History YMMV / AnimalHouse

26th Jul '17 4:01:55 PM darkknight109
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* FairForItsDay: Neidermeyer screaming "Faggots!" over and over again during the finale tends to raise a lot of eyebrows when viewed by modern audiences. However, worth noting that in the 70s the word - while still generally used as an insult - had not quite risen to the level of hateful profanity that it occupies today (many gays at the time used it as a self-identifier).


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** Neidermeyer repeatedly calling his own men "faggots" during the finale comes across a little harsher now than it did in 1978.
25th Jul '17 8:44:41 PM glickmam
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: The film 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. Creator/DonaldSutherland 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. 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 Creator/JohnLandis was catching up with some of the cast (played by their original actors, except for Creator/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: The film 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. Creator/DonaldSutherland 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. 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 Creator/JohnLandis was catching up with some of the cast (played cast, played by their original actors, except for Creator/JohnBelushi, who died in 1982, though it's implied that his character lives on as former U.S. President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush).actors.
19th Jun '17 6:36:13 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/KevinBacon in his film debut as one of the snotty frat dudes. "All is well!"

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/KevinBacon in his film debut as one of the snotty frat dudes. "All is well!"dude that gets paddled to the ass. "THANK YOU SIR! MAY I HAVE ANOTHER?"
10th Mar '17 4:58:25 PM DavidDelony
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** Within a couple of years, enough ripoffs were created that a new genre name was coined - "Us Against the Assholes" movies.

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** Within a couple of years, enough ripoffs were created that a new genre name was coined - [[SlobsVersusSnobs "Us Against the Assholes" Assholes"]] movies.
19th Feb '17 4:53:37 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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** "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Zero. Point. Zero.]]"
17th Feb '17 7:01:20 PM SPBurke
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** The 13 year old girl (you read that right) introducing her college-age boyfriend to her parents as "The boy who molested me last month. We HAVE to get married!" She just sounds so happy!
3rd Jan '17 2:42:35 PM DavidDelony
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** The "Thank you sir, may I have another?" scene, now that many universities are cracking down on hazing due to several deaths.
2nd Dec '16 6:13:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Dave Jennings: CoolTeacher and a liberating figure much needed in a stuffy environment or a bad, toxic influence without boundaries?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Dave Jennings: CoolTeacher and a liberating figure much needed in a stuffy environment or a bad, toxic influence without boundaries?
30th Oct '16 12:56:37 PM TrollBrutal
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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.
** Pinto has a passed out girl lying in bed directly in front of him, and is considering doing something... ''unsavory'' to her while she's unconscious. Cue the most bizarrely-placed GoodAngelBadAngel gag ever, played out ''exactly'' the way it would be in a Donald Duck cartoon.



** 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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** 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. Then again, some viewers think the cultural attitudes toward rape in college campuses makes the joke ''funnier,'' as it CrossesTheLineTwice.
30th Oct '16 12:37:42 PM CHSTPC
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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.
** Pinto has a passed out girl lying in bed directly in front of him, and is considering doing something... ''unsavory'' to her while she's unconscious. Cue the most bizarrely-placed GoodAngelBadAngel gag ever, played out ''exactly'' the way it would be in a Donald Duck cartoon.



** 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. Then again, some viewers think the cultural attitudes toward rape in college campuses makes the joke ''funnier,'' as it CrossesTheLineTwice.

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** 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. Then again, some viewers think the cultural attitudes toward rape in college campuses makes the joke ''funnier,'' as it CrossesTheLineTwice.
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