History LoopholeAbuse / WesternAnimation

6th Nov '16 8:07:30 PM rjd1922
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* Despite the critical acclaim of said series, Creator/{{TheWB}} head Jamie Kellner wanted a new ''Batman'' series with the eponymous character in high school, which the network could market towards younger viewers and sell toys for. However, he didn't say that [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Batman had to be Bruce Wayne.]] Bruce Timm and Paul Dini are no stranger to loopholes, and the rest is history.

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* Despite the critical acclaim of said series, Creator/{{TheWB}} Creator/{{The WB}} head Jamie Kellner wanted a new ''Batman'' series with the eponymous character in high school, which the network could market towards younger viewers and sell toys for. However, he didn't say that [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Batman had to be Bruce Wayne.]] Bruce Timm and Paul Dini are no stranger to loopholes, and the rest is history.
27th Oct '16 2:53:19 AM TheEighth
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhantomInvestigators'', the gang had to deal with two ghosts haunting an old fraternity house. In life, the ghosts were desperate to join the fraternity, but had to complete an unpleasant task in order to join. A demon powered by humiliation agreed to complete the task for them so long as they agreed to serve the fraternity. But only after they died, did they realize he meant forever. They were stuck as servants to the demon, humiliating themselves for eternity for the demon to feed on them both, until the gang pointed out the loophole in the deal. The fraternity had long since closed down, and they were the only remaining members. If they both chose to quit the fraternity the contract would be invalid as there would be no fraternity left. The ghosts immediately quit the fraternity, freeing both their spirits and leaving the demon to wither without a source of food.
9th Oct '16 11:58:25 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'': Believing that picking either of her two best witch friends as witch of honor for her Cauldronation Day would make the other witch too upset, Lucinda picks Sofia instead. When Sofia's non-witch status is used to challenge the decision, Lucinda's mother reads the cauldronation rules and finds no rules saying the witch of honor must be a real witch.
20th Sep '16 11:45:52 AM BreadBull
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* From the classic Creator/WarnerBros cartoon ''Gone Batty'':
-->"There's nothing in the rulebook that says an [[AnimalAthleteLoophole elephant can't pitch!]] PLAY BALL!"
2nd Sep '16 2:10:12 PM Ibrahim77X
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-->'''Wanda:''' Ugh. [[LampshadeHanging These loopholes are getting really annoying.]]
5th Aug '16 12:12:01 AM DastardlyDemolition
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-->'''Archer''': Noooop! Fair is -- well it wasn't exactly fair, but since it wasn't expressly forbidden, tough titties!

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-->'''Archer''': Noooop! Noooope! Fair is -- well it wasn't exactly fair, but since it wasn't expressly forbidden, tough titties!
15th Jul '16 9:59:20 PM CerotechOmega
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* Despite the critical acclaim of said series, Creator/{{TheWB}} head Jamie Kellner wanted a new ''Batman'' series with the eponymous character in high school, which the network could market towards younger viewers and sell toys for. However, he didn't say that [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Batman had to be Bruce Wayne.]]

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* Despite the critical acclaim of said series, Creator/{{TheWB}} head Jamie Kellner wanted a new ''Batman'' series with the eponymous character in high school, which the network could market towards younger viewers and sell toys for. However, he didn't say that [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Batman had to be Bruce Wayne.]]]] Bruce Timm and Paul Dini are no stranger to loopholes, and the rest is history.



* Kinda falls under RealLife, too: Bruce Timm and Paul Dini were asked to do a "Franchise/{{Batman}} in high school" show by WB executives. Their response? [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Take advantage of the fact that nowhere did the pitch specifically mention Bruce Wayne.]]
** They did this sort of thing all the time, really.
25th Jun '16 10:27:32 PM Lirodon
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* Despite the critical acclaim of said series, Creator/{{TheWB}} head Jamie Kellner wanted a new ''Batman'' series with the eponymous character in high school, which the network could market towards younger viewers and sell toys for. However, he didn't say that [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Batman had to be Bruce Wayne.]]
22nd Jun '16 11:08:55 AM EnigmusPrime
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*** One episode had a girl cursed to turn into a monster and attack anyone who trespassed on a magic castle. However, as Jade notes, there's nothing in the curse that says the girl can't invite people in.
23rd Mar '16 3:40:05 AM charliebiggs
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* In the ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Batgirl Returns," the eponymous Batgirl agrees to help Catwoman find out who framed her for the theft of the Jade Cat statue, on the condition that she turn herself in to the police if she gets caught in a double-cross. Sure enough, when Catwoman tries to kill the real thief and take the statue for herself, Batgirl makes sure she surrenders. The cops make it to the end of the block before Catwoman slips out of her handcuffs, kicks them out of the car, and steals it.
--> I said I'd let them take me… but I didn't say how far!
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