History Film / TommyBoy

17th Mar '17 12:32:46 AM bt8257
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* ChildhoodBrainDamage: A RunningGag in the movie has people ask [[ManChild Chris Farley's character]] if he did X (ate paint chips, played around power-lines, etc.) as a child. Tommy would usually answer "Why?"

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* ChildhoodBrainDamage: A RunningGag in the movie has people ask [[ManChild Chris Farley's character]] if he did X (ate paint chips, played around power-lines, etc.) as a child. Tommy would usually answer "Why?"



* DangerTakesABackSeat: The deer.

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* DangerTakesABackSeat: DangerTakesABackseat: The deer.



* DodgyToupee: The dodgy half is averted, as no one would've known Richard was even wearing one until it was blown off by a big fan.

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* DodgyToupee: The dodgy half is averted, as no one would've known Richard was knows Richard's even wearing one until it was blown off by a big fan.
26th Feb '17 10:25:39 AM bt8257
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The movie was panned by critics (Creator/RogerEbert put it on his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList Most Hated Film List]]), but it was a success commercially and was Chris Farley's BreakoutRole.

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The movie was panned by critics (Creator/RogerEbert put it on his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList Most Hated Film List]]), but it was a success commercially and was Chris Farley's BreakoutRole.
StarMakingRole.
23rd Nov '16 4:02:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* BluffingTheAuthorities: Tommy has been driving as Richard drinks. When cops try to pull them over Tommy, knowing that they will never believe he wasn't drinking, starts driving even ''more'' erratically, then pulls over and runs out of the car pretending to be attacked by bees. The officers, both of whom are allergic to bees, make a hasty retreat.
4th Nov '16 4:28:27 PM Maestrojosh87
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* AmazingFreakingGrace: Played during Big Tom's funeral.

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* AmazingFreakingGrace: Played during Big Tom's funeral.funeral, on bagpipes. As Tommy Boy walks home, a brass choir joins the mix.
15th Apr '16 3:44:05 PM contrafanxxx
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* PlotTriggeringDeath: Big Tom suffering a heart attack at the wedding is what prompts Tommy to try and save his father's company.
3rd Feb '16 12:19:54 AM Spindriver
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* KarmaHoudini: While Paul is arrested and [[GroinAttack effectively vasectomized]], Beverly not only gets away scot-free but gets a brand-new, even richer sugar daddy. Justified, since Paul abandoned her while trying to escape and was the one who actually came up with the plans and performed sabotage on the company. The only "evil" things Beverly did was marry a man for his money and lie about already being married (and try to sell off the company, but hey that's just business). Of course that leaves a problem of felony aiding and abetting, but [[MST3KMantra it's just a movie]].

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* KarmaHoudini: While Paul is arrested and [[GroinAttack effectively vasectomized]], Beverly not only gets away scot-free but gets a brand-new, even richer sugar daddy.{{sugar daddy}}. Justified, since Paul abandoned her while trying to escape and was the one who actually came up with the plans and performed sabotage on the company. The only "evil" things Beverly did was marry a man for his money and lie about already being married (and try to sell off the company, but hey that's just business). Of course that leaves a problem of felony aiding and abetting, but [[MST3KMantra it's just a movie]].
8th Jan '16 6:43:59 PM lorgskyegon
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* SoundDefect: While spying on the naked girl in the pool, Richard manages to unzip a pair of boxers.
14th Nov '15 11:53:25 PM nombretomado
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* RandomEventsPlot: To the point that RogerEbert declared that [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/tommy-boy-1995 "is one of those movies that plays like an explosion down at the screenplay factory."]]

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* RandomEventsPlot: To the point that RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert declared that [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/tommy-boy-1995 "is one of those movies that plays like an explosion down at the screenplay factory."]]
8th Sep '15 1:36:40 PM ironballs16
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* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: Tommy uses a few after catching Richard on ADateWithRosiePalms.
-->'''Tommy''': Richard! Were you watching, "Spank-tra-vision?" Maybe you were watching a movie with that funny comedian! Oh, whats his name? [[Creator/BuddyHackett Buddy]]... ''Whack''-it? Say! That's a pretty girl down there! Gee, I wonder if she goes out with one of the ''Yank''ees!
-->''(Later)''
-->'''Tommy''': Richard... who's your favorite Little Rascal? Alfalfa? Or is it... ''Spanky''?
7th Sep '15 3:11:29 PM ironballs16
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* FaceFault: One of Farley's specialties.
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