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YMMV: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: 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.
  • Tear Jerker: The finale.
  • The Woobie: Jefferson Smith. He just wants Truth, Justice and the American Way! But Washington just isn't run that way anymore.
  • What Could Have Been: The original script ended with a sequence back in Smith's home state where 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.

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