After departing “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 1 with 12 years on the show behind him, Seth Meyers left a legacy of hilarious bits and terrific one-liners. But as he told “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen Wednesday night, it’s a Weekend Update moment from a former fellow cast member that sticks with him more than any other.
“I would say the most, like, historic moment for me was when the actual Sarah Palin was on the show and Amy Poehler, who was like nine months pregnant, was like hard-core rapping in Sarah Palin’s face,” Meyers recalled of the 2008 episode.
In the sketch, Poehler performed her Sarah Palin rap alongside the then-VP candidate, who added some of her own dance moves. Prior to that show (and after) Tina Fey appeared several times impersonating Palin, sometimes alongside Poehler as Hillary Clinton.
Meyers continued, “It was the last show (Poehler) did before she had her first son, and I always just remember being like, ‘This is just the just this weirdest job. This is very strange. This is a woman who’s running to be the vice president of this country and Poehler is just yelling at her.'”
The former “SNL” Weekend Update anchor starts his new gig as the host of NBC’s “Late Night” on Feb. 24. His first guests will be Poehler and the successful vice-presidential candidate, Joe Biden.