History Film / ShockTreatment

9th Aug '16 10:29:23 AM AnotherGuy
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* HappinessInSlavery: The people in Denton sure enjoy being locked up and in straitjackets at the end.
3rd Aug '16 6:00:33 AM Bosco13
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* 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. ◦ On top of that, cheerleader Francine DEMANDS to be called "Frankie". And only "Frankie".
◦ 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.
3rd Aug '16 5:57:57 AM Bosco13
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* MedleyOverture: The overture to Shock Treatment is a medley of "Denton, USA" and "Anyhow, Anyhow".
3rd Aug '16 5:56:55 AM Bosco13
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* PhoneyCall: Judge Oliver Wright and Betty Hapschatt at adjacent pay phones to cover up the fact that they're actually talking to each other while listening in on a conversation between some nearby bad guys.
3rd Aug '16 5:52:32 AM Bosco13
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* StepfordSmiler: PlayedForLaughs. Denton is a hybrid of a TV station and a town, so naturally it encourages its residents to be shallow, cheerful consumers.
3rd Aug '16 5:48:01 AM Bosco13
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* ShoePhone: Bert's walking stick doubles as a phone/radio that he can use to talk to Farley.
3rd Aug '16 5:46:24 AM Bosco13
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* MinionShipping: Cosmo and Nation [=McKinley=], who are depicted as a [[ArmedWithCanon married couple]] (though they still ''pretend'' to be siblings), and Rest Home Ricky and [[HelloNurse Nurse Ansalong]] are also revealed to be paired off. [[note]]Actually, quite a few of the characters with much screen time in the film, good or bad, are paired off throughout the film, except for Neely Pritt ([[HotScoop the reporter]]), Bert Shnick, and in the end, Ralph (who, [[HilariousInHindSight amusingly enough]], was seen getting married at the beginning of the first film)[[/note]]
25th Jul '16 9:56:20 AM Bosco13
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* QuarrelingSong: ''Duel Duet''.
25th Jul '16 9:50:08 AM Bosco13
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* 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.
25th Jul '16 9:48:44 AM Bosco13
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* RepeatingAd: In-universe example, we first see the Farley Flavors Fast Food commercial when a show on DTV takes a break, and if you listen closely, we can hear the commercial play again when Janet is at Brad's parents' house.
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