Clone High was a parody of melodramatic teen dramas, but in its world everyone was a famous historical figure. Abraham Lincoln is our lovelorn, gawky loser protagonist; Joan of Arc is the snarky, overly moral best friend; Cleopatra is the self-centered hot cheerleader; JFK is the womanizing, dumb jock; Gandhi is the hyper, wacky aspirational party animal. (…)
Clone High eventually got canceled for flying a bit too close to the sun. When word got to India about the portrayal of Gandhi, 150 politicians and Gandhi’s grandson mounted a hunger strike in front of the MTV India offices. MTV gave Lord and Miller an opportunity to come up with ways to write his character off the show, but ultimately MTV said no. It was probably for the best.