Will Ferrell returns as Pres. Bush on SNL

Posted at 10:43 AM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 11:43:42-05

SNL alum Will Ferrell made a surprise appearance on the show Saturday, bringing back the George W. Bush character he was famous for.

Ferrell’s Bush came out for the cold open of the show, and immediately took aim the current crop of contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, says he’s decided to enter the race himself.

“The field of Republicans is so messed up out there I figured it makes you miss me, doesn’t it? And that’s saying a lot,” Ferrell said.

Ferrell had a take on each candidate, including Ben Carson (“I can barely hear him”), Carly Fiorina (She’s not qualified in any way to be president — In many ways she reminds me of me”), and Rubio and Cruz (“Sounds like a Miami law firm”).

But not surprisingly, Ferrell’s Bush saved his most biting satire for Donald Trump, referring to the candidate’s “big fat orange Oompa Loompa face” and criticizing his plan to keep Muslims out of the country.

“That’s like saying, ‘Let’s keep all the leprechauns out.’ We tried tiny leprechaun internment camps back in the late 1920s, and as you all know, it totally backfired. Leprechaun relations have never recovered since. That’s why they’re so hard to find.”

Ferrell’s Bush also poked fun at Jeb Bush, saying, “You’ve got to admit it’s a pretty good plot twist that I turned out to be the smart one.”

The show was hosted by actor Chris Hemsworth along with musical act Chance the Rapper.


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