You betcha! More Sarah Palin video from 'Saturday Night Live'
After appearing in the opening sketch (click on the Read more line below to see that video), the GOP vice presidential candidate was introduced as the featured guest during the "Weekend Update" segment.
But, she told anchors Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler, there was a problem: "I'm not going to do the piece that we rehearsed," she said.
"You were so good at it!" Meyers protested.
But Palin stood firm. "My gut is telling me it might be a bad idea for the campaign," she said. "I think it might just cross the line."
So Poehler stepped in to perform a rap song about Palin and her home state of Alaska, complete with dancing Eskimos, a snow-machine-riding First Dude and a moose that ends up in the family freezer — with frequent cuts to the governor grooving to the beat ("All the mav'ricks in the house, put your hands up!").
Afterward, Meyers told Palin: "I think you made the right decision not to do it."
"You betcha," Palin replied.
To view the show's opening Palin skit, click on the Read more line below. Also there, courtesy of NBC, is the transcript of the Palin rap.
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(AMY POEHLER as PALIN)
MY NAME IS SARAH PALIN, YOU ALL KNOW ME,
VICE-PREZZY NOMINEE OF THE GOP,
GONNA NEED YOUR VOTE IN THE NEXT ELECTION,
CAN I GET A WHAT-WHAT FROM THE SENIOR SECTION!
McCAIN GOT EXPERIENCE,
McCAIN GOT STYLE,
BUT DON'T LET HIM FREAK YOU OUT
WHEN HE TRIES TO SMILE
CUZ THAT SMILE BE CREEPY,
BUT WHEN I'M V.P.,
ALL THE LEADERS IN THE WORLD GONNA FINALLY MEET ME!
(FRED ARMISEN & ANDY SAMBERG enter as ESKIMOS)
(POEHLER) HOW'S IT GO, ESKIMOS?
TELL TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW, ESKIMOS!
HOW YA FEEL, ESKIMOS?
TELL TELL ME WHAT YOU FEEL, ESKIMOS!
(SAMBERG/ARMISEN) ESKIMOS! ESKIMOS! ICE COLD! SUPER COLD!
(POEHLER) I'M JEREMIAH WRIGHT CUZ TONIGHT I'M THE PREACHER,
I GOT A BOOKISH LOOK AND YOU'RE ALL HOT FOR TEACHER,
(JASON SUDEIKIS enters as TODD PALIN and stands next to POEHLER)
(POEHLER) TODD LOOKING FINE ON HIS SNOW MACHINE,
SO HOT FOR EACH OTHER, NEED A GO-BETWEEN!
IN WASILLA, WE JUST CHILL BABY CHILLA
BUT WHEN I SEE OIL, IT'S ...
(ALL) DRILL BABY DRILLA!
(POEHLER) MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE,
FROM MY PORCH I CAN SEE
RUSSIA AND SUCH.
ALL THE MAVERICKS IN THE HOUSE, PUT YOUR HANDS UP,
ALL THE MAVERICKS IN THE HOUSE, PUT YOUR HANDS UP!
ALL THE PLUMBERS IN THE HOUSE, PULL YOUR PANTS UP,
ALL THE PLUMBERS IN THE HOUSE, PULL YOUR PANTS UP!
WHEN I SAY OBAMA,
YOU SAY AYERS,
(POEHLER) I BUILT ME A BRIDGE AND IT AIN'T GOING NOWHERE!
GONNA PUT THE NAIL IN
THE COFFIN … OF THE MEDIA ELITE!
(SAMBERG/ARMISEN) SHE LIKES RED MEAT!
(POEHLER) SHOOT A MUTHA HUMPIN MOOSE EIGHT DAYS OF THE WEEK,
NOW YOU'RE DEAD
NOW YOU'RE DEAD
CUZ I'M AN ANIMAL, AND I'M BIGGER THAN YOU
HOLDIN' A SHOTGUN, WORKIN' THE PUMP
EVERYBODY PARTY, WE GOING ON A HUNT
LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA
YO I'M PALIN I'M OUT!
(POEHLER, SUDEIKIS and SAMBERG/ARMISEN exit)