The former vice-presidential candidate is spoofing Tina Fey’s sitcom with ‘31 Rock’, after the comedy actor famously impersonated her during the 2008 election campaign
Tina Fey ’s good-natured skewering of Sarah Palin was one of the highlights of the 2008 presidential campaign, as Fey dressed up to mimic the vice-presidential candidate each week on Saturday Night Live. Seven years on, Palin has finally got her own back, by creating a spoof version of Fey’s hit sitcom 30 Rock.
In a trailer for “31 Rock”, Palin riffs on Fey’s character Liz Lemon by playing “Lyn Melon”, who like Lemon is a scatty writer dealing with her dysfunctional colleagues on a TV comedy. There’s a cameo from actual 30 Rock actor Kevin Brown; Palin’s former running mate John McCain meanwhile appears in the Alec Baldwin role, and Republican senator Lindsay Graham, who dropped his own presidential campaign this week, plays a Kenneth-like page.
The video seems to be promoting Palin’s new book, Sweet Freedom: A Devotional, described by Brown in the video (perhaps through many layers of irony) as “politics aside, a great reminder of the pressures of PC culture”. The book features Biblically-inspired, Palin-penned meditations to help the reader through everyday problems, from threats to second amendment rights to the alleged failures of the Obama administration.
Fey meanwhile revisited the Palin character on Saturday Night Live last week, dispensing campaign trail advice to a pair of Hillary Clintons played by Amy Poehler and Kate McKinnon.
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