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* ''{{Series/Euphoria}}'': [[AvertedTrope Obliterated.]] Episode 3 not only namedrops [[Music/OneDirection Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles]] when Kat [[RealPersonFic writes about]] [[SlashFic Harry giving Louis a blowjob]] before a concert, but the story is then fully animated with anime character likenesses of them both.



* ''Series/LawAndOrder''

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder''''Franchise/LawAndOrder''

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* ''Series/StElsewhere'': In "Family Ties", "Family Feud" and "Family Affair", the Endicotts, a famous, wealthy, political family from Massachusetts who are considered American royalty, are basically the Kennedys with a different name. Gordon Endicott is a senator who is seeking his party's nomination for the 1988 presidential election. There is NoPartyGiven but he is hinted to be a Democrat. However, the senator is assassinated, in the presence of his son Michael, in the St. Eligius chapel by a crazed man named Lennox who hates the Endicott family. His mother and the much loved family matriarch Augusta Endicott, who receives a quadruple bypass at the hospital, is based on Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. Like the Kennedys, the Endicotts have suffered many tragedies. Gordon is the third of Augusta's children whom she has outlived as Richard died of pleurisy in 1936 and Franklin committed suicide in 1979. In "Family Ties", Gordon's son Douglas mentions that the family has a compound on Cape Cod.

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* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'': In "The Marked" and "Ghost in the Machine", Drew Imroth, the billionaire CEO of the computer giant Ubient Software and one of the Marked, is very clearly based on Bill Gates.

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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': In "[[Recap/SlidersS05E07ACurrentAffair A Current Affair]]", the U.S. President is Jefferson Williams, as in [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton William Jefferson Clinton]]. Making it even more obvious, Williams, like Clinton, was first elected in 1992.


* In an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' Chandler winds up stuck at a one woman play on his own that is essentially a parody of Creator/CarrieFisher's ''Wishful Drinking''.


** In an episode based on the Pizzagate hoax, SVU encounters a scumbag internet conspiracy monger who cynically publishes BlatantLies to make advertising revenue off gullible wackos. The character's name was Don Ruca, but might as well have been "Shmalex Bones".

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** In an episode based on the Pizzagate hoax, SVU encounters a scumbag internet conspiracy monger who cynically publishes BlatantLies to make advertising revenue off gullible wackos. The character's name was Don Ruca, but might as well have been "Shmalex "Alec Bones".


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** The plot of ''Recap/BlackMirrorTheNationalAnthem'' revolves around a beloved Royal Princess getting kidnapped. Depending on who you ask it's either Princess Diana or Kate Middleton the princess is modeled after.
** The game designer Shou Saito from the episode ''Recap/BlackMirrorPlaytest'' has more than a few similarities with Creator/HideoKojima.

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** The plot of ''Recap/BlackMirrorTheNationalAnthem'' [[Recap/BlackMirrorTheNationalAnthem "The National Anthem"]] revolves around a beloved Royal Princess getting kidnapped. Depending on who you ask ask, it's either Princess Diana or Kate Middleton the princess is modeled after.
** The game designer Shou Saito from the episode ''Recap/BlackMirrorPlaytest'' [[Recap/BlackMirrorPlaytest "Playtest"]] has more than a few similarities with Creator/HideoKojima.



* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** The American President Winters, who was strikingly reminiscent of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, tries to take over the situation and eventually gets vaporized by the BigBad. After the ResetButton gets hit on the villain's epic evil, this is the one thing to not be undone.
** The villain of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]", Helen A, is a controversial (at the time) swipe at UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher. This was later confirmed by star Creator/{{Sylvester McCoy}}, who gloated ever after of [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny beating Thatcher in a fair fight]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** The American President Winters, who was strikingly reminiscent of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, tries to take over the situation and eventually gets vaporized by the BigBad. After the ResetButton gets hit on the villain's epic evil, this is the one thing to not be undone.
''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The villain of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]", Helen A, is a controversial (at the time) swipe at UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher. This was later confirmed by star Creator/{{Sylvester McCoy}}, Creator/SylvesterMcCoy, who gloated ever after of [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny beating Thatcher in a fair fight]].fight]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters "Love & Monsters"]]: Victor Kennedy/the Abzorbaloff is based on Ian Levine, a BigNameFan who served as an unofficial consultant to the series in the '80s and was instrumental in finding many lost episodes. He's also fairly notorious in fandom circles.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound of Drums"]]: American President Winters, who was strikingly reminiscent of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, tries to take over the situation and eventually gets vaporized by the BigBad. After the ResetButton gets hit on the villain's epic evil, this is the one thing to not be undone.



* In ''Series/{{Quantico}}'', Claire Haas, the corrupt, well-connected Vice-President, is so obviously based on Hillary Clinton that the showrunners began to fear that they had contributed to Clinton's defeat in the 2016 election.



-->'''Mr. Conductor:''' I just wish I knew more about the mayor's opponent. He's a very mysterious figure.
-->'''Stacy:''' I know. I've seen his picture, [[LampshadeHanging and he looks awfully familiar]]...

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-->'''Mr. Conductor:''' I just wish I knew more about the mayor's opponent. He's a very mysterious figure.
-->'''Stacy:'''
figure.\\
'''Stacy:'''
I know. I've seen his picture, [[LampshadeHanging and he looks awfully familiar]]...familiar]]
* In ''Series/{{Shooter}}'', Junior Bama, the StupidEvil, overeager son of CorruptHick Red Bama who keeps trying to help his dad and usually ends up making things worse, seems to be a thinly-veiled expy of Donald Trump, Jr.



** In "Criss Angel Is a Douche Bag," Criss Angel never shows up, but the show makes fun of him through a character named Jeb Dexter, an incredibly arrogant magician who bears an incredible resemblance to Criss Angel and does card tricks that are staged like fake demon possessions (which really upsets Dean). He dies horribly, of course. The show also makes fun of him, quietly, by ''naming the episode [[TakeThat Criss Angel Is A Douche Bag]]''

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** In "Criss Angel Is a Douche Bag," Bag", Criss Angel never shows up, but the show makes fun of him through a character named Jeb Dexter, an incredibly arrogant magician who bears an incredible resemblance to Criss Angel and does card tricks that are staged like fake demon possessions (which really upsets Dean). He dies horribly, of course. The show also makes fun of him, quietly, by ''naming the episode [[TakeThat Criss Angel Is A Douche Bag]]''



* In ''Series/{{Shooter}}'', Junior Bama, the StupidEvil, overeager son of CorruptHick Red Bama who keeps trying to help his dad and usually ends up making things worse, seems to be a thinly-veiled expy of Donald Trump, Jr.
* In ''Series/{{Quantico}}'', Claire Haas, the corrupt, well-connected Vice-President, is so obviously based on Hillary Clinton that the showrunners began to fear that they had contributed to Clinton's defeat in the 2016 election.

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* In ''Series/{{Shooter}}'', Junior Bama, the StupidEvil, overeager son of CorruptHick Red Bama who keeps trying to help his dad and usually ends up making things worse, seems to be a thinly-veiled expy of Donald Trump, Jr.
* In ''Series/{{Quantico}}'', Claire Haas, the corrupt, well-connected Vice-President, is so obviously based on Hillary Clinton that the showrunners began to fear that they had contributed to Clinton's defeat in the 2016 election.


* ''Series/MadamSecretary'''s title character Elizabeth [=McCord=] has a number of similarities with UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton (both middle-aged blonde professional women, serving as Secretary of State in a Democratic administration), though she comes off as somewhat more personable and populist. She also very clearly [[HappilyMarried has a very strong relationship with her husband Henry]], whereas Hillary's relationship with UsefulNotes/BillClinton is... [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement questionable]]. {{Reconstruction}}, perhaps?

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* ''Series/MadamSecretary'''s title character Elizabeth [=McCord=] has a number of similarities with UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton (both middle-aged blonde professional women, serving as Secretary of State in a Democratic administration), though she comes off as somewhat more personable and populist. She also very clearly [[HappilyMarried has a very strong relationship with her husband Henry]], whereas Hillary's relationship with UsefulNotes/BillClinton is... [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment questionable]]. {{Reconstruction}}, perhaps?

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* ''Series/TheMagician'': "The Illusion of Black Gold" features a reclusive oil billionaire named Victor Paradine who no one has seen in person in years. The character is very heavily based on Creator/HowardHughes.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In "Monster", the [[UsefulNotes/{{Serbia}} Serbian]] dictator Slob Krupchek, who is described as the "[[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] of the Balkans" due to his policy of ethnic cleansing resulting in the deaths of thousands, is one for UsefulNotes/SlobodanMilosevic. Krupchek's first name is presumably short for Slobodan.


** In an episode based on the Pizzagate hoax, SVU encounters a scumbag internet conspiracy monger who cynically publishes salacious falsehoods to make advertising revenue off gullible wackos. The character's name was Don Ruca, but might as well have been "Shmalex Bones".

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** In an episode based on the Pizzagate hoax, SVU encounters a scumbag internet conspiracy monger who cynically publishes salacious falsehoods BlatantLies to make advertising revenue off gullible wackos. The character's name was Don Ruca, but might as well have been "Shmalex Bones".


** The VillainOfTheWeek in one episode of SVU was a news anchor who had maintained a decades-long campaign of sexual harassment against multiple female coworkers, combining elements of Creator/BillOReilly and Roger Stone.

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** The VillainOfTheWeek in one episode of SVU was a news anchor who had maintained a decades-long campaign of sexual harassment against multiple female coworkers, combining elements of Creator/BillOReilly and Roger Stone.Ailes.


** In an episode based on the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, SVU encounters a scumbag internet conspiracy monger who cynically publishes salacious falsehoods to make advertising revenue off gullible wackos. The character's name was Don Ruca, but might as well have been "Shmalex Bones".

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** In an episode based on the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, hoax, SVU encounters a scumbag internet conspiracy monger who cynically publishes salacious falsehoods to make advertising revenue off gullible wackos. The character's name was Don Ruca, but might as well have been "Shmalex Bones".


** In an episode based on the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, SVU encounters a scumbag internet conspiracy monger who knowingly publishes salacious falsehoods to make advertising revenue off gullible wackos. The character's name was Don Ruca, but might as well have been "Shmalex Bones".
** In one episode, a rapist who impregnates his victim calls in a Congressman and former doctor to testify that a woman cannot get pregnant during rape. Depicted as a pseudoscience-peddling buffon and outcast from the medical community, he was a thinly-veiled analogue for Todd Akin, even spouting Akin's infamous "legitimate rape" soundbite.

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** In an episode based on the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, SVU encounters a scumbag internet conspiracy monger who knowingly cynically publishes salacious falsehoods to make advertising revenue off gullible wackos. The character's name was Don Ruca, but might as well have been "Shmalex Bones".
** In one episode, a rapist who impregnates his victim calls in a Congressman and former doctor to testify that a woman cannot get pregnant during rape. Depicted as a politically motivated pseudoscience-peddling buffon and outcast from the medical community, buffoon, he was a thinly-veiled analogue for Todd Akin, even spouting Akin's infamous "legitimate rape" soundbite.


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** The VillainOfTheWeek in one episode of SVU was a news anchor who had maintained a decades-long campaign of sexual harassment against multiple female coworkers, combining elements of Creator/BillOReilly and Roger Stone.

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** In an episode based on the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, SVU encounters a scumbag internet conspiracy monger who knowingly publishes salacious falsehoods to make advertising revenue off gullible wackos. The character's name was Don Ruca, but might as well have been "Shmalex Bones".
** In one episode, a rapist who impregnates his victim calls in a Congressman and former doctor to testify that a woman cannot get pregnant during rape. Depicted as a pseudoscience-peddling buffon and outcast from the medical community, he was a thinly-veiled analogue for Todd Akin, even spouting Akin's infamous "legitimate rape" soundbite.

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