Ron Howard directed a new sketch posted to the Will Ferrell / Adam McKay comedy goldmine FunnyOrDie.com on Wednesday. The sketch reunites a long list of Saturday Night Live alums as they reprise their roles as former U.S. presidents. Oh and Jim Carrey is there, too (he sort of counts since he hosted once?).
Jim Carrey and Fred Armisen in the FunnyOrDie.com presidential reunion sketch. (From funnyordie.com) The sketch opens with Barack Obama (Fred Armisen) discussing the current financial crisis with Michelle (Maya Rudolph). He bemoans that he's hated on both sides of the aisle before he's suddenly visited by previous presidents who all have ideas on how he should remedy the situation.
The point of the sketch is to convince President Obama to ush for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency that has real regulatory powers over the banks and investors that contributed to the 2008 financial collapse -- even if it makes him wildly unpopular. Check out the video and see what you think. The entire cast of the sketch is listed below the vid.