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* HumorDissonance: Charlie and Louis find it funny to putt clothes on a kangaroo they believe they killed. Most audiences found this tasteless.

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* AcceptableTargets: The film itself is this for many people because of the sloppy effort to turn a mobster movie into a family-friendly animal comedy.


* NeverLiveItDown: Aside from its unprecedented box office success in the face of its poor critical reception, the sloppy effort to turn a mobster movie into a family-friendly animal comedy is certainly this.


* HilariousInHindsight: 13 years later, Creator/WarnerBros and [=DC=] made ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' which also had a [[ComicBook/TheJoker headlining character]] shown more in marketing than the film.

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* BileFascination: The UncannyValley nature of the titular kangaroo is sure to evoke this for some people; The fact that it was actually a run of the mill gangster comedy hastily edited into a kid-friendly animal comedy is almost certain to do the same for those who want to see just how this panned out in the final product.


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** The scene where Charlie slurps an extra hot jawbuster, and then Louis slurps the same jawbuster Charlie put in his mouth.
** The farting camel scene.


* HilariousInHindsight: 13 years later, Creator/WarnerBros and [=DC=] made ''Film/SuicideSquad'' which also had a [[ComicBook/TheJoker headlining character]] shown more in marketing than the film.

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* HilariousInHindsight: 13 years later, Creator/WarnerBros and [=DC=] made ''Film/SuicideSquad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' which also had a [[ComicBook/TheJoker headlining character]] shown more in marketing than the film.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: If there is ONE good thing that the sequel, ''Kangaroo Jack: G'Day USA'', gave us, it's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT1qANe211g Jackie Legs' cover of "I'm Gonna Knock You Out"]]. Considering that he's voiced by Creator/JeffBennett, this is to be expected.


* ContestedSequel: A family-friendly DirectToVideo sequel, ''Kangaroo Jack: G'Day USA'', was released a year after the first film. Here, the kangaroo is turned into an actual character with his own role in the story, satisfying those angered by his [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter wasted]] role in the original film. However, others detract the sequel for the same reason, thinking that the novelty of watching the titular kangaroo had pretty much worn off by that point.



* {{Sequelitis}}: Somehow spawned the animated sequel ''Kangaroo Jack: G'Day USA'' the following year, which was considerably more family-friendly than the original film; by then however, the novelty of watching the titular kangaroo had pretty much worn off.



* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: And a surprisingly improved DirectToVideo sequel, no less. For starters, ''G[='=]Day USA'' makes the kangaroo into an actual character with his own role in the story, satisfying those angered by his [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter wasted]] role in the original film. Not fantastic by any means, but generally at least considered a step up in a direct comparison.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Par for the course for Christopher Walken, who with his usual bizarre delivery manages to completely steal the show for the few minutes that he is onscreen.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Par for the course for Christopher Walken, Creator/ChristopherWalken, who with his usual bizarre delivery manages to completely steal the show for the few minutes that he is onscreen. onscreen.
* HilariousInHindsight: 13 years later, Creator/WarnerBros and [=DC=] made ''Film/SuicideSquad'' which also had a [[ComicBook/TheJoker headlining character]] shown more in marketing than the film.



* HilariousInHindsight: 13 years later, Warner Bros. and [=DC=] made ''Film/SuicideSquad'' which also had a [[ComicBook/TheJoker headlining character]] shown more in marketing than the film.

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* OneSceneWonder: The eponymous kangaroo himself (in his rapper persona). In the movie proper, he's only present in a hallucination scene.

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* HilariousInHindsight: 13 years later, Warner Bros. and [=DC=] made ''Film/SuicideSquad'' which also had a [[ComicBook/TheJoker headlining character]] shown more in marketing than the film.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Hundreds of children wanted to see the kangaroo.


* Sequelitis: Somehow spawned the animated sequel ''Kangaroo Jack: G'Day USA'' the following year, which was considerably more family-friendly than the original film; by then however, the novelty of watching the titular kangaroo had pretty much worn off.

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* Sequelitis: {{Sequelitis}}: Somehow spawned the animated sequel ''Kangaroo Jack: G'Day USA'' the following year, which was considerably more family-friendly than the original film; by then however, the novelty of watching the titular kangaroo had pretty much worn off.


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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: And a surprisingly improved DirectToVideo sequel, no less. For starters, ''G[='=]Day USA'' makes the kangaroo into an actual character with his own role in the story, satisfying those angered by his [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter wasted]] role in the original film. Not fantastic by any means, but generally at least considered a step up in a direct comparison.

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