History Headscratchers / WhoFramedRogerRabbit

27th Aug '16 1:08:42 AM Luppercus
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* About Roger's love life. At the start it's mentioned, his performance is bad, because of personal issues, but there is never any hint that he actually distrusts Jessica. Rather, when shown proof of her "infidelity", his first instinct is to try and win her back. On another note, why is Maroon actually showing Roger the photos? If he wants to blackmail Acme, it would be better, if nobody actually knew about them, especially not Roger, who is prone to make a scene and thus spill the beans, even if Acme agrees to Maroons terms. Eddie most likely wouldn't have minded, if Maroon just took the photos, gave him his check and said "I'll handle the rest from here on."

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* About Roger's love life. At the start it's mentioned, his performance is bad, because of personal issues, but there is never any hint that he actually distrusts Jessica. Rather, when shown proof of her "infidelity", his first instinct is to try and win her back. On another note, why is Maroon actually showing Roger the photos? If he wants to blackmail Acme, it would be better, if nobody actually knew about them, especially not Roger, who is prone to make a scene and thus spill the beans, even if Acme agrees to Maroons terms. Eddie most likely wouldn't have minded, if Maroon just took the photos, gave him his check and said "I'll handle the rest from here on.""
**What I took from the movie was that Maroon wanted to find out if Jessica was cheating on Roger or not, just to make Roger focus on his work. I guess he thought Roger would divorce Jessica and move on, and did not expected the reaction from Roger. And about Eddie, well he is not a bad guy deep inside even with a paycheck he might still consider ethically mandatory to inform Roger about it.
25th Aug '16 1:33:52 PM Gouken20xx
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*** OK, Let's explain this in terms that are how Eddie likely came up with the thought.
**** Eddie knows that the will exists. If we go by the deleted scene, he knows it was last in the dressing room, so assumes someone picked it up. He holds on to Roger's letter purely since the poor guy would probably go to pieces if he tore it up and tossed it in the bin. Hours later, he notices the ink stain, and finds out that Marvin Acme invented ink that would reappear after a time, and uses Toon Law to it's natural extent. Roger is the star, and he's got back his girl. Time for him to read the letter he wrote on a 'perfectly ordinary blank sheet of paper'. Roger finally hits his mark, says his lines and solves the mystery of the will. If he'd not got squirted by that pen, he'd STILL be carrying the will until he finally actually emptied out his pockets!



** I guess because he has the last will of Marvin Acme.

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** I guess because he thinks he has the last will of Marvin Acme.
Acme. He wasn't to know HE DID have it!
19th Aug '16 9:43:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** It's probably not about finishing the rhythm ''per se,'' but about blowing your cover. Toons operate on RuleOfFunny, even (or especially) when this is a serious inconvenience to them, and so a Toon who is ''hiding'' won't be able to resist answering the "shave and a haircut" knock simply because it's funny that he'll thoughtlessly give himself away like that. GenreSavvy Doom is simply exploiting this weakness -- there are probably other tricks he could have used, such as pretending to sneeze and compelling Roger to say "Gesundheit," but he went with the rhythm, possibly because [[RuleOfCool it looked cooler and more intimidating.]]

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** It's probably not about finishing the rhythm ''per se,'' but about blowing your cover. Toons operate on RuleOfFunny, even (or especially) when this is a serious inconvenience to them, and so a Toon who is ''hiding'' won't be able to resist answering the "shave and a haircut" knock simply because it's funny that he'll thoughtlessly give himself away like that. GenreSavvy Doom is simply exploiting this weakness -- there are probably other tricks he could have used, such as pretending to sneeze and compelling Roger to say "Gesundheit," but he went with the rhythm, possibly because [[RuleOfCool it looked cooler and more intimidating.]]
24th Jul '16 10:28:44 AM nombretomado
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** There must be plenty of undead toons, like [[CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance dancing skeletons]]. Also, how many times have we seen [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Sylvester's]] soul get separated from his body, only to later retrieve it? This is really just another of those visual gags that define toon nature. On the other hand, we have Teddy Valiant, Marvin Acme, a shoe, R.K Maroon, Smart-Ass and Doom, presumably all dead for real.

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** There must be plenty of undead toons, like [[CasperTheFriendlyGhost [[WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance dancing skeletons]]. Also, how many times have we seen [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Sylvester's]] soul get separated from his body, only to later retrieve it? This is really just another of those visual gags that define toon nature. On the other hand, we have Teddy Valiant, Marvin Acme, a shoe, R.K Maroon, Smart-Ass and Doom, presumably all dead for real.
15th Jul '16 2:06:15 PM Willbyr
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* If Toons are supposed to operate on RuleOfFunny as their lifeblood, how do non-comedic Toons sustain themselves? The most direct case is Judge Doom, who is a very serious (albeit crazy) individual. We then have characters like Snow White, who doesn't engage in anything outside of normal human behavior and movement; [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons Superman]], who at that point had already existed in animated works in a straight-up action/drama series; and from the 90s and onwards, there's been a proliferation of animated works that aren't comedic, or at least not primarily comedic. Wouldn't the cast of ''{{Narutaru}}'' starve due to how so very depressing, and lacking in comedy even as solace, the series is?

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* If Toons are supposed to operate on RuleOfFunny as their lifeblood, how do non-comedic Toons sustain themselves? The most direct case is Judge Doom, who is a very serious (albeit crazy) individual. We then have characters like Snow White, who doesn't engage in anything outside of normal human behavior and movement; [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons Superman]], who at that point had already existed in animated works in a straight-up action/drama series; and from the 90s and onwards, there's been a proliferation of animated works that aren't comedic, or at least not primarily comedic. Wouldn't the cast of ''{{Narutaru}}'' ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' starve due to how so very depressing, and lacking in comedy even as solace, the series is?
27th Jun '16 7:31:36 PM tropeminer
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** Perhaps Lena knew the Men's Room wasn't there and raced to get to the street below in order to catch Eddie.
27th Jun '16 7:29:58 PM tropeminer
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** Perhaps Lena knew the Men's Room wasn't there and raced to get to the street below in order to catch Eddie.
21st Jun '16 10:36:41 PM Luppercus
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** Possible reasons: a) He's crazy a didn't care. b) Worst case scenario he takes away his [[spoiler:human disguise]] and goes living incognito with another identity. c) He intended to destroy the place but he assume that the residents may still scape (except for trees, buildings and the like) and, though homeless, the Toons be still alive.

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** Possible reasons: a) He's crazy a didn't care. b) Worst case scenario he takes away his [[spoiler:human disguise]] and goes living incognito with another identity. c) He intended to destroy the place but he assume assumed that the residents may still scape (except for trees, buildings and the like) and, though homeless, the Toons be still alive.
21st Jun '16 10:36:00 PM Luppercus
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**Possible reasons: a) He's crazy a didn't care. b) Worst case scenario he takes away his [[spoiler:human disguise]] and goes living incognito with another identity. c) He intended to destroy the place but he assume that the residents may still scape (except for trees, buildings and the like) and, though homeless, the Toons be still alive.




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**I guess because he has the last will of Marvin Acme.
21st Jun '16 10:29:27 PM Luppercus
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**I pretty much doubt there's an animated version of Superman in this universe, and if anime exist, then they are probably living in their own version of Toon Town in Japan and have other rules. It's more likely that in-universe there is not such a thing as animated drama.
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