Fridge / Chicken Run

Fridge Brilliance
  • Mrs. Tweedy's skepticism about the chickens being organized is further compounded by the fact that she almost never personally works with the chickens herself. Mr. Tweedy is the one who runs all the guard-patrol. She's never seen any of their escape attempts, so she isn't aware of them using any complex tricks or plans. Mr. Tweedy meanwhile has seen all these hi-jinx himself so he's only too aware of it.
    • It may even be why she doesn't believe him: she just thinks he's losing his mind from hanging around chickens all day for too long.
  • Rocky and Fowler's polar opposite reactions to having their true natures exposed can actually be pinpointed to their upbringings. Rocky was in the Circus, so when the time came for him to face the truth, he ran away. That kind of "care-free" lifestyle he wanted meant he didn't want to face down the disappointment that came after he built everyone up so much. Fowler by contrast was a military bird. So when his failing came out, despite his building himself up as well, he faced it head on like a good soldier would.

Fridge Horror
  • In the scene where it's discovered Edwina hasn't laid any eggs, Ginger whispers to Bunty, "Why didn't you give her some of yours?" Bunty replies, "I would have, but she didn't tell me. She didn't tell anybody." Since going a week without laying eggs lands a chicken on the chopping block at the Tweedy's farm, which has already been established as a pretty rotten place to be, Edwina effectively committed suicide.
    • If this is true, then it ties back into the "chicken farm as a concentration camp" idea: plenty of prisoners in those camps during the Holocaust were well aware that they weren't getting out and were so miserable from the literally endless work and horrible living conditions that they willingly accepted their destined murders as their only possible relief.
    • Either that, or she became essentially a martyr. Seeing an usually productive hen such as Bunty lay less eggs than usual could have been taken as a sign that she wouldn't have been worth keeping within some weeks. And that could be said of any other chicken. Edwina simply preferred to accept her fate rather than risk having someone else be unjustly killed because of her.
    • Or, as is my guess, Edwina was really stupid. Lets face it, most of these Chickens aren't exactly the brightest bulbs in a pack of light bulbs. These Chickens spend all of their time thinking of escaping, and Egg laying seems to be a secondary thing to them, especially Ginger. Many of them, even the smarter ones, also seem to lack common sense. Edwina could have easily forgotten to ask out of her devotion to the escape, not because she was suicidal or trying to be inspirational... - Dingo Walley
    • Later, we get treated to a scene inside of the Tweedys' house, where the bones of a roasted chicken sit on the dinner table, picked clean. It's pretty obvious what happened.
  • The main page doesn't omit the fact that Tweedy's Farm is a Crapsack World. Real chickens in factory farming have it much, much worse. At least these chickens can go outside.
  • What might have happened if the plane never got the Christmas lights hooked on, and Rocky and Ginger had nothing to pull themselves back onto the plane?
    • Wait a sec, wouldn't that door kill Mrs. Tweedy?!
      • Probably not, since she managed to survive the machine explosion.
    • What would have happened to Babs if the Tweedys hadn't switched to pie production over egg farming?

Fridge Logic
  • Naturally, an egg will only hatch a chick if the mother hen bred with a rooster. Which means that all the chicks we see at the end would be either all Ginger and Rocky's offspring, or the guy ... ensured everyone's eggs would give them one. Although it probably plays by the fictional rule that an egg always hatches if it doesn't end up as food.
    • It probably plays by that other fictional rule of Children Ever After, implying that they are Ginger's and Rocky's. We are supposed to treat their procreation as the human variety, not the chicken one.
    • Well, Fowler might also have *ahem* contributed, though there's no indication that he's considered a Silver Fox by any of the hens.
    • Fowler had quite a few other chickens dancing with him in the earlier scene.
    • Many of the chicks are blue eyed while Ginger and Rocky have green and brown eyes respectively. Some other combination had to have happened.
    • In the final scene, when Bunty is pushing Babs in the swing, on the tree behind her there's a heart with something that looks like 'Bunty 4 Fowler'. Maybe some of the chicks are theirs?
  • Let's talk directionality here. In the movie's climax, Mrs. Tweedy falls through the hole in the shed's front, landing in her own pie machine. However, the plane took off in the opposite direction of the house and shed, and there was no indication that Fowler turned around while in the air. Rule of Cool is likely in effect here, but still, kinda weird how Mrs. Tweedy fell into a house that was in the complete opposite direction of their flight path.
    • This Troper remembers the plane making a pretty drastic turn before that scene.
  • Mrs. Tweedy has every reason to be skeptical when her husband tells her that the chickens are organized. Or, rather, she would, if it weren't for the fact that the chickens are clearly wearing articles of clothing, some of which were probably knitted by Babs. So if the chickens are obviously smart enough to know what clothing is, and smart enough to make it, too, why would it be illogical to conclude they're organized?
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