Just hours after Hillary Clinton once again faced off against Bernie Sanders at the Dem Debate, “Hillary Clinton” was greeted by “2008 Hillary Clinton” in a hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch that found former SNL cast member Amy Poehler reprising her Clinton impression alongside the cast’s current “Hillary,” Kate McKinnon. The sketch – dubbed “A Hillary Christmas” – also featured the return of Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin, who shared her advice on how Clinton can make it to the Oval Office this time and not wind up as a secretary… of State.
“In just 11 months, you’re going to finally get your present. No one can stop you now. The Republicans are bozos, the DNC is sabotaging Bernie. I think you’re going to sleep well tonight,” McKinnon’s Hillary gloats into the mirror at the beginning of the sketch. She’s then visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past – Poehler’s Clinton – who warns her not to get too smug about her inevitable presidency.
“On Christmas eve 2007, I was cocky too, and then someone named Barack Obama stumbled out of a soup kitchen with a basketball and a cigarette and stole my life,” 2008 Hillary warns. However, when present-day Clinton informs her 2008 counterpart that she’s running against Sanders and – eventually – Donald Trump, Poehler’s Hillary rejoices, “Oh my god! We’re going to be president!”
Fey’s Palin then shows up out of nowhere – “Oh geeze, it looks like I went through time and space again” – to rain on the Clintons’ celebratory parade.