Live Poll/Suggestion: Which Fictional Movie or Episodic Series Mayor Gets Your Vote?

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Part One: Which Fictional Movie Mayor Gets Your Vote?
There soon will be new mayor in town, as Topher Grace joins a long list of incumbent fictional movie mayors that compete for viewer's attention. In Jon Stewart's sophomore directorial film, Irresistible (2020) the political satire plot revolves around an American Midwest mayoral race. The movie features an all-star cast including Steve Carell, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis, Rose Byrne, Natasha Lyonne, Debra Messing and the aforementioned Grace.

Which of these fictional movie mayors is most likely to get your vote?

See the partial list of movie mayoral portrayals here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048110112/

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/7kenljm5loM/

Part Two: Which Fictional Episodic Series Mayor Gets Your Vote?
There soon will be new mayor in town, as Ted Danson joins a long list of incumbent fictional episodic mayors that compete for viewer's attention. His latest NBC television comedy series, an Untitled Ted Danson Project is from the writer/producer team of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. He co-stars along with Fey in the series as the fictional mayor of Los Angeles, California.

Which of these fictional episodic series mayors is most likely to get your vote? *television series, web series and streaming media series with multiple mayors have a single consolidated answer option

See the partial list of episodic series mayoralportrayals here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048170753/
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I am looking to add more movie or episodic mayors from locations set outside of the United States to these poll suggestions. Ideally, these would be  memorable portrayals that are part of the main cast. As well as, any suggestions of glaring American fictional mayor omissions is always appreciated.

Honorable Mention or Supplemental Mayoral Options

Movie Mayors

Lee Wallace The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Mayor Al, New York City, New York as portrayed by Lee Wallace

Desi Arnaz, Raul Julia The Escape Artist
Mayor Leon Quiñones, unnamed city as portrayed by Desi Arnaz

Michael Murphy Batman Returns
Mayor, Gotham City as portrayed by Michael Murphy

Lee Wallace Batman
Mayor William Borg, Gotham City as portrayed by Lee Wallace

Jim Backus Pete's Dragon
Mayor, Passamaquoddy as portrayed by Jim Backus

Paul Birch The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Mayor Winder, Shinbone as portrayed by Paul Birch

Kenneth Mars Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Mayor/Mastermind, unnamed city as portrayed by Kenneth Mars

Cesare Danova, John Vernon National Lampoon's Animal House
Mayor Carmine DePasto, Farber as portrayed by Cesare Danova

D.B. Sweeney Chi-Raq
Mayor McCloud, Chicago, Illinois as portrayed by D.B. Sweeney

Angela Lansbury The Grinch
Mayor McGerkle, Whoville as portrayed by Angela Lansbury

Donald Crisp Pollyanna
Mayor Karl Warren, Harringtonas portrayed by Donald Crisp

Vincent Gardenia, Barbara Cason, Dick Van Dyke, Raymond Kark Cold Turkey
Mayor Quincey L. Wappler, Eagle Rock as portrayed by Vincent Gardenia

Paul Ford The Music Man
Mayor George Shinn, River City, Iowa, as portrayed by Paul Ford

Andy Garcia Ghostbusters
Mayor Bradley, New York City, New York as portrayed by Andy Garcia

* Irresistible (2020)
Jon Stewart’s Political Satire Irresistible: Everything We Know

Episodic Series Mayors

John O'Hurley, Dan Povenmire Phineas and Ferb, This Is Your Backstory
Mayor Roger Doofenshmirtz, Danville as portrayed by John O'Hurley

Maisie Williams Doctor Who, Face the Raven
Mayor Ashildr/"Me", "an Alien trap street", London, England
Mayor Margaret Blaine, Cardiff
as portrayed by Maisie Williams and Annette Badland

Sonny Bono Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Man of Steel Bars
Mayor Frank Berkowitz, Metropolis as portrayed by Sonny Bono

Bob Joles The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Have Time, Will Travel
Mayor McCheese, McDonaldland as portrayed by Bob Joles

David Ramsey, Tom Selleck Partners, Blue Bloods
Mayor Carter Poole, Chicago, Illinois or
Mayor Frank Russo, Chicago, Illinois
as portrayed by Bruce Altman and David Ramsey

Ned Dennehy The Walking Wounded, There Must Be Rules, A Duty of Care, All Too Human
Mayor Patrick 'Paddy' Fitzgerald as portrayed by Ned Dennehy

John Howard  SeaChange
Shire Mayor Bob Jelly, Pearl Bay, Australia as portrayed by John Howard

Scott Bakula, Steven Weber Mirror, Mirror, NCIS: New Orleans
Mayor Douglas "Doug" Hamilton, New Orleans, Louisiana
or Mayor Zahra Taylor, New Orleans, Louisiana
as portrayed by Steven Weber and Amanda Warren

Byron Keith Batman, Hizzonner the Penguin
Mayor Linseed , Gotham City as portrayed by Byron Keith

Geoff Morrell  Grassroots
Mayor Col Dunkley, Arcadia Waters, Australia as portrayed by Geoff Morrell in

Home and Away Daniel Collopy
Mayor Joshua "Josh" West
, Summer Bay, Australia as portrayed by Daniel Collopy

Will Friedle The Eskimo, Boy Meets World
Mayor Eric Matthews, St. Upid Town, New York as portrayed by Will Friedle

Greg Lee Doug
Mayor Robert 'Bob' White, Bluffington as portrayed by Greg Lee

Dean Norris Under the Dome, The Fall
Selectman James 'Big Jim' Rennie, Chester Mills, Maine (acting mayor) as portrayed by Dean Norris

Lloyd Bochner Batman: The Animated Series, Be a Clown
Mayor Hamilton Hill, Gotham City as portrayed by Lloyd Bochner

Don Messick The Smurfs
Mayor Papa Smurf, Smurfs' Village, Le Pays Maudit as portrayed by Don Messick

Tress MacNeille Hey Arnold!
Mayor Dixie, Hillwood as portrayed by Tress MacNeille

* Untitled Ted Danson Project,
Tina Fey, Ted Danson Comedy Series Ordered at NBC Variety
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More Honorable Mention or Supplemental Mayoral Options

Movie Mayors

Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini The Taking of Pelham 123
Mayor, New York City, New York as portrayed by James Gandolfini

Pat Ryan The Toxic Avenger
Mayor Peter Belgoody, Tromaville, New Jersey as portrayed by Pat Ryan

Nestor Carbonell The Dark Knight Rises
Mayor Anthony Garcia, Gotham as portrayed by Nestor Carbonell in The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Sean Astin The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Mayor Samwise "Sam" Gamgee, Mayor of the Shire, Middle Earth

The Year Without a Santa Claus
Mayor, Southtown

Sean Pertwee Equilibrium
Father, Libria "a totalitarian future city-state" as portrayed by Sean Pertwee

Tina Turner Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Aunty Entity, Bartertown, "a wasteland city-state"  as portrayed by Tina Turner  * disputed as Master Blaster publicly claims to "run Bartertown

Willard E. Pugh RoboCop 2
Mayor Marvin Kuzak, Detroit, Michigan as portrayed by Willard E. Pugh

Barton MacLane, Glenda Farrell Torchy Runs for Mayor
Mayor Teresa "Torchy" Blane, as portrayed by Glenda Farrell

Michael Lerner, Jean Reno Godzilla
Mayor Ebert, New York City, New York as portrayed by Michael Lerner

Vincenzo Amato L'ora legale
Mayor Pierpaolo Natoli, Pietrammare, Sicily as portrayed by Vincenzo Amato

Thomas Mitchell High Noon
Mayor Jonas Henderson, Hadleyville, NM as portrayed by Thomas Mitchell

John Vernon Dirty Harry
Mayor, San Francisco, California as portrayed by John Vernon

Bürgermeister Anna
Bürgermeister Anna Drews, as portrayed by Eva Rimski

Barry Otto Blinky Bill
Mayor Wilberforce 'Cranky' Cranklepot, Greenpatch as portrayed by Barry Otto

Episodic Mayors

Harry Groener, K. Todd Freeman Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bad Girls
Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Sunnydale as portrayed by Harry Groener

Joe Morton A New World, Eureka
Mayor Henry Deacon, Eureka, Oregon as portrayed by Joe Morton

Keith Scott Blinky Bill's Fund Run, The Adventures of Blinky Bill
Mayor Pelican, Green Patch as portrayed by Keith Scott

Albin Braig, Karlheinz Hartmann Ahnenforschung, Hannes und der Bürgermeister
Burgermeister , "a Swabian German village" as portrayed by Karlheinz Hartmann

Al Fann, Kevin Hooks, Stanley Brock He's the Mayor
Mayor Carl Burke, unnamed location as portrayed by Kevin Hooks

Anne Stallybrass, Alan Bates The Mayor of Casterbridge
Mayor Michael Henchard, Casterbridge, England as portrayed by Alan Bates
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Donald Fullilove, Crispin Glover Back to the Future
Mayor Goldie Wilson, Hill Valley as portrayed by Donald Fullilove

Mariah Carey The Lego Batman Movie
Mayor McCaskill, Gotham City as portrayed by Mariah Carey

Tom Butler The Killing, Bulldog
Mayor Lesley Adams, Seattle, Washington as portrayed by Tom Butler
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I totally forgot Sean Pertwee was in Equilibrium
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Perhaps the Mayor of Halloween Town
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You asked for more international characters. The Russian Oscar nominee Leviathan had a villainous mayor:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802154/...
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Thanks, I added Roman Madyanov who plays Vadim, the mayor of Pribrezhny from Leviathan (2014 film).


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I remember Roman Madyanov sort-of complaining in an interview that he's being cast as characters who's more and more vile. That was in 2007 in behind-the-scenes of Karnavalnaya noch 2, ili 50 let spustya...
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Obviously, the context of the comment matters, but it seems to be biting the hand that feed you. i am sure any actor ideally wants to play a range of roles, but he is gainfully employed as an actor,which not many people can say.

Image result for Roman Madyanov

Speaking, to being typecast it seems like the vast majority of these mayoral portrayals are either buffoons or villains.

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Thanks to everyone you has made international mayor suggestions. I still have 3-5 movie slots and 3-5 television/streaming media slots. Ideally, I would like 20% of the answer options to fit this international profile and know that there are more non-U.S. titles that feature a mayor as a main character or at least one that seemed to have a memorable scene-stealing performance. Any suggestion help from of titles that are well-known or popular within their own countries is appreciated.

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FYC: Kyle MacLachlan , Mayor of Portland, Oregon in Portlandia.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1780441/reference
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Thanks, good suggestion. He was the 9th option listed on Part Two: Which Fictional Episodic Series Mayor Gets Your Vote?


Kyle MacLachlan Portlandia, Going Gray
Mayor, Portland, Oregon as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan
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'Good idea for a poll and I'm looking forward to seeing that film. Jon Stewart directing Chris Cooper, Natasha Lyonne and Debra Messing sounds great. 

May I suggest one small edit in the intro?

(Instead of The two actor's characters)

The two actors' characters
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I just restructured the paragraph to avoid the issue and so it would flow better.

A new movie mayor will soon join the existing ranks of fictional movie mayors that compete for viewer's attention. In Jon Stewart's latest film, Irresistible (2020), Brent Sexton and Chris Cooper face-off in a hotly contested American Midwest mayoral race. The movie's all-star cast also features Steve Carell, Topher Grace, Mackenzie Davis, Rose Byrne, Natasha Lyonne, Debra Messing among others.

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You forgot: Clint Eastwood mayor of Carmel by the Sea
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Nevermind, he was elected for real.
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Live Poll

Which Fictional Movie Mayor Gets Your Vote?
https://www.imdb.com/poll/7kenljm5loM/
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Thanks, the poll thread title needs to be corrected to better reflect that there are two polls, as well as, that the TV version is still pending. It is confusing currently.

So, instead of being stated as Live Poll/Suggestion: Which Fictional Movie or Episodic Series Mayor Gets Your Vote? , it should state PS:(1 Live & 1 Pending): Which Fictional Movie or TV Mayor Gets Your Vote?
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Congratulations urbanemovies on your 376th live poll! As of 2-Mar-2020 3:35 AM Pacific your polls have 504,790 or more votes, for an average of 1,343 votes per poll.

Which Fictional Movie Mayor Gets Your Vote?
8326th Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/7kenljm5loM/

This is the 2,717th image poll. Such polls have a total of 4,554,950 votes for an average of 1,676 votes per poll.
Total Number of Votes			18,675,957
Projected Date of 20 Million Votes	4-Jan-2021
Days Until 20 Million Votes		301
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Coronavirus bump (It would be interesting to see how these fictional mayors would do in a crisis during a public health emergency)
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The previously untitled series that you reference in the intro has been updated to "Mr. Mayor". The spare "an" before the title can be removed:

His upcoming NBC television comedy series, Mr. Mayor, is from the writer/producer team of ...
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'Agreed. And you can turn that "an" into "a" and move it up to the first sentence. : )

There soon will be new TV mayor in town...

You found some great images. : )
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corrected,
There soon will be a new TV mayor in town, as Ted Danson joins a long list of incumbent episodic mayors that compete for viewer's attention. Danson will be featured as the newly elected fictional mayor of Los Angeles, California. The upcoming NBC television comedy series co-stars Bobby Moynihan and Holly Hunter. Mr. Mayor is from the writer/producer team responsible for 30 Rock (2006), Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
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Thanks, for heads-up on the title. No premiere date has been announced, but one would presume in the fall.
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