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"He is a frat boy, a big party guy, and you could imagine him doing this."

Will Ferrell has a Broadway production about President Bush that's nothing short offensive. It's so bad I really believe he'd portray Hitler in a better light.

"We were joking that now that he was out of office, he could do whatever he wants," Mr. McKay said, "and so I said, 'Let's have him show his own penis,' and Ferrell was like, 'O.K.' "

"He is a frat boy, a big party guy, and you could imagine him doing this," Mr. McKay added, describing Mr. Bush, who is 63.

No, Will, Bush is not a frat boy or a big party guy and I can't imagine him doing that. He's the former president of the United States who kept your sorry ass safe from terrorism the past 7 years. It's high time you get your information about who President Bush really is from sources other Oliver Stone and the pap you've obviously been reading.

Back when Ferrell was putting his stage show together, he said he didn't want to meet President Bush because he wanted to remain unbiased. What a farce. It's probably more likely he doesn't want to meet Bush for fear that the real man will end up being someone totally opposite from the man Ferrell thinks he is, destroying the false image he has fleshed out in his warped little mind.


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Comments (24)

At least Dana Carvey had so... (Below threshold)
Ed Fairbairn:

At least Dana Carvey had some class when portraying Bush 41.

Hollywood and class. The t... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Hollywood and class. The terms are mutually exclusive.

I know Will Ferrel is purpo... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

I know Will Ferrel is purported to be a comedic actor, but I can't recall a single time he's ever made me laugh. In everything I've seen him in he's the comedy equivalent of having a fat guy stand next to you to make you appear slimmer.

Will is playing to his audi... (Below threshold)
epador:

Will is playing to his audience. If he was contaminated by any reality, he wouldn't be able to please them and be so rich. And they don't want any reality. Their BDS will lead them to horrible withdrawal symptoms unless he can fulfill their needs.

What Carvey understood, is ... (Below threshold)
RB:

What Carvey understood, is that ALL presidents are fair game for humor, and that the humor can be effective, funny, and broadly appealing when it is not political. Carvey lampooned speech, mannerisms, etc., and the best presidential parodists do it that way. Other examples of well done presidential shtick include Frank Caliendo as W, Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton. They kept the politics out of it. But lefties don't know how to do anything without injecting politics (see, for example, Laura Ingraham's "Shut Up and Sing", and National Review's Jay Nordlinger writing regularly about the violation of "safe zones" by celebs who can't shut up)

"It's probably more likely ... (Below threshold)
SpideyTerry:

"It's probably more likely he doesn't want to meet Bush for fear that the real man will end up being someone totally opposite from the man Ferrell thinks he is, destroying the false image he has fleshed out in his warped little mind."

I say Ferrell wouldn't meet with Bush out of fear. Ferrell's like so many other celebrities - talks a good game, but crumbles when faced with even the slightest criticism or opposition. In other words, he's a coward.

As for Carvey, he had something else going for him - the man he was imitating liked his impersonation. I recall seeing an "SNL" special in which Carvey recounted that he was doing his impersonation before a coward that included Bush Senior. The elder Bush kept egging him on and wouldn't let him stop.

Can't imagine why anybody'd... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:

Can't imagine why anybody'd waste an eyeball or eardrum on that.

I meant "crowd." My bad.</p... (Below threshold)
SpideyTerry:

I meant "crowd." My bad.

"he said he didn't want to ... (Below threshold)

"he said he didn't want to meet President Bush because he wanted to remain unbiased..."

Yes, of course. Because we all know that the best way to form an unbiased opionion of someone is to never meet that someone, and to form your opionion around other people's opinions.

http://www.rightklik.net/

Don't forget Ronald Reagan'... (Below threshold)
James H:

Don't forget Ronald Reagan's sense of humor. During his tenure, he famously asked for the Capitol Steps to perform for him ... and requested an all-Reagan show!

I've noticed that a lot of today's politicians don't seem nearly as secure in themselves as Bush Sr. and Reagan were. Even when they make a show about being good sports about Saturday Night Live and such, I sometimes think there's a brittleness to the modern politicians on both sides.

John McCain excepted. But then again, McCain's two-thirds Large Ham. Anybody who says "McCain Fine Gold" with a straight face is hammy in my book.

I think Will Ferrel should ... (Below threshold)

I think Will Ferrel should play a simple minded man-child character, if only he could get that kind of role I think he would be perfect for it.

He's the former pr... (Below threshold)
jp2:
He's the former president of the United States who kept your sorry ass safe from terrorism the past 7 years.

Yeah, but that thing in 2001...that's the kicker.

"Yeah, but that thing in 20... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Yeah, but that thing in 2001...that's the kicker."

Yeah, several years in the planning stage, aided by the former president's staff in erecting barriers between law enforcement agencies so that they could not exchange information.

THAT's the KICKER.

Ferrell always played Bush ... (Below threshold)
Hermie:

Ferrell always played Bush in a nasty way. Every portrayal wasn't just making fun of Bush; it was always intended to be mean-spirited and insulting.

It's a pity that Ferrell could not bring himself to consider looking at GWB in a way different than those inflicted with BDS.

But Ferrell has very little else to fall back on. His roles are usually people devoid of intelligence, or are basically perpetual adolescents. He's collecting his paycheck, so he has no intention of changing his MO. He knows in a few years, he will be 'Will Who?'; so he clings to his old act like so many 'actors' who have come and gone.

"It's probably more likely ... (Below threshold)
Codekeyguy Author Profile Page:

"It's probably more likely he doesn't want to meet Bush for fear that the real man will end up being someone totally opposite from the man Ferrell thinks he is, destroying the false image he has fleshed out in his warped little mind."

I disagree a bit. I say ferrell doesn't want to meet Bush because He is afraid President Bush, being a REAL MAN, will kick his ass. Since Bush is now a civilian, I don't think it would bother him to kick butt. And frankly, I would cheer him on!!!!!

The real dopes are the mill... (Below threshold)
syn:

The real dopes are the millions who fork over their hard earned dollars to watch Will Farrell's movies.

It takes a moron to pay money to see a useful idiot; if the morons continue paying the money for a few hours of crappy entertainment then the useful idiots will continue producing the crap for morons to shallow.

That's *swallow**S... (Below threshold)
syn:

That's *swallow*

*Shallow* it the crap *swallowed*

Didn't Will Ferrell just <a... (Below threshold)

Didn't Will Ferrell just describe himself? No wonder he's confused.

"He's the former president ... (Below threshold)
Ian:

"He's the former president of the United States who kept your sorry ass safe from terrorism the past 7 years."

Aside from 9/11. And aside from the anthrax attacks. And aside from the attacks on our allies like Spain and England. And aside from all the terrorist attacks on the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

ASIDE from all that, he kept us safe. If you exclude all the terrorism, Bill Clinton Kept us safe. Bushes, Reagan, Carter, all kept us safe. FDR kept us safe, if you just ignore that whole "World War Two" thingy.

Because before Bush, we had terrorist attacks every other week, right?

A hell of a lot more "moron... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

A hell of a lot more "morons" paid money to watch "Talledega Nights" and "Stepbrothers" than paid to see "An American Carol." Sour grapes, huh?
Will Ferrell is funny. IMO, he does only a fair Bush impersonation. But the movies I mentioned, plus "Elf" and some others, were funny. Didn't you ever see his schtick with that tiny little girl about the cheerleaders on SNL? That stuff was hilarious.
Some of the talk on this site reminds me of the pathetic diehards who were still defending Nixon in August of '74. No matter how obvious it was that he had screwed the pooch, he still had his defenders, and they were just as pitiful then as you guys are now.
I don't like Gary Sinise's politics, or Kelsey Grammer's, but that doesn't mean "Frazier" sucked, or "Of Mice and Men" wasn't a great movie. Lighten up.

Bruce,I guess ever... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Bruce,

I guess everyone has their own opinion on what's funny. My assessment of Will Ferrel's comedic talent has nothing to do with his politics and everything to do with him never having made me laugh. Just like Ben Stiller.

I sat through Anchorman and the only chuckle worthy bits came from Fred Willard and Christina Applegate.

Regarding movie grosses, McDonalds sells more hamburgers than anyone in America every year. Where do they rate on a scale of one to ten when you think about hamburgers?

Popularity is rarely an indication of a product's quality.

Like Krusty said, "Comedy isn't funny anymore."

" And aside from the attack... (Below threshold)
Trump:

" And aside from the attacks on our allies like Spain and England"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

He was responsible for protecting Spain and England now? Good. I'll hope Obammy to to the same standard. By those lights he's already got blood on his hands.

Cheers!

Baron: I've used the... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Baron:
I've used the same McDonald's analogy when a co-worker kept repeating that FOX is the #1-rated cable news network, so I get your point.
But, Dude, "Anchorman" wasn't funny? The scene where he's doing dumbells and starts counting "one thousand three, one thousand four," when Christina Applegate walks by wasn't funny? The cheerleader schtick on SNL wasn't funny? "Talladega Nights" wasn't funny?
And not Ben Stiller either? Did you ever SEE "Meet the Parents" or "Dodgeball?"
What movies are funny to you? I know "funny" is subjective, but I'm curious.

you need a spell checker Ki... (Below threshold)
smedley valet:

you need a spell checker Kim to go along with the ad hominem attacks. One class act!




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