Nixon Recommends A Hotel For Forrest Gump. It's Watergate. The Watergate Hotel. Where Watergate Happened.
In Forrest Gump, the favorite movie of your least interesting aunt, most of the laughs rely on Forrest referencing a well-known historical event in very stupid terms, until the audience finally catches on. "Ohhh, John Lennon is realizing the words to 'Imagine.' I get it!" It's not the subtlest film ever made, but it mostly works.
But in one scene, Forrest visits Richard Nixon, who immediately asks him what hotel he's staying at, as any president would. When Forrest answers, Nixon says "Oh, no, no, no, I know of a much nicer hotel, very modern. Brand new! I'll have my people take care of it for you," and you can feel the film winking at you. Forrest is then kept up at night by people breaking into a nearby room, and calls to report them. Wink! Still not getting it? Better zoom in on the name of the hotel and linger on it!
Paramount Pictures "Oh, sorry, Mr. Bob Woodward of The Washington Post. I was trying to reach the front desk."
Wow, it's Watergate! You know, that famous location that literally everyone thinks about when they hear Nixon's name? That's what hotel it was. In case you were confused as to what this weird break-in scene could possibly be about. Why Nixon sent a witness to his own crime scene was unaddressed.