History Film / ChittyChittyBangBang

14th Apr '17 11:33:26 AM 90-Percent-SnoonS
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*Big "WHAT?!": After Truly'crashed her car into the lake for the second time, the following exchange happened between Mr. Potts and her---Potts: ´´I think you´ll find a slight squeeze on the hooter an excellent safety precaution, Ms. Scrumptious.´´ Truly: ´´Well never mind about that! How am I supposed to get out of here?´´ Potts: ´´Well, it looks as though you´ll have to walk. Or, uh, swim.´´ Truly: ´´WHAT? In THIS dress? Oh, don´t be ridiculous, Mr. Potts.´´ In fairness to Truly, she was wearing a very fancy, white, ankle-length dress, and Mr. Potts was suggesting she swim to shore. The pond her car was partially submerged in was also pretty dirty. Even if she were willing to soil her very expensive dress, swimming in an ankle-length dress is probably very difficult.
7th Mar '17 9:09:19 AM KoopaKid17
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* WomenDrivers: Commented on by Caractacus when he sees Truly trying to start her car.
-->'''Caractacus:''' If women want to drive motor cars, they should learn to operate one.
5th Mar '17 8:10:01 PM nombretomado
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* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: At the breakfast table, grandpa tries to tell the old joke about bagging an elephant in his pajamas (first used by GrouchoMarx) but everyone's heard that one before.

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* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: At the breakfast table, grandpa tries to tell the old joke about bagging an elephant in his pajamas (first used by GrouchoMarx) Creator/GrouchoMarx) but everyone's heard that one before.
5th Mar '17 8:08:32 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: During breakfast, Grandpa Potts tells everyone "[[TheMarxBrothers I got up this morning, and I shot an elephant in my pajamas.]]", making everyone say in unison "[[TheMarxBrothers How it ever got into my pajamas, I shall never know.]]"

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* ShoutOut: During breakfast, Grandpa Potts tells everyone "[[TheMarxBrothers "[[Creator/TheMarxBrothers I got up this morning, and I shot an elephant in my pajamas.]]", making everyone say in unison "[[TheMarxBrothers "[[Creator/TheMarxBrothers How it ever got into my pajamas, I shall never know.]]"
1st Mar '17 9:33:45 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* WouldHurtAChild: The Baron, the Vulgarian Army and most notoriously, the Child Catcher. Why? Because of the Baroness, who is ''petrified'' of them.
** The Junk Man also counts, threatening the two kids to their face when they protest his decision to buy Chitty. Whether he meant it or not though is another story.
11th Feb '17 11:39:27 AM jayhawk01
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** FridgeBrilliance: A successful marketing campaign requires your product/service to be "in" and hip.
7th Jan '17 12:21:46 PM Odacon_Spy
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The book it's based on was written by Creator/IanFleming. [[Literature/JamesBond Yes, THAT Ian Fleming]]. The movie itself was produced by Albert Broccoli [[Film/JamesBond of the same fame]]. Creator/GertFröbe, who played the Baron, also played [[RuleOfThree Auric]] Film/{{Goldfinger}}. Desmond Llewellyn of "Q" fame played Coggins. Creator/BennyHill was the Toymaker. Oh, and the screenwriter was Creator/RoaldDahl (who, to continue the ''Bond'' allusions, wrote the screenplay to ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''). Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.

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The book it's based on was written by Creator/IanFleming. [[Literature/JamesBond Yes, THAT Ian Fleming]]. The movie itself was produced by Albert Broccoli [[Film/JamesBond of the same fame]]. Creator/GertFröbe, Creator/GertFrobe, who played the Baron, also played [[RuleOfThree Auric]] Film/{{Goldfinger}}. Desmond Llewellyn of "Q" fame played Coggins. Creator/BennyHill was the Toymaker. Oh, and the screenwriter was Creator/RoaldDahl (who, to continue the ''Bond'' allusions, wrote the screenplay to ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''). Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.
29th Nov '16 1:11:36 PM Kalaong
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The episode of the two spies dressed as "English gentlemen" ''may'' be based on a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII story in which two German spies were apprehended in the fen-country of Norfolk because (having been misled by Creator/PGWodehouse and other similar English authors) they had attempted to pass as Englishmen by wearing spats and top-hats, both unsuitable to the terrain and hopelessly out of fashion by the 1940s. Caractacus is reputed to be partially based on Henry Leland.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The episode of the two spies dressed as "English gentlemen" ''may'' be based on a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII story in which two German spies were apprehended in the fen-country of Norfolk because (having been misled by Creator/PGWodehouse and other similar English authors) they had attempted to pass as Englishmen by wearing spats and top-hats, both unsuitable to the terrain and hopelessly out of fashion by the 1940s. Caractacus is reputed to be partially based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_M._Leland Henry Leland.M. Leland]].
25th Nov '16 10:09:47 PM Kooshmeister
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* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: The lone Vulgarian foot soldier following behind the cavalry, when the gates close behind him.

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* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: The lone Vulgarian foot soldier admiral following behind the cavalry, when the gates close behind him.
24th Nov '16 6:43:27 PM Kalmbach
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* BlackHumor: Toward the end of the film, several characters are thrown into the lake near Neuschwanstein Castle. If you know the history of Neuschwanstein (there were several tragic drownings in that lake), this is a ''lot'' darker.

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* BlackHumor: Toward the end of the film, several characters are thrown into the lake near Neuschwanstein Castle. If you know the history of Neuschwanstein (there were several tragic drownings (Ludwig II of Bavaria, who built the castle, mysteriously drowned in that a lake), this is a ''lot'' darker.



* CoolAirship: Bomburst has a dirigible.



* DrivingIntoATruck: Lord Scrumptious is captured by being tricked, ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''-style, into driving up into the back of a truck.

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* DrivingIntoATruck: Lord Scrumptious is captured by being tricked, ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''-style, into driving through a painted backdrop and up into the back of a truck.



* EmergencyCargoDump: Vulgarian thieves steal Grandpa's hut (with Grandpa in it) by towing it away on a hot air balloon, but soon start losing altitude from the weight of the hut. They resort to throwing out cargo, and when that doesn't work throw out the two spies that caught Grandpa in the first place. Said spies are left to tread water in the middle of the ocean, and actually make it back to shore in the climax.

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* EmergencyCargoDump: Vulgarian thieves steal Grandpa's hut (with Grandpa in it) by towing it away on a hot air balloon, dirigible, but soon start losing altitude from the weight of the hut. They resort to throwing out cargo, and when that doesn't work throw out the two spies that caught Grandpa in the first place. Said spies are left to tread water in the middle of the ocean, and actually make it back to shore in the climax.
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