History Film / TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby

30th Apr '17 10:07:41 AM nombretomado
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** Parodied by having Ricky Bobby simultaneously call on UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Allah]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} the Jewish God]],[[note]]which some argue ''are'' [[{{God}} the same thing]][[/note]] and [[{{Buddhism}} the Buddha]]. He then moves on to asking TomCruise to use [[ChurchOfHappyology his witchcraft]] and finally calling out to [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah Winfrey]].

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** Parodied by having Ricky Bobby simultaneously call on UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Allah]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} the Jewish God]],[[note]]which some argue ''are'' [[{{God}} the same thing]][[/note]] and [[{{Buddhism}} the Buddha]]. He then moves on to asking TomCruise Creator/TomCruise to use [[ChurchOfHappyology his witchcraft]] and finally calling out to [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah Winfrey]].
10th Apr '17 5:05:05 PM DustSnitch
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** Parodied by having Ricky Bobby simultaneously call on {{Jesus}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Allah]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} the Jewish God]],[[note]]which some argue ''are'' [[{{God}} the same thing]][[/note]] and [[{{Buddhism}} the Buddha]]. He then moves on to asking TomCruise to use [[ChurchOfHappyology his witchcraft]] and finally calling out to [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah Winfrey]].

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** Parodied by having Ricky Bobby simultaneously call on {{Jesus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Allah]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} the Jewish God]],[[note]]which some argue ''are'' [[{{God}} the same thing]][[/note]] and [[{{Buddhism}} the Buddha]]. He then moves on to asking TomCruise to use [[ChurchOfHappyology his witchcraft]] and finally calling out to [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah Winfrey]].
29th Mar '17 7:37:37 PM nombretomado
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** Parodied by having Ricky Bobby simultaneously call on {{Jesus}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Allah]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} the Jewish God]],[[note]]which some argue ''are'' [[{{God}} the same thing]][[/note]] and [[{{Buddhism}} the Buddha]]. He then moves on to asking TomCruise to use [[ChurchOfHappyology his witchcraft]] and finally calling out to [[TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah Winfrey]].

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** Parodied by having Ricky Bobby simultaneously call on {{Jesus}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Allah]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} the Jewish God]],[[note]]which some argue ''are'' [[{{God}} the same thing]][[/note]] and [[{{Buddhism}} the Buddha]]. He then moves on to asking TomCruise to use [[ChurchOfHappyology his witchcraft]] and finally calling out to [[TheOprahWinfreyShow [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah Winfrey]].
29th Mar '17 9:52:28 AM 3rdStringPG
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* TheAlcoholic: Mrs. Dennit.
29th Mar '17 8:26:55 AM 3rdStringPG
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* TheAlcoholic: Mrs. Dennit.
20th Mar '17 9:38:59 PM MercutioDreams
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However, the good life Bobby has made for himself is put in danger when French Formula One racer Jean Girard (Baron Cohen) makes a jump to NASCAR. After a humiliating loss puts Girard at the top of the NASCAR world, Bobby loses everything: his reputation, his endorsements, and even his wife (to Cal!). However, with the unorthodox training methods of Reese, and the support of his mother Lucy (Jane Lynch) and his assistant-turned-lover Susan (Creator/AmyAdams), Ricky motivates himself to return to the NASCAR scene in order to restore his reputation.

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However, the good life Bobby has made for himself is put in danger when French Formula One racer Jean Girard (Baron (Sacha Baron Cohen) makes a jump to NASCAR. After a humiliating loss puts Girard at the top of the NASCAR world, Bobby loses everything: his reputation, his endorsements, and even his wife (to Cal!). However, with the unorthodox training methods of Reese, and the support of his mother Lucy (Jane Lynch) and his assistant-turned-lover Susan (Creator/AmyAdams), Ricky motivates himself to return to the NASCAR scene in order to restore his reputation.
30th Jan '17 11:51:44 AM king3000
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* AffablyEvil: Jean Girard is one of the most likable characters in the film.

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* AffablyEvil: Jean Girard is one of the most likable characters in the film. In fact, he's not even evil, the story just makes him out to be that way simply because he's Ricky's rival.



* AntiVillain: Jean Girard. Hes more reasonable and honorable than most of the protagonists.

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* AntiVillain: Jean Girard. Girard, to the point where he's pretty much a {{designated villain)). Especially since Hes more reasonable and honorable than most of the protagonists.
11th Jan '17 12:12:33 PM TheBigBopper
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Ricky Bobby (Ferrell) is a dull yet charismatic NASCAR superstar who lives by the motto of his [[ParentalAbandonment missing father]] Reese Bobby (Gary Cole): "If you're not first, you're last." Helping him always secure the number one spot on the track is friend and fellow driver Cal Naughton, Jr. (Reilly). A few years after his initial rise to stardom, Bobby has a wealth of endorsements, is married to a babe named Carley (Leslie Bibb), and together they raise their two boys, [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Walker]] and [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Texas Ranger]] Bobby.

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Ricky Bobby (Ferrell) is a dull dim-witted yet charismatic NASCAR superstar who lives by the motto of his [[ParentalAbandonment missing father]] Reese Bobby (Gary Cole): "If you're not first, you're last." Helping him always secure the number one spot on the track is friend and fellow driver Cal Naughton, Jr. (Reilly). A few years after his initial rise to stardom, Bobby has a wealth of endorsements, is married to a babe named Carley (Leslie Bibb), and together they raise their two boys, [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Walker]] and [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Texas Ranger]] Bobby.
18th Oct '16 8:37:44 AM RezaMaulana98
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** In the climatic race, team owner Larry Dennitt gives Cal team orders, through Cal's crew chief, to take out Ricky so as to keep Ricky from getting past Jean Girard. When Cal refuses to comply, Dennitt orders his third car, Ricky's old #26 ride, to wreck Cal so that Cal can't give Ricky a push. That would be really stupid to pull off in real life since NASCAR monitors radio communications, and the officials would see this as an attempt to manipulate the finish of the race, especially since the #26 shoving Cal into the wall took out most of the field. This would end with all of Dennitt's teams receiving huge fines, point penalties, as well as the suspensions of several personnel, if what happened in real life to Michael Waltrip Racing after they were caught attempting to manipulate the finish of the September 2013 Richmond race to get Martin Truex, Jr. into the Chase means anything[[note]]NASCAR caught MWR engaging in "team orders". They handed down 50 point penalties to all three MWR teams, as well as probations and suspensions among many MWR crew members. The resulting fall out also cost Truex his ride due to NAPA Auto Parts withdrawing sponsorship, and subsequently caused the downfall and folding of MWR by the end of the 2015 season[[/note]].

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** In the climatic race, team owner Larry Dennitt gives Cal team orders, through Cal's crew chief, to take out Ricky so as to keep Ricky from getting past Jean Girard. When Cal refuses to comply, Dennitt orders his third car, Ricky's old #26 ride, to wreck Cal so that Cal can't give Ricky a push. That would be really stupid to pull off in real life since NASCAR monitors radio communications, and the officials would see this as an attempt to manipulate the finish of the race, especially since the #26 shoving Cal into the wall took out most of the field. This would end with all of Dennitt's teams receiving huge fines, point penalties, as well as the suspensions of several personnel, if what happened in real life to Michael Waltrip Racing after they were caught attempting to manipulate the finish of the September 2013 Richmond race to get Martin Truex, Jr. into the Chase means anything[[note]]NASCAR caught MWR engaging in "team orders". They handed down 50 point penalties to all three MWR teams, the highest fine NASCAR has given to anyone so far ($300,000), as well as probations and suspensions among many MWR crew members. The resulting fall out also cost Truex his ride due to NAPA Auto Parts withdrawing sponsorship, their sponsorship from MWR and switching their sponsorship to rising star Chase Elliott, and subsequently caused the downfall and folding of MWR by the end of the 2015 season[[/note]].
17th Sep '16 10:51:19 AM pyroclastic
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* FamiliarSoundtrackForeignLyrics: Jean Girard is established as a badass driver, and a real threat to Ricky, in a scene scored with Marie Laforet's French-language cover of "Paint It Black" by Creator/TheRollingStones.
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