Roach spray


When Jack sprayed the apartment everyone in the whole building comes out and started yelling at once. Unlikely scenario.

For who would bear the whips and scorns of Hollywood... (;-p)

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Watching it now and that scene just passed.

To be honest it was just that one lady...
Then when she and Jack were getting into it, the other tenants come out and start in on "what is with all the racket?"

Oh Thank you God! Thank you so BLOODY much!Basil Fawlty

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Yeah, that was bizarre. Also how he sprayed the stuff in the air

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Unlikely that it would happen that quickly.. But if no one else ever sprayed it's not unlikely that spraying in one apt would send them swarming into the other apts.
One of my first apts was really cheap and really bad and when they did spray the roaches were everywhere. It brought them all out of the woodwork.

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Those walls must have been very thin, that the neighbor could hear or smell the spray. To me that scene was silly.

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This scene is so odd and contrived that it almost stops the movie.

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I agree. How would they know who had sprayed, - literally seconds later?

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I don't know. That scene just seemed like many of the scenes in the movie (tiny nightmares scenes to wrap the story up). The greenhouse panic attack, the roach rant by the tenants and even the relatively first extended dialogue scene scene between Jack and the AA guy. They were great. Indulgent, but not distracting...

"Who you gonna call?! Zack Snyder"

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Maybe the neighbor lady smelled the spray, kind of like when you can smell cigarette smoke from the apartment next door. He did spray A LOT of spray for a long time. Then all of the neighbors heard what she said and got riled up.

That scene makes me sad for people who lived in apartments back then if they had to live with roaches. I had a cheap little apartment in San Diego and when roaches came upstairs to my apartment from the apartment below, the landlord immediately called an exterminator. I slept with the lights on for a night or two until the exterminator came and luckily it wasn't a full infestation. Cockroaches just creep me out!!!!!

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If you've ever lived in or visited a housing project, you'll find there's protocol on how to handle roaches (from spraying all the way down to if it's polite or not to kill a roach in a neighbor's home). Plus this was in San Francisco, the populace there is slightly "different" from anywhere else, so all the rabble from the neighbors over some bug spray isn't so crazy from thinking of the SF crybabies in their techie smart buildings these days getting mad at a neighbor for not recycling.

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