History Film / BillyMadison

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]].
2nd Jan '17 12:47:54 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* 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).

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* 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 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).company, and Eric flames out on the question because [[CorruptCorporateExecutive he doesn't have any ethics]].
2nd Jan '17 12:46:41 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* 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.

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* 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.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).
2nd Jan '17 12:44:04 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* 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 but he still got away with it.

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* 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.
27th Dec '16 3:39:51 PM Demetrios
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* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Billy's tutor's way of motivating him.

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* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Billy's tutor's Veronica's way of motivating him.Billy for the decathlon.
24th Dec '16 9:27:10 PM Demetrios
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* AmusingInjuries: According to the clown, at least. [[SomethingWeForgot When he gets up from the trip and fall he had earlier]] during the second musical number, he describes the severe injuries he got from it [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction in a cheerful and enthusiastic tone]].
21st Dec '16 10:02:27 PM Demetrios
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Billy's response to 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, even if he's rarely ever applied them before.

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* 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. before]].
11th Dec '16 7:37:14 AM SirVancelot131
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* JerkassRealization: When Billy enters ninth grade, he's confused as to why the kids are suddenly picking on him. He talks to Veronica about it and she mentions maybe he wasn't as nice to the kids that he thought were losers. Billy then starts to understand that he should have known better back then.

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* JerkassRealization: When Billy enters ninth grade, he's confused as to why the kids are suddenly picking on him. He talks to Veronica about it and she mentions maybe he wasn't as nice to the kids that he thought were losers.losers, likely remembering his comments teasing one of her students trying to read. Billy then starts to understand that he should have known better back then.
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