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  • proper n. The star Betelgeuse
  • proper n. An eponymous movie character


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  • An eagle-eyed YouTube user noticed that, just once per season, one of the show's cast members would say the word "Beetlejuice," referring to the Michael Keaton-portrayed title character of the 1988 horror comedy flick.

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  • All of this reminded me somewhat fondly of that scene in Beetlejuice where Adam and Barbara end up finding out that the afterlife is merely a convoluted office setting, brimming with paperwork and monotony.

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  • And Beetlejuice is easily one of my all-time favorite movies!

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  • Jack Skellington is the soul brother of Batman, Edward and the demon in "Beetlejuice" - a man for whom normal human emotions are a conundrum.

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  • Beetlejuice is one of my favorites; I also would have added Idle Hands to my list - that’s a hilarious one.

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  • The mother, with her Pre-Raphaelite copper hair, is little short of an angel-at one point, she dances on air, like Winona Ryder at the end of "Beetlejuice"-and somehow, though the O'Briens are not well off, she never wears the same dress twice.

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  • The song was immortalized in Tim Burton's 1988 film "Beetlejuice" - and even got the Muppet treatment.

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  • This is not to say you should look maudlin - maudlin is goth, like Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice, which is not necessarily bad, just not cool - but just a sulky sneer, a finger through your belt loop and the heavy scent of world-weary sarcasm about your person should do the trick, should you find yourself one day back in high school, or on the cover of a fashion magazine.

    The Guardian World News

  • Ms. Mattsson has made the most extraordinary hand-sized jewelry objects, "Beetlejuice," out of a real beetle, cut in half, lacquer, silver, resin and steel with yellow cubic zirconias spilling out like the imaginary blood.

    All the Beauty Under One Tent

  • Thoroughly beaten, you'll return to an old unsuitable dark purple lipstick, secretly aware your friends call you "Beetlejuice".

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