History Headscratchers / Doug

24th Mar '15 6:58:11 PM phoenix79
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** Maybe the movie takes place in Indiana in mid to late 2011.

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** Maybe the movie takes place in Indiana in mid to late 2011.
He's that rich, plus they're probably privatized.
28th Nov '14 1:29:52 AM SuperMagneto
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*** I'm surprised no one brought this up... why the heck does Roger's parents look like siblings (and cousins)? Roger's mom did live in a trailer park, it makes you wonder.
11th Oct '14 12:26:31 PM 493251gen
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* In "Doug's Lost Weekend", Doug wins a brand-new video game system that's the equivalent of a {{SNES}}, which makes sense, as this episode aired in 1992. When he and Skeeter are setting it up, however, they have to use a screwdriver and actually screw some of the components into the back of their TV. That's the way one would set up something like an Atari 2600, which is about 15 years older than the system Doug and Skeeter have. Systems of the early 1990s often connected to a TV via component cables or an RF switch, the latter of which you'd have to attach it to your TV the way you would with a coaxial cable, but it isn't complicated and wouldn't require a screwdriver. Is the thing supposed to be an oddly-designed new retro system of some sort?
* Either that or the writers weren't familiar with video games.

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* In "Doug's Lost Weekend", Doug wins a brand-new video game system that's the equivalent of a {{SNES}}, which makes sense, as this episode aired premiered in 1992. When he and Skeeter are setting it up, however, they have to use a screwdriver and actually screw some of the components into the back of their TV. That's the way one would set up something like an Atari 2600, which is about 15 years older than the system Doug and Skeeter have. Systems of the early 1990s often connected to a TV via component cables or an RF switch, the latter of which you'd have to attach it to your TV the way you would with a coaxial cable, but it isn't complicated and wouldn't require a screwdriver. Is the thing supposed to be an oddly-designed new retro system of some sort?
* ** Either that or the writers weren't familiar with video games.
25th Aug '14 11:55:36 PM fonner666
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** There are some fantasies he has which he is acting out while he has the fantasy scattered throughout episodes of the Nick series and the Disney series. It seems like he alternates between standing still and acting out his fantasies (depending on what the animators felt like drawing at the moment).





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\n*** that old housing development could be near the original middle school, the one that had termite issues and collapsed under it's own weight in a flashback at the start of the Disney series.
30th Jun '14 10:18:47 PM phoenix79
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* Either that or the writers weren't familiar with video games.
1st Feb '14 6:38:07 PM 493251gen
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***** I'd chalk it up to UnreliableNarrator plus Doug being, well, eleven. At that age kids tend to be rather self-focused and paranoid, and from Doug's point of view it could actually seem like Mr. Bone has it out for him. It wouldn't be the first time he's thought "I'm the only one" about something. (Thinking he was the only one who covered his eyes during the monster movie, or the only one who didn't like how he looked in his bathing suit at the pool party.)

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***** I'd chalk it up to UnreliableNarrator plus Doug being, well, eleven. At that age kids tend to be rather self-focused and paranoid, and from Doug's point of view it could actually seem like Mr. Bone has it out for him. It wouldn't be the first time he's thought "I'm the only one" about something. (Thinking he was the only one who covered his eyes during the monster movie, or the only one who didn't like how he looked in his bathing suit at the pool party.party, for instance.)
1st Feb '14 6:37:28 PM 493251gen
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1st Feb '14 6:36:12 PM 493251gen
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** Arguably Doug ''and'' Skeeter but they did everything they could to try and get him an new one but in the end, they made it up to him and his big barbecue wasn't ruined at all.

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** Arguably Doug ''and'' Skeeter Skeeter, but they did everything they could to try and get him an a new one but one. Although in the end, they made it up to him and his big barbecue wasn't ruined at all.
1st Feb '14 6:32:48 PM 493251gen
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** It worked for Pokemon. The creators of the Doug movie probably just thought the film would be more popular and that they'd get to make others. Guess they just overestimated the popularity of the source material. The movie was originally going to be direct-to-video, but changed that. When a direct-to-theaters movie doesn't do well, it's less likely to get a sequel. Direct-to-video, though, it doesn't take that much to be considered successful enough for another.

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** It worked for Pokemon. The creators of the Doug movie probably just thought the film would be more popular and that they'd get to make others. Guess they just overestimated the popularity of the source material. The movie was originally going to be direct-to-video, but changed that.that changed. When a direct-to-theaters movie doesn't do well, it's less likely to get a sequel. Direct-to-video, though, it doesn't take that much to be considered successful enough for another.
1st Feb '14 6:31:37 PM 493251gen
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*** Doug's rock throwing started an domino effect, much like Rube Goldberg's contraptions.


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*** Doug's rock throwing rock-throwing started an a domino effect, much like Rube Goldberg's contraptions.

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