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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

Although he died 180 years before the debut of SNL, Washington has been mentioned or impersonated during the show's run.

In 1985, Dennis Miller reported on Weekend Update the sad recent note of Washington's passing, in 1799. ("Weekend Update with Dennis Miller" from 1985 - Teri Garr)

A George Washington impersonator appeared in a commercial for Jack's Discount Emporium. He could not tell a lie, and hence told the Abraham Lincoln impersonator of his intention to to go to Jack's Warehouse Outlet Sale for the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday White Sale. ("Jack's Discount Emporium" from 1986 - Harry Dean Stanton)

The young Richard Laymer studied George Washington and his actions during the Battle of Bunker Hill at St. Catherine's catholic school. He referred to Washington as George of the Jungle and Baron George von Washeimer. ("The Richmeister" from 1991 - Macaulay Culkin)

In 1998, Colin Quinn reported on Weekend Update that Janet Allen wished to take a DNA test to prove she was descended from Washington and one of his slaves. Quinn also stated that Allen wished to receive as many portraits of her ancestor, in the form of dollar bills, as she can. ("Weekend Update with Colin Quinn" from 1998 - Jennifer Love Hewitt)

George Washington University Hospital was also named for him. ("A Message from the President of the United States" and "Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey" from 2001 - Conan O'Brien)

In Vincent Price's Thanksgiving Special, which would later air on TV Land's 1958 Variety Vault, Judy Garland clutched a portrait of George Washington, and referred to events in Paris with George. ("Variety Vault" from 2005 - Eva Longoria)


  • Dennis Miller in 1986 - Harry Dean Stanton (as a George Washington impersonator)
Preceded by:
President of the United States
Succeeded by:
John Adams