A nickname for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich
, who was impeached for attempting to accept bribes to fill Barack Obama
's empty U.S. Senate seat. Originated on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and is a play on the title of the movie "Slumdog Millionaire," which was popular at the same time as the Blagojevich scandal. The "Million-hairs" part of the name refers to the impressive amount of hair on Blagojevich's head.
Senate candidate: "I'd like to express interest in President-elect Obama's vacant senate seat. I feel that my qualifications are right for the job."
Blagojevich: "What? Tell it to my pants pockets
! Let's see...I'll give you the seat if you give me $1 million in unmarked benjamins
, get a hot dog named after me at The Wiener's Circle in Chicago, and brush my hair for an hour every morning for the next year."
Senate candidate: "Forget it, Scumdog Million-hairs, I do not bow to corruption!"
Blagojevich: "Really? Are you serious? You're a politician. Come on."
Senate candidate: "All right. Take out the hair-brushing part and we've got a deal."
The term used by Jon Stewart of Daily Show to describe Rod Blagojevich. It's familiarity to the Oscar Nomination for best film "Slumdog Millionaire" is just random.
Man 1: Hey did you watch Slumdog Millionaire?
Man 2: You mean last week's Daily Show? How could I miss that, to see that Blagojevich get screwed...it was awesome
Man 1: What? Blagojevich? What are you talking about?
Man 2: Scumdog Million-Hairs!
Man 1: Oh that...well I was talking about Slumdog Millionaire, quite a confusion there eh?
Man 2: Slumdog Millionaire? What's that? Never heard of it...