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28th Nov '16 9:36:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Two games later, you do meet him in person... and then blow his head off after terrorists finally succeed at infecting the White House.
*** That is President Adam Benford who turned into a zombie. President Graham was the president before Adam Benford.
28th Nov '16 9:33:12 PM justpassingby
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*** That is President Adam Benford who turned into a zombie. President Graham was the president before Adam Benford.



*** That is President Adam Benford who turned into a zombie. President Graham was the president before Adam Benford.

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*** That is President Adam Benford who turned into a zombie. President Graham was the president before Adam Benford.
28th Nov '16 9:32:24 PM justpassingby
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*** That is President Adam Benford who turned into a zombie. President Graham was the president before Adam Benford.
17th Nov '16 7:04:32 PM FF32
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* A photograph of Ronald Reagan was prominently displayed in the NORAD command room in ''War Games.'' (Probably there because it's TruthInTelevision - US federal government buildings usually display a photograph of the current President, as with the French example below - but admirers of the "Gipper" have accused the movie of Anviliciously cutting away to his picture every time the Defcon alert was raised.)

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* A photograph of Ronald Reagan was prominently displayed in the NORAD command room in ''War Games.''Film/WarGames.'' (Probably there because it's TruthInTelevision - US federal government buildings usually display a photograph of the current President, as with the French example below - but admirers of the "Gipper" have accused the movie of Anviliciously cutting away to his picture every time the Defcon alert was raised.)
17th Nov '16 7:12:06 AM Beppo
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* Old and very funny example. There was a ''The Lucy Show'' episode where Lucy and a Girl Scout troop went to visit President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy at TheWhiteHouse. Lucy (Lucille Ball) feels faint and sits down on a historical piece of furniture, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln's boyhood rocking chair. The chair is too small, and gets stuck to Lucy's adult-sized posterior. As she is stumbling around trying to get this thing off, a voice off camera in the oval office says "It's nice to meet you. I see I am not the only one around with a personal attachment to rocking chairs." This, of course, was an impersonation of JFK. Lucy wattles into the oval office as dignified as she can, patriotic music playing in the background.

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* Old and very funny example. There was a ''The Lucy Show'' episode where Lucy and a Girl Scout troop went to visit President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy at TheWhiteHouse. Lucy (Lucille Ball) feels faint and sits down on a historical piece of furniture, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln's boyhood rocking chair. The chair is too small, and gets stuck to Lucy's adult-sized posterior. As she is stumbling around trying to get this thing off, a voice off camera in the oval office says "It's nice to meet you. I see I am not the only one around with a personal attachment to rocking chairs." This, of course, was an impersonation of JFK. Lucy wattles waddles into the oval office as dignified as she can, patriotic music playing in the background.
11th Nov '16 11:52:43 AM AtticusOmundson
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Whenever a scene calls for the President, but the show is meant to be set "in the real world" (and thus, a fictional president is undesirable, and an [[ThePoorMansSubstitute impersonator]] wouldn't be sufficiently convincing), the President is generally implemented as HeWhoMustNotBeSeen, especially TheFaceless. If the President is vague to the point that even their name is never said, this is done keep the show from being dated once their term is over (think of how [[TheSimpsons Bart and Lisa Simpson]] have been through the entirety of Bush Sr. and Clinton's terms before the show stopped portraying real-life Presidents). The transatlantic counterpart would be the appearance of the outstretched hand of the Monarch or Prime Minister, unseen on the other side of the door.

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Whenever a scene calls for the President, but the show is meant to be set "in the real world" (and thus, a fictional president is undesirable, and an [[ThePoorMansSubstitute impersonator]] wouldn't be sufficiently convincing), the President is generally implemented as HeWhoMustNotBeSeen, especially TheFaceless. If the President is vague to the point that even their name is never said, this is done to keep the show from being dated once their term is over (think of how [[TheSimpsons Bart and Lisa Simpson]] have been through the entirety of Bush Sr. and Clinton's terms before the show stopped portraying real-life Presidents). The transatlantic counterpart would be the appearance of the outstretched hand of the Monarch or Prime Minister, unseen on the other side of the door.
23rd Sep '16 2:54:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Rampage}}'': In the third movie Bill Williamson assassinates the U.S. President and several other high-ranking politicians with a sniper rifle from a mile distance. Neither the assassination nor the President him(?)self are depicted, only the aftermath of the authorities tracking down the shooter.
14th Sep '16 8:27:44 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Although current prime ministers and presidents in ''Series/DoctorWho'' are usually fictional characters, historical ones are usually accurate. The Eleventh Doctor has met both UsefulNotes/RichardNixon and UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, for instance.

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* Although current ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Historical presidents and
prime ministers and presidents in ''Series/DoctorWho'' are usually fictional characters, historical ones are usually accurate. The Eleventh Doctor has met both UsefulNotes/RichardNixon and UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, for instance.


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* ''Series/MrRobot'' prominently features footage of President Obama using out-of-context and/or dubbed dialogue to make it seem like he's commenting on events in the series.
1st Sep '16 2:25:04 PM R.G.
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** Until ''Comicbook/TheNew52'', which had Bush (at the end of the first arc of [[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]) and later Obama.

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** Until ''Comicbook/TheNew52'', which had Bush (at the end of the first arc of [[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]) and later Obama.
1st Sep '16 2:23:43 PM R.G.
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** Until ''ComicBook/TheNewFiftyTwo'', which had Bush and later Obama.

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** Until ''ComicBook/TheNewFiftyTwo'', ''Comicbook/TheNew52'', which had Bush (at the end of the first arc of [[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]) and later Obama.
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