troperville

tools

toys

SubpagesAwesome
Characters
Film
Fridge
Funny
Headscratchers
Heartwarming
Laconic
Main
ShoutOut
TearJerker
Trivia
WMG
YMMV

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Fridge: Austin Powers
  • At first I hated the intro of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me for making Vanessa a fembot. It ruined the first movie for me when I first saw it happen. I realized it was a satire on disposable Bond girls, but it still seemed like a Wallbanger. Then I realized that this scheme illustrates just how much Dr. Evil hates Austin Powers. This was Dr. Evil's real Evil Plan from the first film: get Austin to fall in love with Vanessa during the crisis; to set him up to be killed in the most emotionally painful way possible. Of course, this being a satirical series and Austin Powers being a Kavorka Man, he gets over it really fast. -M84
    • Or, alternatively, she was captured and killed before being replaced by a fembot, but this is only speculation, since they moved on pretty quickly. -The Otaku Ninja
    • I'm pretty sure the whole joke is that it makes no sense and completely violates continuity (her conversation with her mother, fembots not being able to survive exposure to his mojo) for the sake of status quo. Basil even off-handedly says that everyone but Austin already knew about it.
    • I figured it was part of the spy film parody. Look how James Bond always ends his movies involved with a woman but at the beginning of the next movie, she's disappeared and nobody mentions her. That was the point of Basil saying he knew - Austin's probably gone through something like this with a dozen women already.
    • Definitely Negative Continuity due to Fembot Vanessa saying he should have done foreplay. Which he did at the end of the first movie.
  • In Goldmember, it used to bug me how Austin basically extends his hands out to Dr. Evil's newest secret lair (right after the intro). But then I realized, Austin catches him a scene later. He already knew where he was, and since there's not much of a 4th wall, he's showing us where the next scene takes place, since he already knows where to go.
  • Also in Goldmember, we see Nigel Powers telling Mini-Me that his junk looks like a baby's arm holding an apple. Later in the movie what does Austin and Mini-Me's shadows do behind the curtain?
  • "Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day!" It wasn't for superficial reasons that Austin would find her unsexy! He was a product of the Swinging Sixties which faced a large backlash from Thatcherism in the 80s. Thatcher stands for everything that Austin's generation was separating themselves from.
  • Mini-Me is "a tripod." Mini-me is an exact clone of Dr. Evil, who is Austin's twin brother. Logically, that means that that also applies to Austin himself. Explains all of Austin's Mojo, doesn't it?
    • Then why Austin did have a Swedish-made penis enlarger in the first film?
      • Dr. Evil got the size, Austin got the Mojo.
      • "I'm telling ya baby, it's not mine."
    • And in the Japanese subtitles scene, Austin says "Oh by the way I do have a huge rod ... I wish.
      • That was the Japanese guy
  • I was really bothered by the paradox created by Mustafa, who is killed by Dr. Evil in the first film, but is then killed chronologically before that by Austin in the second, meaning that he shouldn't have been around to kill a second time. Then I remembered the scene where Fat Bastard steals Austin's mojo in the '60s, and Austin is immediately affected in '90s. Mustafa was alive in the first film because Austin hadn't travelled back in time and killed him yet. Somehow I doubt that's what the filmmakers were going for, but it makes sense to me, so I'll take it.
    • I don't think he actually died in that one.
    • In SWSM's post-credits stinger, Mustafa is heard at the bottom of the cliff saying his leg is broken, trying to stand on his other leg, and snapping that one too. Presumably, he was rescued before he died from shock, blood loss, or starvation.
  • Austin's moment when he hears about the Cold War ending. He immediately assumes the Communists won, which is played for laughs, but then it starts to make sense from his perspective. If the West had won, why would a Russian intelligence officer be there at all, especially when the Soviets were known for having Political Officers in most if not all of their units. Austin knows he's a highly experienced and valuable intelligence operative. If he were either plumbed for information or reprogrammed to be used by the USSR, he'd be a valuable asset.
    • Moreover, that could just be Austin hedging. He's completely cut off from his own time and dropped into a world who's dangers he doesn't understand. With both British and Russian intelligence present, there's no way to know who won the Cold War. If it was the Soviet Union, he needs to convince them he's on their side immediately to avoid being sent to a gulag. On the other hand, if the west won, they're convinced of his loyalty already and would forgive a brief lapse. Maybe Austin just thinks fast and wanted to maximize his chances for survival.
  • Nigel Powers befriending Mini-Me wasn't just a ploy to get someone to help him escape. Nigel knew that Dr. Evil, Mini-Me's creator and "father," was his son, making Mini-Me his grandson!

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
7549
23