History Film / Idiocracy

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:
**
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);
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.
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