History Film / TheAmericanPresident

22nd Sep '17 11:39:37 AM Daethalion
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* InstantlyProvenWrong: Sydney attempts to console Solomon about her date with Shepherd by claiming it was a one time thing with zero attachment. Of course in that very same instant a messenger walks into the office with a gift basket and a note that Shepherd wrote personally.
-->'''Messenger:''' Congratulations, Sydney. You're the President's girlfriend!\\
'''Solomon:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext There's never an egg timer around when you need one.]]


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* VerbalBackspace: Shepherd does this while trying to find a way to reign Lewis in.
-->'''President Shepherd:''' Lewis, however much coffee you drink in the morning, I want you to reduce it by half.\\
'''Lewis:''' I don't drink coffee, sir.\\
'''President Shepherd:''' Hit yourself over the head with a baseball bat?
16th Aug '17 4:06:15 PM SinDustries
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-->'''A.J.:''' I will not do it playing pool. I will not do it in a school. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I am.

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-->'''A.J.:''' I will not do it playing pool. I will not do it in a school. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I am.Sam-I-Am.
7th Jun '17 9:39:05 AM xcountryguy
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* AmericanTitle

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* AmericanTitleAmericanTitle: The ''American'' President



* BorrowedCatchphrase[=/=]IronicEcho: In an unscripted (in-universe) speech savaging Bob Rumson for using Sydney to smear him, Andy turns Rumson's catchphrase around: "My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I ''am'' the President!"

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* BorrowedCatchphrase[=/=]IronicEcho: BorrowedCatchphrase: In an unscripted (in-universe) speech savaging Bob Rumson for using Sydney to smear him, Andy turns Rumson's catchphrase around: "My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I ''am'' the President!"



* MistakenForPrankCall[=/=]MistakenForAnImpostor: Shepherd's first attempt to talk on the phone to Sydney Ellen Wade goes badly, with her thinking he is a colleague trying to give his best Andrew Shepherd impression.

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* MistakenForPrankCall[=/=]MistakenForAnImpostor: MistakenForPrankCall: Shepherd's first attempt to talk on the phone to Sydney Ellen Wade goes badly, with her thinking he is a colleague trying to give his best Andrew Shepherd impression.
30th May '17 6:48:18 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Most of the major characters are embryonic versions of the cast of Sorkin's ''TheWestWing'', which makes watching it an interesting experience for fans of the show. For instance:

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* {{Expy}}: Most of the major characters are embryonic versions of the cast of Sorkin's ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', which makes watching it an interesting experience for fans of the show. For instance:



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''TheWestWing''

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''TheWestWing''''Series/TheWestWing''
23rd Mar '17 8:33:29 AM Kirayoshi
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* NeverLiveItDown: Sydney nearly walks through the wrong door into the President's private office after their first meeting. Her sister finds this endlessly amusing.

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* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse example: Sydney nearly walks through the wrong door into the President's private office after their first meeting. meeting. Her sister finds this endlessly amusing.
23rd Mar '17 8:31:16 AM Kirayoshi
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* NeverLiveItDown: Sydney nearly walks through the wrong door into the President's private office after their first meeting. Her sister finds this endlessly amusing.
-->'''Sydney''': I stood in the middle of the Oval Office and I made it very clear that from now on, he who doesn't take the GDC seriously does so at his peril!\\
'''Beth''': And then you walked out the wrong door.\\
'''Sydney''': Are you gonna be throwing that back at me the rest of my life?\\
'''Beth''': That's my current plan, yes.
23rd Mar '17 8:21:54 AM Kirayoshi
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In addition to the AmbiguousSyntax entry above, there's this scene where Sydney tries to explain why she and Andrew Shepherd should not see each other:
-->'''Shepherd''': You want a drink? Lemme take your coat.\\
'''Sydney''': Mr. President, this isn't gonna work.\\
'''Shepherd''': Sure it will. You button the top button, and it doesn't fall off the hanger.
9th Mar '17 2:16:13 PM LaurelHS
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* SarcasticConfession: Not done on purpose, but when Shepard introduces himself over the phone to Wade she doesn't believe him. She then proceeds to mock him, figuring he was a friend pulling a prank. Shepard ''then'' gives her the White House number (where the operator is ready to connect her call) in order to convince her.

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* SarcasticConfession: Not done on purpose, but when Shepard Shepherd introduces himself over the phone to Wade she doesn't believe him. She then proceeds to mock him, figuring he was a friend pulling a prank. Shepard Shepherd ''then'' gives her the White House number (where the operator is ready to connect her call) in order to convince her.
9th Mar '17 2:10:29 PM LaurelHS
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* BrickJoke: Sydney shows up late for a holiday gathering and complains about getting stuck on [=DuPont=] Circle again. Towards the end of the movie, Shepherd wants to drive to Sydneys's house and try to win her back after their huge argument, but A.J. doesn't like the idea:

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* BrickJoke: Sydney shows up late for a holiday gathering and complains about getting stuck on [=DuPont=] Circle again. Towards the end of the movie, Shepherd wants to drive to Sydneys's Sydney's house and try to win her back after their huge argument, but A.J. doesn't like the idea:
9th Mar '17 8:12:32 AM LaurelHS
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* BrickJoke: Sydney shows up late for a holiday gathering and complains about getting stuck on DuPont Circle again. Towards the end of the movie, Shepherd wants to drive to Sydneys's house and try to win her back after their huge argument, but A.J. doesn't like the idea:

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* BrickJoke: Sydney shows up late for a holiday gathering and complains about getting stuck on DuPont [=DuPont=] Circle again. Towards the end of the movie, Shepherd wants to drive to Sydneys's house and try to win her back after their huge argument, but A.J. doesn't like the idea:



-->'''Sydney:''' ''(unexpectedly entering the room)'' Just stay away from DuPont Circle, I hear it's murder this time of day.

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-->'''Sydney:''' ''(unexpectedly entering the room)'' Just stay away from DuPont [=DuPont=] Circle, I hear it's murder this time of day.
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