History CerebusSyndrome / WesternAnimation

6th Aug '16 4:46:19 AM n3rd_d4sh
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* StarVsTheForcesOfEvil was originally a show about a magical fairy princess from another dimension learning how to live on earth with his best friend Marco. The first half of the first season was relatively comedic and showed Star learning how to use her magic, as well as learn about earth culture and history. And then we have Mewberty, which protrayed Star's version of going through puberty as some kind of suspenseful horror film. This was soon followed by St. Olga's Reform School For Wayward Princesses and the introduction of [[KnightOfCerebus Toffee]].
30th Jul '16 3:51:46 PM nombretomado
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* MTV's ''{{Daria}}'' was originally mostly about the title character and her friend facing the stupidity of High School with a half-smile and a snarky comment, always beating the system, though the serious side of it was always beating under the surface of the comedy. The show started delving into the deeper issues faced by high school students, ending the first season with an episode where the girls deal with the death of someone they both loathed and Daria's attitude is both a blessing and a curse. The second season largely dealt with things from a more comedic perspective again, but spent more time on looking at the goals of the invidual characters and the final episode was again a serious examination of Daria's attitude and whether that was what she wanted for her entire life. Season 3 started into this full bore and ended with the first real conflict between Daria and Jane. The final two seasons entirely covered the turbulence of the two girls falling for the same guy, Daria's own confusion over handling her feelings for crush Trent and boyfriend Tom, and the reality of the end of high school and what it would mean for herself, her family, and her friends. It's debatable whether or not this went too far in the final two seasons, but even the staff copped to setting out to do this in Season 3 (though the rather serious finales of the previous two seasons set the stage for the eventual shift into full on {{Dramedy}}).

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* MTV's ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' was originally mostly about the title character and her friend facing the stupidity of High School with a half-smile and a snarky comment, always beating the system, though the serious side of it was always beating under the surface of the comedy. The show started delving into the deeper issues faced by high school students, ending the first season with an episode where the girls deal with the death of someone they both loathed and Daria's attitude is both a blessing and a curse. The second season largely dealt with things from a more comedic perspective again, but spent more time on looking at the goals of the invidual individual characters and the final episode was again a serious examination of Daria's attitude and whether that was what she wanted for her entire life. Season 3 started into this full bore and ended with the first real conflict between Daria and Jane. The final two seasons entirely covered the turbulence of the two girls falling for the same guy, Daria's own confusion over handling her feelings for crush Trent and boyfriend Tom, and the reality of the end of high school and what it would mean for herself, her family, and her friends. It's debatable whether or not this went too far in the final two seasons, but even the staff copped to setting out to do this in Season 3 (though the rather serious finales of the previous two seasons set the stage for the eventual shift into full on {{Dramedy}}).
1st Jul '16 4:49:11 PM Anddrix
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** Some of this needs to be filtered out of the BaseBreaker bias though. This was the first attempt at the series being that serious, but let's not forget as early back as the 80s in the 13 Ghosts seasons, one of those ghosts managed to easily conqueror the world and turn it into a mechanical wasteland where Shaggy is the last rebel on Earth. Sure he might still be able to be used in comedy, but that's still very heavy an event for a Scooby Doo cartoon, long before Nibiru was a thought.

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** Some of this needs to be filtered out of the BaseBreaker bias though. This was the first attempt at the series being that serious, but let's not forget as early back as the 80s in the 13 Ghosts seasons, one of those ghosts managed to easily conqueror the world and turn it into a mechanical wasteland where Shaggy is the last rebel on Earth. Sure he might still be able to be used in comedy, but that's still very heavy an event for a Scooby Doo cartoon, long before Nibiru was a thought.
22nd Jun '16 1:14:11 AM Morgenthaler
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** The third season episodes are frequently just downright depressing (with only a couple jokes made), with episodes dedicated to fleshing out secondary characters and showing how messed-up everyone's life (especially Clay's) is. The commentary bits before the episodes even have one exec saying they cancelled the show because they didn't want Dino to do anything worse to Orel. On the other hand, some episodes can be [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming quite uplifting]], like "Dumb" which ends with [[spoiler:Nurse Bendy getting rid of her weird teddy bear family and spending time with her real son Joe (specifically making weird face [[OverlyLongGag all throughout the credits]])]] and "Closeface" which ended with [[spoiler:Orel and Christina enjoying a dance while Reverend Putty helps Stephanie (his daughter, who reveals he knew was gay) get over a girl that didn't really like her and they decide to go look for dates together]].

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** The third season episodes are frequently just downright depressing (with only a couple jokes made), with episodes dedicated to fleshing out secondary characters and showing how messed-up everyone's life (especially Clay's) is. The commentary bits before the episodes even have one exec saying they cancelled the show because they didn't want Dino to do anything worse to Orel. On the other hand, some episodes can be [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming quite uplifting]], uplifting, like "Dumb" which ends with [[spoiler:Nurse Bendy getting rid of her weird teddy bear family and spending time with her real son Joe (specifically making weird face [[OverlyLongGag all throughout the credits]])]] and "Closeface" which ended with [[spoiler:Orel and Christina enjoying a dance while Reverend Putty helps Stephanie (his daughter, who reveals he knew was gay) get over a girl that didn't really like her and they decide to go look for dates together]].



** "[[ChristmasEpisode Holly Jolly Secrets]]" has perhaps the most significant example: [[spoiler: The Ice King's origins are revealed in his video diary, revealing he was once a antiquarian named Simon Petrikov, who was perfectly sane and had a fiancee, but when he jokingly put the Ice Crown he bought from a Scandanavian merchant, he did something that caused her to leave him, and he never saw her again, the rest of the video diary is a [[TearJerker depressing]] borderline ApocalypticLog]]. This reveal can retroactively make even some of the silliest early episodes ''really'' depressing.
*** Later seasons have also started to focus more on the BackStoryHorror that is the [[WorldWar3 Mushroom War.]] [[spoiler: For instance, it's revealed that [[WalkingWasteland the Lich]] was born from the nuclear waste that the atomic bomb left, and Marceline and Simon Petrikov (who was still semi-sane) lived through the war together, with him [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming acting as a parent to her (she 7, he 47 (as of Simon&Marcy))]]. They share a [[TearJerker extremely moving]] episode where all this is revealed as she desperately tries to get him to remember.]]

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** "[[ChristmasEpisode Holly Jolly Secrets]]" has perhaps the most significant example: [[spoiler: The Ice King's origins are revealed in his video diary, revealing he was once a antiquarian named Simon Petrikov, who was perfectly sane and had a fiancee, but when he jokingly put the Ice Crown he bought from a Scandanavian merchant, he did something that caused her to leave him, and he never saw her again, the rest of the video diary is a [[TearJerker depressing]] depressing borderline ApocalypticLog]]. This reveal can retroactively make even some of the silliest early episodes ''really'' depressing.
*** Later seasons have also started to focus more on the BackStoryHorror that is the [[WorldWar3 Mushroom War.]] [[spoiler: For instance, it's revealed that [[WalkingWasteland the Lich]] was born from the nuclear waste that the atomic bomb left, and Marceline and Simon Petrikov (who was still semi-sane) lived through the war together, with him [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming acting as a parent to her (she 7, he 47 (as of Simon&Marcy))]]. Simon&Marcy)). They share a [[TearJerker extremely moving]] moving episode where all this is revealed as she desperately tries to get him to remember.]]
22nd Jun '16 1:13:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' started as a goofy and over-the-top parody of shows like ''DaveyAndGoliath''. They've slowly become much darker, focusing less on more lighthearted and humorous plots and delving into the character drama that comes from living in a community where everyone hates each other and are only loosely held together by a religion many of them secretly resent.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' started as a goofy and over-the-top parody of shows like ''DaveyAndGoliath''.''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath''. They've slowly become much darker, focusing less on more lighthearted and humorous plots and delving into the character drama that comes from living in a community where everyone hates each other and are only loosely held together by a religion many of them secretly resent.
31st Mar '16 10:35:31 PM hirilelfwraith
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started out as a lighthearted FantasticComedy about twins exploring the supernatural in the titular town, but as more of the town's mysteries were unveiled, the show became more of a BlackComedy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started out as a lighthearted FantasticComedy about twins exploring the supernatural in the titular town, but as more of the town's mysteries were unveiled, the show became more of a BlackComedy.BlackComedy, including [[spoiler:heartbreakingly realistic broken relationships, copious body horror, multiple instances of torture and actual demonic possession, and the apocalypse.]]
23rd Mar '16 5:08:45 PM nombretomado
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** Starting with the movies, and continuing with its return to a regular series format on ComedyCentral, the show has maintained itself as a comedy series, albeit with some changes in tone. It has begun to address socio-political issues in a more overt way than it previously had, and the humour has become noticibly darker and more mature. However, there is still plenty of comedy to go around.

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** Starting with the movies, and continuing with its return to a regular series format on ComedyCentral, Creator/ComedyCentral, the show has maintained itself as a comedy series, albeit with some changes in tone. It has begun to address socio-political issues in a more overt way than it previously had, and the humour has become noticibly darker and more mature. However, there is still plenty of comedy to go around.
18th Mar '16 10:56:17 PM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 10:32:56 AM Hossmeister
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** It could also be counted as a meta example when you consider that ''Daria'' was a {{Spinoff}} of ''BeavisAndButthead''. Watching later seasons, it can be hard to tell that the show spun off from something containing the line [[ToiletHumour "I am the Great Cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole!"]]

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** It could also be counted as a meta example when you consider that ''Daria'' was a {{Spinoff}} of ''BeavisAndButthead''.''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''. Watching later seasons, it can be hard to tell that the show spun off from something containing the line [[ToiletHumour "I am the Great Cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole!"]]
6th Mar '16 4:28:02 AM captainpat
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** The sequel episode to "You're Getting Old" has Stan learning a lesson at the end along the lines of "Change might be unpleasant or scary but accepting it is the only way to move forward and enjoy new experiences". [[AssPull Cue his parents driving up in a moving truck to reveal they patched things up and everything can go back to normal]]. So while "You're Getting Old" averts StatusQuoIsGod, [[ZigZaggedTrope the follow-up episode subverted the aversion]].

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** The sequel episode to "You're Getting Old" has Stan learning a lesson at the end along the lines of "Change might be unpleasant or scary but accepting it is the only way to move forward and enjoy new experiences". [[AssPull Cue his parents driving up in a moving truck to reveal they patched things up and everything can go back to normal]].normal. So while "You're Getting Old" averts StatusQuoIsGod, [[ZigZaggedTrope the follow-up episode subverted the aversion]].
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