History Literature / PlanetTad

29th Apr '16 2:42:33 PM JMQwilleran
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* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Tad's parents can't agree on whether to call the baby "Kenneth" or "Steven," so he remains nameless when they bring him home, until Tad suggests "Kevin" as a compromise. Tad's glad this is accepted, since his other suggestion was going to be "Stenneth."
25th Mar '15 6:00:57 PM JMQwilleran
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* ABoyAGirlAndABabyFamily: At the end of ''Return to Planet Tad'', Tad and his sister Sophie learn that their family will soon become this, with a new baby boy on the way. Neither is very enthused at first, but Tad begins to warm to the idea after learning that he will be a role model for his little brother, someone who can teach him right from wrong (he and his father agree that they can't count on Sophie for that) and that he'll be getting his own room.
* CensorshipBySpelling: In ''Return to Planet Tad'', Tad agrees to dress up as his high school's mascot, a shark, only to learn that he has to dance to complicated routines taught to him by the school cheerleaders. When he fails miserably during rehearsals, one of them comments "I can't believe he's this A-W-F-U-L," leading him to state "I can understand when you spell words out."
25th Mar '15 10:14:28 AM JMQwilleran
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In 2014, a sequel, ''Return to Planet Tad'', was released, containing another year's worth of entries.



* ChildProdigy: Sophie

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* ChildProdigy: SophieTad's little sister, Sophie, is this. In ''Return to Planet Tad'', he says that he thinks one day he'll end up working for her.



* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: While ''Return to Planet Tad'' isn't an example, the title page has "Revenge of, "Beneath the," "Beyond the," "Attack of the," "Escape from" and "Son of" above the title, each of them crossed out.



* SchoolPlay: Tad is forced to help his sister Sophie prepare for her role in the school play of ''Hansel & Gretel'', then ends up playing Hansel because he knows all the lines when the kid who was supposed to play the role had the stomach flu, in exchange for a ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' trilogy extended edition DVD boxset.

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* SchoolPlay: ReadingStageDirectionsOutLoud: One of Tad's classmates, Ben Irvin, manages to avoid being cast for a play that nobody in the school wants to be in by doing this during his audition.
* SchoolPlay
** In the original ''Planet Tad'' book,
Tad is forced to help his sister Sophie prepare for her role in the school play of ''Hansel & Gretel'', then ends up playing Hansel because he knows all the lines when the kid who was supposed to play the role had the stomach flu, in exchange for a ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' trilogy extended edition DVD boxset.boxset.
** In ''Return to Planet Tad'', Tad is forced to participating one in order to raise a bad grade, but ends up not being able to perform when he himself gets sick.



* ShockinglyExpensiveBill: In ''Return to Planet Tad'', Tad's mother gives him her old cell phone as a birthday gift. She and his father forbid him from calls other than from or to them, but don't specifically forbid the use of text messaging. He soon starts text messaging like crazy and also uses the phone to update his online blog. It transpires that the phone did not come with a text message plan and when his parents are hit with a $127.40 bill (20 cents times 637 text messages), they forbid him from doing ''anything'' with it other than talking to them on it and also require that his ringtone be "I'm a Little Teapot."



* ViewersAreGoldfish: Tad believes that goldfish have a seven-second memory and must spend their lives going "Oh my God, I'm drowning! No, wait, I have gills."

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* ViewersAreGoldfish: Tad believes that goldfish have a seven-second memory and must spend their lives going "Oh my God, I'm drowning! No, wait, I have gills.""
* YouGetMeCoffee: When Tad goes to his father's workplace during Take Your Child to Work Day, he is forced into this by the son of his father's boss.
8th Nov '14 10:03:49 AM SWFMax
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''Planet Tad'' is a parody of the typical sort of blog written by a confused teenage boy. It has been a regular feature of ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' magazine since 2005 and in 2012 was released as a book by the same name. The book contains a years worth of entries, though not one for every day of the year. A number of the entries are content that previously appeared in ''MAD''. The series is written by Tim Carvell, head-writer of ''[[Series/TheDailyShow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart]]'' and the book release received an endorsement from Creator/JonStewart himself, as well as Creator/StephenColbert and Tom Angelberger, author of the ''Literature/OrigamiYoda'' books.

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''Planet Tad'' is a parody of the typical sort of blog written by a confused teenage boy. It has been a regular feature of ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' magazine since 2005 and in 2012 was released as a book by the same name. The book contains a years worth of entries, though not one for every day of the year. A number of the entries are content that previously appeared in ''MAD''. The series is written by Tim Carvell, head-writer of ''[[Series/TheDailyShow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart]]'' and the book release received an endorsement from Creator/JonStewart himself, as well as Creator/StephenColbert and Tom Angelberger, Angleberger, author of the ''Literature/OrigamiYoda'' books.
28th Apr '13 11:51:28 AM nombretomado
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''Planet Tad'' is a parody of the typical sort of blog written by a confused teenage boy. It has been a regular feature of ''[[MadMagazine MAD Magazine]]'' since 2005 and in 2012 was released as a book by the same name. The book contains a years worth of entries, though not one for every day of the year. A number of the entries are content that previously appeared in ''MAD''. The series is written by Tim Carvell, head-writer of ''[[Series/TheDailyShow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart]]'' and the book release received an endorsement from Creator/JonStewart himself, as well as Creator/StephenColbert and Tom Angelberger, author of the ''Literature/OrigamiYoda'' books.

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''Planet Tad'' is a parody of the typical sort of blog written by a confused teenage boy. It has been a regular feature of ''[[MadMagazine MAD Magazine]]'' ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' magazine since 2005 and in 2012 was released as a book by the same name. The book contains a years worth of entries, though not one for every day of the year. A number of the entries are content that previously appeared in ''MAD''. The series is written by Tim Carvell, head-writer of ''[[Series/TheDailyShow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart]]'' and the book release received an endorsement from Creator/JonStewart himself, as well as Creator/StephenColbert and Tom Angelberger, author of the ''Literature/OrigamiYoda'' books.
4th Apr '13 6:27:52 PM Xtifr
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''Planet Tad'' is a parody of the typical sort of blog written by a confused teenage boy. It has been a regular feature of ''[[MadMagazine MAD Magazine]]'' since 2005 and in 2012 was released as a book by the same name. The book contains a years worth of entries, though not one for every day of the year. A number of the entries are content that previously appeared in ''MAD''. The series is written by Tim Carvell, head-writer of ''[[Series/TheDailyShow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart]]'' and the book release received an endorsement from Creator/JonStewart himself, as well as Creator/StephenColbert and Tom Angelberger, author of the ''OrigamiYoda'' books.

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''Planet Tad'' is a parody of the typical sort of blog written by a confused teenage boy. It has been a regular feature of ''[[MadMagazine MAD Magazine]]'' since 2005 and in 2012 was released as a book by the same name. The book contains a years worth of entries, though not one for every day of the year. A number of the entries are content that previously appeared in ''MAD''. The series is written by Tim Carvell, head-writer of ''[[Series/TheDailyShow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart]]'' and the book release received an endorsement from Creator/JonStewart himself, as well as Creator/StephenColbert and Tom Angelberger, author of the ''OrigamiYoda'' ''Literature/OrigamiYoda'' books.
15th Mar '13 5:29:42 PM LongLiveHumour
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''Planet Tad'' is a parody of the typical sort of blog written by a confused teenage boy. It has been a regular feature of ''[[MadMagazine MAD Magazine]]'' since 2005 and in 2012 was released as a book by the same name. The book contains a years worth of entries, though not one for every day of the year. A number of the entries are content that previously appeared in ''MAD''. The series is written by Tim Carvell, head-writer of ''[[TheDailyShow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart]]'' and the book release received an endorsement from JonStewart himself, as well as StephenColbert and Tom Angelberger, author of the ''OrigamiYoda'' books.

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''Planet Tad'' is a parody of the typical sort of blog written by a confused teenage boy. It has been a regular feature of ''[[MadMagazine MAD Magazine]]'' since 2005 and in 2012 was released as a book by the same name. The book contains a years worth of entries, though not one for every day of the year. A number of the entries are content that previously appeared in ''MAD''. The series is written by Tim Carvell, head-writer of ''[[TheDailyShow ''[[Series/TheDailyShow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart]]'' and the book release received an endorsement from JonStewart Creator/JonStewart himself, as well as StephenColbert Creator/StephenColbert and Tom Angelberger, author of the ''OrigamiYoda'' books.
1st Dec '12 12:26:41 PM JMQwilleran
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''Planet Tad'' is a parody of the typical sort of blog written by a confused teenage boy. It has been a regular feature of ''[[MadMagazine MAD Magazine]]'' since 2005 and in 2012 was released as a book by the same name. The book contains a years worth of entries, though not one for every day of the year. A number of the entries are content that previously appeared in ''MAD''. The series is written by Tim Carvell, head-writer of ''[[TheDailyShow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart]]'' and the book release received an endorsement from JonStewart himself, as well as StephenColbert and Tom Angelberger, author of the ''Origami Yoda'' books.

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''Planet Tad'' is a parody of the typical sort of blog written by a confused teenage boy. It has been a regular feature of ''[[MadMagazine MAD Magazine]]'' since 2005 and in 2012 was released as a book by the same name. The book contains a years worth of entries, though not one for every day of the year. A number of the entries are content that previously appeared in ''MAD''. The series is written by Tim Carvell, head-writer of ''[[TheDailyShow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart]]'' and the book release received an endorsement from JonStewart himself, as well as StephenColbert and Tom Angelberger, author of the ''Origami Yoda'' ''OrigamiYoda'' books.
20th Jul '12 9:42:02 PM JMQwilleran
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* BigOlUnibrow: Tad tries to shave his off and ends up shaving off his entire eyebrows.
7th Jul '12 2:18:44 AM Indigo12ash
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* NobodyPoops: Tad rents a DVD set of season one ''TwentyFour'' and asks the age-old question of fans: "When do the characters go to the bathroom?" He actually manages to come up with the correct answer as given by the producers, which is during the minutes between acts.
* PaperThinDisguise: Mocked by Tad in regard to ''HannahMontana'', who can't believe there's a whole show about a group of people who can't realize that Hannah Montana is just Miley Cyrus in a wig

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* NobodyPoops: Tad rents a DVD set of season one ''TwentyFour'' ''Series/TwentyFour'' and asks the age-old question of fans: "When do the characters go to the bathroom?" He actually manages to come up with the correct answer as given by the producers, which is during the minutes between acts.
* PaperThinDisguise: Mocked by Tad in regard to ''HannahMontana'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', who can't believe there's a whole show about a group of people who can't realize that Hannah Montana is just Miley Cyrus in a wig
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