History Literature / CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator

8th Nov '17 9:15:05 PM Geoduck
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* AlliterativeName / PunnyName: Actress Helen Highwater, only mentioned in passing.

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* AlliterativeName / PunnyName: Actress Helen Highwater, only mentioned in passing.passing, and Space Hotel employee Walter Wall.
31st Jul '17 3:01:54 PM PeaceAndLove
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Dahl was working on a third book, ''Charlie in the White House'', but when he died, only one chapter was complete, [[OrphanedSeries hence the lack of real closure at the end of this one]].

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Dahl was working on a third book, ''Charlie in the White House'', [[WhatCouldHaveBeen but when he died, only one chapter was complete, complete]], [[OrphanedSeries hence the lack of real closure at the end of this one]].
30th Jan '17 2:53:24 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** He even knows the alien species' name, their modus operandi, and their weaknesses, like The Doctor frequently does about their foe.
** Quentin Blake's illustrations for the book also depict the President as looking rather similar to [[Film/DrStrangelove Dr Strangelove's]] Merkin Muffley. He's about as inept, too.
30th Jan '17 2:50:45 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Additionally, during their first appearance, the knids are about four feet tall. During the climax where they're assaulting the elevator, they're drawn to be ''massive,'' each one far bigger than the elevator or the space capsule it's escorting.
3rd Oct '16 9:58:12 AM Geoduck
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* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Lancelot R. Gilligrass may be the arch-typical President Buffoon. (In Quentin Blake's illustrations, he bears a strong resemblance to a similarly incompetent fictional president, [[Film/DrStrangelove Merkin Muffley]].)

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* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Lancelot R. Gilligrass may be the arch-typical President Buffoon. (In Quentin Blake's illustrations, he bears a strong resemblance to a similarly incompetent fictional president, [[Film/DrStrangelove Merkin Muffley]].)[[note]]Interestingly, in the book's original illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, Gilligrass has a full head of hair, but still bears a resemblance to Muffley's portrayer Creator/PeterSellers.[[/note]])
10th Aug '16 5:31:05 AM Hedging
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* ShoutOut: A wacky and mysterious man and his companions use a small box as a spaceship to get to a space hotel. Instead of a nice, peaceful resort facility, they find a charnel house where aliens have invaded. They have to defeat the aliens, while keeping the blustering military and a world leader from getting themselves and others killed. They employ a desperation gamble, which works, and the threat to Earth is eliminated. [[Series/DoctorWho Sound familiar?]]
3rd Jul '16 4:35:38 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: The Vermicious Knids, whom most of humanity is completely unaware of; when the crew and guests of the space hotel are attacked by them, they have no choice but to flee. Luckily, Willy Wonka is this to the Knids -- he not only knows what they and their weaknesses are, but took the trouble to ensure that the Elevator is Knidproof!

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: The Vermicious Knids, whom most of humanity is completely unaware of; when the crew and guests of the space hotel are attacked by them, they have no choice but to flee. Luckily, Willy Wonka is this to the Knids -- he not only knows what they and their weaknesses are, but took the trouble to ensure that the Elevator is Knidproof!Knidproof.
13th May '16 10:28:51 AM Sapphirea2
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* TheHeroSucksSong: Elvira's song about how she raised President Gilligrass, which he actually ''loves''.
15th Apr '16 2:22:50 PM AnotherGuy
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* PerfectlyCrumulentWord: "Vermicious".

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* PerfectlyCrumulentWord: PerfectlyCromulentWord: "Vermicious".
15th Apr '16 2:22:33 PM AnotherGuy
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* PerfectlyCrumulentWord: "Vermicious".
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