Not even a blizzard and a travel ban could stop Tina Fey from mocking Sarah Palin. The “Sisters” star returned to her old “Saturday Night Live” stomping grounds after Palin endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential bid last week.
The cold open of Saturday’s “SNL” was Fey’s Sarah Palin sketch, which is a version of Palin’s highly criticized endorsement speech. Trump and Palin give viewers a look into the politicians’ personal thoughts while they watch each other on the podium.
“I’m here because we Americans are struggling,” Fey says in a thick Alaskan accent. “So many of us have lost our jobs at the factory or our reality shows about Alaska. We’ve seen our own children targeted by the police just because they committed some crimes.”
“She’s fun,” Trump (Darrell Hammond) tells the camera. “She just says whatever she wants. It’s like her mouth starts driving before her brain gets in the car.”
When Trump takes the podium, it’s Palin’s turn to reveal her inner thoughts to the camera. “Guess what, America, I don’t really think this guy should be president,” she says. “I’m just here ‘cause he’s promised me a spot in his cabinet. And I belong in a cabinet ‘cause I’m full of spice, and I got a great rack.”
Watch the full “Saturday Night Live” sketch below:
Though Fey hasn’t been a regular on “Saturday Night Live” since 2006, she has made plenty of guest appearances on the NBC sketch show to play Palin. Fey’s most recent hosting stint on the show, alongside Amy Poehler on Dec. 19, also gave viewers a Palin sketch. It seems likely that this won’t be her last time playing the former vice presidential candidate.
“Saturday Night Live” Season 41 airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. EST on NBC.