Saddam Hussein had the honor of possibly dying three times in the Hot Shots! universe. Now, before we explore these three implied deaths, we should ask ourselves this: Why Saddam Hussein? A couple of years earlier, he wasn't on our collective conscious radar. We know this because of the very first scene of The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
In fact, we had given Hussein aid during the Iran-Iraq War. As shitty as Hot Shots! Part Deux was, I do have to hand it to them for one throwaway gag that I missed the first time around (granted, I was 14 at the time).
|Hussein gets an oversized check for $10 million from some unidentified U.S. President.|
So proud of this moment, Hussein had this picture framed and has it sitting on his desk.
Short answer: He invaded a neighboring country, and somehow managed to be one of the most hated men in the U.S.
Part of how he became so hated so quickly could be because this all went down right after the Cold War ended, and we needed someone to hate.
Enter Hot Shots!, a silly spoof that you're not supposed to devote too much mental energy to (yet, here I am) that uses Hussein/Iraq as a "the enemy."
In the first movie, Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) dropped a bomb Hussein as he was sipping a drink beside the pool.
|Get this fucking movie over with, already.|
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