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Five Insane Hollywood Depictions of Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has been a public figure for a long, long time. Furthermore, he has been seeking the spotlight for decades and decades, so it should come as no surprise to learn that he has inspired numerous figures. Most of these figures are not so flattering, but there are some that manage to stand out even among the rest. Here are five of the most out there characters based on Donald Trump: Face to Face Face to Face was a shape-shifting villain on a TV show called Night Man, which was about a saxophone player with a laser eye.

Five Insane Hollywood Depictions of Donald Trump
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Comics On TV: 'Night Man'

by Ryan Rigley

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." may be the latest comic book series to hit the small screen, but it's certainly not the first. Almost as old as comic books themselves, comic book TV series have become a mainstay of current popular culture. With a number of television shows based on both Marvel and DC comics, it's hard to imagine a TV series based on any other comic book publishing company.

One might think that Malibu Comics' "Night Man" didn't fit the Marvel/DC bill when his TV series debuted in the late '90s, but that was not the case! Marvel Comics acquired Malibu in 1994, and began crossing Night Man over with popular Marvel superheroes like Thor, Wolverine, and even Gambit. Surprisingly enough, Night Man even got his own TV series a year after his comic book was canceled!

Series Statistics

Network: Broadcast Syndication

Broadcast Date: 1997 - 1999

Seasons:
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Sony Pictures Animation Plans Manimal Feature

Sony Pictures Animation has plans to bring the short-lived television series Manimal to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the studio has secured the rights to the property and is developing it as a CGI/live-action hybrid feature. The 1983 NBC series was created by Glen A. Larson and Donald R. Boyle and followed Dr. Jonathan Chase (Simon MacCorkindale), a man with the ability to transform himself into any animal in the world, using his powers to fight for justice. Although the series lasted only eight episodes, MacCorkindale reprised the character 15 years later in an episode of the Larson-created "Night Man," in turn based on the Malibu Comics series. No talent is currently attached to the big-screen Manimal , but check back for details as...
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Snuffed Out: TV Series That Were Gone Too Soon

The fate of Gcb, one of our favorite new shows, will be decided in the next few weeks, and right now, there's a 50/50 chance it'll survive. If it does get canceled, at least it'll instantly become a member of what we'll call the Arrested Development/Freaks & Geeks/Firefly club. Shows that were canceled before their time, and have gained cult status since they left the airwaves.

All of those programs have rabid enthusiastic followers, and in the case of Firefly and Arrested Development, that fan enthusiasm has directly led to big screen resurrections.

We're hoping Gcb gets a renewal, but while we wait, let's take a look at a few other shows throughout the years that were unfairly snuffed out, and picture ... what might have been.

Pushing Daisies

ABC (October 3, 2007 – June 13, 2009)

Featuring a stellar cast, including Lee Pace, the incomparable Kristin Chenoweth, and Anna Friel as Dead Zooey Deschanel, Pushing Daisies
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Rob McElhenny Talks It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7

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Rob McElhenny Talks It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7
Heyo! The gang from Paddy's Pub is back as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia kicks off Season 7 Thursday, September 15 at 10 Pm Et. As you may have noticed, one of the cast members, Rob McElhenney, who plays Mac, has "bulked up" significantly, putting on at least 50 pounds for this new season.

Rob McElhenney recently held a conference call to discuss Season 7 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. And his very fat ass. Here's what he had to say below.

How much of the show is scripted versus you guys just riffing?

Rob McElhenney: Well, we usually try to do at least one or two takes completely scripted. So, we very carefully and arduously over probably the longest span of the production cycle spend writing, and I'd say we get at least one or two, maybe three, takes of it exactly as scripted. And then from that point forward we'll ad
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The Gang Sells Their Soul for Marketing

Take Seinfeld, remove any sense of decency or a filter for content and you end up with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang has put mittens on kittens, battled the Night Man, lit Sweet Dee on fire, solved the North Korea crisis, and pissed off just about anybody who isn't in their quintet of miscreants. There's really no telling what the lowest point in their television career is, but at least it's always funny and makes us glad we're not nearly the horribly depraved human beings they are. Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny Devito have made being insensitive assholes with no regard for the well-being of others funny and cool again, and for that, we salute them with a giveaway.

The sixth season of It's Always Sunny hit stores on DVD and Blu-ray on September 13th, and since we're pretty big fans ourselves, we
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Marc Alan Fishman: Variant Variety Ain’t the Spice of Life

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When my mother asked me why I was buying up all the comics I could, I made an attempt to satisfy her underlying problem. “I’m not wasting my money, Mom, these comics are worth money!” She bought that. Years later, she asked me when I was going to sell them and enjoy the tidy profit. Wouldn’t you know it? All those copies of Night Man and Mantra weren’t worth the paper they were printed on. And my Walgreens copy of Cyberforce: Bloodstryke? Nary a nickel would be given to me by any one aside from maybe Marc Silvestri. Had I been smart enough, I would have picked up the holo-foil variant cover, and nabbed me a dime.

You see kiddos, when I got into comics, the ‘Variant’ cover ruled the land. In the go-go-nineties, when people suddenly thought comic books were highly coveted collectables, the publishers followed
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Marc Alan Fishman: The First Comic That Mattered… To Me

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Welcome back, friends. After the hate-spew I delivered in the first few weeks, and the near love-in I had over the last two… I asked myself what was the obvious next step.

Self?

Yes, Marc?

What’s the obvious next step?

Hell if I know. I still hate Flashpoint. And about half of the DC reboot. And the X-Men. And walnuts.

Well, that’s no help.

Sorry. Why don’t you talk about Malibu?

Seems simple enough. Let me set the scene. It was 6th grade. 1993. I’d just met this crazy kid named Matt who drew better than me, and loved comics. I was insanely jealous of his talent, and unlike my other friends at the time, he wasn’t a brilliant mathematician well on his way to being our eventual class valedictorian. He invited me to a sleepover birthday party, which pretty much meant by the next week,
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The Cape Is Absolutely Ridiculous

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"So this is real?" Summer Glau asked the hooded, caped man standing in her office at one point during last night's premiere of The Cape. That was the same question running through my mind for pretty much the entire two hours.

Filling the television voids left by Heroes and, I'm guessing, Night Man, NBC's newest action show is absolutely ridiculous. It's like someone combined the production values of the Knight Rider reboot with...  More >>
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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia 6.02 “Dennis Gets Divorced” review

Another week, another fantastic Sunny.

Tonight’s episode, the follow-up to last week’s, finds the Gang on the other side of marital bliss. Frank and Charlie are constantly fighting, Dee finds the man who cheated on his wife with her crashing at her place and Dennis simply cannot take the lack of freedom any more.

I was very happy to see the return Brian Unger as the lawyer and Andrew Friedman as Charlie’s creepy uncle Jack, who, as it turns out, is also a lawyer. A really, really terrible lawyer.

Given Charlie’s past interactions with Jack, is it safe to assume that Jack is the inspiration behind “Night Man”?

It’s nice to see Sunny stray a little from self-containment. Things that have happened in past episodes are starting to have an effect in present episodes. In the past, the writers seemed to have little regard for
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ComicMix Six: Sucktastic Super Powers!

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So, you want to be a superhero? Not a problem. Oh... you're not a billionaire orphan with years to dedicate to the martial arts? Don't fret! I'm sure you can play in a lake of toxic ooze, or get bit by a genetically unstable super-wombat, right? Well... even if you don't have powers, don't feel bad. Cause there are some folks out there in comic-book-land that would have been better off as bartenders or stock-boys than crime-fighters or super-heroes. Don't believe me? Well kind citizen, scope this list of lameoids out, and see sometimes it's no so bad being normal after all*.

Night Man – Johnny Domino was just your run-of-the-mill jazz musician with those totally hip round sunglasses (Superboy anyone?) and that always fashionable accessory... the dangely cross earring in one ear! Too cool for school you say? Well, without warning, an alien bolt of lightening hit a cable car,
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