History Main / TheWonka

25th Jan '16 11:30:40 AM JamesAustin
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21st Dec '15 9:02:37 AM narm00
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* Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) of ''Series/FantasyIsland''. The charming host of Fantasy Island and his staff invite you to spend a weekend on his exotic island where you can live your wildest fantasy. Roarke can accomplish this by working in mysterious ways or very mundane means such as a talented actors playing whatever roles the charade fantasy requires, all aided by Roarke having intelligence on his clients that rivals the NSA. He is accompanied by his companion, a cherubic assistant named "Tattoo." While the island's staff does their utmost to fulfill each guest's fantasy, Mr. Roarke does insist on one thing: he alone makes every decision on his island and those decisions are final. 'The customer is always right?' Not here. Roarke will give you what you want, but be careful for what you wish for. He gives his guests their ultimate fantasy in the form of a moral lesson, and he offers it in the hopes that his guests leave better persons. He is always on hand to offer daunted guests encouraging advice as he simultaneously manipulates them to seek out their greatest fantasies. Just who is he? Tattoo: "Some people call him...''points folded prayer hands heavenward''...some people calls him...''points prayer hands downward''...I just call him Mr. Roarke."[[labelnote:However...]]at one point Roarke did confront the Devil...and told him never to set foot on Fantasy Island again. [[/labelnote]]
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* Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) of ''Series/FantasyIsland''. The charming host of Fantasy Island and his staff invite you to spend a weekend on his exotic island where you can live your wildest fantasy. Roarke can accomplish this by working in mysterious ways or very mundane means such (such as a talented actors playing whatever roles the charade fantasy requires, requires), all aided by Roarke having intelligence on his clients that rivals the NSA. He is accompanied by his companion, a cherubic assistant named "Tattoo." While the island's staff does their utmost to fulfill each guest's fantasy, Mr. Roarke does insist on one thing: he alone makes every decision on his island and those decisions are final. 'The customer is always right?' Not here. Roarke will give you what you want, but be careful for what you wish for. He gives his guests their ultimate fantasy in the form of a moral lesson, and he offers it in the hopes that his guests leave better persons. He is always on hand to offer daunted guests encouraging advice as he simultaneously manipulates them to seek out their greatest fantasies. Just who is he? Tattoo: "Some people call him...''points folded prayer hands heavenward''...some people calls him...''points prayer hands downward''...I just call him Mr. Roarke."[[labelnote:However...]]at one point Roarke did confront the Devil...and told him never to set foot on Fantasy Island again. [[/labelnote]]

* [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation One interpretation]] of God in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''
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* [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation One interpretation]] of God in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''.
19th Nov '15 5:49:19 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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[[caption-width-right:300: A boat ride on a chocolate river through a candy forest? Who wouldn't want to work for [[WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory him?!]] ]]
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[[caption-width-right:300: A boat ride on a chocolate river through a candy forest? Who wouldn't want to work for [[WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory him?!]] ]]
9th Nov '15 11:53:50 PM SalvorHardin
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* Phineas from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is a child example. He even gets to dress up as Willy Wonka in the episode where he and Ferb take over a factory. (Which isn't even a ''chocolate'' factory, but [[RuleOfCool hey.]]) Another character to be considered a Wonka in that episode was the head of the company that owns the factory. Not only did he have a chocolate river in the factory (even Phineas questioned the logic of having a [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory chocolate river]] in a ''toy'' factory), but he once wore nothing but his underwear and [[Literature/TheEmperor'sNewClothes claimed to be wearing clothes only intelligent people could see.]]
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* Phineas from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is a child example. He even gets to dress up as Willy Wonka in the episode where he and Ferb take over a factory. (Which isn't even a ''chocolate'' factory, but [[RuleOfCool hey.]]) Another character to be considered a Wonka in that episode was the head of the company that owns the factory. Not only did he have a chocolate river in the factory (even Phineas questioned the logic of having a [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory chocolate river]] in a ''toy'' factory), but he once wore nothing but his underwear and [[Literature/TheEmperor'sNewClothes [[Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes claimed to be wearing clothes only intelligent people could see.]]
9th Nov '15 11:53:50 PM SalvorHardin
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9th Nov '15 11:48:58 PM SalvorHardin
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* Phineas from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is a child example. He even gets to dress up as Willy Wonka in the episode where he and Ferb take over a factory. (Which isn't even a ''chocolate'' factory, but [[RuleOfCool hey.]]) Another character to be considered a Wonka in that episode was the head of the company that owns the factory. Not only did he have a chocolate river in the factory (even Phineas questioned the logic of having a [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory chocolate river]] in a ''toy'' factory), but he once wore nothing but his underwear and claimed to be wearing clothes only intelligent people could see.
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* Phineas from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is a child example. He even gets to dress up as Willy Wonka in the episode where he and Ferb take over a factory. (Which isn't even a ''chocolate'' factory, but [[RuleOfCool hey.]]) Another character to be considered a Wonka in that episode was the head of the company that owns the factory. Not only did he have a chocolate river in the factory (even Phineas questioned the logic of having a [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory chocolate river]] in a ''toy'' factory), but he once wore nothing but his underwear and [[Literature/TheEmperor'sNewClothes claimed to be wearing clothes only intelligent people could see.]]
2nd Nov '15 9:56:07 AM Hanz
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* Even by the generous standards of [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide Sith Lords]], the Sith Inquisitor PlayerCharacter from ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'' is certifiably insane (though s/he prefers the term "differently rational"), but you don't end up being on the [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Dark Council]], and therefore one of the twelve most powerful Sith in the Empire, by collecting bottlecaps. Admittedly, when it's your job to find and make sense of the [[ArtifactOfDoom relics]] and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation ancient knowledge]] left behind by centuries of scheming madmen, an unconventional view of the universe is probably an asset.
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* Even by the generous standards of [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide Sith Lords]], the Sith Inquisitor PlayerCharacter from ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' is certifiably insane (though s/he prefers the term "differently rational"), but you don't end up being on the [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Dark Council]], and therefore one of the twelve most powerful Sith in the Empire, by collecting bottlecaps. Admittedly, when it's your job to find and make sense of the [[ArtifactOfDoom relics]] and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation ancient knowledge]] left behind by centuries of scheming madmen, an unconventional view of the universe is probably an asset.
24th Oct '15 11:33:22 PM JamaicanCastle
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* Even by the generous standards of [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide Sith Lords]], the Sith Inquisitor PlayerCharacter from ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'' is certifiably insane (though s/he prefers the term "differently rational"), but you don't end up being on the [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Dark Council]], and therefore one of the twelve most powerful Sith in the Empire, by collecting bottlecaps. Admittedly, when it's your job to find and make sense of the [[ArtifactOfDoom relics]] and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation ancient knowledge]] left behind by centuries of scheming madmen, an unconventional view of the universe is probably an asset.
22nd Oct '15 12:50:13 PM frogpatrol
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'''Bud:''' ...Improper? No. Unconventional. Yes!
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'''Bud:''' ...'''Bud:''' Improper? No. Unconventional. Yes!
22nd Oct '15 12:49:44 PM frogpatrol
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The Wonka is a genius nut who should, by all logic, be fired. That's never going to happen -- The Wonka ''runs'' the show. This character makes perfect sense to himself (and it is usually male, although female examples do exist), but utterly confuses those around him and leaves them wondering whether or not he really is all there. The NaiveNewcomer will think he's genuinely nuts until he does something amazing that proves he's merely using a different brand of logic. Long term employees will either [[BeleagueredAssistant groan at the craziness]], become like him, or be so desensitized they'll regard it as mundane and [[WeirdnessCensor pay no attention]].
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The Wonka '''The Wonka''' is a the genius nut who should, by all logic, be fired. That's never going to happen -- The -- the Wonka ''runs'' the show. This character makes perfect sense to himself (and it is usually male, although female examples do exist), male), but utterly confuses those around him and leaves them wondering whether or not he really is all there. The NaiveNewcomer will think he's genuinely nuts until he does something amazing that proves he's merely using a different brand of logic. Long term employees will either [[BeleagueredAssistant groan at the craziness]], become like him, or be so desensitized they'll regard it as mundane and [[WeirdnessCensor pay no attention]].
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