23 Thoughts to “Let’s Do What the Mavericks Do..and Get Mavericky!”

  1. NotGregLetiecq

    I have only one problem with Fey’s portrayal of Palin. It would be a lot funnier and truer to life if she didn’t strip Palin of her sense of hubris and self-regard. Fey’s Palin is a ditz who enjoys playing the fool. But the real Palin takes herself oh-so-seriously and doesn’t consider herself a lightweight at all.

    What makes the real Palin so much more hilarious than Fey’s Palin is that she is trying in all seriousness to show substance and a decent grasp of SOMETHING other simplistic campaign dogma, and she fails so completely.

  2. Moon-howler

    I cannot disagree with you, NGL. Very valid contribution and one I had not thought of. Thanks.

  3. NotGregLetiecq

    Do you think this funny, M-H? I honestly don’t find it funny unless I’m watching it with friends. I have a friend who doesn’t know Palin by anything other than her most ridiculous sound bytes, and he thinks Fey is hilarious as Palin.

  4. IVAN

    In the long run, it appears that the SNL and Fey’s Palin will out live the real Palin by a large margin.

  5. Moon-howler

    Do I think it is funny? I shur do. {wink wink} And I am gonna be laughin’ right along with the rest of this great country, America.

    Funny comes in many flavors. I also would not expect Palin supporters to find it even mildly amusing. I am sort of funny about funny…and I do think it is funny. For the record, I rarely find much on SNL funny, if that helps.

    Ivan, you are probably correct about Fey’s Palin long outlivin’ the real Palin, at least in notoriety.

  6. Elena

    It was funny, but really, not so funny in reality. I am sure Govenor Palin has plenty of comon sense, but her interest in global affairs seems fairly insignificant. Joe Biden clearly has put an abundent amount of thought into nuclear proliferation, Pakistan and its role in terror, and a whole host of other very serious complicated issues while Sarah Palin’s myopic view is that we focus on drilling in Alaska. Drill baby drill is NOT the most well thought out forward thinking agenda item facing this nation and the world. I find it horrifying that my children will probably come to adulthood during the same time that Polar Bears will have become extinct in the wild.

  7. Alanna

    This is the first time that I have seen Fey(sp?) play Palin, and I have to give her credit she does the part spectactularly, down to her manuerisms. The actor that does Biden not so much but it was entertaining.

  8. Chris

    Here are the prior to skits. Tina Fey is GREAT!!
    Last week’s episode with Katie Couric.http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/couric-palin-open/704042/ The first week with Hillary.http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/palin-hillary-open/656281/

  9. I laughed my ass off! Thank you!!

  10. Moon-howler

    Thank you Chris.

    There is so much not funny going on now in the world that I will take it anyway I can get a smile.

    I need to find out more about shooting wolves from helicopters, given my name. {raising an eyebrow} I don’t like that wolf shooting crap one little bit. Anyone have any real info on that ….that is real and not part of a comedy skit?

  11. DiversityGal

    I am a long time fan of SNL, but I find that you have to wade through the junk to find the pearls. You can usually find at least one mildly amusing thing each week, and that is especially so during an election year. I now DVR it each week; I’m sure that SNL knows full well that all they need is that one Palin sketch per week to hook America.

    I LOVE the job they did in portraying this debate. Fey as Palin is comedy gold. Great portrayal of question-dodging. Fey is a master at working in quick, subversive comments like, “Can I call you Joe?…’cause I practiced a thing where I called you Joe.” Palin is so ripe for satire, that I can’t blame Fey for coming back to her old job for awhile. The temptation must have been too beautiful to pass up.

    Even though I am an Obama-Biden fan, I equally appreciate Jason Sudeikis’ lampoon of Biden. That was a nice set of choppers they put on him. All the better for him to grin like an ape each time he got mad. SNL pointed out how ridiculous it is that Democrats have to qualify their criticisms of McCain by telling America how dear a friend he is, or what a great man he is.

  12. Chris

    K & MH- You are welcome. They also, did a skit last night about the bail out which was pretty funny too. For all all you Waaz Up fans keep your eye on Amy Poeller(sp?) at 2:45 remaining.
    Diverisity Gal,
    I too am a long time fan of SNL. I’m sure Tina Fey’s is asking herself do I have this job for 4 more years. She’s had such great success with 30 Rock, and now she’s got this new side gig to keep her even busier.

    SNL will be doing the Weekend Update live on Thursday nights. The first will air this Thursday night. I love it, and extra night of the cast from SNL.

  13. Oops! Sorry to repeat Chris!

  14. NotGregLetiecq

    The Katie Couric spoof is funnier than the debate. But how funny is it really that in a few months we could have a President who never bothered to get her passport until she was 44 years old, has to memorise foreign policy dogma bytes by rote, and is quite possibly as unqualified for the job as President Bush when he took office. As an American, I would be more comfortable with four more years of G. W. Bush than the 50-50 proposition we could have a President Palin before the end of this decade.

    Not funny at all.

  15. I love Katie’s eye blinking. That got me going without their having to say a word!

  16. ShellyB

    With this desperation move of recent days, I’m beginning to see now that Palin’s function is to create a massive distraction from the issues and the historical crossroads we face as a nation. She is like an empty suit with a pretty face who has the nation’s attention. Now they can use her like a megaphone to amplify the Karl Rove message of the McCain campaign: fear, smear, and real Americans wouldn’t vote for a candidate who isn’t white.

  17. Not Me, Bubba

    I don’t think the spoof is over the top at all. However we must all take care as to not discount the very real fact this woman could become the VP of the US…she may be a buffoon to us now, but may I remind others here this is EXACTLY how George W. was portrayed. By treating her as a joke, continually – we run the risk of desensitizing ourselves to the very real FACT she may hold such a great position of power in this country. Is she qualified to do so? IMHO, HELL NO. But by continually spoofing her, the general public avoides the very serious fact that this woman in all her naievete and seriousness is up to hold such an office of power. And that, in all seriousness, is no laughing matter…

  18. Not Me, Bubba

    And I need to serioulsy re-read before I post! Pls excuse the rambling….

  19. NMB, I think Palin was placed in this position from a group trying to sabotage Republicans. 🙂

  20. Jason

    Hilarious! The Palin stuff was dead on, and I thought they did a good job poking fun at Biden as well. I’m surprised more people haven’t mentioned it. I actually thought the Biden “I love him, but he’s a total maniac” bit was the best part of this week’s skit.

    Thank God for SNL.

  21. Chris

    It was dead on. I think we could all use a little “comic relief” during these troubling times. This political season is no different. I’m looking forward to a double dose of Weekend Update when they hit the air this Thursday night.

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