Tina Fey wasn't even a cast member on Saturday Night Live when she brought the show its highest ratings in years through a series of guest appearances in 2008. One network commentator called her parody of Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin the "top of the list" greatest impersonation ever seen on SNL; others said she singlehandedly reversed the so-called "Palin effect." Fey's appearances on SNL created a buzz that made her one of the most-talked about women in 2008. And winning three Emmys that year didn't hurt either.
Was the skit an endorsement of Hillary Clinton? Fey, along with Weekend Update co-host Amy Poehler, observes that those who call presidential candidate Clinton a bitch should know that "bitches get things done."More »A few personal details of the sitcom star's life from OK! Magazine, including the fact that she talks to her two-year-old daughter as a peer.More »
From the very first outing, it was clear to both casual observers and media pundits that Fey's impersonation of VP candidate Sarah Palin was a political parody of game-changing proportions.More »In a side by side comparison, it's clear that Tina Fey's impersonation relied on a number of statements taken verbatim from the disastrous Couric/Palin exclusive interview.More »
With Queen Latifah as moderator Gwen Ifill and Jason Sudeikis as Senator Joe Biden, Fey returns as Sarah Palin in a parody of the vice presidential debates featuring a 'talent portion' --Fey/Palin playing the flute.More »
In an awards show marred by moments of sexism, Fey shines as she wins three Emmys for her work on the TV sitcom "30 Rock."More »
Many credit Tina Fey with puncturing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's carefully cultivated "hockey mom" image through a series of SNL sketches that highlighted the VP candidate's foibles and follies. Fey's high-profile Palin impersonations (and their impact) made her one of the most influential women of 2008.More »