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'''United States Presidents''' are mentioned and seen various times in the [[Homestar Runner (Flash cartoon)|Homestar Runner]] universe, in particular presidents [[Wikipedia:Martin Van Buren|Martin Van Buren]] and [[Wikipedia:Abraham Lincoln|Abraham Lincoln]]. This is perhaps a nod to [[They Might Be Giants]], who frequently use presidents as a theme in their music.
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'''Presidents of the United States''' are mentioned and seen various times in [[Free Country, USA|Free Country]], in particular presidents [[Van Buren|Martin Van Buren]] and [[Abraham Lincoln]]. This is perhaps a nod to [[They Might Be Giants]], who frequently use presidents as a theme in their music. It was revealed in an [http://coldhardflash.com/2008/05/chapmans-cool-interview-for-animation-people.html interview] that [[The Brothers Chaps]] have an oval portrait of Lincoln hanging in their office.
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'''[[Wikipedia:George Washington|George Washington]]''' (1789—1797)
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*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 5]] — [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Henry Rollins, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington|George Washington]] is among the "cool or famous" people who look at [[The Ugly One]] with her head in the sand, then go tandem parasailing  with [[So and So]].
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**[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 10]] — Washington reappears with these characters.
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*[[Fluffy Puff Commercial]] — Pressing "l" will make a silhouette of Abraham Lincoln's head appear.  
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'''[[Wikipedia:Thomas Jefferson|Thomas Jefferson]]''' (1801—1809)
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**In [[Everybody to the Limit]], this same silhouette is used. Also, pictures of [[Wikipedia:John F. Kennedy|John F. Kennedy]] and his brother [[Wikipedia:Robert F. Kennedy|Robert]] appear in the music video.
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*[[@StrongBadActual]] — November 22, 2016 — Strong Bad, in frustration, explains that his Lin-Manuel Miranda costume is not "Evil Thomas Jefferson".
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*[[Kick the Can]] — In one of the tapes, [[The Homestar Runner|The Homestar Runner's]] shirt has the words "[[Wikipedia:Herbert Hoover|herbert hoover?]]" on it.
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*[[Fortune Cookies]] — One of the "fortunes" reads "Hey, it worked for [[Wikipedia:William Howard Taft|Taft]]."
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'''[[Wikipedia:Martin Van Buren|Martin Van Buren]]''' (1837—1841)
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*Email [[old comics]] — a quote from [[Wikipedia:Harry S. Truman|President Truman]] on the [[King Castlefunny Pencil Moistener]] reads "Everybody's going to need one!"
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*A bust of Van Buren is occasionally seen in [[Free Country, USA]]. ''See main article: [[Van Buren]]''
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*[[The Cheat|The Cheat's]] [[The Cheat#Character Video Transcript|Character Video]] — The Cheat throws a bust of [[Van Buren]] at the camera.
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**This bust later appears taped on [[The Proud Anselmo]] in [[space program]] and as a possible shape for the [[SBLOUNSKCHED! Bar]] in [[candy product]].
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'''[[Wikipedia:William Henry Harrison|William Henry Harrison]]''' (1841)
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2]] — [[Old-Timey Strong Bad]] mentions Harrison along with James Garfield.
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'''[[Wikipedia:James K. Polk|James K. Polk]]''' (1845—1849)
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*[[Jibblies 2]] — [[Homsar]]'s costume includes the word "polk." on his chin, a possible reference to the president of that name.
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*Email [[diorama]] — [[Peanut Strong Bad]] stabs a model of [[Wikipedia:Nicholas Trist|Nicholas Trist]], a diplomat for Polk.
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'''[[Wikipedia:Zachary Taylor|Zachary Taylor]]''' (1849—1850)
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*[[Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold]] — [[Strong Bad]] states his intent to refer to [[Strong Sad]] as "Sad Sachary Taylor".  
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'''[[Wikipedia:James Buchanan|James Buchanan]]''' (1857—1861)
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*Email [[diorama]] — Strong Bad has a robot in his diorama assassinate James Buchanan with a laser called the "Byoo-Cannon".
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'''[[Wikipedia:Abraham Lincoln|Abraham Lincoln]]''' (1861—1865)
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:''See main article: [[Abraham Lincoln]]''
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'''[[Wikipedia:James A. Garfield|James A. Garfield]]''' (1881)
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2]] — [[Old-Timey Strong Bad]] mentions Garfield along with William Henry Harrison.
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'''[[Wikipedia:William Howard Taft|William Howard Taft]]''' (1909—1913)
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*[[Fortune Cookies]] — One of the "fortunes" reads "Hey, it worked for Taft."
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*[[Sbemailiarized!]] — Strong Bad types out in his summary that "Taft is white!"
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*[[Strong Badia The Free]] — Strong Bad jokes about [[The King of Town]] getting stuck in the [[Bathing|bathtub]], a reference to the infamous incident where the same fate befell Taft.
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'''[[Wikipedia:Herbert Hoover|Herbert Hoover]]''' (1929—1933)
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*[[Kick the Can]] — In one of the tapes, [[The Homestar Runner|The Homestar Runner's]] shirt has the words "herbert hoover?" on it.
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'''[[Wikipedia:Franklin Delano Roosevelt|Franklin Delano Roosevelt]]''' (1933—1945)
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*Email [[redesign]] — Strong Bad suggests that the scrolling [[No Loafing Sign]] might be misread as "Franklin Delano Loafing".
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'''[[Wikipedia:Harry S. Truman|Harry S. Truman]]''' (1945—1953)
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*Email [[old comics]] — a quote from President Truman on the [[King Castlefunny Pencil Moistener]] reads "Everybody's going to need one!"
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'''[[Wikipedia:John F. Kennedy|John F. Kennedy]]''' (1961—1963)
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*[[Everybody to the Limit]] — Pictures of JFK and his brother [[Wikipedia:Robert F. Kennedy|Robert]] appear in the music video.
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'''[[Wikipedia:Richard Nixon|Richard Nixon]]''' (1969—[[1974]])
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*[[imaginary]] — The question [[Strong Sad]] and his imaginary friend are answering for "Time Magazine: The Game", is "What are Richard Nixon's favorite slacks?"
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'''[[Wikipedia:Jimmy Carter|Jimmy Carter]]''' (1977—1981)
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*Email [[diorama]] — Strong Bad has a robot assassinate Carter in his diorama.
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'''[[Wikipedia:Ronald Reagan|Ronald Reagan]]''' (1981—1989)
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*[[Peasant's Quest]] — Looking at the rocking chair after the [[Baby Lady]] leaves yields a [[Peasant's Quest Responses|response]] referring to Reagan's "[[Wikipedia:Trickle-down economics|trickle-down economics]]".
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*[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]] — Homestar does a bad Reagan impression and mentions [[Wikipedia:Reaganomics|Reaganomics]].
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== Miscellaneous presidential references ==
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*Email [[couch patch]] — The [[ASCII art]] million dollar bill that is printed out has the portrait labeled simply "President".
*[[Experimental Film]] — [[Homestar Runner]] is playing a game with presidents on the [[ATM]].
*[[Experimental Film]] — [[Homestar Runner]] is playing a game with presidents on the [[ATM]].
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*[[Halloween Potion-Ma-Jig]] — Homestar does a bad impression of [[Wikipedia:Ronald Reagan|Ronald Reagan]].
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*Email [[rampage]] — Homsar says, "Caramel corn for president, please."
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*[[2 emails]] — Strong Bad puts a [[Sticky Notes|sticky note]] on the computer reading "Van Buren".
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*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 5]] — [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Henry Rollins, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington|George Washington and Abraham Lincoln]] appear, along with [[Wikipedia:Henry Rollins|Henry Rollins]]. They are the "cool or famous" people who take [[So and So]] parasailing with them.
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**These characters appear later in [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 10]].
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*[[Puppet Jam: President's Daughter]] — Homestar and They Might Be Giants make a song about the president's daughter.
*[[Puppet Jam: President's Daughter]] — Homestar and They Might Be Giants make a song about the president's daughter.
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*[[An Open Forum]] — The background is made up of Abraham Lincoln heads.
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*[[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]] — [[Dangeresque (character)|Dangeresque]] says that he framed [[Baron Darin Diamonocle]] for the murder of several presidents.
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2]] — [[Wikipedia:William Henry Harrison|William Henry Harrison]] and [[Wikipedia:James Garfield|James Garfield]] are mentioned by [[Old-Timey Strong Bad]].
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2]] — Homsar imagines himself saying, "You're a [[pork]] rind's president."
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==See Also==
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*[[Politics]]
[[Category:Inside Jokes]]
[[Category:Inside Jokes]]

Current revision as of 14:20, 11 June 2018

"Look, look at that girl."

Presidents of the United States are mentioned and seen various times in Free Country, in particular presidents Martin Van Buren and Abraham Lincoln. This is perhaps a nod to They Might Be Giants, who frequently use presidents as a theme in their music. It was revealed in an interview that The Brothers Chaps have an oval portrait of Lincoln hanging in their office.

[edit] Appearances

George Washington (1789—1797)

Thomas Jefferson (1801—1809)

  • @StrongBadActual — November 22, 2016 — Strong Bad, in frustration, explains that his Lin-Manuel Miranda costume is not "Evil Thomas Jefferson".

Martin Van Buren (1837—1841)

William Henry Harrison (1841)

James K. Polk (1845—1849)

Zachary Taylor (1849—1850)

James Buchanan (1857—1861)

  • Email diorama — Strong Bad has a robot in his diorama assassinate James Buchanan with a laser called the "Byoo-Cannon".

Abraham Lincoln (1861—1865)

See main article: Abraham Lincoln

James A. Garfield (1881)

William Howard Taft (1909—1913)

Herbert Hoover (1929—1933)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933—1945)

  • Email redesign — Strong Bad suggests that the scrolling No Loafing Sign might be misread as "Franklin Delano Loafing".

Harry S. Truman (1945—1953)

John F. Kennedy (1961—1963)

Richard Nixon (1969—1974)

  • imaginary — The question Strong Sad and his imaginary friend are answering for "Time Magazine: The Game", is "What are Richard Nixon's favorite slacks?"

Jimmy Carter (1977—1981)

  • Email diorama — Strong Bad has a robot assassinate Carter in his diorama.

Ronald Reagan (1981—1989)

[edit] Miscellaneous presidential references

[edit] See Also

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