History YMMV / AnimalHouse

27th Jan '16 8:02:19 AM southpaw2977
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Fat, drunk, and stupid ''is'' no way to go through life.
13th Nov '15 11:27:26 AM Briguy52748
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* HilarityEnsues: Virtually the entire premise of the movie is about members of a college fraternity partying and getting away with anything and everything, things that would never be allowed (or severely curbed instantly) at any college in the United States. In the real world, Faber College would long ago have revoked Delta Tau Chi's charter, all of the students in said fraternity would be either on probation or more likely expelled and Pinto would likely be in prison and -- had it existed in 1962, the time in which the movie was set -- on the sex offender registry forever for having sex with the 13-year-old Clorette [=DePasto=] (and come on, he ''knew'' how old she was!). None of Delta's students would ever be allowed to enroll in any college anywhere -- not even a community college or one whose own academic program is so poor that it's last hair strand is being held up by one tiny microcell -- because of their reputations, and they would be living life as bums, hanging out in bars or pool halls and unable to find work even pushing broom in the bathrooms of the sewer plant, if not in prison trying to avoid being raped by Bubba.
10th Jul '15 10:54:02 PM AdamC
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* ValuesDissonance: The GoodAngelBadAngel scene where Pinto wonders whether he should have sex with the unconscious, teenaged Clorette has become ''extremely'' cringeworthy since rape, both among teenagers and in colleges, is an even bigger concern.
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* ValuesDissonance: The GoodAngelBadAngel scene where Pinto wonders whether he should have sex with the unconscious, teenaged Clorette has become ''extremely'' cringeworthy since rape, both among teenagers and in colleges, is an even bigger concern. That said, if watched in terms of BlackComedy, the cartoony nature of the gag becomes even ''funnier'' to some viewers.
21st May '15 9:02:41 PM Angeldeb82
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* MoralEventHorizon: Through most of the first and second acts of the movie, the Omegas have been sneaky, snotty and slimy. Only Neidermeyer is physically sadistic, though, as shown in the stable scene. The rest don't cross the line into pure evil until the infamous Rainbow Motel incident. Granted Greg had an excuse, but the rest are just,as Otter says, acting like [[ThoseWackyNazis "Hitler Youth"]]. By the end of the movie Neidermeyer is so far gone he's willing to [[NoKillLIkeOverkill respond to a seltzer bottle with an M-1 bullet.]] Which is even worse than it first appears, considering how many people are running around, and how easy it would have been to kill one of them no matter ''how'' hard he tried to miss.
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* MoralEventHorizon: Through most of the first and second acts of the movie, the Omegas have been sneaky, snotty and slimy. Only Neidermeyer is physically sadistic, though, as shown in the stable scene. The rest don't cross the line into pure evil until the infamous Rainbow Motel incident. Granted Greg had an excuse, but the rest are just,as Otter says, acting like [[ThoseWackyNazis "Hitler Youth"]]. By the end of the movie Neidermeyer is so far gone he's willing to [[NoKillLIkeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill respond to a seltzer bottle with an M-1 bullet.]] bullet]]. Which is even worse than it first appears, considering how many people are running around, and how easy it would have been to kill one of them no matter ''how'' hard he tried to miss.

* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: This film was to Comedy what ''Jaws'' and ''Star Wars'' were to Blockbusters. So many of its tropes (The idiotic but loveable protagonists, the strict authoritarian villains, the final scene where the slobs beat the snobs) have been used so many times it's impossible to see it the way audiences in 1978 saw it. Even worse is that its copiers haven't managed to be anywhere near as witty or talented, leading ''Animal House'' to be unfairly lumped in with its unoriginal, unfunny counterparts. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-works-art-so-good-they-ruined-their-whole-genre/ 5 Works of Art So Good, They Ruined Their Whole Genre]]" calls ''Animal House'' a tough act to follow in college comedy.
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: This film was to Comedy what ''Jaws'' and ''Star Wars'' were to Blockbusters. So many of its tropes (The idiotic but loveable lovable protagonists, the strict authoritarian villains, the final scene where the slobs beat the snobs) have been used so many times it's impossible to see it the way audiences in 1978 saw it. Even worse is that its copiers haven't managed to be anywhere near as witty or talented, leading ''Animal House'' to be unfairly lumped in with its unoriginal, unfunny counterparts. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-works-art-so-good-they-ruined-their-whole-genre/ 5 Works of Art So Good, They Ruined Their Whole Genre]]" calls ''Animal House'' a tough act to follow in college comedy.
28th Mar '15 12:58:19 PM Premonition45
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* ValuesDissonance: The GoodAngelBadAngel scene where Pinto wonders whether he should have sex with the unconscious Clorette is a lot less amusing now that college rape is a bigger concern.
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* ValuesDissonance: The GoodAngelBadAngel scene where Pinto wonders whether he should have sex with the unconscious unconscious, teenaged Clorette has become ''extremely'' cringeworthy since rape, both among teenagers and in colleges, is a lot less amusing now that college rape is a an even bigger concern.
21st Mar '15 12:35:33 PM Premonition45
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* RetroactiveRecognition: KevinBacon in his film debut as one of the snotty frat dudes. "All is well!"
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* RetroactiveRecognition: KevinBacon Creator/KevinBacon in his film debut as one of the snotty frat dudes. "All is well!"

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* RetroactiveRecognition: KevinBacon in his film debut as one of ValuesDissonance: The GoodAngelBadAngel scene where Pinto wonders whether he should have sex with the snotty frat dudes. "All unconscious Clorette is well!"a lot less amusing now that college rape is a bigger concern.
31st Dec '14 6:08:12 PM nombretomado
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: ''Animal House'' was the ambitious foray of the ''National Lampoon'' magazine into silver-screen entertainment. Universal execs politely allowed the filmmakers to go wild in their own special way, quietly hoping ''Animal House'' wouldn't damage the company's checkbooks. Donald Sutherland famously chose several thousand dollars in payment over a percentage of the box-office gross, expecting the film to be a bomb and be quickly forgotten. However, ''Animal House''[='=]s charmingly dark and hard-hitting observations on college life, as well as its undeniably quirky brand of vulgar humor, was so refreshing to moviegoers in the late 70s that the film recouped its $2 million budget 50 times over. Donald Sutherland, as you might imagine, was not pleased, and it probably explains why he never appeared in any interviews or in ''Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update'', a direct-to-DVD short which suggested the film had been a documentary and Landis was catching up with some of the cast (played by their original actors, except for JohnBelushi, who died in 1982, though it's implied that his character lives on as former U.S. President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush).
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: ''Animal House'' was the ambitious foray of the ''National Lampoon'' magazine into silver-screen entertainment. Universal execs politely allowed the filmmakers to go wild in their own special way, quietly hoping ''Animal House'' wouldn't damage the company's checkbooks. Donald Sutherland famously chose several thousand dollars in payment over a percentage of the box-office gross, expecting the film to be a bomb and be quickly forgotten. However, ''Animal House''[='=]s charmingly dark and hard-hitting observations on college life, as well as its undeniably quirky brand of vulgar humor, was so refreshing to moviegoers in the late 70s that the film recouped its $2 million budget 50 times over. Donald Sutherland, as you might imagine, was not pleased, and it probably explains why he never appeared in any interviews or in ''Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update'', a direct-to-DVD short which suggested the film had been a documentary and Landis was catching up with some of the cast (played by their original actors, except for JohnBelushi, Creator/JohnBelushi, who died in 1982, though it's implied that his character lives on as former U.S. President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush).
3rd Oct '14 6:38:32 AM DrSlide
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** In the original WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, it's stated that Bluto became Senator of the United States. While John Belushi never did get into politics, the idea of a ''Saturday Night Live'' cast member becoming a politician is now a reality thanks to Al Franken, who was a writer and feature player for ''SNL'' during the first five years [and later from 1985 to 1995, making Franken the longest-running feature player who was never promoted to repertory cast member], which was the same time that John Belushi was a cast member
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** In the original WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, it's stated that Bluto became Senator of the a United States.States Senator. While John Belushi never did get into politics, the idea of a ''Saturday Night Live'' cast member becoming a politician is now a reality thanks to Al Franken, who was a writer and feature player for ''SNL'' during the first five years [and later from 1985 to 1995, making Franken the longest-running feature player who was never promoted to repertory cast member], which was the same time that John Belushi was a cast member
12th Apr '14 4:33:35 AM timotaka
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* DesignatedVillain: The Delta fraternity constantly engages in disruptive behavior and outright acts of vandalism. Its members overall have dreadfully low GPA (which they intend to remedy through cheating). Considering all this, Dean Wormer is perfectly justified in seeking to suspend and disband the fraternity.
31st Jan '14 9:31:18 AM rt2012
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Otter pretending to be the ex-boyfriend of a dead coed in order to get grief/sympathy sex from her roommate.
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