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15th Aug '16 2:05:50 AM TheJayman49
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''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being as raunchy as possible, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some dept with the characters and story.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being as raunchy as possible, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some dept with the characters and story.
15th Aug '16 2:05:34 AM TheJayman49
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%% ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being as gross and shocking as possible, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some dept with the characters and limited the filth put in the film.

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%% ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being as gross and shocking raunchy as possible, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some dept with the characters and limited the filth put in the film.
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13th Aug '16 2:46:58 PM supergod
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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being as gross and shocking as possible, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some dept with the characters and limited the filth put in the film.

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* %% ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being as gross and shocking as possible, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some dept with the characters and limited the filth put in the film.
13th Aug '16 11:14:17 AM TheJayman49
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* Part of the reason that "[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon]]" lasted as briefly as it did was Spike TV's insistence that the show's already vulgar humor be made ''even more vulgar'' to appeal to the post-''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' crowd.

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* Part of the reason that "[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon]]" Cartoon]]'' lasted as briefly as it did was Spike TV's insistence that the show's already vulgar humor be made ''even more vulgar'' to appeal to the post-''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' crowd.
13th Aug '16 11:13:17 AM TheJayman49
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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being as gross and shocking as possible, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some dept with the characters and limited the filth put in the film.
31st Jul '16 5:35:40 PM bbdoge
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During UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, thanks to the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and (to a milder degree) ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the idea that animation could be expanded beyond the family market began to take off again. With the establishment of the TV ratings system, it also became easier to make it clear to audiences that a show wasn't for children. As the Renaissance Age began to shade into UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [[note]] basically just another suburban family sitcom, but a bit cruder and more grounded in reality than usual [[/note]] became a quiet success for Creator/{{FOX}}, -- starting with the success of the spoof ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' -- began to create its own adult-oriented shows, eventually launching the Creator/AdultSwim lineup. But the biggest shake-up to the ghetto came in 1997 when Creator/ComedyCentral debuted the MA-rated ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a vulgar but often uproarious comedy that immediately became a smash hit.

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During UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, thanks to the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and (to a milder degree) ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the idea that animation could be expanded beyond the family market began to take off again. With the establishment of the TV ratings system, it also became easier to make it clear to audiences that a show wasn't for children. As the Renaissance Age began to shade into UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [[note]] basically just another suburban family sitcom, but a bit cruder and more grounded in reality than usual [[/note]] became a quiet success for Creator/{{FOX}}, -- Creator/CartoonNetwork starting with the success of the spoof ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' -- began to create its own adult-oriented shows, eventually launching the Creator/AdultSwim lineup. But the biggest shake-up to the ghetto came in 1997 when Creator/ComedyCentral debuted the MA-rated ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a vulgar but often uproarious comedy that immediately became a smash hit.
31st Jul '16 5:33:30 PM bbdoge
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During UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, thanks to the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and (to a milder degree) ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the idea that animation could be expanded beyond the family market began to take off again. With the establishment of the TV ratings system, it also became easier to make it clear to audiences that a show wasn't for children. As the Renaissance Age began to shade into UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [[note]] basically just another suburban family sitcom, but a bit cruder and more grounded in reality than usual [[/note]] became a quiet success for Creator/{{FOX}}, and Creator/CartoonNetwork -- starting with the success of the spoof ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' -- began to create its own adult-oriented shows, eventually launching the Creator/AdultSwim lineup. But the biggest shake-up to the ghetto came in 1997 when Creator/ComedyCentral debuted the MA-rated ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a vulgar but often uproarious comedy that immediately became a smash hit.

Unfortunately, because of this, most of the adult-oriented shows that followed in ''South Park'''s wake were similarly vulgar, envelope-pushing fare -- most successfully FOX's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Thanks to creators following the example of that, people now believe that any western animation that isn't just kids' shows are sitcoms and/or a raunchy cartoon, which is far from the truth. Thus, it's very hard for aspiring animators/creators to create animated shows without VulgarHumour and ComedicSociopathy in mind (unlike in Japan, where this stereotype is nonexistent), so they never get green-lit, which leads to people creating ''more'' South Park-esque shows; lather, rinse, repeat.

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During UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, thanks to the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and (to a milder degree) ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the idea that animation could be expanded beyond the family market began to take off again. With the establishment of the TV ratings system, it also became easier to make it clear to audiences that a show wasn't for children. As the Renaissance Age began to shade into UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [[note]] basically just another suburban family sitcom, but a bit cruder and more grounded in reality than usual [[/note]] became a quiet success for Creator/{{FOX}}, and Creator/CartoonNetwork -- starting with the success of the spoof ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' -- began to create its own adult-oriented shows, eventually launching the Creator/AdultSwim lineup. But the biggest shake-up to the ghetto came in 1997 when Creator/ComedyCentral debuted the MA-rated ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a vulgar but often uproarious comedy that immediately became a smash hit.

Unfortunately, because of this, most of the adult-oriented shows that followed in ''South Park'''s wake were similarly vulgar, envelope-pushing fare -- most successfully FOX's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Thanks to creators following the example of that, people now believe that any western animation that isn't just kids' shows are sitcoms and/or a raunchy cartoon, which is far from the truth. Thus, it's very hard for aspiring animators/creators to create animated shows without VulgarHumour and ComedicSociopathy in mind (unlike in Japan, where this stereotype is nonexistent), so they never get green-lit, which leads to people creating ''more'' South Park-esque shows; lather, rinse, repeat.
16th Jul '16 11:25:41 PM Chris
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is an interesting case, as while the show does have a lot of sexual humor, tons of swearing, and some bloody violence, it never really resorts to ToiletHumor all that often. It also tends to get compared to the [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark trope namer]], but this is more in regards to its biting social commentary than its humor.
15th Jul '16 5:01:19 PM supergod
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* ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' was harshly criticized for playing this trope dead straight. Plots are [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy incredibly, some would say unrealistically dark]], the artstyle is dead in the middle of the UncannyValley, and many viewers find the characters [[FlatCharacter bland at best]] and terrible excuses for human beings at worst. Critics say that the excess BodyHorror and [[SadistShow cruelty]] tend to overshadow the plot.
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is an aversion. Critics and audiences alike both agree that the show is well-written with likable characters, and only a spare amount of vulgarity for vulgarity's sake. If anything, audiences find it to be a much-needed answer for shows that play it straight. That said, ''Rick and Morty'' does thoroughly earn its TV-MA rating, which may initially scare off viewers who are aware of this trope and expect the show to be more of the same.
* [[DeconstructedTrope Intentionally averted like]] '''[[DeconstructedTrope hell]]''' with ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman''. There's virtually no gross-out humor, exactly two well-thought-out episodes about socio-political issues, and selfish characters, of which [[GreyAndGreyMorality there are many]], are almost always punished for doing bad things, which is necessary for a show who's title character is coping with depression.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' was harshly criticized for playing this trope dead straight. Plots are [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy incredibly, some would say unrealistically dark]], the artstyle is dead in the middle of the UncannyValley, and many viewers find the characters [[FlatCharacter bland at best]] and terrible excuses for human beings at worst. Critics say that the excess BodyHorror and [[SadistShow cruelty]] tend to overshadow the plot.
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is an aversion. Critics and audiences alike both agree that the show is well-written with likable characters, and only a spare amount of vulgarity for vulgarity's sake. If anything, audiences find it to be a much-needed answer for shows that play it straight. That said, ''Rick and Morty'' does thoroughly earn its TV-MA rating, which may initially scare off viewers who are aware of this trope and expect the show to be more of the same.
* [[DeconstructedTrope Intentionally averted like]] '''[[DeconstructedTrope hell]]''' with ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman''. There's virtually no gross-out humor, exactly two well-thought-out episodes about socio-political issues, and selfish characters, of which [[GreyAndGreyMorality there are many]], are almost always punished for doing bad things, which is necessary for a show who's title character is coping with depression.
19th Jun '16 12:24:02 AM Morgenthaler
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During UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, thanks to the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and (to a milder degree) ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the idea that animation could be expanded beyond the family market began to take off again. With the establishment of the TV ratings system, it also became easier to make it clear to audiences that a show wasn't for children. As the Renaissance Age began to shade into UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [[note]] basically just another suburban family sitcom, but a bit cruder and more grounded in reality than usual [[/note]] became a quiet success for Creator/{{FOX}}, and Creator/CartoonNetwork starting with the success of the spoof ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' began to create its own adult-oriented shows, eventually launching the Creator/AdultSwim lineup. But the biggest shake-up to the ghetto came in 1997 when Creator/ComedyCentral debuted the MA-rated ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a vulgar but often uproarious comedy that immediately became a smash hit.

Unfortunately, because of this, most of the adult-oriented shows that followed in ''South Park'''s wake were similarly vulgar, envelope-pushing fare most successfully FOX's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Thanks to creators following the example of that, people now believe that any western animation that isn't just kids' shows are sitcoms and/or a raunchy cartoon, which is far from the truth. Thus, it's very hard for aspiring animators/creators to create animated shows without VulgarHumour and ComedicSociopathy in mind (unlike in Japan, where this stereotype is nonexistent), so they never get green-lit, which leads to people creating ''more'' South Park-esque shows; lather, rinse, repeat.

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During UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, thanks to the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and (to a milder degree) ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the idea that animation could be expanded beyond the family market began to take off again. With the establishment of the TV ratings system, it also became easier to make it clear to audiences that a show wasn't for children. As the Renaissance Age began to shade into UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [[note]] basically just another suburban family sitcom, but a bit cruder and more grounded in reality than usual [[/note]] became a quiet success for Creator/{{FOX}}, and Creator/CartoonNetwork -- starting with the success of the spoof ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' -- began to create its own adult-oriented shows, eventually launching the Creator/AdultSwim lineup. But the biggest shake-up to the ghetto came in 1997 when Creator/ComedyCentral debuted the MA-rated ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a vulgar but often uproarious comedy that immediately became a smash hit.

Unfortunately, because of this, most of the adult-oriented shows that followed in ''South Park'''s wake were similarly vulgar, envelope-pushing fare -- most successfully FOX's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Thanks to creators following the example of that, people now believe that any western animation that isn't just kids' shows are sitcoms and/or a raunchy cartoon, which is far from the truth. Thus, it's very hard for aspiring animators/creators to create animated shows without VulgarHumour and ComedicSociopathy in mind (unlike in Japan, where this stereotype is nonexistent), so they never get green-lit, which leads to people creating ''more'' South Park-esque shows; lather, rinse, repeat.



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* The creators of ''WesternAnimation/TheNutshack'' say that their animated series is the very first adult Asian cartoon. It seems that Japanese animation is not adult in the slightest.

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* In a review in Metro (free newspaper on public transport) of Goro Miyazaki's ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'', the reviewer made a remark along the lines of, "but its main problem is that it's not very funny; it's a cartoon, so what's the point if it's not funny?"

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* The creators of ''WesternAnimation/TheNutshack'' say that their animated series is the very first adult Asian cartoon. It seems that Japanese animation is not adult in the slightest.

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* In a review in Metro (free newspaper on public transport) of Goro Miyazaki's ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'', the reviewer made a remark along the lines of, "but its main problem is that it's not very funny; it's a cartoon, so what's the point if it's not funny?"

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Intentionally averted like]] '''[[DeconstructedTrope hell]]''' with ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman''. There's virtually no gross-out humor, exactly two well-thought-out episodes about socio-political issues, and selfish characters, of which [[GreyAndGreyMorality there are many]], are almost always punished for doing bad things, which is necessary for a show who's title character is coping with depression.

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Intentionally averted like]] '''[[DeconstructedTrope hell]]''' with ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman''. There's virtually no gross-out humor, exactly two well-thought-out episodes about socio-political issues, and selfish characters, of which [[GreyAndGreyMorality there are many]], are almost always punished for doing bad things, which is necessary for a show who's title character is coping with depression.depression.

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