History Film / TheBurbs

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.
3rd Dec '16 3:57:46 PM eaterofworlds
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* HeelRealization: Ray towards the end.[[spoiler: At least until Dr. Klopek revealed that his suspicions were right all along.]]
3rd Dec '16 3:55:30 PM eaterofworlds
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** The biggest idiot ball for[[spoiler: Dr.Klopek is if he just kept silent and let Ray get arrested then he would have not only got away with murder he would have had the time to clean up any potential evidence he assumed Ray found.]]
27th Oct '16 9:49:42 AM ProbableCod
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* AshFace: [[spoiler: happens to the main character after the Klopek's furnace explodes in his face, setting the house on fire.]]

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* AshFace: [[spoiler: happens Happens to the main character after the Klopek's furnace explodes in his face, setting the house on fire.]]
21st Oct '16 3:21:52 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BigNo: when Art and Ray find a femur bone that they believe belongs to their missing neighbor.

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* BigNo: when Art It's not drawn out, but Uncle Reuben gives a very loud and Ray find a femur bone abrupt one to Rumsfield's question:
-->'''Rumsfield:''' "So, 'Klopek.' Is
that they believe belongs to their missing neighbor.a Slavic name?"
-->'''Reuben:''' "...'''NO.'''"
11th Oct '16 4:59:55 PM LadyJaneGrey
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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.
10th Aug '16 9:55:28 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhatMightHaveBeen: The first version of the movie had the Klopeks killing Ray and getting away with it. After this, and another ending where the Klopeks are completely innocent, tested poorly, the [[spoiler: compromise ending where the Klopeks are serial killers but fail to kill Ray]] worked much better.

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* WhatMightHaveBeen: The first version of the movie had the [[spoiler:the Klopeks killing Ray and getting away with it. it]]. After this, this ending, and another ending one where the [[spoiler:the Klopeks are completely innocent, innocent]], tested poorly, the [[spoiler: compromise ending where the [[spoiler:the Klopeks are serial killers but fail to kill Ray]] worked much better.
10th Aug '16 9:53:37 PM Mdumas43073
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