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  • Is it too late for Night McMuffin?

  • Welcome to watch Mojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 presidential impressions on SNL.

  • Gina Gina on When you make Barack Obama angry, he turns into the rock.

  • Obama, your leader, the godless liar.

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  • We're looking at the most well rounded and memorable impersonations of United States presidents to be featured on Saturday Night Live, which POTUS imitation gets your vote.

  • Let us know in the comments.

  • Number 10.

  • Phil Hartman as Ronald Reagan.

  • While Ronald Reagan has been portrayed by upwards of six cast members and celebrity hosts over the years, it's without question Phil Hartman's take on the actor turned politician that's remembered most fondly.

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  • For one, Hartman was a master impressionist, effortlessly able to tap into Reagan's unique mannerisms.

  • What may be most notable about his time in the role, however, was his duplicitous portrayal of the president.

  • Well, I hope I have answered your questions as best I could, given the very little that I know good bye And God bless you.

  • In one instance, he was charmingly cordial.

  • Onley does suddenly switched to cunningly domineering red countries of the countries.

  • We sell arms to the green countries of the countries where we wash our money the blue countries that it gives me.

  • Mr President Sir.

  • Yes, that's your 11 30 photo opportunity.

  • The little girl who sold the most Girl Scout cookies.

  • But no matter which temperament he was exhibiting, the results were always hilarious.

  • Well dosed, musky with mood altering drugs.

  • By the time musky knows what day it is, the 88 elections will be over Number nine Dan Ackroyd as Richard Nixon.

  • Good evening.

  • There is someone you may know me.

  • Some of you may not know stranger to providing impressions during his time on SNL, one of Dan Ackroyd's most infamous undertakings with that of Richard Nixon.

  • When I was president, I I did some bad things made people hate me.

  • I left that executive office under scandalous circumstances.

  • And while the future ghostbuster would only portray the embattled leader a handful of times, including a parody of the notorious Frost Nixon interviews it was his overstated performance that's rather significant.

  • And the right one.

  • You turned it on cold water.

  • Come out, you see Ackroyd.

  • Slight exaggerations and embellishments no doubt helped influence the show's future treatment of sitting presidents, allowing firm or loose representations rather than on the nose mimicking Were you, in fact, behind the Watergate?

  • Well, Johnny, to be perfectly honest and frank with you, and I'm most grateful for the monkey.

  • And while Old Tricky Dick would be Ackroyd's first foray in depicting a commander in chief, it certainly would not be his last.

  • Do you think I'm a crook?

  • Take it out on the book Number eight Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford.

  • I can name that tune in four notes.

  • When it comes to providing a spot on POTUS Impression, Chevy Chase's Gerald Ford leaves a lot to be desired.

  • However, when measuring its overall impact on popular culture, this portrayal is off.

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  • Choosing to depict forward is a bumbling klutz.

  • Chase would actually go on to shake the president's public image on that point.

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  • Mr Kraus.

  • This despite the fact that number 38 was not a clumsy buffoon at all, but rather a capable athlete by four Fellow Merry Merry Christmas to all of you and Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Ford didn't seem to mind the oaf like representation, though, as he would even make a cameo on the program live from New York Saturday night.

  • Well, we suppose there are worse things than being seen as a pratfall.

  • President Ford popularity is certainly on a sharp rise here.

  • Number seven.

  • Dan Ackroyd as Jimmy Carter.

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  • Well, thank you very much for calling, sir.

  • Please, just Well, this guy's in trouble.

  • I think I better try to talk him down.

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  • Like Chevy's take on Ford, the admiration for Dan Ackroyd's Jimmy Carter was certainly a crucial part in building Snl's ensuing political satire Dominance.

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  • Yes, okay, there's a three digit sitting there with a post in the amateur meat.

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  • When the system was installed, the angle of cross slide was put in a maximum setting one.

  • But during these formative years, politics seemed to veer far from Saturday Night Live's comedic priorities, making Carter a bit of a throw away character.

  • You know, in a way I feel it.

  • It's my fault you had to resign because I'll set standards that were impossible to live with, even for someone who's just the slightest bit corrupt.

  • But even with authenticity, far from a necessity, Ackroyd gave it his best shot making for some rather favorable moments.

  • I don't believe that Mr Ford would purposely kill 50 million people.

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  • Lack of leadership may lead to a total fire, a demonic Holocaust.

  • Sure, the hair and makeup are a far cry from future portrayals.

  • But like his foe Southern Accent, Ackroyd's presidential charm was cranked to the max.

  • Everything's OK, Jimmy.

  • It sure is, Peter, You know I'm against drug use myself.

  • But I'm not gonna lay that on your right now.

  • Just mellow out the best you can.

  • Okay?

  • Number six J.

  • Barrow as Barack Obama.

  • Good evening, my fellow Americans.

  • If it's an uncannily accurate presidential impression you're looking for, well, you need not search any further than J pharaohs run as President Barack Obama, Mr President, you seem very energized.

  • Bounce women come on, bounce with me a little bit.

  • Come on.

  • Following Fred Armisen's exit from the show, Pharaoh took over the role and flexed his impersonation muscles in the process.

  • I am psyched for Obama care.

  • There you go.

  • I love that enthusiasm.

  • Everything from the tone of Obama's voice to the cadence in which he speaks is nothing short of pitch perfect.

  • Governor, I admire your tenacity.

  • You've got 48% of the vote, even though watching you run for president was like watching someone on roller skates try to climb stairs.

  • Unfortunately, the downfall of Jay's on point performance was that there really wasn't a whole lot of material to work with, at least compared to Barack.

  • Oval Office successor.

  • You know that Trump fellow.

  • Here's a young man from New Mexico with a heartbreaking story about health care before the affordable care act.

  • So, uh, justice can come up here.

  • Number five.

  • Will Ferrell as George W.

  • Bush.

  • When it comes to sheer laughs, there is perhaps no presidential impression that can top Will Ferrell's interpretation of George W.

  • Bush.

  • People look up to you to make their lives better, and you really gotta be in a position to help cool, really cool.

  • It didn't take audiences long to fall for Farrell's version of W either, as the affable actor gave the president quite the lovable characterization.

  • Even amidst the turmoil following 9 11, let me make something very clear.

  • There was utterly no legal or military justification for this strike, mixing an inept nincompoop with a well meaning every man the comedians depiction would actually go on to transcend the late night show.

  • This included feral taking his impression to Broadway or a successful send off to Bush's time in office.

  • But no matter what stage he was on, you could always count on him to bring the funny.

  • Do you think I could be president someday?

  • Well, you never know.

  • Maybe one day you'll sit here and you'll, you'll say in Vivo Destiny.

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  • Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton.

  • Undoubtedly one of SNL's best Impressionists, Darrell Hammond has nailed just about everybody he's been tasked with mimicking.

  • This, of course, includes his spot on rendering of Bill Clinton.

  • I know half you didn't vote, but at the half that did almost half voted from May here, the funny man was not only able to charm the viewing audience but also simultaneously creep them out with his tongue in cheek.

  • Performance news is still severe storms blowing down in the Gulf region pretty much like Monica was blowing the press.

  • Coming at a time when Bill was knee deep in a certain not safe for work scandal, Hammond went all in with his depiction, coating it with extra sleaze for good measure.

  • So what are you doing?

  • Well, I got Saddam on the other line.

  • Looks like there ain't gonna be a war.

  • Well, that bites totally.

  • His trademark thumbs up and lip bite only underscored the naughtiness of it all.

  • Have you been drinking, Bill?

  • No.

  • Well, yes.

  • Number three.

  • Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump.

  • Thank you very much, everybody.

  • I'm here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency.

  • SNL skewering of Donald Trump took place long before the business magnate ascended to the highest office in the land.

  • I just had a great health exam.

  • I'm still standing 6 ft seven, £185 shredded.

  • And while the Donald has been expertly played by the likes of Phil Hartman and Darrell Hammond over the decades, say cheese, Burger pizza on Lee from Domini.

  • Oh, it's Alec Baldwin who's now become synonymous with the 45th president of the United States.

  • My microphone is broken.

  • She broke it with Obama.

  • She and Obama stole my microphone and a camera.

  • And for good reason, as Baldwin all but transforms into Trump in the role, complete with his characteristic puckered facial expressions.

  • I mean, this man is clearly unfit to be commander in chief.

  • He is a bully.

  • I shut up, started the birther movement.

  • You did, But much like every political prognosticator of the time.

  • Alec assumed the gig would end when Donald lost the presidency.

  • And while he was, of course, very wrong, we were very lucky tohave him in the part.

  • Come on, doll, I'm learning.

  • Let's not forget.

  • Technically, this is my first real job.

  • Okay?

  • Number two Phil Hartman as Bill Clinton.

  • When Phil Hartman took on the role of President Bill Clinton in 1992 the Lewinsky scandal was years away.

  • Don't tell Mrs Clinton, Jim.

  • Let me tell you something.

  • There's gonna be a whole bunch of things we don't tell Mrs Clinton.

  • And with the saxophone playing commander in chief, largely viewed as a fun loving, cool dude by the general public.

  • That is exactly how Hartman elected to portray him.

  • We cannot pay for everything.

  • For example, cooties air covered but not the heebie jeebies.

  • The longstanding comedian gave Bill and amiable yet mischievous good old boy persona, one that audiences ate up at every turn.

  • She certainly is beautiful enough to be a princess.

  • So you're gonna finish these fries.

  • Whether he was stopping for fast food during a jog or watching the big game.

  • Phil Hartman made it so that many Americans actually wanted to grab a cold one with their sitting president.

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  • Before we unveil our topic, here are some honorable mentions.

  • Will Forte as George W.

  • Bush, a slightly more childish take that worked well alongside Darrell Hammond's Dick Cheney.

  • If you shoot another friend, will you keep it a secret dick?

  • No, I will not keep it a secret.

  • Fred Armisen as Barack Obama.

  • This first attempt at Obama on the show made for a fun wannabe cool guy portrayal.

  • I take my kids to school.

  • I don't lose my temper.

  • It's my only rule.

  • I keep it cool Jason Sudeikis as George W.

  • Bush.

  • While some prefer his Joe Biden, this still hit all the necessary beats.

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  • Speaker Pelosi Jim Carey is Joe Biden Classic Carrie Energy.

  • Even if it was too much Jim and not enough Joe Robin Williams, as Ronald Reagan has, with most of his impressions, this to hit all the right comedic tones.

  • Well, that's my cue, boys.

  • Yep, you say Iran, I see Iraq.

  • Let's call the whole thing a deal before we continue.

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  • Number one.

  • Dana Carvey as George H.

  • W.

  • Bush.

  • Good evening.

  • First of all, I'd like to thank the Iraqi government.

  • When Dana Carvey gave us the delightful dork that was his George Bush Sr impression, SNL audiences were treated to one of the greatest characters in the show's history.

  • America's No sheep ready to be seized by a hyena.

  • Rather, it's a great scorpion, which deals a deadly sting to those who would crush it.

  • Stinging, standing, standing, ever the brilliant impersonator, Kerry took attributes of the rial president and amplified them tenfold for comedic effect.

  • We are on the track.

  • We're getting the job done.

  • Weaken doom or but let's stay the course.

  • 1000 points of light, be it his manner of speaking silly catchphrases, air exaggerated hand movements, America both a scorpion and the Culebra portrayal was met with large fanfare.

  • In fact, one of those fans was Bush himself.

  • At least that would explain why he invited the seasoned cast member to reform in a White House Christmas party.

  • The way to the president is to start out with Mr Rogers.

  • It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

  • Then you add a little John Wayne.

  • Here we go.

  • Let's go over the rich.

  • You put them together.

  • You got George Herbert Walker Bush.

  • What can we say?

  • Carvey's impression is a true gift.

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