In a move that may prove way too meta for the Joe Six Packs and hockey moms of this country, rumors are swirling that Sarah Palin will be appearing on Saturday Night Live to spoof Tina Fey, who, as you know, was single-handedly responsible for reigniting the show’s popularity by playing Palin.
Is your head exploding yet? What will happen if the two bespectacled giants do end up meeting at the offices of 30 Rock? Will the mavericky pit bull in lipstick approach her doppelganger with her trademark folksy candor, before threatening to crack her skull with a flying hockey puck or a hunting rifle?
This Saturday’s SNL is scheduled to be a rerun, but if the rumors are true, Palin may appear on the show’s spinoff, Weekend Update Thursday, which will debut this week on NBC at 9:30 ET. . However, cast member and writer Seth Meyers has dispelled these rumors, saying that Palin will not be appearing on the show this Thursday, although he indicated that she may appear on the show later this month.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that if she does appear, Palin may be spoofing Fey’s American Express ads.
I have an idea for this spoof as well:
The original ad: Tina Fey meets Martin Scorsese at the airport, who tells her that he has a great opportunity for her and asks her to follow him into the VIP lounge. She attempts to enter the lounge, but she is rebuffed at first, because she is flying coach. Then she flashes her American Express Platinum card, whereupon she is allowed to enter.
Spoof: Sarah Palin flashes her credit card at the flight check-in counter at the Anchorage airport and discovers that she is on the government’s No Fly List. She is then relegated to staying in Alaska, far, far away from the rest of the 49 states, where she cannot harm anything but polar bears.
Someone call SNL and submit this, pronto!