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Watch: SNL Predicted and Hilariously Mocked The Sarah Palin Channel in 2009

palin-tea-party-wheel-of-fortuneThough this is an older video clip, it’s possibly one of the most hilarious things I’ve seen in quite some time.  It’s a segment from a 2009 episode of Saturday Night Live where they brilliantly mocked the possibility of a Sarah Palin channel and what it might broadcast.

A segment that’s even more funny today considering Palin has indeed started her own network called the Sarah Palin Channel.

The segment is essentially mocking the fact that Palin is someone desperately seeking attention to remain relevant.  Which is basically what she’s done since quitting half way through her first term as Governor of Alaska in 2009.

The segment lays out several “featured shows” like Tea Party Wheel of Fortune depicting a playing board laid out spelling “Obamar is a Terrist.”  A clear jab at the tendency for tea party conservatives to be terrible at spelling and grammar.

Another “show” is titled Elites where statements made by individuals like educators and scientists would be altered to sound like the voice of the teacher on Charlie Brown.

The skit also features several other “shows” that are equally as hilarious.  You really just need to watch the whole thing, it’s worth a few minutes of your time for a quick laugh.

Though the funniest part of this entire thing is that it’s obvious this entire skit was done to blatantly mock how ridiculous Sarah Palin is, yet five years later the Sarah Palin Channel ended up becoming a reality.

And sadly, even as ridiculous as these “shows” they listed in the sketch were, I can’t imagine that they’re that much more outrageous than the real nonsense that I’m sure will flood her actual online channel.

Because let’s face it.  This channel isn’t about her trying to make a difference in this country.  It’s about her desperate need to keep herself in the national eye and stay relevant.  Which, sadly, she still is with far too many conservatives.  That’s why individuals like myself and others still keep tabs on what she’s doing.  It’s not because we care what she says or does, but because she still has a lot of impact on tea party Republicans.  And, unfortunately, that means she still has impact on our government.

Watch the segment below via NBC


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  • boiler8292

    To Sarah’s credit, she was pretty good when she appeared and handled the jokes with Tina Fey and others with humor.

    • Christopher Smith

      No, she really wasn’t. She really didn’t do anything other than show up. She couldn’t handle the rap they wrote for her and the cast had to improvise to cover for her screw up. Why did she show? She wasn’t going to miss out on TV time.

      • boiler8292

        SNL isn’t the natural appearance location for a Republican nominee. I’ll give her credit for that. I doubt if many votes shifted to McCain, so the tv time might not have been the best investment of time for that. In contrast I can’t picture Senator Obama at the Grand Old Opry.

      • Christopher Smith

        Sorry, but she did a poor job. As for it not being a natural appearance for a republican, again, this is not new ground either. Nixon was famous for how well he handled his appearance on Laugh-In. Palin did miserably.

  • katherine norton malek

    Tina Fey is a better SPalin than Sarah Palin. Tina for President in 2016.

  • Leo Espinosa

    I LUV IT!!!!

  • christianh

    To quote the vernacular… That bitch stupid…

  • Medium Rare

    If you don’t think Sarah Palin is a good sport- go gargle with vinegar!