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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: A conversation between Capaldi's and [=McGann=]'s characters that in another movie might have been tense and dramatic is constantly undercut by the bartender in the background attempting and failing an elaborate cocktail shaker routine, culminating in him getting distracted by a dramatic pronouncement from Capaldi and knocking himself out with a bottle he's attempting to juggle.



* VisualPun: Dozens. The usual setup: a character makes a perfectly normal statement which would be absurd if taken literally, then something occurs visually to reveal it was indeed taken literally. Sometimes it's reversed: something absurd is happening, then a character's remark reveals the pun.

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* VisualPun: Dozens. The usual setup: a character makes a perfectly normal statement which would be absurd if taken literally, then something occurs visually to reveal it was indeed taken literally. Sometimes it's reversed: something absurd is happening, then a character's remark reveals the pun.pun.
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The entire film is available [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6XJTFKDIaY on Youtube]].

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The entire film is available [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6XJTFKDIaY on Youtube]].
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* VisualPun: Dozens. The usual setup: a character makes a perfectly normal statement which would be absurd if taken literally, then something occurs visually to reveal it was indeed taken literally. Sometimes it's reversed: something absurd is happening, then a character's remark reveals the pun.
* XMeetsY: ''Film/DieHard'' meets ''Series/FawltyTowers''.

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* VisualPun: Dozens. The usual setup: a character makes a perfectly normal statement which would be absurd if taken literally, then something occurs visually to reveal it was indeed taken literally. Sometimes it's reversed: something absurd is happening, then a character's remark reveals the pun.
* XMeetsY: ''Film/DieHard'' meets ''Series/FawltyTowers''.
pun.

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* ExcitedShowTitle: The overly exuberant title is a pretty blatant reference to ''[[{{Film/Airplane}} Airplane!]]''


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* SlowNo: Inverted. The intro scene sets up [=McGann=]'s character's [[ReturningWarVet military background]], and depicts the tragic death of his commanding officer. After the poor man [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in his arms]], he [[SkywardScream throws his head back]] and screams "NOOOO!" in an absurdly high-pitched voice.


* The ComicallySerious: Almost everyone. Particularly [=McGann=]'s character, who attempts to maintain his dignity whilst wearing [[PaperThinDisguise a beaglepuss]].

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* The ComicallySerious: TheComicallySerious: Almost everyone. Particularly [=McGann=]'s character, who attempts to maintain his dignity whilst wearing [[PaperThinDisguise a beaglepuss]].


[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293261/ ''Hotel!'']] is a 2001 MadeForTVMovie, which isn't even the only movie of that title which came out in 2001. Essentially [[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard In A Hotel]] [[HurricaneOfPuns With Lots Of Puns]]. Featuring Creator/PeterCapaldi as the manager of a quaint little hotel in the English countryside, Creator/PaulMcGann as the assistant hotel manager with a [[ReturningWarVet military background]], Creator/ArtMalik as a dastardly kidnapper, and lots of awful puns.

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[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293261/ ''Hotel!'']] ''Hotel!'' is a 2001 MadeForTVMovie, which isn't even the only movie of that title which came out in 2001. Essentially [[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard In A Hotel]] [[HurricaneOfPuns With Lots Of Puns]]. Featuring Creator/PeterCapaldi as the manager of a quaint little hotel in the English countryside, Creator/PaulMcGann as the assistant hotel manager with a [[ReturningWarVet military background]], Creator/ArtMalik as a dastardly kidnapper, and lots of awful puns.
puns.

The entire film is available [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6XJTFKDIaY on Youtube]].


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* SexyDiscretionShot: Although the camera pans away, silly noises can be heard nonetheless.

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[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293261/ ''Hotel!'']] is a 2001 MadeForTVMovie, which isn't even the only movie of that title which came out in 2001. Essentially [[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard In A Hotel]] [[HurricaneOfPuns With Lots Of Puns]]. Featuring Creator/PeterCapaldi as the manager of a quaint little hotel in the English countryside, Creator/PaulMcGann as the assistant hotel manager with a [[ReturningWarVet military background]], Creator/ArtMalik as a dastardly kidnapper, and lots of awful puns.

!!This film provides examples of:
* The ComicallySerious: Almost everyone. Particularly [=McGann=]'s character, who attempts to maintain his dignity whilst wearing [[PaperThinDisguise a beaglepuss]].
* ConcussionsGetYouHigh: [=McGann=]'s character gets hit over the head, and starts reminiscing dazedly about a nice walk in the countryside.
-->''"He's rambling!"''
* JerkAss: Capaldi's character is quite similar to [[Series/FawltyTowers Basil Fawlty]].
* LoveTriangle: Capaldi and [=McGann=]'s characters are both in love with the same woman, which plays out in a rather goofy manner.
* LowSpeedChase: Moderate speed, anyway -- they're in golf carts.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: A fictional American president gets kidnapped.
* PaperThinDisguise: The classic Groucho glasses.
* ReturningWarVet: [=McGann=]'s character saves the day through a combination of military experience, sheer luck, and looking good in an undershirt.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Even slim, pale action heroes can't be having with sleeves.
* TrouserSpace: Bicycle shorts lack pockets -- no problem.
* VisualPun: Dozens. The usual setup: a character makes a perfectly normal statement which would be absurd if taken literally, then something occurs visually to reveal it was indeed taken literally. Sometimes it's reversed: something absurd is happening, then a character's remark reveals the pun.
* XMeetsY: ''Film/DieHard'' meets ''Series/FawltyTowers''.

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