SNL election coverage

The historic presidential campaign of 2008 was about hope and inspiration -- and no one was more inspired than the minds behind America's comedy news programs. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV000000244" title="The Daily Show (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/the-daily-show-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV000000244.topic">The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV000000245" title="The Colbert Report (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/the-colbert-report-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV000000245.topic">The Colbert Report</a> became launch pads for campaigns (would there even be a Huckabee without the COlbert Bounce), while Saturday Night Live hit one high point after another with their political coverage, particularly that featuring <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001672" title="Tina Fey" href="/topic/entertainment/tina-fey-PECLB001672.topic">Tina Fey</a> as Republican vice presidential candidate Tina Fey. But their biggest coup may have been getting Palin herself to appear on Weekend Update. Can you spot the real Palin?

( December 4, 2008 )

The historic presidential campaign of 2008 was about hope and inspiration -- and no one was more inspired than the minds behind America's comedy news programs. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report became launch pads for campaigns (would there even be a Huckabee without the COlbert Bounce), while Saturday Night Live hit one high point after another with their political coverage, particularly that featuring Tina Fey as Republican vice presidential candidate Tina Fey. But their biggest coup may have been getting Palin herself to appear on Weekend Update. Can you spot the real Palin?

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