A political anoraks' must-see: Harry Shearer in the excellent Nixon's the One

Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House

Is this real? I thought it was a spoof..

– So asked a post-Nixon child on seeing Nixon’s the One in the Sky Playhouse Presents series.

Yes, it is real. He recorded all his office conversations and then he was hoist by his own petard. And that’s Mr Burns that is. (Harry Shearer who plays Nixon in these superb shows is Mr Burns, Kent Brockman, Ned Flanders etc etc in the Simpsons).

You can find details of the programme here and here (including a clip).

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2 thoughts on “A political anoraks' must-see: Harry Shearer in the excellent Nixon's the One

  1. Thanks for the tip! I plugged the timoing into my Sky+ box and its come up with a play starring Kylie Minogue about theatre rivalry. Shurely shome mistake!

    • Hi Mark

      It’s on tonight on Sky Arts at 10pm (Saturday 22nd June). The “next on” page is here.

      Also there is a clip here.

      Really worth watching. Hilarious.

      All the best
      Paul

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