YMMV / Richie Rich

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In the 1994 movie, Ferguson probably feels unappreciated with his service, as shown when Cadbury threatens him for manhandling Richie. Hence why Ferguson is willing to serve Van Dough.
    • According to this Tumblr, Richie Rich is a depraved, creepy sociopath who uses his friends purely for an audience to his ostentatious displays of wealth, wishes to replace the working class with robots, has a large research branch solely focused in fusing animal and plant life with various types of money (and is a genetic monstrosity himself à la T-1000), and has an obsession with money puns which borders on the pathological.
  • Epileptic Trees: Bart and Lisa Simpson postulate that Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich, based on their similar appearances; Lisa thinks Richie committed suicide when he realized how hollow the pursuit of money is.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In the 1994 film, jokes about the U.S. President looking for a loan aren't very funny in light of the Economic bailouts during the 2007 recession.
    • One of said jokes has Mr. Rich telling the President "when a country spends more than it earns, it goes into debt", with the latter looking utterly baffled by the concept. Again, pretty uncomfortable with sovereign debt crises all around the world.
  • Mondegreen: "MAYAN VENGEANCE!!"
  • Nightmare Fuel: The molecular reorganizer in the movie.
  • Robo Ship: Irona seems awfully attached to Richie.
  • Tear Jerker: From the movie when Richie hears that his parents plane has gone down. He uses the 'Dad Link' to try and find his father. Nothing. He tries it again with boosted power and the computer eventually informs him 'Dad not found'. Over and over again.
    • Also, when he looks at his window to see his employees leaving, because Van Dough fired them, after Cadbury was arrested.
  • Toy Ship: Richie and Gloria
  • Uncanny Valley: The 'Dad Link' -from the movie- is basically a computer with a virtual face that resembles Professor Keenbean.
  • The Woobie: Despite being the "Richest Kid in the World", Richie is unhappy with his life. Mostly because he has no real friends. His classmates in school are always too busy and find Richie odd for wanting to "hang out" like "normal kids". He tried to make friends with regular kids, but at first they tell him he doesn't "belong".
  • Woolseyism: In the French dub, Van Dough's line "Thank you, Beavis and Butthead" is replaced with "Looks like Homer and Marge." Which works a lot better.

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