Tina Fey’s latest dead-on impersonation of Sarah Palin has the former governor-turned-failed-veep-candidate in a spoofing mood: Take a look at 31 Rock.
Instead of getting mad, Palin is getting even — in a lighthearted-but-pointed way — for Fey’s reprise of her famous Palin persona on SNL last Saturday.
Palin is appearing in a parody video on a conservative website, Independent Journal Review, in which she plays TV writer “Lynn Melon,” who looks remarkably like Fey’s Liz Lemon of 30 Rock except she’s the cultural polar opposite.
Check out the “trailer” for “Season One.”
Melon, wearing Lemon-like togs, has come to the liberal big city but is trying to remain a staunch conservative, demanding snowflakes on her Starbucks cups and Big Gulps by the gallon, while dissing PC (unless it’s her laptop) and “safe spaces.”
Also appearing: Palin’s 2008 GOP presidential running mate, John McCain, playing a version of the Alec Baldwin character, Jack Donaghy, and 2015 GOP presidential candidateLindsay Graham, spoofing goofball NBC page Kenneth Parcell. And Kevin Brown appears as his original character, Dot Com.
The parody promo was supposed to be a response to the SNL sketch on Saturday, which mostly spoofed Democrat Hillary Clinton, who gets “advice” on her 2015 campaign for president from Fey as Palin and Amy Poehler as Clinton in 2008.
(Sample: Hillary in ’08: “I need to get back to 2008 and send a bunch of emails.” Hillary in ’15: “NO.”)
“Tina Fey Mocks Sarah Palin on SNL Again —Then Palin Has the Perfect Comeback,” reads the headline on the Independent Journal Review story.
“31 Rock is slated to ‘maybe’ premiere next year,” the website reported tongue-in-cheek.
Palin was mostly a good sport about all the SNL snark (even appearing on the show herself) during and after the 2008 campaign.
But even good sports can get fed up.