Remember 2007? A surge of U.S. troops was headed to the Iraq War, inventories were down, and the housing marketplace were just about to crash. Oh–and George W. Bush was president.
Will Ferrell resuscitated his role as Bush in a hilarious cold open on Saturday Night Live , and he came with a few reminders. First and foremost, he alerted Americans to stop romanticizing the Bush presidency in light of Donald Trump’s.
” I just wanted to address my fellow Americans tonight and remind you guys that I was really bad ,” said Ferrell as Bush.” Like, historically not good .”
After reminding people of some of the bad things that happened during Bush’s time in the Oval Office (” Hey, what has two thumbs and created ISIS? This guy .”), Ferrell was joined by SNL cast member Leslie Jones, who took on the responsibilities of the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The two broke into a hymn to the tune of the opening theme from the sitcom All in the Family about the very best ol’ periods of the Bush years with lines like” The housing market went to inferno/ Nazis kept it to themselves .”