A Message From the Former President of the United States

A Message From the Former President of the United States

…..George Bush

Announcer: The following is a message from the Former President of the United States.

George Bush: Good evening, my fellow Americans. This is George Bush. I was your president from 1989 to 1993. And, during that time, “Saturday Night Live” made fun of me on a fairly regular basis. Do I have any hard feelings about that? Yes, I do. But I’ll have my revenge, when the time is right. Not now – wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture. But revenge will be mine. Until then, I wish the show continued success.

And now, the host tonight. A young fellow named Dana Carvey has asked me to introduce the show. He’s a friend of mine, I know him well. Bar and I had him up at the White House. Walked off with a pen that had belonged to James Madison. Secret Service beat him up pretty good. I don’t think he’ll ever be “walking off” with anything else for a while. Bar and I are looking forward to watching the show, but I’m gonnas warn ya: I’m a channel surfer. And, if the sketches get long, I’m gonna flip right over to the “Tales From The Crypt”.

Just kidding, Dana. Bar and I are here for you tonight, to give you support. But as far as opening the show with “Live, from New York”, I’m not gonna do it. First of all: I’m in Houston; it wouldn’t be true. And, secondly: it’s just not something I do. So, Dana, have a good show. We’ll be watching. And don’t ever ask me to do anything again!

Announcer: This has been a message from the former President of the United States. “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night.”

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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