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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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* 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.
1st Feb '16 10:42:36 AM FF32
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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 [[Usefulnotes/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 [[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 [[Usefulnotes/BenjaminFranklin [[Creator/BenjaminFranklin Benjamin Franklin]], with green and white color schemes meant to echo the appearance of US banknotes.
6th Jan '16 7:26:42 AM StFan
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* John Enos wears a Nixon mask once in ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'' to help introduce a series of clips of criminals wearing incredibly stupid "masks" (one of them uses his hands to cover his face, making them pretty useless for the actual robbery).

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* John Enos wears a Nixon mask once in ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'' ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' to help introduce a series of clips of criminals wearing incredibly stupid "masks" (one of them uses his hands to cover his face, making them pretty useless for the actual robbery).



'''Surfer:''' Cool! Hey, thanks for getting us into China and everything! ''(does the V sign)''

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'''Surfer:''' Cool! Hey, thanks for getting us into China and everything! ''(does (''does the V sign)''sign'')



30th Dec '15 3:16:20 AM jormis29
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* Used by a group of convenience store robbers as a throw-away gag in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''. Note that this group predates ''Film/PointBreak'' (see below) by a full five years.

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* Used by a group of convenience store robbers as a throw-away gag in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''. Note that this group predates ''Film/PointBreak'' ''Film/PointBreak1991'' (see below) by a full five years.



* ''Film/PointBreak'' (1991) is perhaps the canonical example, with its team of bank robbers each donning a mask of a former president (they identify themselves as the "Ex-Presidents" and declare that [[TakeThat they already robbed us when they were in office, so why not do it again now?]]), making it almost required for future criminal-themed media to reference it.

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* ''Film/PointBreak'' (1991) is perhaps the canonical example, with ''Film/PointBreak1991'' has its team of bank robbers each donning a mask of a former president (they identify themselves as the "Ex-Presidents" and declare that [[TakeThat they already robbed us when they were in office, so why not do it again now?]]), making it almost required for future criminal-themed media to reference it.
21st Sep '15 11:24:25 AM StFan
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* The Nun in ''{{Fell}}''.

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* The Nun in ''{{Fell}}''.''ComicBook/{{Fell}}''.
13th Aug '15 6:09:47 AM WoodyAlienCubed
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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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