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Vice President of The United States under Bill Clinton from 1993-2001. Now an environmental activist, whose Documentary An Inconvenient Truth earned him a Nobel Prize. And no, he did not invent the Internet. Mr. Gore has since appeared in other media besides An Inconvenient Truth, such as Futurama and Current TV, a network he co-leads.

Just for added strangeness, Gore was Tommy Lee Jones' roommate at Harvard. And according to author Erich Segal (who attended Harvard at the same time) the hero of his novel Love Story was based on a fusion of the two of them.

Al Gore provides examples of the following tropes:
  • Adam Westing: mainly on Futurama.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty: He didn't actually say he invented the internet. What he really said was "During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in creating the internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.".
  • The Comically Serious: Knows this is how he's seen, and is not above making fun of his own "boring" reputation; for example, when he demonstrated the "Al Gore Macarena," which was simply him standing in place.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When not deadpan "boring".