History Headscratchers / Doug

7th Oct '17 3:08:35 AM TheEditor49
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*** They called in Doug because Chalky was the "perfect," straight A student/overachiever, so it was assumed there was no way he would ever cheat. Doug was more of a B student (though a brilliant writer for his age).

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*** They called in Doug because Chalky was the "perfect," straight A student/overachiever, so it was assumed there was no way he would ever cheat. Doug was more of a B student (though a an unrealistically brilliant writer for his age).
7th Oct '17 1:53:18 AM TheEditor49
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*** They called in Doug because Chalky was the "perfect," straight A student/overachiever, so it was assumed there was no way he would ever cheat. Doug was more of a B student.

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*** They called in Doug because Chalky was the "perfect," straight A student/overachiever, so it was assumed there was no way he would ever cheat. Doug was more of a B student.student (though a brilliant writer for his age).
7th Oct '17 1:02:32 AM TheEditor49
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\n**** They called in Doug because Chalky was the "perfect," straight A student/overachiever, so it was assumed there was no way he would ever cheat. Doug was more of a B student.
3rd Oct '17 7:30:30 PM lorgskyegon
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** Doug is known to be a good student, though not exceptional. Chalky, on the other hand, is known to be quite brilliant, as well as the BMOC and never having been in trouble. No one suspected that he would cheat.
2nd Oct '17 10:31:30 AM Technomaru
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*** Since Mr. Bone continues to antagonize Doug then that must mean Doug will never earn that trust? Downer ending much?

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*** Since Mr. Bone continues to antagonize Doug then that must mean Doug will never earn that trust? Downer ending DownerEnding much?





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\n**** However in "Doug's Bum Rap" it is a little suspicious that even though Doug AND Chalky have the same exact test results, Mr. Bone and Ms. Wingo called in Doug but not Chalky... so unless this is the "Lamar Bone picks on Doug time" this does come off as jarring.




* In "Doug Door to Door", how exactly did a cement truck end up pouring cement into the Booster Bar mixture? Even worse, how did it go undetected for so long when Doug and Mr. Swirly were able to spot it in less than a minute? Is the staff of Mr. Swirly's factory really that lethally incompetent, or could a deep-seated hostility towards Mr. Swirly have led the factory workers to such a blatant act of sabotage?

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* In "Doug Door to Door", how exactly did a cement truck end up pouring cement into the Booster Bar mixture? Even worse, how did it go undetected for so long when Doug and Mr. Swirly were able to spot it in less than a minute? Is the staff of Mr. Swirly's factory really that lethally incompetent, or could a deep-seated hostility towards Mr. Swirly have led the factory workers to such a blatant act of sabotage?sabotage?

* In "Doug's Bum Rap" even though Doug AND Chalky have the same exact test results, why did Mr. Bone and Ms. Wingo called in Doug but not Chalky, it would make more sense if BOTH students came into the office.

* Why is Doug's daydreams involving Quailman so inconsistant. I mean how can Vice Principal Bone, Rulemeister, and Robobone coexist in his Quailman daydreams?
8th Sep '17 11:52:42 PM TheEditor49
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*** Because it's a cartoon. It's a cartoon visual gag, just like "the straw that broke the camel's back" visuals, which is a gag which also made an appearance in the show ("Doug's Big Catch," when Mr. Dink loads up his boat with all this heavy equipment, it somehow stays afloat, and then he asks Doug for his keys, and this sends the boat plummeting to the bottom). If you're familiar with cartoons, you should be familiar with cartoon physics. Watch a lot of Wile E. Coyote vs. the Road Runner if you want lessons...you'll see how this stuff works. "Doug," despite generally being grounded in reality, is still a cartoon; it's not meant to be 100% realistic/identical to the real world. It's the real world with a twist. If it were meant to be identical to the real world, they would have just done it live action and saved boatloads of money.

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*** Because it's a cartoon. It's a cartoon visual gag, just like "the straw that broke the camel's back" visuals, which is a gag which also made an appearance in the show ("Doug's Big Catch," when Mr. Dink loads up his boat with all this heavy equipment, it somehow stays afloat, and then he asks Doug for his keys, and this sends the boat plummeting to the bottom). If you're familiar with cartoons, you should be familiar with cartoon physics. Watch a lot of Wile E. Coyote vs. the Road Runner if you want lessons...you'll see how this stuff works. "Doug," despite While "Doug" is generally being grounded in reality, is it's still a cartoon; cartoon, which people seem to forget for some reason; it's not meant to be 100% realistic/identical identical to the real world. It's the real world with a twist. If it were meant to be identical to the real world, they would have just done it live action and saved boatloads of money.
8th Sep '17 11:31:39 PM TheEditor49
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*** Because it's a cartoon. It's a cartoon visual gag, just like "the straw that broke the camel's back" visuals, which is a gag which also made an appearance in the show ("Doug's Big Catch," when Mr. Dink loads up his boat with all this heavy equipment, it somehow stays afloat, and then he asks Doug for his keys, and this sends the boat plummeting to the bottom). If you're familiar with cartoons, you should be familiar with cartoon physics. Watch a lot of Wile E. Coyote vs. the Road Runner if you want lessons...you'll see how this stuff works.

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*** Because it's a cartoon. It's a cartoon visual gag, just like "the straw that broke the camel's back" visuals, which is a gag which also made an appearance in the show ("Doug's Big Catch," when Mr. Dink loads up his boat with all this heavy equipment, it somehow stays afloat, and then he asks Doug for his keys, and this sends the boat plummeting to the bottom). If you're familiar with cartoons, you should be familiar with cartoon physics. Watch a lot of Wile E. Coyote vs. the Road Runner if you want lessons...you'll see how this stuff works. "Doug," despite generally being grounded in reality, is still a cartoon; it's not meant to be 100% realistic/identical to the real world. It's the real world with a twist. If it were meant to be identical to the real world, they would have just done it live action and saved boatloads of money.
8th Sep '17 11:03:36 PM TheEditor49
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*** I don't now where you're getting this from. Mr. Bone was never keeping his eye on Doug unless Doug did something to get his attention, whether it was Roger framing him for stealing the yodeling trophy, Doug trying to skip photo swap day and holding everything up, Doug drawing a controversial cartoon making fun of the cafeteria food which became popular among the student body, etc.




*** I don't now where you're getting this from. Mr. Bone was never keeping his eye on Doug unless Doug did something to get his attention, whether it was Roger framing him for stealing the yodeling trophy, Doug trying to skip photo swap day and holding everything up, Doug drawing a controversial cartoon making fun of the cafeteria food which became popular among the student body, etc.


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*** I don't now where you're getting this from. Mr. Bone was never keeping his eye on Doug unless Doug did something to get his attention, whether it was Roger framing him for stealing the yodeling trophy, Doug trying to skip photo swap day and holding everything up, Doug drawing a controversial cartoon making fun of the cafeteria food which became popular among the student body, etc.


8th Sep '17 10:34:43 PM TheEditor49
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***I don't now where you're getting this from. Mr. Bone was never keeping his eye on Doug unless Doug did something to get his attention, whether it was Roger framing him for stealing the yodeling trophy, Doug trying to skip photo swap day and holding everything up, Doug drawing a controversial cartoon making fun of the cafeteria food which became popular among the student body, etc.





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**Because they were still developing some of the characters when they made "Doug Gets Busted." The Principal didn't have a name yet. Not to mention, we never actually saw Doug interact with whoever the principal was at that time...he just went in his office as everyone else waited outside. Also, it may have been sort of sneakily referenced in "Doug Graduates," when one of the students mentions he pulled another student out of a fire in the science lab; remember, Doug thought he had blown up the science lab in "Doug Gets Busted," thanks to the rumor mill at school, which is why he was planning on going on the run.




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**You see exactly what Doug is doing when his daydream ends, usually, whether he's just sitting at his desk in class or just standing there and a friend tries to get his attention.




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** Because it's a cartoon. Why is it that people are so preoccupied with this when it comes to Doug? That's the better question. Why is Snidely Whiplash from Rocky and Bullwinkle blue? Why are The Simpsons yellow? Why is Huckleberry Hound blue? Why is Stimpy red? Why is Clifford red? Because it's a cartoon. You can do anything you want in cartoons, and animators often do. Cartoon worlds are known for their alternate universe aspects.




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*** Because it's a cartoon. It's a cartoon visual gag, just like "the straw that broke the camel's back" visuals, which is a gag which also made an appearance in the show ("Doug's Big Catch," when Mr. Dink loads up his boat with all this heavy equipment, it somehow stays afloat, and then he asks Doug for his keys, and this sends the boat plummeting to the bottom). If you're familiar with cartoons, you should be familiar with cartoon physics. Watch a lot of Wile E. Coyote vs. the Road Runner if you want lessons...you'll see how this stuff works.




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** How is getting addicted to a video game a sign of autism? This is basic human nature. And Doug was able to snap himself out of it, unlike the iphone zombies of today.




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**No, him never seeing what he looks like had nothing to do with him being gone for the whole year. The stories about him make it clear he was heavily involved with things going on in the school, but mysteriously, none of the kids had ever seen him.

20th Jul '17 11:01:09 PM MisterVercetti
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* In "Doug Door to Door", how exactly did a cement truck end up pouring cement into the Booster Bar mixture? Even worse, how did it go undetected for so long when Doug and Mr. Swirly were able to spot it in less than a minute? Is the staff of Mr. Swirly's factory really that lethally incompetent, or could a deep-seated hostility towards Mr. Swirly have led the factory workers to such a blatant act of sabotage?
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