George W. Bush's 15 Most Memorable Pop Culture Moments

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George W. Bush's memoir, Decision Points, comes out tomorrow. The first full account of the Bush administration from his own point of view, the book has already provided some unexpected insights: that the worst moment of his presidency was when Kanye West called him racist, and that he considered ditching Dick Cheney as his vice president for the 2004 election.

But can Decision Points compare to Bush's other appearances in pop culture? He's been impersonated on Saturday Night Live, re-imagined as a comic book hero on The Daily Show, fictionalized as a Wisconsin beef tycoon in American Wife, and more. Before reading Bush's take on his presidency, a look back at his 15 most memorable pop culture moments:

Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live



Ferrell has played many roles, but he may be best known for his definitive impression of the former president on the late-night sketch show.

Funny or Die's Presidential Reunion



Ferrell revived his famous impression for an all-star viral video featuring former SNL cast members—plus Jim Carrey—playing former presidents giving advice to Barack Obama.

Frank Caliendo on Mad TV



SNL's rival sketch show also had a rival Bush impressionist. Caliendo and his bit became so popular that the Dish Network used him—in character as Bush—as its spokesperson.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is editor of The Atlantic's Entertainment channel. Kevin Fallon writes for and produces the channel.

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