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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' took its title and concept from this episode and turned it into a series.


* TheMagicPokerEquation: Rocky is playing poker with his women. One of them draws a straight flush only for Rocky to win with the rarest and best hand in poker, a royal flush. Justified in this instance as part of Rocky's IronicHell is that he can never, ever lose at games of chance.

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* TheMagicPokerEquation: Rocky is playing poker with his women. One of them draws a straight flush only for Rocky to win with the rarest and best hand in poker, a royal flush. Justified in this instance as part of Rocky's IronicHell is that he can never, ever lose at games of chance.chance unless he specifically asks to. Which, in of itself, take away from the risk of the situation because the outcome of losing would have been *pre-planned*


* ManInWhite: Pip is always in a nice white suit.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Rocky thinks back on his childhood gang fondly, calling them a good group. He also asks Pip about the whereabouts of some fallen friends, wanting to see them again. These are about the only times he's thinking of someone other than himself.


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* ThisIsntHeaven: The famous twist ending, provides the page quote for that trope.

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* ThisIsntHeaven: The famous twist ending, ending provides the page quote for that trope.


We cut back to the casino. Rocky is winning again. He ''always'' wins. It's the same back at his fancy pad, the dames are getting dull and he wins a game of pool on the first stroke. He summons "Fats" and explains his boredom. "Fats" makes a suggestion--perhaps he would be happier if he went back to his old ways. This gets Rocky excited, finally some action, some risk. But "Fats" would have it "exactly as he requested" and that's no good. There's no point. It's not the same, artificial risk. He'd "know" and it's eating him up. He goes into a frenzy, telling Pip, "I don't belong in Heaven, see? I want to go to [[{{Hell}} the other place]]." "Fats" then delivers the WhamLine that this episode is famous for: "Heaven? Whatever gave you the idea you were in Heaven, Mr. Valentine? ''This '''is''' the other place''!!" As the realization dawns on Rocky's face he frantically tries to open the now locked door while "Fats" laughs at his desperation and the camera pans up.

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We cut back to the casino. Rocky is winning again. He ''always'' wins. It's the same back at his fancy pad, the dames are getting dull and he wins a game of pool on the first stroke. He summons "Fats" and explains his boredom. "Fats" makes a suggestion--perhaps he would be happier if he went back to his old ways. This gets Rocky excited, finally some action, some risk. But "Fats" would have it "exactly as he requested" and that's no good. There's no point. It's not the same, artificial risk. He'd "know" and it's eating him up. He goes into a frenzy, telling Pip, "I don't belong in Heaven, see? I want to go to [[{{Hell}} the other place]]." "Fats" then delivers the WhamLine [[https://youtu.be/Wnevk-6h6aI that this episode is famous for: for]]: "Heaven? Whatever gave you the idea you were in Heaven, Mr. Valentine? ''This '''is''' the other place''!!" As the realization dawns on Rocky's face he frantically tries to open the now locked door while "Fats" laughs at his desperation and the camera pans up.

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* HamToHamCombat: Sebastian Cabot and Larry Blyden take turns seeing who can out-ham the other.


* FauxAffablyEvil: "Fats" turns out to be a demon who is only being courteous and obedient to screw with Valentine by making him live with boredom for all eternity. He drops the affable facade at the very end when he breaks out laughing after delivering the WhamLine.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: "Fats" Pip turns out to be a demon who is only being courteous and obedient to screw with Valentine by making him live with boredom for all eternity. He drops the affable facade at the very end when he breaks out laughing after delivering the WhamLine.


* WhamLine: Quoted above.

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* WhamLine: Quoted above."Whatever gave you the idea you were in Heaven, Mr. Valentine? This ''is'' the other place!"


->'''Rod Serling''': "A scared, angry little man who never got a break. Now he has everything he's ever wanted and he's going to have to live with it for eternity, in The Twilight Zone."

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->'''Rod Serling''': ->'''Creator/RodSerling''': "A scared, angry little man who never got a break. Now he has everything he's ever wanted and he's going to have to live with it for eternity, in The Twilight Zone."


* DisproportionateRetribution: When he is six years old, Valentine slaughters a small dog for biting him.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: When he is was six years old, Valentine slaughters slaughtered a small dog for biting him.


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* GangOfBullies: When he was eight years old, Valentine started a street gang called the Angels.


** Rocky mentions the place must be heaven. Pip says, "Something like that." Only one major difference.

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** Rocky mentions the place must be heaven.Main/{{Heaven}}. Pip says, "Something like that." Only one major difference.



* MsFanservice: Valentine's women, who he calls "The Dolls."

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* MsFanservice: Valentine's women, who whom he calls "The Dolls."


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* ImmuneToBullets: Pip to Rocky's absolute bewilderment.

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