History Film / Scrooged

7th Feb '17 3:27:46 PM fruitstripegum
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: Eliot Loudermilk has the control room held hostage with a shotgun. This is a terrible thing, but it's the end of a comedy movie.



* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: Eliot Loudermilk has the control room held hostage with a shotgun. This is a terrible thing, but it's the end of a comedy movie.



* ShowWithinAShow: A TV production of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' is going on while Murray is meeting the ghosts.



* ShowWithinAShow: A TV production of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' is going on while Murray is meeting the ghosts.



%%* YetAnotherChristmasCarol

to:

%%* YetAnotherChristmasCarol* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Both the movie AND the ShowWithinAShow.
24th Dec '16 12:21:18 PM ThePest179
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GoingPostal: PlayedForLaughs with Elliot, who loses his job, gets divorced from his wife, and then tries to kill Frank with a shotgun.
24th Dec '16 10:51:47 AM sabremeister
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BottomlessMagazines: Eliot is shown getting more ammo out of his pocket to use in his double-barreled shotgun. However, the number of shots he ends up firiing would have well filled his pockets to bulging.

to:

* BottomlessMagazines: Eliot is shown getting more ammo out of his pocket to use in his double-barreled shotgun. However, the number of shots he ends up firiing would have well filled his pockets to bulging. He also fires three shots before reloading for the first time.
15th Dec '16 10:15:48 AM AbnormalMoose
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[As Himself]]: Lee Majors, playing Lee Majors in ''Scrooged'', who is playing Lee Majors in the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Film]] ''The Night The Reindeer Died''.

to:

* [[As Himself]]: AsHimself: Lee Majors, playing Lee Majors in ''Scrooged'', who is playing Lee Majors in the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Film]] ''The Night The Reindeer Died''.
15th Dec '16 10:15:30 AM AbnormalMoose
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[As Himself]]: Lee Majors, playing Lee Majors in ''Scrooged'', who is playing Lee Majors in the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Film]] ''The Night The Reindeer Died''.
5th Dec '16 7:26:20 PM tyrekecorrea
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: What with ''Scrooged'' being based on ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', IBC's live presentation of ''Scrooge'' runs roughly parallel to Frank's journey,
5th Dec '16 4:02:01 AM TrueBlue170
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EvenEvilHasStandards: Frank is an incredibly self-centered man, but as the film progresses, has several instances of him showing a heart even prior to his epiphany. Prior to meeting the Ghost of Christmas Past, he dumps water on a waiter, thinking he was on fire. Afterwards, he makes some friends with the homeless people at Claire's Operation Reachout branch, even pretending to be Richard Burton in Hamlet for them. Lastly after seeing the Ghost of Christmas Present, he was devastated that one of the homeless men he met was found dead in the sewer he landed in. He even berates the guy for not staying at Operation Reachout;

to:

* EvenEvilHasStandards: Frank is an incredibly self-centered man, but as the film progresses, has several instances of him showing a heart even prior to his epiphany. Prior to meeting the Ghost of Christmas Past, he dumps water on a waiter, thinking he was on fire. Afterwards, he makes some friends with the homeless people at Claire's Operation Reachout branch, even pretending to be Richard Burton in Hamlet for them. Lastly after seeing the Ghost of Christmas Present, he was devastated that one of the homeless men he met was found dead in the sewer he landed in. [[HowDareYouDieOnMe He even berates the guy for not staying at Operation Reachout;Reachout:]]
3rd Dec '16 12:38:57 AM MrStath2015
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WTHCastingAgency: In-universe, Frank's production of Dickens's classic features Buddy Hackett as Ebenezer Scrooge and Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton as Tiny Tim.

to:

* WTHCastingAgency: In-universe, Frank's production of Dickens's classic features Buddy Hackett as Ebenezer Scrooge and Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton as Tiny Tim. The latter is justified as Tiny Tim would cast off his crutches and perform a whole ''routine'' at the end of the story.
3rd Dec '16 12:29:10 AM MrStath2015
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GenreBlind: Despite currently producing a version of ''A Christmas Carol'', Frank seems largely unaware of the familiar beats of the story.

to:

* GenreBlind: Despite currently Played with. In producing a version of ''A Christmas Carol'', Frank seems largely unaware of the is familiar with some beats of the story.story - looking somewhat glib when Lew's ghost tells him he's going to be visited by ''three ghosts''; he calls out the Ghost of Christmas Past, advising he knows the deal, and also recognises the Ghost of Christmas Future ''immediately'' (even if it's ''not'' the real deal). By the point he actively ''meets'' the Ghost of Christmas Future however, Frank is so rattled by what's going on that any familiarity with the story would be meaningless, particularly when the powers that be actively go one step further than showing him his own grave.
1st Dec '16 12:02:56 AM GhostLad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ChewingTheScenery: Frank Cross.

to:

* ChewingTheScenery: Frank Cross.Cross, to hilarious effect.



** Creator/JohnGlover, famous for being deliciously [[LargeHam hammy]], is part of the cast, and even his character comes off as restrained next to Cross.

to:

** Creator/JohnGlover, famous for being deliciously There aren't many movies in which Creator/JohnGlover isn't the one giving the [[LargeHam hammy]], hammiest]] performance, but ''Scrooged'' is part one of the cast, and even his character comes off as restrained next to Cross.them.
This list shows the last 10 events of 121. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.Scrooged