"For my first show at 'SNL', I wrote a Bill Clinton sketch, and during our read-through, it wasn't getting any laughs. This weight of embarrassment came over me, and I felt like I was sweating from my spine out. But I realized, 'Okay, that happened, and I did not die.' You've got to experience failure to understand that you can survive it.", Tina Fey
Phil Hartman appears as Bill Clinton on an episode of SNL. In one of Hartman's most famous episodes, Clinton visits a McDonald's. When he met Clinton in 1993, Hartman remarked, "I guess I owe you a few apologies." Clinton showed good humor & sent Hartman a signed photo with the text: "You're not the president, but you play one on TV. And you're OK, mostly." For his Clinton impression, Hartman copied the president's "post-nasal drip" & the "slight scratchiness" in his voice.
Jack Nicholson introduces a look back at SNL's coverage of politics, including impressions of President George H. W. Bush, Sarah Palin, President Bill Clinton and more. Politics - SNL 40th Anniversary Special