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Lyndon B. Johnson asks Victor Frankenstein to put his brain into the handsome head of the recently deceased John F. Kennedy.


This episode provides examples of the following tropes:

  • All Men Are Perverts: LBJ's motivation for making him into JFK is because he wants all of the sex the president was entitled to.
  • Americans Are Cowboys: LBJ is always seen wearing a cowboy hat and has a thick Texas accent.note 
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  • Cloudcuckoolander: How did the old Johnson Household make sure that a cow was dead? Have sex with the wound of course!
  • Death by Irony: Abraham Lincoln died historically with a bullet to the back of a head. Here, LBJ loses his patience waiting behind him and does just that (especially since JFK had just died the same way).
  • Distracting Disambiguation: LBJ tries being dramatic in referring to Frankenstein as a "monster-doctor", only to clarify that he is not a monster, but a doctor for monsters or is monster-like, etc.
  • It's Like I Always Say:
    LBJ: Well, I've always said, "nature's great and all, but until I get to see me a horse with fangs, I'm not interested."
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: The surgery is a success and LBJ now has his brain in JFK's body. What happens right after? He gets bitten by a werewolf. Lousy luck.
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  • Surgical Impersonation: LBJ originally goes to Frankenstein not to resurrect a freshly-dead JFK, but to make him look like the then-dead president. The plan is then changed to make a Brain Transplant instead.


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