History Film / TheHudsuckerProxy

27th Jun '16 1:05:33 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* {{Expy}}: Mussburger is [[Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess J.J. Hunsecker]] as a CorruptCorporateExecutive.

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* {{Expy}}: Mussburger is [[Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess J.J. Hunsecker]] as a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Amy Archer is [[Film/HisGirlFriday Hildy Johnson]].
25th Jun '16 6:17:18 PM ironballs16
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Soon enough, Norville appears at Mussburger's door, with the letter, but Barnes is so eager to mention his ideas for the company that he never does deliver the letter, and ends up nearly killing Mussburger during their first meeting. Mussburger comes away convinced he's an idiot...but just the right kind of idiot for his needs, and so Barnes is quickly made the new CEO of Hudsucker Industries, with Mussburger's secret plan in action, and Barnes has an idea for a new toy - [[CatchPhrase you know, for kids.]]

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Soon enough, [[InadvertentEntranceCue Norville appears at Mussburger's door, door]], with the letter, but Barnes is so eager to mention his ideas for the company that he never does deliver the letter, and ends up nearly killing Mussburger during their first meeting. Mussburger comes away convinced he's an idiot...but just the right kind of idiot for his needs, and so Barnes is quickly made the new CEO of Hudsucker Industries, with Mussburger's secret plan in action, and Barnes has an idea for a new toy - [[CatchPhrase you know, for kids.]]
19th Jun '16 11:58:23 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: After he finds out that Amy is a New York reporter who lied about her background and credentials to get close to him, Norville is shocked to see that kind of dishonesty coming a Muncie girl.



* FalseTeethTomfoolery: Moses knocks out Aloysius' dentures while they fight over the stopped clock. After pulling out his mop handle to defeat the evil repairman, Moses uses the teeth to jam up the gears again and keep Norville from going splat.

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* FalseTeethTomfoolery: Moses knocks out Aloysius' dentures while they fight over the stopped clock. After pulling out his mop handle to defeat the evil repairman, repairman (who looks a ''lot'' less sinister without his choppers), Moses uses the teeth to jam up the gears again and keep Norville from going splat.
27th May '16 3:58:49 PM DivineDeath
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* InstantExpert: A kid randomly finds a hula hoop and tries it out. Despite being the ''first'' person besides possibly its inventor to use one, he masterfully spins it around his hips, ankles and neck without ever missing a beat and impresses all the other kids in school.
5th May '16 11:06:59 AM morenohijazo
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* SpoilerCover: Both the DVD and VHS cover art spoil one of the funniest jokes in the movie.
25th Apr '16 2:15:38 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* FalseTeethTomfoolery: Moses knocks out Aloysius' dentures while they fight over the stopped clock. After pulling out his mop handle to defeat the evil repairman, Moses uses the teeth to jam up the gears again and keep Norville from going splat.



You'll be tattered, torn, and hurten\\

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You'll be tattered, torn, and hurten\\hurtin'\\



-->'''[[Creator/PaulNewman Sidney J. Mussburger]]:''' Plexiglass. Had it installed last week.

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-->'''[[Creator/PaulNewman Sidney J. Mussburger]]:''' Plexiglass.Plexiglas. Had it installed last week.


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** A bit more randomly, Norville's dream sequence shows him incorporating the [[Film/TheKarateKid Crane stance]] into his dancing.
25th Apr '16 2:08:47 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* PetTheDog: Mind, he only did it as part of a scheme to smear Norville Barnes as a fraud, but Mussburger ''does'' give Buzz his job back in the process after Norville unjustly fired him.

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* PetTheDog: Mind, he only did it as part of a scheme to smear Norville Barnes as a fraud, but Mussburger Mussburger's plan ''does'' give include giving Buzz his job back in the process back, after Norville unjustly fired him.
25th Apr '16 1:41:03 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* KickTheDog: Norville takes hold of the JerkassBall just long enough to fire poor Buzz just for coming to him with an idea for the bendy straw, which is especially dickish because just a short time before, [[{{Hypocrite}} Norville was just a little guy with a big idea, too.]]

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* KickTheDog: Norville takes hold of the JerkassBall just long enough to fire poor Buzz just simply for coming to him with an idea for the bendy straw, which is especially dickish because just only a short time before, [[{{Hypocrite}} Norville was just a little guy with a big idea, too.]]
25th Apr '16 1:39:51 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* AlmightyJanitor: Moses, keeper of the clock tower, is a good example; the nameless repairman is an evil example. Both seem to have humble jobs in the Hudsucker Industries hierarchy, yet both are capable of [[spoiler:freezing time for the rest of the universe,]] and get into a fight over this ability at the film's climax.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Moses, keeper of the clock tower, is a good example; Aloysius the nameless repairman is an evil example. Both seem to have humble jobs in the Hudsucker Industries hierarchy, yet both are capable of [[spoiler:freezing time for the rest of the universe,]] and get into a fight over this ability at the film's climax.



* TheDogBitesBack: Late in the film, Norville runs into Buzz, the bellhop he fired and humiliated earlier. Buzz immediately decks him one for it and then organizes a mob to chase him down.

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* TheDogBitesBack: Late in the film, Norville runs into Buzz, the bellhop lift attendant that he fired and humiliated earlier. Buzz immediately decks him one for it and then organizes a mob to chase him down.


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* KickTheDog: Norville takes hold of the JerkassBall just long enough to fire poor Buzz just for coming to him with an idea for the bendy straw, which is especially dickish because just a short time before, [[{{Hypocrite}} Norville was just a little guy with a big idea, too.]]


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* PetTheDog: Mind, he only did it as part of a scheme to smear Norville Barnes as a fraud, but Mussburger ''does'' give Buzz his job back in the process after Norville unjustly fired him.
23rd Apr '16 11:08:02 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* MotorMouth: The mail room orientation guy and Buzz the elevator attendant. Amy also has the "fast-talking career gal" shtick down pat (In his autobiography, Creator/BruceCampbell described Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh as an acting ''machine'', able to nail her rapid-fire dialogue perfectly after a single read-through).

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* MotorMouth: The mail room orientation guy and Buzz the elevator attendant. Amy also has the "fast-talking "fast-talking, transatlantic career gal" shtick down pat (In his autobiography, Creator/BruceCampbell described describes Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh as an acting ''machine'', able to nail her rapid-fire dialogue perfectly after as little as a single read-through).
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