corporate CEO's. All you Repubs had nothing to say in 2000 when W. stole the election from Gore...but MAN are you scared you might actually LOSE this year and EVERYONE is watching to make sure you don't cheat again!

    This white, Christian, male, registered Republican, voted for "THAT ONE" early last week in FLORIDA.

    October 31, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  19. Marc in Virginia

    Lawrence, I think you're the one who needs an education. You misspelled quite a few words there, buddy. Try taking off the Caps Lock, too. It should be on the left side of your keyboard.

    October 31, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  20. M. Bryan

    Does "concerned in MA" inferr that voting for McCain is a way of
    insuring that one has a job. Pretty irrational reasoning for a
    sane person.

    October 31, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  21. GJD

    CNN is showing Palin spewing her lies right now. So pathetic.
    She just said the Maverick took on " abuse of Power".
    Oh yeah, took her on to be his VP candidate.
    Same old speech, different $150000.00 costume.

    October 31, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  22. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, VOTE A STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC TICKET!

    I am listening to missy online.

    I have made this offer before, but with 4 days left, I will offer again since she is making my eardrums bleed.

    I would like to offer that you run a telethon, I will promise that you can lock me in a "cone of silence" and run "Head On" commercials 24 hours a day, until folks donate enough coins so that you can only use closed captioning anytime the half-wit opens her pie hole.

    Deal?

    October 31, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  23. JAY N.H.

    Concerned in MA,

    What do you get under McCains plan? I'll tell you . ZERO. He'll give your company a tax break and ship your jos overseas. I bet that 1800.00 looks good now don't it.

    October 31, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  24. Bitter in Texas

    Do I CARE!!!!! I guess he can't aford to buy the air time so he's got to try and get funny.....his entire campain has been one laugh after another. Get out and vote...if you can, vote early.

    October 31, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  25. Desmond Sequeira

    The remote possibility of F A I L I N- McBush in the White House is definitely NO LAUGHING MATTER

    October 31, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
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