History Film / JingleAllTheWay

11th Feb '18 2:14:43 PM fruitstripegum
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* LifeImitatesArt: The film's theatrical run coincided with the craze for Tickle Me Elmo dolls - one of the most notorious Christmas toy crazes in history. Unexpected demand for Tickle Me Elmo lead to shortages and store mobbing like that depicted for Turboman. Taken UpToEleven when a Canadian store clerk was trampled by a crowd after he was spotted handing a crate of Tickle Me Elmo dolls - something specifically depicted in the film.
16th Jan '18 6:40:12 AM Saveelich
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Workaholic mattress salesman Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) 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]], 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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Workaholic mattress salesman Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) is a constant disappointment to his son Jamie (Jake Lloyd).(Creator/JakeLloyd). 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]], 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.
17th Dec '17 9:32:19 AM LtFedora
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* EvenEvilHasStandards:When Myron pulled out a random package out of his bag and said it was a bomb, it was just to force the police to let him go. He was shocked and disgusted when the bomb went off, telling him it really was a bomb.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards:When EvenEvilHasStandards: When Myron pulled out a random package out of his bag and said it was a bomb, it was just to force the police to let him go. He was shocked and disgusted when the bomb went off, telling him it really was a bomb.
11th Oct '17 10:28:07 AM Jdb1984
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* EvenEvilHasStandards:When Myron pulled out a random package out of his bag and said it was a bomb, it was just to force the police to let him go. He was shocked and disgusted when the bomb went off, telling him it really was a bomb.
11th Jun '17 1:22:46 AM hack-normal
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** Liz is pretty annoyed with the crap she's had to put up during the day and Howard constantly disappointing everybody... then Ted finally showcases himself to be a BitchInSheepsClothing and tries to make a definite move on her while they look for a parking spot on the parade. She drops hot cocoa (which he had given her before) on his lap and leaves him to his suffering.

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** Liz is pretty annoyed with the crap she's had to put up during the day and Howard constantly disappointing everybody... then Ted finally showcases himself to be a BitchInSheepsClothing and tries to make a definite move on her while they look for a parking spot on the parade. She drops hot cocoa hits him with a mug of eggnog (which he had given her before) on and storms out of his lap and leaves him to his suffering.car.
4th May '17 2:23:41 AM rufusluciusivan
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* {{Determinator}}: Howard

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* {{Determinator}}: HowardHoward goes to ''great'' lengths to find the Turbo Man.



* MoralEventHorizon: At the beginning of the film, Ted smugly tells Howard about how he bought his son a Turboman months earlier, before the surge in demand. Stressed out and empty-handed after spending the whole day driving to every toy store in town, Howard disgruntedly breaks into Ted's house to steal his. However, right as he's about to leave with the Turboman in hand, Howard decides that he can't bring himself to steal from a kid on Christmas, and turns around to put the toy back.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Discussed InUniverse and ultimately defied. At the beginning of the film, Ted smugly tells Howard about how he bought his son a Turboman months earlier, before the surge in demand. Stressed out and empty-handed after spending the whole day driving to every toy store in town, Howard disgruntedly breaks into Ted's house to steal his. However, right as he's about to leave with the Turboman in hand, Howard decides that he can't bring himself to steal from a kid on Christmas, and turns around to put the toy back.
30th Apr '17 5:34:58 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TheAce: Ted, as far as being a father goes.
** BrokenAce: He doesn't really give a crap about his kid and just uses him as bait to pick up women.

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* TheAce: Ted, as far as being a father and homemaker goes.
** BrokenAce: [[BitchInSheepsClothing He doesn't really give a crap about his kid and just uses him as bait to pick up women.women]].



* GoingPostal: Myron is definitely implied to be the type.

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* GoingPostal: Myron is definitely implied to be the type. He even exploits it during the scene when he threatens people with a (alleged, then unknown to him ''real'') bomb package by painting himself as even more borderline insane that he really is.


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** Liz is pretty annoyed with the crap she's had to put up during the day and Howard constantly disappointing everybody... then Ted finally showcases himself to be a BitchInSheepsClothing and tries to make a definite move on her while they look for a parking spot on the parade. She drops hot cocoa (which he had given her before) on his lap and leaves him to his suffering.
30th Apr '17 5:17:04 PM TokoWH
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* BerserkButton: When Howard finally attacks this cardboard Turbo Man model in a store, after having spent a long time in so many stores trying to find one for his son with no luck. He first punches it, and it hits him on the back of the head as he turns around, causing him to get even more irate enough to grab it and tear it to shreds.
** Over this entire Turbo Man issue, Howard also finally loses it with his son, Jamie over the phone at one point when Jamie quotes something Turbo Man said, failing to realize that Jamie is well unaware of what hell he has been through that whole day with what he has been all over trying to find him. From his censuring tirade, he also ends up hitting Jamie's BerserkButton because of the way we see Jamie respond right back to him before slamming the phone on him, even though Howard tries to apologize just after. All leading to Howard having much regret.
** Liz hits Ted over the head with a thermos of eggnog for hitting on her in attempt to making her cheat on Howard.



* RageBreakingPoint:
** When Howard finally attacks this cardboard Turbo Man model in a store, after having spent a long time in so many stores trying to find one for his son with no luck. He first punches it, and it hits him on the back of the head as he turns around, causing him to get even more irate enough to grab it and tear it to shreds.
** Over this entire Turbo Man issue, Howard also finally loses it with his son, Jamie over the phone at one point when Jamie quotes something Turbo Man said, failing to realize that Jamie is well unaware of what hell he has been through that whole day with what he has been all over trying to find him. From his censuring tirade, he also ends up hitting Jamie's RageBreakingPoint because of the way we see Jamie respond right back to him before slamming the phone on him, even though Howard tries to apologize just after. All leading to Howard having much regret.



13th Jan '17 11:16:37 AM Mdumas43073
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Workaholic salesman Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) 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]], 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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Workaholic mattress salesman Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) 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]], 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.
13th Jan '17 11:16:19 AM Mdumas43073
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Workaholic father Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) 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]], 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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Workaholic father salesman Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) 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]], 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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