History YMMV / Elf

16th Jan '17 8:59:54 AM CartoonQueen99
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* AwesomeMusic: There's a few of these in the animated version.

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* AwesomeMusic: There's a quite few of these in the animated version.
14th Jan '17 5:44:50 PM CartoonQueen99
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*AwesomeMusic: There's a few of these in the animated version.



* JerkassWoobie: Jodi's boss at Gimbel's. He's cold and a bit of a stick-in-the-mud, but like everyone else there, he just wants to do his job and get through the holidays, and it's implied he's already on thin ice as it is. You can't blame him for getting fed up with Buddy making things more complicated.

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* JerkassWoobie: Jodi's Jovie's boss at Gimbel's. He's cold and a bit of a stick-in-the-mud, but like everyone else there, he just wants to do his job and get through the holidays, and it's implied he's already on thin ice as it is. You can't blame him for getting fed up with Buddy making things more complicated.
5th Jan '17 2:35:21 PM overman2099
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** While walking in the woods Buddy gets attacked by a raccoon, which is never mentioned again.

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** While walking in the woods Buddy gets attacked by a raccoon, which is never mentioned again. Though, this scene may have intentionally been Buddy's first encounter with culture shock and RealityEnsues and served the purpose of showing that animals and people outside of Santa's North Pole are nowhere near as nice as the talking animals and elves of Santa's place.
24th Dec '16 9:40:42 PM Shedemei
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24th Dec '16 9:39:51 PM Shedemei
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* JerkassWoobie: Jodi's boss at Gimble's. He's cold and a bit of a stick-in-the-mud, but like everyone else there, he just wants to do his job and get through the holidays, and it's implied he's already on thin ice as it is. You can't blame him for getting fed up with Buddy making things more complicated.

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* JerkassWoobie: Jodi's boss at Gimble's.Gimbel's. He's cold and a bit of a stick-in-the-mud, but like everyone else there, he just wants to do his job and get through the holidays, and it's implied he's already on thin ice as it is. You can't blame him for getting fed up with Buddy making things more complicated.



** "Not now Arctic Puffin!"

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** "Not now now, Arctic Puffin!"
23rd Dec '16 4:43:23 PM Nakayama90
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* LoveItOrHateIt: For non-fans, it's a dull, cheesy ClicheStorm and features Will Ferrell at his absolute worst (not counting those who just plain don't like Will Ferrell). For fans, it's a charming homage to nostalgic holiday movies and special, and is one of Will Ferrell's only roles as a genuinely likable character and [[PlayingAgainstType not an obnoxious]] UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist.
23rd Dec '16 4:14:07 PM Nakayama90
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* HarsherInHindsight: 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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* HarsherInHindsight: 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.
23rd Dec '16 6:07:13 AM akaun6899
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Added DiffLines:

** In the animated version, she ''does'' suspiciously ask, "You have another son, Walter?".
16th Dec '16 3:54:14 PM NWolfman
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** Miles Finch. Creator/PeterDinklage is ''really good'' at playing a character who's a total asshole.
* HarsherInHindsight: 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.



* LoveItOrHateIt: Many people strongly dislike this movie and feel it features Will Ferrell at his worst, on the grounds that the movie is dull, cliched, and unappealing. Others, on the other hand, argue that this is actually Ferrell's best movie because for once, [[PlayingAgainstType he plays against type by portraying a likeable, sympathetic character with depth, as opposed to a one-dimensional sketch show type of character]], plus it's a Christmas movie that pays homage to nostalgia holiday movies and specials.
* MemeticMutation: "'''SANTAAAAA!!!!''' OH MY GOD!! I know him! I know him!"

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** Amy Sederis's character is introduced talking to her friend on the phone about declawing cats. Eleven years later, she would play a cat on ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''.
* JerkassWoobie: Jodi's boss at Gimble's. He's cold and a bit of a stick-in-the-mud, but like everyone else there, he just wants to do his job and get through the holidays, and it's implied he's already on thin ice as it is. You can't blame him for getting fed up with Buddy making things more complicated.
* LoveItOrHateIt: Many people strongly dislike this movie For non-fans, it's a dull, cheesy ClicheStorm and feel it features Will Ferrell at his worst, on the grounds that the movie is dull, cliched, absolute worst (not counting those who just plain don't like Will Ferrell). For fans, it's a charming homage to nostalgic holiday movies and unappealing. Others, on the other hand, argue that this special, and is actually one of Will Ferrell's best movie because for once, only roles as a genuinely likable character and [[PlayingAgainstType he plays against type by portraying a likeable, sympathetic character with depth, as opposed to a one-dimensional sketch show type of character]], plus it's a Christmas movie that pays homage to nostalgia holiday movies and specials.
not an obnoxious]] UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist.
* MemeticMutation: All together now: "'''SANTAAAAA!!!!''' OH MY GOD!! I know him! I know him!"



* {{Narm}}: Zooey Deschanel's acting. You can tell that she's ''trying'', but she just sounds bored every time she speaks. Ditto for her singing.

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* {{Narm}}: Zooey Deschanel's acting. You can tell that she's ''trying'', performance. She's clearly going for antisocial, but she just sounds bored every time she speaks. Ditto for her singing.comes off as bored.



** Creator/PeterDinklage's scene was mentioned in a lot in critic reviews as being the most memorable sequence of the film.

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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.
1st Nov '16 5:21:53 AM Franklansburg
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** Break-dancing in the mailroom.

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** Break-dancing in the mailroom.mailroom to the Tag Team song "Whoomp! (There It Is)".
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