Self-deprecation is worth its weight in smoldering phoenix-ashes and baby unicorn tears.
Published on October 11, 2008 By SanChonino In Politics

SNL hasn't kept me entertained for years. It's been at best mildly amusing, at worst a maudlin attempt at weak humor that fell flat on its face. That is, until this current season. It helps that they've been given so much fodder by the imbeciles running for national office in this country, but they've really been having serious success at the political satire this season. Tina Fey's Sarah Palin is on-the-spot incredible. And it's only gotten better.

But they both hit it out of the ballpark with the Vice-Presidential debate. It was perfect.

Hopefully you all have been able to catch it. If you don't want to stay up late and watch it on Saturday, catch the 'Thursday Weekend Update' episodes for the next two Thursdays (until my newly-beloved 30 Rock comes back). Here's an example of what we got from that last night.

While the actors in this skit don't look as much like their real counterparts as Tina Fey looks like crazy Sarah, they ape the mannerisms brilliantly. Perhaps I'm going to have to start watching SNL again. Maybe they've convinced me to come back.


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on Oct 13, 2008

I can't believe how good Tina Fey is as Palin. So good, in fact, she could replace the real thing (and do a much better job all round, I'm sure).

on Oct 13, 2008

The McCain guy has been pretty good to. He could have a little better writing though.

on Oct 13, 2008

Most fun I've had from SNL since the Czechoslovakian Playboys.  Fey is incredible.  And give 'em credit, they've lampooned both sides very well.

on Oct 14, 2008

And give 'em credit, they've lampooned both sides very well.

Boy howdy.  Both debate ones were even-handed satire slaps all around.  Comedy gold.

on Oct 14, 2008

They were especially biting on the 'bailout' satire, bravely so I thought.  Too bad NBC got the jitters on that one.

on Oct 14, 2008

Too bad NBC got the jitters on that one.

Oh yes.  It was brilliant.  I don't know what they're putting in the coffee over at SNL these days, but they should keep it up.  It's the best they've been in years, perhaps decades.

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