SNL: Will Ferrell's Dubya Reminds Us He Was the Original Bad President

WATCH: Will Ferrell Brings George W. Bush Impression Back To SNL

"Saturday Night Live" brought back former cast member and now fulltime movie star Will Ferrell to address to rising popularlity of George W Bush - one of Ferrell's most famous roles while on the show.

The self-deprecating impression was as good as ever as we remembered that -while Bush may seem tame compared to what the current administration is putting the nation through - there were plenty of reasons to criticize him while he was in office.

Saturday Night Live airs on Global TV.

Since Trump took office there has been plenty of nostalgia for the Bush presidency, and last week, a new poll showed that 61 percent of Americans had a favorable view of Bush. He is now the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports.

"I'm popular AF right now", is a line Ferrell delivered as Bush that struck right where it was supposed to. Per Ferrell's Bush in the Cold Open, "suddenly I'm looking pretty sweet by comparison".




During his address, he also reminded viewers why they should stop pining for the days before Donald Trump's presidency - because those weren't always so great either.

"At this point, I might even end up on Mount Rushmore right next to Washington, Lincoln and I wanna say..."

Ferrell said while he wasn't a "Trump synthesizer", he and the real estate mogul have a lot in common, and even praised Trump on the economy.

We missed you, George.I mean Will, Will, definitely Will! "Heck, I voted for Jill Stein all the way", Ferrell mused, before turning to the "two different wars that I started" and weighing in on ISIS, the stock market, the media and Dick Cheney.

Bush also acknowledged that he and Trump have a lot in common, including winning elections without winning the popular vote, but he noted that that he didn't use Russian Federation to rig his election, but used "the Supreme Court like Americans". It was a fun alternative to the monologues we're used to seeing, and might we say, we saw a glimmer of Buddy the Elf in this bit.

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