30 Rock star Tina Fey set the bloggersphere on fire this week with a pro-Hillary Clinton rant on the first episode of Saturday Night Live since the Writer’s Guild of America strike ended.
Saying “bitch is the new black,” Fey gave a passionate, thinly veiled endorsement of Clinton on SNL, urging voters on Texas and Ohio to “get on board” and vote for the Democratic Presidential candidate.
As a special guest on the show, Tina Fey was quick to step right back into her old place on the show.
Co-hosting the “Weekend Update” with former colleague Amy Poehler once again, Fey gave her usual dry delivery of recent political and weird news.
Then, all hell broke loose.
After lambasting Barack Obama and his supporters (including Oprah Winfrey and her followers), Fey transitioned into a rather unorthodox endorsement of Clinton.
Calling out people who say “Hillary is a bitch,” Fey said, “Let me say something about that:
“Yeah, she is. And so I am I and so is this one,” gesturing to Amy Poehler.
“Know what? Bitches get stuff done!” Fey then went on to urge voters in Texas and Ohio to “get on board” because “bitch is the new black!”
Even Hillary Clinton herself seems to be a fan of the SNL episode, saying at a rally in Houston this week:
“I just have this sense that finally my opponent is getting maybe a little bit of scrutiny… How many of you saw Saturday Night Live? … This wouldn’t have happened just a couple of weeks ago. People are starting to say, hey, you know what, we have two candidates…”
The “Weekend Update” portion of the show also featured an amusing guest appearance by Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who mocked himself by overstaying his welcome at the news desk after finishing his segment.
The episode also hosted an Obama spoof, featuring a stony-faced Fred Armisen as Obama being worshipped by news anchors as Poehler’s Clinton sits ignored.
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