History YMMV / Beetlejuice

17th Aug '16 9:43:26 PM LadyNorbert
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: It's possible to interpret Betelgeuse/Beetlejuice as {{Satan}} himself. Besides having a name that looks similar to the Biblical "Beelzebub" (literally, "Lord of the Flies"), Beetlejuice is also given an origin story that could have come straight out of ''Literature/ParadiseLost'': Juno, who according to this analogy would represent God (and in fact is named after the queen-goddess of Roman mythology) mentions that Beetlejuice was once her assistant but had parted ways with her because he thought he could be a better exorcist. And it's not hard to imagine that Beetlejuice's threatened marriage to Lydia would not only make her his wife, but cost her her soul as well.

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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: It's possible to interpret Betelgeuse/Beetlejuice as {{Satan}} himself. Besides having a name that looks similar to the Biblical "Beelzebub" (literally, "Lord of the Flies"), Beetlejuice is also given an origin story that could have come straight out of ''Literature/ParadiseLost'': Juno, who according to this analogy would represent God (and in fact is named after the queen-goddess of Roman mythology) mentions that Beetlejuice was once her assistant but had parted ways with her because he thought he could be a better exorcist. And it's not hard to imagine that Beetlejuice's threatened marriage to Lydia would have not only make made her his wife, but very possibly would also have cost her her soul as well.soul.



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



** Betelgeuse wore a wedding outfit that's similar to ComicBook/TheJoker's costume. Ohoho...
** In this film Creator/MichaelKeaton and Geena Davis are enemies, but a few years later they played lovers on opposite side 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).
** 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}}''--but 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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** Betelgeuse wore a Betelgeuse's wedding outfit that's is somewhat similar to ComicBook/TheJoker's costume. Ohoho...
** In this film Creator/MichaelKeaton and Geena Davis are enemies, but a few years later they played lovers on opposite side 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 ''Batman'' actor Keaton).
** 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}}''--but ''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.



* InNameOnly: Due to the [[AlternateContinuity different premise]], Lydia and Beetlejuice are friends now, and the Maitlands and Juno are nonexistent. Lydia is also several years younger than the movie version.

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* InNameOnly: Due to the [[AlternateContinuity different premise]], Lydia and Beetlejuice are friends now, and the Maitlands and Juno are nonexistent. Lydia is also several years younger than the movie version.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Usually averted with the cartoon itself, as even die-hard fans of the film often find it amusing if nothing else. However, most fans agree that the spinoff book series is pretty bad, with flat writing and very out-of-character behavior for the stars.

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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, most fans even those who prefer the cartoon over the film tend to agree that the spinoff book novel series is pretty bad, with flat writing and very out-of-character OOC behavior for the stars.characters.
30th Jul '16 1:06:46 PM nombretomado
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Aside from DannyElfman's title theme, the use of Harry Belafonte, including "Day-O", which is also a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Aside from DannyElfman's Creator/DannyElfman's title theme, the use of Harry Belafonte, including "Day-O", which is also a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.



* EarWorm: The title theme by DannyElfman; wicked-cool, but hard to forget.

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* EarWorm: The title theme by DannyElfman; Creator/DannyElfman; wicked-cool, but hard to forget.
28th Jul '16 11:12:33 AM Nopperabo
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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Barbara dissuades Lydia from committing suicide by telling her that things don't get any easier after death. The aesop seems to be that an untimely death will land you in a frustrating afterlife bureaucracy.
7th Jul '16 8:46:13 PM JEB1981
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* GhostShipping: Lydia and Beetlejuice. WordOfGod is that this was intentional.
** TheJailBaitWait: WordOfGod also confirms this.

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* GhostShipping: Lydia and Beetlejuice. WordOfGod is that this was intentional.\n** TheJailBaitWait: WordOfGod also confirms this.
4th Jul '16 2:39:50 AM Ingonyama
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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}}''--but since both movies would have been in production very close together if not overlapping, it's more likely a hilarious incredible coincidence.
7th Jun '16 12:35:52 AM 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. However, most fans agree that the spinoff book series is pretty bad, with flat writing and very out-of-character behavior for the stars.
9th Apr '16 12:21:24 PM LadyNorbert
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* FanficFuel: Without the FramingDevice of the film, how exactly ''did'' Beetlejuice and Lydia meet? And what became of their friendship after the end of the series?
5th Apr '16 5:20:25 PM Kalaong
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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.

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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.PrecisionFStrike - while honking his crotch, no less.
14th Feb '16 9:48:12 PM LadyNorbert
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** TheJailBaitWait: WordOfGod also confirms this.
28th Jan '16 9:58:15 AM LadyNorbert
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* FanficFuel: Just who was Betelegeuse before he died?

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* FanficFuel: Just who was Betelegeuse Betelgeuse before he died?



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



** 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.

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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, name; it's part of his exile.



* MemeticMolester: Betelgeuse, who is very pedophilic compared to the tv show.

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* MemeticMolester: Betelgeuse, who is very pedophilic compared to particularly in light of his fixation on the tv show.teenage Lydia.



** "Go ahead, make my millennium".

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** "Go ahead, make my millennium". millennium."



* NightmareFuel: The Snake form Betelgeuse takes.
** The Sandworm, an EldritchAbomination with a head within a mouth of another head.



* {{Squick}}: [[spoiler:Betelgeuse trying to marry Lydia.]] Unlike the tv show, where they at least show some affections towards each other to an extent, the latter is clearly disgusted with the former, being a potential pedophile.

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* {{Squick}}: [[spoiler:Betelgeuse trying to marry Lydia.]] Betelgeuse's fixation on Lydia. Unlike in the tv TV show, where they at least show some affections towards each other to share an extent, affectionate friendship, here the latter is clearly disgusted with the former, being former (and her age makes him a potential pedophile.pedophile to boot).



--> ''"I am...alone. ''(Scraps, starts over)'' I am... utterly... alone. By the time... you read this... I will be gone... having jumped ''(scratches out jumped)'' having... plummeted... off the Winter River Bridge."''

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--> ''"I am...alone. ''(Scraps, starts over)'' I am... utterly... alone. By the time... you read this... I will be gone... having jumped ''(scratches out jumped)'' having... plummeted... off ''plummeted...'' off... the Winter River Bridge."''



* 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 dropping an f-bomb.

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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 dropping an f-bomb.making a PrecisionFStrike.



** Not many fans care for Beetlejuice's sickeningly sweet brother Donnie, either.
* {{Squick}}: You think Beetlejuice's crush on Lydia was creepy? At least BJ is relatively human - in the episode "Pest O' The West", Lydia gets the unwanted attentions of an ''anthropomorphic bull ghost who wants to marry her''. Beetlejuice even sees what Lydia's future will be like if he doesn't go back to rescue her... [[NauseaFuel Yikes.]]
** If it wasn't bad enough, in his vision, there's little baby heifers running about all over the place. Ew...
* TheWoobie: Percy the Cat in "Bewitched, Bothered, & Beetlejuiced".

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** Not many fans care for Beetlejuice's sickeningly sweet brother Donnie, Donny, either.
* {{Squick}}: You think Beetlejuice's crush on Lydia was is creepy? At least BJ is relatively human - in the episode "Pest O' The West", Lydia gets the unwanted attentions of an ''anthropomorphic bull ghost who wants to marry her''. Beetlejuice even sees what Lydia's future will be like if he doesn't go back to rescue her... [[NauseaFuel Yikes.]]
** If it that wasn't bad enough, in his vision, there's little baby heifers running about all over the place. Ew...
''Ew...''
* TheWoobie: Percy the Cat in "Bewitched, Bothered, & Beetlejuiced".Beetlejuiced."
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