Radar: Beetlejuice

From the movie:

  • Beetlegeuse goes to a whorehouse in one scene. This was a PG movie!
  • "Nice fucking model!" (HONK HONK)

From the cartoon:

  • BJ still refers to himself as "the ghost with the most" in several episodes.
  • In "Out of My Mind," after he and Lydia have made up, BJ begins eating a plate of spaghetti. The way he maneuvers his tongue (and the way he looks at Lydia while he does it) is a little... unsettling.
  • The episode "Pest O' The West" featured an enraged bull ghost, Bully the Crud, who responds to Beetlejuice's interruption of his wedding ceremony with Lydia by screaming "Nobody cuts off my nuptials and gets away with it!" According to the animators in question, yes it was deliberate, and yes they were amazed that they got away with it.
    • Again in that episode, Lydia asks Beetlejuice if the town has a saloon - he replies, "Not in this time slot!"
  • The episode "Mom's Best Friend" has Beetlejuice turned into a dog and he can't turn back into himself because of a restrictive collar he has on. Lydia brandishes a pair of scissors and says, "I know how to fix it... we'll cut it off!" B.J. shrieks in horror.
  • In "Hotel Hello," Delia is kidnapped by a vampire. Near the end when Charles rescues her and confronts the vampire, he says, "I'm the only one who bites that woman on the neck!".
    • Also when the vampire says "I want to bite this woman in the worst way," it sounds a bit rapey.
  • In "A-Ha!", while investigating who allegedly stole Doomie, Beetlejuice finds a poster reading "I am a (picture of a donkey)". When asking Lydia what it means, she looks at the audience and says "No comment", leading Beetlejuice to make many inane guesses on what the poster is meant to say. In case you didn't get it, the poster read "I am a jackass."
    • And before that, one of his guesses was "a rabbit on steroids".
    • There was also another episode where Beetlejuice morphed into a donkey while saying "I am a complete-", before being cut off, and another where he actually says "jackass".
  • A literal example occurs when Beetlejuice is sleepy and morphs based on euphemisms for being tired as he heads off to bed. When he says "I'm pooped," he freezes and decides he should quit while he's ahead.
  • In the episode "Goodie Two Shoes", Beetlejuice's antics get his neighbors to fight each other on Good Neighbor Day, causing a fairy named Goody Two Shoes to intervene.
    Goody Two Shoes: Hello. I'm from the Bureau of Sweetness and Prissiness. Henceforth referred to as BS&P.
  • There's a subtle one that doubles as a Genius Bonus in the episode "Not So Peaceful Pines", where BJ develops a literal split personality, and his Bad Side goes on a pranking rampage in Lydia's town. So Lydia and BJ's Good Side go get help from Freud Expy Zigmund Void, and we get this little gem:
    Zigmund Void: Aha! It's worse than I thought! We are dealing with an Eat-A-Bus (Oedipus) Complex!
    (cuts to a shot of a school bus with a MASSIVE bite taken out of it)
  • In "A Very Grimm Fairy Tale," Little Boo Peep has lost his sheep. Lydia replies, "Maybe we can help you get your sheep together."
  • In "Robbin Juice of Sherweird Forest," BJ is amazed to learn that beetles come from the Sherweird Forest. He never knew.
    BJ: You see, no one's ever told me about the birds and the beetles.
    Lydia: We'll have that little talk later.
  • In "Mr. Beetlejuice Goes to Town," BJ's become a corrupt mayor and his friends are trying to get him out of office. To lure him to a bugged room, Lydia dresses up in an alluring costume, with a veil over her face, and uses a deep, sultry voice. BJ is practically drooling when he sees her, and when she pulls him close to speak quietly in his ear, the whole scene is bizarrely seductive - especially considering how young she is.