History WebVideo / TheHookerWithAHeartOfGold

27th Jul '17 8:31:14 AM xcountryguy
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* ActingForTwo: Brad Jones plays two of the villains, the brothers Zalman and Steele.



* ActorAllusion: Zalman makes references to low budget films much like [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob the Snob]] does. Both of his performances have shades of the Snob character, if the Snob were a sociopath.



* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: Janet develops StockholmSyndrome after Steele starts treating her kindly, to the point that in several scenes in part 5, they actually look like they're married. She flat out tells the hooker after Steele's dead that she wants to stay in his house because he was the only john who ever liked her.]]

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: Janet [[spoiler:Janet develops StockholmSyndrome after Steele starts treating her kindly, to the point that in several scenes in part 5, they actually look like they're married. She flat out tells the hooker after Steele's dead that she wants to stay in his house because he was the only john who ever liked her.]]



* BestServedCold: [[spoiler: Steele goes after the hooker for killing Zalman and Rogen for protecting the hooker, while the hooker goes after Steele and Co. for stealing her heart and killing her.]]

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* BestServedCold: [[spoiler: Steele [[spoiler:Steele goes after the hooker for killing Zalman and Rogen for protecting the hooker, while the hooker goes after Steele and Co. for stealing her heart and killing her.]]



* TheBluebeard: [[spoiler: Steele, who clearly has a snuff fetish among other issues. Who knows how many women he's gone through.]]

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* TheBluebeard: [[spoiler: Steele, [[spoiler:Steele, who clearly has a snuff fetish among other issues. Who knows how many women he's gone through.]]



* CastIncest: The actors who play Doctor Rogen and the hooker are married, as are the actors who play Steele/Zalman and Janet.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The hooker just ''happens'' to [[spoiler: get run over]] by the one guy who can bring her back to life.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Steele defines this trope. Even after [[spoiler: getting his fingers cut off and losing an eye, he never loses his cool or his edge, he just gets DarkerAndEdgier]]
* TheDanza: [[MindScrew Subverted]]. Dr. Rogen ''looks'' like Creator/SethRogen, but is not played by him, a fact [[WordOfGod even the director can't get his head around]].
* DangerTakesABackSeat: A hilariously casual version when [[spoiler: Steele sits up in the back of Doc's car in broad daylight]].

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* CastIncest: The actors who play Doctor Rogen and the hooker are married, as are the actors who play Steele/Zalman and Janet.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The hooker just ''happens'' to [[spoiler: get [[spoiler:get run over]] by the one guy who can bring her back to life.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Steele defines this trope. Even after [[spoiler: getting [[spoiler:getting his fingers cut off and losing an eye, he never loses his cool or his edge, he just gets DarkerAndEdgier]]
* TheDanza: [[MindScrew Subverted]]. Dr. Rogen ''looks'' like Creator/SethRogen, but is not played by him, a fact [[WordOfGod even the director can't get his head around]].
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DangerTakesABackSeat: A hilariously casual version when [[spoiler: Steele [[spoiler:Steele sits up in the back of Doc's car in broad daylight]].



* DoggedNiceGuy: Zig-zagged. Don's in love with the hooker, while she hates him. In later parts, he pretends that he's only attracted to her for her body, and that she means nothing to him, but [[spoiler: he continually does his best to let her off the hook, including killing Steele and giving her and Dr Rogen every opportunity to skip town.]]
* DownerEnding: Part 4. Good news? Don allows Dr. Rogen to go save the Hooker. Bad news? [[spoiler: He's a [[{{Squick}} little late]]...]]

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Zig-zagged. Don's in love with the hooker, while she hates him. In later parts, he pretends that he's only attracted to her for her body, and that she means nothing to him, but [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he continually does his best to let her off the hook, including killing Steele and giving her and Dr Rogen every opportunity to skip town.]]
* DownerEnding: Part 4. Good news? Don allows Dr. Rogen to go save the Hooker. Bad news? [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's a [[{{Squick}} little late]]...]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Don takes a while to get there, but in the end he shoots Steele in the back, allowing Dr. Rogen and the Hooker to live.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Don [[spoiler:Don takes a while to get there, but in the end he shoots Steele in the back, allowing Dr. Rogen and the Hooker to live.]]



* HopeSpot: In part 2, it seems that things ''may'' end happily for Dr. Rogen and the Hooker... [[spoiler: but then we learn that Steele's involved now...]]
** In part 4, [[spoiler: Janet tries to escape from Steele's house. She makes it outside without any sign of him... and then he casually walks over to her.]]
** In part 1, the hooker manages to outrun Zalman. [[spoiler: Dr Rogen promptly runs her over with his car.]]
* ILoveTheDead: [[spoiler: Heavily, ''heavily'' implied with Steele.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:[[spoiler: Don, ultimately.]]
* KnightofCerebus: Mike, Steele's cold enforcer, is not played for laughs. Also, [[spoiler: the hooker's brother, Freddy.]]

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* HopeSpot: In part 2, it seems that things ''may'' end happily for Dr. Rogen and the Hooker... [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but then we learn that Steele's involved now...]]
** In part 4, [[spoiler: Janet [[spoiler:Janet tries to escape from Steele's house. She makes it outside without any sign of him... and then he casually walks over to her.]]
** In part 1, the hooker manages to outrun Zalman. [[spoiler: Dr [[spoiler:Dr Rogen promptly runs her over with his car.]]
* ILoveTheDead: [[spoiler: Heavily, [[spoiler:Heavily, ''heavily'' implied with Steele.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:[[spoiler: Don, JerkWithAHeartOfGold:[[spoiler:Don, ultimately.]]
* KnightofCerebus: Mike, Steele's cold enforcer, is not played for laughs. Also, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the hooker's brother, Freddy.]]



* MoralityPet: [[spoiler: Janet, for Steele.]]

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* MoralityPet: [[spoiler: Janet, [[spoiler:Janet, for Steele.]]



* NoodleIncident/ FridgeHorror: We never do find out [[spoiler: how Steele's old girlfriend died...]]

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* NoodleIncident/ FridgeHorror: We never do find out [[spoiler: how [[spoiler:how Steele's old girlfriend died...]]



* SoundtrackDissonance: Say, did you ever like Neil Young's "Heart of Gold"? [[spoiler: You won't after seeing Part 4!]]

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* SoundtrackDissonance: Say, did you ever like Neil Young's "Heart of Gold"? [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You won't after seeing Part 4!]]



* StockholmSyndrome: [[spoiler: Janet gets this after she's sent to Steele, because despite choking her, threatening her and forcing her to fuck him in the same room as the corpse of his dead girlfriend, he genuinely liked her and admitted that he might have fallen for her if they'd had more time together- hell, he even gave her the right to sell the golden heart so she'd have enough money to live on- and no other john actually liked her. At the end of the series, she chooses to stay in Steele's house rather than leave with the hooker.]]

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* StockholmSyndrome: [[spoiler: Janet [[spoiler:Janet gets this after she's sent to Steele, because despite choking her, threatening her and forcing her to fuck him in the same room as the corpse of his dead girlfriend, he genuinely liked her and admitted that he might have fallen for her if they'd had more time together- hell, he even gave her the right to sell the golden heart so she'd have enough money to live on- and no other john actually liked her. At the end of the series, she chooses to stay in Steele's house rather than leave with the hooker.]]



* TookALevelInBadass: Despite usually being a non-combatant, [[spoiler: Dr Rogen manages to fight Don off. He doesn't clearly win, but at the end of it, he's sitting up and moving, and Don's on the floor.]]
** [[spoiler: The hooker manages to defend herself and Dr Rogen from the mercenaries and Steele with only one gun. OK, she does run out of bullets, but she does a good job.]]
* WhamEpisode: Part 4. [[spoiler: "I'm going to ''[[ExactWords steal her heart]]''!"]] [[DownerEnding And he does.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: Despite usually being a non-combatant, [[spoiler: Dr [[spoiler:Dr Rogen manages to fight Don off. He doesn't clearly win, but at the end of it, he's sitting up and moving, and Don's on the floor.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The hooker manages to defend herself and Dr Rogen from the mercenaries and Steele with only one gun. OK, she does run out of bullets, but she does a good job.]]
* WhamEpisode: Part 4. [[spoiler: "I'm [[spoiler:"I'm going to ''[[ExactWords steal her heart]]''!"]] [[DownerEnding And he does.]]



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Steele executes the three mercs he hired because the hooker was doing a good job of defending herself- thus, they didn't kill her.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Steele [[spoiler:Steele executes the three mercs he hired because the hooker was doing a good job of defending herself- thus, they didn't kill her.]]
12th May '17 11:16:41 PM valhallaerikson
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* GenreThrowback: Of 1970's exploitation movies. And it shows!
24th Apr '16 5:57:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Ed Glaser plays a hitman who's the best at being the worst.
8th Feb '16 1:01:52 PM StFan
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* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: Pretty much every time there's a scene between The Hooker and Zalman, a funky disco record will be playing in the background.


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* GratuitousDiscoSequence: Pretty much every time there's a scene between The Hooker and Zalman, a funky disco record will be playing in the background.
13th Sep '14 7:05:23 PM ThePope
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A five part internet special written and directed by [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob Brad Jones]]. It tells the story of an unnamed [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold hooker]] (played by Sarah Lewis from Team Snob) who has a [[MadeFromRealGirlScouts literal heart of gold]] surgically implanted into her body at the hands of a fringe, out-of-work doctor named Dr. Rogen. The doctor is desperate for his experiment to succeed so that he may pay off an insane gangster named Steele. It just so happens Steele's twin brother, Zalman, is the aforementioned hooker's pimp, both of them being masterfully played by Brad Jones himself.

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A five part internet special written and directed by [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob Brad Jones]]. Creator/BradJones. It tells the story of an unnamed [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold hooker]] (played by Sarah Lewis from [[WebVideo/MidnightScreenings Team Snob) Snob]]) who has a [[MadeFromRealGirlScouts literal heart of gold]] surgically implanted into her body at the hands of a fringe, out-of-work doctor named Dr. Rogen. The doctor is desperate for his experiment to succeed so that he may pay off an insane gangster named Steele. It just so happens Steele's twin brother, Zalman, is the aforementioned hooker's pimp, both of them being masterfully played by Brad Jones himself.



* ActorAllusion: Zalman makes references to low budget films much like the Snob does. Both of his performances have shades of the Snob character, if the Snob were a sociopath.

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* ActorAllusion: Zalman makes references to low budget films much like [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob the Snob Snob]] does. Both of his performances have shades of the Snob character, if the Snob were a sociopath.
26th Jul '14 9:47:59 PM ThePope
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* TheCameo: Ed Glaser has a cameo in the final episode.
19th Mar '14 5:42:28 PM Cuttleboss
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* AxCrazy: Steele [[spoiler:after his operation]]. The mercenaries in Part 5 may also qualify, [[InformedAttribute so we're told]]



* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Well, more evil. Dr Rogen operated on Steele, after which Steele became considerably more unhinged and sadistic. We're not told why, but Dr Rogen probably did not have any anaesthetic...

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* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Well, more evil. Dr Rogen operated on Steele, after which Steele became considerably more unhinged and sadistic. We're not told why, but Dr Rogen probably did not have any anaesthetic...anesthetic...



--> '''Don''': If you just planned on dismissing me, why d'you fuck me all those times?

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--> '''Don''': If you just planned on dismissing me, why d'you why'd you fuck me all those times?


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* KnightofCerebus: Mike, Steele's cold enforcer, is not played for laughs. Also, [[spoiler: the hooker's brother, Freddy.]]
12th Dec '13 2:24:26 PM gallium
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* DrugsAreBad: Averted. The Hooker's cocaine habit only seems to make her stronger, and Dr Rogen theorises that it might make the heart work more efficiently. No {{anvilicious}} statement here.

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* DrugsAreBad: Averted. DrugsAreGood: The Hooker's cocaine habit only seems to make her stronger, and Dr Rogen theorises that it might make the heart work more efficiently. No {{anvilicious}} statement here.
18th Sep '13 6:50:27 PM Ellen
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For the trope this special is loosely based on, see HookerWithAHeartOfGold.

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For [[quoteright:206:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/15037_4858.jpg]]For the trope this special is loosely based on, see HookerWithAHeartOfGold.
12th Sep '13 6:49:09 AM Zadia
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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The hooker hasn't been in the military or anything like that, and it's never explained exactly why she knows how to shoot so well.
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