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YMMV: Alice's Restaurant

The film

  • Memetic Mutation: Supposedly the point of the whole thing.
    Can you imagine, three people walking in, singin a bar of "Alice's Restaurant" and walking out. They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of "Alice's Restaurant" and walking out. Then, friends, they may think it's a movement.
  • Retroactive Recognition: M. Emmet Walsh, in his first film role, as a sergeant at Arlo's draft induction.
  • Wild Mass Guessing: The main proponent of "Nixon's mising 18 minutes contains 'Alice's Restaurant'" is Arlo Guthrie himself.

The Song

  • Values Dissonance: Arlo says that if two people sing the song as protest, "they'll think you're a couple of faggots." That kind of language wouldn't fly in today's polite society.

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