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12:37:16 AM Oct 26th 2016
Unfortunately, we might need to consider axing the Real Life section.
11:02:22 AM Apr 6th 2014
Wouldn't this page work out better if we had actual quotes?
11:30:12 AM Apr 6th 2014
What? There are quotes everywhere.
10:58:52 AM Dec 25th 2013
what about in pro-wrestling... there was a crap ton of those
02:32:59 AM Dec 26th 2013
So create a page for them.
05:59:55 PM Apr 26th 2013
For some reason, TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.Web Original will not index to this page. Does anyone know why or how to fix this?
04:17:20 AM Apr 27th 2013
Indexes are tempermental things. There was nothing wrong with it, but it needed a null edit to this page to make the indexing kick in.
06:19:39 AM Mar 9th 2013
I think we should change the quote back to what was said on Avatar. It's quick and gets to the point, whereas in the current quote, Doug swears way too much (I know it's because he's passionate about the matter, but it's not exactly classy), and really, it's just way too long a quote. If you disagree, please list your reason(s).
07:55:30 PM Mar 20th 2013
I agree. I'm a fan of the critic but this just makes the page look too cluttered and it doesn't get the point fast enough.
04:57:39 AM May 25th 2012
Hi wondering if anyone thinks we could have a trope about ill timed versions of these, i.e. when a speech is given to a character who usually does these thigns but for once is trying to do better. My example is Hurricane Neddy from The Simpsons, where Ned Flanders chews out the townspeople, who are evrything he says but have just done their best to help him.
10:24:28 AM Sep 6th 2010
edited by BritBllt
Removing this entry...

  • There are quite a few of these in Good Will Hunting, but the one that deserves special mention is when Chuckie tells Will that in twenty years, if he's still living in their neighborhood and working construction, he'll kill him.
    Will: Oh, come on! Why is it always this, I mean, I fucking "owe it to myself" to do this or that? What if I don't want to?
    Chuckie: No, no, no, no, fuck you. You don't owe it to yourself. You owe it to me. 'Cause tomorrow I'm gonna wake up and I'll be fifty. And I'll still be doing this shit. And that's all right, that's fine. I mean, you're sitting on a winning lottery ticket. And you're too much of a pussy to cash it in, and that's bullshit. 'Cause I'd do anything to fucking have what you got. And so would any of these fucking guys. It'd be an insult to us if you're still here in twenty years. Hanging around here is a fucking waste of your time.
    Will: You don't know that.
    Chuckie: Oh, I don't know that. Let me tell you what I do know. Every day I come by to pick you up. And we go out and we have a few drinks and a few laughs, and it's great. But you know what the best part of my day is? It's for about ten seconds from when I pull up to the curb to when I get to your door. Because I think maybe I'll get up there and I'll knock on the door and you won't be there. No goodbye, no see you later, no nothing — just left. I don't know much, but I know that.

The whole speech is about Will being too good for that life, making it an ill-tempered The Reason Youre Awesome Speech. It's pretty much exactly the opposite of this trope, even if it's abrasively phrased. I'm sure there's some trope it fits into, something about tough love or shooing away the dog for his own good, but it's not this one.

Edit: On second thought, putting it back since it fits into one of the many "alternately" descriptions of the trope (brutally frank assessment by a friend). But the description need serious work: if it's every instance of anyone, hero, villain, friend or neutral, saying something harsh, it's getting into People Sitting On Chairs territory.
08:46:18 PM Aug 15th 2010
I was just curious, what's the speech that Rock gives to Revy that supposedly almost made her cry?
11:33:29 PM Oct 29th 2012
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Full english dub scene can be found here.

EDIT: Not anymore, though.
06:40:53 AM Jul 19th 2010
Edwood D. Wood's "Plan Nine from Outer Space", Eros speech about how earthlings are idiots and have stupid minds.
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