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14th Feb '17 5:43:02 PM Mdumas43073
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When 'Smiler' Grogan (Jimmy Durante) sails his car off a cliff in the Mojave Desert, he [[FinalSpeech tells]] the various strangers who gather to help him [[TreasureMap where to find $350,000 in cash]], hidden loot from an old robbery. [[VisualPun He then literally kicks the bucket]]. After a spirited "negotiation" session breaks down, the witnesses decide to race each other to Santa Rosita State Park, where the money is "buried under a big 'W'"... each hoping to find it and keep it all for him/herself.

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When 'Smiler' aging criminal "Smiler" Grogan (Jimmy Durante) (Creator/JimmyDurante) sails his car off a cliff in the Mojave Desert, he [[FinalSpeech tells]] the various strangers who gather to help him [[TreasureMap where to find $350,000 in cash]], hidden loot from an old robbery. [[VisualPun He then literally kicks the bucket]]. bucket--[[VisualPun literally]]. After a spirited "negotiation" session as to the allocation of said money breaks down, the witnesses decide to race each other to Santa Rosita State Park, where the money loot is "buried under a big 'W'"... each hoping to find it and keep it all for him/herself.
14th Feb '17 5:37:31 PM Mdumas43073
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An epic madcap comedy from 1963, directed by Creator/StanleyKramer and starring several of the major comedians of its day, with an additional host appearing in [[TheCameo cameos]]: Creator/BusterKeaton, Creator/JerryLewis, Film/TheThreeStooges, [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]], Creator/DonKnotts, Creator/StanFreberg...

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An epic madcap comedy from 1963, comedy, directed by Creator/StanleyKramer and starring several of the major comedians of its day, day (1963), with an additional host appearing in [[TheCameo cameos]]: Creator/BusterKeaton, Creator/JerryLewis, Film/TheThreeStooges, [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]], Creator/DonKnotts, Creator/StanFreberg...
14th Feb '17 5:36:51 PM Mdumas43073
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A classic madcap comedy, directed by Creator/StanleyKramer and starring several of the major comedians of the day (1963), with an additional host appearing in [[TheCameo cameos]]: Creator/BusterKeaton, Creator/JerryLewis, Film/TheThreeStooges, [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]], Creator/DonKnotts, Creator/StanFreberg...

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A classic An epic madcap comedy, comedy from 1963, directed by Creator/StanleyKramer and starring several of the major comedians of the day (1963), its day, with an additional host appearing in [[TheCameo cameos]]: Creator/BusterKeaton, Creator/JerryLewis, Film/TheThreeStooges, [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]], Creator/DonKnotts, Creator/StanFreberg...
9th Feb '17 12:03:50 AM MeepieV
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*WeirdAlEffect There's an entire generation who barely know this movie exists at all but are intimately familiar with the Simpson's parody.
4th Feb '17 4:17:42 AM axle-k89
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* InelegantBlubbering: Exaggerated. Billie Sue is not only sobbing, but ''screaming hysterically'' over the phone in Culpeper's office ion the scene preceding the intermission.

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* InelegantBlubbering: Exaggerated. Billie Sue is not only sobbing, but ''screaming hysterically'' over the phone in Culpeper's office ion in the scene preceding the intermission.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:Culpeper tries to do this to the country by stealing the money for himself and attempting to flee to Mexico with it.]]
4th Feb '17 4:15:08 AM axle-k89
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* TapOnTheHead: Pike's NoHoldsBarredBeatdownis ended when he's hit on the head with a bottle.

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* TapOnTheHead: Pike's NoHoldsBarredBeatdownis NoHoldsBarredBeatdown is ended when he's hit on the head with a bottle.



* TemptingFate: Fitzgerald telling Ding and Benjy to take the controls of his plane so he can make more drinks for himself. Less than a minute later, the plane wildly moving about causes him to fall and hit his head, knocking him out, and is out cold for the remainder of his screen time.

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* TemptingFate: Mrs Marcus's line, "Nobody going to get me up in the air." Guess what happens when Pike crashes into the back of their car right after she says that?
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Fitzgerald telling Ding and Benjy to take the controls of his plane so he can make more drinks for himself. Less than a minute later, the plane wildly moving about causes him to fall and hit his head, knocking him out, and is out cold for the remainder of his screen time.
4th Feb '17 4:13:31 AM axle-k89
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** Melville accidentally destorying the hardware store basement' staircase while he's standing on it.

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** Melville accidentally destorying destroying the hardware store basement' staircase while he's standing on it.
4th Feb '17 4:12:59 AM axle-k89
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* DisappearedDad: Emmeline and Sylvester's father isn't around any more, probaby because of a divorce, as the LikeFatherLikeSon example would imply. Besides, [[FridgeBrilliance who would ''want'' to stay married to someone like Mrs Marcus]]?

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* DisappearedDad: Emmeline and Sylvester's father isn't around any more, probaby because of a divorce, as the LikeFatherLikeSon example would imply. Besides, [[FridgeBrilliance who would ''want'' WANT to stay married to someone like Mrs Marcus]]?
4th Feb '17 4:12:11 AM axle-k89
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* A conversation Culpeper has with Billie Sue has him ask her what she's doing in the bus station, to which she irritably replies, "I'm waiting for the bus!"
* The officer in the same right before the intermission, who asks Culpeper if something's wrong, while Ginger blames Culpeper repeatedly for wanting to take her to Hawaii, which resulted in Billie Sue wanting to leave home, while Billie Sue is sobbing and screaming in the background. Culpeper slowly turns to look at him with a wordless [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe "What do you think?!" look.]]

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* ** A conversation Culpeper has with Billie Sue has him ask her what she's doing in the bus station, to which she irritably replies, "I'm waiting for the bus!"
* ** The officer in the same right before the intermission, who asks Culpeper if something's wrong, while Ginger blames Culpeper repeatedly for wanting to take her to Hawaii, which resulted in Billie Sue wanting to leave home, while Billie Sue is sobbing and screaming in the background. Culpeper slowly turns to look at him with a wordless [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe "What do you think?!" look.]]look]].
4th Feb '17 4:11:17 AM axle-k89
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Otto Meyer is initially dismissive of Lennie Pike stopping him when they first meet, but is immediately interested when he hears about the $350,000 buried at Santa Rosita.
* EurekaMoment: Mrs Marcys has one in Hawthorne's wagon and suddenly shouts, "Sylvester!", which gives her and the others the idea to try and contact Sylvester because of his proximity to Santa Rosita. Unfortunately for them, it backfires badly when Mrs Marcus finally gets through to Sylvester.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:After the intermission, when it's revealed at what state the other characters are in, Culpeper is seen staring at the Mexican border, with Mexican music playing softly on the soundtrack. As revealed later, he intends to steal the money for himself and escape to Mexico with it.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A conversation Culpeper has with Aloysius fairly early on tells us about his pension, which has "not been up one red cent since 1934" and him wanting to take his wife Ginger on a holiday, a decision [[NiceJobBreakingItHero that will backfire badly later]], [[spoiler:and give him a reason as to why he will later try and steal the $350,000 for himself.]]
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[[spoiler:After the intermission, when it's revealed at what state the other characters are in, Culpeper is seen staring at the Mexican border, with Mexican music playing softly on the soundtrack. As revealed later, he intends to steal the money for himself and escape to Mexico with it.]]



* InelegantBlubbering: Exaggerated. Billie Sue is not only sobbing, but ''screaming hysterically'' over the phone in Culpeper's office ion the scene preceding the intermission.



* KickTheDog: The nameless motorist ({{Jerry Lewis}}) who deliberately runs over Culpeper's hat after he accidentally throws it into the street, and then laughs about it.
** Meyer does it to Pike soon after they meet, when he tells Pike he can come with him, but then tricks Pike into moving the bike out of the road, and just as Pike throws it away, Meyer drives off.



* LikeFatherLikeSon: As Mrs Marcus's plan to get Sylvester to get the money badly backfires, she has a moment of TranquilFury, then points at Emmeline and shouts, "Exactly like your father! A big, stupid, muscle-headed moron!"



* MissedHimByThatMuch: After leaving Emmeline and Mrs Marcus, Russell and Hawthorne decide to go back to try and find them. As they pull out of the gas station, the van Pike stole from Ray and Irwin's garage, which has Emmeline and Mrs Marcus in it, pulls into the very space Russell and Hawthorne just vacated.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Culpeper wants his pension increased so he can go on a holiday to Hawaii with his wife, Ginger. Their daughter, Billie Sue, wanted them to meet her new boyfriend, Oscar, but then told him her parents were going away to Hawaii. This resulted in an argument between the two that saw them break up and caused Billie Sue to angrily decide that not only did she not want to talk to Culpeper again, but she also wanted to leave home. The scene right before the intermission shows Culpeper sitting in shock with Ginger blaming him for the whole thing, with Billie Sue sobbing in the background.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: After Meyer [[KickTheDog leaves him by the side of the road]], Pike catches up to him at Ray and Irwin's garage and subjects him to one of these before being knocked out with a TapOnTheHead.



** Meyer when, after having left Pike at the side of the road, Pike catches up to him at Ray and Irwin's garage.
** Monica when she and Melville are locked in the hardware store basement.



** Monica and Melville when the steps in the hardware store catch fire while they're standing on them.



* TapOnTheHead: Fitzgerald is knocked out with one of these and remains unconscious for the rest of the film.

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* TapOnTheHead: Pike's NoHoldsBarredBeatdownis ended when he's hit on the head with a bottle.
** Ray and Irwin try to do this to Pike again with two successive bottles, but this time, it doesn't work. It just makes him angrier.
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Fitzgerald is knocked out with one of these and remains unconscious for the rest of the film.


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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Monica when Melville resorts to using dynamite to get out of the hardware store basement, as she hates explosions. The fuse also unexpectedly sets off some fireworks.


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* YouExclamation: An angry Pike towards Meyer when he catches up to him at Ray and Irwin's garage after Meyer left him behind in the middle of the road. Cue an OhCrap from Meyer.
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