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26th Jul '14 12:56:50 PM Morgenthaler
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A pair of comedy films starring Rob Schneider as a male prostitute.

'''''Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo''''': (1999), directed by Mike Mitchell. Deuce Bigalow (Schneider) is a down-and-out fish tank repairman who couldn't land a date to save his life. He is called upon one day to examine an exotic fish belonging to high class male prostitute Antoine Laconte (Oded Fehr), and he determines that it is sick. Antoine asks him to stay at his house and take care of it while he is away. While he is doing so, Deuce ends up smashing the fish tank. In order to raise the money to buy a new one, he decides to masquerade as Antoine, only to find that some of his clients are a little... off-beat.

'''''Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo''''': (2005), directed by Mike Bigelow (yes, oddly, the director shares the same first name as that of the director of the first one and the same last name as that of the character). A SerialKiller in [[FreestateAmsterdam Amsterdam]] is going around killing male prostitutes. Deuce heads there to spend some time with his pimp, T.J., from the first film, only for T.J. to end up being suspected of the murders. T.J. implores him to find the real killer by re-entering work as a gigolo and visiting former clients of those murdered, who likewise turn out to be an oddball bunch. Ironically enough, may be more famous for RogerEbert giving the flick one of the most legendary reviews of his career than anything else....

Compare ''Series/{{Hung}}'', of which the plot is almost identical.

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!!These films provide examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Pretty much every female character in these films except the love interest in each.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[YankTheDogsChain Averted both times]] - one has a wooden leg, the other has neuroses that outdo the first movie's [[TourettesShitcockSyndrome Tourettes Girl]].
* BandOfBrothels: The Royal Order Of European Man Whores.
* BestialityIsDepraved: Deuce really, ''really'' loves fish...
* ButNotTooBlack: Invoked in the second movie, when one of the disguises TJ adopts is really just facepaint that darkens him ''a little more''.
* ButterFace: The chick from Chernobyl in the 2nd movie.
* ButtMonkey: Deuce, big time.
* CloudCuckoolander: Eva in the second film.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In the second movie. Deuce recommends two of the... more Abhorrent Admirers to [[BrokenAesop a plastic surgeon, helping their selfconfidence in a more direct manner.]] [[BiggerIsBetter They go for boob jobs instead.]]
* CoversAlwaysLie: ''European Gigolo'' is set in The Netherlands but the poster shows Italy.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: In the first film, Deuce has a misunderstanding with a bartender which results in the following masterpiece deadpan one-liner from Norm Macdonald:
-->'''Bartender''': Ahh, perhaps you don't understand. Ahh... if you don't pay me now, I'm going to uhh... take this swizzle-stick, and uhh... I'll be shoving that right up your pee-hole.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The first movie's title. ''All'' gigolos are male.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Antoine is known to dish this out on anyone who defaces his home, even by the slightest extent.
-->'''T.J. Hicks''': You know, Antoine's got a really bad temper. One time, I dropped a cigar ash on his carpet, and he made me pick it up... [[{{Squick}} with my anus]].
* DoubleEntendre: Nearly 99% of what Neil says to Deuce. [[AmbiguouslyGay It kinda makes you wonder]].
-->'''Neil''': "You may not wanna ''blow your whole wad'' on this tank."
-->"I'm not trying to ''flip you over'' and ''do you dry here''."
-->"Last time I didn't get the money up front, I got ''the big stiffy''"
* ExtremeOmnivore: Parodied with TJ - he's eating regular food, but where it ''comes from''...
* FanserviceExtra: PageThreeStunna Katie Downes as the woman who washes windows in the second film. With her breasts pressed against the window.
* FreestateAmsterdam: The second film.
* GroinAttack: In the first movie, Claire (the hooker) tells Deuce that she wants her $500 dollars from him and when he refuses to pay her, she proceeds to kick him in the family jewels before attacking him much further.
* HeavySleeper: One of his clients is narcoleptic.
* [[HighClassCallGirl High Class Gigolo]]: Antoine in the first movie. The second has an entire organization of these.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Deuce, of course.
* InsistentTerminology: The phrase "manwhore" instead of "gigolo", which is maintained in both movies
* InspectorJavert: Both movies have different ones. [[spoiler:Especially the second one, who's really the WellIntentionedExtremist.]]
** The inspector in the second one is so sure that T.J is the culprit, he flat out ignores any and all other evidence brought to him, no matter how important it may be to the case, rolls his eyes at other suspects, repeatedly demands Duce tells him where T.J is, and when Duce brings him what may be ecidence his response is to 'snatch it from him and throw it into a nearby trashcan'.
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: At the climax of both movies, involving all the Abhorrent Admirers (less so in the second).
* MistakenForGay: As a RunningGag, this happens to T.J. repeatedly in the second film.
* MythologyGag: Rob Schneider would get a LOT of mileage out of the line "that's a HUGE bitch!"
* NeverTrustATrailer: The poster above for ''European Gigolo'', shows Deuce in Pisa, Italy. He never goes there; he goes to Amsterdam.
* PlatonicProstitution: What Deuce actually wound up doing. This proves crucial later on, as he gets arrested on and subsequently acquitted of prostitution charges.
* PocketProtector: While TakingTheBullet meant for Deuce, Jabba the Slut is saved from a crossbow bolt by the piece of chicken she had stuffed in her shirt.
* SheCleansUpNicely: One AbhorrentAdmirer in the second movie is really just ThePigPen.
* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:One-legged Kate from the first movie.]]
* SuperOCD: One of the clients (and the love interest) in the second film has it.
* TakingTheBullet: Played with. See PocketProtector above.
* ToiletHumor: The second film. To paraphrase Richard Roeper, it's "''the cinematic equivalent of a bunch of 13 year old boys in a locker room repeating dirty phrases they've just learned.''"
* TourettesShitcockSyndrome: One of the clients in the first film has it. So Deuce takes her to a baseball game, where everyone is already cursing anyway.
** RetroactiveRecognition: Said client is played by then-unknown Creator/AmyPoehler.
* UnusualEuphemism: The second movie [[UpToEleven spams]] these.
* VisualInnuendo: Look at the poster for ''European Gigolo''. What does the Leaning Tower of Pisa remind you of?

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A pair of comedy films starring Rob Schneider as a male prostitute.

'''''Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo''''': (1999), directed by Mike Mitchell. Deuce Bigalow (Schneider) is a down-and-out fish tank repairman who couldn't land a date to save his life. He is called upon one day to examine an exotic fish belonging to high class male prostitute Antoine Laconte (Oded Fehr), and he determines that it is sick. Antoine asks him to stay at his house and take care of it while he is away. While he is doing so, Deuce ends up smashing the fish tank. In order to raise the money to buy a new one, he decides to masquerade as Antoine, only to find that some of his clients are a little... off-beat.

'''''Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo''''': (2005), directed by Mike Bigelow (yes, oddly, the director shares the same first name as that of the director of the first one and the same last name as that of the character). A SerialKiller in [[FreestateAmsterdam Amsterdam]] is going around killing male prostitutes. Deuce heads there to spend some time with his pimp, T.J., from the first film, only for T.J. to end up being suspected of the murders. T.J. implores him to find the real killer by re-entering work as a gigolo and visiting former clients of those murdered, who likewise turn out to be an oddball bunch. Ironically enough, may be more famous for RogerEbert giving the flick one of the most legendary reviews of his career than anything else....

Compare ''Series/{{Hung}}'', of which the plot is almost identical.

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!!These films provide examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Pretty much every female character in these films except the love interest in each.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[YankTheDogsChain Averted both times]] - one has a wooden leg, the other has neuroses that outdo the first movie's [[TourettesShitcockSyndrome Tourettes Girl]].
* BandOfBrothels: The Royal Order Of European Man Whores.
* BestialityIsDepraved: Deuce really, ''really'' loves fish...
* ButNotTooBlack: Invoked in the second movie, when one of the disguises TJ adopts is really just facepaint that darkens him ''a little more''.
* ButterFace: The chick from Chernobyl in the 2nd movie.
* ButtMonkey: Deuce, big time.
* CloudCuckoolander: Eva in the second film.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In the second movie. Deuce recommends two of the... more Abhorrent Admirers to [[BrokenAesop a plastic surgeon, helping their selfconfidence in a more direct manner.]] [[BiggerIsBetter They go for boob jobs instead.]]
* CoversAlwaysLie: ''European Gigolo'' is set in The Netherlands but the poster shows Italy.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: In the first film, Deuce has a misunderstanding with a bartender which results in the following masterpiece deadpan one-liner from Norm Macdonald:
-->'''Bartender''': Ahh, perhaps you don't understand. Ahh... if you don't pay me now, I'm going to uhh... take this swizzle-stick, and uhh... I'll be shoving that right up your pee-hole.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The first movie's title. ''All'' gigolos are male.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Antoine is known to dish this out on anyone who defaces his home, even by the slightest extent.
-->'''T.J. Hicks''': You know, Antoine's got a really bad temper. One time, I dropped a cigar ash on his carpet, and he made me pick it up... [[{{Squick}} with my anus]].
* DoubleEntendre: Nearly 99% of what Neil says to Deuce. [[AmbiguouslyGay It kinda makes you wonder]].
-->'''Neil''': "You may not wanna ''blow your whole wad'' on this tank."
-->"I'm not trying to ''flip you over'' and ''do you dry here''."
-->"Last time I didn't get the money up front, I got ''the big stiffy''"
* ExtremeOmnivore: Parodied with TJ - he's eating regular food, but where it ''comes from''...
* FanserviceExtra: PageThreeStunna Katie Downes as the woman who washes windows in the second film. With her breasts pressed against the window.
* FreestateAmsterdam: The second film.
* GroinAttack: In the first movie, Claire (the hooker) tells Deuce that she wants her $500 dollars from him and when he refuses to pay her, she proceeds to kick him in the family jewels before attacking him much further.
* HeavySleeper: One of his clients is narcoleptic.
* [[HighClassCallGirl High Class Gigolo]]: Antoine in the first movie. The second has an entire organization of these.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Deuce, of course.
* InsistentTerminology: The phrase "manwhore" instead of "gigolo", which is maintained in both movies
* InspectorJavert: Both movies have different ones. [[spoiler:Especially the second one, who's really the WellIntentionedExtremist.]]
** The inspector in the second one is so sure that T.J is the culprit, he flat out ignores any and all other evidence brought to him, no matter how important it may be to the case, rolls his eyes at other suspects, repeatedly demands Duce tells him where T.J is, and when Duce brings him what may be ecidence his response is to 'snatch it from him and throw it into a nearby trashcan'.
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: At the climax of both movies, involving all the Abhorrent Admirers (less so in the second).
* MistakenForGay: As a RunningGag, this happens to T.J. repeatedly in the second film.
* MythologyGag: Rob Schneider would get a LOT of mileage out of the line "that's a HUGE bitch!"
* NeverTrustATrailer: The poster above for ''European Gigolo'', shows Deuce in Pisa, Italy. He never goes there; he goes to Amsterdam.
* PlatonicProstitution: What Deuce actually wound up doing. This proves crucial later on, as he gets arrested on and subsequently acquitted of prostitution charges.
* PocketProtector: While TakingTheBullet meant for Deuce, Jabba the Slut is saved from a crossbow bolt by the piece of chicken she had stuffed in her shirt.
* SheCleansUpNicely: One AbhorrentAdmirer in the second movie is really just ThePigPen.
* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:One-legged Kate from the first movie.]]
* SuperOCD: One of the clients (and the love interest) in the second film has it.
* TakingTheBullet: Played with. See PocketProtector above.
* ToiletHumor: The second film. To paraphrase Richard Roeper, it's "''the cinematic equivalent of a bunch of 13 year old boys in a locker room repeating dirty phrases they've just learned.''"
* TourettesShitcockSyndrome: One of the clients in the first film has it. So Deuce takes her to a baseball game, where everyone is already cursing anyway.
** RetroactiveRecognition: Said client is played by then-unknown Creator/AmyPoehler.
* UnusualEuphemism: The second movie [[UpToEleven spams]] these.
* VisualInnuendo: Look at the poster for ''European Gigolo''. What does the Leaning Tower of Pisa remind you of?

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26th Jul '14 12:52:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge: One-legged Kate from the first movie.]]

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* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge: One-legged StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:One-legged Kate from the first movie.]]
26th Jul '14 12:30:54 PM Morgenthaler
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Compare ''{{Hung}}'', of which the plot is almost identical.

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Compare ''{{Hung}}'', ''Series/{{Hung}}'', of which the plot is almost identical.
28th Jun '14 3:05:33 PM BHDFGBHGF
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28th Jun '14 2:34:09 PM XFllo
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* FanserviceExtra: PageThreeStunna Katie Downes as the woman who washes windows in the second film. [[WetSariScene With her breasts pressed against the window.]]

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* FanserviceExtra: PageThreeStunna Katie Downes as the woman who washes windows in the second film. [[WetSariScene With her breasts pressed against the window.]]
7th Apr '14 11:09:03 PM RushLimborg
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'''''Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo''''': (2005), directed by Mike Bigelow (yes, oddly, the director shares the same first name as that of the director of the first one and the same last name as that of the character). A SerialKiller in [[FreestateAmsterdam Amsterdam]] is going around killing male prostitutes. Deuce heads there to spend some time with his pimp, T.J., from the first film, only for T.J. to end up being suspected of the murders. T.J. implores him to find the real killer by re-entering work as a gigolo and visiting former clients of those murdered, who likewise turn out to be an oddball bunch.

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'''''Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo''''': (2005), directed by Mike Bigelow (yes, oddly, the director shares the same first name as that of the director of the first one and the same last name as that of the character). A SerialKiller in [[FreestateAmsterdam Amsterdam]] is going around killing male prostitutes. Deuce heads there to spend some time with his pimp, T.J., from the first film, only for T.J. to end up being suspected of the murders. T.J. implores him to find the real killer by re-entering work as a gigolo and visiting former clients of those murdered, who likewise turn out to be an oddball bunch.
bunch. Ironically enough, may be more famous for RogerEbert giving the flick one of the most legendary reviews of his career than anything else....
14th Dec '13 4:55:03 PM Nohbody
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'''''Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo''''': (1999), directed by Mike Mitchell. Deuce Bigalow (Schneider) is a down-and-out fish tank repairman who couldn't land a date to save his life. He is called upon one day to examine an exotic fish belonging to high class male prostitute Antoine Laconte (Oded Fehr), and he determines that it is sick. Antoine asks him to stay at his house and take care of it while he is away. While he is doing so, Deuce ends up smashing the fish tank. In order to raise the money to buy a new one, he decides to masquerade as Antoine, only to find that some of his clients are a little... off-beat. Critical reception to this one was lukewarm to negative.

'''''Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo''''': (2005), directed by Mike Bigelow (yes, oddly, the director shares the same first name as that of the director of the first one and the same last name as that of the character). A SerialKiller in [[FreestateAmsterdam Amsterdam]] is going around killing male prostitutes. Deuce heads there to spend some time with his pimp, T.J., from the first film, only for T.J. to end up being suspected of the murders. T.J. implores him to find the real killer by re-entering work as a gigolo and visiting former clients of those murdered, who likewise turn out to be an oddball bunch. Critical reception to this one was ''OVERWHELMINGLY'' negative, mainly on account of its woefully immature, stupid and frequently [[{{Squick}} rather disgusting]] ToiletHumor.

It is probably best known for a brilliantly cruel TakeThat levied against it by Creator/RogerEbert; after Patrick Goldstein of the ''Los Angeles Times'' criticized the film, Schneider threw a hissy-fit and said that Patrick hadn't won the Pulitzer Prize and therefore wasn't qualified to criticize it. Roger Ebert pointed out that he himself ''had'' won the PulitzerPrize and therefore ''was'' qualified to criticize it, and to that end, stated simply: "''[[CausticCritic Mr. Schneider,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome your movie sucks.]]''" (Eight years later, and six months after Ebert's death, Schneider [[http://www.rogerebert.com/chazs-blog/one-act-of-kindness-rob-schneider-and-roger admitted]] that Ebert was right.)

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'''''Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo''''': (1999), directed by Mike Mitchell. Deuce Bigalow (Schneider) is a down-and-out fish tank repairman who couldn't land a date to save his life. He is called upon one day to examine an exotic fish belonging to high class male prostitute Antoine Laconte (Oded Fehr), and he determines that it is sick. Antoine asks him to stay at his house and take care of it while he is away. While he is doing so, Deuce ends up smashing the fish tank. In order to raise the money to buy a new one, he decides to masquerade as Antoine, only to find that some of his clients are a little... off-beat. Critical reception to this one was lukewarm to negative.

off-beat.

'''''Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo''''': (2005), directed by Mike Bigelow (yes, oddly, the director shares the same first name as that of the director of the first one and the same last name as that of the character). A SerialKiller in [[FreestateAmsterdam Amsterdam]] is going around killing male prostitutes. Deuce heads there to spend some time with his pimp, T.J., from the first film, only for T.J. to end up being suspected of the murders. T.J. implores him to find the real killer by re-entering work as a gigolo and visiting former clients of those murdered, who likewise turn out to be an oddball bunch. Critical reception to this one was ''OVERWHELMINGLY'' negative, mainly on account of its woefully immature, stupid and frequently [[{{Squick}} rather disgusting]] ToiletHumor.

It is probably best known for a brilliantly cruel TakeThat levied against it by Creator/RogerEbert; after Patrick Goldstein of the ''Los Angeles Times'' criticized the film, Schneider threw a hissy-fit and said that Patrick hadn't won the Pulitzer Prize and therefore wasn't qualified to criticize it. Roger Ebert pointed out that he himself ''had'' won the PulitzerPrize and therefore ''was'' qualified to criticize it, and to that end, stated simply: "''[[CausticCritic Mr. Schneider,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome your movie sucks.]]''" (Eight years later, and six months after Ebert's death, Schneider [[http://www.rogerebert.com/chazs-blog/one-act-of-kindness-rob-schneider-and-roger admitted]] that Ebert was right.)
bunch.
21st Nov '13 4:51:46 AM RetroFriday
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Added DiffLines:

* GroinAttack: In the first movie, Claire (the hooker) tells Deuce that she wants her $500 dollars from him and when he refuses to pay her, she proceeds to kick him in the family jewels before attacking him much further.
7th Oct '13 11:08:10 PM jamespolk
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It is probably best known for a brilliantly cruel TakeThat levied against it by Creator/RogerEbert; after Patrick Goldstein of the ''Los Angeles Times'' criticized the film, Schneider threw a hissy-fit and said that Patrick hadn't won the Pulitzer Prize and therefore wasn't qualified to criticize it. Roger Ebert pointed out that he himself ''had'' won the Pulitzer Prize and therefore ''was'' qualified to criticize it, and to that end, stated simply: "''[[CausticCritic Mr. Schneider,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome your movie sucks.]]''" (Eight years later, and six months after Ebert's death, Schneider [[http://www.rogerebert.com/chazs-blog/one-act-of-kindness-rob-schneider-and-roger admitted]] that Ebert was right.)

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It is probably best known for a brilliantly cruel TakeThat levied against it by Creator/RogerEbert; after Patrick Goldstein of the ''Los Angeles Times'' criticized the film, Schneider threw a hissy-fit and said that Patrick hadn't won the Pulitzer Prize and therefore wasn't qualified to criticize it. Roger Ebert pointed out that he himself ''had'' won the Pulitzer Prize PulitzerPrize and therefore ''was'' qualified to criticize it, and to that end, stated simply: "''[[CausticCritic Mr. Schneider,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome your movie sucks.]]''" (Eight years later, and six months after Ebert's death, Schneider [[http://www.rogerebert.com/chazs-blog/one-act-of-kindness-rob-schneider-and-roger admitted]] that Ebert was right.)
5th Oct '13 9:57:51 PM gallium
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It is probably best known for a brilliantly cruel TakeThat levied against it by Creator/RogerEbert; after Patrick Goldstein of the ''Los Angeles Times'' criticized the film, Schneider threw a hissy-fit and said that Patrick hadn't won the Pulitzer Prize and therefore wasn't qualified to criticize it. Roger Ebert pointed out that he himself ''had'' won the Pulitzer Prize and therefore ''was'' qualified to criticize it, and to that end, stated simply: "''[[CausticCritic Mr. Schneider,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome your movie sucks.]]''"

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It is probably best known for a brilliantly cruel TakeThat levied against it by Creator/RogerEbert; after Patrick Goldstein of the ''Los Angeles Times'' criticized the film, Schneider threw a hissy-fit and said that Patrick hadn't won the Pulitzer Prize and therefore wasn't qualified to criticize it. Roger Ebert pointed out that he himself ''had'' won the Pulitzer Prize and therefore ''was'' qualified to criticize it, and to that end, stated simply: "''[[CausticCritic Mr. Schneider,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome your movie sucks.]]''"
]]''" (Eight years later, and six months after Ebert's death, Schneider [[http://www.rogerebert.com/chazs-blog/one-act-of-kindness-rob-schneider-and-roger admitted]] that Ebert was right.)
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