There've been a lot of standout political moments on Saturday Night Live in recent years, but perhaps none is quite as iconic as Tina Fey channeling the Alaska governor-turned-Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin ahead of the 2008 presidential election cycle. Palin was then (and still is) a divisive figure by virtue of her own statements and zany quips, so all Fey had to do at times was recite Palin's real-life lines to make audiences double over with laughter. Her visage was nearly identical, as was the hair pouf and brassy accent, so her weekly turns as the VP hopeful were a supreme source of levity for the couch crowd for sure.
This week, while hosting SNL's Season 43 finale, Fey revived her star persona from the show and gives us an update on her status like so: "I was the first female on a Republican presidential ticket, and now I get paid to tweet for Bass Pro Shops." Ouch.
The real meat of the moment came, however, when she started introducing some of her more current embattled contemporaries in the conservative world, like White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant) and POTUS Counselor Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon), as well as those who've been very publicly humiliated by an administration ouster, like former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (John Goodman) and as-yet-untitled White House aide Omarosa Manigault (Leslie Jones). Also joining the group in a spirited performance of the lament song "What I Did for Trump" are Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff (Fred Armisen) and Stormy Daniels (Cecily Strong this time, instead of the real deal).
With this many cameos from the off-kilter crew surrounding this administration, it's clear Palin's hardly the most imitable personality in politics anymore.