History Literature / PippiLongstocking

1st Jan '17 7:37:10 PM Ryan37352
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* KarmaHoudini: Frequently in the 1997 TV film and animated series.
** Mrs. Prysselius at the end of the 1997 film, she is given no comeuppance for the extreme methods that she took just to have Pippi put in the children's home.
*** Although, the film's spin-off made Mrs. Prysselius less antagonistic, it still doesn't hesitate to drop karma on Mrs. Prysselius on the episodes where she is an antagonist.
** Downplayed with Jim and Buck from the third book and the 1997 TV series, even though they're humiliated by Pippi in the end, they still face no action from the law for their attempts to steal the pearls of Kurrekurredutt Island.
** The registrant of the ski race from the eighth episode of the 1997 TV series (see below at StrawMisogynist), gets no comeuppance for attempting to make Pippi lose by purposely stalling, and has the nerve to call her win disgraceful at the end, and is likely free to ruin other women's chances of winning the ski race.
** Not a villainous example, but the incompetent carpenter from the 25th episode of the 1997 TV series never get the idea that he's recklessly destroying personal belongings and property.
*** Although considering the last place he's seen in is ''Mrs. Prysselius's'' place doing what he does best, (destroying things that he believes he is fixing), he'll likely get a rude and angry one [[ExpositionCut offscreen]].
1st Jan '17 6:48:16 PM Ryan37352
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** Additionally, the registrant from the eighth episode of the 1997 TV series, as for him, the mere thought of a little girl entering a ski race is disgraceful.

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** Additionally, the registrant from the eighth episode of the 1997 TV series, as for him, the mere thought of a little girl entering winning a ski race is disgraceful.disgraceful, let along entering the race.



** Jim and Buck, the bandits from the book version of ''Pippi in the South Seas'' are a slightly more malicious and threatening version of this, though Pippi handles them with ease.

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** Jim and Buck, the bandits from the book version of ''Pippi in the South Seas'' are a slightly more malicious and threatening version of this, even willing to hurt or kill Pippi, though Pippi handles them with ease.
1st Jan '17 6:46:47 PM Ryan37352
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** Mrs Prysselius in the Nelvada animated movie and series. The original Mrs Prysselius from the 1969 TV series was not an antagonist; she was extremely silly, extremely annoying and completely incapable of seeing the value of anything non-conventional, but she was always well-meaning and genuinely wanted what was best for Pippi. The animated version, while still not ''much'' of a villain, is a lot more openly antagonistic; her goal seems to be to get Pippi (and, really everyone else) to ''behave'' and ''conform'' and ''do as she's told,'' and is prepared to employ some rather dubious methods in order to reach her goals.

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** Mrs Mrs. Prysselius in the Nelvada animated movie and series. The original Mrs Mrs. Prysselius from the 1969 TV series was not an antagonist; she was extremely silly, extremely annoying and completely incapable of seeing the value of anything non-conventional, but she was always well-meaning and genuinely wanted what was best for Pippi. The animated version, while still not ''much'' of a villain, is a lot more openly antagonistic; her goal seems to be to get Pippi (and, really everyone else) to ''behave'' and ''conform'' and ''do as she's told,'' and is prepared to employ some rather dubious methods in order to reach her goals.



*** Past incarnations of Bengt were usually just limited to annoying, making fun of, and bothering potential bully victims, but the 1997!Bengt is not above taking/breaking other kids' stuff (e.g. a kid's basketball in episode 1, Willie's glasses and Anna's backpack in episode 16, and a piece of blubber that Willie brought to show to the class in episode 19), or being a sore loser and planning a sabotage against Pippi during a ski race (e.g. giving tips for the already {{Jerkass}} registrar who thinks little girls can't ski and refuses to register Pippi into the race, to delay Pippi, and when that fails, he resorts to attempting to bury Pippi in an avalanche).

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*** Past incarnations of Bengt were usually just limited to annoying, making fun of, and bothering potential bully victims, but the 1997!Bengt is not above taking/breaking other kids' stuff (e.g. a kid's basketball in episode 1, Willie's glasses and Anna's backpack in episode 16, and a piece of blubber that Willie brought to show to the class in episode 19), or being a sore loser and planning a sabotage against Pippi during a ski race (e.g. giving tips for the already {{Jerkass}} [[StrawMisogynist misogynistic]] registrar who thinks little girls can't ski and refuses to register Pippi into the race, to delay Pippi, and when that fails, he resorts to attempting to bury Pippi in an avalanche).


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* StrawMisogynist: The fine gentleman from the first chapter of the third book and the third episode of the 1997 TV series, who believes women don't understand business.
** Additionally, the registrant from the eighth episode of the 1997 TV series, as for him, the mere thought of a little girl entering a ski race is disgraceful.
1st Jan '17 6:33:16 PM Ryan37352
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* GenderFlip: Miss Rosenbloom from the third book is adapted into the 1997 TV series as '''''Mr.''''' Rosenbloom.
11th Oct '16 5:07:50 AM Roo
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Mrs Prysselius in the Nelvada animated movie and series. The original Mrs Prysselius from the 1969 TV series was not an antagonist; she was extremely silly, extremely annoying and completely incapable of seeing the value of anything non-conventional, but she was always well-meaning and genuinely wanted what was best for Pippi. The animated version, while still not much of a villain, is a lot more openly antagonistic; her goal seems to be to get Pippi (and, really everyone else) to ''behave'' and ''conform'' and ''do as she's told,'' and is prepared to employ some rather dubious methods in order to reach her goals.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy:
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Mrs Prysselius in the Nelvada animated movie and series. The original Mrs Prysselius from the 1969 TV series was not an antagonist; she was extremely silly, extremely annoying and completely incapable of seeing the value of anything non-conventional, but she was always well-meaning and genuinely wanted what was best for Pippi. The animated version, while still not much ''much'' of a villain, is a lot more openly antagonistic; her goal seems to be to get Pippi (and, really everyone else) to ''behave'' and ''conform'' and ''do as she's told,'' and is prepared to employ some rather dubious methods in order to reach her goals.



* AdaptationDistillation: The 1969 Swedish TV series and its related movies take everything that was good about the books and crank it up to eleven, while removing just about everything that didn't work or was just pointless filler, resulting in a much tighter story structure that still left room for a fair amount of the spontaneous wackiness and [[SeinfeldianConversation surreal dialogue]] that are Pippi's trademarks. It's helped tremendously by tight scriptwriting and good actors (Inger Nilsson in the title role being the most prominent example).
** Astrid Lindgren herself was highly involved with this particular production, which explains why it's so much closer to the spirit of the books than its many successors.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The 1969 Swedish TV series and its related movies take everything that was good about the books and crank it up to eleven, while removing just about everything that didn't work or was just pointless filler, resulting in a much tighter story structure that still left room for a fair amount of the spontaneous wackiness and [[SeinfeldianConversation surreal dialogue]] that are Pippi's trademarks. It's helped tremendously by tight scriptwriting and good actors (Inger Nilsson in the title role being the most prominent example).
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example). Astrid Lindgren herself was highly involved with this particular production, which explains why it's so much closer to the spirit of the books than its many successors.
17th Aug '16 7:35:31 PM Ryan37352
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*** Past incarnations of Bengt were usually just limited to annoying, making fun of, and bothering potential bully victims, but the 1997!Bengt is not above taking/breaking other kids' stuff (e.g. a kid's basketball in episode 1, Willie's glasses and Anna's backpack in episode 16, and a piece of blubber that Willie brought to show to the class in episode 19), or being a sore loser and planning a sabotage against Pippi during a ski race (e.g. giving tips for the already {{Jerkass}} registrant who thinks little girls can't ski and refuses to register Pippi into the race, to delay Pippi, and when that fails, he resorts to attempting to bury Pippi in an avalanche).

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*** Past incarnations of Bengt were usually just limited to annoying, making fun of, and bothering potential bully victims, but the 1997!Bengt is not above taking/breaking other kids' stuff (e.g. a kid's basketball in episode 1, Willie's glasses and Anna's backpack in episode 16, and a piece of blubber that Willie brought to show to the class in episode 19), or being a sore loser and planning a sabotage against Pippi during a ski race (e.g. giving tips for the already {{Jerkass}} registrant registrar who thinks little girls can't ski and refuses to register Pippi into the race, to delay Pippi, and when that fails, he resorts to attempting to bury Pippi in an avalanche).
15th Aug '16 6:58:24 PM Ryan37352
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* SurroundedByIdiots: Generally every adults feel this towards Kling and Klang in the 1997 film and animated series, with the most prominent being Mrs. Prysselius.
13th Aug '16 1:30:32 AM Ryan37352
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*** Past incarnations of Bengt were usually just limited to annoying, making fun of, and bothering potential bully victims, but the 1997!Bengt is not above taking/breaking other kids' stuff (e.g. a kid's basketball in episode 1, Willie's glasses and Anna's backpack in episode 16, and a piece of blubber that Willie brought to show to the class in episode 19), or being a sore loser and planning a sabotage against Pippi during a ski race (e.g. giving tips for the already {{Jerkass}} entry man who thinks little girls can't ski, to humiliate/delay Pippi, and even resorting to bury Pippi in an avalanche).

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*** Past incarnations of Bengt were usually just limited to annoying, making fun of, and bothering potential bully victims, but the 1997!Bengt is not above taking/breaking other kids' stuff (e.g. a kid's basketball in episode 1, Willie's glasses and Anna's backpack in episode 16, and a piece of blubber that Willie brought to show to the class in episode 19), or being a sore loser and planning a sabotage against Pippi during a ski race (e.g. giving tips for the already {{Jerkass}} entry man registrant who thinks little girls can't ski, ski and refuses to humiliate/delay register Pippi into the race, to delay Pippi, and even resorting when that fails, he resorts to attempting to bury Pippi in an avalanche).
6th Aug '16 7:13:38 PM Ryan37352
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*** Past incarnations of Bengt were usually just limited to annoying, making fun of, and bothering potential bully victims, but the 1997!Bengt is not above taking/breaking other kids' stuff (e.g. a kid's basketball in episode 1, Willie's glasses and Anna's backpack in episode 16, and a piece of blubber that Willie brought to show to the class in episode 19), or being a sore loser and planning a sabotage against Pippi during a ski race (e.g. giving tips for the already Jerkass entry man who thinks little girls can't ski, to humiliate/delay Pippi, and even resorting to bury Pippi in an avalanche).

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*** Past incarnations of Bengt were usually just limited to annoying, making fun of, and bothering potential bully victims, but the 1997!Bengt is not above taking/breaking other kids' stuff (e.g. a kid's basketball in episode 1, Willie's glasses and Anna's backpack in episode 16, and a piece of blubber that Willie brought to show to the class in episode 19), or being a sore loser and planning a sabotage against Pippi during a ski race (e.g. giving tips for the already Jerkass {{Jerkass}} entry man who thinks little girls can't ski, to humiliate/delay Pippi, and even resorting to bury Pippi in an avalanche).
5th Aug '16 3:24:30 PM Ryan37352
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** Played with for Bengt the bully in the 1997 TV series, Bengt may already be a bully, but in the animated TV series, he's a worse of a bully than his past incarnations were.
*** Past incarnations of Bengt were usually just limited to annoying, making fun of, and bothering potential bully victims, but the 1997!Bengt is not above taking/breaking other kids' stuff (e.g. a kid's basketball in episode 1, Willie's glasses and Anna's backpack in episode 16, and a piece of blubber that Willie brought to show to the class in episode 19), or being a sore loser and planning a sabotage against Pippi during a ski race (e.g. giving tips for the already Jerkass entry man who thinks little girls can't ski, to humiliate/delay Pippi, and even resorting to bury Pippi in an avalanche).
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