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* PersonalRaincloud: Not only Fantozzi is unlucky enough to have one that appears at the most inappropriate moments, he takes it UpToEleven when, the one time he needed water to drink (he was being stranded at sea), the cloud appeared and started to rain... on a spot that he couldn't reach.

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* IronButtMonkey: Fantozzi is subjected to all kinds of cartoonish abuse (even some that would be pretty horrific if these films weren't BlackComedy), but he's more or less indestructible, again like a cartoon character. He seemingly can't even die, being either reincarnated, cloned or sent back to Earth since Heaven was full.


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* Trope2000: The tenth and final film, ''Fantozzi 2000 - la clonazione'' ("The Cloning"). It was released in 1999 and was supposed to be a celebration of the whole saga, but everyone hated it.


* OverlyLongName: Many of Fantozzi's bosses. Sometimes they are also {{Punny Name}}s.

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Many of Fantozzi's bosses. Sometimes they are also {{Punny Name}}s.Name}}s.
** The full name of the company Fantozzi works for is "[=ItalPetrolCemeTermoTessilFarmoMetalChimica=]", a parody of Italian conglomerates from the 70s.


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* ReroutedFromHeaven: Even in death Fantozzi is incredibly unlucky. He dies at the end of eighth film ''Fantozzi in paradiso'' ("Fantozzi in Heaven" appropriately enough), but when he embarks on the airplane that brings the souls to Heaven, the plane gets hijacked by angelic terrorists, getting him to enter the Buddhist afterlife... where Buddha (who is a {{Malaproper}} like everyone else) forces him to be reincarnated in a newborn Fantozzi, complete with his trademark hat, to start everything all over again.


* {{Malaproper}}: Incorrect verb forms are very common. It seems no one in these movies can't speak properly.

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* {{Malaproper}}: Incorrect verb forms are very common. It seems no one in these movies can't can speak properly.


* AesopAmnesia: Fantozzi and his wife Pina have a AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moment in most of the movies... and the next movie he will be back ignoring Pina and chasing after Miss Silvani, only to realize at the end that Pina is important to him, over and over again.



* ButtMonkey: The title character may be the most abused and unlucky character in history. In the Italian version of this wiki, TheChewToy is named It/IlFantozzi.

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The title character may be the most abused and unlucky character in history. In the Italian version of this wiki, TheChewToy is named It/IlFantozzi.It/IlFantozzi.
** A close second is his daughter Mariangela who is treated like an animal by everyone except her mother. She's less of a ButtMonkey than her father only because she's largely kept OutOfFocus, except for a few gags.



* InformedAttractiveness: An intentional example. Miss Silvani is not supposed to be pretty (the book explicitly states she is not), but since she's the only woman in the office, she has her male co-workers (mainly Fantozzi and Calboni) fighting over her.

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* InformedAttractiveness: An intentional example. Miss Silvani is not supposed to be pretty (the and the book explicitly states she is not), not, but since she's the only woman in the office, she has her male co-workers (mainly Fantozzi and Calboni) fighting over her.


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* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim:
** Pina is usually an apathetic wife who doesn't really love her husband. Considering that Ugo is a loser and a terrible husband it's understandable. But when she has a crush on another man, the man is usually disgusting, ugly, and obnoxious, like Cecco or Franchino, who are not really much better than Fantozzi. Pina is the OnlySaneWoman in a CrapsackWorld but she has horrible taste in men.
** Gender-inverted when it comes to Fantozzi himself and his love for Miss Silvani. She's not pretty at all and is generally a complete bitch with no redeeming qualities. Made worse by the fact that he's already married to an endlessly patient woman who is much better than her. Lampshaded in one of the later movies by Pina, when she says that she has never understood why Ugo likes Miss Silvani.

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* FamousFamousFictional: When Riccardelli is taken hostage, he is forced watch a few Italian B movies like ''Giovannona Long-Thigh'', ''The Exorciccio'' (a parody of ''Film/TheExorcist''), and ''The police gets mad''. The first two are actual movies, but there's no movie named ''The police gets mad'' and that title was only useful for a gag of the next scene.


** In the first two films, Pina, as portrayed by Liù Bosisio, was an awkward, sweet, and submissive wife who genuinely loves her husband. When Milena Vukotic takes over the role (at least in the third and fourth films), she's more apathetic towards Fantozzi and even willing to flirt with other men. From the sixth film onwards, Pina (still played by Vukotic) is a rather sweet and loyal wife, although still more independent and assertive than Bosisio's Pina.

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** In the first two films, Pina, as portrayed by Liù Bosisio, was an awkward, sweet, and submissive wife who genuinely loves loved her husband. When Milena Vukotic takes over the role (at least in the third and fourth films), she's more apathetic towards Fantozzi and even willing to flirt with other men. From the sixth film onwards, Pina (still played by Vukotic) is a rather sweet and loyal wife, although still more independent and assertive than Bosisio's Pina.


* CharacterizationMarchesOn: While always an unlikable character, in early movies Miss Silvani acts more like a classy, elegant, and polite BitchInSheepsClothing, very different from the vulgar, foul-mouthed, and obnoxious woman she becomes in later movies.

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While always an unlikable character, in early movies Miss Silvani acts more like a classy, elegant, and polite BitchInSheepsClothing, very different from the vulgar, foul-mouthed, and obnoxious woman she becomes in later movies. movies.
** In the first two films, Pina, as portrayed by Liù Bosisio, was an awkward, sweet, and submissive wife who genuinely loves her husband. When Milena Vukotic takes over the role (at least in the third and fourth films), she's more apathetic towards Fantozzi and even willing to flirt with other men. From the sixth film onwards, Pina (still played by Vukotic) is a rather sweet and loyal wife, although still more independent and assertive than Bosisio's Pina.

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* CrossCastRole: Plinio Fernando as Mariangela Fantozzi. In three of the later movies, he also plays Uga, [[ActingForTwo the granddaughter.]]


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* DrivenToSuicide: Fantozzi tries to kill himself a few times in different movies.


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** When Fantozzi and his colleagues are forced to to watch The Battleship Kotiomkin (a parody of Battleship Potemkin), thus missing a football match, Fantozzi finally reacts openly denouncing the film as "an awful pile of crap", punching his manager, and causing an uproar among his colleagues.

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** When Fantozzi and his colleagues are forced to to watch The ''The Battleship Kotiomkin Kotiomkin'' (a parody of Battleship Potemkin), ''Film/TheBattleshipPotemkin'') for the umpteenth time, thus missing a an important football match, Fantozzi finally reacts reacts, openly denouncing the film as "an awful pile of crap", punching his manager, manager who has bullied him many times before, and causing an uproar among his colleagues.



** Nearly all the characters in the saga are just as bad. Fantozzi is endlessly abused by other characters who are jerks to him. The only decent person is Pina, Fantozzi's wife, despite some NotSoAboveItall moments in the third and fourth movie when she's briefly attracted to other men.

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** Nearly all the characters in the saga are just as bad. Fantozzi is endlessly abused by other characters who are jerks to him. The only decent person is Pina, Fantozzi's wife, despite some NotSoAboveItall NotSoAboveItAll moments in the third and fourth movie when she's briefly attracted to other men.


Popular Italian movie saga based on the eponymous books by Paolo Villaggio. It's the tragically comical story of the clumsy and unlucky accountant Ugo Fantozzi, played by Villaggio himself. The movies have no real plot. The endless disgraces and misfortunes of the main character are shown in a variety of sketches and sequences full of slapstick and BlackComedy.

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Popular Long-running Italian movie saga based on the eponymous books by Paolo Villaggio. It's the tragically comical story of the clumsy and unlucky accountant Ugo Fantozzi, played by Villaggio himself. The movies have no real plot. The endless disgraces and misfortunes of the main character are shown in a variety of sketches and sequences full of slapstick and BlackComedy.



** Mariangela (Fantozzi's daughter) is so hideous that she is compared to/mistaken for a monkey in all of her appearances. She is a little girl played by a (very ugly) man. In later movies there's also granddaughter Uga, played by the same actor of Mariangela.

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** Mariangela (Fantozzi's daughter) is so hideous that she is compared to/mistaken for a monkey in all of her appearances. She is a little girl played by a (very ugly) very unattractive man. In later movies there's also granddaughter Uga, played by the same actor of Mariangela.


* DownerEnding: Almost all the movies, especially the first five. Arguably averted with the 7th movie, Fantozzi alla riscossa.

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* DownerEnding: Almost all the movies, especially the first five. Arguably averted with the 7th movie, Fantozzi ''Fantozzi alla riscossa.riscossa''.



** Nearly all the characters in the saga are just as bad. Fantozzi is endlessly abused by other characters who are jerks to him. The only decent person is Pina, Fantozzi’s wife, despite some NotSoAboveItall moments in the third and fourth movie when she’s briefly attracted to other men.

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** Nearly all the characters in the saga are just as bad. Fantozzi is endlessly abused by other characters who are jerks to him. The only decent person is Pina, Fantozzi’s Fantozzi's wife, despite some NotSoAboveItall moments in the third and fourth movie when she’s she's briefly attracted to other men.



* MaliciousMisnaming: Fantozzi's bosses never get his name right, usually calling him "Fantocci" ("fantoccio" is a derogatory way to say “puppet”). This is to show how much they are dismissive of him.

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* MaliciousMisnaming: Fantozzi's bosses never get his name right, usually calling him "Fantocci" ("fantoccio" is a derogatory way to say “puppet”)."puppet"). This is to show how much they are dismissive of him.


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* AscendedExtra: Fantozzi’s wife Pina is a minor character in the first two movies, because the story focuses more on Fantozzi’s life at his workplace. After the [[TheOtherDarrin actress change]], she has a more active role in the plot and in later movies she pretty much becomes the {{Deuteragonist}}.

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* AscendedExtra: Fantozzi’s Fantozzi's wife Pina is a minor character in the first two movies, because the story focuses more on Fantozzi’s life at his workplace. After the [[TheOtherDarrin actress change]], she has a more active role in the plot and in later movies she pretty much becomes the {{Deuteragonist}}.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Fantozzi's slimy rival Calboni disappears after the fourth film. Since his original actor passed away after the airing of the third film, they hired [[TheOtherDarrin another acor]] for the fourth one but he wasn’t memorable like the original and in the other sequels the character is completely eliminated.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Fantozzi's slimy rival Calboni disappears after the fourth film. Since his original actor passed away after the airing of the third film, they hired [[TheOtherDarrin another acor]] actor]] for the fourth one but he wasn’t wasn't memorable like the original and in the other sequels the character is completely eliminated.



** Mariangela (Fantozzi's daughter) is so hideous that she is compared to/mistaken for a monkey in all of her appearances. She is a little girl played by a (very ugly) man. In later movies there’s also granddaughter Uga, played by the same actor of Mariangela.

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** Mariangela (Fantozzi's daughter) is so hideous that she is compared to/mistaken for a monkey in all of her appearances. She is a little girl played by a (very ugly) man. In later movies there’s there's also granddaughter Uga, played by the same actor of Mariangela.



* MaliciousMisnaming: Fantozzi's bosses never get his name right, usually calling him “Fantocci” (“fantoccio” is a derogatory way to say “puppet”). This is to show how much they are dismissive of him.

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* MaliciousMisnaming: Fantozzi's bosses never get his name right, usually calling him “Fantocci” (“fantoccio” "Fantocci" ("fantoccio" is a derogatory way to say “puppet”). This is to show how much they are dismissive of him.

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