|The Venture Bros. character|
Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner?
|Full name||Abraham Lincoln|
"Lincoln Sense", may posses objects bearing his image or people, wishes to "get his wings"
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States who led his country through the American Civil War until his assassination. Lincoln's spirit did not pass on, remaining as a ghost haunting the Lincoln Room of the White House.
In the episode Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner?, Lincoln noted the control Mrs. Manstrong had over her son Bud Manstrong. Lincoln thought this the work of a computer chip lodged on the back of Bud's neck. Lincoln believed Mrs. Manstrong was planning to order her son to assassinate President Breyer. Although Lincoln judged Breyer as the worst president he had witnessed, Lincoln nonetheless did not wish to see his assassination. Furthermore, Lincoln thought he would be able to ascend to heaven by saving Breyer's life and freeing Bud from his control.
To prevent the assassination, Lincoln enlisted the aid Hank Venture and Dean Venture. After his "Lincoln sense" activated, the ghost president possessed Dean and ran to the Oval Office, where Breyer, Bud and his mother, Brock Samson, and Doctor Thaddeus Venture were sealed inside. The force field (which was presented by Dr. Venture) surrounding the office prevented Dean's entry, though Lincoln was able to fly in while inhabiting a penny. Lincoln called on Dean and Hank to gather and assemble a body of five dollar bills he could inhabit.
With a body constructed of five dollar bills, Lincoln rushed into the Oval Office and tackled Bud before a hostile confrontation with Samson could get violent. Lincoln pulled the computer chip from Bud's neck. However, the chip was revealed to be nothing but security footage from Gargantua-1 lodged in his neck when he banged his head. Noting Lincoln's disappointment at not "earning his wings", Dr. Venture commented that saving a "repressed masturbator isn't enough to get you into heaven these days."
Episode Appearances Edit
- Lincoln's Ghost, otherwise known as The White House Ghost, is said to have haunted the White House since Abraham Lincoln's death in 1865. Numerous Presidents, First Ladies, and other White House inhabitants have reported seeing him or feeling his presence in the White House.
- Lincoln's Ghost wants to "earn his wings" to move on from haunting the White House and go to heaven instead, similar to the angel Clarence's desire to earn his wings by helping out George Bailey in the classic Frank Capra Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life.
- "Lincoln Sense" is a reference to "spider-sense", the superhuman "sixth sense" that alerts Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man to danger.
- "Oh, my God! It's full of stars!" is David Bowman's exclamation in the novelization of the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey when the monolith orbiting Saturn opens to reveal that it is a star-gate.