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A 'Final' Night With George W. Bush

Neal Justin writes in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Will Ferrell, best known for playing overgrown frat boys, bubbleheaded anchormen and spoiled athletes, seems an unlikely Broadway angel. But the comedian has performed a minor miracle with 'You're Welcome, America. A Final Night With George W. Bush,' a sold-out hit on the Manhattan theater scene based almost entirely on a decade-old impersonation that should be about as relevant now as an Abbott and Costello routine.

"But the 90-minute production, which HBO will present live on Saturday, one night before the show closes, has struck a chord with audiences who can't resist sharing one last laugh at the 43rd president's expense."

HBO has cobbled together some trailers. Here's one of them:

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 13, 2009; 9:32 AM ET
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Bush was our President earlier this year! Will Ferrel may have worked on his impression nearly a decade ago, but the person he mocks is still very relevant.

Posted by: fletc3her | March 13, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

The tragedy that was the maladministration will be with us for some time. We wish it were over.

Posted by: jocabel | March 13, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

We saw the trailer last night on TV and felt revulsion at remembering W. (Ferrell is great, btw.) All I could think was, W's administration wasn't over soon enough. I think it's still too early for me to laugh.

Posted by: org1 | March 13, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

To paraphrase Robin Williams:
"...George W. Bush, there's a man crying out to be made fun of."

Posted by: crix | March 13, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

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