History HilariousInHindsight / WesternAnimation

16th Oct '17 1:29:21 PM JJHIL325
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** A tie-in video game featured the Gaang fighting [[MugglePower anti-bending revolutionaries]] with a thing for {{Steampunk}}. [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames Due to a number of gameplay issues, the game isn't remembered very fondly.]] Cue ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', where the main antagonists are anti-bending revolutionaries with a thing for {{Steampunk}}.

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** A tie-in video game featured the Gaang fighting [[MugglePower anti-bending revolutionaries]] with a thing for {{Steampunk}}. [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames Due to a number of gameplay issues, the game isn't remembered very fondly.]] Cue ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', where the main antagonists of the first season are anti-bending revolutionaries with a thing for {{Steampunk}}.
12th Oct '17 3:12:37 AM Silverblade2
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* The 1990's ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon featured a number of FoeYay, occasionally bordering on regular HoYay, moments between SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} and Xavier, especially in the series finale. A few years later, openly gay actor Creator/IanMcKellen was cast as Magneto in the live-action films.

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* The 1990's ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon featured a number of FoeYay, occasionally bordering on regular HoYay, moments between SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and Xavier, especially in the series finale. A few years later, openly gay actor Creator/IanMcKellen was cast as Magneto in the live-action films.
2nd Oct '17 2:02:56 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* "The Lion King" had Timon and Pumbaa sing a song to distract the hyenas. It gets lampshaded by Timon in "The Lion King 1 1/2," and we see what happens after they get chased off the stage.

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* "The Lion King" ''Disney/TheLionKing'' had Timon and Pumbaa sing a song to distract the hyenas. It gets lampshaded by Timon in "The Lion King 1 1/2," ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'', and we see what happens after they get chased off the stage.


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** The ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' franchise's later [[Animation/StitchAndAi Chinese animated series]] shows that apparently [[spoiler:Stitch was supposed to ''become'' a giant kaiju-like creature when he's in a city]].
3rd Sep '17 8:39:19 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''HilariousInHindsight/DCAnimatedUniverse''



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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had a scene in which Terry tried to remember all of the U.S. presidents. He recites them up until Clinton (the current president at the time of the show's production), and then draws a blank. All he can remember is that the president after Clinton was "the boring one" (implying that Al Gore was supposed to be President after him). This is either very funny or [[FunnyAneurysmMoment very depressing]], since Gore never did become President as expected and Bush's presidency was exciting for [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror all the wrong reasons]].
** In the pilot episode "Rebirth", one of the Jokerz says [[Film/TheDarkKnight "Let's put a smile on his face..."]] as he brandishes a knife against Terry.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** An episode of "Fury" with Wonder Woman walking into the cosmetics section of a department store, and questioned a woman for wanting to cover up her "natural beauty" with makeup. Now, MAC cosmetics has a Wonder Woman collection, complete with large promotional displays of Wonder Woman fighting "Medusa's drab rays".
** This dialogue between Speedy and Green Arrow, in light of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
--->'''Green Arrow''': You wanted Superman? Now you've got--
--->[''pauses to let the two teleport in.'']
--->'''G.A.''': [flat, disappointed] ...the Crimson Avenger and my ex-sidekick.
--->'''Speedy''': [annoyed] Ex-''[[InsistentTerminology partner]]''.
--->'''G.A.''': Speedy, we gotta do this now?
** Also from that episode, many people noticed similarities with the heroes (and villain) featured and the cast of ''Film/TheAvengers2012'': STRIPE = ComicBook/IronMan, Stargirl = ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Vigilante = ComicBook/BlackWidow, Shining Knight = ComicBook/TheMightyThor, ComicBook/GreenArrow = ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and General Eiling = [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]].
** In "The Savage Time" Vandal Savage's plan to [[spoiler: attack America with giant bombers]] is basically the same as Red Skull's plan in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
*** Speaking of which, that episode also featured an AlternateTimeline version of Batman fighting against a totalitarian government as a leader of LaResistance. [[ComicBook/SupermanRedSon Surely,]] [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs we'd never see that again...]]
** In "The Enemy Below", both the human doctor trying to treat Aquaman ''and'' the doctor in Atlantis who gives him his hook hand sound suspiciously like Creator/{{Jeffrey|Combs}} [[Film/ReAnimator Combs]]. Moreso after Combs actually joined the cast later on.
** "Fearful Symmetry" and "Question Authority" feature two actors who have played [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Ratchet]]: [[Film/{{Transformers}} Robert Foxworth]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Jeffrey Combs]].
** Batman's disarming of the nuke in "The Doomsday Sanction" is extremely similar to the climax of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', down to [[spoiler: escaping by ejection, though in the former case everyone knew he lived.]]
** The producers of the show said they tried to make Aquaman an "underwater Conan". Then in 2014, [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011 Jason Momoa]] was cast as the sea king in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
** In the penultimate episode, Grodd dies vowing revenge on Luthor. In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', he gets his revenge on Clancy Brown, who plays General Eiling in that series.
** In "In Blackest Night", Creator/KurtwoodSmith voiced the prosecutor and at one point, questions Kanjar Ro. In ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternFirstFlight'', Smith voiced Kanjar Ro himself.
** In "Flashpoint," Flash and Green Arrow are part of the League's disaster-response team after the Watchtower's satellite-cannon is hijacked and used to destroy a Cadmus base and the surrounding city; despite their relative lack of interaction with each other, the two are shown to work fairly well together, with Flash at one point giving encouragement to the demoralized Arrow. The episode aired in 2005; come 2014, [[Series/{{Arrow}} their CW]] [[Series/TheFlash2014 counterparts]] are shown to be staunch allies in their shared universe, with Oliver being the one to act as a mentor to Barry.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker asks someone "Why so formal?". [[Film/TheDarkKnight Replace "formal" with "serious" and you get the picture]].
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', Creator/NeilPatrickHarris played a washed-up child actor who was only known for one major role, which, at the time of airing, was [[InkSuitActor pretty spot-on casting]]. These days, with his regular role on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' and his appearances in the ''Film/HaroldAndKumar'' films as a {{Jerkass}}, womanizing version of himself, the irony of that role is amazing.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' series "New Kids In Town", we find out that Jonathan Kent is a fan of the TV series ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''. ''Dukes of Hazzard'' star John Schneider would go on to play Jonathan Kent in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', UsefulNotes/TheJoker crashes a high-rise party, escaping while Batman has to save a guest from falling. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Sound familiar]]?
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27th Aug '17 10:40:23 PM jormis29
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* In the 1943 short "Porky Pig's Feat", Daffy and Porky are imprisoned in their hotel room (for not paying their bill), and Porky wonders aloud what WesternAnimation/BugsBunny would do in a situation like this. Daffy eagerly chimes in, "Yeah, Bugs Bunny--my hero!" Later on, Daffy would be rewritten by Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng into being jealous of Bugs' success, so YMMV on whether this is funnier in hindsight or HarsherInHindsight.

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* In the 1943 short "Porky Pig's Feat", "WesternAnimation/PorkyPigsFeat", Daffy and Porky are imprisoned in their hotel room (for not paying their bill), and Porky wonders aloud what WesternAnimation/BugsBunny would do in a situation like this. Daffy eagerly chimes in, "Yeah, Bugs Bunny--my hero!" Later on, Daffy would be rewritten by Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng into being jealous of Bugs' success, so YMMV on whether this is funnier in hindsight or HarsherInHindsight.
11th Aug '17 2:40:30 PM cheril59
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* During the first season ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' episode "Buttnochio", the kids see a movie called ''Film/Megamind'', which is much different to the real movie.

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* During the first season ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' episode "Buttnochio", the kids see a movie called ''Film/Megamind'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', which is much different to the real movie.
11th Aug '17 2:38:19 PM cheril59
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* During the first season ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' episode "Buttnochio", the kids see a movie called ''WesternAnimation/Megamind'', which is much different to the real movie.

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* During the first season ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' episode "Buttnochio", the kids see a movie called ''WesternAnimation/Megamind'', ''Film/Megamind'', which is much different to the real movie.
11th Aug '17 2:37:57 PM cheril59
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* During the first season ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' episode "Buttnochio", the kids see a movie called ''WesternAnimation/Megamind'', which is much different to the real movie.
2nd Aug '17 2:15:58 PM fruitstripegum
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Powerpuff Girls]]'' episode "Super Zeroes" features the girls wanting to be like other fictional superheroes. Bubbles dresses up as "Harmony Bunny" similar to a Japanese comic she read at the beginning (which is not a superhero comic, but a cutesy manga about a little white bunny and her friends), and she even tries to fight the giant monster destroying Townsville with stickers. Some of the elements may have inspired [[AnimeAndManga/OnegaiMyMelody this]] anime, whose protagonist is a little white bunny who uses stickers in battle.

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Powerpuff Girls]]'' episode "Super Zeroes" features the girls wanting to be like other fictional superheroes. Bubbles dresses up as "Harmony Bunny" similar to a Japanese comic she read at the beginning (which is not a superhero comic, but a cutesy manga about a little white bunny and her friends), and she even tries to fight the giant monster destroying Townsville with stickers. Some of the elements may have inspired [[AnimeAndManga/OnegaiMyMelody [[Anime/OnegaiMyMelody this]] anime, whose protagonist is a little white bunny who uses stickers in battle.
12th Jul '17 8:09:01 PM TheRealBrooksy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' the season 2 finale "Win, Lose and Kaboom!" the episode parodies hit reality television show Survivor. During that spoof Bolbi voted himself off and is sent to the Cell of Indignity [[spoiler:(in there he spent the rest of the game being pampered and waited on by two beautiful alien women providing him food from home)]]. Two years later on ''[[Characters/SurvivorMicronesia Survivor Micronesia]]'', contestant Cirie Fields asked contestant Erik Reichenbach [[spoiler:to give her the immunity necklace he won in the Immunity Challenge thus voting himself out of the game]]. On ''[[Characters/SurvivorHeroesVsVillains Survivor Heroes vs Villains]]'', Tyson Apostol [[spoiler:switched his vote from Russell Hantz to Parvati Shallow at the last minute in the tribal council. Hantz used an immunity idol for Shallow thus resulting in Apostol being voted off instead of sticking to the split vote plan.]] In the most recent season ''[[Characters/SurvivorGameChangers Survivor Game Changers]]'', during the tribe switch contestant Debbie Wanner became the only castaway without a buff and is sent to Exile Island. [[spoiler:When Debbie got there the "island" was a yacht which was loaded with food from home and advice from former contestant John Cochran.]] On Big Brother 19 there was a memory competition each houseguest had to get a question right in order to advance to the next round if a houseguest got a question wrong they would have to complete a challenge [[spoiler: one of the challenges was an eating challenge which houseguets Elena Davies, Josh Martinez and Matthew Clines did after they got a specific question wrong. They were forced to eat something gross which is the exact same challenge Carl Wheezer did in "Win, Lose and Kaboom!"]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' the season 2 finale "Win, Lose and Kaboom!" the episode parodies hit reality television show Survivor. During that spoof Bolbi voted himself off and is sent to the Cell of Indignity [[spoiler:(in there he spent the rest of the game being pampered and waited on by two beautiful alien women providing him food from home)]]. Two years later on ''[[Characters/SurvivorMicronesia Survivor Micronesia]]'', contestant Cirie Fields asked contestant Erik Reichenbach [[spoiler:to give her the immunity necklace he won in the Immunity Challenge thus voting himself out of the game]]. On ''[[Characters/SurvivorHeroesVsVillains Survivor Heroes vs Villains]]'', Tyson Apostol [[spoiler:switched his vote from Russell Hantz to Parvati Shallow at the last minute in the tribal council. Hantz used an immunity idol for Shallow thus resulting in Apostol being voted off instead of sticking to the split vote plan.]] In the most recent season ''[[Characters/SurvivorGameChangers Survivor Game Changers]]'', during the tribe switch contestant Debbie Wanner became the only castaway without a buff and is sent to Exile Island. [[spoiler:When Debbie got there the "island" was a yacht which was loaded with food from home and advice from former contestant John Cochran.]] On another CBS show ''[[Characters/BigBrother19 Big Brother 19 19]]'' there was a memory competition each for the POV. Each houseguest had to get a question right in order to advance to the next round if a houseguest got a question wrong they would have to complete a challenge [[spoiler: one of the challenges was an eating challenge which houseguets Elena Davies, Josh Martinez and Matthew Clines did after they got a specific question wrong. They were forced to eat something gross which is the exact same challenge Carl Wheezer did in "Win, Lose and Kaboom!"]]
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