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It was exposed to a national audience for the first time on Creator/AdultSwim on AprilFoolsDay, 2009. Tommy Wiseau was also the focus of a ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' episode which aired immediately after the 2009 showing, causing Adult Swim fans to refer to it as ''[[FanNickname The Tim and Eric Movie]]''. A Podcast/RiffTrax commentary for the film was released in 2009, and a Website/{{Kickstarter}} funded a May 2015 live show as well. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/ObscurusLupa reviewed it in 2010, and were immediately forced by Wiseau Films to take the reviews down due to non-existent "copyright infringement."[[note]]Fortunately, as reviews and parodies are covered by fair use, both were later allowed back up on the website.[[/note]] There is also [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame a flash game tribute]] to the film [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/547307 here]].

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It was exposed to a national audience for the first time on Creator/AdultSwim on AprilFoolsDay, 2009. Tommy Wiseau was also the focus of a ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' episode which aired immediately after the 2009 showing, causing Adult Swim fans to refer to it as ''[[FanNickname The Tim and Eric Movie]]''. A Podcast/RiffTrax commentary for the film was released in 2009, and a Website/{{Kickstarter}} funded a May 2015 live show as well. WebVideo/RedLetterMedia followed with its own commentary track. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/ObscurusLupa reviewed it in 2010, and were immediately forced by Wiseau Films to take the reviews down due to non-existent "copyright infringement."[[note]]Fortunately, as reviews and parodies are covered by fair use, both were later allowed back up on the website.[[/note]] There is also [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame a flash game tribute]] to the film [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/547307 here]].


* NeverMyFault: Mark refuses to accept responsibility for sleeping with Lisa knowing she was in a relationship, or for [[spoiler:accidentally driving Johnny to suicide]], instead putting all the blame on Lisa both times.

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* NeverMyFault: Mark refuses to accept responsibility for sleeping with Lisa knowing she was in a relationship, or for [[spoiler:accidentally driving Johnny to suicide]], instead putting all the blame on Lisa both times. Probably because Lisa convinced him to begin with, but it was still out of his own choice.


* KarmaHoudini: For some reason, Mark is ''blameless'' when Lisa cheats on Johnny with him -- all four times. [[spoiler:When Johnny commits suicide, Mark is indignant at ''her''.]] It takes two to tango, and he tangoed four times ''knowingly'' with his best friend's steady girlfriend and fiancée. His disgust at the very end of the film actually made sense because [[spoiler:Lisa was actually coming on to him OVER JOHNNY'S CORPSE. His reaction could be seen as a ''MyGodWhatHaveIDone'' moment.]][[note]]Though even that feels like an AssPull since he said on the phone like a 10 year old, "I don't even ''like'' him anymore." But he was still angry at the time, too.[[/note]]

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* KarmaHoudini: For some reason, Mark is ''blameless'' when Lisa cheats on Johnny with him -- all four times. [[spoiler:When Johnny commits suicide, Mark is indignant at ''her''.]] It takes two to tango, and he tangoed four times ''knowingly'' with his best friend's steady girlfriend and fiancée. His disgust at the very end of the film actually made sense because [[spoiler:Lisa was actually coming on to him OVER JOHNNY'S CORPSE. His reaction could be seen as a ''MyGodWhatHaveIDone'' moment.]][[note]]Though even that feels like an AssPull since he said on the phone like a 10 year old, "I don't even ''like'' him anymore." But he was still angry at the time, too.[[/note]]]]


* InformedKindness: Johnny is ostensibly an emotionally fragile NiceGuy. This shilling is kind of undermined by his laughing at domestic abuse that landed someone in the hospital, his covert taping of Lisa to determine whether or not she was having an affair instead of coming out and asking her about it,[[note]]Though to be fair, if Lisa is dishonest enough to have an affair, then why would she confess to it upon simply being asked?[[/note]] and destructive meltdown toward the end of the movie.

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* InformedKindness: Johnny is ostensibly an emotionally fragile NiceGuy. This shilling is kind of undermined by his laughing at domestic abuse that landed someone in the hospital, his covert taping of Lisa to determine whether or not she was having an affair instead of coming out and asking her about it,[[note]]Though to be fair, if Lisa is dishonest enough to have an affair, then why would she confess to it upon simply being asked?[[/note]] affair and destructive meltdown toward the end of the movie.


* InformedKindness: Johnny is ostensibly an emotionally fragile NiceGuy. This shilling is kind of undermined by his laughing at domestic abuse that landed someone in the hospital, his covert taping of Lisa to determine whether or not she was having an affair instead of coming out and asking her about it, and destructive meltdown toward the end of the movie.

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* InformedKindness: Johnny is ostensibly an emotionally fragile NiceGuy. This shilling is kind of undermined by his laughing at domestic abuse that landed someone in the hospital, his covert taping of Lisa to determine whether or not she was having an affair instead of coming out and asking her about it, it,[[note]]Though to be fair, if Lisa is dishonest enough to have an affair, then why would she confess to it upon simply being asked?[[/note]] and destructive meltdown toward the end of the movie. movie.


* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Johnny left Chris-Rís gun lying in a unlocked box on the floor.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Johnny left Chris-Rís Chris-R's gun lying in a unlocked box on the floor.


* SharpDressedMan: Johnny, Mark, Denny, and Peter in the scene where they're all wearing tuxedos for no adequately explained reason.[[note]]They're doing a wedding rehearsal, but... no one mentioned ''anything'' about a wedding![[/note]]

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* SharpDressedMan: SharpDressedMan:
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Johnny, Mark, Denny, and Peter in the scene where they're all wearing tuxedos for no adequately explained reason.[[note]]They're tuxedos. They're doing a wedding rehearsal, but... no one mentioned ''anything'' about a wedding![[/note]]wedding!

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** Johnny's regular suit is probably supposed to come off like this, and also makes sense since he's supposed to be a banker. However, it's so ill-fitting and disheveled (which is also an apt description of the man wearing it), that he instead looks like a guy you would avoid sitting next to on the bus.


* TwentyFourHourPartyPeople: Johnny and Lisa have a LimitedSocialCircle consisting of the small rotating group of Mark, Claudette, Denny, Michelle, Mike, and Peter (who isnít at the party). At Johnny's birthday party, this circle has almost doubled, populated by an additional five people (four extras [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[RememberTheNewGuy Steven]]) we've never seen before. Later party scenes even include guests who weren't there when the party started, as several of the extras [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere walked off in disgust]] during the shoot.

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* TwentyFourHourPartyPeople: Johnny and Lisa have a LimitedSocialCircle consisting of the small rotating group of Mark, Claudette, Denny, Michelle, Mike, and Peter (who isnít at the party). At Johnny's birthday party, this circle has almost doubled, populated by an additional five people (four extras [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[RememberTheNewGuy Steven]]) we've never seen before. Later party scenes even include guests who weren't there when the party started, as several of the extras [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere walked off in disgust]] during the shoot. Johnny describes them as "all his friends."


* RememberTheNewGuy: A really lazy example. With about 20 minutes left in the movie, a new character, Steven (whose name is mentioned only in the credits) suddenly appears and becomes deeply involved in the plot. Presumably, we're not supposed to notice that he suddenly appeared from nowhere without an introduction. WordOfGod is that Steven is supposed to be a replacement for the psychologist character Peter (whose actor left the production), but the audience is given no hint of this; indeed, Steven looks nothing like Peter.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: A really lazy example. With about 20 minutes left in the movie, a new character, Steven (whose name is mentioned only in the credits) suddenly appears and becomes deeply involved in the plot. Presumably, we're not supposed to notice that he suddenly appeared from nowhere without an introduction. WordOfGod is that Steven is supposed to be a replacement [[ActorSwap replacement]] for the psychologist character Peter (whose actor left the production), but the audience is given no hint of this; indeed, Steven looks nothing like Peter.


* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Johnny is in love with Lisa. Also Denny has a crush on her. But Lisa wants Mark. But Mark only wants her for the sex. But Lisa's okay with that, because she wants Johnny to be jealous...

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Johnny is in love with Lisa. Also Denny has a crush on her. But Lisa wants Mark. But Mark only wants her for the sex. But Lisa's okay with that, because she [[OperationJealousy wants Johnny to be jealous...jealous]]...


* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Johnny left Chris-Rís gun lying in a unlocked box on the floor.



* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Johnny left the gun lying in a unlocked box on the floor.


* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Johnny is in love with Lisa. Also Denny has a crush on her. But Lisa wants Mark. But Mark only wants her for the sex. But Lisa's okay with that, because she wants Tommy to be jealous...

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Johnny is in love with Lisa. Also Denny has a crush on her. But Lisa wants Mark. But Mark only wants her for the sex. But Lisa's okay with that, because she wants Tommy Johnny to be jealous...



** Later Mark grabs Peter by his jacket during their heated argument on the rooftop and shakes him hard.

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** Later Later, Mark grabs Peter by his jacket during their heated argument on the rooftop and shakes him hard.



** Chris-R is never actually arrested, yet Tommy and Mark "take him to jail" in about four minutes.

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** Chris-R is never actually arrested, yet Tommy Johnny and Mark "take him to jail" in about four minutes.


** The four main male characters all dress up in tuxedos to take wedding photos (presumably, it's never made clear why they're all in tuxes), but promptly abandon that notion to play a game of catch in the street. In the original script, they were wearing tuxes because they had just attended the drug dealer's funeral but this explanation was dropped.

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** The four main male characters all dress up in tuxedos to take wedding photos (presumably, it's never made clear why they're all in tuxes), but promptly abandon that notion to play a game of catch in the street. In the original script, they were wearing tuxes because they had just attended the drug dealer's funeral but this explanation was dropped.


* FlatCharacter: All of them, just ''all of them''. Due to a lack of characterization and an abundance of bad writing, very few, if any, characters have any effective personality traits or CharacterDevelopment that make them well-rounded characters. Greg Sestero personally described Mark as a character "without a head or tail".

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* FlatCharacter: All of them, just ''all of them''. Due to a lack of characterization and an abundance of bad writing, very few, if any, characters have any effective personality traits or CharacterDevelopment that make them well-rounded characters. Greg Sestero personally described Mark as a character "without a head or tail".

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