Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin SNL Skit Misses Funny Bigly

Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin SNL Skit Misses Funny Bigly

Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin SNL Skit Misses Funny Bigly

Remember when Saturday Night Live used to try for funny. Dan Akryod’s Bass-o-matic, John Belushi’s cheeseburger, any time Peyton Manning hosts (I’m partial). I know SNL hasn’t been truly funny in a long time but last night’s “advice” skit with Tina Fey missed funny by a mile. I watched the whole thing and when it was over I realized that I had not only not laughed, but was embarrassed for all the participants.

Here is the video evidence:

If you haven’t the stomach to watch the video, “The New York Times” described it as the “highlight of the evening”. Which means the only audience left by the last half hour when this sketch aired was the hard core Trump haters. “The New York Times” description of the skit:

“It’s me, the ghost of Sarah Palin,” Fey said as if speaking to Palin’s fans, before clarifying that she was just kidding. “I’m still alive,” she said. “But you had to think about it, didn’t ya?” Clad in a leather motorcycle jacket, Fey explained, “One minute you’re on top, and then you’re gone in the blink of a Scaramucci.” Then she sang a few bars of “What I Did for Love,” from the musical “A Chorus Line.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, played by Aidy Bryant, soon popped in to puzzle over her relatively lengthy tenure as White House press secretary. Speculating on what the future would hold for her, she put her own spin on “What I Did for Love”: “Kiss White House goodbye, and point me toward Fox News,” Bryant sang. “I did what he said to do, and I might regret what I did for Trump.”

Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon), Stormy Daniels (Cecily Strong) and Omarosa Manigault Newman (Leslie Jones) took their turns recounting what they had done for — or, in the case of Daniels, “with” — President Trump.

I suppose that I don’t watch SNL enough to know why Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway is portrayed as a loopy drunk. And, why is Aidy Bryant’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders seemingly a vacant redneck (My son prefers Appalachian American to redneck.)? I suppose we all know this answer. If these women were portrayed as the educated, intelligent, hardworking and feminine women that they are, then the leftwads would lose the story line, right?

It’s kind of rich in an unfunny way that Tina Fey author of “Mean Girls” is such a mean girl. And, this line from Tina Fey as Sarah Palin is also very rich:

“I was the first female on a Republican presidential ticket and now I get paid to tweet for Bass Pro Shops,” she added.

“Take it from me, politics is a wild ride. One minute you’re on top and you’re gone in the blink of a Scaramucci.”

If I remember correctly, Tina Fey has pimped both Garnier hair products and American Express. Is the Bass Pro Shops corporate brand not hip enough for Fey. No, of course not. It’s Bass Pro Shops. And, SNL made fun of “Dancing with the Stars”. Now, I am way over “Dancing with the Stars”. I am bored of all the “story lines” each contestant has to have (“Having overcome teenage acne and, an unfortunate fast food job Contestant X is a true survivor.”). But, there is no shame in having been on the program.

Hey, Tina and the rest of the cast of SNL. “Dancing with the Stars” may not be hip, but it is entertaining and occasionally funny. You should try it.

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  • Jerry says:

    These commies are making fun and slandering their own country, taking freedom of speech for granted trying to convince people our leaders are inept at there jobs is not funny at all. SNL along with MSM are meeting their fate, just look at the ratings, Real Americans want no part of it!

  • JC says:

    The preferred phrase is ‘Mountain William’, thankyouverymuch.

  • Eric Dohse says:

    Remember a time when all of the HOLLYWOODites were NOT IGNORANT anti-America Socialist democrats striving to tear down this country at any and all cost???

  • Bob Rich says:

    Wild and crazy guys, Samurai, The Loopners, “Jane, you ignorant slut” — those were the days

  • GWB says:

    And, why is Aidy Bryant’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders seemingly a vacant redneck
    1) Arkansas
    2) The folks in Arkansas don’t think much of anyone in that family, and their opinion is often “redneck fundamentalist”.
    While I happen to think Sanders is doing a better job than many would, I also think she has missed some opportunities.

    But, no, SNL isn’t really funny. IMO, it wasn’t as funny as the urban crowd thought it was, even in its heyday. Yes, there were some hilarious skits, but there was a LOT of NYC/NJ-along-the-turnpike-inside-joke stuff going on. Those of us in flyover land seldom laughed at that stuff.

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