History Film / Beetlejuice

12th Sep '17 11:53:06 PM DoctorRayman
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The movie was popular enough that [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} it spawned an animated]] RecycledTheSeries on Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/FoxKids. It bore little resemblance to the movie; the Maitlands and Juno were eliminated entirely, [[MyNameIsNotShazam the title character's name was spelled "Beetlejuice"]], he and Lydia were ''best friends'', and the stories largely took place in Beetlejuice's home dimension, called the Neitherworld.

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The movie was popular enough that [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} it spawned an animated]] RecycledTheSeries on Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/FoxKids. It bore little resemblance to the movie; the Maitlands and Juno were eliminated entirely, [[MyNameIsNotShazam [[IAmNotShazam the title character's name was spelled "Beetlejuice"]], he and Lydia were ''best friends'', and the stories largely took place in Beetlejuice's home dimension, called the Neitherworld.
26th Aug '17 8:16:57 PM Uyyy
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Minor case, but the Miss Argentina who committed suicide by slitting her wrists is depicted as having made a sideways cut, when the deadlier version is to cut down the arm--or, as the [[BlackComedy darkly humorous meme]] goes, "across the street to the hospital and down the road to the morgue".
20th Aug '17 9:46:34 AM Generality
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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: As Adam reads ''The Handbook for the Recently Deceased'', he says it "reads like stereo instructions." Charles says the same thing when reading a book about living with ghosts.

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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: As Adam reads ''The Handbook for the Recently Deceased'', he says it "reads like stereo instructions." Charles says the same thing when reading a Otho's book about on living with ghosts.ghosts, which is based on the ''Handbook'' that he stole.
20th Aug '17 9:38:21 AM Generality
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* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Betelgeuse.

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* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Betelgeuse.Betelgeuse's head spins freely, apparently not within his complete control.



* ActionGirl: Barbara.



* AfterlifeAntechamber

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* AfterlifeAntechamberAfterlifeAntechamber: The eternal waiting room.



* AndNowYouMustMarryMe

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMeAndNowYouMustMarryMe: Betelgeuse's main goal is to marry Lydia, because marrying a living person will allow him to stay in the living world indefinitely.



* AntagonistTitle

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* AntagonistTitleAntagonistTitle: Although not actually spelled the same as in the film, Betelgeuse is the ultimate antagonist.



* CoolOldLady: Juno

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* CoolOldLady: JunoJuno, the Maitlands' caretaker, is savvy and competent, and easily the most helpful person in the realm of the dead. Naturally, she has a huge waiting list.



* DancePartyEnding

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* DancePartyEndingDancePartyEnding: In the final scene, the Maitlands reward Lydia by creating music out of household objects for her to dance to, inexplicably joined by the ghosts of the football team seen earlier.



* DeadToBeginWith

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* DeadToBeginWithDeadToBeginWith: The Maitlands die a few minutes into the film. Most of the plot involves them dealing with the afterlife and with the people who are now inhabiting their house.
8th May '17 10:44:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** From the fun and hilarious "Banana Boat Song" scene to the intense and frightening scene where Betelgeuse turns into a snake.

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** From the fun and hilarious "Banana Boat Song" scene to the intense and frightening scene where Betelgeuse [[ScaledUp turns into a snake.snake]].
16th Apr '17 6:08:04 AM Tightwire
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Lydia gives Betelgeuse the implication she wants to die by telling him "I want to get in," he responds with a confused "Why?", pointing out that no matter how bad things get, death is still worse. Even in his current situation, he'd rather be alive. It doesn't entirely trouble him that she wants to be dead, however, as he observes that she probably has her own reasons; if she'll help him get out of the model, maybe they can discuss it and he can find a way to help her. He's by no means ''nice'', but to judge by his own words earlier in the film, she's the only person he seems to like at all and he does actually seem interested in helping her.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Lydia gives Betelgeuse the implication she wants to die by telling him "I want to get in," he responds with a confused "Why?", pointing out that no matter how bad things get, death is still worse. Even in his current situation, he'd rather be alive. It doesn't entirely trouble him Then he tells her that if she wants to be dead, however, as he observes that she probably has her own reasons; if she'll help lets him get out of the model, maybe out, they can discuss it talk, and maybe he can find a way to help her. He's by no means ''nice'', but to judge by his own words earlier in the film, she's the only person he seems to like at all and he does actually seem interested in helping her.her if she helps him.
30th Mar '17 6:56:22 PM AnotherGuy
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** Otho thinks he's an expert in nearly ''everything'', but isn't as smart as he thinks he is.
30th Mar '17 6:51:15 PM AnotherGuy
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** Betelgeuse mentions he hates sandworms when he first meets the Maitlands.
28th Jan '17 1:20:11 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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*** Since her name is on the realty company's sign, Jane's apparently constantly trying to resell the house for repeat commissions, which would make her a much bigger jerkass than she appears.



* KarmaHoudini: Jane the realtor says the Maitlands' house is "too big" for the two of them and has been advertising their house against their wishes despite being told not to repeatedly--which is practically harassment. As Adam says, it isn't "any of Jane's business" whether the house is too big for them. And then they die, and she either inherits the house herself or sells it on behalf of whoever does, meaning that she gets what she wanted without repercussion (unless you believe her when she tells Lydia that she's "devastated" by their deaths). As written above, a deleted scene shows she tried this again with the Deetzes, but they don't want any of it.

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* KarmaHoudini: Jane the realtor says the Maitlands' house is "too big" for the two of them and has been advertising their house against their wishes despite being told not to repeatedly--which is practically harassment. As Adam says, it isn't "any of Jane's business" whether the house is too big for them. And then they die, and she either inherits the house herself or sells it on behalf of whoever does, her agency, meaning that she gets what she wanted without repercussion (unless you believe her when she tells Lydia that she's "devastated" by their deaths). As written above, a deleted scene shows she tried this again with the Deetzes, but they don't want any of it.
28th Jan '17 12:24:42 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* NoFourthWall: Played with. The theater seating full of ghosts behind the Maitlands in Juno's office is Tim Burton's way of suggesting that the dead on the other side are watching the story unfold along with the living audience, and for a brief moment the two can see each other staring back.
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