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YMMV: Death to Smoochy

  • Funny Moments: The "penis cookie" scene.
    • Smoochy: IT'S A ROCKET SHIP!!!
    • There's also Randolph crash-tackling the man asking for donations to "save the Rhinos!"
    • "Hey, little nipple-nibbler! The rhino's a Nazi!"
    • "When my brothers and I played cowboys and Indians, I was always the Chinese railroad worker." Totally different caliber of joke from the rest of the movie.
    • "You got da hammer, Roy?" "I always got me hammer, Tommy." — pretty much every line from the Irish mob.
    • Randolph: She's right, you've got to keep your dignity intact — (spills coffee on himself) — OWW! MY BALLS! They're on fire!
    • And when asked if he's all right after stopping a sniper from killing Smoochy: "Well, I'm pretty fucked-up in general, so it's kind of hard to gauge."
    • Tommy: "Do ya like fairy tales? Hey, Danny! Tell him the one about the man who gets his head chopped off with an axe!"
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Richard Roeper, one of many American critics who regarded this movie with utter distaste, considered this as a possibility: "I'm sure that some country, maybe France or something, will hail this as a work of genius, because it is so incredibly awful." Reality proved to be an Inverted Trope of this, as while it was not well-liked in the U.S., it still got nearly all its box-office returns from the American market.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Smoochy's tribute to Spinner during the ice show and giving him and the Moochie character a proper kindhearted sendoff. You can tell Smoochy really did care dearly for Spinner.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Randolph. He's vulgar, psychopathic and, in his own words, "fucked up", but all he needs is a hug and some love.
  • Love It or Hate It: In spite of this movie's reputation, it has its fans.
  • The Woobie: Spinner. You just want to give him a big hug when Smoochy was accused of being a Nazi.
  • Writer Cop Out: The ending was WAY too happy for a dark comedy. Clearly someone wussed out.
    • Just because it's a dark comedy doesn't mean it can't wind up on the idealistic end of the scale. A major facet of the movie is Sheldon's steadfast refusal to be corrupted by the darkness surrounding him, and how it affects those around him.
  • What The Hell, Casting Agency?: It would take a movie this strange to cast Harvey Fierstein as a gangster.

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