If you’ve ever had a dream about Saturday Night Live having a reunion of all their classic presidential parodies over the years, your wish has been granted.
From The Nation:
Online videos have become probably the most effective — and definitely the most entertaining — means of modern political communication.
Now, Americans for Financial Reform … is getting into the action in a big way with the release of a new video urging Congress to pass real financial reform.
The video, which was created in association with the producers of Funny Or Die, was directed by Ron Howard and stars all the actors who portrayed “Presidents” on “Saturday Night Live,” including Will Ferrell (George W. Bush), Fred Armisen (Barack Obama), Darrell Hammond (Bill Clinton), Chevy Chase (Gerald Ford), Dan Aykroyd (Jimmy Carter), and Dana Carvey (George H. W. Bush). In addition, Jim Carrey rounds out the cast with his inspired portrayal of Ronald Reagan.
In this sketch, President Obama gets a surprise visit in the night from ex-Presidents Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Clinton, Ford, Reagan and Carter to get a few pointers about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and why it’s so important.