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Thomas Edison (Character)
from Young Tom Edison (1940)

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Alternate Names:
Edison / Thomas A. Edison / Thomas Alva 'Tom' Edison / Thomas Alva Edison / Tom Edison / Wax Figure of Thomas Edison


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  1. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison (2013) TV episode, Played by Epic Lloyd
  2. "The Men Who Built America"
        - When One Ends, Another Begins (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck
        - Changing the Game (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck
        - Bloody Battles (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck
        - A New War Begins (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck
  3. Thong Girl 4: The Body Electric (2010) (V) Played by Lloyd Kaufman
  4. "America: The Story of Us"
    ... aka "America: The Story of the US" - Australia, International (English title) (imdb display title)
        - Cities (2010) TV episode, Played by Sean Cameron Michael
  5. "Funny or Die Presents..."
        - Episode #1.5 (2010) TV episode, Played by Crispin Glover
  6. "Drunk History"
        - Drunk History Vol. 6: Featuring John C. Reilly (2010) TV episode, Played by Crispin Glover

  7. La Premiere (2009) Played by Larry Reinhardt-Meyer
  8. Tempus Ex Machina (2009) Played by Jeff Tidwell
  9. MHz (Megahertz) (2009) Played by Larry Larson (as Edison)
  10. My Inventions (2008) Played by Ken Mayo
  11. The Original Gangster (2007) Played by John Archer Lundgren (as Edison)
  12. Marksman (2007) Played by James Peak
  13. Like Father Like Edison (2006) Played by Greg Homison
  14. "Family Guy"
    ... aka "Padre de familia" - USA (Spanish title)
        - Brian Sings & Swings (2006) TV episode, Played by Seth MacFarlane
  15. The Edison Death Machine (2006) (V) Played by Robert Link (as Edison)
  16. "Time Warp Trio"
        - Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? (2005) TV episode, Played by Michael Therriault
  17. The Visionary* - (*Tesla) (2005) Played by Bob Ari (as Edison)
  18. "Clone High"
    ... aka "Clone High U.S.A." - USA (promotional title)
        - Changes: The Big Prom: The Sex Romp: The Season Finale (2003) TV episode, Played by Andy Dick
        - Film Fest: Tears of a Clone (2002) TV episode, Played by Andy Dick
  19. "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne"
        - Let There Be Light (2000) TV episode, Played by Michael Yarmush

  20. "The Simpsons"
        - The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace (1998) TV episode, Played by Harry Shearer
  21. Edison: The Wizard of Light (1998) (TV) Played by Kenneth Welsh
  22. "The Tick"
        - Leonardo da Vinci and His Fightin' Genius Time Commandos! (1995) TV episode, Played by Jeff Bennett
  23. Don't Die Without Telling Me Where You're Going (1995) Played by Ricardo Fasan (as Edison)
    ... aka "No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas" - Argentina (original title)
  24. Thomas Edison and the Electric Light (1993) (V) Played by Joe Hilsee
    ... aka "Animated Hero Classics: Thomas Edison and the Electric Light" - USA (series title)
  25. "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"
        - Princeton, February 1916 (1993) TV episode, Played by Richard K. Olsen (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  26. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) Played by Hal Landon Sr.

  27. My Twentieth Century (1989) Played by Péter Andorai
    ... aka "Az én XX. századom" - Hungary (original title)
  28. "This Is America, Charlie Brown"
        - The Great Inventors (1989) TV episode, Played by Frank Welker
  29. Young Einstein (1988) Played by Ian James Tait
  30. "The Edison Twins"
        - Vows from the Deep (1986) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sabiston (as Tom Edison)
        - The Continental Twist (1986) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sabiston (as Tom Edison)
        - A Message for Triton (1986) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sabiston (as Tom Edison)
        - How to Haunt a Haunted House (1986) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sabiston (as Tom Edison)
        - The Golden Goose Chase (1986) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sabiston (as Tom Edison)
          (73 more)
  31. "Tall Tales & Legends"
    ... aka "Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends" - USA (complete title)
        - Annie Oakley (1985) TV episode, Played by John Achorn
  32. Gifts of Greatness (1985) (V) Played by Edward Asner
  33. The Edison Device (1985) Played by Jerry-Mac Johnston
  34. "Voyagers!"
        - Worlds Apart (1982) TV episode, Played by Steven Keats
  35. The Edison Adventures (1981) Played by George Brengel (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  36. Tajna Nikole Tesle (1980) Played by Dennis Patrick (as Thomas Alva Edison)

  37. Tom Edison: The Boy Who Lit Up the World (1979) (TV) Played by David Huffman (as Tom Edison)
  38. The Idea of Edison (1979) (TV) Played by Paul Tripp (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  39. General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978) (TV) Played by Pat Hingle
  40. "Nikola Tesla"
        - Episode #1.7 (1977) TV episode, Played by Boris Buzancic (as Thomas Alva Edison)
        - Episode #1.5 (1977) TV episode, Played by Boris Buzancic (as Thomas Alva Edison)
        - Episode #1.4 (1977) TV episode, Played by Boris Buzancic (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  41. The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973) Played by Stanislaw Tylczynski (as Wax Figure of Thomas Edison)
    ... aka "Sanatorium pod klepsydra" - Poland (original title)
    ... aka "The Sandglass" - International (English title) (informal title)

  42. "General Electric Theater"
    ... aka "G.E. Theater" - USA (English title) (informal short title)
    ... aka "G.E. True Theater" - USA (English title) (tenth season title)
        - Edison the Man (1954) TV episode, Played by Burgess Meredith (as Thomas A. Edison)
  43. Seger i mörker (1954) Played by Gustaf Hedström (as Thomas Alva Edison)

  44. Hysterical High Spots in American History (1941) Played by Mel Blanc
  45. Edison, the Man (1940) Played by Spencer Tracy (as Thomas A. Edison)
  46. Young Tom Edison (1940) Played by Mickey Rooney (as Thomas Alva 'Tom' Edison)

  47. Lights of Old Broadway (1925) Played by J. Frank Glendon (as Thomas A. Edison)
    ... aka "Merry Wives of Gotham" - UK (imdb display title), USA (working title)
Archive Footage:
  1. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure (1999) (V) Played by Richard K. Olsen
  2. "Voyagers!"
        - The Trial of Phineas Bogg (1983) TV episode, Played by Steven Keats
  3. Okay for Sound (1946) Played by Thomas A. Edison (as Thomas A. Edison)

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Fun Stuff

From "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Great Inventors (#1.6)" (1989)
Thomas Edison: [gesturing to Marion and Peppermint Patty] Gentlemen, we have two special guests tonight.
[gesturing to Peppermint Patty again]
Thomas Edison: This young lady seems to agree with me that the phonograph can work. In fact, it was Marion's doll that helped me along the way to this talking machine.
[pointing to the two diaphragms on the phonograph]
Thomas Edison: Marion and Miss Patty, these are two diaphragms. They are the key to this talking machine. John Crusa here drew up the sketch for me. He doesn't think it'll work, but maybe we'll get lucky and at least hear one word.
John Crusa: Yeah, but what will you say into it, Mr. Edison?
Thomas Edison: Hm, let me think. Ah, yes, I have it. Are we ready?
[cranking the phonograph and speaking into one of the diaphragms]
Thomas Edison: Mary had a little lamb. Its fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go.
[he releases the first diaphragm and turns the phonograph back the other way, cranking again with his playback; when it's over, the men cheer, and Marion and Peppermint Patty dance with joy]
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