History Film / BillyMadison

23rd Aug '17 5:01:14 AM ClintEastwood
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* {{Corpsing}}: Adam tries very hard to keep a straight face when Farley (playing the bus driver) tells him how hot Veronica is.
24th May '17 11:32:02 AM marcoasalazarm
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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: It is so obvious that Eric will be this if he becomes CEO of Madison Hotels that ''preventing'' it from happening is a major part of the plot.

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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: It is so [[ObviouslyEvil obvious that Eric will be this this]] if he becomes CEO of Madison Hotels that ''preventing'' it from happening is a major part of the plot.
24th May '17 11:30:15 AM marcoasalazarm
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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: It is so obvious that Eric will be this if he becomes CEO of Madison Hotels that ''preventing'' it from happening is a major part of the plot.
3rd Apr '17 9:41:44 AM Silverblade2
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->''"...Mr. Madison, what you've just said is [[StupidestThingIveEverHeard one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.]] At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."''

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->''"...Mr. Madison, what you've just said is [[StupidestThingIveEverHeard one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.]] heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."''
17th Mar '17 4:03:58 PM KoopaKid17
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* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Self-imposed by Billy when Veronica tells him he was framed for blackmailing.
-->'''Veronica:''' Billy, why are you acting like this? I know that you didn't pay off Max.\\
'''Billy:''' Well, that makes two of us, then, baby. But it takes more than two to tango. Somethin' like that.
14th Mar '17 12:43:27 PM tyrekecorrea
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* CloudCuckoolander: Billy most of the time, but practically every character in the movie during the bizarre BigLippedAlligatorMoment where they're all singing or dancing. ("Do you have any more gum, more gum, more gum, more gum, more gum, more gum?")

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* CloudCuckoolander: Billy most of the time, but practically every character in the movie during the bizarre BigLippedAlligatorMoment where they're all singing or dancing. ("Do you have any more gum, more gum, more gum, more gum, more gum, more gum?")
13th Mar '17 9:57:06 PM SirVancelot131
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* ChekhovsSkill: Parodied when one of the trivia categories in the final decathlon challenge is "Burning Dog Poo and the Human Response." Billy, who loves the old bag-on-the-doorstep prank, crosses his fingers and mutters "Oh please, oh please..." Naturally, Eric doesn't pick it.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Parodied when one of the trivia categories in the final decathlon challenge is "Burning Dog Poo and the Human Response." Billy, who loves the old bag-on-the-doorstep prank, crosses his fingers and mutters "Oh please, oh please..." Naturally, Eric doesn't pick it.it, instead picking "Reflections Of Society In Literature," where Billy's answer leads to the quote at the top.



* ComedicSociopathy: This being an Adam Sandler picture, there's heaps and heaps of it. Billy sees a clown on stilts topple over and laughs his head off, even though the actor in the clown makeup has cut open his lip and broken his leg. He later reacts with hilarity when his arch-nemesis, Eric, is burning to death (but it's an ImagineSpot, so he gets better). A story about a professional wrestler killing an opponent by sitting on his head is played for laughs, as is a secretary being violently knocked into a coma. But the best (er, worst) example has to concern the O'Doyles, a family of stereotypically Irish-American louts ([[ButNotTooWhite milky skin, freckles, ginger hair, you know the drill...]]) whose sole function in the movie is to act like a JerkAss to Billy at various plot points. Billy ultimately gets his revenge when a car carrying the entire O'Doyle family skids wildly after zipping over a banana peel on the highway and plunges over a cliff, still chanting "O'Doyle Rules!" all the way down! [[DisneyVillainDeath ...Every single O'Doyle is killed]].

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* ComedicSociopathy: This being an Adam Sandler picture, there's heaps and heaps of it. Billy sees a clown on stilts topple over and laughs his head off, even though the actor in the clown makeup has cut open his lip and broken his leg. He later reacts with hilarity when his arch-nemesis, Eric, is burning to death (but it's an ImagineSpot, so he gets better). A story about a professional wrestler killing an opponent by sitting on his head is played for laughs, as is a secretary being violently knocked into a coma. But the best (er, worst) example has to concern the O'Doyles, a family of stereotypically Irish-American louts ([[ButNotTooWhite milky skin, freckles, ginger hair, you know the drill...]]) whose sole function in the movie is to act like a JerkAss to Billy at various plot points.points, although the third grade O'Doyle isn't seen harassing Billy on-screen, just another kid in the class. Billy ultimately gets his revenge when a car carrying the entire O'Doyle family skids wildly after zipping over a banana peel on the highway and plunges over a cliff, still chanting "O'Doyle Rules!" all the way down! [[DisneyVillainDeath ...Every single O'Doyle is killed]].
9th Jan '17 6:20:12 AM DoctorNemesis
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* FreezeFrameBonus: Some of the events on the academic decathlon question board reveal the principal's poor relationship with his adulterous wife, including such categories as "My Spouse Is Sleeping Around", "My Wife, The Tramp" and "I Married Common Gutter Trash".
9th Jan '17 6:17:56 AM DoctorNemesis
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* LaughingMad: Eric threatens to shoot Billy and Veronica while laughing crazily.
9th Jan '17 6:17:18 AM DoctorNemesis
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: At the climax, the principal can be seen reacting to Eric waving a gun around screaming and all the chaos that results with nothing more than condescending, mildly irritated eye-rolling.



-->'''Billy:''' Boy, I'm glad I called ''that'' guy.

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-->'''Billy:''' Boy, Man, I'm glad I called ''that'' guy.



* VillainousBreakdown: Eric handles the final challenge very well... until he gets a surprise question about business ethics sprung on him, at which point it takes about five seconds of flustered, stuttering incoherence for him to produce a gun and start screaming. The point being that a question about business ethics should ''not'' be a surprise to somebody who's aiming to run a large company, and Eric flames out on the question because [[CorruptCorporateExecutive he doesn't have any ethics]].

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: At the climax, the principal hosting the academic decathlon reacts to Eric pulling a gun on him and demanding a new question, threatening to shoot Billy, being attacked by another principal dressed as a Mexican wrestler, threatening to shoot ''Veronica'' while laughing crazily before himself being shot in the ass by a sniper with little more than mildly irritated, condescending eye-rolling and head-shaking.
* VillainousBreakdown: Eric handles the final challenge very well... until he gets a surprise question about business ethics sprung on him, at which point it takes about five fifteen seconds of flustered, stuttering incoherence for him to produce a gun and start screaming. The point being that a question about business ethics should ''not'' be a surprise to somebody who's aiming to run a large company, and Eric flames out on the question because [[CorruptCorporateExecutive he doesn't have any ethics]].
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