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YMMV: The Goonies
  • Accidental Innuendo: "One-Eyed Willy", the legendary pirate.
  • Cult Classic: Another of the well loved 80's kid adventure films.
  • Director Displacement: It's very common for people to think that the film is directed by Steven Spielberg. He has only producer and story credits.
  • Ear Worm:
    • The NES' rendition of Goonies R Good Enough in the first NES game (only available on PlayChoice-10 machines in the US, sadly) is surprisingly catchy.
    • The Cyndi Lauper original is no less an Ear Worm. Ah-ay-yi-yi-yi-YEEEAH!!
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Sloth.
  • Foe Yay: Between Mouth and Steff.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Chunk's lie about Michael Jackson supposedly stopping over at his house to use the bathroom becomes wince-worthy in light of his accusations of pedophilia.
  • Magic Franchise Word: "Hey you guys!"
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Recently spawned a string of indie T-shirts in the UK, bearing slogans such as 'Sloth love Chunk' and 'Do the Truffle Shuffle!'
    • And on YTMND, there are various sites based around Chunk, like "Chunk is Indestructable", where Captain Picard from Star Trek: First Contact tries to shoot down Chunk, and "Chunk Addresses Congress", where Chunk chastises the US Congress over the War in Iraq.
    • "HEY YOU GUYS!!!"
  • Nightmare Fuel:
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Subverted. Both games by Konami were quite good.
  • Special Effect Failure:
    • The reason for cutting the scene of the octopus, which was about as threatening as a bathtub toy.
    • On the DVD Commentary, Jeff Cohen berates Richard Donner for one unfortunate bluescreen shot of the kids standing in front of the beach coastline.
    Corey Feldman: Hey I saw Superman, and I believed a man could fly.
    Jeff Cohen: You could show a man flying through the air, but couldn't show a bunch of kids standing in front of a coast?
    • The bats are clearly fake in their looks and movements. Doubles as Narm.
  • Ugly Cute: Sloth
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Despite the one noticeable greenscreen, mentioned above, almost everything else: the stunts, set pieces and fantastic sets (especially the location of Willie's ship) were all done practically and have aged fantastically well as a result. A fact proudly pointed out in the Special Edition commentary.
  • Weird Al Effect: People are more likely to assume "Hey you guys!" is from this movie rather than The Electric Company.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The film is generally remembered as a kids film, what with it centering on the adventures of a bunch of kids. However, the film features a man hanging from a noose, a child stuck in a closet with a corpse, a deformed man chained up in a basement, panty shots of a teenager, jokes about drugs and a whole scene dedicated to a statue's penis. When the Special Edition was released celebrating it's 25th Anniversary with a PG-13(12A) rating some were surprised, until they viewed the film through adult eyes.
  • The Woobie: Poor Sloth. Even when we and Chunk still assume he's a dangerous Madman in the Attic, it's impossible not to feel bad for him as he sits chained to his seat, begging for food from his Jerkass brother.
    • Speaking of which, Jake Fratelli is a Jerkass Woobie. He's an ass towards Sloth, not to mention a killer, though it's hard to not feel sorry for him as the The Unfavourite in the Fratelli family.

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