History Film / WhatsUpDoc

13th Sep '17 3:38:44 PM mlsmithca
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Yugoslavian Hugh Simon was played by the American Kenneth Mars with a comedy fake accent. His ForeignLanguageTirade in the film's final act sounds vaguely like Serbo-Croat (director Peter Bogdanovich's native language), but is actually complete gibberish.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Yugoslavian Hugh Simon was played by the American Kenneth Mars with a comedy fake accent. His ForeignLanguageTirade in the film's final act sounds vaguely like Serbo-Croat (director Peter Bogdanovich's (the native language), language of both Peter Bogdanovich and the man said to have inspired the character of Hugh, film and drama critic John Simon), but is actually complete gibberish.



* TakeThat: The repulsive Hugh Simon is said to have been based on CausticCritic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Simon_(critic) John Simon]] [[note]]who had memorably said of Barbra Streisand's nose that it "cleaves the giant screen from east to west, bisects it from north to south. It zigzags across our horizon like a bolt of fleshy lightning"[[/note]].

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* TakeThat: The repulsive Hugh Simon is said to have been based on ''New York'' magazine's resident CausticCritic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Simon_(critic) John Simon]] [[note]]who Simon]].[[note]]Simon regularly snarked about the physical appearances of actors and actresses whom he didn't like in critiques of their performances, and had memorably said of Barbra Streisand's nose that it "cleaves the giant screen from east to west, bisects it from north to south. It zigzags across our horizon like a bolt of fleshy lightning"[[/note]].lightning."[[/note]]
20th Jul '17 1:24:50 PM Camassia
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This [[FilmsOfThe1970s 1972 film]] is Peter Bogdanovich's affectionate homage to the ScrewballComedy.

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This [[FilmsOfThe1970s 1972 film]] is Peter Bogdanovich's Creator/PeterBogdanovich's affectionate homage to the ScrewballComedy.
10th Jun '17 8:49:51 PM Mdumas43073
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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!
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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!
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doctor!\\
'''Judge:''' A doctor? Of what?
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what?\\
'''Hugh:''' ...Music.
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Music.\\
'''Judge:''' Can you fix a hi-fi?
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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.
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