History Film / DuckSoup

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.
16th Feb '17 4:25:36 PM JulianLapostat
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The Creator/MarxBrothers' fifth film and, in the eyes of the public, in tough competition with ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'' as their best. Released in 1933, it was also their final film for [[Creator/{{Paramount}} Paramount Pictures]]. It was one of the first films to openly mock the rising fascism in Europe.

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The Creator/MarxBrothers' fifth film and, in the eyes of the public, in tough competition with ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'' as their best. Released Directed by Creator/LeoMcCarey and released in 1933, it was also their final film for [[Creator/{{Paramount}} Paramount Pictures]]. It was one of the first films to openly mock the rising fascism in Europe.
31st Jan '17 10:50:42 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwo: The musical number "When the Clock on the Wall Strikes Ten" is about how Firefly will make his entrance when...well see the title.

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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwo: WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: The musical number "When the Clock on the Wall Strikes Ten" is about how Firefly will make his entrance when...well see the title.
26th Jan '17 7:33:13 PM Monolaf317
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-->If anyone's caught taking graft - and I don't get my share,\\
We stand him up against the wall and Pop! goes the weasel!

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-->If anyone's caught taking graft - and I don't get my share,\\
We
share,
-->We
stand him up against the wall and Pop! goes the weasel!



-->'''Bob Roland''': "Trentino is trying to undermine you. What're you going to do about it?"
-->'''Firefly''': "I've a good mind to ring his doorbell and run!"

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-->'''Bob Roland''': "Trentino Trentino is trying to undermine you. What're you going to do about it?"
it?
-->'''Firefly''': "I've I've a good mind to ring his doorbell and run!"run!
26th Jan '17 7:32:39 PM Monolaf317
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-->If anyone's caught taking graft - and I don't get my share,

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-->If anyone's caught taking graft - and I don't get my share, share,\\



* DingDongDitchDistraction: Discussed

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* DingDongDitchDistraction: DiscussedDiscussed.



* GoYeHeroesAndDie: An intentional version as Pinky is "volunteered" to break through enemy lines in the final battle between Freedonia and Sylvania:

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* GoYeHeroesAndDie: GoYeHeroesGoAndDie: An intentional version as Pinky is "volunteered" to break through enemy lines in the final battle between Freedonia and Sylvania:
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