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| job = '''Formerly:''' [[President of the United States]]<br>'''Currently:''' [[President of Earth]]
 
| job = '''Formerly:''' [[President of the United States]]<br>'''Currently:''' [[President of Earth]]
 
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| appearance = [[Space Pilot 3000]]
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*Preceded by: [[Bill McNeal]]
 
*Preceded by: [[Bill McNeal]]
*Succeeded by: [http://theinfosphere.org/Chris_Travers Chris Z. Travers]
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*'''[[President of Earth|32nd President of Earth]]'''
 
*'''[[President of Earth|32nd President of Earth]]'''
 
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*3012-present
*Preceded by: [http://theinfosphere.org/Chris_Travers Chris Z. Travers]
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*Succeeded by: None; Incumbent
 
*Succeeded by: None; Incumbent
   
 
==Real-life References==
 
==Real-life References==
 
[[File:300 dollar bill.jpg|thumb|left|The $300 bill with Nixon's head]]
 
[[File:300 dollar bill.jpg|thumb|left|The $300 bill with Nixon's head]]
During ''Futurama'' there are several occasions upon which Nixon or another character will quote or make reference to his past. During [[A Head in the Polls]], Bender, Fry, and Leela blackmail Nixon by use of audiotape. This is a reference to the famous Nixon tapes. He also says “You're all going to jail, and don't expect me to grant a pardon like that sissy Ford”. This is a clear reference to the 38th President of the United States, [[Wikipedia:Gerald Ford|Gerald Ford]], who pardoned Nixon following Watergate. Also, in [[A Head in the Polls]], Nixon stays at the Watergate, a reference to the scandal which caused Nixon to resign. He is very tyrannical and often abused his power while in office but the people did not care about. In the episode In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela, the censorship death sphere, V-Giny, erases a planet and Nixon comments on it saying it's "erasing it just like 18 minutes of incriminating tapes." This references the 18 and a half minutes of the Nixon tapes that were missing under controversial circumstances.  
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During ''Futurama'' there are several occasions upon which Nixon or another character will quote or make reference to his past. During [[A Head in the Polls]], Bender, Fry, and Leela blackmail Nixon by use of audiotape. This is a reference to the famous Nixon tapes. He also says "You're all going to jail, and don't expect me to grant a pardon like that sissy Ford". This is a clear reference to the 38th President of the United States, [[Wikipedia:Gerald Ford|Gerald Ford]], who pardoned Nixon following Watergate. Also, in "[[A Head in the Polls]]", Nixon stays at the Watergate, a reference to the scandal which caused Nixon to resign. He is very tyrannical and often abused his power while in office but the people did not care about. In the episode "[[In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela]]", the censorship death sphere, V-Giny, erases a planet and Nixon comments on it saying it's "erasing it just like 18 minutes of incriminating tapes." This references the 18 and a half minutes of the Nixon tapes that were missing under controversial circumstances.  
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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*He is a fan of [[Ultimate Robot Fighting]].
 
*He is a fan of [[Ultimate Robot Fighting]].
 
*Due to their similar personalities, he is a friend of [[Morbo]].
 
*Due to their similar personalities, he is a friend of [[Morbo]].
*In the episode [[Time Keeps on Slippin']], he gives [[Hubert J. Farnsworth|Professor Farnsworth]] all the money in the world to make a Gravity Pump.
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*In the episode "[[Time Keeps on Slippin']]", he gives [[Hubert J. Farnsworth|Professor Farnsworth]] all the money in the world to make a Gravity Pump.
   
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
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===Episodes===
 
===Episodes===
   
*''[[Space Pilot 3000]]''
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* "[[Space Pilot 3000]]"
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* "[[A Head in the Polls]]"
*''[[Raging Bender]]''
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* "[[Raging Bender]]"
*''[[War Is the H-Word]]''
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* "[[War Is the H-Word]]"
*''[[Insane in the Mainframe]]''
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* "[[Insane in the Mainframe]]"
*''[[Time Keeps on Slippin']]''
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* "[[Time Keeps on Slippin']]"
*''[[Anthology of Interest II]]''
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* "[[Anthology of Interest II]]"
*''[[A Taste of Freedom]]''
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* "[[A Taste of Freedom]]"
*''[[Crimes of the Hot]]''
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* "[[Crimes of the Hot]]"
*''[[Three Hundred Big Boys]]''
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* "[[Three Hundred Big Boys]]"
*''[[The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings]]''
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* "[[The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings]]"
*''[[Bender's Big Score]]''
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* "[[Bender's Big Score]]''
*''[[The Beast with a Billion Backs]]''
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* "[[The Beast with a Billion Backs]]''
*''[[Into the Wild Green Yonder]]''
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* "[[Into the Wild Green Yonder]]''
*''[[In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela]]''
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* "[[In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela]]"
*''[[The Futurama Holiday Spectacular]]''
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* "[[The Futurama Holiday Spectacular]]"
*[[Cold Warriors]]
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* "[[Cold Warriors]]"
*[[A Farewell to Arms]]
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* "[[A Farewell to Arms]]"
*[[Decision 3012]]
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*[[Zapp Dingbat]]
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===Comics===
 
===Comics===

Revision as of 03:29, October 30, 2013

Richard M. Nixon
Nixon
Gender Male
Species Formerly: Human
Currently: Head in Jar
Age 1,097
Planet Earth
Profession Formerly: President of the United States
Currently: President of Earth
First appearance "Space Pilot 3000"
Voiced by Billy West

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the President of the United States and is the current President of Earth. By 2999, his still living head was preserved and on display at the Head Museum in New New York City.

President of Earth


Real-life References

300 dollar bill

The $300 bill with Nixon's head

During Futurama there are several occasions upon which Nixon or another character will quote or make reference to his past. During A Head in the Polls, Bender, Fry, and Leela blackmail Nixon by use of audiotape. This is a reference to the famous Nixon tapes. He also says "You're all going to jail, and don't expect me to grant a pardon like that sissy Ford". This is a clear reference to the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford, who pardoned Nixon following Watergate. Also, in "A Head in the Polls", Nixon stays at the Watergate, a reference to the scandal which caused Nixon to resign. He is very tyrannical and often abused his power while in office but the people did not care about. In the episode "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela", the censorship death sphere, V-Giny, erases a planet and Nixon comments on it saying it's "erasing it just like 18 minutes of incriminating tapes." This references the 18 and a half minutes of the Nixon tapes that were missing under controversial circumstances.  

Notes

Behind the Scenes

  • Richard Nixon is voiced by Billy West. West's voice for the character is a parody of Anthony Hopkins's portrayal of the former President in the film Nixon. He makes "Haroo" noises because he reminds Billy West of a werewolf.
  • On occasion, the character of Nixon states "Oh, expletive deleted!" This is in reference to transcripts of Oval Office recordings, which censored Nixon's cursing with that phrase.
  • Richard Nixon's head is an extra in the Toynami Futurama collectible of Zapp Brannigan.

Quotes

"Haroo!"
Richard M. Nixon
"...and so we open up the panda crate, and whaddya you know? The D*mn things dead. Upchucked it's bamboo. True story."
Richard M. Nixon
"My gravest secret is that I really did fake the moon landing. On Venus!"
Richard M. Nixon

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