Sunday, January 11, 2009


Grover Cleveland has been the only President so far to have served two non-consecutive terms in office. As such, today we're featuring two different portrayals of President Cleveland in Toobworld as we count down to the historic inauguration of Barack Obama. And both portrayals took place in TV Westerns that had their fair share of not only espionage, but also science fiction.

In the 1979 TV movie "The Wild, Wild West Revisited", President Cleveland was one of several world leaders who had been kidnapped by Dr. Miguelito Loveless, Jr. and replaced with clones. (This happened in 1885 on the Toobworld timeline.)

In 1894, President Cleveland recruited bounty hunters Brisco County, Jr. and Lord Bowler to work undercover for him on various missions. (This happened in the final episode of the series in 1994, and would have set up the overall arc for the second season storyline.)

Now, as can be seen by the two pictures, there is something of a difference in physical appearance for Cleveland. This is easy enough to splain away (besides the fact that the quality of the first picture isn't very good): in 1885 Cleveland looked older and more haggard as he was suffering from his detention in an underground cave prison cell. Nearly ten years later, and now President Cleveland was more robust. Perhaps he even had some work done with some kind of experimental plastic surgery. Hey, if they could clone somebody back in those days......!

Toby O'B

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