History Trivia / MenInBlack

9th Jun '17 9:57:12 PM nombretomado
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* CastingGag: The posters play on the fact that the film's two main stars had the last names [[WillSmith "Smith"]] and [[Creator/TommyLeeJones "Jones"]]... you know, the kind of super-plain codenames you'd expect two anonymous, black-suited government agents to use.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Creator/TommyLeeJones was not amused by the script he was given, so he ad-libbed a good deal of his dialogue. Look closely enough and you can see WillSmith trying to keep up, as expected of the fresh recruit. The resulting synergy is well over half the movie's charm.

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* CastingGag: The posters play on the fact that the film's two main stars had the last names [[WillSmith [[Creator/WillSmith "Smith"]] and [[Creator/TommyLeeJones "Jones"]]... you know, the kind of super-plain codenames you'd expect two anonymous, black-suited government agents to use.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Creator/TommyLeeJones was not amused by the script he was given, so he ad-libbed a good deal of his dialogue. Look closely enough and you can see WillSmith Creator/WillSmith trying to keep up, as expected of the fresh recruit. The resulting synergy is well over half the movie's charm.
30th Apr '17 10:46:05 AM nombretomado
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* CastingGag: The posters play on the fact that the film's two main stars had the last names [[WillSmith "Smith"]] and [[TommyLeeJones "Jones"]]... you know, the kind of super-plain codenames you'd expect two anonymous, black-suited government agents to use.
* EnforcedMethodActing: TommyLeeJones was not amused by the script he was given, so he ad-libbed a good deal of his dialogue. Look closely enough and you can see WillSmith trying to keep up, as expected of the fresh recruit. The resulting synergy is well over half the movie's charm.

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* CastingGag: The posters play on the fact that the film's two main stars had the last names [[WillSmith "Smith"]] and [[TommyLeeJones [[Creator/TommyLeeJones "Jones"]]... you know, the kind of super-plain codenames you'd expect two anonymous, black-suited government agents to use.
* EnforcedMethodActing: TommyLeeJones Creator/TommyLeeJones was not amused by the script he was given, so he ad-libbed a good deal of his dialogue. Look closely enough and you can see WillSmith trying to keep up, as expected of the fresh recruit. The resulting synergy is well over half the movie's charm.
5th Mar '17 1:00:48 AM jormis29
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** Almost none of the actors from the movie reprised their roles for the show. [[Series/{{Monk}} Tony Shalhoub]] did reprise Jeebs in a few early episodes, but Creator/BillyWest did the voice for the remainder of the series.

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** Almost none of the actors from the movie reprised their roles for the show. [[Series/{{Monk}} Tony Shalhoub]] Creator/TonyShalhoub did reprise Jeebs in a few early episodes, but Creator/BillyWest did the voice for the remainder of the series.
4th Jan '17 8:19:13 AM lipranzer
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* TheCastShowOff: Creator/TommyLeeJones speaks fluent Spanish in real life, used in the opening scene when K questions all of the Mexicans attempting to cross the border (and trying to smoke out the one who's really an alien).
27th Nov '16 9:23:28 AM darkchiefy
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* SequelInAnotherMedium: Retribution, the comic book which picks up where the first movie ended.
25th Nov '16 12:23:37 PM countmall
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* The little alien in the mech body was originally written for earlier in the film. Originally, K originally introduced J to a bartender, who would lift his face up to reveal a body made of light. Then Phil Tippet had the idea to have his face open to reveal a pilot. Everyone liked the idea so much they moved the idea and made it plot-relevant.
18th Oct '16 6:54:39 PM nombretomado
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** Among the options for the role of Jay was David Schwimmer of ''{{Friends}}'' fame. Imagine a Film/MenInBlack starring Creator/ClintEastwood and David Schwimmer.

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** Among the options for the role of Jay was David Schwimmer of ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' fame. Imagine a Film/MenInBlack starring Creator/ClintEastwood and David Schwimmer.
26th Jun '16 10:43:04 AM AnotherGuy
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* AccentDepundent: MIB agents are given code names taken from the alphabet. For some reason, however, the head agent, Z, is referred to as "Zed" rather than "Zee" which doesn't makes sense to those who are not aware of the UK/Canadian pronunciation of the letter.
* ActorAllusion / CastingGag: Agent J gets decked by an alien, parodying Will Smith punching an alien in ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
8th Apr '16 4:37:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy
** The "Edgar-Bug" from the first movie is [[Film/FullMetalJacket Gomer Pyle]]/[[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Detective Goren]], and Jeebs is Series/{{Monk}}.
** [[Film/TheAddamsFamily Lurch]] is an alien?!
** Laurel's morgue attendant is [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Tobias Fünke]].
** Zed is [[Film/{{Dodgeball}} Patches O'Houlihan]] but only in the movies.



* HeyItsThatVoice:
** L in the first three seasons was played by [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Jennifer "Kes" Lien]].
*** And in season four, she was played by [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Ms. Bellum]].
** K in the last three seasons was also [[TransformersGenerationOne Grimlock]] and [[{{Duckman}} Cornfed]].
** Frank the Pug was played by Eddie Barth, better known to audiences as [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Detective Bowman]].
** Season 2 saw the addition of Creator/GreggBerger as the voice of Agent K, voice of [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends Orson Pig]].
** The villain Quintoon was played by René Auberjonois, better known as [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Odo]].
** Kay's alien love interest Aileen is [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Aunt Zelda]].
** [[Creator/DavidWarner Alpha]] is [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Ra's Al Ghul]], [[{{Freakazoid}} The Lobe]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Nergal]], among others.
** Zed is [[WesternAnimation/TheCritic Duke Phillips]] and the Sheriff from {{Squidbillies}}, but only on TheAnimatedSeries.
** Buzzard is [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Blight]].
** Jeebs in the animated series is Creator/BillyWest, except for a few times that Tony Shaloub reprises the role.
3rd Feb '16 10:42:35 PM jormis29
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** QuentinTarantino was originally the first choice for Director after the success of ''Film/ReservoirDogs.'' Tarantino turned down the offer, instead choosing to focus on the creation of ''Film/PulpFiction.''

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** QuentinTarantino Creator/QuentinTarantino was originally the first choice for Director after the success of ''Film/ReservoirDogs.'' Tarantino turned down the offer, instead choosing to focus on the creation of ''Film/PulpFiction.''
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