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when will the copyright expire?[edit]

when will the copyright from the poster expire? and from the movie? (talk) 21:18, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

individual performers[edit]

The scene in which the Human Torso lights up a cigarette is the more memorable because the Torso is set on a table, supposedly listening while the "normal" circus strongman is bragging about his feats of strength, ignoring this simple yet astonishing sight of the Human Torso rolling a cigarette and managing to smoke it, which undoubtedly completely stole the scene for the audience. Sussmanbern (talk) 11:24, 31 October 2010 (UTC)


The posterity of the movie "Freaks" is important. For instance the comic stripes story "Silence" by the drawner and artist Comes ( 60 p. Casterman edition published in 1984 ) was a part of the inheritance of the movie. The movie "Elephant man" was also a part of the inheritance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:08, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Truncated Cigarette Scene[edit]

I bought Freaks on DVD a few years back and was disappointed that the Human Torso's cigarette rolling/lighting scene was cut short so that only the lighting of the cigarette is seen. I had seen the film on UK terrestrial television about 10 or 15 years earlier and distinctly remember that the man rolled the cigarette as well as lighting it. Having read the main article on this film I was wondering if there is any source which explains why this scene was truncated, and why it "does not appear in any commercial release". There's no other information pertaining to this ambiguity save for the quoted sentence. PCLM (talk) 17:49, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Addition to the References in other Media[edit]

In the Goon comic Book Volume 0 number 3 The character of The Goon is shown to have lived in a Freakshow. In the panels talking about his story,the characters of the movie are easilyrecognizable, you can recognize Pip and Zip and they even say the words: Gobble Gobble One of Us! This is a clear reference to the movie and it should be mentioned on the list.bloodawn5 (talk) 23:33, 17 January 2011 (UTC)


Someone has huge trouble with apposition.

Reference in South Park[edit]

The South Park episode titled "Butters' Very Own Episode" (season 5 episode 14, broadcast Dec. 2001) includes a scene where the Stotch parents are welcomed into a group composed of John & Patsy Ramsey, O.J. Simpson and Rep. Gary Condit, who all claim to have lost a loved one to "some Puerto Rican guy", chanting, "Gooble gobble, gooble gobble! One of us! One of us!" This could be listed in the references section. Scott H 01:34, 31 August 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scott7261 (talkcontribs) enlarged. Sussmanbern (talk) 02:34, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

  • Ren and Stimpy also referenced it in "Double Header". After suffering a horrible accident and having to be surgically grafted together to survive, they are ostracized from normal society. They get jobs as circus freaks, whereupon Ren angrily insults the other performers and is tarred and feathered. --The_Iconoclast (talk) 15:16, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Slight error[edit]

In the "cultural influences" section, where you have: "The famous line "We accept him, one of us!"", it should be: "We accept HER. . ." as the group was chanting about the manipulative Cleopatra character. I changed it. Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 01:07, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

...and its " "Gooba-gobble, gooba-gobble" per reliable sources....which are not needed for the plot section but here it is:

[1]--Mark Miller (talk) 02:02, 18 September 2014 (UTC)


Reference in The Cure music video[edit]

Robert Smith (the Cure) is wearing a shirt with a photo of the Freaks in the music video for Friday I'm in Love. Is that worth noting?

Clofts (talk) 01:09, 6 January 2016 (UTC)