October 16th, 2008
10:17 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN confirms: Sarah Palin to appear on SNL

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/06/art.palin.snl.ap.jpg caption="With Gov. Palin appearing on this Saturday's SNL, who will Tina Fey play?'"]
(CNN) - Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin plans to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend, multiple sources told CNN Thursday.

Saturday Night Live has featured opening skits in which former cast member and Palin lookalike Tina Fey portrays the Alaska governor. It was not known whether Fey also will appear on Saturday night's program.

The program airs at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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  1. concerned coloradan

    the only white house palin is qualified to be in is an igloo.

    October 16, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  2. rosemary

    Wait a minute! You are putting one of the VP candidates on two weeks before the election and not the other? Both Presidential candidates have been on. No fair only doing one of the Veeps! Think about it! C'mon SNL. Are you just going for the ratings? Boo.

    October 16, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  3. sandee in Portland

    @Marc....evidently you don't know what a socialist country is. When Paulson, Bush and the rest of them said that, they were taking your money to buy into these banks, we became a socialist country. DUH! The government's money is your money in the form of taxes. It would pay to educate yourself more than just listening to the political rhetoric coming out of the campaigns.

    October 16, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  4. thomas harding

    nothing funny about the "Hate talk express" count me out.

    October 16, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  5. KP

    If they have Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, I will never watch this show again, ever! There is nothing funny about having this hate mongering, pathetically unqualified woman on SNL.

    October 16, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  6. watcher

    Excuse me......this is EXACTLY the material that makes it on CNN. Relevant material. Snicker, snicker. Typical.

    October 16, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  7. tgodfreypghpa

    snl will hv the lowest ratings ever or people will tune to see if its tina fey doing both parts like eddie murphy did in the clumps movies

    October 16, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  8. Callie

    The sound of Sarah Palin's whiney voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me. I mute the tv when she's on, so I won't be watching SNL that night. Besides, Tina Fey is a much more likeable Sarah Palin any how!

    October 16, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  9. Concerned citizen in Indiana

    I am amazed by seeing the McCain campaign being more and more out of touch. People in this country don't need to be entertained by the candidates' appearance on TV. We need a solution for this economic turmoil, which I haven't heard from McCain/ Palin at all.

    McCain keeps saying "I know how to fix the economy", but he fails to offer how. Stop flattering/scaring us, and get serious about what they can and need to do to serve the country.

    October 16, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  10. Leah

    You're doing something with the evil East Coast Elite? So it ain't so Sarah ha ha ha.

    October 16, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  11. ron

    finally something she is good at making a clown of herself

    October 16, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  12. Ind4Palin

    Gov Palin:

    Its very big of you to accept the offer to appear on SNL after all the insulting depictions by the so called talented Tina Fey. it speaks highly of your confident and forgiving nature. Go get'em Tiger Lady!! Show the freaking world and freaking hollywood how authentic you are!! We love you Sarah Palin

    Go McCain / Palin 2008

    October 16, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  13. Paxalot

    Like the true narcissist egomaniac she is, Palin will do anything for attention. Maybe she can get the SNL audience to yell "KILL HIM" or "TERRORIST" and then just smile as usual. Let's pray that it is all part of God's plan.

    October 16, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  14. Dem in CA

    I think the SNL cast should pull a John McCain....When Palin shows up, the entire cast calls up and say they are suspending their jobs to campaign for Obama...Let Palin take the stage solo! and have a slew of reporters ask her 'questions'....
    Have her bring Todd, Bristol, future son-in-law...and act out "A Day in the Life of Alaska's Palins" it just might compare to the Coneheads....wait, the Coneheads were intelligent beings!! Ooops!!...
    Yeah, I agree, sic the Church Lady on Sarah!! Isn't that Special?...Just think folks, in 19 days we'll never, ever see or hear of a Palin again!!!!!!!!!

    October 16, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  15. Bianca

    McCain accuses Obama of acting like a celebrity all while he goes on Letterman and she goes to SNL! Go figure!!! Sarah the Lunatic needs to go back go Alaska and continue watching Russia from her porch!!!




    October 16, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  16. Mike

    Does the Republican party think Sarah Palin going on SNL is going to help John McCain's chances? I think Sarah Palin is more interested in the spotlight then the Vice Presidents office!! How could you have a questionable Vice President candidate who in June didn't know what the VP does, go on a comedy show? I can't wait to see this one!!!

    Barack Obama is the right choice for America. It is not about black or white. It is about who is best to lead the United States. That person is Barack Obama!!


    P.S. – I'm Canadian

    October 16, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  17. Richard

    Whew!!! No questions, just cue cards to read.

    October 16, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  18. francheska ;-)

    She can't do an intelligent interview, she has not appeared on Face The Nation or Meet The Press...but she can appear on SNL. I am not a fan of Palins, but, she is not doing herself a service by feeding this notion held by many that she is an unqualified airhead.

    October 16, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  19. bella

    You know ive been thinkin about this since ive first heard the offer,my conclusion is if she declined to do it,there would be great talk of her insecurities as a person.There must of been a great back up of people convincing her to do the show or it would lead to bad publicity.Meaning i believe if it was her decion ,she would not do it,how many agree?

    October 16, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  20. ron

    what ever who cares what this bimbo is doing. About Acorn if mickey mouse, darth vader and the easter bunny show up to vote please tell the FBI to arrest them for fraud.

    October 16, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  21. Bonnie, Las Vegas

    I really don't get this. Gov. Palin is willing to go on a comedy show that has parodied her to no end, but won't do the Sunday morning news shows, Today, or even the View?

    She prides herself as a 'pitbull in lipstick' and says she's ready to be VP or even President if need be. That sounds pretty darn confident, even courageous.

    So why, Gov. Palin, why aren't you meeting with the press? What are you afraid of? Politics and the press go hand in hand. You can't avoid them forever.

    October 16, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  22. southern purple swinger

    i wonder why didn't sarah palin asked the "great people of north carolina" to go vote early as their one-stop polling places are open from now til november 1st.

    could it be that the mccain campaign is planning to question and request invalid all early ballots in nc (as they already done in other states), and if they do tell people to vote early, the republican votes be void as well?

    October 16, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  23. James

    When people say that Sarah Palin will be a great VP or president, I chill runs up my spine. I mean, are people in this country really that stupid?

    October 16, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  24. Jaime

    Only 19 days left to do your shopping...

    All out of stock on talking Peewee Herman dolls....

    October 16, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  25. Ind4Palin

    You know? I notice A LOT of MEN being so negative about Gov Palin...wat is it? Please search within yourselves...Is it maybe that she is successful and accomplished and you all negative MEN are jealous of her accomplishments as a WOMAN? All of you MEN speaking negatively about her SEARCH, really SEARCH within yourselves....I feel for your wives!!

    October 16, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
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