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Senator Payne

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"You impaled a United States Senator with the American flag."
Polystar Pictures executive Robyn Hannah after watching the new Mr. Smith Goes to Washington[src]
Senator Payne
Senator Payne.png
Character Information
Male ♂
Fictional deceased
Hair: White
Occupation: Senator
First appearance: "Beyond Blunderdome"
Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta

Senator Payne is an antagonist in the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington remake starring Mel Gibson.


In the new ending of the film produced by Mel Gibson and Homer Simpson, Jefferson Smith throws an American flag on a flagpole through Senator Payne's chest, killing him.

Behind the Laughter[edit]

The character design is based on Senator Paine in the original 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington where he was played by Claude Rains.