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[[caption-width-right:350:''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 Creator/LeonardoDaVinci's painting ''Art/TheLastSupper'', 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 UsefulNotes/{{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.


[[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.
* The first ED for ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' has portrays the Polar Star dormitory like this, with a very determined Soma in the Jesus spot.

* 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?''

[[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' ''ComicBook/{{Supergod}}'' has this as one of its final issue's covers. [[http://www.desktopimages.org/pictures/2015/0421/1/orig_83853.jpg Have a look.]]
* One issue of ''ComicBook/{{Countdown}}'' has the Justice League in this pose while rejecting Jimmy Olsen's application for membership. [[https://theragingfanboy.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/countdown36-thelastsupper001.jpg Really for no reason, other than presumably looking cool.]]
* ''ComicBook/TheGreatPowerOfChninkel'': A panel in the fourth chapter represents the chinkels impersonating ''Art/TheLastSupper'' from Leonardo da Vinci.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' already referenced it in promotional material, but one enterprising fan [[http://twohundredandelevenhats.tumblr.com/post/119233274434 went the extra mile.]]
* 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.]]''
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' [[http://drakefenwick.deviantart.com/art/wow-Last-Supper-185178854 Last Supper.]]
* Bill [=McConkey's=] ''[[http://billmcconkey.blogspot.fr/2011/05/80s-movie-classics-last-supper.html 80s Movie Classics Last Supper]]''
* ''Franchise/{{Justice League|Of America}}'' version [[http://images.uncyc.org/pt/3/3a/SantaCeiaDC.jpg here.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Buñuel]]'s ''Film/{{Viridiana}}'' has a party of drunken, looting beggars end posed as in ''Art/TheLastSupper'', 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 ''Art/TheLastSupper''.
* 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. Since it's Sally's party she's in the Jesus position. [[spoiler: The Comedian is in the position of John (popularly mistaken for Mary Magdalene), which might be a hint to who's been involved with the visibly-pregnant Sally. What's more, Sally's husband is in the position of Thomas (finger raised and angrily demanding an explanation).]]
* 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.
* ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'' 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/TheExpendables2'' [[http://omelete.uol.com.br/images/galerias/Os-Mercenarios-2/Poster-Santa-Ceia-03Ago2012.jpg uses it.]]
* A stoner pizza party in ''Film/InherentVice'' is framed to look like ''The Last Supper'', with Owen Wilson's Coy Harlingen, an innocent party victimized by events, in the center.
* Many film dramatization of the life of Jesus will stage a Last Supper scene that looks like Leonardo. Done in [[https://artstuckinmyeye.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/jesuschristsuperstar_last_supper.jpg this scene]] from ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''. There's another live-action staging of the painting in the 1951 version of ''Literature/QuoVadis''. The 1925 version of ''Literature/BenHur'' does this as well, but since Jesus is TheFaceless in that movie, there's another guest posed directly in front of him.
* The 2017 version of ''Film/{{Murder on the Orient Express|2017}}'' has all the suspects seated this way when Poirot arrives for the SummationGathering.
* in ''Film/AlienCovenant'', there's a small photograph in the ship's galley of the full ''Covenant'' crew standing around a table in this fashion.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The page image is promotional art for the last season of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. It even contains {{Foreshadowing}}, as the person who ''would'' be occupying the obvious empty space turns out to be important.
* Used in promotional material for the last season of ''Series/{{Lost}}''. That would be [[JustForPun The Lost Supper]]. Combine that with AsTheGoodBookSays: ''Entertainment Weekly'' [[http://www.ew.com/article/2010/01/15/lost-doc-jensen-examines-new-lost-supper-promo Issue #1186]] (January 22, 2010) says of the image that "The castaways' imbibing evokes the Bible verse: 'If the dead are not raised: ''Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die''' [1 Corinthians 15:32b; Isaiah 22:13d, NAB]. Which is exactly what was at stake with last season's resurrection-or-bust Jughead cliffhanger."
* In an early episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', after Eric agrees to streak at a political rally with his friends, he informs the rest of the group that nobody can find out since "If my father finds out what we're planned, he will nail me to the wall," at which point a heavenly glow seems to hit the table and everyone is frozen in a Last Supper pose with Eric as Christ.
--> Jackie: ''(walking by)'' Why are you all sitting on one side of the table?
* [[http://politedissent.com/tangents/images/davinci.jpg A promotional photo]] of ''Series/{{House}}'' season 4. House is naturally Jesus, a position he'd agree with given his ego.
* 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.

* Music/ThePrettyReckless video for "Miss Nothing" features this, with Taylor Momsen playing a Mary Magdalene figure.

* The cover of ''The Clue Bible'', the tie-in book to long-running series ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', casts long-time presenter Humphrey Lyttleton in the Jesus role, with the cast regulars surrounding him as the Apostles.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' used this in one of the illustrations, which depicts the meeting of the Teragen, a faction of AGodAmI mutants.

* ''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 otherwise recognize disciples such as St. Louis (as in the [[UsefulNotes/StLouis city on the Mississippi river]]) or St. Bernard (who is prophsied by Jesus to "become a [[SaintBernardRescue large dog that saves skiers in the Alps]]").
* Many productions of ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' do this with the characters.
* There's a live play called ''The Living Last Supper'' that has thirteen actors, each one playing a character from the supper, with each one delivering a soliloquy before saying "Is it I?" and assuming their position from the original painting.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Promotional art for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' depicts the [[MessianicArchetype Inquisitor]], with their nine companions and three advisors surrounding them at the table. Interestingly, [[spoiler: Solas stands in Judas' spot in the original painting, foreshadowing TheReveal about his true identity.]]
* In ''VideoGame/Rayman3HoodlumHavoc'', there's a [[EasterEgg secret room]] where you find statues of Razorbeard (The BigBad of the second game) and his Robopirates seated at a large table.
* ''VideoGame/MalditaCastilla'''s TrueFinalBoss features a Satanic mockery of the painting's imagery. The demon Luzfarel is found sitting at a table with his demonic lackeys all on the same side of the table. Given that this level is literally Hell, this should surprise nobody.
* Some ''VideoGame/FarCry5'' promotional art features 13 doomsday cultists (and a dog) sat along a table, reminiscent to the painting.

[[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. [[spoiler: No prizes for guessing that Cartman's seated in the Judas position, though funnily enough this picture is missing a Pater.]]
** In "Fantastic Easter Special", which mimicks Creator/DanBrown's ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', Professor Teabag shows Stan and Kyle a portrait of ''Art/TheLastSupper,'' 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.
* A particularly gruesome version happens on Season 8 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', where Dutch kills a bunch of people violently, then stages their corpses to look like the last supper - with a tied up Len Trexler in the role of Jesus.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The Actors Bistrot (sic), a restaurant in UsefulNotes/{{Florence}}, has or had a mural of ''Art/TheLastSupper'' recast with old movie stars, with Creator/MarilynMonroe in the center.