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23rd Jun '16 3:23:24 AM gewunomox
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* LittleRichard plays one in a episode of ''Series/{{Martin}}''

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* LittleRichard Music/LittleRichard plays one in a episode of ''Series/{{Martin}}''
19th May '16 1:01:11 PM erforce
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* Ceasar from ''Film/MouseHunt'', played by Creator/ChristopherWalken of all people. He has an almost supernatural intuition to pests, and maintains an overly dramatic log report about his work. [[spoiler:Eventually he gets DrivenToMadness by the mouse he's trying to catch.]]
* The protagonist from ''Film/NakedLunch'', making this TruthInTelevision in the case of Creator/WilliamSBurroughs. He is chronically addicted to the bug powder he uses in his line of work as a poor man's drug, and even gets his wife hooked on to the stuff.
* The first ''Film/MenInBlack'' movie gives us Ed, who is a pretty normal fella (or as normal as someone played by Vincent D'Onofrio can be...) until a giant bug from outer space uses his body as disguise and steals an exterminator's van, giving us quite a bit of this vibe.
* John Goodman's character Delbert [=McClintock=] in ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' has various quirks, but seems like a nice guy. He also has a bit of an inflated opinion of himself, but he does come in handy [[spoiler:when he kills most of the drone spiders at the end.]]



* ''Mostly'' averted by the protagonist Alex in ''Film/BigAssSpider''.

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* John Goodman's character Delbert [=McClintock=] in ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' has various quirks, but seems like a nice guy. He also has a bit of an inflated opinion of himself, but he does come in handy [[spoiler:when he kills most of the drone spiders at the end.]]
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''Mostly'' averted by the protagonist Alex in ''Film/BigAssSpider''.''Film/BigAssSpider''.
* ''Film/FoodOfTheGods2'' gives us two: Jacques and Louis from Rat-A-Tak Pest Control. Complete with their own theme music.



* ''Film/FoodOfTheGods2'' gives us two: Jacques and Louis from Rat-A-Tak Pest Control. Complete with their own theme music.

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%%* ''Film/GraveyardShift''
* ''Film/FoodOfTheGods2'' The first ''Film/MenInBlack'' movie gives us two: Jacques and Louis Ed, who is a pretty normal fella (or as normal as someone played by Vincent D'Onofrio can be...) until a giant bug from Rat-A-Tak Pest Control. Complete with their own theme music.
outer space uses his body as disguise and steals an exterminator's van, giving us quite a bit of this vibe.
* Ceasar from ''Film/MouseHunt'', played by Creator/ChristopherWalken of all people. He has an almost supernatural intuition to pests, and maintains an overly dramatic log report about his work. [[spoiler:Eventually he gets DrivenToMadness by the mouse he's trying to catch.]]
* The protagonist from ''Film/NakedLunch'', making this TruthInTelevision in the case of Creator/WilliamSBurroughs. He is chronically addicted to the bug powder he uses in his line of work as a poor man's drug, and even gets his wife hooked on to the stuff.
7th Apr '16 7:40:45 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Orkin Man is depicted this way in a few comercials, like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzg3mCJpbG4 this one in 1992]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4-e_tDW6Bw&nohtml5=False this one in 1998.]]
4th Feb '16 3:34:32 PM tdf4638
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In RealLife, practicioners of pest control are usually like any professional who practices a job, but such is not the case in fiction land. Perhaps it is the sinister nature of the job, or the fact that it's not a job conductive to making friendships, but there's something in the image of the exterminator that has turned it from quirky to [[HumansAreCthulhu living Cthulhu of the pests]].

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In RealLife, practicioners practitioners of pest control are usually like any professional who practices a job, but such is not the case in fiction land. Perhaps it is the sinister nature of the job, or the fact that it's not a job conductive conducive to making friendships, but there's something in the image of the exterminator that has turned it from quirky to [[HumansAreCthulhu living Cthulhu of the pests]].
23rd Mar '15 10:44:35 AM TheUnsquished
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* Carl, the guy Gabe in ''PennyArcade'' calls in to deal with his rat problem, who ends up [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/05/21 taming a deep crow]].

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* Carl, the guy Gabe in ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' calls in to deal with his rat problem, who ends up [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/05/21 taming a deep crow]].
9th Sep '14 9:14:39 AM Jarl
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* Vasily Fet of ''Series/TheStrain'' works for the NYC Health Department, and treats his job with a swagger-and-badge attitude more befitting a homicide detective in a 90s action movie. Fittingly, when the vampire apocalypse begins, that turns out to be an apt description.
5th Jun '14 3:23:34 PM Kooshmeister
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* ''Film/FoodOfTheGods2'' gives us two: Jacques and Louis from Rat-A-Tak Pest Control. Complete with their own theme music.
24th May '14 11:14:36 AM Headrock
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* The ''[[Franchise/GHOSTBUSTERS]]'' franchise is basically the story of a ''group'' of Eccentric Exterminators. There are only two differences: A) they are the first and only exterminators in the world for the kind of pests they handle, and B) these pests can (and do eventually) get... out of hand.

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* The ''[[Franchise/GHOSTBUSTERS]]'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' franchise is basically the story of a ''group'' of Eccentric Exterminators. There are only two differences: A) they are the first and only exterminators in the world for the kind of pests they handle, and B) these pests can (and do eventually) get... out of hand.
24th May '14 11:13:37 AM Headrock
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* The ''[[Franchise/Ghostbusters]]'' franchise is basically the story of a ''group'' of Eccentric Exterminators. There are only two differences: A) they are the first and only exterminators in the world for the kind of pests they handle, and B) these pests can (and do eventually) get... out of hand.

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* The ''[[Franchise/Ghostbusters]]'' ''[[Franchise/GHOSTBUSTERS]]'' franchise is basically the story of a ''group'' of Eccentric Exterminators. There are only two differences: A) they are the first and only exterminators in the world for the kind of pests they handle, and B) these pests can (and do eventually) get... out of hand.
24th May '14 11:12:53 AM Headrock
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* The ''[[Franchise/Ghostbusters]]'' franchise is basically the story of a ''group'' of Eccentric Exterminators. There are only two differences: A) they are the first and only exterminators in the world for the kind of pests they handle, and B) these pests can (and do eventually) get... out of hand.
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