History KickTheDog / WesternAnimation

1st Dec '17 5:14:07 AM ClintEastwood
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', a CorruptCorporateExecutive almost performs it literally. After saying out loud his evil plans to instigate children to smoke, he pets a dog and, seconds later, throws the dog out of the window and shoots it instead of kicking.
** Stewie, however, does do this to Brian when Brian fails to repay a debt to him. And how!
*** And again when he's lying on the floor in a vet after being injured by Chris ([[ItMakesSenseInContext its a long story]]).
** As does Quagmire after finding out that his {{transsexual}} father had sex with Brian. (And Brian didn't even know who it was until moments earlier!)
** In the infamous episode "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven", [[HollywoodAtheist Brian]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells Meg that God isn't real because she looks like Peter and she lives in a family that doesn't care about her or respect her.]]
** And let's not forget Carter's "orphan" joke from "No Chris Left Behind".
** In "Life of Brian" [[spoiler: after Brian is run over by a car]] a squirrel then proceeds to literally kick him right in the face.
* The first act of the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die" is one sustained Kick the Dog moment for Scott, particularly when he makes Cartman beg for his money back, then ''burns the money in front of him'', while boasting that his parents give him a huge allowance. Of course, he doesn't exactly get off lightly.
** Cartman himself gets this moments, many times: hitting Token with a rock, trying to kill his mother, and infecting Kyle with HIV.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS3E3MrGriffinGoesToWashington Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington]]" a CorruptCorporateExecutive almost performs it literally. After saying out loud his evil plans to instigate children to smoke, he pets a dog and, seconds later, throws the dog out of the window and shoots it instead of kicking.
** Stewie, however, does do this to Brian in "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E20PatriotGames Patriot Games]]" when Brian fails to repay a debt to him. And how!
*** And again when he's lying on the floor in a vet after being injured by Chris in "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS6E12LongJohnPeter Long John Peter]]" ([[ItMakesSenseInContext its a long story]]).
** As does Quagmire in "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS8E18QuagmiresDad Quagmire's Dad]]" after finding out that his {{transsexual}} father had sex with Brian. (And Brian didn't even know who it was until moments earlier!)
** In the infamous episode "Not "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS7E11NotAllDogsGoToHeaven Not All Dogs Go to Heaven", Heaven]]", [[HollywoodAtheist Brian]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells Meg that God isn't real because she looks like Peter and she lives in a family that doesn't care about her or respect her.]]
** And let's not forget Carter's "orphan" joke from "No "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS5E16NoChrisLeftBehind No Chris Left Behind".
Behind]]".
** In "Life "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS12E6LifeOfBrian Life of Brian" Brian]]" [[spoiler: after Brian is run over by a car]] a squirrel then proceeds to literally kick him right in the face.
* The first act of the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Scott "[[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie Scott Tenorman Must Die" Die]]" is one sustained Kick the Dog moment for Scott, particularly when he makes Cartman beg for his money back, then ''burns the money in front of him'', while boasting that his parents give him a huge allowance. Of course, he doesn't exactly get off lightly.
** Cartman himself gets this moments, many times: [[Recap/SouthParkS4E2CartmansSillyHateCrime2000 hitting Token with a rock, rock]], [[Recap/SouthParkS10E7Tsst trying to kill his mother, mother]], and [[Recap/SouthParkS12E1TonsilTrouble infecting Kyle with HIV.HIV]].



** In the ''Literature/GreatExpectations'' parody episode, Pip shows Estella a baby bunny and tells her that a heartless person would break its neck. Estella proceeds to break said bunny's neck... and the necks of 26 others. She only stops because she gets bored.

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** In the ''Literature/GreatExpectations'' [[Recap/SouthParkS4E14Pip parody episode, episode]], Pip shows Estella a baby bunny and tells her that a heartless person would break its neck. Estella proceeds to break said bunny's neck... and the necks of 26 others. She only stops because she gets bored.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment", the detective Rex Banner has a kick the dog moment of sorts; he decides that before using a catapult to fire Homer out of town for breaking the law, he's going to test it on a harmless cat. This is probably to set it up so that you don't feel very sorry for him [[spoiler:when he gets launched from the catapult a minute later]].
** In the Treehouse of Horror episode where the giant ads all come to life, Marge convinces Homer to return the giant doughnut to the Lard Lad in order to end the destruction. Lard Lad gets back his doughnut, smiles at it contently, and then KICKS THEIR DOG IN THE NEXT STATE and walks away down the street smashing the roofs of every house with his giant doughnut along the way.
** Springfield's own resident evil, Monty Burns, literally punts the dog in "Last Exit to Springfield".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E18HomerVsTheEighteenthAmendment Homer
vs. The the Eighteenth Amendment", Amendment]]", the detective Rex Banner has a kick the dog moment of sorts; he decides that before using a catapult to fire Homer out of town for breaking the law, he's going to test it on a harmless cat. This is probably to set it up so that you don't feel very sorry for him [[spoiler:when he gets launched from the catapult a minute later]].
** In the "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E6TreehouseOfHorrorVI Treehouse of Horror episode VI]]" segment where the giant ads all come to life, Marge convinces Homer to return the giant doughnut to the Lard Lad in order to end the destruction. Lard Lad gets back his doughnut, smiles at it contently, and then KICKS THEIR DOG IN THE NEXT STATE and walks away down the street smashing the roofs of every house with his giant doughnut along the way.
** Springfield's own resident evil, Monty Burns, literally punts the dog in "Last "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E17LastExitToSpringfield Last Exit to Springfield".Springfield]]".



*** Burns [[{{Jerkass}} has a LOT of these moments]]. He comes awfully close to literal in "Dog Of Death" when he has Bart's innocent, gentle pet dog strapped to a chair, and ForcedToWatch [[BreakTheCutie several clips of animal abuse]] to [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil turn him into]] an AngryGuardDog.

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*** Burns [[{{Jerkass}} has a LOT of these moments]]. He comes awfully close to literal in "Dog Of Death" "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E19DogOfDeath Dog of Death]]" when he has Bart's innocent, gentle pet dog strapped to a chair, and ForcedToWatch [[BreakTheCutie several clips of animal abuse]] to [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil turn him into]] an AngryGuardDog.



*** There is also "22 Short Films About Springfield", when Burns and his most loyal assistant, Smithers, who has a life-threatening allergy to bee venom, are on a bicycle, Smithers gets stung by a bee, and Burns just yells at him to keep paddling and dishes out a barrage of vicious insults. Apparently, dialing 911 was out of the question.
*** "[[BlackComedy Homer vs. Dignity]]" is a full '''episode''' of Burns doing metaphorical dog-kicking. Desperate for money, Homer asks Burns for a raise, and Burns instead decides that it's only under the condition that Homer be Burns' personal "prank monkey." These pranks involve putting Homer into a series of increasingly humiliating circumstances, and culminates in Burns dressing Homer in a panda suit and having [[BlackComedyRape another panda rape him]]. Eventually Homer gets fed up with this and quits, using the money he already had to set up a parade to distribute toys to needy kids; Burns shows up to try to bribe Homer into throwing fish guts instead of presents; Homer is shown contemplating to it, and then it cuts to fish guts being thrown at the kids; but it is revealed that Burns is the one throwing it after all.
*** "Curse of the Flying Hellfish" reveals him and Abe to be the last surviving members of their WWII unit, and that a deal was made such that the last surviving member would get to keep a case of art stolen from civilians; Burns hires an assassin to kill Abe, but said assassin is not successful at it. Bart convinces Abe to go get the case anyway, and when Abe and Bart retrieve it, Burns shows up and takes the art at gunpoint. Bart calls Burns a coward, then Burns points the gun at his face; Abe says Burns can take the art as long as he does not hurt the boy. Burns remarks that he would rather do both, then [[MoralEventHorizon kicks Bart into the empty case and kicks the case into the water]]. Note that he could have taken the art without drowning the child, he just tried to drown the child anyway, for no apparent reason other than [[DisproportionateRetribution that said child insulted him]].
*** He once developed a project to block sunlight from reaching Springfield, to deprive them of one more alternative source of heat and light. His [[ExtremeDoormat usually unquestioning assistant]] Smithers [[EvenEvilHasStandards STRONGLY objected to this]], and was fired as a result. A town hall meeting was held about this, and Burns showed up '''just''' when the whole town was being shown what Burns' oil drilling operation did to Bart's pet dog, who was seen using wheels just to walk down the hallway.

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*** There is also "22 "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E2122ShortFilmsAboutSpringfield 22 Short Films About Springfield", Springfield]]", when Burns and his most loyal assistant, Smithers, who has a life-threatening allergy to bee venom, are on a bicycle, Smithers gets stung by a bee, and Burns just yells at him to keep paddling and dishes out a barrage of vicious insults. Apparently, dialing 911 was out of the question.
*** "[[BlackComedy "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E5HomerVsDignity Homer vs. Dignity]]" is a full '''episode''' of Burns doing metaphorical dog-kicking. Desperate for money, Homer asks Burns for a raise, and Burns instead decides that it's only under the condition that Homer be Burns' personal "prank monkey." These pranks involve putting Homer into a series of increasingly humiliating circumstances, and culminates in Burns dressing Homer in a panda suit and having [[BlackComedyRape another panda rape him]]. Eventually Homer gets fed up with this and quits, using the money he already had to set up a parade to distribute toys to needy kids; Burns shows up to try to bribe Homer into throwing fish guts instead of presents; Homer is shown contemplating to it, and then it cuts to fish guts being thrown at the kids; but it is revealed that Burns is the one throwing it after all.
*** "Curse "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E22 Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish" Hellfish"]] reveals him and Abe to be the last surviving members of their WWII unit, and that a deal was made such that the last surviving member would get to keep a case of art stolen from civilians; Burns hires an assassin to kill Abe, but said assassin is not successful at it. Bart convinces Abe to go get the case anyway, and when Abe and Bart retrieve it, Burns shows up and takes the art at gunpoint. Bart calls Burns a coward, then Burns points the gun at his face; Abe says Burns can take the art as long as he does not hurt the boy. Burns remarks that he would rather do both, then [[MoralEventHorizon kicks Bart into the empty case and kicks the case into the water]]. Note that he could have taken the art without drowning the child, he just tried to drown the child anyway, for no apparent reason other than [[DisproportionateRetribution that said child insulted him]].
*** He once In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns Who Shot Mr. Burns?]]" he developed a project to block sunlight from reaching Springfield, to deprive them of one more alternative source of heat and light. His [[ExtremeDoormat usually unquestioning assistant]] Smithers [[EvenEvilHasStandards STRONGLY objected to this]], and was fired as a result. A town hall meeting was held about this, and Burns showed up '''just''' when the whole town was being shown what Burns' oil drilling operation did to Bart's pet dog, who was seen using wheels just to walk down the hallway.



** In the infamous "The Boys Of Bummer", Bart costs Springfield the Little League Championship and the crowd boos at him. He runs out of the stadium and asks Chief Wiggum for safety. So what does Wiggum do? He drives Bart '''back''' ''into the stadium'' where the angry spectators throw food and beer cans at him. ''And that's just the tip of the iceberg.''

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** In the infamous "The "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E18TheBoysOfBummer The Boys Of Bummer", of Bummer]]", Bart costs Springfield the Little League Championship and the crowd boos at him. He runs out of the stadium and asks Chief Wiggum for safety. So what does Wiggum do? He drives Bart '''back''' ''into the stadium'' where the angry spectators throw food and beer cans at him. ''And that's just the tip of the iceberg.''
21st Nov '17 2:53:20 PM cbrewer98
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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' once broke the FourthWall, in an episode featuring a nice but overbearing nanny who smothered the Warner Brothers and their Sister Dot. Wakko Warner almost hits her with a "funny" mallet, but then walks away dejected because he can't bring himself to do it. The story cuts to a father watching the episode with his son, and the father explains this very trope.

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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' once broke the FourthWall, in an episode featuring a nice but overbearing nanny who smothered the Warner Brothers and their Sister Dot. Wakko Warner almost hits her with a "funny" mallet, but then walks away dejected because he can't bring himself to do it. The story cuts to a father watching the episode with his son, daughter, and the father explains this very trope.
28th Sep '17 9:10:24 PM Kissinger113
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23rd Jul '17 5:38:48 AM CaptainTedium
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* Appropriately enough, given the name of the trope, just about every episode of ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s'' has Katrina Stoneheart at least attempt to do something cruel to Holly and the Pound Puppies, one of her worst atrocities being in the ChristmasEpisode "Happy Howlidays", where she hid several months' worth of bills from Holly and never revealed them to her until it was too late to pay them on time, knowing full well that Holly would be forced to shut down the Puppy Pound and leave the dogs out on the streets.
14th Feb '17 4:46:53 PM StFan
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* The most simple way that one of ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'''s victims is established as an AssholeVictim is by being violent or aggressive toward him when they see him. At one point Mr. Pickles seems a little on the fence and is extremely happy when he is struck hard enough to bleed and thus have reason to attack.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MrPickles'': The most simple way that one of ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'''s Mr. Pickles' victims is established as an AssholeVictim is by being violent or aggressive toward him when they see him. At one point Mr. Pickles seems a little on the fence and is extremely happy when he is struck hard enough to bleed and thus have reason to attack.
6th Feb '17 5:56:52 AM Troperinik
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode "Let's Play Treasure Hunt", the main four go camping and Mr. Cat says he will get wood for the fire. It turns out he's too lazy to go get any, so he just sets Stumpy's favorite comic books on fire. Stumpy starts crying, and Mr. Cat callously tells the "spoilt brat" to shut up.
5th Feb '17 7:59:22 AM Phred
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* The most simple way that one of ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'''s victims is established as an AssholeVictim is by being violent or aggressive toward him when they see him. At one point Mr. Pickles seems a little on the fence and is extremely happy when he is struck hard enough to bleed and thus have reason to attack.
15th Dec '16 9:15:14 AM IdumeanPatriot
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*** She actually first appeared (only, no dialog) during the story of how her brother got his scar. During the crowd reaction shot as daddy burns his son's face, a young girl can be smiling, unlike practically everyone else present aside from Zhao, Zuko's established [[TheRival rival]].

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*** She actually first appeared (only, no dialog) during earlier, in the story of how her brother got his scar. During the crowd reaction shot as daddy burns his son's face, a not-yet-familiar cute young girl can be smiling, seen smiling slightly, unlike practically everyone else present aside from Zhao, Zuko's established [[TheRival rival]].
26th Oct '16 10:10:34 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Vaatu drives Wan's spirit friends into a murderous rage and makes them attack Wan's human friends. Wan fails to stop them, and when he wakes up and attempts to help any survivors Vaatu pours salt in the wound by appearing and saying, "Oh, don't bother. They've all been killed"

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Vaatu drives Wan's spirit friends into a murderous rage and makes them attack Wan's human friends. Wan fails to stop them, and when he wakes up and attempts to help any survivors Vaatu pours salt in the wound by appearing and saying, "Oh, don't bother. They've all been killed"killed."
28th Jul '16 4:47:51 PM Vir
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** His villainy is overshadowed by his rival principal in "A Shot in D'Arc". They discuss how after last year's basketball game, the rival principal won Scudworth's first-born son, Brian. After discussing the terms of this year's wager (all the while the rival principal's eating a meal), Scudworth asks, "By the way, how is Brian?", to which the rival replies (slurping up some food), "Dee-licious."

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** His villainy is overshadowed by his rival principal in "A Shot in D'Arc". They discuss how after last year's basketball game, the rival principal won Scudworth's first-born son, Brian. After discussing the terms of this year's wager (all the while the rival principal's eating a meal), Scudworth asks, "By the way, how is Brian?", to which the rival replies (slurping up some food), "Dee-licious."[[ImAHumanitarian Dee-licious]]."
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