History Film / The5000FingersOfDrT

2nd Jun '17 1:01:44 PM HeroGal2347
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* HighVoltageDeath: Threatened; when warning Bart not to try and escape, the talking bust of Dr. Terwilliker says that the barbed wire on the fences is electrified.

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* HighVoltageDeath: HighVoltageDeath:
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Threatened; when warning Bart not to try and escape, the talking bust of Dr. Terwilliker says that the barbed wire on the fences is electrified.electrified.
** Furthermore, the cut verse from the elevator song mentions that the third floor dungeon has electric chairs.
2nd Jun '17 12:59:43 PM HeroGal2347
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* HighVoltageDeath: Threatened; when warning Bart not to try and escape, the talking bust of Dr. Terwilliker says that the barbed wire on the fences is electrified.
1st Jun '17 11:42:32 PM HeroGal2347
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* CoverVersion: Avante-Garde Metal band Music/MrBungle would often cover third floor dungeon live. they take it UpToEleven. It's terrifying

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* CoverVersion: Avante-Garde Metal band Music/MrBungle would often cover third floor dungeon live. they take it UpToEleven. It's terrifying terrifying.
* CreepyTwins: The film features a pair of roller-skating twins who share a conjoined beard, with which they attempt to strangle the protagonists.
1st Jun '17 7:21:17 PM HeroGal2347
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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.

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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 disintegrated slowly and painfully at dawn.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: After the dream sequence at the beginning of the film, Bart describes it to Dr. Terwilliker. Terwilliker scoffs and replies, "Why couldn't you dream about practicing the piano?" Sure enough, the next time Bart falls asleep....

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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After the dream sequence at the beginning of the film, Bart describes it to Dr. Terwilliker. Terwilliker scoffs and replies, "Why couldn't you dream about practicing the piano?" Sure enough, the next time Bart falls asleep....



* HypnotizeThePrincess: Bartholomew's mother has been [[{{Brainwashed}} turned into]] Terwilliker's assistant.

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* HypnotizeThePrincess: Bartholomew's mother has been [[{{Brainwashed}} turned into]] Terwilliker's assistant.assistant, and he also plans to marry her after the grand opening.



* NothingIsScarier: After the horrific description of what goes on in the first dungeon, and the ''more'' horrific description of the second dungeon, the basement dungeon (which they get off on) is not described. Leaving it to the imagination as to how bad ''that'' must be.
** It was originally described in High Octane Nightmare Fuel glory (See Second Verse Curse on the YMMV page.)

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* NothingIsScarier: After the horrific description of what goes on in the first dungeon, and the ''more'' horrific description of the second dungeon, the basement dungeon (which they get off on) is not described. Leaving it to the imagination as to how bad ''that'' must be. \n** It (It was originally described in High Octane Nightmare Fuel glory (See Second glory, see {{Second Verse Curse Curse}} on the YMMV page.)


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* ShotAtDawn: A variation; Dr. Terwilliker orders Zabaldowski disintegrated at dawn.
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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