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[[caption-width-right:300:Think of them like Cliff's Notes for popular movies, except that [[AccentuateTheNegative Cliff is an asshole because he thinks your favorite movie sucks.]]]]

A website that features film scripts of movies that are rewritten in a mocking manner for comedic effect. It was founded by Rod Hilton in 1998, and is still going strong to this day, now featuring several regular authors.

Found [[http://www.the-editing-room.com/ here]].
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!!Tropes Include:

* TheAbridgedSeries: The scripts are essentially an abridged series for movies.
* AccentuateTheNegative: The scripts mock and nitpick films, regardless of the script writer's personal rating. Rod's scripts are the most negative of the lot, usually containing outright insults and turning each minor detail into a major plothole.
* ActorAllusion: Actors will make fun of each other by referencing each other's past roles.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Physics is a character in the ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' series and Rape Culture makes a cameo in ''StrawDogs.''
* AntiClimaxBoss: ''[[ClashOfTheTitans Wrath of the Titans]]'' Lampshades this for the Minotaur.
-->'''Minotaur:''' OH YEAH BABY! I'VE BEEN STUCK DOWN HERE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND I'M READY TO KICK SOME FUCKING ASS! COME ON SAM! GIVE ME YOUR BEST SHOT!
-->(''gets punched'')
-->(''dies'')
-->'''SamWorthington:''' What's the point of introducing these mythical creatures only to kill them off in less time than it takes to microwave popcorn?
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the script for ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''.
-->'''Creator/KurtRussell:''' What the fuck is even going on? Ghost samurai? China Town mafia wars? Kim Cattrall?
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: In-work. ''FastFive'' plays so fast and loose with the laws of physics that eventually, the Laws of Physics walk off the set.
** In the sixth movie, it ''hangs itself''!
* AscendedFanboy: The unaffiliated website [[http://playthroughline.com/ Playthroughline]] is an acknowledged attempt to be The Editing Room but for video games. Joannes, the creator of Playthroughline, has since become one of the official Editing Room authors.
* BadBadActing: Jet Li in ''TheExpendables2'': "Oh no I'm, also out OF ammo".
* [[BaitAndSwitchComparison Bait-and-Switch Comparison]]: In the script for ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'', Hunter [=McCracken=]'s brother complains of how the profusion of dutch angles which was mocked in ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' is acclaimed here. Hunter replies, "But that film wasn't Art", and is countered with "True, but the difference is one of them is so bad it�s excruciatingly painful and strangely manages to have a blind following, which in turn makes you question the sanity of the director, and the other has John Travolta hamming it up."
** The photo for the ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' script shows Daniel Craig and the Aston Martin [=DB5=] with the caption, "Everyone's favourite James Bond star is back! Oh, and Daniel Craig too. MISDIRECT!"
* BatDeduction: How Sherlock Holmes is depicted in ''Film/SherlockHolmes''.
** And how Robert Langdon is depicted in ''AngelsAndDemons''.
* BigDamnKiss: Deconstructed at the end of ''[[ClashOfTheTitans Wrath of the Titans]]''.
* BlahBlahBlah: Dennis Quaid speaks almost entirely in this in ''TheDayAfterTomorrow''. "Bla bla bullshit science weather bla bla global blah ice caps blah devastation!"
** Also in the ''ChroniclesOfNarnia'' script.
-->'''TildaSwinton:''' Hold it right there! Skandar is a traitor, and something something ancient magic means you have to give him to me!
* [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs]]: An epic one in ''[[Film/FrightNight2011 Fright Night]]'', in which "ANTON KILLS THE FUCK OUT OF COLIN with FIRE, WOODEN STAKES, GARLIC, SUNLIGHT, SILVER CROSSES, HOLY WATER, GARLIC STAKES, HOLY WOOD, FIRE CROSSES, SUNGARLIC, and GARCROSSTAKEWATERLIGHTVER BULLETS, ALL AT ONCE!"
* BrickJoke: In the script for ''TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'', the opening scene has Mark Strong getting shot in Budapest and saying, "At least I�ll die with classic British stoicism, though, not while running around frantically like some Yankee 'Mission Impossible' asshole". A week later, the script for ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' had Josh Holloway getting shot in Budapest and saying, "At least I got one cool action sequence in, though, and didn�t just get plugged while standing around like some limey 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' chump".
** NicolasCage cameos in the script for ''Film/JonahHex'', despite not being in the movie, in order to pay his taxes. This comes up again when he appears in the script for ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The author has demonstrated a lot of in depth knowledge of various religions and cultures.
* CameraAbuse:
** Mocked in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' by mentioning that the cameraman was practicing his breakdancing and acrobatics while filming the entire battle sequence.
** The scripts to ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum'' and ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' say the cameraman was having an epileptic seizure.
* ClusterFBomb: Creator/SamuelLJackson, [[Film/KickAss Chloe Grace Moretz]], and [[Film/TheHangover Bradley Cooper]]'s dialogue are peppered with curse words.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedProtagonistSyndrome: Lampshaded in ''{{Immortals}}''.
-->'''StephenDorff:''' Hey! I'm the only one in this movie with any resemblance of a personality, AND I have more of an interesting backstory than Henry. This makes me a prime candidate to be the protagonist of the movie in which I debate going and working with Mickey or being a hero! What an interesting character I could be!
-->'''HenryCavill:''' Shut up Stephen! This Henry movie! You Henry lackey!
-->'''StephenDorff:''' (''sad'') ...Okay...
* DownerEnding: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the ''WintersBone'' script:
--> '''JOHN HAWKES''': Yeah, this ending is getting a little too happy. This is an Indie movie, your options are [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] or fucking miserable.
* EldritchAbomination: The [[http://www.the-editing-room.com/gooby.html Gooby script]] reimagines the titular character as one, which makes it less horrifying.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
-->'''Script:'''What's more, Anika gets the restaurant after all, by threatening the real estate agents with her alligator friend.
-->'''AnikaNoniRose:''' Well, that's a fine message to be sending to the kids: idealism and hard work is fine and all, but money and muscle win every time.
-->(''pause'')
-->'''AnikaNoniRose:''' Wait a minute, that's actually an EXCELLENT lesson. Holy shit, I think Disney accidentally made their best movie ever!
* FanonDiscontinuity: [[invoked]] The end of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', where "RIPLEY and NEWT and HICKS and BISHOP go into CRYO-SLEEP and return SAFELY TO EARTH and live HAPPILY EVER AFTER and I DON�T FUCKING CARE WHAT ANYONE ELSE FUCKING SAYS THAT�S WHAT FUCKING HAPPENS, THE END."
* FilkSong: Each James Bond script includes a parody version of the main titles song.
* FreudianSlipperySlope: From the script for ''Film/{{Oblivion}}'':
--> '''TOM CRUISE''': But the bullshittiness of my situation doesn't trouble me half as much as my mysterious dreams of Olga Kurylenko. There's just something about her I can't quite put my dick into. Er, finger into. ON. Dammit.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: This quote from "Harry Potter and order of the Phoenix" script, since the actor Richard Griffits died of complications from heart surgery at the age of 65:
--> '''DANIEL RADCLIFFE''': Holy Jesus, what happened to you? It's time to lay off the snacks or you'll never make it to the last movie, buddy.
* GenreSavvy: The cast in the scripts tend to be aware of the genre they're in and will state the role they fill in the movie.
** Such as in ''Film/IndependenceDay'':
--> '''JEFF GOLDBLUM'S EX-WIFE''': Excuse me sir, but aliens have surrounded the planet. I would use my own name above my lines except I really have no other plot function.
* HotterAndSexier: ''{{Immortals}}'' lampshades the ''hell'' out of this.
* HulkSpeak: Frequently used to play up a character's idiocy, especially if the character wasn't intended to be stupid in the film, such as Alexander Ludwig in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' ("Grr, can't tree climb! Need kill Jennifer!") and Henry Cavill in ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' ("Henry go fight Mickey. Mickey bad. Henry good.").
** Also, the phrase "(Character name) smash!" is used when a character brutishly beats on someone. For example, in ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum'', Matt Damon has, "Since I can't outsmart you, I'll revert to being a brainless brute that beats the shit out of you like a fucking caveman. MATT DAMON SMASH!"
* HypocriticalHumor: Acknowledged in the ''ScaryMovie'' script.
-->'''Cheri Oteri:''' I mean, what the fuck is the point of making a parody of a movie that was itself originally a parody?
-->'''Abridged Script Author Rod:''' Good point. Fuck this thing.
** Abe Lincoln in ''Film/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'' is made fun of for being against slavery, but using slaves to transport silver bullets to Gettysburg on short notice.
** In ''Film/WeBoughtAZoo'', Matt Damon tells the kids to deal with the death of their mom in a healthy, mature, [[TemptingFate non-zoo]] related way. Then acts impulsive and irresponsible for the rest of the script.
* IncrediblyLamePun: In the script for ''{{Lockout}}'', Guy Pearce attacks the bad guys with his sci-fi bombs...leading to a prisoner being killed by ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]''.
** ''{{Hanna}}'' is played by Saoirse Ronan, so that script has a character exclaiming "Saoirsely?"
* InsaneTrollLogic: How Robert Langdon's methods of finding each element location is depicted in ''AngelsAndDemons''. Subverted for the water element:
-->'''AYELET ZURER''': Wait let me try one. Okay, so this guy was chained up� chains are often used for construction work� the fourth cardinal is at a construction site!
-->'''TOM HANKS''': What? Don�t be stupid. The fourth element is water, so he�s in a fountain.
* JailBake: The usage is made fun of in the ''Film/MenInBlack 3'' script.
* {{Jossed}}: In ''{{Skyfall}}''
-->'''DanielCraig:''' And over here is my parents' grave, so everyone who keeps insisting James Bond is just a codename can officially GO FUCK THEMSELVES.
* LastSecondWordSwap: Used in the ''Harry Potter'' scripts, when the audience finds out that EmmaWatson is still a minor.
** ''Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'' (when she appears at the Yule Ball):
--->'''Audience:''' Holy shit, get a load of the�\\
'''Emma Watson:''' Not seventeen until next year.\\
'''Audience:''' �the purity and innocence of this young child.
** ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'':
--->'''Audience:''' You eighteen yet? I'd really like for you to come over here and ride my--\\
'''Emma Watson:''' Next movie.\\
'''Audience:''' -my magical broomstick! Oh what a fantastic world of innocent whimsy! Tra-la-la!
* LifeImitatesArt: In the Jack Reacher script, Jai Courtney worries about being typecast as "a youthful presence to offset aging action stars past their prime" because he's starring opposite Tom Cruise (and also Bruce Willis in [[Franchise/DieHard A Good Day to Die Hard]]). Arnold Schwarzenegger then shows up asking Jai to call him. It was later revealed that Jai was cast as Kyle Reese in the upcoming Terminator trilogy, in which Schwarzenegger is reprising his iconic role.
* TheLongList: In the script for [[{{Film/W}} W.]]:
-->'''Elizabeth Banks:''' Jesus, what�s this movie supposed to be about if it�s going to skip over the 2000 election, September 11th, the warrantless wiretapping scandal, the attorney firings, the Valerie Plame scandal, hurricane Katrina, Terry Schiavo, Surpreme Court justices Roberts and Alito, allegations of voter suppression in 2004, social security privatization, Alberto Gonzales, Harriet Miers, Porter Goss, the PATRIOT act, Jack Abramoff, the gay marriage amendment proposal, Jeff Gannon, the Abu Ghraib scandal, and Cheney shooting his friend in the face?
-->'''Josh Brolin:''' Waah, daddy loved Jeb more!
* MadeOfPlasticine: The goons in ''HoboWithAShotgun'':
--> '''GREGORY SMITH''': FUCK YOU! For asking that, I will snap your arm like a twig around the joystick, because in this town nothing is as frail or flimsy as the human body! NOTHING! Hell, I broke my jaw against a stiff breeze this morning!
* MerchandiseDriven: The main source of the jokes in the script for {{Pokemon}}.
* MineralMacGuffin: Called "Macguffium" in the ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' script and "Plotresolvium" in ''{{Chronicle}}''.
* MissingMom: Milked for all it's worth in ''Film/WeBoughtAZoo''.
* MoneyDearBoy: Anytime it's clear that an actor only took a role to earn money, the script will usually include something to the effect of "now where's my check?"
** Given extra weight in ''Film/JackReacher'' when Robert Duvall states he's only in it for the money and then mentions that his character is named ''Cash''.
* MusicalEpisode: In the scripts for ''{{Film/Chicago}}'' and ''Film/LesMiserables2012'', the dialogue is entirely in verse.
* NameMcAdjective: Variations on this trope are sometimes used for characters played by nonfamous actors.
** In ''Battleship'' one of the crewmen is Ginger McPale.
** Taken to eleven in the script for ''Film/TheThing2011'', where the cast includes Douchemann P. Sciencesen, Sven-Eric Genericsson, Bossmann B. Bosserssen, Ladyparts Q. Femalesberg, Lief-Olaf Uselesson, Ole-Sven Thingbaitsen, and Erik-Lief Interchangeablessen, with Pilot T. Prequelsson arriving at the end to tie things to the original movie.
* NoFourthWall: The script is aware that the work is fiction, with actors dissing the movie they're in, directors arguing with the actors, and even the audience is given lines.
* [[NoPunctuationIsFunnier No Punctuation is Funnier]]: Michael Bay is always presented as SPEAKING IN ALL CAPS WITHOUT ANY PUNCTUATION MAYBE AN EXCLAMATION MARK AT THE END OF A SENTENCE BUT SOMETIMES NOT EVEN THAT
** Meanwhile in the ''Film/XMenFirstClass '' script, January Jones does the same thing in lower case.
-->'''Kevin Bacon:''' Her ability is to suck all life out of any line of dialogue.
-->'''January Jones:''' also i read minds and turn to diamond
* NostalgiaFilter: The script for ''Film/TronLegacy'' accuses fans of the original ''Film/{{Tron}}'' of this.
** The script for ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' does so as well.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Frequently a script will point out the absurdity of a piece of dialogue by quoting it word-for-word along with the notation, "actual line". Most prevalent in ''[[Film/WallStreet Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps]]'', with such "actual lines" as "He's a monkey dancing on a razor blade" and "I know it sounds like Star Wars, but this is your chance to be Captain America!".
** A much more blatant form in ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen''.
-->'''ShiaLebouf''': Alright, I'll revive Cullenbot after I take a quick trip to robot heaven and talk to some Transformer ghosts.
-->'''MeganFox:''' What's sad is that anyone reading this Abridged Script that hasn't seen the movie will just think that's some kind of weird joke they don't get. It's not. That description is brain-meltingly accurate.
* OneOfUs: The ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' script references TV Tropes near the end.
* OrwellianRetcon: The scripts for both ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America: The First Avenger]]'' included jokes about how ''Film/TheAvengers'' was an inevitable train wreck. After ''Film/TheAvengers'' came out to overwhelmingly positive notices (and was liked by Rod himself), the earlier scripts were adjusted to change the "inevitability" of it being terrible to the, at the time, "likelihood".
* {{Painting the Medium}}: In ''{{The Curious Case of Benjamin Button}}'':
-->'''Taraji P. Henson:''' This is one of God's children, so I must take care of him.
-->'''Mahershalalhashbaz Ali:''' One of God's freaky, hideous, unwanted children.
-->'''Taraji P. Henson:''' Now shush up you - holy shit is that really your name? Mahershalalhashbaz?
-->'''Mahershalalashbaz Ali:''' Yeah. It's from the Bible.
-->'''Taraji P. Henson:''' It looks like the writer of this Abridged Script tried to type something with his dick.
* ParodyName: The AltText for the movie's picture makes one for the movie title.
** One is straight out of the movie itself: ''Film/{{Argo}} Fuck Yourself''.
** Except for {{Gooby}}, which has "IF YOU VALUE YOUR SOUL READ NO FURTHER" as its AltText.
* PersonAsVerb: the script for "Wrath of the Titans".
-->'''LiamNeeson:''' Would you please stop reminding daddy about how he tried to CaseyAnthony you?
* PerverseSexualLust: Implied by this in ''AmericanPie 2'':
-->SHANNON ELIZABETH: Hey, I earned that second billing. Have you seen me doing interviews on television, acting like the script gave my character actual depth? I'm the best actor in this fucking movie!\\
JASON BIGGS: Fair enough, but I must go find my true geek love, AlysonHannigan. I'm sure you'll find your geek someday. Perhaps you should pursue [[ShamelessSelfPromoter webmasters who run sites that feature abridged scripts.]]
* PlotHole: The scripts are more than happy to point out every plot hole in their movies.
* PoesLaw: Referenced in the script for ''{{Film/Hanna}}'':
--> '''JASON FLEMYNG''': Yes, we�ll be driving this (hippie) stereotype right into the realm of parody. But I challenge anyone to tell the difference between hippies and a parody of hippies.
* PokeThePoodle: Disguised as a ChewOutFakeOut in ''Film/MinorityReport'':
--> '''PETER STORMARE''': (''sleazily'') Certainly. FIRST, I will drug you up, rendering you helpless. THEN, I will reveal that I have an old grudge against you, and revenge has been percolating in my sleazy heart for years. And THEN... I will do exactly what you want. (''beat'') BUT... I will also trick you into eating a bite of moldy food! THIS... STORMARE.... VOWS!!!
* PosthumousCharacter: The ghost of WaltDisney appears at the end of the script for ''{{Antz}}''.
* {{Retirony}}: Lampshaded in the script of {{Skyfall}}.
-->'''Creator/RalphFiennes:''' And since you fucked up, we're giving you two days until retirement.
-->'''JudiDench:''' Two days until retirement? [[GenreSavvy Wouldn't it be easier to hang banners saying "HEY GUYS, JUDI DENCH GETS KILLED OFF IN THIS MOVIE"?]]
-->'''Creator/RalphFiennes:''' Fine. Two months, then.
* RunningGag: In the ''WintersBone'' script, every setting is described as bleak, up to the point that one scene is described as "INT. BLEAK SHERIFF STATION, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment BLEAKITY BLEAK BLEAK]]"
** Creator/SamuelLJackson is listed as SAMUEL L MOTHERFUCKING JACKSON in every script he appears in.
** In the ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter]]'' scripts, the male audience [[TheJailBaitWait impatiently waiting for]] Emma Watson to turn eighteen.
** The script for ''[[TheRaidRedemption The Raid: Redemption]]'' has both the scene headings, which use umpteen different ways of describing "a filthy hallway", and Andi and Mad Dog trying to figure out which of them is Andi and which is Mad Dog.
** In ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' Judi Dench keeps insisting she can only summon a swarm of helicopters if it's halfway through the movie, which is why she can't solve problems near the beginning or end with a swarm of helicopters.
** Any comic book movie abridged script will usually include the line "how unlike (different comic book movie)".
** In the script for ''TheDarkKnightRises'', JosephGordonLevitt continuously lampshades how [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse nobody is allowed to mention]] TheJoker.
* SanDimasTime: The ''Film/MenInBlack 3'' script points out that most RaceAgainstTheClock plots with time machines can be foiled by just going back in time again. [[{{Terminator}} Several]] [[Film/BackToTheFuture characters]] [[Literature/HarryPotter from]] [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome time travel]] works then realized they should have done this.
* ScriptFic: The screenplays are this combined with TheAbridgedSeries.
* SerialNumbersFiledOff: [[invoked]] In-work. The original scene descriptions for ''TheHangover'' are used in the sequel, but with words scratched out and replaced with new ones.
** Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter discover they're reading off the script for ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' in ''Film/DarkShadows'', with the descriptions and motivations working for both movies.
* ShoutOut: The ''{{Dune}}'' script references an Old Spice commercial when talking about spice.
** ''Film/DarkShadows'' references the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup slogan at the end.
* SlapSlapKiss: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Film/ThisMeansWar''.
* SpinOff: A fan has started a similar site which does the same thing for videogames at [[http://playthroughline.com Playthroughline]].
** And now that fan has gone full circle and contributed a couple of scripts to The Editing Room as well.
* SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords: It will sometimes include actual lines of dialogue or describe a scene that actually happened in the movie, usually including (''actual line of dialogue'') or THIS HAPPENS.
* SureLetsGoWithThat: In the ''Film/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'', this is Henry Sturges' response when Abraham Lincoln asks him if beating him up in a dark room was supposed to teach him how to fight invisible vampires.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: From the script for ''{{Film/Gravity}}'':
-->'''Creator/GeorgeClooney''': So, what's this gizmo you built that's so important you skipped years of astronaut training and psychological assessment?
-->'''SandraBullock''': Oh, just your run-of-the-mill scientific, ethical, purely legal top-secret thingie that has TONS of non-military applications that don't destabilize governments in any way. It's certainly nothing that would make the Russians want to kill us, while making it look like an accident, so as to avoid a declaration of war! Ha, ha ha.
* TakeThat: Guess.
* TakeThatAudience: Combined with TakeThatMe in the ''Film/KickAss'' script. One character makes fun of UsefulNotes/RonPaul supporters, then later makes a joke the only thing stupider than abandoning the DeconstructiveParody premise of the story was making fun of Ron Paul supporters on a website that allows comments.
** Liam Hemsworth's character in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' makes the then-popular internet complaint about how the plot was a rip-off of ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' only to have another character make fun of him for only complaining about it when the film was released instead of when the books came out four years earlier.
* TalkativeLoon: Crispin Glover in ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.
-->''"The completely naked extra terrestrial helplessly hypnotized the diseased hog entrails."''
* ThisLoserIsYou: In the script for ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
-->'''JenniferCody:''' Aw shucks, it's okay, you can marry Anika!! It's so ROMANTIC!! Princesses and weddin's, true love and happy endin's, rainbows and unicorns, EEEEE!!
-->'''Frog BrunoCampos:''' Oh man, I just realized - you're the target demographic for this movie, aren't you?
* ThouShaltNotKill: Doing the exact opposite of everyone else in the world, ''TheDarkKnightRises'' points out how Batman defies this code (twice) while ''ManOfSteel'' includes Superman pointing out the hypocrisy of being criticized for this after ''SupermanII''.
* TropeName: Stock characters in the script will bluntly state their role in the movie.
* TypeCasting: Creator/JasonStatham tries (unsuccessfully) to weasel out of this predicament in ''Film/{{Parker}}''.
-->'''Guard:''' Who are hell are you?
-->'''Jason Statham:''' Glad you asked. I'm a wandering painter who uses my craft to deal with the numerous profound tragedies in my life. In particular I concentrate on capturing the elusive quality of light as it plays on various objects, though what my quest REALLY teaches me is that the most elusive light of all... is from the heart. Jason Statham stars in "Heartlight", in theatres this Easter. (''grins'')
-->'''Guard:''' (''stares'')
-->'''Jason Statham:''' Er, okay... actually, I'm discredited astrophysicist Vance Noggin, whose remarkable mental talents were augmented by a freak chemical accident! Now I can perform astonishing feats of calculation which I'm using to unravel a vast global conspiracy of Vatican-mafia data smugglers. This summer, be sure to use your "Noggin"!
-->'''Guard:''' (''stares'')
-->'''Jason Statham:''' (''sighs'') Fine, I'm a ruthless criminal-for-hire with an impossibly strict personal moral code, which if crossed provides all the pretext necessary for two hours of bone-crunching action. ({{beat}}) From the future?
-->'''Guard:''' (''stares'')
-->'''Jason Statham:''' (''slumps'') ...not from the future.
* WolverinePublicity: The trope-namer's cameo in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' is milked for all it's worth.
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[[caption-width-right:300:Think of them like Cliff's Notes for popular movies, except that [[AccentuateTheNegative Cliff is an asshole because he thinks your favorite movie sucks.]]]]

A website that features film scripts of movies that are rewritten in a mocking manner for comedic effect. It was founded by Rod Hilton in 1998, and is still going strong to this day, now featuring several regular authors.

Found [[http://www.the-editing-room.com/ here]].
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!!Tropes Include:

* TheAbridgedSeries: The scripts are essentially an abridged series for movies.
* AccentuateTheNegative: The scripts mock and nitpick films, regardless of the script writer's personal rating. Rod's scripts are the most negative of the lot, usually containing outright insults and turning each minor detail into a major plothole.
* ActorAllusion: Actors will make fun of each other by referencing each other's past roles.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Physics is a character in the ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' series and Rape Culture makes a cameo in ''StrawDogs.''
* AntiClimaxBoss: ''[[ClashOfTheTitans Wrath of the Titans]]'' Lampshades this for the Minotaur.
-->'''Minotaur:''' OH YEAH BABY! I'VE BEEN STUCK DOWN HERE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND I'M READY TO KICK SOME FUCKING ASS! COME ON SAM! GIVE ME YOUR BEST SHOT!
-->(''gets punched'')
-->(''dies'')
-->'''SamWorthington:''' What's the point of introducing these mythical creatures only to kill them off in less time than it takes to microwave popcorn?
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the script for ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''.
-->'''Creator/KurtRussell:''' What the fuck is even going on? Ghost samurai? China Town mafia wars? Kim Cattrall?
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: In-work. ''FastFive'' plays so fast and loose with the laws of physics that eventually, the Laws of Physics walk off the set.
** In the sixth movie, it ''hangs itself''!
* AscendedFanboy: The unaffiliated website [[http://playthroughline.com/ Playthroughline]] is an acknowledged attempt to be The Editing Room but for video games. Joannes, the creator of Playthroughline, has since become one of the official Editing Room authors.
* BadBadActing: Jet Li in ''TheExpendables2'': "Oh no I'm, also out OF ammo".
* [[BaitAndSwitchComparison Bait-and-Switch Comparison]]: In the script for ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'', Hunter [=McCracken=]'s brother complains of how the profusion of dutch angles which was mocked in ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' is acclaimed here. Hunter replies, "But that film wasn't Art", and is countered with "True, but the difference is one of them is so bad it�s excruciatingly painful and strangely manages to have a blind following, which in turn makes you question the sanity of the director, and the other has John Travolta hamming it up."
** The photo for the ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' script shows Daniel Craig and the Aston Martin [=DB5=] with the caption, "Everyone's favourite James Bond star is back! Oh, and Daniel Craig too. MISDIRECT!"
* BatDeduction: How Sherlock Holmes is depicted in ''Film/SherlockHolmes''.
** And how Robert Langdon is depicted in ''AngelsAndDemons''.
* BigDamnKiss: Deconstructed at the end of ''[[ClashOfTheTitans Wrath of the Titans]]''.
* BlahBlahBlah: Dennis Quaid speaks almost entirely in this in ''TheDayAfterTomorrow''. "Bla bla bullshit science weather bla bla global blah ice caps blah devastation!"
** Also in the ''ChroniclesOfNarnia'' script.
-->'''TildaSwinton:''' Hold it right there! Skandar is a traitor, and something something ancient magic means you have to give him to me!
* [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs]]: An epic one in ''[[Film/FrightNight2011 Fright Night]]'', in which "ANTON KILLS THE FUCK OUT OF COLIN with FIRE, WOODEN STAKES, GARLIC, SUNLIGHT, SILVER CROSSES, HOLY WATER, GARLIC STAKES, HOLY WOOD, FIRE CROSSES, SUNGARLIC, and GARCROSSTAKEWATERLIGHTVER BULLETS, ALL AT ONCE!"
* BrickJoke: In the script for ''TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'', the opening scene has Mark Strong getting shot in Budapest and saying, "At least I�ll die with classic British stoicism, though, not while running around frantically like some Yankee 'Mission Impossible' asshole". A week later, the script for ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' had Josh Holloway getting shot in Budapest and saying, "At least I got one cool action sequence in, though, and didn�t just get plugged while standing around like some limey 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' chump".
** NicolasCage cameos in the script for ''Film/JonahHex'', despite not being in the movie, in order to pay his taxes. This comes up again when he appears in the script for ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The author has demonstrated a lot of in depth knowledge of various religions and cultures.
* CameraAbuse:
** Mocked in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' by mentioning that the cameraman was practicing his breakdancing and acrobatics while filming the entire battle sequence.
** The scripts to ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum'' and ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' say the cameraman was having an epileptic seizure.
* ClusterFBomb: Creator/SamuelLJackson, [[Film/KickAss Chloe Grace Moretz]], and [[Film/TheHangover Bradley Cooper]]'s dialogue are peppered with curse words.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedProtagonistSyndrome: Lampshaded in ''{{Immortals}}''.
-->'''StephenDorff:''' Hey! I'm the only one in this movie with any resemblance of a personality, AND I have more of an interesting backstory than Henry. This makes me a prime candidate to be the protagonist of the movie in which I debate going and working with Mickey or being a hero! What an interesting character I could be!
-->'''HenryCavill:''' Shut up Stephen! This Henry movie! You Henry lackey!
-->'''StephenDorff:''' (''sad'') ...Okay...
* DownerEnding: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the ''WintersBone'' script:
--> '''JOHN HAWKES''': Yeah, this ending is getting a little too happy. This is an Indie movie, your options are [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] or fucking miserable.
* EldritchAbomination: The [[http://www.the-editing-room.com/gooby.html Gooby script]] reimagines the titular character as one, which makes it less horrifying.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
-->'''Script:'''What's more, Anika gets the restaurant after all, by threatening the real estate agents with her alligator friend.
-->'''AnikaNoniRose:''' Well, that's a fine message to be sending to the kids: idealism and hard work is fine and all, but money and muscle win every time.
-->(''pause'')
-->'''AnikaNoniRose:''' Wait a minute, that's actually an EXCELLENT lesson. Holy shit, I think Disney accidentally made their best movie ever!
* FanonDiscontinuity: [[invoked]] The end of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', where "RIPLEY and NEWT and HICKS and BISHOP go into CRYO-SLEEP and return SAFELY TO EARTH and live HAPPILY EVER AFTER and I DON�T FUCKING CARE WHAT ANYONE ELSE FUCKING SAYS THAT�S WHAT FUCKING HAPPENS, THE END."
* FilkSong: Each James Bond script includes a parody version of the main titles song.
* FreudianSlipperySlope: From the script for ''Film/{{Oblivion}}'':
--> '''TOM CRUISE''': But the bullshittiness of my situation doesn't trouble me half as much as my mysterious dreams of Olga Kurylenko. There's just something about her I can't quite put my dick into. Er, finger into. ON. Dammit.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: This quote from "Harry Potter and order of the Phoenix" script, since the actor Richard Griffits died of complications from heart surgery at the age of 65:
--> '''DANIEL RADCLIFFE''': Holy Jesus, what happened to you? It's time to lay off the snacks or you'll never make it to the last movie, buddy.
* GenreSavvy: The cast in the scripts tend to be aware of the genre they're in and will state the role they fill in the movie.
** Such as in ''Film/IndependenceDay'':
--> '''JEFF GOLDBLUM'S EX-WIFE''': Excuse me sir, but aliens have surrounded the planet. I would use my own name above my lines except I really have no other plot function.
* HotterAndSexier: ''{{Immortals}}'' lampshades the ''hell'' out of this.
* HulkSpeak: Frequently used to play up a character's idiocy, especially if the character wasn't intended to be stupid in the film, such as Alexander Ludwig in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' ("Grr, can't tree climb! Need kill Jennifer!") and Henry Cavill in ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' ("Henry go fight Mickey. Mickey bad. Henry good.").
** Also, the phrase "(Character name) smash!" is used when a character brutishly beats on someone. For example, in ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum'', Matt Damon has, "Since I can't outsmart you, I'll revert to being a brainless brute that beats the shit out of you like a fucking caveman. MATT DAMON SMASH!"
* HypocriticalHumor: Acknowledged in the ''ScaryMovie'' script.
-->'''Cheri Oteri:''' I mean, what the fuck is the point of making a parody of a movie that was itself originally a parody?
-->'''Abridged Script Author Rod:''' Good point. Fuck this thing.
** Abe Lincoln in ''Film/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'' is made fun of for being against slavery, but using slaves to transport silver bullets to Gettysburg on short notice.
** In ''Film/WeBoughtAZoo'', Matt Damon tells the kids to deal with the death of their mom in a healthy, mature, [[TemptingFate non-zoo]] related way. Then acts impulsive and irresponsible for the rest of the script.
* IncrediblyLamePun: In the script for ''{{Lockout}}'', Guy Pearce attacks the bad guys with his sci-fi bombs...leading to a prisoner being killed by ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]''.
** ''{{Hanna}}'' is played by Saoirse Ronan, so that script has a character exclaiming "Saoirsely?"
* InsaneTrollLogic: How Robert Langdon's methods of finding each element location is depicted in ''AngelsAndDemons''. Subverted for the water element:
-->'''AYELET ZURER''': Wait let me try one. Okay, so this guy was chained up� chains are often used for construction work� the fourth cardinal is at a construction site!
-->'''TOM HANKS''': What? Don�t be stupid. The fourth element is water, so he�s in a fountain.
* JailBake: The usage is made fun of in the ''Film/MenInBlack 3'' script.
* {{Jossed}}: In ''{{Skyfall}}''
-->'''DanielCraig:''' And over here is my parents' grave, so everyone who keeps insisting James Bond is just a codename can officially GO FUCK THEMSELVES.
* LastSecondWordSwap: Used in the ''Harry Potter'' scripts, when the audience finds out that EmmaWatson is still a minor.
** ''Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'' (when she appears at the Yule Ball):
--->'''Audience:''' Holy shit, get a load of the�\\
'''Emma Watson:''' Not seventeen until next year.\\
'''Audience:''' �the purity and innocence of this young child.
** ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'':
--->'''Audience:''' You eighteen yet? I'd really like for you to come over here and ride my--\\
'''Emma Watson:''' Next movie.\\
'''Audience:''' -my magical broomstick! Oh what a fantastic world of innocent whimsy! Tra-la-la!
* LifeImitatesArt: In the Jack Reacher script, Jai Courtney worries about being typecast as "a youthful presence to offset aging action stars past their prime" because he's starring opposite Tom Cruise (and also Bruce Willis in [[Franchise/DieHard A Good Day to Die Hard]]). Arnold Schwarzenegger then shows up asking Jai to call him. It was later revealed that Jai was cast as Kyle Reese in the upcoming Terminator trilogy, in which Schwarzenegger is reprising his iconic role.
* TheLongList: In the script for [[{{Film/W}} W.]]:
-->'''Elizabeth Banks:''' Jesus, what�s this movie supposed to be about if it�s going to skip over the 2000 election, September 11th, the warrantless wiretapping scandal, the attorney firings, the Valerie Plame scandal, hurricane Katrina, Terry Schiavo, Surpreme Court justices Roberts and Alito, allegations of voter suppression in 2004, social security privatization, Alberto Gonzales, Harriet Miers, Porter Goss, the PATRIOT act, Jack Abramoff, the gay marriage amendment proposal, Jeff Gannon, the Abu Ghraib scandal, and Cheney shooting his friend in the face?
-->'''Josh Brolin:''' Waah, daddy loved Jeb more!
* MadeOfPlasticine: The goons in ''HoboWithAShotgun'':
--> '''GREGORY SMITH''': FUCK YOU! For asking that, I will snap your arm like a twig around the joystick, because in this town nothing is as frail or flimsy as the human body! NOTHING! Hell, I broke my jaw against a stiff breeze this morning!
* MerchandiseDriven: The main source of the jokes in the script for {{Pokemon}}.
* MineralMacGuffin: Called "Macguffium" in the ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' script and "Plotresolvium" in ''{{Chronicle}}''.
* MissingMom: Milked for all it's worth in ''Film/WeBoughtAZoo''.
* MoneyDearBoy: Anytime it's clear that an actor only took a role to earn money, the script will usually include something to the effect of "now where's my check?"
** Given extra weight in ''Film/JackReacher'' when Robert Duvall states he's only in it for the money and then mentions that his character is named ''Cash''.
* MusicalEpisode: In the scripts for ''{{Film/Chicago}}'' and ''Film/LesMiserables2012'', the dialogue is entirely in verse.
* NameMcAdjective: Variations on this trope are sometimes used for characters played by nonfamous actors.
** In ''Battleship'' one of the crewmen is Ginger McPale.
** Taken to eleven in the script for ''Film/TheThing2011'', where the cast includes Douchemann P. Sciencesen, Sven-Eric Genericsson, Bossmann B. Bosserssen, Ladyparts Q. Femalesberg, Lief-Olaf Uselesson, Ole-Sven Thingbaitsen, and Erik-Lief Interchangeablessen, with Pilot T. Prequelsson arriving at the end to tie things to the original movie.
* NoFourthWall: The script is aware that the work is fiction, with actors dissing the movie they're in, directors arguing with the actors, and even the audience is given lines.
* [[NoPunctuationIsFunnier No Punctuation is Funnier]]: Michael Bay is always presented as SPEAKING IN ALL CAPS WITHOUT ANY PUNCTUATION MAYBE AN EXCLAMATION MARK AT THE END OF A SENTENCE BUT SOMETIMES NOT EVEN THAT
** Meanwhile in the ''Film/XMenFirstClass '' script, January Jones does the same thing in lower case.
-->'''Kevin Bacon:''' Her ability is to suck all life out of any line of dialogue.
-->'''January Jones:''' also i read minds and turn to diamond
* NostalgiaFilter: The script for ''Film/TronLegacy'' accuses fans of the original ''Film/{{Tron}}'' of this.
** The script for ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' does so as well.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Frequently a script will point out the absurdity of a piece of dialogue by quoting it word-for-word along with the notation, "actual line". Most prevalent in ''[[Film/WallStreet Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps]]'', with such "actual lines" as "He's a monkey dancing on a razor blade" and "I know it sounds like Star Wars, but this is your chance to be Captain America!".
** A much more blatant form in ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen''.
-->'''ShiaLebouf''': Alright, I'll revive Cullenbot after I take a quick trip to robot heaven and talk to some Transformer ghosts.
-->'''MeganFox:''' What's sad is that anyone reading this Abridged Script that hasn't seen the movie will just think that's some kind of weird joke they don't get. It's not. That description is brain-meltingly accurate.
* OneOfUs: The ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' script references TV Tropes near the end.
* OrwellianRetcon: The scripts for both ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America: The First Avenger]]'' included jokes about how ''Film/TheAvengers'' was an inevitable train wreck. After ''Film/TheAvengers'' came out to overwhelmingly positive notices (and was liked by Rod himself), the earlier scripts were adjusted to change the "inevitability" of it being terrible to the, at the time, "likelihood".
* {{Painting the Medium}}: In ''{{The Curious Case of Benjamin Button}}'':
-->'''Taraji P. Henson:''' This is one of God's children, so I must take care of him.
-->'''Mahershalalhashbaz Ali:''' One of God's freaky, hideous, unwanted children.
-->'''Taraji P. Henson:''' Now shush up you - holy shit is that really your name? Mahershalalhashbaz?
-->'''Mahershalalashbaz Ali:''' Yeah. It's from the Bible.
-->'''Taraji P. Henson:''' It looks like the writer of this Abridged Script tried to type something with his dick.
* ParodyName: The AltText for the movie's picture makes one for the movie title.
** One is straight out of the movie itself: ''Film/{{Argo}} Fuck Yourself''.
** Except for {{Gooby}}, which has "IF YOU VALUE YOUR SOUL READ NO FURTHER" as its AltText.
* PersonAsVerb: the script for "Wrath of the Titans".
-->'''LiamNeeson:''' Would you please stop reminding daddy about how he tried to CaseyAnthony you?
* PerverseSexualLust: Implied by this in ''AmericanPie 2'':
-->SHANNON ELIZABETH: Hey, I earned that second billing. Have you seen me doing interviews on television, acting like the script gave my character actual depth? I'm the best actor in this fucking movie!\\
JASON BIGGS: Fair enough, but I must go find my true geek love, AlysonHannigan. I'm sure you'll find your geek someday. Perhaps you should pursue [[ShamelessSelfPromoter webmasters who run sites that feature abridged scripts.]]
* PlotHole: The scripts are more than happy to point out every plot hole in their movies.
* PoesLaw: Referenced in the script for ''{{Film/Hanna}}'':
--> '''JASON FLEMYNG''': Yes, we�ll be driving this (hippie) stereotype right into the realm of parody. But I challenge anyone to tell the difference between hippies and a parody of hippies.
* PokeThePoodle: Disguised as a ChewOutFakeOut in ''Film/MinorityReport'':
--> '''PETER STORMARE''': (''sleazily'') Certainly. FIRST, I will drug you up, rendering you helpless. THEN, I will reveal that I have an old grudge against you, and revenge has been percolating in my sleazy heart for years. And THEN... I will do exactly what you want. (''beat'') BUT... I will also trick you into eating a bite of moldy food! THIS... STORMARE.... VOWS!!!
* PosthumousCharacter: The ghost of WaltDisney appears at the end of the script for ''{{Antz}}''.
* {{Retirony}}: Lampshaded in the script of {{Skyfall}}.
-->'''Creator/RalphFiennes:''' And since you fucked up, we're giving you two days until retirement.
-->'''JudiDench:''' Two days until retirement? [[GenreSavvy Wouldn't it be easier to hang banners saying "HEY GUYS, JUDI DENCH GETS KILLED OFF IN THIS MOVIE"?]]
-->'''Creator/RalphFiennes:''' Fine. Two months, then.
* RunningGag: In the ''WintersBone'' script, every setting is described as bleak, up to the point that one scene is described as "INT. BLEAK SHERIFF STATION, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment BLEAKITY BLEAK BLEAK]]"
** Creator/SamuelLJackson is listed as SAMUEL L MOTHERFUCKING JACKSON in every script he appears in.
** In the ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter]]'' scripts, the male audience [[TheJailBaitWait impatiently waiting for]] Emma Watson to turn eighteen.
** The script for ''[[TheRaidRedemption The Raid: Redemption]]'' has both the scene headings, which use umpteen different ways of describing "a filthy hallway", and Andi and Mad Dog trying to figure out which of them is Andi and which is Mad Dog.
** In ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' Judi Dench keeps insisting she can only summon a swarm of helicopters if it's halfway through the movie, which is why she can't solve problems near the beginning or end with a swarm of helicopters.
** Any comic book movie abridged script will usually include the line "how unlike (different comic book movie)".
** In the script for ''TheDarkKnightRises'', JosephGordonLevitt continuously lampshades how [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse nobody is allowed to mention]] TheJoker.
* SanDimasTime: The ''Film/MenInBlack 3'' script points out that most RaceAgainstTheClock plots with time machines can be foiled by just going back in time again. [[{{Terminator}} Several]] [[Film/BackToTheFuture characters]] [[Literature/HarryPotter from]] [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome time travel]] works then realized they should have done this.
* ScriptFic: The screenplays are this combined with TheAbridgedSeries.
* SerialNumbersFiledOff: [[invoked]] In-work. The original scene descriptions for ''TheHangover'' are used in the sequel, but with words scratched out and replaced with new ones.
** Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter discover they're reading off the script for ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' in ''Film/DarkShadows'', with the descriptions and motivations working for both movies.
* ShoutOut: The ''{{Dune}}'' script references an Old Spice commercial when talking about spice.
** ''Film/DarkShadows'' references the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup slogan at the end.
* SlapSlapKiss: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Film/ThisMeansWar''.
* SpinOff: A fan has started a similar site which does the same thing for videogames at [[http://playthroughline.com Playthroughline]].
** And now that fan has gone full circle and contributed a couple of scripts to The Editing Room as well.
* SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords: It will sometimes include actual lines of dialogue or describe a scene that actually happened in the movie, usually including (''actual line of dialogue'') or THIS HAPPENS.
* SureLetsGoWithThat: In the ''Film/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'', this is Henry Sturges' response when Abraham Lincoln asks him if beating him up in a dark room was supposed to teach him how to fight invisible vampires.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: From the script for ''{{Film/Gravity}}'':
-->'''Creator/GeorgeClooney''': So, what's this gizmo you built that's so important you skipped years of astronaut training and psychological assessment?
-->'''SandraBullock''': Oh, just your run-of-the-mill scientific, ethical, purely legal top-secret thingie that has TONS of non-military applications that don't destabilize governments in any way. It's certainly nothing that would make the Russians want to kill us, while making it look like an accident, so as to avoid a declaration of war! Ha, ha ha.
* TakeThat: Guess.
* TakeThatAudience: Combined with TakeThatMe in the ''Film/KickAss'' script. One character makes fun of UsefulNotes/RonPaul supporters, then later makes a joke the only thing stupider than abandoning the DeconstructiveParody premise of the story was making fun of Ron Paul supporters on a website that allows comments.
** Liam Hemsworth's character in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' makes the then-popular internet complaint about how the plot was a rip-off of ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' only to have another character make fun of him for only complaining about it when the film was released instead of when the books came out four years earlier.
* TalkativeLoon: Crispin Glover in ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.
-->''"The completely naked extra terrestrial helplessly hypnotized the diseased hog entrails."''
* ThisLoserIsYou: In the script for ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
-->'''JenniferCody:''' Aw shucks, it's okay, you can marry Anika!! It's so ROMANTIC!! Princesses and weddin's, true love and happy endin's, rainbows and unicorns, EEEEE!!
-->'''Frog BrunoCampos:''' Oh man, I just realized - you're the target demographic for this movie, aren't you?
* ThouShaltNotKill: Doing the exact opposite of everyone else in the world, ''TheDarkKnightRises'' points out how Batman defies this code (twice) while ''ManOfSteel'' includes Superman pointing out the hypocrisy of being criticized for this after ''SupermanII''.
* TropeName: Stock characters in the script will bluntly state their role in the movie.
* TypeCasting: Creator/JasonStatham tries (unsuccessfully) to weasel out of this predicament in ''Film/{{Parker}}''.
-->'''Guard:''' Who are hell are you?
-->'''Jason Statham:''' Glad you asked. I'm a wandering painter who uses my craft to deal with the numerous profound tragedies in my life. In particular I concentrate on capturing the elusive quality of light as it plays on various objects, though what my quest REALLY teaches me is that the most elusive light of all... is from the heart. Jason Statham stars in "Heartlight", in theatres this Easter. (''grins'')
-->'''Guard:''' (''stares'')
-->'''Jason Statham:''' Er, okay... actually, I'm discredited astrophysicist Vance Noggin, whose remarkable mental talents were augmented by a freak chemical accident! Now I can perform astonishing feats of calculation which I'm using to unravel a vast global conspiracy of Vatican-mafia data smugglers. This summer, be sure to use your "Noggin"!
-->'''Guard:''' (''stares'')
-->'''Jason Statham:''' (''sighs'') Fine, I'm a ruthless criminal-for-hire with an impossibly strict personal moral code, which if crossed provides all the pretext necessary for two hours of bone-crunching action. ({{beat}}) From the future?
-->'''Guard:''' (''stares'')
-->'''Jason Statham:''' (''slumps'') ...not from the future.
* WolverinePublicity: The trope-namer's cameo in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' is milked for all it's worth.
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* OrwellianRetcon: The scripts for both ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and ''[[CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America: The First Avenger]]'' included jokes about how ''Film/TheAvengers'' was an inevitable train wreck. After ''Film/TheAvengers'' came out to overwhelmingly positive notices (and was liked by Rod himself), the earlier scripts were adjusted to change the "inevitability" of it being terrible to the, at the time, "likelihood".

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* OrwellianRetcon: The scripts for both ''{{Film/Thor}}'' ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''[[CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America: The First Avenger]]'' included jokes about how ''Film/TheAvengers'' was an inevitable train wreck. After ''Film/TheAvengers'' came out to overwhelmingly positive notices (and was liked by Rod himself), the earlier scripts were adjusted to change the "inevitability" of it being terrible to the, at the time, "likelihood".
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* LifeImitatesArt: In the Jack Reacher script, Jai Courtney worries about being typecast as "a youthful presence to offset aging action stars past their prime" because he's starring opposite Tom Cruise (and also Bruce Willis in [[Franchise/DieHard A Good Day to Die Hard]]). Arnold Schwarzenegger then shows up asking Jai to call him. It was later revealed that Jai was cast as Kyle Reese in the upcoming Terminator trilogy, in which Schwarzenegger is reprising his iconic role.
14th Mar '14 6:52:30 PM Aiguille
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** NicolasCage cameos in the script for ''JonahHex'', despite not being in the movie, in order to pay his taxes. This comes up again when he appears in the script for ''XMenFirstClass''.

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** NicolasCage cameos in the script for ''JonahHex'', ''Film/JonahHex'', despite not being in the movie, in order to pay his taxes. This comes up again when he appears in the script for ''XMenFirstClass''.''Film/XMenFirstClass''.
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* TakeThatAudience: Combined with TakeThatMe in the ''Film/KickAss'' script. One character makes fun of RonPaul supporters, then later makes a joke the only thing stupider than abandoning the DeconstructiveParody premise of the story was making fun of Ron Paul supporters on a website that allows comments.

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* TakeThatAudience: Combined with TakeThatMe in the ''Film/KickAss'' script. One character makes fun of RonPaul UsefulNotes/RonPaul supporters, then later makes a joke the only thing stupider than abandoning the DeconstructiveParody premise of the story was making fun of Ron Paul supporters on a website that allows comments.



* WolverinePublicity: The trope-namer's cameo in ''XMenFirstClass'' is milked for all it's worth.

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* WolverinePublicity: The trope-namer's cameo in ''XMenFirstClass'' ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' is milked for all it's worth.
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** The photo for the ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' script shows Daniel Craig and the Aston Martin DB5 with the caption, "Everyone's favourite James Bond star is back! Oh, and Daniel Craig too. MISDIRECT!"

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** The photo for the ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' script shows Daniel Craig and the Aston Martin DB5 [=DB5=] with the caption, "Everyone's favourite James Bond star is back! Oh, and Daniel Craig too. MISDIRECT!"
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-->'''Minotaur:''' OH YEAH BABY! I'VE BEEN STUCK DOWN HERE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND I'M READY TO KICK SOME FUCKING ASS! COME ON SAM! GIVE ME YOUR BEST SHOT! (''gets punched'') (''dies'')

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-->'''Minotaur:''' OH YEAH BABY! I'VE BEEN STUCK DOWN HERE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND I'M READY TO KICK SOME FUCKING ASS! COME ON SAM! GIVE ME YOUR BEST SHOT! (''gets punched'') (''dies'')SHOT!
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* BigDamnKiss: Deconstructed at the end of ''[[ClashOfTheTitans Wrath of the Titans]]''.
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
-->'''Script:'''What's more, Anika gets the restaurant after all, by threatening the real estate agents with her alligator friend.
-->'''AnikaNoniRose:''' Well, that's a fine message to be sending to the kids: idealism and hard work is fine and all, but money and muscle win every time.
-->(''pause'')
-->'''AnikaNoniRose:''' Wait a minute, that's actually an EXCELLENT lesson. Holy shit, I think Disney accidentally made their best movie ever!
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* ThisLooserIsYou: In the script for ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.

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* ThisLooserIsYou: ThisLoserIsYou: In the script for ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
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* ThisLooserIsYou: In the script for ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
-->'''JenniferCody:''' Aw shucks, it's okay, you can marry Anika!! It's so ROMANTIC!! Princesses and weddin's, true love and happy endin's, rainbows and unicorns, EEEEE!!
-->'''Frog BrunoCampos:''' Oh man, I just realized - you're the target demographic for this movie, aren't you?
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