History YMMV / AFishCalledWanda

20th Jun '16 9:21:58 AM Oddtail
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*** Is the wife really that bad because she doesn't care? When Archie is kissing her, she says "that's so unlike you" and she seems happy, even delighted. It's not that strange that she wouldn't be very affectionate if she never seems to be on the receiving end of attention. When she thinks she got a gift from him, her reaction is genuinely thankful;

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*** Is the wife really that bad to him because she *she* doesn't care? When Archie is kissing her, she says "that's so unlike you" and she seems happy, even delighted. It's not that strange that she wouldn't be very affectionate if she never seems to be on the receiving end of attention. When she thinks she got a gift from him, her reaction is genuinely thankful;
20th Jun '16 9:21:31 AM Oddtail
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** Archie's wife is presented as cold, nagging and uncaring, and Archie is one of the viewpoint characters, so we're meant to root for him. However:
*** He is having an affair. Comedic situations aside, it's he who betrays her trust;
*** Is the wife really that bad because she doesn't care? When Archie is kissing her, she says "that's so unlike you" and she seems happy, even delighted. It's not that strange that she wouldn't be very affectionate if she never seems to be on the receiving end of attention. When she thinks she got a gift from him, her reaction is genuinely thankful;
*** And the big one: she overhears Otto claiming Archie robbed his own house and is "porking" Wanda. She seems to give Archie the benefit of the doubt and not jump to conclusions. She only threatens divorce after Archie confirms her suspicions *and* humiliates her in public by calling Wanda "darling".
*** Considering all these, who is the villain in the situation?
24th May '16 9:01:47 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** Michael Palin said that the film-makers filmed the reveal of the sadly flattened dog with guts visibly squashed out of it, which upset a test audience. They decided that the plain flattened dog was tragically shocking while avoiding being gruesomely realistic.

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** Michael Palin said that the film-makers filmed the reveal of the sadly flattened dog with guts visibly squashed out of it, which upset a test audience. They decided that the plain flattened dog was tragically comically shocking while avoiding being gruesomely realistic.
24th May '16 9:00:23 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** DVD extras show that another running gag was dropped completely wherein Otto practices him marksmanship whenever he hears a cat by shooting it's tail off (you see him shoot off screen then hear a yowl but later see him arranging the tails like flowers in a vase). It was dropped because combined with all the cruelty to dogs as well it really was crossing too many lines.

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** DVD extras show that another running gag was dropped completely wherein Otto practices him his marksmanship whenever he hears a cat by shooting it's its tail off (you see him shoot off screen then hear a yowl but later see him arranging the tails like flowers in a vase). It was dropped because combined with all the cruelty to dogs as well it really was crossing too many lines.lines.
** Michael Palin said that the film-makers filmed the reveal of the sadly flattened dog with guts visibly squashed out of it, which upset a test audience. They decided that the plain flattened dog was tragically shocking while avoiding being gruesomely realistic.
23rd May '16 4:15:13 PM G-MANN
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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] The gang consists of Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, and... Tom Georgeson. No points for guessing who goes down for the crime.

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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] The gang consists of Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, and... Tom Georgeson. No points for guessing who goes down for the crime.crime.
* TheWoobie: Ken suffers from a severe stammer, is continually bullied by Otto and as an animal lover gets very upset when he keeps accidentally killing another one of Mrs. Coady's dogs instead of her.
21st May '16 6:17:08 PM UmbraFractus
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* HilariousInHindsight: A ''fish'' called ...[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Wanda]]?

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* HilariousInHindsight: A ''fish'' called ...[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Wanda]]?Wanda]]?
* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] The gang consists of Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, and... Tom Georgeson. No points for guessing who goes down for the crime.
8th Jan '16 5:44:28 PM bombadil211
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: As evidence of just how much people like Creator/MichaelPalin, audiences came up with excuses like "she must not have been a very nice old lady" to try and maintain Palin as a nice guy in their minds.
31st Dec '15 5:46:05 PM ChocolateRob
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** DVD extras show that another running gag was dropped completely wherein Otto practices him marksmanship whenever he hears a cat by shooting it's tail off (you see him shoot off screen then hear a yowl but later see him arranging the tails like flowers in a vase). It was dropped because combined with all the cruelty to dogs as well it really was crossing too many lines.
9th Dec '15 7:10:46 PM thetoonamirose
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* HilariousInHindsight: A fish called ...[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Wanda]]?

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* HilariousInHindsight: A fish ''fish'' called ...[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Wanda]]?
9th Dec '15 7:10:14 PM thetoonamirose
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** There's also a great deal of love for Michael Palin's Ken, which won him a Best Supporting Actor prize from BAFTA.

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** There's also a great deal of love for Michael Palin's Ken, which won him a Best Supporting Actor prize from BAFTA.BAFTA.
* HilariousInHindsight: A fish called ...[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Wanda]]?
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