Now this scenario was completely made up in my noggin. But it has some basis in reality. The movie nearly did not get made. American non-interventionists and pro-Nazi groups were pressing to have the movie banned. The Hays Office advised United Artists that The Great Dictator would be censored, and never shown in the United States.

Franklin D. Roosevelt however, personally ensured that the film would be released that convinced Chaplin to make the movie. Whether or not Chaplin actually met face to face with FDR about The Great Dictator is unknown, as is whether or not Charlie was nude when he met the president.