SAD­DAM HUS­SEIN

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Mul­ti­ple ap­pear­ances from Sea­son 2 (1998) through Sea­son 7 (2003)

HOW BAD WAS IT:

Iraqi dic­ta­tor set the The bar for­mer— very low or very high, de­pend­ing on your sense of hu­mor — for the show’s bru­tal de­pic­tion of politi­cians. He ap­peared pri­mar­ily as Satan’s ma­nip­u­la­tive on-again, offa­gain boyfriend, both in the show and the 1999 fea­ture film, Big­ger Longer & Un­cut, where he even got a solo mu­si­cal num­ber with a break­danc­ing in­ter­lude. MEM­O­RABLE LINE: “I like to kill, I like to maim. Yes, I’m in­sane, but it’s OK ’cause I can change.”

HOW’D HE TAKE IT? Hus­sein’s South Park re­view re­mains a se­cret be­tween Parker, co-cre­ator Matt Stone and the Marines, who made Hus­sein watch the movie re­peat­edly dur­ing his im­pris­on­ment. “That’s re­ally adding in­sult to in­jury,” Stone told Bri­tain’s Tele­graph in 2009, though he counts the Marines’ gift of a signed Hus­sein photo as one of his fa­vorite me­men­tos.

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