History Film / Idiocracy

27th Feb '17 10:40:29 AM Gemser
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* EpicFail: In the opening scene, Carol tells us that her husband Trevor passed away while '''masturbating to produce sperm for artificial insemination'''. Given that his IQ is stated to be 137, this goes far beyond normal failing.

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* EpicFail: In the opening scene, Carol tells us that her husband Trevor passed away while '''masturbating masturbating to produce sperm for artificial insemination'''.insemination. Given that his IQ is stated to be 137, this goes far beyond normal failing.
25th Feb '17 9:39:56 AM Gemser
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* EpicFail: In the opening scene, Carol tells us that her husband Trevor passed away while '''masturbating to produce sperm for artificial insemination'''. Given that his IQ is stated to be 137, this goes far beyond normal failing.
19th Feb '17 2:17:43 PM Akaihiryuu
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* CompensatingForSomething: The monster trucks in ''Monday Night Rehabilitation''—the Dildozer and the Ass-Blaster.

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* CompensatingForSomething: The monster trucks in ''Monday Night Rehabilitation''—the Dildozer and the Ass-Blaster. And the last one which is several times larger than the other two combined: the Ass-Dozer.
6th Jan '17 7:16:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: [[invoked]] In the BloodSport example above, all the monster trucks are equipped with huge weapons that are obviously phallic in design and name. Joe's little car has a flaccid rubber phallus on the hood.
26th Dec '16 10:26:31 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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!!''Idiocracy'' provides examples of the following EXTRA BIG ASS TROPES:

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!!''Idiocracy'' provides examples of the following EXTRA BIG ASS TROPES:
BIG-ASS TROPES:



* ArcWords: ''"Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way."''[[note]]Joe prefers to get out of the way.[[/note]]



* {{Autodoc}}: There are semiautomatic medical stations; the probes have to be inserted by person. BrainBleach happens when that person gets confused on which probes should be used on which hole …
** … leading to enormous risks of misdiagnosing each new patient, what with all the bacteria and germs from different patients mixing on ''the same probes''. Like sharing needles, only grosser.
** Especially disgusting since [[spoiler: the previous patient was diagnosed with Hepatitis and the probes didn't seem to get disinfected between uses...]]

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* {{Autodoc}}: There are semiautomatic medical stations; the probes have to be inserted by person. BrainBleach happens when that person gets confused on which probes should be used on which hole …
** …
hole, leading to enormous risks of misdiagnosing each new patient, what with all the bacteria and germs from different patients mixing on ''the same probes''. Like sharing needles, only grosser.
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grosser. Especially disgusting since [[spoiler: the previous [[spoiler:the patient before Joe was diagnosed with Hepatitis and the probes didn't seem to get disinfected between uses...]]



* IronicEcho: ''"Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way."''[[note]]Joe prefers to get out of the way.[[/note]]



-->'''Joe''': Your Honor, I call for a mistrial.
-->'''Joe's Lawyer''': I'm gonna mistrial my foot up your ass, (if) you don't shut up.

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-->'''Joe''': Your Honor, I call for a mistrial.
-->'''Joe's
mistrial.\\
'''Joe's
Lawyer''': I'm gonna mistrial my foot up your ass, (if) you don't shut up.



* LawOfInverseFertility: The smart couple who keep putting off getting pregnant (eventually thwarted by Husband Existence Failure) vs. the idiot who doesn't care and winds up with about three dozen offspring by five to eight different women (and even more ''after'' a GroinAttack) in the prologue. [[spoiler: This continues after a fashion with Joe and Rita: They have three children of average intelligence—the three smartest kids on earth—while Frito has thirty of the dumbest kids on earth.]]

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* LawOfInverseFertility: The smart couple who keep putting off getting pregnant (eventually thwarted by Husband Existence Failure) vs. the idiot who doesn't care and winds up with about three dozen offspring by five to eight different women (and even more ''after'' a GroinAttack) in the prologue. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This continues after a fashion with Joe and Rita: They have three children of average intelligence—the three smartest kids on earth—while Frito has thirty of the dumbest kids on earth.]]



* MeaningfulName: The average protagonist is named Joe.
** Also, Joe's new name that he's given in 2505, "Not Sure". He is the smartest man in the world by default because everyone else is so stupid, and humanity rests their hopes on him, even though he himself is 'not sure' of what exactly to do.
*** FridgeBrilliance if you consider the Bertrand Russell quote: "The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt."

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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The average protagonist is named Joe.
** Also, Joe's new name that he's given in 2505, "Not Sure". He is the smartest man in the world by default because everyone else is so stupid, and humanity rests their hopes on him, even though he himself is 'not sure' of what exactly to do.
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do. This is FridgeBrilliance if you consider the Bertrand Russell Creator/BertrandRussell quote: "The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the [[IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance stupid are cocksure cocksure]] while the [[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat intelligent are full of doubt.doubt]]."



* RuleOfFunny: It is just ''not'' scientifically accurate (and if it were it would be advocating eugenics). It does not have to be. It is a comedy, and it is funny.

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* RuleOfFunny: It is just ''not'' scientifically accurate (and if it were were, it would be advocating eugenics). It does not have to be. It is a comedy, and it is funny.



* ShowWithinAShow: The aforementioned ''Ow, My Balls'' and ''Monday Night Rehabilitation'', and the multiple-UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning film (including Best Screenplay) '''''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ass]]'''''.

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* ShowWithinAShow: The aforementioned ''Ow, My Balls'' and ''Monday Night Rehabilitation'', and the multiple-UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning film (including Best Screenplay) by the name of '''''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ass]]'''''.
16th Dec '16 4:39:25 PM eroock
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%%* ColdSleepColdFuture

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%%* ColdSleepColdFuture* ColdSleepColdFuture: This film is Mike Judge's homage (and update) of Creator/WoodyAllen's similar but far less pessimistic ''Film/{{Sleeper}}''. The hero actually spends most of the movie having to make everyone in the future realize they're living in a CrapsackWorld.
16th Dec '16 4:30:32 PM eroock
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* OpeningMonologue: The narrator gives one about the change in human evolution.
17th Nov '16 11:57:04 AM rt2012
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* OverlyLongName: President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.
15th Nov '16 2:08:14 PM rt2012
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* SurvivalMantra: "Brought to you by Carl's Jr., brought to you by Carl's Jr..." - the Secretary of State, desperately trying to earn money after the economy tanks because they start using water on crops instead of Brawndo.
13th Nov '16 9:53:37 AM rt2012
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** Fuddruckers (shown devolving into…exactly what you think, but is actually one of the few businesses to keep their function as a burger place);

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** Fuddruckers (shown devolving into…exactly what you think, into "Buttfuckers", but is actually one of the few businesses to keep their function as a burger place);
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