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YMMV: Over the Hedge

YMMV tropes for the comic strip:

YMMV tropes for the movie:

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Arguably the whole soundtrack, considering it's mostly Ben Folds.
  • Designated Villain: Vincent the bear spent the whole summer gathering food to survive, but he is portrayed as a bad guy for threatening to eat RJ if he didn't replace it once he accidentally destroyed it. They seem to have realized this during the production and added in a line about how Vincent got to where he is by selling out, betraying, murdering, etc. all of his former friends and another line where he praises RJ for being just like him once he sells out his friends.
  • Dueling Movies: Open Season.
  • Funny Moments: Pick ANY scene with Hammy. Chances are either it's funny or awesome.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: RJ, who has been paired with nearly every major character, most notably Heather, Stella and Hammy. He also seems to constantly flirt with Verne in the movie.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Subverted with the video game; it's pretty good.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The entire film is a satire of American consumerism.
    RJ: They always got food with them. We eat to live - these guys live to eat! Let me show you what I'm talking about! The human mouth is called a 'piehole', the human being is called a 'couch potato'. (signifies telephone) That is a device to summon food. (signifies doorbell) That is one of the many voices of food. (signifies front door) That is the portal for the passing of food. (signifies many delivery trucks) That is one of the many food transportation vehicles. Humans bring the food, take the food, ship the food, they drive food, they wear the food! (signifies grill) That gets the food hot! (signifies cooler) That keeps the food cold! (signifies turtle pinata) That...I'm not sure what that is. (kids break the turtle piņata and Verne yells) Well, what do you know? FOOD! (signifies table where family prays before dinner) That is the altar where they WORSHIP food! (signifies advert for Seltzer) That's what they eat when they've eaten TOO MUCH food! (signifies treadmill) That gets rid of the guilt so they can eat MORE FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOOOOD! So, you think they have enough? Well, they don't. For humans, enough is never enough! And what do they do with the stuff they don't eat? They put it in gleaming silver cans, just for us! (knocks over a trash can) Dig in!
    • Loses a little of its sting from the fact that the movie was merchandised out the wazoo when it first came out, with its name and characters slapped on just about every product imaginable (including, yes, food).
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: The porcupine triplets. Out of the three, only Spike has a confirmed gender (Penny and Lou refer to him as "he" when talking about how the triplets kept waking their mother). Bucky, due to the male name and the male voice actor (actually played by the son of the director, Sami), is most likely also male. The last triplet, Quillo, is ambiguous. The name doesn't really have any implied gender, Quillo is voiced by a girl, and the triplets are always refered to as "kids", which could imply that at least one of them is a girl.

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