History Film / TheBurbs

22nd Oct '17 9:03:08 PM JediGoalie30
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* WhatTheHellHero: After blowing up the Klopek's house, Art is still trying to convince the police that they are serial killers, [[spoiler: even though Walter showed back up alive and well]]. Ray, who got caught in the blast, goes off on him.
-->'''Art''': Go ahead, tell him, Ray. We got the goods on them, don't we? You know, some day they're going to dig up the back of that yard and they're gonna find the rest of that skeleton to go with that femur. Oh it might not be Walter but it's gonna be some...\\
'''Ray''': Shut up. [[BigShutUp SHUT UP, ART, SHUT UP!]] God, you don't know when to quit, do you? Look at me! I'm a shell of a man because of you, Art! Remember what you were saying about people in the 'burbs, Art, people like Skip, people who mow their lawn for the 800th time, and then [[SuddenlyShouting SNAP?!? WELL, THAT'S US! IT'S NOT THEM, THAT'S US!!!]] [[HeelRealization WE'RE the ones who are vaulting over the fences, and peeking in through people's windows! We're the ones who are THROWING GARBAGE IN THE STREET, AND LIGHTING FIRES! WE'RE THE ONES WHO ARE ACTING SUSPICIOUS AND PARANOID, ART! WE'RE THE LUNATICS! US! IT'S NOT THEM!]] It's us.\\
'''Art''': ''[{{Beat}}]'' I don't know what to say... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint What, do you want me to move?]]\\
''[Ray charges at him]''
8th May '17 10:24:21 PM rjd1922
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* WhatMightHaveBeen: The first version of the movie had [[spoiler:the Klopeks killing Ray and getting away with it]]. After this ending, and another one where [[spoiler:the Klopeks are completely innocent]], tested poorly, the compromise ending where [[spoiler:the Klopeks are serial killers but fail to kill Ray]] worked much better.
22nd Mar '17 1:47:23 AM JediGoalie30
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* BadassBoast: Ray's "Nobody knocks off an old man in my neighborhood and gets away with it."


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** Also, the garbage in the street for most of the movie after Art and Rumsfield search through the garbage truck.
22nd Mar '17 1:35:30 AM JediGoalie30
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Carol remarks that they should all go over and knock on the Klopeks' door "before someone falls off a roof or sets themselves on fire." Somebody ends up doing both of those things later[[note]]Rumsfield falls off of the roof, and Ray gets caught in the explosion when the Klopeks' house blows up. Art does both, falling off the electrical pole through a tool shed after zapping himself cutting the power line.[[/note]].
22nd Mar '17 1:10:06 AM JediGoalie30
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* RareGuns: Rumsfield's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_carbine#Carbine.2C_Cal_.30.2C_M3 M3 Carbine]]. Yeah, the one with the nightscope. Only about 3,000 were made before the scope was made obsolete by passive night vision devices. Qualifies as a [[CoolGuns Cool Gun]], too.
3rd Mar '17 8:42:41 PM TheWhistleTropes
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-->'''Art''': That's a shit story, I know it.

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-->'''Art''': That's -->'''Ray''': It's a shit story, I know it. store anyway.
3rd Mar '17 8:36:25 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* BadHumorMan: Skip, if the UrbanLegend about him is true; supposedly, he was an ice cream man who snapped after a life of routine, and murdered his family.

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* BadHumorMan: BadHumorTruck: Skip, if the UrbanLegend about him is true; supposedly, he was an ice cream man who snapped after a life of routine, and murdered his family.
14th Feb '17 3:51:22 PM JediGoalie30
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The detective listing the charges that Ray is facing at the end of the movie:
-->'''Detective''': Destruction of private property[[labelnote:*]]blowing up the Klopeks' house[[/labelnote]], Destruction of PUBLIC property[[labelnote:*]]the power line and the squad car that was impaled by the static vane[[/labelnote]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment vandalism]], three counts of Criminal Trespass[[labelnote:*]] Walter's house, the Klopek house, not sure what they got a third offense from[[/labelnote]], Assault[[labelnote:*]] Ray attempts to assault Art, but that happens later[[/labelnote]], and that poor old man claims that you left a note saying that YOU KIDNAPPED HIS DOG!!![[labelnote:*]]since they found the dog wandering the neighborhood and Walter's house was locked and unoccupied, leaving a note to tell him where the dog was when he returned was reasonable[[/labelnote]]



* BeeAfraid: When Ray and Art attempt first contact with the Klopeks, using the door knocker causes the address plaque to fall and knock the porch light off, releasing a swarm of bees from a hole in the wall hat immediately attack both of them. Whether this was because the bees were a LivingWeapon / AttackAnimal, or just representative of the degree that the house has been neglected is up to you...it's [[RuleOfFunny funny]] either way.

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* BeeAfraid: When Ray and Art attempt first contact with the Klopeks, using the door knocker causes the address plaque to fall and knock the porch light off, releasing a swarm of bees from a hole in the wall hat that immediately attack both of them. Whether this was because the bees were a LivingWeapon / AttackAnimal, or just representative of the degree that the house has been neglected is up to you...it's [[RuleOfFunny funny]] either way.


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* ImpactSilhouette: Art leaves one in the roof of a toolshed after he gets [[HarmlessElectrocution zapped]] trying to cut the power line and falls off the pole.


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* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: Ray tells Art to be careful while he's cutting the power, and Art replies that "Safety" is his middle name. See HarmlessElectrocution for what happens next.
-->'''Ray''': [''aside to Rumsfeld''] I thought his middle name was "Lewis."
14th Feb '17 1:06:06 PM JediGoalie30
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* BeeAfraid: When Ray and Art attempt first contact with the Klopeks, using the door knocker causes the address plaque to fall and knock the porch light off, releasing a swarm of bees from a hole in the wall hat immediately attack both of them. Whether this was because the bees were a LivingWeapon/AttackAnimal, or just representative of the degree that the house has been neglected is up to you...it's [[RuleOfFunny funny]] either way.

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* BeeAfraid: When Ray and Art attempt first contact with the Klopeks, using the door knocker causes the address plaque to fall and knock the porch light off, releasing a swarm of bees from a hole in the wall hat immediately attack both of them. Whether this was because the bees were a LivingWeapon/AttackAnimal, LivingWeapon / AttackAnimal, or just representative of the degree that the house has been neglected is up to you...it's [[RuleOfFunny funny]] either way.
14th Feb '17 1:01:17 PM JediGoalie30
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* BeeAfraid: When Ray and Art attempt first contact with the Klopeks, using the door knocker causes the address plaque to fall and knock the porch light off, releasing a swarm of bees from a hole in the wall hat immediately attack both of them. Whether this was because the bees were a LivingWeapon/AttackAnimal, or just representative of the degree that the house has been neglected is up to you...it's [[RuleOfFunny funny]] either way.



* ComicalAngryFace: Reuben, Han's uncle who is quite the hothead.

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* ComicalAngryFace: Reuben, Han's Hans' uncle who is quite the hothead.hothead.
* CuttingTheKnot: Several times, including to break into two houses.
** Rumsfield removes an entire pane of glass to get into Walter's house when they are checking on him after finding his dog running outside and all of the doors are locked.
** Rather than tangling with the Klopek's alarm system again, Art cuts the power line to the house (which has the collateral effect of blacking out the rest of the neighborhood, as well).
** After the SkeletonKeyCard attempt fails to get Art and Ray into the Klopek's back door, Ray picks up a rock and breaks the window so he can reach in and unlock it from the inside.



* FloorboardFailure: On the neighbor's porch. Sadly, the brownies don't make it.

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* FloorboardFailure: On the neighbor's porch.Klopek's porch. Twice (once to Ray during the first contact attempt, one to Rumsfield when they go over with the brownies). Sadly, the brownies don't make it.


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-->'''Art''': That's a shit story, I know it.
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