Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live on the show’s season premiere Saturday, portraying Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the opening skit alongside a pregnant Amy Poehler, who played Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The sketch pitted the women against each other in what they deemed a “non-partisan message” to skewer issues of sexism surrounding the presidential election. Also a target: Palin’s views on foreign affairs and global warming.
“I can see Russia from my home,” Fey’s Palin chirped, joking about the candidate’s putative lack of experience with international affairs. Dressed in a red suit and glasses, Fey also ribbed Palin, who has publicly spoken about her faith, for views on climate change, teasing that global warming “is just God hugging us closer.”