History Main / MisBlamed

25th May '17 10:42:59 AM CosmicFerret
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* Creator/GeorgeLucas' {{hatedom}} will sometimes blame him for the quality of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' (see, for example, the final paragraphs of [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/starwars-holiday/page3.php this article]]). The fact is, Lucas wrote up a basic story outline, and left CBS to finish it while he worked on ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''. Without Lucas' involvement, the producers rewrote much of the original script, turning it into the 70's-variety-show schlock-fest that we all love to hate. It appears that contractual obligations were the only reason that Lucas allowed the finished product to air.

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* Creator/GeorgeLucas' {{hatedom}} will sometimes blame him for the quality of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' (see, for example, the final paragraphs of [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/starwars-holiday/page3.php this article]]). The fact is, Lucas wrote up a basic story outline, and left CBS to finish it while he worked on ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''.''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. Without Lucas' involvement, the producers rewrote much of the original script, turning it into the 70's-variety-show schlock-fest that we all love to hate. It appears that contractual obligations were the only reason that Lucas allowed the finished product to air.
24th May '17 7:27:16 AM JoeDavis
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*HBO has received flack for making changes to Series/SesameStreet, such as firing older cast members and reducing the overall number of characters. However, the network is merely acting as a second home and financial backer for the series, and has no creative input.
* Even the slightest "mature" content in Franchise/TheMuppets productions over the years has led people to say "Creator/JimHenson must be rolling in his grave." Of particular note, Series/TheMuppets series for ABC received flack for not being kid-friendly like the original Series/TheMuppetShow. However, Jim Henson never considered himself a children's entertainer, and always intended to aim the Muppets at general audiences. Adult humor had always existed in the Muppet world. Heck, one of the pilots for the original Muppet Show as titled "Sex and Violence." The fact that the Muppet Show characters are cousins to those on Series/SesameStreet only adds to the confusion for some.
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22nd May '17 4:00:50 AM Couran
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* Creator/WarrenBeatty received most of the blame for the gaffe at the 2017 Oscars where ''Film/LaLaLand'' was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner instead of ''[[Film/Moonlight2016 Moonlight]]''. Aside from the fact he was given the wrong envelope backstage (it was the one for Creator/EmmaStone winning Best Leading Actress), co-presenter Faye Dunaway was the one who actually announced ''La La Land'' won after Beatty confusedly showed her the card.
15th May '17 2:48:51 AM AlternativeCola
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*** Heck, several ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' fans blamed her for ending the shows, when in fact, creators of both shows (Pendleton Ward and J.G. Quintel) decided to end it with seasons 9 and 8, respectively.
14th May '17 3:30:27 PM Enhas
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** ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' was largely blamed for the third season only having thirteen episodes, when in reality it was because the series was originally intended to end at that point (at the 65-episode syndication mark), but the show was continued. Nowadays, it's still blamed by some as the reason why it's taken so long to get a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 "real" movie]].
2nd May '17 6:34:09 PM nombretomado
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* Bob Budiansky gets a ''lot'' of flak from ''{{Transformers}}'' fans for horrible writing in the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Marvel comic]], while Simon Furman is praised as the saviour of the series. They tend to ignore the fact that most of Budiansky's work was praised when it was originally released, and he even got a fan letter from Creator/StanLee for the "Decepticon Graffiti" story. The majority of Budiansky's work was easily as good as Furman's, but his entire opus was tainted by the burnout he suffered in his last few issues as he tried desperately to keep up with [[MerchandiseDriven Hasbro's demands]]. In fact, some of his popular work is occasionally misattributed to Furman for just this reason.

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* Bob Budiansky gets a ''lot'' of flak from ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fans for horrible writing in the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Marvel comic]], while Simon Furman is praised as the saviour of the series. They tend to ignore the fact that most of Budiansky's work was praised when it was originally released, and he even got a fan letter from Creator/StanLee for the "Decepticon Graffiti" story. The majority of Budiansky's work was easily as good as Furman's, but his entire opus was tainted by the burnout he suffered in his last few issues as he tried desperately to keep up with [[MerchandiseDriven Hasbro's demands]]. In fact, some of his popular work is occasionally misattributed to Furman for just this reason.



** Meanwhile, Michael Bay suffers type 5 misblame, apparently being singlehandedly responsible for ''everything'' one dislikes about the movies, up to and including things like new characters with the names of older characters (a well-established practice in ''{{Transformers}}'' in general, as a method of maintaining trademarks to avoid repeats of what happened to characters like [[strike:Trailbreaker]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks Trailcutter]]).

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** Meanwhile, Michael Bay suffers type 5 misblame, apparently being singlehandedly responsible for ''everything'' one dislikes about the movies, up to and including things like new characters with the names of older characters (a well-established practice in ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' in general, as a method of maintaining trademarks to avoid repeats of what happened to characters like [[strike:Trailbreaker]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks Trailcutter]]).



* "''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]] killed [[TransformersAnimated Animated]]''" is a common complaint of those who preferred the organic traditional animation to the more [[TransformersFilmSeries Movie]] accurate CGI of Prime. It simply came soon after the cancellation of the show which, while cut down in its [[IncrediblyLamePun prime]], ended properly.

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* "''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]] killed [[TransformersAnimated [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]''" is a common complaint of those who preferred the organic traditional animation to the more [[TransformersFilmSeries [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries Movie]] accurate CGI of Prime. It simply came soon after the cancellation of the show which, while cut down in its [[IncrediblyLamePun prime]], ended properly.
30th Apr '17 11:11:23 AM nombretomado
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* The mess between JayLeno and Creator/ConanOBrien was mostly caused by ExecutiveMeddling from Creator/{{NBC}}, particularly from Jeff Zucker. The court of public opinion has ruled that it's all Leno's fault and that he was trying to horn in on Conan's ''[[TheTonightShow Tonight Show]]'' because he's a selfish slimeball. True, maybe he shouldn't have accepted NBC's offer to move back to 11:35, but basically everything that is attributed to Leno was really done by Zucker. (And the quality of Leno's humor is subjective and is honestly irrelevant to the debate.)

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* The mess between JayLeno and Creator/ConanOBrien was mostly caused by ExecutiveMeddling from Creator/{{NBC}}, particularly from Jeff Zucker. The court of public opinion has ruled that it's all Leno's fault and that he was trying to horn in on Conan's ''[[TheTonightShow ''[[Series/TheTonightShow Tonight Show]]'' because he's a selfish slimeball. True, maybe he shouldn't have accepted NBC's offer to move back to 11:35, but basically everything that is attributed to Leno was really done by Zucker. (And the quality of Leno's humor is subjective and is honestly irrelevant to the debate.)
28th Apr '17 5:00:44 AM MovieLord101
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* A very common misconception about the film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' was that Creator/TimBurton directed it, especially when the trailers said "From the creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''". Actually, Henry Selick directed both (Burton just produced). ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' ''and'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', and he doesn't always have a similar style like Tim Burton does with at least 60% of his films. (Including stop-motion.)

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* A very common misconception about the film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' was that Creator/TimBurton directed it, especially when the trailers said "From the creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''". Actually, Henry Selick directed both (Burton just produced). ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' ''and'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' (Burton just produced), and he doesn't always have a similar style like Tim Burton does with at least 60% of his films. (Including stop-motion.)
22nd Apr '17 5:49:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSuperheroSquadShow'' is sometimes used as an example of the Disney/Marvel merger ruining Marvel forever, but it began production before Disney bought them.

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* ''TheSuperheroSquadShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow'' is sometimes used as an example of the Disney/Marvel merger ruining Marvel forever, but it began production before Disney bought them.
22nd Apr '17 7:13:03 AM ngh93
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* Many ''Doug'' fans claim that "Disney ruined ''Doug''" when they bought the rights to the show and un-cancelled it. In fact, buying ''Doug'' (and slapping their name on it) was the only thing they did to the show. Creator Jim Jinkens made all the changes himself.

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* Many ''Doug'' ''Westernanimation/{{Doug}}'' fans claim that "Disney ruined ''Doug''" when they bought the rights to the show and un-cancelled it. In fact, buying ''Doug'' (and slapping their name on it) was the only thing they did to the show. Creator Jim Jinkens made all the changes himself.
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