History Film / Idiocracy

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);
3rd Nov '16 12:20:47 PM TheUnknownUploader
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%%* OddFriendship: Collins and Upgrayedd.

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%%* * OddFriendship: Collins the military scientist and Upgrayedd.Upgrayedd the pimp.
26th Oct '16 4:29:09 AM Nakuyabi
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* AntiIntellectualism: Permeates the culture of the 2500s. Anyone who shows any kind of intelligence is derided as a "fag".

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* AntiIntellectualism: Permeates the culture of the 2500s. Anyone who shows any kind of intelligence is derided as a "fag"."fag" for it.



%%* ButtMonkey: Not Sure.

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%%* * ButtMonkey: Not Sure.Joe ends up taking a lot of abuse for everyone's amusement; also, to a (slightly) lesser degree, the guy on ''Ow, My Balls!''



%%* TheChewToy: The ''Ow My Balls!'' guy.
* AChildShallLeadThem: The Secretary of Energy looked like about thirteen, drinks heavily, and had gotten the job by winning an unspecified contest. Not that he seemed any less capable than any other Cabinet member …

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%%* TheChewToy: The ''Ow My Balls!'' guy.
* AChildShallLeadThem: The Secretary of Energy looked like looks to be about twelve or thirteen, drinks heavily, and had gotten the got his job by winning an unspecified contest. Not that he seemed any contest; none of this makes him seem particularly less capable competent than any other Cabinet member …member... though that's not saying much.



* CrapsackWorld: ''Idiocracy'' depicts the future America as a horrifically dirty and overcrowded wasteland where humanity is crude, impossibly dumb, and hostile. In addition, America is suffering from dustbowls and starvation (due to crops being irrigated by a sports drink brand, killing them off and [[SaltTheEarth salting the earth]]), and the economy is in a terrible state, with RidiculousFutureInflation being displayed in full effect.

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* CrapsackWorld: ''Idiocracy'' depicts the future America as a horrifically dirty and overcrowded wasteland where humanity is crude, impossibly dumb, and hostile. In addition, America is suffering from dustbowls and starvation (due to crops being irrigated by with a sports drink brand, killing them off and [[SaltTheEarth salting the earth]]), and the economy is in a terrible state, with RidiculousFutureInflation being displayed in full effect.



* DividedStatesOfAmerica: The American flag has only twenty-five stars on it, so it's possible half the states have seceded. On the other hand, there are only eleven stripes, so it's possible it has simply been forgotten what the stars and stripes are supposed to represent. Or that nobody can count that high anymore.

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: The American flag has only twenty-five stars on it, so it's possible half the states have seceded. On the other hand, there are also only eleven stripes, so it's possible it everyone has simply been forgotten what the stars and stripes are supposed to represent. Or represent, or that nobody can count that high anymore.



* TheEveryman: Invoked; Joe and Rita are specifically chosen for the experiment because they're completely average in every regard...but are nonetheless considered geniuses by the standards of the future.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The [[spoiler: Time Masheen ride]] features an interpretation of the events of WWII and the years following. It involves model dinosaurs wearing swastikas.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A hilarious ShowWithinAShow example. The narrator mentions that the year's biggest blockbuster movie was ''Ass''. "… and that's all it was, for ninety minutes." Yeah, what he said. "It won [[TakeThat eight Oscars that year, including one for 'Best Screenplay']]."

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* TheEveryman: Invoked; Joe and Rita are specifically chosen for the experiment because they're completely average in every regard... but are nonetheless considered geniuses by the standards of the future.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The [[spoiler: Time Masheen ride]] features an interpretation of the events of WWII and the years following. It following which involves model dinosaurs wearing swastikas.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A hilarious ShowWithinAShow example. The narrator mentions that the year's biggest blockbuster movie was ''Ass''. "… "...and that's all it was, for ninety minutes." Yeah, what he said. "It won [[TakeThat eight Oscars that year, including one for 'Best Screenplay']]."



* 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 rubber, flaccid penis on the hood.

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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 rubber, flaccid penis rubber phallus on the hood.



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Joe gets sent to prison, but immediately talks his way out by convincing them he should be in the line to be released. {{Justified|Trope}} because, well, they're all idiots. (They wise up the second time he's incarcerated and chain him to a boulder.)

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Joe gets sent to prison, but immediately talks his way out by convincing them he should be in the line to be released. {{Justified|Trope}} because, well, they're all idiots. (They wise up manage to do a ''little'' more thinking the second time he's incarcerated incarcerated, and chain him to a boulder.)



* JugglingLoadedGuns: A bunch of cops are firing on the car Not Sure had just exited. One of them has a rocket launcher—which he [[HadTheSillyThingInReverse proceeds to fire backwards]]. A few seconds later, a 747 enters the shot going down in flames. Later in the film, the ''U.S. President'' [[NoisyShutUp quiets down]] a rowdy crowd in the House of Representin' by firing a light support weapon into the air. This is perfectly justified considering the movie is literally an IdiotPlot. Also, our introduction to the Secretary of Education has him absentmindedly resting a shotgun against his face.

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* JugglingLoadedGuns: A bunch of cops are firing on the car Not Sure had just exited. One of them has a rocket launcher—which he [[HadTheSillyThingInReverse proceeds to fire backwards]]. A few seconds later, a 747 enters the shot going down in flames. Later in the film, the ''U.S. President'' [[NoisyShutUp quiets down]] a rowdy crowd in the House of Representin' by firing a light support weapon into the air. This is perfectly justified considering the movie is literally an IdiotPlot. Also, our introduction to the Secretary of Education has him absentmindedly resting a shotgun against his face.face and occasionally staring down the barrel of it.



* KavorkaMan: Clevon and his son in the prologue: two fat rednecks who nonetheless manage to father plenty of illegitimate children, contributing to humanity's devolution.

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* KavorkaMan: Clevon and his son in the prologue: two fat and ugly rednecks who nonetheless manage to father plenty of illegitimate children, contributing to humanity's devolution.



** Plus the inflation is actually [[JustifiedTrope kind of reasonable]]. If the ten million dollar bills we see are the equivalent of single dollar bills at the time the movie came out, it comes down to about 3% inflation per year. Not bad for the world depicted in the movie. In the real world, somebody would probably at some point have introduced a new basic unit of currency worth x times the old one, but I doubt these people would ever get an idea like that.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Joe was chosen for the Human Hibernation Project specifically because he is exactly this. Heavily {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, as Collins describes this fact as "remarkable," and proceeds to show a series of graphs, with Joe exactly at the midpoint in every one.

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** Plus the inflation is actually [[JustifiedTrope kind of reasonable]]. If the ten million dollar bills we see are the equivalent of single dollar bills at the time the movie came out, it comes down to about 3% inflation per year. Not bad for the world depicted in the movie. In the real world, somebody would probably at some point have introduced a new basic unit of currency worth x times the old one, but I doubt these people would ever get an idea like as lazy and stupid as the ones in this story evidently never think to do that.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Joe was is chosen for the Human Hibernation Project specifically because he is exactly this. Heavily {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, as Collins describes this fact as "remarkable," and proceeds to show a series of graphs, graphs with Joe exactly at the midpoint in every one.



* ThisAndThat: A running gag is that [[IdiotBall Joe never catches on]] to Rita's inference when she uses this phrase.

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* ThisAndThat: A running gag is that [[IdiotBall Joe never catches on]] to Rita's inference insinuation when she uses this phrase.
9th Oct '16 5:10:16 AM Fallingwater
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* BabiesEverAfter: The film ends with Rita and Joe and their 32 children.

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* BabiesEverAfter: The film ends with Rita and Joe Joe, and their 32 Frito and his eight wives, all fathering children.
9th Oct '16 4:56:25 AM Fallingwater
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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'. It asks for confirmation, but promptly misreads Joe's tone when he says "my name is *not* ''not'' Sure!", takes it literally again and tattoos this name on his arm. Everyone calls him 'Not Sure' for the rest of the movie.
9th Oct '16 4:55:38 AM Fallingwater
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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' and tattoo 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' Sure'. It asks for confirmation, but promptly misreads Joe's tone when he says "my name is *not* Sure!", takes it literally again and tattoo tattoos this name on his arm. Everyone calls him 'Not Sure' for the rest of the movie.
2nd Oct '16 4:00:51 AM eroock
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* HairTriggerAvalanche: A truck adds to a [[DownInTheDumps massive pile of garbage]]. It gets compressed, but stays intact; then a single can falls out of the truck, triggering an avalanche dozens of meters high.






* TheLastStraw: A truck adds to a [[DownInTheDumps massive pile of garbage]]. It gets compressed, but stays intact; then a single can falls out of the truck, triggering an avalanche dozens of meters high.
23rd Sep '16 7:32:07 AM Lumpbumps
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* ClusterFBomb: An apparent byproduct of the society's intellectual devolution is that "vulgarity filters" have largely been done away with. In other words, people cuss and use vulgar words all the time.

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* ClusterFBomb: An apparent byproduct of the society's intellectual devolution is that "vulgarity filters" have largely been done away with. In other words, people cuss curse and use vulgar words all the time.
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