In the coming weeks, many will shed tears. For many, a black man running the nation is a dream realized; unfortunately for others, it will be perceived as a nightmare. Either way, we should take a moment and give thanks (heck, Turkey Day is just around the corner!) that the world met Sarah Louise Heath Palin (I call her SLHP in txts). As previously blogged, the current state of Saturday Night Live appears to be one of disarray. Not unlike the current state of the economy, it seems almost unfixable. But then the bailout bill came: Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. Let’s be honest, she’s a dead-ringer for the huntress Governor from the North, but maybe SNL should take the next step and go from artificial intelligence to REAL intelligence. Live from New York, its Saturday Night Palin!
Let it be known that you heard it here first at Lifting Fog: Sarah Palin will join the cast of Saturday Night Live this season! (Hopefully) The recent surge in ratings for SNL, and its return to water cooler banter stature, can be directly attributed to its election spoofery on Must-See-NBC Thursday nights. More specifically, the ratings owe a great deal to Fey’s role as the VP nominee. That being said, Tina has more important things to do (i.e. write and produce the best show on television) so that doesn’t solve SNL‘s problems.
If the key to ratings here is consistently featuring someone impersonating a famous politician, why not hire the politician? I mean really, she’s got nothing else to do. I’m quite certain all those salmon hatcheries and nature preserves will get along fine without her (do you think the bears and deer know what she means when she says “Drill, drill, drill!”?). She’s got a face for the entertainment biz, a hilarious accent, and her daughter could mix in well with the rest of the SoHo 20-somethings that have kids but aren’t married yet (marriage is such a prison, man). The solution seems clear to me, but it all depends on those pesky execs over at NBC. Let’s be honest: Palin delivers the ratings, and ratings are exactly what SNL needs to stay on top.