This week, in honor of the upcoming inauguration, we’re planning our imaginary cabinet slate’s as we wish they could happen! We’re drawing from our favorite public figures and actors, as well as characters in film, television, and literature. Join us, debate with us, and let us know who you would pick!

Show Notes

  • The hot chocolate referenced is in fact for the Gilmore Girls This or That: Holiday Edition that Jae participated in back in December, in the episode Holiday Mixtape 
  • Today we are designing our imaginary cabinet slates for who we would pick if we were the President and Vice President 
  • DISCLAIMER: This is all put together in good fun! The individuals and groups that we have selected, both human and additional species, are qualified only within the realms of our imaginations, and we fully acknowledge this. 
  • The cabinet is a part of the Executive Branch of government, and this episode only covers the main 15. For more information please see : 
  • We felt it was important to give the stats of each department’s employee base and budget because this is a great reminder of how much influence each position holds for the people of the United States.
  • Angela’s Honorable Mentions: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mikki Kendall, Diane Guerrero,  


Jae’s Nominee




Discussion Fact Checks

Secretary of Agriculture

Jackson Bellville

Jackson Bellville 

Jackson Bellville

  • Jackson actually created a Ras-Kwat, a Raspberry/Kumquat hybrid through cross-pollination. 

Secretary of Commerce 

Ashton Kutcher

Ryan Reynolds 

Ashton Kutcher

  • Ryan Reynolds became a U.S. citizen in 2018 and has dual citizenship for the U.S. and Canada
  • Ashton Kutcher was an investor in one of Uber’s first seed funds and has also been a direct investor in related rounds, with other celebrities, such as Beyonce and Jay-Z, and Leonardo DiCaprio

Secretary of Defense

Ladies of Wakanda

The Doctor / The Avengers / Warriors of Wakanda /  Princess Leia 

Ladies of Wakanda (Dora Milaje)


Secretary of Education 

Jesse Williams

Paris Geller

Jesse Williams

Secretary of Energy

Zenon Carr / Phil Diffy


Zenon Carr


Secretary of Health & Human Services 

Dr. Miranda Bailey

Dr. Miranda Bailey & Dr. Richard Webber 

Dr. Miranda Bailey

  • Note: Thankfully, Jae did not Tweet Chandra Wilson

Secretary of Homeland Security

Shonda Rhimes

The Doctor

The Doctor

  • The United Nations reference here actually referred to the ‘Big Five’ 

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 

John Legend / Queen Mia Thermopolis 

Kristen Bell 

Queen Mia Thermopolis


Secretary of Interior

Bill Nye the Science Guy / Greta Thunberg

Moana of Montanui / Neil deGrasse Tyson

Moana of Montanui


Secretary of Labor 

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Michelle Obama

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

  • Smart Works is a UK based charity the provides high quality interview clothing and training to women in need 
  • Smart Works Website: 

Secretary of State


Stephen Colbert  


  • Link to Meghan the Stallion’s interview with Stephen Colbert where she talks about her relationship with Beyonce:
  • Meghan the Stallion is 25 years old and is currently working towards a degree in Healthcare Administration from Texas Southern University 

Secretary of Transportation

Seth Meyers / Stephen Colbert 

Han Solo 

Han Solo

  • In our galaxy, parsecs are a known unit of measurement, and one of the first units used to measure the distance between stars 
  • In the Star Wars fandom family, there are many debates about whether the parsec in the movies has the same origins as the  parsec we know about in our science. This is one of the most hotly debated topics for the fandom. 
  • The People Vs. George Lucas is a 2010 documentary that discusses many of the fan issues with the Star Wars: 

Secretary of Treasury 

Lin Manuel Miranda

Don Draper

Open Space! Let us know who you think should be in this position!

  • Janet Yellen is the first female Secretary of Treasury 

Secretary of Veterans Affairs 

Michelle Obama

Owen Hunt 

Michelle Obama

  • Her name is Dr. Jill Biden 

Attorney General

Elle Woods

Elle Woods / Michelle Obama / Mrs. Kim 

Elle Woods