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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
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Ed. Weinberger
Johnny Carson
Written by David Lloyd
Johnny Carson
Gene Reynolds
Ed. Weinberger
Directed by Marc Daniels
Starring (See article)
Theme music composer Patrick Williams
Composer(s) Bill Maxwell
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Executive producer(s) Gene Reynolds
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) Carson Productions
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network Fox
Original release May 3, 1987 (1987-05-03) – February 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)



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.


  • 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 (May → July 1987)Edit

Title Airdate
1 "Pilot" 1987-May-03
2 "The Magnetic Presidency" 1987-May-10
3 "Cabin Fever" 1987-May-17
4 "Freedom of Speech" 1987-May-31
5 "Meet the People" 1987-Jun-07
6 "Private Moments" 1987-Jun-21
7 "The First Son-in-Law" 1987-Jun-28
8 "Uncle Sam" 1987-Jul-12
9 "Strange Bedfellows" 1987-Jul-19
10 "Love's Labor Last" 1987-Jul-26

Season 2 (September 1987 → February 1988)Edit

Title Airdate
11 "Dear Sam (Part 1)" 1987-Sep-27
12 "Dear Sam (Part 2)" 1987-Oct-04
13 "Armageddon Kinda Sore" 1987-Oct-11
14 "He'll Have to Go" 1987-Oct-18
15 "The Language Barrier" 1987-Oct-24
16 "Loisgate" 1987-Oct-31
17 "Yes, Mr. President" 1987-Nov-07
18 "Lois Gets Lucky" 1987-Nov-14
19 "The President's Brother" 1987-Nov-21
20 "The Christmas Story"
(a.k.a. "White House Christmas")
21 "Insecurity" 1988-Jan-02
22 "A Royal Send Off" 1988-Jan-16
23 "All About Jean" 1988-Feb-06
24 "Get a Job" 1988-Feb-13


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