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  • Audience-Coloring Adaptation: In the novel, Fogg decides against traveling by balloon as too risky and impractical. However, since the 1956 film, the image of Fogg and company traveling in a gas balloon is indelible to the public image of the story.
    • To the point that a brand of crisps is named after Fogg and features an illustration of him in a balloon pointing towards exotic new tastes.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: When Fogg, Passepartout, and Aouda arrive in America, this passage proceeds:
    Passepartout, in his joy on reaching at last the American continent, thought he would manifest it by executing a perilous vault in fine style; but, tumbling upon some worm-eaten planks, he fell through them. Put out of countenance by the manner in which he thus "set foot" upon the New World, he uttered a loud cry, which so frightened the innumerable cormorants and pelicans that are always perched upon these movable quays, that they flew noisily away.
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  • Crazy Awesome: Phileas Fogg, full stop. He pulls some absolutely ridiculous stunts with a straight face.
    Phileas Fogg: Sir, I wish to buy your vessel.
    Captain Speedy: No! By all the devils, no!
    Phileas Fogg: But I shall be obliged to burn her. The top part, at least. The coal is giving out.
    Captain Speedy: Burn my ship?? A vessel worth fifty thousand dollars?!
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The series was aired in the USSR nearly every summer (without several episodes, though). It is still frequently rerun in some ex-USSR countries.
  • It Was His Sled: The novel is just as famous, if not more, for the ending twist than for its actual plot.
  • Values Dissonance: In chapter 16, the Papuans are said to be savage, and in the lowest scale of humanity.


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