Thursday, October 02, 2008
Ain't no drag. Lorne Michaels has a brand new bag....And Tina Fey ain't no hag.
The portrayal of Senator Sarah Palin by Tina Fey as a dipsy airhead last Saturday was jut too precious. It was a reprise performance after the previous Saturday's almost flukey, but hilarious performance by Fey as Palin.
If nothing else, it shows you can always get back to where you were before if the stars are right and you are a look-alike for a contentious somebody.
This time around,Amy Poehler played CBS's Katie Couric, parodying the interview with Palin just a scant few days before. Poehler, mostly played straight man to Fey, who ratcheted up her performance of Palin running by satirizing her foreign affairs experience.
When Poehler's Couric pushed Fey's Palin to specifically discuss how she would help facilitate democracy abroad, Fey gave in: "Katie, I'd like to use one of my lifelines. ... I want to phone a friend."
When a confused Poehler informed her that that wasn't how the interview worked, Fey's Palin responded waving index finger i n the air,"Well, in that case, I'm just gonna have to get back to ya.
I think I peed my pants laughing.
This skit will be in the minds of many Americans tonight as the Palin-Biden debate starts.
And, unfortunately,Canada's Federal hopefuls will be on at precisele the same time frame. Good old CBC with "The Canadian Perspective."--But I think everybody up here will stay mostly tuned to the vice-Presidetial debate down south.
And one mistake by Sens Palin or Joe Biden can blow the charts. Sen Biden will have to be very careful not to be patronizine, while staying with the issues. And Sarah
Dare not go into a snit or, like a high-profile Canadian (Kim Campbell?) choke.
But SNL. I Seem to be getting all my political information from the likes of SNL and The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart. Out-front questions to politicians: "Why are you such a dick?"
But this is about SNL.
Oh SNL. Just when we thought something had hung you up, we almost offer a cheer to producer Lorne Michaels.
Talk about showing a hot hand.
I think SNL's decade-long dry spell is over.
Ain't no funk.
Ain't no drag.
Poppa Michaels has a brand new new bag.
And Tina Fey no bag.
And who would throw Amy Poehler out of bed.
"Katie Kouric", come on over and cuddle me.