History YMMV / Holes

11th Jul '16 6:47:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* EarWorm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHcX6fBIrSo Dig it, oh-oh-ooh, dig it!]]

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* EarWorm: EarWorm:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHcX6fBIrSo Dig it, oh-oh-ooh, dig it!]]



* JerkassWoobie: The Warden, if only because of her harsh childhood under her aforementioned grandfather's thumb making her a cynical and bitter woman.

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The Warden, if only because of her harsh childhood under her aforementioned grandfather's thumb making her a cynical and bitter woman.



* MoralEventHorizon: When Stanley and Zero come back to camp Green Lake, The Warden, Mr. Pendanski, and Mr. Sir show a complete lack of concern when [[spoiler:the boys are covered with yellow-spotted lizards]]. What makes this a tragic example for The Warden? See JerkassWoobie and UnintentionallySympathetic for how she became the uncaring jerk she is in the present day.

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* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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When Stanley and Zero come back to camp Green Lake, The Warden, Mr. Pendanski, and Mr. Sir show a complete lack of concern when [[spoiler:the boys are covered with yellow-spotted lizards]]. What makes this a tragic example for The Warden? See JerkassWoobie and UnintentionallySympathetic for how she became the uncaring jerk she is in the present day.
5th Jul '16 9:50:20 AM axle-k89
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* NamesTheSame: All the sons in the Yelnats family are called Stanley because it's Yelnats backwards. During the courtroom scene when the judge tells Stanley Yelnats to stand up, Stanley does, and so do his father and grandfather, because they're both called Stanley (Stanley's grandfather is Stanley II and his father is Stanley III).
26th Apr '16 2:03:43 AM axle-k89
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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it. At the end, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, Armpit asks this favour). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his father is a DisappearedDad who [[ParentalAbandonment left them]].

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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that [[DisproportionateRetribution he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it. At it]]. This is AdaptedOut of the end, film, but at the end of the book, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, Armpit it's Armpit, not Squid, asks this favour). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his father is a DisappearedDad who [[ParentalAbandonment left them]].
26th Apr '16 2:02:12 AM axle-k89
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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it. At the end, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, Armpit asks this favour). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his dad [[ParentalAbandonment left them]].

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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it. At the end, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, Armpit asks this favour). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his dad father is a DisappearedDad who [[ParentalAbandonment left them]].
26th Apr '16 2:01:31 AM axle-k89
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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it. At the end, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, Armpit asks this favour). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his dad [[ParentalAbadonment left]].

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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it. At the end, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, Armpit asks this favour). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his dad [[ParentalAbadonment left]].[[ParentalAbandonment left them]].
26th Apr '16 2:00:59 AM axle-k89
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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it. At the end, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, Armpit asks this favour). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his dad [[ParentalAbadonment left]].
7th Dec '15 5:16:51 PM missmoon
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* GrowingTheBeard[=/=]HeReallyCanAct: The movie could be considered the start of this for ShiaLabeouf, who was still known primarily for his role on ''Series/EvenStevens'' before it came out.

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* GrowingTheBeard[=/=]HeReallyCanAct: The movie could be considered the start of this for ShiaLabeouf, Shia [=LaBeouf=], who was still known primarily for his role on ''Series/EvenStevens'' before it came out.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: The Warden in some ways, despite being the BigBad in the story [[spoiler:and actually allowing Stanley and Zero to (hopefully) be killed in a pit full of poisionous lizards]], her life was constantly nothing but a wild goose chase thanks to her [[AbusiveParents greed-obsessed grandfather]]. In the film adaptation you can see the loss and anguish on her face when [[spoiler:she's denied of the treasure her family has been looking for a hundred years]].

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: The Warden in some ways, despite being the BigBad in the story [[spoiler:and actually allowing Stanley and Zero to (hopefully) be killed in a pit full of poisionous poisonous lizards]], her life was constantly nothing but a wild goose chase thanks to her [[AbusiveParents greed-obsessed grandfather]]. In the film adaptation you can see the loss and anguish on her face when [[spoiler:she's denied of the treasure her family has been looking for a hundred years]].
16th Oct '15 12:35:54 PM Scraggle
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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler: Charles "Trout" Walker]] was the adult version of a JerkJock in Green Lake; sleazy, amoral, jerkish, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and absolutely no hygienic sense]]. He crossed the line into Monster-dom when he responded to Kate Barlow rejecting him for the black onion seller Sam by [[spoiler: burning down the school Kate taught at and organizing a lynching party against Sam]]. He also [[AndYourLittleDogToo killed Sam's donkey, Mary Lou]], [[ForTheEvulz just because]]. Twenty years later, he was not the least bit repentant, and he went batshit insane trying to find Kate Barlow's hidden treasure, working his family, children, and grandchildren to the bone. The narration even implies that ''God Himself'' punished the town of Green Lake for going along with [[spoiler: Trout's lynching party]] by [[LaserGuidedKarma creating a century-long drought that destroyed the once-prosperous town]].
31st Jul '15 9:21:45 PM NWolfman
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* NarmCharm: "Dig It." In any other case, a movie based on a book like ''Holes'' with a rap number over the credits would be reek of being TotallyRadical, but the boys are musically inclined enough to make it work.
31st Jul '15 8:51:52 PM NWolfman
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* AwesomeMusic: Fiction Plane's "If Only," which takes one of the many, many plot points that made the book so memorable and turns it into a gorgeous ballad.
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