History Literature / Franklin

11th Aug '16 7:49:55 PM JMQwilleran
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* BrutalHonesty: The subject of "Franklin's Homemade Cookies" - Franklin is unflinchingly critically honest of Bear's craft project that he gives to him and then has to deal with the same thing when it turns out his cookies have way too much ginger in them.
11th Aug '16 7:40:03 PM JMQwilleran
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* LaboriousLaziness: "Franklin's Day Off" has AnAesop of sorts about this. Franklin spends most of the episode dealing with problems he wouldn't have had if he had just done the work was supposed to do instead of putting it off, such as needing a rake that was holding up the BlanketFort he didn't take down in order to rake up leaves which have buried a bicycle pump that he wouldn't have had trouble finding if he had put it away properly in the first place.
11th Aug '16 5:23:57 PM JMQwilleran
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* TWordEuphemism: In "Franklin and the Grump," Mr. Groundhog invites Franklin into his home for cocoa after Franklin returns his container of cocoa mix that he had left behind while fleeing from folks that wanted him to either tell him that there's either going to be an early spring or more winter. Franklin promises not to TalkAboutTheWeather, but then notices Mr. Beaver's various meteorological instruments and comments that he "must know a lot about the weather," then covers his mouth and says that he forgot he wasn't supposed to talk about "the W-word." Mr. Beaver, however, says that he loves talking about the weather, it's just that he doesn't like everyone pestering him about Groundhog Day because there are always going to be those who don't like the answer they hear.
4th Aug '16 6:49:59 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* SoundtrackDissonance: A number of viewers have complained that the show's instrumental soundtrack sounds far too depressing compared with the show's generally cheery nature.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: A number of viewers have complained that the The show's instrumental soundtrack sounds far too depressing is often surprisingly melancholic-sounding, compared with the show's generally cheery nature.
24th Jun '16 8:29:32 PM JMQwilleran
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* AnimalsNotToScale: The woodland animals are more or less their respective sizes and we have the accurately tiny Snail, but then comes Franklin, a turtle, who is as tall as a beaver and more than half the size of a bear.

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* AnimalsNotToScale: The woodland animals are more or less their respective sizes and we have the accurately tiny Snail, but then comes Franklin, a turtle, who is as tall as a beaver and more than half the size of a bear. Moose is another one that is a bit more accurate, and his family is even bigger, though he's only seen in one installment of the television series and a smattering of the books.


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* BoringReturnJourney: In ''Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure'', the characters face various dangers and trials as they search for the talisman that will help them save Franklin's Granny. The return trip is depicted as a cheery canoe ride and a brief walk that is presented in about one minute of screentime, just long enough to play a triumphant instrumental version of one of the film's songs, "Getting There is Half the Fun." Averted in ''Franklin and the Green Knight: The Movie''. Franklin and Snail do encounter some difficulty on their way back and end up calling for their newly friend, Eagle, who flies them to their friend Bear's place, where their friends and family are.
24th Jun '16 4:21:38 PM HeroGal2347
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* AlwaysKnowAPilot: "Franklin and Snail's Dream". Snail's dream is to fly, but many different attempts by Franklin prove futile, that is until Mr. Turtle calls on a pilot friend of his, who just happens to also be a snail, and flies around in her own snail-sized plane, to make Snail's dream come true.
30th Apr '16 7:56:27 PM JMQwilleran
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* SchmuckBait: Franklin and Rabbit fall for an obvious prank involving chocolate tied to a rope in 'Franklin's Funny Business'. To be fair, the prankers used ReversePsychology on the duo, after being pranked by them.
* SchoolPlay: The first came in the first season story "Franklin's School Play" (based on the book by the same name) and featured ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' as the play. In the story, Franklin was the Nutcracker Prince, but had to overcome stage fright to perform the role. The second play was in the third season story "Franklin's Starring Role," a performance of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty''. In this story, Franklin doesn't have stage fright anymore, and is upset when he is assigned the role of stage manager, thinking his teacher Mr. Owl doesn't think he's good enough to have a part. In the end, he learns that Mr. Owl gave him the role of stage manager because he felt he was responsible and he wanted to give others a chance to play roles after Franklin had the lead in the last play. The final play was in the film ''Franklin and the Green Knight'', a performance of a fairy tale picture book popular in Woodland: ''The Quest of the Green Knight''. Franklin again takes the lead role this time, as the Green Knight, though the film is also about him thinking that he could truly become the Green Knight and bring [[SpringIsLate Spring]], as the Green Knight in the story does.

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* SchmuckBait: Franklin and Rabbit fall for an obvious prank involving chocolate tied to a rope in 'Franklin's "Franklin's Funny Business'. Business." To be fair, the prankers used ReversePsychology on the duo, after being pranked by them.
* SchoolPlay: The first came in the first season story "Franklin's School Play" (based on the book by the same name) and featured ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' as the play. In the story, Franklin was the Nutcracker Prince, but had to overcome stage fright to perform the role. The second play was in the third season story "Franklin's Starring Role," a performance of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty''. In this story, Franklin doesn't have stage fright anymore, and is upset when he is assigned the role of stage manager, thinking his teacher Mr. Owl doesn't think he's good enough to have a part. In the end, he learns that Mr. Owl gave him the role of stage manager because he felt he was responsible and he wanted to give others a chance to play roles after Franklin had the lead in the last play. The final third play was in the film ''Franklin and the Green Knight'', a performance of a fairy tale picture book popular in Woodland: ''The Quest of the Green Knight''. Franklin again takes the lead role this time, as the Green Knight, though the film is also about him thinking that he could truly become the Green Knight and bring [[SpringIsLate Spring]], as the Green Knight in the story does. The ''Franklin and Friends'' story "Franklin Switches it Up" has the final play, a swashbuckling adventure written by Rabbit and Snail called ''Pirates from Space''.
23rd Apr '16 11:07:09 AM JMQwilleran
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* KidsPreferBoxes: In "Franklin's Big Box" from ''Franklin and Friends'', Franklin's Aunt T tries to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this by sending Franklin a large decorated box in the mail with nothing in it. At first, Franklin and his friends think maybe she just forgot to put in a gift and decide to go visit her place to ask her about it. Along the way, however, they have fun with the box, and by the time they've reached Aunt T's, Franklin's decided to thank her for just sending the empty box.
18th Apr '16 12:50:59 AM JMQwilleran
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* TheDreadedPretendTeaParty: Franklin's little sister Harriet loves hosting tea parties with her plush, and sometimes bringing in her best friend Beatrice as well. Franklin often ends up getting roped in, but he's generally actually pretty supportive.
31st Mar '16 6:24:20 PM JMQwilleran
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* TheRunaway: In "Franklin Runs Away," Franklin and Snail briefly become runaways after a bad day: being scolded by Mr. Owl at school for talking during reading time, chastised for supposedly not playing fair at sports, Bear getting angry at Franklin for having a library book that's ''almost'' overdue, and Mrs. Turtle getting upset at them for making a mess after they decide to make their own snack because she was too busy painting the shed to make them one. Their refuge is the treefort, but it doesn't last very long at all, as Snail quickly points out the flaws in the idea. Then, when they go back to Franklin's' place to get some supplies, they get found hiding in the closet after hiding there because Bear knocked on the door. He brought the book back, having renewed it. When Mrs. Turtle finds them in the closet, they blurt out their whole "living in the treefort" plan.
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