History YMMV / TheCatInTheHat

8th Jan '17 11:36:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* EpilepticTrees: Some people have tried to ascribe [[FreudWasRight Freudian]] motivations to everything that happens in the story.

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* EpilepticTrees: Some people have tried to ascribe [[FreudWasRight Freudian]] Freudian motivations to everything that happens in the story.
5th Dec '16 11:11:08 AM Mario1995
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* {{Misblamed}}: Between his WagTheDirector antics on previous films, and credited screenwriters Alec Berg, Dave Mandel and Jeff Schaffer (who did the uncredited re-writes for The Grinch) being responsible for the well-received ''Film/EuroTrip'' just a few months later, Mike Myers was widely accused of rewriting the screenplay and at the very least having added all the smutty humor, if not outright destroying what had once been a good adaptation. In reality though, Myers' contribution extended to no more than the occasional ad-lib on the set. That said, Berg, Mandel and Schaffer's screenplay apparently ''was'' put through the rewrite process, just not by Myers.

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* {{Misblamed}}: Between his WagTheDirector antics on previous films, and credited screenwriters Alec Berg, Dave Mandel and Jeff Schaffer (who did the uncredited re-writes for The Grinch) being responsible for the well-received ''Film/EuroTrip'' just a few months later, Mike Myers was widely accused of rewriting the screenplay and at the very least having added all the smutty humor, if not outright destroying what had once been a good adaptation. In reality though, Myers' contribution extended to no more than the occasional ad-lib on the set. That said, Berg, Mandel and Schaffer's screenplay apparently ''was'' put through the rewrite process, allegedly by studio executives, just not by Myers.
3rd Dec '16 3:10:23 PM Mario1995
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* HypeBacklash: Many had hopes that ''The Cat in The Hat'' would be an improvement from 2000's ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', which had some of the same production staff. It ended up looking ''even worse'', to the point where audiences viewed Creator/JimCarrey[='=]s performance in the latter as if it was Oscar-worthy.


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* NeverLiveItDown: This movie will forever be remembered as the textbook example on how ''not'' to do a family-centered film. It's also going to be remembered for permanently damaging the reputation of one of Dr. Seuss' most beloved and recognizable icons, even more so than what happened to the Grinch.
1st Dec '16 8:37:31 PM Lymantria
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* WeirdAlEffect: Did you know that both characters portrayed by the Cat in the infomercial were based on real personalities? No? Most probably, none of the kids in the audience for ''The Cat in the Hat'' were aware of it either. Mike was parodying ''Amazing Discoveries'', a series of infomercials that aired on late-night TV from 1989 to 1997, and specifically its host, Mike Levey, who always wore sweaters and most often had a British pitchman showing him some "astounding" product which had just come on the market for public consumption, and about which Levey usually asked inane questions. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxbAtjInhVU Here's one of those shows.]] (Sadly, Mike Levey passed away from cancer in August of 2003. ''The Cat in the Hat'' was released in October of that year, so Levey never got a chance to see himself being parodied on the big screen.)

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* WeirdAlEffect: Did you know that both characters portrayed by the Cat in the infomercial were based on real personalities? No? Most probably, none of the kids in the audience for ''The Cat in the Hat'' were aware of it either. Mike was parodying ''Amazing Discoveries'', a series of infomercials that aired on late-night TV from 1989 to 1997, and specifically its host, Mike Levey, who always wore sweaters and most often had a British pitchman showing him some "astounding" product which had just come on the market for public consumption, and about which Levey usually asked inane questions. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxbAtjInhVU [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=cSB4BvLSrjU Here's one of those shows.]] (Sadly, Mike Levey passed away from cancer in August of 2003. ''The Cat in the Hat'' was released in October of that year, so Levey never got a chance to see himself being parodied on the big screen.)
12th Nov '16 7:56:41 PM cwf123
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* HarsherInHindsight: This film was released nearly 13 years after the death of Dr. Seuss.
5th Nov '16 2:54:49 PM cwf123
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* {{Misblamed}}: Between his WagTheDirector antics on previous films, and credited screenwriters Alec Berg, Dave Mandel and Jeff Schaffer being responsible for the well-received ''Film/EuroTrip'' just a few months later, Mike Myers was widely accused of rewriting the screenplay and at the very least having added all the smutty humor, if not outright destroying what had once been a good adaptation. In reality though, Myers' contribution extended to no more than the occasional ad-lib on the set. That said, Berg, Mandel and Schaffer's screenplay apparently ''was'' put through the rewrite process, just not by Myers.

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* {{Misblamed}}: Between his WagTheDirector antics on previous films, and credited screenwriters Alec Berg, Dave Mandel and Jeff Schaffer (who did the uncredited re-writes for The Grinch) being responsible for the well-received ''Film/EuroTrip'' just a few months later, Mike Myers was widely accused of rewriting the screenplay and at the very least having added all the smutty humor, if not outright destroying what had once been a good adaptation. In reality though, Myers' contribution extended to no more than the occasional ad-lib on the set. That said, Berg, Mandel and Schaffer's screenplay apparently ''was'' put through the rewrite process, just not by Myers.



* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: It's pretty obvious that poor Mike Myers was trying his best to make the this film at least bearable, but there was simply nothing he could do to save the disaster.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: It's pretty obvious that poor Mike Myers was trying his best to make the this film at least bearable, but there was simply nothing he could do to save the disaster. Same for Sean Hayes.
5th Nov '16 2:53:48 PM cwf123
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* MemeticMutation: You're FIIRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEE-DUH!
5th Nov '16 2:50:40 PM cwf123
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mrs. Kwan.
12th Oct '16 6:33:13 PM cwf123
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* HilariousInHindsight: Rhyming and term "son of a b----"? Well, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight The Mad Hatter]] had that in common.
2nd Oct '16 10:04:58 AM nombretomado
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* AwesomeArt: The [[Creator/UniversalPictures Universal]][=/=]DreamWorks[=/=][[Creator/ImagineEntertainment Imagine]] [[VanityPlate logos]]. All three animated in the style of the original book, with some gags thrown in (Mr. Krinklebine even appears in Imagine's ripples). The movie may be reviled, but most admit the logos at least surpassed it.

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* AwesomeArt: The [[Creator/UniversalPictures Universal]][=/=]DreamWorks[=/=][[Creator/ImagineEntertainment Universal]][=/=]Creator/DreamWorks[=/=][[Creator/ImagineEntertainment Imagine]] [[VanityPlate logos]]. All three animated in the style of the original book, with some gags thrown in (Mr. Krinklebine even appears in Imagine's ripples). The movie may be reviled, but most admit the logos at least surpassed it.
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