History YMMV / Elf

9th Mar '18 9:04:41 AM KizunaTallis
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** Creator/PeterDinklage's scene was mentioned in a lot in critic reviews as being the most memorable sequence of the film. Even non-fans consider agree that his scene is great.

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** Creator/PeterDinklage's scene was mentioned in a lot in critic of critics' reviews as being the most memorable sequence of the film. Even non-fans consider agree that his scene is great.


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** Creator/PeterDinklage would go on to become much better known as [[Series/GameOfThrones Tyrion Lannister]].
29th Dec '17 1:44:48 AM MrMediaGuy2
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* IAmNotShazam: The main character is named Buddy, not Elf.
27th Dec '17 8:20:26 PM shawn_allen
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** This is shown best in the scene where Buddy is asking Miles if he's one of Santa's elves. Every question sounds like an insult but Buddy is really wanting to know if Miles is from the Noth Pole.
23rd Dec '17 12:23:07 PM ironballs16
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** "You sit on a throne of lies."

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** "You sit on a throne of lies.''lies''."
7th Dec '17 5:34:51 PM NWolfman
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* AngstWhatAngst: How does Walter's wife react to finding out he has an illegitimate child from a previous relationship, which he himself never knew about? You'd probably expect her to be angry or at least concerned, but she's downright delighted. This is amended in the animated version, where she suspiciously asks "You have another son, Walter?".
** Roger Ebert put it best:

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* AngstWhatAngst: How does Walter's wife react to finding out he has an illegitimate child from a previous relationship, which he himself never knew about? You'd probably expect her to be angry or at least concerned, but she's downright delighted. This delighted (this is amended in the animated version, where she suspiciously asks "You have another son, Walter?".
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version). Roger Ebert put it best:
30th Nov '17 10:46:22 PM easytorememberhandle
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** Roger Ebert put it best:
-->''Mary Steenburgen proves she is the only actress in America who could welcome her husband's [[ARareSentence out-of-wedlock elf]] into her family and make us believe she means it.''
2nd Mar '17 10:22:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Jodi's (African-American) boss taking over at the MallSanta on short notice is PlayedForLaughs, but is otherwise a non-issue. Thirteen years later, Mall of America's announcement that it's Santa would be played by a Black man received a nation-wide racist backlash.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Jodi's (African-American) boss taking over at the MallSanta on short notice is PlayedForLaughs, but is otherwise a non-issue. Thirteen years later, Mall of America's announcement that it's its Santa would be played by a Black black man received a nation-wide racist backlash.
25th Feb '17 11:35:14 PM NWolfman
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* AngstWhatAngst: How does Walter's wife react to finding out he has an illegitimate child from a previous relationship, which he himself never knew about? You'd probably expect her to be angry or at least concerned, but she's downright delighted.
** In the animated version, she ''does'' suspiciously ask, "You have another son, Walter?".

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* AngstWhatAngst: How does Walter's wife react to finding out he has an illegitimate child from a previous relationship, which he himself never knew about? You'd probably expect her to be angry or at least concerned, but she's downright delighted.
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delighted. This is amended in the animated version, where she ''does'' suspiciously ask, asks "You have another son, Walter?".
13th Feb '17 6:43:18 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwesomeMusic: There's a quite few of these in the animated version.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: There's a quite few of these in the animated version.
8th Feb '17 3:17:35 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* HeartwarmingMoments: Walter finally singing along to "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," which powers the sleigh.
** Buddy names his daughter after his deceased biological mother.
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