(Updated) Palin tells Putin (Fallon) he is no match for a ‘mama grizzly’
Posted by Dr. Fay on April 3, 2014
Video retrieved from pbbump.
Governor Palin and Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show sketch in which he played Vladimir Putin was hilarious and well-played.
Lisa De Moraes at Deadline Hollywood has a partial transcript:
Fallon set up the sketch, saying he had footage of the phone call Putin made right after calling President Obama a few days ago to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The second call was to discuss Palin’s claim she predicted Putin’s invasion of Ukraine back in 2008:
Palin: Hey, this is Sarah.
Putin: Hello, Miss Palin? It’s me. Vladimir.
Palin: Putin, what you doin’ calling me?
Putin: Well, I heard that back in 2008 you predicted that I would invade Ukraine. Is that true?
Palin: You betcha, Vlad.
Putin: I once invaded a country called Youbetchavlad. … Anyway, since you so great at guessing my next move, who do you think I should invade next? I’m thinking Finland, Sweden – I hear Jamaica is nice this time of year.
Palin: My advice to you would be, you get those troops out of Ukraine right now.
Putin: Whoa, Captain Buzzkill. It was joke. But seriously, I could have used your predicting powers in office March Madness pool – my bracket’s totally busted.
And so the night wore on, Palin bringing up shooting a bear, Putin mentioning he preferred to take them down in hand-to-hand combat.
Palin: That’s why people say you’re such a strong leader.
Putin: Well, I come from strong genes. Obama comes from mom genes.
Palin: (Giggles) Did anyone tell you you sound like that guy from Despicable Me?
Governor Palin and ‘Putin’ performed ‘Happy’ as a duet, with Fallon on a Russian balalaika and Palin on her flute. ‘Putin’ then expressed a wish that a neighbor would bring him a bottle of vodka, and Palin, noting that Russia and Alaska are neighbors, obliged by walking across the set and handing him one. Putin remarked that Alaska really is close to Russia and maybe he should invade. Governor Palin’s response was the highlight of the show:
Palin: I wouldn’t if I were you, Vlad. You may be able to take down a bear, but you’re no match for a Mama Grizzly.
At one point in the sketch, Mr. Mom Jeans (Obama) was discovered listening in on their conversation (he quickly hung up). Governor Palin posted a photo of herself with Mr. Strong Genes and Mr. Mom Jeans on her Facebook page last night:
Lisa De Moraes updated her post with this information this morning:
Jimmy Fallon led comfortably in the ratings last night, despite Jimmy Kimmel’s big “get” – first-ever JKL appearance by former President Bill Clinton. Fallon got a last-minute assist from former VPOTUS-candidate-turned-reality-TV-regular Sarah Palin. In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon scored a household 3.0/7; CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman a 2.5/6, and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live a 2.4/6. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: Tonight at 1.1/5; Late Show’s 0.5/2; and JKL’s 0.8/4.