Having been regularly lampooned by the folks at "Saturday Night Live," Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin now want to co-host the weekly comedy program.
On Wednesday's installment of "Glenn Beck," the host pitched the idea: "It will be a very highly rated show I'm guessing. We'll make fun of us and give you guys the time off, where you don't have to make fun of us and we'll co-host the show."
Moments later, Beck asked the former Alaska Governor if being mocked by Tina Fey bothered her.
Palin responded, "Well, the only scary thing about all that is that people did start mixing that parody with those things that I actually have said in interviews and some of the reality started kind of atrophying into whatever she was saying. So that was the scary thing that some people weren't intelligent enough to know what the difference was" (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript):
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are you sure you don't want to speak to Fox News? Who knows, maybe they can be fair and balanced.
BARACK OBAMA'S IMPERSONATOR: Really? Let's check in with Glenn Beck.
GLENN BECK'S IMPERSONATOR: And if I write down the name Obama, we could rearrange the letters and spell aroma. And I don't like what I'm smelling. Most of you are saying hey, Glenn, those letters don't actually rearrange to spell that. Well, to you I say, in Russia they do!
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Physically, what would you do?
TINA FEY: We're going to promote freedom, usher in democratic values and ideals and fight terror-loving terrorists.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
GLENN BECK, HOS: We're just talking as those clips were playing.
SARAH PALIN: They're good.
BECK: They are. They are very funny. Very funny. We were just talking about. We both graduated the same year and we're both just, you know, schlubs out of no place and just like all of a sudden here we are, we find ourselves in this amazing place. It is so weird to see yourself on "Saturday Night," isn't it?
PALIN: It is weird.
BECK: It's just bizarre. Sarah and I would like to make an offer to NBC. Would you like to make the offer?
PALIN: I think that we should co-host. How could they say no?
BECK: They will.
PALIN: I bet they won't.
BECK: Want to make a bet?
PALIN: I bet they won't. I don't know what the stakes will be here in this bet but, no I bet ...
BECK: A steak sounds good.
PALIN: A steak?
BECK: Steak sounds good.
PALIN: That's my favorite. That would be great. I can envision episode after episode of things that I can mock of myself.
BECK: They think they can make fun of us? I can make fun of me better, yes.
PALIN: They have no idea some of the things. Yes.
BECK: So, yes.
BECK: So we'll, NBC, there you go. It will be a very highly rated show I'm guessing. We'll make fun of us and give you guys the time off, where you don't have to make fun of us and we'll co-host the show.
PALIN: That would be a delight. I would do it. And if they're daring enough, they will say, yes.
PALIN: We'll hand it over.
BECK: No, they're busy right now, I think firing everybody on at night. I think that's what they're busy now.
PALIN: What a mess.
BECK: Do you ever, do you ever watch those things, and are you hurt by it?
PALIN: I'm not hurt by it. Because I appreciate -- she who imitates me has been Tina Fey. I appreciate her talent. I think, she is really good and funny.
BECK: Because I thought about this on the way here to the interview. I thought I think you should do a Tina Fey impersonation.
PALIN: Oh, I would love to do that.
BECK: I mean, I don't know what that would be like exactly. But she, I mean, that really did -- that's where your image comes from, don't you think?
PALIN: Well, the only scary thing about all that is that people did start mixing that parody with those things that I actually have said in interviews and some of the reality started kind of atrophying into whatever she was saying. So that was the scary thing that some people weren't intelligent enough to know what the difference was.
BECK: That was you and me that weren't intelligent than us, that we figured it out. There are people dumber than us? Who could those people be?
PALIN: We need to do this though because, yes, it could go on and on about some of the things I could mock myself about and I'm sure you would say the same about yourself.
BECK: There is -- I've been making fun of me for years. I'm a professional at it. Back at NBC, call us! Just call the switchboard at Fox, because the red phone is usually tied up. Call me! Back in a second.
How will the folks at NBC respond?
If they're smart, they'll agree, for it would likely be their highest rated show in years.