Anyone remember the show Deadliest Warrior? I want to see a U.S. presidents version of that show that would feature simulations of one-on-one fights between different presidents when they were in their primes. It would be educational and appeal to the lowest common denominator. Come on – who doesn’t want to see Ulysses Grant and Chester Arthur going at it for a few rounds – beard and mutton chop tugging/ pulling would be allowed!
I have a feeling old “Honest Abe” would be one Hell of a scrappy fighter! Andrew Jackson would fight dirty, Zachary Taylor would fight like a cornered rat and damn if I wouldn’t love seeing a drunken saloon brawl between notorious lushes Andrew Johnson and Franklin Pierce !
As for the 20th century commanders in chief? A Nixon and Johnson bout might be epic – and how would the sickly and scrawny JFK hold up (I wouldn’t bet against Mr. PT 109)! Jimmy Carter may seem like Mr. Nice Guy, but he has an inner fighter!
Maybe I really just want to see Mr. Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick beat the shit out of EVERYONE! Bully!
This is why I will never be in charge of TV programming!