This program, which features the best satires of American presidencies from 25 years of Saturday Night Live, was newsworthy when it first aired, two days before the 2000 election, as the two major candidates had previously taped segments that were edited into an opening skit. George Bush bumbles and Al Gore is punctilious, and both are quite funny delivering their lines. Also included in the program is SNL's satire of their first debate, in which a confused Bush (played by Will Ferrell) winces during the questioning and Gore (played by Daryl Hammond) can't stop talking about "the lockbox." Older clips feature Phil Hartman as Bill Clinton visiting a McDonald's, cheerfully helping himself to everyone's fries; Dana Carvey doing his trademark impression of the elder George Bush; and a cantankerous Norm McDonald playing candidate and housemate Bob Dole in a devilish satire of the MTV's The Real World. From the show's original cast, Dan Ackroyd is briefly seen as Richard Nixon, and he also appears in an all-time classic skit as Jimmy Carter answering calls from citizens and micromanaging one viewer's bad acid trip by suggesting he play some Allman Brothers. Like all things associated with Saturday Night Live, Presidential Bash 2000 is uneven, but the bits included are generally quite funny, and some of the satire was so prescient that the passing of time makes it even better. --Robert J. McNamara
5 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
SNL Rocks!, Aug 30, 2023
I don't own this video but I saw the episode when it originally aired. Hillarious! It may be my favorite episode of SNL ever! It's hosted by George W. Bush and Al Gore themselves. My favorite sketch is the debate between Bush and Gore and...you'll just have to see it yourself!
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Executive fun, Jul 15, 2023
I found this video to be truly hilarious. The cast of SNL accuratly portrays all the presidents and related staff while at the same time poking fun at them and allowing us all to sit back and laugh at the people who run our country.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful:
Good presidential/political satire, Apr 15, 2023
Presidential Bash 2000 is a quality selections of presidential and political skits done over the years. It gets off to a funny start, with opening remarks by the real life George W. Bush and Al Gore. The opening skit is the debate between Gore and Bush, and their characters make appearances throughout the program. Darrell Hammond does Gore as uncannily as he did Clinton, and also makes appearances as Dick Cheney. Will Farrell's Bush character accentuates his simplicity, using words like 'dignitute'and 'strategery.' Farrell also makes funny appearances as Janet Reno. The first half of the tapes features earlier clips (Many of which are repeats from the first Presidential Bash tape that came out a few years back.) Many of these are quite good. A particularly good older clip that was re-introduced on this tape is 'Dukakis After Dark.' This is a skit where Dukakis decides to through a party on his prepaid television slot, when he realizes he has no chance of winning the election. Jon Lovitz does Dukakis, and comes clean at the party, admitting that he lost because 'Reaganomics works,' and that he was going to raise taxes 'through the roof!' The last few skits are more recent ones, which are all quite funny. In one skit, (pre-election results) Bush and Gore decide that they will both be president since we don't know who we want, and an Odd Couple skit follows. Like most SNL tapes, this one has some flaws. One notable example is the reoccuring Bob Dole as a Real Word guest skit. While this is a humurous concept, it's not necessary for there to be three skits; especially considering and number of skits that could have been used instead. But all and all, Presidential Bash 2000 has some good stuff on it.
6 of 74 people found the following review helpful:
My Recamendation, Dec 1, 2022
I think this video was really, really great. This great video would be even more fun to write about and review if only I could spell and other things and kraft a complete scentence. I would recamend a little brush up on my English before you purchase this histearacal video collection which is a must for the collection of any SNL fanatic.
2 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
one of the funniest of SNL's videos!!, Nov 24, 2022
This is one of my favorite videos to watch! It is very funny and I would recamend this video to anyone. If you are a big Saturday Night Live fan then this video is the one for you!