Saturday, March 6, 2010

Presidential Reunion

Fake Former Presidents Use Comedy for Cause:

Five former presidential impersonators from “Saturday Night Live” joined Jim Carrey and the show’s current mock president, Fred Armisen, in a White House bedroom set for a sketch that immediately achieved viral video fame. The experience, Mr. Armisen said, felt like “walking into my television set.”

In the almost-six-minute-long video, Mr. Armisen gets ready for bed, with Maya Rudolph playing Michelle Obama. In a dream sequence he is joined by Will Ferrell as George W. Bush, Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton, Dana Carvey as George H. W. Bush and Dan Aykroyd as Jimmy Carter. Eventually two deceased presidents, Mr. Carrey as Ronald Reagan and Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford, walk into the suddenly crowded bedroom.
You have to visit Funny or Die to see the clip, so if you have six minutes, go to their website and watch it. Ron Howard directed, ostensibly to encourage viewers to contact their Senators about banking reform, but regardless, it's absolutely hilarious.

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