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Five Presidential Impersonations on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 28th 2010 6:47AM
Five Presidential Impersonations on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)Legendary impressionist Rich Little appeared on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC). Host Jimmy Fallon is considered a great mimic in his own right -- he rose to fame after winning a celebrity impression contest in his senior year of high school.

But Fallon gave the master a shot, and showed Little a photo of five different American presidents -- whose voices he then had to imitate. How would Little do?

Before getting to that part, we should add that the last big event Little was involved in was a 2007 White House dinner. The comedian was hired after Stephen Colbert performed the previous year -- and shocked the crowd by being "edgy."

Unlike Colbert, Little definitely didn't offend during his White House dinner. Instead, the 71-year-old Canadian did creaky impressions of people -- like Johnny Carson and Richard Nixon -- who had died many years before. Unfortunately, members of the crowd walked out, and Rich's performance was widely panned.

The impressionist was looking to improve on that low point. Watch the video for yourself, and let us know what you think. Does Little's "George W. Bush" seem accurate? And are jokes about Bill Clinton and interns really where it's at these days? ... On the other hand, his "Barack Obama" is fairly dead on. Would you give Rich Little a presidential pardon? Or would you send him back to Canada?

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