Tina Fey brought back one of the audience’s favorite characters from her days on “SNL” – former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
During her turn as host of the Season 43 finale, Fey’s Palin turned up in the Oval Office, taking the opportunity to warn former and current figures in Donald Trump’s White House that fame can be fleeting.
“It’s me, the ghost of Sarah Palin,” Fey’s Palin said. “No, I’m just kidding, but you had to think about it, didn’t you? Here’s a refresher: I was the first female on a Republican presidential ticket, and now I get paid to tweet for Bass Pro Shop.”
Palin went on to warn the members of the Trump administration that political fame can be fleeting.
You can watch the entire sketch in the video embedded at the top of this post.
“Take it from me, politics is a wild ride,” she said. “One minute you’re on top and the next you’re gone in the blink of a Scaramucci. Well, I have a message for all the people in the Trump White House: Enjoy your moment. Who knows how long it’ll last?”
To get her point across, Fey’s Palin sang “What I Did for Love” from the musical “A Chorus Line.” But, in her version, “love” was replaced with “Trump.”
As Palin sang, she was joined by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, played by Aidy Bryant. A moment later, Kellyanne Conway, played by Kate McKinnon, was lowered into the office on wires to join the number.
Leslie Jones returned as Omarosa Manigault, once again insisting that she left the White House of her own accord and was not fired. After that, “SNL” alum Fred Armisen showed up reprising his role as “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff. Palin noted that Wolff had disappeared quickly after the release of his book, to which he replied that he’d soon be back with a new book that would explain that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are actually the same person.
“Is that true?” an incredulous Palin asked.
“Yeah, sure,” Wolff returned.
Finally, Palin was joined by Rex Tillerson, played again by guest John Goodman. Unlike the others, Tillerson was glad for having lost his job at the White House.
“I started scathed and I came out unscathed!” Tillerson declared.