History Creator / BenjaminFranklin

22nd Oct '17 6:40:10 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* ''Tony Hawk's Underground 2'' allows you to skate as a Ben Franklin impersonator (known only as "Ben Franklin"). His unique trick is the Franklin Grind, which has the skater be pulled along the rail by a kite (with a key tied to it, of course) as a thunderstorm sound effect plays.
* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' features Ben Franklin in the past, trying out his famous kite experiment. When a storm rolls around, he goes back inside, and Hoagie has to convince him to go back out, using the lightning to charge the battery for his Chrono-John.
* In one edition of ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego'', you and your Good Guide, Polly Tix, meet him while trying to get Declaration of Independence back from one of Carmen's crooks. [[spoiler: Later, he helps clue you to where Carmen is going.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Game'', Benjamin Franklin attacks the heroes in heaven with a key that shoots lightning.
* Appears as a Founding Father in ''VideoGame/{{Colonization}}''.
* Franklin appears in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII''. His inventions can be created by Connor to decorate his homestead with after [[CollectionSidequest helping him collect pages of his almanac]].
* Franklin is one of Columbia's three near-deified father figures alongside Washington and Jefferson in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''.
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* ''Tony Hawk's Underground 2'' allows you to skate as a Ben Franklin impersonator (known only as "Ben Franklin"). His unique trick is the Franklin Grind, which has the skater be pulled along the rail by a kite (with a key tied to it, of course) as a thunderstorm sound effect plays.
* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' features Ben Franklin in the past, trying out his famous kite experiment. When a storm rolls around, he goes back inside, and Hoagie has to convince him to go back out, using the lightning to charge the battery for his Chrono-John.
* In one edition of ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego'', you and your Good Guide, Polly Tix, meet him while trying to get Declaration of Independence back from one of Carmen's crooks. [[spoiler: Later, he helps clue you to where Carmen is going.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Game'', Benjamin Franklin attacks the heroes in heaven with a key that shoots lightning.
* Appears as a Founding Father in ''VideoGame/{{Colonization}}''.
* Franklin appears in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII''. His inventions can be created by Connor to decorate his homestead with after [[CollectionSidequest helping him collect pages of his almanac]].
* Franklin is one of Columbia's three near-deified father figures alongside Washington and Jefferson in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''.
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* ''Tony Hawk's Underground 2'' allows you to skate as a Ben Franklin impersonator (known only as "Ben Franklin"). His unique trick is the Franklin Grind, which has the skater be pulled along the rail by a kite (with a key tied to it, of course) as a thunderstorm sound effect plays.
* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' features Ben Franklin in the past, trying out his famous kite experiment. When a storm rolls around, he goes back inside, and Hoagie has to convince him to go back out, using the lightning to charge the battery for his Chrono-John.
* In one edition of ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego'', you and your Good Guide, Polly Tix, meet him while trying to get Declaration of Independence back from one of Carmen's crooks. [[spoiler: Later, he helps clue you to where Carmen is going.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Game'', Benjamin Franklin attacks the heroes in heaven with a key that shoots lightning.
* Appears as a Founding Father in ''VideoGame/{{Colonization}}''.
* Franklin appears in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII''. His inventions can be created by Connor to decorate his homestead with after [[CollectionSidequest helping him collect pages of his almanac]].
* Franklin is one of Columbia's three near-deified father figures alongside Washington and Jefferson in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''.
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1st Oct '17 8:51:13 AM nombretomado
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* A Cahill From the Lucian Branch in ''The39Clues''.

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* A Cahill From the Lucian Branch in ''The39Clues''.''Literature/The39Clues''.
24th Sep '17 5:59:38 PM nombretomado
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* John Hodgman apparently detests Ben Franklin, if the repeated potshots taken at him throughout ''CompleteWorldKnowledge'' is any sign.

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* John Hodgman apparently detests Ben Franklin, if the repeated potshots taken at him throughout ''CompleteWorldKnowledge'' ''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge'' is any sign.
19th Sep '17 12:28:04 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* A Disney short called "Ben & Me" has a mouse named Amos assist Franklin in his key biographical moments.
10th Sep '17 9:10:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''BenAndMe'', a story told from the point of view of a cute talking mouse that lives in the walls of Ben Franklin's house. Contributed to the "key kite" myth. Later became a {{Disney}} animated short.

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* ''BenAndMe'', a story told from the point of view of a cute talking mouse that lives in the walls of Ben Franklin's house. Contributed to the "key kite" myth. Later became a {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} animated short.
1st Sep '17 2:57:15 PM FF32
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* In the ''BeavisAndButthead'' episode "Lightning Strikes", the boys are inspired by a Creator/{{PBS}} special on Franklin to imitate the "key kite" myth. HilarityEnsues--and so does [[AmusingInjuries hospitalization]].

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* In the ''BeavisAndButthead'' ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' episode "Lightning Strikes", the boys are inspired by a Creator/{{PBS}} special on Franklin to imitate the "key kite" myth. HilarityEnsues--and so does [[AmusingInjuries hospitalization]].
15th Aug '17 11:00:36 AM iowaforever
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* Among the many government secrets Dipper and Mabel stumble upon in the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Irrational Treasure", one is that Ben Franklin was secretly a woman.
9th Aug '17 8:43:35 PM NightShade96
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* Shows up in ''TheFairlyOddparents'' when Timmy decided to do research for a report on American History the ''fun'' way, by interviewing a few Founding Fathers.

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* Shows up in ''TheFairlyOddparents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' when Timmy decided to do research for a report on American History the ''fun'' way, by interviewing a few Founding Fathers.
21st Jun '17 5:59:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* NobleBirdOfPrey: Notably, Franklin was not a believer in this trope and he went on a bit of a rant about it in a letter to his daughter, where he commented that he thought the choice of the Bald Eagle as a part of the national symbolism was a rather poor one, as he saw it as "Bird of bad moral Character", referring firstly to its feeding habits as a lazy scavenger would rather rob other birds of their fish instead of catching its own, and secondly to its behavior as a "rank coward" in general as it would allow smaller birds, such as the kingbird, to bully and chase it away, which he thought made an unbecoming symbol for a nation that had bravely stood up to its own presumed king and chased him away.



* NobleBirdOfPrey: Notably, Franklin was not a believer in this trope and he went on a bit of a rant about it in a letter to his daughter, where he commented that he thought the choice of the Bald Eagle as a part of the national symbolism was a rather poor one, as he saw it as "Bird of bad moral Character", referring firstly to its feeding habits as a lazy scavenger would rather rob other birds of their fish instead of catching its own, and secondly to its behavior as a "rank coward" in general as it would allow smaller birds, such as the kingbird, to bully and chase it away, which he thought made an unbecoming symbol for a nation that had bravely stood up to its own presumed king and chased him away.



* TheSmartGuy: Respected even among the American Founders, dyed-in-the-wool intellectual elites almost to a man, for the breadth of his knowledge.
* TheSpymaster: While in Paris, he was this. Like every diplomat at the time he was gathering and coordinating information.


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* TheSmartGuy: Respected even among the American Founders, dyed-in-the-wool intellectual elites almost to a man, for the breadth of his knowledge.
* TheSpymaster: While in Paris, he was this. Like every diplomat at the time he was gathering and coordinating information.
16th Jun '17 10:33:35 PM nombretomado
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* Appears in ''[[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', playing a game of charades with AlbertEinstein, {{Confucius}}, and The Stations.
* In the film ''HowHigh'', Method Man and Redman end up discovering that [[spoiler:Franklin invented the bong. Although not historically accurate, it would explain his easygoing nature. Franklin actually owned a hemp mill, and several of the Founding Fathers grew hemp, though it was the sort used for fiber which doesn't contain much THC.]]

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* Appears in ''[[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', playing a game of charades with AlbertEinstein, UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, {{Confucius}}, and The Stations.
* In the film ''HowHigh'', ''Film/HowHigh'', Method Man and Redman end up discovering that [[spoiler:Franklin invented the bong. Although not historically accurate, it would explain his easygoing nature. Franklin actually owned a hemp mill, and several of the Founding Fathers grew hemp, though it was the sort used for fiber which doesn't contain much THC.]]
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