History YMMV / OfficeSpace

15th Sep '17 10:24:48 AM azul120
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: You know that plan to rip off the company with endless micro-transitions? Aside from being an homage to ''Film/SupermanIII'', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17370_7-completely-unrealistic-movie-plots-that-came-true.html someone tried that themselves]]. It's common enough that it's got a name. Check out [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salami_slicing Salami slicing]] on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]]. It's even funnier than that when you consider this quote by Michael Bolton: "And a bunch of hackers in the 70s tried it as well. One of them got busted."


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** You know that plan to rip off the company with endless micro-transitions? Aside from being an homage to ''Film/SupermanIII'', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17370_7-completely-unrealistic-movie-plots-that-came-true.html someone tried that themselves]]. It's common enough that it's got a name. Check out [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salami_slicing Salami slicing]] on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]]. It's even funnier than that when you consider this quote by Michael Bolton: "And a bunch of hackers in the 70s tried it as well. One of them got busted."
18th Jul '17 11:41:56 AM KizunaTallis
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* Tearjerker: Funny as the movie is, it's essentially kicked off because Peter was traumatized seeing a man die of a heart-attack in front of him, and what snaps him out of it is his two closest friends getting undeservedly fired.
* ValuesDissonance: Due to high unemployment rates in recent years, Peter's constant whining about how much he hates his job has made him look pretty unsympathetic to some people. This is even lampshaded by Samir, when Peter asks "What if we're still doing this when we're 50?" and Samir says "It would be nice to have that kind of job security." That being said...

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* Tearjerker: {{Tearjerker}}: Funny as the movie is, it's essentially kicked off because Peter was traumatized at seeing a man die of a heart-attack heart attack in front of him, and what snaps him out of it is his two closest friends getting undeservedly fired.
* ValuesDissonance: Due to the economic recession of 2008 and the shaky recovery since (marked by high unemployment rates and difficulty many have had in recent years, finding sustainable employment), Peter's constant whining about how much he hates his job has made him look pretty unsympathetic to some people. This is even lampshaded by Samir, when Peter asks "What if we're still doing this when we're 50?" and Samir says "It would be nice to have that kind of job security." That being said...
3rd May '17 12:08:13 PM dangerdan97
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* FridgeBrilliance: Milton's ramblings about his stapler are actually ''accurate.'' The Swingline brand stapler is a far more reliable model than the cheaper, flimsier Bostedge brand. Also counts as FridgeHorror when you realize that you've been working a white collar office job long enough to appreciate that... The cake scene also makes sense in regards of Milton once you realize [[spoiler:that Milton has ceased being an actual employee long before that point.]]

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* FridgeBrilliance: Milton's ramblings about his stapler are actually ''accurate.'' The Swingline brand stapler is a far more reliable model than the cheaper, flimsier Bostedge Boston brand. Also counts as FridgeHorror when you realize that you've been working a white collar office job long enough to appreciate that... The cake scene also makes sense in regards of Milton once you realize [[spoiler:that Milton has ceased being an actual employee long before that point.]]
3rd May '17 12:07:04 PM dangerdan97
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* CultClassic: For almost anyone who has ever worked at a white collar office job. Hell, anyone who has ever had a job in a professional career field, blue or white collar, can in some way identify with the numerous annoyances the main characters are forced to put up with at Initech. Or anyone who has any idea what a job in a professional workplace might be like.

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* CultClassic: For almost anyone who has ever worked at a white collar office job. Hell, anyone who has ever had a job in a professional career field, blue or white collar, can in some way identify with the numerous annoyances the main characters are forced to put up with at Initech.Initech and Tchotchkes'. Or anyone who has any idea what a job in a professional workplace might be like.
17th Mar '17 4:44:31 PM SPBurke
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* Tearjerker: Funny as the movie is, it's essentially kicked off because Peter was traumatized seeing a man die of a heart-attack in front of him, and what snaps him out of it is his two closest friends getting undeservedly fired.
8th Mar '17 2:11:25 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: An in-universe EarWorm: "Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. JUST a mo-MENT..."
6th Feb '17 4:21:25 AM JamesAustin
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* ValuesResonance: Bureaucratic crap like the TPS report cover sheets and mission statements and timesheets, getting hounded by multiple bosses for trivial things, passive-aggressive faux-polite supervisors, and having to pull weekend shifts because the company has started laying off other workers (even good coders like Samir and Michael) can be pretty damn annoying.

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* ValuesResonance: Bureaucratic crap like the TPS report cover sheets and mission statements and timesheets, getting hounded by multiple bosses for trivial things, passive-aggressive faux-polite supervisors, and having to pull weekend shifts because the company has started laying off other workers (even good coders like Samir and Michael) are things that still happen today and can be pretty damn annoying.
6th Feb '17 4:14:01 AM JamesAustin
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: While Lumbergh is clearly a dick, most of his behavior is designed to help the company (with the exception of his treatment of Milton). He clearly shows up to work on the weekend when everyone else has to and most of his annoying commands are basic details of Peter's job. Meanwhile, Peter does literally the bare minimum he can and then decides to rob the company because they dare to expect him to do work for his paycheck (and convinces his friends to help based on their oncoming layoffs) which leads to near imprisonment for his friends.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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While Lumbergh is clearly a dick, most of his behavior is designed to help the company (with the exception of his treatment of Milton). He clearly shows up to work on the weekend when everyone else has to and most of his annoying commands are basic details of Peter's job. Meanwhile, Peter does literally the bare minimum he can and then decides to rob the company because they dare to expect him to do work for his paycheck (and convinces his friends to help based on their oncoming layoffs) which leads to near imprisonment for his friends.



* TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn: [[FountainOfMemes Several turns of phrase]] from the film have [[MemeticMutation become fairly commonplace]] in RealLife,e.g. "TPS Report", "pieces of flair", "[[{{Garfield}} a case of the Mondays]]", "Did you get that memo?" etc. Not to mention MichaelBolton being described as a "no-talent ass-clown".
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster montage has the song itself to match.

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* TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn: [[FountainOfMemes Several turns of phrase]] from the film have [[MemeticMutation become fairly commonplace]] in RealLife,e.g. "TPS Report", "pieces of flair", "[[{{Garfield}} a case of the Mondays]]", "Did you get that memo?" etc. Not to mention MichaelBolton being described as a "no-talent ass-clown".
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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The DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster montage has the song itself to match.



* CultClassic: For almost anyone who has ever worked at a white collar office job.
** Hell, anyone who has ever had a job in a professional career field, blue or white collar, can in some way identify with the numerous annoyances the main characters are forced to put up with at Initech.
*** Or anyone who has any idea what a job in a professional workplace might be like.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Despite only appearing in a few scenes, Peter's neighbor Lawrence has become one character from the film that almost everybody remembers (largely due to his hilariously stone-faced delivery of the line "Two chicks at the same time.")
** Or his matter-of-fact refusal of Peter's offer to come over. "No thanks, man. Don't want you fuckin' up my life too."

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* TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn: [[FountainOfMemes Several turns of phrase]] from the film have [[MemeticMutation become fairly commonplace]] in RealLife,e.g. "TPS Report", "pieces of flair", "[[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} a case of the Mondays]]", "Did you get that memo?" etc. Not to mention Music/MichaelBolton being described as a "no-talent ass-clown".
* CultClassic: For almost anyone who has ever worked at a white collar office job.
**
job. Hell, anyone who has ever had a job in a professional career field, blue or white collar, can in some way identify with the numerous annoyances the main characters are forced to put up with at Initech.
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Initech. Or anyone who has any idea what a job in a professional workplace might be like.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
**
Despite only appearing in a few scenes, Peter's neighbor Lawrence has become one character from the film that almost everybody remembers (largely remembers, largely due to his hilariously stone-faced delivery of the line "Two chicks at the same time.")
** Or
time," or his matter-of-fact refusal of Peter's offer to come over. "No thanks, man. Don't want you fuckin' up my life too."



* FridgeBrilliance: Milton's ramblings about his stapler are actually ''accurate.'' The Swingline brand stapler is a far more reliable model than the cheaper, flimsier Bostedge brand. Also counts as FridgeHorror when you realize that you've been working a white collar office job long enough to appreciate that...
** The cake scene also makes sense once you realize [[spoiler:that Milton has ceased being an actual employee long before that point.]]

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* FridgeBrilliance: Milton's ramblings about his stapler are actually ''accurate.'' The Swingline brand stapler is a far more reliable model than the cheaper, flimsier Bostedge brand. Also counts as FridgeHorror when you realize that you've been working a white collar office job long enough to appreciate that...
**
that... The cake scene also makes sense in regards of Milton once you realize [[spoiler:that Milton has ceased being an actual employee long before that point.]]



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: You know that plan to rip off the company with endless micro-transitions? Aside from being an homage to ''Film/SupermanIII'', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17370_7-completely-unrealistic-movie-plots-that-came-true.html someone tried that themselves]].
** It's even funnier than that when you consider this quote by Michael Bolton: "And a bunch of hackers in the 70s tried it as well. One of them got busted."
*** It's common enough that it's got a name. Check out [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salami_slicing Salami Slicing]] on TheOtherWiki.
** This one may depend on the viewer. This movie features Ron Livingston as a guy who is treated like crap by his boss. Thirteen years later, Livingston plays a Lumbergh-like boss in ''Film/TheOddLifeOfTimothyGreen'' (who treats his employees like crap, makes fun of the title character for not being a good soccer player and even steals patents from his employees). In fact, this character may actually be worse than Lumbergh.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: You know that plan to rip off the company with endless micro-transitions? Aside from being an homage to ''Film/SupermanIII'', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17370_7-completely-unrealistic-movie-plots-that-came-true.html someone tried that themselves]].
** It's even funnier than that when you consider this quote by Michael Bolton: "And a bunch of hackers in the 70s tried it as well. One of them got busted."
***
themselves]]. It's common enough that it's got a name. Check out [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salami_slicing Salami Slicing]] slicing]] on TheOtherWiki.
** This one may depend on the viewer. This movie features Ron Livingston as a guy who is treated like crap by his boss. Thirteen years later, Livingston plays a Lumbergh-like boss in ''Film/TheOddLifeOfTimothyGreen'' (who treats his employees like crap, makes fun of the title character for not being a good soccer player and
[[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]]. It's even steals patents from his employees). In fact, funnier than that when you consider this character may actually be worse than Lumbergh.quote by Michael Bolton: "And a bunch of hackers in the 70s tried it as well. One of them got busted."



* HilariousInHindsight: In one scene, Peter tries to shut down his [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] quickly. It shows an MS-DOS-like command line, which Macs in 1999 did not have until a couple of years later with the release of the UsefulNotes/{{Unix}}-based Mac OS X.
** This was actually intentional on the part of Mike Judge. In the way that character traits are combined into a single person to make an "everyman", elements of Windows and MacOS were combined to make a "generic" computer that anyone could relate to, whether they used Windows or Mac.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In one scene, Peter tries to shut down his [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] quickly. It shows an MS-DOS-like command line, which Macs in 1999 did not have until a couple of years later with the release of the UsefulNotes/{{Unix}}-based Mac OS X.
**
X. This was actually intentional on the part of Mike Judge. In the way that character traits are combined into a single person to make an "everyman", elements of Windows and MacOS UsefulNotes/MacOS were combined to make a "generic" computer that anyone could relate to, whether they used Windows or Mac.Mac.
** This movie features Ron Livingston as a guy who is treated like crap by his boss. Thirteen years later, Livingston plays a Lumbergh-like boss in ''Film/TheOddLifeOfTimothyGreen'' who treats his employees like crap (makes fun of the title character for not being a good soccer player and even steals patents from his employees). In fact, this character may actually be worse than Lumbergh.
** Michael Bolton's trashing of his namesake, singer/songwriter Music/MichaelBolton became this after Bolton the singer got a renewed surge of popularity after being featured as a guest vocalist in Music/TheLonelyIsland's song "Jack Sparrow."



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PywI0BOxJpI The printer scene]], arguably the most-known scene to everyone who hasn't watched the film. Parodied by [[WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}} Family Guy]] [[https://youtu.be/PywI0BOxJpI?t=1m27s here]] and [[WebVideo/{{Smosh}} Smosh]] [[https://youtu.be/f_ql-ZBJ8uI?t=2m23s here]]

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PywI0BOxJpI The printer scene]], arguably the most-known scene to everyone who hasn't watched the film. Parodied by [[WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}} Family Guy]] ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[https://youtu.be/PywI0BOxJpI?t=1m27s here]] and [[WebVideo/{{Smosh}} Smosh]] ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}}'' [[https://youtu.be/f_ql-ZBJ8uI?t=2m23s here]]



* [[MostAnnoyingSound Most Annoying]] EarWorm: ''"Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment..."''
* ValuesDissonance: Due to high unemployment rates in recent years, Peter's constant whining about how much he hates his job has made him look pretty unsympathetic to some people. This is even lampshaded by Samir, when Peter asks "What if we're still doing this when we're 50?" and Samir says "It would be nice to have that kind of job security."
** While the above is certainly valid, the film can simultaneously have ValuesResonance for some office workers: bureaucratic crap like the TPS report cover sheets and mission statements and timesheets, getting hounded by multiple bosses for trivial things, passive-aggressive faux-polite supervisors, and having to pull weekend shifts because the company has started laying off other workers (even good coders like Samir and Michael) can be pretty damn annoying.
* TheWoobie: Milton by far.

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* [[MostAnnoyingSound Most Annoying]] EarWorm: MostAnnoyingSound: ''"Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment..."''
* ValuesDissonance: Due to high unemployment rates in recent years, Peter's constant whining about how much he hates his job has made him look pretty unsympathetic to some people. This is even lampshaded by Samir, when Peter asks "What if we're still doing this when we're 50?" and Samir says "It would be nice to have that kind of job security."
** While the above is certainly valid, the film can simultaneously have ValuesResonance for some office workers: bureaucratic
" That being said...
* ValuesResonance: Bureaucratic
crap like the TPS report cover sheets and mission statements and timesheets, getting hounded by multiple bosses for trivial things, passive-aggressive faux-polite supervisors, and having to pull weekend shifts because the company has started laying off other workers (even good coders like Samir and Michael) can be pretty damn annoying.
* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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Milton by far.
17th Jan '17 1:13:42 AM aksnitd
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** The cake scene also makes sense once you realize [[spoiler:that Milton has ceased being an actual employee long before that point.]]



** The cake scene also makes sense once you realize [[spoiler:that Milton has ceased being an actual employee long before that point.]]
17th Jan '17 1:12:19 AM aksnitd
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* FridgeHorror: Peter is bugged over his TPS reports by no less that ''five'' people - Lumbergh, Dom, Michael, Samir, and an unnamed person on the phone. Later on, he mentions he has ''eight'' bosses, all of whom hassle him every time there is a screw up. This means that he was nagged five ''more'' times offscreen over the TPS reports.
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