During the show's seventh episode of the season, Saturday Night Live took a moment to honor George H.W. Bush in remembrance of the humor his likeness brought - courtesy of Dana Carvey's famed impressions of him throughout the 1990s.
Those who are old enough to have watched SNL during the first Bush presidency will recall how Carvey humored audiences with his emulation of the late Commander-in-Chief's speech cadence and quirky hand gestures. While Carvey and Bush shared somewhat of a resemblance, and the Bay Area raised comedian did well in satirizing an adapted Texas drawl, the former President never could see himself in the impersonation - albeit he was a fan. As the Hill notes in its reporting on the SNL's tribute, Bush was so entertained by the shtick that he personally reached out to invite Carvey to perform in character at the White House Christmas party in 1992.
With news of Bush's passing at age 94 breaking via the Washington Post late Friday, November 30, Lorne Michaels' crew had enough time to throw a little something together that could serve as a reminder of a day when the relationship between comedy and politics was much more cordial than it has been under the Trump administration.