Mandi Bierly
September 14, 2008 AT 10:49 PM EDT

On a scale of 1 to 10, how awesome was the Tina Fey-as-Palin, Amy Poehler-as-Clinton opening of Saturday Night Live‘s season premiere, embedded below? (10.)How awesome was the rest of the show? (You tell me. I found myself fast-forwarding. A lot.)How worried were you that Lil Wayne’s pants were going to fall down? (7. It was, however, a 10 at the MTV Video Music Awards.)

For more on Tina Fey, check out EW’s April ’08 cover story, then vote for her — and 30 Rock — in our Emmy pool. (You can also vote for SNL‘s Kristen Wiig in our first annual EWwy Awards, which honor the shows and performers snubbed in the Emmy nominating process.)For the latest 30 Rock casting scoop, crack open The Ausiello Files.

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