History YMMV / TheWestingGame

8th Mar '16 4:56:19 PM SaraJaye
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** Grace Windsor Wexler herself has Woobie tendencies. A great deal of her unflattering, elitist, and prejudiced behavior is driven by [[spoiler:the trauma of having been ''disowned by her parents for marrying a Jew'' -- thus being brutally ''punished'' for the most open-minded thing she ever did.]]

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** Grace Windsor Wexler herself has Woobie JerkassWoobie tendencies. A great deal of her unflattering, elitist, and prejudiced behavior is driven by [[spoiler:the trauma of having been ''disowned by her parents for marrying a Jew'' -- thus being brutally ''punished'' for the most open-minded thing she ever did.]]
12th Sep '15 7:03:16 PM Ingonyama
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** Also, although it is only mentioned in passing and doesn't really become relevant until what Ford does for him during the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, Jake Wexler is a bookie--and as revealed below under Grace's Woobie entry [[spoiler:he's a [[GreedyJew Jew]]]].
19th Jun '15 8:09:37 PM ZeldaQueen64
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** Sydelle Polowski. She seems to be friendless, is overlooked by most of the residents of Sunset Towers, and is lonely enough that she fakes having a wasting disease so she can have some attention. She's later [[spoiler:injured in a bomb blast, which turns out to have been set off by her own partner (not that Angela was expecting anyone to get hurt in it - Sydelle being in the area was completely accidental)]]. To top it all off, [[spoiler:Sydelle wasn't even supposed to ''be'' one of the heirs! Westing had planned for a woman named Sybll Polowski (a friend of his wife's) to be included and Sydelle got her invitation by mistake. The game was possibly the most interesting thing she was ever included in and she wasn't even supposed to be there.]]

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** Sydelle Polowski.Pulaski. She seems to be friendless, is overlooked by most of the residents of Sunset Towers, and is lonely enough that she fakes having a wasting disease so she can have some attention. She's later [[spoiler:injured in a bomb blast, which turns out to have been set off by her own partner (not that Angela was expecting anyone to get hurt in it - Sydelle being in the area was completely accidental)]]. To top it all off, [[spoiler:Sydelle wasn't even supposed to ''be'' one of the heirs! Westing had planned for a woman named Sybll Polowski Pulaski (a friend of his wife's) to be included and Sydelle got her invitation by mistake. The game was possibly the most interesting thing she was ever included in and she wasn't even supposed to be there.]]
19th Jun '15 7:34:59 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* JerkassWoobie: Crowe. She's a grumpy, anti-social woman who [[spoiler:lives with the guilt of pushing her daughter towards a marriage that caused the daughter to commit suicide]]. This is shown to still effect her, as evidenced by her repeated desire to comfort Angela ([[spoiler:who is in the same position]]). Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:she's perfectly accepting of the fact that she was just named as Westing's murderer and names herself as the "answer" to the game despite being able to walk free if she kept quiet (no one else was willing to name her). The reason she did it? So she could donate half of her winnings to the soup kitchen she worked at and the other half to Angela, so Angela would be free to go to medical school.]]


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** Sydelle Polowski. She seems to be friendless, is overlooked by most of the residents of Sunset Towers, and is lonely enough that she fakes having a wasting disease so she can have some attention. She's later [[spoiler:injured in a bomb blast, which turns out to have been set off by her own partner (not that Angela was expecting anyone to get hurt in it - Sydelle being in the area was completely accidental)]]. To top it all off, [[spoiler:Sydelle wasn't even supposed to ''be'' one of the heirs! Westing had planned for a woman named Sybll Polowski (a friend of his wife's) to be included and Sydelle got her invitation by mistake. The game was possibly the most interesting thing she was ever included in and she wasn't even supposed to be there.]]
25th Dec '14 7:02:54 AM TheUnsquished
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* HilariousInHindsight: Judge J. J. Ford, the first black person (and first woman) elected to a state judgeship, [[BarackObama went to Columbia and got her law degree at Harvard]]. In the epilogue, it's revealed that she's appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Judge J. J. Ford, the first black person (and first woman) elected to a state judgeship, [[BarackObama [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama went to Columbia and got her law degree at Harvard]]. In the epilogue, it's revealed that she's appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
7th May '14 2:27:12 PM dsneybuf
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* TheUntwist: [[spoiler:Viewers who notice that Barney Northrup, Sam Westing, and Sandy [=McSouthers=] [[ActingForTwo all share an actor]] might beat Turtle to realizing that they're all the same person.]]

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* TheUntwist: [[spoiler:Viewers who notice that Barney Northrup, Sam Westing, and Sandy [=McSouthers=] [[ActingForTwo all share an actor]] actor]], Ray Walston, might beat Turtle to realizing that they're all the same person.]]
7th May '14 1:55:52 PM dsneybuf
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!!Book



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: At least some fans of the book had this reaction to the TV movie.


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!!TV Movie
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: At least some fans of the book had this reaction to the picture.
* TheUntwist: [[spoiler:Viewers who notice that Barney Northrup, Sam Westing, and Sandy [=McSouthers=] [[ActingForTwo all share an actor]] might beat Turtle to realizing that they're all the same person.]]
3rd May '14 11:21:10 AM dsneybuf
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: At least some fans of the book hate the TV movie due to having this mindset after watching it.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: At least some fans of the book hate had this reaction to the TV movie due to having this mindset after watching it.movie.
2nd May '14 6:05:34 PM dsneybuf
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* TheyChangedItSoItSucks: At least some fans of the book hate the TV movie due to having this mindset after watching it.

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* TheyChangedItSoItSucks: TheyChangedItNowItSucks: At least some fans of the book hate the TV movie due to having this mindset after watching it.
2nd May '14 6:04:56 PM dsneybuf
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* TheyChangedItSoItSucks: At least some fans of the book hate the TV movie due to having this mindset after watching it.
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