Sarah Palin didn’t have too much tough talk for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday’s “The Tonight Show.”
After calling President Barack Obama to discuss the situation in Ukraine, host Jimmy Fallon — donning a wig and a thick accent to play Putin – gave the former vice presidential candidate a ring to ask her to predict what country he’d invade next.
“My advice to you would be you get those troops out of Ukraine right now,” Palin said. Putin told “Captain Buzzkill” that he was just joking.
After trading a few quips about Obama’s “mom jeans” and Palin’s children the two launched into a musical duet of Pharrell’s song “Happy.” Then before hanging up to go buy some vodka, Putin said he wished he had someone that could pick up a bottle for him.
Since Alaska is just a stone’s throw from Russia, Palin crossed over to hand-deliver the liquor to her neighbor.
“Alaska really is close to Russia, maybe I should invade,” Putin chuckled.
“I wouldn’t if I were you Vlad,” Palin warned. “You may be able to take down a bear, but you’re no match for a mama grizzly.”
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