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* IdiotHero: Franco and Ciccio, in spades. The various other protagonists aren't a whole lot better.

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* IdiotHero: Franco and Ciccio, in spades. The various other protagonists aren't a whole lot better. Kincaid's character in the TV special is the only one who actually comes across as competent, focused and professional.



* TheLoad: Kirk's idiot-savant character in the TV special pretty much exists to be a pain for Kincaid's.



* MirrorRoutine: Price and Ingrassia do this bit when the latter's character is trying to hide.

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* MirrorRoutine: Price and Ingrassia do this bit when the latter's character is trying to hide.hide inside Goldfoot's lair.



* SurroundedByIdiots: Goldfoot's default mode in both movies.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: Goldfoot's default (and rather justified) mode in both movies.

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* DeadlyDodging: The heroes do this at the end of ''Bikini Machine'', causing Goldfoot and Igor to suffer their DisneyVillainDeath moment listed below.


-->'''Goldfoot:''' Why do you listen to me when I'm ''wrong!''

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-->'''Goldfoot:''' Why do Igor, you idiot, why must you listen to me when I'm ''wrong!''''wrong!?''



* BunglingInventor: Igor tries to follow Goldfoot's example, with very mixed results.



* IgnorantMinion: Igor is not the brightest bulb in the bush.

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* IgnorantMinion: Igor is not the brightest bulb in the bush. "Igor you idiot!" practically becomes Goldfoot's catchphrase.



* RunningGag: Pretty much every character in ''Bikini Machine'' gets hit in the head at some point. Also people having a boggled reaction on seeing Diane's disconnected hand.

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* RunningGag: Pretty much every character in ''Bikini Machine'' gets hit in the head at some point. point (yes, even Goldfoot.) Also people having a boggled reaction on seeing Diane's disconnected hand.


* LargeHam. It's Creator/VincentPrice, what do you expect? Franco Franchi leaves molar marks all over the set in the sequel. And then there's Susan Hart's portrayal of Number 11/Diane, with all those accents...



* WorldOfHam: With Price and Franchi leading the pack.

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* WorldOfHam: With As noted above, Price and Franchi leading lead the pack.pack, but pretty much everybody pitches in at some point.


* {{Fembot}}/{{Sexbot}}: They look entirely human.


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* RobotGirl: They look entirely human.


* PetTheDog: Goldfoot makes a snarky comment, but allows [[PuppyDogEyes Hardjob]] to safely bail out of the bomb-toting plane with him near the end of ''Girl Bombs''.

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* PetTheDog: Goldfoot makes a snarky comment, but allows [[PuppyDogEyes Hardjob]] to safely bail out of the bomb-toting plane Moscow-bound bomber with him near the end of ''Girl Bombs''.


This is where things get sort of weird, at least behind the scenes. Somebody decided this movie needed a sequel, and so the next year a bizarre hybrid vehicle was Frankensteined into existence in Italy (where evidently the first film was quite popular), combining the character of Goldfoot, again played by the ever-game Price, with the low-rent (but again, popular) comedic stylings of a pair of Italian comics, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. Music/{{Fabian}} meanwhile replaces Avalon and Hickman as the erstwhile hero Bill Dexter, when he can spare a moment or two from his chasing after Laura Antonelli's character Rosanna. The plot this time around involves Goldfoot being hired by the Chinese government to mass-produce ''exploding'' female robots in an effort to disrupt a NATO war-games exercise, and then Goldfoot attempting to nuke Moscow and start WorldWarIII.

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This is where things get sort of weird, at least behind the scenes. Somebody decided this movie needed a sequel, and so the next year a bizarre hybrid vehicle was Frankensteined into existence in Italy (where evidently the first film was quite popular), combining the character of Goldfoot, again played by the ever-game Price, with the low-rent (but again, popular) comedic stylings of a pair of an [[DoubleActsAndGroups Italian comics, comedy duo]], Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. Music/{{Fabian}} meanwhile replaces Avalon and Hickman as the erstwhile hero Bill Dexter, when he can spare a moment or two from his chasing after Laura Antonelli's character Rosanna. The plot this time around involves Goldfoot being hired by the Chinese government to mass-produce ''exploding'' female robots in an effort to disrupt a NATO war-games exercise, and then Goldfoot attempting to nuke Moscow and start WorldWarIII.


'''Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine''' is a 1965 spy spoof directed by [[Film/{{Skippy}} Norman Taurog]] in which the eponymous gold-slippered villain (Creator/VincentPrice), with the questionable assistance of his resurrected flunky Igor (Jack Mullaney), constructs a gang of programmable female [[SexBot sexbots]], who are then assigned to seduce and rob various wealthy men. Sort of opposing Goldfoot are the (very) low-level government agent Craig Gamble ([[Film/BeachBlanketBingo Frankie Avalon]]) and one of Goldfoot's targets, Todd Armstrong ([[Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis Dwayne Hickman]]). After various comedic shenanigans involving the robot Diane (Susan Hart) being romantically sicced on our two heroes, the film culminates in an extended slapstick ChaseScene through the streets of UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.

This is where things get sort of weird, at least behind the scenes. Somebody decided this movie needed a sequel, and so the next year a bizarre hybrid vehicle was Frankensteined into existence in Italy (where evidently the first film was quite popular), combining the character of Goldfoot, again played by the ever-game Price, with the low-rent (but again, popular) comedic stylings of a pair of Italian comics, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. Music/{{Fabian}} meanwhile replaces Avalon and Hickman as the erstwhile hero, when he can spare a moment or two from his chasing after Laura Antonelli's character Rosanna. The plot this time around involves Goldfoot being hired by the Chinese government to mass-produce ''exploding'' female robots in an effort to disrupt a NATO war-games exercise, and then Goldfoot attempting to nuke Moscow and start WorldWarIII.

And the man assigned, very much against his will, to direct all this? Creator/MarioBava. Yes, ''[[Film/BlackSunday that]]'' Mario Bava. The end result was edited into two different films, the English-language '''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs,''' (Which focuses more on Price and Fabian) and the Italian '''Le Spie Vengono Dal Semifreddo'''[[note]]The Spies Who Came In From The Semi-Cold[[/note]] (which features more of the Italian duo.) And unsurprisingly, whichever version you're talking about, it's a strong contender for the title of Bava's worst movie, with Price and Fabian both firmly on record as to how awful it was.

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'''Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine''' is a 1965 spy spoof directed by [[Film/{{Skippy}} Norman Taurog]] in which the eponymous gold-slippered villain (Creator/VincentPrice), with the questionable assistance of his resurrected flunky Igor (Jack Mullaney), constructs a gang of programmable female [[SexBot sexbots]], who are then assigned to seduce and rob various wealthy men. Sort of opposing Goldfoot are the (very) low-level government agent Craig Gamble ([[Film/BeachBlanketBingo Frankie Avalon]]) and one of Goldfoot's targets, Todd Armstrong ([[Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis Dwayne Hickman]]). After various comedic shenanigans involving the robot Number 11 AKA Diane (Susan Hart) being romantically sicced on our two heroes, the film culminates in an extended slapstick ChaseScene through the streets of UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.

This is where things get sort of weird, at least behind the scenes. Somebody decided this movie needed a sequel, and so the next year a bizarre hybrid vehicle was Frankensteined into existence in Italy (where evidently the first film was quite popular), combining the character of Goldfoot, again played by the ever-game Price, with the low-rent (but again, popular) comedic stylings of a pair of Italian comics, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. Music/{{Fabian}} meanwhile replaces Avalon and Hickman as the erstwhile hero, hero Bill Dexter, when he can spare a moment or two from his chasing after Laura Antonelli's character Rosanna. The plot this time around involves Goldfoot being hired by the Chinese government to mass-produce ''exploding'' female robots in an effort to disrupt a NATO war-games exercise, and then Goldfoot attempting to nuke Moscow and start WorldWarIII.

And the man assigned, very much against his will, to direct all this? Creator/MarioBava. Yes, ''[[Film/BlackSunday that]]'' Mario Bava. The end result was edited into two different films, the English-language '''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs,''' (Which focuses more on Price and Fabian) and the Italian '''Le Spie Vengono Dal Semifreddo'''[[note]]The Spies Who Came In From The Semi-Cold[[/note]] (which features more of the Italian duo.) And unsurprisingly, whichever version you're talking about, it's a strong contender for the title of Bava's worst movie, with Price and Fabian both firmly on record as to how awful it was.
was.



* {{Asexuality}}: Despite his sexbot-building, Goldfoot displays shades of this.

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* {{Asexuality}}: Despite his sexbot-building, Goldfoot displays shades of this.this, showing far more interest in money and/or world conquest.



* CreatorInJoke: Along with the stuff listed above under ActorAllusion, ''Bikini Machine'' reuses the character name "Pevney" from ''Ski Party''.



* EyeScream: One of Goldfoot's inventions is a pair of rigged opera glasses which ejects a pair of spikes when used. Mercifully we never see them in action.

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* EyeScream: One of Goldfoot's inventions is a pair of rigged opera glasses which ejects a pair of poisoned spikes when used. Mercifully we never see them in action.



* FrickinLaserBeams: Another Goldfoot invention is a tube of "lipsitck" which shoots these.

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* FrickinLaserBeams: Another Goldfoot invention is a tube of "lipsitck" "lipstick" which shoots these.



* HoneyTrap: The whole scheme in ''Bikini Machine''.



* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: In ''Girl Bombs'', it's hinted that Hardjob is one of these towards Goldfoot.



* InstantCostumeChange: Diane does this at one point, switching back and forth between horse-riding togs and [[SlipIntoSomethingMoreComfortable Something More Comofortable.]]
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: In ''Girl Bombs'', it's hinted that Hardjob is one of these towards Goldfoot.

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* InstantCostumeChange: Diane does this at one point, switching back and forth between horse-riding togs and [[SlipIntoSomethingMoreComfortable Something More Comofortable.]]
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: In ''Girl Bombs'', it's hinted that Hardjob is one of these towards Goldfoot.
Comfortable.]]



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Diane sports a different accent in each of her appearances.

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* NextSundayAD: A title at the start of ''Bikini Machine'' says the film is happening in San Francisco "The Day after Tomorrow".
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Done intentionally, with Diane sports sporting a different accent in each of her appearances.



* PetTheDog: Goldfoot makes a snarky comment, but allows [[PuppyDogEyes Hardjob]] to safely bail out of the crashing plane with him near the end of ''Girl Bombs''.

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* PetTheDog: Goldfoot makes a snarky comment, but allows [[PuppyDogEyes Hardjob]] to safely bail out of the crashing bomb-toting plane with him near the end of ''Girl Bombs''.Bombs''.
* PlotHole: The choppy editing in ''Girl Bombs'' leads to these, in both versions. (To offer one example, in the English version, the fembots' [[FanService dance routine]] comes out of nowhere, while the Italian version shows that Franco gleefully triggered it.)



* RunningGag: Pretty much every character in ''Bikini Machine'' gets hit in the head at some point.

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* RunningGag: Pretty much every character in ''Bikini Machine'' gets hit in the head at some point. Also people having a boggled reaction on seeing Diane's disconnected hand.


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* WillReturnCaption: A somewhat strange one in ''Bikini Machine'', which instead of saying Goldfoot will return, plugs the next installment in the American International "Beach Party" series. And while another Beach film did get made, it ended up with a different title.


This is where things get sort of weird, at least behind the scenes. Somebody decided this movie needed a sequel, and so the next year a bizarre hybrid vehicle was Frankensteined into existence in Italy (where evidently the first film was quite popular), combining the character of Goldfoot, again played by the ever-game Price, with the low-rent (but again, popular) comedic stylings of a pair of Italian comics, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. Music/{{Fabian}} meanwhile replaces Avalon and Hickman as the erstwhile hero, when he can spare a moment or two from his chasing after Laura Antonelli's character. The plot this time around involves Goldfoot being hired by the Chinese government to mass-produce ''exploding'' female robots in an effort to disrupt a NATO war-games exercise, and then Goldfoot attempting to nuke Moscow and start WorldWarIII.

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This is where things get sort of weird, at least behind the scenes. Somebody decided this movie needed a sequel, and so the next year a bizarre hybrid vehicle was Frankensteined into existence in Italy (where evidently the first film was quite popular), combining the character of Goldfoot, again played by the ever-game Price, with the low-rent (but again, popular) comedic stylings of a pair of Italian comics, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. Music/{{Fabian}} meanwhile replaces Avalon and Hickman as the erstwhile hero, when he can spare a moment or two from his chasing after Laura Antonelli's character.character Rosanna. The plot this time around involves Goldfoot being hired by the Chinese government to mass-produce ''exploding'' female robots in an effort to disrupt a NATO war-games exercise, and then Goldfoot attempting to nuke Moscow and start WorldWarIII.



* HarmlessFreezing: A couple of the heroes in ''Girl Bombs'' get subjected to this.

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* HarmlessFreezing: A couple of the heroes Rosanna in ''Girl Bombs'' get subjected to this.this after being kidnapped by Goldfoot.



* InstantCostumeChange: Diane does this at one point, switching back and forth between horse-riding togs and [[SlipIntoSomethingMoreComfortable Something More Comofortable.]]
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: In ''Girl Bombs'', it's hinted that Hardjob is one of these towards Goldfoot.



* PrettyInMink: Diane shows up wearing a white fur coat when she's buying stocks and bonds for Goldfoot.

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* PrettyInMink: Diane shows up wearing a white fur coat when she's buying selling stocks and bonds for Goldfoot.



* RunningGag: Characters in ''Bikini Machine'' keep bumping their heads on various objects.
* SceneryPorn: ''Bikini Machine'' gives the viewer a pretty good tour mid-sixties San Francisco.

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* RunningGag: Characters Pretty much every character in ''Bikini Machine'' keep bumping their heads on various objects.
gets hit in the head at some point.
* SceneryPorn: ''Bikini Machine'' gives the viewer a pretty good tour of mid-sixties San Francisco.



* SharkPool: In ''Girl Bombs'' Goldfoot has the [[PiranhaProblem piranha]] variety, complete with the tossed-in side of beef being turned into a picked-clean collection of bones.

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* SharkPool: In ''Girl Bombs'' Goldfoot has the [[PiranhaProblem piranha]] variety, complete with the tossed-in side of beef being turned into a picked-clean collection of bones. In the Italian-language version a Mook falls in due to some DeadlyDodging and gets similarly stripped.


* PetTheDog: Goldfoot gives a small eyeroll and allows [[PuppyDogEyes Hardjob]] to escape with him near the end of ''Girl Bombs''.

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* PetTheDog: Goldfoot gives makes a small eyeroll and snarky comment, but allows [[PuppyDogEyes Hardjob]] to escape safely bail out of the crashing plane with him near the end of ''Girl Bombs''.


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* ShoutOut: In ''Bikini Machine'', Goldfoot does a [[{{Ventriloquism}} Señor Wences]] bit with a skeleton in an upright coffin.


This is where things get sort of weird, at least behind the scenes. Somebody decided this movie needed a sequel, and so the next year a bizarre hybrid vehicle was Frankensteined into existence in Italy (where evidently the first film was quite popular), combining the character of Goldfoot, again played by the ever-game Price, with the low-rent (but again, popular) comedic stylings of a pair of Italian comics, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. Music/{{Fabian}} meanwhile replaces Hickman as the erstwhile hero, when he can spare a moment or two from his chasing after Laura Antonelli's character. The plot this time around involves Goldfoot being hired by the Chinese government to mass-produce ''exploding'' female robots in an effort to disrupt a NATO war-games exercise, and then Goldfoot attempting to nuke Moscow and start WorldWarIII.

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This is where things get sort of weird, at least behind the scenes. Somebody decided this movie needed a sequel, and so the next year a bizarre hybrid vehicle was Frankensteined into existence in Italy (where evidently the first film was quite popular), combining the character of Goldfoot, again played by the ever-game Price, with the low-rent (but again, popular) comedic stylings of a pair of Italian comics, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. Music/{{Fabian}} meanwhile replaces Avalon and Hickman as the erstwhile hero, when he can spare a moment or two from his chasing after Laura Antonelli's character. The plot this time around involves Goldfoot being hired by the Chinese government to mass-produce ''exploding'' female robots in an effort to disrupt a NATO war-games exercise, and then Goldfoot attempting to nuke Moscow and start WorldWarIII.



* AndStarring: Fred Clark as Pevney rates a "Special Guest Star" credit in ''Bikini Machine''.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Goldfoot addresses the audience directly at more than one point.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: In ''Girl Bombs'', Goldfoot addresses the audience directly at more than one point.



* MurphysBed: Gamble is the victim of one of these.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Diane sports a different accent in each of her appearances.



* RunningGag: Characters in ''Bikini Machine'' keep bumping their heads on various obstacles.

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* RunningGag: Characters in ''Bikini Machine'' keep bumping their heads on various obstacles.objects.
* SceneryPorn: ''Bikini Machine'' gives the viewer a pretty good tour mid-sixties San Francisco.


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* SleepingSingle: Diane insists on this arrangement, complete with a screen between the beds, after marrying Armstrong.


* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: The robot gals in ''Bikini Machine'' usually wear these over their [[{{Fanervice}} gold bikinis]] when out and about in public, paired with [[NiceHat pretty snazzy fedoras]].

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* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: The robot gals in ''Bikini Machine'' usually wear these over their [[{{Fanervice}} [[{{Fanservice}} gold bikinis]] when out and about in public, paired with [[NiceHat pretty snazzy fedoras]].


* AscendedExtra: Aron Kincaid and Harvey Lembeck appear briefly in ''Bikini Machine'', before getting more prominent roles in the TV special.



* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: The robot gals in ''Bikini Machine'' usually wear these over their [[{{Fanervice}} gold bikinis]] when out and about in public, paired with [[NiceHat pretty snazzy fedoras]].



* EyeScream: One of Goldfoot's inventions is a pair of rigged opera glasses which eject a pair of spikes when used. Mercifully we never see them in action.

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* TheEndOrIsIt: ''Bikini Machine'' adds a question mark to "The End."
* EyeScream: One of Goldfoot's inventions is a pair of rigged opera glasses which eject ejects a pair of spikes when used. Mercifully we never see them in action.



* FrickinLaserBeams: Another Goldfoot invention is a tube of "lipsitck" which shoots these.



* PetTheDog: Goldfoot gives a small eyeroll and allows [[PuppyDogEyes Hardjob]] to escape with him.

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* PetTheDog: Goldfoot gives a small eyeroll and allows [[PuppyDogEyes Hardjob]] to escape with him.him near the end of ''Girl Bombs''.



* RunningGag: Characters in ''Bikini Machine'' keep bumping their heads on various obstacles.



* TrenchcoatBrigade: As noted, this is the robot gals' default look in ''Bikini Machine'', when not offering up the aforementioned fanservice.


This is where things get sort of weird, at least behind the scenes. Somebody decided this movie needed a sequel, and so the next year a bizarre hybrid vehicle was Frankensteined into existence in Italy (where evidently the first film was quite popular), combining the character of Goldfoot, again played by the ever-game Price, with the low-rent (but again, popular) comedic stylings of a pair of Italian comics, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, and Music/{{Fabian}} replacing Hickman as the erstwhile hero. The plot this time around involves Goldfoot being hired by the Chinese government to mass-produce ''exploding'' female robots in an effort to disrupt a NATO war-games exercise, and then Goldfoot attempting to nuke Moscow and start WorldWarIII.

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This is where things get sort of weird, at least behind the scenes. Somebody decided this movie needed a sequel, and so the next year a bizarre hybrid vehicle was Frankensteined into existence in Italy (where evidently the first film was quite popular), combining the character of Goldfoot, again played by the ever-game Price, with the low-rent (but again, popular) comedic stylings of a pair of Italian comics, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, and Ingrassia. Music/{{Fabian}} replacing meanwhile replaces Hickman as the erstwhile hero.hero, when he can spare a moment or two from his chasing after Laura Antonelli's character. The plot this time around involves Goldfoot being hired by the Chinese government to mass-produce ''exploding'' female robots in an effort to disrupt a NATO war-games exercise, and then Goldfoot attempting to nuke Moscow and start WorldWarIII.



** Avalon and Hickman swapped and reused their character names from ''Ski Party'', a movie they had recently appeared in.

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** Avalon and Hickman swapped and reused their character names from ''Ski Party'', a movie they had recently appeared in. Their characters are even confused with each other in the movie.



* DisneyVillainDeath: Goldfoot and Igor seem to suffer this in spaces, going over a cliff in their motorcycle and then getting hit by a missile from a warship. (Due to said cliff being on a testing range.) But they somehow survive and reappear unscathed at the very end of the film.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Diane turns quite a few heads just strolling down the street in her ConspicuousTrenchcoat; Goldfoot then uses this trope deliberately to lure in her assigned target.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Goldfoot and Igor seem to suffer this in spaces, and more, going over a cliff sea-cliff in their motorcycle and then getting hit by a missile [[StockFootage from a warship. warship]]. (Due to said cliff being on a military testing range.) But they somehow survive and reappear unscathed at the very end of the film.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Diane turns quite a few heads just strolling down the street in her ConspicuousTrenchcoat; Goldfoot then uses this trope deliberately [[ShowSomeLeg deliberately]] to lure in her assigned target.



* InvisibleHoles: Diane sprouts these after getting shot at by some trigger-happy bank robbers and drinking milk.

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* InvisibleHoles: Diane sprouts these after getting shot at by some trigger-happy bank robbers and then drinking milk.


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* PerpetualPoverty: Gamble is constantly broke; early in ''Bikini Machine'', his enraged date ditches him when he "treats" her to cheese sandwiches in a cafeteria.


* DistractedByTheSexy: Diane turns quite a few heads just strolling down the street in her ConspicuousTrenchcoat.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Goldfoot and Igor seem to suffer this in spaces, going over a cliff in their motorcycle and then getting hit by a missile from a warship. (Due to said cliff being on a testing range.) But they somehow survive and reappear unscathed at the very end of the film.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Diane turns quite a few heads just strolling down the street in her ConspicuousTrenchcoat.ConspicuousTrenchcoat; Goldfoot then uses this trope deliberately to lure in her assigned target.



* EyeScream: One of Goldfoot's inventions is a pair of rigged opera glasses which eject a pair of spikes when used. Mercifully we never see them in action.



* InvisibleHoles: Diane sprouts these.

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* InvisibleHoles: Diane sprouts these.these after getting shot at by some trigger-happy bank robbers and drinking milk.


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* MadeOfIron: Maybe literally; Diane gets hit by a car and the vehicle suffers far more damage than she does.


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* SexyStewardess: Diane reappears pretending to be one of these at the end of ''Bikini Machine''.

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