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Mariska Hargitay and Vice President Joe Biden on Law & Order: SVU, 2016.
Mariska Hargitay and Vice President Joe Biden on Law & Order: SVU, 2016.Michael Parmelee—NBC/Getty Images
Mariska Hargitay and Vice President Joe Biden on Law & Order: SVU, 2016.
30 Rock
Michelle Obama speaks to Jerry Trainor on iCarly, 2011.
Madeleine Albright and Alexis Bledel on Gilmore Girls, 2005.
Nancy Reagan, right, on Diff'rent Strokes, 1983.
Chris Noth and Michael Bloomberg on The Good Wife, 2013.
Laura Bush with Big Bird and Elmo on Sesame Street, 2002.
John McCain and Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation, 2012.
From left: George Wendt, John Ratzenberger and John Kerry on Cheers, 1991.
Political Strategist Donna Brazile and Chris Noth on The Good Wife, 2013.
Howie Mandel and former presidential candidate Michael Dukakis on St. Elsewhere, 1985.
Michelle Obama on Parks and Recreation, 2014.
From left: Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Shelley Long, and George Wendt on Cheers, 1983.
Joe Biden and Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation, 2012.
Newt Gingrich and Candice Bergen on Murphy Brown, 1996.
Mariska Hargitay and Vice President Joe Biden on Law & Order: SVU, 2016.
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15 of the Most Memorable Political Guest Stars on TV

Sep 27, 2016

On Wednesday, Joe Biden is set to guest star on Law & Order: SVU, but the Vice President is certainly no stranger to starring on television. Biden appeared on Parks and Recreation twice, including the show's series finale in 2015.

Over the years, television shows have become a way for politicians to not only have some fun, but also reach a wider audience for their causes. In 1983, Nancy Reagan made history when she appeared on Diff'rent Strokes as part of her "Just Say No" campaign, which was aimed at youth in the U.S. in order to fight drug abuse. Last year, when news spread about a potential Gilmore Girls reunion, one-time guest star and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tweeted her support, saying "I hope the rumors are true." From Michelle Obama on iCarly to Al Gore on 30 Rock, TIME takes a look back at some of the most memorable guest spots by political figures on television shows.

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