ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY  3:59 pm May 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, Tina Fey!

by Sara K. Smith

39 years young!Mark it on your Political Holiday Calendar: on May 18 we celebrate the birthday of the conservative heroine Tina Fey, who played Sarah Palin on a couple of pivotal episodes of Saturday Night Live. After those episodes aired, Republicans could never quite forgive Palin for being less hot than her impersonator. And so Barack Obama became president.

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magic titty May 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm

SKS, how many people tell you you sort of remind them of Tina Fey? And how often do you politely tell them “blow me” and/or “go away” ?

Hawaiiexpat May 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Tina Fey is MINE…all MINE.

Mr Blifil May 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Damn, at first I thought that was a picture of Lisa Ann.

SayItWithWookies May 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Until Tina’s impression came along (about a minute after Palin hit the national stage) I would’ve figured Sarah Palin was just too damn ridiculous by herself to parody. I’m so glad someone came along and drove the point home, though. Happy birthday, Tina Fey.

Red Zeppelin May 18, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Yeah, I’m definitely feeling all mavericky, if you get my drift.

Gorillionaire May 18, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Wonkette should never mention Tina without posting the pic of her holding the accordion.

Custerwolf May 18, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Conservative heroin definitely beats black tar.

OReillysVibrator May 18, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I apologize for being serious for a moment, but I thought the Fall of 2008 was a moment in the sun for Tina Fey few celebrities have ever or will ever have. She’s a liberal comedian who, because of an UNCANNY physical resemblance to who was arguably the centerpiece of the campaign after she was named Veep, got to absolutely eviscerate the representative of everything wrong with Republicans on a national stage for an upcoming presidential election for a medium, SNL, that suddenly (because of her?) had new found political relevance. It was a good time to be Tina Fey in life, and she ran with the ball as well as could be done. Bravo, Tina.

HopeyDope May 18, 2009 at 4:16 pm

I know we voted for Obama, but Tina Fey saved us all.


magic titty May 18, 2009 at 4:24 pm

[re=319547]OReillysVibrator[/re]: You really think they look alike? Geez, I thought she just dressed up like her, and happens to be a funny person – and that’s why she did the jokes.

And didn’t we know Sarah Palin was an ignorant slob before Tina Fey impersonated her? I never watched SNL last year and that fact seemed to still be clear to me.

Just sayin’.

azw88 May 18, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Tina needs to cough up some of her birthday cash/gifts and pass them on to the “Keep Palin in the Spotlight Fund” as her own little stimulus package. Without Palin, SNL and thus all of the comedy world would have gone the way of Lehman Bros., GM, and a number of banks, leaving her unemployed.

Fey owes Palin some $$!

TGY May 18, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Happy birthday, Tina Fey! And congrats to that other woman, Sarah Whatsername, who did a rather wonky impersonation of her.

BitterDwarf May 18, 2009 at 4:28 pm

[re=319568]azw88[/re]: eh… no, not really, no. also.

Colander May 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Tina Fey will always be the white-Oprah of my president-picking dreams.

Scrodd May 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Thank you Tina, for destroying Sarah Palin’s political future in the Lower 48. Sarah’s family white-trash eruptions would have done her in eventually, but Tina had the opportunity to go for the jugular.

bobwurst May 18, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Hey, why is Tina whoring for SarahPAC to my left?

american mutt May 18, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I’d hit it.

Come here a minute May 18, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I want to go to there!

Crab1 May 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Every time I see a picture of Tina Fey, all I can think about are motorboats.

germansteel May 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm


Crank Tango May 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Tina Fey definitely was doing god’s work this past fall.

but what is conservative heroin, is that the oxycontin I have been hearing so much about? does that come in teabags?

ZorinZorin May 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm


hobospacejunkie May 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Happy Birthday, Tina. You can do some fancy pageant walkin’ at my place any time.

Also, to have the comic instincts to simply repeat what dumbass Palin actually said was genius.

Roslin May 18, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Is this Tina Fey’s actual birthday, or simply the day we observe the holiday?

Jukesgrrl May 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Tina Fey’s birthday! Someone give that woman a Hello Kitty credit card.

marioninnyc May 18, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Happy Birthday Tina. Uncanny resemblance my ass. Just cause they’re both tall, brunettes with glasses does not mean they look alike! Tina is MUCH prettier.

lulzmonger May 18, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Many happy returns to the saviour of mankind.
Cutest political no-scope headshot ever.

mcfrady May 18, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Tina is ten times better looking than, whats-her-name. And she has great legs! Also.

Bruno May 19, 2009 at 1:43 am

Tina, you must be so grateful you only had to pretend to be the Grizzly Mama a couple of times. There is at least one person/governor out there who wakes up every day and thinks that this is perfectly normal behavior

El Pinche May 19, 2009 at 2:46 am

I do not want Tina Fey’s kidneys to fail.

Lewis Lipps May 22, 2009 at 10:16 am

haha. Sara Palin is not clever like us!

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