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31st Oct '15 10:40:53 PM wyattte
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Fast-forward to the 1990s, where Phineas Worrell's descendant, Ernest, is a garbageman and friend to the neighborhood children, Kenny, Elizabeth and Joey. The kids are busy working on a haunted house, until it gets destroyed by a couple of bullies. Ernest steps in to help them build a treehouse instead. And of course, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero which tree does he decide would be the best choice]]?

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Fast-forward to the 1990s, where Phineas Worrell's descendant, Ernest, is a garbageman and friend to the neighborhood children, Kenny, Elizabeth and Joey. The kids are busy working on a haunted house, until it gets destroyed by a couple of bullies. Ernest steps in to help them build a treehouse instead. And of course, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero which tree does he decide decide]] [[IdiotBall would be the best choice]]?
choice]]?

The film also features Eartha Kitt as Old Lady Hackmore, the creepy old witchy lady who lives near the tree.



* HamToHamCombat: Ernest vs Hackmore gives us a good dose of this.



* HomeMadeInventions: Ernest has an attachment on his garbage truck which dumps wet sponges held by robot hands repeatedly. We don't get to see what it actually does, though. He likely invented the food-launching cannons in the tree-house, and he also built a troll trap using a dumpster.



* HomeMadeInventions: Ernest has an attachment on his garbage truck which dumps wet sponges held by robot hands repeatedly. We don't get to see what it actually does, though. He likely invented the food-launching cannons in the tree-house, and he also built a troll trap using a dumpster.


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* LargeHam: You can always expect Ernest to bring the goods, but Old Lady Hackmore is wonderfully hammy as well (which is certainly no surprise if you're familiar with Eartha Kitt).
17th Sep '15 3:33:10 PM HiddenWindshield
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** Though telling him [[spoiler:the exact steps required to free Trantor]] qualifies her for the IdiotBall.

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** Though telling him [[TheDitz Ernest]] [[spoiler:the exact steps required to free Trantor]] qualifies her for the IdiotBall.



* IdiotBall: Ernest and Old Lady Hackmore fail to guess "Milk' from "M-I-something-K."
** Also how Trantor gets released in the first place. Ernest never was the brightest bulb in the shed.
** Old Lady Hackmore was firmly clutching it when she told Ernest how to release Trantor and expected him not to do it.

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* IdiotBall: Ernest and IdiotBall:
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Old Lady Hackmore fail told Ernest, the only one who ''could'' release Trantor, the exact steps to do so and expected him not to do it.
** Ernest demonstrated the required ritual, on the required tree, to the kids.
** Neither one of them were able
to guess "Milk' from "M-I-something-K."
** Also how Trantor gets released in the first place. Ernest never was the brightest bulb in the shed.
** Old Lady Hackmore was firmly clutching it when she told Ernest how to release Trantor and expected him not to do it.
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13th Jul '15 10:17:20 AM 32_Footsteps
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* IdenticalGrandson: Ernest looks much like his ancestor, Phineas Worrell. Jim Varney played both.
1st Apr '15 7:48:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* StockFootage: The opening features clips from old black-and-white movies, including ''TheScreamingSkull'', ''TheGiantGilaMonster'', ''TheKillerShrews'' and ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors''.

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* StockFootage: The opening features clips from old black-and-white movies, including ''TheScreamingSkull'', ''TheGiantGilaMonster'', ''TheKillerShrews'' ''Film/TheScreamingSkull'', ''Film/TheGiantGilaMonster'', ''Film/TheKillerShrews'' and ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors''.
8th Mar '15 10:15:10 PM ZeroWizard
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* NotNowKiddo: Kenny gets this a lot from his father. And given his child-like nature even Ernest gets this treatment from the other adults.

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* NotNowKiddo: Kenny gets this a lot from his father. And given his child-like nature nature, even Ernest gets this treatment from the other adults.
3rd Mar '15 9:09:19 PM justanotherrandomlurker
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* PrecisionFStrike: When Ernest seemingly has Trantor trapped in his garbage truck, he brings it to Kenny's dad, only to go into his usual pseudo bragging rights for capturing it, prompting Kenny's dad to shout, "Just open the damn thing, Ernest!" This seems to be the only time a swear word that has ever been heard in any Ernest title.
6th Feb '15 10:26:46 AM HiddenWindshield
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* AllTrollsAreDifferent: Trantor is an evil troll who goes after children, turning them into little wooden dolls which give him his power, which he uses to try to create more trolls. He also has the ability to mimic the voice of anyone he's turned into a doll. Younger trolls can be killed by milk (mother's care) and older ones be driven off, but for the most powerful trolls, the only thing that can defeat them is unconditional love (the heart of a child).

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* AllTrollsAreDifferent: Trantor is an evil troll who goes after children, turning them into little wooden dolls which give him his power, which he uses to try to create more trolls. He also has the ability to mimic the voice of anyone he's turned into a doll. Younger trolls can be killed by milk (mother's care) and older ones be driven off, but for the most powerful trolls, the only thing that can defeat them is unconditional [[spoiler:unconditional love (the heart of a child).child)]].
12th Oct '14 10:46:42 PM ZeroWizard
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* IHaveAFamily: When Earnest imitates a doll voice and wrestles with the dilemma of using a doll to stop the gears of a garbage masher.
-->Earnest: (as the doll) No, no, don't stick my head in those gears!
-->Earnest: (as himself) But it's either me or you.
-->Earnest: (as the doll) But I have a family in a doll house.
-->Earnest: (as himself - {{Beat}}) I'll send them a nice photo.
-->Earnest: (as the doll) You can't get away with this, Earnest, I know where you live!

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* IHaveAFamily: When Earnest Ernest imitates a doll voice and wrestles with the dilemma of using a doll to stop the gears of a garbage masher.
-->Earnest: -->Ernest: (as the doll) No, no, don't stick my head in those gears!
-->Earnest: -->Ernest: (as himself) But it's either me or you.
-->Earnest: -->Ernest: (as the doll) But I have a family in a doll house.
-->Earnest: -->Ernest: (as himself - {{Beat}}) I'll send them a nice photo.
-->Earnest: -->Ernest: (as the doll) You can't get away with this, Earnest, Ernest, I know where you live!
23rd Sep '14 11:38:24 PM Surenity
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** Old Lady Hackmore was firmly clutching it when she told Ernest how to release Trantor and expected him not to do it..

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** Old Lady Hackmore was firmly clutching it when she told Ernest how to release Trantor and expected him not to do it..it.
* IHaveAFamily: When Earnest imitates a doll voice and wrestles with the dilemma of using a doll to stop the gears of a garbage masher.
-->Earnest: (as the doll) No, no, don't stick my head in those gears!
-->Earnest: (as himself) But it's either me or you.
-->Earnest: (as the doll) But I have a family in a doll house.
-->Earnest: (as himself - {{Beat}}) I'll send them a nice photo.
-->Earnest: (as the doll) You can't get away with this, Earnest, I know where you live!
28th Dec '13 6:42:15 PM foxley
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* PackedHero: Ernest manages to get himself stuck inside his garbage truck and compacted into a trash box.
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