Fey, Poehler Party Like It's 2007 on SNL

Comedians reunite, trot out Clinton, Palin characters of yore
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2015 11:03 AM CST

(Newser) – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to their old Saturday Night Live stomping grounds Saturday, and dragged out a couple of beloved ghosts of the 2008 election—and Poehler's Hillary Clinton of yore ran right into Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton of 2015 as Fey's Sarah Palin chirped not-quite-coherent platitudes in "A Hillary Christmas." "The resulting sketch was the kind of humor that’s marked Fey and Poehler’s careers, the comedy found in the sometimes ridiculous expectations of women," writes Stassa Edwards at Jezebel.

"Not enough to work hard, we have to be cool but tough, soft but strong, sweet old lady, but a sweet old lady who says YAS KWEEN!" crows Poehler, as McKinnon compares Bernie Sanders to a "human Birkenstock." As Sharon Shetty of Slate puts it, "uniting three of the best impressions in SNL history yields very, very funny returns." Fey and Poehler were promoting Sisters, which was barely noticed at the box office this weekend. (Read more Amy Poehler stories.)

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