History YMMV / Beetlejuice

10th Nov '16 11:43:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* HarsherInHindsight: The film as a whole, with its humorous focus on death, was written by two screenwriters who died in their 40s.
* HilariousInHindsight: The original concept of Betelgeuse was a shape-shifting reptilian demon. One of the insults used against Ghost of ''Radio/TrueCapitalist'' is that he's a reptilian shape-shifter.
** Just like in this film, Michael Keaton had to wear similar eye makeup in the Batman films. The hilarious part comes in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' when Batman unmasks in front of Catwoman...

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The film as a whole, with its humorous focus on death, was written by two screenwriters who died in their 40s.
** Snake!Beetlejuice knocking Otho down the stairs is a little hard to watch now, knowing that his actor Glenn Shadix died of head trauma following a fall.
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The original concept of Betelgeuse was a shape-shifting reptilian demon. One of the insults used against Ghost of ''Radio/TrueCapitalist'' is that he's a reptilian shape-shifter.
** Just like in this film, Michael Keaton Creator/MichaelKeaton had to wear similar eye makeup in the Batman films. The hilarious part comes in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' when Batman unmasks in front of Catwoman...
31st Oct '16 10:26:53 AM Movienut376
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"Jump in the line," used at the very end to great effect. You ''will'' be tapping your foot to the tune.

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"Jump **"Jump in the line," used at the very end to great effect. You ''will'' be tapping your foot to the tune.
31st Oct '16 10:25:57 AM Movienut376
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"Jump in the line," used at the very end to great effect. You ''will'' be tapping your foot to the tune.
23rd Oct '16 9:48:27 PM DivineDeath
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** When Claire Brewster loses the election for class president in the episode "Running Scared," she immediately demands a recount. This became much funnier in light of the 2000 Presidential Election, when a whole lot of hubbub erupted over how close the votes were in Florida, with Gore's campaign calling for a manual recount.

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** When Claire Brewster loses the election for class president in the episode "Running Scared," she immediately demands a recount. This became much funnier in light of the 2000 Presidential Election, when a whole lot of hubbub erupted over how close the votes were in Florida, with Gore's campaign calling for a manual recount.
23rd Oct '16 9:47:54 PM DivineDeath
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* HilariousInHindsight: When Claire Brewster loses an election for class president in the episode "Running Scared," she immediately demands a recount.

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When Claire Brewster loses an the election for class president in the episode "Running Scared," she immediately demands a recount. This became much funnier in light of the 2000 Presidential Election, when a whole lot of hubbub erupted over how close the votes were in Florida, with Gore's campaign calling for a manual recount.
15th Oct '16 1:32:59 PM N8han11
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** His name ''is'' Beetlejuice. He is forced to write it as a homonym for the same reason he cannot say or tell people his name; it's part of his exile.
** His name is officially "Beetlejuice" in the animated series - hence Lydia calling him "BJ."
28th Sep '16 9:53:17 PM hitmonkey
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** Lydia's reference to Delia "sleeping with Prince Valium tonight" becomes this when you consider an actual character by that name appeared in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' (and after seeing him you can understand why Delia would be rendered unconscious by spending a night with him). This might actually be a ShoutOut, since ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' came out a year before ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''; however, since both movies would have been in production very close together if not overlapping, it's more likely a hilarious incredible coincidence.

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** Lydia's reference to Delia "sleeping with Prince Valium tonight" becomes this when you consider an actual character by that name appeared in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' (and after seeing him you can understand why Delia would be rendered unconscious by spending a night with him). This might actually be a ShoutOut, since ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' came out a year before ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''; however, since both movies would have been in production very close together if not overlapping, it's more likely a hilarious incredible coincidence.
23rd Sep '16 10:38:31 AM LadyNorbert
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* HilariousInHindsight: The original concept of Beetlejuice was a shape-shifting reptilian demon. One of the insults used against Ghost of ''Radio/TrueCapitalist'' is that he's a reptilian shape-shifter.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The original concept of Beetlejuice Betelgeuse was a shape-shifting reptilian demon. One of the insults used against Ghost of ''Radio/TrueCapitalist'' is that he's a reptilian shape-shifter.



*** Additionally, despite the poster, the film credits make it clear that the title is Beetle Juice, not Beetlejuice.

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*** ** Additionally, despite the poster, the film credits make it clear that the title is Beetle Juice, not Beetlejuice.



* OlderThanTheyThink: The Website/{{Cracked}} website may believe that the film's plot is borrowed from the ''Series/AmazingStories'' episode "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXE_nz-ZMo Boo!]]", but both of them were actually taken from the 1937 film, ''Film/{{Topper}}''.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The Website/{{Cracked}} website may believe that the film's plot is borrowed from the ''Series/AmazingStories'' episode "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXE_nz-ZMo Boo!]]", but both of them were actually taken from the 1937 film, film ''Film/{{Topper}}''.



* {{Squick}}: Betelgeuse's fixation on Lydia. Unlike in the TV show, where they share an affectionate friendship, here the latter is clearly disgusted with the former (and her age makes him a potential pedophile to boot).

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* {{Squick}}: Betelgeuse's fixation on Lydia. Unlike in the TV show, where they share an affectionate friendship, here the latter is clearly disgusted with the former (and her age former. Her VagueAge makes him a potential pedophile to boot).boot; at the very least, he's definitely an ephebophile.



** The NES game (based on the film) has Beetlejuice outright describing Lydia as his "true love." The Game Boy game (based on the cartoon) is also full of ship tease, particularly in the many {{affectionate nickname}}s Beetlejuice has for Lydia.

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** The NES game (based on the film) has Beetlejuice Betelgeuse outright describing Lydia as his "true love." The Game Boy game (based on the cartoon) is also full of ship tease, particularly in the many {{affectionate nickname}}s Beetlejuice has for Lydia.
22nd Sep '16 8:36:23 PM LadyNorbert
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Usually averted with the cartoon itself, as even die-hard fans of the film often find it amusing if nothing else. Fans of the cartoon usually at least get a kick out of the comic books as well. However, even those who prefer the cartoon over the film tend to agree that the spinoff novel series is pretty bad, with flat writing and very OOC behavior for the characters.

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* ShipTease: The comic books hint a fair bit at gender-flipped BoyMeetsGhoul, much as the cartoon does.
** The NES game (based on the film) has Beetlejuice outright describing Lydia as his "true love." The Game Boy game (based on the cartoon) is also full of ship tease, particularly in the many {{affectionate nickname}}s Beetlejuice has for Lydia.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Usually averted with the cartoon itself, cartoon, as even die-hard fans of the film often find it amusing if nothing else. Fans of the cartoon usually at least get a kick out of the comic books as well. However, even those who prefer the cartoon over the film tend to agree that the spinoff novel series is pretty bad, with flat writing and very OOC behavior for the characters.
22nd Sep '16 6:24:13 PM LadyNorbert
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Usually averted with the cartoon itself, as even die-hard fans of the film often find it amusing if nothing else. Fans of the cartoon usually at least get a kick out of the comic books as well. However, even those who prefer the cartoon over the film tend to agree that the spinoff novel series is pretty bad, with flat writing and very OOC behavior for the characters.


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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Usually averted with the cartoon itself, as even die-hard fans of the film often find it amusing if nothing else. Fans of the cartoon usually at least get a kick out of the comic books as well. However, even those who prefer the cartoon over the film tend to agree that the spinoff novel series is pretty bad, with flat writing and very OOC behavior for the characters.
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