I’m about to tell ya’ll something real embarrassing about my thought process yesterday. So please, try not to judge me too hard. Late last night I saw this clip of Tina Fey reviving her Sarah Palin impression on Inside the Actors Studio floating around the internet and I yawned. Because, haven’t we seen it before? Like four hundred billion thousand times? I love Tina Fey, but c’mon, we don’t even know if Palin’s alive. Let’s cut it out with this crap from the ’00s. We’re living in then 10s baby, can’t we come up with new material?
Then I pressed play. Holy baloney, I don’t know what’s wrong with me or why I ever yawned in the face of Tina Fey. (Or what the repercussions for that yawn will be on my already very fragile karma.) Watching Tina Fey answer questions as Sarah Palin will never ever get old. All these years later it’s still hilarious. HOW IS SHE SO GOOD AT IT?
James Lipton, a man who somehow convinced the TV Gods to give him his own show and let him interview the coolest people in the world, asked her to answer some questions as Palin. Just on the spot. Tina’s all like, “um, okay, I guess, sure James, whatever.” Then she goes onto answer each question perfectly. So perfectly in fact that I had a millisecond wish that Sarah Palin would return for her 16th minutes of fame just so Tina would have a reason to do these impressions more often.
Maverick-at-large? Where does she come up with this stuff? Seriously, where? Because if I could tap into her genius, I’d be the James Lipton of blogging. And by that I mean, I’d get to talk to whoever I wanted, whenever I wanted, regardless of the state of my facial hair.
So while I go make some sacrifices to the Gods for daring to think that this clip wouldn’t be funny, please enjoy it. You’re going to remember just how much you love this impression as soon as you press play.
(GIF: South Perry)