History Film / Idiocracy

29th Oct '17 8:31:46 AM Sjebens
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-->'''Frito''': "How many billions is 80 minus 60?"

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-->'''Frito''': "How many billions is 80 8 minus 60?"6?"
15th Oct '17 9:41:04 AM NWolfman
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* TheSilentBob: Beef Supreme, one of the "corrections personnel" on ''Monday Night Rehabilitation''. Incidentally, he's played by the brother of the actor that plays Joe.

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* TheSilentBob: Beef Supreme, one of the "corrections personnel" on ''Monday Night Rehabilitation''. Incidentally, he's played by the brother of the actor that plays Joe.[[note]]As mentioned on the trivia page, this was because Andrew Wilson didn't want to get a Screen Actor's Guild license, having just had to talk his other brother Owen out of suicide due to the stress of being an actor and holding a grudge against SAG for Owen's depression which lead him to attempt it.[[/note]]
14th Oct '17 10:38:36 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: The unnamed CEO of Brawndo, whose corporate corruption is why there's a dust bowl and the economy is on life support.


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* OneWordTitle: ''Idiocracy''


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* ThePlace: The title refers to the future full of idiots.
* {{Portmantitle}}: "Idiot"+"Democracy"
27th Sep '17 6:04:52 PM Theriocephalus
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Joe says "I'm not sure if..." to a machine, which proceeds to assume his name is literally 'Not Sure'. It asks for confirmation, but promptly misreads Joe's tone when he says "my name is ''not'' Sure!", takes it literally again and tattoos this name on his arm. Everyone calls him 'Not Sure' for the rest of the movie.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Joe says "I'm not sure if..." to a machine, which proceeds to assume his name is literally 'Not Sure'."Not Sure". It asks for confirmation, but promptly misreads Joe's tone when he says "my name is ''not'' Sure!", takes it literally again and tattoos this name on his arm. Everyone calls him 'Not Sure' "Not Sure" for the rest of the movie.



** ''Ass'', a film which was nothing but a close-up of someone's ass? That sounds too ridiculous to be trueŚ[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244835/ oh, wait...]] By Creator/AndyWarhol, no less.[[note]]It was not, however, a commercial success which won eight Oscars, including Best Screenplay.[[/note]]

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** ''Ass'', a film which was nothing but a close-up of someone's ass? That sounds too ridiculous to be trueŚ[[http://www.true -- [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244835/ oh, wait...]] By Creator/AndyWarhol, no less.[[note]]It was not, however, a commercial success which won eight Oscars, including Best Screenplay.[[/note]]



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "The economy was in a state of deep neglect. A great dust bowl had ravaged food supplies. And the number-one movie in the country was called ''Ass''."

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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"The economy was in a state of deep neglect. A great dust bowl had ravaged food supplies. And the number-one movie in the country was called ''Ass''."
19th Sep '17 6:39:57 PM handsonsocks
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* HotScoop: A bit of TruthInTelevision there. Ever see what [[BlondeRepublicanSexKitten the female anchors on Fox News and CNN look like?]] Although in ''Idiocracy'', the ''male'' anchor is naked at least to the waist. This is also TruthInTelevision with Canada's Naked News. [[NotSafeForWork If you're not at work]], do a search for it. (Though not the field reporter, interestingly. And she's actually ''competent'', for that matter. How did that get through?) Also, the news anchors and the field reporter demonstrate a considerably better command of the English language than most of the population.

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* HotScoop: A bit of TruthInTelevision there. Ever see what [[BlondeRepublicanSexKitten the female anchors on Fox News and CNN look like?]] Although in ''Idiocracy'', the ''male'' anchor is naked at least to the waist. This is also TruthInTelevision with Canada's Naked News. [[NotSafeForWork If you're not at work]], do a search for it. (Though not the field reporter, interestingly. And she's actually ''competent'', for that matter. How did that get through?) Also, the news anchors and the field reporter demonstrate a considerably better command of the English language than most of the population.population, even if it still contains numerous light profanities. Though not the field reporter, interestingly, who is fully clothed and uses terms such as "more better".
12th Sep '17 1:36:49 PM RadiatedRonin
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* MyNaymeIs: Uppgrayedd. The double D's are for a double dose of pimpin'.

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* MyNaymeIs: Uppgrayedd. The double D's are Spelled with an extra D for a double "double dose of pimpin'.his pimp game."
12th Sep '17 1:35:47 PM RadiatedRonin
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** Though that ''could'' have been stock footage, as the next shot showed him at the Pyramids at Giza.
12th Sep '17 1:28:42 PM RadiatedRonin
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ComicallyMissingThePoint: Frito Pendejo could well be ''the'' Trope Codifier for this. At no point does he truly understand what Joe is saying to him.

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ComicallyMissingThePoint: *ComicallyMissingThePoint: Frito Pendejo could well be ''the'' Trope Codifier for this. At no point does he truly understand what Joe is saying to him.him.
-->'''Frito''': "How many billions is 80 minus 60?"
-->'''Joe''': "Uh, it's 50. 50 billion dollars, Frito!"
-->'''Frito''': "I like money."
12th Sep '17 1:26:58 PM RadiatedRonin
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ComicallyMissingThePoint: Frito Pendejo could well be ''the'' Trope Codifier for this. At no point does he truly understand what Joe is saying to him.


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** Though, they also add sound effects such as heavy reverb to the male anchor's voice to make his words have more impact. Also worth mentioning is when the female anchor turns to Formica (the street reporter), the anchor turns all the way around as if the inset screen will appear behind her or she is physically looking for Formica.
12th Sep '17 1:22:50 PM RadiatedRonin
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** Not to mention the beer that comes through a tube from somewhere on the wall. It seems that beer has gone the way of cable TV...
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