The comedienne returns to the sketch show, taking jabs at Palin's lack of foreign affairs knowledge during the interview with Katie Couric.
Striking while the iron is hot, Tina Fey has reprised her role as Sarah Palin in the September 27 episode of "Saturday Night Live". Wearing the similar pink suit that Palin wore while giving an interview to CBS' Katie Couric, earlier that week, Fey sat across pregnant actress Amy Poehler who was there to impersonate Couric.
As the Republican vice presidential candidate, Fey was taking on the lack of Palin's knowledge on foreign affairs. When asked by 'Couric' how she would help to facilitate the democracy abroad, 'Palin' answered "Katie, I'd like to use one of my lifelines. ... I want to phone a friend." When 'Couric' told her that it was not how the interview works, Fey quoted Palin's frequent lines in an interview, saying, "Well, in that case, I'm just gonna have to get back to ya."
'Couric' asked furthermore what 'Palin' thought about her visit to United Nations and 'Palin' said that she was surprised to find out that many "foreigners" worked there and she vowed to return the jobs to Americans. 'Palin' also claimed she saw Osama bin Laden for about 20 to 25 times during her visit to Big Apple.
"SNL" also presented that night, a sketch from Chris Parnell who returned to the show to play presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer. His segment was taking aim at John McCain and Barack Obama's presidential debate on Friday, September 26.
Fey had previously impersonated Palin on the show's 34th season opener, standing beside Poehler who played Hilary Clinton.
- Fey's sketch:
- Palin's real interview with Couric: