April 7th, 2010
03:17 PM ET
10 years ago

Fey likely to revive Palin impersonation

Tina Fey is likely to bring back her Sarah Palin impersonation.

Tina Fey is likely to bring back her Sarah Palin impersonation.

(CNN) - Writers for Saturday Night Live likely completed a sketch featuring Tina Fey's infamous impersonation of Sarah Palin Tuesday, Fey told NBC's the Today Show.

Fey, a onetime cast member of the late night comedy program who is set to serve as its host this weekend, said she hasn't seen the sketch yet but will do an initial run through of it Wednesday.

"I am going to read through later today and see what's up. They wrote last night," Fey said. "I am sure we will try something."

Fey, whose impersonations of Palin in 2008 were widely-credited with shaping perceptions of the then-Republican vice presidential nominee, told the U.K. paper The Telegraph earlier this week she hasn't been keeping up with Palin's latest moves.

"I haven't been watching her on television lately because I've been working on '30 Rock,'" she said.

While Fey's impersonation of Palin won wide praise, the comedienne indicated back in 2008 it's not a character she is keen on reviving.

"I want to be done playing this lady Nov. 5," she said in reference to Election Day, 2008. "So if anybody can help me be done playing this lady Nov. 5, that would be good for me."


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  1. AA

    I love Tina as Palin, she acts as dumb as the real one....

    April 7, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. Angus McDugan

    Wow! The libs are so infatuated by Palin.

    It's sad that libs can only resort to personal attacks instead of providing a lucid statement supporting their beliefs. Why not simply provide well thought out responses that help sway others to see it your way instead of loosing all credibility with your hate-filled emotional responses?

    April 7, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  3. Jem0276

    Oh and "truth" you are so self deluded that I'm surprised you can maintain verticality.

    April 7, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  4. A.B.

    Yeah, Tina, expose Sarah Palin for the fool that she is!!

    April 7, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. Briana the college student

    @Truth. How can you speak for all Americans?
    Tina Fey is a doll.

    April 7, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  6. Yay!

    Tina Fey's SP is one of SNL's best bits ever - looking forward to more hilarity. The reason satire works is because it hits on truths that people are too squeamish to say out loud. Go Tina!

    April 7, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  7. Rob

    Palin has earned a place in history as a VP candidate and governor of Alaska. Fey won't be remembered by history, because herstory is not history.

    April 7, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  8. Dieter Zerressen

    The right just doesn't get it – we liberals would love for Palin to run for President – can't wait. Even if she doesn't run she's still out there being stupid and reminding people what a dope John McCain was. Yes Sarah is cashing in but so did Anna Nicole Smith and Jessica Simpson. That doesn't make them any smarter it just makes them hucksters (to be polite) and their fans stupid accomplices.

    April 7, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  9. Gary Rauchenecker

    Why is everybody on Sarah Palin's case these days? Sarah Palin is attractive, funny, intelligent, and.... oh, wait, that's Tina Fey.

    April 7, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  10. Jem0276

    "truth"...exactly what are Americans tired of??? Highly intelligent, pretty, successful women with a valid and pertinent opinion of world affairs??!! Oh no wait that is just lemmings like you......I'm a real American and I would vote for Tina Fey for ANYTHING before it would even dawn on me to consider Sarah Palin....for ANYTHING!!!!

    April 7, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. Nurse Lisa

    Palin is a joke and who better than a hilarious beautiful jokester to make this sad dolt at least a bit funny. We're laughing with Tina, but at the gun-totin' liar and quitter.

    April 7, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  12. Roachford

    Tina should quit 3/4 of the way through her SNL hosting duties.

    April 7, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Pablo

    Tina should writr her lines on her hand so she can remember them

    April 7, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. Leigh

    I hope Tina Fey portrays Sarah Palin as the Wicked Witch of the West.

    April 7, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  15. Nurse Lisa

    I'm hoping we'll see the ink on Tina's hand....

    April 7, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  16. Jan

    Great! Can't wait to see Tina Fey again getting down to the "essential" Sarah Palin. That will be a reason to stay up late and tune in.

    April 7, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  17. Kevin in WA

    No one is fearful of Palin. What we fear are the mindless sheep that follow her who, unfortunately, can cast ballots. And as far as Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin on the same stage? Invective, blame, condescension, God, guns, no to health care etc etc. What we won't see or hear? Any original or intelligent thought.

    April 7, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  18. chris

    Tina just can't get a real job.

    April 7, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  19. Dawn

    The only thing the left fears about Sarah Palin is her ignorance. Having her as our President scares the bejesus out of me.

    April 7, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  20. Pablo

    "I can see Russia from my house!"

    April 7, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  21. Realist

    Palin is a moron and the people who follow her are even bigger morons. She is only out to do what all Republicans do which is to stuff as much money in their pockets as possible.

    April 7, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  22. Blkman

    WTH: why oh why is the media pertraying Palin as "something" when in fact the woman is such a "no body". I mean if people really looked at her history she has yet to complete anything she has started other then having children, which she didn't even raise her children. SAD

    April 7, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  23. Jeff of Peoria

    It was funny the first. Now it's nothing but politics. I don't think it will have the same affect

    April 7, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  24. Conservatives are Dumb

    Do the Republicans really think that putting Bachman and Palin together is a good idea? Between these two pea-brains and Michael Steele, they have the collective intelligence of a mentally challenged goat.

    April 7, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  25. Jon

    Tina Fey, see who is the joke now. Palin has become a star in any sense she deserves, whereas you remain a miserable joker. Like so many extremely left jokers, you would soon join others going down the road of divoce. Sorry, it is not very funny!

    April 7, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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