History Literature / WheresWally

19th May '16 1:56:11 AM Omeganian
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* DubNameChange: Wally is called Walter in German, Charlie in French, Willy in Norwegian, Holger in Danish, Valli in Icelandic, and Waldo in America and Canada. Additionally, when the cartoon was aired in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Waldo was changed back to Wally.

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* DubNameChange: Wally is called Walter in German, Charlie in French, Willy in Norwegian, Holger in Danish, Valli in Icelandic, Efi in Israel (a PunnyName, since the Hebrew word for "where" is ''eyfo'') and Waldo in America and Canada. Additionally, when the cartoon was aired in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Waldo was changed back to Wally.
6th May '16 4:44:26 PM TheAnecdotalist
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** Although in Britain, particularly for smaller and budget airlines, the movable stairs remain the norm.
21st Apr '16 1:26:55 PM Glim
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* BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: Wizard Whitebeard tends to go barefoot.

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* BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: BarefootSage[=/=]MagicalBarefooter: Wizard Whitebeard tends to go barefoot.
24th Jan '16 10:19:04 AM aye_amber
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Odlaw; could possibly [[EvilBrit be British]]?

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Odlaw; could possibly be [[EvilBrit be British]]?British?]]
14th Jan '16 3:58:25 PM TitoMosquito
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* ''Where's Wally Now?'' (retitled ''Find Waldo Now'' in North America) (featuring various historical scenes)
* ''Where's Wally?: The Fantastic Journey'' (retitled ''The Great Waldo Search'' in North America, though a updated re-release went back to the former subtitle) (featuring fantasy scenes)

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* ''Where's Wally Wally/Waldo Now?'' (retitled ''Find Waldo Now'' in North America) (featuring various historical scenes)
* ''Where's Wally?: The Fantastic Journey'' (retitled ''The Great Waldo Search'' in North America, though a an updated re-release went back to the former subtitle) (featuring fantasy scenes)



Spawned a short-lived Saturday Morning cartoon show that aired on CBS which justified its connection to the books by having a "find Waldo" puzzle before each act break. These were often much harder than the ones in the books, not because they were particularly complex, but because the low resolution on TV's at the time made finding small details (like Waldo) a trying task[[note]]if only they had waited until the HD era of TV...[[/note]]. Also had an Nes game which had even worse resolution (Everything was 8 bit)

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Spawned a short-lived Saturday Morning cartoon show that aired on CBS which justified its connection to the books by having a "find Waldo" puzzle before each act break. These were often much harder than the ones in the books, not because they were particularly complex, but because the low resolution on TV's at the time made finding small details (like Waldo) a trying task[[note]]if only they had waited until the HD era of TV...[[/note]]. Also had an Nes NES game which had even worse resolution (Everything was 8 bit) 8-bit)
23rd Dec '15 2:20:13 AM JustTroper
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* BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: Wizard Whitebeard tends to go barefoot.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Wizard Whitebeard tends to go barefoot.
31st Jul '15 7:01:20 AM thevisualboy37
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->''"...oh, there he is."''

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->''"...oh, there ->''"There he is."''
18th Jun '15 7:16:56 PM AjWargo
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** It gets worse. [[spoiler:In the books that follow, there are three similar scenes- a dimension filled with others Woofs- ironically, this is the only time you can see all of him as opposed to his tail- a swamp filled with Odlaws, and a dimension filled with lots of versions of EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE FIVE MAIN CHARACTERS. Good luck.]]
18th Apr '15 10:59:12 AM Wartzanall
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Spawned a short-lived Saturday Morning cartoon show which justified its connection to the books by having a "find Waldo" puzzle before each act break. These were often much harder than the ones in the books, not because they were particularly complex, but because the low resolution on TV's at the time made finding small details (like Waldo) a trying task.
Also had an Nes game which had even worse resolution (Everything was 8 bit)

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Spawned a short-lived Saturday Morning cartoon show that aired on CBS which justified its connection to the books by having a "find Waldo" puzzle before each act break. These were often much harder than the ones in the books, not because they were particularly complex, but because the low resolution on TV's at the time made finding small details (like Waldo) a trying task.
task[[note]]if only they had waited until the HD era of TV...[[/note]]. Also had an Nes game which had even worse resolution (Everything was 8 bit)
3rd Mar '15 4:04:24 AM Jallen
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* {{Calvinball}}: The eponymous ''Great Ball Game'' which sees four teams playing two matches on the same pitch, doesn't appear to have any rules other than you get points to getting it across (or over) the goal-line and you lose points by having your ball thrown into a pit.. Throughout the episode we get glimpses of the other games in the kingdom that make just about as much sense (throwing darts blindfolded in an attempt to hit bowling balls while another player uses a baseball bat to knock them away springs to mind).



** Actually, Odlaw's pretty self-defeating...
** Lampshaded in one episode where a man comes up to Odlaw and asks "hey, aren't you that guy who Waldo never sees?"
** In one episode, Odlaw briefly entertained the idea of not following Waldo since he'd bring back the magical cane anyway but had a change of mind when he heard about a magical fruit.
* {{Calvinball}}: The eponymous ''Great Ball Game'' which sees four teams playing two matches on the same pitch, doesn't appear to have any rules other than you get points to getting it across (or over) the goal-line and you lose points by having your ball thrown into a pit.. Throughout the episode we get glimpses of the other games in the kingdom that make just about as much sense (throwing darts blindfolded in an attempt to hit bowling balls while another player uses a baseball bat to knock them away springs to mind).



* DissonantSerenity: "Oh boy Woof! Isn't this exciting?" Wally says while falling without a parachute, about to be squashed by a bolder, in the middle of a cave-in, being charged by a singing sword fish and while a village is being pillaged by vikings (to name a few).



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In one episode Wally makes friends with a robot but he gets disassembled leaving our hapless hero to rebuild him. Once finished the robot doesn't remember anything but is promptly hit on the head, which apparently jogged the old memory circuits.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Odlaw, while you will often hear him screaming, nine times out of ten you'll see him stoically swaddle off after being flattened or twisted into knots with only a deadpan castrating word to the gleeful narrator.



* SelfDisposingVillain: Odlaw's pretty self-defeating...as stated above Wally doesn't even know he exists.
** In one episode, Odlaw briefly entertained the idea of not following Waldo since he'd bring back the magical cane anyway but had a change of mind when he heard about a magical fruit.



* UnusualEuphemism:
** Bear: "Grr, grr, grr and grr again!"
** Also, Odlaw's tendency to say things like 'gahsp' instead of actually gasping.
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