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"I agreed to be your Vice-President, but I never agreed to be your son."
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The Magnificent Three is a 3001 political drama written and directed by legendary silent hologram comedian Harold Zoid, and executive produced by Bender Bending Rodriguez.

The plot is about a son (Calculon of All My Circuits fame) not wanting to follow in his father's (Zoid in his comeback role) footsteps — that job being President of Earth, and the son is currently the Vice-President. The film also stars Zoid's nephew John A. Zoidberg as the Vice-President's associate Lieutenant Smith.

Despite negative reception upon its premiere (In fact, everyone left the theater before it ended), the film helped garner Zoid an Academy Award for Best Actor in a surprise win.


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  • Big "NO!": The Vice-President does this after his father dies, making him the new President.
  • Downer Ending: The President dies, and now the Vice-President has to take his father's job whether he wants to or not.
  • Food Slap: At one point, the Vice-President throws a cup of water onto his father's face.
  • Funny Background Event: As seen in the above picture, several scenes have White House staffers doing crazy things in the middle of tense scenes. This was due to Zoid's insistence to add a little comedy to soften the drama.
  • Grey Rain of Depression: The ending.
  • Pie in the Face: Several White House staffers throw pies at each other. This came about due to the reasons states above. Most of the film's budget ended up being spent on pies.
  • Tempting Fate: The President, refusing to accept his son's resignation, proclaims "I would sooner die, I would." He then falls of a ledge and dies.
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