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Hurry Up, He's Dead

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Hurry Up, He's Dead
Premiere 2006
Creator Talib al-Sudani
Network Sharkia
Style Comedy
Seasons 1
Origin Iraq

Hurry Up, He's Dead is a satirical news program, anchored by a man who will be last man alive in Iraq (as of 2017, the show is told in flashback). The title of the show first appears on-screen as The Government, but then the word is split in half, producing the Iraqi slang phrase that makes up the program's title. The program takes aim at multiple sides, including the American occupation, the Iraqi government, and the militias. The show was produced only to run during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Though set in Iraq, the show is filmed in the city of Dubai (in the United Arab Emerates) due to safety and noise concerns. [1] [2]



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Saaed Khalifa Saaed/Various Characters 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One 2006


DVD Releases

External Sites


  1. "Heard the one about the army that just wouldn't leave? Iraqi TV hit plays the country's troubles for laughs", Phildelphia Inquirer, 07 October 2006.
  2. "A TV Comedy Turns an Unconventional Weapon on Iraq’s High and Mighty: Fake News", New York Times, 24 October 2006.