Consumer Financial Protection Agency Endorsed by SNL Versions of Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter & Ford

The team at the website "Funny or Die" has put together a web video in which President Obama is visited by former Presidents Bush, Clinton, Bush, Carter, and the ghosts of Reagan and Ford, who instruct him to keep fighting for the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

The video features Saturday Night Live stars and alumni playing the various commanders in chief, including Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph as President and First Lady Obama; Will Ferrell as George W. Bush; Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton; Dana Carvey as George H.W. Bush; Jim Carrey as the ghost of Ronald Reagan; Dan Aykroyd as Jimmy Carter; and Chevy Chase as the ghost of Gerald Ford.

The video is being billed as the first time all the SNL presidents have come together.

You can watch the video here. (Warning: some of the language is crude and it may not be safe for work.)

Carrey, of course, was never a cast member on SNL, but the Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time player who most prominently played Reagan, Phil Hartman, was killed in 1998.

The film was shot on Sunday in Van Nuys and was directed by Ron Howard and written by Adam McKay and Al Jean. It was created in association with Americans for Financial Reform, which bills itself as "a coalition of more than 200 national, state and local consumer, labor, investor, civil rights, community, small business and senior citizen organizations, to urge Congress to act now on Financial Reform and to make sure the cornerstone or real reform, a strong and independent consumer agency, is included in any final bill."

Here's a behind the scenes look:

-jpt

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