Sarah Palin Still Hasn’t Forgiven Tina Fey for Her SNL Spoofs
Shortly after then-Alaskan governor Sarah Palin was given the 2008 Vice-Presidential nod, Tina Fey debuted her dead-ringer Sarah Palin impersonation on Saturday Night Live.
The Palin spoof was a hit among audiences and even garnered Fey an Emmy.
Now, years later, Palin hasn’t quite forgiven the comedienne for her SNL antics at her expense and claims she would have some pretty feisty words for Fey if she ever ran into her.
“You need to at least pay for my kids’ braces or something from all the money that you made off of pretending that you’re me! My goodness, you capitalized on that,” Palin said in a book excerpt published in the Hollywood Reporter. “Can’t you contribute a little bit? Jeez!”
She also wanted to make it clear that being portrayed as a ding-bat on the popular comedy show did not impact the election at all, even if the ‘egotistical’ SNL comedy writers thought it did.
“I think SNL is egotistical if they believe that it was truly an effect on maybe the public debate about who should lead the country in the next four years,” Palin said in interview that was part of the excerpt of the new book Live From New York by Tom Shales and James Miller,
She added that, “I know that they portrayed me as an idiot, and I hated that.”
Of course, Palin failed to mention she was all smiles back in 2008 when her appearance on SNL next to Tina Fey drew one of the largest SNL audiences ever and helped show her in a new, and maybe even funnier, light to an audience of millions in the heat of the election.
Then again, maybe Palin is just mad Tina Fey about how it all turned out.
In the end, Fey won big for her dead-ringer imitation while Palin – the real deal – had to settle for a ‘silver medal’ in the VP race.
“I did see that Tina Fey was named entertainer of the year,” Palin said, already full of sour grapes for Fey in 2009. “That’s a little bit perplexing, but it also says a great deal about our society.”
Photo Credit: Screenshot (Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on SNL)