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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: after undergoing massive amounts of humiliation and pain, Ted gets to be with Mary after all.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:After undergoing massive amounts of humiliation and pain, Ted gets to be with Mary after all.]]



* KafkaKomedy: So very much. Ted is a nice enough guy who has his prom ruined in a painful and humiliating way, subsequently gets a bit [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with Mary]], and has to go through all kind of other shit before the movie is done.
* TheLadette: Part of Mary's [[MarySue Sueification]] is her combining a love of playing/watching sports and beer with otherwise perfect femininity.

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* KafkaKomedy: So very much. Ted is a nice enough guy who has his prom ruined in a painful and humiliating way, subsequently gets a bit [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with Mary]], and has to go through all kind kinds of other shit before the movie is done.
* TheLadette: Part of Mary's [[MarySue Sueification]] characterization is her combining a love of playing/watching sports and beer with otherwise perfect femininity.

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*KafkaKomedy: So very much. Ted is a nice enough guy who has his prom ruined in a painful and humiliating way, subsequently gets a bit [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with Mary]], and has to go through all kind of other shit before the movie is done.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: after undergoing massive amounts of humiliation and pain, Ted gets to be with Mary after all.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mary is rather upset and give Ted a well deserved TheReasonYouSuck speech when she finds out he's been stalking her for so long.


* StatuesqueStunner: Mary Jensen.

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* %%* StatuesqueStunner: Mary Jensen.

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* StatuesqueStunner: Mary Jensen.

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* NiceGirl: Mary. She even lets Magda live with her because her (Magda's) husband died and Mary figures she doesn't want to be alone.


* ShownTheirWork: Though Warren is played for laughs he's a very accurate portrayal of an individual with mild mental retardation with autistic-like tendencies. He's often in his own little world, self-stimulates, has his routines and possessions which he holds dear, and is tactile defensive (does not like to be touched in certain areas). He is also functional and capable of establishing relationships and trust. Most indicated by the very subtle moment at the end where he allows Ted to touch his ears without going off. It is a Farrelly Brothers movie and they do a lot of work with individuals with disabilities and as a result always show such indiduals accurately and in a positive manner. This was also clearly demonstrated during the scene where Mary brings lunch to the other individuals from Warren's group.

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* ShownTheirWork: Though Warren is played for laughs he's a very accurate portrayal of an individual with mild mental retardation intellectual disability with autistic-like tendencies. He's often in his own little world, self-stimulates, has his routines and possessions which he holds dear, and is tactile defensive (does not like to be touched in certain areas). He is also functional and capable of establishing relationships and trust. Most indicated by the very subtle moment at the end where he allows Ted to touch his ears without going off. It is a Farrelly Brothers movie and they do a lot of work with individuals with disabilities and as a result always show such indiduals individuals accurately and in a positive manner. This was also clearly demonstrated during the scene where Mary brings lunch to the other individuals from Warren's group.


* AbhorrentAdmirer: The film does the male version with Chris Elliot's character, since he erupts into grotesque boils when he finally confronts the eponymous Mary. However, as befits the usual gendering of this trope, Chris Elliot's character already has an attractive, entirely subservient wife who does things like spontaneously bake him cookies and give him blowjobs while he watches football. ("Keep your head down, honey!")

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: The film does the male version with Chris Elliot's Elliott's character, since he erupts into grotesque boils when he finally confronts the eponymous Mary. However, as befits the usual gendering of this trope, Chris Elliot's Elliott's character already has an attractive, entirely subservient wife who does things like spontaneously bake him cookies and give him blowjobs while he watches football. ("Keep your head down, honey!")


Thirteen years later, Ted is still in love - [[StalkingIsLove maybe even obsessed]] - with her. On the advice of his best friend Dom (Chris Elliott), he hires sleazy private detective Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to track her down. Healy finds that she is an orthopedic surgeon living in Miami but falls in love with the irresistible Mary as well. As the film progresses, Ted and Pat compete for her affections as the roster of other suitors rapidly snowballs.

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Thirteen years later, Ted is still in love - [[StalkingIsLove maybe even obsessed]] - with her. On the advice of his best friend Dom (Chris Elliott), (Creator/ChrisElliott), he hires sleazy private detective Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to track her down. Healy finds that she is an orthopedic surgeon living in Miami but falls in love with the irresistible Mary as well. As the film progresses, Ted and Pat compete for her affections as the roster of other suitors rapidly snowballs.


* UnwantedHarem: {{Deconstructed}}. No, it's not cool being the object of so much affection.

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* UnwantedHarem: {{Deconstructed}}. No, it's It's not cool being the object of so much affection.

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* DeconstructedTrope: The DudeMagnet and UnwantedHarem see a whole lot of beat-down in this film, mostly by showcasing the "dudes" as a bunch of obsessed maniacs that destroy their own lives and disrupt Mary's just for the sake of the very small chance she will love them back as badly as they love her. Being a DoggedNiceGuy can be seen by other people as creepy (or at least incredibly annoying).


* FootFetish: Woogie has a pretty nasty one. Mary mentions repeatedly that he constantly stole footwear from her (and so she decided to dump him) up until the reveal happens and he spends the whole scene afterwards cradling a bunch of Mary's shoes that he forcefully took from her.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The final gag of the film -- after one member of the GreekChorus is fatally shot, the other ditches his instrument and runs for the hills.


* CringeComedy

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* CringeComedyCringeComedy: Everybody gets something embarrassing to deal with... even Mary, who thankfully never finds out what the "hair gel" really was.



%%* DoggedNiceGuy: Ted.

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%%* * DoggedNiceGuy: Ted.Ted. One of the running gags of the film is everybody else using him as the butt of their jokes (up to the point that when Mary finally confesses she loves him Ted's immediate response is asking dejectedly if she's making fun of him) and out of all the stalkers he's the OnlySaneMan.



* FootFetish: Woogie has a pretty nasty one. Mary mentions repeatedly that he constantly stole footwear from her (and so she decided to dump him) up until the reveal happens and he spends the whole scene afterwards cradling a bunch of Mary's shoes that he forcefully took from her.



* HypocriticalHumor: "You're the worst stalker of us all, man!"

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* HypocriticalHumor: "You're the worst stalker of us all, man!"man!", said to Ted (who is pretty much the OnlySaneMan).



* JerkAss: All of the other stalkers, running the whole gamut from manipulating people to spousal abuse to (accidental) pet abuse to all of them using Ted as their toy and fucking around with him (and when Ted decides to leave, they all gang up in trying to convince Mary to let him go) [[spoiler:to try to kill Ted when Mary finally decides to be with him.]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: At the very finale, Ted is fed up with the whole mess that he has been involved with thanks to becoming obsessed with Mary and the misery he just brought to her door, and as the OnlySaneMan of the whole stalker group calls them all on their stupidity and tells Mary that she can go and be happy and he will no longer bother her (which devastates him, but at least he is able to stop the waterworks up until he actually leaves). This is what makes Mary decide he's the one for her.



%%* SexualKarma

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%%* SexualKarma* SexualKarma: Ted decides to quit it with being obsessed with Mary. Mary decides he's the one for him as a result.



%%* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan
%%* SirSwearsALot: Pat Healy.

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%%* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan
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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: The reason Mary decides to be with Ted in the end -- although she had seen some of his niceness on a date beforehand, it's not until he makes clear that he's fed up with being yet another stalker that she decides to be with him.
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SirSwearsALot: Pat Healy.Healy, the biggest potty-mouth of the cast. He fires a barrage of f-bombs, cluster and precise, throughout the whole film.


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* SpousalAbuse: [[spoiler:Turns out that Woogie married and even has a kid and his wife has no problem gratifying him sexually in a constant basis. He doesn't gives a shit about them, still being obsessed with Mary after so many years.]]


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Although it was mostly the result of Woogie's manipulations, Ted deciding to find Mary is what causes all of her past and present stalkers to come knocking at her door and for a brand-new one to be created.

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