History YMMV / MrSmithGoesToWashington

13th Feb '15 5:04:43 PM redandready45
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** Smith breaking down at the Lincoln Memorial after being publicly accused of corruption by the man he admired as a child.
11th Feb '15 12:56:09 AM AdamC
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** The speech about the number of hoops a congressman has to jump through or work on to accomplish anything certainly resonates well with viewers after the United States suffered a government shut-down in 2013 simply because Congress was unable to agree on a national budget.
10th Dec '14 7:11:20 AM creader
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[DeletedScene The original script]] ended with a sequence back in Smith's home state where [[spoiler: the Taylor machine gets busted, there's a parade in honor of Smith, Smith and Paine reconcile, and Smith introduces Saunders to his mother and his collection of pets.]] Test audiences found it anticlimactic, so it was cut.
8th Dec '14 9:37:21 AM redandready45
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* ValuesResonance: A tale of corruption in the highest body of law is more relevant in the post-Watergate era than it was in the 1930s.
1st Mar '14 3:18:02 PM Jeduthun
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[DeletedScene The original script]] ended with a sequence back in Smith's home state where [[spoiler: the Taylor machine gets busted, there's a parade in honor of Smith, Smith and Paine reconcile, and Smith introduces Saunders to his mother and his collection of pets.]] Test audiences found it anticlimactic, so it was cut.
28th Jan '14 4:31:31 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TheWoobie - Jefferson Smith. He just wants Truth, Justice and the American Way! But Washington just isn't run that way anymore.

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* TheWoobie - TheWoobie: Jefferson Smith. He just wants Truth, Justice and the American Way! But Washington just isn't run that way anymore.
12th Jan '13 11:19:55 PM Jeduthun
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Sure, it's {{anvilicious}}, but it's a pretty darn good anvil: It's worth it to fight for truth and justice against political corruption, even when it looks like a lost cause.
18th Feb '12 2:07:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FridgeLogic: Taylor's master plan was to make Jeff Smith the legal owner of the land which he wishes to dam. How does Taylor profit from this?
18th Feb '12 1:06:25 AM doomsday524
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* HarsherInHindsight: Two guesses who's running the US government today...
** Who, the corrupt billionaires, or the naive freshman politicians who believe that compromise is a weakness of character? Oh wait...
2nd Jul '11 9:55:29 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* TearJerker: The finale.
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