The Adopted Son of the President of the United States

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The Adopted Son of the President of the United States

Michael Reagan…..Jim Belushi


Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, the Adopted Son of the President of the United States.

Michael Reagan: My fellow Americans, I am speaking to you tonight, not as the adopted son of the President of the United States, but as Michael Reagan, private citizen.

Recently, certain family members and high government officials have blatantly used their authority by making statements about.. oh.. uh, certain private citizens of this great country of ours.

As the adopted son of the President of the United States, let me assure you that I would never, ever use my family name to embarrass other family members. Or to write letters to military bases to try and get aerospace contracts. Well, alright.. I might use it to try to get contracts.. but I would never use it to embarrass family members. Not like a certain stepmother of mine who did! Of course.. a stepmother’s not really a family member.. I mean, not an actual blood relative. Of course, now, uh, neither am I – I’m adopted. So, I guess I could use my name to embarrass other family members, couldn’t I? Well, good! Alright!

So, let me start right off by saying – you know Ron Reagan, the family dancer?

[ phone rings ]

Oh, he’s married, alright! Sure, like Charles Naughton was married! [ answers phone ] Hello. Oh, uh.. hi, Dad.. Uh, what? Oh, no, no, oh, uh.. nothing, nothing, no.. I was just gonna say, uh.. I was just gonna say, uh.. “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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