NEW YORK – Will Ferrell went back to NBC’s Saturday Night Live to perform one of his most acclaimed characters: former President George W. Bush. He started his performance by announcing he was running for president again and then continued to mess up with his competitors in the Republican Party, saving many jokes for the controversial leading candidate Donald Trump.
He criticized Carly Fiorina by saying she was not capable of running the country, but he admitted he liked her because “she’s got guts” and reminded him of himself. Ferrell also messed up with his brother Jeb Bush and said he wasn’t lucky to be the smart one of the two brothers. “Look,” George W. said, regarding Jeb’s exclamation-marked campaign signage. “I don’t like the taste of broccoli, but it doesn’t get any tastier if you call it ‘broccoli!’ ”
“This is an important day,” SNL’s Bush said. “I’ve made a big decision. I’m entering the race for president of the United States of America.”
Ferrell saved made the audience laugh at most by mocking Donald Trump. “Bush” explained his technique to feel better whenever he was in a bad mood: once he visualizes the magnate’s “big, fat, orange Oompa Loompa face” he pisses his pants. As for Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the country, Ferrell said that move would be opposed to the American values and compared the idea with trying to put leprechauns in internment camps in the ‘20s. “Leprechaun relations have never recovered since, that’s why they are so hard to find.” The SNL Bush couldn’t talk about Trump without laughing all loud. Ferrell was a SNL star since the late 2000
Ferrell said Ben Carson didn’t talk too much and that Sen. Ted Cruz, as well as Marco Rubio, were like “two halves of a Miami law firm”. Including Mexican immigrants in the U.S., he commented that they were his friends. Ferrell joined the Saturday Night Life at the end of this century’s first decade and had preformed Bush for the last time in 2012.
Also, Chris Hemsworth hosted Saturday’s episode but he didn’t make it to be the star of the show. Meanwhile, the musical host was Chance the Rapper, who performed with Jeremy and Jamilia Woods songs like “Somewhere in Paradise” and “Sunday Candy”.
Ferrell was a SNL star since 1995 and left in 2002 after his success in seven years of playing other characters such as Harry Caray, singers Robert Goulet, Neil Diamond and Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy.