Number 2? Seriously? Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin impression only made it to number 2? I’m going to sulk now.
2. Tina Plays Palin
Tina Fey must have pinched herself when John McCain selected Sarah Palin to be his vice-presidential running mate, and not just because the resemblance between the two is so striking it spawned the portmanteau Sarah Feylin. Given her garbled syntax, folksy colloquialisms and cringe-inducing frankness, the hockey mom-turned-maverick was an impersonator’s dream. Since Fey’s first appearance on Saturday Night Live as the Fargo-talking, eye-winking Alaska Governor, the show has earned its highest ratings in more than a decade. But even more startling is this Sept. 27 sketch opposite SNL alum Amy Poehler parodying Palin’s disastrous interview with CBS anchor Katie Couric, in which her jaw-droppingly unintelligible responses were in some places taken verbatim from the real interview’s transcript.
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