Saturday Night Live welcomed Will Ferrell back to the show last night with a surprise reprisal of one of his most hilarious impersonations, George W. Bush. Ferrell was there to roast some of the presidential hopefuls vying for the GOP nomination, most notably Donald Trump, Us Weekly reports.
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During the cold open for the show, Will Ferrell as George W. announced that he would be running for president again because of the lack of viable candidates in the Republican party thus far.
“The field of Republicans out there is so messed up, I figured you all miss me, don’t you?” He even had a campaign song picked: “Ready Or Not” by The Fugees.
Ferrell then proceeded to throw humorous jabs at the GOP candidates.
“I can barely hear him when he talks!” he said of acclaimed neurosurgeon, Ben Carson. As for Carly Fiorina, “She’s not qualified to be president…reminds me of me.”
Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sound like “two halves of a Miami law firm,” according to Ferrell as Bush.
Even George W.’s brother wasn’t spared. “It’s a pretty good plot twist that I turned out to be the smart one,” he said of Jeb Bush.
“Look,” Ferrell’s George W. said in a not so subtle reference to Jeb’s use of exclamation marks in his signage. “I don’t like the taste of broccoli, but it doesn’t get any tastier if you call it ‘broccoli!'”
Ferrell’s best material was reserved for the GOP’s media darling, Donald Trump.
“I’ll tell you something, whenever I’m feeling bad, I just picture his big bad Oompa Loompa face and I just piss my pants,” he said. Ferrell as Bush also called Trump a “knucklehead.”
The comedian likened Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from the United States to an attempt to ban all leprechauns.
“Not a good idea, difficult to implement, and not what this country is about,” he said.
Apparently, in Ferrell’s Bush’s universe, America imprisoned leprechauns in internment camps during the 1920s and it didn’t go well.
“Leprechaun relations have never recovered since, that’s why they are so hard to find,” Ferrell said.
Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Chris Hemsworth, who is perhaps best known for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
As Us Weekly reported, Hemsworth got the chance to show off his comedic chops throughout the night’s sketches, in which he played a cop who refused to leave his post (even though he was bleeding to death) and a pirate named Mark.
One of the funnier bits of the night involved Hemsworth dressing in drag to infiltrate a ladies lunch to get intel on whether or not women still found Chris Hemsworth attractive.
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The musical guest on SNL last night was Chicago’s Chance The Rapper. He made sure that Chicago’s current social and political issues were front and center as he performed a song called “Sunday Candy.” During the song, Chance mentions Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. As the Chicago Tribune reports, Van Dyke has been charged with shooting 17 -year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times. The shooting has led to mass protests across the city and calls for Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel to resign. Former police superintendent Garry McCarthy has already left his post.
“I’ve been waiting all week. I’ve been waiting all night. Jason Van Dyke,” Chance the Rapper sang during his debut Saturday Night Live set. “Had to say something on Saturday; see you at church on Sunday.”
Chance also performed a new song called “Somewhere in Paradise.”
Next Saturday’s episode of Saturday Night Live is set to feature two of its most famous alumni, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will be the musical guest.
Saturday Night Live airs on NBC at 10:30 p.m.
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