Chevy Chase, the actor, was one of the original cast members on Saturday Night Live. This was back in 1975, when the president was none other than one of this week's combatants: Gerald Ford. The task of impersonating Ford fell to Chevy Chase. How'd that go?
This, obviously, was an impersonation in the vein of "not really trying to impersonate the subject." Hell, the show even calls him out on this:
Chase's career stalled out in the 1990s, making a series of flop movies before moving back to television for The Chevy Chase Show, a late-night talk show that lasted all of six weeks in the fall 1993. It's at this point, probably, that Chevy's personality came back to bite him, as he had spent a majority of his time in the spotlight acting like a real horse's ass. How bad was he? Pick up a copy of Live From New York and thumb through it a bit; people have stories. Actually, you should read that book anyways; it's pretty awesome. Anyway, point is, Chase received a Friars' Club roast in 2002 that was so vicious, it only aired once (fortunately, YouTube is a thing).
By the end of the aughts, Chevy Chase was ripe for a comeback. And in 2009, the comeback finally came, when he got a role in a new NBC sitcom, called Community. His character? Pierce Hawthorne.
Wait. Pierce? Yes, that's right. Chevy Chase has played a Ford, and a Pierce, making him the ultimate manifestation of this week's fight. Whoever wins, Chevy Chase wins. And maybe Bill Murray wins, too, because it means a version of Chase is dead.
What? The two of them didn't get along, is what I'm saying. In fact, the two got into a fistfight just moments before an episode Chase hosted went on the air.
Okay, everyone get back out there and vote on this week's fight! You'll be streets ahead.