History Film / DoctorDetroit

11th Oct '16 7:59:31 PM wittylibrarian
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* FishOutOfWater: Clifford


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* TropesAreTools: Being a professor of literature, Clifford is aware enough of tropes to rely on them to play the role of the Good Doctor.
11th Oct '16 7:57:11 PM wittylibrarian
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* LargeHam: Clifford intentionally overacts as Doctor Detroit.



* SnobsVersusSlobs: Underplayed as Clifford has to bounce between the upper-class world of academia and the lower-class world of Doctor Detroit. Played for laughs when Clifford stages the criminal's annual bash at the same hotel as the school's annual alumni dinner.

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* SnobsVersusSlobs: Underplayed as Clifford has to bounce between the upper-class world of academia and the lower-class world of Doctor Detroit. Played for laughs when Clifford stages the criminal's annual bash at the same hotel as the school's annual alumni dinner.dinner, and where the two groups inevitably mingle with hilarious results.
11th Oct '16 7:52:06 PM wittylibrarian
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5th Oct '16 12:12:20 PM wittylibrarian
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* AsHimself: James Brown
14th Sep '16 7:20:07 PM wittylibrarian
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* MercyKill: Asked for by Mom when Clifford defeats her in the final duel. Clifford refuses, finding mercy [[SequelHook sending her into exile]] instead.
14th Sep '16 7:15:18 PM wittylibrarian
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* BadBoss: Mom threatens to be this to the call girls in front of Clifford, which offends his sense of honor and forces him to play out Smooth's trap of having him play the role of Doctor Detroit.



** Subverted in the end when he lives out the better dream of being a heroic knight, saving the girls and the city of Chicago in its HourOfNeed.

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** Subverted in the end when he lives out the better dream of being a heroic knight, saving the girls and the city of Chicago in its HourOfNeed.[[DarkestHour hour of need]].



* TheDreaded: Mom. So much so that most of the criminal underworld is ''thrilled'' that an unknown (and fake) crime figure from ''Detroit'' stood up to her.



* PimpDuds: Clifford raids his college's Theater department to find the most outlandish outfit he can find to pretend being the Doctor. Including a Medieval knight's glove.

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* PimpDuds: Clifford raids his college's Theater department to find the most outlandish outfit he can find to pretend being the Doctor. Including a Medieval medieval knight's glove.



* TwoTimerDate: This is the device employed for the climactic sequence. Skridlow is running back and forth between a society function and a pimps'/hookers' bash, both in the same hotel, and has to switch clothes and personae between them as well. With predictable results.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Cliff wears some ''alarmingly'' tiny shorts while power-walking during the theme song sequence.

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* SnobsVersusSlobs: Underplayed as Clifford has to bounce between the upper-class world of academia and the lower-class world of Doctor Detroit. Played for laughs when Clifford stages the criminal's annual bash at the same hotel as the school's annual alumni dinner.
* TwoTimerDate: This is the device employed for the climactic sequence. Skridlow Clifford is running back and forth between a society function and a pimps'/hookers' bash, both in the same hotel, and has to switch clothes and personae between them as well. With predictable results.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Cliff wears some ''alarmingly'' tiny shorts while power-walking during the theme song sequence. When the call girls in the limo see him, they can't help but laugh. But it also means they recognize Clifford later at the restaurant and point him out to Smooth, who's desperate to find a patsy...
14th Sep '16 7:07:10 PM wittylibrarian
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* BecomingTheMask: What slowly happens to Clifford as he takes on the role of the dreaded Doctor Detroit. So much that he suffers a terrible nightmare.

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* BecomingTheMask: What slowly happens to Clifford as he takes on the role of the dreaded Doctor Detroit. Detroit: That he's turning into a pimp. So much that he suffers a terrible nightmare.nightmare.
** Subverted in the end when he lives out the better dream of being a heroic knight, saving the girls and the city of Chicago in its HourOfNeed.


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* KnightInShiningArmor: Clifford eventually becomes this, even defeating Mom in a sword duel and bringing peace to the streets of Chicago.


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* PimpDuds: Clifford raids his college's Theater department to find the most outlandish outfit he can find to pretend being the Doctor. Including a Medieval knight's glove.
14th Sep '16 7:02:26 PM wittylibrarian
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* DirtyCoward: Smooth Walker for dumping his problems on poor Clifford.

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* BalancedHarem: The four call girls that Smooth manages and whom Clifford ends up protecting from Mom: Blonde, Brunette, Asian, and Black.
* BecomingTheMask: What slowly happens to Clifford as he takes on the role of the dreaded Doctor Detroit. So much that he suffers a terrible nightmare.
* DirtyCoward: Smooth Walker for dumping his problems on poor Clifford.Clifford.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: The call girls end up being helpful to Clifford not only in stopping Mom's takeover of Chicago's underworld but also with Clifford's efforts to keep his college funded.
20th Jun '16 10:10:53 AM Mdumas43073
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''Doctor Detroit'' is a 1983 FishOutOfWater Comedy starring Creator/DanAykroyd.

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''Doctor Detroit'' is a 1983 FishOutOfWater Comedy comedy directed by Michael Pressman and starring Creator/DanAykroyd.
20th Jun '16 10:09:52 AM Mdumas43073
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