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* AlternateAnimalAffection: The famous SpaghettiKiss results in the pair accidentally smooching, despite this not being terribly anatomically practical for dogs. Also, even more improbably, Si and Am use their tails to "shake hands" with each other.
* AmIJustAToyToYou: Lady is ''distraught'' when she learns of the Tramp's history with dames, as she thinks she's just the latest in a long line of ladies he loves and leaves.

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* AlternateAnimalAffection: The famous SpaghettiKiss results in the pair accidentally smooching, despite this not being terribly anatomically practical for dogs. Also, even more improbably, Si and Am use their tails to while affectionate cats will cross tails, they can't "shake hands" with each other.
them like Si and Am do.
* AmIJustAToyToYou: Lady is ''distraught'' when she learns of the Tramp's history with dames, as she thinks history, realizing that she's just the latest in a long line of ladies he loves and leaves.girlfriends.



* AnachronisticAnimal: ''Lady and the Tramp'' features two "modern"-style Siamese in the 1890s. The modern Siamese style, with its elongated muzzle and triangle-shaped head, didn't begin development until the 1950s. Prior to that, all Siamese were rounder and less exaggerated looking.
* AnimalTalk: Except for the rat, and apparently monkeys (too closely related to humans).
* AppealToFamilialWisdom: A RunningGag where Trusty will go, "As my grandpappy Ol' Reliable used to say . . . Don't recollect if I ever mentioned Ol' Reliable before ... " The answer is always yes, and Trusty drops the subject. By the end he finally gets a chance to say what Ol' Reliable used to say, [[spoiler:only to forget what exactly he used to say.]]

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* AnachronisticAnimal: ''Lady and the Tramp'' features two "modern"-style Siamese in the 1890s.early 1900s. The modern Siamese style, with its elongated muzzle and triangle-shaped head, didn't begin development until the 1950s. Prior to that, all Siamese were rounder and less exaggerated looking.
* AnimalTalk: Except for Most animals can understand each other. The vicious rat is an aversion; also the rat, and apparently monkeys zoo primates (too closely related to humans).
* AppealToFamilialWisdom: A RunningGag where Trusty will go, "As my grandpappy Ol' Reliable used to say . . . say... Don't recollect if I ever mentioned Ol' Reliable before ... before..." The answer is always yes, and Trusty drops the subject. By the end time he finally gets a chance to say what Ol' Reliable used to say, [[spoiler:only to forget [[spoiler:he's forgotten what exactly he used to say.it was.]]



** Additionally, leaving a muzzle that prevents a dog from biting on a dog for longer than 30 minutes can be extremely dangerous for the animal.
** [[invoked]] Swatting your dog because it's misbehaving is really not something you're supposed to do.[[note]]You may get results, but depending on the timing of the punishment and the individual dog you also run a high risk of confusing the animal and/or making it become afraid of you.[[/note]] In fact, this is what happens with Lady, because she thinks she's done something terrible. This one is a case of ValuesDissonance, because corporal punishment (for both dogs and human children) was perfectly acceptable at the time of the film's release (and especially in the time period of the film).

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** Additionally, leaving a muzzle that prevents a dog from biting on a dog for longer than 30 minutes can be extremely dangerous for dangerous, especially if it keeps the animal.
dog from fully opening its jaws.
** [[invoked]] Swatting your dog because it's misbehaving is really not something you're supposed to do.[[note]]You may get results, but depending on for misbehavior usually just confuses or frightens the timing of the punishment and the individual dog you also run a high risk of confusing the animal and/or making it become afraid of you.[[/note]] In fact, this is what animal, as happens with Lady, because she thinks she's done something terrible.Lady when Darling strikes her. This one is a case of ValuesDissonance, because corporal punishment (for both dogs and human children) was perfectly acceptable at the time of the film's release (and especially in the time period of the film).



* BilingualAnimal: Dogs can both talk and bark, and cats can both talk and meow. For example, the first sentence of "We are Siamese" goes: "We are Siamese if you please, ''meow''".

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* BilingualAnimal: Dogs can both talk and bark, and cats can both talk and meow. For example, the first sentence of "We are Siamese" goes: "We are Siamese if you please, ''meow''". They also understand human speech, though humans can't understand them.



* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: One of the first Disney films to pull one, after Tramp accidentally gets Lady sent to the pound and she learns about his womanizing while there.
* CatsAreMean: Si and Am, which is completely unlike RealLife; Siamese cats are among the most friendly and sociable of breeds (though they can be '''loud'''). Si and Am, were they like real Siamese, would be far more likely trying to make friends with Lady than anything else.

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* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: One of the first Disney films to pull one, after Tramp accidentally gets Lady sent to the pound and she learns about his womanizing ways while she's in there.
* CatsAreMean: Si and Am, which is completely unlike RealLife; Siamese cats are among the most friendly and sociable of breeds (though they can be '''loud'''). Si and Am, were they like real Siamese, would be far more likely trying to make friends with Lady than anything else.to wreck her house for their amusement.



* DiabolicalDogcatcher: Zigzagged, in this case. The dogcatchers seem more like a metaphor, moving stray dogs and other 'undesirables' out of the nice part of town, but on the other hand the Tramp is a mischief maker and is caught in the apparent act of attacking a baby. While a guard in the pound lead a dog off to euthanasia as if taking a human to execution, they're also gentle with Lady and quickly contact her owners.

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* DiabolicalDogcatcher: Zigzagged, in this case. The dogcatchers seem more like a metaphor, moving stray dogs and other 'undesirables' out of the nice part of town, but on the other hand the Tramp is ''is'' a mischief maker and is caught in the apparent act of attacking a baby. While a guard in the pound lead a dog off to euthanasia as if taking a human to execution, they're also gentle with Lady and quickly contact her owners.



** [[spoiler:Trusty after the dog catcher's wagon accidentally hits him.]] Justified to a certain extent, as the original screenplay called for [[spoiler:Trusty's death to be real. But when the public reacted negatively to WesternAnimation/{{Bambi}}'s mom dying several years earlier, Trusty was ultimately spared]]. This was Disney's first use of this trope, which would become the norm for Disney until ''WesternAnimation/{{The Lion King|1994}}''.

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** [[spoiler:Trusty Trusty after the dog catcher's wagon accidentally hits him.]] him. Justified to a certain extent, as the original screenplay called for [[spoiler:Trusty's his death to be real. But when the public reacted negatively to WesternAnimation/{{Bambi}}'s mom dying several years earlier, Trusty was ultimately spared]]. spared. This was Disney's first use of this trope, which would become the norm for Disney until ''WesternAnimation/{{The Lion King|1994}}''.



* TheDrifter: Tramp.

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* TheDrifter: Tramp. He has regular ports of call, but no permanent home and nothing but contempt for "life on a leash."



* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Tramp introduces Lady to Tony and Joe, Tony comments on Tramp bringing in a ''new'' girlfriend and suggests Tramp should settle down with "this one". When Lady asks what he means, Tramp quickly changes the subject. It foreshadows the scene where the dogs at the pound tell her that Tramp has had multiple girlfriends.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Tramp introduces Lady to Tony and Joe, Tony comments on Tramp bringing in a ''new'' girlfriend girl and suggests Tramp should settle down with "this one". When Lady asks what he means, Tramp quickly changes the subject. It foreshadows the scene where the dogs at the pound tell her that Tramp has had multiple girlfriends.


** [[spoiler:Trusty after the dog catcher's wagon accidentally hits him.]] Justified to a certain extent, as the original screenplay called for [[spoiler:Trusty's death to be real. But when the public reacted negatively to Disney/{{Bambi}}'s mom dying several years earlier, Trusty was ultimately spared]]. This was Disney's first use of this trope, which would become the norm for Disney until ''Disney/TheLionKing''.

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** [[spoiler:Trusty after the dog catcher's wagon accidentally hits him.]] Justified to a certain extent, as the original screenplay called for [[spoiler:Trusty's death to be real. But when the public reacted negatively to Disney/{{Bambi}}'s WesternAnimation/{{Bambi}}'s mom dying several years earlier, Trusty was ultimately spared]]. This was Disney's first use of this trope, which would become the norm for Disney until ''Disney/TheLionKing''.''WesternAnimation/{{The Lion King|1994}}''.



* EndOfAnAge: This was the last Disney animated film scored by Oliver Wallace. Starting with ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' through ''Disney/RobinHood'', George Bruns would replace him as composer.

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* EndOfAnAge: This was the last Disney animated film scored by Oliver Wallace. Starting with ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'' through ''Disney/RobinHood'', ''WesternAnimation/RobinHood'', George Bruns would replace him as composer.



** Plus, the baby looks a lot like Michael from ''Disney/PeterPan''.

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** Plus, the baby looks a lot like Michael from ''Disney/PeterPan''.''WesternAnimation/PeterPan''.

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* BilingualAnimal: Dogs can both talk and bark, and cats can both talk and meow. For example, the first sentence of "We are Siamese" goes: "We are Siamese if you please, ''meow''".


The movie spawned a series of comics, starting with the newspaper strip ComicStrip/{{Scamp}}: [[SpinOffspring Son of Lady and the Tramp]], Scamp also stars in a direct-to-video sequel to the movie, ''Disney/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure'', which was released in 2001.

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The movie spawned a series of comics, starting with the newspaper strip ComicStrip/{{Scamp}}: [[SpinOffspring Son of Lady and the Tramp]], Scamp also stars in a direct-to-video sequel to the movie, ''Disney/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure'', ''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure'', which was released in 2001.

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* JealousPet: Lady begins to feel neglected when Jim Dear and Darling stop spending so much time with her. Jock and Trusty explain to her that Darling is expecting a new baby. Tramp overhears and tells Lady that once a baby is born, the humans will give more attention to it than to their dog, even going as far as to mistreat the dog by giving it leftover baby food instead of juicy beef, and a leaky doghouse instead of a cozy bed by the fire. When Jim Dear and Darling's new baby is born, Lady becomes both fond and very protective of him.


* TheHyena: An actual one at the zoo. This laugh would later be used for the character of Ripper Roo in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot''.

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* TheHyena: An actual one at the zoo. This laugh would later be used for the character of Ripper Roo in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot''. This laugh is also used for the hyena in the Africa section of Ride/ItsASmallWorld.


* DiabolicalDogcatcher: Zigzagged, in this case. The dogcatchers seem more like a metaphor, moving stray dogs and other 'undesirables' out of the nice part of town, but on the other hand the Tramp is a mischief maker and is caught in the apparent act of attacking a baby. While a guard in the pound lead a dog off to euthanasia as if taking a human to execution, they're also gentle with Lady and quickly contact her owners.



* DigitalDestruction: The 1998 Masterpiece Collection VHS and laserdisc releases lacked the audio of Aunt Sarah botching "Rock-a-Bye Baby" after shooing Lady out of the nursery. The restoration used for the 2006 Platinum Edition DVD, and those used for the later home video releases, put it back.

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* DigitalDestruction: The 1998 Masterpiece Collection VHS and laserdisc releases lacked the audio of Aunt Sarah botching "Rock-a-Bye Baby" after shooing Lady out of the nursery. The restoration used for the 2006 Platinum Edition DVD, and those used for the later home video releases, as well as on Creator/DisneyPlus, put it back.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Jock saying to Tramp "We've no need for mongrels and their radical ideas!" Oh, Walt, you union-buster, you.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Jock saying to Tramp Tramp, "We've no need for mongrels and their radical ideas!" Oh, Walt, you union-buster, you.



* FuryFueledFoolishness: Tramp is alerted by Lady's barking that there's a rat in the baby's room. Since Lady is chained and can't deal with the rat herself, Tramp goes in in her stead to kill the rat before it can harm the baby. Aunt Sarah doesn't see the rat and angrily calls the pound on Tramp, mistakenly thinking he was trying to harm the baby. Jim Dear, Darling and Lady find the dead rat, and from there, it's a race to try to exonerate Tramp before the pound euthanizes him.

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* FuryFueledFoolishness: Tramp is alerted by Lady's barking that there's a rat in the baby's room. Since Lady is chained and can't deal with the rat herself, Tramp goes in in her stead to kill the rat before it can harm the baby. Aunt Sarah doesn't see the rat and angrily calls the pound on Tramp, mistakenly thinking he was trying to harm the baby.baby (though, to be fair, he did accidentally knock the baby's crib over in the struggle). Jim Dear, Darling and Lady find the dead rat, and from there, it's a race to try to exonerate Tramp before the pound euthanizes him. Fortunately, Jock and Trusty overhear what happened and manage to intercept the pound wagon before it gets there.



* GentleGiant: Boris, the Russian dog Lady meets in the pound may look intimidating at first, but hes actually a very friendly philosopher.
* GreaterScopeVillain: At first, it seems as if Si and Am would play a larger role against Lady in the film. However, they've only appeared for a short amount of time, never being seen again. The aunt, therefore, seemed to be the true bad person of the film. However, the rat had initially flown under the radar as the climatic antagonist of the film when Lady had merely chased him off at first. Towards the end of the film, however, the rat poses a bigger threat, in which Tramp ironically had a harder time defeating it than the stray dogs who Tramp himself had defeated easily.

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* GentleGiant: Boris, the Russian dog Lady meets in the pound may look intimidating at first, but hes he's actually a very friendly philosopher.
* GreaterScopeVillain: At first, it seems as if Si and Am would play a larger role against Lady in the film. However, they've only appeared for a short amount of time, never being seen again. The aunt, therefore, seemed to be the true bad person of the film. However, the rat had initially flown under the radar as the climatic antagonist of the film when Lady had merely chased him off at first. Towards the end of the film, however, the rat poses a bigger threat, in which not only Lady is chained to her dog house and thus is in no position to chase it off again, but Tramp ironically had a harder time defeating it than the stray dogs who Tramp himself had defeated easily.



** The policeman is Irish, has red hair, and speaks with an Irish accent.

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** [[OfficerOHara The policeman is Irish, has red hair, and speaks with an Irish accent.]]


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-->'''Beaver:''' I ain't deef, sonny.


* MoodWhiplash: The transition to the ending scene. [[spoiler: Old Trusty apparently dies, and then it's suddenly Christmas with him alive and well.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: The transition to the ending scene. [[spoiler: Old Trusty apparently dies, and then it's suddenly Christmas with him alive and well.well (albeit with a broken leg).]]

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* RomanticCandlelitDinner:: The famous spaghetti dinner scene between the title characters is lit by candlelight.


* RomanticComedy: The movie is basically just a Disneyfied take on a traditional RomCom. Judging by how well known and homaged this movie is half a century later, it worked out very well.

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* RomanticComedy: The movie is basically just a Disneyfied take on a traditional RomCom. Judging by how well known and homaged this movie is half a century more than 60 years later, it clearly worked out very well.

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* RomanticComedy: The movie is basically just a Disneyfied take on a traditional RomCom. Judging by how well known and homaged this movie is half a century later, it worked out very well.


**After saving Lady from the vicious dogs in the alley, Tramp asks her, "Hey Pidge, what are you doing on this side of the tracks?"



** Also, after saving Lady from the vicious dogs in the alley, Tramp asks her, "Hey Pidge, what are you doing on this side of the tracks?"

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* EndOfAnAge: This was the last Disney animated film scored by Oliver Wallace. Starting with ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' through ''Disney/RobinHood'', George Bruns would replace him as composer.


** Jim Dear and Darling come back from their vacation just in time to see the dogcatcher outside their house, who rather insensitively tells them that a stray dog was caught attacking their baby. Truly terrifying for any parent, especially when you weren't even there to protect them.

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** Jim Dear and Darling come back from their vacation just in time to see the dogcatcher outside their house, who rather insensitively tells them that a stray dog was caught attacking their baby.a baby, not realizing the house was theirs. Truly terrifying for any parent, especially when you weren't even there to protect them.



* HumansAreBastards: Tramp's attitude, though the only unlikeable human we actually meet is Aunt Sarah.

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* HumansAreBastards: Tramp's attitude, though the only unlikeable human unlikable humans we actually meet is are Aunt Sarah.Sarah and the belligerent cop at the zoo.



* JustForPun: This gem from Tramp, when he's in trouble with Lady:
-->'''Tramp:''' It looks like ''I'm'' the one who's in the doghouse.
* KarmaHoudini: The Siamese Cats get Lady in trouble with a WoundedGazelleGambit and go unpunished for the trouble they cause. They originally showed a bit more concern (as did Aunt Sarah) upon finding the rat in the house but this was cut.

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* JustForPun: This gem from Tramp, when he's in trouble with Lady:
-->'''Tramp:''' It looks like ''I'm'' the one who's in the doghouse.
* KarmaHoudini: The Siamese Cats get Lady in trouble with a WoundedGazelleGambit and go unpunished for the trouble they cause.cause, including damage in high places a dog couldn't reach. They originally showed a bit more concern (as did Aunt Sarah) upon finding the rat in the house but this was cut.



* MatchCut: One particularly amusing one: After puppy Lady begs for Jim Dear to let her into bed, he gives in, but says, "[[TemptingFate Just for tonight...]]" We then cut to a near-identical shot of Lady sleeping on the bed in the morning several months later... as a big cocker spaniel. This also counts as an AgeCut.

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* MatchCut: One particularly amusing one: After puppy Lady begs for Jim Dear to let her into bed, he gives in, but says, "[[TemptingFate Just for tonight...]]" We then cut to a near-identical shot of Lady sleeping on the bed in the morning several months later... as a big six-month-old cocker spaniel. This also counts as an AgeCut.



* SenileBadass: Trusty.
* ShownTheirWork: The film portrays angry dogs and dog fights quite realistically in that dogs will often growl warningly ''before'' they attack, contrary to some other animated works that simply shows dogs or other canines attacking right away upon triggered.

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* SenileBadass: Trusty.
Trusty, who either regained his sense of smell or never lost it to begin with, tracks the dogcatcher's wagon and charges after it to rescue Tramp.
* ShownTheirWork: The film portrays angry dogs and dog fights quite realistically in that dogs will often growl warningly ''before'' they attack, contrary to some other animated works that simply shows show dogs or other canines attacking right away upon being triggered.



* SmartJerkAndNiceMoron: Lady's neighbors: Jock, the Scottish terrier and Trusty the bloodhound. Jock is an irritable and temperamental ankle-biter, but quite rational; while Trusty is much more genial, but notably scatter-brained. The dichotomy gets spotlighted during the effort to rescue Tramp from the dog-catcher's wagon. Jock disparages the effort, as the streets are soaked with rainwater, dissolving the scent, and tells Trusty bluntly, "You've lost your sense of smell." Though stung to the core by this, Trusty makes no reply, instead redoubling his effort, which succeeds in unerringly attaining the wagon.

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* SmartJerkAndNiceMoron: Lady's neighbors: Jock, the Scottish terrier and Trusty the bloodhound. Jock is an irritable and temperamental ankle-biter, but quite rational; while Trusty is much more genial, but notably scatter-brained.scatterbrained. The dichotomy gets spotlighted during the effort to rescue Tramp from the dog-catcher's wagon. Jock disparages the effort, as the streets are soaked with rainwater, dissolving the scent, and tells Trusty bluntly, "You've lost your sense of smell." Though stung to the core by this, Trusty makes no reply, instead redoubling his effort, which succeeds in unerringly attaining picking up the wagon.scent.



* VillainSong: "''We Are Siamese (If You Please)''" consists of Si and Am talking about how nasty they are and the vile deeds they plan to commit, like eating the gold fish.

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* VillainSong: "''We Are Siamese (If You Please)''" consists of Si and Am talking about how nasty they are and the vile deeds they plan to commit, like eating the gold fish.goldfish.



* WackyCravings: Darling, whilst pregnant, requests Jim Dear to go out in the middle of a January snowstorm at night to get watermelon and chop suey. [[note]]Watermelon and chop suey are generally warm weather food, too; it's a wonder if Jim Dear could even find watermelon.[[/note]]

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* WackyCravings: Darling, whilst pregnant, requests Jim Dear to go out in the middle of a January snowstorm at night to get watermelon and chop suey. [[note]]Watermelon and chop suey are generally warm weather food, too; it's a wonder if Jim Dear could even find watermelon.watermelon, especially in 1909, when transporting produce from warmer regions was much less practical -- the Interstate Highway System wasn't even built until the 1950s.[[/note]]


* BasedOnATrueStory: The first scene, anyway. Creator/WaltDisney once gave his wife Lillian a puppy as a Christmas present, and he put it in a hatbox to heighten the surprise.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: The first scene, anyway. Creator/WaltDisney once gave his wife Lillian a puppy as a Christmas present, and he put it in a hatbox to heighten the surprise.surprise, inspiring the first scene. Lady was based on artist Joe Grant's own English Springer Spaniel, also named Lady, who was "shoved aside" when Grant's child was born.

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