16. Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton Address the Nation
Original Airdate: September 14th, 2008
"This sketch easily could have been a dumb catfight between two female candidates," Tina Fey wrote in her book Bossypants. Instead, "you all watched a sketch about feminism and you didn't even realize it because of all the jokes. Suckers!" In the sketch, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton (Amy Poehler) take a bipartisan stand against campaign sexism. At the time, Palin's vice-presidential candidacy was a satirist's dream, and no one fulfilled it better than Fey. Two years gone from the SNL cast, Fey returned play her Republican doppelgänger in this Seth Meyers-penned sketch – ultimately NBC.com's most popular video ever. Fey reprised the role four times leading up to the 2008 election, delivering SNL its highest ratings since 1994 – and its most political relevance ever.