History Film / TheWaterboy

16th Apr '18 11:24:21 AM MJaxon
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* CreateYourOwnHero: Happens twice to Beaulieu. First, he fires Bobby as the official water boy of the UL Cougars. Then it's revealed that years earlier, [[spoiler: when the head coach of the UL Cougars retired, both Cline and Beaulieu applied for the position, with Cline creating a playbook that would help secure his bid. Beaulieu bullied Cline into handing over the playbook, and claimed it as his own, making him head coach, and fired Cline on the spot.]] When Bobby starts working for the Mud Dogs he and coach Cline discover that [[AccidentalAthlete Bobby's repressed anger turns him into a star athlete,]] which leads them [[spoiler: facing off against Beaulieu and the cougars, and ultimately winning [[BigGame the Bourbon Bowl.]]]]

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* CreateYourOwnHero: Happens twice to Beaulieu. First, he fires Bobby as the official water boy of the UL Cougars. Then it's revealed that years earlier, [[spoiler: when the head coach of the UL Cougars retired, both Cline Klein and Beaulieu applied for the position, with Cline Klein creating a playbook that would help secure his bid. Beaulieu bullied Cline Klein into handing over the playbook, and claimed it as his own, making him head coach, and fired Cline Klein on the spot.]] When Bobby starts working for the Mud Dogs he and coach Cline Klein discover that [[AccidentalAthlete Bobby's repressed anger turns him into a star athlete,]] which leads them [[spoiler: facing off against Beaulieu and the cougars, and ultimately winning [[BigGame the Bourbon Bowl.]]]]



** When he sees Bobby getting bullied by the Mud Dogs, coach Cline tells him to stand up for himself, or "they'll walk all over you the rest of the season. Believe me, I've seen it before." Later in the movie, it's revealed that having failed to stand up for himself resulted in [[spoiler: coach Beaulieu stealing Cline's secret playbook, and then having Beaulieu take the head coaching position at the University of Louisiana, and firing Cline on the spot.]]

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** When he sees Bobby getting bullied by the Mud Dogs, coach Cline Klein tells him to stand up for himself, or "they'll walk all over you the rest of the season. Believe me, I've seen it before." Later in the movie, it's revealed that having failed to stand up for himself resulted in [[spoiler: coach Beaulieu stealing Cline's Klein's secret playbook, and then having Beaulieu take the head coaching position at the University of Louisiana, and firing Cline Klein on the spot.]]
16th Apr '18 11:20:54 AM MJaxon
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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.

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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. is and left standing alone in the end zone. 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.high-fives and then some.
*** Also doubles as a CrowningMomentofHeartwarming as Bobby has gone from being ignored and alone to beloved and the entire defense celebrating with Bobby.
11th Mar '18 11:04:09 PM Lanes17B
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* BigGame: The Bourbon Bowl, which sees the Mud Dogs facing off against the Cougars.


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* CreateYourOwnHero: Happens twice to Beaulieu. First, he fires Bobby as the official water boy of the UL Cougars. Then it's revealed that years earlier, [[spoiler: when the head coach of the UL Cougars retired, both Cline and Beaulieu applied for the position, with Cline creating a playbook that would help secure his bid. Beaulieu bullied Cline into handing over the playbook, and claimed it as his own, making him head coach, and fired Cline on the spot.]] When Bobby starts working for the Mud Dogs he and coach Cline discover that [[AccidentalAthlete Bobby's repressed anger turns him into a star athlete,]] which leads them [[spoiler: facing off against Beaulieu and the cougars, and ultimately winning [[BigGame the Bourbon Bowl.]]]]
2nd Mar '18 7:36:28 PM Lanes17B
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** When he sees Bobby getting bullied by the Mud Dogs, coach Cline tells him to stand up for himself, or "they'll walk all over you the rest of the season. Believe me, I've seen it before." Later in the movie, it's revealed that having failed to stand up for himself resulted in [[spoiler: coach Beaulieu stealing Cline's secret playbook, and then having Beaulieu take the head coaching position at the University of Louisiana, and firing Cline on the spot.]]
12th Dec '17 7:01:49 PM ShiroAkuma
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* SouthernGothic: A comedic example where the decay and depressing state of the world is used to highlight Bobby's cheerful and optimistic Demeanor.

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* SouthernGothic: A comedic example where the decay and depressing state of the world is used to highlight Bobby's cheerful and optimistic Demeanor.demeanor.
12th Dec '17 3:06:28 AM jormis29
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''The Waterboy'' is a 1998 comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Creator/AdamSandler and [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]].

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''The Waterboy'' is a 1998 comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Creator/AdamSandler and [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]].Creator/HenryWinkler.
23rd Nov '17 7:41:08 AM captainpat
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* AlliterativeName: Bobby Boucher, Vicki Vallencourt (the third of Creator/AdamSandler's "[[AlwaysVSexy V-name]]" girlfriends), Coach Klein, Farmer Fran, Guy Grenouille.

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* AlliterativeName: Bobby Boucher, Vicki Vallencourt (the third of Creator/AdamSandler's "[[AlwaysVSexy V-name]]" "V-name" girlfriends), Coach Klein, Farmer Fran, Guy Grenouille.
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.
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