History SerialEscalation / WesternAnimation

24th Jun '17 4:44:25 AM Vir
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*** "Day of the Larrys" was another season 2 episode that seemed to exist as a challenge to the writers to pack as many gay references as possible before the censors catch on. Maybe they ''did'' ask Dave Wasson (''Time Squad'' show creator) to tone down some parts, but that episode got away with a gay cowboy Larry opening hitting on Tuddrussell in front of Otto at a gay disco (that looks like the one from the ''Simpsons'' episode "Homer's Phobia"), so, unless Dave Wasson reveals behind-the-scenes secrets either in a podcast or on a documentary, there's no way of knowing what the [[CensorDecoy sacrificed scenes]] were.

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*** "Day of the Larrys" was another season 2 episode that seemed to exist as a challenge to the writers to pack as many gay references as possible before the censors catch on. Maybe they ''did'' ask Dave Wasson (''Time Squad'' show creator) to tone down some parts, but that episode got away with a gay cowboy Larry opening openly hitting on Tuddrussell in front of Otto at a gay disco (that looks like the one from the ''Simpsons'' episode "Homer's Phobia"), so, unless Dave Wasson reveals behind-the-scenes secrets either in a podcast or on a documentary, there's no way of knowing what the [[CensorDecoy sacrificed scenes]] were.
30th Dec '16 9:47:31 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': How psychedelic can we make it? [[spoiler:Very, very psychedelic. It's all in the mind, y'know.]]
29th Dec '16 10:14:04 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'': It's like the writers sat down during the pitch meetings for season two and said, "Guys, let's ramp up all those gay jokes we had about the Larry 3000 to the point that people ''will'' wonder if this show is supposed to be on Creator/AdultSwim[[note]]"Day of the Larrys" and "Ex Marks the Spot"[[/note]]. Heck, let's throw in some jokes featuring Otto being abused and neglected as well[[note]]"Hate and Let Hate," "Out With the In Crowd," and "Orphan Substitute"[[/note]]. CartoonNetwork is probably going to cancel us, so if we're going to go out, let's go out with a freakin' bang!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'': It's like the writers sat down during the pitch meetings for season two and said, "Guys, let's ramp up all those gay jokes we had about the Larry 3000 to the point that people ''will'' wonder if this show is supposed to be on Creator/AdultSwim[[note]]"Day of the Larrys" and "Ex Marks the Spot"[[/note]]. Heck, let's throw in some jokes featuring Otto being abused and neglected as well[[note]]"Hate and Let Hate," "Out With the In Crowd," and "Orphan Substitute"[[/note]]. CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork is probably going to cancel us, so if we're going to go out, let's go out with a freakin' bang!"
20th Dec '16 12:19:09 PM Siempie
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': How much more HomoeroticSubtext can Rebecca Sugar stuff into an 11-minute episode? What super-powered Gems and/or Fusions will we meet next? What EldritchAbomination will be redeemed (or not) next by the PowerOfFriendship? What powers will Steven acquire next, and how far will they take him?

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': How much more HomoeroticSubtext can Rebecca Sugar stuff into an 11-minute episode? episode (this is the butt of MANY fandom jokes)? What super-powered Gems and/or Fusions will we meet next? What EldritchAbomination will be redeemed (or not) next by the PowerOfFriendship? What powers will Steven acquire next, and how far will they take him?him?
--> ''After "Jailbreak"'': There's no way this show could get any gayer
--> ''After "Keystone Motel'': There's no way this show could get any gayer
--> ''After "The Answer"'': There's no way this show could get any gayer
--> ''After "Last One out of Beach City"'': There's no way this show cou-
8th Dec '16 1:21:02 AM RAMChYLD
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** And on the RealLife level, how many more other fandoms can the bronies become sworn enemies with? [[note]]The list of rivals in FandomRivalry takes up a fifth of the Trope's page in WesternAnimation alone. There's separate entries in Toys and even InterMedia. And that's just the known rivals. In general, fans of other shows that was/is on The Hub/Discovery Family generally have some vitriol towards bronies. This extends towards fandoms of shows that're on other channels like Boomerang as well due to the show airing on Boomerang outside of the US. And of course some fandom take offense to being crossed with FIM, and some bronies are just so obnoxious that they start wars with other fandoms just because.[[/note]]

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** And on the RealLife level, how many more other fandoms can the bronies become sworn enemies with? [[note]]The list of rivals in FandomRivalry takes previously took up a fifth of the Trope's page in WesternAnimation alone.alone, and due to constant growth has been spun off into it's own subpage. Yes, you read right, it's the only Western Animation entry in Fandom Rivalry with it's own subpage. There's separate entries in Toys and even InterMedia. And that's just the known rivals. In general, fans of other shows that was/is on The Hub/Discovery Family generally have some vitriol towards bronies. This extends towards fandoms of shows that're on other channels like Boomerang as well due to the show airing on Boomerang outside of the US. And of course some fandom take offense to being crossed with FIM, and some bronies are just so obnoxious that they start wars with other fandoms just because.[[/note]]
8th Nov '16 7:22:05 AM dlchen145
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* The sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', has this with Lin Beifong. In just about every episode she is in, she continues to be more {{badass}}. From swinging on her metal cables in the Pro-bending stadium to save Korra in Episode 6, to outright tearing apart a MiniMecha on her own in Episode 7, and then being an outright [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]] and saving her men from an Equalist base in Episode 9.

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* The sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', has this with Lin Beifong. In just about every episode she is in, she continues to be more {{badass}}.badass. From swinging on her metal cables in the Pro-bending stadium to save Korra in Episode 6, to outright tearing apart a MiniMecha on her own in Episode 7, and then being an outright [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]] and saving her men from an Equalist base in Episode 9.
27th Sep '16 2:54:57 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': How much more HomoeroticSubtext can Rebecca Sugar put in? What super-powered Gems and/or Fusions will we meet next? What EldritchAbomination will be redeemed next by the PowerOfFriendship? What powers will Steven acquire next, and how far will they take him?

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': How much more HomoeroticSubtext can Rebecca Sugar put in? stuff into an 11-minute episode? What super-powered Gems and/or Fusions will we meet next? What EldritchAbomination will be redeemed (or not) next by the PowerOfFriendship? What powers will Steven acquire next, and how far will they take him?
21st Aug '16 3:57:58 PM Vir
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** The Ho Yay centered on Larry went from being barely noticeable in season one to being a character trait in season two. The Ho Yay count kept on rolling into RefugeInAudacity territory, with Larry and his feelings for Tuddrussel being the prime target. The idea escalates to the season two episode "Ex Marks The Spot", where Larry acts like a jealous housewife and tries to sabotage Tuddrussel's and his ex-wife Sheila's dinner after seeing them act rather unusually cool towards each other. When found out, and Tuddrussel casually laughs it off, Larry bitterly tells him he's sleeping on the sofa.
*** "Day of the Larrys" was another season two episode that seemed to exist as a challenge to the writers to pack as many gay references as possible before the censors catch on. Maybe they ''did'' ask Dave Wasson (''Time Squad'' show creator) to tone down some parts, but that episode got away with a gay cowboy Larry opening hitting on Tuddrussell in front of Otto at a gay disco (that looks like the one from the ''Simpsons'' episode "Homer's Phobia"), so, unless Dave Wasson reveals behind-the-scenes secrets either in a podcast or on a documentary, there's no way of knowing what the [[CensorDecoy sacrificed scenes]] were.

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** The Ho Yay centered on Larry went from being barely noticeable in season one 1 to being a character trait in season two.2. The Ho Yay count kept on rolling into RefugeInAudacity territory, with Larry and his feelings for Tuddrussel being the prime target. The idea escalates to the season two 2 episode "Ex Marks The the Spot", where Larry acts like a jealous housewife and tries to sabotage Tuddrussel's and his ex-wife Sheila's dinner after seeing them act rather unusually cool towards each other. When found out, and Tuddrussel casually laughs it off, Larry bitterly tells him he's sleeping on the sofa.
*** "Day of the Larrys" was another season two 2 episode that seemed to exist as a challenge to the writers to pack as many gay references as possible before the censors catch on. Maybe they ''did'' ask Dave Wasson (''Time Squad'' show creator) to tone down some parts, but that episode got away with a gay cowboy Larry opening hitting on Tuddrussell in front of Otto at a gay disco (that looks like the one from the ''Simpsons'' episode "Homer's Phobia"), so, unless Dave Wasson reveals behind-the-scenes secrets either in a podcast or on a documentary, there's no way of knowing what the [[CensorDecoy sacrificed scenes]] were.



** Another features [[HotBlooded Rainbow]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Dash]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome flying so fast, it causes a sonic boom, in addition to some sort of colorful spacial rift]].

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** Another features [[HotBlooded Rainbow]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Dash]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome flying so fast, it causes a sonic boom, in addition to some sort of colorful spacial rift]].



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started off as a relatively innocent cartoon about twins exploring an apparently sleepy city while staying at the tourist trap of their mysterious Grunkle Stan. Cue [[DarkerandEdgier Season 2]], which opened with the [[MonsteroftheWeek monsters]] being ''zombies'', and then continues to evolve [[spoiler: [[DemonicPossession possessed brothers]], [[{{Yandere}} a videogame girl wanting to keep Soos forever]], a missing family member [[BadassGrandpa who's been traveling 30 years through different dimensions]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast dark]] [[FunnyAneurysm pasts]], the GenkiGirl [[HeroicBSOD losing hope]] and locking up in a LotusEaterMachine, and finally ''the end of the world'']]. [[{{Understatement}} That escalated quickly]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started off as a relatively innocent cartoon about twins exploring an apparently sleepy city while staying at the tourist trap of their mysterious Grunkle Stan. Cue [[DarkerandEdgier [[DarkerAndEdgier Season 2]], which opened with the [[MonsteroftheWeek monsters]] being ''zombies'', and then continues to evolve [[spoiler: [[DemonicPossession possessed brothers]], [[{{Yandere}} a videogame girl wanting to keep Soos forever]], a missing family member [[BadassGrandpa who's been traveling 30 years through different dimensions]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast dark]] [[FunnyAneurysm pasts]], the GenkiGirl [[HeroicBSOD losing hope]] and locking up in a LotusEaterMachine, and finally ''the end of the world'']]. [[{{Understatement}} That escalated quickly]].quickly]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' episode "The Rambling of Maurice", a Franchise/{{Batman}} skit features Two-Face getting his face burnt again, turning him into Three-Face. He then gets burnt a third time and becomes Four-Face, and the skit ends before we see the aftermath of him getting burnt a fourth time.
18th Jul '16 9:27:52 AM Nepeta
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** ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started off as a relatively innocent cartoon about twins exploring an apparently sleepy city while staying at the tourist trap of their mysterious Grunkle Stan. Cue [[DarkerandEdgier Season 2]], which opened with ''zombies'', and then continued to be about [[spoiler: possessed brothers, a missing family member who's been traveling 30 years through different dimensions, dark pasts, and finally ''the end of the world'']]. [[{{Understatement}} That escalated quickly]].

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** * ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started off as a relatively innocent cartoon about twins exploring an apparently sleepy city while staying at the tourist trap of their mysterious Grunkle Stan. Cue [[DarkerandEdgier Season 2]], which opened with the [[MonsteroftheWeek monsters]] being ''zombies'', and then continued continues to be about evolve [[spoiler: [[DemonicPossession possessed brothers, brothers]], [[{{Yandere}} a videogame girl wanting to keep Soos forever]], a missing family member [[BadassGrandpa who's been traveling 30 years through different dimensions, dark pasts, dimensions]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast dark]] [[FunnyAneurysm pasts]], the GenkiGirl [[HeroicBSOD losing hope]] and locking up in a LotusEaterMachine, and finally ''the end of the world'']]. [[{{Understatement}} That escalated quickly]].
18th Jul '16 9:23:06 AM Nepeta
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** ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started off as a relatively innocent cartoon about twins exploring an apparently sleepy city while staying at the tourist trap of their mysterious Grunkle Stan. Cue [[DarkerandEdgier Season 2]], which opened with ''zombies'', and then continued to be about [[spoiler: possessed brothers, a missing family member who's been traveling 30 years through different dimensions, dark pasts, and finally ''the end of the world'']]. [[{{Understatement}} That escalated quickly]].
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