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Like many, you got up and left the theater just as the credits began to roll on "The Dictator." Little did you know that a few of the funniest scenes in the movie came after its grand conclusion. But, worry not: here's what you missed.
In the hilariously subversive new comedy, Sacha Baron Cohen continues a run of indelible, Peter Sellers-like character immersion (following "Borat" and "Brüno") with his latest mad creation: Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, leader of the fictional North African oil-producing Republic of Wadiya.
Cohen and director Larry Charles chronicle Aladeen's assimilation into free American capitalist culture and his unlikely romance with an organic produce-loving, unshaved armpit-having, hippy granola feminist named Zoey (Anna Faris), but if you left the theater before the lengthy end credits sequences then you missed some of the best stuff in the film.
Here are some of the choice cuts from "The Dictator" end credits. Needless to say, SPOILERS abound.
Though the film proper ended with Aladeen ordering his new wife's death upon learning that she's Jewish, it turns out that like all his other executions, this one didn't go through either. Aladeen and Zoey are seen on a morning talk show where they discuss a series of women's centers they're opening in Wadiya. Zoey then announces that she's pregnant and Aladeen asks her if she's having a boy or an abortion.
We're treated to a series of alternate takes of the funeral scene with "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star J.B. Smoove, and it goes without saying that all of Cohen's improvs were hilarious and very un-PC, as you might expect from a scene where someone cuts off a 92-year-old dead black man's head.
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Speaking of which, they call back to the "playing with the severed head" gag when we see Aladeen in his palace getting pleasured by someone under the sheets, which is revealed to be his sidekick Nadal (Jason Mantzoukas of the brilliant "How Did This Get Made?" podcast) who's just puppeted the chopped head to … you know ... down there. Nadal thinks he's gotten revenge on Aladeen for all the times he was pranked, but it turns out the joke is on Nadal because he was actually pleasuring The Dictator's idiotic double. The real Aladeen comes out from behind a curtain laughing and Nadal is vexed, to say the least.
In another epilogue scene, Aladeen and Nadal are outside their new nuclear facility where they have finally perfected a weapon of mass destruction that is pointy at the end just like in the cartoons, as the Supreme Leader wanted at the beginning of the movie. Aladeen now thinks its absurd, and says it doesn't matter what the end of the missile looks like. Nadal is furious at this re-change of heart.
The ultimate ending clip is a blooper of The Dictator on the toilet getting his rear-end wiped by an overeager servant. Apparently the actor playing said servant got a little to into it and really touched Sacha's bunghole, and the actor, still in character, cracks up and says, "You don't have to touch it. Give me a few millimeters to myself." Even the crew is heard laughing their butts off in the background.