History YMMV / TradingPlaces

16th Jan '17 2:49:20 AM annette12
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ALWAYS re-aired in Italy during the Christmas Eve of its - although vague - Christmas theme... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar despite the Precision F Strike and Fan Service tropes listed in the main page.]] To the point that Italians jokes about "it's not Christmas without Trading Places".

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ALWAYS re-aired in Italy during the Christmas Eve of its - although vague - Christmas theme... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar despite the Precision F Strike and Fan Service tropes listed in the main page.]] To the point that Italians jokes joke about "it's not Christmas without Trading Places".
16th Jan '17 2:48:06 AM annette12
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ALWAYS re-aired in Italy during the Christmas Eve of its - although vague - Christmas theme... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar despite the Precision F Strike and Fan Service tropes listed in the main page.]] To the point that italians jokes how "its not christmas without Trading places".

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ALWAYS re-aired in Italy during the Christmas Eve of its - although vague - Christmas theme... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar despite the Precision F Strike and Fan Service tropes listed in the main page.]] To the point that italians Italians jokes how "its about "it's not christmas Christmas without Trading places".Places".
7th Jan '17 12:32:11 PM Premonition45
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* MemeticMutation: [[VillainousBreakdown "Turn those machines back on!]] [[SkywardScream TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON!"]]

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* MemeticMutation: [[VillainousBreakdown "Turn "[[VillainousBreakdown Turn those machines back on!]] [[SkywardScream '''''[[SkywardScream TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON!"]]ON!!!]]'''''"
6th Jan '17 6:34:48 PM fearlessnikki
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The premise of ''Trading Places'', where two wealthy businessmen bet over whether heredity or environment makes a gentleman, and proving it by taking a bum off the street and making him sophisticated, was previously tackled in Film/TheThreeStooges short "Hoi Polloi".
** And funnily enough, nature rather than nurture wins out in that one.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: OlderThanTheyThink:
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The premise of ''Trading Places'', where two wealthy businessmen bet over whether heredity or environment makes a gentleman, and proving it by taking a bum off the street and making him sophisticated, was previously tackled in Film/TheThreeStooges short "Hoi Polloi".
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Polloi". And funnily enough, nature rather than nurture wins out in that one.



*** Older than THAT, even. The story bears strong similarities to the Book of Job (God and the Devil make a bet about whether Job will stay faithful when God ruins his life in every conceivable way), right down to them just doing it because they were bored. Job is probably the inspiration for all stories of this type, come to think of it.

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*** ** Older than THAT, even. The story bears strong similarities to the Book of Job (God and the Devil make a bet about whether Job will stay faithful when God ruins his life in every conceivable way), right down to them just doing it because they were bored. Job is probably the inspiration for all stories of this type, come to think of it.


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* UnbuiltTrope: The 90s and 2000s would later feature lots of comedies where a JiveTurkey of a black man is made part of a white world and 'shakes things up'. In this film, there's less making fun of 'stuffy white people' and the black character actually proves to be a good businessman - fitting very well into the world.
1st Jan '17 1:51:36 PM Premonition45
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** The music theme of ''Trading Places'' is the Overture to ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''. The Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart opera is about a servant who outwits his master. Also, the movie's title has a double meaning. It not only refers to the main plot in which two men are forced to switch lives, but also to the climax, which plays out at the New York Mercantile Exchange: a trading place.

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** The music theme of ''Trading Places'' is the Overture to ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''. The Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart opera is about a servant who outwits his master. As Louis leaves his office, he whistles the beginning of the aria "Se vuol ballare", in which the servant reveals his plan. Also, the movie's title has a double meaning. It not only refers to the main plot in which two men are forced to switch lives, but also to the climax, which plays out at the New York Mercantile Exchange: a trading place.
23rd Dec '16 2:42:58 AM simonsolly
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Often re-aired in Italy during the Christmas Holidays because of its - although vague - Christmas theme... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar despite the Precision F Strike and Fan Service tropes listed in the main page.]]

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Often ALWAYS re-aired in Italy during the Christmas Holidays because Eve of its - although vague - Christmas theme... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar despite the Precision F Strike and Fan Service tropes listed in the main page.]]]] To the point that italians jokes how "its not christmas without Trading places".
3rd Dec '16 8:20:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MoralEventHorizon: While the Dukes had slowly gained their way up into this territory already, [[spoiler: the BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults scene depicts them not only gloating about switching the lives of two men (and thus destroying the life of one) over a bet for ''one dollar'', but also deciding to leave both men homeless and worse off than before (they have no interest in rescuing Winthorpe from the gutter and intend to get rid of Valentine, adding a racial slur just for a final touch). From this point their immensely satisfying downfall starts to take place]].

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* MoralEventHorizon: While the Dukes had slowly gained their way up into this territory already, [[spoiler: the BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults scene depicts them not only gloating about switching the lives of two men (and thus destroying the life of one) over a bet for ''one dollar'', but also deciding to leave both men homeless and worse off than before (they have no interest in rescuing Winthorpe from the gutter and intend to get rid of Valentine, adding a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racial slur slur]] just for a final touch). From this point their immensely satisfying downfall starts to take place]].
18th Jan '16 8:48:28 PM RAraya
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** And it had another nasty connotation much quicker, given the deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during filming of John Landis' segment of the ''[[Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie Twilight Zone]]'' movie.

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** And it had another nasty connotation much quicker, connotation, given the deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during filming of John Landis' segment of the ''[[Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie Twilight Zone]]'' movie.movie one year earlier, making it a very clear case of TooSoon.
24th Nov '15 3:12:03 AM erforce
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: We can thank ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' for helping this be remembered as the film where Jamie Lee Curtis flashes her breasts on screen for the first time.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: We can thank ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' for helping this be remembered as the film where Jamie Lee Curtis Creator/JamieLeeCurtis flashes her breasts on screen for the first time.



** And it had another nasty connotation much quicker, given the deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during filming of John Landis' segment of the ''Twilight Zone'' movie.
* GeniusBonus: The music theme of ''Trading Places'' is the Overture to ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''. The Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart opera is about a servant who outwits his master. Also, the movie's title has a double meaning. It not only refers to the main plot in which two men are forced to switch lives, but also to the climax, which plays out at the New York Mercantile Exchange: a trading place.

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** And it had another nasty connotation much quicker, given the deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during filming of John Landis' segment of the ''Twilight Zone'' ''[[Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie Twilight Zone]]'' movie.
* GeniusBonus: GeniusBonus:
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The music theme of ''Trading Places'' is the Overture to ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''. The Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart opera is about a servant who outwits his master. Also, the movie's title has a double meaning. It not only refers to the main plot in which two men are forced to switch lives, but also to the climax, which plays out at the New York Mercantile Exchange: a trading place.
3rd Nov '15 8:17:43 PM LaptopGuy
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Winthorpe saying "It's kill or be killed" and "Nothing you've seen in your life can prepare you for the unbridled carnage you're about to witness" as he and Billy enter the World Trade Center for the climax.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Winthorpe saying "It's kill or be killed" and "Nothing you've seen in your life can prepare you for the unbridled carnage you're about to witness" as he and Billy enter the World Trade Center for the climax. Funny at the time, rather disturbing after the 1993 WTC bombing, heartbreaking after 9/11.
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