William Shatner Discovers Poetry In Sarah Palin’s Nonsense

by Ken Layne

Did you see Sarah Palin’s goodbye speech? Neither did we! But we heard it was “special,” and that she even wrote it herself (which explains everything). Here’s Star Wars hero Dr. Spock reciting Palin’s mumbo-jumbo, with bongo accompaniment! [Conan O'Brien]

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bago July 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I think I need a deadpan “Drill, baby drill” right about now.

Terry July 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Dunno who I love more, Conan or Shatner. Damn, if Conan ain’t a tall drink of water, though.

widget09 July 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Hey Sarah…..STFU!!!!999!!!111

user-of-owls July 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Oh no, no, no…that had to be a dream. It was too perfect to be real.

orange July 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm

He’s the fatz.

Uncle Bubba July 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I’m still looking for Dr. Spock…

V572625694 July 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Shatner takes meta to new levels — quite able to laugh at himself, but still oozing self-regard. “Free Enterprise” is a very funny movie to some.

Chances any Palinista would ever see this clip: asymptotically approaching zero.

Godot July 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Whoa. I need 2 things right now. Shatner doing the full 20 minute speech like that, and a fat spliff.

Bypartizoa July 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm

This is a masterpiece! The funniest thing about it is that Shatner makes more sense than Palin. Also, too.

queeraselvis v 2.0 July 28, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Oh man, that was Trig mouth-raping, A-Rod and Bristol-fucking, Levi cocksucking MADE OF AWESOME. And cue Snowbilly’s offended and wholly illiterate twats in 3…2…

Bronkers July 28, 2009 at 12:55 pm

[re=372414]Bypartizoa[/re]: Word. And more sonorously, too. Ol’ Bill looks sorta short and wide, but the man has a sense of humor that a certain snowbilly lacks. And, apparently, a lot more wisdom. Then again, and no bad cess on Mr. Shatner, Caribou Barbie sets the bar mighty low.

DoctorCulturae July 28, 2009 at 12:56 pm

[re=372414]Bypartizoa[/re]: Brilliant, but needs more time to cook. Nothing tops his Rocket Man.

Mr Blifil July 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm

For this Conan moved to Cali?

KennedyAG July 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm


Lawndarts July 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Love me some Shatner!

Texan Bulldoggette July 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Ha ha ha…that was 1:52 of awesome! Take that Snowbilly grifter!

Gopherit July 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Shatner can make any asshole sound like Emerson.

jetjaguar July 28, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Watch that video, and then this video: http://tinyurl.com/65tytr . It almost makes it all worth it.

Bypartizoa July 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm

“The Shat” is the shit!

freakishlystrong July 28, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I almost shat myself..

the problem child July 28, 2009 at 1:10 pm

[re=372410]Uncle Bubba[/re]: Stop looking. This is a logic-free zone.

drpangloss July 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I laughed, I cried, it was a perfect moment. Like the last episode of MASH or dramatic look hampster.

Bypartizoa July 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm

[re=372428]DoctorCulturae[/re]: [re=372423]Bronkers[/re]: Shatner has been able to walk that fine line of acting fooling without making a fool of himself.

El Pinche July 28, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I…loved it.


Bypartizoa July 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm

acting “foolish” that is

Cape Clod July 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm

And face it. While Shatner’s delivery was perfect, bongos make everthing better.

TGY July 28, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Oh, Willy, you’re so fine!
You’re so fine you make Sarah shine!
Hey, Willy!

worrierqueen July 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm

We all stand on the shoulders of giants but only turtles stand on the shoulders of Sarah.

Nanks July 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm

[re=372443]jetjaguar[/re]: Wow. Fantastic. I love the way the conversation rises to the level of a junior high school council meeting (“Wait! We have to say ‘yea’!’”).

“Is this the Indigo Girls?”
“No, it’s the other one.”

snideinplainsight July 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Hey Shatne seems everything is funny to you.

DoctorCulturae July 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm

[re=372455]Bypartizoa[/re]: But with all the Palin fodder available imagine what it could be if they took more time to shape it as well as this (starting at c.0:30):
Reinvented William Shatner career move #67.

Leviathant July 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Bill Shatner is a national treasure. He should open up for The Gonzales Cantata http://gonzalescantata.com

norbizness July 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm

If he can do a whole movie with Esperanto dialogue, he can crack this linguistic nut.


sezme July 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Are you sure he didn’t play Dr. Who?

KilgoreTrout_XL July 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Haha, fucking Shatner. Awesome.

TGY July 28, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Captain Kirk slammin’ atcha with words straight from the moose’s mouth.

Lazy Media July 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm

What? Did that fat Canadian just mouth-rape Our Sarah? Good for him.

Crazybroad July 28, 2009 at 2:18 pm

That was like Christmas, my birthday, and November 5, 2008 all rolled up into one.

lawrenceofthedesert July 28, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Darn, I missed it — NBC pulled the video as part of its wound-licking program. Some lawyer decided he didn’t want to be next in line for the GE guillotine. I’m sure that Shatner has learned the Leslie Nielsen Lesson well — and unlike Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, the comedy is intentional.

ExecutorElassus July 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm

[re=372604]lawrenceofthedesert[/re]: new ones come up as fast as the suits can knock them down. Keep looking.

Jeezus, the Shat is walking performance art.

TGY July 28, 2009 at 2:26 pm

[re=372604]lawrenceofthedesert[/re]: It’s elsewhere, too.

FreshCliches July 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm

[re=372604]lawrenceofthedesert[/re]: You can straight to the corporate whore. Also.

Zorg July 28, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Hah! I posted a link to this clip on my FB page before Wonkette did! Gettin’ kinda slow in that summer heat, are we, Ms. Wonkette?

Crazybroad July 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm

[re=372604]lawrenceofthedesert[/re]: You can go to NBC.com and get the clip all legal-like. They will even let you post it to FB, etc.

facehead July 28, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Shatner rules.

doloras July 28, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Shatner speaks Esperanto with an awful French accent, for some reason.

Hutch July 28, 2009 at 8:26 pm

[re=372697]Crazybroad[/re]: Yep, I went. Totally worth the trip. Jim Kirk–I adore you! And yes, he did make more sense than Palin.

itgetter July 28, 2009 at 9:03 pm

[re=372443]jetjaguar[/re]: Is that for realz? If so, I cannot believe that there are people out there who thought this woman was unqualified to be VPOTUS. She decided that crumb cake could be eaten during non-morning hours. MAVERICK! Also.

Packherd July 29, 2009 at 12:16 am

Arg! FU, NBC Universal!

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