History Awesome / ForrestGump

2nd Sep '16 6:56:27 AM AjWargo
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* Whenever Forrest shapes history, from Elvis's controversial hip shaking to giving John Lennon the inspiration for "Imagine".

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* Whenever Forrest shapes history, from Elvis's controversial hip shaking to giving John Lennon the inspiration for "Imagine"."Imagine", and especially ''inadvertently busting the Watergate robbery and leading to Nixon's downfall.''
18th Jun '15 1:51:00 PM FordPrefect
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* Mrs. Blue, who comes from a long line of servants and slaves, receiving Bubba's share of the money and moving to Florida condo. With a white housekeeper.

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* Mrs. Blue, who comes from a long line of servants and slaves, receiving Bubba's share of the money and moving to a Florida condo. With a white housekeeper.



** Matched if not topped by Forrest catching sight of Jenny's hippie boyfriend slapping her in the face at the Black Panther "party" and running over, doing a full-body tackle and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the shit of the little creep]].

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** Matched if not topped by Forrest catching sight of Jenny's hippie boyfriend slapping her in the face at the Black Panther "party" and running over, doing a full-body tackle and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the shit out of the little creep]].
30th May '15 2:39:12 PM ThePinkiePie
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* for someone as dumb as Forrest he does show some badass moments when during the ambush, as he was seen as one of the men firing back.

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* for For someone as dumb as Forrest he does show some badass moments when during the ambush, as he was seen as one of the men firing back.
6th Sep '14 5:53:05 AM Psyga315
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* Forrest deciding on a whim to just start running, ''and not stopping for three years.''

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* Forrest deciding on a whim to just start running, ''and not stopping for anything other than primal urges (eat, sleep, poop) for three years.''
2nd Sep '14 9:26:46 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Lt. Dan, legless, up in the rigging on top of the shrimp boat, in front of a wildly waving American flag, shouting at Hurricane Carmen and God Himself to [[SmiteMeOhMightySmiter dare and sink that boat]]. Not the crowning moment he set out to have back in Vietnam, but it's enough. Then, a few minutes of screen time later, he casually goes for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico.

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* Lt. Dan, legless, up in the rigging on top of the shrimp boat, in front of a wildly waving American flag, shouting at Hurricane Carmen and daring God Himself to [[SmiteMeOhMightySmiter dare and sink that boat]]. Not the crowning moment he set out to have back in Vietnam, but it's enough. Then, a few minutes of screen time later, he casually goes for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico.



* Let's also not forget the scene where Forrest, in Vietnam, runs repeatedly into the jungle looking for Bubba, pulling out people as he goes, and then after finally finding Bubba, runs out [[StuffBlowingUp while napalm explodes]] [[OutrunTheFireball all around them]].

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* Let's also not forget for someone as dumb as Forrest he does show some badass moments when during the ambush, as he was seen as one of the men firing back.
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scene where Forrest, in Vietnam, runs repeatedly into the jungle looking for Bubba, pulling out people as he goes, and then after finally finding Bubba, runs out [[StuffBlowingUp while napalm explodes]] [[OutrunTheFireball all around them]].



** Prior to that, for someone as dumb as Forrest he does show some badass moments when during the ambush, as he was seen as one of the men firing back.
* Maybe not as impressive, but enough to make you go "YES!" Mrs. Blue, who comes from a long line of servants and slaves, receiving Bubba's share of the money and moving to Florida condo. With a white housekeeper.

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** Prior to that, for someone as dumb as Forrest he does show some badass moments when during the ambush, as he was seen as one of the men firing back.
* Maybe not as impressive, but enough to make you go "YES!" Mrs.
*Mrs. Blue, who comes from a long line of servants and slaves, receiving Bubba's share of the money and moving to Florida condo. With a white housekeeper.
31st Jul '14 6:18:32 PM lorgskyegon
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* Forrest and Jenny reuniting in the reflecting pool at the Washington Monument is obviously a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, but the image of a crowd of thousands cheering wildly for two people running to each other in waist-deep water, hugging after years of separation ... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome wow-ee]].

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* Forrest and Jenny reuniting in the reflecting pool at between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument is obviously a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, but the image of a crowd of thousands cheering wildly for two people running to each other in waist-deep water, hugging after years of separation ... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome wow-ee]].
31st Jul '14 6:16:49 PM lorgskyegon
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* Forrest and Jenny reuniting at the Lincoln Memorial is obviously a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, but the image of a crowd of thousands cheering wildly for two people running to each other in waist-deep water, hugging after years of separation ... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome wow-ee]].

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* Forrest and Jenny reuniting in the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial Washington Monument is obviously a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, but the image of a crowd of thousands cheering wildly for two people running to each other in waist-deep water, hugging after years of separation ... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome wow-ee]].
30th Jun '14 12:06:07 PM creader
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* At the end, despite his InnocentInaccurate understanding of Jenny's past, he '''orders her abusive father's house to be bulldozed.''' It really goes to show how much he respects her, even when he doesn't entirely understand what's going on.

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* At the end, despite his InnocentInaccurate understanding of Jenny's past, he '''orders her abusive father's house to be bulldozed.''' It really goes to show how much he respects her, even when he doesn't entirely understand what's going on.on.
* Forrest deciding on a whim to just start running, ''and not stopping for three years.''
11th Nov '13 4:27:13 PM BaffleBlend
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** Fictional or not, anyone receiving that kind of praise from one of the greatest football coaches of all time is quite an accomplishment.

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** Fictional or not, anyone receiving that kind of praise from one of the greatest football coaches of all time is quite an accomplishment.accomplishment.
* At the end, despite his InnocentInaccurate understanding of Jenny's past, he '''orders her abusive father's house to be bulldozed.''' It really goes to show how much he respects her, even when he doesn't entirely understand what's going on.
8th Oct '13 10:12:01 AM BigRobotBil
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-->"And y'know what? His momma didn't have to cook shrimp for anybody else again."

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-->"And y'know what? His momma She didn't have to cook shrimp for anybody else again.work in nobody's kitchen no more."



** Matched if not topped by Forrest catching sight of Jenny's hippie "friend" slapping her in the face and running over, doing a full-body tackle and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the shit of the little creep]].

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** Matched if not topped by Forrest catching sight of Jenny's hippie "friend" boyfriend slapping her in the face at the Black Panther "party" and running over, doing a full-body tackle and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the shit of the little creep]].
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