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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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Barack Obama
Also known as:
Race: Human
Home Planet: Earth
Home Era: Late 1900s / early 2000s
Appearances: DW: The End of Time
DWM: Ghosts of the Northern Line (mentioned)
Actor:

Barack Obama was the President of the United States of America in the late 2000s. He was making a publicized speech on the recession when he was, like everyone else on Earth, turned into a copy of the Master before being returned to normal with the rest of the human race. (DW: The End of Time)

It is unknown whether the Obama-Master's "deletion" of his financial plan was literal, or just for comic effect.

Behind the Scenes

  • Barack Obama presumably took over from President-Elect Arthur Coleman Winters. (It has long been established that the US presidency in the "Whoniverse" does not coincide with that of the real world. Under US law, the death of Winters in DW: The Sound of Drums would not have been followed by a new election as might have occurred for a UK or Canadian prime minister; this suggests that, in the Doctor Who universe, Obama was likely elected as vice-president.)
  • Barack Obama was played by a stand-in whose face was not seen (possibly due to reasons of National Security), but can be seen wearing glasses during his transformation scene. A soundclip of the real Obama can be heard as he begins his speech. In the Doctor Who Confidential episode, the actor's face is briefly seen during a break.
  • Barack Obama is the first living real-life American president to be depicted on a televised Doctor Who serial.
  • It is likely that the recession mentioned in DW: The End of Time was at least partially triggered by events set in motion by the assassinations of both Arthur Coleman Winters and the man known to the world as Harold Saxon on a live global TV hook-up following what the world would perceive as a hoax about First Contact.
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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

From Muppet Wiki

Barack Obama, the first Sesame Street president.
Illustration by Gerard Dubois for TIME Magazine, June 2009.
President Obama addresses the 2009 Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala.

Barack Obama (b. 1961) is the current President of the United States. A former United States Senator from Illinois, Obama was the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. Obama took office on January 20, 2009, becoming the 44th President of the United States.

During a 2008 fund-raising dinner, Obama remarked to Sesame Workshop co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney that he "used to watch Sesame Street when [he] was babysitting [his] sister."[1] He is Caroll Spinney's ninth cousin, twice removed.[2]

Elmo, Rosita, a Muppet number 1 and the letters U, S and A recorded special videos for the We Are One concert event celebrating Obama's inauguration as President in January 2009.

On April 12, 2009, President Obama hosted the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the lawn of The White House. The president treated the crowd to a reading of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are; while other readers included first lady Michelle Obama and actors James Cromwell and Daniel Stern. Walk-around versions of Elmo and Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street, and Sid from Sid the Science Kid were in attendance at the event along with other PBS Kids characters.

President Obama recorded a video message for the 2009 Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala congratulating and thanking Sesame Workshop for their 40 years of educating America's youth.

It is my honor and privilege, as a parent and as president, to say on this wonderful occasion that this video is brought to you by the number 40. I'm pleased to join all of you in supporting and celebrating this program, as someone who remembers fondly watching Sesame Street with my younger sister and as a parent of two girls who learned a great deal while spending time with Elmo and Big Bird and all of their pals. Sesame Street has over the course of four decades managed to remain, at once relevant in changing times, timeless in the values that it instills in our children. In fact, there are many adults who could stand to learn again the lessons that Sesame Street offers: lessons of compassion, and kindness and respect for our differences. The world is a better place for the world you create on 'Sesame Street,' a world that enriches our children's minds and hearts each and every day.[3]
PBS used this to open their coverage during the TV Critics' Press Tour on August 1, 2009.

The President again acknowledged Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary in a message recorded for A Capitol Fourth.

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References

"Change you can believe in."
  • In a 2008 appearance on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Kermit the Frog spoke of his future career in politics by referencing Obama's 2008 campaign slogan "Change You Can Believe In". Kermit stated, "I'd probably hop for office before I'd run. Ha ha! I don't know... Perhaps. I could, y'know, what am I good at? Should I start small, like a mayor, move up the chain? Sure, sure. Why not? Change you can believe in." [4]
  • In a 2008 appearance on 97.1 Free FM's "Frosty, Heidi and Frank Show"; Kermit and Fozzie talked about the presidential campaign. Kermit stated that "[Obama]'s more like a frog. You see... if I had ears, don't you think I'd look a little like him?"; while Fozzie remarked that he served as the opening act for Obama on the campaign trail. [5]

Sources

  1. "Barack Obama: Former Babysitter and 'Sesame Street' Watcher". Joan Ganz Cooney's Blog, wowOwow.com. July 10, 2008.
  2. The Somerville News Feb 22, 2009
  3. Sesameworkshop.org President Obama: "The world is a better place" with Sesame Street
  4. "Kermit Lobbies Congress". The Hill's Congress Blog, TheHill.com. March 13, 2008."
  5. "Kermit & Fozzie on 97.1FM Los Angeles interview"

See also

External links

Wikipedia has an article related to:
  • Office of the President
  • "Tickle Me Obama" Time by Nancy Gibbs, Jun. 15, 2009

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
(Redirected to Barack Obama (Earth-616) article)

From Marvel Database

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Mr. President

Real Name
Barack Hussein Obama
Current Alias
Mr. President

Aliases
No Drama Obama, Barry

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
United States, Democratic Party

Relatives
Barack Obama, Sr. (father, deceased), Ann Dunham Soetoro (mother, deceased), Maya Soetoro-Ng (half-sister), Michelle Obama (née Robinson, wife), Malia Ann (daughter), Natasha ("Sasha", daughter)

Universe

Base Of Operations
The White House

Characteristics
Gender

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
President of the United States

Education
College graduate

Place of Birth
Honolulu, Hawaii


First appearance

Amazing Spider-Man #583
(March, 2009)

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History

Barack Obama is the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. At the Presidential Inauguration a car turned up with another Barack Obama. After Spider-Man appeared and a few personal questions were asked, it was discovered that the other Obama was an impostor since he did not know how to answer such questions. The impostor turned out to be none other than the Chameleon. Spider-Man was able to subdue the Chameleon and Obama thanked Spider-Man.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

None

Paraphernalia

Transportation

Air Force One

Trivia

In real life, President Obama is a notorious fan of Spider-Man. Possibly this was what inspired such an encounter.

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