The countdown to Saturday Night Live’s post-election irrelevance is on! In case you missed it and haven’t already read about it on every other blog on the Internet, this weekend’s Josh Brolin–hosted episode featured hilarious guest appearances from Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Mark Wahlberg, and the actual Sarah Palin (sadly, she never got to meet Don Draper). But in three weeks, after America has selected a new president, not only will the cameos presumably be less exciting, but AMY POEHLER WILL BE GONE FOREVER (she’s leaving the show to have a baby, and won’t return because she’s starring in NBC’s upcoming Office non-spinoff). Poehler, apparently in her fifth trimester, stole Saturday’s episode (the highest-rated in fourteen years!) with her awesome “Sarah Palin Rap” (delivered, maverick-style, right in front of the Alaska governor). We miss her already.
Also, just for the hell of it, here’s Tina Fey meeting the real-life Sarah Palin:
Oh, plus, here’s Mark Wahlberg not following through on his promise to crack Andy Samberg’s nose: