Barack Obama gets a surprise visit in the night from ex-Presidents Bush Sr., Bush... more »
Barack Obama gets a surprise visit in the night from ex-Presidents Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Clinton, Ford, Reagan and Carter to get a few pointers about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and why it's so important. « less
Starring: Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Darrell Hammond, Fred Armisen & Maya Rudolph Directed by: Ron Howard FoD Director: Jake Szymanski Written by: Al Jean, Adam McKay, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Dan Greaney & Michael Price Produced by: Mike Farah Director of Photography: Antonio Scarlata Production Design: Alexi Gomez, Rachael Ferrara & Katie Byron Edited by: Jake Szymanski & Neil Mahoney Production Coordinators: Christin Trogan, Michelle Fox, & Sean Boyle 1st AD: Shadie Elnashai 2nd AD: Richard Robinson 2nd 2nd Asst. Director: Reza Lackey Additional 2nd 2nd Asst Director: Chandra Alexander A-Cam 1st AC: Scott Johnson B-Cam Op: David Jones B-Cam 1st AC: Dylan Johnson C-Cam Op: Ben Berman C-Cam 1st AC: Tony Oberstar Set Production Assistants: Mara Beckman, Andrew Grissom & Rachel Hastings Key Set Production Assistant: Elliot Ryan Dickerhoof DIT: Chris Hoyle Media Manager: Neil Mahoney Dolly Grip: Geoff Knight Gaffer: Kevin Stewart Best Boy: Ricky Fosheim Electrician: David Cronin Grip: Jordan Downey Swing: Brad Schulz Sound Mixer: BoTown Sound Lead Boom Operator: Brandon Conley Sound Utility: Danny Carpenter Script Supervisor: Kristin Owings Construction: Paul Gorman Lead Man: Michael Jasorka Set Dresser: Yuki Miura Make-Up Dept. Heads: Shauna O'Toole & Kat Bardot Mr. Carrey's Make-Up FX Artist: Alexei O'Brien Mr. Farrell & Mr. Carrey's Wigs: Jennifer Aspinall Mr. Carvey's Make-Up & Hair: Kevin Yagher Mr. Aykroyd's, Ms. Rudolph's, Mr. Armisen's, & Mr. Hammond's Wigs: Tena Parker Assistant to Tena Parker: Becca Gardner Make-Up Assistant: Ellen Vieria Make-Up Assistant: Kira von Sutra Costume Designer: Janicza Bravo Tailor: Laurel Pochucha Assistant Costumer: Diane Herlofsky Additional Editing by: Justin Donaldson & Brad Schulz Behind the Scenes Directors and Editors: Matt Villines & Osmany Rodriguez Still Photographers: Pete Snell & Jason Mordoh Special Thanks to Elizabeth Warren, Hans Zimmer, James Brooks, Bonnie Abaunza, Mark Kvamme, Dick Glover, Andrew Steele, Jimmy Miller, Ken Aymong, Andrew Zack, Jessica Elbaum, Fred Specktor, Louisa Velis, Linda Hill, Martin Lesak, Lauryn Kahn, Tiffany Bordenave, Owen Burke, Seth Morris, Al Franken, Chad Carter, Samantha Cruz and Avenue Six Studios Wardrobe thanks to H+M, Hugo Boss and French Connection Camera cranes, dollies, remote and stabilized camera systems by Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.
The video opens with an external shot of the White House at night.
Obama, portrayed by Fred Armisen, is heard in a voiceover. The shot cuts
to an internal shot of Michele Obama, portrayed by Maya Rudolph, in
bed, reading a magazine and using a small weight to work out her arms.
Fred Armisen: I'm just tired of getting my butt kicked on both sides
Maya Rudolph: It'll be alright. Are you smoking cigarettes in there?
Fred Armisen comes in from another room in a giant haze of smoke.
Fred Armisen: Nope. These banks and the credit card companies, they're
ripping off the people with almost no regulations. I'm trying to make a
consumer agency to protect the families...
Fred Armisen climbs into bed.
Fred Armisen: ...and the lobbyists and Senator Shelby act like I want to
change the national anthem to I Got 99 Problems and a Bitch Ain't One.
Maya Rudolph: Go to bed sweetheart. Your heart will tell you what to do.
Fred Armisen: Okay.
Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph turn off the lights and settle in to go to
Maya Rudolph: Come here, snugglebear.
The room begins to shake. A door becomes backlit and then opens to
reveal Will Ferrell, as George W. Bush, and Darrell Hammond, as Dick
Darrell Hammond: Boo. Boo. I'm the ghost of Dick Cheney.
Will Ferrell: Relax, it's just us.
Darrell Hammond: Man, that Michelle has got some legs on her.
Fred Armisen: How'd you two get in here?
Will Ferrell: The security code is still 1, 2, 3, 4 from when I was
pres. Only took me five times to remember it.
Darrell Hammond: We heard you were tossing and turning over whether to
push for federal regulations, so we're here to give you some advice.
The shot cuts to Will Ferrell who is waving a light around and making
Will Ferrell: Yeah, what he said.
Fred Armisen: You two are the ones who stripped out all the regulations.
Why would I want advice from you?
Darrell Hammond: Dude, it was the 90's. People did all kinds of crazy
Will Ferrell: Yeah, I'm still waiting for a bunch of e-toys that never
showed up. Besides, when I put the Iraq War on my credit card, I never
dreamed I'd be paying 28% in interest rates. It's astronomical.
A toilet is heard flushing in the background. George H. W. Bush,
portrayed by Dana Carvey, steps out of the bathroom with a toothbrush in
Dana Carvey: Yeah, well, if you had listened to me, you would have
Will Ferrell: Yeah, and then I would have had one term.
Dana Carvey: Yeah, that second term of yours was a real victory lap,
wasn't it dubbers? Now listen Borat.
Fred Armisen: It's Barack.
Dana Carvey: Sorry, but you gotta listen to these fellows Babar. What
you gotta understand is that we got a regulatory issue here. We gotta
regulate that or we're gonna get more bubbles. Gonna get bigger, larger,
then pop, money goes to the weasels. Sometime you gotta do the right
thing. You gotta take those approval rating there and screw em. Ratings.
Screw em. Right? (to Will Ferrell)
Will Ferrell: I'm taking them to nasty town.
A door bursts open and Jimmy Carter, portrayed by Dan Aykroyd, storms in
wearing jeans and a flannel shirt. He is carrying a toolbox that he
drops on the floor.
Dan Aykroyd: Well I know a thing or two about doing what's right and
Will Ferrell: Oh great, if it isn't Mr. Let's Get the Party Started.
What do you say we open up a bag of malaise potato chips.
Everyone laughs at the joke.
Dan Aykroyd: Mr. President, you have to establish the Consumer Finance
Protection Agency. People are tired of being ripped off by credit card
companies and banks. (begins fussing with an ornament on the wall) I
never could get this right.
Ronald Reagan, played by Jim Carrey, enters the room with spotlights,
balloons and applause.
Jim Carrey: There you go, again.
Dan Aykroyd: This can't be! You're dead. I saw them lower your coffin
into the ground.
Jim Carrey: Well, I am dead, but I've come back as a spirit to help Mr.
Reach Across the Aisles here (point to Fred Armisen) grow a pair.
Everyone laughs at the joke.
Jim Carrey: Now, listen up. You son of a Manahoney. I went up against
Tip O'Neill with nothing but a psychic oracle and these pendulous balls.
The shot cuts to Jim Carrey's legs, which he shakes. Something is heard
moving around in his pants.
Jim Carrey: But, I pushes through the competition. I clobbered everybody
and I took down that wall. Now grab those eight balls and push the
Consumer Protection Agency through.
Gerald Ford, portrayed by Chevy Chase, saunters into the room.
Chevy Chase: Betty, did you change the locks again?
Chevy Chase falls over a table. He looks up from the floor.
Chevy Chase: Live from New York...
Dana Carvey: This isn't live. This is funnyordie.com.
Chevy Chase gets up.
Chevy Chase: Well, the only way to stop these corrupt banks and credit
card companies is to pardon Richard Nixon.
Dan Aykroyd: He means, you gotta get that Consumer Protection Act
Chevy Chase: Jimmy Carter? You're dead.
Dan Aykroyd: No, Gerry. You're dead.
Chevy Chase: Oh.
Jim Carrey: Well, I'm dead, but I'm going to be a guest on Dancing With
The Stars this season.
Fred Armisen: Okay.
Jim Carrey: I hope this little talk has helped.
Fred Armisen: So, what you're saying is that I should clean up this mess
that you all created. Take on the banks and all their trillions of
dollars. How is this helpful?
Jim Carrey: It's a bitch. It's a bitch, but, as George Washington once
said to John Adams, tag you're it.
Jim Carrey taps Fred Armisen and then runs away. Everyone laughs at Fred
Armisen. The the whole scene takes on a dreamlike quality as Fred
Armisen lays down on the bed. The shot cuts to montage of Jim Carrey,
Will Ferrell, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Maya Rudolph, Dan Aykroyd and
Darrel Hammond fading in and out, talking to Fred Armisen.
Jim Carrey: Grow some nuts for the Gipper.
Dana Carvey: It's gonna be hard or it's gonna be easy.
Dan Aykroyd: Nothing wrong with one term Barack.
Will Ferrell: Just do me a solid and don't tell Cheney I was here.
Chevy Chase: Am I dead or alive?
Darrell Hammond: Can I be Ambassador to Cancun?
Fred Armisen wakes up in the dark bedroom and bolts up into a sitting
position. Maya Rudolph sits up beside him.
Maya Rudolph: What is it, honey?
Fred Armisen: I'm gonna make a pot of coffee. Wake the Cabinet. I've got
work to do.
Fred Armisen gets up out of bed and starts to walk away. He stops and
Fred Armisen: Oh, and honey...
Maya Rudolph: Nicorette's in the sock drawer.
Fred Armisen: Sweet.
The shot cuts an American flag waving. Superimposed over the flag is the
CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW
Ron Howard (voiceover): The banks have billions of dollars to spend to
get their message out, but your speech is free. Contact your senators
about the CFPA. Nothing annoys them more than having to do their jobs.