• Director: Andrew Fleming
• Writer: Andrew Fleming, Sheryl Longin
• Release Date: 4 August 1999 (USA)
• MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, drug content and language.
• Parents Guide: View content advisory for parents
• Genre: Comedy
• Runtime: 94 min.
• Box Office #s: Here

Cast Highlights
• Michelle Williams
• Dan Hedaya
• Will Ferrell
• Ryan Reynolds

Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon’s dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate scandal.

From the Gallery



  • Will Ferrell tells Bruce McCulloch he “smells like cabbage,” a reference to one of McCulloch’s most famous characters on “The Kids In The Hall”
  • Director Andrew Fleming wanted the feel of a 1970s movie and tried to frame scenes as he thought they might have been framed in a comedy from that era. He also used analog tape editing tools, rather than digital, to maintain this feel.
  • Most of the clothes used on the film are original polyester clothes from the 1970s. They were bought brand new from a warehouse.
  • G.D. Spradlin’s last film.
  • When Helen and Roderick tell Arlene how they met they talk about how they literally crashed into each other and how they said to each other “your peanut butter is in my chocolate and your chocolate is in my peanut butter”. This is a reference to the 1970’s commercials for Reese Peanut Butter Cups which told us how they were invented.


Betsy Jobs: You kicked Checkers, you’re prejudiced and you have a potty mouth.

?Arlene Lorenzo: How dare those people treat us like we’re stupid teenage girls.
Betsy Jobs: We are stupid teenage girls.
Arlene Lorenzo: No. We’re human beings, and we’re American citizens. And four score and seven years ago our forefathers… did something.

Betsy Jobs: Checkers pooped.
Rose Mary Woods: Girls, the President’s dog doesn’t “poop.” He “does his business.”

Betsy Jobs: [shouting] You can’t let dick control your life.

Betsy Jobs: It’s called incest Arlene, and it’s against the law

Betsy Jobs: You’re the smartest person I know.
Arlene Lorenzo: But you don’t know anybody…

Betsy Jobs: What are you doing?
Chip: Beer Bong?
Betsy Jobs: I’m definitely tripping already… heavily.

Arlene Lorenzo, Betsy Jobs: You suck, Dick!

Betsy Jobs: Hey, that guy has T.P. stuck to his shoe.
Arlene Lorenzo: Hey, mister! Hey! Hey, you, hey turn around, mister!
G. Gordon Liddy: Young lady, I am a VERY busy man.
Arlene Lorenzo: Wait a minute, I know you.
Betsy Jobs: Me too. But from where?
[thinks for a second, then gasps] Betsy Jobs: Are you the guy who sells corndogs at the mall?

Bob Woodward: [meeting Betsy and Arlene] You’re Deep Throat?
Betsy Jobs: Yeah, we both are.
Bob Woodward: How old are you?
Betsy Jobs: Twenty-three.
Bob Woodward: Is that your combined ages?
Betsy Jobs: [scoffs] There’s no need to be snotty.

Betsy Jobs: Isn’t it against the law to cut up the flag?
Arlene Lorenzo: Not if you sew it back together.

Betsy Jobs: [while looking at a portrait of George Washington] It looks like he’s wearing blush.
[the girls giggle]

Betsy Jobs: Are you the President’s dog trainer?
John Dean: I’m John Dean, Chief White House Council.
Betsy Jobs: Oh. That’s too bad.