"Saturday Night Live" brought back the oldies but goodies for its season finale's opening sketch lampooning former Vice President Dick Cheney's newfound desire for the media spotlight.
Darrell Hammond played Cheney, while Will Ferrell reprised his take on former President George W. Bush.
The gist of the skit: Cheney is getting on his makeup for his latest TV appearance when he is interrupted by Bush, wearing jeans and a blue chambray shirt in his post-presidential semi-retirement. Bush complains that Cheney, who was nowhere to be found during his presidency, is all over the airwaves attacking President Obama.
When Cheney says he's defending the Bush-Cheney legacy, Bush accuses him of reneging on their deal to let history judge the Bush era.
Bush threatens to let out that Cheney was actually dead for three days and shot more than one person in the face in a hunting mishap, and offers a deal:
"You cool it with the world tour, and I'll keep my mouth shut."
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