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~ Achmed's famous catchphrase.

Achmed the Dead Terrorist is a puppet featured in stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham's ventriloquist act. Achmed is an undead terrorist and a suicide bomber who is not very bright. He has mentioned working for Osama bin Laden but says he is not Muslim (which likely Dunham does to avoid controversy against the Islam/Muslim community).


Achmed is, in his own words, both a horrible suicide bomber and a horrible parent, having accidentally causing both his own death and (supposedly) the death of his son, Achmed Junior "AJ", when he took him to "Take Your Kid To Work Day".


Despite the obvious villainy in being a terrorist as well as a suicide bomber, Achmed is not a particularly malevolent character as portrayed by Dunham; because of his clumsiness and incompetence he is more of a malefactor, despite his claims. He has been known to antagonize Dunham and the crowd at times and has shown some signs of perversion, including being sexually attracted to goats and sheep. Achmed also admits that Walter scares him.

Dunham has refererred to Achmed as "The Most Beloved Terrorist In The World", and Achmed has since become one of Dunham's most popular characters, and since he was introduced in Dunham's Spark of Insanity special, he has appeared in all Dunham's other specials since then, as well as Dunham's short-lived Jeff Dunham Show on Comedy Central. The video of Dunham introducing him in Spark of Insanity has become the fourth most watched online video ever, having amassed nearly 200 million views.



  • He has his own animated movie called Achmed Saves America, which was released in 2014.
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