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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The trio of bullies who pick on Sally and Sam are a male version of this.

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* FanDisservice: The gay guy opening his robe and rubbing his chest to Dickie.
** Cyndi getting poison oak in an episode of Dickie's show.
* FanService: The audience is greeted with a brief close-up shot of Cyndi's ass as she hugs Dickie at the dinner table.

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* AccidentalInnuendo: The title of the film Dickie starts in is "Blake's Backyard".


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* BettyAndVeronica: Halfway, Dickie's ex Cyndi (Veronica) comes back to him and he finds himself torn between Cyndi and Grace (Betty). [[spoiler: He chooses Grace.]]


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* CampGay: The gay guy who keeps harrasing Dickie shows of his chest and speaks in a high voice.


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* ChangedMyMindKid: After his self LoveEpiphany, Dickie returns to the family he was staying with.


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* EroticEating: The gay guy harassing Dickie stuffs a whole Twinkie in his mouth.


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** George is never home, he's always working, he bickers with his wife Grace and he neglects her and the kids and never spends time with them. [[spoiler: He eventually leaves his wife and kids for Cyndi.]]

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* TheCameo: At the end of the movie, Dickie's musical montage includes an on-stage appearence with {{Music/Aerosmith}}.

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* {{Squick}}: When a passerby recognizes Dickie, insults him, then asks for a picture, Dickie takes his camera and shoves it down his pants while taking pictures.
** The teachers judging the dance team tryouts seem thoroughly disturbed when Heather (age 10) dances a very adult routine for her tryout. To the point that Dickie openly calls her a slut and one teacher is subconsciously covering herself up more.

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* DramaticIrony: [[spoiler: When Dickie auditions for Rob Reiner at the hospital, he apologizes for what happened to him, Reiner says he doens't have to because it's not like Dickie was responsible, unaware that Dickie had "borrowed" his car and pissed off the man who eventually beat up Reiner."]]


* ParentalAbandonment: Hmmm... His father was [[DisappearedDad never there]], and his mother left when he was a mere child after his show was axed. [[SarcasmMode Yep, surefire "Parents of the Year" award-winners right there.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: Hmmm... His father was [[DisappearedDad never there]], and his mother left when he was a mere child after his show was axed. [[SarcasmMode Yep, surefire "Parents of the Year" award-winners right there.]]


* DarthWiki/FallenCreator: In-universe example, Dickie himself. Everyone remembers his work on the show fondly but loves to laugh at him for the miserable failure he's become in the meantime. As the intro reveals, however, Dickie had plenty of good reasons for breaking down - namely his abusive StageMom. The entire movie is about him recovering from this status.

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* {{Determinator}}: Dickie's agent does his best to score his client an audition with Rob Reiner, leaving him many messages that go unanswered, trying to interact with him at a restaurant where he's banned for bothering clients, and finally [[spoiler: giving Reiner a kidney so that he'll give Dickie an audition.]]


* FallenCreator: In-universe example, Dickie himself. Everyone remembers his work on the show fondly but loves to laugh at him for the miserable failure he's become in the meantime. [[TheWoobie As the intro reveals, however, Dickie had plenty of good reasons for breaking down - namely his abusive stage mother.]] The entire movie is about him recovering from this status.

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* FallenCreator: DarthWiki/FallenCreator: In-universe example, Dickie himself. Everyone remembers his work on the show fondly but loves to laugh at him for the miserable failure he's become in the meantime. [[TheWoobie As the intro reveals, however, Dickie had plenty of good reasons for breaking down - namely his abusive stage mother.]] StageMom. The entire movie is about him recovering from this status.

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* FallenCreator: In-universe example, Dickie himself. Everyone remembers his work on the show fondly but loves to laugh at him for the miserable failure he's become in the meantime. [[TheWoobie As the intro reveals, however, Dickie had plenty of good reasons for breaking down - namely his abusive stage mother.]] The entire movie is about him recovering from this status.


* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: {{Downplay}}ed, but that's not really saying much. This is effectively what Peggy said to Dickie as she up and left him; the narration implies she moved out of the area and he was literally left there all by himself, without a home or anyone to take care of him. Pretty much the same thing as just killing him outright, since of course a kid that young can't be expected to look after himself or know what to do to find someone who will take him in.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: {{Downplay}}ed, [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed,]] but that's not really saying much. This is effectively what Peggy said to Dickie as she up and left him; the narration implies she moved out of the area and he was literally left there all by himself, without a home or anyone to take care of him. Pretty much the same thing as just killing him outright, since of course a kid that young can't be expected to look after himself or know what to do to find someone who will take him in.


* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: In the form of an ''E! True Hollywood Story'' documentary.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: In the form of an ''E! True Hollywood Story'' documentary.documentary.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: {{Downplay}}ed, but that's not really saying much. This is effectively what Peggy said to Dickie as she up and left him; the narration implies she moved out of the area and he was literally left there all by himself, without a home or anyone to take care of him. Pretty much the same thing as just killing him outright, since of course a kid that young can't be expected to look after himself or know what to do to find someone who will take him in.


-->'''Grace:''' Wow, [[LampshadeHanging let me sift through that to find the nugget of compliment.]]

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-->'''Grace:''' Wow, [[DeadpanSnarker Wow,]] [[LampshadeHanging let me sift through that to find the nugget of compliment.]]

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