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Weekend Discussion Thread: Which MSTed Movie Character Would YOU Vote For?

Our pal MSTie asks:

How about, with the campaign season upon us: Which MSTed character would make a great or interesting U.S. President?
I’ll have to say Gregory Peck’s character in Marooned. One, he has the gravitas and authoritative voice for the job. Also, he does what needs to be done with a minimum of fuss, and if someone has to be sacrificed for the greater good, he doesn’t let sentiment get in the way.
Bonus political candidate: Rowsdower for Canadian Prime Minister! Get some government funding to study that whole beer on the sun thing, eh?

She adds:

Please, for the love of all that is holy and unholy, would posters please refrain from making any kinds of comments about or comparisons to real life politicians, or this thread could blow up quickly.

We must agree. PLEASE no actual political commentary. Please.

That said, we’re going to go with the “Perfect Order” guys from “Stranded in Space.” They make the monorails run on time, and that whole black turtleneck and sports jacket look was awesome.

Your picks?

101 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: Which MSTed Movie Character Would YOU Vote For?”

  1. trickymutha says:

    GF says The Master-he knows how to get things done. From where I sit, I would vote for Peter Graves character in It Conquered the World. The man knows how to give a speech. GF also suggests Dr. Batch from Boggy Creek, cause he knows how to dress for the women’s vote.

       7 likes

  2. DirtyTerry says:

    I believe “Cabot” has some strong support. Name recognition anyways.

       18 likes

  3. goalieboy82 says:

    there was no monster for president.

       11 likes

  4. Garza says:

    Rowsdower/McGreggor 2016. We’ll send an expedition to the sun to determine whether or not there’s beer on it!

       3 likes

  5. robot rump! says:

    the two knot heads from the 21st century short. one as Prez the other VP.
    qualifications:
    both young and energetic.
    great with foreign representatives, provided they can touch them.
    healthy respect for new technology.
    finally….little to no chance of sexual escapades while in office.

       7 likes

  6. Kansas says:

    Dr. Carlo Lombardi wouldn’t have to worry about gridlock in congress or hostile foreign leaders. He just uses his hypnotic powers to get people in line. If they are really difficult, he can sic King the Dog on them (with the she creature herself in reserve for emergencies).

       4 likes

  7. goalieboy82 says:

    what about trumpy for president.

       9 likes

  8. robot rump! says:

    on second thought…
    MEGAWEAPON! MEGAWEAPON! MEGAWEAPON!
    Sure he’s ‘hell on wheels’ and no one’s gonna mess with him but he should get your vote for just crushing that damn talking crotch rocket!

       5 likes

  9. Jay says:

    Gumby and Pokey –

    Talk about energy! And I really think Gumby learned his lesson from that robot incident. Pokey would be there as VP to provide a voice of steady guidance. After all, who would make a better politician than a character with no ‘nads to A) get him in trouble and B) get kicked in by the opposition?

       2 likes

  10. Mayor of Simpleton says:

    Coleman Francis with Tony Cardoza as his running mate.
    Their platform:

    Reduce the military to about seven people
    Money saved from military cuts go to “Flag on Mars”
    Coffee machines for all schools to ensure “no child goes without coffee”.

       17 likes

  11. Mibbitmaker says:

    The only problem with Coleman Francis (the ONLY one?) is that, with his economic policy in place, most people’s life savings will be whittled down to a penny and a broken cigarette.

       13 likes

  12. RedZoneTuba says:

    goalieboy82:
    what about trumpy for president.

    No! Our presidential election is already trump-y enough.

       13 likes

  13. Crow T Robot KJM says:

    Torgo for Dog Catcher

       2 likes

  14. Dean says:

    TORGO2016

       2 likes

  15. ‘Space Mutiny’s’ Dave Ryder. His platform would be for the quelling of insurrections and safer highway speeds (3 mph). His campaign slogan: “Lets go out there and KICK SOME ASS!”

       14 likes

  16. Bruce Boxliker says:

    Godzilla / Gamera 2016. Or maybe Gamera / Godzilla? They may have to fight that one out.

    Other than that, Pumaman / Vadinho (not the onion). We all know that Vadinho’s really the one in charge, though.

       5 likes

  17. goalieboy82 says:

    RedZoneTuba: No!Our presidential election is already trump-y enough.

    cant agree more (but that’s a story for another topic).

       3 likes

  18. sol-survivor says:

    Godzilla for President and Jet Jaguar for VP!!! They don’t say much, they get the job done, and who’s gonna argue with them?

       10 likes

  19. Kandy Kane says:

    Ilmarinen (Lemminkäinen’s brother-in-law) from “The Day The Earth Froze” for President! Anyone who can forge something as totally awesome as a Sampo can definitely get the job done! His campaign slogan could be: “Gold and salt in every home!”

    Also, Digger Smolkien for V.P.! He’d be great to send out in front of the media for press conferences: “I cannot be certain, for I am MAD!” Next question from the press: “Then how can you be certain you are MAD?” Could keep them busy for many hours!

       8 likes

  20. MissT3K says:

    Jimmy from “I Accuse My Parents”.
    He clearly has wonderful diplomatic skills – He accused his parents in court and they were still happy to take him back into their home after sentencing.
    He won an essay contest.
    He’s tough on crime, once he realizes it is crime.
    His First Lady, Kitty, could break into song to inspire everyone to be happy in their work.
    His running mate, Al, would make us all hamburger sammiches and French fried potatoes garnish while dispensing homespun wisdom, getting us all back on the right track.
    And his parents would bring the party! :liquor:

       13 likes

  21. Pete says:

    One word: MITCHELL

       4 likes

  22. goalieboy82 says:

    @21
    dont for get: Deputy Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III

       2 likes

  23. Green Switch says:

    Vote Mitchell for President!

    Lower beer prices!
    Affordable sour cream programs!
    An unbeatable foreign food policy!
    Funding for the space program to determine just how buttery the moon is!
    Scientific initiatives to keep all eyes on the sammich!

    How effective is his defense budget? He stands by the idea of the yellow thing!

    He’ll crack down on crime with a large plank of wood!

    He received a ringing endorsement from none other than Hoyt Axton!

    He has a like-minded VP who shares his vision: Former deputy sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III!

    When it comes time to vote, only one name should come to mind: MITCHELL!

    (Word on the street, however, suggests that he’s a jerk.)

       13 likes

  24. goalieboy82 says:

    Dan Kester for president. his platform, Yer hittin’ the booze again!

       6 likes

  25. Kenneth Morgan says:

    Sheriff Rose Hood from “Gunslinger”. She’s tough and smart, and respects the law. Sure, she might fall for some shady character who’s out to kill her, but she’ll wise up in time to get the job done.

    I’ll go with Hatten (Clu’s character) from “San Francisco International” for Veep. He’s cool, laid back and is a good judge of character. But he’s also tough when he needs to be, and he’ll be a great backup for Rose.

    On the other hand, keep Stratton (John Forsythe’s character) from “Kitten with a Whip” as far away from 1600 as possible. He’s a weak-willed dunce, who’ll inadvertently bring any number of scandals to the office.

       8 likes

  26. GizmonicTemp says:

    I’d vote for the Peter Graves / John Agar ticket. Seriously, as many times as BOTH of these guys’ characters are given control of local law and/or the military, they practically run things already with desirable results, I might add (as long as we’re invaded by grasshoppers or gillmen, that is).

       8 likes

  27. littleaimishboy says:

    For President: Mr. B Natural

    For Vice President: Dr. Z

       8 likes

  28. robot rump! says:

    RedZoneTuba: No!Our presidential election is already trump-y enough.

    well…what about ‘she creature?’ or ‘leech woman?’

       5 likes

  29. Gobi says:

    Green Switch:
    Vote Mitchell for President!

    Lower beer prices!
    Affordable sour cream programs!
    An unbeatable foreign food policy!
    Funding for the space program to determine just how buttery the moon is!
    Scientific initiatives to keep all eyes on the sammich!

    How effective is his defense budget? He stands by the idea of the yellow thing!

    He’ll crack down on crime with a large plank of wood!

    He received a ringing endorsement from none other than Hoyt Axton!

    He has a like-minded VP who shares his vision: Former deputy sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III!

    When it comes time to vote, only one name should come to mind: MITCHELL!

    (Word on the street, however, suggests that he’s a jerk.)

    Plus, he could make our enemies disappear without explanation.

       8 likes

  30. goalieboy82 says:

    coily the spring sprite for president. his platform: no springs (and debt).

       6 likes

  31. MarcusVermilion says:

    Ilya Muromets from “The Sword and the Dragon” would make a great president.

    (OK, he’s really Russian.)

    Still, he’s a great diplomat and a great strategist. That plan involving the torn coin sacks used to stall the Tugars? BRILLIANT!
    His method of transportation wouldn’t be a limo. It would be his horse that he bathed in “Mountain Dew”.

       8 likes

  32. Kenotic says:

    My vote is for Beverly Garland — any character, any movie. As the Guide book stated (and I paraphrase loosely), she’s someone who realizes that she’s married to an idiot and takes action to save herself and others.

       9 likes

  33. Droppo says:

    Is this a trick question? The answer is so obvious…..

    President John Peter McCallister
    Vice President Max Keller

    in a deadly game of cat and mouse!

       6 likes

  34. EricJ says:

    trickymutha:
    GF says The Master-he knows how to get things done. From where I sit, I would vote for Peter Graves character in It Conquered the World. The man knows how to give a speech.

    But how do you know you wouldn’t be voting for evil scheming Peter Graves from “Parts: the Clonus Horror”, who was running for election?

    (And no real politics? Aw, man, means I can’t do any Hillary jokes about the the witch Louhi whipping her underlings in “Day the Earth Froze”, and whether she’d be preferable…Way to spoil the fun. :( )

       5 likes

  35. Ray Dunakin says:

    I’m going to hold my nose and cast my vote for Jim Conrad, manager of San Francisco International Airport. Sure, he’s so smug you want to punch him in the face every time you see him, yet he knows how to handle senators and congressional committees. Even when he pisses them off playing a cruel hoax, they still come around and give him the funding he wants.

    And on top of that the he outwits criminals, rescues wayward teens in stolen airplanes, dispenses homespun wisdom, and patches up broken marriages!

    On the downside, judging by the way he banters with his secretary, we’d probably have to put up with some scandalous sexcapades in the White House, or at least several sexual harassment suits.

    His running mate could be security chief Bob Hatten. He doesn’t do much or say much, and when he does talk, he mumbles like his jaw is wired shut. But at least he’d bring in the hippy vote.

       6 likes

  36. Flying Saucers Over Oz says:

    I know! We can hold a contest in all the grade schools and elect whoever has the best posture!

       12 likes

  37. agent777 says:

    The Bird Man from Bride of the Monster.

       3 likes

  38. [The Original] Stan McSerr, Destroyer of worlds says:

    I agree Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III (pronounced Heronimo)would make an excellent president. I can see it now, President Geronimo asking Kim Jong Unnn “Yew think yew kin take me?”

       9 likes

  39. Stoneman says:

    Well, Ator and Thong. Ator knows how to handle nuclear devices, and Thong would be the silent strength behind the office. A fish fry would be the special meal for Fridays.

    Rocky and Winky. While Rocky fights the evil forces of the world, Winky will keep attention focused away from any controversy because everyone will be following his savage dating life and music career on social media.

    Finally, Easy Rider and Buffalo Bill. Evil doers of the world, watch your mudflaps!

       8 likes

  40. mylungswereaching says:

    I like the leader from teenagers in space if you like a real strong leader. Anyone who gets in his way will be sentenced to torcha!

       8 likes

  41. Atorgo says:

    I’m voting for John Taylor just because of the sweet ’92’ he got on that math test. It’s a total coincidence that he was sitting behind Mary Doilyhead and that Ms. Grandy was staring at him lustfully.

       6 likes

  42. Garza says:

    Carson/Manos ’16: THESE HANDS

       1 likes

  43. MikeK says:

    The Phantom of Krankor. He will always get his way as he upsets leaders of other nations with his area. He also understands the value of having intelligent scientists make important decisions for the country, so he’s sure to appoint the best people in government positions.

       3 likes

  44. EricJ says:

    What about trigger-happy Bob, from Jungle Goddess?
    He could stand out on the middle of the street on Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and not lose voters!

       4 likes

  45. [The Original] Stan McSerr, Destroyer of worlds says:

    “Please, for the love of all that is holy and unholy, would posters please refrain from making any kinds of comments about or comparisons to real life politicians, or this thread could blow up quickly.”

    God that is hard. ErikJ, spot on!

       2 likes

  46. PrezGAR says:

    President Exeter and Vice President Brack, representing the Metaluna Party.

       5 likes

  47. undewoc says:

    Well, gonna have to agree with the skinny guy from the Cheating short about how anyone caught cheating shouldn’t hold a public office…

    Aw heck – I’d vote for a Santy Claus / Batwoman ticket…

       2 likes

  48. 70's run on car: says:

    Mitchell ” You think you can beat me well go ahead on its your move”.

       2 likes

  49. Ro-man says:

    Cleolanta from the Rocky Jones films. Of course she’d trample all over the constitution and become a dictatorial suzerain but…. hubba hubba. :inlove:

       9 likes

  50. Professor Gunther says:

    Prince of Space. I would never tire of hearing him say, “Ha! Ha! — when are you going to learn that your weapons have no effect whatsoever on me?”

       7 likes

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