YMMV / Freddy Got Fingered

  • Bile Fascination: Not "So Bad, It's Good." "So Bad, It's Art!"
  • Critical Dissonance: The film seems to be more popular with viewers than it is with critics.
  • Designated Hero: At no point can you sympathise with Gord. If his dad wasn't such a bastard then he'd be a Designated Villain.
  • Ear Worm: All together now... Daddy, would you like some sausage? Daddy, would you like some saus-a-ges...
  • Freud Was Right: Gordy has kind of a phallic obsession, sometimes transferred to sausages. This is the movie which Oancitizen described as "70% phallic symbol".
    • "I like rockets. Because they're long...hard...and hot!".
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Drew Barrymore is probably the only actor in the whole movie that's actually funny. Too bad she only gets two very short scenes, both of which involve her getting hurt.
  • Most Annoying Sound: "That's my hooooooooves! My hooooooooves!"
  • Nausea Fuel: How much time do you have?
    • First there's the horse-wank. Repeated later with an elephant.
    • Then the deer carcass.
    • Then the birth.
    • When Betty tries to give Gord a blowjob, we see Gord's umbilical cord is taped to his stomach for some reason.
    • Gord's dad tries to proposition his mother by making some very freaky faces. Plus we see his wrinkled old arse.
    • The Zebra-Man cartoon isn't immune to this either. The promo shows Gord's Author Avatar getting his jaw ripped off by his father, then he's roped to the back of a car and driven around with what's left of his face getting ground up by the road.
    • The movie ends with a little boy getting chopped up by a propeller. He survives, but with the amount blood he'd lost he'll probably die before they can get him to a hospital.
  • Older Than They Think: Grossed out by Rip Torn pulling his pants down and showing off his ass? You probably shouldn't watch Chinatown, where he has a nude scene.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Titmouse founder Chris Prynoski animated the Zebras In America scene. We hope that he was at least paid handsomely for it.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: It's earned something of a tongue-in-cheek reputation as a neo-dadaist auteuré film thanks to it's seemingly non-existent plot, refusal to make a point out of anything, and Green's word that it was at least partially a stab at shallow studio comedies. As mentioned above, it's not "So Bad, It's Good," it's so bad, it's art!
    • Along with Ebert's quote at the top of the main page, A.O. Scott of the New York Times stated that several skits, such as "The Backwards Man" and the infamous "Sausage Piano" scene may have qualified for a National Endowment for the Arts grant if they weren't from a Hollywood film, and said that they might still go on to appear in the New York Museum of Modern Art someday.
    • Probably why the film has a cult fandom - including Nathan Rabin.
    • In-Universe. This is how the Hollywood executive sees Gord's cartoon pitch.

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