History Literature / TheTwelveChairs

15th May '16 11:01:32 AM Bissek
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* ConvulsiveSeizures: in the Mel Brooks movie, it wasn't in the book.

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* ConvulsiveSeizures: in the Mel Brooks movie, it Bender teaches Kisa to do this as a way of conning charity out of passers-by. It wasn't in the book.
27th Mar '16 2:26:38 AM beergood
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* AtomicFBomb: In the Mel Brooks movie, after yet another chair turns out to contain nothing of value.
-->'''Bender:''' Remember the famous Russian proverb: "The hungrier you get, the tastier the meal." On the other hand, the French have a proverb: [[SuddenlyShouting MERDE!]]
17th Mar '16 12:07:03 AM Gess
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* AdaptationalBadass: By omission. The movie adaptations tend to leave out Bender's more humiliating moments, such as when he gets royally plastered and misses the chance to catch their prize (which is the only time he gets called out by Kisa and doesn't have a retort) or when he gets beten up by some highlanders when he got caught cheating in cards.



* GiftedlyBad: Lapis-Trubetskoy, whose poems are filled with inane tautologies. Bender calls him [[FreudianSlip Lapsus]]-Trubetskoy. Later he is seen trying to sell poetry to several different magazine editors, changing the subject matter every time—for example, he calls his submission to a medical journal "The Ballad of Gangrene."

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* GiftedlyBad: Lapis-Trubetskoy, whose poems are filled with inane tautologies. Bender One of his colleagues calls him [[FreudianSlip Lapsus]]-Trubetskoy. Later he is seen trying to sell poetry to several different magazine editors, changing the subject matter every time—for example, he calls his submission to a medical journal "The Ballad of Gangrene."



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26th Nov '15 3:02:45 PM FordPrefect
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* {{Greed}}: The story could be seen as a criticism of capitalistic greed (Something highly disapproved of in Socialist Russia). Ippolit and Fyodor were living comfortably before they learned of the jewels, but the desire for Petukhova's jewels caused them to destroy their livelihoods and their lives in pursuit of the hidden treasure. [[spoiler:Meanwhile, the people who ''do'' find the jewels act like proper socialists and spend the treasure not on themselves, but on a project whose benefits they can share with their fellow workers.]]

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* {{Greed}}: The story could be seen as a criticism of capitalistic greed (Something (something highly disapproved of in Socialist Russia). Ippolit and Fyodor were living comfortably before they learned of the jewels, but the desire for Petukhova's jewels caused them to destroy their livelihoods and their lives in pursuit of the hidden treasure. [[spoiler:Meanwhile, the people who ''do'' find the jewels act like proper socialists and spend the treasure not on themselves, but on a project whose benefits they can share with their fellow workers.]]



* ThoseTwoActors: Mironov and Papanov duo in one of the adaptations
20th Nov '15 5:51:12 AM Bissek
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* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: The jewels are hidden in one of a set of twelve externally identical chairs.
30th Oct '15 4:23:21 PM Bissek
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* BrickJoke: Kisa's first appearance in the Mel Brooks film has him rushing home from his workplace, still holding a rubber stamp that he was presumably using when he heard the news that Mme Petukhova was dying. He's still holding the stamp during the entire conversation where he learns about the jewels. And he's still holding the stamp when he kisses his mother-in-law goodbye, resulting in the word CANCELLED being stamped on her face.



* MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase several cars to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]], without any of the hardships Bender endured in his pursuit. He ends up begging money from them.

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* MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase several cars to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]], succeeded]], without any of the hardships Bender endured in his pursuit. He ends up begging money from them.


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* {{Unperson}}: Referenced in the Mel Brooks adaptation. A street named after Russian nobility had its name crossed out and a new sign placed naming the street after heroes of the revolution. And one of those names is crossed out as well, as one of the heroes honored by the street name (Trotsky) had fallen out of favor with the leaders of the revolution.
3rd Oct '15 4:35:34 AM Gess
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* ImpossibleThief: In the movie adaptation Alchen steals details from a ''painting''. No, he doesn't cut them out, he just steals them.
3rd Oct '15 3:41:33 AM Gess
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* MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase a bus to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]]. He ends up begging money from them.

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* MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase a bus several cars to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]].succeded]], without any of the hardships Bender endured in his pursuit. He ends up begging money from them.
3rd Oct '15 3:20:46 AM Gess
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* MundaneSolution/MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase a bus to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]]. He ends up begging money from them.

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* MundaneSolution/MugglesDoItBetter: MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase a bus to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]]. He ends up begging money from them.
3rd Oct '15 3:19:38 AM Gess
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* MundaneSolution/MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase a bus to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]]. He ends up begging money from them.
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