History Film / BillyMadison

23rd Nov '17 7:38:01 AM captainpat
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* AlliterativeName: Veronica Vaughn, the first of Adam's "[[AlwaysVSexy V-name]]" girlfriends.

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* AlliterativeName: Veronica Vaughn, the first of Adam's "[[AlwaysVSexy V-name]]" "V-name" girlfriends.
21st Oct '17 9:47:04 AM xcountryguy
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* BigShutUp: Ahahahahahaha--'''SHUT UP!!!!!'''

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* BigShutUp: BigShutUp:
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Ahahahahahaha--'''SHUT UP!!!!!'''



** Also Chekhov's Banana. See the Brick Joke entry above.

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** %%** Also Chekhov's Banana. See the Brick Joke entry above.



* CoolOldGuy: Carl.

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Carl.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Eric is this UpToEleven. [[spoiler: He blackmails Billy's principal into claiming Billy bribed him. And he completely bombs the "Business Ethics" question at the decathlon]].

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Eric is this UpToEleven. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He blackmails Billy's principal into claiming Billy bribed him. And he completely bombs the "Business Ethics" question at the decathlon]].



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Billy's response to the puppy story. After seeing him behave like a drunken, hedonistic man-child for most of the movie, this is our first indication that he actually does have an understanding of principles like hard work, responsibility and dedication, [[BrilliantButLazy even if he's rarely if ever applied them before]].

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: EstablishingCharacterMoment:
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Billy's response to the puppy story. After seeing him behave like a drunken, hedonistic man-child for most of the movie, this is our first indication that he actually does have an understanding of principles like hard work, responsibility and dedication, [[BrilliantButLazy even if he's rarely if ever applied them before]].



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: There's a giant penguin who is a nemesis of Billy's. According to the director, it's a drunken hallucination. [[RuleOfFunny Not that this stops]] [[spoiler: it from [[PairTheSpares pairing off with Chris Farley's character]]]].

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: There's a giant penguin who is a nemesis of Billy's. According to the director, it's a drunken hallucination. [[RuleOfFunny Not that this stops]] [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it from [[PairTheSpares pairing off with Chris Farley's character]]]].



* HotTeacher: Veronica Vaughn whom Billy develops a crush on.

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* HotTeacher: Veronica Vaughn Vaughn, whom Billy develops a crush on.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: Billy and the kids from Veronica's class.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: IntergenerationalFriendship:
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Billy and the kids from Veronica's class.



* {{Jerkass}}: Eric in spades. Who stoops to many lows such as blackmailing an elementary school principal to try and ruin Billy's chances of getting the company, and he really isn't nice to the people he interacts with either.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Eric in spades. Who stoops to many lows such as blackmailing an elementary school principal to try and ruin Billy's chances of getting the company, and he really isn't nice to the people he interacts with either.



* KarmaHoudini: The incident where Billy grabs Veronica's breast. For an adult man, that's sexual assault and she could have easily reported him to the police. Of course, he requires a double-dare before he'll go through with it and Veronica treats it the same way as she would with any other third-grader, but he still got away with it.

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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The incident where Billy grabs Veronica's breast. For an adult man, that's sexual assault and she could have easily reported him to the police. Of course, he requires a double-dare before he'll go through with it and Veronica treats it the same way as she would with any other third-grader, but he still got away with it.



* LaserGuidedKarma: The entire O'Doyle family. They drive off a cliff, chanting their CatchPhrase all the while.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma:
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The entire O'Doyle family. They drive off a cliff, chanting their CatchPhrase all the while.



* LastMinuteHookup: Virtually all the characters at the end of the movie. All-but {{Lampshaded}} in the case of Creator/ChrisFarley's character, who hooks up with [[spoiler: the Penguin from Billy's drunken hallucinations]].

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* LastMinuteHookup: Virtually all the characters at the end of the movie. All-but {{Lampshaded}} in the case of Creator/ChrisFarley's character, who hooks up with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Penguin from Billy's drunken hallucinations]].



* ManChild: Billy Madison, of course.

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* ManChild: Billy Madison, of course.Madison is such a big one that he has to repeat every single grade.



* PasteEater: Billy eats paste in his first-grade class.

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* PasteEater: PasteEater:
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Billy eats paste in his first-grade class.



** Carl is also this, since he always believed in Billy and helped him out whenever he could. In the end, [[spoiler: Billy decides he would be a better person to own the company]].

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** Carl is also this, since he always believed in Billy and helped him out whenever he could. In the end, [[spoiler: Billy [[spoiler:Billy decides he would be a better person to own the company]].



* RetiredBadass: If we may describe it as [[ProfessionalWrestling badass]], [[spoiler: the principal (formerly known as The Revolting Blob)]].

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* RetiredBadass: If we may describe it as [[ProfessionalWrestling badass]], [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the principal (formerly known as The Revolting Blob)]].



* RunningGag: See CatchPhrase.

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* %%* RunningGag: See CatchPhrase.



* SassyBlackWoman: Juanita

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* %%* SassyBlackWoman: Juanita



* TakeOurWordForIt: Billy's terrible answer.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Billy's two friends, Jack and Frank.

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* %%* TakeOurWordForIt: Billy's terrible answer.
* %%* ThoseTwoGuys: Billy's two friends, Jack and Frank.
23rd Sep '17 8:36:25 AM ironballs16
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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: There's a giant penguin who is a nemesis of Billy's. According to the director, it's a drunken hallucination.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: There's a giant penguin who is a nemesis of Billy's. According to the director, it's a drunken hallucination. [[RuleOfFunny Not that this stops]] [[spoiler: it from [[PairTheSpares pairing off with Chris Farley's character]]]].
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]].
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