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* AdultFear: Many children are kidnapped including the lead character, Michael. Understandably, parents are worried sick.

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* BodyHorror: Michael's hair falls out, causing him quite a bit of anguish. Then his hair grows at a freakish rate.


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* WritersCannotDoMath: The kids in the brush factory have to make 500 brushes a day, which means the factory creates 10,000 a day. The Signor is apparently making all deliveries himself, from a single van, so it's anyone's guess how he's unloading these tens of the thousands of brushes he's apparently creating.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Subverted. The Signor takes his dog everywhere and paints him into all of his paintings. But in the final act, he laments that he has no friends or children, just a dog.

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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Michael loses his hair from getting "the Fright." The doctor explains, "The proper medical term is Hair-em Scare-em."


* GoshDangIt: Everyone tends to say "Holy shmoly," though the first time Billy says it, it comes out, "Holy sh..."

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* GoshDangIt: GoshDangItToHeck: Everyone tends to say "Holy shmoly," though the first time Billy says it, it comes out, "Holy sh..."


* ContrivedCoincidence: Suzie and Connie just happen to buy a paintbrush for Billy while Michael is kidnapped, and it's a paintbrush made the Signor out of Michael's hair.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Suzie and Connie just happen to buy a paintbrush for Billy while Michael is kidnapped, and it's a paintbrush made by the Signor out of Michael's hair.


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* NiceHat: Connie wears a black porkpie hat whenever he's out and about, showing that he's a bold and confident kid.


* CanadaEh: Filmed in Montreal. Everyone speaks English, but there are signs and newspaper headlines in French, and a one or two characters have French accents.

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* CanadaEh: Filmed in Montreal. Everyone speaks English, but there are signs and newspaper headlines in French, and a one or two few characters have French accents.accents.
* CentralTheme: Imagination. Michael paints a fire around the Signor's dog because he imagines it, and the Signor chastises him to only paint what he sees. Michael's father paints strange pictures from his imagination. When challenged that a painting isn't realistic, he counters that if he wanted realism, he'd take a picture. Later, the captured kids discover that the Signor has been painting only fantastical scenes and must convince him to paint something that really exists. However, when Connie insists that the he paint Michael's fire, the Signor protests that the paintbrush has never "seen the fire" and therefore can't paint it.


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* GoshDangIt: Everyone tends to say "Holy shmoly," though the first time Billy says it, it comes out, "Holy sh..."


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* NonSpecificallyForeign: It's never specified where the Signor and his brothers are from. They have thick Francophone accents and are played by French Canadians, but the Signor has an Italian nickname, and he used to go by Sergio, which also suggests he's Italian, but it's not clear whether even Sergio was his original name.


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* SympathyForTheDevil: In the final act, Connie convinces the Signor to adopt him as his son, and the Signor immediately starts treating him and the rest of the kidnapped kids better. They're conflicted about their feelings about him when they defeat him.
* TrailOfBreadCrumbs: Connie jumps in the back of the Signor's truck and pours sugar out that back so Suzie can follow them to the Signor's hideout, but a street sweeper erases the trail.


The film concerns Michael, a regular schoolkid with an evil art teacher. One day, Michael meets some ghosts, which causes all of his hair to fall out. Luckily, these ghosts just happen to know of a magical hair growth solution. What are the odds? Of course, Michael puts too much peanut butter in the hair solution, and now his hair is growing too damn fast! Well, you ask, why doesn't he just yell at his hair? Yes, that slows it down for a while, but not long. Now I bet you're thinking, "Michael's evil art teacher will probably want to harvest Michael's hair to make magical paintbrushes." Wow, you're way ahead of us. Things get pretty bad for Michael and his buddies, but everything works out in the end. What an adventure!

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The film concerns Michael, a regular schoolkid with an evil art teacher. One day, Michael meets some ghosts, which causes all of his hair to fall out. Luckily, these ghosts just happen to know of a magical hair growth solution. What are the odds? Of course, Michael puts too much peanut butter in the hair solution, and now his hair is growing too damn fast! Well, "Well," you ask, why "why doesn't he just yell at his hair? Yes, hair?" Yeah, that slows it down for a while, would work, but not long. he gets kidnapped first. Now I bet you're thinking, "Michael's "It must be Michael's evil art teacher will probably want who wants to harvest Michael's hair to make magical paintbrushes." Wow, you're way ahead of us. Things get pretty bad for Michael and his buddies, but everything works out in the end. What an adventure!



* EvilTeacher: The Signor, the evil art teacher

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* EvilTeacher: The Signor, the evil art teacherteacher.
* HandWave: The RunningGag of Connie's pubic hair finishes off when he starts yelling at his hair to stop growing. I guess that's one way to end a plot thread.


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* PoliceAreUseless: Suzie says that Billy is a hundred times smarter than "those old cops." It's up to the family and Connie to rescue Michael. When the family finally rescue the kids, it's Billy who jumps in first, followed by a few cops.


* CanadaEh
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls the Signor the Signor.

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* CanadaEh
CanadaEh: Filmed in Montreal. Everyone speaks English, but there are signs and newspaper headlines in French, and a one or two characters have French accents.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Suzie and Connie just happen to buy a paintbrush for Billy while Michael is kidnapped, and it's a paintbrush made the Signor out of Michael's hair.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls the Signor the Signor. Several people note that he has no other name, though it's eventually revealed that he used to be called Sergio.


* KidsAreCruel: The soccer field scene.

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* KidsAreCruel: The When Michael tries to hide his baldness under a wig at a soccer field scene.game, some of the other kids rip it off his head, causing him to run home and cry.


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* ProductPlacement: The peanut butter in question is Skippy brand.


''The Peanut Butter Solution'' is an aggressively odd Canadian children's film from 1985, which many adults mistake for a fever-dream they had as a child. But no, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs it's an actual film that actually exists]].

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''The Peanut Butter Solution'' is an aggressively odd Canadian children's film from 1985, part of the ''Film/TalesForAll'' series, which many adults mistake for a fever-dream they had as a child. But no, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs it's an actual film that actually exists]].


'''The Peanut Butter Solution''' is an aggressively odd Canadian children's film that many adults mistake for a fever-dream they had as a child. But no, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs it's an actual film that actually exists]].

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'''The ''The Peanut Butter Solution''' Solution'' is an aggressively odd Canadian children's film that from 1985, which many adults mistake for a fever-dream they had as a child. But no, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs it's an actual film that actually exists]].


Don't believe that this is totally a real thing? Watch the whole film on [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideoplay%3Fdocid%3D-2798924676514781836&rct=j&q=peanut%20butter%20solution&ei=mdwzTZHIKMP6lwfBjZ3YCg&usg=AFQjCNFzp2B5VVEEJ_9rWW0WICaKQIEqCA&cad=rja via Google Video]].


The film concerns Michael, a regular schoolkid with an evil art teacher. One day, Michael meets some ghosts, which causes all of his hair to fall out. Luckily, these ghosts just happen to know of a magical hair growth solution. What are the odds? Of course, Michael puts too much peanut butter in the hair solution, and now his hair is growing too damn fast! Well, you ask, why doesn't he just yell at his hair? Yes, that slows it down for a while, but not long. Now I bet you're thinking, "Michael's evil art teacher will probably want to harvest Michael's hair to make magical paintbrushes about now." Wow, you're way ahead of us. Things get pretty bad for Michael and his buddies, but everything works out in the end. What an adventure!

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The film concerns Michael, a regular schoolkid with an evil art teacher. One day, Michael meets some ghosts, which causes all of his hair to fall out. Luckily, these ghosts just happen to know of a magical hair growth solution. What are the odds? Of course, Michael puts too much peanut butter in the hair solution, and now his hair is growing too damn fast! Well, you ask, why doesn't he just yell at his hair? Yes, that slows it down for a while, but not long. Now I bet you're thinking, "Michael's evil art teacher will probably want to harvest Michael's hair to make magical paintbrushes about now.paintbrushes." Wow, you're way ahead of us. Things get pretty bad for Michael and his buddies, but everything works out in the end. What an adventure!


The film concerns Michael, a regular schoolkid with an evil art teacher. One day, Michael meets some ghosts, which causes all of his hair to fall out. Luckily, these ghosts just happen to know of a magical hair growth solution. What are the odds? Of course, Michael puts too much peanut butter in the hair solution, and now his hair is growing too damn fast! Well, you ask, why doesn't he just yell at his hair? Yes, that slows it down for a while, but not long. Now you're probably thinking, "Michael's evil art teacher will probably want to harvest Michael's hair to make magical paintbrushes about now." Wow, you're way ahead of us. Things get pretty bad for Michael and his buddies, but everything works out in the end. What an adventure!

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The film concerns Michael, a regular schoolkid with an evil art teacher. One day, Michael meets some ghosts, which causes all of his hair to fall out. Luckily, these ghosts just happen to know of a magical hair growth solution. What are the odds? Of course, Michael puts too much peanut butter in the hair solution, and now his hair is growing too damn fast! Well, you ask, why doesn't he just yell at his hair? Yes, that slows it down for a while, but not long. Now I bet you're probably thinking, "Michael's evil art teacher will probably want to harvest Michael's hair to make magical paintbrushes about now." Wow, you're way ahead of us. Things get pretty bad for Michael and his buddies, but everything works out in the end. What an adventure!

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