Today the world is mourning the loss of Ross Perot, and if you were a kid in the 90s you probably remember the parodies of the Texas self-made billionaire made famous by stars like Dana Carvey.
89-year-old Perot, who twice ran for president as an independent candidate, died after a five-month battle with leukemia.
He became a household name in the 90s, not just for his humanitarian and political endeavors, but for his parody sketches on “Saturday Night Live” and Nickelodeon’s “All That.”
64-year-old Carvey is famous for his portrayal of George H.W. Bush, but his Perot impression was equally loved, and frequently paired him up with Phil Hartman as Larry King.
Fans are sharing clips of the funny man playing Perot, and reflecting on some of the best moments.
“As a kid of the 90s, when I see the name Ross Perot, I immediately think of Dana Carvey,” one fan wrote on Twitter. Another message read, “Never looked at him the same after Dana Carvey’s insane SNL skits. But this guy is a titan.”
Along with “SNL,” Perot was frequently parodied on the Nickelodeon sketch show, “All That,” by comedian Katrina Johnson.
Many thought Amanda Bynes played the little billionaire, but it was actually Johnson, and many fans are shook over the realization.
“I’ll always remember Ross Perot as played by Amanda Bynes that I’m now googling and it was actually Katrina Johnson and now I’ll be down an All That rabbit hole for 2 hours,” someone mentioned.
Ross Perot allowed us to experience this surreal All That character and for that I will always be grateful pic.twitter.com/OCfRQhYsgK
— Dan Milano (@DanMilanoHere) July 9, 2019
Some fans are arguing that Johnson’s impression was actually BETTER than Carvey’s, “Katrina Johnson’s Ross Perot impression on All That was better than Dana Carvey’s on SNL.”
Neither Johnson nor Carvey have yet commented on Perot’s death, but would definitely break the Internet if they did a eulogy in full costume.
BTW — It’s unclear what Katrina Johnson is up to these days, but she’s grown up since the “All That” days.