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* UnusualEuphemism: 22 refers to human fingers as "bendy meat-sticks" [[spoiler: as she complains about spoiler: being in Joe's body]]. Later on, Terry refers to the human body as a "meat suit" as she puts Paul's soul back into his body after accidentally catching him instead of Joe and 22.

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* UnusualEuphemism: 22 refers to human fingers as "bendy meat-sticks" [[spoiler: as she complains about spoiler: being in Joe's body]]. Later on, Terry refers to the human body as a "meat suit" as she puts Paul's soul back into his body after accidentally catching him instead of Joe and 22.


* UnusualEuphemism: 22 refers to human fingers as "bendy meat-sticks" as she complains about [[spoiler: being in Joe's body]]. Later on, Terry refers to the human body as a "meat suit" as she puts Paul's soul back into his body after accidentally catching him instead of 22.

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* UnusualEuphemism: 22 refers to human fingers as "bendy meat-sticks" [[spoiler: as she complains about [[spoiler: spoiler: being in Joe's body]]. Later on, Terry refers to the human body as a "meat suit" as she puts Paul's soul back into his body after accidentally catching him instead of Joe and 22.


->[[TheStinger ''Oi! Page's over! Go home!'']]

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->[[TheStinger ''Oi! ->''[[TheStinger Oi! Page's over! Go home!'']]home!]]''


* UnusualEuphemism: 22 refers to human fingers as "bending meat sticks" as she complains about being in a body. Later on, Terry refers to the human body as a "meat suit" as she puts Paul's soul back into his body after accidentally catching him instead of 22.

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* UnusualEuphemism: 22 refers to human fingers as "bending meat sticks" "bendy meat-sticks" as she complains about [[spoiler: being in a body.Joe's body]]. Later on, Terry refers to the human body as a "meat suit" as she puts Paul's soul back into his body after accidentally catching him instead of 22.



->''Oi! Page's over! Go home!''

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->''Oi! ->[[TheStinger ''Oi! Page's over! Go home!''home!'']]


* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: The first Jerry Joe meets explains that the abstract forms she and the others take are a simplified version of their true selves because human souls couldn't comprehend them otherwise. 22 later says that this is true for everything in the spirit world, and that she only sounds the way she does because she decided it's [[TheGadfly the most annoying]]. If she wanted she could sound like anyone, even perfectly mimicking Joe.

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** Joe's mother is dismissive about her son's audition with Dorothea Williams, commenting that it's "just another gig." [[spoiler: When the performance happens, it made clear that she was right - as great as it was, it wasn't the life-changing experience Joe assumed it would be. His supposed dream is just as much of a job as his teaching position and isn't the sole purpose of his life. In the end, it was just another gig to play.]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: The first Jerry Joe meets explains that the abstract forms she and the others take are a simplified version of their true selves because human souls couldn't comprehend them otherwise. 22 later says that this is true for everything in the spirit world, world and that she only sounds the way she does because she decided it's [[TheGadfly the most annoying]]. If she wanted she could sound like anyone, even perfectly mimicking Joe.



* GoalInLife: Deconstructed. While it's a good thing having a dream or passion, being obsessed with it is not. Life offers many possibilities and interests to enjoy, and being focused on just one of these will not make you happy nor complete. [[spoiler: This is best exemplified by The Lost Souls who are turned into monsters driven by the desire to fulfill their obsessions.]]

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* GoalInLife: Deconstructed. While it's a good thing having to have a dream or passion, being obsessed with it is not. Life offers many possibilities and interests to enjoy, and being focused on just one of these will not make you happy nor complete. [[spoiler: This is best exemplified by The Lost Souls who are turned into monsters driven by the desire to fulfill their obsessions.]]



** The biggest example is Dez the barber. Joe believes he was born to be a barber and loves talking about jazz with him. However, a conversation reveals that Dez's original dream was actually to be a veterinarian. But when he needed to take care of his family, barber school ended up being a lot cheaper, and found a new purpose in his life through it. He also thanks "Joe" as he's leaving saying it was nice that he wanted to talk about something other than jazz for once.

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** The biggest example is Dez the barber. Joe believes he was born to be a barber and loves talking about jazz with him. However, a conversation reveals that Dez's original dream was actually to be a veterinarian. But when he needed to take care of his family, barber school ended up being a lot cheaper, cheaper and found a new purpose in his life through it. He also thanks "Joe" as he's leaving saying it was nice that he wanted to talk about something other than jazz for once.



* HistoricalDowngrade: Played for laughs with all of 22's mentors before Joe. Regardless of the patience, tolerance, and tact they had in real life, they are all blunt and up front when they quit on her.

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* HistoricalDowngrade: Played for laughs with all of 22's mentors before Joe. Regardless of the patience, tolerance, and tact they had in real life, they are all blunt and up front upfront when they quit on her.



* ItIsNotYourTime: This is said by Terry to Paul, after they [[spoiler: accidentally pulls him into the afterlife believing him to be Joe (whose body she didn't know at the time was occupied by 22). Terry returns him to Earth assuring him that his time hasn't come yet, though his time might come pretty soon if he doesn't stop eating unhealthy foods]].

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* ItIsNotYourTime: This is said by Terry to Paul, Paul after they [[spoiler: accidentally pulls him into the afterlife believing him to be Joe (whose body she didn't know at the time was occupied by 22). Terry returns him to Earth assuring him that his time hasn't come yet, though his time might come pretty soon if he doesn't stop eating unhealthy foods]].



* JerkassRealization: After Joe's barbershop get engaged in an engrossing conversation that bounces from topic to topic and learns personal details about Dez that Joe never heard about despite being a years-long patron, Joe begins to learn that he's been very self-absorbed in his interactions with others.

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* JerkassRealization: After Joe's barbershop get gets engaged in an engrossing conversation that bounces from topic to topic and learns personal details about Dez that Joe never heard about despite being a years-long patron, Joe begins to learn that he's been very self-absorbed in his interactions with others.



* NewAgeRetroHippie: Moonwind and his crew draw a lot from hippie aesthetics; they have names like "Windstar Dreamermoon", ride on a bright pink ship with tie-dyed sails and a peace-sign anchor, and the American members have alternative lifestyles. Moonwind himself is a mangly guy who turns signs as a day job.
* NoAntagonist: [[spoiler: The closest thing to an antagonist is Terry, and while she does try to capture Joe and 22, it's not out of malice or hatred. She's just doing her job of meeting her quota of getting a certain amount of souls of the Great Beyond, if only a bit obsessively. The worst Terry does is leaving someone she mistakenly caught instead of 22 (who she didn't know was in Joe's body at the time) badly traumatised.]]

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* NewAgeRetroHippie: Moonwind and his crew draw a lot from hippie aesthetics; they have names like "Windstar Dreamermoon", ride on a bright pink ship with tie-dyed sails sails, and a peace-sign anchor, anchor and the American members have alternative lifestyles. Moonwind himself is a mangly mangy guy who turns signs as a day job.
* NoAntagonist: [[spoiler: The closest thing to an antagonist is Terry, and while she does try to capture Joe and 22, it's not out of malice or hatred. She's just doing her job of meeting her quota of getting a certain amount of souls of the Great Beyond, if only a bit obsessively. The worst Terry does is leaving someone she mistakenly caught instead of 22 (who she didn't know was in Joe's body at the time) badly traumatised.traumatized.]]



** Joe as well, is so consumed by his obsession he doesn't show much regard for any kind of social interactions. It might have been an exaggeration due to the traumatic experience he's going through in the movie, but everyone he knows says he only talks about jazz, his only romantic interest left him long before the movie started, and the movie opens with him stopping his class so he can explain to his twelve year old students the meaning of his life.

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** Joe as well, is so consumed by his obsession he doesn't show much regard for any kind of social interactions. It might have been an exaggeration due to the traumatic experience he's going through in the movie, but everyone he knows says he only talks about jazz, his only romantic interest left him long before the movie started, and the movie opens with him stopping his class so he can explain to his twelve year old twelve-year-old students the meaning of his life.



** After playing with Dorethea, [[spoiler: Joe wonders what happens next, and Dorethea answers they do they same thing every night. Realizing it sounds too much like routine, Joe voices how he hoped fulfilling his dream would make him feel different for once. It's Dorethea who has to spell it out that sometimes, fulfilling your dream isn't going to make your life more exciting all at once. It's but a milestone, and sometimes, you may not realize you're already living a good life.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: While 22 gets her hair cut (whilst in Joe's body), she starts sharing her (pre)life with everyone within ear shot. Instead of assuming Joe's off his rocker, everyone thinks he's being metaphorical and becomes enthralled in hearing "Joe's" story.

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** After playing with Dorethea, [[spoiler: Joe wonders what happens next, and Dorethea answers they do they the same thing every night. Realizing it sounds too much like routine, Joe voices how he hoped fulfilling his dream would make him feel different for once. It's Dorethea who has to spell it out that sometimes, fulfilling your dream isn't going to make your life more exciting all at once. It's but a milestone, and sometimes, you may not realize you're already living a good life.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: While 22 gets her hair cut (whilst in Joe's body), she starts sharing her (pre)life with everyone within ear shot.earshot. Instead of assuming Joe's off his rocker, everyone thinks he's being metaphorical and becomes enthralled in hearing "Joe's" story.



* VictoryIsBoring: After a lifetime of failures, close calls, and rejections, and spending the whole movie trying to make it back into his body, Joe finally [[spoiler: achieves his life long dream, plays with Dorothea Willaims in a show, and gets hired to play with her quartet full time. Yet Joe still feels unfulfilled, and says that he expected it to feel different.]]

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* VictoryIsBoring: After a lifetime of failures, close calls, and rejections, and spending the whole movie trying to make it back into his body, Joe finally [[spoiler: achieves his life long dream, plays with Dorothea Willaims in a show, show and gets hired to play with her quartet full time. Yet Joe still feels unfulfilled, and says that he expected it to feel different.]]


* ItIsNotYourTime: This is said by Terry to Paul, after they [[spoiler: accidentally pulls him into the afterlife believing him to be Joe. Terry returns him to Earth assuring him that his time hasn't come yet, though his time might come pretty soon if he doesn't stop eating unhealthy foods]].

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* ItIsNotYourTime: This is said by Terry to Paul, after they [[spoiler: accidentally pulls him into the afterlife believing him to be Joe.Joe (whose body she didn't know at the time was occupied by 22). Terry returns him to Earth assuring him that his time hasn't come yet, though his time might come pretty soon if he doesn't stop eating unhealthy foods]].


* NoAntagonist: [[spoiler: The closest thing to an antagonist is Terry, and while she does try to capture Joe and 22, it's not out of malice or hatred. She's just doing her job of meeting her quota of getting a certain amount of souls of the Great Beyond, if only a bit obsessively. The worst Terry does is leaving someone she mistakenly caught instead of Joe badly traumatised.]]

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* NoAntagonist: [[spoiler: The closest thing to an antagonist is Terry, and while she does try to capture Joe and 22, it's not out of malice or hatred. She's just doing her job of meeting her quota of getting a certain amount of souls of the Great Beyond, if only a bit obsessively. The worst Terry does is leaving someone she mistakenly caught instead of Joe 22 (who she didn't know was in Joe's body at the time) badly traumatised.]]



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* UnusualEuphemism: 22 refers to human fingers as "bending meat sticks" as she complains about being in a body. Later on, Terry refers to the human body as a "meat suit" as she puts Paul's soul back into his body after accidentally catching him instead of 22.


** The biggest example is Dez the barber. Joe believes he was born to be a barber and loves talking about jazz with him. However, a conversation reveals that Dez's original dream was actually to be a veterinarian. But when he needed to take care of his familym barber school ended up being a lot cheaper, and found a new purpose in his life through it. He also thanks "Joe" as he's leaving saying it was nice that he wanted to talk about something other than jazz for once.

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** The biggest example is Dez the barber. Joe believes he was born to be a barber and loves talking about jazz with him. However, a conversation reveals that Dez's original dream was actually to be a veterinarian. But when he needed to take care of his familym family, barber school ended up being a lot cheaper, and found a new purpose in his life through it. He also thanks "Joe" as he's leaving saying it was nice that he wanted to talk about something other than jazz for once.


** The biggest example is Dez the barber. Joe believes he was born to be a barber and loves talking about jazz with him. However, a conversation reveals that Dez's original dream was actually to be a veterinarian, but when he needed to take care of his family barber school ended up being a lot cheaper, and found a new purpose in his life through it. He also thanks "Joe" as he's leaving saying it was nice that he wanted to talk about something other than jazz for once.

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** The biggest example is Dez the barber. Joe believes he was born to be a barber and loves talking about jazz with him. However, a conversation reveals that Dez's original dream was actually to be a veterinarian, but veterinarian. But when he needed to take care of his family familym barber school ended up being a lot cheaper, and found a new purpose in his life through it. He also thanks "Joe" as he's leaving saying it was nice that he wanted to talk about something other than jazz for once.


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* HisOwnWorstEnemy: The climax reveals [[spoiler: this is the case with 22. The reason all her previous mentors have never been able to help her find her spark was because she pushed them away out of self-doubt that she's not good enough to have a life. It takes Joe to get through to 22 and help her come out of her shell.]]

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* KidsAreCruel: During the prologue in Joe's music class, Connie really gets into playing her trombone, and skillfully at that. And how do her peers react to this musically gifted girl? By laughing at her.


* RefugeInAudicity: While 22 gets her hair cut (whilst in Joe's body), she starts sharing her (pre)life with everyone within ear shot. Instead of assuming Joe's off his rocker, everyone thinks he's being metaphorical and becomes enthralled in hearing "Joe's" story.

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* RefugeInAudicity: RefugeInAudacity: While 22 gets her hair cut (whilst in Joe's body), she starts sharing her (pre)life with everyone within ear shot. Instead of assuming Joe's off his rocker, everyone thinks he's being metaphorical and becomes enthralled in hearing "Joe's" story.


* AmbiguousGender: While 22 is [[Creator/TinaFey played by]] and [[WordOfGod referred to by cast]] as female for the sake of clarity, 22 doesn't actually have a gender yet, and demonstrates how she can alter her voice (and presumably her perceived gender) by mimicking a young child, an old man, and Joe himself, adding that she sticks with the voice she's currently using [[SmallAnnoyingCreature because it irritates everybody around her]]. The same goes for the Jerrys (voiced by both men and women) and Terry, as they aren't referred to by any gender.

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* AmbiguousGender: While 22 is [[Creator/TinaFey played by]] and [[WordOfGod referred to by cast]] as female for the sake of clarity, 22 doesn't actually Technically have a gender yet, and demonstrates how she can alter her voice (and presumably her perceived gender) by mimicking a young child, an old man, and Joe himself, adding that she sticks with the voice she's currently using [[SmallAnnoyingCreature because it irritates everybody around her]]. The same goes for the Jerrys (voiced by both men and women) and Terry, as they aren't referred to by any gender.


* InnocentSwearing: The child-sized souls that say "Hell" repeatedly.



* OnceAnEpisode: Seemingly subverted; for the first time in Pixar history, Creator/JohnRatzenberger was nowhere to be found in the credits (not even Additional Voices), and wherever he is, he's not using the distinctive voice that most of his Pixar roles do. [[invoked]] WordOfGod has confirmed he is in the film but, as of this writing, has refused to disclose where. [[note]]The consensus is that he's either the voice who says "We're looking for something different", during Joe's memories in the "Hall Of You", or the guy who yells at [[spoiler: 22 (in Joe's body)]] on the subway.[[/note]]

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* OnceAnEpisode: Seemingly subverted; Subverted; for the first time in Pixar history, Creator/JohnRatzenberger was nowhere to be found in the credits (not even Additional Voices), and wherever he is, he's not using the distinctive voice that most of his Pixar roles do. [[invoked]] WordOfGod has confirmed he is in the film but, as of this writing, has refused to disclose where. [[note]]The consensus is that he's either the voice who says "We're looking for something different", during Joe's memories his likeness, but not his voice, appears on a background character in the "Hall Of You", or the guy who yells at [[spoiler: 22 (in Joe's body)]] on the subway.[[/note]]one scene.


* YouAreNumberSix: All of the new souls in the Great Before are referred to only by their number, such as 22.

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* YouAreNumberSix: All of the new souls in the Great Before are referred to only by their number, such as 22. The numbers are actually implied to represent in which order they came into being.


** In a more comedic example, after opposing Joe throughout the film, Terry [[spoiler: is defeated when one of the Jerrys pulls a "Look over there" and messes with the count, allowing Joe to return to life with Terry none the wiser. [[InspectorJavert Given Terry isn't actually a villain]], and [[SmugSnake not as smart or competent as she thinks]],]] it's quite fitting.

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** In a more comedic example, after opposing Joe throughout the film, Terry [[spoiler: is defeated when one of the Jerrys pulls a "Look over there" and messes with the count, allowing Joe to return to life with Terry none the wiser. [[InspectorJavert Given Terry isn't actually a villain]], and [[SmugSnake not as smart or competent as she thinks]],]] they think]],]] it's quite fitting.

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