Amy Poehler does the ‘Sarah Palin Rap’ on Saturday Night Live [w/ video]

  • Published on October 19th, 2008

In one of a couple appearances on this week’s Saturday Night Live, Alaska governor and Republican candidate for vice-president, Sarah Palin joined Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler to do a bit on SNL’s mock-news program, Weekend Update.

After Palin told Myers she had decided against doing the original sketch they had worked out because of its impact on the campaign (obviously a nod to her remarks at the debate when she said she wouldn’t answer all of the questions the way they wanted her to), Amy Poehler “filled in” for Palin with a rather impressive satirical rap, occasionally reminiscent of Cypress Hill’s Insane in the Membrane, as Palin and Myers bopped along in approval. Among the enviro-themed lyrics were allusions to moose hunting and, of course, oil drilling; “When I see oil it’s drill, baby, drill-a,” sang the enthusiastic Poehler. Watch it below:


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