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The comedy gods have answered our prayers: Tina Fey's spot-on Sarah Palin impression is back.
In the show's latest cold open, Fey returned as Palin to make light of the Iowa rally earlier this week where the former Alaska governor endorsed presidential candidate Donald Trump.
"I wanted to take a break from my full-time career of writing things on Facebook to fly down here and lend my support to the next United States president, Donald J. Trump," Fey's Palin opened the sketch.
The "SNL" parody speech went on to poke fun at Palin's somewhat bizarre speech (which was prompted by an alleged teleprompter fail) and the former vice presidential candidate's spangled sweater.
Apart from aping Palin’s memorable call to “kick ISIS ass,” the sketch ripped on her high-profile personal life. “We’ve seen our own children targeted by the police for no reason other than they committed some crimes,” she said of her son Track Palin’s recent assault charge.
The sketch also highlighted both politicians’ dubious support of one another. A wild-eyed Darrell Hammond, playing Trump, clapped along with Palin’s speech while remarking, “She’s crazy, isn’t she! Two Corinthians short of a Bible!”
Meanwhile, Fey-as-Palin showed equal skepticism. “Guess what, America, I don’t really think this guy should be president,” she confessed to the camera. “I’m just here ‘cause he’s promised me a spot in his cabinet. And I belong in a cabinet ‘cause I’m full of spice and I’ve got a great rack.”
Fey's guest appearance is the second time this "SNL" season that the comedian brought back her beloved Palin impression. When Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosted the show in December, the duo brought back both Palin and Poehler's Hillary Clinton impression (and gave the show its second-best ratings in nearly two years).
Fey’s recurring portrayal of Palin became wildly popular during the 2008 election. No matter your stance on the former governor, Fey nails Palin’s distinct vocal inflections and penchant for rhyme and figurative speech -- and, of course, the sparkly outfit.