Thursday, April 20, 2006

Will George W. Bush Become An ‘Ex-President’ Superhero?

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When George W. Bush ends his presidential term, he could spend his days as a cartoon superhero.

At least in the eyes of Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel.

He’s the creator of that show’s Ex-Presidents cartoon series, which has depicted Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Sr. as superheroes.

The series was retired after Reagan’s death in 2004 and the swan song episode featured Ron Reagan, Jr., filling in for his Dad.

However, Smigel is open to bringing back a new version of the series when “Dubya” leaves office and jokes, “Isn’t he due? At least according to the polls.”

A superhero cartoon featuring the current president may be a while off, but fans of the old series will get a taste of it thanks to Saturday Night Live Presents The Best Of TV Funhouse.

It’s a collection of Smigel’s shorts that will air April 29 and be hosted by another superhero team, the Ambiguously Gay Duo.

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