History Film / TheCableGuy

22nd Jun '16 1:11:20 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Double Trouble'', which has a looming presence throughout the movie, due to the closing trial of former child actor Sam Sweet for shooting his twin brother Stan.

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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Double Trouble'', which has a looming presence throughout the movie, due to the closing trial of former child actor Sam Sweet for shooting his twin brother Stan. Also ''Brother, Sweet Brother'', a "movie of the week" cashing on the trial's media circus (and starring Eric Roberts as [[ActingForTwo both Sweet brothers]]).
22nd Jun '16 1:08:47 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AxCrazy: Chip Douglas. The beatdown he gives Robin's date (and his rambling as he does so of things like Dizzy Gillespie as he does so) and his "role-playing" on the Medieval Times (which apparently had him fantasizing ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at one point) are pretty good examples of how this Trope fits him.

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* AxCrazy: Chip Douglas. The beatdown he gives Robin's date (and his rambling as he does so of things like Dizzy Gillespie as he does so) Gillespie) and his "role-playing" on the Medieval Times (which apparently had him fantasizing ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (specifically the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] episode "Amok Time") at one point) are pretty good examples of how this Trope fits him.



* CreatorCameo[=/=]TalkingToHimself: Creator/BenStiller plays twin brothers Sam & Stan Sweet.

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* CreatorCameo[=/=]TalkingToHimself: Creator/BenStiller plays twin brothers Sam & Stan Sweet. Eric Roberts plays them as well in a ShowWithinAShow "based on a true story" movie-of-the-week advertisement.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not even Chip likes that Sam Sweet committed SiblingMurder:
-->'''Chip Douglas:''' ''(watching the news on Sam Sweet, dead serious)'' I hope they fry this bastard.
22nd Jun '16 1:00:54 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* AntagonistTitle* AntagonistTitle: It's Chip's job, after all.



%%* AxCrazy: Chip Douglas
%%* BattleInTheRain

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%%* * AxCrazy: Chip Douglas
%%* BattleInTheRain
Douglas. The beatdown he gives Robin's date (and his rambling as he does so of things like Dizzy Gillespie as he does so) and his "role-playing" on the Medieval Times (which apparently had him fantasizing ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at one point) are pretty good examples of how this Trope fits him.
* BattleInTheRain: The climax on the satellite dish.



%%* ClimbingClimax
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Chip.

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%%* ClimbingClimax
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* ClimbingClimax: The climax occurs on the scaffolding surrounding the massive satellite dish [[ChekhovsGun Chip takes Steven to earlier in the movie]]. Lampshaded to hell and back by Chip as a very good place for a "final battle" to occur.
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{{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Chip.Chip. Deconstructed in that other people realistically react to him like he was dangerously insane (and he ''is'').



%%* DisneyVillainDeath: Averted.
%%* FormerChildStar: The Sweet twins.

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%%* * DisneyVillainDeath: Averted.
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Averted. Chip lets himself drop, hoping he will get impaled on the antenna's tip, but misses. His reaction to that is along the lines of "dammit, I pulled an EpicFail!".
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FormerChildStar: The Sweet twins.twins. The backstory to the trial shows that neither Sweet sibling ended in a good place mentally after they grew up (just that one was more standard "became an asshole" about it).



%%* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:Hey, am I really your buddy?]]

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%%* * HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:Hey, am I really your buddy?]]buddy?]]. Bear in mind, Chip is reacting like this to something a paramedic said as a ''knee-jerk reaction'' (typical "hang in there" pep talk).



%%* NiceGuy: Steven

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%%* * NiceGuy: StevenSteven. Part of his character arc is finding the guts to stand up to Chip, and then dealing with Chip going on the warpath.



%%* StalkerWithoutACrush: Chip Douglas

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%%* * StalkerWithoutACrush: Chip DouglasDouglas. He just wants to be Steven's friend, and he will do ''anything'' (even putting Steven in jail and beating the crap out of someone dating Steven's girlfriend) to be on that role...



%%* TheTrickster: Chip Douglas.

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%%* * TheTrickster: Chip Douglas.Douglas. Deconstructed slightly in that this attitude makes him look ''utterly insane'' (and not in the CrazyAwesome manner, either).



%%* {{Yandere}}

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%%* {{Yandere}}* {{Yandere}}: Chip is a "friends" (instead of "lovers") version.
30th Mar '16 2:40:22 AM TitoMosquito
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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Double Trouble'', which has a looming presence throughout the movie, due to the closing trial of one of the former child actors who shot his twin brother.
-->'''Chip Douglas:''' ''(watching the news on Sweet)'' I hope they fry this bastard.

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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Double Trouble'', which has a looming presence throughout the movie, due to the closing trial of one of the former child actors who shot actor Sam Sweet for shooting his twin brother.
brother Stan.
-->'''Chip Douglas:''' ''(watching the news on Sam Sweet)'' I hope they fry this bastard.
30th Mar '16 2:30:52 AM TitoMosquito
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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Double Trouble'', which as running presence throughout the movie, due to closing trial of one of the former child actors who shot his twin brother.

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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Double Trouble'', which as running has a looming presence throughout the movie, due to the closing trial of one of the former child actors who shot his twin brother.
9th Mar '16 6:19:06 PM TitoMosquito
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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Double Trouble'', which as running presence throughout the movie, due to closing trial of one of the former child actors who shot his twin brother.
-->'''Chip Douglas:''' ''(watching the news on Sweet)'' I hope they fry this bastard.
10th Feb '16 5:28:31 AM Pren
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* CelebrityParadox: Chip makes a reference to ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'', which Jack Black had a cameo in.
9th Feb '16 4:29:54 PM ngh93
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[[caption-width-right:203:Once you get him out of your house, you'll ''never'' get him out of your life!]]
9th Feb '16 2:40:23 PM Pren
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Carrey gives the exact same performance that he always did at the time, except this one shows just how weird and creepy regular people would find it.
22nd Jan '16 3:41:44 PM aye_amber
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