Steenhuisen and Doctor Evil’s Number 2: two poos in a pod
Apart from being an Austin Powers toilet joke, the hapless 2IC and the DA interim leader have some things in common
Immaculately dressed, velvet-voiced and full of sensible business strategies, Number Two deserved better than to be remembered as scatological innuendo.
Then again, when you’re a character in the Austin Powers films, you know what you’re in for. As Doctor Evil’s second-in-command and de facto CEO of their evil empire, Number Two is firmly trapped between a rock and a trapdoor leading to an under-floor incinerator.
Inevitably, there are frustrations and resentments. Having to explain to his boss that sharks are protected and that the murder-pool will have to be stocked with ill-tempered sea bass instead would test any relationship...