Yes, I know it isn't actually Monday, but since I just saw one of these this week...how about some of my favorite movie and TV election returns? Either watching the returns on TV, or waiting for the results, or counting the ballots...No particular order, but:
1. Citizen Kane. I'm a big fan of the two newspaper front pages, ready to go: "Kane Elected" or "Fraud at Polls"
2. Battlestar Galactica, Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2. Avoiding spoilers, but I'm not sure I totally bought the outcome of the Adama/Roslin scene.
3. The Candidate. Not the justly famous last line, but the great cliche stuff from during the day.
4. Mary Tyler Moore show, The Snow Must Go On.
5. Election. I've been meaning to watch this again so I can do a post on it. My memory of it was that it was an excellent movie, but not particularly interesting for politics. Certainly a memorable vote count, though.
6. NewsRadio, Who's the Boss, Part 2. And I still think Bill voted for Dave, don't you?
7. Columbo, Candidate for Crime.
8. The Wire, Margin of Error. By the way, I've finally finished Season 4 and just began Season 5, but I keep getting distracted by one thing or another.
9. Mad Men, Nixon vs. Kennedy. OK, the election returns are incidental to the episode, but a good one nonetheless.
10. The West Wing, various episodes...actually, don't really have one I like all that much, but I'm running low here.
What am I forgetting? What are your favorites?