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Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States of America and the Founding Father, who wrote the Declaration of Independence. As one of the most influential figures in American history, he has been featured in many pop culture, especially in the 1953 Disney animated short, Ben and Me, which he was voiced by Hans Conried. He plays as one of the main antagonists in the hit musical, Hamilton. He was also mentioned in The Swap.


Schoolhouse Rock!

Thomas Jefferson appeared in the Schoolhouse Rock! songs "Fireworks" and "Elbow Room".

The Muppets

Jefferson appeared as one of the four heads on Mount Rushmore in The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (performed by Jerry Nelson), a National Wildlife Federation PSA ad, and in Muppets Tonight. Kermit appeared as Jefferson in I Love Liberty. In the premiere "Great Moments in Elvis History" segment from Muppets Tonight episode 101, an Elvis appears as Jefferson.

Legend of the Three Caballeros

Thomas Jefferson's ghost also appears in Legend of the Three Caballeros. He is depicted as an anthropomorphic dog and appears in the seventh episode, "Mount Rushmore or Less". In the episode, Jefferson, aided by Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, approaches and confronts Baron Von Sheldgoose and Lord Felldrake Sheldgoose to prevent the two from causing more havoc in Mount Rushmore. As a result, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln dislodge the two out of Mount Rushmore, followed by Washington undoing the spell Sheldgoose has caused to the statues in the hall dedicated to Washington's life. Washington explains to Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt that Sheldgoose is the one who knows where the Spark of Life is at, just as the Caballeros are deemed as eternal guardians of the Spark just before Xandra, José Carioca, Panchito, and Donald Duck return to Clinton Coot's Cabana.

In "Sheldgoose Square Dance", Jefferson and the other three Mount Rushmore presidents are summoned during the final battle against Sheldgoose via zoom point. As the ghosts of the Mount Rushmore presidents are summoned during the battle, they engage in a brawl against Sheldgoose's Ancestors during the final battle. Later when Felldrake prepares for a new age of darkness, Jefferson and the other three presidential ghosts are sent back to Mount Rushmore via zoom point as it is shown that the reinforcements summoned during the final battle are sent back to their respective homes. Even after the final battle has ended, it is likely that Jefferson and the other presidential ghosts remain in Mount Rushmore once again.


“'Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'...These are wise words, enterprising men quote 'em...Don't act surprised you guys, cuz I wrote 'em.
―Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is a major character in the hip-hop musical Hamilton, depicted as an African-American within context of the story. He is usually portrayed by the same actor who plays Marquis de Lafayette.


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