Saturday, November 3, 2018


Today would have been Aneta Corsaut’s 85th birthday.  I had a big crush on her as a teenager, while watching her as Helen Crump on ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and I can trace that to those big beautiful eyes of hers.

To memorialize her, I’d like to present this theory of relateeveety which connects three of her TV characters…..

From Wikipedia:
Helen Crump is a fictional dramatic character on the American television program ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ (1960-1968). Helen made her debut in the third-season episode "Andy Discovers America" (1963). Helen was a schoolteacher and became main character Sheriff Andy Taylor's girlfriend. Helen also appeared in TAGS spinoff, 'Mayberry R.F.D.' (1968 – 1971), and in the TAGS reunion telemovie, "Return to Mayberry" (1986). Helen was portrayed by Aneta Corsaut.

Helen Crump hails from Kansas and attended college in Kansas City. She majored in journalism. Helen takes up residence in Mayberry and is employed as an elementary schoolteacher. Her uncle, Edward, and her young niece, Cynthia, visit her in Mayberry. Unlike other Mayberry women, Helen has no special skills in the kitchen. She enjoys picnicking, and, in one episode, directs the high school's senior play. An independent, self-sufficient, professional single woman, Helen is a wise and thoughtful character, occasionally displaying a quick temper, who serves as the voice of reason on the show.  

Helen wrote a book entitled “Amusing Tales of Tiny Tots”, which was published by a Richmond Virginia, firm.  (The book was republished decades later by Whitestone Press in New York City.)

Helen has a niece named Cynthia who hails from Wheeling, West Virginia.  Cynthia was better at a lot of activities which Opie thought were his forte and Opie wasn't happy about it. 

Cynthia is the daughter of Helen’s sister.  Both of the women resembled each other very closely, to a remarkable degree of similarity, but I don’t think they were identical twins.  (Tele-genetics are very strong, much more likely to recombine exactly than in the Real World.)

Helen and her sister were the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Crump from Jericho in Fillmore County, Kansas.

After they graduated from college, both of the Crump girls left Kansas and traveled East in pursuit of their careers.  Helen became a grade school teacher in Mayberry while her sister became a nurse and worked in a hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.  They were both attracted to that general region because of childhood visits to West Virginia with the family to visit Mother Crump’s sister who married Edward Smallwood.  They had a daughter whom they named Karen.

Karen Smallwood was a rocket scientist and she worked for the United States government at a quasi-classified testing site dedicated to research on rocket fuel thrusts. (This was located just outside of Smoky Corners. West Virginia.)  Dr. Smallwood was dating one of her co-workers, Major Bob Walsh, and eventually she would agree to marry him. 

When he teasingly questioned why she wouldn’t marry him back in the late 1950s, Karen put him off, saying that at the moment her heart belonged to the government; that it was her plan to be one of the first women to go to the moon.  Eventually, she did fulfill that dream, along with her husband Bob, as they were two of the first crew members at the ultra-secret Moonbase Alpha.  Tragically, Dr. Smallwood – she kept her maiden name - was one of the casualties of the nuclear dump explosion on the far side of the moon which had been caused by a 7-Up publicity campaign gone horribly wrong.

Helen’s sister had married a man named Morgan and Cynthia was their only child.  Because her husband accepted a job offer at Universal Research and Development, they had to relocate to the West Coast.  So the Morgans moved from West Virginia in 1967 into a house on Clinton Avenue in Los Angeles.  (When the blended Brady family moved in down the street two years later, the Morgans were the first to welcome them to the neighborhood.  Although she was a grade ahead of them, Cynthia would become better friends with Greg and Marcia Brady once they became freshmen at Westdale High School.)

Once she was settled into her new home, Mrs. Morgan* applied for a job at several Los Angeles hospitals, including Rampart General and Angels of Mercy.  She was hired by Community General, where she worked closely with Sharon Martin.  Nurse Morgan was a proficient nurse and operated strictly by the book when it came to the rules.  That included taking a firm stand against smoking in the hospital.

In 1973, Sharon Martin was murdered by Dr. Barry Mayfield and Nurse Morgan assumed many of the duties she had been overseeing.  This included the care of Dr. Edmund Hideman who was recovering from the heart valve operation performed by Dr. Mayfield – one which was deliberately designed to cause his death.  (Sharon Martin discovered this and that’s why Mayfield murdered her.)  Nurse Morgan became highly suspicious of Dr. Mayfield when she caught him hovering about the unattended tray of medicines at the nurses’ station – so much so that she acted on those suspicions and contacted the police lieutenant who was investigating Sharon’s murder.

As for Helen Taylor, she and the former sheriff of Mayberry eventually married and moved to Raleigh where they raised their son Andrew Samuel Taylor.  (Farmer and city councilman Sam Jones thought that the lad got his middle name from him, and the Taylors let him believe that.

Andrew Sam Taylor was actually named after his father Andy and his grandfather Sam Crump.)  By the mid-1980s, the Taylors moved back to Mayberry where Andy easily won the job of sheriff in an election against his old deputy – his cousin Barney Fife.  (I like to think that eventually Barney ran for the office of mayor and won – he certainly couldn’t have done any worse than Mayors Pike and Stoner.)

Sadly, Helen Crump Taylor passed away in the mid-1990s in her 60s, leaving her husband Andy, their son Andrew Sam, and her stepson Opie who was the editor of the local newspaper in Mayberry.  Andy eventually retired as sheriff and was succeeded in the job by his son Andrew Sam.  Andy spent the years remaining to him by relaxing on his front porch, softly strumming his guitar.

On a warm summer night in 2012, the music which the neighbors had become accustomed to suddenly stopped.  Responding to a worried phone call from a neighbor, Opie and Andrew Sam went over to the house they grew up in and found their father on the porch swing, his chin resting on his chest and the guitar held lightly in his hands.

As for Nurse Morgan, she’s still alive, a widow now and retired as a nurse.  She takes pleasure in spoiling her grandchildren by her daughter.  Cynthia became a television journalist who won both the national Humboldt Award and a local Teddy Award in Minneapolis.  In a way, now that they were adults, she was still showing up Opie competitively.


  • ‘The Andy Griffith Show’
  • ‘Columbo’ – “A Stitch In Crime”
  • ‘Mayberry R.F.D.’ – “Andy And Helen Get Married” & “Andy’s Baby”
  • ‘The Real McCoys’ – “The McCoy Hex”
  • ‘Space: 1999’ – “Breakaway”
  • ‘Murphy Brown’ – “And The Whiner Is” & “Bah, Humboldt!”
  • ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ – “Murray Can’t Lose” (among others)
  • ‘Flight’ – “The Havana Run”
  • ‘The Brady Bunch’
  • ‘Diagnosis Murder’
  • ‘Dream On’
  • ‘My Three Sons’
  • ‘Jericho’
  • ‘Emergency’
  • ‘City Of Angels’
  • “Return To Mayberry”
  • 7-Up commercial

* O’Bservation – We never learned the first name of Helen Crump’s sister.

Friday, November 2, 2018


As yesterday was November 1st we inducted Richard Millhouse Nixon as the monthly showcase for the Television Crossover Hall of Fame.  And now here we are with the next day falling on a Friday when we induct others as Friday Hall of Famers.  A bit of overkill I suspect, but we can amortize your (phantom) pain by inducting another newsmaker who should be paired with Tricky Dick….


From Wikipedia:

Thelma Catherine "Pat" Nixon (née Ryan; March 16, 1912 – June 22, 1993) was an American educator and the wife of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. During her more than 30 years in public life, she served as both the Second (1953–1961) and First Lady of the United States (1969–1974).

As First Lady, Pat Nixon promoted a number of charitable causes, including volunteerism. She oversaw the collection of more than 600 pieces of historic art and furnishings for the White House, an acquisition larger than that of any other administration. She was the most traveled First Lady in U.S. history, a record unsurpassed until twenty-five years later. She accompanied the President as the first First Lady to visit China and the Soviet Union, and was the first President's wife to be officially designated a representative of the United States on her solo trips to Africa and South America, which gained her recognition as "Madame Ambassador"; she was also the first First Lady to enter a combat zone. Her tenure ended when, after being re-elected in a landslide victory in 1972, President Nixon resigned two years later amid the Watergate scandal.

Her public appearances became increasingly rare later in life. She and her husband settled in San Clemente, California, and later moved to New Jersey. She suffered two strokes, one in 1976 and another in 1983, then was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1992. She died in 1993, aged 81.

Like her husband, the televersion of Pat Nixon was a multi-dimensional in the greater Toobworld Dynamic.  Here are the portrayals of the former First Lady, divvied up among the TV dimensions in which they can be found:

References to TV characters, including members of the League of Themselves, can be considered part of Toobworld if they are just mentioned within a show.  So here are two examples for Pat Nixon:

Arch, we want to watch the election returns. 
You care more about a lousy movie than you do a presidential election? 
Certainly! What do I care about something I know how it's going to come out? Everybody knows how it's going to come out, including them McGovern people. See them on the newsreels with all the worried looks on their faces? Not the Nixons. See the picture of Pat in the paper today? She was all smiles. 
Yeah, well, maybe she won't be smiling tomorrow. 
Yes, she will, buddy boy, because when she wakes up tomorrow morning, she knows she's been sleeping with the president of the U. S. of A. 
Is she going to McGovern's place or is he going to hers? 
Oh, I don't think Mr. Nixon would like that either way.

Hello. I'm Grace Karn. You know, I remember the first time I realized well, not realized, but came to understand who Pat Nixon is. I was a young mother of an adorable two-year-old, who, let's be honest, was running me ragged.  And when I heard Vice President Nixon explain about Pat's respectable Republican cloth coat and how much their two little girls loved their cocker spaniel Checkers....  I don't know. I just I got so vivid a picture of a family. A modest, hard-working American family. And it made me proud. Not only proud to be a Republican, not only proud to be a citizen of the greatest democracy on Earth, but proud to be a Republican wife and mother


Here are the portrayals of the former First Lady, divvied up among the TV dimensions in which they can be found:


We don’t really have a good televersion of Mrs. Nixon yet for Earth Prime-Time, the main Toobworld, as we do for her husband.  I suppose for now we have to consider Cathleen Cordell, who played the former First Lady in ‘Blind Ambition’ which was a four-part mini-series.  Eight hours may not seem like much to stand among other series, but the mini-series lasted seven hours longer than ‘South of Sunset’.  (Even if all the episodes produced were broadcast, ‘Blind Ambition’ still would outpace ‘South of Sunset’ – SOS! – by two hours!)

But I’d prefer to have an actress play Pat Nixon in some established TV series in which she can interact with the fictional characters of that show.

If anybody knows of such an example, please let me know.

Of course, technically we could just accept Pat Nixon herself as her own televersion in Toobworld.  Besides, all of those appearances on news programs (documentaries belong in Docu-Toobworld) would support the archival footage of her as seen in one of the greatest TV episodes ever – “Nixon vs. Kennedy” when Don Draper settled down at home in the episode finale to watch Nixon’s concession speech.  And there was Pat Nixon, always by her husband’s side. 

So until we do have a good fictional Pat Nixon within a TV series, it will be the real Pat Nixon in the gallery for the TV Crossover Hall of Fame.  In the meantime, here are some of her other doppelgangers in other TV dimensions.

Should we get a more appropriate televersion for Mrs Nixon in the main Toobworld, then Ms. Cordell's televersion would be placed in an alternate TV dimension.  As to which one?  Perhaps a Toobworld geared to book adaptations.  Who knows?  I'm easy.  (But not cheap!)


Susan Brown played Pat Nixon.

O’Bservation: As pointed out in Susan Brown’s Toobular Knells, Ms. Brown had the distinction of playing two former First Ladies in different MOTW TV dimensions.  She also played Nancy Reagan in “Without Warning: The James Brady Story” two years after this movie.

And here is probably my favorite portrayal of Pat Nixon:

‘Saturday Night Live’

Jane Curtin played Pat Nixon in at least two sketches.  In one, she joined Dick Nixon for an interview with David Frost.  Dan Aykroyd again played the President and Eric Idle of Monty Python as David Frost.

In the other sketch, the First Family (Tricky and Pat with their daughter Julie and her husband David) are watching ‘Blind Ambition’ and actual video is used.  (A good example as to why the Toobworld Dynamic can’t just throw it all into a blender.)

Julie Eisenhower:

You know... Daddy, I thought the guy playing you was really terrible!
Richard Nixon:
Yeah, uh... Rip Torn.
David Eisenhower:
He didn’t look anything like you.

Richard Nixon:
Yeah, he was really stiff, too.
Pat Nixon:
I think, in some ways, he was uncannily accurate.
Richard Nixon:  Shut up! I noticed they didn’t spend a lot of time on your dynamic role in history!
Pat Nixon:
Well, I didn’t commit any crimes.

O’Bservation – The reason I liked this best is because it was a take-no-prisoners sketch in which Jane Curtin played Mrs. Nixon as inebriated and showing the after-effects of her stroke.  Yeah, it is cruel (still funny) but you have to remember the times in which it was written.

So there she is – Pat Nixon the Multidimensional.  Her presence in about four different TV dimensions which was enough to warrant her membership in the Hall.  There she joins several other former First Ladies who are already members – Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Michelle Obama, and Betty Ford (to be joined eventually by others like Martha Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Hillary Clinton.)

Welcome to the Hall, Mrs. Nixon.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

TVXOHOF 11/01/18 - NIXON'S THE ONE! (105 THAT IS...)

"If Nixon got elected,
You can get elected!"
Cathy Shumway
'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman'

November has always been the month in which we induct a newsmaker of some sort into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame – usually presidents, politicians, or even those who report the news, both real and fictional.  (For instance, Walter Cronkite and Murphy Brown.)

But presidents have always been a fertile field to choose from, most of them as multi-dimensionals.  (Drumpf is one who made it into the TVXOHOF before he even became the POTUS, but considering his reputation even back then, he was inducted in April of that year. [2009])

Anyway, it shouldn’t come as a surprise who our candidate is this year.  It might be a surprise though as to why we waited this long!


We probably should have inducted him five years ago at least, when he would have been 100 years old.  So then after realizing I missed the opportunity, I figured I’d wait for the next stepping stone – Tricky Dick would have been 105 this year.

From Wikipedia:
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until 1974, the only president to resign the office. He had previously served as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, and prior to that as both a U.S. Representative and Senator from California.

Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California. After completing his undergraduate studies at Whittier College, he graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1937 and returned to California to practice law. He and his wife Pat moved to Washington in 1942 to work for the federal government. He subsequently served on active duty in the U.S. Navy Reserve during World War II.

Nixon was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946 and to the Senate in 1950. His pursuit of the Hiss Case established his reputation as a leading anti-communist and elevated him to national prominence. He was the running mate of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican Party presidential nominee in the 1952 election. Nixon served for eight years as Vice President, becoming the second-youngest vice president in history at age 40.

He waged an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1960, narrowly losing to John F. Kennedy, and lost a race for Governor of California to Pat Brown in 1962. In 1968, he ran for the presidency again and was elected, defeating incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

Nixon ended American involvement in the war in Vietnam in 1973 and brought the American POWs home, and ended the military draft. Nixon's visit to China in 1972 eventually led to diplomatic relations between the two nations and he initiated détente and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union the same year. His administration generally transferred power from Washington D.C. to the states. He imposed wage and price controls for ninety days, enforced desegregation of Southern schools, established the Environmental Protection Agency and began the War on Cancer.

(Actually, that's Homer Simpson experiencing G-Force)
Nixon also presided over the Apollo 11 moon landing, which signaled the end of the moon race. He was reelected in one of the largest electoral landslides in U.S. history in 1972 when he defeated George McGovern.

In his second term, Nixon ordered an airlift to resupply Israeli losses in the Yom Kippur War, resulting in the restart of the Middle East peace process and an oil crisis at home. The Nixon administration supported a coup in Chile that ousted the government of Salvador Allende and propelled Augusto Pinochet to power.

By late 1973, the Watergate scandal escalated, costing Nixon much of his political support. On August 9, 1974, he resigned in the face of almost certain impeachment and removal from office. After his resignation, he was issued a controversial pardon by his successor, Gerald Ford.

In 20 years of retirement, Nixon wrote nine books and undertook many foreign trips, helping to rehabilitate his image into that of elder statesman. He suffered a debilitating stroke on April 18, 1994 and died four days later at the age of 81.

Like many of the presidents who make it into the Hall, Nixon was a multi-dimensional in the TV Universe and we’re inducting all of these variants of his televersion as one collective group. 

These dimensions would include:
  • League of Themselves
  • Earth Prime-Time
  • Skitlandia
  • The Tooniverse
  • Doofus Toobworld
  • Alternate TV dimensions
  • And the many alternate worlds of TV movies.

For the League of Themselves, we would include the Frost/Nixon interviews, and so many appearances on the news and in documentaries.  It's basically a C-Span world, not much adventure or laughs.

Televersions of people from the Real World can appear in the main Toobworld as either played by themselves or by actors portraying them.  The differences caused by recastaways can be chalked up to changing points of view.

For Nixon, here is a good example of the “As Played By” category:

Doctor Who
The Impossible Astronaut

From the IMDb:
The Doctor, Amy, Rory and River Song are reunited in the Utah desert.  President Richard Nixon (Stuart Milligan) converses with a younger Delaware (Mark Sheppard) about a series of phone calls he received from a young girl asking for help. The Doctor quickly gains Delaware's trust, convincing Nixon to give him a few minutes to locate the girl.

Doctor Who
Day of the Moon

From the IMDb:
The Doctor and his allies mount a rebellion against invaders who have been controlling humanity from the very beginning.

Here, Nixon is played by Stuart Milligan, so O’Bviously he doesn’t look exactly like the real deal.  This can be splained away as the audience seeing him from the Doctor’s perspective.  (But he makes for a much better Nixon than Ian MacNeice did as Churchill.)

One exception to that would be Alec Baldwin as Nixon in an episode of '30 Rock'.  In that case, it was a dream sequence experienced by Tracy Jordan.  His subconscious mind fused Nixon with Tracy's "boss" Jack Donaghy.  (They are seen here with the dream version of Hall of Famer Sammy Davis Jr.)

When Nixon showed up in an episode of 'Drunk HIstory', it really is just a narrated dramatization of a particular story from his life as recounted by a drunk. 

But Nixon as himself is often seen in fictional shows, usually as archival footage.  Here’s my favorite example:

Here’s a list of some of those archival appearances:
  • Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Murphy Brown
  • M*A*S*H
  • Trust
  • The X-Files
  • Mad Men
Then of course there are the references to the existence of Nixon’s televersion in TV shows (for which the IMDb lists over 300 such references.)  And there is one which I specifically wish to mention as it comes from a movie which belongs in the universe of Earth Prime-Time even more so than in the Cineverse….

Captain Spock: 
There is an old Vulcan proverb:
only Nixon could go to China.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

The great thing about references is that they verify the existence of historical figures in Earth Prime-Time.  After all, if there are Nixon masks, they must be based on an actual Nixon, right?

Here are a few other TV shows with such references for Nixon:
  • ‘The Kids Are Alright’
  • ‘Dead Like Me’
  • ‘Aquarius’
  • ‘That 70s Show’
  • ‘Swingtown’
  • ‘Alone Together’
  • ‘Saved By The Bell: The College Years’
  • ‘L.A. Law’
  • ‘Political Animals’
  • ‘Will & Grace’
  • ‘Last Man Standing’
  • ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’
  • ‘Corner Gas’
  • ‘Amazing Stories’ (“Guilt Trip”)
  • ‘Good Times’
  • ‘Better Call Saul’
  • ‘Goliath’
  • ‘Mama’s Family’
  • ‘Masters Of Sex’
  • ‘The New Normal’
  • ‘Two And A Half Men’
  • ‘Superstore’
  • ‘NewsRadio’
  • ‘Lie To Me’
  • ‘Breaking Bad’
  • ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ (“Full Disclosure”)
  • ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’
  • ‘Preacher’
  • ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’
  • ‘The Outer Limits’
  • ‘Lethal Weapon’
  • ‘Sons Of Anarchy’
  • ‘Gilmore Girls’
  • ‘Strange World’
  • ‘The Marvelous Ms. Maisel’
  • ‘Quarry’
  • ‘The Net’
  • ‘Borgen’
  • ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’
  • ‘Weird Science’
  • ‘Chicago Code’
  • ‘Fargo’
  • ‘Maude’
  • ‘Bull’
  • ‘Psych’
  • ‘Journeyman’
  • ‘Picket Fences’
  • ‘Law & Order’
  • Bewitched’
  • ‘Three’s Company’
  • ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’
  • ‘Warehouse 13’
  • ‘What’s Happening’
  • ‘Starsky & Hutch’
  • ‘Sanford’
  • ‘Bones’
  • ‘The Partridge Family’
  • ‘All In The Family’
  • ‘Soap’
  • ‘Fringe’
  • ‘Becker’
  • ‘Frasier’
  • ‘Renegade’
  • ‘The Mindhunter’
  • ‘Sanford and Son’
  • ‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’
And he was referenced in several alternate dimensions differentiated by their Oval Office occupants or because the show is a remake:
  • ‘House OF Cards’
  • ‘The West Wing’
  • ‘Scandal’
  • ‘Veep’
  • ‘Lois & Clark’
So when it comes to vouching for the existence of TV’s Nixon, he has quite the pedigree!


Skitlandia is an easy one to find an example.  Before Trump, I don’t think there’s ever been a POTUS who was parodied more in sketch comedy shows and late night talk shows.  Best example would be Dan Aykroyd on ‘Saturday Night Live’, playing Nixon with a mustache.

Years later, Joe Piscopo came closer to a caricature of Nixon.

Other Skitlandian appearances as himself:
  • Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Three episodes in the second season of 'Laugh-In which included this memorable moment:

My personal favorite televersion for Nixon in the Tooniverse would be as the severed cloned head in the year 3000, as seen in several episodes of ‘Futurama’!

Connected to that….

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The Simpsons
- Worst Episode Ever (2001)

(O’Bservation – “The Treehouse of Horror” is an annual Halloween special which is outside the canon for ‘The Simpsons’.  However, Nixon showed up on Homer’s jury when he was tried for breach of contract in Hell.)

Even 'Animaniacs' got into the act:

Nixon ranks right up there with Kennedy, Lincoln, and Washington for portrayals in all facets of television.  And there are plenty of alternate TV dimensions in which he could exist.

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Nixon wasn’t always portrayed by an actor in the TV movies.  When he’s not a major factor in the storyline, it was usually decided to rely on archival footage.

Here’s an incomplete list of those TV movies:
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
  • Citizen Cohn
  • Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot
  • Will: G. Gordon Liddy (Voice of John Byner as Nixon)
  • The Final Days (played by Lane Smith)

Blind Ambition (Rip Torn as Nixon)
Separate But Equal
The Kennedys (archival footage) 
11.22.63 (archival footage) 

Chief among these to be dealt with would be all of the new timelines created by the intervention of the various time-travelers in ‘Timeless’, both the good guys and the baddies.  With each new time period they visited, something in the past was irrevocably altered from what we have in the Real World and (for the most part) the main Toobworld.

The three ‘Timeless’ episodes in which Nixon was featured were:
  • "The Watergate Tape"
  • "Space Race"
  • "The Kennedy Curse"
(Nixon was portrayed by Sheldon Landry.)

(This is a TV dimension of low IQ.)

Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (1971 TV Short)

From the IMDb:
This mockumentary follows the fictional career of Harvey Wallinger, ostensible chief aide and adviser to Richard Nixon, from Nixon's time as Eisenhower's vice-president through his loss in 1960.


Life on Mars
- Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows?

O’Bservation: This took place in Limbo, which had been recreated to simulate Manchester, England, in the early 1970s. 

Drunk History

From the IMDb:
Fred Rogers fights for government funded children's programming.

Observation - The series consists of historical events acted out in the minds’ eyes of drunk comedians.  So these televersions of historical characters don’t really exist in any dimensional plane.

Wherever he ended up, I’m sure Nixon is chortling with devilish glee (okay, so I have an opinion as to where he ended up) about how History will no longer look upon him as the most crooked of United States Presidents.

Enjoy this meaningless accolade, Tricky Dick!

O'Bservation - By the way, the images I used of the "true" Nixon in the Wikipedia segment could be used for fan fiction.  Nixon and the "actual" Lone Ranger, Robocop, and a certain Gallifreyan Time Lord....