McCain Mocks His Own Campaign With Tina Fey on SNL
Live from New York was the real John McCain alongside Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live." McCain took a break from the campaign trail to open the show poking fun at his own campaign's finances following Obama's blockbuster infomercial. Earlier in the day McCain appeared in Virginia and Pennsylvania at campaign rallies before heading for New York in a move that demonstrates, once again, how important the show has become this election season.
The opening sketch showed the Republican ticket hosting a show on QVC, spreading their message, and selling McCain-themed items (pork knives for cutting pork) due to their own limited funds. A silent Cindy McCain also appeared.
Later in the show, McCain appeared in Weekend Update, getting some boos when he first came out. He joked to anchor Seth Meyers about going "Reverse Maverick" and "Sad Grandpa" to try and win the election. Senator McCain also stayed through the curtain call.
McCain's Saturday Night Live appearance was confirmed earlier this week. McCain last appeared in May.
WATCH MCCAIN'S SNL OPENING SKETCH:
WATCH MCCAIN'S WEEKEND UPDATE APPEARANCE:
WATCH JOHN AND CINDY INTERVIEWED BACKSTAGE:
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