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* SlowMovingMenace: The mummy is as slow as molasses in January, but its' victims are all elderly people who can't evade it because they are bedridden, or need walkers and wheelchairs to get around. This makes the mummy a much more effective and nightmarish menace, as it deliberately chooses helpless targets instead of teens or young adults who could easily run rings it.

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* SlowMovingMenace: The mummy is as slow as molasses in January, but its' victims are all elderly people who can't evade it because they are bedridden, or need walkers and wheelchairs to get around. This makes the mummy a much more effective and nightmarish menace, as it deliberately chooses helpless targets instead of teens or young adults who could easily run rings it.


* CastingGag: Ella Joyce played Elvis's nurse in the movie, although she might be more recognized as Eleanor Emerson, a registered nurse married to Baltimore garbageman ''Roc'' in the Fox sitcom of the same name.



* CreditsGag: The copyright violation warning threatens violators with "the wrath of Bubba Ho Tep". Also, it is stated that Elvis will return in "Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires".

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The copyright violation warning threatens violators with "the wrath of Bubba Ho Tep". Also, it is stated that Elvis will return in "Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires".


* DyingAYourself: Because soul-suckin' sumbitch mummies do not a friendly bedmate make.

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* DyingAYourself: DyingAsYourself: Because soul-suckin' sumbitch mummies do not a friendly bedmate make.


* 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 possibility that Elvis/Haff is just senile.

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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 possibility that Elvis/Haff is just senile. %%The Other Wiki says that Elvis impersonators existed from almost the very beginning of the King's career, like many cover bands and tribute performers, but gained a kind of cult status following Presley's death: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_impersonator#Origins



* {{Dying As Yourself}}: Because soul-suckin' sumbitch mummies do not a friendly bedmate make.

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* {{Dying As Yourself}}: DyingAYourself: Because soul-suckin' sumbitch mummies do not a friendly bedmate make.

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* RunningGag: The oft-mentioned malignant tumor on Elvis's johnson.
->'''Elvis:''' Oh, what do I care, man? I got a fuckin' ''growth'' on my pecker!


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* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Elvis has suffered erectile dysfunction for decades. His roommate's twentysomething daughter bending over in front of him only causes "[his] dick to flutter for a second, like a pigeon having a heart attack," though he also admits that at this stage of the game, even the flutter is reassuring.
** It goes away when he realizes that fighting the mummy has given him purpose again.


* 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.

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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.possibility that Elvis/Haff is just senile.



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

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* BigBad: King Amen Ho-Tep, the soul-sucking {{Mummy}} killing everybody.invading the rest home.

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A prequel comic book series written by the orginal author, Joe R. Lansdale, called ''Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers'' was published by Creator/IDWPublishing.


* 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]]


* 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.

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

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* NapoleonDelusion: Elivs and JFK could be the real deal, or they could just be two very, very delusional old men.


* 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.

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