History Film / Beetlejuice

12th May '18 1:59:45 PM Drgonzo
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* PrecisionFStrike: After Betelgeuse knocks down a tree he says this and the movie still gets away with a PG rating:

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* PrecisionFStrike: After Betelgeuse knocks down a tree he says this and the movie still gets away with a PG rating:rating[[note]]For comparison, PG-13 movies are allowed precisely ''one'' use of the F word.[[/note]]:
20th Apr '18 10:04:04 PM gjjones
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This legendary movie remains one of the most popular comedy films of all time and the film which made Creator/TimBurton a household name. It contains the typical gothic imagery you'd expect from Burton and memorable performances by Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/GeenaDavis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Glenn Shadix, Creator/WinonaRyder, and Creator/MichaelKeaton as the B-Man himself, as well as the musical stylings of both Creator/DannyElfman and Harry Belafonte. Mix all of these elements together, and it's not hard to figure out why ''Beetlejuice'' soon became a Halloween staple.

''Beetlejuice'' was originally conceived as a serious horror film titled ''The Maitlands'' in which Betelgeuse was a shape-shifting reptilian demon. The involvement of Tim Burton and Michael Keaton helped turn it into a comedy.

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This legendary movie remains one of the most popular comedy films of all time and the film which made director Creator/TimBurton a household name. It contains the typical gothic imagery you'd expect from Burton and memorable performances by Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/GeenaDavis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Glenn Shadix, Creator/WinonaRyder, and Creator/MichaelKeaton as the B-Man himself, as well as the musical stylings of both Creator/DannyElfman and Harry Belafonte. Mix all of these elements together, and it's not hard to figure out why ''Beetlejuice'' soon became a Halloween staple.

''Beetlejuice'' was originally conceived as a serious horror film titled ''The Maitlands'' in which Betelgeuse was a shape-shifting reptilian demon. The involvement of Tim Burton and Michael Keaton helped turn it into a comedy.


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* AgonyOfTheFeet: A shrunken Adam uses [[spoiler:Betelgeuse's]] model car to ram it into his foot.


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* OhCrap:
** Otho when Betelgeuse transforms his suit into a leisure suit.
** Betelgeuse himself when [[spoiler:Adam hurts his foot]] and when [[spoiler:the sandworm]] is about to eat him alive.
20th Apr '18 8:04:17 PM girlyboy
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** Betelgeuse momentarily controls Barbara, having her say in his voice, "Learn to throw your voice! Fool your friends! Fun at parties!" Guess what he does at Delia's party?

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** Betelgeuse momentarily controls Barbara, having her say in his voice, "Learn to throw your voice! Fool your friends! Fun at parties!" Guess what he does happens at Delia's party?



** Betelgeuse mentions he hates sandworms when he first meets the Maitlands.

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** Betelgeuse mentions he hates sandworms when reading the newspaper, and again when he first meets the Maitlands.Maitlands.
** Barbara manages to land a good punch on the sandworm the first time it attacks her. Her ability to handle the creature better than the rest of the cast comes in handy later on in the film.
10th Mar '18 7:23:17 PM x_countryguy
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The ghosts of the Maitlands return home, not knowing how, and discover they can no longer leave the place unless they want to be beset by {{Sand Worm}}s. Even worse, their home has been sold to the Deetzes, an eccentric yuppie family who wants to do a complete overhaul of the house. With no idea what to do about the Deetzes and no real help coming from the CelestialBureaucracy that is the afterlife, the Maitlands learn of a...being named Betelgeuse (pronounced "Beetlejuice", of course) who claims he can rid the house of its new owners. Out of options, Barbara and Adam release him after [[SpeakOfTheDevil saying his name]] [[RuleOfThree three times]]. HilarityEnsues.

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The ghosts of the Maitlands return home, not knowing how, and discover they can no longer leave the place unless they want to be beset by {{Sand Worm}}s. Even worse, their home has been sold to the Deetzes, an eccentric yuppie family who wants to do a complete overhaul of the house. With no idea what to do about the Deetzes and no real help coming from the CelestialBureaucracy that is the afterlife, the Maitlands learn of a... being named Betelgeuse (pronounced "Beetlejuice", of course) who claims he can rid the house of its new owners. Out of options, Barbara and Adam release him after [[SpeakOfTheDevil saying his name]] [[RuleOfThree three times]]. HilarityEnsues.



* HauntedHeadquartersL The Deetzs buy the Maitland's home which gets haunted and then permanently stay to make good on their investment.

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* HauntedHeadquartersL HauntedHeadquarters: The Deetzs buy the Maitland's home which gets haunted and then permanently stay to make good on their investment.



* NotDrawnToScale: When Adam and Barbara dig up the cemetery to get to Beetleju(....ah,ah,ah, no one says the "B" word), the cardboard used as filler is printed to the smaller scale, not as if it was normal size.

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* NotDrawnToScale: When Adam and Barbara dig up the cemetery to get to Beetleju(....Beetleju(... ah,ah,ah, no one says the "B" word), the cardboard used as filler is printed to the smaller scale, not as if it was normal size.
10th Mar '18 7:20:49 PM x_countryguy
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(''rest of the dinner table goes silent'')

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(''rest ''[The rest of the dinner table goes silent'')silent]''



* BerserkButton: He might not look it, but Betelgeuse takes great pride in his work as a bio-exorcist. When the Maitlands stop Betelgeuse from continuing to menace the Deetzes in his snake form, he gets pissed off at them for interrupting the work of a professional.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
**
He might not look it, but Betelgeuse takes great pride in his work as a bio-exorcist. When the Maitlands stop Betelgeuse from continuing to menace the Deetzes in his snake form, he gets pissed off at them for interrupting the work of a professional.



* CaptainObvious / TooDumbToLive: The football player who earnestly announces to Juno that he doesn't think they survived that crash!

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* CaptainObvious / TooDumbToLive: CaptainObvious: The football player who earnestly announces to Juno that he doesn't think they survived that crash!



-->'''Quarterback:''' Coach... [[CaptainObvious I don't think we survived that crash]]...
-->'''Juno:''' [[DeadpanSnarker How did you guess?]]

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-->'''Quarterback:''' Coach... [[CaptainObvious I don't think we survived that crash]]...
-->'''Juno:'''
crash]]...\\
'''Juno:'''
[[DeadpanSnarker How did you guess?]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: After an entire film of being thrown through the wringer by the afterlife and Betelgeuse, [[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.]]
** [[spoiler: The Deetzes also get what they want: Charles adjusts more, Deelia gets a new inspiration for her art, and Lydia finds a reason to live.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: EarnYourHappyEnding:
**
After an entire film of being thrown through the wringer by the afterlife and Betelgeuse, [[spoiler: the [[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.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Deetzes also get what they want: Charles adjusts more, Deelia gets a new inspiration for her art, and Lydia finds a reason to live.]]



-->'''Adam:''' ''(realizing)'' Maybe we should take things a little extra slow. Do you remember how we got back up here?

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-->'''Adam:''' ''(realizing)'' ''[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. Then he tells her that if she lets him out, they can talk, and maybe he can help her if she helps him.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: 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. Then he tells her that if she lets him out, they can talk, and maybe he can help her if she helps him.



* GoodByeCruelWorld: Lydia.

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* GoodByeCruelWorld: Lydia.Lydia considers suicide early in the film.



* HauntedHeadquarters
* HauntedHouse

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* HauntedHeadquarters
HauntedHeadquartersL The Deetzs buy the Maitland's home which gets haunted and then permanently stay to make good on their investment.
* HauntedHouseHauntedHouse: The Maitlands haunt their own home.



* 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.)
** Especially bad since Barbara did this earlier in the film.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: A lot of what Delia wears could be considered this. In one scene she has a glove on her head as part of a sort of headband. Meanwhile, the red sweater Charles wears in one scene makes a reappearance later as Delia's ''pants'', held up with suspenders.

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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.)
sayings.
** Especially bad since Barbara did this properly earlier in the film.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: ImpossiblyTackyClothes:
**
A lot of what Delia wears could be considered this. In one scene she has a glove on her head as part of a sort of headband. Meanwhile, the red sweater Charles wears in one scene makes a reappearance later as Delia's ''pants'', held up with suspenders.



--->'''Barbara:''' Adam, is this what happens when you die?\\

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--->'''Barbara:''' -->'''Barbara:''' Adam, is this what happens when you die?\\



* 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 sells it on behalf of 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.

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* KarmaHoudini: 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 sells it on behalf of 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.



-->''(normal voice)'' "Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard Business School. I travel quite extensively. ''(creepy voice)'' I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during ''that.'' I've seen ''Film/TheExorcist'' [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES]], AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... '''''NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK?''''' You think I'm qualified?!"

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-->''(normal voice)'' "Ah.--->'''Betelgeuse:''' ''[normal voice]'' Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard Business School. I travel quite extensively. ''(creepy voice)'' ''[creepy voice]'' I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during ''that.'' I've seen ''Film/TheExorcist'' [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES]], AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... '''''NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK?''''' You think I'm qualified?!"qualified?!



* TheLastStraw: The dog on the bridge.

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* TheLastStraw: The dog on ultimately pushes the Maitland's car off of the bridge.



-->'''Barbara''': Why did you disappear when you stepped off the porch? Are we halfway to heaven? Are we halfway to hell? And... how long is this gonna last?\\
'''Adam''': I don't see anything about heaven or hell. This book reads like stereo instructions; listen to this: "Geographical and temporal perimeters. Functional perimeters vary from manifestation to manifestation."[[note]]In other words, where and for how long you haunt depends on who you were and what your situation was and is.[[/note]]

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-->'''Barbara''': --->'''Barbara:''' Why did you disappear when you stepped off the porch? Are we halfway to heaven? Are we halfway to hell? And... how long is this gonna last?\\
'''Adam''': '''Adam:''' I don't see anything about heaven or hell. This book reads like stereo instructions; listen to this: "Geographical and temporal perimeters. Functional perimeters vary from manifestation to manifestation."[[note]]In other words, where and for how long you haunt depends on who you were and what your situation was and is.[[/note]]



-->'''Juno:''' Okay, have you been studying the manual?\\

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-->'''Juno:''' --->'''Juno:''' Okay, have you been studying the manual?\\



--->'''Betelguese:''' ''(frustrated)'' '''''WILL YOU JUST LOOK BEHIND YOU?!'''''
--->''(Lydia does... and sees a gigantic beetle sitting on a chair)''
--->'''Beetle:''' Hi! How are ya?

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--->'''Betelguese:''' ''(frustrated)'' '''''WILL YOU JUST LOOK BEHIND YOU?!'''''
--->''(Lydia
YOU?!'''''\\
''[Lydia
does... and sees a gigantic beetle sitting on a chair)''
--->'''Beetle:'''
chair]''\\
'''Beetle:'''
Hi! How are ya?



-->'''Lydia''': Breakfast? Orange? Orange beetle? Beetle fruit? Beetle breakfast? Beetle drink? [She finally gets it] Beetle juice?

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-->'''Lydia''': -->'''Lydia:''' Breakfast? Orange? Orange beetle? Beetle fruit? Beetle breakfast? Beetle drink? [She finally gets it] Beetle juice?



* NotDrawnToScale: When Adam and Barbara dig up the cemetary to get to Beetleju(....ah,ah,ah, no one says the "B" word), the cardboard used as filler is printed to the smaller scale, not as if it was normal size.

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* NotDrawnToScale: When Adam and Barbara dig up the cemetary cemetery to get to Beetleju(....ah,ah,ah, no one says the "B" word), the cardboard used as filler is printed to the smaller scale, not as if it was normal size.



* PeekABooCorpse: Subverted.

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* PeekABooCorpse: Subverted.Barbara Maitland attempts this on the Deetzs but she is invisible to them.



-->"I would rather talk about... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQXVHITd1N4 DAAAYYYY O.]]"

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-->"I -->'''Delia:''' I would rather talk about... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQXVHITd1N4 DAAAYYYY O.]]"]]



* PrecisionFStrike: After Betelgeuse knocks down a tree:
-->"NICE FUCKIN' MODEL!" ''(HONK-HONK)''

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* PrecisionFStrike: After Betelgeuse knocks down a tree:
-->"NICE
tree he says this and the movie still gets away with a PG rating:
-->'''Betelgeuse:''' NICE
FUCKIN' MODEL!" ''(HONK-HONK)''MODEL! ''[HONK-HONK]''



* ScarpiaUltimatum: Betelgeuse to Lydia, [[spoiler: after she gives him a PleaseIWillDoAnything so he'll save Adam and Barbara from being exorcised.]]

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* ScarpiaUltimatum: Betelgeuse to Lydia, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after she gives him a PleaseIWillDoAnything so he'll save Adam and Barbara from being exorcised.]]



-->'''Betelgeuse''': Hey, this might be a good look for me.

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-->'''Betelgeuse''': -->'''Betelgeuse:''' Hey, this might be a good look for me.



* SmugSnake: Otho.

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* %%* SmugSnake: Otho.



* TakeOurWordForIt: Betelgeuse's "scary face."

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* %%* TakeOurWordForIt: Betelgeuse's "scary face."



--> '''Lydia''': I've read through that ''[[EncyclopediaExposita Handbook for the Recently Deceased]]''. It says: '[[{{Muggles}} Live people]] ignore the strange and unusual.' I, myself, ''am'' strange and unusual.

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--> '''Lydia''': -->'''Lydia:''' I've read through that ''[[EncyclopediaExposita Handbook for the Recently Deceased]]''. It says: '[[{{Muggles}} Live people]] ignore the strange and unusual.' I, myself, ''am'' strange and unusual.



->''Nice [[PrecisionFStrike fuckin']] trope page! *honk honk*''

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->''Nice [[PrecisionFStrike fuckin']] trope page! *honk honk*''[honk honk]''
7th Mar '18 4:42:54 AM TudorRose
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* EyesDoNotBelongThere: When the Maitlands grotesquely contort their faces, Adam pulls out his eyeballs and places them on his fingertips. Barbara's eyes sit on the tongue of her stretched-open mouth.
18th Feb '18 11:41:03 AM nombretomado
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* AnimatedAdaptation[=/=]TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}: The Animated Series'' (1989-1991)

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* AnimatedAdaptation[=/=]TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: AnimatedAdaptation: ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}: The Animated Series'' (1989-1991)
11th Feb '18 10:32:38 AM fatescanner
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->''Nice [[PrecisionFStrike fuckin']] trope page! *honk honk*''
10th Feb '18 2:02:09 PM EBsessed
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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: They can interact with the living, been seen by them so long as the living believe, and have vaguely defined RealityWarper powers.

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: They can interact with the living, been be seen by them so long as the living believe, and have vaguely defined RealityWarper powers.
8th Feb '18 1:01:07 PM EBsessed
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* MaleGaze and FemaleGaze: During at the dinner party where everyone is possessed and singing the Banana Boat song, everyone bends over and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments continue singing from their butts.]]

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* MaleGaze and FemaleGaze: During at the dinner party where everyone is possessed and singing the Banana Boat song, everyone bends over and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments continue singing from their butts.]]
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