History Literature / Franklin

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.
31st Mar '16 6:13:30 PM JMQwilleran
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* "Family Day," another of the compilation releases, is even worse by having Harriet prominently on both the front and the back, despite all of the ''Franklin'' stories on the DVD being from before the fifth season.

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* ** "Family Day," another of the compilation releases, is even worse by having Harriet prominently on both the front and the back, despite all of the ''Franklin'' stories on the DVD being from before the fifth season.
31st Mar '16 6:12:18 PM JMQwilleran
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* "Family Day," another of the compilation releases, is even worse by having Harriet prominently on both the front and the back, despite all of the ''Franklin'' stories on the DVD being from before the fifth season.
23rd Mar '16 11:57:44 PM poptartspower
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In “Franklin Has a Sleepover”, Franklin and Bear let their plush toys ride on a train and they are shown in a strange position. Note how [[http://i.imgur.com/n5sEMU2.png they change]] [[http://i.imgur.com/D6glcQ8.png positions between]] [[http://i.imgur.com/yww9IiJ.png these shots.]] [[note]]Also, notice how it's Bear's toy that happens to be behind Franklin's toy...[[https://j.gifs.com/jR0XlW.gif real subtle Nelvana.]] ''Real'' subtle.[[/note]]

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* FurryReminder: They're animals that walk and talk like humans, however:
** Franklin eats flies, crickets, and is an herbivore.
** Bear loves honey, takes many naps, and can climb tall trees.
** Beaver loves to chew wood and build dams out of trees.
** Rabbit loves to hop, play leapfrog, and is very quick.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In “Franklin Has a Sleepover”, Franklin and Bear let their plush toys ride on a train and they are shown in a strange position. Note how [[http://i.imgur.com/n5sEMU2.png they change]] [[http://i.imgur.com/D6glcQ8.png positions between]] [[http://i.imgur.com/yww9IiJ.png these shots.an [[FreudWasRight intimate position.]] [[note]]Also, notice how it's Bear's toy that happens to be behind Franklin's toy...[[https://j.gifs.com/jR0XlW.gif real subtle Nelvana.]] ''Real'' subtle.[[/note]]



** Like you wouldn't believe. “Franklin Goes to Day Camp” absolutely reeks with romantic subtext. Franklin and Bear are shown to be inseparable like a couple. At the day camp, they meet Possum and Franklin invites him to join them. (This is the only episode Possum has appeared in, he is never mentioned again.) They all get along until Franklin realizes Possum only wants to play with Bear. He gets angry and jealous because Possum is stealing Bear away from him and he felt cheated on by Bear. Franklin throws a pinecone at Bear to get his attention but he doesn't blame Franklin even though he is an HonorBeforeReason fellow. Franklin cries over losing Bear and how he left him for Possum, like someone after a break-up. The coach tells Franklin that even though he let Bear play with Possum, "Bear will always be your best friend." After they all make “friendship bracelets”, Franklin sees the two exchange bracelets and that was the end of his relationship, until Bear appears and says that his bracelet was actually for Franklin. Then, Bear tackles Franklin and begins to tickle him for Franklin's bracelet. Bear also likes to [[https://j.gifs.com/2k8yYN.gif periodically tickle Franklin, from behind, while on top of him.]] Very, very subtle.

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** Like you wouldn't believe. “Franklin Goes to Day Camp” absolutely reeks with romantic subtext. Franklin and Bear are shown to be inseparable like a couple. At the day camp, they meet Possum and Franklin invites him to join them. (This is the only episode Possum has appeared in, he is never mentioned again.) They all get along until Franklin realizes Possum only wants to play with Bear. He gets angry and jealous because Possum is stealing Bear away from him and he felt cheated on by Bear. Franklin throws a pinecone at Bear to get his attention but he doesn't blame Franklin even though he is an HonorBeforeReason fellow. Franklin cries over losing Bear and how he left him for Possum, like someone after a break-up. The coach tells Franklin that even though he let Bear play with Possum, "Bear will always be your best friend." After they all make “friendship bracelets”, Franklin sees the two exchange bracelets and that was the end of his relationship, until Bear appears and says that his bracelet was actually for Franklin. Then, Bear tackles Franklin and begins to tickle him for Franklin's bracelet. Bear also likes to [[https://j.gifs.com/2k8yYN.gif periodically tickle Franklin, Franklin [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar from behind, behind and while on top of him.]] Very, very Not even subtle.



** "Franklin and the Pinecone Pass" has more thinly veiled subtext. Franklin wants to play with Bear, but runs into Rabbit and Bear enjoying Rabbit's game. Franklin immediately gets jealous and intervenes by trying to get Bear to play his game but they're having too much fun together. Franklin fears and laments that Bear has left him for a a new "best friend". The show likes to have close pairs like Franklin/Bear, Beaver/Goose, Fox/Rabbit, and then Franklin tells Fox his predicament. Fox thinks it's silly because even though Rabbit is playing with Bear, they are still best friends with Fox and Franklin, respectively. Franklin learns that you can still be "best friends" with someone even if they hang out or play with other people or someone else's "best friend". [[note]]Uhhh...yeah...all this "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything best friend]]" talk...subtle.[[/note]]

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** "Franklin and the Pinecone Pass" has more thinly veiled subtext. Franklin wants to play with Bear, but runs into Rabbit and Bear enjoying Rabbit's game. Franklin immediately gets jealous and intervenes by trying to get Bear to play his game but they're having too much fun together. Franklin fears and laments that Bear has left him for a a new "best friend". The show likes to have close pairs like Franklin/Bear, Beaver/Goose, Fox/Rabbit, and then Franklin tells Fox his predicament. Fox thinks it's silly because even though Rabbit is playing with Bear, they are still best friends with Fox and Franklin, respectively. Franklin learns that you can still be "best friends" with someone even if they hang out or play with other people or someone else's "best friend". [[note]]Uhhh...yeah...all this "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything best friend]]" talk...subtle.subtlety is out the window.[[/note]]
18th Mar '16 6:14:18 PM JMQwilleran
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* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: The goblin in the ''The Quest of the Green Knight'' story from ''Franklin and the Green Knight'' is called a goblin but really doesn't look or behave much like a traditional goblin at all, other than being somewhat on the small side. He is rescued from a traditional-looking griffin by the Green Knight, after which he gives him advice on how to find the object of his search: cherry blossoms that can [[SpringIsLate bring spring]]. Appearance-wise, if anything, he looks like some sort of buck-toothed, long-tailed anthropomorphic rodent.
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