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11th Jan '17 3:41:14 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* The Manic Street Preachers wear the masks in the music video for "The Love of Richard Nixon".

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* The Manic Street Preachers Music/ManicStreetPreachers wear the masks in the music video for "The Love of Richard Nixon".



* In one of the shots in Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire" the kid of the couple is shown wearing the mask and holding a toy pistol.

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* In one of the shots in Billy Joel's Music/BillyJoel's "We Didn't Start The Fire" the kid of the couple is shown wearing the mask and holding a toy pistol.
20th Dec '16 5:09:05 PM compro01
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* A Nixon mask, along with a [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] mask, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush George W. Bush]] mask and [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] mask, is an unlockable cosmetic item in ''[[PAYDAYTheHeist PAYDAY: The Heist]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''. There's also another set of four masks in the latter game with interesting variation of this trope, specifically a set of masks based on [[Usefulnotes/GeorgeWashington George Washington]], [[Usefulnotes/AbrahamLincoln Abraham Lincoln]], [[Usefulnotes/UlyssesSGrant Ulysses S. Grant]], and [[Creator/BenjaminFranklin Benjamin Franklin]], with green and white color schemes meant to echo the appearance of US banknotes.

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* A Nixon mask, along with a [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] mask, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush George W. Bush]] mask and mask, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] mask, and [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Trump]] mask, is an unlockable cosmetic item in ''[[PAYDAYTheHeist PAYDAY: The Heist]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''. There's also another set of four masks in the latter game with interesting variation of this trope, specifically a set of masks based on [[Usefulnotes/GeorgeWashington George Washington]], [[Usefulnotes/AbrahamLincoln Abraham Lincoln]], [[Usefulnotes/UlyssesSGrant Ulysses S. Grant]], and [[Creator/BenjaminFranklin Benjamin Franklin]], with green and white color schemes meant to echo the appearance of US banknotes.
5th Nov '16 5:19:46 AM Xythos
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* Parodied as well in the Italian movie ''Tre uomini e una gamba'', where the main characters put on masks of former Italian presidents during an attempted robbery.

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* Parodied as well in the Italian movie ''Tre uomini e una gamba'', where the main characters put on masks of former Italian presidents during an attempted robbery. Notably, [[TakeThat of them mistakes the mask he's got for Karl Popper's and complains about it]], [[FromBadToWorse only to complain even more when told that it's actually Cossiga's mask.]]
25th Oct '16 8:52:43 PM themisterfree
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* For the Halloween episode of the short-lived game show ''Series/Wipeout1988'', host [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] walked out onto the set wearing one of these.
9th Oct '16 1:53:34 PM themisterfree
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* Averted in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys''. Dave and Jerry have to rob a bank for some reason, and instead of the expected Nixon masks, they instead don masks based on Henr yKissinger and Alexander Haig, both Secretaries of State (a bystander suggests they call themselves that); they quickly become StupidCrooks and get away without robbing anything.

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* Averted in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys''. Dave and Jerry have to rob a bank for some reason, (in one of multiple attempts to [[ItMakesSenseInContext pay back a drug lord]]), and instead of the expected Nixon masks, they instead don masks based on Henr yKissinger Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig, both Secretaries of State (a bystander suggests they call themselves that); they quickly become StupidCrooks and get away without robbing anything.anything (and the cops sent to stop them- inexplicably [[Film/BillAndTed Ted Logan]] and Music/BuddyHolly (??)- just end up shooting each other).
31st Aug '16 12:47:12 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'': One episode features a villain impersonating the ghost of UsefulNotes/WilliamHowardTaft to scare the President away. After being unmasked, he says that he chose President Taft because, as the largest President in history, he'd make an impressive ghost - and the costume shop was out of [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] masks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'': One The episode "Spooker of the House" features a villain impersonating the ghost of UsefulNotes/WilliamHowardTaft to scare the President away. After being unmasked, he says that he chose President Taft because, as the largest President in history, he'd make an impressive ghost - and the costume shop was out of [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] masks.
30th Aug '16 3:27:08 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Hustler Kid wears one for Halloween in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''
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* Hustler Kid wears one for Halloween in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''
22nd Jul '16 2:36:57 PM themisterfree
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* Averted in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys''. Dave and Jerry have to rob a bank for some reason, and instead of the expected Nixon masks, they instead don masks based on UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger and Alexander Haig, both Secretaries of State (a bystander suggests they call themselves that); they quickly become StupidCrooks and get away without robbing anything.

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* Averted in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys''. Dave and Jerry have to rob a bank for some reason, and instead of the expected Nixon masks, they instead don masks based on UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger Henr yKissinger and Alexander Haig, both Secretaries of State (a bystander suggests they call themselves that); they quickly become StupidCrooks and get away without robbing anything.
22nd Jul '16 2:36:14 PM themisterfree
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'': One episode features a villain impersonating the ghost of UsefulNotes/WilliamHowardTaft to scare the President away. After being unmasked, he says that he chose President Taft because, as the largest President in history, he'd make an impressive ghost and the costume shop was out of [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] masks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'': One episode features a villain impersonating the ghost of UsefulNotes/WilliamHowardTaft to scare the President away. After being unmasked, he says that he chose President Taft because, as the largest President in history, he'd make an impressive ghost - and the costume shop was out of [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] masks.masks.
* Averted in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys''. Dave and Jerry have to rob a bank for some reason, and instead of the expected Nixon masks, they instead don masks based on UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger and Alexander Haig, both Secretaries of State (a bystander suggests they call themselves that); they quickly become StupidCrooks and get away without robbing anything.
3rd Jul '16 2:34:04 PM gewunomox
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Its status as the best-selling political mask of all time (and in many ways the inspiration for ''all'' political masks), as a symbol of famous counterculturists like HunterSThompson and BobDylan, and as a hilarious remnant of the seventies have made it a classic go-to prop when a strange/hilarious mask is needed.

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Its status as the best-selling political mask of all time (and in many ways the inspiration for ''all'' political masks), as a symbol of famous counterculturists like HunterSThompson Creator/HunterSThompson and BobDylan, Music/BobDylan, and as a hilarious remnant of the seventies have made it a classic go-to prop when a strange/hilarious mask is needed.
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