->''"In the year of Our Lord 1123, King Louis VI Capet of France, known as 'The Fat', waged war against his cousin, Henry I Beauclerc, King of England and Duke of Normandy. Many brave knights fought alongside him. They believed in God and the forces of Evil."''
-->-- '''OpeningNarration'''

'''''Les Visiteurs''''' (''The Visitors'') is a classic French FishOutOfTemporalWater comedy film directed by Jean-Marie Poiré and [[WrittenByCastMember written by Christian Clavier]]. It was released in 1993 and starred Creator/JeanReno, Christian Clavier and Valérie Lemercier. It spawned two sequels.

In the year [[TheHighMiddleAges 1123]], Godefroy the Fearless, a brave and proud French knight, saves the life of his king, Louis VI the Fat. He is rewarded with the title of Count of Montmirail and is given leave to marry Dame Frénégonde, his betrothed. On his way home, he finds and captures a witch, taking her prisoner to be judged and burnt alive. She slips a poison into his drink in retaliation, causing him to hallucinate, and when he sees his betrothed running towards him pursued by her father the Duke of Pouille, he thinks she's being chased by a bear, shooting the Duke dead with his crossbow. The wedding obviously called off - and his squire Jacquouille stealing and hiding jewels from the Duke's corpse unbeknownst to everyone -, Godefroy consults his father's magician to travel back in time a few days ago to prevent the accidental killing. Unfortunately, the mage screws up with the formula, sending Godefroy and Jacquouille several hundred years into the future instead.

The two wake up in [[TheNineties 1993]], and their medieval outlook on life quickly get them into trouble. They are caught by the police and released into the custody of Béatrice, the Countess of Montmirail and Godefroy's descendant, who mistakes Godefroy for a long-lost cousin who looks exactly like him. The two return to the castle, which has been modified in the late 18th century and turned into a luxury hotel by Jacques-Henri Jacquart, Jacquouille's descendant. Godefroy searches the castle for clues the mage might have left in the dungeons, while Jacquouille goes to the chapel to retrieve the stolen jewelry. Godefroy obtains the recipe for returning to his own time, but Jacquouille refuses, having found himself a girlfriend, a tramp named Ginette. Godefroy brings him back by force, but Jacquouille tricks Jacquart into drinking the potion.

The movie ends with Godefroy successfully fighting off the witch's potion's effects and shooting her with his crossbow instead of the Duke, saving his marriage to be, Jacquouille living a happy life with his girlfriend in the 1990's, and the unfortunate Jacquart stranded in the past.

In the 1998 sequel titled '''''Les Visiteurs II: Les Couloirs du Temps''''' (''The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time''), Godefroy and Jacquouille are returned to their rightful times just to find out that Jacquouille created a TemporalParadox by stealing the Duke's jewels and letting them in the 20th century, including an important relic. Once again, Godefroy's marriage is at stake, and they have to go "forward" to the 20th century again to fix the paradox. Things only get worse from there.

A second sequel came out in 2016, '''''Les Visiteurs: La Révolution''''' (''The Visitors: The Revolution''). It focuses on Godefroy's and Jacquouille's fate in 1793, during UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, the era they have been sent to by mistake at the end of ''The Corridors of Time''.

An [[ForeignRemake American-French co-produced remake]] with [[ContinuityReboot no ties to the other films]] came out in 2001, ''Film/JustVisiting'' ('''''Les Visiteurs en Amérique'''''), with the same main actors and director, oddly. ''The Revolution'' ignores it.
!!''Les Visiteurs'' provides examples of the following tropes:



* {{Badass}}: Godefroy earned his surname "the Fearless" for a reason. He might be confused by the different eras he's sent to, but he is a force to be reckoned with in his rightful era.
* BattleCry: Godefroy has two of them:
** "Que trépasse si je faiblis!" (which roughly translates as "I shall die if I weaken!")
** "Montjoie saint-Denis!", which was a real life battle cry for French knights.
* BearsAreBadNews:
** When Godefroy hallucinates, he thinks Frénégonde's father is a bear chasing her.
** In the sequel, Jacquart bumps into a bear as he's lost in the 12th century woods and countryside.
* BurnTheWitch
** Godefroy is returning home when he hears of a witch living on his lands. He and his men then decide to raid her hideout, and he has this line once the witch is captured and put into a cage:
-->'''Godefroy''': One does not torture a woman on my lands. Burning her at the stake will be enough!
** Jacquart is sentenced to be burnt for carrying "satanic artifacts" by an inquisitor in the sequel.
* ButtMonkey: Poor Jacquart. His hotel is invaded by smelly MedievalMorons while he's trying to impress important guests, his car gets destroyed, people keep thinking the moronic and smelly Jacquouille is his brother, and he eventually gets sent to a time period full of said smelly medieval people... Things go FromBadToWorse in the sequel, as he is chased by wolves and a bear, gets almost lynched and [[BurnTheWitch burnt alive]], gets locked in a dark dungeon infested with rats and gets tortured by an inquistor who forces him to drink huge quantities of water, which makes him piss endlessly afterwards. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he caught scabies]].
** Jean-Pierre Goulard (Béatrice's dentist husband) doesn't fare much better. First, he's forced to house the aforementioned smelly Medieval Morons into his home (and [[ManBitesMan one of them bites his hand]], for starters). Since the two medieval men are out of touch with the 20th century, they end up wasting his luxury products in one single bath, breaking dishes, scaring the shit out of his kids, causing a water flooding in his house, ruining his car's interior (and shoes) with vomit and overall annoy the shit out of him with their medieval manners (especially when Godefroy gets flirtatious with Béatrice). Once they get to Jacquart's château, he is bitten in the butt by an AngryGuardDog, and ends up lying on a sofa with a woman jabbing his butt with syringes while ''everyone'' passes by. Comes the sequel, he's forced to house Jacquouille ''again'', and [[UpToEleven things only get worse]] from there. Jacquouille gets scared by his TV and throws an object into it, which makes it implode and causes a house fire. Then, in his full moron mode, Jacquouille ruins the firemen's efforts and equipment by ''throwing alcohol'' at the fire and messing around with the firetruck's siren and, worst of all, the fire hose... If a water flooding in his house, his dentist office and his car wasn't enough for poor Jean-Pierre, the woman whose teeth he was treating got caught in Jacquouille's DisasterDominoes and vows to ruin his reputation. [[FromBadToWorse Then he gets sent to Middle Ages]] by mistake, in a sweatsuit and sleepers... The man just never gets a break.
* CaliforniaDoubling:
** Godefroy's castle is supposed to be situated in Montmirail, in Northern France. The close-ups were filmed at the fortified city of Carcassonne, in Languedoc-Roussillon (Southern France).
** Similarly, the castle of Beynac, in Dordogne (South-West of France) was used as Godefroy's castle in ''The Corridors of Time'' despite the obvious differences with Carcassonne.
** ''The Revolution'' is set in 18th century France, but was actually filmed in Prague, Czech Republic. Christian Clavier said "Prague retained a '18th century Paris look' more than modern Paris does".
* {{Cliffhanger}}: ''The Corridors of Time'' ends with Godefroy and Jacquouille stranded in the middle of the FrenchRevolution, with looming threats of torture and [[OffWithHisHead guillotine]] upon them. The sequel addressing it wouldn't come out until 18 years later.
** And said sequel ends with a cliffhanger again, with Godefroy and Jacquouille being stranded in [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, where Jacquouille's descendant [[LesCollaborateurs collaborates]] with ThoseWackyNazis, while Godefroy's descendant is a [[LaResistance resistant]], and the 18th century descendant of Eusaebius is now prisoner of the Germans]].
* CreatorCameo: Director Jean-Maris Poiré appeared at the end of the first film as one of the peasants who mock Jacquart as he has arrived in Middle Ages.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: [[JustifiedTrope Obviously]], from the black postal worker being called a "Saracen" to Jacquouille's refusing to sit at the table like the high-born folks.
** Revolutionary ideals are alien to Godefroy in ''The Revolution''.
* TheDungAges: Our heroes carry the "traditional" garb of their time (meaning they '''STINK''', by both 20th and 18th century standards), and the first thing Beatrice's dentist husband notices is the horrible state of Jacquouille's teeth.
** Jacquouille is the living embodiment of this trope throughout the franchise.
** Jacquart bumps into smelly medieval villagers in the sequel.
** We find out Jacquouille has a brother in ''The Corridors of Time''. His name? Prosper le Purineur. It translates as "Prosper the Manure Gatherer".
* EpicFlail: Godefroy throws a mace at the postman and Jacquouille uses it to destroy the "devil's carriage" (a postal van).
** Godefroy uses a flail in ''The Corridors of Time'' to hang on a moving car.
* [[EternalEnglish Eternal French]]: Godefroy and Jacquouille don't have much problems communicating in the [=20th=] century.
* EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth: Wholly averted. See TheDungAges entry.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: The two main characters are scared and confused by modern concepts, such as cars, telephone, radio, planes, television (which Jacquouille calls "the troubadours box"), charging into churches bellowing "ASILE!" no longer being an appropriate response to the law... And reversed when two of the modern characters (Jacquart and Jean-Pierre) are sent back in time.
** They associate medieval concepts to modern things they encounter, such as black men being called "Saracens", cars being called "devil-carriages", television being called the "troubadours box", or [[spoiler: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German soldiers]] "hailing from Germania"]].
** The trope is played with a bit of irony in ''The Revolution''. The medieval man Jacquouille was so accustomed to have cars, electrical light and running water in the 20th century that he's frustrated about their non-existence in the 18th century.
* GetBackToTheFuture: Rather "Get back to the past", technically.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Among other examples, ''baiser'' used to mean "kiss", while in modern French it means, well, "fuck". Also, to mean the act of washing Godefroy uses the word ''lavement'', which means "enema".
** One gag stems from the double meaning of "maîtresse", a transparent cognate of "mistress", both in its somewhat antiquated meaning of "female master" and that of "extra-marital lover". Jacquouille describes Béatrice, who he mistakes for Dame Frénégonde, as his "mistress" to "Dame" Ginette. The latter reacts by calling her a stuck-up "poufiasse" (insult vaguely similar in register to "bitch" or "slag"). Unaware of the word's meaning, Jacquouille takes it for a honorific and proceeds to actually call Godefroy's descendant, "Dame Béatrice la Pouffiasse".
* HistoricalDomainCharacter:
** King Louis VI of France (also known as Louis VI [[TheMagnificent the Fat]]) in the first film.
** NapoleonBonaparte shows up at the end of ''The Corridors of Time''.
** Plenty of FrenchRevolution [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolutionMajorFigures figures]] appear in ''The Revolution'': UsefulNotes/MaximilienRobespierre, Louis Saint-Just, Georges Couthon, Charlotte de Robespierre (sister of Maximilien), Jean-Paul Marat, Joseph Fouché, Collot d'Herbois, Billaud-Varenne and Catherine Théot.
* IdenticalGrandson: Played by the same actors, obviously.
** Godefroy's descendant Béatrice is the spitting image of his betrothed Frénégonde.
** Jacquouille and Jacquart's uncanny resemblance is regularly commented on in the first two films (everyone thinks Jacquouille is Jacquart's incredibly embarrassing and socially ignorant brother or cousin, no matter how much he denies it).
** Godefroy is at first thought to be the family's long-lost cousin Hubert, [[NoodleIncident a racing driver who presumably died in a race in Borneo]].
** Eusaebius the wizard and his descendant, Ferdinand Eusebe.
** The Duke of Luigny and Nora's second husband in ''The Corridors of Time''.
** Jacquouillet, the Public Accuser and Jacquouille's 18th century descendant at the end of ''The Corridors of Time'' and in ''The Revolution''.
** Prune, Ginette's 18th century ancestor in ''The Revolution''.
** [[spoiler: Edmond Jacquart (Jacquouille and Jacquouillet's descendant during World War II) looks like his ancestors (and his son) in ''The Revolution''.]]
* ImmediateSequel: Both sequels start right where the previous film left off.
* JabbaTableManners: The Duke of Pouille (Frénégonde's father).
-->'''The Duke:''' [=*=]burp!*
-->'''Frénégonde:''' Father! You promised you wouldn't belch at the dinner!
-->'''The Duke:''' [=*=]BURP!*
** Jacquouille eats on the ground, because he isn't highborn. He also belches loudly in ''The Revolution''.
* LingerieScene: King Louis VI the Fat's English mistress lifts her dress to show him her knees, which is big enough a deal for him.
** Flore, Gonzague's mistress in ''The Revolution''.
* MagicalIncantation: To send someone who drank the potion back or forward in time, the following words must be pronounced: "Per Horus et per Ra et per Solem Invictus ducere".
* TheMagnificent:
** Godefroy's surname is "le Hardi" (the Fearless).
** Jacquouille's surname is "la Fripouille" (the Scoundrel).
** King Louis VI "the Fat".
* MedievalMorons: Godefroy and Jacquouille destroy a postal van, believing it to be sorcerous. In another scene, they drink from the toilets, not understanding how faucets work. They also waste ''all'' of Beatrice and Jean-Pierre's luxury bath oils and perfumes while taking their bath - fully clothed.
** Jacquouille is this all the way.
** The BurnTheWitch situation Jacquard goes through in the sequel. The inquisitor orders him to be burnt for carrying "sorcery" artifacts because he's afraid by a moo box.
** In 1793, both the bourgeois and nobles think our two protagonists are peasants from very remote rural areas, since nobody in Paris speaks like them 670 years after their era.
* NeatFreak: Jacquart, very much so. It shows in his mannerisms and reactions to Godefroy's and (especially) Jacquouille's smelly presence, and [[TheDungAges it gets even worse]] when he's sent to Middle Ages.
* NervousWreck: Jacquart is one. He's incapable of keeping his cool.
* NouveauRiche: Jacquart is a living embodiment of this trope.
** Jacquouillet and Charlotte Robespierre are this to a lesser extent, in the 18th century.
* OffWithHisHead: The English knight who ambushes the French king and Godefroy at the beginning. The king's sword strike only beheads his armor, as he retracted his head inside the breastplate. He reveals his head, and then Godefroy's strike successfully beheads him. The headless corpse wanders for a few seconds then collapses.
** The second sequel is set during the FrenchRevolution. The infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillotine guillotine]] naturally shows up.
* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: Of the "Instantaneous" type.
* ProductPlacement: The first film had some obvious ones (Pizza Hut, Polaroid), but ''The Corridors of Time'' is littered with product placement for Intermarché, KFC, several Nestlé products, Pizza Hut again...
* RunningGag: Jacquouille and Godefroy bump into the same black postman ''twice'' by accident, once in the first film and once in the sequel.
** Jacquouille calls a black man "Saracen" in every film.
* SequelHook / SavedForTheSequel: The fist film ends with Jacquart stranded in Middle Ages and Jacquouille staying in the 20th century. It naturally prompted a sequel.
** The sequel ended with Godefroy and Jacquouille stranded in the late 18th century.
** [[spoiler: The second sequel ends with our two protagonists stranded in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Godefroy wants to travel back in time to prevent the death of his would-be father-in-law. And to retrieve said father-in-law's jewelry in ''The Corridors of Time''.
* StandardSnippet: Music/FelixMendelssohn's "Violin Concerto in E minor" has become this for the films' endings.
* TimeTravel: Via a potion and MagicalIncantation. Time travellers get turned into things that somewhat symbolize them when they disappear from an era: Godefroy turns into crystal (that symbolizes either his heart's pureness or his highborn status), Jacquouille turns into... a pile of dung, and Jean-Pierre turns into golf balls (he loves golf). Jacquard on the other hand turns into a ''small'' pile of dung.
* TimeTravelRomance: Jacquouille has one with a homeless woman named Ginette. The duo bumps into her as they steal food from an outdoor restaurant. Jacquouille flees with her as they are chased by the restaurant's owner with a shotgun, and bonds with her.
* TimeyWimeyBall: Because we can see Godefroy and Jacquouille's descendants in the present, a GenreSavvy viewer may believe the whole thing is a StableTimeLoop (granted the "timeline replacement" bit near the end of the movie, is only there to motivate Godefroy)... Except there's the whole infamous ring scene, where the two "Bague du Hardi" from the past and the present fuse together. It makes no logical sense and, even granted "AWizardDidIt", MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext. Apparently, that an only ring could be present in two samples at a time because of TimeTravel was found a logical paradox by the writers, never mind that it only applies to the ring and to nothing else in the film. In short, it's pure VoodooShark.
* TrappedInThePast: "Trapped in the future", technically, for Jacquouille and Godefroy. Jacquart and Jean-Pierre are trapped in Middle Ages in ''The Corridors of Time''.
* VomitDiscretionShot: At one point, Godefroy and Jacquouille get carsick. Jacquouille can't hold it for long and the camera cuts as he throws up. Godefroy gets carsick as well in ''The Corridors of Time''.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: The medieval characters' dialogues are full of butchered Old French, with expressions and words that didn't even exist in reality.

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* ArrowCam: Godefroy's crossbow shots are filmed this way.
* BawdySong:
-->''[[GroinAttack Et on lui pelera le jonc]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-URl0PmKqyQ comme au bailli du Limousin]]\\
-->''And we'll peel his verge like we did with the bailiff of Limousin\\
* BoomHeadshot: Godefroy kills the Duke of Pouille (Frénégonde's father) by shooting an arrow right into his forehead with a crossbow.
** As Godefroy comes back in time to that very moment at the end of the film, his will deviates the arrow's path and sends it right into the witch's forehead instead.
* CurbStompBattle / SingleStrokeBattle: Godefroy and the King are surrounded by an English knight and his soldiers. Godefroy simply beheads the knight and the soldiers run away.
* EvilLaugh: The witch of Malcombe cackles evilly as Godefroy is hallucinating.
* ExtendableArms: The witch can magically extend her arms. She does this to reach Godefroy's flask to put her [[MushroomSamba hallucinating poison]] in it while she's locked in a cage.
* FountainOfYouth: The witch gives an old woman a potion she prepared, causing her to turn into her younger (but ugly) self after a [[BodyHorror quite horrific transformation]] sequence.
* GenreShift: The film starts as a medieval epic before shifting to comedy once the characters are sent to the 20th century.
* GroinAttack: Godefroy grabs Dr. Bauvin by the groin and pins him against a wall.
* IdiotBall: Eusaebius forgot one main of the ingredients (quail eggs) of the potion, sending Godefroy and Jacquouille to the late 20th century instead of sending them a few days back in time.
* ItTastesLikeFeet: According to Jacquouille, the time travel potion "tastes like pig dung". [[FridgeLogic One can only wonders how does he know what pig dung tastes like]], but Jacquouille being Jacquouille...
* MisterSandmanSequence: When Godefroy and Jacquouille flee in separate directions after the restaurant incident, Godefroy rides on horseback on a road and a truck almost runs over him. He then passes by a train and a jet airliner flies over him. He then shouts "MONTJOIE!", realizing he is lost in the future, before entering a church to seek "asile". The sequence starts with a guitar riff before switching to "Enae Volare".
* MoralGuardian / SourPrude: Valérie Lemercier as Béatrice portrayed this so well that today, many French people's image of what's left of the nobility [[note]]stereotypically [[ChristianityIsCatholic religious]], speaking with an unusual accent and vocabulary, and comically out of touch with contemporary life (whatever the era in which they are depicted), often giving the impression that they, themselves, are also Visiteurs)[[/note]] basically amounts to Dame Béatrice exasperatedly addressing Jacquouille as "Monsieur Ouille". "Couille" is slang for testicle -- one sub translated Jacquouille's name as "Jackass" and had Béatrice calling him "Mr. Kaas", which achieves a similar effect.
** Additionally, for the same reasons, Clavier as Jacquart pretty much embodies the "nouveau riche" archetype[[note]]recent bourgeoisie, typically with working-class backgrounds and distinctly "low-class" mannerisms who tend to marry into cash-strapped nobility for the prestige of the name[[/note]].
* MushroomSamba: The poison the witch of Malcombe puts in Godefroy's flask causes him to hallucinate. In his hallucinations, his castle inflates, Jacquouille has a rodent head and the monk accompanying them has a pig head. Most tragically, he sees the Duke of Pouille as a bear chasing his betrothed...
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: When first going to the castle, a large ring on Godfroy's finger begins smoking and shaking, as does its temporally stable version in a display case in the castle. As they get closer, the two rings burst free and fly off towards each other, colliding in midair and setting fire on Jacquart's Range Rover.
* NightmareFuel: InUniverse, the appearance of the rot-toothed hobo-lookalike heroes sends the Goulard children screaming.
* ScaryBlackMan: InUniverse for Jacquouille. The first 20th century person Jacquouille and Godefroy meet is a black postman who had to stop his postal van as Jacquouille was kneeling on the road to sniff it. Jacquouille runs back at Godefroy in fear as soon as he sees the postman, thinking the man is a Saracen in a "Devil-carriage", and they come back at him, scare him away and start destroying his van.
* SeekingSanctuary: At one point in the 20th century, Godefroy enters a church, kneels and invokes his asile right to the priest.
* ShoutOut: Numerous stylistic references to ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', right down to the music, which is essentially a [[MusicalPastiche blatant pastiche]]. Lampshaded by Dame Ginette rambling about "that tall good-looking guy who rides horses like [[Creator/KevinCostner Kewin Costère]] !"
** BilingualBonus to the extent that the group Music/{{Era}} who provided much of the soundtrack specialized in OminousLatinChanting... despite ''not actually singing in Latin'' but in Latinish-sounding gibberish: the lyrics were ''meant'' to have no definite meaning. In this sense it's a bit of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] of the obligatory OminousLatinChanting in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''.
* SkullCups: The old woman at the witch of Malcombe's hideout drinks the youth potion in a cup that is made of a skull.
* {{Tagline}}: The film has this one: "Ils ne sont pas nés d'hier!" ("They were not born from yesterday!").
* WickedWitch: The witch of Malcombe.
* WouldHitAGirl: The English duke, who backhands his treacherous niece while wearing steel gauntlets and shoots her chaperone at point-blank range with a crossbow.
** Godefroy punches Ginette at one point.

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* AgonyOfTheFeet: Jacquouille lets the hot iron he used against Friar Ponce and his men fall on Friar Raoul's foot, with the expected result.
* CorruptChurch: Friar Ponce, the inquisitor. He wants to incriminate Godefroy based on what he made up from Jacquard's torture, presumably to confiscate his lands.
* {{Flanderization}}: Jacquouille's [[MedievalMorons Medieval Moron]] antics get [[UpToEleven more numerous]] this time, causing much more DisasterDominoes, and he shouts "OKAY!" more often.
* GargleBlaster: Jacquouille carries one with him. It's "for warriors" according to him, and he can drink it with no notable effect. He generously offers a swig to a mechanic, who promptly runs outside to throw up after tasting it.
* GolfClubbing: Jean-Pierre uses his golf club to knock a Burgundian knight down.
* LostWeddingRing: Lost fertility relic actually. Godefroy has to go back to the 20th century to retrieve the relic of Sainte Rolande (a big tooth in a golden case) to ensure that his marriage will produce heirs. It's going to be a very bad omen if he marries Frénégonde without it.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero / HeroBall: Béatrice gets the time travel potion from Ferdinand Eusebe (the descendant of Eusaebius) to send Jacquouille and Godefroy back in time. Unfortunately, the potion tastes like shit and Jacquouille spits it as soon as he tastes it. To make it more drinkable for him, and since there is no milk chocolate around, Beatrice mixes it with alcohol. As a result, Godefroy and Jacquouille are sent back... to the late 18th century, during UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution.

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* BrickJoke: Jacquouille is never heard shouting his trademark "OKAY" [[spoiler: until the end in 1943, when he hears a resistant pronouncing it inside the truck.]]
** In the first film, Godefroy commented how the lack of defenses on the castle (which has been demolished and rebuilt in the 18th century) will make it easy to invade for the Wisigoths. [[spoiler:At the end of ''The Revolution'', the castle is occupied by Germans during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.]]
* ContinuityNod: In the first film, Béatrice mentions Gonzague de Montmirail, a descendant of Godefroy who lived during the French Revolution and embraced its ideals. We meet him in ''The Revolution''. [[spoiler: Godefroy, before leaving this period, even warns Gonzague that he is going to be beheaded on Robespierre's orders in a few days/hours, which Béatrice told him, and orders him to ensure the Montmirail bloodline doesn't go extinct with him.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: While still comedic, ''The Revolution'' is set during quite dark times of French history, namely the ReignOfTerror [[spoiler:and the German Occupation during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.]]
* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution: The film is set in 1793, which was one of the bloodiest years of the Revolution.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: A lot of characters are introduced in ''The Revolution'', way more than in the first films.
* RapidAging: One of the unfortunate effects of too much travels in time. Godefroy and Jacquouille age "ten weeks per day" (according to Norah) and tumors grow in Jacquouille's throat and Godefroy's nose.[[note]]''The Revolution'' came out 18 years after ''The Corridors of Time'' and the actors have aged visibly, hence why this trope is used.[[/note]]
* ReignOfTerror: Our protagonists are caught in the anti-nobles turmoils of that time.
* RightfulKingReturns: Godefroy initially has the idea to reestablish the Dauphin of France on the throne after King Louis XVI's beheading, before giving up in order to seek a way to return to his era.
* VorpalPillow: With no intention to kill. At one point, Jacquouille finds himself unable to sleep because someone is snoring loudly. He finds out it's Adélaïde, and tries to silence her with a pillow. He ends up waking her up and causing much drama, as everyone thinks he was trying to suffocate her.