History YMMV / Beetlejuice

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.
88.
8th Dec '16 10:18:30 PM LadyNorbert
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: 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.
* HarsherInHindsight:

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: {{Fanon}}: Lydia's birth mother is never mentioned in the film. A large portion of the fanbase is convinced that she died when Lydia was very young, and that this fact heavily contributes to Lydia's fascination with death.
* 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.
* HarsherInHindsight:
88.



* IAmNotShazam: Due to the two being homonyms, people make the mistake of thinking the character is named Beetlejuice as well, rather than Betelgeuse.

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* IAmNotShazam: Due to the two being homonyms, people make the mistake of thinking the character is named Beetlejuice as well, rather than Betelgeuse. The fact that his name ''is'' Beetlejuice in the AnimatedAdaptation doesn't help.



--> ''"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... the Winter River Bridge."''



** The NES game (based on the film) has 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.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Usually averted with the 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.

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** The NES game (based on the film) has Betelgeuse outright describing Lydia as his "true love."[[OneTrueLove my 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.
** The spin-off novel series has an installment, ''Lydia's Scream Date'', whose plot centers entirely around BJ being a CrazyJealousGuy over Lydia possibly going to a school dance with a living boy.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Usually averted with the 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 spin-off novel series is pretty bad, with flat writing and very OOC behavior for the characters.
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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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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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.
* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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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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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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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."
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