McCain on Saturday Night Live

John McCain appeared on Saturday Night Live last night.  The show opened with a terrific five-minute parody of QVC (Shopping Network).  McCain teamed up with Sarah Palin look-alike, Tina Fey.

It’s a very well-written skit using a variety of humor techniques.  Here are three of my favorites:

1.  The element of surprise.  Cindy McCain made an appearance as a jewelry model.  My favorite moment in the skit.  Backstage she joked: “It’s what I do best.  I just stand there.  I’m a pro at that!”

2.  Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) went Rogue…Palin 2012.  And a great topper (the Oprah line).

3.  Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) hinted at her $150,000 wardrobe using the trigger of a small gesture instead of a punch word.  Less is more!

Also, note that the humor went both directions.  Obama/Biden took some hits:  Ayers, Town Hall Meetings, Joe Biden, to mention a few.

Why would McCain make multiple appearances on SNL?  McCain is right on the mark when he says:  “The appearances on Saturday Night Live humanize you.”

Link to SNL parody.