Let's wind the clock back four years, to the 2008 election.
Sure, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, but there was another major cultural event: "Saturday Night Live" was relevant again!
Those of you with good-enough memories will recall that SNL broke from its tradition of airing late at night and over the weekends to run three half-hour primetime specials on Thursdays in the buildup to the election. The specials were a huge ratings boost for the show and provided Tina Fey additional opportunities to do her Sarah Palin impression, which earned her an Emmy.
Well, they're at it again.
There will be two new specials this election season to air on Thursdays in September.
Of course, we're not sure if this year's election specials will be as successful as last time – besides, Tina as Sarah, and other cast members who excelled at filling out the political ranks (Darrell Hammond as John McCain and Amy Poehler as Hilary Clinton) are no longer on the show.
But, after four years and a first term, President Obama isn't as immune to parody as he once was, so, there's that. And, let's not forget ... we still have the possibility that Mitt Romney will pick an incredible amusing running mate.
Yep, we're setting out TIVO to record these.
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