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MacGuyver for president
October 13, 2005 11:44 AM   Subscribe

The solution?
posted by threehundredandsixty (29 comments total)

 
"Can't talk. McGuyver."
--Patty (or possibly Selma, I can never tell)
posted by arto at 11:51 AM on October 13, 2005


Yes.
posted by mecran01 at 11:52 AM on October 13, 2005


does this mean Henry Winkler's running as VP?
posted by NationalKato at 11:55 AM on October 13, 2005


Wow. An Onion post. Now a 80's-TV-star-for-president post. This is pretty riveting stuff.
posted by 327.ca at 12:01 PM on October 13, 2005


So is "(Funny Celebrity) in 2008" the new dancing goddamn baby? Walken was funny, but now I'm kind of done with it.

However, I'll always hold a special place in my heart for McGuyver. A staple of my NYU days were the notorious "McGuyver and Ice Cream" nights. He's just so crafty, ya see.
posted by ford and the prefects at 12:03 PM on October 13, 2005


But he's canadian!?
posted by tkchrist at 12:05 PM on October 13, 2005


But can he beat Walken in '08?

Tough opponent to topple.
posted by Mikey-San at 12:07 PM on October 13, 2005


Oh man. We have like... three more years of these, don't we?

Allow me to go ahead and whittle things down a bit, so as to make the path easier...

"Rick Springfield in 2008!"

"Gobo Fraggle in 2008!"

"Jeff Spicolli in 2008!"

"That Robot From Riptide in 2008!"

"VIKI in 2008!"

"The Cast of 'It's A Living' in 2008!"

"Ad Nauseum in 2008!"
posted by tittergrrl at 12:08 PM on October 13, 2005


One episode he's disengaging a bomb, another episode he's making a bomb. Which one is it MacGuyver?

FLIP FLOP!
posted by Peter H at 12:09 PM on October 13, 2005


Because America needs more mullets!

Besides, isn't he like fighting aliens in Stargate SG-1 now or something?
posted by fenriq at 12:12 PM on October 13, 2005


Actually, he's no longer on the series with the new season out, fenriq.
posted by cleverusername at 12:31 PM on October 13, 2005


William Devane for president! Unlike the others, he has the qualifications:

General, U.S. Marine Corps (The X-Files)
Secretary of Defense (24)
Secretary of State (The West Wing)
President (Stargate SG-1)
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:33 PM on October 13, 2005


Rick Springfield in 2008!

If we're going to elect someone from the cast of Battlestar Galactica, the only moral choices are Maren Jansen or Laurette Spang. With Erin Grey for VP.

Myself, I'm holding out for the alien butt baby guy from The Daily Show. So that's who it was... in the dark I always thought it was Rod Steiger...
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:35 PM on October 13, 2005


"That Robot From Riptide in 2008!"

Bravo! Nicely obscure*.

Although it seemed to be cut of more Vice Presidential cloth, IIRC.

*"This detective show was one of my favorite shows. The exploits of Vietnam vets turned detective team Cody, Nick, and Murray (the computer expert) were followed in this fun, action packed show which I watched regularly. Adding to the fun, they lived on a yacht! I liked it. "
posted by wah at 12:42 PM on October 13, 2005


But he's canadian!?
No, he's MacGuyver...looking at the US's economy, was there an episode where he made shit into Gold?
posted by thomcatspike at 12:49 PM on October 13, 2005


PedantFilter: It's actually spelled MacGyver (without the 'u').

I don't think he'd make a good president; maybe Pete Thorton for President, and MacGyver for VP?
posted by Godbert at 12:56 PM on October 13, 2005


cleverusername, then I guess his schedule has been cleared! I'd vote MacGyver over Bush/Cheney/Frist/DeLay anyday.
posted by fenriq at 1:00 PM on October 13, 2005


Picard/Riker 2008: Make It So!
posted by alumshubby at 1:06 PM on October 13, 2005


But he's canadian!?

Exactly.
posted by tweak at 1:08 PM on October 13, 2005


I'm just hoping Gary Coleman kept his mailing list from when he ran for Governor.

If not Coleman, how about Gary Cole? He's been V.P.
posted by wendell at 1:10 PM on October 13, 2005


Metafilter For President.
posted by NewBornHippy at 1:16 PM on October 13, 2005


The Black Guy From Police Academy for President in 2008.
posted by Kibbutz at 1:43 PM on October 13, 2005


An actor will never be President. gheez.
posted by rxreed at 1:46 PM on October 13, 2005


He is scheduled to be kidnapped by Patti and Selma in an upcoming Simpson's episode. I believe it will air in March. We'll see if he gets free in time to officially launch his campaign.
posted by Fenriss at 1:55 PM on October 13, 2005


I'm holding out for Ed Grimley.
posted by grateful at 2:05 PM on October 13, 2005


How bout Fred Thompson from that Clint Eastwood/ secret service movie? He actually looks like he could be a politician.
posted by Mcable at 5:37 PM on October 13, 2005


Harrison Ford/John McCain '08!!

The one was a decorated war hero, spent time in a POW camp, and knows that we shouldn't torture people,
The other is both Indiana Jones, AND Han Solo.
Plus he played a convincing president.

I think Harrison ford either wouldn't lie to people, or would be good at making everyone else believe it, too. Isn't that the hallmark of a good president?
posted by Balisong at 5:41 PM on October 13, 2005


I have a different candidate in mind.
posted by deusdiabolus at 9:36 PM on October 13, 2005


One link posts one joke websites are the solution?

How many d'you think it'll take?
posted by nanojath at 11:40 PM on October 13, 2005


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