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You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Special 14 March 2009
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It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here's your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell... See full summary »

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Marty Callner

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Will Ferrell
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Will Ferrell ... George W. Bush
Michael Delaney Michael Delaney ... Dr. Scott Blumeth
Pia Glenn ... Condoleezza Rice
Adam Mucci ... Pilot
Patrick Ferrell Patrick Ferrell ... Jerry - Secret Service Agent
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It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here's your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell in a performance of his heralded one-man Broadway show. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

According to Patton Oswalt on the Marc Maron WTF Podcast, originally this project was pitched by him to the producers as a faux-satirical documentary on George W. Bush by a Conservative think tank. He got writer's block and told them months later he couldn't write it. This special came about as a last minute change to fill in the gap for Will Ferrell in his Bush SNL character. See more »

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[first lines]
George W. Bush: That was weird. When the pilots of Marine One said they were going to drop me off in New York City, I thought they were joking. I said, "Sure. Y'know, while you're at it, why don't you drop me off in the faggy Theater District?" And guess what, they did! So the joke's on me. But let me be clear about something - I'm just kidding, okay? I don't think theater's faggy. Except for "Cats." and "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." Yeah, that one's queer and Yiddishy. You know, if ...
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Referenced in Gaming the System: The Making of 'Vice' (2019) See more »

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It's My Life
Composed by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Max Martin
Performed by Bon Jovi
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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There is nothing funny about George W. Bush
15 March 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I am not a big Will Ferrell fan. I cannot think of a single movie he has made that I enjoyed. That said, I have to admit that he totally personified George W. Bush in this performance. I couldn't even see Ferrell. All I saw throughout was W.

His excellent performance notwithstanding, the show itself was not particularly funny. There is nothing funny about George W. Bush. The pain that he has caused first in Texas, and then on the whole country is no laughing matter. I really tried to find something to laugh at, but I sat there like a deer caught in the headlights the entire time.

Trying to make us laugh at W. is like trying to make us laugh at cancer.


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