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Mr. President is an American sitcom created by Johnny Carson's company, Carson Productions, that starred George C. Scott and premiered on May 3, 1987. It was part of the Fox Broadcasting Company's premiere season of prime time entertainment, alongside Married... with Children, The Tracey Ullman Show, and Duet.[1]

Mr. President
Mr president georgecarlinglynn.jpg
Carlin Glynn and George C.Scott
GenreSituation comedy
Created byEd. Weinberger
Johnny Carson
Written byDavid Lloyd
Johnny Carson
Gene Reynolds
Ed. Weinberger
Directed byMarc Daniels
StarringGeorge C. Scott
Theme music composerPatrick Williams
Composer(s)Bill Maxwell
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes24
Production
Executive producer(s)Gene Reynolds
Running time30 min.
Production company(s)Carson Productions
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseMay 3, 1987 (1987-05-03) –
February 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)

Contents

PlotEdit

The series centered around newly elected President Samuel Arthur Tresch, the former governor of Wisconsin. Others in the cast were Meg Tresch, Samuel's wife, who left him at the start of the second season, and Samuel's children, 16-year-old Cynthia and 12-year-old Nick. Charlie Ross was the Chief of Staff.

CastEdit

  • George C. Scott ... President Samuel Arthur Tresch
  • Conrad Bain ... Charlie Ross, the President's Chief of Staff
  • Carlin Glynn ... First Lady Meg Tresch; she leaves the President at the beginning of the second season
  • Maddie Corman ... Cynthia Tresch, the President's youngest daughter
  • Susan Wheeler Duff ... Jennifer, the President's eldest daughter (married)
  • Andre Gower ... Nick Tresch, the President's son
  • Madeline Kahn ... Lois Gullickson, the President's sister-in-law; after the President's wife leaves him, she moves into the White House to help care for the children
  • Earl Boen ... Dave
  • Allen Williams ... Daniel Cummings

Episode listEdit

Season 1 (1987)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Pilot"TBATBAMay 3, 1987 (1987-05-03)
22"The Magnetic Presidency"TBATBAMay 10, 1987 (1987-05-10)
33"Cabin Fever"TBATBAMay 17, 1987 (1987-05-17)
44"Freedom of Speech"TBATBAMay 31, 1987 (1987-05-31)
55"Meet the People"TBATBAJune 7, 1987 (1987-06-07)
66"Private Moments"TBATBAJune 21, 1987 (1987-06-21)
77"The First Son-in-Law"TBATBAJune 28, 1987 (1987-06-28)
88"Uncle Sam"TBATBAJuly 12, 1987 (1987-07-12)
99"Strange Bedfellows"TBATBAJuly 19, 1987 (1987-07-19)
1010"Love's Labor Last"TBATBAJuly 26, 1987 (1987-07-26)

Season 2 (1987–1988)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
111"Dear Sam: Part 1"Greg AntonacciPeter NoahSeptember 27, 1987 (1987-09-27)
122"Dear Sam: Part 2"Greg AntonacciPeter NoahOctober 4, 1987 (1987-10-04)
133"Armageddon Kinda Sore"Marc DanielsDavid Cohen & Roger S.H. SchulmanOctober 11, 1987 (1987-10-11)
144"He'll Have to Go"TBATBAOctober 18, 1987 (1987-10-18)
155"The Language Barrier"Marc DanielsDavid LloydOctober 24, 1987 (1987-10-24)
166"Loisgate"TBATBAOctober 31, 1987 (1987-10-31)
177"Yes, Mr. President"Marc DanielsChristian WilliamsNovember 7, 1987 (1987-11-07)
188"Lois Gets Lucky"TBATBANovember 14, 1987 (1987-11-14)
199"The President's Brother"TBATBANovember 21, 1987 (1987-11-21)
2010"The Christmas Story"TBATBADecember 26, 1987 (1987-12-26)
2111"Insecurity"TBATBAJanuary 2, 1988 (1988-01-02)
2212"A Royal Send Off"TBATBAJanuary 16, 1988 (1988-01-16)
2313"All About Jean"TBATBAFebruary 6, 1988 (1988-02-06)
2414"Get a Job"TBATBAFebruary 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Keith Olbermann (2007-04-05). Countdown with Keith Olbermann (2007-04-05) (Television). MSNBC.

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