History Film / Airheads

17th Sep '17 10:48:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Doug Beech. The man is pummeled, goes through severely painful pratfalls, is set on fire, and is humiliated by everything and everybody from the word "go" (. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He doesn't appears again after getting the MP-5 taken from him]], but it's easy to assume he was still stuck on the air vents by the time the TimeSkip happened.

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** Doug Beech. The man is pummeled, goes through severely painful pratfalls, is set on fire, and is humiliated by everything and everybody from the word "go" (. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He doesn't appears again after getting the MP-5 taken from him]], but it's easy to assume he was still stuck on the air vents by the time the TimeSkip happened.happened).
17th Sep '17 10:46:52 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ButtMonkey: Milo. Of course, he's such a {{jerkass}} that he deserves the humiliations he endures in the film.

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
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Milo. Of course, he's such a {{jerkass}} that he deserves the humiliations he endures in the film.film.
** Doug Beech. The man is pummeled, goes through severely painful pratfalls, is set on fire, and is humiliated by everything and everybody from the word "go" (. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He doesn't appears again after getting the MP-5 taken from him]], but it's easy to assume he was still stuck on the air vents by the time the TimeSkip happened.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Milo and Jimmy Wing.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Milo (that wants to change Rebel Radio into an easy-listening station and doesn't even bothers to give any advanced warning that he will do this--which will mean firing a lot of people, including the [=DJs=] and the secretary he's having sex with ''because'' she wants to keep her job) and Jimmy Wing.Wing (a record executive jackass that enforces irritating control over his talent like lip-synching during concerts, talks mostly in BlatantLies, and only cares about singers in terms of how much money he can squeeze out of them before he burns them out and not their actual talent).



* DieHardOnAnX: It's ''Die Hard'', in a radio station, as a comedy! Bonus points for the station being located next to Nakatomi Plaza. A bit of a variant in that this is a subplot and the "Mc Clane" of the situation is a completely useless moron.

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* DieHardOnAnX: It's ''Die Hard'', in a radio station, as a comedy! Bonus points for the station being located next to Nakatomi Plaza. A bit of a variant in that this is a subplot and subplot, the "Mc Clane" "[[=McClane=]]" of the situation is a completely useless moron.moron, and the cop that gives him support is the "go in, shoot them all and let God sort 'em out" SmugSnake instead of the ReasonableAuthorityFigure.


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* TheLastDJ: Ian starts out as a pretty burned-out man that despises having to deal with block-headed wanna-be rockers and Milo's manipulations, but dealing with Chazz and [[TheLastDance learning things like the fact the station will become easy-listening by next week]] brings his love for Rock-And-Roll roaring back and he becomes an ally of the Rangers.
11th Aug '17 5:28:17 PM Premonition45
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* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: Ian doesn't like 90s rock, telling Chazz "I stick to the classics. Rock'n'roll's been all downhill since [[Music/JohnLennon Lennon]] died." However, seeing how passionate 90s rock musicians like Chazz are, he changes his mind.
9th Aug '17 6:40:22 PM Premonition45
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-->(''beat'')



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sergeant O'Malley.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sergeant O'Malley.O'Malley, who is possibly the most level-headed person in the entire film.
6th Aug '17 3:36:09 PM Premonition45
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* OddlySmallOrganization: Ian seems to be the only DJ at KPPX, whereas most stations would have at least 4-5 on staff.

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* OddlySmallOrganization: Ian seems to be the only DJ at KPPX, whereas most stations would have at least 4-5 on staff.
5th Aug '17 10:45:57 PM Premonition45
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* CrashIntoHello: How Pip and Suzzi first meet. Pip is trying to open the back door, when it suddenly opens and he gets knocked down by Suzzi, who was stepping outside to smoke a cigarette. She goes back inside and gives Pip a bag of ice, and after she leaves, Chazz drops his bag to keep it from closing, and they sneak into the station.



* IgnoredExpert: Pip tried to convince Chazz that they should bring the cassette copy of their demo tape in case Rebel Radio didn't have a reel-to-reel setup. It would've saved them some trouble.



* MsFanservice: Kayla and Suzzi. Chazz gives Sgt. O'Malley a picture of Kayla posing in a swimsuit for the LAPD to find her.



** Doug Beech (who also played Kramer in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' [[spoiler:is never seen or heard from again after attempting and failing to subdue the Lone Rangers with the submachinegun given to him by the [=LAPD=] ]].

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** Doug Beech (who also played Kramer in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' [[spoiler:is never seen or heard from again after attempting and failing to subdue the Lone Rangers with the submachinegun given to him by the [=LAPD=] ]].
4th Aug '17 8:38:05 PM Premonition45
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--> "He ''wipes his ass'' with his record contract! I '''love''' this guy!"

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--> "He -->'''Ian:''' He ''wipes his ass'' with his record contract! I '''love''' this guy!"guy!



* OddlySmallOrganization: Ian seems to be the only DJ at KPPX, whereas most stations would have at least 4-5 on staff.



* ThePornomancer: Pip. He wins over Suzzi without even trying, and it's implied (though never outright stated) that he was the pool guy who was screwing Mace's wife.

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* ThePornomancer: Pip. He wins over Suzzi without even trying, and it's implied (though never outright stated) that he was the pool guy who was screwing Mace's wife.trying.



** The ending where the Lone Rangers rock in jail is just like ''TheBluesBrothers''.

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** The ending where the Lone Rangers rock in jail is just like ''TheBluesBrothers''.''Film/TheBluesBrothers''.



* SpannerInTheWorks: The local news reporters showing up take O'Malley's attention, thus he isn't there to explain for Doug Beech when he calls on scene, speaking with SWAT chief Carl Mace who agitates the situation instead.



-->Milo: All right, I know you guys think I'm a real dick . . . cheese . . . burger, or whatever.

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-->Milo: -->'''Milo:''' All right, I know you guys think I'm a real dick . . . cheese . . . burger, or whatever.



* SurveillanceStationSlacker: The receptionist is shown playing a video game instead of looking at the security screens on her desk.

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* SurveillanceStationSlacker: The receptionist Yvonne is shown playing a video game instead of looking at the security screens on her desk.



* UnfortunateImplications: InUniverse, while playing at their live performance in prison, Rex thrusts his pelvis in the direction of some black prisoners until Pip points it out. Also a BrickJoke, from Pip's conversation with Yvonne about racism.



* WholePlotReference: The movie borrows some details from Film/DogDayAfternoon (like the crowd and the hostages coming to like the hostage-takers), [[spoiler:although thankfully this story ends in a happier note for the takers]].

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* WholePlotReference: The movie borrows some details from Film/DogDayAfternoon (like the crowd and the hostages coming to like the hostage-takers), [[spoiler:although thankfully this story ends in a happier note for the takers]].takers]].
* YokoOhNo: InUniverse, Rex dismissively calls Kayla "Yoko" after she criticizes him.
20th May '17 4:02:52 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/HaroldRamis shows up as a record executive trying to get into the seized radio station. He gets asked the immortal question "Whose side did you take: VanHalen or Roth?" [[spoiler:He goes with Van Halen, and the band immediately tags him as a cop... which proves correct when he's seen later wearing a badge and carrying a sidearm.]]

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** Creator/HaroldRamis shows up as a record executive trying to get into the seized radio station. He gets asked the immortal question "Whose side did you take: VanHalen Music/VanHalen or Roth?" [[spoiler:He goes with Van Halen, and the band immediately tags him as a cop... which proves correct when he's seen later wearing a badge and carrying a sidearm.]]
4th Feb '17 12:38:27 AM SPBurke
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*** Even better, he invokes ExecutiveMeddling when referencing Van Hagar and it ALMOST works, since a record executive WOULD have that perspective ("They sold a lot of records after Roth left!").
21st Jan '17 5:20:49 PM Kooshmeister
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* SurveillanceStationSlacker: The receptionist is shown playing a video game instead of looking at the security screens on her desk.
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