I don't know what it is about a great impersonation that captures people's imaginations so much. You'd figure human beings would want other humans to be more of themselves or the best versions of themselves and not pretend to be another person, but we have some kind of crazy fascination with excellent impersonators.
It's probably why we love and cherish so many Saturday Night Live impersonations from cast members. You've got Will Ferrell's George W. Bush, Darrel Hammond's Al Gore, Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton, and, of course, Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump.
With Saturday Night Live on hiatus for the summer, many have been missing impersonations of their favorite Trump administration members.
Enter Fortune Feimster to save the day, who decided that she would don a Sarah Huckabee Sanders outfit and pretend to be the brazen and oftentimes brutal White House Spokeswoman. She decided to save the performance for an appearance on Chelsea, which streams on Netflix.
People keep asking me when I'm going to play Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Well, your wish comes true on tomorrow's "Chelsea" on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/9WVLT76weD— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) August 4, 2017
Sanders isn't known for a having a particularly cheerful disposition, which Feimster captured amazingly well:
With a few notes, of course. Some urged Feimster to look much meaner and generally soulless:
Great! Can you look meaner, with a touch more life-draining succubus? That Elvira meets the Walking Dead thing :-)— Eric Webb (@RealEricWebb) August 4, 2017
Frowning clearly comes more naturally to Sarah. It looks like you have to work way harder at it than she does.— Good Kid (@TenSpeedKid) August 4, 2017
Don't forget her left arm twitch. She kinda flaps it like a chicken wing when she gets riled up about something.— Vee Smittero (@VeeSmittero) August 4, 2017
People awaited Feimster's appearance on Chelsea with extreme excitement:
And she certainly delivered, just check it out her and tell me this isn't a dead ringer for Huckabee Sanders:
Twitter applauded the performance, calling it "awesome":
This gave us a much needed laugh 😂 you were awesome 👏🏼— Anna Holloway (@annamholloway) August 4, 2017
Job well done, Feimster, you really captured the essence of Sarah:
There IS a sliver of amazing in this garbage fire.— Jackie Weisman (@jmw3883) August 4, 2017
Pretty good work from Feimster. It would be awesome to see her and Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer in a piece together playing their respective political counterparts. Maybe Spicey getting a little upset over the fact that Huckabee Sanders took his job? The possibilities are limitless.