History Film / The5000FingersOfDrT

26th Apr '17 8:39:58 PM PaulA
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->''"We should always believe children. We should even believe their lies."''\\
--Mr. Zabladowski

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->''"We should always believe children. We should even believe their lies."''\\
--Mr. Zabladowski
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-->-- '''Mr. Zabladowski'''



* FalseFriend: When Mr. Zabladowski goes to question TErwilliker about his intentions, he and Mrs. Collins quickly charm him with some bizarre food, a reasonably catchy dance and assure him that they're only doing this to help educate American children further in music. The moment Zabladowski leaves, Terwilliker calls the institute physics laboratory (hey, piano academies don't have prison cells, search lights, electric fences, or enslaved musicians of non-piano instruments either!) and orders them to have Zabladowski desentegrated slowly and painfully at dawn

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* FalseFriend: When Mr. Zabladowski goes to question TErwilliker Terwilliker about his intentions, he and Mrs. Collins quickly charm him with some bizarre food, a reasonably catchy dance and assure him that they're only doing this to help educate American children further in music. The moment Zabladowski leaves, Terwilliker calls the institute physics laboratory (hey, piano academies don't have prison cells, search lights, electric fences, or enslaved musicians of non-piano instruments either!) and orders them to have Zabladowski desentegrated slowly and painfully at dawndawn.
27th Feb '17 2:56:07 PM Hedging
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* FalseFriend: When Mr. Zabladowski goes to question TErwilliker about his intentions, he and Mrs. Collins quickly charm him with some bizarre food, a reasonably catchy dance and assure him that they're only doing this to help educate American children further in music. The moment Zabladowski leaves, Terwilliker calls the institute physics laboratory (hey, piano academies don't have prison cells, search lights, electric fences, or enslaved musicians of non-piano instruments either!) and orders them to have Zabladowski desentegrated slowly and painfully at dawn



* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult: When the other boys arrive at the insitute, the first the guards do after giving them beanies, is open their suitcases and confiscate their toys or anything that's fun (one guard even holds a boys pet frog out of it's water bowl and suffocates it..''right in front of the boy!'')

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* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult: When the other boys arrive at the insitute, institute, the first the guards do after giving them beanies, is open their suitcases and confiscate their toys or anything that's fun (one guard even holds a boys pet frog out of it's water bowl and suffocates it..''right in front of the boy!'')



* SissyVillain

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* SissyVillainSissyVillain: Dr. Terwilliker isn't quite a HarmlessVillain, but the fact that he's so full of himself throughout the film and has a somewhat effeminate attitude prevents him from being scary at all.
14th Feb '17 4:57:06 PM HeroGal2347
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* HonorBeforeReason: Bart goes to quite a bit of trouble to avoid waking Dr. T when he goes to break into the vault to steal some money...and then Bart leaves an IOU with his name for the missing cash. This winds up having nothing to do with him setting off the alarms and getting caught.
10th Oct '16 1:06:58 PM harveytwh
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* CutSong: There was a whole bunch of other music written for the film by Dr. Seuss that didn't make the final cut, and only survives on [[http://web.archive.org/web/20051221064958/hometown.aol.com/seivadj18/music.html old production bootlegs]].

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* CutSong: There was a whole bunch of other music written for the film by Dr. Seuss that didn't make the final cut, and only survives on [[http://web.archive.org/web/20051221064958/hometown.aol.com/seivadj18/music.html old production bootlegs]]. As of 2010 Film Score Monthly has rectified this, however, putting out a limited-edition 3-CD set with nearly everything related to the film possible.
16th Jun '16 8:00:00 PM drone5
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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: It is, quite literally, a Dr. Seuss book brought to life. Note, for example, the Toilet Tree in the background of Bart's cellblock.

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: It is, quite literally, a Dr. Seuss book brought to life. Note, for example, the [[StealthPun Toilet Tree Tree]] in the background of Bart's cellblock.
9th Jun '16 10:49:02 PM jamespolk
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It was directed by Roy Rowland and prodced by Creator/StanleyKramer.

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5th Feb '16 5:52:41 AM dsneybuf
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->''"How many times must [[ShoutOut/WesternAnimation Matt Groening]] have watched ''The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T?''"''\\
--[[http://www.splicetoday.com/moving-pictures/dr-seuss-and-the-origins-of-the-simpsons John Lingan]]
20th Jan '16 2:21:49 PM Hedging
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** Also Terwilliker mentions to Bart that he plans to present all his pupils in a concert next month, and not to mess it up for him. This concert ends up being theme of Bart's dream...as an ''eternal'' one.
19th Jan '16 3:17:19 PM Hedging
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* DisproportionateRetribution: While taking Bart and Zablodowski to be locked up in the dungeon, Terwilliker shows them a drummer from a band he once conducted, whose he's imprisoned inside a drum forever...because he always played an extra boom while playing Beethoven's fifth symphony.


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* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult: When the other boys arrive at the insitute, the first the guards do after giving them beanies, is open their suitcases and confiscate their toys or anything that's fun (one guard even holds a boys pet frog out of it's water bowl and suffocates it..''right in front of the boy!'')
25th Aug '15 8:29:52 PM Angeldeb82
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->''"How many times must [[ShoutOutWesternAnimation Matt Groening]] have watched ''The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T?''"''\\

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->''"How many times must [[ShoutOutWesternAnimation [[ShoutOut/WesternAnimation Matt Groening]] have watched ''The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T?''"''\\



* BigLippedAlligatorMovie: Although it's fairly clear where the hallucinogenic sequences stem from.



* DastardlyWhiplash: Dr. Terwilliker. Hans Conreid was the ''voice'' of [[DudleyDoRight Snidely Whiplash]].

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* DastardlyWhiplash: Dr. Terwilliker. Hans Conreid was the ''voice'' of [[DudleyDoRight [[WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight Snidely Whiplash]].



* DisintegratorRay: "Hello, physics laboratory? ... I want him disintegrated...''[[NoKillLikeOverkill atom...by atom]]!''"

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* DisintegratorRay: "Hello, physics laboratory? ... I want him disintegrated...''[[NoKillLikeOverkill ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill atom...by atom]]!''"



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A dictator herds people into a labor camp, and it all ends with [[spoiler: an atomic explosion.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A dictator herds people into a labor camp, and it all ends with [[spoiler: an atomic explosion.]]explosion]].



* NonSerialMovie: Although it's fairly clear where the hallucinogenic sequences stem from.



* [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Nuclear Nightmare]]: rife with Cold War symbolism.

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* [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Nuclear Nightmare]]: rife Rife with Cold War symbolism.
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