Watch: SNL Predicted and Hilariously Mocked The Sarah Palin Channel in 2009

palin-tea-party-wheel-of-fortuneThough this is an older video clip, it’s possibly one of the most hilarious things I’ve seen in quite some time.  It’s a segment from a 2009 episode of Saturday Night Live where they brilliantly mocked the possibility of a Sarah Palin channel and what it might broadcast.

A segment that’s even more funny today considering Palin has indeed started her own network called the Sarah Palin Channel.

The segment is essentially mocking the fact that Palin is someone desperately seeking attention to remain relevant.  Which is basically what she’s done since quitting half way through her first term as Governor of Alaska in 2009.

The segment lays out several “featured shows” like Tea Party Wheel of Fortune depicting a playing board laid out spelling “Obamar is a Terrist.”  A clear jab at the tendency for tea party conservatives to be terrible at spelling and grammar.

Another “show” is titled Elites where statements made by individuals like educators and scientists would be altered to sound like the voice of the teacher on Charlie Brown.

The skit also features several other “shows” that are equally as hilarious.  You really just need to watch the whole thing, it’s worth a few minutes of your time for a quick laugh.

Though the funniest part of this entire thing is that it’s obvious this entire skit was done to blatantly mock how ridiculous Sarah Palin is, yet five years later the Sarah Palin Channel ended up becoming a reality.

And sadly, even as ridiculous as these “shows” they listed in the sketch were, I can’t imagine that they’re that much more outrageous than the real nonsense that I’m sure will flood her actual online channel.

Because let’s face it.  This channel isn’t about her trying to make a difference in this country.  It’s about her desperate need to keep herself in the national eye and stay relevant.  Which, sadly, she still is with far too many conservatives.  That’s why individuals like myself and others still keep tabs on what she’s doing.  It’s not because we care what she says or does, but because she still has a lot of impact on tea party Republicans.  And, unfortunately, that means she still has impact on our government.

Watch the segment below via NBC


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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