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26th Nov '16 7:51:10 AM Dreadjaws
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** "Exact clone" is a bit of an exaggeration, he's supposed to be a failed clone, that's why he's so small in size and apparently incapable of talking. It's far easier to believe that such part of the body was the only one that retained its normal size. That being said, if that were the case, given the audible "thump" heard when he pulls his pants down in the third film, even for a human of normal size that would be an impressive "Mini-Me".
18th Aug '16 9:51:00 PM mat
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* When Scott, suggests using the Time Machine to kill Austin while he's sitting on the toilet, Dr. Evil shoots down that idea. It seems like a typical moment between them. However it's because, he already tried that before when Patty O'Brien tried to kill Austin while he was on the toilet.

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* When Scott, Scott suggests using the Time Machine to kill Austin while he's sitting on the toilet, Dr. Evil shoots down that idea. It seems like a typical moment between them. However However, it's because, because he already tried that before when Patty O'Brien tried to kill Austin while he was on the toilet.
20th Jun '16 10:14:39 AM tmartin09
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* Austin was a swinger because he could not be with his coworker, the married and now aged [[UnrequitedLoveLastsForever Mrs. Kensington]]. Also Vanessa is a replacement for her.

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* Austin was a swinger because he could not be with his coworker, the married and now aged [[UnrequitedLoveLastsForever Mrs. Kensington]]. Also Vanessa is a replacement for her.
20th Jun '16 10:13:54 AM tmartin09
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* Austin was a swinger because he could not be with his coworker, the married and now aged [[UnrequitedLoveLastsForever Mrs. Kensington]]. Also Vanessa is a replacement for her.
8th Jun '15 2:50:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* When Scott, suggests using the Time Machine to kill Austin while he's sitting on the toilet, Dr. Evil shoots down that idea. It seems like a typical moment between them. However it's because, he already tried that before when Patty O'Brien tried to kill Austin while he was on the toilet.

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* When Scott, suggests using the Time Machine to kill Austin while he's sitting on the toilet, Dr. Evil shoots down that idea. It seems like a typical moment between them. However it's because, he already tried that before when Patty O'Brien tried to kill Austin while he was on the toilet.toilet.
* Dr. Evil tells Scott that he's "the Diet Coke of evil: just one calorie, not evil enough." Diet Coke has actually had zero calories for quite some time, but since Dr. Evil comes from the past, he doesn't know this.
8th Jun '15 2:48:54 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* At first I hated the intro of ''Film/AustinPowers: The Spy Who Shagged Me'' for [[spoiler: making Vanessa a fembot]]. It ruined the first movie for me when I first saw it happen. I realized it was a satire on disposable Bond girls, but it still seemed like a Wallbanger. Then I realized that this scheme illustrates ''just how much Dr. Evil '''hates''' Austin Powers''. This was Dr. Evil's ''real'' EvilPlan from the first film: [[spoiler: get Austin to fall in love with Vanessa during the crisis]]; to set him up to be killed in the most emotionally painful way possible. Of course, this being a satirical series and Austin Powers being a KavorkaMan, he gets over it ''really'' fast. -M84
** Or, alternatively, [[spoiler: she was captured and killed before being replaced by a fembot]], but this is only speculation, since they moved on pretty quickly. -The Otaku Ninja
** I'm pretty sure the whole joke is that it makes no sense and completely violates continuity (her conversation with her mother, fembots not being able to survive exposure to his mojo) for the sake of status quo. Basil even off-handedly says that everyone but Austin already knew about it.
** I figured it was part of the spy film parody. Look how James Bond always ends his movies involved with a woman but at the beginning of the next movie, she's disappeared and nobody mentions her. That was the point of Basil saying he knew - Austin's probably gone through something like this with a dozen women already.
** Definitely NegativeContinuity due to [[spoiler: Fembot]] Vanessa saying he should have done foreplay. Which he did at the end of the first movie.
* In Goldmember, it used to bug me how Austin basically extends his hands out to Dr. Evil's newest secret lair (right after the intro). But then I realized, Austin catches him a scene later. He already knew where he was, and since there's not much of a 4th wall, he's showing us where the next scene takes place, since he already knows where to go.
* Also in Goldmember, we see Nigel Powers telling Mini-Me that his junk looks like a baby's arm holding an apple. Later in the movie what does [[FridgeBrilliance Austin and Mini-Me's shadows do behind the curtain]]?
* "MargaretThatcher naked on a cold day!" It wasn't for superficial reasons that Austin would find her unsexy! He was a product of the Swinging Sixties which faced a large backlash from Thatcherism in the 80s. Thatcher stands for everything that Austin's generation was separating themselves from.

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* At first I hated the The intro of ''Film/AustinPowers: ''Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me'' for [[spoiler: making Me'', which [[spoiler:makes Vanessa a fembot]]. It ruined the first movie for me when I first saw it happen. I realized it was fembot]], is a satire on disposable Bond girls, but it still seemed like a Wallbanger. Then I realized that this scheme illustrates ''just how much Dr. Evil '''hates''' Austin Powers''. This was Dr. Evil's ''real'' EvilPlan from the first film: [[spoiler: get Austin to fall in love with Vanessa during the crisis]]; to set him up to be killed in the most emotionally painful way possible. Of course, this being a satirical series and Austin Powers being a KavorkaMan, he gets over it ''really'' fast. -M84
** Or, alternatively, [[spoiler: she was captured and killed before being replaced by a fembot]], but this is only speculation, since they moved on pretty quickly. -The Otaku Ninja
** I'm pretty sure the whole joke is that it makes no sense and completely violates continuity (her conversation with her mother, fembots not being able to survive exposure to his mojo) for the sake of status quo. Basil even off-handedly says that everyone but Austin already knew about it.
** I figured it was part of the spy film parody. Look how James Bond always ends his movies involved with a woman but at the beginning of the next movie, she's disappeared and nobody mentions her. That was the point of Basil saying he knew - Austin's probably gone through something like this with a dozen women already.
** Definitely NegativeContinuity due to [[spoiler: Fembot]] Vanessa saying he should have done foreplay. Which he did at the end of the first movie.
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* In Goldmember, it used to bug me how Austin basically extends his hands out to Dr. Evil's newest secret lair (right after the intro). But then I realized, Austin catches him a scene later. He already knew where he was, and since there's not much of a 4th wall, he's showing us where the next scene takes place, since he already knows where to go.
* Also in Goldmember,
''Goldmember'', we see Nigel Powers telling Mini-Me that his junk looks like a baby's arm holding an apple. Later in the movie what does [[FridgeBrilliance Austin and Mini-Me's shadows do behind the curtain]]?
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* "MargaretThatcher naked on a cold day!" It wasn't just for superficial reasons that Austin would find her unsexy! He was a product of the Swinging Sixties which faced a large backlash from Thatcherism in the 80s. Thatcher stands for everything that Austin's generation was separating themselves from.



** Then why Austin did have a Swedish-made penis enlarger in the first film?
*** Dr. Evil got the size, Austin got the Mojo.
*** "I'm telling ya baby, it's not mine."
** And in the Japanese subtitles scene, Austin says "Oh by the way ''I do have a huge rod ... I wish.''
*** That was the Japanese guy
**** No, it was Austin. Mr. Roboto actually said "I have a huge rod(ent problem)."
* I was really bothered by the paradox created by Mustafa, who is killed by Dr. Evil in the first film, but is then killed chronologically before that by Austin in the second, meaning that he shouldn't have been around to kill a second time. Then I remembered the scene where Fat Bastard steals Austin's mojo in the '60s, and Austin is immediately affected in '90s. Mustafa was alive in the first film because Austin hadn't travelled back in time and killed him yet. Somehow I doubt that's what the filmmakers were going for, but it makes sense to me, so I'll take it.
** I don't think he actually died in that one.
** In SWSM's post-credits [[TheStinger stinger]], Mustafa is heard at the bottom of the cliff saying his leg is broken, trying to stand on his other leg, and [[SickeningCrunch snapping that one too]]. Presumably, he was rescued before he died from shock, blood loss, or starvation.
* Austin's moment when he hears about the Cold War ending. He immediately assumes the Communists won, which is played for laughs, but then it starts to make sense from his perspective. If the West had won, why would a Russian intelligence officer be there at all, especially when the Soviets were known for having PoliticalOfficers in most if not all of their units. Austin knows he's a highly experienced and valuable intelligence operative. If he were either plumbed for information or reprogrammed to be used by the USSR, he'd be a valuable asset.
** Moreover, that could just be Austin hedging. He's completely cut off from his own time and dropped into a world who's dangers he doesn't understand. With both British and Russian intelligence present, there's no way to know who won the Cold War. If it was the Soviet Union, he needs to convince them he's on their side immediately to avoid being sent to a gulag. On the other hand, if the west won, they're convinced of his loyalty already and would forgive a brief lapse. Maybe Austin just thinks fast and wanted to maximize his chances for survival.



* When Scott, suggests using the Time Machine to kill Austin while he's sitting on the toilet, Dr. Evil shoots down that idea. It seems like a typical moment between them. However it's because, he already tried that before when Patty O'Brien tried to kill Austin while he was on the toilet.
* When Felicity mentioned [[spoiler: Austin had his mojo all along.]] This troper was confused and watched the movie again. It wasn't until the scene, where Austin was back in his pad in the 1960s, that it all made sense. When he found himself back at his own home and his own timeline, he was ecstatic. He started flirting, dancing and making fangirls faint. This leads this troper to believe that [[spoiler: Austin recharged his mojo on the dance floor and the reason he never went any further, was because he only thought his Mojo was still lost. Since his mojo represented erectile dysfunction, it plays on both the physical and psychological versions of it. Austin was physically cured, but not psychologically cured until Felicity told him he had his mojo the whole time. ]]
* FridgeLogic: If Austin knows his father, why did he say "really?" when Dr. Evil told him "I am your father" in the second movie?

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* When Scott, suggests using the Time Machine to kill Austin while he's sitting on the toilet, Dr. Evil shoots down that idea. It seems like a typical moment between them. However it's because, he already tried that before when Patty O'Brien tried to kill Austin while he was on the toilet.
* When Felicity mentioned [[spoiler: Austin had his mojo all along.]] This troper was confused and watched the movie again. It wasn't until the scene, where Austin was back in his pad in the 1960s, that it all made sense. When he found himself back at his own home and his own timeline, he was ecstatic. He started flirting, dancing and making fangirls faint. This leads this troper to believe that [[spoiler: Austin recharged his mojo on the dance floor and the reason he never went any further, was because he only thought his Mojo was still lost. Since his mojo represented erectile dysfunction, it plays on both the physical and psychological versions of it. Austin was physically cured, but not psychologically cured until Felicity told him he had his mojo the whole time. ]]
* FridgeLogic: If Austin knows his father, why did he say "really?" when Dr. Evil told him "I am your father" in the second movie?
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7th Jun '15 6:56:14 PM phoenix79
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* When Felicity mentioned [[spoiler: Austin had his mojo all along.]] This troper was confused and watched the movie again. It wasn't until the scene, where Austin was back in his pad in the 1960s, that it all made sense. When he found himself back at his own home and his own timeline, he was ecstatic. He started flirting, dancing and making fangirls faint. This leads this troper to believe that [[spoiler: Austin recharged his mojo on the dance floor and the reason he never went any further, was because he only thought his Mojo was still lost. Since his mojo represented erectile dysfunction, it plays on both the physical and psychological versions of it. Austin was physically cured, but not psychologically cured until Felicity told him he had his mojo the whole time. ]]

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* When Felicity mentioned [[spoiler: Austin had his mojo all along.]] This troper was confused and watched the movie again. It wasn't until the scene, where Austin was back in his pad in the 1960s, that it all made sense. When he found himself back at his own home and his own timeline, he was ecstatic. He started flirting, dancing and making fangirls faint. This leads this troper to believe that [[spoiler: Austin recharged his mojo on the dance floor and the reason he never went any further, was because he only thought his Mojo was still lost. Since his mojo represented erectile dysfunction, it plays on both the physical and psychological versions of it. Austin was physically cured, but not psychologically cured until Felicity told him he had his mojo the whole time. ]]]]
* FridgeLogic: If Austin knows his father, why did he say "really?" when Dr. Evil told him "I am your father" in the second movie?
1st Apr '15 11:47:31 PM STFilmmaker
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* When Scott, suggests using the Time Machine to kill Austin while he's sitting on the toilet, Dr. Evil shoots down that idea. It seems like a typical moment between them. However it's because, he already tried that before when Patty O'Brien tried to kill Austin while he was on the toilet.

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* When Scott, suggests using the Time Machine to kill Austin while he's sitting on the toilet, Dr. Evil shoots down that idea. It seems like a typical moment between them. However it's because, he already tried that before when Patty O'Brien tried to kill Austin while he was on the toilet.toilet.
* When Felicity mentioned [[spoiler: Austin had his mojo all along.]] This troper was confused and watched the movie again. It wasn't until the scene, where Austin was back in his pad in the 1960s, that it all made sense. When he found himself back at his own home and his own timeline, he was ecstatic. He started flirting, dancing and making fangirls faint. This leads this troper to believe that [[spoiler: Austin recharged his mojo on the dance floor and the reason he never went any further, was because he only thought his Mojo was still lost. Since his mojo represented erectile dysfunction, it plays on both the physical and psychological versions of it. Austin was physically cured, but not psychologically cured until Felicity told him he had his mojo the whole time. ]]
5th Dec '14 8:53:30 PM iamtimelocked
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****No, it was Austin. Mr. Roboto actually said "I have a huge rod(ent problem)."
9th Oct '14 9:52:29 PM STFilmmaker
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* Considering he's a lady's man, it makes sense Austin's chest hair is shaped like a penis.

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* Considering he's a lady's man, it makes sense Austin's chest hair is shaped like a penis.penis.
* When Scott, suggests using the Time Machine to kill Austin while he's sitting on the toilet, Dr. Evil shoots down that idea. It seems like a typical moment between them. However it's because, he already tried that before when Patty O'Brien tried to kill Austin while he was on the toilet.
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