History Literature / PigeonSeries

28th Nov '15 9:39:54 PM MagnusForce
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The ''Pigeon'' series is a set of children's picture book by writer[=/=]illustrator Mo Willems. The first book in the series, ''Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!'', was released in 2003. In it, a bus driver who has to take a break asks the reader to watch the Pigeon, who then tries to finagle the reader into letting him drive the bus. Its runaway success spurred the release of other books, videos, and merchandise. There is even a [[http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus musical]][[http://www.bigwoodenhorse.com/big-wooden-horse-tour-schedule.html tour]] called simply ''"Pigeon"'', followed by the year of the tour (2013, 2014...), based on the book.

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The ''Pigeon'' series is a set of children's picture book by writer[=/=]illustrator Mo Willems.Willems (some of you might recognize him as creator of the Cartoon Network series ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity''). The first book in the series, ''Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!'', was released in 2003. In it, a bus driver who has to take a break asks the reader to watch the Pigeon, who then tries to finagle the reader into letting him drive the bus. Its runaway success spurred the release of other books, videos, and merchandise. There is even a [[http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus musical]][[http://www.bigwoodenhorse.com/big-wooden-horse-tour-schedule.html tour]] called simply ''"Pigeon"'', followed by the year of the tour (2013, 2014...), based on the book.
10th May '15 7:41:23 AM rjung
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* {{Angrish}}: The pigeon [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nURTUmLSYd8 throws an all out temper tantrum]] upon learning that his name isn't in the title of ''"The Duckling gets a Cookie?!"''
--->'''Pigeon:''' ''(sobbing)'' I..I just wanna be in the title. Is THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?! HUH?! IS IT?!! WHY THE-ASGFJFFEGJHEEJH

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* {{Angrish}}: The pigeon [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nURTUmLSYd8 throws an all out temper tantrum]] upon learning that his name isn't in the title of ''"The "The Duckling gets a Cookie?!"''
--->'''Pigeon:'''
Cookie?!"
-->'''Pigeon:'''
''(sobbing)'' I..I just wanna be in the title. Is THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?! HUH?! IS IT?!! WHY THE-ASGFJFFEGJHEEJH



* BathsAreFun: In "''The Pigeon Needs a Bath!''," the Pigeon is very dirty and smelly and needs a bath, but doesn't want to have one at first. Once he finally comes around, however, he finds that he loves it and stays in it for at least ten hours.
* BigNo: The audience's expected response to the Pigeon in ''"Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!"'' and ''"Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!"'' [[spoiler: The Pigeon himself does this in ''"The Duckling Gets a Cookie?"'']]

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* BathsAreFun: In "''The "The Pigeon Needs a Bath!''," Bath!," the Pigeon is very dirty and smelly and needs a bath, but doesn't want to have one at first. Once he finally comes around, however, he finds that he loves it and stays in it for at least ten hours.
* BigNo: The audience's expected response to the Pigeon in ''"Don't "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!"'' Bus!" and ''"Don't "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!"'' Late!" [[spoiler: The Pigeon himself does this in ''"The "The Duckling Gets a Cookie?"'']]Cookie?"]]



* CallBack: As part of his rant during ''"The Duckling Gets a Cookie?"'', the Pigeon brings up being told "No!" during the events of past books.

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* CallBack: As part of his rant during ''"The "The Duckling Gets a Cookie?"'', Cookie?", the Pigeon brings up being told "No!" during the events of past books.



* TheDeterminator: As Mo Willems notes in an interview available on the DVD of the animated version of ''Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!'', this is the Pigeon's defining characteristic and something that he shares in common with real-life pigeons.
* FakeInteractivity: The answer to the Pigeon is always "''No!''"
* FishEyes: In ''"The Duckling Gets a Cookie"'', the Pigeon has these when he directly faces the viewer during his rant when he talks about [[ItMakesSenseInContext asking for a French Fry Robot.]]

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* TheDeterminator: As Mo Willems notes in an interview available on the DVD of the animated version of ''Don't "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!'', Late!", this is the Pigeon's defining characteristic and something that he shares in common with real-life pigeons.
* FakeInteractivity: The answer to the Pigeon is always "''No!''"
"'''NO!'''"
* FishEyes: In ''"The "The Duckling Gets a Cookie"'', Cookie", the Pigeon has these when he directly faces the viewer during his rant when he talks about [[ItMakesSenseInContext asking for a French Fry Robot.]]



** Subverted by the Mad Cow from ''Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!''

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** Subverted by the Mad Cow from ''Don't "Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!''Book!"



* NoodleIncident: In ''"The Duckling Gets a Cookie?"'', the Pigeon refers to being repeatedly turned down when he asks for a French Fry Robot or his own personal iceberg. No story so far has shown either of these happening, or what'd he'd even do with those.

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* NoodleIncident: In ''"The "The Duckling Gets a Cookie?"'', Cookie?", the Pigeon refers to being repeatedly turned down when he asks for a French Fry Robot or his own personal iceberg. No story so far has shown either of these happening, or what'd he'd even do with those.



* ThrowTheDogABone: Despite what he says, the Pigeon sometimes gets what he wants...though in one instance, he quickly backpedals on it (see WantingIsBetterThanHaving below.) ''The Duckling Gets A Cookie?'' plays this straight [[spoiler:by having the Duckling give the Pigeon the cookie.]]

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* ThrowTheDogABone: Despite what he says, the Pigeon sometimes gets what he wants...though in one instance, he quickly backpedals on it (see WantingIsBetterThanHaving below.) ''The "The Duckling Gets A Cookie?'' Cookie?" plays this straight [[spoiler:by having the Duckling give the Pigeon the cookie.]]
12th Oct '14 11:56:58 AM JMQwilleran
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* TheDeterminator: As Mo Willems notes in an interview available on the DVD of the animated version of ''Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!'', this is the Pigeon's defining characteristic and something that he shares in common with real-life pigeons.
30th May '14 10:20:00 AM JMQwilleran
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The ''Pigeon'' series is a set of children's picture book by writer[=/=]illustrator Mo Willems. The first book in the series, ''Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!'', was released in 2003. In it, a bus driver who has to take a break asks the reader to watch the Pigeon, who then tries to finagle the reader into letting him drive the bus. Its runaway success spurred the release of other books, videos, and merchandise. There was even a [[http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus musical]][[http://www.bigwoodenhorse.com/big-wooden-horse-tour-schedule.html tour]] in 2013 called ''"Pigeon 2013"'', based on the book.

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The ''Pigeon'' series is a set of children's picture book by writer[=/=]illustrator Mo Willems. The first book in the series, ''Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!'', was released in 2003. In it, a bus driver who has to take a break asks the reader to watch the Pigeon, who then tries to finagle the reader into letting him drive the bus. Its runaway success spurred the release of other books, videos, and merchandise. There was is even a [[http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus musical]][[http://www.bigwoodenhorse.com/big-wooden-horse-tour-schedule.html tour]] in 2013 called ''"Pigeon 2013"'', simply ''"Pigeon"'', followed by the year of the tour (2013, 2014...), based on the book.
27th May '14 12:05:39 PM JMQwilleran
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* BathsAreFun: In "''The Pigeon Needs a Bath!''," the pigeon is very dirty and smelly and needs a bath, but doesn't want to have one at first. Once he finally comes around, however, he finds that he loves it and stays in it for at least ten hours.

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* BathsAreFun: In "''The Pigeon Needs a Bath!''," the pigeon Pigeon is very dirty and smelly and needs a bath, but doesn't want to have one at first. Once he finally comes around, however, he finds that he loves it and stays in it for at least ten hours.
27th May '14 11:50:26 AM JMQwilleran
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* BathsAreFun: In "''The Pigeon Needs a Bath!''," the pigeon is very dirty and smelly and needs a bath, but doesn't want to have one at first. Once he finally comes around, however, he finds that he loves it and stays in it for at least ten hours.
13th May '14 5:30:27 AM RyRodrigo
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* BlatantLies

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* BlatantLiesBlatantLies: The Pigeon would try all kinds of shenanigans to convince the reader to let him do what he wants, from telling them that "their moms would let him do it" to outright bribing the reader with 5 bucks.
1st May '14 5:38:02 PM RyRodrigo
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* {{Angrish}}: The pigeon [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nURTUmLSYd8 throws an all out temper tantrum]] upon learning that his name isn't in the title of ''"The Duckling gets a Cookie?!"''
--->'''Pigeon:''' ''(sobbing)'' I..I just wanna be in the title. Is THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?! HUH?! IS IT?!! WHY THE-ASGFJFFEGJHEEJH
11th Apr '14 6:02:15 AM ElRodrigo
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The ''Pigeon'' series is a set of children's picture book by writer[=/=]illustrator Mo Willems. The first book in the series, ''Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!'', was released in 2003. In it, a bus driver who has to take a break asks the reader to watch the Pigeon, who then tries to finagle the reader into letting him drive the bus. Its runaway success spurred the release of other books, videos, and merchandise.

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The ''Pigeon'' series is a set of children's picture book by writer[=/=]illustrator Mo Willems. The first book in the series, ''Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!'', was released in 2003. In it, a bus driver who has to take a break asks the reader to watch the Pigeon, who then tries to finagle the reader into letting him drive the bus. Its runaway success spurred the release of other books, videos, and merchandise.
merchandise. There was even a [[http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus musical]][[http://www.bigwoodenhorse.com/big-wooden-horse-tour-schedule.html tour]] in 2013 called ''"Pigeon 2013"'', based on the book.
11th Apr '14 5:47:31 AM ElRodrigo
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* ''The Pigeon Wants a Puppy''

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* ''The Pigeon Wants a Puppy''Puppy!''




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* ''The Pigeon Needs a Bath!''



* TheCameo: Duckling and Knuffle Bunny make cameos as bath toys in "The Pigeon needs a Bath!"



* NoodleIncident: In ''"The Duckling Gets a Cookie"'', the Pigeon refers to being repeatedly turned down when he asks for a French Fry Robot or his own personal iceberg. No story so far has shown either of these happening, or what'd he'd even do with those.

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* NoodleIncident: In ''"The Duckling Gets a Cookie"'', Cookie?"'', the Pigeon refers to being repeatedly turned down when he asks for a French Fry Robot or his own personal iceberg. No story so far has shown either of these happening, or what'd he'd even do with those.


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* ThePigPen: Pigeon becomes one in "The Pigeon Needs a Bath!" The smell becomes so bad, [[EveryoneHasStandards not even the flies would go near him!]]
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