Phillip Fry, a pizza delivery boy, accidentally freezes himself on New Year's Night 1999. He wakes a thousand years later and is given the chance to have a new identity for himself. He goes to work for the Planet Express, a futuristic delivery service, which transports packages to all quadrants of the universe.
William Richard West was raised in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. West played ...
Richard Nixon, voiced by Billy West, is kept alive as a head in a jar like many other celebrities. He originally resides in the Hall of Presidents in the head museum, but he eventually leaves and becomes the President of Earth, winning by a single vote. Nixon's administration is marked by a violent and aggressive foreign policy, frequently entering into wars which have little or no purpose. Nixon's head is sometimes accompanied by the headless body of Spiro T. Agnew.
Billy West has commented that he is not impersonating Richard Nixon for the role; he's impersonating Anthony Hopkins in Nixon (with "a little bit of werewolf"). Matt also expresses his pleasure that he can continue to poke fun at Nixon 30 or 40 years after he was in office. Nixon's head was included in TV Squad's list of the five best TV appearances by Presidents in animated or puppet form. The character was considered to be particularly interesting because he could be "pure evil" but also command respect and also because "Nixon's head trapped in glass is just really funny."
President Richard Nixon's Head Photos
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