History Trivia / TheCableGuy

11th Jul '16 9:22:31 AM papovitchj
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For a film that came out (in the grand scheme of things) rather recently and a "late night movie" staple on cable, finding a widescreen version of this film is remarkably difficult. It was one of Sony's first films to come to DVD in the late 90s, as a VanilliaEdition two-sided disc with a widescreen version on one side and pan-and-scan on the other. Several years later, Sony it into a single-sided disc which used the pan-and-scan side that overrode the flipper disc almost everywhere. After being the sole digital release of the film for years, in 2011, Sony put out a more comprehensive Blu-ray release of the film with a widescreen transfer. That release randomly went out of print in 2015 and goes for high prices on auction sites, putting a release of the film in proper aspect ratio in limbo yet again.
17th Apr '16 1:26:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Creator/KathyGriffin plays the young Cable Guy's mother.
** Andy Dick plays the King at Medieval Times.
** Creator/JaneaneGarofalo plays a "serving wench".
** [[JustShootMe George Segal]] has two scenes as Steven's father.
** OwenWilson plays Robin's obnoxious date.
** Creator/JackBlack has a small straight man role as one of Steve's co-workers.
** Music/TenaciousD guitarist Kyle Gass turns to the magic of literature.
** Even [[Series/MrShow Bob and David]] have small parts.
10th Feb '16 5:29:33 AM Pren
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* PlayingAgainstType: Averted. Carrey still uses the same rubbery-faced schtick in this movie that made him famous, only in the context of a manic StalkerWithoutACrush rather than a living cartoon character like in ''Film/AceVentura'' and ''Film/TheMask'', showing just how easily Carrey's signature style can be played up as creepy rather than funny.

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* PlayingAgainstType: PlayingAgainstType:
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Averted. Carrey still uses the same rubbery-faced schtick in this movie that made him famous, only in the context of a manic StalkerWithoutACrush rather than a living cartoon character like in ''Film/AceVentura'' and ''Film/TheMask'', showing just how easily Carrey's signature style can be played up as creepy rather than funny.funny.
** And played straight with Jack Black as a completely normal, low key guy.
29th May '15 5:43:05 PM DohEntertainment
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The entire plot of the film centers around the [[DeadHorseTrope already late]] {{Old Media Are Evil}} trope as a plot device, all the while ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' blares from television sets, {{Grunge}} mostly sets the mood for the soundtrack, and [[TheInternet the "information superhighway"]] is stealthily taking public interest by storm.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece/TheNineties The Nineties.]] The entire plot of the film centers around the [[DeadHorseTrope already late]] {{Old Media Are Evil}} trope as a plot device, all the while ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' blares from television sets, {{Grunge}} mostly sets the mood for the soundtrack, and [[TheInternet the "information superhighway"]] is stealthily taking public interest by storm.
29th May '15 5:37:21 PM DohEntertainment
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The entire plot of the film centers around the [[DeadHorseTrope already late]] {{Old Media Are Evil}} trope as a plot device, all the while ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' blares from television sets, {{Grunge}} mostly sets the mood for the soundtrack, and {{The Internet}}-er, "information superhighway" is stealthily taking public interest by storm.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The entire plot of the film centers around the [[DeadHorseTrope already late]] {{Old Media Are Evil}} trope as a plot device, all the while ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' blares from television sets, {{Grunge}} mostly sets the mood for the soundtrack, and {{The Internet}}-er, [[TheInternet the "information superhighway" superhighway"]] is stealthily taking public interest by storm.
29th May '15 4:37:42 PM DohEntertainment
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The entire plot of the film centers around the [[DeadHorseTrope already late]] {{Old Media Are Evil}} trope as a plot device, all the while ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' blares from television sets, {{Grunge}} mostly sets the mood for the soundtrack, and {{The Internet}}-er, "information superhighway" is stealthily taking public interest by storm.
14th Mar '15 2:11:33 PM Premonition45
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* IKnewIt: Some of the Cable Guy's predictions about what cable will do for the future came true.

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* IKnewIt: LifeImitatesArt: Some of the Cable Guy's predictions about what cable will do for the future came true.
30th Dec '14 9:20:17 PM nombretomado
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** JackBlack has a small straight man role as one of Steve's co-workers.

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** JackBlack Creator/JackBlack has a small straight man role as one of Steve's co-workers.
12th Sep '14 10:43:24 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Done by Chip (and possibly the writers of the film too). He exclaims "Dry land is not a myth! I've seen it!" and then cites the quote as "Kevin Coster, ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''." Of course, this line never actually occurs in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' at any point. Made even more grating because he immediately brags about having watched the movie several times.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: Done by Chip (and possibly the writers of the film too). He exclaims "Dry land is not a myth! I've seen it!" and then cites the quote as "Kevin Coster, Costner, ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''." Of course, this line is never actually occurs spoken in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' at any point.point, and Costner's character even says the exact ''opposite'' thing. Made even more grating because he immediately brags about having watched the movie several times.
7th Aug '13 2:14:08 AM Mdumas43073
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** Creator/KathyGriffin plays the young Cable Guy's mother.
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