History Film / DontTellMomTheBabysittersDead

18th Aug '16 8:00:43 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[caption-width-right:233:]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:233:]]
18th Aug '16 9:20:27 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead'' is a 1991 comedy directed by Stephen Herek and starring Creator/ChristinaApplegate.

to:

''Don't Tell Mom The the Babysitter's Dead'' is a 1991 comedy directed by Stephen Herek and starring Creator/ChristinaApplegate.



* WomanScorned: Carolyn, who seems like a top grade bitch even ''before'' Sue Ellen takes the job she was after. She sets out to destroy Sue Ellens prospects at GAW.

to:

* WomanScorned: Carolyn, who seems like a top grade bitch even ''before'' Sue Ellen takes the job she was after. She sets out to destroy Sue Ellens Ellen's prospects at GAW.
18th Aug '16 9:20:04 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message



''Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead'' is a 1991 comedy starring Christina Applegate.

to:

\n''Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead'' is a 1991 comedy directed by Stephen Herek and starring Christina Applegate.
Creator/ChristinaApplegate.






!!Provides Examples Of:

to:

!!Provides Examples Of:examples of:
5th Jun '16 3:52:16 AM atomiccake
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Homage}}: A couple of nods to Alfred Hitchcock. The scene where Sue Ellen finds Sturak's body was inspired by the ending in ''Psycho'' where Lila finds the body of Mrs. Bates. The music that plays during the scene when the kids get rid of Sturak's body was inspired Bernard Hermann's score from ''Pyscho''.

to:

* {{Homage}}: A couple of nods to Alfred Hitchcock. The scene where Sue Ellen finds Sturak's body was inspired by the ending in ''Psycho'' where Lila finds the body of Mrs. Bates. The music that plays during the scene when the kids get rid of Sturak's body was inspired by Bernard Hermann's score from ''Pyscho''.


Added DiffLines:

* IronicEcho: When Sue Ellen becomes the head of the household she scolds Kenny for hiking up the electric bill by using the air conditioner, to which Kenny replies, "Why do you take these things so personal?". The same thing that Sue Ellen said to her mom at the beginning of the movie.
11th Apr '16 11:05:07 AM amphiboly
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Earlier in the film, we see this trope implied when, after Sue Ellen tells her mom that everything will be great when she's gone, it immediately cuts to Mrs. Sturak's car pulling up at the Crandell's house, followed by said babysitter stepping out of the car.
28th Feb '16 2:30:07 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything[=/=]LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: When Sue Ellen comes home late from work, the fight she and Kenny have is a typical "harried, overworked, exhausted housewife" vs. "harried, overworked,exhausted husband" argument.


Added DiffLines:

* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: When Sue Ellen comes home late from work, the fight she and Kenny have is a typical "harried, overworked, exhausted housewife" vs. "harried, overworked,exhausted husband" argument.
28th Feb '16 2:28:23 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The [[DeadpanSnarker apathy]] displayed by the Crandell siblings towards their own mother, let alone Mrs Sturak, places the film firmly in the late 80's/early 90's era, when movie parents were ''far'' more often depicted as [[BumblingDad incompetent bunglers]] and/or [[EducationMama overly strict]], requiring avoidance at all costs.
-->'''Sue Ellen''': Do you really want to go crawling to aunt Pat, or one of Mom's semi-wretched friends?
23rd Feb '16 7:27:03 PM LadyYuki
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PosterGalleryBedroom: Mrs. Sturak stumbles into the Kenny's bedroom and reacts in horror at all the heavy metal posters on the walls. It's implied to give her a ''fatal heart attack'' that kicks off the plot.

to:

* PassedInTheirSleep: Mrs. Sturak dies this way.
* PosterGalleryBedroom: Mrs. Sturak stumbles into the Kenny's bedroom and reacts in horror at all the heavy metal posters on the walls. It's implied to give her a ''fatal heart attack'' that kicks off the plot.



* {{Tsundere}}: Kenny of all people, who in a movie full of catty women, has the most [[MoodWhiplash hair trigger mood swings]] out of all of them.

to:

* {{Tsundere}}: Kenny Kenny, of all people, who in people. In a movie full of catty women, he has the most [[MoodWhiplash hair trigger mood swings]] out of all of them.



* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Carolyn, the GAW employee, still having a job. Even before Sue Ellen shows up, she is shown being very rude and condescending on the phone. It may have been a personal call, but when Sue Ellen simply asks for directions, Carolyn bites her head off. Rose can't even stand Carolyn, and in the real world, she would have been fired after the first, ''maybe'' second, time she spoke to someone like that. More baffling is the fact that she was ''supposed to get a promotion'' despite the fact that she both had shitty customer service skills and treated everybody around her like shit.

to:

* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Carolyn, the GAW employee, still having a job. Even before Sue Ellen shows up, she is shown being very rude and condescending on the phone. It may have been a personal call, but when Sue Ellen simply asks for directions, Carolyn bites her head off. Rose can't even stand Carolyn, and in the real world, she would have been fired after the first, ''maybe'' second, time she spoke to someone like that. More baffling is the fact that she was ''supposed to get a promotion'' despite the fact that she both had shitty horrible customer service skills and treated everybody around her like shit.
18th Oct '15 2:37:50 PM DrOO7
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: Rose well and truly takes Sue Ellen under her wing, helping to nurture her career and protect her form the machinations of Carolyn and Bruce.

to:

* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: Rose well and truly takes Sue Ellen under her wing, helping to nurture her career and protect her form from the machinations of Carolyn and Bruce.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When Sue Ellen comes home late from work, the fight she and Kenny have is a typical "harried, overworked, exhausted housewife" vs. "harried, overworked,exhausted husband" argument.

to:

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything[=/=]LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: When Sue Ellen comes home late from work, the fight she and Kenny have is a typical "harried, overworked, exhausted housewife" vs. "harried, overworked,exhausted husband" argument.
26th Sep '15 1:36:17 PM amphiboly
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CoversAlwaysLie: The film poster (seen above) suggests the kids treated Mrs. Sturak's body with far less respect than they actually did. [[NotWhatItLooksLike It also seems to imply the kids themselves were responsible for killing her.]]

to:

* CoversAlwaysLie: The film poster (seen above) suggests the kids treated Mrs. Sturak's body with far less respect than they actually did. [[NotWhatItLooksLike It also seems to imply the kids themselves were responsible for killing her.]] her]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 83. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.DontTellMomTheBabysittersDead