McCain On Saturday Night Live For Last Pre-Election Show (VIDEO)

12/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Watch McCain on SNL with Tina Fey's Sarah Palin

WASHINGTON - John McCain is set to appear on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" just three days before the presidential election.

Aides say the Republican presidential candidate will make a detour from battleground states to the late-night weekend show that has been a must-watch for many during the political season.

Earlier this month, McCain running mate Sarah Palin and her impersonator, Tina Fey, earned "Saturday Night Live" its best ratings in 14 years. Palin's guest shot had been widely anticipated since Fey began imitating her a month ago.

McCain last appeared on the show in May, after clinching the nomination and while the Democratic primary continued.

McCain hosted "SNL" in 2002.

Check out McCain's "SNL" cameo from May, when he begged Democrats to keep up the nomination battle past the August convention. He also took a few self-deprecating stabs at his age: