History GenreSavvy / WesternAnimation

22nd Aug '16 7:30:51 PM HighCrate
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** In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos says he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]
* Pops up frequently in the cartoons of Creator/TexAvery. For instance, the main conceit of the Droopy Dog cartoon ''Northwest Hounded Police'' is that Droopy is a mounted policeman sent to capture a criminal wolf. Everywhere the wolf tries to hide, Droopy's made it there first. At one point, the wolf swims to a small deserted island, where he's stuck between a small rock and a smaller rock.
-->'''Wolf:''' ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall (To the audience)]]'' Yeah, I know. He'll probably be under that rock. ''(indicating the small rock)''
-->'''Droopy:''' ''(appearing from under the smaller rock)'' Nope. Under this one!

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** In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos says he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]
* Pops up frequently in the cartoons of Creator/TexAvery. For instance, the main conceit of the Droopy Dog cartoon ''Northwest Hounded Police'' is that Droopy is a mounted policeman sent to capture a criminal wolf. Everywhere the wolf tries to hide, Droopy's made it there first. At one point, the wolf swims to a small deserted island, where he's stuck between a small rock and a smaller rock.
-->'''Wolf:''' ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall (To the audience)]]'' Yeah, I know. He'll probably be under that rock. ''(indicating the small rock)''
-->'''Droopy:''' ''(appearing from under the smaller rock)'' Nope. Under this one!
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22nd Aug '16 5:13:02 PM BugsFan17
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* Pops up frequently in the cartoons of Creator/TexAvery. For instance, the main conceit of the WesternAnimation/DroopyDog cartoon is that Droopy is a mounted policeman sent to capture a criminal wolf. Everywhere the wolf tries to hide, Droopy's made it there first. At one point, the wolf swims to a small deserted island, where he's stuck between a small rock and a smaller rock.

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* Pops up frequently in the cartoons of Creator/TexAvery. For instance, the main conceit of the WesternAnimation/DroopyDog Droopy Dog cartoon ''Northwest Hounded Police'' is that Droopy is a mounted policeman sent to capture a criminal wolf. Everywhere the wolf tries to hide, Droopy's made it there first. At one point, the wolf swims to a small deserted island, where he's stuck between a small rock and a smaller rock.
22nd Aug '16 5:11:39 PM BugsFan17
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** In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos says he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]

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** In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos says he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]]]
* Pops up frequently in the cartoons of Creator/TexAvery. For instance, the main conceit of the WesternAnimation/DroopyDog cartoon is that Droopy is a mounted policeman sent to capture a criminal wolf. Everywhere the wolf tries to hide, Droopy's made it there first. At one point, the wolf swims to a small deserted island, where he's stuck between a small rock and a smaller rock.
-->'''Wolf:''' ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall (To the audience)]]'' Yeah, I know. He'll probably be under that rock. ''(indicating the small rock)''
-->'''Droopy:''' ''(appearing from under the smaller rock)'' Nope. Under this one!
14th May '16 4:17:22 PM Viira
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** In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos said he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]
** In "Legend of the Gobblewonker", Dipper brings seventeen disposable cameras along with him to search for the Gobblewonker, since he realizes how often camera problems ruin monster hunts in movies. Also, Soos worries that he might just be a "side character" and get killed off. Ironically for Dipper, ''all'' [[RunningGag of his cameras get destroyed before the monster shows up]].

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** In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos said he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]
** In "Legend of the Gobblewonker", Dipper brings seventeen disposable cameras along with him to search for the Gobblewonker, since he realizes how often camera problems ruin monster hunts in movies. Also, Soos worries that he might just be a "side character" and get killed off. Ironically for Dipper, ''all'' [[RunningGag of his cameras get destroyed before the monster shows up]].up]].
** In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos says he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]
24th Mar '16 9:05:22 AM Viira
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos said he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
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In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos said he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]]]
** In "Legend of the Gobblewonker", Dipper brings seventeen disposable cameras along with him to search for the Gobblewonker, since he realizes how often camera problems ruin monster hunts in movies. Also, Soos worries that he might just be a "side character" and get killed off. Ironically for Dipper, ''all'' [[RunningGag of his cameras get destroyed before the monster shows up]].
15th Mar '16 2:14:30 PM ObsidianFire
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
** In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos said he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]
* This is parodied in the [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons Tex Avery-directed cartoon]] ''WesternAnimation/NorthwestHoundedPolice'', in which one of the Wolf's escapes from Droopy ends with him on a tiny island large enough for him, a rock and a pebble:
-->'''Wolf:''' (snarkily. [[NoFourthWall to the camera]]) Yeah, I know. (points to the rock) He'll probably be right under that rock.\\
'''Droopy:''' (emerging from beneath [[BehindAStick the pebble that's smaller than his hat]]) Nope, under ''this'' one.\\
'''Wolf:''' (has nervous breakdown)
* This is one of the defining traits of [[MadScientist Grandpa Rick]] on Adult Swim's ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'':
-->'''Mr. Needful''': Tell me, Rick, what do you desire?\\
'''Rick''': ''(disinterested as usual)'' Eh, I make my own stuff. So what are you, like, [[DevilInDisguise the devil?]]\\
'''Mr. Needful''': What? ''(nervously)'' Sorry?\\
'''Rick''': I don't know, [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday store comes out of nowhere,]] all the shit's [[BazaarOfTheBizarre old and creepy]]... are you the devil? Demon? {{Leprechaun}}?
* The ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Brainstorm" is an eleven-minute exercise in this. It depicts Lord Hater's chief henchman Commander Peepers pitching various ways to take over the planet Flendar, all of which Hater shoots down by describing the ways that Wander will likely foil said situation as per a typical episode of the show (i.e. removing the batteries from the DeathRay to power his music player, stealing the backup batteries to power Sylvia's music player, [[UpToEleven stealing the remaining backup batteries to power the music players of all the citizens of Flendar]], etc.) When Peepers ''finally'' evolves an apparently foolproof plan, taking all his concerns into account, Lord Hater envisions Wander inexplicably defeating it with only the power of his banjo and calls the invasion off. The GenreBlind Peepers rouses him from his misery by [[DareToBeBadass reminding him that logically he should be able to best Wander and Sylvia easily, given his powers]]. Encouraged, Hater calls the plan back onů and [[spoiler: [[NoodleIncident cut to the same shot of Hater and his army lying defeated on the ground and Wander raising his banjo triumphantly in the air that was used earlier.]]]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
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''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos said he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler: Only for him to immediately get bitten, [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]
* This is parodied in the [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons Tex Avery-directed cartoon]] ''WesternAnimation/NorthwestHoundedPolice'', in which one of the Wolf's escapes from Droopy ends with him on a tiny island large enough for him, a rock and a pebble:
-->'''Wolf:''' (snarkily. [[NoFourthWall to the camera]]) Yeah, I know. (points to the rock) He'll probably be right under that rock.\\
'''Droopy:''' (emerging from beneath [[BehindAStick the pebble that's smaller than his hat]]) Nope, under ''this'' one.\\
'''Wolf:''' (has nervous breakdown)
* This is one of the defining traits of [[MadScientist Grandpa Rick]] on Adult Swim's ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'':
-->'''Mr. Needful''': Tell me, Rick, what do you desire?\\
'''Rick''': ''(disinterested as usual)'' Eh, I make my own stuff. So what are you, like, [[DevilInDisguise the devil?]]\\
'''Mr. Needful''': What? ''(nervously)'' Sorry?\\
'''Rick''': I don't know, [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday store comes out of nowhere,]] all the shit's [[BazaarOfTheBizarre old and creepy]]... are you the devil? Demon? {{Leprechaun}}?
* The ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Brainstorm" is an eleven-minute exercise in this. It depicts Lord Hater's chief henchman Commander Peepers pitching various ways to take over the planet Flendar, all of which Hater shoots down by describing the ways that Wander will likely foil said situation as per a typical episode of the show (i.e. removing the batteries from the DeathRay to power his music player, stealing the backup batteries to power Sylvia's music player, [[UpToEleven stealing the remaining backup batteries to power the music players of all the citizens of Flendar]], etc.) When Peepers ''finally'' evolves an apparently foolproof plan, taking all his concerns into account, Lord Hater envisions Wander inexplicably defeating it with only the power of his banjo and calls the invasion off. The GenreBlind Peepers rouses him from his misery by [[DareToBeBadass reminding him that logically he should be able to best Wander and Sylvia easily, given his powers]]. Encouraged, Hater calls the plan back onů and [[spoiler: [[NoodleIncident cut to the same shot of Hater and his army lying defeated on the ground and Wander raising his banjo triumphantly in the air that was used earlier.]]]]
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15th Mar '16 2:09:35 PM ObsidianFire
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'', the titular character and Mung [[NoFourthWall go over the formula of the series]], Chowder causes a disaster by messing with the shows weird foods, and then ''proceed to go along with it anyway''.
* Pepper Potts invokes this trope in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' when Gene's stepfather, whilst wearing the Mandarin armor, threatens her life if Gene and Tony do not find the fifth Makluan Ring. ("Very original," to quote Pepper.)
* Used and then subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Finn and Jake immediately realize that an invitation from a creepy skeleton king is a trap and walk away listing all of the cliche things that would have happened if they'd gone into his arena--the exits would all seal themselves and they'd have to fight gladiator ghosts. Immediately subverted when they decide it sounds awesome and run right back into the trap, which plays out exactly the way they expected. Later, Finn's accurate predictions of said skeleton king's goals and power source become critical in tricking and defeating him.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. The whole show is a genre savvy parody of several pulp heroes, including the Shadow and Batman. Darkwing himself often mocks cartoon physics while being subjected to them. The other characters are also generally savvy.



** In "Legend of the Gobblewonker", Dipper brings seventeen disposable cameras along with him to search for the Gobblewonker, since he realizes how often camera problems ruin monster hunts. Also, Soos worries that he might just be a "side character" and get killed off. Ironically for Dipper, ''[[RunningGag all]]'' [[RunningGag of his cameras get destroyed before the monster shows up]].
15th Mar '16 1:48:25 PM ObsidianFire
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Legion of Super Heroes}}''. Bouncing Boy is the 21st Century horror movie aficionado, so he warns them of the rules.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Legion of Super Heroes}}''. Heroes}}'': Bouncing Boy is the 21st Century horror movie aficionado, so he warns them of the rules.
15th Mar '16 1:47:47 PM ObsidianFire
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
** # 21 and # 24 . In "The Lepidopterists", they are well aware that they posses the perfect combination of "expendable and invulnerable". Upon being sent off on a mission with # 1, they remark that his cool professionalism marks him for death, while their bumbling incompetence will see them through to the end. Later, when they point out that # 1's lack of a name makes him a RedShirt, he reveals his name, only to have it dismissed as a device to make his impending [[MauveShirt death more emotional]]. Ultimately, he meets his fate when his impressive escape techniques draw the attention of Brock Sampson. # 21 and # 24 were pretending to be wax sculptures at the time. [[spoiler: Ironically, or at least in a cruel twist of fate, in the season 3 finale, 24 stands near the Monarch's car when it suddenly explodes. He's killed in the blast as 21 unintentionally catches his burning head.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
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''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has # 21 and # 24 . In "The Lepidopterists", they are well aware that they posses the perfect combination of "expendable and invulnerable". Upon being sent off on a mission with # 1, they remark that his cool professionalism marks him for death, while their bumbling incompetence will see them through to the end. Later, when they point out that # 1's lack of a name makes him a RedShirt, he reveals his name, only to have it dismissed as a device to make his impending [[MauveShirt death more emotional]]. Ultimately, he meets his fate when his impressive escape techniques draw the attention of Brock Sampson. # 21 and # 24 were pretending to be wax sculptures at the time. [[spoiler: Ironically, or at least in a cruel twist of fate, in the season 3 finale, 24 stands near the Monarch's car when it suddenly explodes. He's killed in the blast as 21 unintentionally catches his burning head.]]



* On ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy,'' Mandy has this as part of the show's [[NoFourthWall lack of a Fourth Wall]]. For example in "Wishbones," a magical talking skull plays JerkassGenie to practically the whole cast, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor twisting their wishes]] in numerous ridiculous (and horrific) ways. When Mandy gets the last wish, she wisely decides [[spoiler:to auction it off to the highest bidder]].
* Gwen from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' tries to educate the other campers about the rules of horror movies only to be blatantly ignored... except by fellow horror-buff Duncan, who successfully becomes the {{Final G|irl}}uy because of it. Gwen is then subverted into WrongGenreSavvy when she confronts a real psychotic killer, [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame whom she thinks is an actor pretending to be a psycho killer.]]

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy,'' Mandy has this as part of the show's [[NoFourthWall lack of a Fourth Wall]]. For example in "Wishbones," a magical talking skull plays JerkassGenie to practically the whole cast, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor twisting their wishes]] in numerous ridiculous (and horrific) ways. When Mandy gets the last wish, she wisely decides [[spoiler:to auction it off to the highest bidder]].
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*''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
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Gwen from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' tries to educate the other campers about the rules of horror movies only to be blatantly ignored... except by fellow horror-buff Duncan, who successfully becomes the {{Final G|irl}}uy because of it. Gwen is then subverted into WrongGenreSavvy when she confronts a real psychotic killer, [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame whom she thinks is an actor pretending to be a psycho killer.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Xanatos manages to restrain several of the gargoyle heroes, and sets up a deathtrap-like situation where a vat of acid will pour down upon them.
-->'''Xanatos:''' It's my first real stab at clichéd villainy. How am I doing?".
** On the whole, he's clearly aware of what is expected from a cartoon villain, and sometimes comments on the cliches he's performing or avoiding. He still rarely achieves DangerouslyGenreSavvy levels, since the methods by which he's foiled are usually relatively standard fare, even if he never admits defeat. [[XanatosGambit That's because his plans usually gain ''more'' for him if he is ''apparently'' defeated.]] Only against Thailog has he ''ever'' truly admitted defeat and come out on the losing side of the exchange.
* Most of the characters on ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum'' know the conventions of the MechaShow. As well as several other film genres. For instance, the following exchange between [[TheHero Palmer]] and [[TheSmartGuy Willie]] after they hear banjo music in the distance:
-->'''Willie''': What was that?
-->'''Palmer''': [[DontGoInTheWoods The worst sound your anus ever heard.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''
** In "Action Packed", Timmy wishes the world was like an action movie. [[OnlySaneMan Wanda]] correctly predicts that everything would go from bad to worse. Wanda's awareness that everything will go wrong on every wish qualifies her for this trope.
* Played with in an episode of ''StrokerAndHoop'', where Stroker, in an attempt to be genre savvy, assumes that the suspects in the murder investigation must include a corrupt mayor and a corrupt sheriff. The latter, incidentally being Hoop's half-brother (or something), is in the room and Stroker quickly adds "no offense." Turns out he was right.
-->'''Hoop:''' You clichedly evil bastard!
* In ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'', one of the {{Mooks}} was GenreSavvy (but not [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dangerously so]]) enough to try and promote himself to the main credits, under the belief that he did not have a name until he did something worth earning it. Unfortunately for him, "worth" does not necessarily come in the form of positive gain. When he manages to capture the heroes through sheer luck, he makes a point of NOT discussing his evil plan right in front of them.
15th Mar '16 2:32:36 AM Viira
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** In "Legend of the Gobblewonker", Dipper brings seventeen disposable cameras along with him to search for the Gobblewonker, since he realizes how often camera problems ruin monster hunts. Also, Soos worries that he might just be a "side character" and get killed off.
** Ironically for Dipper, ''[[RunningGag all]]'' [[RunningGag of his cameras get destroyed before the]] [[spoiler: real]] [[RunningGag monster shows up]].

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** In "Legend of the Gobblewonker", Dipper brings seventeen disposable cameras along with him to search for the Gobblewonker, since he realizes how often camera problems ruin monster hunts. Also, Soos worries that he might just be a "side character" and get killed off.
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off. Ironically for Dipper, ''[[RunningGag all]]'' [[RunningGag of his cameras get destroyed before the]] [[spoiler: real]] [[RunningGag the monster shows up]].
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