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[[quoteright:299:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strange_wilderness.jpg]] '''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Creator/HappyMadisonProductions. The film stars Creator/SteveZahn, Allen Covert, Creator/JustinLong, Creator/JonahHill, and Kevin Heffernan.

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[[quoteright:299:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strange_wilderness.jpg]] '''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Creator/HappyMadisonProductions.Creator/HappyMadisonProductions, and was based on a series of independently produced short videos of the same name from the 1990s. The film stars Creator/SteveZahn, Allen Covert, Creator/JustinLong, Creator/JonahHill, and Kevin Heffernan.



* OnlySaneMan: Cheryl is remarkably more mature than the rest of the crew. Dick also shares this role with her when he joins the team, [[spoiler:at least until he becomes piranha chow]].

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Cheryl is remarkably more mature than the rest of the crew. Dick also shares this role with her when he joins the team, [[spoiler:at least until he becomes piranha chow]].chow]].
** The network head Ed Lawson is also this when he criticizes the ''Strange Wilderness'' show featuring people getting killed.


* IAteWhat: The team kill and eat the piranhas which [[spoiler:killed Dick and devoured him]]. Only after the fact do they realize that by extension, this means [[spoiler:they've also consumed what remains of Dick along with the piranhas]].



* MultipleGunshotDeath: [[spoiler:Bigfoot buys it to multiple AK-47s handled by the ''Strange Wilderness'' crew, who open fire in a moment of drunken panic when Bigfoot gives them a JumpScare.]] Also an example of IShotMarvinInTheFace.
* OnlySaneMan: Cheryl is remarkably more mature than the rest of the crew.

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* MultipleGunshotDeath: [[spoiler:Bigfoot buys it to multiple AK-47s handled by the ''Strange Wilderness'' crew, who open fire in a moment of drunken panic when Bigfoot gives them a JumpScare.]] Also an example of IShotMarvinInTheFace.
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* OnlySaneMan: Cheryl is remarkably more mature than the rest of the crew. Dick also shares this role with her when he joins the team, [[spoiler:at least until he becomes piranha chow]].

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Pierson and his crew to the protagonists. Then again, it's hard not to be when you see how much of a screw-up the protagonists are.


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* MultipleGunshotDeath: [[spoiler:Bigfoot buys it to multiple AK-47s handled by the ''Strange Wilderness'' crew, who open fire in a moment of drunken panic when Bigfoot gives them a JumpScare.]] Also an example of IShotMarvinInTheFace.

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* ShoutOut: Bigfoot's design is clearly designed to be reminiscent of the title character from ''Film/HarryAndTheHendersons''.


* MemeticMutation: Jonah Hill [[FlippingTheBird flipping off]] the snake and saying "Fuck you, dude!" in Cooker's exaggerated trailer park accent.



* WhatAnIdiot: Danny puts on a ridiculous sea lion costume to get close-up footage. Then the dumbass goes in the water...


[[quoteright:299:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strange_wilderness.jpg]] '''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Creator/HappyMadisonProductions. The film stars Creator/SteveZahn, Allen Covert, Creator/JustinLong, Jonah Hill, and Kevin Heffernan.

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[[quoteright:299:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strange_wilderness.jpg]] '''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Creator/HappyMadisonProductions. The film stars Creator/SteveZahn, Allen Covert, Creator/JustinLong, Jonah Hill, Creator/JonahHill, and Kevin Heffernan.


[[quoteright:299:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strange_wilderness.jpg]] '''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Creator/HappyMadisonProductions. The film stars Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Creator/JustinLong, Jonah Hill, and Kevin Heffernan.

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[[quoteright:299:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strange_wilderness.jpg]] '''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Creator/HappyMadisonProductions. The film stars Steve Zahn, Creator/SteveZahn, Allen Covert, Creator/JustinLong, Jonah Hill, and Kevin Heffernan.


Peter Gaulke is the host of his late father's nature program, ''Strange Wilderness'', and under his direction, the show has become a wildly inaccurate and unprofessional joke. To save the show from cancellation, he and his crew embark on a quest to find the legendary Bigfoot. Unfortunately, a rival nature show crew is also in search of the creature, and they have a three day head start.

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Peter Gaulke is the host of his late father's nature program, ''Strange Wilderness'', and under his direction, the show has become a wildly inaccurate and unprofessional joke. To save the show from cancellation, he and his crew embark on a quest to find the legendary Bigfoot. Unfortunately, a rival nature show crew is also in search of the creature, and they have a three day three-day head start.



* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Played with. Whitaker is the first to be interviewed for the animal wranglers' position, and when he admits that he doesn't have any relevant experience and is only applying because he can't get any other job, Peter and Fred give him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and tell him to go fuck himself. However, all the candidates who follow are then shown telling Peter and Fred what irredeemable assholes they are and refuse to even consider taking the job, resulting in them having to hire Whitaker anyway.

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* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Played with. Whitaker is the first to be interviewed for the animal wranglers' wrangler's position, and when he admits that he doesn't have any relevant experience and is only applying because he can't get any other job, Peter and Fred give him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and tell him to go fuck himself. However, all the candidates who follow are then shown telling Peter and Fred what irredeemable assholes they are and refuse to even consider taking the job, resulting in them having to hire Whitaker anyway.


[[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strange_wilderness.jpg]] '''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Happy Madison. The film stars Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Creator/JustinLong, Jonah Hill, and Kevin Heffernan.

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[[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strange_wilderness.jpg]] '''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Happy Madison.Creator/HappyMadisonProductions. The film stars Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Creator/JustinLong, Jonah Hill, and Kevin Heffernan.


'''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Happy Madison. The film stars Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Creator/JustinLong, Jonah Hill, and Kevin Heffernan.

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[[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strange_wilderness.jpg]] '''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Happy Madison. The film stars Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Creator/JustinLong, Jonah Hill, and Kevin Heffernan.


'''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Happy Madison. The film stars Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Justin Long, Jonah Hill, and Kevin Heffernan.

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'''''Strange Wilderness''''' is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Happy Madison. The film stars Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Justin Long, Creator/JustinLong, Jonah Hill, and Kevin Heffernan.

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* TheAlcoholic: Whitaker.


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* BulletHell: Bigfoot is just as surprised to see Gaulke's crew as they are to see him. Unfortunately for him, they're idiots, and they're armed.


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* MemeticMutation: Jonah Hill [[FlippingTheBird flipping off]] the snake and saying "Fuck you, dude!" in Cooker's exaggerated trailer park accent.


* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The crew hops in their RV in Los Angeles, destination: Ecuador, via Mexico. The very next scene has them southbound on California Highway-1 in Big Sur...''200 miles north of LA.'' Probably intentional.



* CloudCuckooLander: Most of the cast, especially [[Creator/JonahHill Cooker]] and [[Creator/JustinLong Junior]].
* CoolOldGuy: Ernest Borgnine



* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens quite a bit in the show, whether it's an overly long segment about topless "native girls" or incredibly crude dialogue during a scene with two lions getting it on.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens quite a bit in the show, whether it's an overly long segment about topless "native girls" ([[ComicallyMissingThePoint they're actually from Long Beach]]) or incredibly crude dialogue during a scene with two lions getting it on.


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* FanDisservice: Creator/RobertPatrick showing the results of having to patch himself up after a run-in with a particularly nasty local tribe.
-->''They tied me to a tree and did what they do to every White man they don't kill. [[GroinAttack They cut open my scrotum with a sharp stick, and let my testicles spill out onto the ground]].''
** Invoked when Peter (who just had his front teeth knocked out) hits on the woman in the dentist's waiting room.


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** Danny loses both legs at the hip to a shark.


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* WhatAnIdiot: Danny puts on a ridiculous sea lion costume to get close-up footage. Then the dumbass goes in the water...

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens quite a bit in the show, whether it's an overly long segment about topless "native girls" or incredibly crude dialogue during a scene with two lions getting it on.


* CriticalResearchFailure: "Bears derive their name from a football team in Chicago."

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Several in-universe examples, particularly "Bears derive their name from a football team in Chicago."



* OverlyLongGag: The [[MemeticMutation laughing shark loop near the end]]. Also, the crew's incredibly juvenile reactions to their jungle guide being named Dick.

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* OverlyLongGag: The [[MemeticMutation laughing shark loop near the end]]. Also, the crew's incredibly juvenile reactions to their jungle guide being named Dick.Dick.
* ShaggyDogStory: After the group eventually finds Bigfoot, [[spoiler:they panic upon seeing him and messily shoot him dead. This results in the network pulling the plug on the ''Strange Wilderness'' show... and then [[UnCancelled uncancelling it]] a few months later because they found out about Pierson's death, and couldn't find a replacement show]].
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Played with. Whitaker is the first to be interviewed for the animal wranglers' position, and when he admits that he doesn't have any relevant experience and is only applying because he can't get any other job, Peter and Fred give him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and tell him to go fuck himself. However, all the candidates who follow are then shown telling Peter and Fred what irredeemable assholes they are and refuse to even consider taking the job, resulting in them having to hire Whitaker anyway.
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