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* Dana Carvey's impression of UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush started out somewhat accurate but ended up such an exaggeration of an exaggeration that it didn't resemble Bush at all. This came full circle when [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Bush]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome appeared]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to chew Dana out: "I have never said 'nah gah dah!'"

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* Dana Carvey's impression of UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush started out somewhat accurate but ended up such an exaggeration of an exaggeration that it didn't resemble Bush at all. This came full circle when [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Bush]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome appeared]] Bush appeared on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to chew Dana out: "I have never said 'nah gah dah!'"



* Towards the end of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's last term in office, the main stage cast at the Second City Toronto collectively lost the ability (or perhaps the will) to do a passingly accurate Bush impersonation. The end result? An entire revue where Bush was portrayed as a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments manic leprechaun]].

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* Towards the end of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's last term in office, the main stage cast at the Second City Toronto collectively lost the ability (or perhaps the will) to do a passingly accurate Bush impersonation. The end result? An entire revue where Bush was portrayed as a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments manic leprechaun]].leprechaun.


Compare YourCostumeNeedsWork, in which the real thing is mistaken for a fake.

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Compare YourCostumeNeedsWork, in which the real thing is mistaken for a fake. Also see BadImpressionists.


* Dana Carvey's impression of UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush started out somewhat accurate but ended up such an exaggeration of an exaggeration that it didn't resemble Bush at all. This came full circle when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Bush]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome appeared]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to chew Dana out: "I have never said 'nah gah dah!'"

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* Dana Carvey's impression of UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush started out somewhat accurate but ended up such an exaggeration of an exaggeration that it didn't resemble Bush at all. This came full circle when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Bush]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome appeared]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to chew Dana out: "I have never said 'nah gah dah!'"



* Towards the end of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's last term in office, the main stage cast at the Second City Toronto collectively lost the ability (or perhaps the will) to do a passingly accurate Bush impersonation. The end result? An entire revue where Bush was portrayed as a [[CrowningMomentofFunny manic leprechaun]].

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* Towards the end of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's last term in office, the main stage cast at the Second City Toronto collectively lost the ability (or perhaps the will) to do a passingly accurate Bush impersonation. The end result? An entire revue where Bush was portrayed as a [[CrowningMomentofFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments manic leprechaun]].


* Darrel Hammond has stated in interviews that he CAN do a fairly good Creator/SeanConnery, but that the crazed, perverse characterization that eventually evolved on the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Celebrity Jeopardy series of sketches]] was just funnier, so he and the writers ran with it.

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* Darrel Darrell Hammond has stated in interviews that he CAN do a fairly good Creator/SeanConnery, but that the crazed, perverse characterization that eventually evolved on the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Celebrity Jeopardy series of sketches]] was just funnier, so he and the writers ran with it.it.
** Hammond's UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump impression was fairly accurate for Trump's persona on ''Series/TheApprentice'', but after Trump adopted a more fiery, bombastic style for his presidential campaign, Hammond's Trump seemed way too sedate and unenergetic. Creator/TaranKillam's Trump also had the same issue. Ultimately Creator/AlecBaldwin was able to nail the newer Trump mannerisms.

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** His UsefulNotes/RichardNixon impression helped him gain prominence. After a while, a lot of his other impressions started sounding like Nixon doing impressions of celebrities.


** Dana Carvey himself said his Bush was more like a spastic Paul Lynde.

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** Dana Carvey himself said his Bush was more like a spastic Paul Lynde.Creator/PaulLynde.


* [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] doing an impression of ''anything'' will invariably be followed by his apologising for how terrible the impression was.

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* [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] doing an impression of ''anything'' will invariably usually be followed by his apologising apologizing for how terrible the impression was.



* Dana Carvey's impression of UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush started out somewhat accurate but ended up such an exaggeration of an exaggeration that it didn't resemble Bush at all. This came full circle when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Bush]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome appeared]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to chew Dana out: "I have never said 'nah gah dah!'"

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* Dana Carvey's impression of UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush started out somewhat accurate but ended up such an exaggeration of an exaggeration that it didn't resemble Bush at all. This came full circle when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Bush]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome appeared]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to chew Dana out: "I have never said 'nah gah dah!'"



* Darrel Hammond has stated in interviews that he CAN do a fairly good Creator/SeanConnery, but that the crazed, perverse characterization that eventually evolved on the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Celebrity Jeopardy series of sketches]] was just funnier, so he and the writers ran with it.

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* Darrel Hammond has stated in interviews that he CAN do a fairly good Creator/SeanConnery, but that the crazed, perverse characterization that eventually evolved on the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Celebrity Jeopardy series of sketches]] was just funnier, so he and the writers ran with it.



* Played with in the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "The Mimic," which starred Alec Baldwin as the Mimic. He had the InformedAbility of being a perfect vocal mimic, but his actual voices were crude stereotypes--and the other characters recognized his badness within the skit.

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* Played with in the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "The Mimic," which starred Alec Baldwin as the Mimic. He had the InformedAbility of being a perfect vocal mimic, but his actual voices were crude stereotypes--and stereotypes  and the other characters recognized his badness within the skit.



* Towards the end of George W. Bush's last term in office, the main stage cast at the Second City Toronto collectively lost the ability (or perhaps the will) to do a passingly accurate Bush impersonation. The end result? An entire revue where Bush was portrayed as a [[CrowningMomentofFunny manic leprechaun]].
* Creator/BillyWest's impersonation of Richard M. Nixon's Head on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', which really sounds nothing like Nixon did in real life. In one DVD commentary, West admits that he did so deliberately; [[RuleOfFunny he didn't think that a spot-on impersonation would be funny enough.]]
* Played with by Creator/AndyKaufman's "Foreign Man" character, who would naively present [[BadImpressionists terrible celebrity impressions]] ("Hi, I am the president Jeemy Carter. Tank you veddy much") until the audience was embarrassed for him. At that point he would reveal that his costume was a disguised Elvis costume, and swing into the best [[ElvisImpersonator Elvis impersonation]] anyone had ever seen-- concluding the act with the same "[[CatchPhrase Tank you veddy much]]."

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* Towards the end of George W. Bush's UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's last term in office, the main stage cast at the Second City Toronto collectively lost the ability (or perhaps the will) to do a passingly accurate Bush impersonation. The end result? An entire revue where Bush was portrayed as a [[CrowningMomentofFunny manic leprechaun]].
* Creator/BillyWest's impersonation of Richard M. Nixon's UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's Head on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', which really sounds nothing like Nixon did in real life. In one DVD commentary, West admits that he did so deliberately; [[RuleOfFunny he didn't think that a spot-on impersonation would be funny enough.]]
* Played with by Creator/AndyKaufman's "Foreign Man" character, who would naively present [[BadImpressionists terrible celebrity impressions]] ("Hi, I am the president Jeemy Carter. Tank you veddy much") until the audience was embarrassed for him. At that point he would reveal that his costume was a disguised Elvis costume, and swing into the best [[ElvisImpersonator Elvis impersonation]] anyone had ever seen-- seen concluding the act with the same "[[CatchPhrase Tank you veddy much]]."
" Elvis himself is said to have loved it.


* Dana Carvey's impression of GeorgeHWBush started out somewhat accurate but ended up such an exaggeration of an exaggeration that it didn't resemble Bush at all. This came full circle when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Bush]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome appeared]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to chew Dana out: "I have never said 'nah gah dah!'"

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* Dana Carvey's impression of GeorgeHWBush UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush started out somewhat accurate but ended up such an exaggeration of an exaggeration that it didn't resemble Bush at all. This came full circle when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Bush]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome appeared]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to chew Dana out: "I have never said 'nah gah dah!'"

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