Fridge / The Hangover

Fridge Brilliance
  • What happened with Stu & Jade starting a relationship at the end of the first film? Simple, he mentions at the start of the sequel that he's still seeing a therapist to cope with the events of the first film. Stu simply couldn't date Jade because she & Tyler were reminders of what happened in Vegas.
  • Phil initially comes off an obnoxious frat boy, in contrast to Stu as the responsible one. However, once the reality of losing Doug sets in, Stu basically has a breakdown & Phil takes control of the situation whilst calming down a distraught Alan. Phil's a married teacher with a son of his own, so it makes sense that he's the one who becomes the voice of reason rather than Stu.
  • Doug was severely burned after the guys found him, to the point of his chest hurting like crazy when somebody touches it. Then in the second movie, from the prostitute's story, we can tell that Stu, as Alan puts it, "has semen in him". Additionally, he's been treated with a needle from a not-so-reliable tattoo artist. Now, Stu is a responsible and caring guy, when he's not stoned. It's safe to assume that he'd take all kinds of tests before endangering his new wife. This means that neither of the grooms had sex on their wedding night. And you thought that (missing fingers aside) there had been no consequences!

Fridge Horror
  • The stinger at the end of part three...just stop for a moment and realize the unavoidable truth. They were not the only ones to eat the cake.
  • In the second movie, Phil points out that if it hadn't been for their Vegas adventure, Stu "would've married a cunt". Not only is he right, imagine what kind of mother Melissa would've been if they had gotten married.
  • In the first film, Black Doug was selling date rape drugs. And no one points out how horrible this is. It also serves as a hint that he's not such a nice guy after all.
  • As mentioned in the Fridge Brilliance section above, in the second film Stu has sex with a prostitute and gets a tattoo with a potentially dirty needle. This not only put his own health at risk, but carries the risk of infecting his new bride with an STD.
  • Stu was high out of his mind when he had sex with the prostitute, meaning that he could not give informed consent. The prostitute raped him.
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