History DethroningMoment / RobotChicken

29th Nov '16 10:01:20 AM larry4163
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** Toonguy: I second the one above me. Not only does this seem rather mean spirited, not only is it unfunny, it doesn't even make sense in the context of the show. I mean, perhaps it would have been funny if they had stopped it after the one time that the Rugrats actually talk, I'd actually find it funny. It's not even a case of pointing out certain problems with the original source material (e.g Star Wars Robot Chicken), it's just a domestic abuse joke and it's just.....there. Added to that, it doesn't work with the two characters. Maybe it would have been somewhat more understandable with some of the other parents, but Didi and Stu were always pretty much one of the happier couples. So yeah, not only does it seem really offensive just for the sake of it, but it doesn't even make sense.[[SarcasmMode Bravo writers. Just, just really bravo.]]

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** Toonguy: I second the one above me. Not only does this seem rather mean spirited, not only is it unfunny, [[CriticalResearchFailure it doesn't even make sense in the context of the show. show.]] I mean, perhaps it would have been funny if they had stopped it after the one time that the Rugrats actually talk, I'd actually find it funny. It's not even a case of pointing out certain problems with the original source material (e.g Star Wars Robot Chicken), it's just a domestic abuse joke and it's just.....there. Added to that, it doesn't work with the two characters. Maybe it would have been somewhat more understandable with some of the other parents, but Didi and Stu were always pretty much one of the happier couples. So yeah, not only does it seem really offensive just for the sake of it, but it doesn't even make sense.[[SarcasmMode Bravo writers. Just, just really bravo.]]
23rd Sep '16 6:42:33 AM CaptainTedium
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* Tropers/CaptainTedium: I never really cared for the Where Are They Now-type sketches, but one moment related to them that really pissed me off was the treatment given to [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Venus de Milo]] in the sketch about the current lives of forgotten girl toys in the episode "Moesha Poppins", and not just because I'm one of the few ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fans who actually likes Venus. The first thing that drives me furious is that they credit Venus as a girl toy just because she was created as a token female for a team otherwise consisting of males. It's true that the TMNT franchise is primarily aimed at boys and that Venus was created because the executives at Fox wanted a girl turtle so that potential female audiences could have someone to relate to and somehow forgot about April O'Neil, but that doesn't exactly mean that she's a girl's toy. What really pushed my buttons, however, was when they revealed Venus was DrivenToSuicide over her lack of popularity and killed herself by drowning herself in a toilet, with the unfunny punchline of two cops debate over whether it was ironic or funny that Venus soiled herself when she died. There's nothing funny ''or'' ironic about it because ''everyone'' shits themselves when they die.

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* Tropers/CaptainTedium: I never really cared for the Where Are They Now-type sketches, but one moment related to them that really pissed me off was the treatment given to [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Venus de Milo]] in the sketch about the current lives of forgotten girl toys in the episode "Moesha Poppins", and not just because I'm one of the few ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fans who actually likes Venus. The first thing that drives me furious is that they credit Venus as a girl toy just because she was created as a token female for a team otherwise consisting of males. It's true that the TMNT franchise is primarily aimed at boys and that Venus was created because the executives at Fox wanted a girl turtle so that potential female audiences could have someone to relate to and somehow forgot about April O'Neil, but that doesn't exactly mean that she's a girl's toy. By that logic, we'd have to classify [[Franchise/GIJoe Lady Jaye, Scarlett]], and [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Arcee]] as girl toys, too! What really pushed my buttons, however, was when they revealed Venus was DrivenToSuicide over her lack of popularity and killed herself by drowning herself in a toilet, with the unfunny punchline of two cops debate debating over whether it was ironic or funny that Venus soiled herself when she died. There's nothing funny ''or'' ironic about it because ''everyone'' shits themselves when they die.
23rd Sep '16 6:39:51 AM CaptainTedium
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* Tropers/CaptainTedium: I never really cared for the Where Are They Now-type sketches, but one moment related to them that really pissed me off was the treatment given to [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Venus de Milo]] in the sketch about the current lives of forgotten girl toys in the episode "Moesha Poppins", and not just because I'm one of the few ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fans who actually likes Venus. The first thing that drives me furious is that they credit Venus as a girl toy just because she was created as a token female for a team otherwise consisting of males. It's true that the TMNT franchise is primarily aimed at boys and that Venus was created because the executives at Fox wanted a girl turtle so that potential female audiences could have someone to relate to and somehow forgot about April O'Neil, but that doesn't exactly mean that she's a girl's toy. What really pushed my buttons, however, was when they revealed Venus was DrivenToSuicide over her lack of popularity and had two cops debate over whether it was ironic or funny that Venus soiled herself when she died. There's nothing funny ''or'' ironic about it because ''everyone'' shits themselves when they die.

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* Tropers/CaptainTedium: I never really cared for the Where Are They Now-type sketches, but one moment related to them that really pissed me off was the treatment given to [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Venus de Milo]] in the sketch about the current lives of forgotten girl toys in the episode "Moesha Poppins", and not just because I'm one of the few ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fans who actually likes Venus. The first thing that drives me furious is that they credit Venus as a girl toy just because she was created as a token female for a team otherwise consisting of males. It's true that the TMNT franchise is primarily aimed at boys and that Venus was created because the executives at Fox wanted a girl turtle so that potential female audiences could have someone to relate to and somehow forgot about April O'Neil, but that doesn't exactly mean that she's a girl's toy. What really pushed my buttons, however, was when they revealed Venus was DrivenToSuicide over her lack of popularity and had killed herself by drowning herself in a toilet, with the unfunny punchline of two cops debate over whether it was ironic or funny that Venus soiled herself when she died. There's nothing funny ''or'' ironic about it because ''everyone'' shits themselves when they die.
23rd Sep '16 6:37:54 AM CaptainTedium
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* Tropers/MelancholyUtopia: To me, this show is sometimes funny, sometimes terrible, sometimes meh. Some of you might think me weird, but I didn't care much for the ''Toy Story 4'' skit. Yeah, it was terrible, but I didn't have that a strong reaction to it. I did, however, for the "Pubescent Rodents" sketch. Essentially, some girl groupies want to have sex with Alvin and the Chipmunks. Actually, only one of them wants to, the other two being reasonably disturbed by the idea. However, she ends up with one of them (I think it's Alvin) in his hotel room, and starts to regret her decision. At first she wants to go through with it because she doesn't want to be seen as a sissy by her friends, but eventually, she aborts her plan anyway by trying to call them...then we get a scene of her friends riding the other two chipmunks on the same bed. The end. Next sketch. I get the joke, I get what the punchline was supposed to be...it just wasn't funny. As someone who's struggling to not look at {{Shotacon}}, it triggered my guily conscience. I know what they're trying to do, I know that they like crossing the line for the sake of their sketches...but it's exactly those sketches that are sorted into the "terrible" pile whenever I watch the show, at least when it isn't done in a clever and tasteful way. I can take sex jokes, just don't ever mix it with pedophilia and bestiality at the same time, if it's only for the sake of being shocking instead of actually funny. That's the kind of crap I only want to give credit to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' for having, a show I hate even more.

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* Tropers/MelancholyUtopia: To me, this show is sometimes funny, sometimes terrible, sometimes meh. Some of you might think me weird, but I didn't care much for the ''Toy Story 4'' skit. Yeah, it was terrible, but I didn't have that a strong reaction to it. I did, however, for the "Pubescent Rodents" sketch. Essentially, some girl groupies want to have sex with Alvin and the Chipmunks. Actually, only one of them wants to, the other two being reasonably disturbed by the idea. However, she ends up with one of them (I think it's Alvin) in his hotel room, and starts to regret her decision. At first she wants to go through with it because she doesn't want to be seen as a sissy by her friends, but eventually, she aborts her plan anyway by trying to call them...then we get a scene of her friends riding the other two chipmunks on the same bed. The end. Next sketch. I get the joke, I get what the punchline was supposed to be...it just wasn't funny. As someone who's struggling to not look at {{Shotacon}}, it triggered my guily conscience. I know what they're trying to do, I know that they like crossing the line for the sake of their sketches...but it's exactly those sketches that are sorted into the "terrible" pile whenever I watch the show, at least when it isn't done in a clever and tasteful way. I can take sex jokes, just don't ever mix it with pedophilia and bestiality at the same time, if it's only for the sake of being shocking instead of actually funny. That's the kind of crap I only want to give credit to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' for having, a show I hate even more.more.
* Tropers/CaptainTedium: I never really cared for the Where Are They Now-type sketches, but one moment related to them that really pissed me off was the treatment given to [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Venus de Milo]] in the sketch about the current lives of forgotten girl toys in the episode "Moesha Poppins", and not just because I'm one of the few ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fans who actually likes Venus. The first thing that drives me furious is that they credit Venus as a girl toy just because she was created as a token female for a team otherwise consisting of males. It's true that the TMNT franchise is primarily aimed at boys and that Venus was created because the executives at Fox wanted a girl turtle so that potential female audiences could have someone to relate to and somehow forgot about April O'Neil, but that doesn't exactly mean that she's a girl's toy. What really pushed my buttons, however, was when they revealed Venus was DrivenToSuicide over her lack of popularity and had two cops debate over whether it was ironic or funny that Venus soiled herself when she died. There's nothing funny ''or'' ironic about it because ''everyone'' shits themselves when they die.
9th Aug '16 5:38:31 AM MelancholyUtopia
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* Tropers/MelancholyUtopia: To me, this show is sometimes funny, sometimes terrible, sometimes meh. Some of you might think me weird, but I didn't care much for the ''Toy Story 4'' skit. Yeah, it was terrible, but I didn't have that a strong reaction to it. I did, however, for the "Pubescent Rodents" sketch. Essentially, some girl groupies want to have sex with Alvin and the Chipmunks. Actually, only one of them wants to, the other two being reasonably disturbed. However, she ends up with one of them (I think it's Alvin) in his hotel room, and starts to regret her decision. At first she wants to go through with it because she didn't want to be seen as a sissy by her friends, but eventually, she aborts her plan anyway by trying to call them...then we get a scene of her friends riding the other two chipmunks on the same bed. The end. Next sketch. I get the joke, I get what the punchline was supposed to be...it just wasn't funny. As someone who's struggling to not look at {{Shotacon}}, It triggered my guily conscience. I know what they're trying to do, I know that they like crossing the line for the sake of their sketches...but it's exactly those sketches that are sorted into the "terrible" pile whenever I watch the show, at least when it isn't done in a clever and tasteful way. I can take sex jokes, just don't ever mix it with pedophilia and bestiality at the same time, if it's only for the sake of being shocking instead of actually funny. That's the kind of crap I only want to give credit to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' for having, a show I hate even more.

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* Tropers/MelancholyUtopia: To me, this show is sometimes funny, sometimes terrible, sometimes meh. Some of you might think me weird, but I didn't care much for the ''Toy Story 4'' skit. Yeah, it was terrible, but I didn't have that a strong reaction to it. I did, however, for the "Pubescent Rodents" sketch. Essentially, some girl groupies want to have sex with Alvin and the Chipmunks. Actually, only one of them wants to, the other two being reasonably disturbed.disturbed by the idea. However, she ends up with one of them (I think it's Alvin) in his hotel room, and starts to regret her decision. At first she wants to go through with it because she didn't doesn't want to be seen as a sissy by her friends, but eventually, she aborts her plan anyway by trying to call them...then we get a scene of her friends riding the other two chipmunks on the same bed. The end. Next sketch. I get the joke, I get what the punchline was supposed to be...it just wasn't funny. As someone who's struggling to not look at {{Shotacon}}, It it triggered my guily conscience. I know what they're trying to do, I know that they like crossing the line for the sake of their sketches...but it's exactly those sketches that are sorted into the "terrible" pile whenever I watch the show, at least when it isn't done in a clever and tasteful way. I can take sex jokes, just don't ever mix it with pedophilia and bestiality at the same time, if it's only for the sake of being shocking instead of actually funny. That's the kind of crap I only want to give credit to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' for having, a show I hate even more.
9th Aug '16 5:36:44 AM MelancholyUtopia
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* Tropers/MelancholyUtopia: To me, this show is sometimes funny, sometimes terrible, sometimes meh. Some of you might think me weird, but I didn't care much for the ''Toy Story 4'' skit. Yeah, it was terrible, but I didn't have that a strong reaction to it. I did, however, for the "Pubescent Rodents" sketch. Essentially, some girl groupies want to have sex with Alvin and the Chipmunks. Actually, only one of them wants to, the other two being reasonably disturbed. However, she ends up with one of them (I think it's Alvin) on his hotel room, and starts to regret her decision. At first she wants to go through with it because she didn't want to be seen as a sissy by her friends, but eventually, she aborts her plan anyway by trying to call them...then we get a scene of them riding the other two chipmunks on the same bed. The end. Next sketch. I get the joke, I get what the punchline was supposed to be...it just wasn't funny. As someone who's struggling to not look at {{Shotacon}}, it was only tasteless and disturbing. I get what they're trying to do, I know that they like crossing the line for the sake of their sketches...but it's exactly those sketches that are sorted into the "terrible" pile whenever I watch the show, at least when it isn't done in a clever way. I can take sex jokes, just don't ever mix it with pedophilia and bestiality at the same time, if it's only for the sake of being shocking instead of actually funny.

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* Tropers/MelancholyUtopia: To me, this show is sometimes funny, sometimes terrible, sometimes meh. Some of you might think me weird, but I didn't care much for the ''Toy Story 4'' skit. Yeah, it was terrible, but I didn't have that a strong reaction to it. I did, however, for the "Pubescent Rodents" sketch. Essentially, some girl groupies want to have sex with Alvin and the Chipmunks. Actually, only one of them wants to, the other two being reasonably disturbed. However, she ends up with one of them (I think it's Alvin) on in his hotel room, and starts to regret her decision. At first she wants to go through with it because she didn't want to be seen as a sissy by her friends, but eventually, she aborts her plan anyway by trying to call them...then we get a scene of them her friends riding the other two chipmunks on the same bed. The end. Next sketch. I get the joke, I get what the punchline was supposed to be...it just wasn't funny. As someone who's struggling to not look at {{Shotacon}}, it was only tasteless and disturbing. It triggered my guily conscience. I get know what they're trying to do, I know that they like crossing the line for the sake of their sketches...but it's exactly those sketches that are sorted into the "terrible" pile whenever I watch the show, at least when it isn't done in a clever and tasteful way. I can take sex jokes, just don't ever mix it with pedophilia and bestiality at the same time, if it's only for the sake of being shocking instead of actually funny. That's the kind of crap I only want to give credit to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' for having, a show I hate even more.
9th Aug '16 5:31:36 AM MelancholyUtopia
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* cricri3007: The Star Wars sketch where Boba shows up drunk for the confrontation at Jabba's barge (Can't remember wich season, sorry). There is BlackComedy and then there's ''skinning Chewbaccka, wearing his still bloody back as a cape and taunting a blind Han about it''. And no, the fact that Boba was piss drunk or that it was AllADream does 'NOT'' make it better.

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* cricri3007: The Star Wars sketch where Boba shows up drunk for the confrontation at Jabba's barge (Can't remember wich season, sorry). There is BlackComedy and then there's ''skinning Chewbaccka, wearing his still bloody back as a cape and taunting a blind Han about it''. And no, the fact that Boba was piss drunk or that it was AllADream does 'NOT'' make it better.better.
* Tropers/MelancholyUtopia: To me, this show is sometimes funny, sometimes terrible, sometimes meh. Some of you might think me weird, but I didn't care much for the ''Toy Story 4'' skit. Yeah, it was terrible, but I didn't have that a strong reaction to it. I did, however, for the "Pubescent Rodents" sketch. Essentially, some girl groupies want to have sex with Alvin and the Chipmunks. Actually, only one of them wants to, the other two being reasonably disturbed. However, she ends up with one of them (I think it's Alvin) on his hotel room, and starts to regret her decision. At first she wants to go through with it because she didn't want to be seen as a sissy by her friends, but eventually, she aborts her plan anyway by trying to call them...then we get a scene of them riding the other two chipmunks on the same bed. The end. Next sketch. I get the joke, I get what the punchline was supposed to be...it just wasn't funny. As someone who's struggling to not look at {{Shotacon}}, it was only tasteless and disturbing. I get what they're trying to do, I know that they like crossing the line for the sake of their sketches...but it's exactly those sketches that are sorted into the "terrible" pile whenever I watch the show, at least when it isn't done in a clever way. I can take sex jokes, just don't ever mix it with pedophilia and bestiality at the same time, if it's only for the sake of being shocking instead of actually funny.
14th Jul '16 1:56:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Tropers/TheDogSage: The "Potter, You Fool" skit from the ''Some Like It Hitman'' episode pretty much embodies all of these. A potentially funny skit ruined by unnecessary {{gorn}} (Neville's hand transforming into a monkey head that mauls him and Ron's teeth shooting from his gums/head exploding), TheyJustDidntCare (Hermione and Harry moving to America to go to a public school), and not doing the research (Hermione being cyber-bullied on Website/{{Facebook}}, even though Website/{{Facebook}} didn't exist in the early-mid 1990s when the Literature/HarryPotter books take place), and DudeNotFunny (Hermione commits suicide due to the aforementioned cyber-bullying.)

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* Tropers/TheDogSage: The "Potter, You Fool" skit from the ''Some Like It Hitman'' episode pretty much embodies all of these. A potentially funny skit ruined by unnecessary {{gorn}} (Neville's hand transforming into a monkey head that mauls him and Ron's teeth shooting from his gums/head exploding), TheyJustDidntCare lack of care (Hermione and Harry moving to America to go to a public school), and not doing the research (Hermione being cyber-bullied on Website/{{Facebook}}, even though Website/{{Facebook}} didn't exist in the early-mid 1990s when the Literature/HarryPotter books take place), and DudeNotFunny (Hermione commits suicide due to the aforementioned cyber-bullying.)
15th Jun '16 9:32:59 AM Berrenta
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9th Jun '16 6:15:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Tropers/DonEast: The final skit of the episode ''Kramer Vs. Showgirls'' was another follow-up to Michael Moore's "where are they now" skit. This one was about 90's cartoons and boy does it feel like they have something against the decade. ShallowParody doesn't even begin to describe the scene with ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', the ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' part was disgusting beyond words. But the thing that pushed me into writing this entry is what they did to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. Long story short, financial issues force DW to sell his body to a Chinese restaurant (just roll with it) and gets cooked in an oven alive, and on top of that this all happened in front of his daughter, Gosalyn. If that wasn't enough, at the end of the sketch, Michael Moore and Gosalyn were at said restaurant and the cook served them the now cooked Darkwing, with his head still attached. It then gets chopped off in a gag that they ripped off wholesale from ''AChristmasStory''. You know what? Fuck you, ''Robot Chicken'' writers. You don't mess with a man's childhood like that. This is one of the worst skits in the history of the show and that's saying something!

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* Tropers/DonEast: The final skit of the episode ''Kramer Vs. Showgirls'' was another follow-up to Michael Moore's "where are they now" skit. This one was about 90's cartoons and boy does it feel like they have something against the decade. ShallowParody doesn't even begin to describe the scene with ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', the ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' part was disgusting beyond words. But the thing that pushed me into writing this entry is what they did to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. Long story short, financial issues force DW to sell his body to a Chinese restaurant (just roll with it) and gets cooked in an oven alive, and on top of that this all happened in front of his daughter, Gosalyn. If that wasn't enough, at the end of the sketch, Michael Moore and Gosalyn were at said restaurant and the cook served them the now cooked Darkwing, with his head still attached. It then gets chopped off in a gag that they ripped off wholesale from ''AChristmasStory''.''Film/AChristmasStory''. You know what? Fuck you, ''Robot Chicken'' writers. You don't mess with a man's childhood like that. This is one of the worst skits in the history of the show and that's saying something!
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