History Film / ThisIsSpinalTap

11th Mar '17 9:13:54 PM DavidDelony
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** The film is also inspired by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrXfK9Osmvs a widely-circulated bootleg]] of StudioChatter by Music/TheTroggs arguing over a song, with plenty of profanity.

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** The film is argument in the studio also inspired by [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrXfK9Osmvs The Troggs Tapes]]'' a widely-circulated bootleg]] bootleg of StudioChatter by Music/TheTroggs The Troggs arguing over a song, with plenty of profanity.
11th Mar '17 9:09:31 PM DavidDelony
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* ShoutOut: The band going through many drummers was possibly inspired by Music/TheGratefulDead's "curse" on keyboard players.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The band going through many drummers was possibly inspired by Music/TheGratefulDead's "curse" on keyboard players.


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** The film is also inspired by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrXfK9Osmvs a widely-circulated bootleg]] of StudioChatter by Music/TheTroggs arguing over a song, with plenty of profanity.
18th Jan '17 3:10:00 PM Taskmaster123
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** Marti DeBergi as well. He manages to stay detached and professional while dealing with people whom he clearly knows are almost completely detached from reality.
17th Jan '17 4:12:43 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* MetalDetectorCheckpoint: A hilarious example when Derek Smalls sets of an airport metal detector because he has a foil-wrapped zucchini tucked in his pants.

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* MetalDetectorCheckpoint: A hilarious example when Derek Smalls sets of off an airport metal detector because he has a foil-wrapped zucchini tucked in his pants.
13th Jan '17 4:36:33 AM DoctorNemesis
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* NeverMyFault: Ian. He never takes any blame for the band's steady decline and losing gigs and hotel rooms (such as Boston, which he quips "[[BlatantLies is not a big college town]]"). He also refuses to admit he should have noticed that the napkin said 18" and not 18'.

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* NeverMyFault: NeverMyFault:
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Ian. He never takes any blame for the band's steady decline and losing gigs and hotel rooms (such as Boston, which he quips "[[BlatantLies is not a big college town]]"). He also refuses to admit he should have noticed that the napkin said 18" and not 18'.18'.
** Nigel and David also have a bit of this in relation to the Stonehenge prop, since they were the ones who confused 'feet' and 'inches' to begin with.
18th Dec '16 11:36:14 PM CassandraLeo
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* MoneySong: "Gimme Some Money" is a gold-digging little number, with lyrics like "Your face is OK / But your purse is too tight."

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* MoneySong: "Gimme Some Money" is a gold-digging little number, with lyrics like "Your face is OK / But your purse is too tight."" It's an AffectionateParody of "Money (That's What I Want)", best known to modern audiences in its cover version by Music/TheBeatles, although it was originally a Creator/{{Motown}} number.



** Parodied with one of the band's previous hits, "(Listen To The) Flower People", which is done in the style of psychedelic pop bands of the time like Jefferson Airplane.
** Also, "Gimme Some Money", is a drop dead parody of Beatlesque pop and of The Beatles' ''Ed Sullivan Show'' appearance, right down to their bow at the end.

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** Parodied with one of the band's previous hits, "(Listen To The) to the) Flower People", which is done in the style of psychedelic pop bands of the time like Jefferson Airplane.
Music/JeffersonAirplane.
** Also, "Gimme Some Money", is a drop dead parody of Beatlesque pop and of The Beatles' ''Ed Sullivan Show'' appearance, right down to their bow at the end. (As mentioned above, the specific song most closely being parodied is "Money (That's What I Want)".)



* TooAwesomeToUse: Nigel tells [=DiBergi=] that the most treasured guitar in his collection "can never be played" (or touched, or pointed to, or looked at). TruthInTelevision: [[spoiler: That particular instrument is a Fender VI, a six-string bass guitar, which was originally produced only between 1961 and 1975, original mint-condition models of which would indeed be Too Awesome To Use in real life. Moreover, Tufnel's bass guitar is one of only two instruments which exist in the Sea Foam Green colour. Fender and Squier have since reissued the VI, partly because of the sheer mystique of the original instrument.]] Also [[spoiler:Tufnel's '59 Gibson Les Paul, which costs slightly more today than an Amati violin.]]

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* TooAwesomeToUse: Nigel tells [=DiBergi=] that the most treasured guitar in his collection "can never be played" (or touched, or pointed to, or looked at). TruthInTelevision: [[spoiler: That particular instrument is a Fender VI, a six-string bass guitar, which was originally produced only between 1961 and 1975, original mint-condition models of which would indeed be Too Awesome To to Use in real life. Moreover, Tufnel's bass guitar is one of only two instruments which exist in the Sea Foam Green colour. Fender and Squier have since reissued the VI, partly because of the sheer mystique of the original instrument.]] Also [[spoiler:Tufnel's '59 Gibson Les Paul, which costs slightly more today than an Amati violin.]]
14th Dec '16 9:45:38 AM 06tele
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* TooAwesomeToUse: Nigel tells [=DiBergi=] that the most treasured guitar in his collection "can never be played" (or touched, or pointed to, or looked at). TruthInTelevision: [[spoiler: That particular instrument is a Fender VI, a six-string bass guitar, which was originally produced only between 1961 and 1975, original mint-condition models of which would indeed be Too Awesome To Use in real life. Moreover, Tufnel's bass guitar is one of only two instruments which exist in the Sea Foam Green colour. Fender and Squier have since reissued the VI]] Also [[spoiler:Tufnel's '59 Gibson Les Paul, which costs slightly more today than an Amati violin.]]

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* TooAwesomeToUse: Nigel tells [=DiBergi=] that the most treasured guitar in his collection "can never be played" (or touched, or pointed to, or looked at). TruthInTelevision: [[spoiler: That particular instrument is a Fender VI, a six-string bass guitar, which was originally produced only between 1961 and 1975, original mint-condition models of which would indeed be Too Awesome To Use in real life. Moreover, Tufnel's bass guitar is one of only two instruments which exist in the Sea Foam Green colour. Fender and Squier have since reissued the VI]] VI, partly because of the sheer mystique of the original instrument.]] Also [[spoiler:Tufnel's '59 Gibson Les Paul, which costs slightly more today than an Amati violin.]]
14th Dec '16 9:44:51 AM 06tele
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* TooAwesomeToUse: Nigel tells [=DiBergi=] that the most treasured guitar in his collection "can never be played" (or touched, or pointed to, or looked at). TruthInTelevision: [[spoiler:that particular instrument is Fender Bass VI, a six-string bass guitar, of which only some 300 were produced - and which indeed are TooAwesomeToUse even in real life. Tufnel's bass guitar is one of only two instruments which exist in the Sea Foam Green colour in the RealLife]]. Also [[spoiler:Tufnel's '59 Gibson Les Paul, which are approximately as expensive as Amati violins today.]]

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* TooAwesomeToUse: Nigel tells [=DiBergi=] that the most treasured guitar in his collection "can never be played" (or touched, or pointed to, or looked at). TruthInTelevision: [[spoiler:that [[spoiler: That particular instrument is a Fender Bass VI, a six-string bass guitar, which was originally produced only between 1961 and 1975, original mint-condition models of which only some 300 were produced - and which would indeed are TooAwesomeToUse even be Too Awesome To Use in real life. Moreover, Tufnel's bass guitar is one of only two instruments which exist in the Sea Foam Green colour in colour. Fender and Squier have since reissued the RealLife]]. VI]] Also [[spoiler:Tufnel's '59 Gibson Les Paul, which are approximately as expensive as costs slightly more today than an Amati violins today.violin.]]
13th Dec '16 6:29:08 AM AnotherGuy
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* ContemptibleCover: Though never actually shown (although easily found online), the original cover of Smell the Glove is described on no uncertain terms as representative of this.

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* ContemptibleCover: Though never actually shown (although easily found online), the original cover of Smell the Glove is described on no uncertain terms as representative of this. The band found Ian Faith's cover of a recent album cover of him (basically in an orgy) disgusting. On the DVD Commentary, Nigel called it "tasteless."
12th Dec '16 10:37:13 AM jamespolk
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** Apparently Reiner's [=DiBergi=] character is a goof on Creator/MartinScorsese, who was a rather clueless interviewer in his 1978 {{Rockumentary}} about Music/TheBand, ''The Last Waltz''.

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** Apparently Reiner's [=DiBergi=] character is a goof on Creator/MartinScorsese, who was a rather clueless interviewer in his 1978 {{Rockumentary}} about Music/TheBand, ''The Last Waltz''.''Film/TheLastWaltz''.
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