History Film / JingleAllTheWay

2nd Feb '16 8:04:07 AM speedyboris
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* HowAboutASmile: After the two store employees laugh derisively at Howard and Myron asking if they have any Turbo Man figures in stock, Howard grabs the two and menacingly asks, "Where's your Christmas spirit?!" The two employees flash a nervous smile, and Howard says, "That's better!" and sets them down.
24th Dec '15 9:57:00 PM Brainiac0982
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It is also the last comedic role for Ah-nold, and one of the last for Sinbad. The film is based on the holiday crazes for both Cabbage Patch Kids dolls and Mighty Morphin Power Ranger toys.
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It is also the last comedic role for Ah-nold, and one of the last for Sinbad. The film is based on the holiday crazes for both Cabbage Patch Kids dolls and Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers toys.

** Also, the PowerRanger toys, which Turbo Man parodies. At the time the Power Ranger series began, no one had ever seen anything like it, and there was a general consensus that it would fail miserably. As a result, most of the major retailers didn't bother with much of the merchandise, which was bought up by smaller, independent retailers instead. Hence, when the show became a hit, stores were woefully understocked, leading to a huge craze during the holidays. To this day, the incident appears in marketing textbooks to illustrate issues of supply and demand.
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** Also, the PowerRanger Franchise/PowerRangers toys, which Turbo Man parodies. At the time the Power Ranger Rangers series began, no one had ever seen anything like it, and there was a general consensus that it would fail miserably. As a result, most of the major retailers didn't bother with much of the merchandise, which was bought up by smaller, independent retailers instead. Hence, when the show became a hit, stores were woefully understocked, leading to a huge craze during the holidays. To this day, the incident appears in marketing textbooks to illustrate issues of supply and demand.
1st Dec '15 8:42:55 PM Orca1_9904
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* RealPlaceBackground: The film takes place in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota and several local landmarks are seen and mentioned, such as the Mall of America and Lake Minnetonka, and Howard's flight as Turbo Man careens all over the downtown Minneapolis skyline.

* VomitDiscretionShot: When Howard gets caught in the banner while using Turboman's jetpack, he gets nauseated due to rapidly spinning in circles, though the only indication of this the viewer is shown is Howard's cheeks bulging out.
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* VomitDiscretionShot: When Howard gets caught in the banner while using Turboman's Turbo Man's jetpack, he gets nauseated due to rapidly spinning in circles, though the only indication of this the viewer is shown is Howard's cheeks bulging out.
1st Dec '15 8:24:24 PM Orca1_9904
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** [[spoiler:Since Myron was bound with cheap-looking rope instead of actual handcuffs, with his hands tied in front of him rather than behind, it suggests that he isn't really being arrested; Dementor's "capture" could have been the show's intended climax. His own PaperThinDisguise must have kept the officers from recognizing him as the mailman bomber, or else he would have gotten far more severe treatment.]]
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** [[spoiler:Since Myron was bound with cheap-looking rope instead of actual handcuffs, with his hands tied in front of him rather than behind, it suggests that he isn't really being arrested; Dementor's "capture" could have been the show's intended climax. His own PaperThinDisguise must have kept the officers from recognizing him as the mailman bomber, or else he would have gotten far more severe treatment.]]treatment, (though he does end up having half a dozen very real guns pointed at him)]].
1st Dec '15 8:07:42 PM Orca1_9904
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* VomitDiscretionShot: When Howard gets caught in the banner while using Turboman's jetpack, he gets nauseated due to rapidly spinning in circles, though the only indication of this the viewer is shown is Howard's cheeks bulging out.
13th Aug '15 11:02:07 PM MHarrington
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* YouAreTooLate: Howard shouts this at Myron when he tells the names of Santa's reindeer to the radio station manager and Myron arrives just seconds later.
13th Mar '15 2:10:48 PM Morgenthaler
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The film was a modest box office hit, earning $129,832,389 in the worldwide market. With $60,592,389 in the United States market alone, it was the 23rd most successful film of its year. Critically, it was given a mediocre reception by the media, even earning a Golden Raspberry nomination for its director Brian Levant; it subsequently became a RunningGag on ''Late Night with Creator/ConanOBrien'' when "Arnold" made appearances via SynchroVox (he always found an opportunity to bring it up as an "all-time Christmas classic," despite it being completely irrelevant to the matter at hand). However, it still reruns regularly on Disney-owned stations such as ABCFamily, and has since become a TV holiday staple. Some are even starting to regard it as a "classic" holiday film, despite its flaws.
13th Mar '15 2:06:38 PM Morgenthaler
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->"''[[MemeticMutation Put that cookie down]]!'' '''''[[MemeticMutation NOW!]]'''''"
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->"''[[MemeticMutation Put ->"''Put that cookie down]]!'' '''''[[MemeticMutation NOW!]]'''''"down!'' '''''NOW!'''''"
11th Mar '15 1:12:27 PM morenohijazo
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A 1996 Christmas film starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Howard Langston, a father who is a constant disappointment to his son Jamie (Jake Lloyd). After missing his son's karate practice yet again, to compensate for this own BumblingDad nature, Howard decides he is going to get Jamie the toy he really wants for Christmas: A Turbo Man action figure. Unfortunately, the Turbo Man action figure is the hot toy of the season and is in short supply, and Howard has waited until Christmas Eve before trying to find one. Subsequently, he finds himself competing with crazed mailman Myron Larabee (Sinbad) and massive crowds of other parents to get the same toy. What follows is a comedy of errors as both men race to get the toy.
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A 1996 Christmas film starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Howard Langston, a father who is a constant disappointment to his son Jamie (Jake Lloyd). After missing his son's karate practice yet again, to compensate for this own BumblingDad nature, Howard decides he is going to get Jamie the toy he really wants for Christmas: A Turbo Man action figure. Unfortunately, the Turbo Man action figure is the hot toy of the season and is [[DemandOverload in short supply, supply]], and Howard has waited until Christmas Eve before trying to find one. Subsequently, he finds himself competing with crazed mailman Myron Larabee (Sinbad) and massive crowds of other parents to get the same toy. What follows is a comedy of errors as both men race to get the toy.

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A 1996 Christmas film starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Howard Langston, a father who is a constant disappointment to his son Jamie (Jake Lloyd). After missing his son's karate practice yet again, to compensate for this own BumblingDad nature, Howard decides he is going to get Jamie the toy he really wants for Christmas: A Turbo Man action figure. Unfortunately, the Turbo Man action figure is the hot toy of the season and is in short supply, and Howard has waited until Christmas Eve before trying to find one. Subsequently, he finds himself competing with crazed mailman Myron Larabee (Sinbad) and massive crowds of other parents to get the same toy. What follows is a comedy of errors as both men race to get the toy.

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A 1996 Christmas film starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Howard Langston, a father who is a constant disappointment to his son Jamie (Jake Lloyd). After missing his son's karate practice yet again, to compensate for this own BumblingDad nature, Howard decides he is going to get Jamie the * DemandOverload: In universe. The type of toy he really wants for Christmas: A Turbo Man action figure. Unfortunately, the Turbo Man action figure popularity seen here is based on toys like Cabbage Patch Kids and Tickle Me Elmo becoming the hot toy of the season and is in short supply, and Howard has waited until Christmas Eve before trying to find one. Subsequently, he finds himself competing with crazed mailman Myron Larabee (Sinbad) and massive crowds of other parents to get the same toy. What follows is a comedy of errors as both men race to get the toy. demand. Toy companies seek reactions like this.
26th Dec '14 5:12:35 PM Retro7
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler: Victor, Noel's stepfather, buys up all the Harrison bears just to make sure Noel gets one for Christmas, not realizing that this will deprive most of the town's residence of getting one too. Larry calls him out on it when he finds out what's going on and naturally when the town finds out, it royally backfires. It's only thanks to Larry and giving everyone a bear at the end does he make up for his mistake.]]
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