THE COMEDY-AS-WEAPON MOMENT
4. Fey as Palin quotes Palin on Saturday Night Live
Tina Fey’s impersonation of Sarah Palin last year on “Saturday Night Live’’ (right) was extraordinary. It reasserted the power of comedy in the real world, as Fey’s performance was both accurate and yet silly. She practically forced the country to reconsider Palin. The most amazing thing about the sketches, though, was when Fey used direct quotes by Palin. They made Fey’s parody much harder to dismiss.
Pictured: Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton on "SNL."