History Film / ShockTreatment

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Not to be confused with the 1964 NeoNoir film of the same title.

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Not to be confused with the 1964 NeoNoir [[FilmNoir neo-Noir]] film of the same title.
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Not to be confused with the 1964 NeoNoir film of the same title.
29th Nov '17 10:50:50 AM Sapphirea2
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** Also ''Kirk's Koffee'' stand.

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** Also ''Kirk's Koffee'' Kirk's Koffee stand.



* AscendedExtra: Ralph and Betty Hapschatt make the transition from very minor characters mostly meant to establish where Brad and Janet were going before winding up at Frank's place, to secondary villain and one of the main heroes, respectively.

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* AscendedExtra: Ralph and Betty Hapschatt make the transition from very minor characters characters, mostly meant to establish where Brad and Janet were going before winding up at Frank's place, to a secondary villain and one of the main heroes, respectively.



* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Although Farley doesn't get Janet, nobody stops him brainwashing the town and locking them all in a mental institution.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Although Although Farley [[spoiler: doesn't get Janet, Janet]], nobody stops him from [[spoiler: brainwashing the town and locking them all in a mental institution.]]institution]]!



* CallBack: The first thing that Janet says to Brad is "[[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow It's alright Brad - everything's going to be all right.]]"
* TheCameo: The president of the Rocky Horror fan club, Sal Piro appears talking on the phone near the start.
* CanonDiscontinuity: It helps that no attempt appears to be made at all to tie the plot of this film in with ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. To be fair, it's presented as a SpiritualSequel rather than a direct sequel, albeit with some of the same characters from the previous movie. (And even then 'Brad' and 'Janet' are such common names one could easily presume Richard O'Brian just likes those names and reused them - except for the fact their surname is Majors. Also Betty Munroe and Ralph Hapschatt were characters from ''RHPS'' too.)
** Also Richard O'Brien disowned this movie as "an abortion" not long after it cam out, attempted sequels like ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' and ''Rocky Horror: The Second Coming'' seem to ignore it.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Janet never signed Brad's commitment papers.]]

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* CallBack: The first thing that Janet says to Brad is "[[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow It's alright all right, Brad - -- everything's going to be all right.]]"
* TheCameo: The president of the Rocky Horror ''Rocky Horror'' fan club, Sal Piro Piro, appears talking on the phone near the start.
* CanonDiscontinuity: It helps that no attempt appears to be made at all to tie the plot of this film in with ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. To be fair, it's presented as a SpiritualSequel rather than a direct sequel, albeit with some of the same characters from the previous movie. (And even then 'Brad' and 'Janet' are such common names one could easily presume Richard O'Brian just likes those names and reused them - except for the fact their surname is Majors. Also Betty Munroe and Ralph Hapschatt were characters from ''RHPS'' too.)
** Also
) Richard O'Brien disowned this movie as "an abortion" not long after it cam came out, and later attempted sequels like ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' and ''Rocky Horror: The Second Coming'' seem to ignore it.
* ChekhovsGun: It becomes important that [[spoiler:Janet never signed Brad's commitment papers.]]papers]].



* CityOfWeirdos: It seems that if you live in Denton, you either work for DTV or permanently live in the audience stand. By the end of the movie [[spoiler:the entire population besides the main characters are singing happily in a mental home while wearing straightjackets.]]

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* CityOfWeirdos: It seems that if you live in Denton, you either work for DTV or permanently live in the audience stand. By the end of the movie [[spoiler:the entire population besides the main characters are singing happily in a mental home while wearing straightjackets.]]straitjackets]].



* DarkReprise: At the end, [[spoiler:the studio audience are partying in ''Dentonvale'' -- wearing straitjackets and happily singing "Denton U.S.A.", while their "phony medics" drink champagne and trash the offices]].

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* DarkReprise: At the end, [[spoiler:the studio audience are partying in ''Dentonvale'' -- wearing straitjackets and happily singing "Denton U.S.A.", " gets one: [[spoiler:the studio audience is partying in ''Dentonvale'' -- wearing straitjackets and happily singing while their "phony medics" drink champagne and trash the offices]].



* FilmComic: The fansite has an [[http://www.theshocktreatmentnetwork.com/movienovel.html incomplete one]]. It's referred to as a ''Movie Novel'' after the one Richard Anobile made of the first film.

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* FilmComic: The fansite has an [[http://www.theshocktreatmentnetwork.com/movienovel.html incomplete one]]. It's referred to as a ''Movie Novel'' after the one Richard Anobile made of did for the first film.



* GainaxEnding: Bordering on HappyEnding: Brad, Janet, Betty and Oliver happily sing and dance away, stealing the convertible. All of the citizens of Denton are committed to Dentonvale, but they seem happy about it, and [[AssholeVictim they were assholes anyway]].

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* GainaxEnding: Bordering on HappyEnding: Brad, Janet, Betty and Oliver happily sing and dance away, stealing the convertible. All of the citizens of Denton are [[spoiler: committed to Dentonvale, ''Dentonvale'']], but they seem happy about it, and [[AssholeVictim they were assholes anyway]].



* GratuitousFrench: Janet does a lot of this during ''Me Of Me''.

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* GratuitousFrench: Janet does a lot of this during ''Me Of Me''."Me of Me".



* HappinessInSlavery: The people in Denton sure enjoy being locked up and in straitjackets at the end.

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* HappinessInSlavery: The people in Denton sure enjoy being [[spoiler: locked up and in straitjackets straitjackets]] at the end.



* HonestJohnsDealership: Irwin Lapsey, president of ''Lapsey Autos'' gives Janet a car when she's crowned Miss Mental Health.

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* HonestJohnsDealership: Irwin Lapsey, president of ''Lapsey Autos'' Lapsey Autos, gives Janet a car when she's crowned Miss Mental Health.



* {{Hypocrite}}: The studio audience cheers a racist remark towards Mexicans, despite Denton's supposed "tolerance for the ethnic races" as mentioned in "Denton, USA".

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* {{Hypocrite}}: The studio audience cheers a racist remark towards Mexicans, despite Denton's supposed "tolerance for the ethnic races" as mentioned in "Denton, USA".U.S.A."



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Farley and all of his staff. Sure, they don't succeed at corrupting Janet and the main characters escape, but they to manage to get the entire population of Denton to commit itself to the looney bin and make a mint off it. They're last seen having a dance party in the asylum as money literally rains from the sky around them]].
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to its predecessor. [[spoiler:Nobody gets murdered or cooked up to eat in this movie.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Farley Farley and all of his staff. [[spoiler: Sure, they don't succeed at corrupting Janet and the main characters escape, but they to manage to get the entire population of Denton to commit itself to the looney bin and make a mint off it. They're last seen having a dance party in the asylum as money literally rains from the sky around them]].
* LighterAndSofter: Compared At least compared to its predecessor. [[spoiler:Nobody gets murdered or cooked up to eat in this movie.]]movie!]] It went out with a PG rating, though it would probably warrant a PG-13 now.



* MusicalWorldHypothesis: Mostly diegetic because nearly everything in Denton is a reality TV show but "Looking For Trade" is a dream that Janet had after she was drugged.
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: Nurse Ansalong was a HospitalHottie already but a lot of the other characters dress in these during ''Look What I Did To My Id''.
* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: The narrator is uncredited, but voiced by Christopher Malcolm who played Officer Vance Parker.

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* MusicalWorldHypothesis: Mostly diegetic because nearly everything in Denton is a series of reality TV show shows, but "Looking For Trade" is a dream DreamSequence that Janet had after she was drugged.
has while unconscious due to drug use, "Duel Duet" might be a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, and "Anyhow Anyhow" is a conventional finale for the heroes while everyone else is busy with the DarkReprise of "Denton U.S.A."
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: Nurse Ansalong was is a HospitalHottie already but a lot of the other characters dress in these during ''Look What I Did To My Id''.
* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: The narrator is uncredited, but voiced by Christopher Malcolm who played plays Officer Vance Parker.Parker onscreen (Malcolm was also the first actor to play Brad in the original London staging of ''The Rocky Horror Show'').



** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen An early draft]] would have had Doctor Scott from the first movie filling his role. One scene would have had Nation walk in to find him standing in front of his wheelchair, then he would quickly get back into it.

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** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen An early draft]] would have had Doctor Scott from the first movie filling his role. One scene would have had Nation walk in to find him standing in front of his wheelchair, then he would quickly get back into it.



* OldHeroNewPals: Brad and Janet (and minor characters Ralph and Betty- and possibly the Criminologist) are the only Rocky characters to appear. In an unusual case, all except Ralph and the Criminologist are played by different performers, while several performers from Rocky appear in different roles.
* OnceUponATime: Kicks off the OpeningMonologue.

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* OldHeroNewPals: Brad and Janet (and minor characters Ralph and Betty- Betty -- and possibly the Criminologist) are the only Rocky ''Rocky'' characters to appear. In an unusual case, all except Ralph and the Criminologist are played by different performers, while several performers from Rocky ''Rocky'' appear in different roles.
* OnceUponATime: Kicks off the OpeningMonologue.OpeningNarration.



* QuarrelingSong: ''Duel Duet''.

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* QuarrelingSong: ''Duel Duet''."Duel Duet".
* RealityEnsues: One would think Brad, Betty, and Oliver literally crashing the live taping of ''Faith Factory'' and the resultant confrontation with Farley Flavors would be enough to stop his rise to power, but [[spoiler: while Janet does choose Brad over Farley, the villain is so beloved that his minions -- including Janet's parents -- and the audience turn on her and her companions and forces them offstage, and he immediately saves face by elevating Macy Struthers into the position Janet held up to that point. Janet, Brad, Oliver, Betty, and Oscar Drill and the Bits decide to leave Denton and find greener pastures, leaving the rest of the town to its fate]].



* TheReveal: It turns out that [[spoiler: Brad and Farley are identical twins separated as infants after the deaths of their parents]].



* TakeThatAudience: Shock Treatment parodies the only audience that would ever give it attention - Rocky Horror fans. The TV studio audience shouts in unison at what they're watching, seem hopelessly (and happily) glued to their seats, worship Brad and Janet's every move, and blindly follow the characters, even when they're all led into a mental institution. Subtly, they're also wearing costumes from Rocky Horror.

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* TakeThatAudience: Shock Treatment ''Shock Treatment'' parodies the only audience that would ever give it attention - Rocky Horror -- ''Rocky Horror'' fans. The TV studio audience shouts in unison at what they're watching, seem hopelessly (and happily) glued to their seats, worship Brad and Janet's every move, and blindly follow the characters, even when they're all led into a mental institution. Subtly, they're also wearing costumes from Rocky Horror.''Rocky Horror''.



** On a fourth-wall-breaking basis, the film also includes quite a few tenuous references for those trying to make a connection between this film and RHPS - to name a few, a fictitious TIME magazine with Rocky lips on the cover, sitting in plain view; dialogue references to "a rocky marriage" and "anticipation" (the latter being said while Frank's now-red throne is visible); the newspaper headline "UFO spotted over Denton"; Riff and Magenta expys discussing 'their old series'; etcetera, etcetera.

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** On a fourth-wall-breaking basis, the film also includes quite a few tenuous references for those trying to make a connection between this film and RHPS - to name a few, a fictitious TIME ''Time'' magazine with Rocky lips on the cover, cover sitting in plain view; dialogue references to "a rocky marriage" and "anticipation" (the latter being said while Frank's now-red throne is visible); the newspaper headline "UFO spotted over Denton"; Riff and Magenta expys discussing 'their old series'; etcetera, etcetera.



* TrappedInTVLand: The back of the [=DVD=] case [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer implies this to be the plot]] by saying "[Brad and Janet] find themselves stuck in a weird television-world"

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* TrappedInTVLand: The back of the [=DVD=] case [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer implies this to be the plot]] by saying "[Brad and Janet] find themselves stuck in a weird television-world"television-world".



* XtremelyKoolLetterz: ''Kirk's Koffee''.

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* XtremelyKoolLetterz: ''Kirk's Koffee''.Kirk's Koffee.
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* TheDragon: Bert Schnick is Farley's most trusted subordinate and the one who recruits the other villains for the plot.


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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Farley and all of his staff. Sure, they don't succeed at corrupting Janet and the main characters escape, but they to manage to get the entire population of Denton to commit itself to the looney bin and make a mint off it. They're last seen having a dance party in the asylum as money literally rains from the sky around them]].
29th Oct '17 1:32:18 PM xcountryguy
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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Although Farley doesn't get Janet, nobody stops him brainwashing the town and locking them all in a mental institution.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Although [[spoiler:Although Farley doesn't get Janet, nobody stops him brainwashing the town and locking them all in a mental institution.]]



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Janet never signed Brad's commitment papers.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Janet [[spoiler:Janet never signed Brad's commitment papers.]]



* CityOfWeirdos: It seems that if you live in Denton, you either work for DTV or permanently live in the audience stand. By the end of the movie [[spoiler: the entire population besides the main characters are singing happily in a mental home while wearing straightjackets.]]

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* CityOfWeirdos: It seems that if you live in Denton, you either work for DTV or permanently live in the audience stand. By the end of the movie [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the entire population besides the main characters are singing happily in a mental home while wearing straightjackets.]]



* DarkReprise: At the end, [[spoiler: the studio audience are partying in ''Dentonvale'' -- wearing straitjackets and happily singing "Denton U.S.A.", while their "phony medics" drink champagne and trash the offices]].

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* DarkReprise: At the end, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the studio audience are partying in ''Dentonvale'' -- wearing straitjackets and happily singing "Denton U.S.A.", while their "phony medics" drink champagne and trash the offices]].



** The song "Breakin' Out" plays over scenes of [[spoiler: Brad Majors]] escaping from the asylum. But listen to the words, and it seems to be about another kind of coming out entirely... (This is not surprising, given that it was written when the project was a more direct sequel to ''Rocky Horror''.)

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** The song "Breakin' Out" plays over scenes of [[spoiler: Brad [[spoiler:Brad Majors]] escaping from the asylum. But listen to the words, and it seems to be about another kind of coming out entirely... (This is not surprising, given that it was written when the project was a more direct sequel to ''Rocky Horror''.)



* JerkAss: Pretty much all the characters in this movie apart from Brad, Betty Hapschatt, or the Judge. [[spoiler: But Janet gets better.]]
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to its predecessor. [[spoiler: Nobody gets murdered or cooked up to eat in this movie.]]

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* JerkAss: Pretty much all the characters in this movie apart from Brad, Betty Hapschatt, or the Judge. [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But Janet gets better.]]
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to its predecessor. [[spoiler: Nobody [[spoiler:Nobody gets murdered or cooked up to eat in this movie.]]



* SeparatedAtBirth: [[spoiler: Farley and Brad]]; their parents died in a car accident and they were adopted by different families.

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* SeparatedAtBirth: [[spoiler: Farley [[spoiler:Farley and Brad]]; their parents died in a car accident and they were adopted by different families.



* ThemeNaming: All of [[spoiler: Cosmo and Nation's]] phony last names, which are those of [[spoiler: U.S. presidents]].

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* ThemeNaming: All of [[spoiler: Cosmo [[spoiler:Cosmo and Nation's]] phony last names, which are those of [[spoiler: U.[[spoiler:U.S. presidents]].




26th Sep '17 9:46:43 AM Bosco13
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* TheXOfY: In ''Denton [=USA=], the titular town is referred to as "The Mecca of America" and "The Bethlehem of the west".




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* TheXOfY: In ''Denton [=USA=]'', the titular town is referred to as "The Mecca of America" and "The Bethlehem of the west".

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* TheXOfY: In ''Denton [=USA=], the titular town is referred to as "The Mecca of America" and "The Bethlehem of the west".
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* {{Eagleland}}: Denton is striving to be a commercialized embodiment of Type 1. "You'll find happy hearts and smiling faces/And tolerance for the ethnic races/In Denton."

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* {{Eagleland}}: Denton is striving to be a commercialized embodiment of Type 1. "You'll find happy hearts and smiling faces/And tolerance for the ethnic races/In Denton."" In reality, it is more Type 2 since the citizens of Denton are presented as bigoted and easily manipulated.
26th Jul '17 7:27:54 AM StFan
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** Also Richard O'Brien disowned this movie as "an abortion" not long after it cam out, attempted sequels like ''Film/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' and ''Rocky Horror: The Second Coming'' seem to ignore it.

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** Also Richard O'Brien disowned this movie as "an abortion" not long after it cam out, attempted sequels like ''Film/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' ''Script/RevengeOfTheOldQueen'' and ''Rocky Horror: The Second Coming'' seem to ignore it.
20th Jun '17 8:18:52 AM Bosco13
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%It's on the character page* TrustMeImADoctor: Said by Dr. Cosmo [=McKinley=] at the end of the movie trailer, when assuring "You'll be pathetically crazy about "[[TitleDrop Shock Treatment]]"."

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%It's %%It's on the character page* TrustMeImADoctor: Said by Dr. Cosmo [=McKinley=] at the end of the movie trailer, when assuring "You'll be pathetically crazy about "[[TitleDrop Shock Treatment]]"."
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