Will Ferrell Revives George W. Bush Impression for bin Laden Announcement Spoof

Internet meme-makers have been busy following the death of Osama bin Laden. From The Situation Room Meme to fake Twitter accounts, viral comedy bits tied to the news sprouted up quickly. Now Will Ferrell is getting in on the action, reviving his Saturday Night Live George W. Bush impersonation for a Funny or Die sketch that spoofs Bush's reaction the news. Speaking at a Texas Sizzler buffet, bin Laden's death barely registers against the former President's excitement over hunting down a rogue gopher earlier that day:



It's not one of Ferrell's best outings as Bush. To see a better version of his iconic impersonation, check out our list of George W. Bush's 15 Most Memorable Pop Culture Moments.

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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