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* AssholeVictim: Mrs. Sturak.

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* AssholeVictim: Mrs. Sturak. Sturak reveals herself to be a highly strict BabysitterFromHell the moment the parents leave (after [[BitchInSheepsClothing pretending to be]] [[EvilOldFolks a sweet old lady]]). When she does of a heart attack, the Crandall teens' immediate concern (after delivering her to a funeral parlor) is "yay! We have the house for ourselves!"

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* BabysitterFromHell: Mrs. Sturak who is very abusive and mean towards the Crandells.

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** The Crandell siblings can be this too.


* AssholeVictim: Mrs. Sturak. (Probably not a genuine example of the Trope, since it wasn't a murder.)

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* AssholeVictim: Mrs. Sturak. (Probably not a genuine example of the Trope, since it wasn't a murder.)


* Could'veAvoidedThisPlot: Really, the whole scenario wouldn't have happened if the kids had just simply told their mom that their babysitter died in her sleep instead of just fending for themselves.

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* Could'veAvoidedThisPlot: CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Really, the whole scenario wouldn't have happened if the kids had just simply told their mom that their babysitter died in her sleep instead of just fending for themselves.


* CouldveAvoidedThisPlot: Really, the whole scenario wouldn't have happened if the kids had just simply told their mom that their babysitter died in her sleep instead of just fending for themselves.

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* CouldveAvoidedThisPlot: Could'veAvoidedThisPlot: Really, the whole scenario wouldn't have happened if the kids had just simply told their mom that their babysitter died in her sleep instead of just fending for themselves.

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* CouldveAvoidedThisPlot: Really, the whole scenario wouldn't have happened if the kids had just simply told their mom that their babysitter died in her sleep instead of just fending for themselves.


** Later, when the car is stolen, Sue Ellen is clearly saying "Shit!" but the line has been re-dubbed to "Liza!"

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** Later, when the car is stolen, Kenny's line "What are you bitches doing in our car?" was changed to "What are you queens doing in our car?". Afterward, Sue Ellen is clearly saying "Shit!" but the line has been was re-dubbed to "Liza!"


* BrickJoke: After the babysitter, Mrs. Sturak, dies in her sleep, the kids put her body in a travel case and drop it off at the morgue. She's only briefly mentioned a few times afterward (when the kids' mother calls for Mrs. Sturak, they make up excuses for her absence), and her Buick is soon [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment stolen by drag queens]]. The film ends with the kids' mother asking, "Where is the babysitter?"

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* BrickJoke: Two back to back:
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After the babysitter, Mrs. Sturak, dies in her sleep, the kids put her body in a travel case and drop it off at the morgue. She's only briefly mentioned a few times afterward (when the kids' mother calls for Mrs. Sturak, they make up excuses for her absence), and her Buick is soon [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment stolen by drag queens]]. The film ends with the kids' mother asking, "Where is the babysitter?"babysitter?"
** The credits roll over the two mortuary workers who had found Mrs. Sturak's body and gave her a proper burial, remarking over her grave that she must have been a great old gal to have left them so much money. Her headstone reads the same as the note the kids put in with her body: "NICE OLD LADY INSIDE. DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES."


* SmokingIsCool: Rose, and Sue Ellen on occasion.

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* SmokingIsCool: Rose, and To modern eyes the amount of smoking Sue Ellen on occasion. does without any sort of comment being passed is pretty astonishing.

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* SpontaneousSkeetShooting: This is how Kenny and his stoner friends "do" the dishes: Throwing them into the air and blasting them with a BB gun.
-->'''Kenny:''' Dishes are done, man!


* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: When Sue Ellen comes home late from work, the fight she and Kenny have is a typical "harried, overworked, exhausted housewife" vs. "harried, overworked,exhausted husband" argument.

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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: When Sue Ellen comes home late from work, the fight she and Kenny have is a typical "harried, overworked, exhausted housewife" vs. "harried, overworked,exhausted husband" argument.argument--wuth ''Kenny'' as the "wife" and ''Sue Ellen'' as the "husband".

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* GoneHorriblyRight: When Carolyn tells Rose that Sue Ellen had Kathy do the QED report for her, Rose compliments Sue Ellen on her delegation abilities and says Carolyn should look to her for an example.


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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: When Carolyn tells Rose that Sue Ellen had Kathy do the QED report for her, Rose compliments Sue Ellen on her delegation abilities and says Carolyn should look to her for an example.


* BitchAlert: Carolyn is introduced as a snooty receptionist who not only publicly humiliates Sue Ellen for going to the wrong location to interview for the position and speaks to her like she's stupid, but isn't above badmouthing her to the person she was on the phone with even though she didn't even know her name.



* DeadpanSnarker / MouthyKid: The apathy displayed by the Crandell siblings towards their own mother, let alone Mrs Sturak, places the film firmly in the late 80's/early 90's era, when movie parents were ''far'' more often depicted as [[BumblingDad incompetent bunglers]] and/or [[EducationMama overly strict]], requiring avoidance at all costs.

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* DeadpanSnarker / MouthyKid: The apathy displayed by the Crandell siblings towards their own mother, let alone Mrs Mrs. Sturak, places the film firmly in the late 80's/early 90's era, when movie parents were ''far'' more often depicted as [[BumblingDad incompetent bunglers]] and/or [[EducationMama overly strict]], requiring avoidance at all costs.


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* FlippingTheBird: Melissa does this to Mrs. Sturak as she leaves her room after she forces her to put on a dress and act like a girl.

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