History Film / DuckSoup

26th May '18 7:52:15 PM snichols1973
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* BigBad: Trentino and Rufus T. Firefly.

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* BigBad: Trentino Trentino, Sylvania's ambassador who tries to start a war with Freedonia and Rufus T. Firefly.succeeds when Firefly gets so worked up over being called an upstart, he refuses Trentino's apology.



* GratuitousYiddish: When Chicolini plays a variant of "eeny meeny miney moe" to determine who will go out to the battlefield:
-->'''Chicolini''': Rrrrrr-rinspot! One-sa, two-sa, zig-zag-zav, poptie, gimmega, tin-lie, tav, harem, scarem, moychan, tarem, tare, tore... [''points to himself''] I did it wrong.



-->"I'd be only too happy to meet with Ambassador Trentino, and offer him on behalf of my country the right hand of good fellowship. And I feel sure he will accept this gesture in the spirit of which it is offered. But suppose he doesn't. A fine thing that'll be. I hold out my hand and he refuses to accept. That'll add a lot to my prestige, won't it? Me, the head of a country, snubbed by a foreign ambassador. Who does he think he is, that he can come here, and make a sap of me in front of all my people? Think of it - I hold out my hand and that hyena refuses to accept. Why, the cheap four-flushing swine, he'll never get away with it I tell you, he'll never get away with it!"\\

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-->"I'd -->'''Firefly''': I'd be only too happy to meet with Ambassador Trentino, and offer him on behalf of my country the right hand of good fellowship. And I feel sure he will accept this gesture in the spirit of which it is offered. But suppose he doesn't. A fine thing that'll be. I hold out my hand and he refuses to accept. That'll add a lot to my prestige, won't it? Me, the head of a country, snubbed by a foreign ambassador. Who does he think he is, that he can come here, and make a sap of me in front of all my people? Think of it - I hold out my hand and that hyena refuses to accept. Why, the cheap four-flushing swine, he'll never get away with it I tell you, he'll never get away with it!"\\it!\\



"So, you refuse to shake hands with me, eh?" ''*SLAP!*''

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"So, '''Firefly'''So, you refuse to shake hands with me, eh?" ''*SLAP!*''


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* SpotTheImpostor: During the MirrorRoutine, the jig is up for Chicolini as soon as Firefly sees a second impostor (Pinky) on the other side of the doorway.
20th Apr '18 12:34:54 AM Ohio9
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* GoldDigger: A running gag throughout the movie is that Firefly wants to marry Miss Teasdale for her money despite finding her unattractive, starting with this exchange:
--> '''Firefly:''' "Not that I care, but where is your husband?
--> '''Teasdale:''' "Why he's dead."
--> '''Firefly:''' "I'll bet he's just using that as an excuse."
--> '''Teasdale:''' "I stayed with him till the very end."
--> '''Firefly:''' "Hmm, no wonder he passed away."
--> '''Teasdale:''' "I held him in my arms and kissed him."
--> '''Firefly:''' "Oh I see, then it was murder. Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first."
--> '''Teasdale:''' "He left me his entire fortune."
--> '''Firefly:''' "Is that so? Can't you see what I'm trying to tell you, I love you!"
5th Mar '18 9:22:32 PM snichols1973
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-->"Rrrrrrrinspot! One-sa, two-sa, zig-zag-zav, poptie, gimmega, tin-lie, tav, harem, scarem, moychan, tarem, tare, tore...[points to himself] I did it wrong"

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-->"Rrrrrrrinspot! One-sa, two-sa, [[GratuitousYiddish zig-zag-zav, poptie, gimmega, tin-lie, tav, harem, scarem, moychan, tarem, tare, tore...]] [points to himself] I did it wrong"wrong"
* EasilyForgiven: Chicolini, the Sylvanian spy who enlists his services with Freedonia.


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* JokerJury: Played for laughs, when Chicolini, the spy for the rival country of Sylvania, is put on trial by the Freedonian courts, with Firefly even volunteering to be Chicolini's attorney, and Chicolini's testimony consisting of a HurricaneOfPuns throughout the trial.
11th Feb '18 5:35:20 PM Vandegraff1
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* RuleOfFunny: The plot makes absolutely no sense if you think about it for more than a minute, but you'll probably be laughing too hard to care. How is one rich heiress powerful enough to decide the leader of an entire country by herself? How does a fast-talking huckster with no political experience get appointed the leader of a country? [[note]] Okay, maybe after 2016 this one is all too plausible.[[/note]] Why is said country identical to 1930's America? How did a frizzy-haired mute and a guy with an incomprehensible Italian accent get jobs as spies? [[MST3KMantra Just go with it]].

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* RuleOfFunny: The plot makes absolutely no sense if you think about it for more than a minute, but you'll probably be laughing too hard to care. How is one rich heiress powerful enough to decide the leader of an entire country by herself? How does a fast-talking huckster with no political experience get appointed the leader of a country? [[note]] Okay, maybe after 2016 this one is all too plausible.[[/note]] Why is said country identical to 1930's America? How did a frizzy-haired mute and a guy with an incomprehensible Italian accent get jobs as spies? [[MST3KMantra Just go with it]].
24th Sep '17 11:20:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Later subverted as Groucho gets [[GenreSavvy clever]] and insists on riding on the motorcycle portion. Cue Harpo [[spoiler:driving off ''in the sidecar'']].

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** Later subverted as Groucho gets [[GenreSavvy clever]] clever and insists on riding on the motorcycle portion. Cue Harpo [[spoiler:driving off ''in the sidecar'']].



* TransformingVehicle: Firefly has as his personal vehicle a motorcycle (driven by Harpo) with a sidecar. The first two times Firefly gets in the sidecar, Harpo drives off without him. [[TheTriple The third time]] Firefly [[GenreSavvy gets on the bike and has Harpo get in the sidecar]]. Harpo drives off in the sidecar, leaving Firefly on the motorcycle.

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* TransformingVehicle: Firefly has as his personal vehicle a motorcycle (driven by Harpo) with a sidecar. The first two times Firefly gets in the sidecar, Harpo drives off without him. [[TheTriple The third time]] Firefly [[GenreSavvy gets on the bike and has Harpo get in the sidecar]].sidecar. Harpo drives off in the sidecar, leaving Firefly on the motorcycle.
24th Sep '17 1:45:02 PM justpat
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* RuleOfFunny: The plot makes absolutely no sense if you think about it for more than a minute, but you'll probably be laughing too hard to care. How is one rich heiress powerful enough to decide the leader of an entire country by herself? How does a fast-talking huckster with no political experience get appointed the leader of a country? [[spoiler: Okay, maybe after 2016 this one is all too plausible.]] Why is said country identical to 1930's America? How did a frizzy-haired mute and a guy with an incomprehensible Italian accent get jobs as spies? [[MST3KMantra Just go with it]].

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* RuleOfFunny: The plot makes absolutely no sense if you think about it for more than a minute, but you'll probably be laughing too hard to care. How is one rich heiress powerful enough to decide the leader of an entire country by herself? How does a fast-talking huckster with no political experience get appointed the leader of a country? [[spoiler: [[note]] Okay, maybe after 2016 this one is all too plausible.]] [[/note]] Why is said country identical to 1930's America? How did a frizzy-haired mute and a guy with an incomprehensible Italian accent get jobs as spies? [[MST3KMantra Just go with it]].
24th Sep '17 1:38:59 PM justpat
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* RuleOfFunny: The plot makes absolutely no sense if you think about it for more than a minute, but you'll probably be laughing too hard to care. How is one rich heiress powerful enough to decide the leader of an entire country by herself? How does a fast-talking huckster with no political experience get appointed the leader of a country? Why is said country identical to 1930's America? How did a frizzy-haired mute and a guy with an incomprehensible Italian accent get jobs as spies? [[MST3KMantra Just go with it]].

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* RuleOfFunny: The plot makes absolutely no sense if you think about it for more than a minute, but you'll probably be laughing too hard to care. How is one rich heiress powerful enough to decide the leader of an entire country by herself? How does a fast-talking huckster with no political experience get appointed the leader of a country? [[spoiler: Okay, maybe after 2016 this one is all too plausible.]] Why is said country identical to 1930's America? How did a frizzy-haired mute and a guy with an incomprehensible Italian accent get jobs as spies? [[MST3KMantra Just go with it]].
8th Sep '17 1:16:56 AM ClintEastwood
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* RuleOfFunny: The answer to any of the MANY gaps in logic in the film. It works because just about every gap results in a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment Of Funny]].

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* RuleOfFunny: The answer to any of the MANY gaps in logic in the film. It works because just plot makes absolutely no sense if you think about every gap results in it for more than a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment Of Funny]].minute, but you'll probably be laughing too hard to care. How is one rich heiress powerful enough to decide the leader of an entire country by herself? How does a fast-talking huckster with no political experience get appointed the leader of a country? Why is said country identical to 1930's America? How did a frizzy-haired mute and a guy with an incomprehensible Italian accent get jobs as spies? [[MST3KMantra Just go with it]].
22nd Jun '17 8:57:34 AM Kafkesque
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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: The war sequence drops a reference to Paul Revere with the "one if by land, two if by sea" lantern signal. The result?
-->'''Firefly:''' Three lights! They're coming by land ''and'' sea.
6th Mar '17 7:09:31 PM nombretomado
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* CourtroomAntic: Chicolini's trial. The MarxBrothers are performing courtroom antics not to prevent/assure convictions, but simply because their characters are...well...[[CloudCuckoolander who]] [[CrazyAwesome they]] [[RuleOfFunny are]]. Cases in point: offering the witness bets on whether there's a conviction; objecting on the grounds of "I couldn't think of anything else to say"; sustaining objections on the grounds of "I couldn't think of anything else to say either"; and a pun or two.

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* CourtroomAntic: Chicolini's trial. The MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers are performing courtroom antics not to prevent/assure convictions, but simply because their characters are...well...[[CloudCuckoolander who]] [[CrazyAwesome they]] [[RuleOfFunny are]]. Cases in point: offering the witness bets on whether there's a conviction; objecting on the grounds of "I couldn't think of anything else to say"; sustaining objections on the grounds of "I couldn't think of anything else to say either"; and a pun or two.
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