History Film / ThatThingYouDo

21st May '16 7:05:53 PM AnotherGuy
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* DoingItForTheArt: InUniverse. According to the epilogue, Guy becomes a music professor at a conservatory.
21st May '16 6:58:44 PM AnotherGuy
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* MyspeldRokband: Parodied. No one can pronounce "the Oneders" correctly.

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* MyspeldRokband: Parodied. No one can pronounce "the Oneders" correctly. Jimmy's next band is called "The Heardsmen". Fortunately, that band's name isn't phonetically confusing.
21st May '16 6:57:06 PM AnotherGuy
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* ArcWords: "I am Spartacus."
21st May '16 6:56:27 PM AnotherGuy
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* {{Irony}}: Despite all of his bitching about the studio system, Jimmy's next band, "The Heardsmen", sign a lucractive contract with the same studio, Playtone Records.
19th May '16 11:41:34 AM mlsmithca
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Jimmy, who clearly has at least some Hispanic in his ethnic makeup -- which may be why, late in the film, Mr. White insists that the band re-record their hit in Spanish. (Or, more likely, it's just another Beatles reference, as the Beatles recorded "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You" in German.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Jimmy, who clearly has at least some Hispanic in his ethnic makeup -- which may be why, late in the film, Mr. White insists that the band re-record their hit in Spanish. (Or, more likely, it's just another Beatles reference, as the Beatles recorded "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You" in German.)
25th Apr '16 1:26:09 AM mlsmithca
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* {{Jerkass}} Jimmy. Broadly hinted throughout -- he tries to weasel Lenny out of his writing credit for "That Thing You Do" in the first ten minutes of the movie -- gradually building to an ''epic'' case by the climax.

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* {{Jerkass}} {{Jerkass}}: Jimmy. Broadly hinted throughout -- he tries to weasel Lenny out of his writing credit for "That Thing You Do" in the first ten minutes of the movie -- gradually building to an ''epic'' case by the climax.



* StealthPun:During the interview with at the jazz station, the DJ asks "which artist popped your cherry" and the bass player said the Chantrellines. In the extended edition, he is seen as having spent the night with one of them.

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* StealthPun:During StealthPun: During the interview with at the jazz station, the DJ asks "which artist popped your cherry" and the bass player said the Chantrellines. In the extended edition, he is seen as having spent the night with one of them.
10th Nov '15 1:25:40 PM Morgenthaler
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!!''ThatThingYouDo'' contains examples of:

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!!''ThatThingYouDo'' !!''That Thing You Do'' contains examples of:
18th Sep '15 12:47:11 PM lorgskyegon
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* StealthPun:During the interview with at the jazz station, the DJ asks "which artist popped your cherry" and the bass player said the Chantrellines. In the extended edition, he is seen as having spent the night with one of them.
25th Aug '15 2:53:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* OneHitWonder: In-universe, the eponymous song becomes one of these. There's [[{{Foreshadowing}} a clue in the band-name]]; the 'One-ders' (i.e 'One (Hit Won)ders'). {{Lampshaded}} by GenreSavvy Mr. White.

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* OneHitWonder: In-universe, the eponymous song becomes one of these. There's [[{{Foreshadowing}} a clue in the band-name]]; the 'One-ders' (i.e 'One (Hit Won)ders'). {{Lampshaded}} by GenreSavvy Mr. White.
22nd Aug '15 12:16:46 PM Pren
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* CoolShades: Mr. White gives Guy a pair when he signs the band, and renames him 'Shades' in the process. "Wear them at all times. They're your trademark."

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* CoolShades: Mr. White gives Guy a pair when he signs the band, and renames him 'Shades' in the process. "Wear them at all times. They're your trademark." When a reporter later asks why he's always wearing them, he can only awkwardly say "Well, I am the drummer."
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