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* BrokenPedestal: Laura eventually becomes this to Jack, especially through her character Rachel near the end of the film.


** At the beginning of the movie, one of Jack's friends is incredulous he lets Laura have a refrigerator in her dressing room. After Jack resolves to fire her, he sarcastically asks "Anybody need a refrigerator?"

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** At the beginning of the movie, one of Jack's friends is incredulous he lets Laura have a her own refrigerator in her dressing room. After Jack resolves to fire her, he sarcastically asks "Anybody need a refrigerator?"



* TheCameo: Gable makes a big deal out of the real Jack Gates is played by Robert Wagner, especially after he gets shot.

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* TheCameo: Gable makes a big deal out of the real Jack Gates is being played by Robert Wagner, especially after he gets shot.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Jack wants to maintain the artistic integrity of his show and be TheLastDJ of soap opera writing. The problem is, while he ''is'' a talented writer, his prodcuers are correct that he's fixated on the show's star, Laura Claybourne, to an unhealthy degree. He keeps trying to write her OscarBait plots where she's the hero while the producers note she's not a heroic character or even a particularly likable one. Laura is also shamelessly using Jack's crush to manipulate him into doing this. To his credit, Jack agrees with them by the end and has Laura fired from the show.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Jack wants to maintain the artistic integrity of his show and be TheLastDJ of soap opera writing. The problem is, while he ''is'' a talented writer, his prodcuers producers are correct that he's fixated on the show's star, Laura Claybourne, to an unhealthy degree. He keeps trying to write her OscarBait plots where she's the hero while the producers note she's not a heroic character or even a particularly likable one. Laura is also shamelessly using Jack's crush to manipulate him into doing this. To his credit, Jack agrees with them by the end and has Laura fired from the show.



-->This is delicate work, you moron!

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-->This -->"This is delicate work, you moron! moron!"


* BrickJoke: The fate of the actress behind Rachel Hedison. [[spoiler: She ends up hosting a local game show... in Cleveland.]]

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* BrickJoke: The fate of Laura, the actress behind Rachel Hedison. [[spoiler: She ends up hosting a local game show... in Cleveland.]]]]
** At the beginning of the movie, one of Jack's friends is incredulous he lets Laura have a refrigerator in her dressing room. After Jack resolves to fire her, he sarcastically asks "Anybody need a refrigerator?"



-->'''Jack Gable:''' I thought I sent you to Cleveland?

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-->'''Jack Gable:''' I thought What are you doing here? I sent you to Cleveland?Cleveland.



-->'''Jack Gates:''' ''Nobody'' crosses Jack Gates.

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-->'''Jack Gates:''' Gates (cocks gun):''' ''Nobody'' crosses Jack Gates.


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* SeriousBusiness: Jack trying to repair his typewriter in time to save Janet. The repairman on the phone treats it like a bomb defusal.
-->This is delicate work, you moron!


* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Jack Gates, The Wolf of Wallstreet (no, [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet not that one]]).

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* TheCameo: Gable makes a big deal out of the real Jack Gates is played by Robert Wagner, especially after he gets shot.
-->"He can't be dead! He's Robert Wagner!"
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Jack Gates, The Wolf of Wallstreet Wall Street (no, [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet not that one]]).



* JerkassHasAPoint: Jack wants to maintain the artistic integrity of his show and be TheLastDJ of soap opera writing. The problem is, while he IS a talented writer, his bosses (the Sherwoods) are correct that he's fixated on the show's star, Laura Claybourne, to an unhealthy degree. He keeps trying to write her OscarBait plots where she's the hero while the Sherwoods note she's not a heroic character or even a particularly likable one. Laura is also shamelessly using Jack's crush to manipulate him into doing this. By the end, Jack has figured this out.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Jack wants to maintain the artistic integrity of his show and be TheLastDJ of soap opera writing. The problem is, while he IS ''is'' a talented writer, his bosses (the Sherwoods) prodcuers are correct that he's fixated on the show's star, Laura Claybourne, to an unhealthy degree. He keeps trying to write her OscarBait plots where she's the hero while the Sherwoods producers note she's not a heroic character or even a particularly likable one. Laura is also shamelessly using Jack's crush to manipulate him into doing this. By the end, To his credit, Jack agrees with them by the end and has figured this out.Laura fired from the show.



-->"Nobody does this to Jack Gates!"
-->"Yeah, yeah. Shouldn't you be in a mini-series someplace?"

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-->"Nobody does this to Jack Gates!"
-->"Yeah, yeah. Shouldn't
-->'''Jack Gable:''' I thought I sent you be in to Cleveland?
-->'''Jack Gates:''' I should kill you for that alone.
-->'''Jack Gable:''' Oh, go do
a mini-series someplace?"somewhere.
-->'''Jack Gates:''' ''Nobody'' crosses Jack Gates.
-->'''Jack Gable:''' Yeah, yeah, nobody crosses Jack Gates. [[SarcasmMode Great line!]]


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* OutOfCharacterAlert: An in-universe example; Jack Gables is confused why sweet-natured Janet is suddenly acting like the sinister and manipulative Rachel out of nowhere. He then has a EurekaMoment and realizes his bosses are planning to do a character replacement in real life. When he wakes up, he agrees to firing Rachel's actress but insists that Janet remain sweet-natured as originally intended.


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* UnusualEuphemism: Apparently so many characters have been killed by brain tumors on Jack's soap opera that "giving them a brain tumor" has become slang for getting fired on the set. It serves as LaserGuidedKarma when Jack finally decides to have Laura let go from the series.
--> "Oh no! You're going to give me a brain tumor!"

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* FourthWallShutInStory: John Candy plays a SoapOpera writer who get trapped in his own series, but he can use his typewriter to edit the events the way he wants.

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* AuthorPowers: A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and [[TrappedInTVLand wakes up as a character inside his own show]]. His typewriter comes with him, and he can use it to alter and plan out events in the show, even affecting other characters' behavior. However, a rival author has been hired to write show scripts as well, leading to a rare case of someone with AuthorPowers being in a RageAgainstTheAuthor situation.


* AllJustADream: Jack gets hit on the chin, getting a concussion, and then find himself "transported" to Ashford Falls.

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* AllJustADream: Jack gets hit on the chin, getting a concussion, and then find finds himself "transported" to Ashford Falls.



* CallBack: Jack Gable uses his frustration of waiting on the cable repair guy to sidetrack Carter Hedison.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Jack Gates, The Wolf of Wallstreet (no, not that one).

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* CallBack: Jack Gable uses his frustration of at waiting on the cable repair guy to sidetrack Carter Hedison.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Jack Gates, The Wolf of Wallstreet (no, [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet not that one).one]]).



* RealityWarper: Jack's typewriter allows him to make anything he writes into reality. He actually abuses it less than he might have since he never makes use of it to control the minds of the people around him.

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* RealityWarper: Jack's typewriter allows him to make anything he writes into reality. He actually abuses it less than he might have since he never makes use of it to control the minds of the people around him.him (he's tempted, but stops himself).



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: At one point, Jack writes himself jumping through a window (which magically appears) to save Janet.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: At one point, Jack writes himself jumping through a window (which magically appears) to save Janet. Though she exclaims "Where did that window come from?" once he rescues her it appears not to be a fact worth mentioning again.


* CharacterDerailment: InUniverse, Jack calls on how Janet suddenly TookALevelInJerkass because she is to become a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for a character who's actor is about to be fired.


* DuelingMovies: With {{Film/SoapDish}}.

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* DuelingMovies: With {{Film/SoapDish}}.''{{Film/SoapDish}}''.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Jack wants to maintain the artistic integrity of his show and be TheLastDJ of soap opera writing. The problem is, while he IS a talented writer, his bosses (The Sherwoods) are correct that he's fixated on the show's star, Laura Claybourne, to an unhealthy degree. He keeps trying to write her OscarBait plots where she's the hero while the Sherwoods note she's not a heroic character or even a particularly likable one. Laura is also shamelessly using Jack's crush to manipulate him into doing this. By the end, Jack has figured this out.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Jack wants to maintain the artistic integrity of his show and be TheLastDJ of soap opera writing. The problem is, while he IS a talented writer, his bosses (The (the Sherwoods) are correct that he's fixated on the show's star, Laura Claybourne, to an unhealthy degree. He keeps trying to write her OscarBait plots where she's the hero while the Sherwoods note she's not a heroic character or even a particularly likable one. Laura is also shamelessly using Jack's crush to manipulate him into doing this. By the end, Jack has figured this out.



-->''"Nobody does this to Jack Gates!"''
-->''"Yeah, yeah. Shouldn't you be in a mini-series someplace?"''

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-->''"Nobody -->"Nobody does this to Jack Gates!"''
-->''"Yeah,
Gates!"
-->"Yeah,
yeah. Shouldn't you be in a mini-series someplace?"''someplace?"



-->Elderly Man: ''"The elderly man exits."''
-->Jack Gable ''"Now I've got them speaking stage dialogue!"''

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-->Elderly Man: ''"The -->'''Elderly Man:''' The elderly man exits."''
-->Jack Gable ''"Now
exits.
-->'''Jack Gable:''' Now
I've got them speaking stage dialogue!"''dialogue!




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* DuelingMovies: With {{Film/SoapDish}}.


''Delirious'' is a 1991 comedy film about Jack Gable (Creator/JohnCandy), a SoapOpera writer who gets trapped in his own TV show.

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''Delirious'' is a 1991 comedy film about Jack Gable (Creator/JohnCandy), a SoapOpera writer who gets trapped in his own TV show.
show. While this would be problematic enough, he discovers his typewriter gives him RealityWarper powers within. He is also mistaken for a character named Jack Gates, a CorruptCorporateExecutive, who he was going to introduce into the show. Becoming intoxicated with the power and blinded by his crush for the actress behind the show's AlphaBitch, he soon finds himself writing himself into the show's absurdist SoBadItsGood plot.






* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Jack Gates, The Wolf of Wallstreet (no, not that one).



* JerkassHasAPoint: Jack wants to maintain the artistic integrity of his show and be TheLastDJ of soap opera writing. The problem is, while he IS a talented writer, his bosses (The Sherwoods) are correct that he's fixated on the show's star, Laura Claybourne, to an unhealthy degree. He keeps trying to write her OscarBait plots where she's the hero while the Sherwoods note she's not a heroic character or even a particularly likable one. Laura is also shamelessly using Jack's crush to manipulate him into doing this. By the end, Jack has figured this out.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain

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* NotSoHarmlessVillainNotSoHarmlessVillain: Jack Gates is entirely capable of murder because, well, Jack wrote him that way.



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* OneWordTitleOneWordTitle: Delirious.



* RealityWarper: Jack's typewriter allows him to make anything he writes into reality. He actually abuses it less than he might have since he never makes use of it to control the minds of the people around him.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: At one point, Jack writes himself jumping through a window (which magically appears) to save Janet.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: At one point, Jack writes himself jumping through a window (which magically appears) to save Janet.Janet.

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Delirious is a 1991 Creator/JohnCandy film about Jack Gable, a SoapOpera writer who gets trapped in his own TV show.

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Delirious ''Delirious'' is a 1991 Creator/JohnCandy comedy film about Jack Gable, Gable (Creator/JohnCandy), a SoapOpera writer who gets trapped in his own TV show.show.



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!!Delirious !!''Delirious'' provides examples of:

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