Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama
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The governor of an unnamed state, Hubert "Happy" Hopper, has to pick a replacement for deceased U.S. Senator Sam Foley. His corrupt political boss, Jim Taylor, pressures Hopper to choose his handpicked stooge, while popular committees want a reformer. The governor's children want him to select Jefferson Smith, the head of the Boy Rangers. Unable to make up his mind, Hopper decides to flip a coin. When it lands on its side – and next to a newspaper story on one of Smith's accomplishments – he chooses Smith, calculating that his wholesome image will please the people while his naiveté will make him easy to manipulate.

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It is referred to by these television episodes...

Everybody Loves Raymond:
Season:  2  / Episode:  12 
All I Want for Christmas

This Television Episode refers to Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
After a day of Christmas shopping, Debra isn't in the mood for romance, even though she and Ray had an "appointment". She reminds Ray that last week, she was in the mood and he wasn't. Ray didn't understand that Debra's asking for a backrub was the green light for some romance. He asks Debra, "You asked for a back rub, and that means 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'?".

The Simpsons:
Season:  11  / Episode:  1 
Beyond Blunderdome

This Television Episode refers to Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The plot of this episode revolves around a remake of 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington', starring Mel Gibson.

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Scandal:
Season:  3  / Episode:  3 
Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington


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