History Flanderization / WesternAnimation

20th Mar '17 7:59:01 PM Vir
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* Grandpa, and several other characters, get this bad in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' animated series. While Huey was always the reasonable one in the show, seasons 1 and 2 saw the Idiot and Smart ball passed around fairly evenly. Grandpa was a hard working, well meaning person who occasionally did stupid things due to lack of foresight and bad luck. However his character was solid enough that he could drop anvils on shady characters like Uncle Ruckus and A Pimp Named Slickback, and words of wisdom to Huey believably. By season 3 it's clear he's an idiot, and by season 4 he's the worst regularly occurring Black person on the show, and only a handful of steps away from being a Black Homer Simpson. (By that time however, creator Aaron McGruder was no longer attached to the program, so it could be argued that everyone's writing suffered.)

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* Grandpa, and several other characters, get this bad in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' animated series. While Huey was always the reasonable one in the show, seasons 1 and 2 saw the Idiot and Smart ball passed around fairly evenly. Grandpa was a hard working, well meaning person who occasionally did stupid things due to lack of foresight and bad luck. However his character was solid enough that he could drop anvils on shady characters like Uncle Ruckus and A Pimp Named Slickback, and words of wisdom to Huey believably. By season 3 it's clear he's an idiot, and by season 4 he's the worst regularly occurring Black person on the show, and only a handful of steps away from being a Black Homer Simpson. (By that time however, creator Aaron McGruder [=McGruder=] was no longer attached to the program, so it could be argued that everyone's writing suffered.)
20th Mar '17 7:57:10 PM Vir
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* Saranoia in ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo''. Initially, she loathed Yang and men and loved Yin because she was TheUnfavourite compared to her brother Mark, and incorrectly projected that situation onto the siblings, even calling Yang "Mark". Over the course of the series... this backstory started to fade and her already over-the-top idolization of Yin and hatred of Yang was flanderized to the point that she started to come across more like a [[PsychoLesbian creepy pedophiliac lesbian]] StalkerWithACrush, peaking in one episode where she posed as a popular girl to become "Sweat Sisters" with Yin -- everyone ''in the show'' even commented on how creepy that was. Since that episode, though, she's essentially reverted to her original characterization, in an unusual reversal of a Flanderization.

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* Saranoia in ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo''. ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' Initially, she loathed Yang and men and loved Yin because she was TheUnfavourite compared to her brother Mark, and incorrectly projected that situation onto the siblings, even calling Yang "Mark". Over the course of the series... this backstory started to fade and her already over-the-top idolization of Yin and hatred of Yang was flanderized to the point that she started to come across more like a [[PsychoLesbian creepy pedophiliac lesbian]] StalkerWithACrush, peaking in one episode where she posed as a popular girl to become "Sweat Sisters" with Yin -- everyone ''in the show'' even commented on how creepy that was. Since that episode, though, she's essentially reverted to her original characterization, in an unusual reversal of a Flanderization.
15th Mar '17 6:59:20 PM Manny20444
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** Spider-Man himself; usually Spidey is a DeadpanSnarker with an InnerMonologue with tendencies to not think through his actions, who defaults to being '[[ComicRelief the funny guy]]' when he teams up with others. The show amps up his comedy to the point he's a complete IdiotHero with NoFourthWall who can't stop making dumb jokes.

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** Spider-Man himself; usually Spidey is a DeadpanSnarker with an InnerMonologue with tendencies to not think through his actions, who defaults to being '[[ComicRelief the funny guy]]' when he teams up with others. The show amps up his comedy comedic traits to the point he's a complete IdiotHero with NoFourthWall who can't stop making dumb jokes.jokes that are ''very'' irritating.
11th Mar '17 8:29:40 AM TommyTiger
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* The show itself. As its own page says, it turned from a relatively conventional kid's show with slight GrossOutShow and GagSeries tendencies to a BlackComedy SadistShow GagSeries that involves [[CrapsackWorld apocalyptically retarded/mean characters]] in surreal situations in a show that [[CrossesTheLineTwice wouldn't be out of place in]] Creator/CartoonNetwork's Creator/AdultSwim lineup. It's safe to say that not a single TV show ''in general'' (except ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'') could change as much this show.

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* The show itself. As its own page says, it turned from a relatively conventional kid's show with slight GrossOutShow and GagSeries tendencies to a BlackComedy SadistShow GagSeries that involves [[CrapsackWorld apocalyptically retarded/mean characters]] in surreal situations in a show that [[CrossesTheLineTwice wouldn't be out of place in]] Creator/CartoonNetwork's Creator/AdultSwim lineup. It's safe to say that not a single TV show ''in general'' (except ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'') meant for all ages could change as much as this show.
10th Mar '17 8:57:42 AM JohnnyLurg
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** More than his politics became Flanderized. Originally he was a very smart, and sometimes even pretty classy, character, even if he did drink from time to time and had trouble getting women to go out with him because most of the women he dated were airheads with hot bodies. Now, he's a full-blown alcoholic, he's not very sophisticated, and a lot of his plotlines now revolve around him trying to get a date, always one with a human woman.

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** More than his politics became Flanderized. Originally he was a very smart, smart and sometimes even pretty classy, cultured character, even if he did drink from time to time and had trouble getting women to go out with him because most of the women he dated were airheads with hot bodies. Now, he's a full-blown alcoholic, he's not very sophisticated, sophisticated (he even thinks ''Literature/PortnoysComplaint'' is about a man filing a noise complaint about a port), and a lot of his plotlines now revolve around him trying to get a date, always one with a human woman.
10th Mar '17 8:51:46 AM JohnnyLurg
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** Peter also was arguably more racist and sexist in early episodes like "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" and "I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar" as [[Series/AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]] was one of his primary influences.
8th Mar '17 2:30:03 PM Vorhias
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* Grandpa, and several other characters, get this bad in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' animated series. While Huey was always the reasonable one in the show, seasons 1 and 2 saw the Idiot and Smart ball passed around fairly evenly. Grandpa was a hard working, well meaning person who occasionally did stupid things due to lack of foresight and bad luck. However his character was solid enough that he could drop anvils on shady characters like Uncle Ruckus and A Pimp Named Slickback, and words of wisdom to Huey believably. By season 3 it's clear he's an idiot, and by season 4 he's the worst regularly occurring Black person on the show, and only a handful of steps away from being a Black Homer Simpson.

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* Grandpa, and several other characters, get this bad in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' animated series. While Huey was always the reasonable one in the show, seasons 1 and 2 saw the Idiot and Smart ball passed around fairly evenly. Grandpa was a hard working, well meaning person who occasionally did stupid things due to lack of foresight and bad luck. However his character was solid enough that he could drop anvils on shady characters like Uncle Ruckus and A Pimp Named Slickback, and words of wisdom to Huey believably. By season 3 it's clear he's an idiot, and by season 4 he's the worst regularly occurring Black person on the show, and only a handful of steps away from being a Black Homer Simpson. (By that time however, creator Aaron McGruder was no longer attached to the program, so it could be argued that everyone's writing suffered.)
1st Mar '17 10:57:56 AM Darkanine
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** Jack Spicer started off as a legit bad guy and an intelligent one at that. He built his own robots, and on several occasions kicks ass and takes names. By the final two episodes, he's portrayed as so stupid he has to write "This way up" on his underwear. See VillainDecay.
** The other villains were no stranger to this either. Chase Young was introduced as a crafty, cunning character until he devolved into being evil for evil's sake.

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** Somewhat inconsistent in Jack Spicer Spicer's case. He started off as a legit bad guy and an intelligent one at that. He built his own robots, and on several occasions kicks ass and takes names. Early in the series run, Jack was shown as being a skilled martial artist who could match and defeat the Xiaolin Warriors in combat. Hell, Jack has taken over the Earth in ''two'' alternate timelines and did a damn effective job at ruling it, in one of the timelines he was even said to be a threat to the entire universe. By the final two episodes, he's portrayed as so stupid he has to write "This way up" on his underwear.underwear, however in episodes leading up to the finale, he still had burst of competency, as he was able to hold his own against Omi in combat and even took over Chase Young's fortress overnight. Throughout most of ''Xiaolin Chronicles'' however, Jack was a complete joke lacking a threatening bone in his body. See VillainDecay.
** The other villains were no stranger to this either. Chase Young was introduced as a crafty, cunning character until he devolved into being evil for evil's sake. This was especially upsetting because Chase was stated multiple times to have some goodness in his heart by Omi, yet this plot point has since been ignored by the rest of the series.
22nd Feb '17 6:57:52 AM TommyTiger
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''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has experienced massive flanderization since its [[UnCanceled un-cancellation]] in 2005.

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''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has experienced massive flanderization since from its [[UnCanceled un-cancellation]] in 2005.2005 to the release of the second movie.
2nd Feb '17 7:52:44 PM Prometheus117
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* In the PilotMovie for ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo was only slightly mischievous. As the series had progressed, some fans have complained that Bloo had became progressively more anarchic, selfish, and obnoxious, reaching {{Jerkass}} levels in later seasons.

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* In the PilotMovie for ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo was only slightly mischievous. mischievous and showed at multiple points he had a very good heart underneath his occasional mean exterior. As the series had progressed, some fans have complained that Bloo had became progressively more anarchic, selfish, and obnoxious, obnoxious while showing far fewer genuinely nice moments, reaching {{Jerkass}} levels in later seasons.
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