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24th Jan '18 4:40:07 AM Uyyy
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** If you haven't seen the movie, Uncle Billy has staggered offscreen "drunk", and at the same time a stagehand had knocked over a table of props. He ad-libbed the line to imply that he just crashed into some trash cans in his stupor, and it works perfectly.


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** If you haven't seen the movie, Uncle Billy has staggered offscreen "drunk", and at the same time a stagehand had knocked over a table of props. He ad-libbed the line to imply that he just crashed into some trash cans in his stupor, and it works perfectly.
23rd Jan '18 2:35:01 AM esa-saari
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** One of the very few occasions on film when a man sees his own car smashed against a tree and celebrate it.
12th Jan '18 10:12:46 AM Razor21792
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* The first few minutes before Bedford Falls is changed to Pottersville, with the bridge warden and George having a particularly chill conversation with Clarence. The icing on the entire scene is the last lines of dialogue between them, which, paraphrased, goes like this:
-->'''Clarence''' [to George]: Clarence Oddbody, AS-2.
-->'''George:''' What's that, AS-2?
-->'''Clarence''': Angel, Second Class.
--> [Bridge warden falls out of his chair in shock and disbelief, then backs slowly out of the shack]
* The entire sequence after George realizes Bedford Falls is back to normal again and lets the whole town know about it. Both funny AND heartwarming due to how insane with relief and happiness George is now.
** When he finds the bank examiner and the police commissioner waiting at his house:
-->'''Commissioner:''' Mr. Bailey, I have some papers here...
-->'''George:''' [happily] I'll bet it's a warrant for my arrest. Isn't it wonderful? I'm going to jail!
** Later in that same scene, as George is hugging his children, the men at the bottom of the stairs look at each other in disbelief, then one of them shrugs and prepares to take a picture.
* [[ThrowItIn "I'm all right! I'm aaaallll right!"]]
** If you haven't seen the movie, Uncle Billy has staggered offscreen "drunk", and at the same time a stagehand had knocked over a table of props. He ad-libbed the line to imply that he just crashed into some trash cans in his stupor, and it works perfectly.
* "He's making violent love to me, mother!"
** That whole scene, where Mary is doing her best to make George's visit as romantic as possible, and George keeps shooting her down.
** After Mary invites George in, he tries to open the gate only to find the latch jammed. After messing with it a few times he just gives up and kicks the gate in.
** They then have a huge blow-up fight and he storms out. A minute later, Mary goes to answer the phone and George suddenly comes back in:
-->'''George:''' [shouting] Forgot my hat!
** Sam Wainwright, on the phone with George, tells George to have Mary to get on her other phone so he can talk to both of them.
-->'''Mary:''' Mother's on the extension, we can...
-->'''Mrs. Hatch:''' [hanging up the phone upstairs] [[BlatantLies I AM NOT!]]

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* The first few minutes before Bedford Falls Joseph's reaction when Clarence is changed assigned to Pottersville, with the bridge warden and save George:
-->"Poor George..."
*
George having has a particularly chill heart-to-heart talk with his father and tells him how great he is, then,
-->'''George''': [raising his voice] Did ya hear that, Annie?
-->'''Annie''': [behind kitchen door] I ''heard'' it; it's about time one o'ya lunkheads ''said'' it!
* Annie is a wisecrack goldmine. When she's listening in on George and his Dad's
conversation with Clarence. The icing on the entire scene is the last lines of dialogue between them, which, paraphrased, goes like this:
-->'''Clarence''' [to George]: Clarence Oddbody, AS-2.
-->'''George:''' What's that, AS-2?
-->'''Clarence''': Angel, Second Class.
--> [Bridge warden falls out of his chair in shock and disbelief, then backs slowly out of the shack]
* The entire sequence after George realizes Bedford Falls is back to normal again and lets the whole town know about it. Both funny AND heartwarming due to how insane with relief and happiness George is now.
** When he finds the bank examiner and the police commissioner waiting at his house:
-->'''Commissioner:''' Mr. Bailey, I have some papers here...
-->'''George:''' [happily] I'll bet it's a warrant for my arrest. Isn't it wonderful? I'm going to jail!
** Later in that same scene, as George is hugging his children, the men at the bottom of the stairs look at each other in disbelief, then one of them shrugs and prepares to take a picture.
* [[ThrowItIn "I'm all right! I'm aaaallll right!"]]
** If you haven't seen the movie, Uncle Billy has staggered offscreen "drunk", and at the same time a stagehand had knocked over a table of props. He ad-libbed the line to imply that he just crashed into some trash cans in his stupor, and it works perfectly.
* "He's making violent love to me, mother!"
** That whole scene, where Mary is doing her best to make George's visit as romantic as possible,
and George keeps shooting calls her down.
out on it:
-->'''George''': Why don't you pull up a chair, Annie? You'll be able to hear everything that way.
-->'''Annie''': I would if I thought there'd be anything worth listening to.
** After Mary invites George in, he Then before when Harry tries to open the gate only to find the latch jammed. After messing kiss her:
-->If you lay a hand on me, I'll hit you
with it a few times this broom.
* The dance scene in the gym with the pool underneath the floor.
* The High School principal helplessly trying to regain some order after the floor cover of the gym pool was opened during the dance, until
he just gives up with "Oh well" and kicks dives in with the gate in.
** They then have a huge blow-up fight and he storms out. A minute later, Mary goes
students. The look on his peers' faces at their colleague giving in to answer the phone and George suddenly comes back in:
-->'''George:''' [shouting] Forgot my hat!
** Sam Wainwright,
chaos is priceless.
* "Ah, youth is wasted
on the phone with George, tells George to have Mary to get on her other phone so he can talk to both of them.
-->'''Mary:''' Mother's on the extension, we can...
-->'''Mrs. Hatch:''' [hanging up the phone upstairs] [[BlatantLies I AM NOT!]]
wrong people!"



** If you haven't seen the movie, Uncle Billy has staggered offscreen "drunk", and at the same time a stagehand had knocked over a table of props. He ad-libbed the line to imply that he just crashed into some trash cans in his stupor, and it works perfectly.
* "He's making violent love to me, mother!"
** That whole scene, where Mary is doing her best to make George's visit as romantic as possible, and George keeps shooting her down.
** After Mary invites George in, he tries to open the gate only to find the latch jammed. After messing with it a few times he just gives up and kicks the gate in.
** They then have a huge blow-up fight and he storms out. A minute later, Mary goes to answer the phone and George suddenly comes back in:
-->'''George:''' [shouting] Forgot my hat!
** Sam Wainwright, on the phone with George, tells George to have Mary to get on her other phone so he can talk to both of them.
-->'''Mary:''' Mother's on the extension, we can...
-->'''Mrs. Hatch:''' [hanging up the phone upstairs] [[BlatantLies I AM NOT!]]
* George's mother shares this conversation with her maid during George's wedding:
-->'''Ma Bailey:''' First Harry, now George. Annie, we're just two old maids now.
-->'''Annie:''' You speak for yourself, Mrs. B.



* The dance scene in the gym with the pool underneath the floor.
* George's mother shares this conversation with her maid during George's wedding:
-->'''Ma Bailey:''' First Harry, now George. Annie, we're just two old maids now.
-->'''Annie:''' You speak for yourself, Mrs. B.

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* Every time the wooden ball on the staircase falls off. You'd think in fifteen years of marriage George would get around to fixing it, but I guess not. And then at the very end it turns Heartwarming when George actually kisses the thing, he's so happy that he has his life back.
* The dance scene in the gym first few minutes before Bedford Falls is changed to Pottersville, with the pool underneath the floor.
* George's mother shares this
bridge warden and George having a particularly chill conversation with her maid Clarence. The icing on the entire scene is the last lines of dialogue between them, which, paraphrased, goes like this:
-->'''Clarence''' [to George]: Clarence Oddbody, AS-2.
-->'''George:''' What's that, AS-2?
-->'''Clarence''': Angel, Second Class.
--> [Bridge warden falls out of his chair in shock and disbelief, then backs slowly out of the shack]
* The scene in the AlternateUniverse Nick's: "Get me, I'm givin' out wings!"
* At one point
during George's wedding:
-->'''Ma Bailey:''' First Harry, now George. Annie, we're just
nightmare vision, after being thrown out of the bar, Clarence looks heavenward:
-->'''Clarence:''' How am I doing, Joseph? [beat] That's what I thought. [beat] No, I ''didn't'' have a drink!
* Something about alternate universe Nick is oddly funny with how humorless he is. After getting fed up with Clarence's eccentricity:
--> '''Nick''': All right, that does it. Out you
two old maids pixies go, out the door or through the winda!
* In the alternate universe, the alternate Bert attempts to handcuff George and take him to a mental hospital. Clarence intervenes however, and Bert decides to arrest him instead...only for Clarence to ''disappear'' while Bert is trying to cuff him. Bert's frantic motions in the snow and Ernie's reaction to the whole thing make this troper smirk every time.
* The entire sequence after George realizes Bedford Falls is back to normal again and lets the whole town know about it. Both funny AND heartwarming due to how insane with relief and happiness George is
now.
-->'''Annie:''' You speak ** When he finds the bank examiner and the police commissioner waiting at his house:
-->'''Commissioner:''' Mr. Bailey, I have some papers here...
-->'''George:''' [happily] I'll bet it's a warrant
for yourself, Mrs. B.my arrest. Isn't it wonderful? I'm going to jail!
** Later in that same scene, as George is hugging his children, the men at the bottom of the stairs look at each other in disbelief, then one of them shrugs and prepares to take a picture.
* [[ThrowItIn "I'm all right! I'm aaaallll right!"]]



* George has a heart-to-heart talk with his father and tells him how great he is, then,
-->'''George''': [raising his voice] Did ya hear that, Annie?
-->'''Annie''': [behind kitchen door] I ''heard'' it; it's about time one o'ya lunkheads ''said'' it!
* Annie is a wisecrack goldmine. When she's listening in on George and his Dad's conversation and George calls her out on it:
-->'''George''': Why don't you pull up a chair, Annie? You'll be able to hear everything that way.
-->'''Annie''': I would if I thought there'd be anything worth listening to.
** Then before when Harry tries to kiss her:
-->If you lay a hand on me, I'll hit you with this broom.
* Every time the wooden ball on the staircase falls off. You'd think in fifteen years of marriage George would get around to fixing it, but I guess not. And then at the very end it turns Heartwarming when George actually kisses the thing, he's so happy that he has his life back.
* The High School principal helplessly trying to regain some order after the floor cover of the gym pool was opened during the dance, until he just gives up with "Oh well" and dives in with the students. The look on his peers' faces at their colleague giving in to the chaos is priceless.
* The scene in the AlternateUniverse Nick's: "Get me, I'm givin' out wings!"
* Joseph's reaction when Clarence is assigned to save George:
-->"Poor George..."
* "Ah, youth is wasted on the wrong people!"
* At one point during George's nightmare vision, after being thrown out of the bar, Clarence looks heavenward:
-->'''Clarence:''' How am I doing, Joseph? [beat] That's what I thought. [beat] No, I ''didn't'' have a drink!
* Something about alternate universe Nick is oddly funny with how humorless he is. After getting fed up with Clarence's eccentricity:
--> '''Nick''': All right, that does it. Out you two pixies go, out the door or through the winda!
* In the alternate universe, the alternate Bert attempts to handcuff George and take him to a mental hospital. Clarence intervenes however, and Bert decides to arrest him instead...only for Clarence to ''disappear'' while Bert is trying to cuff him. Bert's frantic motions in the snow and Ernie's reaction to the whole thing make this troper smirk every time.
25th Dec '17 1:40:03 AM Gravityman
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** After Mary invites George in, he tries to open the gate only to find the latch jammed. After messing with it a few times he just gives up and kicks the gate in.



** Sam Wainwright, on the phone with George, tells George to have Mary to get on her other phone so he can talk to both of them.
-->'''Mary:''' Mother's on the extension, we can...
-->'''Mrs. Hatch:''' [hanging up the phone upstairs] [[BlatantLies I AM NOT!]]



* Sam Wainwright, on the phone with George, tells George to have Mary to get on her other phone so he can talk to both of them.
-->'''Mary:''' Mother's on the extension, we can...
-->'''Mrs. Hatch:''' [hanging up the phone upstairs] [[BlatantLies I AM NOT!]]
13th Dec '16 8:13:53 PM MatthewWayne
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* In the alternate universe, the alternate Bert attempts to handcuff George and take him to a mental hospital. Clarence intervenes however, and Bert decides to arrest him instead...only for Clarence to ''disappear'' while Bert is trying to cuff him. Bert's frantic motions in the snow and Ernie's reaction to the whole thing make this troper smirk ever time.

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* In the alternate universe, the alternate Bert attempts to handcuff George and take him to a mental hospital. Clarence intervenes however, and Bert decides to arrest him instead...only for Clarence to ''disappear'' while Bert is trying to cuff him. Bert's frantic motions in the snow and Ernie's reaction to the whole thing make this troper smirk ever every time.
13th Dec '16 8:13:05 PM MatthewWayne
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* In the alternate universe, the alternate Bert attempts to handcuff George and take him to a mental hospital. Clarence intervenes however, and Bert decides to arrest him instead...only for Clarence to ''disappear'' while Bert is trying to cuff him. Bert's frantic motions in the snow and Ernie's reaction to the whole thing make this troper smirk ever time.
8th Jun '16 7:23:32 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Clarence:''' How am I doing, Joseph? That's what I thought. [beat] No, I ''didn't'' have a drink!

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-->'''Clarence:''' How am I doing, Joseph? [beat] That's what I thought. [beat] No, I ''didn't'' have a drink!
8th Jun '16 7:23:08 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Clarence:''' How am I doing, Joseph? That's what I thought." [beat] No, I ''didn't'' have a drink!

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-->'''Clarence:''' How am I doing, Joseph? That's what I thought." [beat] No, I ''didn't'' have a drink!
8th Jun '16 7:22:44 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Clarence:''' "How am I doing Joseph? That's what I thought." (beat) "I didn't have a drink!"

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-->'''Clarence:''' "How How am I doing doing, Joseph? That's what I thought." (beat) "I didn't [beat] No, I ''didn't'' have a drink!"drink!
8th Jun '16 7:22:00 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Mrs. Hatch:''' ''(hanging up the phone upstairs)'' [[BlatantLies I AM NOT!]]

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-->'''Mrs. Hatch:''' ''(hanging [hanging up the phone upstairs)'' upstairs] [[BlatantLies I AM NOT!]]
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