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Seth Meyers: The Palin Rap Was 'Historic'

by Saturday Night Live 3:05 mins

Seth Meyers: The Palin Rap Was 'Historic'

by Saturday Night Live 3:05 mins

The former head writer of "Saturday Night Live" is moving to his new gig as host of "Late Night With Seth Meyers," premiering Feb. 24 on NBC. The "SNL" alum left the show with a legacy of hilarious sketches, including the "Girls" spoof with Tina Fey as an Albanian immigrant, the one with Louis C.K. as Lincoln, and Tina Fey again playing vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. But his most memorable sketch during his 12 years on the show? That would be when the "Weekend Update" co-host welcomed the real Sarah Palin, then the vice-presidential candidate, to the desk. "I would say the most, like, historic moment for me was when the actual Sarah Palin was on the show and Amy Poehler, who was like nine months pregnant, was like hard-core rapping in Sarah Palin's face," Meyers told Andy Cohen of the 2008 sketch. The moment is something to behold. Poehler steals the show with her gangsta-style rendition of an original rap about the Alaska governor. The star delivers the rhymes right in front of Palin, as the politician grooves to the beat from her chair. The lines include: "My country 'tis of thee, from my porch I can see, Russia and such." And "All the mavericks in the house put your hands up ... All the plumbers in the house pull your pants up." The "Parks and Recreation" star — along with vice president Joe Biden — will be a guest on Meyers's debut episode. Perhaps the host could pen a rap for Poehler to deliver to Uncle Joe. Pretty please? — Claudine Zap (@zapkidd)

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