History Film / DontTellMomTheBabysittersDead

5th Apr '18 7:46:51 PM redandready45
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* BecomingTheMask: Sue Ellen eventually becomes the very professional she is pretending to be.
14th Mar '18 10:51:55 PM WillDraco
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-->'''Sue Ellen:''' Did he just finish reading {{Literature/Dianetics}} or something?
-->'''Bryan:''' Oh no, he's just on helium.
23rd Jan '18 3:33:27 AM lexii
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** Though bizarrely, when Kenny's marijuana plant falls off his window ledge and smashes, he lets out a weary "Fuck!", which is typically acknowledged as far worse curse than "prick".
31st Dec '17 9:01:16 AM redandready45
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* RealityEnsues: Carolyn eventually exposes Sue Ellen's deception to Rose... but instead of being impressed, Rose calls her out for thinking that backstabbing an employee who has worked her ass off to rescue the company will earn her any favor.
7th Aug '17 2:16:23 PM lexii
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* DeadpanSnarker / MouthyKid: The 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?
18th Aug '16 8:00:43 PM Mdumas43073
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18th Aug '16 9:20:27 AM Mdumas43073
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''Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead'' is a 1991 comedy directed by Stephen Herek and starring Creator/ChristinaApplegate.

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''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.

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

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






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5th Jun '16 3:52:16 AM atomiccake
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* {{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''.

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* {{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''.


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* 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
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** 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.
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