History Film / EuroTrip

3rd Jul '16 8:10:14 PM JamesAustin
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: PlayedForLaughs. Almost all of it.
** The opening credits show a map of Europe and all of Ireland is covered by the UK flag.
** Played for laughs with Cooper's deplorable ignorance of European geography.
--->'''Cooper:''' Europe is like the size of the Eastwood Mall. We can walk to Berlin from there [London].\\\
'''Cooper:''' Relax, Paris is practically a suburb of Berlin. It's a nothing commute.
** There is one comment about the "island of England."
** They also pass the Black Forest and apparently, Heidelberg on the way from Bratislava to Berlin. Bratislava is ''not'' in France.
** There's also multiple scenes involving the table/condiment "map" set up near the beginning: when they head from Berlin to UsefulNotes/{{Rome}}, it's shown on another table that, were one to line it up with a map, would probably be closer to Russia.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Played for laughs in one quote.
-->'''Cooper:''' This is why [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys France]] and [[ThoseWackyNazis Germany]] [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte have]] [[UsefulNotes/{{FrancoPrussianWar}} always]] [[UsefulNotes/{{WorldWarI}} been]] [[UsefulNotes/{{WorldWarII}} allies]].



* BrickJoke: A failed example. Cooper says that in Europe, they have "...lesbians with dildos in orange juice commercials." However, this line was deleted and replaced with just "topless chicks in orange juice commercials", so when Cooper sees an orange juice commercial that does in-fact have lesbians with dildos, it comes off more as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. The joke's back in the PPV cable and unrated versions.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
**
A failed example. Cooper says that in Europe, they have "...lesbians with dildos in orange juice commercials." However, this line was deleted and replaced with just "topless chicks in orange juice commercials", so when Cooper sees an orange juice commercial that does in-fact have lesbians with dildos, it comes off more as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. The joke's back in the PPV cable and unrated versions.



* BritainIsOnlyLondon: Played straight and subverted. London is the only part of Britain that the characters visit, but a big part of that scene involves them hanging out with a Manchester United fan club ([[CriticalResearchFailure which you aren't that likely to find in London]][[note]]not impossible, but not that likely[[/note]]), so...

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* BritainIsOnlyLondon: Played straight and subverted. London is the only part of Britain that the characters visit, but a big part of that scene involves them hanging out with a Manchester United fan club ([[CriticalResearchFailure which you aren't that likely to find in London]][[note]]not London]]. Not impossible, but not that likely[[/note]]), likely), so...



* TheCameo: Quite a few, most notably Creator/MattDamon and an uncredited [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Jeffrey]] [[Series/TheLarrySandersShow Tambor]] (they were filming ''Creator/TheBrothersGrimm'' and ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' in Prague at the time and Matt Damon went to college with the producers).
** Don't forget about Creator/DiedrichBader as a thief.

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* TheCameo: Quite a few, most notably Creator/MattDamon and an uncredited [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Jeffrey]] [[Series/TheLarrySandersShow Tambor]] (they were filming ''Creator/TheBrothersGrimm'' and ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' in Prague at the time and Matt Damon went to college with the producers).
** Don't forget about
producers), and Creator/DiedrichBader as a thief.



* ExcusePlot: The reason Scotty needs to get to Germany doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Who cares? The film's more like a series of loosely-related sketches anyway.
** He obviously could've contacted her through another e-mail, excusing the whole thing, but obviously [[RuleOfFunny that would've made a much more tedious movie]].

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* ExcusePlot: The reason Scotty needs to get to Germany doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Who cares? The film's more like a series of loosely-related sketches anyway.
** He
anyway. For example, he obviously could've contacted her through another e-mail, excusing the whole thing, but obviously [[RuleOfFunny that would've made a much more tedious movie]].



* FanDisservice: The characters go to a nude beach, expecting to see beautiful naked women. They find hundreds of flabby, ugly male tourists who went to look for beautiful women too (it seems the actual beautiful women only go to the beach when the tourists aren't around).
** Even better: The beautiful women actually hang out around a local landmark that tourists usually avoid due to it being [[{{Irony}} "boring"]], and that one of the main characters had initially suggested visiting, only to be ignored.
** TruthInTelevision as anyone visiting a nudist beach with expectations like these will be disappointed. Naturally, as nudist beaches are not for show purposes, not only the beautiful people go there but all sorts of people, most of whom you really don't want to see naked. It's also true that only foreigners unfamiliar with the concept would have such an idea, for the locals are used to see naked people and don't think of it as extraordinary. Heck, in Europe you'll see topless women even in parks and public swimming pools. And in Orange Juice ads, obviously...
** Jenny taking off her sweater on the nude beach. As attractive as Michelle Trachtenberg is, she's so painfully skinny that her '''''ribs''''' are the first thing you notice.
* FanService: Michelle Trachtenberg has definitely grown into her looks (the first time we see her [[MaleGaze she's bending over in tight jeans]]), but it takes a long time for the other characters to realize. Even after she flashes passing drivers in a bid to get them a ride ([[NotDistractedByTheSexy it doesn't work]] - see also ShowSomeLeg below). And then, of course, there's [[BestKnownForTheFanservice the girl in the hot tub]].

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* FanDisservice: The characters go to a nude beach, expecting to see beautiful naked women. They find hundreds of flabby, ugly male tourists who went to look for beautiful women too (it seems the actual beautiful women only go to the beach when the tourists aren't around).
**
around). Even better: The beautiful women actually hang out around a local landmark that tourists usually avoid due to it being [[{{Irony}} "boring"]], and that one of the main characters had initially suggested visiting, only to be ignored.
**
ignored. TruthInTelevision as anyone visiting a nudist beach with expectations like these will be disappointed. Naturally, as nudist beaches are not for show purposes, not only the beautiful people go there but all sorts of people, most of whom you really don't want to see naked. It's also true that only foreigners unfamiliar with the concept would have such an idea, for the locals are used to see naked people and don't think of it as extraordinary. Heck, in Europe you'll see topless women even in parks and public swimming pools. And in Orange Juice ads, obviously...
** Jenny taking off her sweater on the nude beach. As attractive as Michelle Trachtenberg is, she's so painfully skinny that her '''''ribs''''' are the first thing you notice.
* FanService: Michelle Trachtenberg has definitely grown into her looks (the first time we see her [[MaleGaze she's bending over in tight jeans]]), but it takes a long time for the other characters to realize. Even after she flashes passing drivers in a bid to get them a ride ([[NotDistractedByTheSexy it doesn't work]] - see also ShowSomeLeg below). And then, of course, there's [[BestKnownForTheFanservice the girl in the hot tub]].
obviously...



* KarmaHoudini: Donnie and Fiona. They cheat on Scott for a year then reveal this to him in the most public way imaginable both clearly taking pleasure in humiliating him. Not only are they never punished for this but Donnie gets a successful music career out of it.
** Though Scotty is definitely better off with Mieke.

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
**
Donnie and Fiona. They cheat on Scott for a year then reveal this to him in the most public way imaginable both clearly taking pleasure in humiliating him. Not only are they never punished for this but Donnie gets a successful music career out of it.
**
it. Though Scotty is definitely better off with Mieke.



* MsFanservice: Michelle Trachtenberg has definitely grown into her looks (the first time we see her [[MaleGaze she's bending over in tight jeans]]), but it takes a long time for the other characters to realize. Even after she flashes passing drivers in a bid to get them a ride ([[NotDistractedByTheSexy it doesn't work]] - see also ShowSomeLeg below). And then, of course, there's [[BestKnownForTheFanservice the girl in the hot tub]].



* {{Ruritania}} / CommieLand : Practically everything mildly east of Germany is shown as this.

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* {{Ruritania}} / CommieLand : CommieLand: Practically everything mildly east of Germany is shown as this.



* ShowSomeLeg: In a deleted scene, Jenny tries flashing drivers when attempting to hitchhike. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight It doesn't work]].
** It got deleted? [[MissingTrailerScene Because it was in all the trailers]].
** It's on cable as well.
** It also turns up in the European release of the movie [[HilariousOuttakes and during the credits]], with Jenny actually ''jumping up and down and shouting'' while topless as more drivers go by. (That she has her back to the camera in the process may qualify as more of the film's FanDisservice.)

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* ShowSomeLeg: In There's a deleted scene, scene in which Jenny tries flashing drivers when attempting to hitchhike. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight It doesn't work]].
**
work]]. It got deleted? deleted in the theatrical release, but [[MissingTrailerScene Because it was in all the trailers]].
** It's
trailers]], on cable as well.
** It also turns up
cable, and in the European release of the movie [[HilariousOuttakes and during the credits]], with Jenny actually ''jumping up and down and shouting'' while topless as more drivers go by. (That she has her back to the camera in the process may qualify as more of the film's FanDisservice.)



* [[ArtisticLicenseGeography You Fail Geography Forever]]: PlayedForLaughs. Almost all of it.
** The opening credits show a map of Europe and all of Ireland is covered by the UK flag.
** Played for laughs with Cooper's deplorable ignorance of European geography.
--->'''Cooper:''' Europe is like the size of the Eastwood Mall. We can walk to Berlin from there [London].
--->'''Cooper:''' Relax, Paris is practically a suburb of Berlin. It's a nothing commute.
** There is one comment about the "island of England."
** They also pass the Black Forest and apparently, Heidelberg on the way from Bratislava to Berlin. Bratislava is ''not'' in France.
** There's also multiple scenes involving the table/condiment "map" set up near the beginning: when they head from Berlin to UsefulNotes/{{Rome}}, it's shown on another table that, were one to line it up with a map, would probably be closer to Russia.
* [[ArtisticLicenseHistory You Fail History Forever]]: Played for laughs in one quote.
-->'''Cooper:''' This is why [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys France]] and [[ThoseWackyNazis Germany]] [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte have]] [[UsefulNotes/{{FrancoPrussianWar}} always]] [[UsefulNotes/{{WorldWarI}} been]] [[UsefulNotes/{{WorldWarII}} allies]].
23rd May '16 6:40:57 AM rt2012
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* ExitPursuedByABear: The guy wearing a French soccer shirt who gets chased off by the FootballHooligans when they arrive in Paris.



** TruthInTelevision as anyone visiting a nudist beach with expectations like these will be dissappointed. Naturally, as nudist beaches are not for show purposes, not only the beautiful people go there but all sorts of people, most of whom you really don't want to see naked. It's also true that only foreigners unfamiliar with the concept would have such an idea, for the locals are used to see naked people and don't think of it as extraordinary. Heck, in Europe you'll see topless women even in parks and public swimming pools. And in Orange Juice ads, obviously...

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** TruthInTelevision as anyone visiting a nudist beach with expectations like these will be dissappointed.disappointed. Naturally, as nudist beaches are not for show purposes, not only the beautiful people go there but all sorts of people, most of whom you really don't want to see naked. It's also true that only foreigners unfamiliar with the concept would have such an idea, for the locals are used to see naked people and don't think of it as extraordinary. Heck, in Europe you'll see topless women even in parks and public swimming pools. And in Orange Juice ads, obviously...
1st May '16 5:14:29 PM Vermilion
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* KarmaHoudini: Donnie and Fiona. They cheat on Scott for a year then reveal this to him in the most public way imaginable both clearly taking pleasure in humiliating him. Not only are they never punished for this but Donnie gets a successful music career out of it.



* KarmaHoudini: Though Scotty is definitely better off with Mieke, Fiona never gets any retribution for how she cheated him.

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* KarmaHoudini: Donnie and Fiona. They cheat on Scott for a year then reveal this to him in the most public way imaginable both clearly taking pleasure in humiliating him. Not only are they never punished for this but Donnie gets a successful music career out of it.
**
Though Scotty is definitely better off with Mieke, Fiona never Mieke.
** Cooper not only doesn't get fired (his coworker
gets any retribution for how she cheated him.all the blame) but gets promoted.
25th Mar '16 6:17:04 PM YT45
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* AstronomicalExchangeRate: The crew winds up in a nasty part of Eastern Europe, stranded, wallets missing, and with only $1.83 between them. They live like kings. And when they tip a hotel steward a nickel, he gleefully announces that he'll now be able to open his own hotel.

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* AstronomicalExchangeRate: The crew winds up in a nasty part of Eastern Europe, stranded, wallets missing, and with only $1.83 between them. They live like kings. And when they tip a hotel steward a nickel, he gleefully announces that he'll now be able to open his own hotel. Though it's obviously exaggerated to hell and gone for laughs, the recession that hit a few years later still makes this an UnintentionalPeriodPiece.
10th Mar '16 12:51:28 PM GrammarNavi
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* BritishPubs

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* BritishPubsUsefulNotes/BritishPubs
4th Feb '16 3:25:41 PM jenmic
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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Played for laughs. The unpronounceable {{safeword}} in Club Vandersexxx ('''''Flüggåɘnk∂€čhiœßøl∫ên''''') contains letters from every European language, complete with umlauts and severals "ø"s and "å"s. Club Vandersexxx is in Amsterdam, where the primary language is Dutch, which uses only the 26 letters of the Roman alphabet. Included in the word's nonsensical orthography are non-linguistic and even calculus signs "€" (the euro sign), "∂" (the partial differential sign), and "∫" (the IPA letter "esh" or the integral sign). [[{{Troll}} It's entirely possible that the madam has done this on purpose because Cooper is an American]].

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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Played for laughs. The unpronounceable {{safeword}} in Club Vandersexxx ('''''Flüggåɘnk∂€čhiœßøl∫ên''''') contains letters from every European language, complete with umlauts and severals "ø"s and "å"s. Club Vandersexxx is in Amsterdam, where the primary language is Dutch, which uses only the 26 letters of the Roman Latin alphabet. Included in the word's nonsensical orthography are non-linguistic and even calculus signs "€" (the euro sign), "∂" (the partial differential sign), and "∫" (the IPA letter "esh" or the integral sign). [[{{Troll}} It's entirely possible that the madam has done this on purpose because Cooper is an American]].
7th Jan '16 12:10:55 AM shinykittie
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: The Club Vandersexxx scene. Let's be honest: if the genders in that sequence were reversed, there is no way in ''hell'' that that ever could have been PlayedForLaughs. Face it, the movie probably would have done a straight-up GenreShift into psychological horror if the genders were reversed. But it fits in with the movie's RefugeInAudacity.
12th Dec '15 1:28:32 PM TheUnsquished
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15th Nov '15 11:10:13 AM JudasZala
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* MultipleEndings[=/=]BittersweetEnding: The DVD has an alternative ending (also in the original script found on the DVD) that shows Mieke rejecting Scott, asking "Did you expect me to suddenly fall in love with you"? However, Mieke does give Scotty her new e-mail address, allowing Scotty to keep writing to her again. Subverted later, as in the theatrical version, Mieke still becomes Scotty's roommate in college.

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* MultipleEndings[=/=]BittersweetEnding: The DVD has an alternative ending (also in the original script found on the DVD) that shows [[DidNotGetTheGirl Mieke rejecting Scott, Scott]], asking "Did you expect me to suddenly fall in love with you"? you?" However, Mieke does give Scotty her new e-mail address, allowing Scotty to keep writing to her again. Subverted later, as in the theatrical version, Mieke still becomes Scotty's roommate in college.
14th Nov '15 7:12:11 PM JudasZala
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-->'''Cooper: ''' You gotta admit it, it's a really catchy tune.



* StonersAreFunny: Subverted when Scotty and Jenny go to a bakery in Amsterdam to get space cakes (brownies laced with hash). Scotty starts freaking out and believes himself to be having a bad trip, until the cook informs him that he's been eating regular brownies with no has in them. An embarrased Scotty quietly sits back down in his chair.

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* StonersAreFunny: Subverted when Scotty and Jenny go to a bakery in Amsterdam to get space cakes (brownies laced with hash). Scotty starts freaking out and believes himself to be having a bad trip, until the cook informs him that he's been eating regular brownies with no has in them. An embarrased embarrassed Scotty quietly sits back down in his chair.



-->"Here's a fun fact about Bratislava: You made out with your sister, man!!!"

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-->"Here's -->'''Cooper''': Here's a fun fact about Bratislava: You made out with your sister, man!!!"man!



--->'''Cooper:''' "Europe is like the size of the Eastwood Mall. We can walk to Berlin from there [London]."
--->'''Cooper:''' "Relax, Paris is practically a suburb of Berlin. It's a nothing commute."

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--->'''Cooper:''' "Europe Europe is like the size of the Eastwood Mall. We can walk to Berlin from there [London]."
[London].
--->'''Cooper:''' "Relax, Relax, Paris is practically a suburb of Berlin. It's a nothing commute."
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