History WesternAnimation / BeetleJuice

21st Jan '17 8:22:38 AM JustTroper
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* ElectiveBrokenLanguage: Thing Thong from "Beauty and the Beetle" uses HulkSpeak because "this is what monsters do". After Lydia helps him gain confidence in himself, she also convinces him to start speaking normally.
7th Jan '17 4:43:29 PM LadyNorbert
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* TheLostLenore: Poe shows up trying to find her in "Poe Pourri."
31st Dec '16 10:41:14 AM LadyNorbert
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* {{Dark Skinned Blond}}e: Claire.

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* {{Dark Skinned Blond}}e: Claire. It's implied this is due to excessive tanning, but it counts.



* DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Basically the whole premise. Beetlejuice is... [[InexplicablyAwesome somewhat more powerful]] than many of the other specters who appear, and is certainly [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} very strange]], while Lydia is a quirky but relatively normal living human teenager. Yet the two are all but inseparable.

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* DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Basically the whole premise. Beetlejuice is... [[InexplicablyAwesome somewhat more powerful]] than many of the other specters who appear, is a ghost with InexplicablyAwesome RealityWarper powers and is certainly [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} very strange]], something of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} disposition, while Lydia is a quirky but relatively normal living human teenager. Yet the two are all but inseparable.



* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: [[CoolCar The Dragster of Doom]].

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* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: [[CoolCar The Dragster of Doom]]. He's even the mode of transport when they visit Brinkadoom.



* TheDreaded: For Beetlejuice, the Poultrygeist would count as this. His magic had [[NoSell no effect on it]] and nothing he threw at the creature slowed it down in the least. After a while, the Poultrygeist pretty much drove BJ out of his mind with fear and paranoia.

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* TheDreaded: For Beetlejuice, the Poultrygeist would could count as this. His magic had has [[NoSell no effect on it]] and nothing he threw throws at the creature slowed slows it down in the least. After a while, the Poultrygeist pretty much drove drives BJ out of his mind with fear and paranoia.



** The pilot shows Lydia's room going through a rather bizarre transformation, bringing her to what looks like the interior of a castle to hang out with Beetlejuice. She's shown in that same location a few other times, and there's a door in one wall which leads out to the Neitherworld. The use of this door is eventually dropped, with Lydia's incantation bringing her directly into the Neitherworld wherever Beetlejuice happens to be.

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** The pilot shows Lydia's room going through a rather bizarre transformation, bringing her to what looks like the interior of a castle to hang out with Beetlejuice. She's shown in that same location a few other times, and there's a door in one wall which leads out to the Neitherworld. The use of this door door, and the entire castle location, is eventually dropped, with dropped early in the series; instead, Lydia's incantation bringing brings her directly into the Neitherworld wherever Beetlejuice happens to be.



* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor[=/=]HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In a Myth/RobinHood parody, BJ steals from the corrupt Sheriff of [[JustForPun Rotting-Ham]] and gives to the poor, but begins to keep more for himself, until he is the wealthiest person in the village. The sheriff, now destitute, becomes a vigilante to steal from BJ and give to the poor.

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** A number of side characters are also assorted expies; see the ShoutOut page for a full list.
* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor[=/=]HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In a the Myth/RobinHood parody, parody "Robbin Juice of Sherweird Forest," BJ steals from the corrupt Sheriff of [[JustForPun Rotting-Ham]] and gives Rotting-Ham]]. The original plan is to give the money to the poor, but begins to keep more he instead keeps it for himself, until he is the wealthiest person in the village. The sheriff, now destitute, becomes a vigilante to steal from BJ and give to the poor.



** He also becomes insanely jealous of ''himself'' in "Spitting Image," when he accidentally gains a clone. They spend the episode arguing about which one Lydia likes better.



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Aside from shapeshifting according to what he says and flying, Beetlejuice sometimes displays other bizarre powers, such as controlling inanimate objects, using his shapeshifting power on other ghosts, and making Claire grow a thick black mustache, among other things.

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Aside from shapeshifting according to what he says and flying, Beetlejuice sometimes displays other bizarre powers, such as controlling inanimate objects, using his shapeshifting power on other ghosts, and making Claire grow a thick black mustache, among other things.
30th Dec '16 9:29:31 PM LadyNorbert
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* PopCulturePunEpisodeTitle: A ''lot'' of episodes have these, often being punny or gross versions of titles from films and other media. These include ''The Unnatural, The Wizard of Ooze,'' and ''It's a Wonderful Afterlife.''

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* PopCulturePunEpisodeTitle: A ''lot'' of episodes have these, often being punny or gross versions of titles from films and other media. These include ''The Unnatural, The "The Unnatural," "The Wizard of Ooze,'' Ooze," and ''It's "It's a Wonderful Afterlife.'' "
30th Dec '16 9:03:46 PM LadyNorbert
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* PopCulturePunEpisodeTitle: A ''lot'' of episodes have these, often being punny or gross versions of titles from films and other media. These include ''The Unnatural, The Wizard of Ooze,'' and ''It's a Wonderful Afterlife.''
11th Dec '16 8:01:33 AM LadyNorbert
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* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: Subverted in "The Birdbrain of Alcatraz," when Beetlejuice is framed for a crime and everyone automatically assumes he's guilty. The subversion comes when you remember that Beetlejuice has ''already'' pulled so many stunts, it's easy to understand why the rest of the Neitherworld automatically blames him whenever something goes wrong.



* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: Subverted in "The Birdbrain of Alcatraz," when Beetlejuice is framed for a crime and everyone automatically assumes he's guilty. The subversion comes when you remember that Beetlejuice has ''already'' pulled so many stunts, it's easy to understand why the rest of the Neitherworld automatically blames him whenever something goes wrong.



** While they're consistently described as being Beetlejuice's neighbors (and one later episode shows that they've actually been his friends since high school), the early episodes appear to suggest that Jacques and Ginger actually live in various parts of BJ's Roadhouse.

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** While they're consistently described as being Beetlejuice's neighbors (and one later episode shows that they've actually been his friends since high school), the early episodes appear to suggest that Jacques and Ginger actually live in various parts of BJ's Roadhouse. This may in fact be true, but the later episodes don't indicate one way or the other.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Monster Across the Street is a... monster who lives across the street from Beetlejuice. He wears a cowboy hat and plays the guitar.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Monster Across the Street is a... monster who lives across the street from Beetlejuice. He wears a cowboy hat and plays the guitar. In "It's a Wonderful Afterlife," which has an altered reality, he becomes The Monster Down the Street instead.



* InsultBackfire: Whenever Beetlejuice is called ugly or smelly, he is flattered.



* InsultBackfire: Whenever Beetlejuice is called ugly or smelly, he is flattered.



* LightIsNotGood[=/=]SugarBowl: The Neitherworld's prison system consists of a Candyland-like environment run by an {{Expy}} of Little Bo Peep, where malcontents are "rehabilitated" into cute, sweet and playful creatures. Beetlejuice is absolutely terrified of the place; in "Snugglejuice," the viewer sees why.



* LightIsNotGood[=/=]SugarBowl: The Neitherworld's prison system consists of a Candyland-like environment run by an {{Expy}} of Little Bo Peep, where malcontents are "rehabilitated" into cute, sweet and playful creatures. Beetlejuice is absolutely terrified of the place; in "Snugglejuice," the viewer sees why.



* PunBasedTitle: Several of the episode titles are this, often creating a gross or spooky play on words.



* PunBasedTitle: Several of the episode titles are this, often creating a gross or spooky play on words.
10th Dec '16 11:43:06 PM LadyNorbert
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* AffectionateNickname: Beetlejuice usually calls Lydia "Babes" or "Lyds;" very occasionally he'll address her as "my dear." In return, she often calls him "BJ" or "Beej."

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* AffectionateNickname: Beetlejuice usually calls Lydia "Babes" or "Lyds;" very occasionally he'll address "Lyds." He also has a few pet names for her as that he uses less frequently, like "the Lydster" or simply "my dear." In return, she often calls him "BJ" or "Beej."



* BrilliantButLazy: Beetlejuice could qualify. He's much smarter than other characters generally think, as exemplified by many of his schemes and plans, but he'd rather con people out of money and play bizarre pranks on them than use his powers for anything especially productive.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Beetlejuice could qualify. He's much smarter than other characters generally think, as exemplified by many of his schemes and plans, but he'd rather con people out of money and play bizarre pranks on them than use his powers for anything especially productive.



* GoofyPrintUnderwear: One episode has Beetlejuice, dressed in a trenchcoat, accidentally flash the viewers (and Lydia) - revealing his beetle-patterned boxer shorts.



* PunBasedTitle: Several of the episode titles are this, often creating a gross or spooky play on words.



* PunBasedTitle: Several of the episode titles are this, often creating a gross or spooky play on words.



* TheRockStar: Prince Vince tries to become this in "The Prince of Rock and Roll," thinking that being a music idol will make his people love him. Only problem is, he's a DreadfulMusician... fortunately, his people ''already'' love him, and so they pretend to like his music until he wises up.



* TalkingInYourSleep: In "How Green Was My Gallery," Lydia inadvertently summons Beetlejuice during her weird cutesy nightmare in by saying his name in her sleep.

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* TalkingInYourSleep: In "How Green Was My Gallery," Lydia inadvertently summons Beetlejuice during her weird cutesy nightmare in by saying his name in her sleep.
10th Dec '16 11:20:25 PM LadyNorbert
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* OutsideGenreFoe Most of Beetlejuice's villains tend to be monstrous, ghostly, magical, or simply supernatural in nature. Mr. Monitor, however, comes off as something completely different, being a corporate suit with four TV screens as his heads. And unlike the other villains, his goals usually involve threatening to cancel Beetlejuice and Lydia's show, often breaking the fourth wall in the process.

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* OutsideGenreFoe OutsideGenreFoe: Most of Beetlejuice's villains tend to be monstrous, ghostly, magical, or simply supernatural in nature. Mr. Monitor, however, comes off as something completely different, being a corporate suit with four TV screens as his heads. And unlike the other villains, his goals usually involve threatening to cancel Beetlejuice and Lydia's show, often breaking the fourth wall in the process.



* ShipperOnDeck: Lydia is this for Doomie and Pinky in "Doomie's Romance."



* TakeAThirdOption: Beetlejuice does this, perhaps unintentionally, when he and Lydia can't agree on the answer to the Stinx's riddle in "Brinkadoom."[[note]]The question is, "What's black and white and red all over?" Lydia wants to offer the traditional answer of "a newspaper," while BJ insists that it's "an embarrassed zebra." When time runs out, he's flustered by the argument and exclaims that it's "an embarrassed newspaper" - which, inexplicably, is the right answer.[[/note]]



* TalkingInYourSleep: Lydia inadvertently summons Beetlejuice during her weird cutesy nightmare in "How Green Was My Gallery" by saying his name in her sleep.

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* TalkingInYourSleep: In "How Green Was My Gallery," Lydia inadvertently summons Beetlejuice during her weird cutesy nightmare in "How Green Was My Gallery" by saying his name in her sleep.
9th Dec '16 9:36:43 AM Doug86
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Uncle BJ's Roadhouse," a full episode parody of ''PeeWeesPlayhouse,'' and "Poe Pourri," which can best be described as "What if someone put Edgar Allan Poe's poetry to animation?"

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Uncle BJ's Roadhouse," a full episode parody of ''PeeWeesPlayhouse,'' ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse,'' and "Poe Pourri," which can best be described as "What if someone put Edgar Allan Poe's poetry to animation?"
29th Nov '16 5:30:03 PM OnTheHillside
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** Anytime Beetlejuice is behaving oddly, Lydia invariably asks "What's the scam?"
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