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->''"[[RunningGag Disco, disco]]!"''

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->''"[[RunningGag Disco, disco]]!"''
disco; good, good!]]!"''


** Zohan is not A Mossad agent, he is THE Mossad agent!

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** Zohan is not A ''A'' Mossad agent, he is THE ''THE'' Mossad agent!

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** Zohan is not A Mossad agent, he is THE Mossad agent!

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* MistakenForGay: When Zohan confesses his true passion to his family and friends, they immediately assume he's gay.

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* KickTheDog: PlayedForLaughs. The crazed white supremacist threatening to blow up the neighborhood also brought a cage of adorable puppies just to blow them up as well.
-->'''James O'Skanlon''': I'm gonna blow up this whole block. I'm gonna blow you up, I'm gonna blow up these puppies, and we all go to hell together, because I HATE these puppies!

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* AtrociasAlias: When hiding out in America, Zohan chooses to go by the name "Scrappy Coco" (they were the names of the dogs in the cage he was stowing away in), which has the predictable result of making everyone not take him seriously. But then he becomes famous as a hairstylist and the mockery vanishes instantly.


* FakingTheDead: Zohan resorts to feigning [[NeverFoundTheBody death by grenade]] to start a new life in America.



* FeelNoPain: Phantom attacks Zohan with an oar, only for Zohan to shrug it off, claiming that he feels no pain. The two of them then get into a brief competition of who's better at not feeling pain, with Phantom having a fish bite him on the neck and Zohan sticking that same fish down the front of his trunks.



* LargeHam: The Phantom hams it up as only John Turturro can. "I KEEEEEELL THE ZOHAAAN!"



* MakeMeWannaShout: Zohan and Phantom are both able to make a sound that although harmless on their own, when combined they create a legendary sonic attack that can destroy glass, blow electric connections, and pop breast implants like balloons.

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* MakeMeWannaShout: Zohan and Phantom are both able to make a sound that although harmless on their own, [[WonderTwinPowers when combined combined]] they create a legendary sonic attack that can destroy glass, blow electric connections, and pop breast implants like balloons.



* SpellMyNameWithAThe

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* SpellMyNameWithATheSpellMyNameWithAThe: Somewhat. The title goes with "''The'' Zohan", but in the movie people are perfectly fine with calling him just "Zohan".


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: An [[{{In-Universe}} in-story]] example. Israelis and Palestinians love three things: Mariah Carey, hacky sack, and disco.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: An [[{{In-Universe}} [[{{InUniverse}} in-story]] example. Israelis and Palestinians love three things: Mariah Carey, hacky sack, and disco.


A 2008 action comedy directed by Creator/DennisDugan and starring Creator/AdamSandler (who co-wrote the script with Creator/JuddApatow and Robert Smigel) as the titular Israeli super soldier, and Creator/JohnTurturro as his arch-nemesis, The Phantom. ([[IThoughtItMeant No, not]] [[ComicStrip/ThePhantom that one.]] [[Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera Or that one.]])

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A 2008 action comedy directed by Creator/DennisDugan and starring Creator/AdamSandler (who co-wrote the script with Creator/JuddApatow and Robert Smigel) as the titular Israeli super soldier, and Creator/JohnTurturro as his arch-nemesis, The Phantom. ([[IThoughtItMeant ([[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant No, not]] [[ComicStrip/ThePhantom that one.]] [[Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera Or that one.]])


* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19178_9-absurd-movie-premises-that-actually-happened.html No, really.]]

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19178_9-absurd-movie-premises-that-actually-happened.html No, really.]]Much of Zohan's character and background were taken straight from Sandler's former hair stylists.


* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The leader of the White Supremacists has a LongList of things he hates, starting with Jews, Arabs, black people, Asians, and etcetera, then quickly derailing into things like the New York Times, dogs in purses, various celebrities and long walks on the beach.



** On the other hand, I don't think he [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl expected the cow to be alive...]]



* LikesOlderWomen: Zohan.

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* LikesOlderWomen: Zohan.Age is no object to the Zohan; since most of the women whose hair he styles are on the older side, he ends up sleeping with a lot of old ladies.


* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: Averted. While YiddishAsASecondLanguage is played glaringly straight (see below), while the Israelis portrayed (most notably Zohanís friend Oori, played by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ido_Mosseri Ido Mosseri]]).

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: Averted. While YiddishAsASecondLanguage is played glaringly straight (see below), while most of the Israelis portrayed Jewish people in the movie are Israeli (most notably Zohanís friend Oori, played by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ido_Mosseri Ido Mosseri]]).

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* ManChild: Michael - for one thing, he wears a turtleneck and orders milk when Zohan takes him to a dance club.


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* ParentalSexualitySquick: Michael is horrified when his mom starts sleeping with Zohan.

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* SuperSoldier: Played for laughs with Zohan, but Zohan is still tough as other examples would be expected to be.


* TheCameo: John [=McEnroe=] (in his [[Film/MrDeeds second Sandler movie]]), Henry Winkler (in [[Film/TheWaterboy his]] [[Film/LittleNicky third]]), and Mariah Carey (in a better movie than her [[Film/{{Glitter}} usual]]). So too did George Takei, and Bruce Vilanch.

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* TheCameo: John [=McEnroe=] (in his [[Film/MrDeeds second Sandler movie]]), Henry Winkler Creator/HenryWinkler (in [[Film/TheWaterboy his]] [[Film/LittleNicky third]]), and Mariah Carey (in a better movie than her [[Film/{{Glitter}} usual]]). So too did George Takei, and Bruce Vilanch.

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