History Film / ErnestGoesToCamp

4th Apr '18 8:08:54 PM PrimeEvil
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* RunningGag: "...Is that a rabbit over there...?" (Said whenever Ernest wants to get away from something.)
25th Feb '18 8:45:12 AM LadyNorbert
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** Played with regarding Krader. While his plans were foiled, there is no mention of him even being arrested for defrauding the chief into signing paperwork or shooting at Ernest in broad daylight.

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** Played with regarding Krader. While his plans were foiled, there is no mention of him even being arrested for defrauding the chief into signing paperwork or shooting at Ernest in broad daylight.[[note]]Maybe. We do see Nurse St. Cloud returning to the camp with some kind of formal paperwork and shouting "We got it!" - suggesting that her appeal to the court about Krader's fraud was upheld. The film doesn't go into the details, however.[[/note]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Nurse St. Cloud chews the boys out something fierce for not having faith in Ernest. This leads to a collective HeelFaceTurn.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Nurse St. Cloud chews the boys out something fierce for not having faith in Ernest. This leads to a collective HeelFaceTurn.
25th Feb '18 8:42:17 AM LadyNorbert
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* DeathFromAbove: [[spoiler: Snapping turtles with parachutes. Set to [[Music/RichardWagner Ride of the Valkyries!]]]]

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* DeathFromAbove: [[spoiler: Snapping turtles with parachutes. Set to [[Music/RichardWagner ''[[Music/RichardWagner Ride of the Valkyries!]]]]Valkyries]]''!]]



** This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when the kids are punished with digging while the bullies taunt them ("This isn't fair! They tripped Moose!").

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** This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when the kids are punished with digging while the bullies taunt them them. ("This isn't fair! They tripped Moose!").Moose!")



** Although it turns out during the credits scenes that getting one of their infamous recipes ''right'' has some... interesting effects.

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** Although As it turns out during the credits scenes that scenes, getting one of their infamous recipes ''right'' has some... interesting effects.


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* SmurfettePrinciple: Nurse St. Cloud is the only female at Camp Kikakee.
25th Feb '18 8:33:59 AM LadyNorbert
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* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]{{Determinator}}: Ernest himself, once he's [[BerserkButton pushed]] [[AdrenalineMakeover far]] [[TookALevelinBadass enough.]] 'They ain't gonna get this camp!'* BilingualDialogue: Ernest and Chief St. Cloud, along with sign language.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]{{Determinator}}: Ernest himself, once he's [[BerserkButton pushed]] [[AdrenalineMakeover far]] [[TookALevelinBadass enough.]] 'They "They ain't gonna get this camp!'* camp!"
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BilingualDialogue: Ernest and Chief St. Cloud, along with sign language.
25th Feb '18 8:33:08 AM LadyNorbert
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A family comedy from 1987, ''Ernest Goes to Camp'' is the first of the 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 Creator/JimVarney.

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A family comedy from 1987, ''Ernest Goes to Camp'' is the first of the 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 Creator/JimVarney.Jim Varney.
25th Feb '18 8:32:37 AM LadyNorbert
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A family comedy from 1987, ''Ernest Goes to Camp'' is the first of the 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.

Ernest is a handyman at Camp Kikakee who wants to become a camp counselor, but his [[TheKlutz clumsiness]] and [[CloudCuckooLander absent-mindedness]] keep getting in the way. Eventually, he is put in charge of a group of juvenile delinquents that no one else wants to put up with, and he wins their begrudging respect with the help of the camp's owner, [[MagicalNativeAmerican Chief Saint Cloud]].

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A family comedy from 1987, ''Ernest Goes to Camp'' is the first of the 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.Creator/JimVarney.

Ernest is a handyman at Camp Kikakee who wants to become a camp counselor, but his [[TheKlutz clumsiness]] and [[CloudCuckooLander absent-mindedness]] keep getting in the way. Eventually, he is put in charge of a group of juvenile delinquents that whom no one else wants to put up with, tolerate, and he wins their begrudging respect with the help of the camp's owner, [[MagicalNativeAmerican Chief Saint Cloud]].
Cloud]], and his granddaughter, the camp nurse.



* BilingualDialogue: Ernest and Chief St. Cloud, along with sign language.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]{{Determinator}}: Ernest himself, once he's [[BerserkButton pushed]] [[AdrenalineMakeover far]] [[TookALevelinBadass enough.]] 'They ain't gonna get this camp!'* BilingualDialogue: Ernest and Chief St. Cloud, along with sign language.



** 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.



* {{Determinator}}: Ernest himself, once he's [[BerserkButton pushed]] [[AdrenalineMakeover far]] [[TookALevelinBadass enough.]] 'They ain't gonna get this camp!'



* 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.

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* 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.



* 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.]]

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* 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 tepee 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 However, the bullies do join them in saving the camp at the end.]]



* KidAppealCharacter: Moose, the youngest of the "last chance kids", appears to be this. While the rest of them tend to be [[TheGenericGuy generic troublemakers]], he's the only one with a real personality, being a generally nice kid (and there's no clue as to why he was in the detention center in the first place) and the first of them to like Ernest (after Ernest [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe saved him from drowning]]).
* LethalChef - Jake and Eddie. Their 'abilities' and their [[HomemadeInventions Liver-Loaf Lunch Arranger]] are actually weaponized in the finale, bombarding the miners with concoctions like "graham cracker bouillabaisse" fired at high velocity. Not to mention the fact that Jake's [[MasochistsMeal Eggs Erroneous]] contains enough explosive power to take out a bulldozer.

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* KidAppealCharacter: Moose, the youngest of the "last chance kids", appears to be this. While the rest of them tend to be [[TheGenericGuy generic troublemakers]], he's the only one with a real personality, being a generally nice kid (and there's no clue as to why he was in the detention center in the first place) and the first of them to like Ernest (after Ernest [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe saved saves him from drowning]]).
* LethalChef - LastOfHisKind: Nurse St. Cloud tells Krader that she and her grandfather are the only remaining members of their Native American tribe.
* LethalChef:
Jake and Eddie. Their 'abilities' and their [[HomemadeInventions Liver-Loaf Lunch Arranger]] are actually weaponized in the finale, bombarding the miners with concoctions like "graham cracker bouillabaisse" fired at high velocity. Not to mention the fact that Jake's [[MasochistsMeal Eggs Erroneous]] contains enough explosive power to take out a bulldozer.



* MeaningfulName / NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Krader (read: crater) Mining Associates, Inc.

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* MeaningfulName / NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: MeaningfulName[=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Krader (read: crater) Mining Associates, Inc.



* ParentalBonus - At one point while being tortured [[spoiler: with a booster shot]] Ernest blurts out, [[LargeHam "I DID IT! I TOOK THE LINDBERGH BABY! I AM JOSEPH MENGELE!"]]
* PhonyVeteran - To bolsters the kids' morale during a hike, Ernest makes some rather dubious claims about his experiences in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar 'Nam.]]

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* ParentalBonus - ParentalBonus: At one point while being tortured [[spoiler: with a booster shot]] shot]], Ernest blurts out, [[LargeHam "I DID IT! I TOOK THE LINDBERGH BABY! I AM JOSEPH MENGELE!"]]
* PhonyVeteran - PhonyVeteran: To bolsters the kids' morale during a hike, Ernest makes some rather dubious claims about his experiences in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar 'Nam.]]



* 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}}''.
* RuleOfThree - The Native American warrior in the beginning surviving the knife, rock, and arrow. [[spoiler: Also Ernest in the ending, surviving three shots from Krader's rifle.]]
* SadTimesMontage - "Gee, I'm glad it's raining..."
* SavingTheOrphanage - The camp, in this case.

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* RecycledInSpace: Pristine land land, owned by Indians Natives, under threat from a mining company looking for a rare mineral? You're either describing this film or ''{{Film/Avatar}}''.
* RuleOfThree - RuleOfThree: The Native American warrior warrior, in the beginning surviving story told in the beginning, survives the knife, rock, and arrow. [[spoiler: Also Ernest in the ending, surviving three shots from Krader's rifle.]]
* SadTimesMontage - SadTimesMontage: "Gee, I'm glad it's raining..."
* SavingTheOrphanage - SavingTheOrphanage: The camp, in this case.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Nurse St. Cloud chews the boys out something fierce for not having faith in Ernest. Leads to a collective HeelFaceTurn.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Nurse St. Cloud chews the boys out something fierce for not having faith in Ernest. Leads This leads to a collective HeelFaceTurn.



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

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the scene which introduces Krader, a family is trying to keep their home and he physically assaults the father. No mention of what happened to them after that is ever made.
* WorstAid: Just another way the boys mess with Ernest.Ernest.
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21st Jan '18 7:41:41 AM jeez
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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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* 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]]."
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