History GrowingTheBeard / WesternAnimation

27th Jul '16 9:39:28 AM Morgenthaler
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*** It also features some big development for Megatron, who rapidly became [[NighInvulnerability one]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking of]] [[ManipulativeBastard the]] [[MrFanservice character's]] [[{{Badass}} finest]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy incarnations.]]

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*** It also features some big development for Megatron, who rapidly became [[NighInvulnerability one]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking of]] [[ManipulativeBastard the]] [[MrFanservice character's]] [[{{Badass}} finest]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy finest incarnations.]]
30th Jun '16 6:30:18 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''The Marvel Action Hour'', the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' and ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' cartoons both grew their beards in season 2; while not rejecting their first seasons, the shows suddenly took a leap forward in quality. Basically, the entire production crew from the first season was fired and replaced. The animation style changed for both shows and most of the Force Works characters from ''Iron Man'' were written out to concentrate on better solo stories.

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* ''The Marvel Action Hour'', the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' and ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' cartoons both grew their beards in season 2; while not rejecting their first seasons, the shows suddenly took a leap forward in quality. Basically, the entire production crew from the first season was fired and replaced. The animation style changed for both shows and most of the Force Works characters from ''Iron Man'' were written out to concentrate on better solo stories. Much like the TropeNamer having Riker grow a beard, the ''Iron Man'' show also had its growth symbolized by Tony adopting the mullet he has in the '80s.
29th Jun '16 7:57:41 PM Pannic
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* The first few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' did little to impress people, looking like a fairly typical animated sitcom with an asshole protagonist and lots of crass humor. By the second half of the first season, however, episodes like "Say Anything" and "The Telescope" came to reveal a surprising amount of dramatic heft, shifting the tone to a nuanced dramedy that became a critical darling in the second season.
18th Jun '16 2:54:49 PM Serathis
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* ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel's'' focus strayed away from just "I.R. will never be as good as Weasel" to a wider array of storytelling which may have helped latch it off of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' and into its own show. Adding the Red Guy to the show's cast also helped.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel's'' focus strayed away from just "I.R. will never be as good as Weasel" to a wider array of storytelling which may have helped latch it off of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' and into its own show. Adding the Red Guy to the show's cast also helped. Later episodes even went as far to show what it feels like to be the GodModeSue and the OnlysaneMan of the universe: not fun.
16th Jun '16 6:10:12 PM nombretomado
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* TexAvery's ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts are unanimously considered to be hilarious classics, but [[TexAveryMGMCartoons his tenure at MGM]] was where the gloves came off and he was really able to push the comedic limits of cartoon animation.

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* TexAvery's Creator/TexAvery's ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts are unanimously considered to be hilarious classics, but [[TexAveryMGMCartoons [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons his tenure at MGM]] was where the gloves came off and he was really able to push the comedic limits of cartoon animation.
13th May '16 2:25:49 PM Ninja857142
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** There's also "Happy Birthday, Isabella", which has [[spoiler:''Stacy learn about Perry's secret identity and not lose her memory'']]. This is something that no viewer saw coming when they first saw the episode.
** "Primal Perry" focused solely on Perry and not the other main characters. it also introduced a much more competent villain than Doof who actually tried to kill Perry and had no motivating factor from his childhood.
2nd May '16 1:26:30 PM mkrgolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/SittingDucks'' was much better in its second season than it was in its first. The slow atmosphere of the series disappeared and the characterization improved. Bill evolves into a suprisingly braver duck, Ed, Oly and Waddle gain more episodes dedicated to them and they even did better storytelling with Aldo fighting his craving for ducks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SittingDucks'' was much better in its second season than it was in its first. The slow atmosphere of the series disappeared and the characterization improved. Bill evolves into a suprisingly surprisingly braver duck, Ed, Oly and Waddle gain more episodes dedicated to them and they even did better storytelling with Aldo fighting his craving for ducks.
26th Apr '16 6:54:22 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' started off as rough around the edges with everyone falling into the typical stereotypes (sensible mother, bumbling dad with a good heart, bratty teenage daughter, dimwitted teenage son, talking dog, with a power hungry baby that wants to take over the world being the only character that didn't fit into a mold). Many of the plots were edgy for its time, but nothing so shocking that it would get people riled up. After the show came back on air from cancellation, it dove head first into more risque plots and jokes that aimed to offend as many people as possible. The characters themselves also changed heavily due to {{Flanderization}}, but they still retain some parts of the original personalities. While fans still argue over the quality of the show, most agree that Family Guy is better developed now than it was back then.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** The series
started off as rough around the edges with everyone falling into the typical stereotypes (sensible mother, bumbling dad with a good heart, bratty teenage daughter, dimwitted teenage son, talking dog, with a power hungry baby that wants to take over the world being the only character that didn't fit into a mold). Many of the plots were edgy for its time, but nothing so shocking that it would get people riled up. After the show came back on air from cancellation, it dove head first into more risque plots and jokes that aimed to offend as many people as possible. The characters themselves also changed heavily due to {{Flanderization}}, but they still retain some parts of the original personalities. While fans still argue over the quality of the show, most agree that Family Guy is better developed now than it was back then.
26th Apr '16 2:26:35 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' started off as rough around the edges with everyone falling into the typical stereotypes (sensible mother, bumbling dad with a good heart, bratty teenage daughter, dimwitted teenage son, talking dog, and a power hungry baby that wants to take over the world, being the only character that didn't fit into a mold). Many of the plots were edgy for its time but nothing shocking that would get people riled up. After the show came back on air from cancellation, the show dove head first into more risque plots and jokes that aimed to offend as many people as possible. The characters themselves also changed heavily due to {{Flanderization}} but they still retain some parts of the original personalities. While fans still argue over the quality of the show, most agree that Family Guy is better developed now than it was back then.
** After undergoing heavy SeasonalRot throughout seasons 6-7 the writers started listening to critics and [[CharacterRerailment de-flanderized characters]] and [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap rescued scrappies.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' started off as rough around the edges with everyone falling into the typical stereotypes (sensible mother, bumbling dad with a good heart, bratty teenage daughter, dimwitted teenage son, talking dog, and with a power hungry baby that wants to take over the world, world being the only character that didn't fit into a mold). Many of the plots were edgy for its time time, but nothing so shocking that it would get people riled up. After the show came back on air from cancellation, the show it dove head first into more risque plots and jokes that aimed to offend as many people as possible. The characters themselves also changed heavily due to {{Flanderization}} {{Flanderization}}, but they still retain some parts of the original personalities. While fans still argue over the quality of the show, most agree that Family Guy is better developed now than it was back then.
** After undergoing heavy SeasonalRot throughout seasons 6-7 6-7, the writers started listening to critics and [[CharacterRerailment de-flanderized characters]] and [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap rescued scrappies.]]



* While well received from its inception, ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' began with silly, not all too important episodes, but only truly began to take off around the same time in its runnings, when its [[MythArc story arcs]] began to unfold and character development was in almost every episode of its second season. The series also began to undergo much needed Cerebus Syndrome, which may have helped grow its beard.

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* While well received from its inception, ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' began with silly, not all too important episodes, but only truly began to take off around the same time in its runnings, when its [[MythArc story arcs]] began to unfold and character development was in almost every episode of its second season. The series also began to undergo much needed Cerebus Syndrome, CerebusSyndrome, which may have helped grow its beard.



* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. After the first season, the art and animation improved, the character development was increased, the writing improved, everything improved. Many characters such as Sid, Phoebe, and Rhonda got more defined personalities. Helga, in particular, became more artistic, cool and complex and less emphasis was put on her sadistic, bullying ways. Season 1 was good overall[[note]]Special mention goes to "Pigeon Man" and "Arnold's Christmas".[[/note]], but the rest of the series was just plain better.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. After the first season, the art and animation improved, the character development was increased, the writing improved, and everything in general improved. Many characters such as Sid, Phoebe, and Rhonda got more defined personalities. Helga, in particular, became more artistic, cool and complex and less emphasis was put on her sadistic, bullying ways. Season 1 was good overall[[note]]Special mention goes to "Pigeon Man" and "Arnold's Christmas".[[/note]], but the rest of the series was just plain better.



* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' started out somewhat uneven and uncomfortable in tone, until "A Room With A Moose" set forth just the right combination of [[BlackComedy pitch-black comedy]], and [[WorldOfHam gleefully over-the-top silliness.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' became wittier, funnier and easier to relate to in its second season. It also introduced the characters Carl and Pops which opened the door for more stories besides the standard "Johnny likes women" plot while Suzy evolved from a just a cute little girl with a crush on Johnny to someone more developed and mature and Bunny evolved from the standard mother figure to a louder, more actioney-type character.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' started out somewhat uneven and uncomfortable in tone, until "A Room With A Moose" set forth just the right combination of [[BlackComedy pitch-black comedy]], comedy]] and [[WorldOfHam gleefully over-the-top silliness.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' became wittier, funnier funnier, and easier to relate to in its second season. It also introduced the characters Carl and Pops Pops, which opened the door for more stories besides the standard "Johnny likes women" plot plot, while Suzy evolved from a just a cute little girl with a crush on Johnny to someone more developed and mature mature, and Bunny evolved from the standard mother figure to into a louder, more actioney-type character.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' certainly started out strong, with a ActionGirl self aware heroine and plenty of humor, drama and fight scenes not like Disney. However Kim herself was a bit of a problem: she was something of a MarySue, a little egotistical and the world seemed to exist to show how awesome she is. From the second season there's a wealth of CharacterDevelopment and Kim becomes less up herself and more compassionate, and more focus is given to her relationship with Ron who grows from ButtMonkey to LetsGetDangerous to good effect.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' certainly started out strong, with a ActionGirl self aware heroine and plenty of humor, drama and fight scenes not like Disney. However Kim herself was a bit of a problem: she was something of a MarySue, a little egotistical and the world seemed to exist to show how awesome she is. From the second season there's a wealth of CharacterDevelopment and Kim becomes less up herself and more compassionate, and more focus is given to her relationship with Ron Ron, who grows from ButtMonkey to LetsGetDangerous to good effect.



** The series, already well-received since its inception, many fans consider the episodes "Mirror Gem" and "Ocean Gem" the point where the show got progressively more mature and thus further acclaimed all the way into its second season.
** There's an in-universe example in "Maximum Capacity" when Amethyst mentions how ''Li'l Butler'' really started getting good in season 3 when the uptight neighbors, the Richingtons, moved next-door.

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** The series, series was already well-received since its inception, but many fans consider believe the episodes "Mirror Gem" and "Ocean Gem" are the point points where the show got progressively more mature mature, and thus further acclaimed all the way into its second season.
season. The creators even consider Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem as the "true" start of the series.
** There's an in-universe example in "Maximum Capacity" Capacity", when Amethyst mentions how ''Li'l Butler'' really started getting good in season 3 when the uptight neighbors, the Richingtons, moved next-door.
23rd Apr '16 7:19:25 AM ParkedCarAnne
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* While ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' was met with positive reception upon its debut, many fans will tell you that season 2's complex storylines and improved humor (especially certain episodes like "The Job") made the series ''really'' worth watching.

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* While ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' was met with positive reception upon its debut, many fans will tell you that season 2's complex storylines and improved humor (especially certain episodes like "The Job") made two was when the series ''really'' got better, with better animation, improved humor, slightly more coherent stories, a willingness to experiment with different art styles and turning even the most clichéd of sitcom stories into something worth watching.watching, as seen with "The Job", "The Fridge", "The Remote", and "The Finale".



** The show has been steadily growing the beard since "Roger n' Me", finally becoming a classic with the third season episodes "Meter Made" and "Dope & Faith", the latter containing [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome several sublime moments]] including a subplot resolution that involves Roger the alien on crack and [[ExtravertedNerd Steve Smith]] defeating the BigBad by [[ItMakesSenseInContext waving a chopstick and shouting "wash your hands" in Spanish]].

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** The show has been steadily growing the beard since "Roger n' Me", finally becoming a classic with the third season episodes "Meter Made" and "Dope & Faith", the latter containing [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome several sublime moments]] including a subplot resolution that involves Roger the alien on crack cocaine and [[ExtravertedNerd Steve Smith]] defeating the BigBad by [[ItMakesSenseInContext waving a chopstick and shouting "wash your hands" in Spanish]].
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