History Film / Beetlejuice

20th May '16 4:44:48 PM TitoMosquito
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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. He doesn't care that she wants to be dead, however, handwaving that she probably has her own reasons. He would grant her wish if he helps her first.

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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. He doesn't care that she wants to be dead, however, handwaving that she probably has her own reasons. He would grant her wish if he she helps her him first.
20th May '16 4:43:59 PM TitoMosquito
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* EasyAmnesia: After falling to their deaths in the river, they don't remember how they came back to their house.
-->'''Adam:''' Maybe we should take things a little extra slow. Do you remember how we got back up here?

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* EasyAmnesia: After falling to their deaths in the river, they don't seem to remember how they came coming out of the river and walking back to their house.
-->'''Adam:''' ''(realizing)'' Maybe we should take things a little extra slow. Do you remember how we got back up here?



* 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. He doesn't care that she wants to be dead, however, handwaving that she probably has her own reasons.

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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. He doesn't care that she wants to be dead, however, handwaving that she probably has her own reasons. He would grant her wish if he helps her first.



* HeelRealization: The Deetzes realize something is dreadfully wrong with the Maitlands as they appear during the exorcism. Otho blurts out that he doesn't know how to stop whatever's happening.

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* HeelRealization: The Deetzes realize something is dreadfully wrong with the Maitlands as they appear during the exorcism. Otho blurts out that he doesn't know how to stop whatever's happening.happening and it's too late to stop it.
29th Apr '16 3:50:20 AM Arivne
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* BeleagueredBureaucrat: The CelestialBureaucracy of suicides- they do the best they can, but pretty much every one of their clients is either hopelessly ignorant(the Maitlands) or painfully stupid(the football team). Juno is up to her eyeballs in paperwork and new arrivals. And these new dumbasses hired a damned ''hitman'' rather than dealing with the problem themselves.

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* BeleagueredBureaucrat: The CelestialBureaucracy of suicides- they do the best they can, but pretty much every one of their clients is either hopelessly ignorant(the ignorant (the Maitlands) or painfully stupid(the stupid (the football team). Juno is up to her eyeballs in paperwork and new arrivals. And these new dumbasses hired a damned ''hitman'' rather than dealing with the problem themselves.
29th Apr '16 3:48:48 AM Arivne
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** FauxAffablyEvil: However that '''fun''' side can actually be the enjoyment of his sadistic nature to torture and kill. It has been shown that he's perfectly willing to harm and even murder people with DarkHumor continuing on with the laughter and humorous effects afterwards.



* BrickJoke:
** The receptionist in the afterlife implies she's at her position because she committed suicide in life by slitting her wrists. Otho later cracks that people who commit suicide become civil servants in the afterlife.

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* BrickJoke:
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BrickJoke: The receptionist in the afterlife implies she's at her position because she committed suicide in life by slitting her wrists. Otho later cracks that people who commit suicide become civil servants in the afterlife.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment:

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment:CoolAndUnusualPunishment



* FauxAffablyEvil: Betelgeuse's '''fun''' side can actually be the enjoyment of his sadistic nature to torture and kill. It has been shown that he's perfectly willing to harm and even murder people with DarkHumor continuing on with the laughter and humorous effects afterwards.



* InformedFlaw: Everyone calls Delia's sculptures "garbage," but they're actually pretty good. She clearly has ''talent''; what she lacks is conventional taste.
** It's really the workers hired to help the Deetzes move into and renovate the house, as well as Delia's own agent, who show no appreciation for her work.

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* InformedFlaw: Everyone calls Delia's sculptures "garbage," but they're actually pretty good. She clearly has ''talent''; what she lacks is conventional taste.
** It's really the
taste. The workers hired to help the Deetzes move into and renovate the house, as well as Delia's own agent, who show no appreciation for her work.



* JacobMarleyApparel:
** All of the ghosts, except Betelgeuse.

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* JacobMarleyApparel:
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JacobMarleyApparel: All of the ghosts, ghosts except Betelgeuse.Betelgeuse, Adam and Barbara.



** Adam and Barbara are actually completely intact through most of the film too, only being a little cold and wet right after they die.



* LargeHam:

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* LargeHam:LargeHam



* LaymansTerms: ''The [[EncyclopediaExposita Handbook]] for the [[AllThereInTheManual Recently Deceased]]'' attempts to be a ''[[AnimateInanimateObject helpful]]'' TomeOfEldritchLore. Barbara asks a question and the book just ''happens'' to open to the relevant section. Unfortunately, the Handbook was written by a bureaucrat.

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* LaymansTerms: LaymansTerms
**
''The [[EncyclopediaExposita Handbook]] for the [[AllThereInTheManual Recently Deceased]]'' attempts to be a ''[[AnimateInanimateObject helpful]]'' TomeOfEldritchLore. Barbara asks a question and the book just ''happens'' to open to the relevant section. Unfortunately, the Handbook was written by a bureaucrat.



* MoodWhiplash:

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* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash



* OnlySaneMan: Charles seems to be a straight example, but ends up as a subversion. Compared to Delia, Otho and Lydia, he ''is'' a perfectly normal guy who is openly frustrated with the behavior of the other three. But the speed with which he goes from trying to relax in his new home to trying to exploit his new hometown for profit shows he's obsessed with success and just as eager to destroy something simple and beautiful as Delia, only on a larger scale.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan
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Charles seems to be a straight example, but ends up as a subversion. Compared to Delia, Otho and Lydia, he ''is'' a perfectly normal guy who is openly frustrated with the behavior of the other three. But the speed with which he goes from trying to relax in his new home to trying to exploit his new hometown for profit shows he's obsessed with success and just as eager to destroy something simple and beautiful as Delia, only on a larger scale.



* ProductPlacement:

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* ProductPlacement:ProductPlacement



* RuleOfThree:

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* RuleOfThree:RuleOfThree



* ShoutOut:

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* ShoutOut:ShoutOut



* SmallNameBigEgo:

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* SmallNameBigEgo:SmallNameBigEgo



* TerribleArtist: Calling Delia's work "terrible" may be unfair, but she's not exactly Picasso. [[spoiler:In the final scene of the movie, she actually sculpts a bust resembling Betelgeuse's "snake form", scaring Charles half to death, and then still presumes he likes it.]]
** Of course, [[spoiler:a brief image in the ending suggests Delia also managed to successfully get people to appreciate her art in the end, with image being a cover of Art In America with the advertisement of them being "images of the afterlife". Perhaps she fired her Jerkass agent?]]

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* TerribleArtist: Calling Delia's work "terrible" may be unfair, but she's not exactly Picasso. [[spoiler:In the final scene of the movie, she actually sculpts a bust resembling Betelgeuse's "snake form", scaring Charles half to death, and then still presumes he likes it.]]
**
]] Of course, [[spoiler:a brief image in the ending suggests Delia also managed to successfully get people to appreciate her art in the end, with image being a cover of Art In America with the advertisement of them being "images of the afterlife". Perhaps she fired her Jerkass agent?]]



* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Lydia is very unhappy for most of the movie, but once the Maitlands become a part of her family, she becomes a PerkyGoth.

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* TookALevelInCheerfulness: TookALevelInCheerfulness
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Lydia is very unhappy for most of the movie, but once the Maitlands become a part of her family, she becomes a PerkyGoth.



* YearOutsideHourInside:

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* YearOutsideHourInside:YearOutsideHourInside
20th Apr '16 8:27:38 PM Carraway
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13th Mar '16 9:10:52 AM skidoo23
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** Beetlejuice's unexpectedly serious and straightforward reaction when Lydia tells him she'd rather be dead.

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** Beetlejuice's unexpectedly serious and straightforward reaction when Lydia tells him she'd rather be dead. He snaps back almost instantly, but it's a surprising moment.



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14th Feb '16 6:54:24 PM ThallianGold
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Added DiffLines:

* MeaningfulName: The Deetzes are ditzes.
14th Feb '16 7:56:53 AM Kalaong
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* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Juno. It's obvious that she's up to her eyeballs in paperwork and new arrivals.

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* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Juno. It's obvious that she's The CelestialBureaucracy of suicides- they do the best they can, but pretty much every one of their clients is either hopelessly ignorant(the Maitlands) or painfully stupid(the football team). Juno is up to her eyeballs in paperwork and new arrivals. And these new dumbasses hired a damned ''hitman'' rather than dealing with the problem themselves.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The CelestialBureaucracy.
8th Feb '16 7:09:58 AM Kalaong
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** Betelgeuse tempts a fly with a Zagnut bar. (Yes, Zagnut ''is'' a real candy bar.)

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** Betelgeuse [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwV90NvsmAI tempts a fly fly]] with a Zagnut bar. (Yes, Zagnut [[http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=1878 Zagnut]] ''is'' a real candy bar.)
4th Jan '16 9:26:27 PM LadyNorbert
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Subverted with Delia. She at first refuses to believe Lydia about her claims about the house being haunted, but comes to believe it immediately after the dinner scene. Her agent Bernard, on the other hand, absolutely refuses to believe it happened, despite the fact that he was there when it happened.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Betelgeuse does the following in his second summoning: Kills Maxi Dean and his Wife, sexually harasses Lydia, and changes Otho's suit into one not his style.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Subverted with Delia. She at first refuses to believe Lydia about her claims about the house being haunted, but comes to believe it immediately after the dinner scene. Her agent Bernard, on the other hand, absolutely refuses to believe it happened, despite the fact that he was there ''there'' when it happened.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Betelgeuse does the following in his second summoning: Kills kills Maxi Dean and his Wife, sexually harasses Lydia, and changes Otho's suit into one not his style.



* BookEnds: Early on in the film, Adam reads the ''Handbook For the Recently Deceased'' and claims that it "reads like stereo instructions." Charles later says the same thing at the end of the film when he's reading a guide for living people with ghosts in their houses called "The Living and the Dead".

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* BookEnds: Early on in the film, Adam reads the ''Handbook For the Recently Deceased'' and claims that it "reads like stereo instructions." Charles later says the same thing at the end of the film when he's reading a guide for living people with ghosts in their houses called "The ''The Living and the Dead".Dead''.



* CountryMouse: Adam and Barbara. Their idea of a vacation? Spend it on their country house and renovate.

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* CountryMouse: Adam and Barbara. Their idea of a vacation? Spend it on in their country house and renovate.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: After an entire film of being thrown through the wringer by the afterlife and Beetlejuice [[spoiler: The Maitlands and the Deetzes instead learn to live in harmony, with the Deetzes even restoring part of the house to its original state. Lydia is also shown to be much happier, having let her hair down literally and figuratively, with the Maitlands treating her like the daughter they never got to have. ]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After an entire film of being thrown through the wringer by the afterlife and Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, [[spoiler: The the Maitlands and the Deetzes instead learn to live in harmony, with the Deetzes even restoring part of the house to its original state. Lydia is also shown to be much happier, having let her hair down literally and figuratively, with the Maitlands treating her like the daughter they never got to have. ]]



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Adam and the tarantula. Instead of squashing, he only comments on its size and lets it go free, showing him to be a nice guy. Mirrored later on when Lydia sees a big spider and nods "I could live here" -- guarantees she'll get on well with the Maitlands.
* EurekaMoment: Lydia figured out Betelgeuse was the snake that attacked her, her parents, and Otho.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Adam and the tarantula. Instead of squashing, squashing it, he only comments on its size and lets it go free, showing him to be a nice guy. Mirrored later on when Lydia sees a big spider and nods notes, "I could live here" -- guarantees here." It's a hint that she'll get on well with the Maitlands.
* EurekaMoment: Lydia figured figures out Betelgeuse was the snake that attacked her, her parents, and Otho.



* 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. He doesn't care that she wants to be dead, however, handwaving that she probably has her own reasons.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Lydia gives Betelgeuse the implication she wants to die by telling him "I want to get in", 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. He doesn't care that she wants to be dead, however, handwaving that she probably has her own reasons.



* EvilIsNotAToy: Lydia and the Maitlands learn the hard way not to trust Betelgeuse, no matter how hard he tries to talk you into letting him out. While not "evil", the Deetzes also realize they can't control the supernatural like they try to.

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* EvilIsNotAToy: Lydia and the Maitlands learn the hard way not to trust Betelgeuse, no matter how hard he tries to talk you into letting him out. While not "evil", the Deetzes also realize they can't control the supernatural like they try to.supernatural.



** A more direct example comes at the climax when Lydia, suddenly garbed in her red wedding dress, slieds effortlessly to Betelgeuse's side--though not of her own accord.

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** A more direct example comes at the climax when Lydia, suddenly garbed in her red wedding dress, slieds slides effortlessly to Betelgeuse's side--though not of her own accord.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: All the characters have decent and slimy aspects--and yes, that includes Betelgeuse.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: All the characters have both decent and slimy aspects--and yes, that includes Betelgeuse.



* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Betelgeuse does exactly what he promised to do after Lydia releases him: he saves Adam and Barbara from being exorcised. He's quick to try to dispose of them afterwards, though--he sends Adam to the town model, and he teleports Barbara to the SandWorm-infested desert of UsefulNotes/{{Saturn}}. Both tricks backfire: Adam uses the toy car Betelgeuse drove to distract him, and Barbara returns by riding a SandWorm, which swallows Betelgeuse.]]

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* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Betelgeuse does exactly what he promised to do after Lydia releases him: he saves Adam and Barbara from being exorcised. He's quick to try to dispose of them afterwards, though--he sends Adam to into the town model, and he teleports Barbara to the SandWorm-infested desert of UsefulNotes/{{Saturn}}. Both tricks backfire: Adam uses the toy car Betelgeuse drove to distract him, and Barbara returns by riding a SandWorm, which swallows Betelgeuse.]]



* IdiotBall: Adam and Barbara grab this at the climax when they both have enough time to get out Betelgeuse's name three times if they're quick about it, but fail. Barbara even waits for him to retaliate between sayings. (This could be attributed to the two of them still being exhausted from the exorcism, though).

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* IdiotBall: Adam and Barbara grab this at the climax when they both have enough time to get out Betelgeuse's name three times if they're quick about it, but fail. Barbara even waits for him to retaliate between sayings. (This could be attributed to the two of them still being exhausted from the exorcism, though).though.)



* InformedFlaw: Everyone calls Delia's sculptures "garbage", but they're actually pretty good.

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* InformedFlaw: Everyone calls Delia's sculptures "garbage", "garbage," but they're actually pretty good.good. She clearly has ''talent''; what she lacks is conventional taste.



* InsistentTerminology: Though it's explicitly stated that Delia is Lydia's stepmother, Charles seems determined to ignore that fact, telling his daughter things like "Go help your mother in the kitchen." It makes the fact that Lydia's birth mother is never mentioned all the more glaring.



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: At first, Adam couldn't even pronounce Betelgeuse's name right. A bit of a RunningGag implies that Adam isn't horribly bright, as he read the word "deceased" as "diseased" before Barbara corrected him.

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: At first, Adam couldn't can't even pronounce Betelgeuse's name right. A bit of a RunningGag implies that Adam isn't horribly bright, as he read reads the word "deceased" as "diseased" before Barbara corrected corrects him.



** Bernard, Delia's agent, also belittles Delia and her work, calling her a flake and refusing to believe that anything happened after the dinner scene despite overwhelming proof, as well as refusing to let the other two witnesses who do believe in it to actually continue investigating. It goes a long way to explaining why Delia is so uptight and neurotic.

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** Bernard, Delia's agent, also belittles Delia and her work, calling her a flake and refusing to believe that anything happened after the dinner scene despite overwhelming proof, as well as refusing to let the other two witnesses who do believe in it to actually continue investigating. It goes a long way to toward explaining why Delia is so uptight and neurotic.



* 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 said, it isn't "any of Jane's business". 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 said, says, it isn't "any of Jane's business".business". 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.



* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Otho claims to be schooled in chemistry (amongst other things) while sharing many of Delia's off-beat fashion and artistic interests, but according to Lydia, he can't even change a tire. Otho's lack of know-how comes back to bite him in the ass when he snags the Recently Deceased handbook and summons the Maitlands without realizing he's actually exorcising them; this leads to Betelgeuse humiliating him with a ShamefulStrip (see below). He does get one thing right, though he doesn't know it: he jokes during his dinner with the Deetzes that people who commit suicides become civil servants in the afterlife.

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Otho claims to be schooled in chemistry (amongst (among other things) while sharing many of Delia's off-beat fashion and artistic interests, interests; but according to Lydia, he can't even change a tire. Otho's lack of know-how comes back to bite him in the ass when he snags the Recently Deceased ''Recently Deceased'' handbook and summons the Maitlands without realizing he's actually exorcising them; this leads to Betelgeuse humiliating him with a ShamefulStrip (see below). He does get one thing right, though he doesn't know it: he jokes during his dinner with the Deetzes that people who commit suicides become civil servants in the afterlife.



* LawOfInverseFertility: It's strongly hinted that Barbara is barren, especially when Jane says that their house should belong to a family--Barbara looks guilty and Adam looks at her sympathetically. It's no wonder they become almost second parents to Lydia.
* LaymansTerms: The [[EncyclopediaExposita Handbook]] for the [[AllThereInTheManual Recently Deceased]] attempts to be a ''[[AnimateInanimateObject helpful]]'' TomeOfEldritchLore. Barbara asks a question and the book just ''happens'' to open to the relevant section. Unfortunately, the Handbook was written by a bureaucrat.

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* LawOfInverseFertility: It's strongly hinted possible that Barbara is barren, infertile, especially when Jane says that their house should belong to a family--Barbara looks guilty crushed and Adam looks at her sympathetically.sympathetically. At the very least, they've had no luck conceiving. It's no wonder they become almost second parents to Lydia.
* LaymansTerms: The ''The [[EncyclopediaExposita Handbook]] for the [[AllThereInTheManual Recently Deceased]] Deceased]]'' attempts to be a ''[[AnimateInanimateObject helpful]]'' TomeOfEldritchLore. Barbara asks a question and the book just ''happens'' to open to the relevant section. Unfortunately, the Handbook was written by a bureaucrat.



* LivingForeverIsAwesome: "Go ahead - make my millennium!" (plus, getting to "live through the Black Plague.")

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* LivingForeverIsAwesome: "Go ahead - make my millennium!" (plus, getting (Not to "live mention he "lived through the Black Plague.")



* MissingMom: It is explicitly stated that Delia is Lydia's stepmother. What (if anything) happened to Lydia's biological mother is never explained.

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* MissingMom: It is explicitly stated that Delia is Lydia's stepmother. What (if anything) happened to Lydia's biological mother is never explained.explained, although if she died that might have contributed to Lydia's morbid fascinations.



* MultipleChoicePast: Betelgeuse makes all sorts of bizarre and contradictory claims while describing his qualifications to the Maitlands, as noted above in LargeHam. When he's in the waiting room at the end of the movie, he claims that he has a photoshoot with ''[=GQ=] Magazine'' coming up and they've been bugging him to do a spread with them for a while now. More likely all his claims are BlatantLies.

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* MultipleChoicePast: Betelgeuse makes all sorts of bizarre and contradictory claims while describing his qualifications to the Maitlands, as noted above in LargeHam. When he's in the waiting room at the end of the movie, he claims that he has a photoshoot with ''[=GQ=] Magazine'' coming up and they've been bugging him to do a spread with them for a while now. More It's highly likely all that most, if not all, of his claims are BlatantLies.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: As Juno calls them out on, the Maitlands let out Betelgeuse, they let Otho [[spoiler:steal the ''Handbook'']], and their lackluster haunting attempts have succeeded only in Charles thinking the town would make a neat tourist attraction.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: As Juno calls them out on, the The Maitlands let out Betelgeuse, they let Otho [[spoiler:steal the ''Handbook'']], and their lackluster haunting attempts have succeeded only in Charles thinking the town would make a neat tourist attraction.attraction. Juno calls them out on all of it.



'''Adam:''' That was...different.

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'''Adam:''' That was... different.



* OnlySaneMan: Charles seems to be a straight example, but ends up as a subversion. Compared to Delia, Otho and Lydia, he is a perfectly normal guy who is openly frustrated with the behavior of the other three--but the speed with which he goes from trying to relax in his new home to trying to exploit his new hometown for profit shows he's obsessed with success and just as eager to destroy something simple and beautiful as Delia, only on a larger scale.

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* OnlySaneMan: Charles seems to be a straight example, but ends up as a subversion. Compared to Delia, Otho and Lydia, he is ''is'' a perfectly normal guy who is openly frustrated with the behavior of the other three--but three. But the speed with which he goes from trying to relax in his new home to trying to exploit his new hometown for profit shows he's obsessed with success and just as eager to destroy something simple and beautiful as Delia, only on a larger scale.scale.
** In fact, as eccentric as she is, Lydia ultimately takes on the role of OnlySaneMan for the film, being extremely reasonable and down-to-earth.



* ScaleModelDestruction: This is averted by the town model, which only suffers minor damage...though that brothel will probably drive land values right down.

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* ScaleModelDestruction: This is averted by the town model, which only suffers minor damage... though that brothel will probably drive land values right down.



* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: As Adam reads the Guidebook 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 Guidebook ''The Handbook for the Recently Deceased, Deceased'', he says it "reads like stereo instructions." Charles says the same thing when reading a book about living with ghosts.



* StealthPun: A brilliant one. The ending scene has the characters dancing along to Harry Belafonte's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic87SfqQAAM "Jump in the Line"]]. Midway through, we cut to a scene with Beetlejuice swapping his numbers with a witch doctor so he can be called earlier - or, in other words, "jumping ''ahead'' in the line..."

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* StealthPun: A brilliant one. The ending scene has the characters dancing along to Harry Belafonte's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic87SfqQAAM "Jump in the Line"]]. Midway through, we cut to a scene with Beetlejuice swapping his numbers with a witch doctor so he can be called earlier - or, in other words, "jumping ''ahead'' in "jumpin' the line..."



* TakeANumber: The afterlife waiting room has the typical number system. Betelguese pulls a ridiculous high number, while the nearby counter clicks to '3'.

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* TakeANumber: The afterlife waiting room has the typical number system. Betelguese pulls a ridiculous ridiculously high number, while the nearby counter clicks to '3'.
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