History Film / WhatsUpDoc

19th Aug '16 1:26:47 PM mlsmithca
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* FollowThatCar: When "Mr. Smith" leaves San Francisco Airport in a taxi, "Mr. Jones" flags down a second taxi and tells the driver to follow the first cab. Later in the film, as the jewel thieves and fences and their hostages pile into their car to drive off after Howard and Judy, "Mr. Smith" flags down a passing taxi and, after kicking "Mr. Jones" away when he attempts to climb in after him, shouts "Follow that car!" to the driver. Not to be outdone, "Mr. Jones" stops the next car to drive past, a convertible, and shouts "Follow that car, I'm with the government!" to the driver as he vaults into the back seat. The driver happily obliges.

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* FlashedBadgeHijack: "Mr. Jones" has to resort to this when Howard and Judy flee Larrabee's party with the suitcases and "Mr. Smith" kicks him out of the taxi he has just flagged down. A convertible drives past shortly afterward, and "Mr. Jones" tells the driver he's with the government and orders him to [[FollowThatCar follow the cab]].
* FollowThatCar: When "Mr. Smith" leaves San Francisco Airport in a taxi, "Mr. Jones" flags down a second taxi and tells the driver to follow the first cab. Later in the film, as the jewel thieves and fences and their hostages pile into their car to drive off after Howard and Judy, "Mr. Smith" flags down a passing taxi and, after kicking "Mr. Jones" away when he attempts to climb in after him, shouts "Follow that car!" to the driver. Not to be outdone, "Mr. Jones" stops the next car to drive past, a convertible, and shouts [[FlashedBadgeHijack "Follow that car, I'm with the government!" government!"]] to the driver as he vaults into the back seat. The driver happily obliges.
12th Aug '16 5:43:44 AM mlsmithca
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--> '''Howard:''' What are you doing?! This is a one way street!
--> '''Judy:''' We're only going one way!
* ForeignLanguageTirade: Hugh Simon, as he exits at the end of the film after [[spoiler:Judy unmasks him as a plagiarist]].

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--> '''Howard:''' -->'''Howard:''' What are you doing?! This is a one way street!
-->
street!\\
'''Judy:''' We're only going one way!
* FollowThatCar: When "Mr. Smith" leaves San Francisco Airport in a taxi, "Mr. Jones" flags down a second taxi and tells the driver to follow the first cab. Later in the film, as the jewel thieves and fences and their hostages pile into their car to drive off after Howard and Judy, "Mr. Smith" flags down a passing taxi and, after kicking "Mr. Jones" away when he attempts to climb in after him, shouts "Follow that car!" to the driver. Not to be outdone, "Mr. Jones" stops the next car to drive past, a convertible, and shouts "Follow that car, I'm with the government!" to the driver as he vaults into the back seat. The driver happily obliges.
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ForeignLanguageTirade: Hugh Simon, Simon rants in [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign gibberish styled to sound like his (and Peter Bogdanovich's) native Serbo-Croat]] as he exits at the end of the film after [[spoiler:Judy unmasks him as a plagiarist]].
12th Aug '16 5:29:06 AM mlsmithca
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-->''[as the Beetle accelerates toward the ferry]''\\
'''Judy:''' We can make it!\\
'''Howard:''' No!\\
'''Judy:''' We can make it!\\
'''Howard:''' No!\\
''[the Beetle soars toward the water, missing the ferry completely]''\\
'''Judy:''' ... I ''don't'' think we can make it.
10th Aug '16 11:47:54 AM mlsmithca
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Judy, although her actions border on sociopathic in ways that most [[ManicPixieDreamGirl MPDGs]] don't. She's easy-going, fun-loving, and inclined towards petty crime (as she has no cash, her initial reason for entering the Bristol Hotel is to scam some free room service food; meeting Howard is an unexpected bonus for her), and, upon first seeing the repressed, absent-minded Howard, she decides to make it her mission to loosen him up a bit by roping him into various schemes, some of which surprise him by working in his favour.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Judy, although her actions (particularly her treatment of Eunice, such as sending her to the meeting between the jewel thieves and the fences instead of to Larrabee's house) border on sociopathic in ways that most [[ManicPixieDreamGirl MPDGs]] don't. She's easy-going, fun-loving, and inclined towards petty crime (as she has no cash, her initial reason for entering the Bristol Hotel is to scam some free room service food; meeting Howard is an unexpected bonus for her), and, upon first seeing the repressed, absent-minded Howard, she decides to make it her mission to loosen him up a bit by roping him into various schemes, some of which surprise him by working in his favour.
10th Aug '16 11:46:50 AM mlsmithca
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Twice when Judy's various charades are spinning beyond his attempts to reel them in, Howard turns to the audience; once to simply say, "Help...", and later to say, "I'm having a nightmare."



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Judy, although her actions border on sociopathic in ways that most [[ManicPixieDreamGirl MPDGs]] don't.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Judy, although her actions border on sociopathic in ways that most [[ManicPixieDreamGirl MPDGs]] don't. She's easy-going, fun-loving, and inclined towards petty crime (as she has no cash, her initial reason for entering the Bristol Hotel is to scam some free room service food; meeting Howard is an unexpected bonus for her), and, upon first seeing the repressed, absent-minded Howard, she decides to make it her mission to loosen him up a bit by roping him into various schemes, some of which surprise him by working in his favour.
6th Aug '16 7:23:29 PM mlsmithca
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* IronicEcho: After she and Howard return from the drugstore, Judy is sent on her way by an outraged Eunice with the words, "Don't you know the meaning of propriety?" (She responds by quoting the dictionary definition of the word.) Later, when Eunice is investigating why she heard a woman's voice on the phone in Howard's room and Howard manages to set the room on fire after an attempt to unplug the television goes disastrously wrong, Judy, standing on the window ledge in nothing but a towel, feigns outrage at seeing Eunice in Howard's room when they're not married yet, and asks, "Don't you know the meaning of propriety?"
6th Aug '16 3:28:29 PM mlsmithca
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--> '''Hugh:''' Get your hands off me, I'm a doctor!
--> '''Judge:''' A doctor? Of what?
--> '''Hugh:''' ...Music.
--> '''Judge:''' Can you fix a hi-fi?
--> '''Hugh:''' ...No.

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--> '''Hugh:''' -->'''Hugh:''' Get your hands off me, I'm a doctor!
-->
doctor!\\
'''Judge:''' A doctor? Of what?
-->
what?\\
'''Hugh:''' ...Music.
-->
Music.\\
'''Judge:''' Can you fix a hi-fi?
-->
hi-fi?\\
'''Hugh:''' ...No.



* QuestioningTitle: Judy uses the phrase to greet Howard for the first time in the drugstore in the Bristol, and again on the plane in the final scene.

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* QuestioningTitle: In the form of a CatchPhrase borrowed from WesternAnimation/BugsBunny; Judy uses the phrase it to greet Howard for the first time in the drugstore in the Bristol, and again on the plane in the final scene.
6th Aug '16 8:19:13 AM mlsmithca
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* RecycledSoundtrack

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* RecycledSoundtrackRecycledSoundtrack: When Howard finds Judy asleep on a grand piano on the hotel's top floor, she quotes the "Of all the gin joints..." line from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' in a Creator/HumphreyBogart voice, then leads Howard in a duet of the earlier film's signature song, "As Time Goes By", as he accompanies her on the piano.
6th Aug '16 8:13:35 AM mlsmithca
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* MacGuffin: Pretty much any plotline that doesn't involve Howard and Judy. The secret government documents are a textbook example; we never learn what they contain, but "Mr. Smith" is adamant that the public has a right to know about their contents, and "Mr. Jones" is just as adamant that they remain confidential.

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* MacGuffin: Pretty much any plotline that doesn't involve Howard and Judy. The secret government documents are a textbook example; we never learn what they contain, but "Mr. Smith" is adamant that the public has a right to know about their contents, and "Mr. Jones" is just as adamant that they remain confidential. When we last see them, "Mr. Jones" has handcuffed himself to the case containing the documents; "Mr. Smith" sneaks off after him with a pair of bolt cutters under his jacket.
6th Aug '16 8:10:45 AM mlsmithca
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* ScoobyDoobyDoors: The entire first half of the movie.

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* ScoobyDoobyDoors: The entire first half of the movie. With Howard, Eunice, Mrs. Van Hoskins, and "Mr. Smith" all staying in rooms in the same corridor, and Judy, Harry the hotel detective, and "Mr. Jones" using subterfuge to get into the rooms to scam free room service food, steal Mrs. Van Hoskins' jewels, and steal back the secret government documents, respectively, there is a long series of people entering and exiting rooms while trying to avoid being caught in the act of whatever they are doing.



* WeGottaStopMeetingLikeThis: Those very words are used.
-->'''Judy:''' What's up, doc?
-->'''Howard:''' I beg your pardon?
-->'''Judy:''' You know, we've got to stop meeting like this.

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* WeGottaStopMeetingLikeThis: Those very words are used.
used after Judy has repeatedly placed herself in Howard's line of sight, then appears on the other side of a souvenir stand as he picks up an Alcatraz rock.
-->'''Judy:''' What's up, doc?
-->'''Howard:'''
doc?\\
'''Howard:'''
I beg your pardon?
-->'''Judy:'''
pardon?\\
'''Judy:'''
You know, we've got to stop meeting like this.



-->'''Howard:''' There was this trouble between me and Hugh.
-->'''The Judge:''' You and me?
-->'''Howard:''' Not you, Hugh.
-->'''Hugh''' (helpfully): I am Hugh.
-->'''The Judge:''' You are me?
* WiperStart: During the chase scene, Judy persuades Howard to join her in stealing a VW Beetle from outside Saints Peter and Paul Church just as a newly-married couple are about to enter it. She waits until they're already on their way before revealing that she can't drive, and she accidentally switches on the wipers as she tries to understand the controls of the car. Howard finally switches places with her and tries to turn them off - and ends up turning on the radio and the sprayers instead.

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-->'''Howard:''' There was this trouble between me and Hugh.
-->'''The
Hugh.\\
'''The
Judge:''' You and me?
-->'''Howard:'''
me?\\
'''Howard:'''
Not you, Hugh.
-->'''Hugh'''
Hugh.\\
'''Hugh'''
(helpfully): I am Hugh.
-->'''The
Hugh.\\
'''The
Judge:''' You are me?
* WiperStart: During the chase scene, Judy persuades Howard to join her in stealing a VW Beetle from outside Saints Peter and Paul Church just as a newly-married couple are about to enter it. She waits until they're already on their way before revealing that she can't drive, and she accidentally switches on the wipers as she tries to understand the controls of the car. car, followed by the radio (playing suitably urgent-sounding chase music) when Howard tells her to turn off the wipers. Howard finally switches places with her and tries to turn them off - and ends up turning on the radio and the sprayers instead.
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