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''Encino Man'' is a 1992 comedy movie in which a caveman named Link (played by Creator/BrendanFraser) goes from being frozen in a block of ice to being the most popular guy at Encino High, with help from Dave (Creator/SeanAstin) and his friend Stoney (Pauly Shore).
!!This movie provides examples of:

%%* AllCavemenWereNeanderthals: Averted.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Teena
* AsianAndNerdy: The lone Asian student to play a (minor) role is portrayed as an overenthusiastic geek, always trying to get more students to join the Computer Club.
* BrainFreeze: Link experiences one after Stoney's lesson on "wheezing the juice". His mouth is still full of slush drink as he silently clutches at his head.
%%* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Dave's younger sister.
%%* BrokenAesop
%%* ContemporaryCaveman
* DeathGlare: Link, when Matt punched the glass he was drawing on with mustard.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Stoney is, well, a stoner. At least a heavily implied one.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Link will eat anything. ''Anything.''
* FlatWhat: Dave says this when Robyn says she wants to go to the dance with Link.
** BigWhat: When Robyn asks Dave if Link will go to the prom with her.
-->'''Dave:''' You want me to ''what?!''
* HappilyMarried: Despite the Ice Age, Link and his wife loved each other very much.
%%* HarmlessFreezing
* HasAType: Ella (Robyn's friend) seems to have a thing for men who are dominant and aggressive. During the science teacher's lecture on prehistoric man, Ella seems to like hearing that a caveman "takes what he wants." Later, when she meets Link for the first time and he grabs her possessively, Ella acts excited rather than frightened.
* HereWeGoAgain: After everything is settled [[spoiler: Link's mate from the past is discovered in their pool and the whole mess is starting over again.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Link freaks out at the museum. See MoodWhiplash below.
%%* HumanPopsicle: Link
* InsistentTerminology: "Parallel parking is not a 'thing', alright? It's not a feeling, it's not a state-of-mind, it's not one of your personal disco records."
* IronicEcho: Matt says "SHUUUSH!" several times. Near the end, Stoney says this to him after Matt gets his just desserts (literally).
%%* JerkJock: Matt Wilson fits this trope to a T.
* KickTheDog: When Dave calls Robyn from jail to ask her to the prom and she rejects him... which in and of itself is not a cruel thing, but then she ''asks him to find out if Link will go to the prom with her.'' Way to rub salt in the wound, Robyn.
* LittleNo: Link's first word.
-->''(Link was about to use a lit match to make a fire)''\\
'''Dave:''' Hey! ''(takes the match away)'' No!\\
'''Link:''' No.\\
'''Dave:''' What? Did you just... ?
* LikeADuckTakesToWater: Well, not a lawyer, but otherwise Link fits both the trope and the name to a T.
* MakeoverMontage: Dave and Stoney transform Link from a muddy, clay-caked naked wild man into a goofy-looking 90s teenager through the magic of a completely unnecessary and ineffectual haircut, a toothbrush, and lots and lots of soap. Link even wears a towel turban for part of the scene.
* MoodWhiplash: The museum field trip, where Link realizes what exactly has happened to him (and the [[spoiler:presumed]] fate of his wife).
* NoYou:
-->'''Stoney:''' [[BerserkButton Maybe Matt Wilson was right about you all along.]]\\
'''Dave:''' You take that back!\\
'''Stoney:''' No, ''you'' take it back.\\
'''Dave:''' TAKE IT BACK!\\
''[The two fight each other until Link stops them.]''
* NubileSavage: Initially averted with both Link ''and'' his wife, who are dirty, have rotten teeth, and are clothed in lots of furs (they ''are'' living through an ice age). However, Link [[SheCleansUpNicely cleans up nice]], and [[spoiler:at the end, so does his wife]].
* OwMyBodyPart
-->'''Stoney:''' Ow! My pancreas!
* ProductPlacement: Big time. Products they mention by name include Doritos, Ho-Hos, Milkduds, [=ICEEs=], Taco Bell, [=SweeTarts=], Corn Nuts, and ''VideoGame/RadMobile''.
* RakeTake: Shortly after being thawed out, Link steps on a rake and gets hit in the face.
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: After getting thawed out, Link immediately finds out he's in an unfamiliar place.
* ShoutOut:
** [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} "I'll be back."]]
** Link [[Film/{{Twins}} drives like Julius]].
%%* SurferDude: Stoney
* ThanksForTheMammary: "Gonzongas!"
-->''(Link stares at Robyn and Ella's chest and tries to grab them, but Dave pulls him away]''\\
'''Stoney:''' ''(to Ella)'' I think he was saying he likes your cones.\\
'''Ella:''' I'm thrilled. ''(pushes Stoney)'' Get out of my face!
%%* ThisLoserIsYou: Dave and Stoney
* ThoseTwoGuys: The two skaters.
* TheVoiceless: Link, for most of the movie. Though he does pick up some words, he only understands about half of what he says, so he communicates primarily through body language.
* WalkThisWay: As the class heads to the museum, Stoney (exaggerately) mimics the way Matt Wilson's cohorts walk, while walking behind them.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Robyn goes out with Matt at the start of the movie, which Dave just found out. He even says this. Soon she broke up with him due to his {{jerkass}}-ness.
* WhatTheHellHero: Stoney gives Dave one of these when Dave tries to abandon Link. Stoney points out that Dave never viewed Link as a friend, but just a tool to help him become popular. Dave gives a little back by saying that Stoney never cared about anything before except "nugs, chillin' and grindage". Stoney calls him out for [[BlameGame trying to pin the blame on him]].
-->'''Stoney''': Those are desperate words of a loser! Maybe Matt Wilson was right about you all along.
* WildHair: Link, obviously. Even though the boys give him a haircut.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Link, when he realizes his world, his old life, and his wife is gone. However, [[spoiler:his wife has also been frozen in ice and is reunited with Link]].
* YourMom:
-->'''Matt:''' Going somewhere?\\
'''Dave:''' Yeah, got a date with your mom.\\
'''Matt:''' Now that's not nice.\\
'''Dave:''' [[IWasJustJoking It's just a joke]], I'm sorry.