"I'm going to make you proud, daddy."
—Gord, Tom Green's character near the beginning of the film.
"The day may come when this movie is seen as a masterpiece of neo-surrealism. The day may never come when it is seen as funny."Freddy Got Fingered is a 2001 comedy film written, directed by, and starring Tom Green, who had just completed season four of The Tom Green Show.The film shows the cartoonist Gord Brody (Green) heading to Los Angeles to obtain a contract for a television series. But the producer tells him, quite rightly, that his ideas don't make any sense, forcing him to go back home, to the chagrin of his father.
This film provides examples of:
- Adorkable: Gord, naturally, as he is played by Tom Green.
- A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: Gord squanders his advance for his cartoon series pitch by renting a helicopter in order to fly a bag of jewels to Betty and then cutting off part of his father's house and shipping it to Pakistan.
- All Women Are Lustful: Betty repeatedly insists on sucking Gord off, and he is often hesitant to accept.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Gord being mentally ill would explain so much.
- Anti-Humor:"What do you call a guy with cheese on his face? The cheese face!"
- Black Comedy Rape: The titular (fabricated) assault, which doesn't actually have that much bearing on the plot.
- Bloody Hilarious: The scene where Gord delivers a baby, for a woman he's never met, after ignoring her pleas to get a real doctor. The incredibly NSFW result becomes what Allmovie.com referred to as "one of the bloodiest births ever put on film."
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Near the end of the film, Gord and his father reconcile in Pakistan, only to be kidnapped just when it seems like the film is wrapping up: When that plotline gets resolved and they return to America by plane, members of the public have gathered outside the runway with signs... one of which reads "When the Fuck Is This Movie Going to End?".
- Bestiality Is Depraved: Gord does it twice. One of the many, many Golden Raspberry Awards the film received was for "Worst Onscreen Couple: Tom Green and any animal he abuses."
- Butt-Monkey: Andy Malloy, a young child who has a horrific injury happen to him every time he appears.
- Call-Back: Gord masturbates an elephant to orgasm and sprays his dad with the ejaculate at the end of the film. Jay of RedLetterMedia posited that the horse scene at the start of the film was the setup for this, as some kind of Chekhov's Skill, but that the film is too stupid to really make the connection.
- The Cameo: Tom Green's then-fiancée Drew Barrymore has a few appearances as Dave Davidson's secretary.
- Also, Shaquille O'Neal as Gord's mom's new boyfriend.
- Cassandra Truth: After Gord makes the titular accusation against his dad, his (adult) brother Freddy is immediately taken away by Child Protective Services and sent to live in an orphanage for abused children, despite his repeated attempts to explain that Gord's accusations are untrue.
- The Cast Show Off: Tom Green did all of his own stunts and skateboarding. It was actually a huge risk because any injuries he might have suffered would've cost the film it's star and director.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Gord could be the Logical Extreme of this trope, to the point that many viewers aren't sure if he has some sort of mental illness.
- Gord's dad also qualifies, although he's not quite as strange as his son is.
- Cluster F-Bomb: The end of the "Zebras in America" cartoon features a voice-over of Gord yelling, "FUCKER," over and over.
- Deranged Animation: Gord's attempts at cartoons.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The title is a reference to Gord's false accusation that his father had molested his older brother, Freddy, which never actually happened.
- Fan Disservice: The entire movie, pretty much. Rip Torn's ass in particular.
- Flat "What.": When the initial accusation of molestation is made, Gord's dad comes back with a disbelieving "...say what."
- Flushing Toilet, Screaming Shower: Subverted. Gord's dad flushes the toilet while Gord is in the shower on purpose to try and get him with this. Gord turns out to be showering in full scuba gear.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The title of the film only made it through because it was released in the era of American Pie, where gross-out comedies were all the rage.
- Hero Antagonist: Gord's dad.
- Hypocrite: Gord falsely accuses his father of molesting his brother, but he's done the same thing to both a horse and an elephant.
- I'm Okay!: Andy, after getting chopped to pieces by plane propellers. The line was very obviously dubbed in to supposedly avoid an NC-17 rating, despite never seeing Andy on screen again.
- Insult Backfire: From a deleted scene:Jim: Nale, you suck!Nale: What?Jim: You suck cock!Nale: Well, yeah!
- It Makes Just As Much Sense In Context: Most of the film makes no sense and watching it makes no more sense than any of the trope examples listed here.
- Jabba Table Manners: Gord eats this way on his way home from LA to Oregon; also in a restaurant with his girlfriend.
- Jerkass: Gord, though it's debatable whether or not he knows any better.
- Gord's dad. Especially when he states that handicapped people are probably just lazy.
- Karma Houdini: Gord.
- Large Ham: Those familiar with Tom Green's style of comedy won't be surprised by this one.(sticks out a giant sausage from his crotch and walks around on the conveyor belts, showing it off as blatantly as humanly possible)(drives across the room on a mobility unit)(jumps on top of a table and screams)(grabs a giant jar of mustard)(chugs mustard down)(starts crawling on the conveyor belts again)(everyone leaves)Wait, why are you all leaving? Don't you like the Cheese Face?
- Literal-Minded: Gord.
- Mad Artist: Gord.
- Made of Iron: Gord inexplicably survives being struck by a tractor-trailer with no injuries.
- Andy gets put through one horrific injury after another, then gets chopped up by a plane propeller and somehow lives.
- Manchild: Gord, for incredibly obvious reasons.
- Match Cut: Freddy and the child abuse survivors watch The Texas Chainsaw Massacre while Gord watches Leave It to Beaver.
- Mistaken for Pedophile: Gord's dad.
- Mood Whiplash: Played for laughs, in (a theorized) parody of the "gross out-drama-gross out" format of comedy films at the time.
- Narrating the Obvious: The narrator in the PG-rated version tends to do this at times.(Gord is doing his "Backwards Man" act)
Narrator: Then Gord tried on one of Daddy's fancy suits. Do you notice anything strange about Gord? He's got the suit on backwards and he's walking backwards! Gord thinks he's the Backwards Man!
Gord: I'm the Backwards Man, I'm the Backwards Man...
- Overly Long Gag:Gord: I'm gonna make you so proud.
Jim: Make your daddy proud.
Gord: You're gonna be so proouud.
- Pedophiles Are Evil:Gord: He's a molester! HE'S A CHIIIIIIIIILD MOLESTER!!!
- Psychopathic Man Child: Gord.
- Rape as Drama: How the titular assault is seen in-universe.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gord gives one to an undeserving Nale in a deleted scene:Cheese sucks! Cheese sandwich factories suck, and only stupid idiots work in cheese sandwich factories! And I'm not a stupid idiot, so you can take this job and shove it in your ass!
- Re-Cut: The DVD includes a "Rated PG Version." It lasts three-and-a-half minutes.
- Running Gag: Andy getting injured, either by Gord or by his own ineptitude.
- Self-Deprecation: The credits features the song The Real Slim Shady, which calls Tom Green out by name and condemns him as a worse influence on children than Eminem himself is.
- Show Within a Show: "Zebras In America."
- Something Else Also Rises: When Betty goes down on Gord, there is a picture in the background depicting the Eiffel Tower being erected.
- Stealth Parody: Some say that Tom Green made this film as an over-the-top version of some of the comedies that came out at the time, dialing both of the "gross out moments" and "serious drama moments" present in those films Up to Eleven. Compare Freddy Got Fingered to the gross-out comedies that came out on either side of it, and it's easy to see the connection, though some think that's giving this movie too much credit.
- Surreal Humor: Any humor that isn't gross is still pretty weird, especially pertaining to Gord's nonsensical cartoons.
- Stylistic Suck: Knowing that Tom Green's comedy stylings mostly consisted of annoying and irritating others for his own amusement, some have theorized that with this film, Green was trying to create the most unpleasant and detestable comedy possible while, as mentioned above, parodying the gross-out Adam Sandler and Wayans Brother comedies of the early 2000s.
- Tagline: The very befitting "This time you can't change the channel."
- The Power of Cheese: Gord's cheese helmet.
- Title Drop: Averted, though the title is what Gord accuses his father of doing (Freddy being Gord's younger brother).
- Toilet Humor: Pretty much the whole movie.
- Unreliable Narrator: The "Daddy, Would You Like Some Sausages?" scene as depicted in the PG-rated version.Narrator: Did Daddy like Gord's song? (Gord's father is shown pulling the sausages down and stepping on Gord's keyboard) He sure did!
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist / Villain Protagonist: Gord.
- Vertigo Effect
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Gord, to the point of him and his dad nearly reciting the Trope word for word at the end.