History WesternAnimation / BeetleJuice

22nd Sep '16 6:02:33 PM LadyNorbert
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* PrisonEpisode: "The Birdbrain of Alcatraz"
22nd Sep '16 5:35:11 PM LadyNorbert
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The cartoon versions of Beetlejuice and Lydia, along with several of the supporting cast, were spun off into a [[VideoGame/{{Beetlejuice}} video game]] for the UsefulNotes/GameBoy, a handful of short novels ("ghostwritten" by ''[[PunnyName B. J. Specter]]''), and a short [[ComicBook/{{Beetlejuice}} comic book run]] from Creator/ArchieComics.

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The cartoon versions of Beetlejuice and Lydia, along with several of the supporting cast, were spun off into a [[VideoGame/{{Beetlejuice}} video game]] for the UsefulNotes/GameBoy, a handful of short novels ("ghostwritten" by ''[[PunnyName B. J. Specter]]''), and a short [[ComicBook/{{Beetlejuice}} comic book run]] from Creator/ArchieComics.
Creator/HarveyComics.
22nd Sep '16 5:32:06 PM LadyNorbert
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The cartoon versions of Beetlejuice and Lydia, along with several of the supporting cast, were spun off into a handful of short novels ("ghostwritten" by ''[[PunnyName B. J. Specter]]'') and an Franchise/ArchieComics series.

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The cartoon versions of Beetlejuice and Lydia, along with several of the supporting cast, were spun off into a [[VideoGame/{{Beetlejuice}} video game]] for the UsefulNotes/GameBoy, a handful of short novels ("ghostwritten" by ''[[PunnyName B. J. Specter]]'') Specter]]''), and an Franchise/ArchieComics series.
a short [[ComicBook/{{Beetlejuice}} comic book run]] from Creator/ArchieComics.
18th Sep '16 1:04:07 PM nombretomado
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The cartoon versions of Beetlejuice and Lydia, along with several of the supporting cast, were spun off into a handful of short novels ("ghostwritten" by ''[[PunnyName B. J. Specter]]'') and an ArchieComics series.

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The cartoon versions of Beetlejuice and Lydia, along with several of the supporting cast, were spun off into a handful of short novels ("ghostwritten" by ''[[PunnyName B. J. Specter]]'') and an ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics series.
12th Sep '16 11:19:36 AM LadyNorbert
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* InterspeciesRomance: In addition to the one-sided "romance" forced on her by the anthropomorphic bull ghost Bully the Crud, Lydia (human) briefly dates the Neitherworld's ruler, Prince Vince (ghost), although they ultimately remain JustFriends.
9th Sep '16 10:50:37 PM LadyNorbert
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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Gender-flipped with best friends Bertha and Prudence; Prudence is perhaps half as tall as Bertha.



* DepravedKidsShowHost: Beetlejuice on the episode "Uncle BJ's Roadhouse."

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* DepravedKidsShowHost: Beetlejuice on the episode in "Uncle BJ's Roadhouse."



* DontTryThisAtHome: When he's about to [[ItMakesSenseInContext jump into a small glass of water from 15,000 feet in the air]], Beetlejuice takes a moment to warn the kids watching at home about his stunt:

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* DontTryThisAtHome: When he's about to [[ItMakesSenseInContext jump into a small glass of water from 15,000 several thousand feet in the air]], Beetlejuice takes a moment to warn the kids watching at home about his stunt:



* FantasticVoyagePlot: "Forget-Me-Nuts" and, to a lesser extent, "Out of My Mind."

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* FantasticVoyagePlot: "Forget-Me-Nuts" "Forget Me Nuts" and, to a lesser extent, "Out of My Mind."



* MythologyGag: Several scenes and in-jokes from the movie:

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* MythologyGag: Several scenes and episodes include in-jokes from which reference the movie:



* TastesLikeDiabetes: Neither-neither Land invokes this deliberately.
9th Sep '16 9:45:26 PM LadyNorbert
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Based on [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} the hit movie of the same name]], the animated series was produced by {{Nelvana}} and aired for several years on Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/FoxKids. Its original run lasted from September 1989 to May 1992, with a total of 94 episodes - which in RecycledTheSeries terms is equivalent to about 10 years. It bore only a [[InNameOnly passing resemblance]] to the movie: Barbara and Adam Maitland, the straitlaced protagonists of the movie, and Juno the Caseworker were eliminated entirely. With Beetlejuice as the main character, this ends up making the entire series something of a VillainEpisode.

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Based on [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} the hit movie of the same name]], the animated series was produced by {{Nelvana}} and aired for several years on Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/FoxKids. Its original run lasted from September 1989 to May 1992, with a total of 109 storylines in 94 episodes - which which, in RecycledTheSeries terms terms, is equivalent to about 10 years. It bore only a [[InNameOnly passing resemblance]] to the movie: Barbara and Adam Maitland, the straitlaced protagonists of the movie, and Juno the Caseworker were eliminated entirely. With Beetlejuice as the main character, this ends up making the entire series something of a VillainEpisode.
9th Sep '16 9:43:42 PM LadyNorbert
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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Beetlejuice's magic is practically the SuperpowerLottery of the Neitherworld, with very few other ghostly beings showing the same degree of power. In ''King BJ'' he seems to believe that he was the greatest sorcerer of all time(before Lydia revealed she believed Merlin was the one). With some episodes, his powers are shown to be potent enough that he can take on an entire party of witches or take on another magical being like Bartholomew Batt and send an actual moon crashing down on the bat. In other episodes, he gets handed the IdiotBall and starts cowering before, running away from, or simply get beaten by people who aren't a RealityWarper like he is.

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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Beetlejuice's magic is practically the SuperpowerLottery of the Neitherworld, with very few other ghostly beings showing the same degree of power. In ''King BJ'' he seems to believe that he was the greatest sorcerer of all time(before Lydia revealed she believed Merlin was the one). With some episodes, his powers are shown to be Some episodes show him having magic potent enough that he can to take on an entire party of witches or take on another assorted other magical being beings, like Bartholomew Batt or Scuzzo the Clown, and send an actual moon crashing down on dispatch them with little effort. But in others, he picks up the bat. In other episodes, DistressBall and devolves almost into a panic - even though he gets handed could wipe the IdiotBall and starts cowering before, running away from, or simply get beaten by people who aren't a RealityWarper like he is.pavement with whatever's threatening him.
3rd Sep '16 2:15:56 PM overman2099
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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Beetlejuice's magic is practically the SuperpowerLottery of the Neitherworld, with very few other ghostly beings showing the same degree of power. In ''King BJ'' he seems to believe that he was the greatest sorcerer of all time(before Lydia revealed she believed Merlin was the one). With some episodes, his powers are shown to be potent enough that he can take on an entire party of witches or take on another magical being like Bartholomew Batt and send an actual moon crashing down on the bat. In other episodes, he gets handed the IdiotBall and starts cowering before, running away from, or simply get beaten by people who aren't a RealityWarper like he is.
1st Sep '16 11:19:02 AM LadyNorbert
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The cartoon versions of Beetlejuice and Lydia, along with several of the supporting cast, were spun off into a handful of short novels ("ghostwritten" by ''[[PunnyName B. J. Specter]]'') and a short-lived comic book run.

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The cartoon versions of Beetlejuice and Lydia, along with several of the supporting cast, were spun off into a handful of short novels ("ghostwritten" by ''[[PunnyName B. J. Specter]]'') and a short-lived comic book run.
an ArchieComics series.



** Subsequent episodes sometimes came back to this idea and featured BJ hosting shows on the Neitherworld Network like ''[[Series/MasterpieceTheatre Monsterpiece Theatre]].''
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Beetlejuice's younger brother Donny drives him crazy. He's clean, honest, friendly, and essentially everything BJ himself is not. Donny, however, absolutely ''loves'' his big brother.

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** Subsequent A few subsequent episodes sometimes came come back to this idea and featured feature BJ hosting shows on the Neitherworld Network like ''[[Series/MasterpieceTheatre Monsterpiece Theatre]].''
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Beetlejuice's younger brother Donny drives him crazy. He's clean, honest, friendly, and essentially everything BJ himself is not. Donny, however, absolutely ''loves'' isn't annoying on purpose the way many examples of this trope tend to be; he really loves his big brother.brother and wants them to have a closer relationship.



** Lydia gets a turn of her own in "The Neitherworld's Least Wanted."
* BizarroUniverse: "Dr. Beetle and Mr. Juice"

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** Lydia gets a turn of her own on occasion, most notably in "The Neitherworld's Least Wanted."
* BizarroUniverse: "Dr. Beetle and Mr. Juice"Juice" gives the viewer one of these, when Beetlejuice invents a cologne called "New U." It turns the wearer into the polar opposite of their usual personality. This is funny when he tries it himself and becomes obsessed with cleanliness, although the bath he tries to take quickly washes it off. However, when Lydia tries it, she becomes a hellraising troublemaker who wreaks more havoc on the Neitherworld than even Beetlejuice ever has.



* CallBack: A number of later episodes reference earlier ones.

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* CallBack: CallBack[=/=]ContinuityNod: A number of later episodes reference earlier ones.



* CampingEpisode: In "Campfire Ghouls," Beetlejuice (in his Betty disguise) camps in the Neitherwoods with Lydia, Prudence, and Bertha.



* GrumpyOldMan: Uncle Clyde, Charles's brother, is apparently a lot older than he is and has some of these characteristics. In "Ghoul to Ghoul," he grumbles about the "new-fangled gadgets" that the Deetzes have in their kitchen.



* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Beetlejuice, under the effects of his "New-U" Cologne in "Dr. Beetle and Mr. Juice." It doesn't last long, though.

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* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Beetlejuice, under the effects of his "New-U" Cologne in "Dr. Beetle and Mr. Juice." It Lydia is visibly gobsmacked. Of course, the second he takes a bath, it's all over.
* HenpeckedHusband: Uncle Danforth, the husband of Delia's sister Zipporah, is much smaller and meeker than his wife and she
doesn't last long, though.often let him get a word in edgewise.



* INeedToGoIronMyDog: In "Robbin Juice of Sherweird Forest", Beetlejuice isn't really interested in helping the peasants: "Listen, I'd like to avenge the oppressed as much as the next guy, Lyds, but... I gotta get home and feed my fish. To my piranha."
** During the flashback in "Highs Ghoul Confidential", young Beetlejuice tries to ask a female skeleton to the prom. She literally laughs her head off and says she'll be washing her hair.

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* INeedToGoIronMyDog: In "Robbin Juice of Sherweird Forest", Forest," Beetlejuice isn't really interested in helping the peasants: "Listen, I'd like to avenge the oppressed as much as the next guy, Lyds, but... I gotta get home and feed my fish. To my piranha."
** During the flashback in "Highs Ghoul Confidential", Confidential," young Beetlejuice tries to ask a female skeleton to the prom. She literally laughs her head off and says she'll be washing her hair.



* InstantCostumeChange: Whenever Lydia goes to the Netherworld, her clothing changes to a red shawl-like pullover with a spider web design. This is demonstrated in the opening credits.

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* InstantCostumeChange: Whenever Lydia goes to the Netherworld, Neitherworld, her clothing changes to a red shawl-like pullover poncho with a spider web design. This is demonstrated in the opening credits.



** "I don't think I like this guy" said by Beetlejuice and later the Sheriff of Rottingham, regarding Alan Airedale.

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** "I don't think I like this guy" - said by Beetlejuice and later the Sheriff of Rottingham, regarding Alan Airedale.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Beetlejuice is this trope. Aside from his affection for Lydia, he has a soft spot for Doomie and Lydia's parents; he also likes Jacques, which mortifies Beetlejuice when Jacques finds out. However, he does have a reputation to uphold, so he refuses to admit to any of these except Lydia (and sometimes Doomie).

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Beetlejuice is this trope. Aside from his affection for Lydia, he has a soft spot for Doomie and Lydia's parents; he's also very attached to his own parents, and is fonder of his brother than he likes to acknowledge even to himself. He also likes Jacques, which mortifies Beetlejuice when Jacques finds out. However, he does have a reputation to uphold, so he refuses to admit to any of these except Lydia (and sometimes Doomie).



** Possibly the most glaring example of this is in the episode "In the Schticks." Delia throws a party, and Lydia lags about coming downstairs (because she doesn't want to go). She ends up slipping off to the Neitherworld, entering a costume contest with Beetlejuice as part of a scam, getting arrested, getting sent to court, and being sentenced to wash dishes at the Resort of Last Resort for an unknown number of days until Beetlejuice can rescue her. When they get back to her room, they go downstairs and the party is in full swing.



** In "Quit While You're a Head," Beetlejuice's head is separated from his body, and while the head retains his usual personality and voice, the body develops its own, using its hand as a puppet to speak. The head and the body fight and the body takes off, though it comes running back when literal head hunters capture the head (and, of greater concern, Lydia) to be sacrificed to a giant sea serpent. Only when the head rejoins the body can the serpent be sent packing.

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** In "Quit While You're a Head," Beetlejuice's head is separated from his body, and while the head retains his usual personality and voice, the body develops its own, using its hand as a puppet to speak. The head Beetle-head and the body Beetle-body fight and the body Beetle-body takes off, though it comes running back when off. When literal head hunters capture the head Beetle-head and plan to sacrifice it (and, of greater concern, Lydia) to be sacrificed to a giant sea serpent.serpent, Beetle-body comes running back to the rescue. Only when the head rejoins the body can the serpent be sent packing.
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