History Film / TeamAmericaWorldPolice

7th May '18 4:24:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationalDumbass: Played for laughs with Creator/MattDamon. While by all indications a prety thoughtful guy in real life, the puppet of him "came out looking retarded" in the manufacturing process per Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone's words, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot so they changed his personality to fit]]. In the film, [[PokemonSpeak he can only say his own name]].

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* AdaptationalDumbass: Played for laughs with Creator/MattDamon. While by all indications a prety pretty thoughtful guy in real life, the puppet of him "came out looking retarded" in the manufacturing process per Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone's words, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot so they changed his personality to fit]]. In the film, [[PokemonSpeak he can only say his own name]].
7th May '18 4:24:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationalDumbass: Played for laughs with Creator/MattDamon. While by all indications a prety thoughtful guy in real life, the puppet of him "came out looking retarded" in the manufacturing process per Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone's words, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot so they changed his personality to fit]]. In the film, [[PokemonSpeak he can only say his own name]].
6th May '18 12:32:35 PM Pilomotor
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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Absolutely intentional and takes up 60 seconds of screen time.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Absolutely intentional and takes up 60 seconds of screen time. There are several points where it seems like it's over, only to suddenly continue ''harder.''



* YouHaveFailedMe: Kim shoots Alec Baldwin.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler: Kim shoots Alec Baldwin.
Baldwin.]]
6th May '18 12:19:56 PM Pilomotor
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* DestructiveSaviour: The reason Team America is so hated is because they fight terrorists, but in the process usually end up causing as much death and destruction as they tried to prevent.

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* DestructiveSaviour: The reason Team America is so hated is because they fight terrorists, but in the process usually end up causing as much death and destruction as they tried to prevent.



* DisguisedHostageGambit: [[spoiler:Susan Sarandon pretends to be a prisoner, tied up for her dissent, to fool Team America]].

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* DisguisedHostageGambit: [[spoiler:Susan Sarandon pretends to be a prisoner, tied up for her dissent, to fool Team America]].America. Gary sees through this, and Susan sheds the ropes and attacks, but doesn't do any damage without the element of surprise]].



* {{Eagleland}}: Essentially, the whole movie's purpose is parodying both flavours of this trope.

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* {{Eagleland}}: Essentially, the whole movie's purpose is parodying both flavours flavors of this trope.



* EqualOpportunityOffender: Neither conservatives nor liberals (or "dicks" and "pussies", if you prefer) come out of this film looking good. Basically the dicks use the "asshole" terrorists as an excuse to be dicks, and the pussies hate the dicks so much that they instinctively back the even-worse-than-the-dicks assholes.

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* EqualOpportunityOffender: Neither conservatives nor liberals (or "dicks" and "pussies", if you prefer) come out of this film looking good. Basically the dicks use the "asshole" terrorists as an excuse to be dicks, and the pussies hate the dicks so much that they instinctively back can be tricked into backing the even-worse-than-the-dicks assholes.



* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Absolutely {{Subverted}}. Not only is the sex deeply uncomfortable to watch, but the hero only gets it by lying to her.

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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Absolutely {{Subverted}}. Not only is the sex deeply uncomfortable to watch, especially the uncensored DVD version that goes so far as to include scat, but the hero only gets it by blatantly lying to her.



* KillerGorilla: Gary Johnston's saddest memory is the day when his brother fell into the gorilla enclosure in the zoo and pummelled to death. Justified: he had blueberries in his pocket.

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* KillerGorilla: Gary Johnston's saddest memory is the day when his brother fell into the gorilla enclosure in the zoo and pummelled pummeled to death. Justified: he had blueberries in his pocket.



* MegaNeko: Kim Jong-Il's panthers are enormous (and also [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments actual domestic cats]]).

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* MegaNeko: Kim Jong-Il's panthers are enormous (and also compared to the puppet characters (they're played by [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments actual domestic house cats]]).



* MookFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Subverted with Susan Sarandon, who claims to have been tied up when she refused to go along with the plan.]]

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* MookFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Subverted with Susan Sarandon, who claims to have been tied up when she refused to go along with the plan. It turns out she just wanted to lure the heroes close enough that she could kill them with machine guns, but Gary saw through her acting.]]



* NotSoPhonyPsychic: Sarah. Throughout the film she makes simple, obvious assumptions in a PstandardPsychicPstance. At the climax, despite Joe admitting that the team was just humoring her claims of psychic abilities, she uses a genuine JediMindTrick to turn Kim Jong Il's "[[{{Slurpasaur}} deadly panthers]]" on their captors. And it is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R6wWgVp9kA awesome.]]''

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* NotSoPhonyPsychic: Sarah. Throughout the film she makes simple, obvious assumptions (or reasonable but incorrect guesses) in a PstandardPsychicPstance. At the climax, despite Joe admitting that the team was just humoring her claims of psychic abilities, she uses a genuine JediMindTrick to turn Kim Jong Il's "[[{{Slurpasaur}} deadly panthers]]" on their captors. And it is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R6wWgVp9kA awesome.]]''



* OverlyLongGag: The vomit, and the original cut of the sex scene.
* PaperThinDisguise: Gary is given complex surgery that involves lasers and [[RuleOfFunny handsaws]] yet comes out looking like he's simply in {{Blackface}} with bits of curly hair glued onto him. When infiltrating the [[BadGuyBar terrorist tavern]], he wears a towel on his head and the same clothes he's been wearing since the film started. Naturally, he fools everyone, including his own team mates.

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* OverlyLongGag: The vomit, VomitIndiscretionShot, and the original original/uncensored cut of the sex scene.
* PaperThinDisguise: Gary is given complex surgery that involves lasers and syringes and [[RuleOfFunny handsaws]] yet comes out looking like he's simply in {{Blackface}} with bits of curly hair glued onto him. When infiltrating the [[BadGuyBar terrorist tavern]], he wears a towel on his head and the same clothes he's been wearing since the film started. Naturally, he fools everyone, including and even his own team mates.mates fail to recognize him later on, even though they knew what his disguise looked like.
6th May '18 11:53:31 AM Pilomotor
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** Subverted on the uncensored DVD, as Lisa definitely has nipples.
6th May '18 11:45:57 AM Pilomotor
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Joe has the hots for Sarah, who has the hots for Gary, who has the hots for Lisa, who initially didn't want to love Gary because [[TheLostLenore her previous fiancee was Killed In Action]].

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Joe has the hots for Sarah, who has the hots for Gary, who has the hots for Lisa, who initially didn't want refused to love Gary because date a coworker after [[TheLostLenore her previous fiancee was Killed In Action]].
7th Apr '18 2:23:41 PM needsanewhobby
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* EqualOpportunityOffender: Neither conservatives nor liberals come out of this film looking good. There's a reason the film calls them "dicks" and "pussies", respectively.

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* EqualOpportunityOffender: Neither conservatives nor liberals come out of this film looking good. There's a reason the film calls them (or "dicks" and "pussies", respectively.if you prefer) come out of this film looking good. Basically the dicks use the "asshole" terrorists as an excuse to be dicks, and the pussies hate the dicks so much that they instinctively back the even-worse-than-the-dicks assholes.
7th Apr '18 2:19:58 PM needsanewhobby
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* EqualOpportunityOffender: Neither conservatives nor liberals come out of this film looking good. There's a reason the film calls them "dicks" and "pussies", respectively.
7th Apr '18 2:06:20 PM needsanewhobby
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** And this, which becomes a RunningGag:
-->'''Spottswoode''': It'll be like 9/11 times one hundred.
-->'''Gary''': 9/11 times one hundred? But that's...
-->'''Spottswoode''': Yes, ninety-one thousand, one hundred.
7th Apr '18 2:05:01 PM needsanewhobby
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** And this, which becomes a RunningGag:
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