History Film / BubbaHoTep

30th Mar '18 8:14:25 PM CornwindEvilman
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* HypocriticalHumor: Elvis is very annoyed that people think him to be some crazy old man instead of the genuine article. The only one to believe him is JFK, who Elvis initially thinks is a crazy old man instead of the genuine article.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Elvis is very annoyed that people think him to be some crazy old man instead of the genuine article. The only one to believe him is JFK, who Elvis initially thinks is a crazy old man instead of the genuine article.[[note]]Then again, JFK's story about being dyed black and having half his brain replaced with a bag of sand before being dumped in a nursing home by his vice-president for...reasons is considerably more fantastic (to put it kindly) than the idea Elvis swapped places with someone, lost the proof of it, and then suffered an injury that laid him up for years, only recovering somewhat when he was now elderly. Then AGAIN, if Elvis is who he says he is, and after encountering Ho-tep, he should be far more open to the idea that life is just plain crazy.[[/note]]
6th Mar '18 2:29:53 PM Stellarvore
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: There were no Elvis impersonators when he was alive; they didn't show up until ''decades'' after his death.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: There were no Elvis impersonators when he was alive; they didn't show up until ''decades'' after his death. This provides some weight to the AlternativeCharacterInterpretation on Elvis/Haff.



* BigBad: King Amen Ho-Teo, the {{Mummy}} killing everybody.

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* BigBad: King Amen Ho-Teo, Ho-Tep, the {{Mummy}} killing everybody.
6th Nov '17 10:09:11 PM Delphi
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: There were no Elvis impersonators when he was alive; they didn't show up until ''decades'' after his death.
25th Aug '17 11:39:16 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: King Amen Ho-Teo, the {{Mummy}} killing everybody.
13th Jun '17 1:36:10 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* NapoleonDelusion: Elivs and JFK could be the real deal, or they could just be two very, very delusional old men.
6th May '17 6:27:13 AM HighCrate
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* JustForFun/SurprisinglySimilarCharacters: On CBS's 2000 MedicalDrama ''City of Angels'', Ossie Davis played the recurring character of an elderly homeless man who believed himself to be the deposed King of England.
19th Apr '17 8:01:51 PM Stellarvore
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* AdultFear: growing old and weak and finding yourself left to die in a care home, with your children "too busy" to come and see you. (Elvis sees his room-mate's daughter twice in three years - once when she booked him in, and once after he dies. She throws his belongings and mementos in the bin).

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* AdultFear: growing Growing old and weak and finding yourself left to die in a care home, with your children "too busy" to come and see you. (Elvis sees his room-mate's daughter twice in three years - once when she booked him in, and once after he dies. She throws his belongings and mementos in the bin).



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The last shot of the movie is Elvis breathing his last as he looks up at the stars]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The last shot of the movie is Elvis breathing his last as he looks up at the stars]].stars. On the plus side, the mummy has been destroyed and the residents of the nursing home are now safe.]].



** '''[[spoiler: Elvis]]''': [[spoiler: "Thank you. Thank you very much..."]]

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** '''[[spoiler: Elvis]]''': [[spoiler: **[[spoiler: Elvis himself. "Thank you. Thank you very much..."]]
27th Jan '17 9:13:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BitterSweetEnding: [[spoiler: The last shot of the movie is Elvis breathing his last as he looks up at the stars]].

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* BitterSweetEnding: BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The last shot of the movie is Elvis breathing his last as he looks up at the stars]].
20th Nov '16 8:39:41 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* ElvisHasLeftThePlanet: Combined with AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, the real Elvis didn't die of a drug overdose, but had retired in secret.

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* ElvisHasLeftThePlanet: ElvisLives: Combined with AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, the real Elvis didn't die of a drug overdose, but had retired in secret.
28th Sep '16 3:26:01 PM erforce
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'''''Bubba Ho-Tep''''' is a small-release film, written and directed by Don Coscarelli (based on a short story by Joe R. Lansdale), starring Creator/BruceCampbell and Ossie Davis. The premise: Three old men far removed from their proper places fight it out for their souls. Did we mention the three are Elvis, an old black man who claims he's UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, and a {{mummy}} dressed like a cowboy?

In the 1970s, ElvisPresley (Campbell) sought out the world's greatest Elvis impersonator, Sebastian Haff. They secretly switched places, so Elvis could retire in peace. Unfortunately, all the documentation was lost in a trailer explosion, Haff died from a drug overdose, and Elvis fell from the stage while impersonating himself and went into a coma for twenty years. Now alone, assumed crazy, and convalescent in a west Texas retirement home with a mysterious growth on his genitals, he languishes.

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'''''Bubba Ho-Tep''''' ''Bubba Ho-Tep'' is a small-release film, written and directed by Don Coscarelli (based on a short story by Joe R. Lansdale), starring Creator/BruceCampbell and Ossie Davis. The premise: Three old men far removed from their proper places fight it out for their souls. Did we mention the three are Elvis, an old black man who claims he's UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, and a {{mummy}} dressed like a cowboy?

In the 1970s, ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley (Campbell) sought out the world's greatest Elvis impersonator, Sebastian Haff. They secretly switched places, so Elvis could retire in peace. Unfortunately, all the documentation was lost in a trailer explosion, Haff died from a drug overdose, and Elvis fell from the stage while impersonating himself and went into a coma for twenty years. Now alone, assumed crazy, and convalescent in a west Texas retirement home with a mysterious growth on his genitals, he languishes.



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* YourSoulIsMine

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