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* AdaptationExpansion: The ScreenToStageAdaptation, which adds new characters (Travis, Claudette's lover, and Scott, Denny's friend), and a few [[ThrowItIn improvised]] scenes. [[WordOfGod Tommy Wiseau]] says that the play is canon to the mythology of ''The Room''.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The ScreenToStageAdaptation, which adds new characters (Travis, Claudette's lover, and Scott, Denny's friend), and a few [[ThrowItIn improvised]] improvised scenes. [[WordOfGod Tommy Wiseau]] says that the play is canon to the mythology of ''The Room''.



* HappyBirthdayToYou: This otherwise low budget movie apparently sprang for the rights to use this song. Or maybe just took a gamble on it, because it's not listed in the credits (as most movies prior to September 22, 2015 had).
** It should be worth noting that this is in the movie, however Wiseau refused to pay for licensing the Bon Jovi songs that he initially wanted the love scenes set to, which led to the infamous r&b soundtrack. This isn't the only thing he blows money on at another scene's expense.

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* HappyBirthdayToYou: This otherwise low budget movie apparently sprang for the rights to use this song. Or maybe just took a gamble on it, because it's not listed in the credits (as most movies prior to September 22, 2015 had).
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had). Worth noting is that this is in the movie, however however, Wiseau refused to pay for licensing the Bon Jovi songs that he initially wanted the love scenes set to, which led to the infamous r&b soundtrack. This isn't the only thing he blows money on at another scene's expense.

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* HongKongDub: Taken UpToEleven since this is the original version, but Tommy's dialogue as Johnny is often overdubbed, hardly ever matching his MouthFlaps.


** Wiseau himself. Nobody's sure exactly how he financed this movie.



* RageAgainstTheReflection: At one point during his wimp BSOD, Johnny smashes a mirror.

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* RageAgainstTheReflection: At one point during his wimp BSOD, [=BSoD=], Johnny smashes a mirror.



* VoodooShark: The drug dealer scene, which apparently exists only to give Johnny [[spoiler: a gun]], raises far more questions than it answers. Why does the adopted child of a banker who funds his every whim need to sell drugs to make ends meet? If the dealer's going to jail, why don't the police need [[spoiler: his gun]] for evidence? Why the hell didn't Mark just get rid of it if they didn't? And why couldn't Johnny simply [[spoiler: have had a gun, given his (presumed) ability to legally own one]]? Especially ridiculous because Wiseau originally wanted the scene to have a dramatic shot of [[spoiler: the gun]] falling off the rooftop, so even the one storytelling function the scene ''does'' have may be accidental.

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* VoodooShark: The drug dealer scene, which apparently exists only to give Johnny [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a gun]], raises far more questions than it answers. Why does the adopted child of a banker who funds his every whim need to sell drugs to make ends meet? If the dealer's going to jail, why don't the police need [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his gun]] for evidence? Why the hell didn't Mark just get rid of it if they didn't? And why couldn't Johnny simply [[spoiler: have [[spoiler:have had a gun, given his (presumed) ability to legally own one]]? Especially ridiculous because Wiseau originally wanted the scene to have a dramatic shot of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the gun]] falling off the rooftop, so even the one storytelling function the scene ''does'' have may be accidental.


* OnlySaneMan: Peter is the only one who hesitates to play football in a tuxedo. He also points out how manipulative and two-faced Lisa is and tries to stop Mark from doing drugs, which would only aggravate the situation even further. Moreover, he tells Mark to take responsibility for his affair with Lisa and to stop seeing her. Given that he's a psychologist, it's not all that surprising that he is the only person with common sense.

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* OnlySaneMan: Peter is the only one who hesitates to play football in a tuxedo. He also points out how manipulative and two-faced Lisa is and tries to stop Mark from doing drugs, which would only aggravate the situation even further. Moreover, he tells Mark to take responsibility for his affair with Lisa and to stop seeing her. Given that he's a psychologist, it's not all that surprising that he is the only person with common sense. He's so savvy his character quits the film at one point, and never returns, making him the Only Sane Man from a meta-narrative sense.


* DeathByWomanScorned: Inverted; it's Johnny who [[spoiler: commits suicide]] over Lisa and Mark's affair.

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* DeathByWomanScorned: Inverted; it's Johnny who [[spoiler: commits suicide]] over Lisa and Mark's affair.

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* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Mike and Michelle make out on the couch in Johnny's apartment.


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.

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