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12th Aug '17 8:40:03 AM WillBGood
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Fred dreams of teaching a prehistoric version of LBJ (and some of his Cabinet) "The Twitch. "

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Fred dreams of teaching a prehistoric version of LBJ (and some of his Cabinet) "The Twitch. ""
* Unusual variant in the 1953 ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Ant Pasted": Elmer Fudd has been deliberately targeting an anthill with firecrackers. War is declared on him by an ant version of Harry S Truman.
23rd Jun '17 7:02:43 AM JackG
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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs'' (1966). The President is only an LBJ-sounding voice on the hotline to Colonel Benson, always preempted by the strains of "Hail to the Chief".

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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs'' (1966). The President is only an LBJ-sounding voice on the hotline {{hotline}} to Colonel Benson, always preempted by the strains of "Hail to the Chief".
20th Jun '17 4:28:39 PM TheJ0ker
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* Every diplomatic mission of the United States has a portrait of the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State; very often this is at the security checkpoint. So if you go into the gatehouse of the American Embassy pretty much anywhere, you will, as you empty your pockets and submit to scanning, be treated to the smiling faces of UsefulNotes/BarackObama and UsefulNotes/JoeBiden.

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* Every diplomatic mission of the United States has a portrait of the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State; very often this is at the security checkpoint. So if you go into the gatehouse of the American Embassy pretty much anywhere, you will, as you empty your pockets and submit to scanning, be treated to the smiling faces of UsefulNotes/BarackObama UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump and UsefulNotes/JoeBiden.UsefulNotes/MikePence.
11th Jun '17 4:02:07 AM JackG
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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs''. The President is only a Nixon-like voice on the hotline to Colonel Benson, always preempted by the strains of "Hail to the Chief".

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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs''. Bombs'' (1966). The President is only a Nixon-like an LBJ-sounding voice on the hotline to Colonel Benson, always preempted by the strains of "Hail to the Chief".
4th Jun '17 8:41:53 AM ElSquibbonator
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had a UsefulNotes/BillClinton-like President in one episode, and a UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush-like one in another.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had a UsefulNotes/BillClinton-like President in one episode, and a UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush-like one in another. UsefulNotes/BarackObama and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump have yet to appear.
1st Jun '17 9:14:42 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheCrazies'' (1973). A VideoPhone link is set up with the President so he can, if required, authorize the use of nuclear weapons to contain the virus. However as the President spends the entire conversation bizarrely sitting with his back to the camera, one wonders why George Romero didn't just have him talking over a telephone speaker.

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* ''Film/TheCrazies'' (1973). A VideoPhone link is set up with the President so he can, if required, authorize the use of nuclear weapons to contain the virus. However as the President spends the entire conversation bizarrely sitting with his back to the camera, one wonders why George Romero Creator/GeorgeRomero didn't just have him talking over a telephone speaker.
24th Apr '17 7:26:40 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/TheExpanse'' does this with the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN Secretary-General]] in Season 1, who is repeatedly mentioned, but never makes an on-screen appearance. Subverted as of Season 2, when he finally appears.

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* ''Series/TheExpanse'' does this with the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN Secretary-General]] in Season 1, who is repeatedly mentioned, but never makes an on-screen appearance. Subverted as of Season 2, when he finally appears. At the same time, however, Season 2 does give a new example in the form of the Martian Prime Minister, who is likewise repeatedly mentioned but has yet to make a physical appearance.
9th Feb '17 2:11:53 PM astaroth911
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* In the first chapter of ''HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' we are introduced to the "Muggle Prime Minister" of the UK. He is never named, although, with the scene being set in 1996, his [[RealLife]] counterpart would have been Sir John Major.
9th Feb '17 2:11:10 PM astaroth911
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*In the first chapter of ''HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' we are introduced to the "Muggle Prime Minister" of the UK. He is never named, although, with the scene being set in 1996, his [[RealLife]] counterpart would have been Sir John Major.
8th Feb '17 12:22:09 AM jamespolk
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Note: this is '''only''' for when the political leader is supposed to be a real historical person--FDR, Margaret Thatcher, whoever. If the leader is a fictional character, it's one of the other tropes for never-seen characters, like HeWhoMustNotBeSeen, TheFaceless, or TheGhost.
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