History GenreDeconstruction / WesternAnimation

8th Feb '16 11:35:06 AM legomaniac90
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** "Fare Tonight" deconstructs the KidHero trope popularized by ''Film/HomeAlone'', as the kids in question, while able to talk big about killing vampires, end up being about as prepared to fight an actual vampire as kids with no professional training whatsoever would be in real life. [[spoiler: They only win by pure luck at the end.]]

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** "Fare Tonight" deconstructs the KidHero trope popularized "KidHero fights monsters" genre made by ''Film/HomeAlone'', ''Film/MonsterSquad'', as the kids in question, while able to talk big about killing vampires, end up being about as prepared to fight an actual vampire as kids with no professional training whatsoever would be in real life. [[spoiler: They only win by pure luck at the end.]]
6th Feb '16 9:59:12 PM legomaniac90
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6th Feb '16 9:46:23 PM legomaniac90
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** "All The Gory Details" deconstructs the tropes made by ''Film/Franknestein1931''. The Mad Scientist? [[spoiler: Was trying to ''protect'' his creations]]. Said creations? [[spoiler: Just want to be left alone, and only attack the heroes to destroy the evidence of their existence.]] It also deconstructs the idea of the HardboiledDetective with Harold Klump, who embodies every negative trait involved with the trope and twists every positive into a negative. His determination? Keeps him from getting anywhere and [[spoiler: gets him changed into one of Kromwell's creations at the end.]]

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** "All The Gory Details" deconstructs the tropes made by ''Film/Franknestein1931''. The Mad Scientist? [[spoiler: Was trying to ''protect'' his creations]]. Said creations? [[spoiler: Just want to be left alone, and only attack the heroes to destroy the evidence of their existence.]] It also deconstructs the idea of the HardboiledDetective with Harold Klump, who embodies every negative trait involved with the trope and twists every positive trait into a negative. His determination? Keeps him from getting anywhere and [[spoiler: gets him changed into one of Kromwell's creations at the end.]] His snarkiness and general misogyny? [[spoiler: Alienates him from his partner, who ends up leaving after having enough of his abuse.]]



** "Fare Tonight" deconstructs the Empowered Kid genre popularized by ''Film/HomeAlone'', as the kids in question, while able to talk big about killing vampires, end up being totally unprepared to fight an actual vampire. [[spoiler: They only win by pure luck at the end.]]

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** "Fare Tonight" deconstructs the Empowered Kid genre KidHero trope popularized by ''Film/HomeAlone'', as the kids in question, while able to talk big about killing vampires, end up being totally unprepared about as prepared to fight an actual vampire.vampire as kids with no professional training whatsoever would be in real life. [[spoiler: They only win by pure luck at the end.]]


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** "Cave Man" deconstructs ''Film/EncinoMan'', by showing what would ''actually'' happen if a caveman were brought into the modern world. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well]].
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6th Feb '16 9:34:12 PM legomaniac90
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* ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptkeeper'', despite its LighterAndSofter nature, often used this trope:
** "All The Gory Details" deconstructs the tropes made by ''Film/Franknestein1931''. The Mad Scientist? [[spoiler: Was trying to ''protect'' his creations]]. Said creations? [[spoiler: Just want to be left alone, and only attack the heroes to destroy the evidence of their existence.]] It also deconstructs the idea of the HardboiledDetective with Harold Klump, who embodies every negative trait involved with the trope and twists every positive into a negative. His determination? Keeps him from getting anywhere and [[spoiler: gets him changed into one of Kromwell's creations at the end.]]
** "Hyde and Go Shriek" deconstructs the GodzillaThreshold trope at the end. [[spoiler: Try to stop the kid you bullied when he has a werewolf formula by drinking more of it? Congrats! Too bad he set it up so that ''you'' would be captured and taken away instead. Have fun in government testing!]]
** "Fare Tonight" deconstructs the Empowered Kid genre popularized by ''Film/HomeAlone'', as the kids in question, while able to talk big about killing vampires, end up being totally unprepared to fight an actual vampire. [[spoiler: They only win by pure luck at the end.]]
** "The Works... In Wax" deconstructs classic monster films by portraying the climactic monster hunts... from the viewpoints of the monsters. [[spoiler: The hero actually helps them escape their deaths, and they help him in a BigDamnHeroes moment.]]
27th Dec '15 6:35:44 AM Sheady16
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* The ''JimmyNeutron'' [[TheMovie movie]] deconstructs the [[ThereAreNoAdults "no parents would be great"]] trope by having difficulties pop up the very next day. A girl gets injured, everyone gets chronically lonely, and people get sick from eating nothing but bad food.

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* The ''JimmyNeutron'' [[TheMovie movie]] deconstructs the [[ThereAreNoAdults "no "having no parents would be great"]] trope by having difficulties pop up the very next day. A girl gets injured, everyone gets chronically lonely, and people get sick from eating nothing but bad food.
18th Oct '15 4:31:26 PM nombretomado
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* The episode of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' about them moving to "Citysville" deals with what would happen if their brand of heroics was applied to a real life city.

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* The episode of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' about them moving to "Citysville" deals with what would happen if their brand of heroics was applied to a real life city.
11th Sep '15 10:08:43 PM nombretomado
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** Later episodes try to convey that being a teen superhero is not all fun and games, as we learn that [[spoiler: Aquagirl, Jason Todd, and the previous BlueBeetle]] have all been killed in action during the five year TimeSkip between seasons one and two. Upon this revelation, the line between superheroes and ChildSoldiers begins to blur even more.

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** Later episodes try to convey that being a teen superhero is not all fun and games, as we learn that [[spoiler: Aquagirl, Jason Todd, and the previous BlueBeetle]] ComicBook/BlueBeetle]] have all been killed in action during the five year TimeSkip between seasons one and two. Upon this revelation, the line between superheroes and ChildSoldiers begins to blur even more.
26th Aug '15 9:26:29 AM nombretomado
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* ''MoralOrel'' deconstructs TheMoralSubstitute by presenting a culture where ALL MEDIA are Christian fundamentalist propaganda, and showing just how messed up and disturbing said culture would be.

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* ''MoralOrel'' ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' deconstructs TheMoralSubstitute by presenting a culture where ALL MEDIA are Christian fundamentalist propaganda, and showing just how messed up and disturbing said culture would be.
11th Jul '15 1:40:55 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[OncePerEpisode Normal episodes]] end with Twilight Sparkle sending [[AnAesop a message]] to her mentor Princess Celestia about [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle what she learned about friendship that day]], satisfying the [[EdutainmentShow Edutainment quota]] for the week. The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]" specifically begs the [[BrokenAesop Aesop-breaking]] question: "What happens if there was no friendship message to write about?" Thus begins one of the most bizarre, creepy episodes of the series when our [[SanityBall normally]] [[OnlySaneMan calm and collected]] (and [[SarcasmMode slightly]] [[SuperOCD OCD]]) Twilight races to find, and eventually ''create'', a friendship problem to report about. Ultimately, an Aesop about missing the Aesop is arrived at, and [[WhamEpisode introduces a running change]] where any of Twilight's friends can provide the Aesop (likely as a way to avoid having to shoehorn in Twilight into every episode).

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** [[OncePerEpisode Normal episodes]] end with Twilight Sparkle sending [[AnAesop a message]] to her mentor Princess Celestia about [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle what she learned about friendship that day]], satisfying the [[EdutainmentShow Edutainment quota]] for the week. The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]" specifically begs the [[BrokenAesop Aesop-breaking]] question: "What happens if there was no friendship message to write about?" Thus begins one of the most bizarre, creepy episodes of the series when our [[SanityBall normally]] [[OnlySaneMan calm and collected]] (and [[SarcasmMode slightly]] [[SuperOCD OCD]]) Twilight races to find, and eventually ''create'', a friendship problem to report about. Ultimately, an Aesop about missing the Aesop is arrived at, and [[WhamEpisode introduces a running change]] where any of Twilight's friends can provide the Aesop (likely as a way to avoid having to shoehorn in Twilight into every episode).



* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' deconstructs just about every one of the franchise's most iconic tropes.
* Along the same lines as the ''Scooby-Doo'' example above is ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime,'' which takes a grittier spin on the ''{{Transformers}}'' series.
* ''{{Archer}}'' goes through cold-war spy tropes like adamantium claws through butter.

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* %%* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' deconstructs just about every one of the franchise's most iconic tropes.
* %%* Along the same lines as the ''Scooby-Doo'' example above is ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime,'' which takes a grittier spin on the ''{{Transformers}}'' series.
* %%* ''{{Archer}}'' goes through cold-war spy tropes like adamantium claws through butter.
14th Jun '15 8:56:27 PM nombretomado
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* There can be a very good case made for ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' being a deconstruction of ''JonnyQuest and Franchise/DocSavage''-style [[TwoFistedTales stories]]. Some say spoof, some say deconstruction, some say [[DeconstructiveParody both]]. The main character is a former KidHero who, due to a childhood spent traveling the world with his Adventurer-Scientist father, has [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior seen and done things]] no twelve-year-old boy really should have to, and has grown up into a bitter, pill-popping, barely-functional human being. His rugged ActionHero bodyguard is basically the kind of borderline sociopath that would gravitate to a world of clandestine doings where [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer brutal murder]] is an acceptable way of solving problems. His children are socially awkward nerds, but not in any of the "good" or "endearing" ways; they were basically raised in boxes and have no clue how to interact with reality. And his arch-nemesis is a lame animal-themed SuperVillain who, despite moments of competence, is so wrapped up in planning the details of his over-elaborate and petty revenge schemes against an enemy who ''barely knows who he is'' that his schemes never actually get off the ground.

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* There can be a very good case made for ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' being a deconstruction of ''JonnyQuest ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest and Franchise/DocSavage''-style [[TwoFistedTales stories]]. Some say spoof, some say deconstruction, some say [[DeconstructiveParody both]]. The main character is a former KidHero who, due to a childhood spent traveling the world with his Adventurer-Scientist father, has [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior seen and done things]] no twelve-year-old boy really should have to, and has grown up into a bitter, pill-popping, barely-functional human being. His rugged ActionHero bodyguard is basically the kind of borderline sociopath that would gravitate to a world of clandestine doings where [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer brutal murder]] is an acceptable way of solving problems. His children are socially awkward nerds, but not in any of the "good" or "endearing" ways; they were basically raised in boxes and have no clue how to interact with reality. And his arch-nemesis is a lame animal-themed SuperVillain who, despite moments of competence, is so wrapped up in planning the details of his over-elaborate and petty revenge schemes against an enemy who ''barely knows who he is'' that his schemes never actually get off the ground.
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