That Time Hillary Clinton Spoofed Forrest Gump

Hannah Keyser
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Probable 2016 presidential candidate and former First Lady Hillary Clinton once donned a bunch of bad wigs and a fake Southern accent to spoof Forrest Gump. The year was 1995, and if you don't remember it, it's OK—we have the video, which surfaced earlier today on the Independent Journal Review.

"Hillary Gump"—who thinks the White House is like a box of chocolates: "pretty on the outside and full of nuts inside"—filled in for the First Lady at the 1995 Gridiron Club Dinner, an annual event held by the prestigious Washington journalist organization that features skits and satire lampooning the politics of the day. The New York Times later wrote that "Even though she was halfway around the world on a diplomatic mission in South Asia, Mrs. Clinton's five-minute videotaped spoof of Forrest Gump stole the show on Saturday at the Gridiron Club's annual white-tie dinner."

But it almost doesn't matter why this absurdity exists—it's so perfect in its weirdness. The President himself even makes a very hungry cameo at the end.

[Independent Journal Review]