If You’re Wondering If Tina Fey Will Return To ‘SNL’, Look To The Past

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When the world is faced with tough times, you can always expect comedians to speak out. On Thursday, Tina Fey made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live's summer version of Weekend Update, where she commented on the hate that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia and Donald Trump's despicable reaction to the events. So, does this mean Tina Fey will return to Saturday Night Live this fall? Nothing is known for certain yet, but her guest appearance isn't going unnoticed. Neither NBC nor a rep for Fey had comment on whether she would be returning.

Fey's short bit caused an uproar across social media. There are many supporting Fey and are all about "sheetcaking." However, some individuals did not approve of her jokes, because they felt like she was making a call to inaction.

For those who do have her back, they really want and need the 47-year-old star to come back to SNL, which she left in 2006. Her final episode as a cast member was on May 20 of that year, but that hasn't stopped her from making several guest appearances. According to IMDb, since she departed the late-night sketch series, she's appeared 11 times.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt creator has shown in the past that she'll in show up on SNL when needed. When there are major events happening in the nation, especially regarding politics, Fey has made her way back to the long-running NBC show.

The 2008 Presidential Election

Of course, Fey's impression of Sarah Palin is one of her most memorable roles. She first portrayed Palin in 2008, and the role came to be during the U.S. Presidential Election (President Barack Obama beat Senator John McCain). In the sketch above, Fey acted as McCain's running mate and Amy Poehler played Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Obama.

The Endorsement Of Trump

In January 2016, she once again played Palin, this time endorsing Trump for president. There's no doubt the 2016 election was emotional and Fey was there to try to make everyone laugh a little.

Another "Weekend Update" Return

You can always rely on Fey and Poehler to make fun of the ridiculous issues women face today. In this "Weekend Update" moment they supported Hillary Clinton for president.

When She Ate An Entire Sheet Cake

During her Thursday appearance, Fey spoke about attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and advised taking out your frustrations by destroying a sheet cake.

Fey always stands up for what she believes in — and if she feels the need to make another return to SNL, you can bet they'll have her back.