History Film / TheAmericanPresident

9th Dec '17 6:34:13 AM lipranzer
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* CantBelieveISaidThat: When Janie tells Shepherd his cousin can't make it to the State Dinner, Robin asks if he's going alone, and says, "We've never had a problem parading you around as the lonely widower." Both Janie and Shepherd look up at this, and Robin immediately apologizes, saying, "I can't believe I said that. I would never dream of disrespecting the memory of your late wife."
6th Dec '17 12:38:31 PM Longshadow
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*** An example of TruthInTelevision. Shortly after UsefulNotes/BarackObama was elected in 2008, he made a phone call to Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. [[https://www.cbsnews.com/news/congresswoman-twice-hangs-up-on-obama/ She hung up on him, saying that she thought it was a prank from a local radio station.]] Within minutes, Obama's Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel called her to say that President-Elect Obama wanted to speak with her...and she hung up on him too. Obama had to ask a friend and fellow Congressman of Ros-Lehtinen's to call and convince her that she was not being pranked, and the President-Elect was really trying to call her.
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.
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