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** The nails and the twine would probably have been use to restrain the hand that was going to have its pinky chopped off and prevent the one risking said limb from simply getting the hand out of the way if he lost or chickened out (like it was done on the ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' episode that the executives got the idea from). ''That'' becomes useless, however, pretty quickly.

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** The nails and the twine would probably have been use used to restrain the hand that was going to have its pinky chopped off and prevent the one risking said limb from simply getting the hand out of the way if he lost or chickened out (like it was done on the ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' episode that the executives got the idea from). ''That'' becomes useless, however, pretty quickly.



* {{Oner}}: A 6 minutes long shot opens "The Man From Hollywood", immediately followed by an even longer 8 minute oner. And the start of the end credits, there's another, shorter 2 minute oner.

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* {{Oner}}: A 6 minutes long shot opens "The Man From Hollywood", immediately followed by an even longer 8 minute oner. And at the start of the end credits, there's another, shorter 2 minute oner.


* ShoutOut: The aforementioned episode of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'', which in turn was an adaptation of a Creator/RoaldDahl story.

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* ShoutOut: The aforementioned episode of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'', ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' (specifically, it's "Man From The South"), which in turn was an adaptation of a Creator/RoaldDahl story.


After some drunk people at an AmbiguouslyGay disco party ask for ice and screw up their room number, Ted ends up entering the room of a man holding his BoundAndGagged wife at gunpoint. Mistaking him for someone else, he gets forced to partake in a particularly odd S&M game because the man has a "big fucking gun".

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After some drunk people at an AmbiguouslyGay disco party ask for ice and screw up their room number, Ted ends up entering the room of a man (David Proval) holding his BoundAndGagged wife (Jennifer Beals) at gunpoint. Mistaking him for someone else, he gets forced to partake in a particularly odd S&M game because the man has a "big fucking gun".



A Mexican gangster and his wife decide to leave their kids at the room for the night while they go to a party. Rather than call a babysitter, they pay Ted five hundred dollars to tend to them and make sure they don't misbehave. FinaglesLaw immediately takes hold.

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A Mexican gangster (Creator/AntonioBanderas) and his wife (Creator/TamlynTomita) decide to leave their kids at the room for the night while they go to a party. Rather than call a babysitter, they pay Ted five hundred dollars to tend to them and make sure they don't misbehave. FinaglesLaw immediately takes hold.



After a brief phone call to his boss to be let off for the night, Ted ends up making one last stop. Chester Rush is a famous director (played by Creator/QuentinTarantino) holding a private party with some of his buddies from the business. After seeing an old episode of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' where a man [[{{Yubitsume}} bets his little finger]] he can start a lighter ten times in a row, they decide to replicate it, and they have decided that they want Ted to join the festivities...

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After a brief phone call to his boss (Creator/KathyGriffin) to be let off for the night, Ted ends up making one last stop. Chester Rush is a famous director (played by Creator/QuentinTarantino) holding a private party with some of his buddies from the business. After seeing an old episode of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' where a man [[{{Yubitsume}} bets his little finger]] he can start a lighter ten times in a row, they decide to replicate it, and they have decided that they want Ted to join the festivities...


* {{Fanservice}}: In "The Missing Ingredient


** In "The Missing Ingredient", he acts like a rather easily enamored CasanovaWannabe who doesn't seem to notice that the witches are trying to cast a spell on him.

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** In "The Missing Ingredient", he acts like a rather easily enamored CasanovaWannabe who doesn't seem to notice or care that the witches are trying to cast a spell on him. him.


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* {{Fanservice}}: In "The Missing Ingredient
* {{Fanservice}}: In "The Missing Ingredient", quite a few of the witches are topless during the ritual and all of them are very attractive as well.


* DependingOnTheWriter: Ted's characterization changes quite a bit between segments.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Ted's characterization changes quite a bit between segments. This is [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] though as the circumstances of each segment are all drastically different. The one consistent thing though is that he is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who tries his best to do his job only to keep getting sidetracked by the wacky antics going on at the hotel.
** In "The Missing Ingredient", he acts like a rather easily enamored CasanovaWannabe who doesn't seem to notice that the witches are trying to cast a spell on him.
** In "The Wrong Man", he's so scared out of his mind by Siegfried's homicidal behavior that he spends most of this segment as a total and complete trainwreck.
** In "The Misbehavers", he starts out as mildly smug and cocky and totally confident that he is in control only to be worn down by the children's wild behavior and develops a HairTriggerTemper as the segment goes on.
** In "The Man From Hollywood", he's so utterly desensitized to all of the insane things going on at the hotel that he throws all of his inhibitions out the window and embraces the madness. He doesn't even question or try to make sense of Chester's bet and instead just goes along with all of it as if he's finally lost his sanity.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: With a dash of either DareToBeBadass or BreakThemByTalking, depending upon your perspective; At the climax of "The Man From Hollywood", Chester lays an even $1000 on the bar and asks Ted if he wants to remember, for the rest of his life, if he ''refused'' a thousand dollars for one second's worth of work, or if he ''made'' a thousand dollars for one second's worth of work.


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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: During "The Missing Ingredient", Eva [[DoubleStandardRapeSciFi very clearly puts Ted under a spell]] in order to get him to have sex with her, before which he was staunchly refusing to do so while on the clock, and when Ted mentions that "Betty's gonna kill [him]", Eva [[TheUnfairSex has the nerve to act offended]] until being told that Betty is Ted's ''boss''.
** NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: When recounting the events of the night to Margaret, Ted is initially upset by the encounter, before relenting that it was "admittedly the best part of the evening"; though it's [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative not saying much]] considering that by this point he's at his wit's end having been repeatedly harassed, threatened (at gunpoint no less), terrified, and more mundanely put upon by having to run an entire hotel by himself on New Year's Eve.


* AntiClimax: The actor in "The Man from Hollywood" beats that he can successfully start a lighter ''ten times in a row'' or else have his little finger cut off. There's a lot of build-up in suspense but he fails on the first try.

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* AntiClimax: The actor in "The Man from Hollywood" beats bets that he can successfully start a lighter ''ten times in a row'' or else have his little finger cut off. There's a lot of build-up in suspense but then he fails on the first try.

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* AntiClimax: The actor in "The Man from Hollywood" beats that he can successfully start a lighter ''ten times in a row'' or else have his little finger cut off. There's a lot of build-up in suspense but he fails on the first try.

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** He also, as a last point, advises Ted to keep his pecker in his pants. You can guess what happens during the first segment after the opening credits.


* EarnYourHappyEnding: Quite literally. It definitely was "hell of a night" for Ted, but he managed to earn over 1550 dollars in the course of it.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Quite literally. It definitely was a "hell of a night" for Ted, but he managed to earn over 1550 dollars in the course of it.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the opening scene an old retiring bellhop advises Ted to "stay clear of night clerks, kids, hookers and married arguments". Naturally, over the night Ted is going to encounter all of 'em.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the opening scene an old retiring bellhop advises Ted to "stay clear of night clerks, cliques, kids, hookers and married arguments". Naturally, over the night Ted is going to encounter all of 'em.

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* DoNotTryThisAtHome: "The Man From Hollywood". The bet that makes up the story wasn't ''just'' a spur-of-the-moment thing; Chester, Norman and company were drunk on New Year's and happened to catch the specific episode of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' where a similar bet made up ''that'' plotline. Chester has a CoolCar that Norman wants. Norman has a lighter and both pinkies. One quick call down to room service, [[HilarityEnsues and...]]


* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Ted as a rule reacts to things in the goofiest manner possible.

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* CaptainObvious: Ted, twice, in "The Man From Hollywood":
-->'''Ted:''' You guys are drunk!
-->'''Leo:''' Of course! [[SuddenlyShouting OF COURSE WE'RE DRUNK TEDDY!]] That's why we're here but that does not mean that we don't know what the fuck we're talking about.
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-->'''Ted:''' Well you guys wouldn't be doing something ''this'' stupid unless you were ''really'' fucking drunk.
-->'''Leo:''' [[LampshadeHanging We already told you we were drunk Teddy.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Ted as a rule reacts to things in the goofiest manner possible.possible, which is necessary both to keep a comedic tone during what would otherwise be horrifying circumstances (being taken advantage of by a witch, being threatened at gunpoint, ''finding a dead prostitute hidden in a mattress''), and to inform the audience that the shit has really hit the fan when he [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness drops the goofiness and becomes the sanest person in the room]] (reacting to Chester and Norman's bet by [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running for the door]]).



* HowUnscientific: Evoked by "The Missing Ingredient", which includes what is definitely magic in an otherwise realistic film.
* HumiliationConga: After "The Misbehavers", Ted calls up his co-worker Betty to bring her up to speed (first having a conversation with [[TheStoner Margaret]]).

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* HowUnscientific: Evoked by "The Missing Ingredient", which includes what is definitely magic in an otherwise realistic (or at least non-magical) film.
* HumiliationConga: After "The Misbehavers", Ted calls up his co-worker boss Betty to bring her up to speed (first having a conversation with [[TheStoner Margaret]]).



* ImpossibleMissionCollapse: The whole segment "The Man From Hollywood" is this: ten or so minutes of Tarantino-style SeinfeldianConversation as the Hollywood execs (and girl) explain the backstory of the situation at hand and convince Ted to help them with the bet (''especially'' because they are all rip-roaring drunk and don't want to accidentally chop off more than what was wagered), followed by the bet lasting exactly one second as the lighter fails to work on its first flick and Ted immediately (and too quickly for someone to tell him to stop) performs his role as the "hatchet man".
* InsistentTerminology: It's not champagne; it's ''Cristal.'' And Cristal is not "good"--it's ''fucking good.'' Also, what is very clearly a meat cleaver is referred to repeatedly as a "hatchet".

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* ImpossibleMissionCollapse: ImpossibleMissionCollapse:
** What should've been a straightforward babysitting gig in "The Misbehavers" goes about as wrong as it possibly could, up to the discovery of a dead body.
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The whole segment "The Man From Hollywood" is this: ten or so minutes of Tarantino-style SeinfeldianConversation as the Hollywood execs (and girl) explain the backstory of the situation at hand and convince Ted to help them with the bet (''especially'' because they are all rip-roaring drunk and don't want to accidentally chop off more than what was wagered), followed by the bet lasting exactly one second as the lighter fails to work on its first flick and Ted immediately (and too quickly for someone to tell him to stop) performs his role as the "hatchet man".
* InsaneTrollLogic: In fairness they're all drunk, but Chester supplies this "justification" for their bet;
-->'''Chester:''' We're all buddies here; nobody wants Norman to ''lose'' his finger, we just wanna ''chop it off''.
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InsistentTerminology: It's In "The Man From Hollywood" Chester Rush insists that Ted refer to him as "Chester" instead of "Sir". Additionally, Chester's not drinking champagne; it's ''Cristal.'' And Cristal is not "good"--it's ''fucking good.'' Also, Finally, what is very clearly a meat cleaver is referred to repeatedly as a "hatchet".

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