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Friday, October 17, 2008

You betcha -- Sarah Palin to appear on "SNL"

Rumors have been swirling around for weeks since Tina Fey first channeled Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live" that the Republican vice presidential nominee would take on her on-screen twin.

Well, cue your DVR players tomorrow night because it's finally going to happen. That's right, Palin will appear on "SNL" -- presumably as herself -- but it's still not clear whether she and Tina Fey will face off as Sen. Hillary Clinton and Amy-Poehler-as-Clinton memorably did earlier this year.

Politicans have long made "SNL" and other late night comedy venues a campaign stop, but Palin's appearance could quite possibly be the most-watched ever, especially if both Fey and Palin show up. Fey's wickedly dead-on caricature of Palin has boosted viewership of "SNL" up 50 percent over last year. Palin's keynote address at the Republican National Convention pulled in more than 40 million viewers (I almost typed voters there... whoops).

What would you like to see tomorrow night? A Palin-Fey match-up? Fey-as-Palin meets Palin-as-Fey? Let us know.

In the meantime, watch this clip of Tina Fey playing Palin in the vice-presidential debate:

-- Malavika Jagannathan,

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