NO PARODY REQUIRED…. If you missed it, Tina Fey returned to “Saturday Night Live” last night to reprise her Sarah Palin role. It was more than a little devastating.

Here’s the truly hysterical part: the bit used actual quotes from Palin’s interview this week with Sarah Palin. As the Huffington Post noted, “no parody was required.”

When a comedy show can make you look ridiculous by actually quoting you, verbatim, that’s a problem.

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.