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Television / YouTube PopWrapped | Television

Tina Fey Was A Much Needed Boost Of Comedy On This Week's SNL

Sammi Silber | PopWrapped Author

Sammi Silber

01/27/2016 6:45 am
PopWrapped | Television
Tina Fey Was A Much Needed Boost Of Comedy On This Week's SNL | Tina Fey
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As Saturday Night Live gets duller and the Republican election gets hotter, there was a bit of a light during Saturday's episode of SNL. Tina Fey, one of the funniest cast members (in our opinion) to ever be on SNL, returned as the one and only Sarah Palin.

"I hope no one's allergic to nuts, because we got a big one here," SNL's Darrell Hammond (Donald Trump) announced to the crowd.

She wore the most spot-on costume, with fully-poofed hair, Sarah Palin's signature eyeglasses, and a right-on Palin accent. She even mixed and matched her statements, just as Palin usually does.

"The police are targeting our children, for no reason other than that they are committing crimes," Fey mocked.

In the movie The Change, a 2012 biopic of Palin staring Julianne Moore as the former Alaska governor, Palin is seen watching Fey imitate her on the live comedy sketch show.

In the movie it was revealed that Palin did not have much knowledge of politics going into the 2008 campaign with John McCain, and to this day, many still blame her for being the reason that McCain lost the election.

Seeing Tina Fey back on the show made me smile. SNL has taken a huge hit, but I watch it often. I used to be able to count on SNL being a hilarious hour and a half. It definitely made my night, and the musical guest always blew my mind (the only one I recently considered amazing was Florence + the Machine in 2015).

The show has lost its edge, especially without Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Seth Meyers, Bill Hader among others. The new cast just doesn't bring about the same smile to my face, and seeing Fey last night was a huge treat.

For those of you who didn't catch last night's episode, here's the clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pinZNYxQeo&h=500

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