Dana Carvey was Conan O’Brien’s guest tonight and talked about doing his weekly impression of President George H.W. Bush, who then reached out to him, launching a decades-long friendship – in marked contrast to President Donald Trump’s reaction to Alec Baldwin’s Saturday Night Live impression of him.
“We had so many warm moments,” Carvey said. “It was a different time; it wasn’t scorched earth, angry politics.”
As Conan’s TBS late night show was about to start taping, they heard the former POTUS had been hospitalized the day after former First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral and remains in intensive care,
Carvey said Bush invited him and his wife to the White House after Bush lost the election, “and we really hung out with them. I’d never seen a marriage that was so effortless. They were so much fun together.”
“They did not demonize the other side. It was a different time,” Carvey said. “I just love them and wish the best for everybody.”