And If I'm Elected (1984)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Satire  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Remember the old Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour? It was on that program that, in the spring of 1968, Pat Paulsen announced his "candidacy" for the presidency: "If chosen, I will not run, and if elected I will not serve." Came the election year of 1984, and Tom Smothers and Dick Smothers were still in the campaign-spoof business. And If I'm Elected is a satire of some of the more outrageous political ads in TV history, including the infamous "Little Girl with Daisy." Trouble is, nothing that the Smotherses come up with is quite as hilarious as the real thing.



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