History Film / ErnestGoesToCamp

28th Apr '17 6:00:18 PM Tiquono
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* ATeamMontage - An excellent example. There's nothing better to kick greedy miners off your land than improvised war machines built to the tune of a pumping 1980s power ballad.
* [[AfraidofNeedles Afraid of Needles]] - Ernest goes through some outrageous antics to avoid getting an immunization shot.

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* ATeamMontage - ATeamMontage: An excellent example. There's nothing better to kick greedy miners off your land than improvised war machines built to the tune of a pumping 1980s 1980's power ballad.
* [[AfraidofNeedles Afraid of Needles]] - AfraidOfNeedles: Ernest goes through some outrageous antics to avoid getting an immunization shot.



* AwardBaitSong - "Gee I'm Glad It's Raining"

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* AwardBaitSong - AwardBaitSong: "Gee I'm Glad It's Raining"



* BookEnds - Ernest monologuing about what it means to be a camp counselor, and then falling off a ladder.

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* BookEnds - BookEnds: Ernest monologuing about what it means to be a camp counselor, and then falling off a ladder.



* ChekhovsGun - [[spoiler: The maintenance cart that always gets away from Ernest.]]
** [[spoiler: Also the lantern that takes off like a rocket, the clogged-up toilet, the ill-tempered pet turtle, and the barbecue machine that nearly drags Ernest into an open fire.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - Sherman Krader.
* DeathFromAbove - [[spoiler: Snapping turtles with parachutes. Set to [[Music/RichardWagner Ride of the Valkyries!]]]]
* {{Determinator}} - Ernest himself, once he's [[BerserkButton pushed]] [[AdrenalineMakeover far]] [[TookALevelinBadass enough.]] 'They ain't gonna get this camp!'
* EdibleAmmunition - Edible explosives, too.
* AFatherToHisMen - Although Ernest clearly isn't ''the'' father to any of the boys in camp, in his own simple-mindedness and naive innocence, he certainly feels like a father figure to them, even though they spent much of their time earlier in the movie pulling all kinds of devious stunts to make a fool of himself.
* FisheyeLens - This movie loves them.
* HomeMadeInventions - Ernest builds a barbecue which he operates using a length of fire hose cord attached to his foot, which ends up wrapping around the roasting spit and nearly dragging Ernest into the fire. Then there's the whole armory that Ernest and his troop build at the climax of the film. Then there's the two cooks and their Wonka-esque lunch machine.
* ImprovisedWeapon - Tons in the GrandFinale.

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* ChekhovsGun - [[spoiler: ChekhovsGun: [[RunningGag The maintenance cart cart]] that always gets away from Ernest.]]
Ernest.
** [[spoiler: Also the lantern that takes off like a rocket, the clogged-up toilet, the ill-tempered pet turtle, and the barbecue machine that nearly drags Ernest into an open fire.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - Sherman Krader.

* DeathFromAbove - CorruptCorporateExecutive: Sherman Krader.
* DeathFromAbove:
[[spoiler: Snapping turtles with parachutes. Set to [[Music/RichardWagner Ride of the Valkyries!]]]]
* {{Determinator}} - {{Determinator}}: Ernest himself, once he's [[BerserkButton pushed]] [[AdrenalineMakeover far]] [[TookALevelinBadass enough.]] 'They ain't gonna get this camp!'
* EdibleAmmunition - EdibleAmmunition: Edible explosives, too.
* AFatherToHisMen - AFatherToHisMen: Although Ernest clearly isn't ''the'' father to any of the boys in camp, in his own simple-mindedness and naive innocence, he certainly feels like a father figure to them, even though they spent much of their time earlier in the movie pulling all kinds of devious stunts to make a fool of himself.
* FisheyeLens - FisheyeLens: This movie loves them.
* HomeMadeInventions - HomeMadeInventions: Ernest builds a barbecue which he operates using a length of fire hose cord attached to his foot, which ends up wrapping around the roasting spit and nearly dragging Ernest into the fire. Then there's the whole armory that Ernest and his troop build at the climax of the film. Then there's the two cooks and their Wonka-esque lunch machine.
* ImprovisedWeapon - ImprovisedWeapon: Tons in the GrandFinale.



* KarmaHoudini - The two campers who bully the last chance kids never seem to get punished by the camping staff for their actions, which include tripping Moose and setting their teepee on fire. The last chance kids fight back in both instances and seem to be the only ones to get punished, nearly getting sent back to the detention center after the last incident. [[spoiler: Though the bullies do join them in saving the camp at the end.]]
** This is lampshaded when the kids are punished with digging while the bullies taunt them ("This isn't fair! They tripped Moose!").

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* KarmaHoudini - KarmaHoudini: The two campers who bully the last chance kids never seem to get punished by the camping staff for their actions, which include tripping Moose and setting their teepee on fire. The last chance kids fight back in both instances and seem to be the only ones to get punished, nearly getting sent back to the detention center after the last incident. [[spoiler: Though the bullies do join them in saving the camp at the end.]]
** This is lampshaded [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when the kids are punished with digging while the bullies taunt them ("This isn't fair! They tripped Moose!").



* RecycledINSPACE: Pristine land owned by indians under threat from a mining company looking for a rare mineral? You're either describing this film or ''{{Film/Avatar}}''.

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* RecycledINSPACE: RecycledInSpace: Pristine land owned by indians Indians under threat from a mining company looking for a rare mineral? You're either describing this film or ''{{Film/Avatar}}''.



* WorstAid: Just another way the boys mess with Ernest.

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* WorstAid: Just another way the boys mess with Ernest.

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Ernest.
14th Nov '16 5:34:27 PM Ilshan
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* DeathFromAbove - [[spoiler: Snapping turtles with parachutes.]]

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* DeathFromAbove - [[spoiler: Snapping turtles with parachutes.]] Set to [[Music/RichardWagner Ride of the Valkyries!]]]]
20th Aug '16 4:01:26 AM StarTropes
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* ShoutOut: During a RousingSpeech to the second-chancers, Ernest encourages them "[[Franchise/StarTrek to boldly go where no man has gone before]]."
3rd Jul '16 2:58:33 AM Adept
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A family comedy from 1987, ''Ernest Goes to Camp'' is the first of the [[ErnestPWorrell Ernest P. Worrell]] series of movies. It introduced the Ernest character onto the big screen[[note]]Although it wasn't the first Ernest movie to be filmed. The character had appeared a year earlier in an obscure movie called 'Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam', which sat in the can until 1992.[[/note]] and launched the movie career of the late Jim Varney.

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A family comedy from 1987, ''Ernest Goes to Camp'' is the first of the [[ErnestPWorrell Ernest P. Worrell]] Film/ErnestPWorrell series of movies. It introduced the Ernest character onto the big screen[[note]]Although it wasn't the first Ernest movie to be filmed. The character had appeared a year earlier in an obscure movie called 'Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam', which sat in the can until 1992.[[/note]] and launched the movie career of the late Jim Varney.
29th Nov '15 3:23:14 PM Ilshan
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* PyroManiac: Ernest is implied to be one, judging by scene where he stares at a lit match in ecstasy until somebody interrupts him.
25th Nov '15 1:17:39 AM Ominae
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* TrickedIntoSigning: [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Krader]] tricks the owner of Camp Kikakee, Chief Saint Cloud, into signing ownership of the camp over to him so that he can bulldoze it down.
7th Jun '15 9:45:28 PM GoldenSeals
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** How did Krader expect to get away with forcibly evicting people via bulldozer? Krader seems to be under the impression he's invulnerable. To be fair, it's Lampshaded that everyone thinks he's gone insane by the end of it.

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** How did Krader expect to get away with forcibly evicting people via bulldozer? Krader seems to be under the impression he's invulnerable. To be fair, it's Lampshaded that By the end of it, everyone thinks he's gone insane by the end of it.insane.
24th May '15 8:40:30 AM Morgenthaler
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A family comedy from 1987, [[ErnestGoesToCamp Ernest Goes to Camp]] is the first of the [[ErnestPWorrell Ernest P. Worrell]] series of movies. It introduced the Ernest character onto the big screen[[note]]Although it wasn't the first Ernest movie to be filmed. The character had appeared a year earlier in an obscure movie called 'Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam', which sat in the can until 1992.[[/note]] and launched the movie career of the late Jim Varney.

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A family comedy from 1987, [[ErnestGoesToCamp Ernest ''Ernest Goes to Camp]] Camp'' is the first of the [[ErnestPWorrell Ernest P. Worrell]] series of movies. It introduced the Ernest character onto the big screen[[note]]Although it wasn't the first Ernest movie to be filmed. The character had appeared a year earlier in an obscure movie called 'Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam', which sat in the can until 1992.[[/note]] and launched the movie career of the late Jim Varney.
21st Oct '14 5:30:27 AM StarTropes
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* ThisMeansWarpaint: Chief St. Cloud paints the faces of Ernest and the boys before the battle. Complete with tribal singing.
12th Oct '14 10:50:17 PM ZeroWizard
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A family comedy from 1987, [[ErnestGoesToCamp Ernest Goes to Camp]] is the first of the [[ErnestPWorrell Ernest P. Worrell]] series of movies. It introduced the Ernest character onto the big screen[[note]]Although it wasn't the first Ernest movie to be filmed. The character had appeared a year earlier in an obscure movie called 'Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam', which sat in the can until 1992.[[/note]] and launched the movie career of the late JimVarney.

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A family comedy from 1987, [[ErnestGoesToCamp Ernest Goes to Camp]] is the first of the [[ErnestPWorrell Ernest P. Worrell]] series of movies. It introduced the Ernest character onto the big screen[[note]]Although it wasn't the first Ernest movie to be filmed. The character had appeared a year earlier in an obscure movie called 'Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam', which sat in the can until 1992.[[/note]] and launched the movie career of the late JimVarney.Jim Varney.
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