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In 1996, the Music/SpiceGirls were everywhere. The pop girl group included Victoria Adams ("Posh Spice", later known as Victoria Beckham), Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice") and Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"). They practically defined the term "overnight success", so when the idea arose to make a film based on their success, it was almost immediately given the green light. Little over a year later, ''Spice World'' was released.

''Spice World'' bounces back and forth between being a by-the-numbers ripoff of ''AHardDaysNight'', a self-spoof, and a harsh satire of the Spice Girls and their culture. Ultimately, the production as a whole is just so disjointed, it doesn't seem to really matter.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* ActorAllusion: MeatLoaf's character saying "he would do anything for [the Girls] but he won't do that."
** Roger Moore's character saying "There's no need for any stirring" as he is shaking a [[Film/JamesBond martini]].
** Victoria snarking that Geri should remove her top to awaken a young boy from a coma could be seen as one to Geri Halliwell's stint as a topless model.
* AsHimself: Sir EltonJohn, in a scene that...has no point except that he's there, really. Bob Geldof and Jonathan Ross also play themselves in the movie.
* BrickJoke: [[StuffBlowingUp The bomb]].
* {{Calvinball}}: Mel B. doesn't really know how to play chess.
-->'''Geri:''' Check!
-->'''Mel B:''' What d'you mean, "check"?
-->'''Geri:''' I mean, check; my bishop's got your king.
-->'''Mel B:''' Where?
-->'''Geri:''' There! You've either got to move it in front, or move it out of the way.
-->'''Mel B:''' Well I'll move that fairground horse to there. Sort that out!
-->'''Geri:''' You can't ''do'' that!
-->'''Mel B:''' Says who?
-->'''Geri:''' Says Mr. Chess! It's been in the rules for thousands of years!
-->'''Mel B:''' Well I'm gonna break the rules and set this little fairground horse free amongst all these little square fields, like that. ''(moves her piece randomly all around the board)'' There!
-->'''Geri:''' I'm gonna slap you in a minute!
* {{Camp}}
* ComplimentBackfire: On purpose--Jools Holland tells them "Okay, girls, that was absolutely perfect without... really being any good at all."
* CutenessProximity: Emma uses this to her advantage in ''Spice World''.
* DreamSequence: quite a few. Who would have imagined them (all) actually being mothers?
* DrillSergeantNasty: Mr. Step. Well, kinda. ("DON'T GIVE ME ANY OF THAT [[TheSoundOfMusic JULIE ANDREWS HILLTOP]] CLAPTRAP!")
* DrivenToSuicide: Clifford, almost, played for laughs. He despairs when the burned-out girls storm off after an argument and nearly don't turn up for a huge concert:
-->'''Clifford:''' Okay. So this is the plan. The band starts up, the fans go wild, the lights come on, and I walk center stage... and hang myself.
* [[FiveManBand Five-Girl Band]]: The Girls themselves:
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Ginger
** TheLancer: Scary
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Sporty
** TheChick: Posh
** TeamPet: Baby
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Despite the film's apparent UncertainAudience, it likely had more children seeing it so...
** When delivering Nicola's baby, Gerri says the first thing she has to do is put her legs together. Mel B remarks "It's a bit late. She should have done that nine months ago"
** One of the aliens grabs Mel B's boobs when he meets her.
** When chatting to one of their topless back-up dancers, Emma is rattling off a list of all the cuddly toys she has on her bed. At the end of this list she says, "so you see there's just not enough room for you mate"
** The girls allude that Clifford needs to get laid.
** Victoria snarks that Geri should remove her top to get a young boy out of his coma.
* HollywoodNerd: Ginger is implied to be this; she's shown reading when she's off by herself, and has what the other Girls consider to be an annoying habit of dropping random trivia facts into the conversation.
* LampshadeHanging: All over the place, especially in the sequence where Clifford meets with some Hollywood guys to discuss [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall a potential film starring the girls]], all of which have ludicrous plots.
-->'''Clifford:''' I think it stinks.
-->'''Graydon:''' Of course it stinks! But it's a start!
* {{Malaproper}}: The Chief is given to very strange idioms, which Clifford [[ProfessionalButtKisser always agrees with]]:
-->'''Chief:''' When the rabbit of chaos is pursued by the ferret of disorder through the fields of anarchy, it is time to hang your pants on the hook of darkness. Whether they're clean or not.
* MerchandiseDriven: The film was pretty much made to cash in on the Spice Girls, hawking their albums, concerts, and other merchandise.
** In-universe, when a movie for the "Spice Force 5" is pitched, they end the pitch with "THINK OF THE MERCHANDISING!"
* MissionImpossibleCableDrop: Spoofed in Mel C's intro.
* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/RichardEGrant has cheerfully admitted that money was his primary consideration for appearing in the film. It's hard not to suspect that it was a primary consideration for most of the other participants as well.
** SoMyKidsCanWatch was also a motivator for Grant, as his pre-teen daughter was a big fan of the Spice Girls at the time.
* ObviousPregnancy: Nicola, who goes into labor in a nightclub.
* PleaseWakeUp: "AND I'M VICTORIA, MALCOLM!"
* RuleOfCool
-->'''Graydon''': And then suddenly, they're on top of the bus!
-->'''Clifford''': Why?
-->'''Graydon''': [[LampshadeHanging The rules!]]
* SomethingThatBeginsWithBoring: While waiting for Nicola's baby to be born, Ginger spies with her bionic eye something beginning with H. (It's "hospital.")
* TheStoic: Arguably Posh, who almost never smiles.
* StylisticSuck: Although many will tell you that the entire movie sucks, the movie contains an intentional example; during the description of the frantic bus drive across London, a shot of the bus jumping the rising platform of Tower Bridge is rendered with a toy bus and a shoddy replica of the bridge to assuage one of the executive's worries that it would be too expensive otherwise.
* ThreeMonthOldNewborn: Nicola's baby.
* TotallyRadical: Much of the film.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The most-often-seen ad spot for the movie in the U.S. was a scene of Posh asking the other girls if her dress is too short. When they answer no, she hikes it up, and then they slap fives. To a six-year-old girl, it was hilarious, but it wasn't in the (U.S., at least...) release.
* UncertainAudience: WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick talks about how the movie is a weird mesh of kiddie jokes and adult humor.
* QuoteMining: Tabloid journalists quote one of the girls asking, "is the Pope Catholic?" in order to show off just how stupid they are. They conveniently leave out the detail about it being a rhetorical question.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: The Girls feel this way about their uptight manager, and say so behind his back.
* YourMom: Clifford and the Italian director guy exchange a few of these, although they're actually just saying "your mother" without any verb attached.
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