History Film / TheCableGuy

6th Apr '17 8:16:41 PM BurgerLord
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* BeingEvilSucks: Chip implies that he feels this.
--> '''Steven''': You don't have to [[DrivenToSuicide do this]]! We all get lonely!
--> '''Chip''': Yeah. But I get ''really'' lonely. I mean, look at me, come ''on''!
23rd Mar '17 11:49:03 AM AndyLA
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After his girlfriend Robin (Creator/LeslieMann) flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Broderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip (Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back Robin, but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.

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After his girlfriend Robin (Creator/LeslieMann) flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Broderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip Douglas (Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back Robin, but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.



* PrisonRape: Based on their come-on lines to Stephen, it's implied the other prisoners want to do this.
* ReferenceOverdosed: Considering that one of the main characters is a guy who's profession it is to install a source of entertainment, it's no surprise that there's an inordinate amount of TV show and movie name-dropping, but this one is unique in that it's actually a ''plot point.''

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* PrisonRape: Based on their come-on lines to Stephen, Steven, it's implied the other prisoners want to do this.
* ReferenceOverdosed: Considering that one of the main characters is a guy who's whose profession it is to install a source of entertainment, it's no surprise that there's an inordinate amount of TV show and movie name-dropping, but this one is unique in that it's actually a ''plot point.''
23rd Mar '17 11:44:43 AM AndyLA
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* MadeOfIron: Chip, apparently, since he survives a drop over the tower above the satellite dish onto the dish itself, flipping twice in mid air and landing on his back, just inches away from the needle protruding from the dish. He does break his back, however, although the fall would likely kill or at least mortally cripple someone in real life. Oddly enough, this element seems like a parody of ''Film/GoldenEye'' as well, as the guy who fell in that movie didn't die from the fall, either.

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* MadeOfIron: Chip, apparently, since he survives a drop over the tower above the satellite dish onto the dish itself, flipping twice in mid air and landing on his back, just inches away from the needle protruding from the dish. He does break his back, however, although the fall would likely kill or at least mortally cripple someone in real life. Oddly enough, this element seems like a parody of ''Film/GoldenEye'' as well, as the guy who fell in that movie Janus/[[spoiler:Alec Trevelyan]] didn't die from the fall, either.
23rd Mar '17 11:43:02 AM AndyLA
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* DirtyCop: The cops who arrest Steven are the same Chip's "preferred customers" from the karaoke party, implying that they were agree on Chip's plan of framing Steven.

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* DirtyCop: The cops who arrest Steven are the same Chip's "preferred customers" from the karaoke party, implying that they were agree in on Chip's plan of framing Steven.



* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:Hey, am I really your 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).

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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).



** IJustWantToBeLoved: Another possible motivation, giving the fact that in one scene he sings a karaoke version of "Don't You Need Somebody To Love" by The Jefferson Airplane.

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** IJustWantToBeLoved: Another possible motivation, giving the fact that in one scene he sings a karaoke version of "Don't You Need "[[Music/JeffersonAirplane Somebody To Love" by The Jefferson Airplane. to Love]]".
5th Mar '17 5:25:48 PM nombretomado
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* CharacterNameAlias [=/=]IHaveManyNames: His name isn't really [[MyThreeSons Chip Douglas]]. Or [[Series/{{Bewitched}} Larry Tate]]. Or [[ILoveLucy Ricky Ricardo]]. Or [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George Jetson]]. Or even [[LaverneAndShirley The Big Ragu]].

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* CharacterNameAlias [=/=]IHaveManyNames: His name isn't really [[MyThreeSons Chip Douglas]]. Or [[Series/{{Bewitched}} Larry Tate]]. Or [[ILoveLucy [[Series/ILoveLucy Ricky Ricardo]]. Or [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George Jetson]]. Or even [[LaverneAndShirley The Big Ragu]].
12th Jan '17 8:02:42 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Cable Guy'' is a 1996 BlackComedy film directed by Creator/BenStiller, starring Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/MatthewBroderick.

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''The Cable Guy'' is a 1996 BlackComedy film directed by Creator/BenStiller, written by Creator/JuddApatow, and starring Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/MatthewBroderick.
12th Jan '17 8:00:32 AM Mdumas43073
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After his girlfriend flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Broderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip (Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back his girlfriend Robin Harris (Leslie Mann), but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.

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After his girlfriend Robin (Creator/LeslieMann) flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Broderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip (Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back his girlfriend Robin Harris (Leslie Mann), Robin, but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.
12th Jan '17 7:59:44 AM Mdumas43073
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After his girlfriend flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Creator/MatthewBroderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip (Jim Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back his girlfriend Robin Harris (Leslie Mann), but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.

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After his girlfriend flips out and gives him the boot, Steven Kovacs (Creator/MatthewBroderick) (Broderick) gets the very last thing he needed to fill the new void: an incredibly bizarre cable installer named Chip (Jim Carrey) (Carrey) who latches on and insinuates himself into Steven's life. To his credit, Chip does lots of favors for Steven, up to and including helping him win back his girlfriend Robin Harris (Leslie Mann), but his odd, off-putting and sometimes illicit behavior (including buying Steven a prostitute and then making it up to him by beating the crap out of Robin's date, and later getting him an overelaborate entertainment system via "connections"... which ends up being stolen) proves too much to take and Steven eventually has to tell him to take a hike. Things quickly turn sour after that, and Steven finds out just how weird his "pal" really is when Chip begins stalking him and pulling various strings to try and ruin his life.
12th Jan '17 7:59:30 AM Mdumas43073
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-->-- '''Chip Douglas''', ''The Cable Guy''

''The Cable Guy'' is a 1996 BlackComedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey, and Creator/MatthewBroderick directed by Creator/BenStiller.

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-->-- '''Chip Douglas''', ''The Cable Guy''

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''The Cable Guy'' is a 1996 BlackComedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey, and Creator/MatthewBroderick directed by Creator/BenStiller.
Creator/BenStiller, starring Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/MatthewBroderick.
12th Jan '17 7:58:39 AM Mdumas43073
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