Is Mitt Romney ready to yuck it up on 'Saturday Night Live?' Well, not just yet. The likely GOP presidential nominee denied to ABC News Monday that he had been approached to appear on “Saturday Night Live.” Romney said he’s undecided about whether he’d ever be on the show, but thought a sketch sounded “like a lot of fun.”
Even if Romney never makes it to studio 8H, we have plenty of other politician cameos to keep us amused. Here are some of the most memorable:
After being thrust into the national spotlight in 2008, then-Gov. Sarah Palin was a frequent “SNL” target. Tina Fey’s impersonation drew so much attention that the real Palin dropped by for a surprise visit.
She chats with show creator Lorne Michaels about Fey’s unrealistic portrayal during the show’s cold open. Palin and Fey then pass like ships in the night before Palin utters the show’s famous catchphrase.
Sarah Palin reloaded
Palin raises the roof during a “Weekend Update” segment in which Amy Poehler busts out a Palin-inspired rap. Bonuses include Eskimo hype men and a “mother-humping moose.”
Obama was still in a heated battle for Democratic Party’s nomination when he appeared on “SNL” in 2007. At the Clinton’s Halloween party, Hillary (Poehler) is dressed as a bride. No one seems to "get" her costume except for “Barack Obama,” who unmasks himself to reveal that he’s actually Barack Obama.
The 2008 election was just days away when Sen. McCain appeared on “SNL.” The skit centered on McCain and running mate Sarah Palin (Fey again) hawking wares on QVC. Viewers got to see Palin “go rogue” and promote her “Palin in 2012” t-shirts -- and McCain kept a straight face.
What could have been an awkward moment actually sort of was. That’s why Hillary Clinton meeting Hillary Clinton (Poehler) was so great. Clinton sang the praises of Poehler, who had been impersonating her all election season -- and yes, the hysterical laugh was involved.
After dropping out of the presidential race in 2008, Giuliani stopped by “Weekend Update.” “One of my key mistakes was years ago when I hosted this show and wore a dress,” he quipped. He also described his campaign as being "like an SNL sketch: It started strong, but it really didn’t have an ending.”
The former vice president joked that “the good news about not being president is that I have my weekends free. The bad news is that my weekdays are also free.” The failed presidential candidate poked fun at his demeanor and his choice for a running mate -- there's a very funny “Bachelor” spoof involved.
Jackson’s failed presidential bid was years behind him when he read “Green Eggs and Ham” as part of a “Weekend Update” segment in 1991, but it still made for comedy gold.