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Video Game / Hot Dog Bush

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Hot Dog Bush is an iOS and online game developed by BigWig Media. The player controls George W. Bush after getting literally kicked out of the White House operating a street vendor to sell hot dogs and burgers.

Bush's vendor offers combo meals of a main course (hamburger or hot dog) served with fries and one soft drink. He can only cook 3 hot dogs at a time, 3 fries at a time and 2 hamburgers at a time. As the game progresses, customers will demand increasingly complex orders such as onions, ketchup or mustard on their hot dogs.

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  • Aliens are Bastards: Aliens kidnap Bush and force him to perform excellent service in exchange for them not destroying the earth.
  • Alien Invasion: It's up to Bush to change the aliens' minds about annihilating his home planet.
  • And a Diet Coke: Some customers who order a hot dog or hamburger then will demand three French Fries to go with that plus soda.
  • Big Eater: A lot of Bush's customers place ridiculously large orders.
  • Butt-Monkey: Bush.
  • Catchphrase:
    Bush: Holy moly!
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  • Eagle Land: Aside from mocking Bush, much of the game's humor is about Americans' unhealthy obsession with junk foods like fries, burgers and hot dogs.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Averted. Although Bush does save the earth from annihilation, the aliens refuse to ever let him go home and force him to serve hot dogs and burgers for the rest of his life.
  • Follow the Money: The goal of every level is to earn an increasing amount of money. Despite making hundreds of dollars selling hot dogs a day, Bush can never seem to afford a grill that can fry more than just 3 hot dogs and 2 burgers at a time. He might already have a costly budget of foods, drinks and cooking equipment so it's likely his profits never amount to much. Or he's just too stupid to realize he has enough money to buy a bigger grill. If he actually did know economics, the White House wouldn't have kicked him out.
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  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: One day, Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. The next day, he's grilling hot dogs out on the street wearing an apron and chef's hat.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Bush somehow thinks that being a hot dog vendor is the best job apart from his previous job.
  • Karma Houdini: A few customers will attempt to run away with their food without paying, and they qualify as this trope should the player fail to click on them before they exit the screen.
  • Loser Protagonist: Just guess who.
  • Money for Nothing: The game does not come with a market of upgrades.
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  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness:
    • Once Bush ran out of good ideas on how to run the country (if any for that matter), he got kicked out of the White House.
    • Bush actually delivers food to the customers BEFORE asking for pay. Obviously this inspires many of his customers to run away with a free lunch.
    • This is what would the aliens would have thought of Bush if the player failed in the Alien spaceship levels.

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