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William Shatner Discovers Poetry In Sarah Palin’s Nonsense

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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

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

  • Terry

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

  • widget09

    Hey Sarah…..STFU!!!!999!!!111

  • user-of-owls

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

  • orange

    He’s the fatz.

  • Uncle Bubba

    I’m still looking for Dr. Spock…

  • V572625694

    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

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

  • Bypartizoa

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

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    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

    [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

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

  • Mr Blifil

    For this Conan moved to Cali?

  • KennedyAG


  • Lawndarts

    Love me some Shatner!

  • Texan Bulldoggette

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

  • Gopherit

    Shatner can make any asshole sound like Emerson.

  • jetjaguar

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

  • Bypartizoa

    “The Shat” is the shit!

  • freakishlystrong

    I almost shat myself..

  • the problem child

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

  • drpangloss

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

  • Bypartizoa

    [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

    I…loved it.


  • Bypartizoa

    acting “foolish” that is

  • Cape Clod

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

  • TGY

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

  • worrierqueen

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

  • Nanks

    [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

    Hey Shatne seems everything is funny to you.

  • DoctorCulturae

    [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

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

  • norbizness

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


  • sezme

    Are you sure he didn’t play Dr. Who?

  • KilgoreTrout_XL

    Haha, fucking Shatner. Awesome.

  • TGY

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

  • Lazy Media

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

  • Crazybroad

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

  • lawrenceofthedesert

    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

    [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

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

  • FreshCliches

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

  • Zorg

    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

    [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

    Shatner rules.

  • doloras

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

  • Hutch

    [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

    [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

    Arg! FU, NBC Universal!