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See more 'T-Rex's Short Arms' images on Know Your Meme!. Why aren't you seizing the boy?Dinosaur: [in dinosaur language] I have a big head, and little arms. I'm just not sure how well this plan was thought through. i have a BIG head and little arms! by ShunanaBanana via Helicopter arm tax. + Meet the Robinsons is one of the most underrated Disney films ever. Reply . Found my Game Boy Color and decided to give it some life.
Yes, yes it's so evil! I don't know how to do that I don't really need a duck. Goob is one until he takes the advice of his future self.
Doris lets one out when she gets erased from existence. Department of Redundancy Department: Krunklehorn says "One of your students may invent the next integrated circuit, or microprocessor, or integrated circuit Oh wait, I said that already!
Justified since she is sleep deprived and only awake due to her caffeine patches. As Wilbur lets Lewis know, he keeps inventing until something works, even if he fails spectacularly hundreds of times in the process.
His motto isn't "Keep Moving Forward" for nothing. Didn't Think This Through: Pretty much Bowler Hat Guy's main defining characteristic.
The first time it's a CEO. The second time it's a talking frog. The third time it's Tiny the Tyrannosaur innocently lampshading it, finally causing Bowler Hat Guy to have a minor Villainous Breakdown. I'm just not sure how well this plan was thought through, Master. Lewis was dropped off at the orphanage's doorstop as an infant, and a good chunk of his motivation in the film is to find out who his mother is.
Abuse, Female on Male: Aunt Petunia and Uncle Fritz. Of course, she's also a puppet that he controls, so Parodied when Bowler Hat Guy dramatically rips his clothes before Lewis to reveal he is still wearing the same baseball uniform that he used when he was Goob, Lewis' roommate at the orphanage.
A more serious one happens earlier, when Wilbur removes Lewis' hat and the rest of the Robinsons realize that Lewis is Cornelius' past self, although none of them admit it due to not wanting to cause a Temporal Paradox.
While Tiny the T. The result of the Bad Future where Doris successfully manipulates everyone into making and wearing mind-control hats. The Bowler Hat Guy's initial plan to get back at the Robinson family is throwing eggs at their house while shouting "You stink, Robinson! The buildings in the Bad Future are all hat-shaped. For one thing, he has Doris hover outside the windows and acting as his teleprompter, and when she has to hide to avoid being noticed, Bowler Hat Guy must claim that the sun is in his eyes, unintentionally causing the CEO to lower the blinds, sending him off the rails completely.
Therefore his attempt to demonstrate the product doesn't go well at all because he doesn't know what does what, eventually resulting in him running the really comfy headphones all the way across the table to the CEO.
When the timer runs out, the machine falls off his end and Bowler Hat Guy and the CEO end up wrapped together in the headphone cords. So, where do I sign? Even Bowler Hat Guy only wanted to ruin one kid's future, and never wanted to enslave humanity, as Doris ends up doing in the Bad Future.
Bowler Hat Guy wants to ruin Lewis' life because he's really Goob and believes Lewis ruined his life because Lewis' invention made him sleepy during a game which made him bitter and which turned off prospective parents. Expanded States of America standard: Face Death with Dignity: At the end, Bowler Hat Guy quietly leaves Lewis without saying goodbye, knowing that preventing his younger self from missing the baseball will cause this version of himself to be Ret Gone from existence.
The huge Tyrannosaurus Rex is named During the science fair, a girl's bunch of frogs is scattered all over the floor. It won't be the last time you see a bunch of frogs; it won't be the last you see of that girl, either. Or, if you look real hard you can see some of the billboards contain a few. The "Brain Scanners from Mars" directly inspires the creation of the Memory Scanner, but it also bares a remarkable resemblance to Doris' mind-control hat-apocalypse.
Only two characters have Exhausted Eye Bags as part of their designs: Goob and Bowler Hat Guy. Additionally, Bowler Hat Guy's demotivational speech to Goob, telling him to hold onto his grudges forever until it poisons him is a hint to the fact that Bowler Hat Guy really is Goob. Not to mention, Goob never told Bowler Hat Guy he was in a game.
Plus his face says more. Carl using an upgraded but still buggy peanut butter and jelly gun is a hint to the fact that Lewis is Cornelius Robinson. Another example of the movie's motto of "Keep Moving Forward" and shows the dangers of holding a grudge.
Case in point, the Bowler Hat Guy aka Goob. One of the "to do" items on Bowler Hat Guy's list is "Ruin science fair".
That's where he succeeded. Bowler Hat Guy has one. Doris the helper hat is just evil. Lewis calls Franny "Mom". Which gets slightly odd when we learn she's his future wife. In the dystopian alternate-future. You know they're Future Badass because the ladies all sport black lipstick. Otherwise, they're just hat-zombies. AKA boy genius, child prodigy, whiz kid Lewis graduates college at fourteen. Especially impressive when you remember that Lewis was adopted when he was twelve.
Although it probably helped that his eventual adoptive mother is a scientist This conversation between Bowler Hat Guy and Frankie the frog: You are now under my control! I am now under your control. Hee hee hee hee! Hee hee hee hee. Don't repeat everything I say! I won't repeat everything you say. Uh, did you just say "excellent" because I said "excellent"? The fact that she invented a caffeine patch doesn't help matters. Surrounding the Future City, with the Robinson house on top of one of them.
Lewis is down after another family refused to adopt him and believes that his own mother didn't want him. Mildredthe director of the orphanage, tries to cheer him up by telling him that maybe his mother did want him but had no choice other than to give him up. However, Lewis takes this in the meaning that definetly wanted him and decides that his only hope of a happy family is to track her down. In the Bad Futurewhen Bowler Hat Guy is horrified by what Doris has done, he calls her out on it but is swarmed by a cloud of hat-drones and pulled down out of view.
Then another one appears onscreen, with her very sharp claws at the ready, and that's all we get to see. The director's commentary states that jealousy of Cornelius Robinson is Bowler Hat Guy's entire motivation for his villainy.
Lewis manages to find a family in the end. As the movie shows, he grows to love every weird bit of it. Goob looks well on his way to this after Lewis wakes him up in time to catch the fly ball and win the game for the Dinos.
Until he meets Doris, and even then he is hopelessly incompetent at being evil. Just after the whole Time Travel adventure has succeeded in setting right what once went wrong, Cornelius Robinson, Lewis' future self, arrives home just in time to see the time machines missing and Lewis standing with the rest of the family. Well, he's home early. Because you can totally crack the hippocampus with a TV screen, a fan, a vacuum cleaner, a bottle of Mountain Dew and a Discman.
Oh, and really comfy headphones. Parodied during a food fight between Franny and her brother, where they talk like characters in a badly dubbed Martial Arts Movie and their lip movements don't match what they're saying.
The truth is a lot more sinister: Uh, what do you hope to accomplish with this?
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Oh, nothing of consequence, I simply wish to Uh, after that, it's You mean you haven't thought this through? Frankie the Frog, B. Now, my slave, seize the boy! Bring him to me. Did you not hear what I said, you idiot? Grab the boy and bring him! Well, it's just that there's a million people over there, and I have little arms.
I'm just not so sure how well this plan was thought through Now, go get that boy! Why aren't you seizing the boy? I have a big head Ugh, stupid, stupid, stupid! It Runs in the Family: And it runs in about four different actual families.
Averted with Goob, whose evolution into a villain is only due to his constant dwelling on a painful event and subsequent refusal to keep doing what he loves, implied to be baseball. Played somewhat straight with the gym teacher, but even he acknowledges Lewis' achievement in the end.
Played straight when Goob loses the game by missing his catch and his teammates beat him up, calling him names. Later averted by older Goob's schoolmates, who are nice to him and invite him to "hang out".
Unfortunately, by that time, he has spent so much time pitying himself that he's become too bitter to notice when people are genuinely nice to him. It's implied that Bowler Hat Guy will be Ret Gone from existence when he saves his younger self from dropping the baseball and thus turning evil. The way he leaves Wilbur without saying goodbye implies that he knows this and doesn't want to make a fuss about it.
While "Keep Moving Forward" is clearly the moral here, it's not exactly clear if that's always a good idea. Bowler Hat Guy does this after he offers to take Lewis back to find his mom if he repairs the Memory Scanner. Bowler Hat Guy's entire motivation for his time-traveling villainy is to ruin Lewis' life and his future as genius inventor Cornelius Robinson.
At one point, the city skyline of is match-cut to a city skyline prior to the Bowler Hat Guy's attempt to present the Memory Scanner at the InventCo offices. Discussed, where Carl, before sending Lewis back in time, asks him to invent him with a more muscular design.
And it actually comes through. As mentioned above, the writers' time travel logic makes no sense when you think about it. It'd work out a lot better if the Dinosaur didn't show up again when the family said goodbye to Lewis. The very first scene has Lewis as an infant being left at Mildred's orphanage by his mother.
Towards the end of the film, the sunny, idealistic Utopian society transforms suddenly into a bleak, polluted world controlled by evil hats. From optimistic future to zombie apocalypse in five minutes and then back again, and not all at once either -- in a sweeping movement. Lewis meets up with his future self toward the end of the movie.
Named by the Adaptation: In the book, the protagonist was unnamed. Well, it's a long and pitiful story, about a young boy with a dream, a dream of winning a Little League championship If I hadn't fallen asleep, I would have caught the ball, and we would have won!
It was then that I realized it wasn't my fault Never Trust a Trailer: This trailer made it seem like the film is about two intelligent inventors trying to create the greatest invention ever. Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
Wilbur forgets to close the garage door, and allows Bowler Hat Guy to steal one of the time machines: Wilbur, make sure you shut that door tight, or else the alarm won't engage. I went to your house, snuck in the garage, and stole the time machine. All thanks to that pointy-haired little kid who forgot to lock the garage door. Even Carl, the robot butler, makes reference to this incident earlier in the film: What do you mean don't go to the family?
How can we not go to the family is this type of family crisis? By leaving the garage door unlocked, you let the time machine get stolen and now the entire time stream could be altered! No Celebrities Were Harmed: When Doris pulls herself down over the eyes of one of the Robinson Industries lab assistants, his face resembles Stan Laurel's.
No New Fashions in the Future: We have flying cars and robot buddies and bubblevators, but all the cool kids wear T-shirts, jeans and Converse All-Stars. Well, a few of the characters do wear Jetsons-like jumpsuits. Cousin Tallulah is a fashion designer, which explains her skyscraper hat. Nobody Here but Us Birds Lewis: Will you quit that, please? I know you're not a pigeon!
Not once but three times, when Wilbur is asked a question, he replies with "That is an excellent question!
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On a fourth occasion he actually follows it up with an answer. Obsessed Are the Listmakers: Bowler Hat Guy loves checklists and is often seen ticking off items in his, such as "Steal time machine", "Ruin science fair", and "Get that [comic book swearing symbols] boy". Only Known by Their Nickname: A lot of minor characters have similar character models and even a few main character models are reused with Art's appearing in Midtown University and Franny's model also serving as Lewis' mother.
Lewis props the tyrannosaur's jaws open with a shovel. It is kinda strange that his future wife almost adopted him. You didn't even follow through on our last deal! How can I trust you?! Well, you told me you were a Time-Cop from the future. How can I trust you? None may enter unless they speak the royal password! Carl, what are you talking about? We don't have a password!
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I made one up while you were gone! Then how am I supposed to know what it is? If my family finds out I brought you from the past, they'll bury me alive, and dance on my grave! Yes I am, but that's not the point! The point is, your hair's a dead givaway! That is an excellent question!
Wait, where are you going?! Hey, ring my Doorbell! No, no, no, no, ring my doorbell! Look at this door bell. That's an accidental ring. It's in the rule book. Well, hey, there, little fella! Now, I know what you're thinking, and my clothes are not on backwards. They didn't laugh, either.Jesse has a big head and little arms
Anywho, what's your name, fruit-head? Well, say, Lewis, you haven't seen any teeth around here, have you? Been digging holes all day. Can't find them anywhere. All right, look, old man, I need to get back to the garage. Wilbur left me down there, and I wasn't supposed to leave, and these monsters attacked me on the porch and There's no monsters on the porch, you ninny.
Of course, I also didn't think there was a woodchuck living on my arm, and lookie there! Hope he ain't got rabies. Old man, I need to get to the garage! Well, sure, I'll get you there in a jiffy. I know a shortcut! And five and six and seven and eight. Keep those tummies tucked. This isn't the garage. I don't think the garage is in here, either. A very grave matter, indeed. Quad Four, Alpha Omega Galaxy, needs a large cheese-and-sausage thin-crust?
I'll be there in 30 minutes, or it's free. Laszlo, you stop painting my hat, or I'm telling Ma! Ah, lighten up, sis. Lasz, I mean it! Your mother's trying to take a nap. What is all the yelling out here?! I don't want to hear any more! I'm going for a drive. She usually takes the Harley. Why is your dog wearing glasses?
Oh, because his insurance won't pay for contacts. I think you'll like her. You ask me over And over and over. Have you seen My peacock-feathered hat? Taught them everything they know. Franny, this is Lewis. Nice to meet you, ma'am. We need someone on maracas. Where is your heart at? Even though you've him, her, me and an army searching.
I've got a feeling, You will be reeling. When you are bad and the circus comes to town Grandpa, I think I found your teeth. And you see me leaving dressed up as a magician or something like that.
My teeth are back! Well, glad I could help with the teeth, but, wow, look at the time. Lewis, I told you to stay in the garage! I did, but I went up the tube, and I ran into your family and I— Wilbur: Who have you met, and what have you learned?
Bud, Fritz, and Joe are brothers. Fritz is married to Petunia, and is she? Tallulah and Lazslo are their children, Joe is married to Billie, Lefty is the butler, Spike and Dimitri are twins, and I don't know who they're related to. Bud is married to Lucille, and Cornelius is their son. Wilbur is the son of Franny and Cornelius. And no one realized that you were from the past?
Hold your applause, thank you very much.
I mean, this stuff is way too advanced for me. And what if I can't fix this, what are we gonna do? Why do you keep saying that? And don't just say "keep moving forward". It's my dad's motto. Why would his motto be "keep moving forward"? It's what he does. What's that supposed to mean?
That is an excellent question. Robinson Industries, the world's leading scientific-research and-design factory. My dad runs the company. They mass produce his inventions. His motto, "keep moving forward". What's going on, why aren't you seizing the boy?!? I'm just not sure how well this plan was thought through. And so it begins. Surely that is not the best you can do. Your skills are strong, but not strong enough. Your words do not threaten me, brother. Now the real battle begins.