History YMMV / Beetlejuice

14th Oct '17 2:52:53 PM HBICece
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** "I, myself, am strange and unusual."
4th Oct '17 3:16:05 AM TitoMosquito
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** "NICE FUCKING MODEL!"
26th Sep '17 2:21:18 PM dsneybuf
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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).
21st Sep '17 1:41:25 PM dsneybuf
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: When Lydia tells Betelgeuse she wants to die, he might seem actually concerned for her. He keeps Lydia from leaving the house, possibly intending to talk her out of it (although he is manipulating her at the same time). Alternatively, his reaction could also mean, "But okay, if that's what you want, let me out and I'll help you do it."
-->'''Betelgeuse:''' You know, you look like somebody I can relate to. Maybe you could help me get out of here, you know, because I got to tell you, this dead thing... it's just too creepy. See, here's my problem. I got these friends I said I'd meet, and it's the kind of thing where I have to be there in person, so could you help me get out of here?
-->'''Lydia:''' I want to get in.
-->'''Betelgeuse:''' ''(genuinely surprised)'' Why? ''(pause)'' You know, hey, you probably got your reasons. I can't do anything from here. If you could get me out, then maybe we could talk or something.
25th Jul '17 6:55:06 PM LadyNorbert
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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. Her VagueAge makes him a potential pedophile to boot; at the very least, he's definitely an ephebophile.

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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. Her VagueAge makes him a potential pedophile to boot; at the very least, he's definitely an ephebophile.{{ephebophile}}.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite the PG rating, the film is loaded with adult themes such as death and sex (bear in mind that this film came out well ''after'' the PG-13 rating was introduced), along with some bloodless but still gruesome implied mutilation. Scenes that stand out in particular include Adam's temporary decapitation and a woman in the afterlife who was sawn in half in [[SawAWomanInHalf a parlor trick gone wrong]], along with Betelgeuse visiting a whorehouse and making a PrecisionFStrike - while honking his crotch, no less.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite the PG rating, the film is loaded with adult themes such as death and sex (bear in mind that this film came out well ''after'' the PG-13 rating was introduced), along with some bloodless but still gruesome implied mutilation. Scenes that stand out in particular include Adam's temporary decapitation and a woman in the afterlife who was sawn cut in half in [[SawAWomanInHalf a parlor trick gone wrong]], along with Betelgeuse visiting a whorehouse and making a PrecisionFStrike - while honking his crotch, no less.
21st May '17 10:51:07 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ChaoticNeutral: Beetlejuice himself falls under this trope. He's dangerously unpredictable, and though he's willing to help others, his idea of "helping" often involves endangering lives or conning them in some way.



** In this film Creator/MichaelKeaton and Geena Davis are enemies, but a few years later they played lovers on opposite sides of the political spectrum in 1994's ''Speechless'' (which also co-starred the late ChristopherReeve, of ''Superman'' fame, as a rival to former ''Batman'' actor Keaton).

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** In this film Creator/MichaelKeaton and Geena Davis Creator/GeenaDavis are enemies, but a few years later they played lovers on opposite sides of the political spectrum in 1994's ''Speechless'' (which also co-starred the late ChristopherReeve, Creator/ChristopherReeve, of ''Superman'' ''Film/{{Superman}}'' fame, as a rival to former ''Batman'' actor Keaton).
22nd Apr '17 7:55:12 AM hack-normal
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** The Maitlands have difficulty summoning him at first as they are unfamiliar with astronomy and/or Arabic, pronouncing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betelgeuse "Betelgeuse"]] as "Bait All Guys."

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** The Maitlands have difficulty summoning him at first as they are unfamiliar with astronomy and/or Arabic, pronouncing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betelgeuse "Betelgeuse"]] as "Bait All Guys.""bait all guys", "beetle guy", and "Beetle Meyer".
28th Jan '17 12:34:39 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite the PG rating, the film is loaded with adult themes such as death and sex (bear in mind that this film came out well ''after'' the PG-13 rating was introduced). Scenes that stand out in particular include Betelgeuse visiting a whorehouse and making a PrecisionFStrike - while honking his crotch, no less.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite the PG rating, the film is loaded with adult themes such as death and sex (bear in mind that this film came out well ''after'' the PG-13 rating was introduced). introduced), along with some bloodless but still gruesome implied mutilation. Scenes that stand out in particular include Adam's temporary decapitation and a woman in the afterlife who was sawn in half in [[SawAWomanInHalf a parlor trick gone wrong]], along with Betelgeuse visiting a whorehouse and making a PrecisionFStrike - while honking his crotch, no less.
23rd Jan '17 10:17:51 PM ThallianGold
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24th Dec '16 8:20:28 PM maxwellsilver
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment[=/=]HarsherInHindsight: Sylvia Sidney plays a smoking ghost with a hole in her throat which emits smoke. Sidney died from throat cancer in New York City - at the age of 88.
** The film as a whole, with its humorous focus on death, was written by two screenwriters who died in their 40s.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment[=/=]HarsherInHindsight: FunnyAneurysmMoment[=/=]HarsherInHindsight:
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Sylvia Sidney plays a smoking ghost with a hole in her throat which emits smoke. Sidney died from throat cancer in New York City - at the age of 88.
** The film as a whole, with its humorous focus on death, was written by two screenwriters who died in their 40s.
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