'SNL' pays tribute to George H.W. Bush, praises his ability to laugh at himself

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VIDEO: The Political World Reacts to Death of George H.W. Bush

- "Saturday Night Live" took a serious turn this week, paying tribute to the late President George H.W. Bush in the show's "Weekend Update" segment.

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"Friday night, former President George H.W. Bush passed away," cast member Michael Che said. "He was 94 years old. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends."

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"That's right. President Bush was famously a warm and gracious man who always understood the power in being able to laugh at yourself," Colin Jost added.

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The tribute continued with a series of clips of former "SNL" cast member Dana Carvey's impressions of the former president, culminating with a split-screen appearance featuring both the real and fake Bush.

"I'm watching you do your impression of me, and I gotta say, it's nothing like me," Bush joked, using the same inflections and hand gestures as Carvey used in his impersonation.

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George H.W. Bush will lie in state at United States Capitol Rotunda

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FILE - In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

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