7 Surprising Hillary Clinton Cameos (& Almost-Cameos) That You Forgot About — VIDEOS

Hillary Rodham Clinton has frequently been the subject of film and movies, whether directly (Rodham) or indirectly (Veep, Madam Secretary). She has even been a source of inspiration for such amazing TV women as Parks And Recreation's Leslie Knope and Gilmore Girls' Rory Gilmore. This is understandable; Clinton has been a part of pop culture, and a recognizable face, for decades — and now, she'll be even more of one since Hillary Clinton has announced she'll be running for president in 2016.

Something that you might not as easily be able to recall, however, are the times that Clinton herself has appeared on TV and in films. While she has naturally made many appearances on talk shows and in various documentaries, she has also appeared (and almost appeared) in some pretty unexpected places on your television sets and the big screen.

Now that she's announced her presidential candidacy for 2016, Clinton references in the media will only spike. However, I doubt she'll have all that much time for cameos, unless her campaign is really going for that "Clinton is a funny human" angle. (And there's no need for it to — we already know that Clinton is as funny as she is inspirational and badass.) So, here are a few essential Clinton cameos to prove it — as well as a couple times that almost happened (and should have happened).

The Cameos

Saturday Night Live

I could watch her hug Amy Poehler all day.

The Colbert Report

Less a cameo than a surprise appearance, Colbert and Clinton had a name-drop off. Hills won, of course.

The Leftovers

A video of her briefly appeared in an episode of the HBO show.


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She and her husband (Bill Clinton, maybe you've heard of him?) have presented special clues on the game show.

And some almost cameos:

Parks And Recreation

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Despite the many political guests on the show, Parks creator Michael Schur really wanted Clinton to appear on the show. Alas.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2

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This is not a real movie, but Clinton hilariously declined being in it.

Home Improvement

A long, long time ago, Clinton's staff wanted her to appear on Home Improvement. Ultimately, though, it didn't happen.

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