History Film / Hellzapoppin

17th Sep '15 9:35:28 AM WillBGood
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: What wall?
25th Feb '15 1:16:46 AM Patachou
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* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: In an early scene, Olsen and Johnson walk through a series of rooms, and through each door are in different outlandish costumes.
29th Nov '14 1:12:06 AM Patachou
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''Hellzapoppin''' is a classic 1941 American musical comedy film based on the popular musical of the same name. The very loose plot revolves around the comedic duo Olsen & Johnson who plan to star in a film. The film director suggests a story which they participate in, only to bothered throughout the whole picture by several absurd gags and jokes that make clear that there is NoFourthWall.

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''Hellzapoppin''' '''Hellzapoppin''' is a classic 1941 American musical comedy film based on the popular musical of the same name. The very loose plot revolves around the comedic duo Olsen & Johnson who plan to star in a film. The film director suggests a story which they participate in, only to bothered throughout the whole picture by several absurd gags and jokes that make clear that there is NoFourthWall.



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%%* HurricaneOfPuns* HurricaneOfPuns: A lot of puns are told.



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%%* MediumAwareness* MediumAwareness: The film takes advantage of the fact that the characters are aware that it's a film. For instance: at one point the film gets stuck in the projector.



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%%* NonFatalExplosions* NonFatalExplosions: Several explosions take place without dire consequences.



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%%* RunningGag* RunningGag: The guy running around with his plant.



** Near the end Frankenstein's Monster throws Martha Raye's character back on stage.

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** Near the end [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Frankenstein's Monster Monster]] throws Martha Raye's character back on stage.
11th Sep '14 6:11:31 PM mlsmithca
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* AbsurdityAscendant
* Anything Goes

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* AbsurdityAscendant
* Anything Goes
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* ''{{ButterFace}}'': Happens several times, mostly to Martha Raye's character.

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* ''{{ButterFace}}'': ButterFace: Happens several times, mostly to Martha Raye's character.



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* MediumAwareness
* [[Series/MysteryScienceTheatre3000 MST]]: At a certain point the protagonists watch the film they are about to star in themselves and give funny commentary on the events they seen. An early example of riffing, although not the first.

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* [[Series/MysteryScienceTheatre3000 MST]]: {{MST}}: At a certain point the protagonists watch the film they are about to star in themselves and give funny commentary on the events they seen. An early example of riffing, although not the first.



* NoGuyWantsToBeChased
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* RunningGag
* ShoutOut: Olsen and Johnson at one point notice [[Film/CitizenKane a sled with the word "Rosebud" on it and say: "I thought they burned that?]]"

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Olsen and Johnson at one point notice [[Film/CitizenKane a sled with the word "Rosebud" on it and say: "I thought they burned that?]]"



* ThrowItIn
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19th Apr '14 10:20:41 PM JonnyB
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* MasterOfDisguise: Hugh Herbert's character.

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* MasterOfDisguise: Hugh Herbert's character.character, Detective Quimby.
9th Dec '13 10:32:20 AM Patachou
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* BreakingTheFourthWall

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* BreakingTheFourthWallBreakingTheFourthWall: What wall?



* RapidFireComedy
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* RapidFireComedy
RapidFireComedy: The pace of this comedy is very high.
* RandomEventsPlotRandomEventsPlot: Every possible comedic idea is used.
9th Dec '13 10:30:41 AM Patachou
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31st Mar '13 10:05:14 AM JIKTV
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* ShoutOut: Olsen and Johnson at one point notice [[fILM/CitizenKane a sled with the word "Rosebud" on it and say: "I thought they burned that?]]"

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* ShoutOut: Olsen and Johnson at one point notice [[fILM/CitizenKane [[Film/CitizenKane a sled with the word "Rosebud" on it and say: "I thought they burned that?]]"
31st Mar '13 10:05:01 AM JIKTV
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* NoFourthWall: Absolutely ''obliterates'' the fourth wall: the characters comment on other plots, they talk to the audience, they talk to the projectionist (and in fact, when the shot goes out of frame, they ''confront'' the projectionist, who it turned out was getting a little action in his booth), they deconstruct myths, they talk to still photographs (which come alive), they pause the phrase, mock the movie they're watching and the movie they're in (including muting the soundtrack and making jokes over it ''MST3K''-style), criticize the writing, talk about their roles, use double-exposures deliberately, control the direction, and have a running joke with overlaid wording that "Stinky Miller" needs to go to the lobby because his mother is looking for him, and the characters stop in the middle of a musical number to yell at Stinky, who eventually (in silhouette), gets up and leaves. ''Whew.''

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* NoFourthWall: Absolutely ''obliterates'' the fourth wall: the characters comment on other plots, they talk to the audience, they talk to the projectionist (and in fact, when the shot goes out of frame, they ''confront'' the projectionist, who it turned out was getting a little action in his booth), they deconstruct myths, they talk to still photographs (which come alive), they pause the phrase, mock the movie they're watching and the movie they're in (including muting the soundtrack and making jokes over it ''MST3K''-style), ''[=MST3K=]''-style), criticize the writing, talk about their roles, use double-exposures deliberately, control the direction, and have a running joke with overlaid wording that "Stinky Miller" needs to go to the lobby because his mother is looking for him, and the characters stop in the middle of a musical number to yell at Stinky, who eventually (in silhouette), gets up and leaves. ''Whew.''
31st Mar '13 10:04:33 AM JIKTV
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* AnythingGoes

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* AnythingGoesAnything Goes



* {{MST}}: At a certain point the protagonists watch the film they are about to star in themselves and give funny commentary on the events they seen. An early example of riffing, although not the first.

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* {{MST}}: [[Series/MysteryScienceTheatre3000 MST]]: At a certain point the protagonists watch the film they are about to star in themselves and give funny commentary on the events they seen. An early example of riffing, although not the first.



* ShoutOut: Olsen and Johnson at one point notice [[CitizenKane a sled with the word "Rosebud" on it and say: "I thought they burned that?]]"

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* ShoutOut: Olsen and Johnson at one point notice [[CitizenKane [[fILM/CitizenKane a sled with the word "Rosebud" on it and say: "I thought they burned that?]]"
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