History Film / AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes

10th Feb '16 7:40:31 AM CaptainTedium
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* AdaptationNameChange: The animated series has Professor Mortimer Gangreen referred to as Dr. Putrid T. Gangreen. * AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Gangreen has green skin in the animated series.

* BigBad: Professor Gangreen is the main antagonist of the original film's three sequels as well as in the animated series.

* RoleReprisal: The animated series has John Astin reprise his role from the films as Dr. Gangreen.

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* YoungerAndHipper: Wilbur Finletter's nephew Chad was a young adult in ''Return of the Killer Tomatoes'', but he is a pre-teen boy in the animated series.
10th Feb '16 7:34:49 AM CaptainTedium
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* Groin Attack: Near the end of the second film, Tara kicks Igor in the crotch.
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* Groin Attack: GroinAttack: Near the end of the second film, Tara kicks Igor in the crotch.
10th Feb '16 7:33:23 AM CaptainTedium
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Lois has a friend named Clark. He wears glasses. He has a cape sticking out of the bottom of his jacket. [[Franchise/{{Superman}} He can fly.]] Lois doesn't seem to notice. The funny thing is, he's actually referred to as "Superman" in the film's credits.
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: LawyerFriendlyCameo: ** Lois has a friend named Clark. He wears glasses. He has a cape sticking out of the bottom of his jacket. [[Franchise/{{Superman}} He can fly.]] Lois doesn't seem to notice. The funny thing is, he's actually referred to as "Superman" in the film's credits.credits. ** One episode of the animated series has [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk a background character who gets angry and becomes green and muscular as his rage worsens]].
10th Feb '16 7:32:21 AM CaptainTedium
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* AnimatedAdaptation: It has a tomato who can take the form of a human girl but changes back to a tomato after touching salt, and returns to normal after a sprinkle of pepper. ** Who did exist in some form in ''Return Of The Killer Tomatoes!'' * AnthropomorphicFood: Is trying to kill you.
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* AnimatedAdaptation: It has a tomato who can take An animated series that shares its title with the form of a human girl first film but changes back to a tomato after touching salt, and returns to normal after a sprinkle of pepper. ** Who did exist in some form in is apparently based more on the first sequel ''Return Of The of the Killer Tomatoes!'' Tomatoes'' aired from 1990 to 1991. * AnthropomorphicFood: Is trying to kill you.The premise revolves around sentient tomatoes attacking humans.

* BrickJoke: Used in ''Return...''
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* BrickJoke: Used in ''Return...'''' when Professor Gangreen calls the number of the show watching the film as a framing device and ends up inadvertently saying the secret word ("the").

* CoincidentalBroadcast: Spoofed, of course.
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* CoincidentalBroadcast: Spoofed, of course.Spoofed in the second film when Chad watches a cheesy horror flick where the mad scientist in the film repeatedly stresses that he will turn his creation human and quips "About time" when Chad finally gets the hint that Gangreen is making tomatoes human.

* DisneyDeath: FT is okay! ** Considering the plucky little guy survived an [[NonFatalExplosions explosion]] after literally JumpingOnAGrenade!
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* DisneyDeath: FT is okay! ** Considering F.T. and Tara survive their apparent deaths at the plucky little guy end of ''Return of the Killer Tomatoes''. The former survived an [[NonFatalExplosions explosion]] after literally JumpingOnAGrenade!JumpingOnAGrenade, while the latter survives the gas chamber when Chad's friend Matt finds a button that allows the gas to be harmlessly removed.

* DisneyDeath: FT is okay! ** Considering DoYouWantToCopulate: Tara in the plucky little guy survived an [[NonFatalExplosions explosion]] after literally JumpingOnAGrenade!second film does not beat around the bush when she expresses her attraction towards Chad Finletter.

* EvenEvilHasStandards: One episode sees {{Dracula}} himself provide Doctor Gangrene with a vampire formula. Almost the entire town becomes vampires as a result, but Dracula ultimately provides the cure. Why? Because he feels the townspeople don't have the class to be vampires. * EveryoneHatesMimes: During a dating montage between Tara and Chad, a very annoying mime keeps popping up ruining the moment. Eventually while Tara is busy testing out domme equipment at an adult store, Chad thankfully beats up the mime, and there was much rejoicing.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: One episode of the animated series sees {{Dracula}} himself provide Doctor Gangrene with a vampire formula. Almost the entire town becomes vampires as a result, but Dracula ultimately provides the cure. Why? Because he feels the townspeople don't have the class to be vampires. * EveryoneHatesMimes: During a dating montage between Tara and Chad, Chad in the second film, a very annoying mime keeps popping up ruining the moment. Eventually while Tara is busy testing out domme equipment at an adult store, Chad thankfully beats up the mime, and there was much rejoicing.

* EvenEvilHasStandards: One episode sees {{Dracula}} himself provide Doctor Gangrene with a vampire formula. Almost Groin Attack: Near the entire town becomes vampires as a result, but Dracula ultimately provides end of the cure. Why? Because he feels the townspeople don't have the class to be vampires. * EveryoneHatesMimes: During a dating montage between second film, Tara and Chad, a very annoying mime keeps popping up ruining kicks Igor in the moment. Eventually while Tara is busy testing out domme equipment at an adult store, Chad thankfully beats up the mime, and there was much rejoicing.crotch.

* ImAHumanitarian: Sam Smith learns to enjoy his meal with the tomatoes.
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* ImAHumanitarian: Sam Smith learns to enjoy his meal with the tomatoes.tomatoes in the first film..

* LastMinuteHookup: Complete with really bad love song. * LawyerFriendlyCameo: Lois has a friend named Clark. He wears glasses. He has a cape sticking out of the bottom of his jacket. [[Franchise/{{Superman}} He can fly.]] Lois doesn't seem to notice. ** Of course, the actor is actually credited as Superman in the credits, so whether this is GettingCrapPastTheRadar or a LawyerFriendlyCameo is up to the viewer's interpretation.
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* LastMinuteHookup: Complete with really bad love song. song at the end of the first film. * LawyerFriendlyCameo: Lois has a friend named Clark. He wears glasses. He has a cape sticking out of the bottom of his jacket. [[Franchise/{{Superman}} He can fly.]] Lois doesn't seem to notice. ** Of course, the actor is notice. The funny thing is, he's actually credited referred to as Superman "Superman" in the credits, so whether this is GettingCrapPastTheRadar or a LawyerFriendlyCameo is up to the viewer's interpretation.film's credits.

* MadScientistLaboratory
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* MadScientistLaboratoryMadScientistLaboratory: It's where Gangreen creates his tomato monsters.

* MediumAwareness
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* MediumAwarenessMediumAwareness: Especially prominent in the second film and the animated series, where the characters openly point out that they are in a work of fiction for the sake of RuleOfFunny.

* PaperThinDisguise: One human infiltrates the tomatoes with a pretty bad disguise. It works, however - until he asks for some ketchup.
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* PaperThinDisguise: One human Sam Smith infiltrates the tomatoes with a pretty bad disguise.disguise in the first film. It works, however - until he asks for some ketchup.

* ThePowerOfRock: Spoofed in the first film.
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* ThePowerOfRock: Spoofed in the first film.film, where the tomatoes are defeated by making them listen to the pop song "Puberty Love".

* RevengeOfTheSequel * SelfDeprecation: The animated series uses footage from the first film at one point as CoolAndUnusualPunishment. ** This happens in the far-flung future in Season one episode, "Terminator Tomato From Tomorrow"... torturing Wilbur and the Killer Tomato Task Force.
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* RevengeOfTheSequel * SelfDeprecation: RevengeOfTheSequel: The second film is called ''Return of the Killer Tomatoes'' and the third one is called ''Killer Tomatoes Strike Back''. * SelfDeprecation: ** The second movie makes several jabs at itself, most notably having an angry caller complaining about the use of recycled footage from the first movie and the television host watching the film remarking during the credits about how bad it is. **The animated series uses footage from the first film at one point as CoolAndUnusualPunishment. ** CoolAndUnusualPunishment. This happens in the far-flung future in Season one episode, "Terminator Tomato From Tomorrow"... torturing Wilbur and the Killer Tomato Task Force.

* SuckinessIsPainful: "Puberty Love"
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* SuckinessIsPainful: "Puberty Love"Love" is so bad that it causes the tomatoes to become harmless and vulnerable.

* TitleThemeTune
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* TitleThemeTuneTitleThemeTune: The first two films and the animated series have the theme song's lyrics repeatedly mention the work's title.

* TomatoSurprise: Tara
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* TomatoSurprise: TaraTara is actually a tomato made human.
13th Jan '16 12:13:52 AM Doug86
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Lois has a friend named Clark. He wears glasses. He has a cape sticking out of the bottom of his jacket. [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} He can fly.]] Lois doesn't seem to notice.
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Lois has a friend named Clark. He wears glasses. He has a cape sticking out of the bottom of his jacket. [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} He can fly.]] Lois doesn't seem to notice.
23rd Oct '15 11:21:57 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* GenreSavvy: Chad in both Return and the Animated series. In the series it often borders on OnlySaneMan.
15th Aug '15 11:28:09 AM wittylibrarian
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* EveryoneHatesMimes: During a dating montage between Tara and Chad, a very annoying mime keeps popping up ruining the moment. Eventually while Tara is busy testing out domme equipment at an adult store, Chad thankfully beats up the mime, and there was much rejoicing.
17th Jul '15 10:49:46 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
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* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorrorSlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: A blatant spoof of campy old-school horror films. * StayInTheKitchen:Matt's idea of the perfect woman. --> '''Matt''': Listen, Chad. She's sexy. She's smart. She cooks. She cleans - I think you've found the perfect woman.
6th May '15 5:48:27 PM Bissek
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: The villain of the first movie decides to assassinate Mason Dixon, so he gets a gun, carefully aims it, and fires an InstantDeathBullet that hits... some random person that Dixon just walked past. This repeats until the villain runs out of ammo, without Dixon ever noticing that he was under attack.
2nd May '15 5:50:44 PM AnotherGuy
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* PaperThinDisguise: One human infiltrates the tomatoes with a pretty bad disguise. It works, however - until he asks for some ketchup.
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