History Film / BackToSchool

4th Jun '16 9:06:43 PM kyeo
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* DeanBitterman: The Dean of the University, "Dean Martin" is an aversion of this trope, as he's an ineffectual money grubber who allows Thornton to bribe his way through school.

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* DeanBitterman: The Dean of the University, "Dean Martin" is an aversion of this trope, as he's an ineffectual money grubber who allows Thornton to bribe his way through school. Phillip makes a good stand-in, though.
26th May '16 1:41:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Lou. He beat up the entire football team after crushing a metal napkin holder with his bare hands.
26th May '16 1:41:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Billy Zabka's at it again, this time he's playing a JerkJock named Chas.
10th May '16 7:00:56 PM DoctorCooper
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* {{UsefulNotes/Plagiarism}}: Thornton Melon turns in an essay about a book by Kurt Vonnegut, written by Kurt Vonnegut himself, which he passes off as his own. The English professor gives him an F, telling him that whoever wrote the essay "doesn't know the first thing about Kurt Vonnegut." Later on, Thornton gets called in by the dean of the college, with accusations that Thornton has committed academic fraud by turning in homework done by someone else

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* {{UsefulNotes/Plagiarism}}: PlagiarismInFiction: Thornton Melon turns in an essay about a book by Kurt Vonnegut, written by Kurt Vonnegut himself, which he passes off as his own. The English professor gives him an F, telling him that whoever wrote the essay "doesn't know the first thing about Kurt Vonnegut." Later on, Thornton gets called in by the dean of the college, with accusations that Thornton has committed academic fraud by turning in homework done by someone else
13th Feb '16 8:39:43 AM BDA1978
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Jason generally disapproves of his father's antics, but even he is cracking up at Thornton's secretary taking notes next to him.
8th Sep '15 3:01:41 PM Brian888
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* Corpsing: He's facing away from us, but Rodney is pretty clearly losing it in the scene where Sam Kinison screams at him about the Korean War.

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* Corpsing: {{Main/Corpsing}}: He's facing away from us, but Rodney is pretty clearly losing it in the scene where Sam Kinison screams at him about the Korean War.
8th Sep '15 3:00:01 PM Brian888
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* Corpsing: He's facing away from us, but Rodney is pretty clearly losing it in the scene where Sam Kinison screams at him about the Korean War.
20th Aug '15 9:30:11 AM VicGeorge2011
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* RibbonCuttingCeremony: Thornton Melon has a ground-breaking ceremony for the new school building that the university would open up in exchange for giving him admission to take courses. At the ceremony, Thornton flings some dirt and it lands on the head of a member of the university's faculty.

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* RibbonCuttingCeremony: Thornton Melon has a ground-breaking ceremony for the new school building that the university would open up in exchange for giving him admission to take courses. At the ceremony, Thornton flings some dirt and it lands on the head of a member of the university's faculty.faculty, particularly the one who criticized Thornton buying his way into the university.
20th Aug '15 9:27:42 AM VicGeorge2011
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* TheCastShowoff: Creator/DannyElfman's band Music/OingoBoingo shows up at Thornton's kickass dorm party.
** Dangerfield performed the "Triple Lindy" himself.
20th Aug '15 9:26:32 AM VicGeorge2011
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* RibbonCuttingCeremony: Thornton Mellon has a ground-breaking ceremony for the new school building that the university would open up in exchange for giving him admission to take courses. At the ceremony, Thornton flings some dirt and it lands on the head of a member of the university's faculty.

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* RibbonCuttingCeremony: Thornton Mellon Melon has a ground-breaking ceremony for the new school building that the university would open up in exchange for giving him admission to take courses. At the ceremony, Thornton flings some dirt and it lands on the head of a member of the university's faculty.
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