History YMMV / TheBluesBrothers

16th Oct '17 3:19:40 AM darkknight109
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* EstoricHappyEnding: Jake and Elwood pay the taxes for the orphanage, but they wind up in jail. Also, after they get out the orphanage closes down anyways.

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* EstoricHappyEnding: EsotericHappyEnding: Jake and Elwood pay the taxes for the orphanage, but they wind up in jail. Also, after they get out the orphanage closes down anyways.
16th Oct '17 3:19:15 AM darkknight109
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* FridgeBrilliance: Elwood notably gets several elements of their performance wrong at Bob's Country Bunker (calling "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" a Wilson Pickett song[[note]]Pickett merely covered the song; it was originally written by Solomon Burke[[/note]] and calling the ''Rawhide'' theme "an old Rowdy Yates tune".[[note]]Rowdy Yates was a character on the show, not the songwriter[[/note]] Is this the creators [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer not doing their research?]] Or is it meant to show that Elwood is out of his element at a country bar and is mostly bullshitting his way through the set?
26th Sep '17 11:10:37 PM vexer
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** Given how iconic Belushi was in the role, it's arguable that anyone who tried to fill his shoes would have found themselves facing this trope.

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** Given how iconic Belushi was in the role, it's arguable that anyone who tried to fill his shoes shoes(other then perhaps [[JamesBelushi his brother]] would have found themselves facing this trope.
29th Aug '17 4:16:50 PM WoodyAlien3rd
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In the sequel, it's pretty clear that all the computers in Mr. Pickett's office are unplugged and their screens are just sheets pasted on the monitors. Also, when Queen Mousette turns Elwood, Mac and Cal into zombies, they are obviously digitally colored green instead of having their skin painted over.
26th Aug '17 11:04:00 AM ClintEastwood
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** "The Old Landmark". No wonder everyone in church was dancing to James Brown.

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** "The Old Landmark". No wonder everyone in church was dancing to James Brown.Music/JamesBrown.
26th Aug '17 11:02:32 AM ClintEastwood
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Mentioning ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' is more likely to get some people to think of the film than the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skits it's based on

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Mentioning ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' is more likely to get some people to think of the film than the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skits it's based onon.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Elwood Blues has UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome (which Creator/DanAykroyd himself has claimed to have in interviews). This would explain a lot about his character, including his predilection for sunglasses (allowing him to avoid direct eye contact) and his long, convoluted speeches about Russian politics and blues music in the sequel.
** Some people with AS are particularly under - or over -sensitive to specific sensory input, which might be another reason why Elwood likes to wear sunglasses (he is more sensitive than others to sunlight). Taste hypersensitivity can manifest itself as a marked preference for relatively tasteless food - which would explain the character's predilection for dry white toast.
** Elwood Blues, good man who occasionally gets in the way of the law, but is willing to try so hard to save his orphanage... or destructive psycopath who should spend the rest of his life in jail for reckless behavior, especially regarding his driving through the mall, which no doubt resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damages as well as endangering the lives of everyone in the mall.
*** RuleOfFunny and/or RuleOfCool is the only reason Elwood gets away with the first.
*** Plus, he's on a mission from God. Divine intervention, mofos!
25th Aug '17 3:27:13 AM ClintEastwood
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* GeniusBonus: The Triple Rock Baptist Church has Hungarian roots. You can tell by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Hungary crooked cross on top of the steeple]].



* RetroactiveRecognition: The would-be guitar thief Ray shoots at? Argyle from ''Film/DieHard''.
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Blues Brothers 2000'' is generally considered inferior to the original, mostly because (as described above) John Belushi's shoes were ''very'' hard to fill. It also suffers from a story that takes some unnecessarily weird turns and a weaker script with clunkier humor compared to the original, but it does have some truly great musical numbers, which just might be enough to redeem it for blues fans.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition:
** Creator/PaulReubens is a waiter at the Chez Paul.
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The would-be guitar thief Ray shoots at? Argyle from ''Film/DieHard''.
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Blues Brothers 2000'' is generally considered inferior to the original, mostly because (as described above) John Belushi's Creator/JohnBelushi's shoes were ''very'' hard to fill. It also suffers from a story that takes some unnecessarily weird turns and a weaker script with clunkier humor compared to the original, but it does have some truly great musical numbers, which just might be enough to redeem it for blues fans.
24th Aug '17 5:38:01 PM ClintEastwood
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* EstoricHappyEnding: Jake and Elwood pay the taxes for the orphanage, but they wind up in jail. Also, after they get out the orphanage closes down anyways.
16th Aug '17 11:22:11 AM NWolfman
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** The "fucking Illinois Nazis" wound up being the first American-based neo-Nazis to be officially labeled a terrorist organization by their state in 2017, a result of the afore-mentioned tragedy in Virginia.
13th Aug '17 5:33:58 PM gfclark89
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-->'''Jake:''' I fucking ''hate'' Illinois Nazis. ''[engages the clutch]''

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-->'''Jake:''' I fucking ''hate'' Illinois Nazis. ''[engages the clutch]''



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: One iconic scene has Jake and Elwood heroically running down a group of neo-Nazis with their car. In 2017, several protesters during a massive white supremacy rally in Virginia were mowed down, three of whom were killed, by one supremacist with his car.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: One iconic scene has Jake and Elwood heroically running down a group of neo-Nazis with their car. In 2017, several protesters during a massive white supremacy rally in Virginia were mowed down, three one of whom were was killed, by one supremacist with his car.
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