Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
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 la T-1000), and has an obsession with money puns which borders on the pathological.
  • Broken Aesop: The film tries to make a "Money can't buy friendship" aesop early on, which quickly backfires when Cadbury pays off some local kids to visit Richie at Rich Manor and essentially doing just that. Though Gloria doesn't care about the money anymore.
  • Canon Sue: Richie is filthy rich, he has all the best people working for him, and he's incredibly nice.
  • 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.
  • 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".

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy