History Literature / CliffordTheBigRedDog

15th Apr '17 9:02:22 PM Nutster
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In the 80s, {{Nelvana}} picked up the rights to the series and spun off six half-hour direct to video specials with it. Starring Creator/AlysonCourt opposite BrentTitcomb, each specials featured a typical slice-of-life storyline peppered with two songs, and was animated with NoFourthWall, allowing Emily and Clifford to "converse" directly with the viewers, but strangely Emily and Clifford could never converse among themselves in English, as to leverage on Scholastic's then-recent study that children learned better through participation rather than through repetition. After that, the franchise reverted to books (unless you count in the discontinuity that is the live-action mixed footage direct to video special by Warner Home Video that was released in the early 90s).

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In the 80s, {{Nelvana}} picked up the rights to the series and spun off six half-hour direct to video specials with it. Starring Creator/AlysonCourt opposite BrentTitcomb, each specials special featured a typical slice-of-life storyline peppered with two songs, and was animated with NoFourthWall, allowing Emily and Clifford to "converse" directly with the viewers, but strangely Emily and Clifford could never converse among themselves in English, as to leverage on Scholastic's then-recent study that children learned better through participation rather than through repetition. After that, the franchise reverted to books (unless you count in the discontinuity that is the live-action mixed footage direct to video special by Warner Home Video that was released in the early 90s).
30th Mar '17 7:43:55 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* LimitedWardrobe

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* LimitedWardrobeLimitedWardrobe: Everyone in the show wears the exact same outfit on a daily basis.


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* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: Pretty much everyone on Birdwell Island loves Clifford. Even the Bleakmans have moments where they admit they care about Clifford and like him. The 80s theme song even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
-->''Here comes Clifford, everyone loves Clifford...''
19th Mar '17 10:48:31 AM Dewiop
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* CryingWolf: "The Dog Who Cried Woof" has Cleo repeatedly telling the others a ghost skunk named Wiffy, who she'd told ghost stories about, was after her as a prank. When she gets in trouble with a ''real'' [[SmellySkunk skunk]], they don't listen to her due to her pranking and she gets sprayed.

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* CryingWolf: "The Dog Who Cried Woof" has Cleo repeatedly telling the others a ghost skunk [[SmellySkunk skunk]] named Wiffy, who she'd told ghost stories about, was after her as a prank. When she gets in trouble with a ''real'' [[SmellySkunk skunk]], they don't listen to her due to her pranking and she gets sprayed.



* SmellySkunk: "The Dog Who Cried Woof" had Cleo taunting the other dogs with ghost stories about a giant ghost skunk named Wippy. [[CryingWolf She kept pranking them by saying he was after her]], and they finally got fed up with it. Then a ''real'' skunk shows up and she scares it. The others, while out looking for her, smell that she got sprayed.

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* SmellySkunk: "The Dog Who Cried Woof" had Cleo taunting the other dogs with ghost stories about a giant ghost skunk named Wippy.Wiffy. [[CryingWolf She kept pranking them by saying he was after her]], and they finally got fed up with it. Then a ''real'' skunk shows up and she scares it. The others, while out looking for her, smell that she got sprayed.
10th Mar '17 9:43:49 AM JMQwilleran
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* ThickLineAnimation: This is the standard for both ''Clifford the Big Red Dog'' and ''Clifford's Puppy Days'' - thick black lines with generally bright coloring inside.
10th Mar '17 8:48:22 AM JMQwilleran
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* WakingNonSequitur: In "Helping Paws" from ''Clifford's Puppy Days'', Clifford shouts "not it!" upon being woken up by Daffodil after she relives him from babysitting so he can take a nap, as if he thought they were playing tag.
10th Mar '17 8:27:34 AM JMQwilleran
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* ICantHearYou: In "Clifford's Field Trip" from ''Clifford's Puppy Days'', the group encounters a group of noisy birds during a trip to a rainforest exhibit.
-->'''Emily Elizabeth''': These birds sure are loud.
-->'''Shun''': (''holding his hand to his ear'') Sorry. Can't hear ya'. These birds are too loud. (''Clifford barks from inside Emily Elizabeth's backpack.'')
-->'''Emily Elizabeth''': Did you hear that? It sounded like a dog!
-->'''Shun''': A frog?!
5th Mar '17 9:51:05 AM JMQwilleran
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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: On ''Clifford's Puppy Days'', it is typically possible for one of the puppies to end a conversation they don't want to have by simply asking "Are we going to talk about X all day, or are we going to play?", which prompts an excited response of "Play, play, play!" At least for a little while.

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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: On ''Clifford's Puppy Days'', it is typically possible for one of the puppies to [[ExploitedTrope end a conversation they don't want to have have]] by simply asking "Are we going to talk about X all day, or are we going to play?", which prompts an excited response of "Play, play, play!" At least for a little while.
5th Mar '17 9:24:50 AM JMQwilleran
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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: On ''Clifford's Puppy Days'', it is typically possible for one of the puppies to end a conversation they don't want to have by simply asking "Are we going to talk about X all day, or are we going to play?", which prompts an excited response of "Play, play, play!" At least for a little while.
5th Mar '17 8:45:17 AM JMQwilleran
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* CutenessProximity: On ''Clifford's Puppy Days'', Clifford is extremely small, extremely cute, and tends to evoke this reaction, particularly in anyone seeming him for the first time.
5th Mar '17 8:43:06 AM JMQwilleran
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** Not in the movie!

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** Not in the movie!movie! Or ''Clifford's Puppy Days''



* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Clifford is the only character without BlackBeadEyes until the movie.

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Clifford is the only character without BlackBeadEyes until the movie. Or ''Clifford's Puppy Days'', if you count that.
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