John McCain's Best TV Appearances, From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'SNL' (VIDEOS)

Meaghan Darwish
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On August 25, Senator John McCain passed away at the age of 81 after a battle with brain cancer. And the former presidential candidate not only left a lasting legacy in politics, but he also made his mark in the television world.

Though he was a serious politician, McCain never missed a chance to poke fun at himself. During his 2008 run against President Obama, McCain appeared a few times on Saturday Night Live, all in good spirits.

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The Arizona senator also got in on the NBC hit comedy Parks and Recreation, making a cameo in one of the show's Washington D.C.-based episodes. From scripted comedies and live sketch shows to talk shows like The View — alongside the show's co-host and his own daughter Meghan McCain — we're taking a look back at five of his most memorable TV moments.

A Parks and Recreation Cameo

Saturday Night Live's QVC Sketch

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McCain's Weekend Update

Father-Daughter Time on The View

Joking Around With Stephen Colbert on The Late Show

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