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[[caption-width-right:348:''Totally'' coincidental arrangement, honest...]]

->''"Okay, everyone who wants to be in the picture, go to the other side of the table. Hold it..."''
-->-- '''Leonardo''', ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI''

Imitating LeonardoDaVinci's painting "The Last Supper", often for promotional art. This works for a variety of different plots or events. If there is a character who is an example (or a subversion, or an ironic inversion) of a MessianicArchetype, or otherwise has some kind of plot-related parallel with the story of the betrayal of Christ, he or she will be placed in Jesus' position, frequently complete with downcast eyes and spread arms. The scene itself often has some thematic connection to the biblical Last Supper, whether it is a group shot of the series' team with a betrayer in their midst, or a gathering of friends that is a metaphorical "last supper" (like a group of coworkers planning to go their separate ways), a leader and his/her followers or supporters, or foreshadowing the death/persecution of the character in Jesus's spot.

Since Leonardo's painting depicts the disciples' reactions to hearing that one of them will betray Jesus, the character placed in the "Judas Iscariot" slot (elbow on the table, second to the left of Jesus) may be a hint to viewers.

This is actually TruthInTelevision; artists have made quite a few versions of "The Last Supper", many of which have been viewed by the public as bad taste (or worse). Technically, you can't truly accuse someone who does this of "stealing" (Leonardo's works are not copyrighted) at least in any legal way.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the manga version of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', the S.O.S. Brigade ends their DrunkenMontage during Remote Island Syndrome with this. Itsuki is John, Mikuru is Thomas, Kyon is James the Greater, and Yuki is Philip. Judas's face, as well as most of Peter's, is blocked by text. And Haruhi? {{G|od}}uess.
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[[folder:Comedy]]
* The cover of Creator/GeorgeCarlin's "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?"
* Trevor Turan's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' spoof lecture on ''[[Literature/TheDaVinciCode The Da Quirm Code]]'' (Discworld Convention, 2006) involved supposed hidden messages in Leonard of Quirm's portrait of the [[LandDownUnder Ecksian]] prophet of Offler Gordon Yermate and his followers, titled ''Where The Hell's Breakfast?''
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* One issue of the ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' arranged the Legion of Super-Villains in such a manner, with Lightning Lord taking the center seat.
* Creator/WarrenEllis' ''{{Supergod}}'' has this as one of its final issue's covers. [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/sg05001002.jpg Have a look]].
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* It's cosplay, but here's [[http://www.psydis.com/?p=565 Sailor Scouts Supper]].
* ''Franchise/StarWars: [[http://jaxxtraxx.deviantart.com/art/Star-Wars-The-Last-Supper-335212747 The Last Supper]]''
* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' [[http://drakefenwick.deviantart.com/art/wow-Last-Supper-185178854 Last Supper]]''
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Bu˝uel]]'s ''Viridiana'' has a party of drunken, looting beggars end posed as in "The Last Supper", causing an outcry from the Vatican.
* In Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'', Jesus and Pals commission Leonardo Da Vinci to make a group portrait. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA1sx-vyWVk They pose for a second]] exactly as in the painting, and Brooks holds up a plate over Christ's head as the halo. Even if there's no halo in the actual painting.
* In the film version of ''Film/{{MASH}}'', the "funeral" for Painless Pole has the attendees arranged in this manner. Father Mulcahy sees this and does a double-take.
* One segment in ''Film/SuperSizeMe'' is a painting that shows grotesque caricatures of various fast food mascots set up like "The Last Supper".
* In the intro to Creator/ZackSnyder's ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' film, the Minutemen are set up to resemble "The Last Supper" when they celebrate Sally Jupiter's retirement.
* In ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', the Dozen have a victory feast to celebrate humiliating Colonel Breed in the war games before they go out on their official mission. The table layout fits this trope. Magot was sitting in Judas' spot.
* ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}: Endgame'' used this with the BigBad and his posse-at the end of the scene, he proceeds to [[OffWithHisHead behead them all]] to gain all their power.
* A poster for ''Film/TheExpendables 2'' [[http://omelete.uol.com.br/images/galerias/Os-Mercenarios-2/Poster-Santa-Ceia-03Ago2012.jpg uses it]].
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Seen in promotional art for the last season of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''.
* Used in promotional material for the last season of ''Series/{{Lost}}''. That would be [[IncrediblyLamePun The Lost Supper]].
* Done in two episodes of ''Series/That70sShow''.
* [[http://politedissent.com/tangents/images/davinci.jpg A promotional photo]] of ''Series/{{House}}'' season 4. The Judas-hint variant is played straight, as in FindingJudas.
* The dinner scene at the end of the first series Christmas special of ''Series/{{Shameless}}''.
* At one point in ''Series/SpinCity'', Michael J. Fox's character finds that a former mentor of his [[ActorAllusion (played by Christopher Lloyd)]] believes he's the Messiah. Late in the episode, he walks into a meeting room to find that most of the higher-ups are at a table with said crazy mentor, forming a Last Supper with him as Jesus.
* In an episode of ''Series/NorthernExposure'' Chris finds himself in one of these in a DreamSequence.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' used this arrangement in the episode "Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples". Abed is Jesus.
* Done in an episode of ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'', with Penn as Jesus as he goes around the table, killing the apostles representing the myths of organic farming.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': In "Requiem", a very improbable group of characters appear behind one table at the FBI, discussing very pressing matters of alien abductions. There are of course agents Mulder and Scully, their boss Skinner,[[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theorists]] Lone Gunmen, Mulder's former MysteriousInformant Marita Covarrubias and triple-agent Alex Krycek.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' used this in one of the illustrations, which depicts the meeting of the Teragen, a faction of AGodAmI mutants.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/TheBibleTheCompleteWordOfGodAbridged'' has a replica of the painting with cutouts for the heads of twelve disciples. The cutouts come with labels naming the disciples, which helps because there are only two actors to play them and because audiences might not remember St. Louis or St. Bernard being among them.
* Many productions of ''JesusChristSuperstar'' do this with the characters.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The DVD cover of ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse'' uses fan art of the characters arranged as in "The Last Supper".
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** In the episode "Margaritaville", Kyle says he has "this feeling that one of you will totally betray me", and everyone gasps and freezes into Last Supper position.
** In "Fantastic Easter Special", which mimicks DanBrown's ''TheDaVinciCode'', Professor Teabag shows Stan and Kyle a portrait of the Last Supper, which looks the same, except that [[spoiler:there is a colored egg next to St. Peter, whom Teabag reveals to be [[Literature/TheTaleOfPeterRabbit a rabbit]]]].
* This was used at the end of the season 16 ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Thank God It's Doomsday" (where Homer discovers a mathematical equation connected with the end of the world and is sent to Heaven to stop God from carrying out His plan). After Homer discovers that his trip to Heaven was real and Moe's isn't a Japanese restaurant anymore, Homer sits in the center of a group of drunks and the picture freezes to a Last Supper style painting.
* Happened on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' series, where they thought Wally was God.
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