History Film / TheWaterBoy

6th Sep '17 7:43:55 AM case
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* ThermalDissonance

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* ThermalDissonanceThermalDissonance: Bobby has a vial of glacier water that always stays cold.
28th Aug '17 8:04:28 PM Premonition45
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* ForTheEvulz: It's never really explained why the Cougars mercilessly tease and torment Bobby to begin with. The Mud Dogs' teasing of him is at least a little understandable (they're frustrated for having not won a game in more than four years and need somebody on which to take out their misery). But the Cougars and their coach seemingly abuse and torment Bobby for no real reason other than... because they're jerks. Nevermind that Bobby is the guy who's not only keeping them hydrated but probably preventing them from dying of heat stroke during Coach Red's obviously grueling football practices.

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* ForTheEvulz: It's never really explained why the Cougars mercilessly tease and torment Bobby to begin with. The Mud Dogs' teasing of him is at least a little understandable (they're frustrated for having not won a game in more than four years and need somebody on which to take out their misery). But the Cougars and their coach seemingly abuse and torment Bobby for no real reason other than... because they're jerks. Nevermind Never mind that Bobby is the guy who's not only keeping them hydrated but probably preventing them from dying of heat stroke during Coach Red's obviously grueling football practices.practices.
* FreudianExcuse: Bobby's interest in water started because Mama Boucher told him his father joined the Peace Corps, got lost in the Sahara Desert and died from dehydration.
28th Aug '17 8:00:21 PM Premonition45
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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Bobby's mother tells him absurd lies about the world, such as the fact that she, not Ben Franklin, invented electricity (never mind the fact that electricity wasn't invented, it was discovered), and that "happiness is from magic rays of sunshine that come down when you're feelin' blue."

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Bobby's mother tells him absurd lies about the world, such as the fact that she, not Ben Franklin, invented electricity (never mind the fact that electricity wasn't invented, it was discovered), and that "happiness is from magic rays of sunshine that come down when you're feelin' blue." This turns out to be [[ObfuscatingStupidity part of her]] JerkassFacade.
28th Aug '17 12:56:03 PM Premonition45
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** If Coach Red had never fired Bobby from being his team's water boy, he never would have been brought in by the much kinder Coach Klein and figured out how to channel his anger into being a defensive linebacker. The look of shock on Red's face when seeing how many sacks Bobby got in his first game says it all. [[spoiler:The Mud Dogs winning the final game against Red would ultimately prove this tripe.]]

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** If Coach Red had never fired Bobby from being his team's water boy, he never would have been brought in by the much kinder Coach Klein and figured out how to channel his anger into being a defensive linebacker. The look of shock on Red's face when seeing how many sacks Bobby got in his first game says it all. [[spoiler:The Mud Dogs winning the final game against Red would ultimately prove this tripe.]]trope.]]
* NiceToTheWaiter: In one game, Bobby takes a time-out to give the referee a glass of water.
25th Aug '17 11:03:22 AM Premonition45
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* WhatTheHellHero: Bobby criticizes Coach Klein for not just forging a high school transcript without informing him, but leaving him behind when Red Beaulieu exposed the whole thing.
23rd Aug '17 9:41:21 AM Premonition45
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* EvilIsPetty: Red Beaulieu not only publicly reveals that Bobby's high school transcripts had been faked, he does so to the whole Mud Dog community, who immediately shun Bobby.
22nd Aug '17 1:07:52 PM Premonition45
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** In his first game, after the Mud Dogs score a touchdown, Bobby tries to get a high-five from his teammates, saying "Slap hands?", but he gets ignored by them. At the Bourbon Bowl, when they finally get a touchdown after being devastated during the first half, Bobby says "Slap hands?", and he gets some high-fives.



* YaoiFangirl: Rita

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* YaoiFangirl: RitaRita.
22nd Aug '17 1:01:48 PM Premonition45
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Inverted. Violent tackling tendencies aside, Bobby is an innocent, wholesome NiceGuy and Vicki is attracted to him for these reasons. However, she is a bad girl, but Bobby likes her anyway. She does call him out when he hesitates to sleep with her, but she forgives him shortly after.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Helen "Mama" Boucher

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Helen "Mama" BoucherBoucher.



* SeriousBusiness: Water.

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* SeriousBusiness: Water.Bobby takes water very seriously.



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Violent tackling tendencies aside, Bobby is an innocent, wholesome NiceGuy and Vicki is attracted to him for these reasons. However, she is a bad girl, but Bobby likes her anyway. She does call him out when he hesitates to sleep with her, but she forgives him shortly after.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: The Mud Dogs from the small, run-down South Central Louisiana State University versus the Cougars from the large, top-tier University of Louisiana.



* StageParent: Bobby's dad tries to implement this but [[spoiler: is tacked by his ex-wife Helen]]

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* StageParent: Bobby's dad tries to implement this be this, but [[spoiler: is tacked by his ex-wife Helen]]



* ThoseTwoGuys: Walter and Paco

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Walter and PacoPaco.



-->'''Rita:''' Is there a girl you're seein?

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-->'''Rita:''' Is there a girl you're seein?seeing?
21st Aug '17 7:07:44 PM Premonition45
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* BaitAndSwitch: In the opening, when he sees Meaney attacking Bobby, Red Beaulieu turns to an assistant coach and says "Didn't I tell you as plain as I could speak to get rid of his ass last year?". But it isn't Meaney he's upset with, it's Bobby, [[KickTheDog telling him "You're fired!"]].



** Bobby seems to also be an extremely broad parody of ForrestGump, a Southern mama's boy and manchild turned college football star.

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** Bobby seems to also be an extremely broad parody of ForrestGump, Film/ForrestGump, a Southern mama's boy and manchild turned college football star.



* WartsAndAll: Bobby regards Captain Insano as his all time favorite wrestler, despite him acting "slightly discourteously" to him recently over a phone call to a live wrestling show.

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* WartsAndAll: Bobby regards Captain Insano as his all time all-time favorite wrestler, despite him acting "slightly discourteously" to him recently over a phone call to a live wrestling show.
16th Aug '17 8:59:26 PM jonathan-sherwin
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* AccidentalAthlete

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* AccidentalAthleteAccidentalAthlete: Guess who?
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