August 28th, 2006

Allah Sulu-South Park

Can He Change?

The Sun — Toppled dictator Saddam Hussein is being tormented in jail – by being forced to watch HIMSELF in South Park.1 The evil tyrant2 is portrayed in the movie version of the cult cartoon as the Devil's gay lover.

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut was banned in Iraq on its launch in 1999 for showing Saddam as a homosexual.3 The film featured him trying to take over the world with Satan. He is currently behind bars in Iraq as he stands trial on charges of genocide.

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone yesterday revealed Saddam is made to watch the movie "repeatedly" by the US Marines guarding him.4 Speaking at Edinburgh TV Festival, Matt said: "I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie. That's really adding insult to injury. I bet that made him really happy."

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1That would make a good double-feature with Hot Shots! Part Deux.
2Up next: Kim Jong-Il on the Satellite of Love forced to watch Team America: World Police!
3Tom Cruise is wishing that he had that sort of dictatorial power.
4Unfortunately, as much as I'd hate to doubt the word of two notorious satirists (and a notorious British tabloid), there are a variety of reasons why this isn't true. Among them is the fact that Saddam isn't being guarded by Marines, but by National Guardsmen.