Last night Tina Fey reprised her Sarah Palin role on Saturday Night Live. I’m psyched Tina Fey’s brilliant parody is back. Not only is she hilarious, but her portrayals of the politician in 2008 were instrumental in turning America on to the silliness of Palin’s candidacy.
Tina Fey was funny last night as usual, but here’s a new idea: instead of depicting Sarah Palin in her signature updo, Fey should show her losing her look because now she’s joined Fox, home of the pornstar/ anchor.
Here’s the skit.
SARAH PALIN GETS ‘FOXIFIED‘ (scary music)
Tina Fey is in her dressing room at Fox News. She’s got big, blonde Fox woman anchor hair, a bright pink suit with cleavage and new, large breasts. She’s surrounded by make up artists, hairdressers, stylists etc, all putting the finishing touches on her new look.
Make-up artist: “For your debut on Fox News, we want to keep it kind of natural. We’re just going with some rouge, some foundation, a little concealer, some blush, some mascara, some eyeshadow, some lipstick, some powder, some bronzer…”
Sarah Palin trying to wait patiently, finally interrupts, still looking at herself in the mirror: “I’m just not sure about the hair.”
Hairdresser: “Oh, it’s great! I’ve done lots of famous people– Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, Heidi Montag, Denise Richards, Kate Gosselin. Not a lot of people know this…” He bends down to her, “But they all had lots of problems. Their hair was…brown.”
SP: “What’s the matter with brown hair?”
HD: “Oh, nothing, honey. It’s just, you know, sometimes it can make you look… smart.”
Other make up people and stylist people nod.
SP: (Pats her hair) “Does everyone here get this kind of treatment?”
MA: “Oh, yes, sure. Although with guests, sometimes we just make suggestions. You know Anne Coulter? She used to weigh over 100 pounds.”
Bald and fat Fox News president, Roger Ailes enters, saying, “We’re so happy to have you here, Sarah. Come on out, lets meet your colleagues.”
RA puts his hand on SP’s back and leads her out of hair/make-up room.
There’s a group of blonde haired, big breasted, heavily made up women. Sarah Palin starts shaking their hands, smiling.
SP: “I’m so happy to meet you. I’m so excited to be part of the team.”
RA: “No, Sarah. Those are Tiger Woods mistresses. They’re about to go on Greta’s show.”
SP: “Oh.” (Looking confused)
RA: “Here are your colleagues.” He gestures to as second group of women, identical in look and dress to the first.
SP excitedly shakes hands.
RA: “You really look great Sarah. As you know, presentation is a big part of making the Fox Network a success. Hey look, here’s the star of the network!”
Enter Bill O’Reilly, looking slovenly and bald.
SP: “I’m a big fan!” She pumps Bill’s hand.
Other male stars get introduced until there’s a crowd of old, fat balding men. Sarah stands in front of women and men, everyone clapping and patting her on the back. Sarah faces the audience, smiling triumphantly. SP: “I’m so proud to be a part of this network! I can’t wait for my show go out to all 60 states! From Quebec all the way to Juneau, to tell America for the first time, Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night Fever!”
Please read my related post When women join the Fair and Balanced network, they get FOXIFIED.