Fridge: Legally Blonde
The MusicalFridge Brilliance
- I was listening to the soundtrack of Legally Blonde The Musical and realized that Elle's sorority sisters are a modernized version of the Greek Chorus. What is another name for fraternities and sororities? The Greek System. — Cyberbanjo
- That's not fridge, that's intentional—the sorority sisters actually lampshade it, though the line's not on the soundtrack.
- When Paulette's describing what happened to everyone in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue, she mentioned that Emmett was Callahan's wife's attorney for their divorce. This is nice and karmic for Callahan, and nice for Emmett to get his revenge…but then you realize that a divorce case for the wife of a man who owns a billion dollar law firm would be a pretty lucrative trial. His mom probably got the big house on the cape!
- In the beginning, when the girls sing "What You Want", Elle relays her plan to the girls.
Step One: He's off to Harvard Law, so I get in there tooStep Two: Make Warner reassess, impress him with my high IQStep Three: We throw a great big wedding, and invite all Delta Nu
- Her plan doesn't come true the way she thinks it will, but the way she worded it, all of those things do end up happening. Step One happens at the end of the song, Step Two happens at the end of the show, after she's realized she doesn't need Warner, and Step Three is implied to happen after The Finale... between Elle and Emmett.
- One thing that's always bothered this troper is that in the 'Gay or European?' sequence, nobody ever seems to suggest that maybe the dude is bi. I mean, sure, they use the fact that he has a boyfriend to confirm he's into dudes, but it's not unheard of for bisexuals to be dating one gender and have affairs with the other. (Personally, I've always just chalked it up to time limits only allowing a certain amount of logic, but it still somewhat bothers me...)
- Well, his boyfriend Carlos has the line "I swear he never ever ever swing the other way!" so that may have been their way of covering it.
- And the reason Elle thought he was gay to begin with is that he didn't react to the bend and snap. Which still doesn't prove anything (it's only 99% effective, after all), but that supports her hypothesis that he's not interested in women.
- Also, the Camp Gay stereotypes that the sequence is based on aren't generally attributed to bisexuals.
- And the case hinged not on proving that he was attracted to men, but that he wasn't attracted to women - therefore proving that he couldn't have had the affair with Brooke. Him being bisexual wouldn't have served the purpose of the plot.
- It also flustered him and made his word seem less trustworthy. Yeah, he could be bisexual and having an affair with a woman, but it would seem that he would mention in his testimony that he had a boyfriend during said affair.
- Because it wasn't the defense lawyers job to theorize about him being bi; they had to prove that he was gay, theorizing that he was bi would have made them look wishy-washy on the stand. Had Carlos not jumped up, and said that Nikos was gay, it would have been the prosecution's job to point out "hey, he could be bi".
The Movie:Fridge Brilliance
- Callaghan being revealed to be a massive pervert. Probably a subtle clue to this - besides Warner who is a big name, all the first year students he picks for his internship are women.
- Also another indication is the scene where Vivian complains that he never asks Warner to get his coffee and he always asks her.
- Mrs Wyndham-Vandemark suspecting Brooke of having an affair with Enrique. Of course she heard it from her daughter. What's more if Chutney wanted to murder Brooke then an affair is the perfect cover story. She probably also wanted to frame Enrique for the murder, hence starting the affair rumour.
- Brooke getting liposuction. Her husband had a habit of marrying and divorcing a lot. If she did genuinely love him, it makes sense she'd be paranoid about her body - and that her workouts weren't enough. She's just rich enough to afford the procedure rather than becoming anorexic.