Tina Fey & Homer Simpson Win Emmys

If you are not a fan of NBC comedies 30 Rock or Saturday Night Live, you may not have even heard of Tina Fey until she made a mocking impression of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin in an SNL skit during the 2008 presidential campaign. On September 12, Ms. Fey was awarded the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for her portrayal of Governor Palin in Saturday Night Live • Presidential Bash 2008.

The Creative Arts Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance went to Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson in The Simpsons • Father Knows Worst on Fox.

In case it is necessary to state the obvious, Ms. Fey and Mr. Castellaneta were both honored for performances in works of fiction. Do you know how many Obama voters don’t know it was Tina Fey and not Sarah Palin who said “I can see Russia from my house!”? According to a Zogby poll of 512 Obama voters taken from November 13-15, 2008, 86.9 % mistakenly believed it was Sarah Palin who made that comment.

Of those included in the polling sample, 97.1% were high school graduates or higher and 55% were college graduates.