With the rise of shisha as a great alternative to smoking tobacco, smoking shisha hookah is now all the rage. But we’re not alone in our obsession with hookahs – there are some great fictional characters who also like to indulge in a little pipe-smoking hookah action. Here are our top picks for Hookah-smoking characters.
6. Q’s Assistant – James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me
The Q scenes in James Bond movies are always memorable, but The Spy Who Loved Me gave us a particularly cracking scene in which Q demonstrates the use of an apparently ordinary hookah. As with most things in Q’s arsenal, on closer inspection, the item turns out to be a cheekily disguised machine gun.
5. Twins – The Matrix Reloaded
We weren’t entirely sure how they were going to pull off a sequel to the epic sci-fi classic, The Matrix, but somehow they did. The Matrix Reloaded brought us a great many new treats from this imaginative and action-packed franchise, not least of which were the shisha hookah smoking twins. The nameless henchmen of the film’s antagonist, Merovingian, spend a relaxing few minutes enjoying their favourite hookah before getting down to some Kung-Fu fighting. Between the matching designer suits and the fancy smoking pipe, this pair has serious style.
4. Inara – Firefly
Though short-lived, Joss Whedon’s Firefly has become a cult smash, with millions of fans all over the world. One of the more enigmatic characters aboard the ship of misfits is Inara Serra. The Companion has a hookah on prominent display throughout the series, demonstrating the intergalactic appeal of the hookah.
3. Gomez – The Addams Family
With all the bizarre things going on in the Addams’ family home, it’s easy to miss the fact Gomez is smoking a double hose hookah.
2. Jabba the Hutt – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
One of the greatest and most iconic scenes in the Star Wars franchise is that of Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. Throughout the scene, Jabba can be seen greedily smoking from a very stylish orb hookah.
1. Caterpillar – Alice in Wonderland
Easily number one on this list is the classic character of the Caterpillar from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. This caterpillar doesn’t just smoke his hookah, he makes it an art form, blowing intricate patterns and never relinquishing his pipe.
Do you like our list? A shisha hookah is the perfect way to experiment with something new. And rest assured, you’re in good company!
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