Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009

Baby Mama, Wasilla-Style

The Oct. 18 episode of Saturday Night Live was memorable for so many reasons, not the least of which was cast member Amy Poehler's vocal stylings on Weekend Update. After guest and then-Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin decided to scrap the musical skit that had been planned, Poehler reluctantly stepped in. But soon after taking the mic, the comedian jumped up from behind the anchor desk — revealing her very pregnant belly in the process — and started spitting rhymes with ease: "I'm Jeremiah Wright cuz tonight I'm the preacher! I got a bookish look and you're all hot for teacher!"

What is it about seeing a lady rapper sporting an enormous baby bump — Poehler gave birth a week later — that screams Grammy? M.I.A., watch your back.