History WesternAnimation / BeetleJuice

28th Jun '16 5:32:41 PM MarkLungo
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* AffectionateParody: "The Chromazone, where Beetlejuice [[TrappedInTVLand is pushed into said show]] as [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Tod Sperling]] was struck in a PostModernism hell [[RageAgainstTheAuthor caused by a rebellious character he created]] with his AuthorPowers. There's even a ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' narration and TwistEnding.

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* AffectionateParody: "The Chromazone, Chromazone", where Beetlejuice [[TrappedInTVLand is pushed into said show]] as [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed [[NoCelebritiesWereharmed Tod]] [[Creator/RodSerling Tod Sperling]] was struck in a PostModernism hell [[RageAgainstTheAuthor caused by a rebellious character he created]] with his AuthorPowers. There's even a ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'' narration and TwistEnding.
28th Jun '16 4:35:15 PM LadyNorbert
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* AbsenteeActor: Despite being the co-star, there are five episodes in which Lydia doesn't appear.



* AffectionateParody: "The Chromazone, where Beetlejuice [[TrappedInTVLand is pushed into said show]] as [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Tod]] [[Creator/RodSterling Sperling]] was struck in a PostModernism hell [[RageAgainstTheAuthor caused by a rebellious character he created]] with his AuthorPowers. There's even a ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' narration and TwistEnding.

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* AffectionateParody: "The Chromazone, where Beetlejuice [[TrappedInTVLand is pushed into said show]] as [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Tod]] [[Creator/RodSterling Tod Sperling]] was struck in a PostModernism hell [[RageAgainstTheAuthor caused by a rebellious character he created]] with his AuthorPowers. There's even a ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' narration and TwistEnding.
16th Jun '16 6:50:10 PM igordebraga
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* AffectionateParody: ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone The Chromazone]]'', where "[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed not]] Creator/RodSterling" is struck in a PostModernism hell [[RageAgainstTheAuthor caused by a rebellious character he created]].

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* AffectionateParody: ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone The Chromazone]]'', "The Chromazone, where "[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed not]] Creator/RodSterling" Beetlejuice [[TrappedInTVLand is pushed into said show]] as [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Tod]] [[Creator/RodSterling Sperling]] was struck in a PostModernism hell [[RageAgainstTheAuthor caused by a rebellious character he created]].created]] with his AuthorPowers. There's even a ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' narration and TwistEnding.
16th Jun '16 6:23:12 PM igordebraga
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* AffectionateParody: ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone The Chromazone]]'', where "[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed not]] Creator/RodSterling" is struck in a PostModernism hell [[RageAgainstTheAuthor caused by a rebellious character he created]].



* PunnyName: Many of the side characters, especially those who only appear once, have these. Examples include Clarence Sale, the Sheriff of Rottingham, and three of the four aunts from "Relatively Pesty" - Auntie Pasto, Auntie Septic, and Auntie Social. Some of the more clever puns probably went over kids' heads, serving as extra helpings of ParentalBonus.

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* PunnyName: Many of the side characters, especially those who only appear once, have these. Examples include Clarence Sale, the Sheriff of Rottingham, Ima Loony [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate M.D.]] [[FunWithAcronyms B.A.D. G.A.L.]], and three of the four aunts from "Relatively Pesty" - Auntie Pasto, Auntie Septic, and Auntie Social. Some of the more clever puns probably went over kids' heads, serving as extra helpings of ParentalBonus.
9th Jun '16 8:38:52 AM AnotherGuy
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* GrossOutHumor: Beetlejuice's hat in the animated series, replacing the generic evilness of Betelguese from the film.

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* GrossOutHumor: GrossoutShow: Beetlejuice's hat in the animated series, replacing the generic evilness of Betelguese from the film.
9th Jun '16 8:37:10 AM AnotherGuy
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* GrossOutHumor: Beetlejuice's hat in the animated series, replacing the generic evilness of Betelguese from the film.
2nd Jun '16 10:34:18 PM LadyNorbert
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** In "The Neitherworld's Least Wanted," the plot is driven by a VillainTeamUp featuring characters Beetlejuice defeated in previous episodes.



* FamedInStory: Pretty much everyone in the entire Neitherworld knows Beetlejuice for his pranks and cons, and he's strangely admired for it even though almost nobody likes him very much. In "Pranks for the Memories," he enters the annual Hanky-Pranky Awards contest, and the announcer observes that "We hate it when he pulls pranks on us - but we love to see him pull pranks on other people!"



* {{Foil}}: Claire Brewster to Lydia; apart from the physical contrasts between them, their personalities couldn't be more different. Claire has more conventional interests for a teenage girl, but is very shallow and often mean, while Lydia is quirky and peculiar, but sweet and universally kind.



* InconvenientSummons: On two occasions, Beetlejuice becomes a celebrity of such importance in the Neitherworld that his fans can't stop chanting his name... which proves problematic when Lydia is in a bind.

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* InTheNameOfTheMoon: As seen in the page quote, Lydia has a magical incantation she recites to summon Beetlejuice and change her own clothing. Usually, however, she skips the long version and just says his name three times. She uses the full incantation multiple times throughout the series; presumably, this is really unnecessary, and just serves to remind us that Lydia has a flair for the dramatic.
* InconvenientSummons: On two occasions, In "Worm Welcome," Beetlejuice becomes a celebrity of such importance in the Neitherworld that his fans can't stop chanting his name... which proves problematic when Lydia is in a bind.



* InTheNameOfTheMoon: As seen in the page quote, Lydia has a magical incantation she recites to summon Beetlejuice and change her own clothing. Usually, however, she skips the long version and just says his name three times. She uses the full incantation multiple times throughout the series; presumably, this is really unnecessary, and just serves to remind us that Lydia has a flair for the dramatic.



* KarmaHoudini: In the StatusQuoIsGod sense of things, Beetlejuice is this. No matter what sort of karmic retribution he may receive for his actions in one episode, they're usually confined to that specific episode, and his neighbors and friends have forgiven him by the next one.



* MallSanta: Beetlejuice has to work as one at the end of "Keeping Up With the Boneses" in order to pay off the exorbitant interest on his credit card.



* RavenHairIvorySkin: Lydia, natch.

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* RavenHairIvorySkin: Lydia, natch.of course; it's shown to appeal to a few characters in various episodes.


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* RidingIntoTheSunset: The ending of "Pest o' the West."
1st Jun '16 8:55:05 PM LadyNorbert
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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Happens to Lydia in "Generally Hysterical Hospital."
1st Jun '16 1:14:22 PM LadyNorbert
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* NameDrop: From "Super Zeroes":
-->'''Beetlejuice:''' (''as "Super Beetleman"'') As Creator/JackKirby is my witness, I'll never go arch-villainless again!
1st Jun '16 12:57:41 PM LadyNorbert
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* DoItYourselfPlumbingProject: Charles insists on trying - and failing - to fix a leaky faucet in one episode. To earn money to buy one of Lydia's photos, Beetlejuice disguises himself as a repairman named Mr. Beetleman, and offers to fix it himself. Of course, he's even worse at it than Charles.

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* DoItYourselfPlumbingProject: Charles insists on trying - and failing - to fix a leaky faucet in one episode. To earn money to buy one of Lydia's photos, Beetlejuice disguises himself as a repairman HandyMan named Mr. Beetleman, and offers to fix it himself. Of course, he's even worse at it than Charles.



* GadgetWatch: The "Droolex" Beej gives Lydia for their anniversary in "Time Flies."



* HiddenDepths: Beej has assorted ditzy moments, and sometimes comes across as being more than a little dim. However, he's actually quite brilliant at chemistry, knows enough about auto mechanics to take care of repairing Doomie on his own, and is extremely well-versed in the works of his good friend Shakespeare.



* HumansAreUgly: In the second episode "The Great Face-Off," Beetlejuice and Lydia compete on a game show in which they must out-gross their opponents. When they get to the final round and BJ is losing his steam, Lydia has an idea. He morphs his face into a copy of her father when he's unshaven and half-asleep, and this disgusts not only the opponents but the show's host and studio audience into fleeing in fear.

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* HumansAreUgly: In the second episode episode, "The Great Face-Off," Beetlejuice and Lydia compete on a game show in which they must out-gross their opponents. When they get to the final round and BJ is losing his steam, Lydia has an idea. He morphs his face into a copy of her father when he's unshaven and half-asleep, and this disgusts not only the opponents but the show's host and studio audience into fleeing in fear.



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Lydia is this (no pun intended) for Beetlejuice. Several episodes make it clear that he dislikes periods of separation; he'll go to great lengths to involve himself in her family vacations, school functions, and other events that would otherwise keep them apart.

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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Lydia is this (no pun intended) for Beetlejuice. Several episodes make it clear that he dislikes periods of separation; he'll go to great lengths to involve himself in her family vacations, school functions, and other events that would otherwise keep them apart. She's honestly not much better, though.
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