Thursday, March 24, 2022


From CNBC:
Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state, died Wednesday, her family said in a statement. She was 84.

She died of cancer, her family said, adding that she was “surrounded by family and friends” at the time.

“We have lost a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend,” the statement said, as well as a “tireless champion of democracy and human rights.”

Then-President Bill Clinton named Albright U.S. ambassador to the United Nations shortly after he was inaugurated in 1993, and nominated her as secretary of state three years later. She was confirmed in 1997 by a vote of 99-0. At the time, she was the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.


The televersion of Secretary Albright was a multidimensional member of the League of Themselves, logging  appearances in four different series located on Earth Prime-Time, as well as getting name-checked in several other series.  She also appeared on the alt-Toobworld on which 'Madam Secretary' was situated.  The cartoon version of her head will show up in the Tooniverse's future in an episode of 'Futurama' as well.

Murphy Brown
- Murphy Redux

From the IMDb:
Murphy decides not to work for the White House and goes back to her old job at FYI.  (O'Bservation: She only lasted an hour at the White House.)

"So what happened, Murph? Was it something you stole, something you spilled or something you said?"
"Wow, the trifecta!"
"If you must know, I parked in Al Gore's spot; ticked off Madeleine Albright; and apparently committed some sort of treason when I reached over and ate some of Clinton's curly fries."

Tanner on Tanner
- Alex in Wonderland

O'Bservation: This always proves to be the hardest series from which to find political members of the League of Themselves.

Gilmore Girls
- Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number (2005)
Albright appeared to Rory in a dream at 4:00 AM, as a substitute for her Mom.  Her existence in a dream qualifies her existence in Toobworld, as Rory had to know who she was in order to dream about her.

How I Met Your Mother
All episode summaries come from the 'How I Met Your Mother' wiki....

- The Yips (2007)
Barney tells Rhonda that he once met Madeleine Albright and did not "intend to hit that." His hook-up with Albright is referenced again in ‘The Bracket’, ‘Benefits’, and ‘Unpause’.

As seen in HIMYM

- The Bracket (2008)
Madeleine Albright appears in the montage of Barney's past hook-ups, is listed on the bracket, and Lily notices there being a "government official" in his scrapbook.

- Benefits (2009)
Barney claims that he met her at a state dinner and, after a discussion on world peace had sex with her.

Ted recalls Barney mentioning that he discussed his theory on world peace with "Madeleine", referring to Madeleine Albright.

So I explained to her, I said, "Madeline, every single international conflict essentially boils down to sexual tension."
Every international conflict?
Every single one, dude.
So the crisis in the Middle East could be solved by...?
Gaza strippers. Next.
Uh-huh.  Apartheid?
Apart thighs. What else you got?
Cold War?
"Mrs. Gorbachev, take down those pants."

- Unpause (2014)
When Barney says "Not while she was Secretary of State" while he was truth-serum drunk, it may be implying his time with Madeleine Albright, mentioned before in 'The Yips' and 'The Bracket'. Barney also said this twice, which suggests that besides Albright, he also had an encounter with either Condoleezza Rice or Hillary Clinton, the only two female Secretaries of State other than Albright.

Parks and Recreation
- Ms. Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Washington (2015)
Leslie talked with Albright in a D.C. diner.  Albright gave her some hard truth advice.

The View
- Madeleine Albright (2018)
Since the televersion of the show is now in the TVXOHOF, her appearance on this talk show has more weight than the others.  She used her time on the show to warn about the rise of fascism in our country.


Madam Secretary
- The Doability Doctrine (2015)

From the IMDb:
Elizabeth takes advice from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ignores President Dalton's recommendation on how to negotiate the safe return of a State Department employee who was kidnapped in Afghanistan.

- E Pluribus Unum (2018)
She appeared with two other former Secretaries of State, Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton.  The three of them advised Elizabeth McCord, the current Secretary of State (for that TV dimension.)

- I Dated A Robot

The robot containing the downloaded memories of Lucy Liu used the jar containing Albright's head to deactivate an alarm. 

Welcome to the Hall, Madam Secretary.
Good night and may God bless….