Saturday Night Live – Season 34

Character: Sarah Palin
Created by: Lorne Michaels
Premiere date: September 13, 2008
Episodes: 4
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 1h 30min

The thirty-fourth season of Saturday Night Live, an American sketch comedy series, originally aired in the United States on NBC between September 13, 2008, and May 16, 2009.

This season is notable for its take on the 2008 presidential election, which saw the show’s ratings rapidly increase and a number of award nominations.


Repertory Players: Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Wiig

Featured Players: Abby Elliott, Bobby Moynihan, Michaela Watkins, Casey Wilson

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Episode Guide

34x01 - Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (original air date: September 13, 2008)
Sketch Character
A Nonpartisan Message From Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton Cold Open Sarah Palin

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34x03 - Anna Faris/Duffy (original air date: September 27, 2008)
Sketch Character
CBS Evening News Cold Open Sarah Palin

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34x04 - Anne Hathaway/The Killers (original air date: October 4, 2008)
Sketch Character
Vice Presidential Debate Cold Open Sarah Palin

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34x07 - Ben Affleck/David Cook (original air date: November 1, 2008)
Sketch Character
QVC Cold Open Sarah Palin

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