Season 4 of ‘House of Cards’ hits Netflix this Friday, March 4 and with it comes the return of everyone’s favorite ruthless politician, Francis “Frank” J. Underwood. One of the reasons for ‘House of Cards’ overwhelming success over its first three seasons is no doubt the supreme acting chops of actor Kevin Spacey, the man who brings Underwood to life. But a big assist also goes to the ‘House of Cards’ writing staff, as Frank Underwood is one of the most quotable characters on television today. Whether he’s attacking his latest enemy or breaking the fourth wall to coldly inform the audience of his next big move, Underwood has repeatedly shown no fear in saying exactly what’s on his mind, to hell with what anyone else thinks.
Remind you of anyone?
Love him or hate him, it can’t be denied that Donald J. Trump has thrown a massive wrench into America’s political machine this election season, much in the same way that Frank Underwood has done away with business as usual in the Washington D.C. of ‘House of Cards’.
The billionaire businessman has proven to be a master manipulator of the media over the course of the last year, with plenty of headline-grabbing quotes. It seems like not a week has gone by in 2016 without another “He said what?!” sound byte grabbing the attention of Americans everywhere.
With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of The Donald’s Greatest Hits over the years and line them up against some of our favorite quotes from Frank Underwood. Can you tell which of these quotes are from the current frontrunner for the GOP nomination and which exist only in the fictional universe of ‘House of Cards’?
Here’s your first quote. The answer is on the next page.
Quote # 1: “When someone crosses you, my advice is ‘Get Even!’ That is not typical advice, but it is real life advice. If you do not get even, you are just a schmuck!”