Film: Team America: World Police
America! Fuck Yeah! Comin' again to save the motherfuckin' day, yeah! America! Fuck Yeah! Freedom is the only way, yeah!The guys who made South Park
use (cheap) marionettes to lampoon U.S. foreign policy and the war on terror, the action films of Michael Bay
, liberal Hollywood actors, and everyone else for that matter.
Gary Johnston is a skilled actor who joins Team America, a group of five counterterrorists whose preferred method involves Stuff Blowing Up
. The leader, Spottswoode, wants him to go undercover to discover the next terrorist plot, dubbed "9/11 times a thousand"
Unbeknownst to our heroes, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il is secretly funding and arming the terrorists. He is also encouraging the F
uild (led by Alec Baldwin) to shut down Team America and its ultra violent antics.
Notable for using Thunderbirds
-style marionettes and miniatures for visuals
. The reduced scale allowed different shots and large scenes on the cheap. Its cartoonish qualities also let it turn up the sex and violence because, hey, they're puppets!
The script for this film was actually Plan B from Trey Parker and Matt Stone in making a marionette movie - their first idea was filming Armageddon word-for-word with the puppets
. The idea was that the script was silly enough, and the movie would only improve if it was being filmed with Super Marionation
. Them not being able to secure the rights of the The Day After Tomorrow
script, led to them making a straighter parody of (and homage to) Thunderbirds
This film provides examples of:
- Affectionate Parody: Parker and Stone got the idea when they saw Thunderbirds in rerun for the first time, and learned that the Thunderbirds movie would not be using puppets.
- American Title: Of the subversive variety.
- America Saves The Motherfucking Day: Yeah!
- An Aesop: The whole point of the movie is to contrast what the film presents as pussies, dicks, and assholes. Team America is violent, stupid and dangerous, but the people who protest their actions in favor of diplomacy and peace are helpless without them before the likes of Kim Jong Il, who are violent and just cannot be reasoned with. Word of God compares it to cops being hated for making life difficult for normal people, but they are needed to keep the real criminals in line.
- Analogy Backfire:
Spottswoode: Remember, there's no "I" in "Team America".
I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E.: Yes, there is!
- Anti-Hero: Team America are Unscrupulous Heros, causing large amounts of property damage on their missions and using lethal force on everyone in their way. Gary even admits that "pussies" need to call them out whenever they go too far.
- Anvilicious: Played for Laughs in-universe with the Show Within a Show, Lease, a parody of RENT that builds itself around making the HIV/AIDS aspect of Rent's storyline feel significantly less subtle.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Parodied mercilessly. The "Islamic" terrorists' vocabulary consists of: durka, durk, ha, sherpa, Allah, Muhammad, and jihad. Everyone who doesn't speak American has their vocabulary similarly chopped.
- The French are pretty much only saying "frere jacque" over and over again, even when running away in fear.
- The Panamanian people just say "no me gusta" while dying.
- Asian Speekee Engrish: Kim Jong Il's Villain Song "I'm so Ronery".
- Attack of the Killer Whatever: Kim's killer deadly panthers! D'aaaaaw.
- Bad-Guy Bar: The terrorist hangout in Cairo, Egypt, complete with the Cantina theme from Star Wars played backwards. A bar patron wears a gas mask that makes him resemble a character in the Cantina scene.
- Berserk Button: Apparently Kim's roneriness.
Lisa: Having so little faith in humanity must make you a very lonely man.
- More like "Worthy Enemy Button", since this was probably the first time anyone figured out his Freudian Excuse.
- Big Bad: Kim Jong-il.
- Big "NO!": Lisa's reaction to Carson's death in the beginning.
- Black and Gray Morality: Lampshaded in the "dicks, pussies and assholes" speech. Team America, the "dicks" fight for good causes, protecting the innocents and serving justice to the evil, but can go too far. The "pussies", F.A.G. and the rest of the world, can tell when the "dicks" are out of line, but can become evil if they are too self-righteous. The "assholes"- Kim Jong Il and terrorists, are simply evil.
- Black Comedy: Too Soon for 9/11 or the perfect wakeup call for broken politics? You decide!
- Black Comedy Rape/Double Standard: Rape, Male on Male: Chris' Freudian Excuse for why he hates actors. He was molested and raped by the cast of Cats.
- Blood from the Mouth: Gary after the final battle.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick:
- British Teeth: Seen on the "BW" (a parody of BBC) newsreader in a deleted scene.
- Bullet Time: Parodied, it's not the cameras that revolve around the characters, it's the characters that stop in the air and turn around with the room standing still.
- But Not Too Gay: When Gary performs fellatio on Spottswoode to show his loyalty, the homosexual action is essentially off-camera, with only Spottswoode's face visible; Spottswoode is fully dressed and his only reaction to the BJ is to blink once or twice; there are no sound effects suggestive of oral sex. In contrast, the heterosexual action between Gary and Lisa is stark ravin' nude, loud, physically acrobatic, and crosses into kinky (even more so in the DVD version) — and all of this is accompanied by a power ballad with lyrics that include: Only a woman / Is allowed to touch me there / All I ask is that you're a woman
- Captain Obvious: Sarah's clairvoyance manifests as this.
(as her aircraft is crashing into the sea) "I sense that I'm going down!"
- Whenever it's not Captain Obvious, it's completely wrong. She senses that Gary's trapped inside the Cairo tavern, when he and the terrorists have escaped in a jeep.
- Censor Decoy: The explicit sex scene was thrown in entirely to distract the MPAA from the movie's other offensive elements. It worked perfectly. The film's original rating with the sex scene was NC-17. The theatrical cut only alters this scene to get the R.
- When paired with the extremely tame and brief Gary/Spottswoode oral sex scene, the over-the-top Gary/Lisa sex scene may be interpreted as a satiric protest against the But Not Too Gay double standard.
- Chekhov's Gun: Gary's infamous "dicks, pussies and assholes" speech was first given to him by some random drunk after he quit the team.
- Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: In his Dying Speech, Carson tells Lisa to find someone else to love.
- Cliché Storm: Intentional, and mocked constantly.
- Cluster F-Bomb: "America, Fuck Yeah!" is the most notable.
- Completely Unnecessary Translator: Kim Jong Il's translator, whom he kills in his first scene before spending the rest of the movie talking Engrish.
- Cool Car/Boat/Plane: Team America's "Valmorphanizing" vehicles.
- Cool Chair: Spotswoode's command chair, the sole function of which appears to be to slide from side to side in the most pointless way possible.
- Credits Medley: Starts with America (Fuck Yeah!) then goes into every song used in the film.
- Credits Montage: The musical version, including a stinger.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Every member of F.A.G. has quite a gory death.
- Curse Cut Short: Subverted.
Spottswoode: ''Jesus tittyfucking- [boom] CHRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIST
- Cyanide Pill: Mocked. When Gary is being prepped for a mission, they somberly tell him that he might be captured and wish to take his own life. So they give him... a hammer.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Subverted with Kim Jong-il when he's about to activate the bombs.
Kim Jong Il
: "You see, no Prince Charming rode in on a white stallion to save the day. This is the real world. I'm afraid your world is over! ...in five minutes.
- Dark Reprise: America, Fuck Yeah (Bummer Remix).
- Deconstructive Parody: Of Michael Bay movies, among other things.
- Destructive Saviour: The reason Team America is so hated is because they fight terrorists, but in the process usually end up causing as much death and destruction as they tried to prevent.
- Disguised Hostage Gambit: Susan Sarandon pretends to be a prisoner, tied up for her dissent, to fool Team America.
- The Dragon: Alec Baldwin, to Kim Jong-Il's Big Bad. It's that kind of movie.
- Dying Declaration of Love: Defied when Joe tries to tell Sarah how he feels when they're trapped, but Sarah declares that she won't let things end this way.
- Eagleland: Essentially, the whole movie's purpose is parodying both flavours of this trope.
- Evil Plan: Kim Jong-Il is planning "9/11...times two thousand, three hundred, and fifty six!" Yes, he is that cruel.
- Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: Gary, pride of the dinner-theater circuit.
- Faux Affably Evil: Kim Jong-Il.
- First Name Basis: Apart from Gary Johnston, the rest of the team goes only by their first names. Only Spotswoode is on a Last Name Basis.
- Five-Man Band
- Flat "What.": Gary's reaction when Spotswoode tells him that he'll agree to trust him and let him back on the team, if Gary performs oral sex on him.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: Lots of little details are hidden in the film's vehicles and locations; the streets in France are made out of miniature croissants, Carson carries a fingernail clipper on his harness, a woman in Egypt carries goldfish in a basket on her head, and the Korean fighter jets have sailing-ship steering wheels and broken off gas pump handles in them, to name a few.
- Freudian Excuse: Chris doesn't trust Gary (or actors in general) because when he was a teen he was gang-raped by the cast of Cats.
- Friendless Background: Kim Jong Il's Freudian Excuse... and Villain Song!
- Fun with Acronyms: Alec Baldwin loves to remind his fellow Film Actor Guild members they are FAGs. Team America's computer is named I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E. so they can remark how they have no I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E. when the power goes out. Also, when Spottswoode scolds the computer, saying, "That was bad, I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E! Very bad I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E!" it references the common belief that America got into the war in Iraq based on bad intelligence reports.
- Future Copter: The team's deploys from the mouth of Abe Lincoln.
- Guns Akimbo: Both Gary and Susan Sarandon draw and shoot submachine guns akimbo. Not that Susan hits anyone, though.
- Gary is actually able to pull this off rather well during his rescue attempt, dispatching several soldiers in short order.
- Tim Robbins wields two AK-47s akimbo. Again, they don't help him.
- Hand Wave/Applied Phlebotinum: Parodied with "Valmorphanisation", used to describe seemingly every unlikely technology at the Team's disposal.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Gary's acting skills are considered critical to the mission, especially when he sees through Susan Sarandon's disguise.
- Hobbes Was Right: What Kim Jong-il believes in.
- Hypocritical Humor: A deleted scene has Spottswoode, lamenting that the disaster in Panama was a result of his failure to suspect the non-Middle Eastern Kim Jong-Il in the terrorist plot, promising he'll "never be racist again"... immediately after calling Kim a "goddamn gook".
- Tim Robbins mocking Team America for "coming so close to stopping peace"... while pointing two AK-47s in their faces.
- If We Get Through This: As a show of apologizing for being a Jerk Ass towards Gary, Chris offers to buy him a beer after they stop Kim Jong-Il's plans.
- Informed Ability: Lisa is declared to be the team's psychologist. Apart from a single line of psychobabble, she largely sticks to shooting guns.
- I'm Cold... So Cold...: Carson, Lisa's love interest, who gets killed in Paris, France.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Kim Jong-Il's demise. On the German representative's pickelhaube, no less.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy
- Irony: The lyrics to America Fuck Yeah in their entirety. If you listen to them casually, they sound very patriotic, but if you actually read the lyrics, they are brutally ripping on every Eagleland cliche in existence and in truth are actually pretty insulting.
- Insult Backfire: Of course, even the people who do recognize the satire in this song have taken on the phrase as an exclamation of patriotism.
- Insult Misfire: ...to say nothing of the people who just think the song is funny regardless of whether or not they get the irony or not.
- Japanese Ranguage: The Korean version. Kim Jong-Il talks like this constantly.
- Jerkass: Chris, towards Gary, because of his hatred toward actors.
- Killer Gorilla: Gary Johnston's saddest memory is the day when his brother fell into the gorilla enclosure in the zoo and pummelled to death.
- Landmarking the Hidden Base: Team America's headquarters is located inside Mount Rushmore.
- Subverted in the fact that when a group wants to protest them, they can show up at outside the monument and then inside the hangar.
- Last Breath Bullet: The way Carson is being slayed by one of the terrorist in the film's opening.
- Like Brother and Sister: Sarah's response upon learning that Joe "has feelings for her".
Joe: That's all I ever am! Like a brother!!
- London England Syndrome: Whenever they change location, a subtitle points out its distance to America. "Paris: 2,258 miles from America." (It's actually the distance to New York).
- And then Panama is located "south from the real America".
- Love Dodecahedron: Carson and Lisa loved each other, but Carson got killed and tells Lisa to find someone who will love her as much as he did. Gary and Lisa falls for each other, but Sarah falls for Gary and Joe falls for Sarah. And then Gary has to perform oral sex on Spotswoode to get back onto the team.
- That wasn't about sex, it was about trust!
- Lyrical Dissonance: Played with "The End of an Act". The melody and scene it accompanies is very sad and 15% of it's lyrics are appropriately about Gary missing Lisa. The thing is that the other 85% of the lyrics are about ripping apart Pearl Harbor.
- Macross Missile Massacre: The desert Chase Scene.
- Magic Bullets: Sarah enters the Egyptian bar wielding a Gatling gun, and somehow manages to machine-gun every terrorist while leaving all the innocent bystanders intact.
- Meaningful Name: Although not necessarily gay, Spottswoode evidently has some homoerotic fascination with getting oral sex from another man — and "spots wood" = "notices an erection."
- Mega Neko: Kim Jong-Il's panthers are enormous (and also actual domestic cats).
- Monster Suit: Kim Jong-Il is actually an alien cockroach. Once his plans are ruined, the insect crawls out of Kim Jong-Il's mouth and flies away in a miniature shuttle. A credits-only song gives more background story to this: apparently his planet is also inhabited by alien bees, who the cockroaches are in war with and Kim was sent to Earth to nuke it so that the cockroaches could move there.
- Mooks: Terrorists, KPA soldiers, and F.A.G. members.
- Monumental Battle: Every action scene.
- Monumental Damage: The Eiffel Tower falls over and smashes the Arc de Triomphe. Later, the team blows up one of the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings tomb, and the Sphinx. Still later, Michael Moore blows up Mount Rushmore.
- Mook-Face Turn: Subverted with Susan Sarandon, who claims to have been tied up when she refused to go along with the plan.
- More Dakka: Almost every gun fired anywhere in the movie is a fully automatic, with only few exceptions.
- As a rather odd case, a terrorist in the Cairo Bad-Guy Bar is shown firing an SKS carbine fully-automatic.
- My Country Tis of Thee That I Sting: The American anti terrorism squad is being portrayed as causing more damage to other countries than actually helping them. An important story arc too, as Gary is shocked by their actions and refuses to help his country any longer.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Gary's acting killed his brother, and then caused the death of millions.
- Name Order Confusion: Hans Blix calls Kim Jong-Il "Mr. Il". It should be "Mr. Kim".
- North Koreans with Nodongs: They appear as mooks in Kim Jong-il's palace, and their jets shoot down Team America via Zerg Rush.
- Not-So-Phony Psychic: Sarah. Throughout the film she makes simple, obvious assumptions in a Pstandard Psychic Pstance. At the climax, despite Joe admitting that the team was just humoring her claims of psychic abilities, she uses a genuine Jedi Mind Trick to turn Kim Jong Il's "deadly panthers" on their captors. And it is awesome.
- Obliviously Evil: The F.A.G. toward the end.
- Oh, Crap: Or "Jesus Titty-Fucking CHRIIIIIIIIST!
- Kim Jong-il's translator also gets one:
"He asks what part of the deal you did not understand. He says perhaps his translator did not make it clear to you. He says he should...fire his...translator
- One-Woman Wail: During the scene after the dam bursts and everyone drowns.
- Overly Long Gag: The vomit, and the original cut of the sex scene.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Gary is given complex surgery that involves lasers and handsaws yet comes out looking like he's simply in Blackface with bits of curly hair glued onto him. When infiltrating the terrorist tavern, he wears a towel on his head and the same clothes he's been wearing since the film started. Naturally, he fools everyone, including his own team mates.
- Parody: The play "LEASE" with its theme song "Everyone has AIDS" is a parody of RENT.
- Patriotic Fervor: Team America's vehicles are covered in red, white, and blue, their base is in Mount Rushmore, and their logo depicts an eagle posed against the backdrop of an American flag with a globe clenched in its beak.
- Pokémon Speak: MATT DAMON!
- The Power of Acting: Why Gary got hired. Turns out that when he's confident enough, he can pull off Jedi Mind Tricks, defend others from the same, and pull them on several hundred people at a time.
- Power of Trust: Gary has to prove his dedication to the team to Spottswoode to be allowed back after leaving...by performing oral sex on him.
- Protagonist-Centered Morality: The main theme of this film, as it explores and makes a case for My Country, Right or Wrong.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Played for laughs with Kim Jong-Il, where a good chunk of his appearances have him throwing tantrums for one reason or another.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: The first two lines of the theme song.
- Qurac: Parodied, of course; the terrorists are based in a country called, wait for it, "Derkaderkastan".
- Reality Is Unrealistic: Kim Jong-Il's argues that there are no clichéd happy endings because they live in the real world ...and then starts a 5 minute coundown that the Big Damn Heroes stop.
Kim Jong Il: "You see, no Prince Charming rode in on a white stallion to save the day. This is the real world. I'm afraid your world is over! ...in five minutes.
- The filmmakers intentionally designed non-American locations to look like what Americans might assume those places to look like. All of France's monuments are within walking distance of each other, and citizens of Cairo all dress like they're in Aladdin.
- Repeat Cut: Used when Kim Jong-Il shoots Alec Baldwin in the head.
- Rousing Speech: Gary's Big Speech that changes the mind of everyone in the stadium.
Gary: We're dicks! We're reckless, arrogant, stupid dicks. And the Film Actors Guild...are pussies. And Kim Jong Il...is an asshole. Pussies don't like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes. Assholes who just want to shit on everything. Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fuck an asshole...is a dick with some balls. The problem with dicks is that sometimes they fuck too much or fuck when it isn't appropriate. And it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes, pussies get so full of shit that they become assholes themselves. Because pussies are only an inch and a half away from assholes. I don't know much in this crazy, crazy world, but I do know that if you don't let us fuck this asshole, we're going to have our dicks and pussies...all covered in shit!
Lisa: You had me at "dicks fuck assholes".
- Sequel Hook: An obvious one, however, Stone and Parker don't want to touch marionettes anymore, and the movie, while not a bust, fared quite poorly.
- Shout-Out. Tons of them, such as Gary starring in a Broadway production of Lease which concludes with a song about how "Everyone has AIDS".
- Slurpasaur: See Mega Neko. Also, a Shark Pool is stocked with dogfish.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Kim Jong-Il.
Why is everyone so fucking stupid? Why aren't more people intelligent, like me?
- Spiritual Successor: To the show that inspired it: Thunderbirds. Made funnier by the fact that a live action Thunderbirds movie came out the same year.
- Stealth Pun: Gary wrapped a bath towel around his head as part of his "disguise" as a Muslim terrorist. He's a Towelhead.
- Stock Scream: Wilhelm fell... AGAIN!
- Strawman Political: Both Team America and FAG.
- Stuff Blowing Up: They usually blow up most of the city they're trying to save in the process.
- Taken Up to Eleven in the opening credits, which themselves explode... followed by the entire planet exploding.
- Stylistic Suck: Most of the movie, but particularly the opening puppet show. This was done to freak out the financers (the story goes that one of them yelled "My god, they fucked us!")... but then the camera pans back to show the crude puppet and backdrop are part of a rather more sophisticated puppet's performance.
- Some of the DVD extras reveal that the puppeteers were actually capable of even more complex and realistic puppetry than is seen in the movie, though at times it is deliberately done overly simply, partly because it was simply funnier, and partly because overly realistic puppets slam deep into the Uncanny Valley, which they wanted to avoid.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Kim Jong-Il's song "I'm So Ronery".
Why is everyone so fucking stupid? Why aren't more people interrigent, rike me?
- Take That: Well, yeah.
- For some reason, Stone and Parker are extremely cruel to Susan Sarandon in particular.
- And (say it with me now) Matt. Damon.
- According to the IMDB trivia page for this film, they wanted to portray Damon as intelligent and articulate, but chose not to do so because his puppet "looked retarded". Damon himself apparently thought it was hilarious, and wished that they'd asked him to do the voice work.
- Sean Penn was infamously so angry with his portrayal in the movie that he wrote an "angry letter" to Stone and Parker over it, signing it with "All the best, and a sincere fuck you".
- Tim Robbins said in an interview that he wanted to frame the burnt, injured puppet of himself and put on his wall.
- Parker and Stone had a particular beef with Michael Moore and took it out on his character. Specifically, Moore made it seem like they'd done an animation for one of his documentaries (Bowling for Columbine) that was in favor of his position. They didn't, and they weren't. In fact, for the scene where Moore explodes himself in a suicide attack, they stuffed his puppet with ham.
- The movie Pearl Harbor also gets it pretty hard (there's a whole song pretty much detailing all the ways it - and Ben Affleck - sucked).
- Besides his credits-only song detailing all the ways in which Alec Baldwin is worthless, Kim Jong-Il gets in a Stealth Insult when explaining the timing of his plan to Lisa - "When you see Alec Baldwin, you'll see the true ugliness of human nature."
- Television Geography: Done on purpose. Any country that isn't America has all of its landmarks within blast radius.
- To the degree that the Eiffel Tower can fall over and land upon the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
- 10-Minute Retirement: Gary after the retaliatory attack on the Panama Canal, which he blames himself for.
- The Ending Changes Everything: After the revelation that Kim is an alien cockroach, the movie goes from being about a team of dicks screwing everything up to stop an asshole, to being a movie about a team of dicks who are unknowingly fighting to save the earth from an alien invasion.
- Theme Music Power-Up: America (Fuck Yeah!) plays when the team goes into action.
- There Are Three Kinds of People in the World: Dicks (who fuck everything), Pussies (who get fucked by everything), and Assholes (who shit on everything).
- It seems that Parker and Stone are a bit more "ha ha only serious" than they originally let on; you can see the same speech given by a conservative blogger, Bill Whittle. He calls it TRIBES, and the three groups are "sheepdogs (protect sheep, attack wolves)", "sheep (protected by sheepdogs, attacked by wolves)" and "wolves (attack everyone)", respectively, but it's the same basic idea.
- This is also a standard US response to accusations of imperialism: Namely, that no matter how bad some might consider the American government, there's always someone worse; and that while said government's behavior is a long way from perfect, it does allow the rest of the world to continue on in relative normalcy, which would be considered uncertain if another country gained preeminence.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Often using missiles to destroy lone terrorists. Which usually blows up the city as well.
- Training Montage: Lampshaded, musically.
- Trap Door: Kim's preferred method of dealing with nuisances and ball-breakers.
- Try Not to Die: Parodied to the point of becoming a Running Gag.
- The Unintelligible: Kim Jong-Il's accent sometimes renders his speech this way.
- Unintentional Period Piece: All of the events that the film mocks were very recent when it was released, and it quickly became so 2004 it hurts.
- Verb This!: "Hey, Terrorist! Terrorize THIS!"
- Villainous Breakdown: Kim Jong Il has one after Gary's speech turns the delegation against him.
- Villain Song: "I'm so Ronery", which also counts as a Villainous Lament.
- Visual Punny Name: On Lisa's Team America business card (when she's giving it to Gary), the L and the I of Lisa are closer together than the other letters, making LISA look like USA.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Absolutely intentional and takes up 60 seconds of screen time.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Most of the team's reaction to Gary coming back after his 10-Minute Retirement. The F.A.G. also gets in on this from time to time, and Gary points out that they're sometimes right.
- Wimp Fight: Fight scenes consist of two marionettes flailing arms and limbs for about ten seconds before one of them abruptly stops moving and the other declares victory. The commentary reveals that the puppeteers were actually capable of more realistic motion, but stuck with this because it was funny and because their realistic motions were actually kind of creepy.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Kim Jong Il. He's plotting the destruction of society as we know it, but deep down, he's just "a rittre ronery" (read: little lonely).
- World of Ham: Everyone is prone to shouting and melodrama. Played for Laughs, naturally.
- You Have Failed Me: Kim shoots Alec Baldwin.