History Film / TheJerk

25th Apr '17 7:26:07 PM wyattte
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* BenevolentBoss: Harry Hartounian, the owner of the gas station, who not only gives Navin his first job but even a place to sleep! All he (jokingly) asks in return is "when you're rich and famous, you'll send me a postcard." To say thanks, Navin does just that later in the movie.



->"Come, Shithead!"

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->"Come, Shithead!"->''"Come, Shithead!"''
25th Apr '17 7:18:05 PM wyattte
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* BigDamnKiss: Parodied. During the beach scene, Navin moves in to kiss Marie, she resists, and it turns into a struggle where it's... more or less a competition to see who can make the goofier face.
-->'''Navin (afterward):''' Was it good for you too?



* CryCute: After Navin's court case and his subsequent downward spiral, Marie starts bawling about how much she misses how things used to be with Navin, before the money and fame.
-->'''Marie:''' I just heard a song on the radio that reminded me of the way we were!
-->'''Navin:''' What was it?
-->'''Marie:''' "The Way We Were!"



* HeelFaceTurn: Navin's would-be assassin decides to take up a less violent line of work.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Navin's would-be assassin decides to take up a less violent line of work.work - as a private detective.



* RandomEventsPlot: The story switches gears several times, but it's tied together by Navin gradually finding love, money and fame.

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* RandomEventsPlot: The story switches gears several times, but it's tied together by Navin gradually finding love, money and fame. [[spoiler: And losing it all. And then finding love again.]]



* UmbrellaDrink: Navin is very partial to them.
* UnusualEuphemism: Navin's "special purpose".

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* UmbrellaDrink: Navin is very partial to them.
them, after seeing how cool they looked in a magazine.
* UnusualEuphemism: Navin's "special purpose".purpose" (yeah, it's his junk).



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->"Come, Shithead!"
15th Mar '17 6:08:38 PM Fireblood
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* DownerEnding: Subverted. It seems like the movie would end with Navin languishing alone and forgotten in poverty, [[spoiler: until Marie and his adoptive family show up for a more proper HappyEnding.]]

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* DownerEnding: Subverted.{{Subverted}}. It seems like the movie would end with Navin languishing alone and forgotten in poverty, [[spoiler: until Marie and his adoptive family show up for a more proper HappyEnding.]]



* ObliviousAdoption: Again, Navin was raised by an all black family. He only realizes this when his mother tells him.

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* ObliviousAdoption: Again, Navin was raised by an all black all-black family. He only realizes this when his mother tells him.



* ShooTheDog: Averted, as much as Shithead wanted it played straight.

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* ShooTheDog: Averted, {{Averted}}, as much as Shithead wanted it played straight.{{played straight}}.
10th Nov '16 1:25:04 PM NWolfman
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* AdaptationExpansion: The movie's setup comes from the opening line of Steve Martin's stand up routine about how he was "born a poor black child."

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* AdaptationExpansion: The movie's setup comes Many of the film's gags came from the opening line of Steve Martin's stand up routine about how routine, such as claiming he was "born a poor black child.child" and wandering through the audience, picking up random things off tables and exclaiming it was "all he needed."
3rd Nov '16 8:28:46 PM Premonition45
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* DancePartyEnding: The film ends showing Navin, Marie, and his family singing and dancing at their home.
10th Sep '16 3:02:44 PM NWolfman
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* AbsoluteCleavage: During the "snails on the food" scene in which Marie is wearing a low-cut dress and looking up in an unintentionally provocative way.
-->'''Navin''': "[[DoubleEntendre Two boobs]]! That's what he takes us for!"
* AdaptationExpansion: The movie's setup comes from the opening line of Steve Martin's stand up routine about how he was "born a poor black child."



* GagBoobs: Played with (no, [[IThoughtYouMeant not like that, you creep]]) during the "snails on the food" scene in which Marie is wearing a low-cut dress and looking up in a way that shows off her cleavage.
-->'''Navin''': "[[DoubleEntendre Two boobs]]! That's what he takes us for!"
12th Aug '16 12:29:55 PM stuthehistoryguy
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* MsFanservice: Bernadette Peters wears several revealing outfits. Very, very well.
4th Jul '16 9:28:24 AM wyattte
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: "He hates these cans!"

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: "He Navin's whole life is this trope; it'd be easier to name the scenes where Navin ''doesn't'' miss the point by a mile. The famous "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcwz8-EfFYE He hates these cans!"cans!]]" scene is a notable example.
1st Jul '16 9:39:00 PM wyattte
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[[caption-width-right:300:"It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child."]]



* VisualPun: Navin's family had to tear down their old house, but they built a bigger house in its place. If you look closely, you'll notice that it's the exact same hovel as before, only scaled up about 40%. [[ExactWords He did say "bigger," not necessarily "nicer."]]

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* VisualPun: Navin's family had to tear down their old house, but they built a bigger house in its place. If you look closely, you'll notice that it's the exact same hovel as before, only scaled up about 40%. [[ExactWords He did say "bigger," not necessarily "nicer."]]"]]
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16th Jun '16 4:24:29 PM wyattte
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* BettyAndVeronica

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* BettyAndVeronicaBettyAndVeronica: Marie and Patty.



* ContrivedCoincidence: Played for laughs by the ending;

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Played for laughs PlayedForLaughs by the ending;



* CucumberFacial

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* CucumberFacialCucumberFacial: Seen during Marie's stint selling face cream.



* TheDitz: Navin to extreme levels.

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* TheDitz: Navin Navin, to extreme levels.



* DownerEnding: Subverted. It seems like the movie would end with Navin languishing alone and forgotten in poverty, until Marie and his adoptive family show up.

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* DownerEnding: Subverted. It seems like the movie would end with Navin languishing alone and forgotten in poverty, [[spoiler: until Marie and his adoptive family show up.up for a more proper HappyEnding.]]



* HowWeGotHere

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* HowWeGotHereHowWeGotHere: Navin is introduced as a bum living in an alley, and then back we go to his old house for the story proper.



* NWordPrivileges: Played for laughs as Navin beats the crap out of racist developers.

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* NWordPrivileges: Played for laughs PlayedForLaughs as Navin beats the crap out of racist developers.developers.



* RandomEventsPlot: The story switches gears several times, but it's tied together by Navin gradually finding love, money and fame.



* VisualPun: Navin's family had to tear down their old house, but they built a bigger house in its place. If you look closely, you'll notice that it's the exact same hovel as before, only scaled up about 40%. Hey, he said "bigger," not necessarily "nicer."

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* VisualPun: Navin's family had to tear down their old house, but they built a bigger house in its place. If you look closely, you'll notice that it's the exact same hovel as before, only scaled up about 40%. Hey, he said [[ExactWords He did say "bigger," not necessarily "nicer.""]]
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