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* PaperThinDisguise: All of the freaks attempt to escape by dressing in milkman uniforms. At the same time. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Ortiz claims that it's merely the ''number'' of milkmen that is suspicious, though it ''does'' actually fool Skuggs, who simply remarks that there being so many of them is why they must be having a knife fight.

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* PaperThinDisguise: All of the freaks attempt to escape by dressing in milkman uniforms.uniforms ([[FunnyBackgroundEvent even the hammer]]). At the same time. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Ortiz claims that it's merely the ''number'' of milkmen that is suspicious, though it ''does'' actually fool Skuggs, who simply remarks that there being so many of them is why they must be having a knife fight.

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* LampshadeHanging: For most of the film, the framing story (Ricky telling his story on Skye Daley's show) is ignored... until right before the climax, where Skye points out he's talked continuously for an hour and a half, and her producers just told her they ''need'' to run a commercial break.


* OneWordTitle: The title is the single word "Freaked".


* FakeShemp: Creator/MrT walked off the set a few days before shooting wrapped, so they had to use a stand-in for the Bearded Lady in several scenes, and Lee Arenberg (The Human Flame) had to dub some of his lines.

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* FakeShemp: Creator/MrT walked off the set a few days before shooting wrapped, so they had to use a stand-in for the Bearded Lady in several scenes, and Lee Arenberg Creator/LeeArenberg (The Human Flame) had to dub some of his lines.


* PaperThinDisguise: All of the freaks attempt to escape by dressing in milkman uniforms. At the same time. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Ortiz claims that it's merely the ''number'' of milkmen that is suspicious.

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* PaperThinDisguise: All of the freaks attempt to escape by dressing in milkman uniforms. At the same time. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Ortiz claims that it's merely the ''number'' of milkmen that is suspicious.suspicious, though it ''does'' actually fool Skuggs, who simply remarks that there being so many of them is why they must be having a knife fight.

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** Socko is this as well. He is portrayed by both Skuggs and himself as part man, part sock, but he is revealed to have a hand underneath, making him just a sock puppet (though it is a ''third'' hand, so it should still count). The reveal of this causes a riot in the audience.


* CompanionCube: One of the freaks is a hammer. [[spoiler: It used to be wrench.]]

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* CompanionCube: One of the freaks is a hammer. [[spoiler: It used to be a wrench.]]


* ProfaneLastWords: Toad, the BigBad's [[TheDragon right-hand (toad)man]], is silent for the whole movie but mutters "Aw shit" when the heroes blow him up by putting a lit dynamite stick on his prehensile tongue.

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* ProfaneLastWords: Toad, the BigBad's [[TheDragon right-hand (toad)man]], is silent for the whole movie but mutters "Aw shit" a disappointed "''Shiiiiiiit...''" when the heroes blow him up by putting a lit dynamite stick on his prehensile tongue.

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* NiceGuy: Cowboy never ceases to be friendly, expressing sympathy for Rick after after all the other freaks laugh at his FreakOut, and encouraging the actor to let the little troll into his heart. [[spoiler:Echoing that last point during Rick's fight with Stuey is what snaps him out of mutagen-induced rage.]]


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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Being stuck sharing a body with Ernie, whom she can't stand, means Julie engages in, and is on the receiving end of, a lot [[ThreeStoogesShoutOut Stooge-stye slap fights, nose twists, and eye pokes]].


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* ThrowTheDogABone: Stuey puts up with a ''lot'' of pain throughout the film, but by the end, he finally earns the love and respect of his idol. [[spoiler:Of course, he is stuck as a hideous 8-foot tall monstrosity with no hope of ever getting cured, but he's fine with that, especially since it now means he can NoSell whatever abuse he gets and return it in full force.]]


The film centers around Ricky Coogan (Winter), an arrogant blockbuster actor and spokesperson for a company that produces toxic chemicals, who travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects. He finds himself at a mutant freak farm run by MadScientist Elijah C. Skuggs (Randy Quaid), who eagerly turns Ricky into another subject for his freak machine.

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The film centers around Ricky Coogan (Winter), an arrogant blockbuster actor and spokesperson for a company that produces toxic chemicals, who travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects. He finds himself at a mutant freak farm run by MadScientist Elijah C. Skuggs (Randy Quaid), (Creator/RandyQuaid), who eagerly turns Ricky into another subject for his freak machine.

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* MirrorReveal: Arrogant, vain movie star Ricky Coogan is captured by MadScientist Elijah C. Skuggs and mutated by the chemical Zygrot-24; the next morning Elijah jovially greets Ricky with a hand mirror to show "The Beast Boy" his new face. Cue screaming and projectile vomit.
--> '''Ricky''': Oh God! That was my ''good'' side!
-->'''Elijah''': Still is, if you ask me.


** Ortiz forces Ricky, Ernie and Julie into a game of ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'', complete with (the skeleton of) Creator/PaulLynde in the center square.

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** Ortiz forces Ricky, Ernie and Julie into a game of ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'', complete with (the ([[BlackComedy the skeleton of) of]]) Creator/PaulLynde in the center square.


* SeverelySpecializedStore: Everything Except Shoes, of course.

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* SeverelySpecializedStore: Inverted by Everything Except Shoes, of course.Shoes. They make everything except... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you know]].

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** When Ricky asserts, "The public does not want to see disgusting, depraved, violent film," Elijah counters, "Then I suppose ''Series/JakeAndTheFatMan'' was just a fluke?"


The film centers around Ricky Coogan (Winter), an arrogant blockbuster actor and spokesperson for a company that produces toxic chemicals, who travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects. He finds himself at a mutant freak farm run by MadScientist Elijah C. Skuggs ([[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]]), who eagerly turns Ricky into another subject for his freak machine.

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The film centers around Ricky Coogan (Winter), an arrogant blockbuster actor and spokesperson for a company that produces toxic chemicals, who travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects. He finds himself at a mutant freak farm run by MadScientist Elijah C. Skuggs ([[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]]), (Randy Quaid), who eagerly turns Ricky into another subject for his freak machine.


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* YesMan: EES's board of directors consist of four identical old men who are literally puppets of the CEO. He has them vote by pulling a lever that raises their hands.

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