History Discworld / GoingPostal

17th Jun '16 4:30:18 PM eroock
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* BookEnds: See TheWindowOrTheStairs below.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: See TheWindowOrTheStairs below.
7th Jun '16 12:28:52 PM nighttrainfm
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* NamesToTrustImmediately: Parodied with Adora Belle Dearheart, who grew up to a be a cynical chain-smoker with, in her own words, no sense of humour whatsoever.
6th Jun '16 11:50:42 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AndADietCoke: Well, in Sacharissa's case, two [[MythologyGag figgins]] and a skinny Klatchian coffee. Given the properties of Klatchian coffee (it makes you so sober some GoMadFromTheRevelation), the figgins aren't going to help.

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* AndADietCoke: Well, in Sacharissa's case, two [[MythologyGag figgins]] and a skinny Klatchian coffee. Given the properties of Klatchian coffee KlatchianCoffee (it makes you so sober some GoMadFromTheRevelation), the figgins aren't going to help.
31st Mar '16 5:29:11 AM LadyJafaria
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** Vetinari goes from being simply unconcerned whether Moist lives or dies (it's ''why'' he sent Moist after a few postmen and clerks died in the position, because Moist is expendable) to condemning him to death a second time for outliving his usefulness. It's not only unnecessarily harsh, it's not exactly putting in the level of thought that Vetinari is known for. For one thing, he could ''always'' find more uses for Moist; for another, getting the Watch and the hangman involved ''might'' reveal to the city that the postmaster was a criminal...Then again, he probably knew all along that Mr. Pump would save Moist.
19th Feb '16 6:19:25 PM LadyJafaria
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* {{Malaproper}}: Vetinari tells Moist he's danced "the sisal two-step" instead of "the hemp fandango". He then goes on to confuse "the Agatean Wall" with "the glass ceiling" when talking to the board members. That one is [[ObfuscatingStupidity very deliberate]].
12th Feb '16 7:12:28 AM crazysamaritan
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* GenreSavvy: Bookies give 1:8 odds for Moist to win the race, then stop taking bets when no-one will bet against him. Actually a subversion because [[spoiler:[[WrongGenreSavvy Moist doesn't have an icicle's chance in hell of winning the race and knows it]] -- but he has absolutely no intention of playing it fair in the first place.]]

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* GenreSavvy: Bookies give 1:8 odds for Moist Von Lipwig knows very well how things are supposed to win go... and plays the race, then stop taking bets when no-one will bet against him. Actually a subversion part of the hero, because [[spoiler:[[WrongGenreSavvy Moist doesn't have an icicle's chance in hell he is a con artist, and taking advantage of winning what people expect to see is his major skill. So when he hears that the race and knows it]] -- but he has absolutely no intention of playing it fair cat is stuck in the first place.]]burning building after getting everyone ''else'' out safely, he knows that there's only one choice. If he wants to continue this story, he ''must'' run back in to save the cat "because that's what the hero does".



* HeroicFireRescue: Played straight by Moist, who is also incredibly GenreSavvy about it.

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* HeroicFireRescue: Played straight by Moist, After rescuing everyone else who is also incredibly GenreSavvy about it.was in the burning building, Moist has to run back ''in'' to rescue the stupid cat.
3rd Feb '16 10:07:49 AM Generality
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** As [[WordOfGod the director's commentary]] says, the nice old lady with a clackgram in the beginning of the film is an allusion to ''Film/TheLadykillers''.

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** As [[WordOfGod [[DVDCommentary the director's commentary]] says, the nice old lady with a clackgram in the beginning of the film is an allusion to ''Film/TheLadykillers''.
3rd Feb '16 10:06:20 AM Generality
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** Tying in with the above point, in this film Moist's fake bonds con is shown to have caused the economic crisis, closing several banks and giving Gilt the opportunity to buy the Trunk, so he has a lot more reason to be repentant. On top of that, the letters, rather than hallucinating the glorious past of the post office, directly show Moist the harm his schemes caused.


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* AdaptationalVillainy: Although he was a straight villain anyway, Mr. Gryle's set of victims has been expanded to include ''all'' of the previous postmasters, because the original explanation that they were killed by the hallucinatory post office was changed. Since they died by falling or fright, and Gryle is a scary flying banshee, it works rather neatly.
15th Jan '16 7:46:06 PM nombretomado
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** There's some EpilepticTrees regarding Moist and Reacher's names. Lipwig implies a false mustache, indicating that Moist is a MasterOfDisguise. One theory has it that the name Moist is intended to call to mind "Slippery Jim", the hero of the ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, who is another BoxedCrook.

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** There's some EpilepticTrees regarding Moist and Reacher's names. Lipwig implies a false mustache, indicating that Moist is a MasterOfDisguise. One theory has it that the name Moist is intended to call to mind "Slippery Jim", the hero of the ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, who is another BoxedCrook.
15th Jan '16 9:51:46 AM Anddrix
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** The creators seemed to go ColorCodedForYourConvenience-route, fearing that a dark-haired, more menacing Vetinari could be mistaken for the villain by [[ViewersAreMorons a casual viewer]].

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** The creators seemed to go ColorCodedForYourConvenience-route, fearing that a dark-haired, more menacing Vetinari could be mistaken for the villain by [[ViewersAreMorons a casual viewer]].viewer.
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