History Film / JingleAllTheWay

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.
13th Jan '17 11:16:02 AM Mdumas43073
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->"''Put that cookie down!'' '''''NOW!'''''"
-->-- Howard Langston

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]], 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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->"''Put that cookie down!'' '''''NOW!'''''"
''NOW!''"
-->-- Howard Langston

'''Howard Langston'''

A 1996 Christmas Christmas-themed comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.

Workaholic father
Howard Langston, a father who 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 11:12:05 AM Mdumas43073
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31st Dec '16 7:08:02 PM WileK209
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* ExpressiveMask: The costume used for Turbo Man's pink saber-tooth tiger Booster has a fully animatronic head with moving jaw, blinking eyes and twitching ears. It even gets used in the parade.
25th Dec '16 1:03:54 PM Truro
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* TheScrappy: Turbo Man's sidekick Booster is an InUniverse example. The kid fans hate Booster so much that they attack the guy who wears Booster's costume at the parade.
-->'''Myron''': You know what? Nobody likes you, Booster!
** Additionally, while Turbo Man action figures were in such short supply that people were fighting over the few available, all toy stores were depicted as having a surplus of Booster dolls. When one toy store clerk pointed this out over a loudspeaker, the crowd reacted with boos and jeers and Myron shouting, "We don't want that! We don't want any!!"
-->'''Nostalgia Critic''': Fuck Booster! Give me the Turbo Man, you girly man!

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* TheScrappy: Turbo Man's sidekick Booster is an InUniverse example. The kid fans hate Booster so much that they attack the guy who wears Booster's costume at the parade.
-->'''Myron''': You know what? Nobody likes you, Booster!
** Additionally, while Turbo Man action figures were in such short supply that people were fighting over the few available, all toy stores were depicted as having a surplus of Booster dolls. When one toy store clerk pointed this out over a loudspeaker, the crowd reacted with boos and jeers and Myron shouting, "We don't want that! We don't want any!!"
-->'''Nostalgia Critic''': Fuck Booster! Give me the Turbo Man, you girly man!
19th Dec '16 9:43:01 AM Movienut376
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*BigYes: Howard, when he ''finally'' gets his hands on the Turbo Man action figure at the big parade.
19th Dec '16 9:22:48 AM Movienut376
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**In-universe; Howard, trying to make amends for missing Jamie's belt ceremony, remarks how cool it looks and riffs a Bruce Lee impression.
11th Dec '16 12:44:51 PM DustSnitch
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During the parade, one of the kids attacking [[TheScrappy Booster]] calls him a "fag."

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During the parade, one of the kids attacking [[TheScrappy Booster]] Booster calls him a "fag."



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10th Dec '16 9:48:38 PM runfromcheney
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* HummerDinger: Howard drives a GMC Suburban that doesn't see any use beyond that of a normal car.


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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.


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* 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.
--> '''Howard''': What am I doing? Stealing from a kid? I can't do this....you're going back.


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* SlobsVsSnobs: This is what the battle between Howard and Myron for a Turboman is partially depicted as. This trope is most prominently displayed when Howard and Myron run to their cars upon the tip that a store in the Mall of America has received a new shipment of Turboman dolls: Howard runs to his shiny new GMC Suburban with a car alarm, while Myron squirms his way into his [[TheAllegedCar banged-up Jeep CJ that barely runs]].


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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: While this film hasn't dated horribly, there are a few elements that date it square to the mid-1990s. The biggest one is how the film uses Myron threatening people (including the police) with mail bombs for comic effect. Not only would this be considered inappropriate in today's terrorist-fearing society - not to mention how just making the threat would be enough to get Myron a lengthy jail sentence today - but it is also a reference to the Unabomber, one of the most notorious terrorists of the 1980s and 1990s, who was captured shortly before the film's release. Additionally, the Christmas parade depicts many 1990s fads, including Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and SonicTheHedgehog.
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