By Amy Farnsworth, Globe Correspondent
It's the second week since the end of the writer's strike, and Saturday Night Live is back with more political parodies just in time for the upcoming Tuesday primaries. Last night in a SNL political sketch, cast members playing NBC journalists Tim Russert and Brian Williams poked fun at Hillary Clinton, feeding Barack Obama answers at a debate and urging Clinton to stop talking about health care.
After the debate skit, the real Senator Clinton stopped by the set for an editorial response. She joked with SNL cast member Amy Poehler, who has been impersonating Clinton on the show. "Oh the campaign is going very well, very, very well. Why what have you heard?" Clinton said, also commenting on their matching outfits and earrings.
Clinton also used the guest appearance to joke about the upcoming primaries. "I am just so happy to be back in New York even for a few hours," she said. "Tonight I just want to relax, have fun, not worry about the campaign."
"So no politics?" Poehler asked.
"No politics... but I would like to take this opportunity to say to all Americans, be they from the great state of Ohio or Texas, Rhode Island or Vermont, Pennsylvania or any of the other states.. live from New York it's Saturday night!"
Clinton is the second candidate to appear on SNL since the writers' strike. Last week, Mike Huckabee made a cameo appearance during the parody newscast Weekend Update.