Palin to spoof her spoofer on ‘SNL’?
“Saturday Night Live” veteran comedienne Tina Fey has ignited the show’s ratings with her uncanny impersonation of vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, prompting some in the Republican campaign to ponder giving the governor a shot at spoofing her spoofer, says a new report.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a leader in GOP candidate John McCain’s campaign told columnist Bill Zwecker that key people – including Palin herself – would like to see the governor capitalize on the buzz created by Fey’s impersonations.
Since Fey has appeared as Palin on “SNL,” the show’s ratings have skyrocketed. According to Reuters, last weekend’s episode lampooning the vice-presidential debate brought in a 7.4 rating, within a 10th of its season premiere, a show that drew the largest “SNL” audience in more than five years.
Last weekend’s show, the fourth episode of the season, also represented a 23 percent jump over the previous week’s viewership, reports MSNBC, and a 42 percent jump over last season’s fourth episode. (WND)