History Film / MeetTheFeebles

26th Sep '16 3:31:35 PM DeepC
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* FurryReminder: One of the film's many ways to shock the audience is by having its FunnyAnimal characters do things that their real animal counterparts do - such as Mr. Bletch (a walrus) eating a fish character, F.W. Fly ([[CaptainObvious a fly]]) eating crap out of a toilet (on top of that, Harry tries to kill him with bug spray), Harry thinking he's coming down with [[spoiler: myxomatosis]], and Robert (a hedgehog) [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking curling up in a ball when he's feeling shy.]]

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* FurryReminder: One of the film's many ways to shock the audience is by having its FunnyAnimal characters do things that their real animal counterparts do - such as Mr. Bletch (a walrus) eating a fish character, F.W. Fly ([[CaptainObvious a fly]]) eating crap out of a toilet (on top of that, Harry tries to kill him with bug spray), Trevor the Rat gobbling up the corpses of Sidney the Elephant's dead pets, Harry thinking he's coming down with [[spoiler: myxomatosis]], AIDS after sex with several other rabbits ([[spoiler: Actually myxomatosis]]), and Robert (a hedgehog) [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking curling up in a ball when he's feeling shy.]]
31st Aug '16 4:23:54 AM Vorpale
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* TooDumbToLive: Samantha the Cat. [[spoiler: When she walks in on a desperate, emotionally broken Heidi about to blow her brains out with Bletch's light machinegun, she taunts her and tells her she should take the safety off first. Heidi follows her advice... Then promptly turns Samantha into swiss cheese before going on a rampage.]]
3rd Aug '16 7:01:18 AM BenMitchell90
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** When F.W. Fly is [[spoiler: being tortured by Mr. Bletch]], he cries out [[Film/TheFly1958 "Heeeelp meeeee!"]].
3rd Aug '16 6:56:17 AM BenMitchell90
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* RussianRoulette: What reference to ''Film/TheDeerHunter'' would be complete without it? Wynyard and his commander were forced to play it in 'Nam when they were captured by the VC beavers.



** Wynyard's Vietnam flashback has a scene where they are forced to do Russian Roulette, as a reference for ''Film/TheDeerHunter''.

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** Wynyard's Vietnam flashback begins with a scene spoofing ''Film/FullMetalJacket'''s urban combat and then has a scene where they are forced to do play Russian Roulette, as a reference for ''Film/TheDeerHunter''.


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* TheVietnamWar: A pretty lengthy flashback is dedicated to Wynyard's experience in Vietnam, with him and his fellow "frogs of war" fighting Viet Cong beavers. Unsurprisingly, ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' and ''Film/TheDeerHunter'' are heavily spoofed.
3rd Aug '16 6:47:55 AM BenMitchell90
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%%* DepravedKidsShowHost: Pretty much the entire cast.

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%%* * DepravedKidsShowHost: Pretty much everyone in the entire cast.show's cast has some serious vices and ''very'' not-kid-friendly problems offstage, be it Harry the MC's addiction to sex, Wynyard's smack addiction and Vietnam PTSD, or Sidney's paternity suit. On top of that, the manager is a full-blown criminal who deals with drug pushers, has a cabinet full of heavy weaponry, and cheats on his girlfriend, and the show's director has his heart set on singing a big show-stopper number about the joys of sodomy.



%%* EarnYourHappyEnding: For the very few characters that survive.

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%%* * EarnYourHappyEnding: For As seen in the very ending montage, the few remaining characters that survive.get happy endings, and they had to put up with bullying and [[spoiler: narrowly avoiding death in Heidi's massacre]] to get there.
2nd Aug '16 10:18:52 PM BenMitchell90
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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: While he still has some cartoony features (on top of being a FunnyAnimal), Trevor is much more realistic looking than most of the other puppets, which makes him even creepier. And then there's F.W. Fly, whose mouth is the only cartoonish thing about him - he looks just like a real fly, only larger and somehow even more disgusting.



* OnlyOneName: No one has a last name.

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* OnlyOneName: No one has a last name.name, except for maybe [[SpeciesSurname F.W. Fly]].



* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler: Sebastian's hilarious "Sodomy" number plays as we see Heidi gun nearly the entire cast and crew of the show.]]

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* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler: Sebastian's hilarious "Sodomy" number plays as [[spoiler: we see Heidi gun nearly the entire cast and crew of the show.show. And the film ends with Heidi performing "Garden of Love" on stage one last time, with the set in shambles and Bletch's and Trevor's mutilated corpses surrounding her.]]
31st Jul '16 10:18:23 PM BenMitchell90
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* BondOneLiner: Mr. Bletch and Trevor swap Bond One-Liners as [[spoiler: Bletch tortures and kills F.W. Fly. First, after Bletch rips off his right wing, Trevor snarks "Well, what do you know, Boss? A left-wing reporter!" Bletch then adds that they "can't have a biased press" and rips off F.W.'s other wing. Finally, after flushing what's left of the fly down the toilet, Bletch remarks "Now that's what I call an impartial journalist!"]]



* SignificantMonogram: The fly reporter's name is F.W. Fly. What do his initials stand for? Well, consider that he's a literal ''f''ly on the ''w''all.
* SmugSnake: F.W. Fly, on top of being pesky and invasive, is also very smug and snide. When he finds out that Harry has caught "The Big One", he's beyond excited at the chance of getting a great scoop and is positively giddy and completely unsympathetic as he prods Harry for info, even mocking his impending death. [[spoiler: F.W. does end up getting his big story to the presses, but when Mr. Bletch and Trevor find out, it winds up costing him his life.]]



* YouJustRuinedTheShot: At one point Robert interrupts Trevor's aforementioned BDSM porn shoot.

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* YouJustRuinedTheShot: At one point Robert interrupts Trevor's aforementioned BDSM porn shoot.shoot, which proves disastrous when the cow accidentally sits on the cockroach and kills him. Trevor figures that at least he still might be able to sell it as a [[SnuffFilm snuff movie]].
29th Jul '16 9:04:40 PM BenMitchell90
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%%* GagBoobs: Heidi, Heidi, ''HEIDI''.

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%%* GagBoobs: Heidi, Heidi, ''HEIDI''.* FurryReminder: One of the film's many ways to shock the audience is by having its FunnyAnimal characters do things that their real animal counterparts do - such as Mr. Bletch (a walrus) eating a fish character, F.W. Fly ([[CaptainObvious a fly]]) eating crap out of a toilet (on top of that, Harry tries to kill him with bug spray), Harry thinking he's coming down with [[spoiler: myxomatosis]], and Robert (a hedgehog) [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking curling up in a ball when he's feeling shy.]]



* LargeAndInCharge: Mr. Bletch manages the Feebles acting troupe, and is one of the biggest characters in the film. Furthermore, there's the aptly-named crime boss Mr. Big, who is some kind of whale.



* SerenadeYourLover: One of the sweetest and least disturbing moments in the film.

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* SerenadeYourLover: One At Arthur's suggestion, Robert confesses his feelings for Lucille by singing her a song with her name in the lyrics. It's one of the sweetest and least disturbing moments in the film.
27th Jul '16 1:46:51 PM BenMitchell90
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%%* BigEater: Heidi

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%%* * BigEater: HeidiHeidi is a compulsive eater, which leads to her botching her rehearsal performance of "Garden of Love".



%%* CoolOldGuy: Arthur the Worm.

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%%* * CoolOldGuy: Arthur the Worm.Worm is up there in years, and one of the few genuinely decent and kind characters in the film.



%%* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Robert.

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%%* * ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Robert.Robert enunciates his "R"s as "W"s, which leads to Trevor mocking him by calling him "Wobert".



%%* {{Flashback}}

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%%* {{Flashback}}* {{Flashback}} One to when Heidi and Mr. Bletch met, and one to Wynyard's experience in the Vietnam War.



%%* GiantEnemyCrab: Cedric's mooks.

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%%* * GiantEnemyCrab: Cedric's mooks.mooks are large anthropomorphic crabs.



%%* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: [[spoiler:Heidi.]]
%%* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Heidi again, toward the final act.]]

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%%* * GirlWithPsychoWeapon: [[spoiler:Heidi.[[spoiler:Heidi, who takes the heavy machine gun she was going to kill herself with and goes on a bloody massacre.]]
%%* * HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Heidi again, toward [[spoiler:Heidi, after Mr. Bletch cruelly fires her from the final act.]]Feebles in favor of his mistress, Samantha. Heidi even tries killing herself, first with a noose and then with one of Bletch's heavy machine guns... but then [[BullyingADragon Samantha comes in and mocks her while she's in possession of a loaded machine gun...]]]]



%%* InfantImmortality

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%%* InfantImmortality* InfantImmortality: Of all the lines this film happily crosses, killing off baby Seymour is not one of them.



%%* LoveAtFirstSight: Robert to Lucille

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%%* * LoveAtFirstSight: Robert to Lucilleis smitten with Lucille as soon as he first lays eyes on her.



%%* PrimaDonnaDirector: Sebastian.

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%%* * PrimaDonnaDirector: Sebastian.Sebastian, who is very demanding and difficult to please, especially with the stress of all of the goings-on combined with the fact that they'll be going on-air ''that night'' piling up on him.



%%* ShowWithinAShow
%%* SoundtrackDissonance

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%%* ShowWithinAShow
%%* SoundtrackDissonance
* ShowWithinAShow: Much of the film is dedicated to what goes on behind the scenes of ''The Fabulous Feebles Variety Hour'', and we see quite a bit of the show itself.
* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler: Sebastian's hilarious "Sodomy" number plays as we see Heidi gun nearly the entire cast and crew of the show.]]



%%* VarietyShow
%%* ViolentGlaswegian: Cedric

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%%* VarietyShow
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* VarietyShow: ''The Fabulous Feebles Variety Hour'' is this, with knife-throwing, opera, musical numbers, skits, and more.
* VillainProtagonist: Mr. Bletch and Trevor are the film's main antagonists, and a lot of screen time is dedicated to their drug deal and later conflict with a rival gang, making them protagonists too in their own way.
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ViolentGlaswegian: CedricCedric has this kind of accent, and is a thuggish drug dealer.



%%* YouDirtyRat: Trevor is pretty much a textbook example.

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%%* * YouDirtyRat: Trevor Trevor, who directs pornos in the basement, deals drugs, and murders, on top of being a literal dirty-looking rat, is pretty much a textbook example.example. He even gets called such by Robert.



%%* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Heidi]]

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%%* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Right before the end credits, we see a montage of what became of the remaining cast members.
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WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Heidi]][[spoiler:With all the bullying she receives from Trevor and even her "lover" Mr. Bletch, it's hard not to feel sorry for Heidi, even if her massacre at the end is wrong and ends up killing some characters who didn't deserve it so much.]]
27th Jul '16 7:57:23 AM BenMitchell90
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* RRatedOpening: The opening number contains nothing that would be objectable to any parents who mistakenly rented this for their kids, other than the line "Samantha the pussy will show you some action" (Samantha's a cat, but the audience doesn't know this yet), which is easily missed anyway. But as soon as it's over, Trevor (who is smoking a cigarette, at that) tells Heidi "Alright, you fat slag, move yer ass!" And if that wasn't enough to scare parents away, we're then treated to [[FanDisservice the sight of Mr. Bletch and Samantha having sex]].
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