Friday, December 11, 2009

Sarah Palin to appear on "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" tonight

The New York Times is reporting that a certain rogue will be appearing with Conan O'Brien tonight: Sarah Palin will make "a surprise walk-on appearance," writes TV reporter Bill Carter. (Oops -- guess Carter spoiled the surprise.) No word yet on what Palin will be doing on the show. Also due to be guests tonight: Zach Braff, Bear Grylls and Tony Bennett.

Here are a few of O'Brien's best Palin gags, from Political Humor:

"According to a new poll, 42% of Americans say they would vote for Sarah Palin for president in 2012. They also said they'd support her decision to step down in 2013."

"In Sarah Palin's new book, she says when she first laid eyes on her future husband, she said out loud, 'Thank you, God,' which is the same thing the Democrats said when they first laid eyes on Sarah Palin."

"In a recent study, the United States was ranked the 114th happiest country in the world. Then Sarah Palin stepped down. Now we're at 17."

And don't forget William Shatner's hilarious reading of Palin's resignation speech.

Update: Shatner figured in last night's sketch, too; here's a link in case you missed it.


  1. Steve K. said...

    This is going to be very very (very) lame and awkward. And not the good kind of awkward either.

    I'm guessing she'll appear for a minute, like Bob Saget did recently. To do a couple of scripted lines in a sketch and mention her book. And she will be booed, because that's what audiences on talk shows do. Did i mention it will be awkward?

  2. Anonymous said...

    disagree with steve.
    I just watched the segment with her and shatner, i think she was really funny--. give her some credit pal??
    let me just say-I am not a big sarah palin fan but i respect her as a women and mother.
    sometimes she thinks like the world is against her
    but this was a great appearance.
    i would love to watch her on letterman (which i think is not possible)
    if i were to give her advice--quit politics and get into television.

  3. Anonymous said...

    Hey great job NBC for giving everyone a timely heads up about it...

    - Octobrain

  4. Steve K. said...

    I was guessing there, Anon, and guessing as a Conan viewer, not a Palin hater.I haven't seen the appearance then and haven't seen or read about it now. That's just how these things usually end up.

    You say it went well - good for them and us and everyone else.