Fey's reviews for playing the Republican nominee for Vice President are almost as good as Palin's accolades following her GOP convention speech.
"She nailed it in a way that few other people could do -- from that strange Northern accent to the way she looked out of the side of her eyes to that weird thing she does with her mouth that I hadn't even noticed before.
"Fey, the "30 Rock" creator and former SNL star, returned triumphantly to the show last night to play Palin in a brilliant impersonation, knocking it out of the park..."
Lines of the night?
Fey, as Palin, deadpanned, "And I can see Russia from my house."
On the issue of global warming, Poehler said she believed it was "caused by man."
Responding with a near-perfect imitation of Palin's accent, Fey said, "And I believe it's just God huggin' us closer."
Later, Fey and Poehler lampooned the most well-known joke of the campaign.
Palin: It reminds me of a joke we tell in Alaska...
Clinton: Oh boy.
Palin: What's the difference...
Palin: ...between a hockey mom
Palin: ...and a pitbull?
Clinton: There ya' go.
The "real" Sarah Palin?
There were howls of laughter from the sizable press corps covering Palin's first foray on the campaign trail without her running mate as a chaperone.
But, from the front of the plane, silence. The flight attendants assured us Palin and her entourage were watching. What she thought, though, is anybody's guess.
McCain spokesperson Ben Porritt didn't offer much this morning except, "A little comic relief is always a good thing."