Tina Fey is back as Sarah Palin on SNL, and it's just awesome as you hoped

When Donald Trump said he was going to announce a "very special VIP endorsement" last week, we knew that could only mean one thing: Sarah Palin was about to re-enter our lives.

And lo, in a blaze of unintelligible glory, Mama Grizzly made her triumphant return to headlines everywhere.

The former governor of Alaska and one time VP-nominee was brilliantly aped in the 2008 presidential election by Tina Fey.

And thank the gods, Fey appeared in a cold open to this week's Saturday Night Live to endorse Darrell Hammond’s Donald/Trump

Not only did Fey nail Palin's folksy-glam look from Wednesday's campaign event in Iowa, she also got Palin's garbled rootin-tootin' message that she's here for "teachers and teamsters" and "holy-roller pushing stroller pro bowlers with an abscess molar" - spot on.

Fey reached out to those across America who've lost their jobs in factories or on Alaskan reality TV shows to "immigrants like Geraldo Rivera", as well as referring to Palin's son's domestic abuse arrest last week:

We’ve seen our own children targeted by the police for no reason other than they committed some crimes.

"Isn't she just the total package?" Hammond asks the camera. "Smart, legs, yelling, everything."

They say Trump and his trumpeters are right-wingin’, bitter-clingin’, proud of clingers of our guns...But he can kick ISIS ass, because he commands fire.

...Fey said, in an almost-verbatim repeat of Palin's words last week.

She sounds like a greeting card from a Chinese dollar store.

Hammond admits. Watch Fey's masterful impression in full below:

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