SNL visited by Tina Fey, Sarah Palin, and “Suze Orman,” but Amy Poehler steals the show

Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin earned some points tonight for being a good sport by making a cameo on Saturday Night Live, in which she mocked Tina Fey mocking her. Tina Fey scored some points for letting her show 30 Rock be mocked by Palin. And Amy Poehler ran away with the game with her Sarah Palin rap.

Who lost points for this? Whoever wrote the skit, which seemed haphazardly assembled, not very funny, and a huge waste of an opportunity. Tina Fey and Sarah Palin in a skit together, and you can’t wring more than a couple of laughs out of it? Really?

Watch their skit below, or just skip to the next videoof Amy’s rap…

Great lyrics, great delivery, and the moose wandering through the set was inspired. (Jason Sudeikis‘s Todd Palin impersonation was pretty funny, too.)

Also included in tonight’s show was a spoof of The Suze Orman Show, in which Kristin Wiig poked fun at the financial advisor’s heightened visibility lately (which Trish blogged about last week), and Suze’s apparent inability to grasp the fact that hitting financial rock-bottom doesn’t mean being forced to consolidate multiple checking accounts.

( I don’t watch Suze’s show, so someone who does, please enlighten us in the comments as to whether their imitation was accurate.)

The skit randomly referenced Orman’s sexuality a few times. In introducing the call-in segment of her show, Wiig said, "Like I say to my life partner when she’s hogging our glow-in-the-dark constellations quilt that I got in from my favorite stores in the Phoenix Airport, Dreamcatchers Spirit of the Horse Wind, ‘C’mon baby, lay it on me!’ And after ending a call with a guy named Dick, she wrapped up her show with the comment, "I especially had a great time with Dick, and that’s the first time I’ve ever said that." Funny, but not exactly original.

Finally, since we’re on the topic of politics, I want to throw in this funny new video starring 3Way‘s Cathy Shim asking Asian Pacific Islander Americans to vote. Or rather, not to vote. It’s complicated. (It also stars Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon from Reno 911 as "The Man").

Yeah, what she said! (I love Cathy Shim.)

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