History Quotes / IdiotPlot

9th Jun '17 9:29:40 PM Uyyy
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->''"So as soon as he starts going down, the bitch runs off without any notice to go and try get a signal...Why wouldn't she just say she's gonna go check for cell phone signals so that last guy waits with the rope and they all don't get trapped down there? Oh, right: because the plot depends on stupidity."''

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->''"So as soon as he starts going down, the bitch runs off without any notice to go and try and get a signal...Why wouldn't she just say she's gonna go check for cell phone signals so that last guy waits with the rope and they all don't get trapped down there? Oh, right: because the plot depends on stupidity."''
9th Jun '17 9:28:12 PM Uyyy
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->''"So as soon as he starts going down, the bitch runs off without any notice to go and try get a signal...Why wouldn't she just say she's gonna go check for cell phone signals so that last guy waits with the rope and they all don't get trapped down there? Oh, right: because the plot depends on stupidity."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/{{Phelous}}''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMJGWtyKuIk reviewing]] ''Incubus''
23rd May '17 5:59:35 PM Discar
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->... with tongue firmly in cheek, she [Stephanie Beacham] would often wind me up by asking what her motivation was for a particular action, just as I about to call Action!, knowing full well that my answer would be: Because it's in the script.

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->...->''"... with tongue firmly in cheek, she [Stephanie Beacham] would often wind me up by asking what her motivation was for a particular action, just as I about to call Action!, knowing full well that my answer would be: Because it's in the script."''



->Did you all take stupid pills this morning?

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->Did ->''"Did you all take stupid pills this morning?morning?"''



->I'm just saying that the plan was genuinely dumb! ...as many of our plans are, I now realize.

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->I'm ->''"I'm just saying that the plan was genuinely dumb! ...as many of our plans are, I now realize."''



->Why don't they think? Because no one is allowed to think in this movie. Not one single event in the entire plot can possibly take place unless every character in the cast has brains made of Bac-O-Bits.

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->Why ->''"Why don't they think? Because no one is allowed to think in this movie. Not one single event in the entire plot can possibly take place unless every character in the cast has brains made of Bac-O-Bits."''



->It's like every character put their retard hats on that morning by mistake.
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''

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->It's ->''"It's like every character put their retard hats on that morning by mistake.
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'''''
mistake."''
-->-- '''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'''''
on ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''




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[[folder:Webcomics]]

->''"It's at times like this that I question my policy of doing whatever dumb thing pops into my head."''
-->-- '''Helen''', ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''

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-->--'''Chris Parry''' on ''Film/Speed2CruiseControl''

->Not a single characterís master plan in this movie makes sense. Donít even get me started on Penguinís grand babynapping plan, which required A) every single adult in Gotham to be at the same party (which they were), B) [[AdultsAreUseless not a single babysitter being hired]], and C) [[PoliceAreUseless not a single cop being out on patrol]], allowing them to drive their roadworthy carnival train on the open streets.
-->--'''''[=ComicsAlliance=]''''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/batman-returns-review/ on]] ''Film/BatmanReturns''

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-->--'''Chris -->-- '''Chris Parry''' on ''Film/Speed2CruiseControl''

->Not ->''"Not a single characterís character's master plan in this movie makes sense. Donít Don't even get me started on Penguinís Penguin's grand babynapping plan, which required A) every single adult in Gotham to be at the same party (which they were), B) [[AdultsAreUseless not a single babysitter being hired]], and C) [[PoliceAreUseless not a single cop being out on patrol]], allowing them to drive their roadworthy carnival train on the open streets.
-->--'''''[=ComicsAlliance=]'''''
streets."''
-->-- '''''[=ComicsAlliance=]'''''
[[http://comicsalliance.com/batman-returns-review/ on]] ''Film/BatmanReturns''



-->--[[http://www.stardestroyer.net/Nemesis/Pictorial-4.html Adam Wong]] on ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''

->Can you imagine, say, Jean-Luc Picard bringing his dog down to an alien planet? Yeah, I didn't think so. But even if he did, and that dog whizzed on cultural landmarks, I can only see Picard being swiftly contrite and apologetic, immediately making amends to get [[TickingClock that needed component]]. Hell, I think Wesley Crusher [[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E7Justice}} whizzed on some bushes]] in the first season of TNG, and Picard groveled his ass off to save the kid.\\\
But Archer, as you probably guessed, is about to have ''[[ThisMeansWAR a slightly different reaction]]''.
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''' on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', "A Night in Sickbay"

->Creator/TomHanks and Peter Scolari's woman costumes were about as believable as two men in wigs making no effort to disguise their voices. They lived in a world where everyone was so easy to trick, there was no need for the [[ZanyScheme elaborate scheme]]. They might as well have put a jar of mayonnaise on roller skates and shoved it into the manager's office shouting, "That's not male mayonnaise! Rent her an apartment! Actually, RARGH! I'm God! Rent an apartment to Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari!"

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-->--[[http://www.-->-- [[http://www.stardestroyer.net/Nemesis/Pictorial-4.html Adam Wong]] on ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''

->Can ->''"Can you imagine, say, Jean-Luc Picard bringing his dog down to an alien planet? Yeah, I didn't think so. But even if he did, and that dog whizzed on cultural landmarks, I can only see Picard being swiftly contrite and apologetic, immediately making amends to get [[TickingClock that needed component]]. Hell, I think Wesley Crusher [[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E7Justice}} [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E7Justice whizzed on some bushes]] in the first season of TNG, and Picard groveled his ass off to save the kid.\\\
kid. But Archer, as you probably guessed, is about to have ''[[ThisMeansWAR a slightly different reaction]]''.
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth'''''
reaction]]''."''
-->-- ''Website/TheAgonyBooth''
on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', "A Night in Sickbay"

->Creator/TomHanks ->''"Creator/TomHanks and Peter Scolari's woman costumes were about as believable as two men in wigs making no effort to disguise their voices. They lived in a world where everyone was so easy to trick, there was no need for the [[ZanyScheme elaborate scheme]]. They might as well have put a jar of mayonnaise on roller skates and shoved it into the manager's office shouting, "That's 'That's not male mayonnaise! Rent her an apartment! Actually, RARGH! I'm God! Rent an apartment to Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari!"Scolari!'"''



->The Doctor manages to convince Vicki and Steven in record time that he is [[WhichMe a younger version]] of the Doctor, partly because he is such an amiable fellow that it is hard to distrust and partly because these companions ask intelligent questions. Listening to this story is almost enough to make you weep: [[Creator/PeterDavison Davison]] instantly raises his game when he is paired up with two such fine actors for his companions and it makes you wonder just how his era would have fared had he been traveling with characters of the calibre of Steven and Vicki rather than the drudgery of Adric and Tegan.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-secret-history-written-by-eddie.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Audio/BigFinishDoctorWho'', ''The Secret History''

->What weíre getting here is that this episode is already stupid before it even starts. ''Thatís how dumb it is.''
-->--'''Chris Sims''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/recap-smallville-episode-10-12-collateral/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Collateral")

->Reading a story '''written''' by idiots is bad enough, but reading a story written by idiots thatís also '''about''' idiots is even worse.

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->The ->''"The Doctor manages to convince Vicki and Steven in record time that he is [[WhichMe a younger version]] of the Doctor, partly because he is such an amiable fellow that it is hard to distrust and partly because these companions ask intelligent questions. Listening to this story is almost enough to make you weep: [[Creator/PeterDavison Davison]] instantly raises his game when he is paired up with two such fine actors for his companions and it makes you wonder just how his era would have fared had he been traveling with characters of the calibre of Steven and Vicki rather than the drudgery of Adric and Tegan.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.
Tegan."''
-->-- '''[[http://docohobigfinish.
blogspot.com/2015/07/the-secret-history-written-by-eddie.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Audio/BigFinishDoctorWho'', ''The Secret History''

->What weíre ->''"What we're getting here is that this episode is already stupid before it even starts. ''Thatís ''That's how dumb it is.''
-->--'''Chris
''"''
-->-- '''Chris
Sims''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/recap-smallville-episode-10-12-collateral/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Collateral")

->Reading ->''"Reading a story '''written''' by idiots is bad enough, but reading a story written by idiots thatís that's also '''about''' idiots is even worse."''



->The plot is bad just because any amount of common sense cop work would solve this case. There is one scene where Dave is framed for murder. Dave is shot at in the dark and Dave fires blindly in that same direction. When he goes over to investigate, he finds the body of an informant he was going to meet thereby framing him for murder. Of course that becomes a plot cul de sac when the cops get it through their thick skulls that the bullets from Daveís gun donít match the one in the victimís head and, oh yeah, the victim was dead about 32 hours prior to Daveís incident! We are not talking ''CSI'' future crime lab work, we are talking about common f*cking sense! [[{{Padding}} Thatís 20 minutes wasted]] and that is just one example of the type of writing throughout the entire movie.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/in-the-electric-mist-bertrand-tavernier-2009/ on]] ''In The Electric Mist'' (2009)

->So, if I'm understanding this right, [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the Head-Staplers]] wanted to be off the planet, but once they got what they wanted, they decided to get revenge. Just read that again and realize [[MotiveDecay how stupid this plot truly is.]] This film didn't need a rewrite; it needed a bullet between the eyes.

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->The ->''"The plot is bad just because any amount of common sense cop work would solve this case. There is one scene where Dave is framed for murder. Dave is shot at in the dark and Dave fires blindly in that same direction. When he goes over to investigate, he finds the body of an informant he was going to meet thereby framing him for murder. Of course that becomes a plot cul de sac when the cops get it through their thick skulls that the bullets from Daveís gun donít match the one in the victimís head and, oh yeah, the victim was dead about 32 hours prior to Daveís incident! We are not talking ''CSI'' future crime lab work, we are talking about common f*cking sense! [[{{Padding}} Thatís 20 minutes wasted]] and that is just one example of the type of writing throughout the entire movie.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment
movie."''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment
Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/in-the-electric-mist-bertrand-tavernier-2009/ on]] ''In The Electric Mist'' (2009)

->So, ->''"So, if I'm understanding this right, [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the Head-Staplers]] wanted to be off the planet, but once they got what they wanted, they decided to get revenge. Just read that again and realize [[MotiveDecay how stupid this plot truly is.]] This film didn't need a rewrite; it needed a bullet between the eyes."''



-> The government controls the city of Blüdhaven because they're idiots. The Atomic Knights are running around Blüdhaven with no clear end goal because they're idiots. The Secret Society of Super Villains send two teams of nuclear-themed characters into Blüdhaven because they're idiots. Firebrand... is an idiot.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''' on ''The Battle for Blüdhaven''

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-> The ->''"The government controls the city of Blüdhaven because they're idiots. The Atomic Knights are running around Blüdhaven with no clear end goal because they're idiots. The Secret Society of Super Villains send two teams of nuclear-themed characters into Blüdhaven because they're idiots. Firebrand... is an idiot.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall
idiot."''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall
Linkara]]''' on ''The Battle for Blüdhaven''



->In case you [[ViewersAreGoldfish can't remember]] what led him into this mess, he gives the kids a [[IHaveThisFriend "hypothetical"]] question in which he tells his story of delivering secret packages to the millionaire, and which the kids say that that's naive and stupid. If only they could have been in the pitch meeting for ''Bushwhacked''.
-->--'''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''' on ''{{Film/Bushwhacked}}''

->''That's'' their ship? A little shuttle?? Admirals always travel around in style on big Federation ships (At the very least an ''Excelsior'' class)!\\\
But this situation requires ''even more'' attention, because we're dealing with [[{{Unobtainium}} a truly priceless advancement in technology]]. And we're also working with [[ObviouslyEvil a really sketchy alien race that look like monsters.]] ''And'' they've got five huge, powerful warships. What's to stop them from just killing all the Federation people, takin' the goods and leaving? A couple of ships on ''our'' side would strengthen our hand a little in preventing that.\\\
But a starship or two there [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything would mess up the plot]].
-->--'''''WebVideo/RedLetterMedia''''' on ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection''

->It's clear here that everyone in the future, including Skynet, is dumb.
-->--'''{{WebVideo/MikeJ}}''' on ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''

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->In ->''"In case you [[ViewersAreGoldfish can't remember]] what led him into this mess, he gives the kids a [[IHaveThisFriend "hypothetical"]] question in which he tells his story of delivering secret packages to the millionaire, and which the kids say that that's naive and stupid. If only they could have been in the pitch meeting for ''Bushwhacked''.
-->--'''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'''
''Bushwhacked''."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'''
on ''{{Film/Bushwhacked}}''

->''That's'' ->''"'''That's''' their ship? A little shuttle?? Admirals always travel around in style on big Federation ships (At the very least an ''Excelsior'' class)!\\\
class)! But this situation requires ''even more'' attention, because we're dealing with [[{{Unobtainium}} a truly priceless advancement in technology]]. And we're also working with [[ObviouslyEvil a really sketchy alien race that look like monsters.]] ''And'' '''And''' they've got five huge, powerful warships. What's to stop them from just killing all the Federation people, takin' the goods and leaving? A couple of ships on ''our'' '''our''' side would strengthen our hand a little in preventing that.\\\
that. But a starship or two there [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything would mess up the plot]].
-->--'''''WebVideo/RedLetterMedia'''''
plot]]."''
-->-- '''''WebVideo/RedLetterMedia'''''
on ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection''

->It's ->"''It's clear here that everyone in the future, including Skynet, is dumb.
-->--'''{{WebVideo/MikeJ}}'''
dumb."''
-->-- '''{{WebVideo/MikeJ}}'''
on ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''



-->--''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' on ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''

->Goodnight, the stupid is spewing out of these characters like it's Mt. Vesuvius!

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-->--''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' -->-- ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' on ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''

->Goodnight, ->''"Goodnight, the stupid is spewing out of these characters like it's Mt. Vesuvius!Vesuvius!"''



->This story can only happen because everyone's retarded!

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->This ->''"This story can only happen because everyone's retarded!retarded!"''



-->--''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', "Knock Knock, Who's Ed?"

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-->--''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', -->-- ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', "Knock Knock, Who's Ed?"
7th May '17 1:18:23 PM mariofan1000
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->I'm just saying that the plan was genuinely dumb! ...as many of our plans are, I now realize.
-->-- '''Dennis''', ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''

[[/folder]]
23rd Jan '17 2:04:17 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''[[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2011/09/07/tf-post-rapture-economics/ Fred Clark]]''', criticizing ''LeftBehind''

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-->-- '''[[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2011/09/07/tf-post-rapture-economics/ Fred Clark]]''', criticizing ''LeftBehind''
''Literature/LeftBehind''
5th Sep '16 11:08:52 AM CabbitGirlEmi
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[[folder: Western Animation]]

->'''Edd:''' We could just go to our house, Eddy.\\
'''Eddy:''' What, and ruin the plot?
-->--''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', "Knock Knock, Who's Ed?"

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20th Aug '16 10:14:05 AM htuttle
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->In case you [[ViewersAreGoldfish can't remember]] what led him into this mess, he gives the kids a [[IHaveThisFriend "hypothetical"]] question in which he tells his story of delivering secret packages to the millionaire, and which the kids say that's naive in stupid. If only they could have been in the pitch meeting for ''Bushwhacked''.

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->In case you [[ViewersAreGoldfish can't remember]] what led him into this mess, he gives the kids a [[IHaveThisFriend "hypothetical"]] question in which he tells his story of delivering secret packages to the millionaire, and which the kids say that that's naive in and stupid. If only they could have been in the pitch meeting for ''Bushwhacked''.
20th Aug '16 10:13:31 AM htuttle
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->It seems weird that TíPol did not have a ďstunĒ setting... if she did, there would be no plot. The way that TíPol talks about ď[[TheseHandsHaveKilled the despair of having taken a life]]Ē suggests that this was the only time that she ever killed. It seems strange that the Vulcan High Command would not have any operatives [[EnsignNewbie better suited to the task]] -- particularly if the operative was not going to be equipped with a weapon that can stun.
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2015/04/09/star-trek-enterprise-the-seventh-review/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', "The Seventh"

->Can you imagine, say, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard]] bringing his dog down to an alien planet? Yeah, I didn't think so. But even if he did, and that dog whizzed on cultural landmarks, I can only see Picard being swiftly contrite and apologetic, immediately making amends to get [[TickingClock that needed component]]. Hell, I think Wesley Crusher [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Justice_%28episode%29 whizzed on some bushes]] in the first season of TNG, and Picard groveled his ass off to save the kid.\\\
But Archer, as you probably guessed, is about to have [[ThisMeansWAR a slightly different reaction]].

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->It seems weird that TíPol did not have a ďstunĒ setting... if she did, there would be no plot. The way that TíPol talks about ď[[TheseHandsHaveKilled the despair of having taken a life]]Ē suggests that this was the only time that she ever killed. It seems strange that the Vulcan High Command would not have any operatives [[EnsignNewbie better suited to the task]] -- particularly if the operative was not going to be equipped with a weapon that can stun.
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2015/04/09/star-trek-enterprise-the-seventh-review/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', "The Seventh"

->Can you imagine, say, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard]] Picard bringing his dog down to an alien planet? Yeah, I didn't think so. But even if he did, and that dog whizzed on cultural landmarks, I can only see Picard being swiftly contrite and apologetic, immediately making amends to get [[TickingClock that needed component]]. Hell, I think Wesley Crusher [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Justice_%28episode%29 [[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E7Justice}} whizzed on some bushes]] in the first season of TNG, and Picard groveled his ass off to save the kid.\\\
But Archer, as you probably guessed, is about to have [[ThisMeansWAR ''[[ThisMeansWAR a slightly different reaction]].reaction]]''.


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->In case you [[ViewersAreGoldfish can't remember]] what led him into this mess, he gives the kids a [[IHaveThisFriend "hypothetical"]] question in which he tells his story of delivering secret packages to the millionaire, and which the kids say that's naive in stupid. If only they could have been in the pitch meeting for ''Bushwhacked''.
-->--'''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''' on ''{{Film/Bushwhacked}}''
6th May '16 5:53:00 AM KlawKalash
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->The Doctor manages to convince Vicki and Steven in record time that he is [[WhichMe a younger version]] of the Doctor, partly because he is such an amiable fellow that it is hard to distrust and partly because these companions ask intelligent questions. Listening to this story is almost enough to make you week: [[Creator/PeterDavison Davison]] instantly raises his game when he is paired up with two such fine actors for his companions and it makes you wonder just how his era would have fared had he been traveling with characters of the calibre of Steven and Vicki rather than the drudgery of Adric and Tegan.

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->The Doctor manages to convince Vicki and Steven in record time that he is [[WhichMe a younger version]] of the Doctor, partly because he is such an amiable fellow that it is hard to distrust and partly because these companions ask intelligent questions. Listening to this story is almost enough to make you week: weep: [[Creator/PeterDavison Davison]] instantly raises his game when he is paired up with two such fine actors for his companions and it makes you wonder just how his era would have fared had he been traveling with characters of the calibre of Steven and Vicki rather than the drudgery of Adric and Tegan.
6th May '16 5:48:48 AM KlawKalash
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-> "No one is allowed to think in this movie. Not one single event in the entire plot can possibly take place unless every character in the cast has brains made of Bac-o-Bits."
-->-- '''Creator/{{Roger Ebert}}''', on the film Film/Jungle2Jungle
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