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26th Feb '17 12:43:34 AM NightShade96
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* ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- The Long Haul'' (2017)

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* ''Diary ''[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid:_The_Long_Haul_(film) Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- The Long Haul'' Haul]]'' (2017)
20th Feb '17 7:44:33 AM Hafumanroblox
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* AbsenteeActor/TheCameo: Rowley does not appear in ''The Long Haul'' except for very briefly.

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* AbsenteeActor/TheCameo: AbsenteeActor / TheCameo: Rowley does not appear in ''The Long Haul'' except for very briefly.
20th Feb '17 7:43:56 AM Hafumanroblox
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* AbsenteeActor: Rowley does not appear in ''The Long Haul'' except for very briefly.

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* AbsenteeActor: AbsenteeActor/TheCameo: Rowley does not appear in ''The Long Haul'' except for very briefly.
15th Feb '17 2:28:41 PM kklove689
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** In "Hard Luck", the Easter egg hunt plot goes nowhere. However, near the end of the book, [[spoiler:the egg is found in a pile of wood in Gramma's yard]].

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** In "Hard Luck", the Easter egg hunt plot goes nowhere. However, near the end of the book, [[spoiler:the egg is found in a pile of wood in Gramma's yard]]. yard. It's actually hinted at earlier, visually, where the egg will be found- the egg is seen in the same pile of wood.]]



** Aunt Cakey buys some LEGOs so the boys have something to do when she comes over - then, to keep them from getting scattered, she glues them all into one giant block.

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** Aunt Cakey Grandma buys some LEGOs so the boys have something to do when she comes over - then, to keep them from getting scattered, she glues them all into one giant block.



-->'''Greg:''' I've read ''Shadowdoom'', and from what I can remember there aren't even any women in the story. In fact, I kind of wonder if the person who designed the cover [[CoversAlwaysLie even]] ''[[CoversAlwaysLie read]]'' [[CoversAlwaysLie the book]].

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-->'''Greg:''' I've read ''Shadowdoom'', and from what I can remember there aren't even any women in the story. In fact, I kind of wonder if the person who designed the cover [[CoversAlwaysLie even]] ''[[CoversAlwaysLie read]]'' [[CoversAlwaysLie even READ the book]].



* LiteralMinded: Greg is this often, leading him to think his parents saying "maybe we should go away for the weekend and recharge our batteries" means that his parents could be robots.



* PlayingATree: Greg is a tree in his school's production of ''The Wizard of Oz''. Subverted in that he ''wanted'' this role, in part because he didn't want to be in the show but was forced to audition by his mom. Another student ends up with the role of a shrub. He ends up delaying the start of the play due to stage fright. Greg even comments on how ridiculous the whole situation was. In the movie adaptation, Greg wanted a main role in the play to make Rowley jealous. He can sing extremely well, but he's a male soprano. The theatre director said the only soprano parts in the play were Dorothy (he quickly made her drop that idea) and the Trees.

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* PlayingATree: Greg is a tree in his school's production of ''The Wizard of Oz''. Subverted in that he ''wanted'' this role, role (it meant he got to throw apples at Dorothy AKA Patty Farrel), in part because he didn't want to be in the show but was forced to audition by his mom. Another student ends up with the role of a shrub. He ends up delaying the start of the play due to stage fright. Greg even comments on how ridiculous the whole situation was. In the movie adaptation, Greg wanted a main role in the play to make Rowley jealous. He can sing extremely well, but he's a male soprano. The theatre director said the only soprano parts in the play were Dorothy (he quickly made her drop that idea) and the Trees.
23rd Jan '17 5:18:28 PM QueenSaeryen
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** In ''Old School'', the Spineticklers series is a clear nod to ''Literature/Goosebumps''.
23rd Jan '17 5:09:05 PM QueenSaeryen
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** In "The Long Haul," Greg tries to remember the family locker number at a water park when he loses their key. The locker he remembered turns out to be empty, leading the family to believe their stuff was stolen, which means Mom and Dad have to cancel their credit cards and get new cell phones. At the end of the book, it turns out that Greg had the key the whole time and got the locker number wrong. He doesn't know what to do about it, but he knows it'll turn out badly. By the next book, the whole thing is completely forgotten.
14th Jan '17 2:36:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Pig the family adopts in ''The Long Haul'' in the next book begins walking on its hind legs, wearing clothes, and starts acting oddly human with Greg theorizing pigs would take over the world because of them. A shout out to the climax of George Orwell's AnimalFarm when the Pigs (a representation of Stalinist leadership) begin sepperating from animalism (communism) by walking, dressing and acting like the former human overlords (the capitalists).

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** The Pig the family adopts in ''The Long Haul'' in the next book begins walking on its hind legs, wearing clothes, and starts acting oddly human with Greg theorizing pigs would take over the world because of them. A shout out to the climax of George Orwell's AnimalFarm Literature/AnimalFarm when the Pigs (a representation of Stalinist leadership) begin sepperating from animalism (communism) by walking, dressing and acting like the former human overlords (the capitalists).
11th Jan '17 4:12:59 AM MichaelKatsuro
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* AbsenteeActor: Rowley does not appear in the 9th book "The Long Haul" except for a brief cameo.

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* AbsenteeActor: Rowley does not appear in the 9th book "The ''The Long Haul" Haul'' except for a brief cameo.very briefly.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Rodrick.
-->'''Dad:''' Well, for starters, Benjamin Franklin didn't fight in Vietnam...[[note]] In the book, it's changed to "For starters, Abraham Lincoln didn't write To Kill a Mockingbird."[[/note]]

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ArtisticLicenseHistory:
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Rodrick.
-->'''Dad:''' Well, for starters, Benjamin Franklin didn't fight in Vietnam...[[note]] Vietnam...
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In the book, it's changed to he says "For starters, Abraham Lincoln didn't write To Kill a Mockingbird."[[/note]]



** In the 2nd book, Greg is introduced to a game called ''Magick and Monsters'', an obvious ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' pastiche.
** In the 2nd book, there's also mentioning of a book Greg repeatedly does book reports on called ''Sherlock Sammy Does It Again'', with Sherlock Sammy being an equivalent of Literature/EncyclopediaBrown.
** In the 5th book, the students drink an energy drink called "Rowdy Riot".
** In the 6th book, Greg is addicted to a online game called [=NetKritterz=], a parody of online pet games like ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' and VideoGame/WebKinz''.

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** In the 2nd book, ''Rodrick Rules'', Greg is introduced to a game called ''Magick and Monsters'', an obvious ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' pastiche.
** In the 2nd same book, there's also mentioning of a book Greg repeatedly does book reports on called ''Sherlock Sammy Does It Again'', with Sherlock Sammy being an equivalent of Literature/EncyclopediaBrown.
** In the 5th book, ''The Ugly Truth'', the students drink an energy drink called "Rowdy Riot".
** In the 6th book, ''Cabin Fever'', Greg is addicted to a online game called [=NetKritterz=], a parody of online pet games like ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' and VideoGame/WebKinz''.



* BrickJoke: There's a picture in ''The Last Straw'' that reveals that Greg once turned in a book report '''4 pages long''' (cover included), and only a few sentences long because [[spoiler:he took up more than half of the last page writing "THE END" in big letters, using the excuse that [[BlatantLies he was running out of paper]].]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall That spoiler-tagged part]] comes up at the end when Greg at first says that he was ending his story on sort of a generic happy ending note, [[spoiler:but then admits that [[IronicEcho he's running out of paper...]]]]

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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There's a picture in ''The Last Straw'' that reveals that Greg once turned in a book report '''4 pages long''' (cover included), and only a few sentences long because [[spoiler:he took up more than half of the last page writing "THE END" in big letters, using the excuse that [[BlatantLies he was running out of paper]].]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall That spoiler-tagged part]] comes up at the end when Greg at first says that he was ending his story on sort of a generic happy ending note, [[spoiler:but then admits that [[IronicEcho he's running out of paper...]]]]



* TheCameo: See AbsenteeActor.



* CharlieBrownBaldness: The way Greg draws himself and Rodrick. This is untrue for the movie, however.

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* CharlieBrownBaldness: The way Greg draws himself and Rodrick. This is untrue for the movie, however.



* ChekhovsGift: In Book 4, Greg gets a "Ladybug", a phone that can only call home and 911, for his birthday. [[spoiler:At the end, he calls 911 with it because he thought Frank was going to sell him (ItMakesSenseInContext)]].
* ChekhovsGag: The sheer number of gags and comic setpieces that turn out to be these goes up with each book. In Book 7, for instance, [[spoiler:Corny's Family-Style Restaurant turns out to be where Greg goes with Abigail and Rowley for dinner before the dance]].

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* ChekhovsGift: In Book 4, ''Dog Days''throughout the series, Greg gets a "Ladybug", a "Ladybug" phone that can only call home and 911, for his birthday.911 as a birthday present. [[spoiler:At the end, he calls 911 with it because he thought Frank was going to sell him (ItMakesSenseInContext)]].
* ChekhovsGag: The sheer number of gags and comic setpieces that turn out to be these goes up with each book.
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In Book 7, for instance, ''The Third Wheel'', [[spoiler:Corny's Family-Style Restaurant turns out to be where Greg goes with Abigail and Rowley for dinner before the dance]].



** The picture on the very first page[[note]] As in, even before the title and dedication[[/note]] in the 5th book.
** Susan throughout the series constantly saying that Manny is special and very smart for his age, pays off at the end of [[spoiler:The Long Haul in which Manny being completely fluent in Spanish saves everyone]]

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** The picture on the very first page[[note]] As as in, even before the title and dedication[[/note]] in ''The Ugly Truth''.
** Throughout
the 5th book.
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series, Susan throughout the series constantly saying says that Manny is special and very smart for his age, pays off at the end of [[spoiler:The Long Haul in which Manny being completely fluent in Spanish saves everyone]]



* CreepyDoll: Greg's lost Alfrendo baby doll from the 6th book. [[spoiler:Things went FromBadToWorse when Greg found it again.]]

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* CreepyDoll: Greg's lost Alfrendo baby doll from the 6th book.''Cabin Fever''. [[spoiler:Things went FromBadToWorse when Greg found it again.]]



** In the books, Fregley slowly became this, meriting only one mention in Book 7.
*** Though in book 8 Fregley does get a lot more attention. [[spoiler:He becomes the most popular kid in school, because he can launch stuff from his belly button across the room]]

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** In the books, Fregley slowly became this, meriting only one mention in Book 7.
''The Third Wheel''.
*** Though in book 8 ''Hard Luck'' Fregley does get a lot more attention. [[spoiler:He becomes the most popular kid in school, because he can launch stuff from his belly button across the room]]



* DownerEnding: The fourth book ends with Greg and Rowley's friendship temporarily in shambles and Greg's vacation being absolutely atrocious.

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* DownerEnding: The fourth book ''Dog Days'' ends with Greg and Rowley's friendship temporarily in shambles and Greg's vacation being absolutely atrocious.



** Singer Krisstina claims to internationally famous, but Greg doubts that she's even performed in another state.

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** Singer Krisstina claims to be internationally famous, but Greg doubts that she's even performed in another state.
11th Jan '17 4:02:41 AM MichaelKatsuro
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%%* SliceOfLife

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%%* * SliceOfLife
11th Jan '17 4:01:59 AM MichaelKatsuro
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** Singer Krisstina calls herself internationally famous, but Greg doubts that she's even performed in another state.

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** Singer Krisstina calls herself claims to internationally famous, but Greg doubts that she's even performed in another state.
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