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Lyndon B. Johnson in popular culture

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Lyndon B. Johnson has been a subject of various works of media and popular culture.


  • In the "I Dream of Jeannie" Episode; Season 3, Episode 13: My Son, The Genie. POTUS visits Maj. Nelson's home. The President is shown twice, from behind only, wearing a western hat, implying it is LBJ, who was president at the time.
  • In the sketch comedy show The Whitest Kids U'Know Johnson is portrayed by Sam Brown, and is shown encouraging the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
  • In an episode of The Venture Bros., Johnson and his wife "Lady Hawk" appear as super villains.
  • Johnson appeared as an animated caricature of himself in an episode of The Flintstones entitled, "Shinrock A Go-Go", that originally aired on December 3, 1965.
  • In the Netflix series House of Cards, Lyndon B. Johnson was used as a source of themes and issues addressed in the series in relation to the series protagonist Frank Underwood played by Kevin Spacey. A photo of Johnson with Richard Russell, Jr. and references to their political relationship can be seen in the first episode of season 2.
  • Clancy Brown portrays Johnson in season 3 of the Netflix series The Crown.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson is portrayed as a preserved talking head in a jar in an episode of the series Futurama.


  • In the Odd Thomas series of novels by Dean Koontz, Johnson appears as one of the famous ghosts that haunt the titular character's home town of Pico Mundo, still wearing the hospital gown he had on when he died. When Johnson realizes Odd can see him, he responds by mooning him.
  • In the short story collection Girl With Curious Hair by David Foster Wallace, the piece entitled "Lyndon" describes a large extent of Johnson's political career through his interactions with the narrator, an administrative assistant who rises to become a senior staff member and close friend of Johnson's.
  • In Kevin Given's novel "Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis" Lyndon Johnson is turned into a vampire. The novel was adapted into a series of comic books "Karl Vincent; Vampire Hunter" and "Files of Karl Vincent" Files of Karl Vincent #1 tells how Lyndon became a vampire.
  • In the 1987 novel "Evening with a Johnson" by William S. Birkin, Lyndon Johnson is portrayed as an elderly sommelier who assists the main character in synthesizing a chemical weapon. Johnson's presidential career is mirrored through the sommelier's actions and advice.




  • Over 60 songs have been released about or referencing LBJ. [6]
  • Many spoken word, comedy, and speeches about LBJ were released on vinyl records.

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  1. ^ "Shows & Tickets - Guthrie Theater". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  2. ^ Zelizer, Julian E. (October 17, 2017). "What Hollywood Forgets About LBJ". The Atlantic.
  3. ^ ""Hey, Hey, LBJ"". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Ward Kimball's Escalation". 10 February 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Last Rites: The Return of Sabastian Vasilis (2017)". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  6. ^ Brummer, Justin. "Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Songs". RYM. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
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