Judy: You're a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.
Hart: So I have a few faults; who doesn't?
Nine to Five is a 1980 comedy directed by Colin Higgins. It starred Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Dabney Coleman.When her husband leaves her for his secretary, Judy (Fonda) starts a new job at Consolidated Companies. She is befriended by Violet (Tomlin), an office manager who advises her on the best way to navigate through daily office life. The office is run by Franklin Hart (Coleman), their vulgar and somewhat incompetent boss. Hart spends a good chunk of his time hitting on his unreceptive secretary Doralee (Parton) and spreading rumors that they are sleeping together. As a result, she is ostracized by her co-workers.After Violet is denied a deserved promotion, she, Judy and Doralee begin bonding over their hatred of their boss, sharing with one another their personal fantasies of bringing him down. Hilarity Ensues when Violet accidentally puts rat poison into Hart's coffee; he finds out about it and tries to use the knowledge to blackmail Doralee, prompting the three women to kidnap him and hold him prisoner in his own house until they can figure out a way to fix the situation. In the meantime, they have to conceal Hart's absence and keep the office running as though he were still present...Upon release, the film was incredibly successful and was the highest grossing comedy of that year. The movie was adapted into a television series that sporadically ran for five seasons. In 2008, it was also turned into a stage musical.
Bathroom Stall of Overheard Insults: Played with. Everyone in the office knows that Roz hangs out in bathroom stalls to hear what the women gossip about in order to report it back to Hart. To make sure she isn't listening to their conversations, they check for her shoes. Later on, Roz has found a way around this by lifting her feet of the floor. She is able to report back to Hart that the main characters accidentally put poison in his coffee.
Brains and Bondage/Casual Kink: Judy's ex-husband Dick catches her in Frank Hart's bedroom while she's holding him hostage for blackmail and assumes that she's into BDSM. Judy uses this belief to her advantage in order to get rid of her ex-husband.
Chained to a Bed: Frank Hart's three leading lady secretaries (Violet Newstead, Doralee Rhodes, and Judy Bernly) go much further than just chaining him to a bed — they install a restraining system that uses a garage door opener mechanism to keep Frank from harming any of the three secretaries should he try to make his escape. Judy's ex-husband Dick catches her in the bedroom with Frank attached to this security system and thinks that she's Sleeping with the Bossand into BDSM. Mrs. Hart comes home to find her husband attached to the system and later tells the story that it was some sort of exercise machine that he installed.
Cigarette of Anxiety: Violet's son offers to roll her a joint to get her mind off her problems at work, which she initially refuses and argues against, but when her son asks how long she's been waiting for the promotion, Violet casually says, "Slip it in my purse." Later on, the joint gets shared with Doralee and Judy in an "old fashioned lady's pot party" at Doarlee's house where they end up sharing their revenge fantasies.
Foreshadowing: Parts of the trio's imagination sequences come true the following two days after they have them. On the following day (after the sequences) Violet accidentaly puts rat poison in Hart's coffee (like she did in her sequence, but without the imaginary animals). Then on the second day Doralee ties him up with telephone cords and a scarf (like Doralee's fantasy sequence). Then (on the same day) after freeing Hart (from being tied up by Doralee) Judy shoots (at) him with Doralee's gun (you guessed it, like in her sequence).
Rodeo announcer: Let's see how long it takes her to rope this sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot!
Violet's is a Disneyesque scene and is Snow White-turned-psycho (see above) and poisons his coffee. This time, Mr. Hart says the line.
Franklin Hart: But why? Why? Violet: Why do you think? Franklin Hart: 'Cause I'm a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot? Violet: Bingo! (ejects him out his office window)
I Need a Freaking Drink: All three leading ladies — Violet Newstead, Doralee Rhodes, and Judy Bernly — decide to leave work and head for Charlie's for a drink when faced with their individual work crises (Violet being passed over for a promotion, Doralee's advertised "affair with the boss", and Judy witnessing one of the co-workers being fired over a private discussion of wage differences). And at each of their departures, Margaret the alcoholic secretary simply says "Atta girl!"
Reassigned to Antarctica: The rare unwanted reassignment that's actually supposed to be a reward. Mr. Hart so impresses his superiors that he's promoted.... to the Brazilian branch of the company in the Amazon jungle.
Your Cheating Heart: Frank Hart doesn't seem to have a problem with cheating on his wife to have some private time with his secretary Doralee Rhodes (who is also married), as long as Mrs. Hart remains totally oblivious. It's also the reason that Judy is divorced from her ex-husband Dick, and their attempt to reconcile their differences was foiled when Dick catches Judy in Frank Hart's bedroom and assumes that she's now Sleeping with the Boss.