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9th Mar '16 9:50:44 AM Hossmeister
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* Does anyone else think it's a bit odd that they didn't fully resolve the "Riley and Johnny break up" subplot? Disney Channel shows usually have the possible couple(s) hooking up in the end (or getting back together if they were ever broken up, [[AmericanDragonJakeLong in some cases]]), but the last time we see Johnny on the show, he's actually saying he's willing to get back together with Riley. The problem is that [[spoiler:he's talking to the robot Riley, not the real Riley, who just dismisses the scene with "It figures."]] Are we left to assume that Riley and Johnny do eventually get back together, or that Riley moves on?

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* Does anyone else think it's a bit odd that they didn't fully resolve the "Riley and Johnny break up" subplot? Disney Channel shows usually have the possible couple(s) hooking up in the end (or getting back together if they were ever broken up, [[AmericanDragonJakeLong [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong in some cases]]), but the last time we see Johnny on the show, he's actually saying he's willing to get back together with Riley. The problem is that [[spoiler:he's talking to the robot Riley, not the real Riley, who just dismisses the scene with "It figures."]] Are we left to assume that Riley and Johnny do eventually get back together, or that Riley moves on?



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15th Dec '14 8:40:37 AM Kingbacon
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*** Couldn't they at least not make her apart of the UnCannyValley?

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*** Couldn't they at least not make her apart of the UnCannyValley? UncannyValley?



** ExcusePlot. The show makes it very clear that they do love eachother, and the episodes where they're concerned about their marriage make it clear they're not being forced to stay together.

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** ExcusePlot. The show makes it very clear that they do love eachother, each other, and the episodes where they're concerned about their marriage make it clear they're not being forced to stay together.



1st Mar '13 4:52:21 PM ztyran
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*** It's definitely a wig and it's attached to the helmet. This is made clear in the episode.
15th Aug '12 1:57:27 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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** According to TheOtherWiki it was an error.
9th May '11 5:30:05 PM MichaelJJ
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** In the librarian episode, Fleemco hired the old librarian to write a book. Persumably some of the people the replace are used to make profit. Plus, considering Conrad's entire motivation was to [[spoiler: help his niece and nephew]] he's probably not all that concerned about losing money. The Replacements are likely paid by whoever Conrad sticks them with (if they replace a teacher, the school, etc.) or not paid at all (it's not like K and Dick would need to be paid to be parents). A late episode confirmed that the Replacement program is, indeed, a secret, Conrad gets mad at Todd for not being more careful at keeping it secret. That same episode showed that, unless a replacement is explicitly sent back, they remain (the head of the school newspaper, eg). As for the qualifications, chalk it up to ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney.
16th Apr '11 11:56:00 AM Zalsburry
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* The business that is in charge of replacing. Are the adults that work as replacements paid, or are they volunteers? If they are paid, how on Earth can the company afford to pay them when kids only have to send in $1.98 for unlimited replacement services? They've got to be losing money. How often are replacements permanently used (like Todd & Riley's parents) and how often are they sent back? Is the government aware of what this business is doing (there are ads everywhere...) and doesn't a replacement adult have to be qualified if they are filling in for a job (I can't recall the episode exactly, but Riley replaced her cheerleading coach, and the school just accepted this new person who may or may not have teaching credentials?) The whole company is confusing.
1st Nov '10 6:30:29 PM TheZMage
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** ExcusePlot. The show makes it very clear that they do love eachother, and the episodes where they're concerned about their marriage make it clear they're not being forced to stay together.
25th Oct '10 7:51:02 AM 74.64.15.17
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*** Couldn't they at least not make her apart of the UnCannyValley?
9th Sep '10 6:42:51 AM HaggisMcCrablice
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**[[spoiler:Wasn't he just a little '''too''' into that Riley-bot at the end of "A Tale of Two Rileys" to suit anyone else? Also, he has a cousin who looks an '''awful''' lot like Riley...even '''she''' notes it's creepy.]] Perhaps she's better off without him!...



**She's the [[TokenMinority token minority]]. She's drawn in a somewhat anime-ish style, befitting her Asian heritage. Also, I think she might be a caricature of [[InkSuitActor Lauren Tom in her youth]].




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* Okay...the fundamental concept of the series bothers me. Todd and Riley regularly replace adults who "mildly inconvenience" them in any way, and it never works out, yet they keep doing it. It bothered me so much I actually addressed it in [[http://www.freewebs.com/smokingcatcomicsandcollectibles/48-02.jpg my own series]]. Even odder, [[spoiler: their uncle Conrad hires them to help make the Replacement service available to other children]]. A company that specializes in [[BrokenAesop be-careful-what-you wish-for]] lessons, or a [[FromNobodyToNightmare lawsuit waiting to happen]]?
14th Aug '10 3:10:32 AM JET73L
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** Maybe the guy running the anime/manga fan store sold it to the highest bidder (Before you ask, I haven't seen the episode in question, but the answer to your question will most likely be MoneyDearBoy), and the highest bidder was either Tatsuki or someone who later gave the costume to he? Or heck, could it have been a /different/, [[LimitedWardrobe identical]] costume, since she's apparently not an actual Sentai member in the second (or third, or whicheverth) season?

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** Maybe the guy running the anime/manga fan store sold it to the highest bidder (Before you ask, I haven't seen the episode in question, but the answer to your question will most likely be MoneyDearBoy), and the highest bidder was either Tatsuki or someone who later gave the costume to he? Or heck, could it have been a /different/, ''different'', [[LimitedWardrobe identical]] costume, since she's apparently not an actual Sentai member in the second (or third, or whicheverth) season?
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