History YMMV / Election

18th Mar '18 3:18:34 PM DevinMeenan
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* MemeticMutation: Many have jokingly compared Tracy to [[HillaryClinton]].

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* MemeticMutation: Many have jokingly compared Tracy to [[HillaryClinton]].[[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton Hillary Clinton]].
18th Mar '18 3:18:01 PM DevinMeenan
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* MemeticMutation: Many have jokingly compared Tracy to [[HillaryClinton]].
4th Mar '18 5:05:46 PM falcon2484
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Nicholas D'Agosto played Larry Fouch, the kid who initially tallies the Student Council votes and who [[spoiler: spits at McAllister's car in the epilogue]]. He'd go on to have a prominent role in Showtime's series ''Series/MastersOfSex''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Nicholas D'Agosto played Larry Fouch, the kid who initially tallies the Student Council votes and who [[spoiler: spits at McAllister's [=McAllister's=] car in the epilogue]]. He'd go on to have a prominent role in Showtime's series ''Series/MastersOfSex''.
4th Mar '18 5:03:56 PM falcon2484
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*** The source of Roy's perturbation is that the little girl seems (to him, at least) to be a know-it-all who has her hand raised enthusiastically at ''his'' question about igneous vs. sedimentary rocks, which [[CallBack mirrors Tracy's enthusiasm about answering his "morals vs. ethics" question in an earlier classroom scene]]. Perhaps it isn't that Roy has a problem generally with women and girls, just ones who remind him of Tracy Flick.

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*** The Or maybe the source of Roy's perturbation is that the little girl seems (to him, at least) to be a know-it-all who has her hand raised enthusiastically at ''his'' question about igneous vs. sedimentary rocks, which [[CallBack mirrors Tracy's enthusiasm about answering his "morals vs. ethics" question in an earlier classroom scene]]. Perhaps it isn't that Roy has a problem generally with women and girls, just ones who remind him of Tracy Flick.
4th Mar '18 5:03:06 PM falcon2484
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*** The source of Roy's perturbation is that the little girl seems to be a know-it-all who has her hand raised enthusiastically at ''his'' question about igneous vs. sedimentary rocks, reminding him of Tracy's enthusiasm about answering his "morals vs. ethics" question in an earlier classroom scene. Perhaps it isn't that Roy has a problem generally with women and girls, just ones who remind him of Tracy Flick.

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*** The source of Roy's perturbation is that the little girl seems (to him, at least) to be a know-it-all who has her hand raised enthusiastically at ''his'' question about igneous vs. sedimentary rocks, reminding him of which [[CallBack mirrors Tracy's enthusiasm about answering his "morals vs. ethics" question in an earlier classroom scene.scene]]. Perhaps it isn't that Roy has a problem generally with women and girls, just ones who remind him of Tracy Flick.
4th Mar '18 4:55:40 PM falcon2484
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*** The source of Roy's perturbation is that the little girl seems to be a know-it-all who has her hand raised enthusiastically at ''his'' question about igneous vs. sedimentary rocks, reminding him of Tracy's enthusiasm about answering his "morals vs. ethics" question in an earlier classroom scene. Perhaps it isn't that Roy has a problem generally with women and girls, just ones who remind him of Tracy Flick.
6th Jan '18 12:28:18 AM Orbiting
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* HilariousInHindsight: During the 2016 US Presidential election, many political and pop culture writers [[https://film.avclub.com/alexander-payne-s-election-has-some-disturbing-new-reso-1798254695 noted]] that the film could easily be read as a RomanAClef of the real-life events of that election, despite having been written almost twenty years prior and largely based on the ''1992'' election. To wit...
** Tracy Flick can be read as a stand-in for UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton, as an overachieving, blonde-haired female candidate who is both the most obviously qualified for the job and seems to be running [[ItsAllAboutMe more for her own sake]] than that of the school -- reflecting the most widely-cited strengths and weaknesses of Clinton's campaign to an almost uncanny degree. Tracy's campaign slogan of "you won't just be voting for me, you'll be voting for yourself" even carries many of the same sentiments of Clinton's more concise "I'm With Her". When Reese Witherspoon was asked if she'd ever play Clinton in a movie, she [[http://variety.com/2015/film/news/reese-witherspoon-hillary-clinton-tracy-flick-produced-by-1201508768/ replied]] that she already had -- in ''Election''.
** Elements of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, meanwhile, can be read into both Paul and Tammy Metzler. Paul is a comically unprepared candidate who trades on his glories as a football hero to win over the crowd (much as Trump used his past as a celebrity business mogul), while Tammy is a bomb-throwing outsider whose campaign is built entirely around outrageous, attention-grabbing statements meant to express her and her classmates' disillusionment with the entire system.
** And finally, Mr. [=McAllister=] can [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment debatably]] be seen as a stand-in for [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin. He rigs the election out of pure spite for Tracy, switching two votes from her to Paul. Putin's government, meanwhile, has been accused of meddling in the 2016 election in favor of Trump, with alleged acts ranging from spreading propaganda to going so far as to hack into voting machines in key swing states.]]
14th Nov '17 3:26:21 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Elements of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, meanwhile, can be read into both Paul and Tammy Metzler. Paul is a comically unprepared candidate who trades on his glories as a football hero to win over the crowd, while Tammy is an outsider whose campaign is built entirely around outrageous statements meant to express her and her classmates' disillusionment with the entire system.

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** Elements of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, meanwhile, can be read into both Paul and Tammy Metzler. Paul is a comically unprepared candidate who trades on his glories as a football hero to win over the crowd, crowd (much as Trump used his past as a celebrity business mogul), while Tammy is an a bomb-throwing outsider whose campaign is built entirely around outrageous outrageous, attention-grabbing statements meant to express her and her classmates' disillusionment with the entire system.
2nd Nov '17 1:25:26 AM LaughingGiraffe
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** At the end of the film, [=McAllister=] takes a dislike to a ''prepubescent girl'' visiting the museum because she asks a lot of questions. It's hard to come up with a justification for that beyond "this man has some massive damage, particularly around girls and women, and probably shouldn't be working with children of any age".
2nd Nov '17 12:26:04 AM LaughingGiraffe
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** Mr [=McAllister=] sees Dave as a harmless ManChild despite the fact he had sex with an underage student of his. Which as a married man with a child he should have known better than that. In Tracy's flashback to how her affair with him started he definitely seemed to be singling her out and knowing which buttons to push. His insistence that they were in love could be more about justifying it to himself then anything else or even getting out of jail time by pretending to be the harmless ManChild Mr [=McAllister=] thinks he is, who did something stupid rather than a predator who knew what he was doing was illegal and wrong but did it anyway.

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** Mr [=McAllister=] sees Dave as a harmless ManChild despite the fact he had sex with an underage student of his. Which as a married man In addition to Dave being married, having sex with a child he should have known better than that.student is a ''huge'' professional and ethical breach even when the student is of age, due to the power differential. In Tracy's flashback to how her affair with him started he definitely seemed to be singling her out and knowing which buttons to push. His insistence that they were in love could be more about justifying it to himself then anything else or even getting out of jail time by pretending to be the harmless ManChild Mr [=McAllister=] thinks he is, who did something stupid rather than a predator who knew what he was doing was illegal and wrong but did it anyway. If he ''is'' so dimwitted that he doesn't know why he shouldn't have a relationship with one of his own students, he definitely shouldn't be a teacher.
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