History YMMV / BringingUpBaby

17th Sep '16 6:49:15 AM fearlessnikki
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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
** The confusion in the restaurant. Susan accidentally picks up the psychiatrist's wife's purse and has David watch it while she finds her own. The psychiatrist thinks that David is trying to steal it, resulting in Susan trying to explain the situation.
--> '''David:''' It never will be clear, as long as ''she's'' explaining it.
** Susan tries to apologise...and ends up ripping the back of his coat. He furiously orders her to go away...and accidentally rips the [[ComedicUnderwearExposure back of her dress off]]. His attempts to cover it with his hat just baffles Susan even further. Then she finally goes OhCrap when she discovers it. And makes David walk right behind her to cover it up.
** They go over to Mr Peabody's house and Susan decides to throw pebbles at the window to wake him up. There's no sound from inside, so she gets a rock, and hits Peabody right in the face as he opens the window.
--> '''David:''' "I want to run and yet somehow I can't move."
** The two find Baby and George on the other side of a stream. Susan suggest they just wade across...only to find themselves up to their neck in what is quite clearly a river.
** David and Susan running around the house calling out for George. David asks Susan to stop repeating what he says, as it sounds like an echo. So whenever David calls out for George, Susan says "nice, George" instead.
17th Sep '16 6:48:00 AM fearlessnikki
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* EsotericHappyEnding: David loses his fiance (though they weren't marrying for love anyway), and his dinosaur skeleton (whether it's irreparable is unclear). However, he gets Susan, who he is at least very fond of at this point, and his museum does get the funding it requires.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is the dress-ripping scene an early indication of David's attraction to Susan? After all, she's embarrassed him several times so why should he not want her to be publicly humiliated? Instead, he tries to cover her up and walk out of a potential meeting with Mr Peabody just to spare her the embarrassment.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
** The confusion in the restaurant. Susan accidentally picks up the psychiatrist's wife's purse and has
David loses watch it while she finds her own. The psychiatrist thinks that David is trying to steal it, resulting in Susan trying to explain the situation.
--> '''David:''' It never will be clear, as long as ''she's'' explaining it.
** Susan tries to apologise...and ends up ripping the back of
his fiance (though coat. He furiously orders her to go away...and accidentally rips the [[ComedicUnderwearExposure back of her dress off]]. His attempts to cover it with his hat just baffles Susan even further. Then she finally goes OhCrap when she discovers it. And makes David walk right behind her to cover it up.
** They go over to Mr Peabody's house and Susan decides to throw pebbles at the window to wake him up. There's no sound from inside, so she gets a rock, and hits Peabody right in the face as he opens the window.
--> '''David:''' "I want to run and yet somehow I can't move."
** The two find Baby and George on the other side of a stream. Susan suggest
they weren't marrying just wade across...only to find themselves up to their neck in what is quite clearly a river.
** David and Susan running around the house calling out
for love anyway), George. David asks Susan to stop repeating what he says, as it sounds like an echo. So whenever David calls out for George, Susan says "nice, George" instead.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Susan makes up a story about David being a game hunter from Africa. Ten years later, Katherine Hepburn stars in ''Film/TheAfricanQueen''
and his dinosaur skeleton (whether it's irreparable is unclear). However, he gets Susan, who he an Oscar nomination for it.
** The second act of the movie has Susan bringing David to dinner against her aunt's wishes. Fast forward to ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'' where Katherine Hepburn
is at least very fond on the other end of at that argument.
* SheReallyCanAct: A variation. Katherine Hepburn is remembered as one of the best dramatic actresses of the Golden Age of Hollywood. In
this point, film, where she radically goes against type, she showed that she could be a talented comedian as well.
* SignatureScene: David jumping into the air while wearing Susan's robe
and saying "I just went ''gay'' all of a sudden" - which is thought to be one of the first times the word was used to mean homosexuality.
* UnbuiltTrope: Susan Vance is recognised as one of the earliest examples of a ManicPixieDreamGirl. Except David doesn't ''want'' her in
his museum does get the funding life and she doesn't so much improve it requires. as yank him bodily into her own.


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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Through DoubleVision, a leopard with a wrangler on set, some fearless courage from Katherine Hepburn and a few camera tricks, there's never any doubt that Baby is in the scene with the rest of the cast. And this is a movie from 1938.
21st Apr '16 2:06:11 PM Geoduck
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* [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]]: "I just went ''GAY'' all of a sudden!"
** Also worth mentioning: "Ohhh, you've torn your coat."
** Susan imitating a speaking clock over the phone to annoy David as he talks to his fiance. A house guest arrives, checks his watch, and corrects her as she's doing it.
** When David discovers the dinosaur bone is missing and immediately asks Susan what she did with it:
-->'''Susan:''' "What would I do with a bone?"
-->'''David:''' "I wouldn't dare give a reason for anything you would do!"
** At the very end, when David finally collapses under the strain, Susan catches him and comments with mild interest: "David, you fainted."
19th Aug '15 4:03:23 PM BobTanaka
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** At the very end, when David finally collapses under the strain, Susan catches him and comments with mild interest: "David, you fainted."
19th Aug '15 3:08:43 PM BobTanaka
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** When David discovers the dinosaur bone is missing and immediately asks Susan what she did with it:
-->'''Susan:''' "What would I do with a bone?"
-->'''David:''' "I wouldn't dare give a reason for anything you would do!"
23rd May '14 4:40:33 AM GothicProphet
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23rd Apr '13 8:54:00 PM JIKTV
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: "I just went ''GAY'' all of a sudden!"

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]]: "I just went ''GAY'' all of a sudden!"
7th Apr '13 7:55:42 AM Austin
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* HilarityEnsues
7th Feb '13 11:18:14 PM PaulA
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* VindicatedByHistory: The film was a flop in its first release, to the point where Katharine Hepburn had to buy out her contract to RKO and Howard Hawks was fired from ''GungaDin''. Nowadays, it's regarded as a classic.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The film was a flop in its first release, to the point where Katharine Hepburn had to buy out her contract to RKO and Howard Hawks was fired from ''GungaDin''.''Film/GungaDin''. Nowadays, it's regarded as a classic.
9th Oct '12 5:48:37 AM elanW
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* EsotericHappyEnding

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* EsotericHappyEndingEsotericHappyEnding: David loses his fiance (though they weren't marrying for love anyway), and his dinosaur skeleton (whether it's irreparable is unclear). However, he gets Susan, who he is at least very fond of at this point, and his museum does get the funding it requires.
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