Back when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, to celebrate the first 100 days of the Republican-controlled Congress and the Contract With America, the House Republicans had a surprise visit from Saturday Night Live comedian Chris Farley, who did a great Newt impression on the show.
The performance he gave to the meeting is hilarious. The late Farley was so respectful of Newt and seemed genuinely honored to perform for them.
See the young, but still tan John Boehner. Dick
ArmyArmey. (oops! as someone likes to say.) Sonny Bono. Tom Delay.
This gem was recovered thanks to a commenter on Jonah Goldberg’s essay on the bad Bret Baier–Mitt Romney interview. Govicide wrote:
Maybe Mitt would be happier if we brought Chris Farley back from the dead and Mitt could do Chris’ show on SNL? I can see it now:
Chris: You . . . uh . . . (slaps himself) . . . you remember Romneycare?
Mitt: Yes, yes, I do, Chris.
Chris: That was awesome.
If you’ve forgotten Farley’s nervous interviewer, here’s a bit of that with Jeff Daniels:
..and with Paul McCartney
Oh, yes, Mitt would have loved Farley as his interviewer instead of Baier. (In case you missed the Baier interview, Conservative Daily News has a clip of it.)
That comment caused comedian and New York Post editorialist Rob George to tweet how Farley used to do a great Newt. Isn’t Twitter great? (Thanks also to SooperMexican, whose tweet alerted me to the Jonah essay.)
Here’s just a bit more of Farley’s Newt for your enjoyment: