Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Stepford Wives, The
Claire. Claire wanted a world whre everyone was normal and polite, so she create Mike. It is revealed in the end that Mike was a robot, and that Claire planned on making the men "Stepford" too.
No. Joanna pretends to be a robot and uncovers the truth about Stepford with the help of her husband. Walter says he didn't want a wife from Radio Shack.
Red. All of the men wear a red blazer with the Mens Association emblem on the front. The men have been making women into basic robots by putting nanochips in their brains.
Three. She raises her kids with her husband who is played by Jon Lovitz. Bobbie ends up becoming a Stepford Wife and she gives her kids whatever they want.
Roger. Roger is changed into a Stepford Wife and runs for state senate. Joanna and Bobbie wonder why he's changed, but they soon find out.
Sarah. When Bobbie, Joanna and Roger go to Sarah's house to see how she's doing, they find a remote to control her, but they don't know what it is.
Walter. It was Walter's idea to move to Stepford. He is constantly complimented by both men and women, and he knows the secret behind Stepford.
Bobbie . Bobbie writes novels for a living. Her recent novel was called "I Love You but Please Die" and it was about her relationship with her mother.
Connecticut. Joanna and her family decide to start a new life after she's fired from her job, so they move to Stepford. Everything has a happy, but creepy feeling to it.
EBS. In the beginning of the movie, Joanna is showing the new TV shows at a conference when some guy arrives with a gun and shoots at her. The previewed TV shows are "Balance of Power", and "I Can Do Better". Joanna is fired from her job to prevent the TV station from being taken off the air.
a grocery store. During the final scene of the movie, Stepford wives are seen walking through the aisles of a grocery store. Each one greets each other with a Stepford-wife "hello" and a nod. The last wife who is shown is Joanna, or RoboJoanna. Here it is revealed beyond a doubt that she has been transformed. The shot zooms in on Joanna's eyes, in a shot that will stick with the viewer for a while.
Her tennis court. Charmaine had always been a tennis afficianado, inviting Joanna over to play tennis anytime she wants. After Charmaine is changed, she has her tennis court torn up. Her reason for it is that her husband never liked tennis anyway. She is going to have the court space replaced with a heated pool for her husband. This is the same scene in which the 'archaic' issue comes up.
She stabs her.. In the post-"change" Bobbie scene, Joanna tries to talk Bobbie out of being a robot. In a last effort to show Bobbie there is something wrong with Bobbie, Joanna cuts her own hand with a kitchen knife and shows her the blood. "I bleed!". Then she stabs Bobbie, and is astonished when the knife simply stays there. Bobbie looks stunned for a minute, then pulls out the knife and begins to short circuit. The exact "short-circuit statement" being: "Oh Joanna! My new dress! How could you do a thing like that? Just when I was going to give you coffee! How could you do a thing like that? I thought we were friends! Just when I was going to... how could you do a thing like that... just when I was going to give you coffee! Oh Joanna... I thought we were friends... I thought we were friends... friends... coffee... how could you do a thing like that? Like that? Like that? Like that? Friends... friends..."
|Why don't post-operation Charmaine and Bobbie know what the word 'archaic' means?||The Stepford Wives
It wasn't on the "word list".. In one scene, Joanna is being convinced to recite a word list into a tape recorder. In another scene, Bobbie and Joanna go to visit post-"change" Charmaine. When Bobbie questions her about Stepford's "archaic gender roles", Charmaine seems to have no idea what the word means. When Joanna goes to Bobbie's house after Bobbie's "change", Bobbie doesn't know the word, though she used it only a short while ago. That is when Joanna realizes why they don't know the word: it wasn't on the word list they had to recite.
She thinks her children are there.. After Joanna realizes Bobbie has "changed" she runs back to her house, but her children aren't there. Screaming to her husband, Joanna races through the house. Her husband won't tell her where the children are, so she nearly knocks him out. He tells her they are in the mansion, a creepy old building where the Men's Association meets. She races to the building and hears her "children" calling. When she throws open the door of a room, she is greeted by Dale Coba and a tape player playing children's calls.
There are chemicals in the water.. Bobbie, after noticing the oddity of the Stepford women, is convinced there is something in the water. She successfully tries to convince Joanna to call up Joanna's ex-boyfriend, now a chemist. The two have the water tested, but the tests show nothing is wrong.
|At the party, Carol "short-circuits" after having too much to drink. What does she repeatedly say?||The Stepford Wives
I'll just die if I don't get this recipe.. At the party, Carol has too much to drink and subsequently walks up to groups of people, saying "I'll just die if I don't get this recipe" in her Stepford-wife tone of voice. Eventually, her husband takes her aside, seeming annoyed that she has had too much to drink.
Diz. This fact is uncovered when the Men's Association meets at the Eberhardt's home. Dale walks in on Joanna doing household chores. Eventually, he reveals his nickname - Diz. The name originates from his previous work at Disneyland. Joanna doesn't believe him at first, basically because, as she says, "You don't seem to be the kind of person that likes to make other people happy." His Disneyland training turns out to be how he learned how to make realistic looking robots like the Stepford Wives.
Carol Van Sant. The first strange incident happens right after the family moves to Stepford when Carol Van Sant comes up to Walter and offers him a casserole. She seems strange, however, reminding them that they can "keep the dish as long as they'd like" in a creepy, over-enthusiastic tone. This is really the first sign that something is "up" in Stepford.
photography. Joanna Eberhardt's passion is photography. She is often seen with a camera in hand. In fact, when she meets Bobbie, she is taking photos. In one scene, she is upset when a critic doesn't like her photos. When Bobbie leaves her kids with Joanna for a weekend, Joanna takes pictures of the children playing in the backyard. A critic really likes the pictures. Joanna realizes Bobbie is a Stepford wife after Joanna tells Bobbie of the critic's liking for the photos.
Christmas. Joanna, Bobbie and a bunch of others went to a book club meeting midway through the film when they all heard Claire gush over a book about Christmas. They all eventually got into a talk about what they would be doing for the upcoming Christmas season. One woman stated she would use a pine cone for her nativity scene.
Jerry. Midway through the film, Roger was with Joanna and Bobbie and he spoke to them at Bobbie's home about his relationship with his boyfriend, Jerry. He stated how both of them attended therapy and that Roger was upset with him. One issue he had with Jerry was his being a registered Republican.
Betty Crocker. Joanna and Walter got into a big discussion in which she admitted to being too uptight since the move to Stepford. He advised her to change her wardrobe, which she did. When she wore an apron once, Bobbie was over at her house and stated she looked like Betty Crocker.
Bobbie Markowitz. The townsfolk of Stepford came out to celebrate the nation's birthday and one resident, Bobbie Markowitz, made an interesting observation. She said it was strange that there were no African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic Americans. She then noticed Joanna and went over to talk to her.
Claire Wellington. When Joanna and her family arrived at their home in Stepford, they were greeted there by a woman named Claire Wellington, a real estate agent who sold them the home. She opened up the doors and informed them she knew right after she spoke to them that this home would be perfect for their family. She mentioned that she worked for Stepford Real Estate.
Connecticut. Joanna had a discussion with her husband, Walter, and the two of them decided it would be best to start over in a new location. They gathered up their children and moved to a peculiar town named Stepford. It was stated that Stepford was located in Connecticut.
Hank. As Joanna was wrapping up her speech, a man named Hank came in and said he had an idea for a new show on Joanna's network. He said it should be named "Let's Kill All the Women" and then he got out a gun and started shooting like a madman. Joanna was injured but survived. Hank also shot at many other people.
Meredith Viera. Midway through Joanna's speech, they showed Meredith Viera in a role hosting a game show called "Balance of Power". The host asked a couple some questions regarding their private lives and whoever knew the answer rang in on the buzzer. This was the only scene in the movie where Viera was seen in an acting part.
Joanna Eberhart. The movie started off at a function during which a woman gave an introduction to the President of a major television network called EBS. She credited her for helping maintain their position as a ratings winning network. Then, the President of the network, Joanna Eberhart, was introduced.