Obama on ‘SNL’ spoofs: Fey is OK, but my guy needs work

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Fred Armisen (left) plays the real Barack Obama on “Saturday Night Live.” (AP file)

Sarah Palin may love Tina Fey’s impersonation of her, but Barack Obama thinks his representation on “Saturday Night Live” is taxing.

“I’ve gotta say, compared to Tina Fey and what she’s been doing with Gov. Sarah Palin, my imitator isn’t doing as great a job,” he told a Washington, D.C., TV station during an interview.

Cast member Fred Armisen has been playing Obama on the sketch comedy show.

“I do know my ears have been getting bigger and bigger each episode,” Obama says. “I’m sure they’ll get me right over time.”

Update: And here’s some new scoop — Maya Rudolph may return to “SNL” this weekend to play Michelle Obama!

Meanwhile, here’s video from last night’s final primetime version of “SNL” (here’s text, too), which opened with Will Ferrell as George W. Bush (which he’ll be doing on Broadway come January) and — sigh — Miss Fey yet again as Mrs. Palin. (Anyone else think this dead horse has been beaten enough?)

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