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* TheCon: Or at least very unethical sales tactics. A rather intimidating door-to-door salesman goes around the neighborhood, trying to get the housewives to buy his trinkets, including his pencils, which he demonstrates by sharpening the pencils with a menacing pocket knife. Later, another, much nicer salesman comes around selling burglar alarms which one can use to ward off intimidating door-to-door salesman. A following scene has the two salesmen meeting in a bar to divide their take.



* ShortCon: Or at least very unethical sales tactics. A rather intimidating door-to-door salesman goes around the neighborhood, trying to get the housewives to buy his trinkets, including his pencils, which he demonstrates by sharpening the pencils with a menacing pocket knife. Later, another, much nicer salesman comes around selling burglar alarms which one can use to ward off intimidating door-to-door salesman. A following scene has the two salesmen meeting in a bar to divide their take.

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* ScatterbrainedSenior: Grandma Haraguchi. [[spoiler:That is what happened to the dues money. She simply forgot to turn it in.]]


* NewMediaAreEvil: The rather contemptuous attitude that most of the older people in the neighborhood have towards television. By 1959, TV was really catching on in Japan, and there as in the USA it was seen as a threat to motion pictures.
--> '''Mr. Hayashi''': Someone said television would produce a hundred million idiots.

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* NewMediaAreEvil: The rather contemptuous attitude that most of the older people in the neighborhood have towards television. By 1959, TV was really catching on in Japan, and there as in the USA it was seen as a threat to motion pictures.
pictures and to the national culture overall.
--> '''Mr. Hayashi''': Someone said television would produce a hundred million idiots.[[note]]"Someone" was the cultural reviewer and gadfly [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C5%8Dichi_%C5%8Cya Sōichi Ōya]] who in 1957 responded to a hugely popular dumbass reality show with a towering rant: "When we look at the state of today's mass media, we see that the masses will become happy devouring anything. A campaign to turn us into 'a nation of 100 million idiots' through the advanced mass media of radio and TV has developed." This essay received massive publicity and the phrase became as ubiquitous as Minnow's "vast wasteland" in the U.S.[[/note]]

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This film is a loose remake of 1932 Ozu film ''Film/IWasBornBut''.


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''Good Morning'' is a 1959 Japanese film directed by Creator/YasujiroOzu. It is a comedy about the neighboring families in a quiet Japanese suburban residential neighborhood. The two boys of the Hayashi family, pre-teen Minoru and his adorable little brother Isamu, want a television set so they can watch sumo wrestling. They throw tantrums when their parents won't get them one, and finally they resort to the silent treatment, refusing to speak to their parents or any other adults. Other plot threads include the dues for the women's club, which Mrs. Hayashi was supposed to collect but which have disappeared, and the boys' friendly English teacher, Mr. Fukui, who has a crush on the boys' aunt Tamiko.

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''Good Morning'' is a 1959 Japanese film directed by Creator/YasujiroOzu.

It is a comedy about the neighboring families in a quiet Japanese suburban residential neighborhood. The two boys of the Hayashi family, pre-teen Minoru and his adorable little brother Isamu, want a television set so they can watch sumo wrestling. They throw tantrums when their parents won't get them one, and finally they resort to the silent treatment, refusing to speak to their parents or any other adults. Other plot threads include the dues for the women's club, which Mrs. Hayashi was supposed to collect but which have disappeared, and the boys' friendly English teacher, Mr. Fukui, who has a crush on the boys' aunt Tamiko.


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* ToiletHumor: The kids have a variation on the pull-my-finger contest in which they fart when someone presses a finger to their forehead. (Pressing a finger to the forehead being a habit of Mr. Fukui when Minoru gets a question wrong.)

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* ToiletHumor: The kids have a variation on the pull-my-finger contest in which they fart when someone presses a finger to their forehead. (Pressing a finger to the forehead being a habit of Mr. Fukui when Minoru gets a question wrong.))
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''Good Morning'' is a 1959 Japanese film directed by Creator/YasujiroOzu. It is a comedy about the neighboring families in a quiet Japanese suburban residential neighborhood. The two boys of the Hayashi family, pre-teen Minoru and his adorable little brother Isamu, want a television set so they can watch sumo wrestling. They throw tantrums when their parents won't get them one, and finally they resort to the silent treatment, refusing to speak to their parents or any other adults. Other plot threads include the dues for the women's club, which Mrs. Hayashi was supposed to collect but which have disappeared, and the boys' friendly English teacher, Mr. Fukui, who has a crush on the boys' aunt Tamiko.

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* AsYouKnow: Two of the gossiping housewives mention that they don't like the bohemian couple, who sit around in pajamas during the day. (It's this couple that have the TV that Minoru and Isamu watch.)
* BigBrotherWorship: Isamu worships Minoru, following him around, copying his gestures.
* BiggerStick: The salesman who flashes his pocket knife is scared away when Grandma Haraguchi whips out a giant kitchen knife to sharpen the pencils.
* CannotSpitItOut: Mr. Fukui never does work up the nerve to tell Tamiko how he feels.
* GossipyHens: Most of the housewives of the neighborhood, the worst being Mrs. Okubo, who first implies that Mrs. Hayashi stole the women's club dues, and then tells everyone that the Hayashi kids didn't talk to her because Mrs. Hayashi is still mad about the whole stolen dues business.
* MaybeEverAfter: Mr. Fukui and Tamiko love each other but neither ever gets around to saying so. In their last scene they're idly chatting about the weather.
* NewMediaAreEvil: The rather contemptuous attitude that most of the older people in the neighborhood have towards television. By 1959, TV was really catching on in Japan, and there as in the USA it was seen as a threat to motion pictures.
--> '''Mr. Hayashi''': Someone said television would produce a hundred million idiots.
* PottyFailure: Minoru's buddy has to go home after their farting contest ends with him pooping his pants.
* TheRemake: Of Ozu's 1932 silent film ''I Was Born, But...".
* ShortCon: Or at least very unethical sales tactics. A rather intimidating door-to-door salesman goes around the neighborhood, trying to get the housewives to buy his trinkets, including his pencils, which he demonstrates by sharpening the pencils with a menacing pocket knife. Later, another, much nicer salesman comes around selling burglar alarms which one can use to ward off intimidating door-to-door salesman. A following scene has the two salesmen meeting in a bar to divide their take.
* SignatureShot: Ozu had a habit of shooting conversations with the two people involved each directly addressing the camera, instead of putting them in the same shot or shooting over each character's shoulder. He was also known for shots with a camera staged three feet above the ground and pointing up, as in the perspective of a person kneeling on a Japanese pillow. Both are used frequently in this film.
* SliceOfLife: A gentle satire of life in the suburbs, with particular attention paid to the idle chit-chat that substitutes for actual conversation.
* ThatCloudLooksLike: Mr. Fukui resorts to this when he can't bring himself to tell Tamiko how he feels.
* TitleDrop: After Minoru's dad tells him kids shouldn't talk too much, Minoru says adults indulge in pointless chatter all the time, like saying "good morning" to each other.
* ToiletHumor: The kids have a variation on the pull-my-finger contest in which they fart when someone presses a finger to their forehead. (Pressing a finger to the forehead being a habit of Mr. Fukui when Minoru gets a question wrong.)

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