History Film / OhGod

8th May '16 11:03:24 AM Brainbin
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The first movie, ''Oh, God!'' (1977) was directed by Carl Reiner, based on a novel by Avery Corman. John Denver plays Jerry Landers, an assistant manager at a supermarket who is chosen by God to spread His message. Though reluctant at first, Jerry eventually believes in his cause, and his efforts strains his marriage, endangers his job, and puts him in the path of a popular televangelist. It briefly ended ''Film/ANewHope''[='s=] reign as the #1 box office in October 1977, and was nominated for a Best Writer Oscar.

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The first movie, ''Oh, God!'' (1977) was directed by Carl Reiner, based on a novel by Avery Corman. John Denver plays Jerry Landers, an assistant manager at a supermarket who is chosen by God to spread His message. Though reluctant at first, Jerry eventually believes in his cause, and his efforts strains his marriage, endangers his job, and puts him in the path of a popular televangelist. It briefly ended ''Film/ANewHope''[='s=] the reign as of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' at the #1 top of the box office charts in October 1977, and was nominated for a Best Writer Adapted Screenplay Oscar.
9th Mar '15 12:28:32 AM RushLimborg
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** Perhaps he's just being [[DeadpanSnarker snarky about it?]] After all...he ''is'' being played by GeorgeBurns.


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* DeadpanSnarker: God, as played by GeorgeBurns.
--> "If it pleases the court...and even if it ''doesn't''..."
27th Feb '15 1:30:59 PM jedidarrick
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--->''*[[FingerSnapLighter The Devil sticks up his thumb, and a flame comes out of it, like a cigarette lighter.]] He lights a cigar with the flame, then extinguishes the flame by blowing on his thumb. Bobby Shelton's reaction is a mixture of shock and disgust.*''

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--->''*[[FingerSnapLighter -->''*[[FingerSnapLighter The Devil sticks up his thumb, and a flame comes out of it, like a cigarette lighter.]] He lights a cigar with the flame, then extinguishes the flame by blowing on his thumb. Bobby Shelton's reaction is a mixture of shock and disgust.*''



--->''*looks at the reverse side of [[LouisCypher Harry Tophet's]] business card, which was previously blank*''

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--->''*looks -->''*looks at the reverse side of [[LouisCypher Harry Tophet's]] business card, which was previously blank*''
26th Oct '14 4:20:54 AM YZQ
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* ActingForTwo: The third movie, of course.

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* ActingForTwo: The third movie, of course.
20th Sep '14 4:49:39 PM Delta497
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**Even if we're going purely Old Testament, he still did a lot of miracles, some of the highlights being [[BackFromTheDead several resurrections]], blinding an entire army, making the king of the most powerful empire in the world go insane, and raining fire down on two separate armies who threatened one of his prophets.
8th Sep '14 6:22:49 PM bt8257
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Several attempts to remake the movie have ended up in DevelopmentHell[[note]]No pun intended[[/note]], most recently with Ellen Degeneres or Creator/BettyWhite in the lead role.

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Several attempts to remake the movie have ended up in DevelopmentHell[[note]]No pun intended[[/note]], most recently with Ellen Degeneres Creator/EllenDeGeneres or Creator/BettyWhite in the lead role.
8th Sep '14 6:21:10 PM bt8257
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[[caption-width-right:300:MorganFreeman? [[BruceAlmighty Nice kid]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:MorganFreeman? [[BruceAlmighty [[caption-width-right:300:Creator/MorganFreeman? [[Film/BruceAlmighty Nice kid]].]]
kid.]]]]
20th Aug '14 7:48:43 AM VicGeorge2011
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* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: In ''Oh God! You Devil!'', God makes a rainbow appear in the night sky above Las Vegas to confirm that he has heard the main character's prayer.

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* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: In ''Oh God! You Devil!'', God makes a rainbow appear in the night sky above Las Vegas to confirm that he has heard the main character's Bobby Shelton's prayer.
20th Aug '14 7:44:59 AM VicGeorge2011
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* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: In ''Oh God! You Devil!'', God makes a rainbow appear in the night sky above Las Vegas to confirm that he has heard the main character's prayer.
26th Jul '14 10:59:20 AM crazysamaritan
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!! This series demonstrates the following tropes:

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!! ! This series demonstrates the following tropes:



* DivinelyAppearingDemons: In ''Oh, God! You Devil'', George Burns plays [[ActingForTwo both God and the Devil]]. They look the same, although the Devil prefers to dress all in red.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The Devil believes there's no way God would put untold thousands of souls on the line just to save one man. He is proven wrong during the poker showdown in Oh God! You Devil.

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The Devil believes there's no way God would put untold thousands of souls on the line just to save one man. He is proven wrong during the poker showdown in Oh ''Oh God! You Devil.''



* GiveMeASign[=/=]GodTest: To prove His divinity, Jerry asks God to make it rain. He does so... inside Jerry's moving car.

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* GiveMeASign[=/=]GodTest: GiveMeASign: To prove His divinity, Jerry asks God to make it rain. He does so... inside Jerry's moving car.



* GodTest: To prove His divinity, Jerry asks God to make it rain. He does so... inside Jerry's moving car.
-->'''God:''' "Why should I spoil everybody's day?"



* HoldYourHippogriffs: At the climax of ''Oh God! You Devil'', when the Devil lost his nerve in a poker showdown with God, God commented, "I put the fear of Me into you."

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* HoldYourHippogriffs: HoldYourHippogriffs:
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At the climax of ''Oh God! You Devil'', when the Devil lost his nerve in a poker showdown with God, God commented, "I put the fear of Me into you."



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WordOfGod[[note]]AccidentalPun[[/note]] is that the first movie was originally planned with Creator/MelBrooks as God and Creator/WoodyAllen playing Jerry.
** Had the famous last episode twist of the sitcom ''{{Newhart}}'' been spoiled by being leaked to the press too early, an alternate ending had been filmed in which Bob Newhart's Dick Loudon goes to heaven and meets Creator/GeorgeBurns as God.
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