Friday, March 12, 2010

Dana Carvey Does Obama Impression on Leno

Impression begins at the 2:26 countdown timer. Check out the crowd response. Carvey goes after the professorial tendencies of the President, nice contrast with Reagan and Bush. (Warning that the volume is set high and a commercial will play before the clip starts... but I guess NBC makes that the price of providing an easily embedded clip.)

Notice how he zings the President for being ineffectual. Check out the set up, then the punch line...all in good humor...but the message is there. Masterful.

This reminds me that Bill Maher used do political humor too. Then he just got mean. Dana Carvey shows how it's done.

UPDATE: Welcome visitors! I have achieved hobby blogger Nirvana... linked by Instapundit and Hotair in the same day. Awesome. This is my second link from the good professor, the first was my post on our "Angry President"


Blogger RebeccaH said...

That was terrific!

Mar 12, 2010, 8:13:00 AM  
Blogger Patm said...

He made me miss Reagan and Bush.

Mar 12, 2010, 8:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He made me miss Jimmy Stewart, too.

Mar 12, 2010, 8:34:00 AM  
Blogger Colorado Wellington said...

He made me miss Carvey doing 41.

Mar 12, 2010, 9:16:00 AM  
Blogger Maggie Goff said...

That was hilarious! I LOVED listening to the audience.

Mar 12, 2010, 9:31:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

He does do political humor well. Obama is a good communicator and Bush is not. However, there is a more fundamental difference between Bush (43) and Obama. Obama isn't using fancy words to say the same things as Bush (or Reagan). Bush gave inarticulate expressions of moral clarity. Obama gives articulate expressions of mush.

Mar 12, 2010, 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger tim maguire said...

I'm pretty tired of the "Barack is so gosh darn smart!" meme. Let's see some evidence once in a while, please.

Otherwise, great bit. And right on with Bush and Reagan--they managed to say a lot more, more directly and with fewer words than Obama. How that translates to being dumber than Obama I'll need a liberal to explain, thank you very much.

Mar 12, 2010, 9:59:00 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

"If Barack Obama can't get it done, noone can."

Mar 12, 2010, 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Rich Vail said...


Mar 12, 2010, 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger el polacko said...

let's also put this 'barack was a professor' meme to rest...he was a substitute teacher on a couple of occasions..not exactly the same thing. if he was and is so brilliant, why are his school records under lock and key ?

Mar 12, 2010, 11:11:00 PM  
Blogger GeorgePCBFL said...

Ah yes, Obama the smart one. Ask him how to pronounce "corpsman". Give him 2 chances. Even Sarah Palin heard the Ivy leaguer pronounce it "corpse-man", not once, but twice, and laughed her junior college ass off.

Mar 13, 2010, 1:56:00 PM  

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