History Series / Wilfred

16th Apr '16 11:39:49 PM aye_amber
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* SecondEpisodeMorning: Technically occurs in the first episode, but after Ryan meets Wilfred and wakes up after a minor [=NyQuil=] coma, he sees a normal dog in his yard, causing him to write off the man-in-a-dog-suit weirdness as a dream...until he looks in another direction and sees that there's a man in a dog suit in his house.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy and Manly Dog

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* SecondEpisodeMorning: Technically occurs in the first episode, but after Ryan meets Wilfred and wakes up after a minor [=NyQuil=] [=Ny=]Quil coma, he sees a normal dog in his yard, causing him to write off the man-in-a-dog-suit man in a dog suit weirdness as a dream...until dream... Until he looks in another direction and sees that there's a man in a dog suit in his house.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy and Manly DogDog.



** In episode 3, when Wilfred is taken away by animal control for attacking a neighbor, he is wearing [[SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]]'s mask.
** Episode 13 [[DeadAllAlong casts doubt]] on whether Ryan actually [[BungledSuicide bungled his suicide]]. Cue ''Series/{{Lost}}'' references from Wilfred.
** In "Dignity", Wilfred pulls a stupid stunt, holds his arms wide, and exclaims, [[Film/{{Gladiator}} "Are you not entertained?!"]]
** In "Sincerity," Wilfred shows Ryan a picture of himself on a mountaintop with his "arms raised in a V" in front of a "lemon-yellow sun." These are from the lyrics to PearlJam's song "Jeremy."
* SnapBack: Most of the MindScrew revelations in the first season finale are snapped back in the beginning of the second to the point that the basic structure of the show continues.
* SoreLoser: Jenna's boyfriend Drew, to the point of throwing the Wiimote through the window after losing to Jenna's dad at [[WiiSports Wii Golf]].

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** In episode Episode 3, when Wilfred is taken away by animal control for attacking a neighbor, he is wearing [[SilenceOfTheLambs [[Literature/SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]]'s Lecter's]] mask.
** Episode 13 [[DeadAllAlong casts doubt]] on whether Ryan actually [[BungledSuicide bungled his suicide]]. suicide.]] Cue ''Series/{{Lost}}'' references from Wilfred.
Wilfred.
** In "Dignity", "Dignity," Wilfred pulls a stupid stunt, holds his arms wide, and exclaims, exclaims: [[Film/{{Gladiator}} "Are you not entertained?!"]]
** In "Sincerity," Wilfred shows Ryan a picture of himself on a mountaintop with his "arms raised in a V" in front of a "lemon-yellow sun." These are from the lyrics to PearlJam's Music/PearlJam's song "Jeremy."
* SnapBack: Most of the MindScrew revelations in the first season finale are snapped back in the beginning of the second to the point that the basic structure of the show continues.
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* SoreLoser: Jenna's boyfriend Drew, to the point of throwing the Wiimote through the window after losing to Jenna's dad at [[WiiSports [[VideoGame/WiiSports Wii Golf]].Golf.]]



* TheStoner: Wilfred gets high pretty often, but he doesn't fit the rest of the stereotype very well; he's too much of an asshole. Ryan is also an example, especially once he gets a medical marijuana recommendation in episode 2.

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* TheStoner: Wilfred gets high pretty often, but he doesn't fit the rest of the stereotype very well; he's too much of an asshole. Ryan is also an example, especially once he gets a medical marijuana recommendation in episode Episode 2.
10th Apr '16 6:22:02 PM AHI-3000
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* AnArmAndALeg:[[spoiler:Wilfred loses one of his legs after getting hit by a car. Though it appears to Ryan he lost an arm.]]

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* AnArmAndALeg:[[spoiler:Wilfred AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Wilfred loses one of his legs after getting hit by a car. Though it appears to Ryan he lost an arm.]]
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Not long after the aforementioned loss of his leg, Wilfred winds up dying of cancer at the end of the series.
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1st Feb '16 8:09:05 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Ryan has pretty big concerns about ending up crazy like his mother, who had a mental breakdown around his age. [[spoiler:TheStinger reveals that she sees her cat Mittens as a woman in a cat suit.]]
*** The series finale lends more weight to this, as Ryan discovers that [[spoiler:his birth father Charles also suffered from hallucinations and is now medicated. When Ryan asks if his dog talks to him, Charles says, "Not for a long time."]]

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** Ryan has pretty big concerns about ending up crazy like his mother, who had a mental breakdown around his age. [[spoiler:TheStinger reveals that she sees her cat Mittens as a woman in a cat suit.]]
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]] The series finale lends more weight to this, as Ryan discovers that [[spoiler:his birth father Charles also suffered from hallucinations and is now medicated. When Ryan asks if his dog talks to him, Charles says, "Not for a long time."]]



*** Also, Kristen and her mother [[spoiler:both committed adultery and conceived sons out of wedlock]].

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*** ** Also, Kristen and her mother [[spoiler:both committed adultery and conceived sons out of wedlock]].
1st Feb '16 2:07:04 PM AHI-3000
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* ABoyAndHisX: This show is about the misadventures of a young man and his neighbor's (talking?) dog.

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* ABoyAndHisX: This show is about the misadventures of a A young man and his neighbor's (talking?) dog.
1st Feb '16 2:01:54 PM AHI-3000
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* ABoyAndHisX: This show is about the misadventures of a young man and his neighbor's (talking?) dog.
30th Dec '15 2:59:51 PM AHI-3000
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** [[spoiler:Ryan is not actually the son of Henry Newman; his biological father was Charles Smith, who founded a cult called the Flock of the Grey Shepherd. Catherine Newman ran away to join the cult, where she and Charles conceived Ryan. Before Charles was tried and convicted of tax fraud, Henry agreed to defend him on the condition that Charles gives up custody of Ryan to Henry. Ryan was raised to be oblivious of his true parentage.]]
** [[spoiler:"Wilfred" (the man wearing a dog suit) is merely an imaginary friend, who has been hallucinated by Ryan for the whole series. His appearance is based on memories of Richard (a cult member who dressed as a dog god named Mataman), while his personality is actually based on Ryan's secret alter-ego. This image was then projected onto a real dog named Wilfred, who had always been a completely normal and non-anthropomorphic animal.]]

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** [[spoiler:Ryan is not actually the son of Henry Newman; his biological father was Charles Smith, who founded a cult called the Flock of the Grey Shepherd. Catherine Newman ran away to join the cult, where she and Charles conceived Ryan. Before Charles was tried and convicted of tax fraud, Henry agreed to defend him on the condition that Charles gives up custody of Ryan to Henry. Ryan was raised to be totally oblivious of his true parentage.]]
** [[spoiler:"Wilfred" (the man wearing a dog suit) is merely an imaginary friend, who has been hallucinated by Ryan for the whole entire series. His appearance is based on memories of Richard (a cult member who dressed as a dog god named Mataman), while his personality is actually based on Ryan's secret alter-ego. This image was then projected onto a real dog named Wilfred, who had always been a completely normal and non-anthropomorphic animal.]]
30th Dec '15 2:54:40 PM AHI-3000
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** [[spoiler:"Wilfred" (the man wearing a dog suit) is merely an imaginary friend hallucinated by Ryan. His appearance is based on memories of Richard (a cult member who dressed as a dog god named Mataman), while his personality is actually based on Ryan's secret alter-ego. This image was then projected onto a real dog named Wilfred, who had always been a completely normal and non-anthropomorphic animal.]]

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** [[spoiler:"Wilfred" (the man wearing a dog suit) is merely an imaginary friend friend, who has been hallucinated by Ryan.Ryan for the whole series. His appearance is based on memories of Richard (a cult member who dressed as a dog god named Mataman), while his personality is actually based on Ryan's secret alter-ego. This image was then projected onto a real dog named Wilfred, who had always been a completely normal and non-anthropomorphic animal.]]
30th Dec '15 2:46:50 PM AHI-3000
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** Ryan has pretty big concerns about ending up crazy like his mother, who had a mental breakdown around his age. [[spoiler: TheStinger reveals that she sees her cat Mittens as a woman in a cat suit]].
** [[spoiler:The series finale lends more weight to this, as Ryan discovers that his birth father Charles also suffered from hallucinations and is now medicated. When Ryan asks if his dog talks to him, Charles says, "Not for a long time."]]

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** Ryan has pretty big concerns about ending up crazy like his mother, who had a mental breakdown around his age. [[spoiler: TheStinger [[spoiler:TheStinger reveals that she sees her cat Mittens as a woman in a cat suit]].
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*** The
series finale lends more weight to this, as Ryan discovers that his [[spoiler:his birth father Charles also suffered from hallucinations and is now medicated. When Ryan asks if his dog talks to him, Charles says, "Not for a long time."]]



*** Also, Kristen and her mother [[spoiler:both committed adultery and conceived sons out of wedlock]].



** [[spoiler:Ryan is not actually the son of Henry Newman; his true biological father was Charles Smith, who founded a cult called the Flock of the Grey Shepherd. Catherine Newman ran away to join the cult, where she and Charles conceived Ryan. Before Charles was convicted of tax fraud, Henry agreed to defend him on the condition that Charles gives up custody of Ryan to Henry. Ryan was raised to be oblivious of his true parentage.]]
** [[spoiler:"Wilfred" (the man wearing a dog suit) is really an imaginary friend, all part of a very complicated hallucination that Ryan is experiencing. His appearance is based on Ryan's memory of Richard (a cult member who dressed up as a dog god named Mataman), while his personality is actually Ryan's secret alter ego. This image was then projected onto a real dog named Wilfred, who was never anthropomorphic in the first place.]]

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** [[spoiler:Ryan is not actually the son of Henry Newman; his true biological father was Charles Smith, who founded a cult called the Flock of the Grey Shepherd. Catherine Newman ran away to join the cult, where she and Charles conceived Ryan. Before Charles was tried and convicted of tax fraud, Henry agreed to defend him on the condition that Charles gives up custody of Ryan to Henry. Ryan was raised to be oblivious of his true parentage.]]
** [[spoiler:"Wilfred" (the man wearing a dog suit) is really merely an imaginary friend, all part of a very complicated hallucination that Ryan is experiencing. friend hallucinated by Ryan. His appearance is based on Ryan's memory memories of Richard (a cult member who dressed up as a dog god named Mataman), while his personality is actually based on Ryan's secret alter ego. alter-ego. This image was then projected onto a real dog named Wilfred, who was never anthropomorphic in the first place.had always been a completely normal and non-anthropomorphic animal.]]
30th Dec '15 2:21:13 PM AHI-3000
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** [[spoiler:Ryan is not actually the son of Henry Newman; his true biological father was Charles Smith, who founded a cult called the Flock of the Grey Shepherd. Catherine Newman ran away to join the cult, where she and Charles conceived Ryan. Before Charles was tried and convicted of tax fraud, Henry agreed to defend him on the condition that Charles gave up custody of Ryan to Henry. Ryan was raised to be oblivious of his true parentage.]]
** [[spoiler:"Wilfred" (the man wearing a dog suit) is actually an imaginary friend, all part of a very complicated hallucination that Ryan is experiencing. His appearance is based on Ryan's memory of Richard (a cult member who dressed up as a dog god named Mataman), while his personality is actually Ryan's secret alter ego. This image was projected onto a real dog named Wilfred, who wasn't actually an anthropomorphic being at all.]]

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** [[spoiler:Ryan is not actually the son of Henry Newman; his true biological father was Charles Smith, who founded a cult called the Flock of the Grey Shepherd. Catherine Newman ran away to join the cult, where she and Charles conceived Ryan. Before Charles was tried and convicted of tax fraud, Henry agreed to defend him on the condition that Charles gave gives up custody of Ryan to Henry. Ryan was raised to be oblivious of his true parentage.]]
** [[spoiler:"Wilfred" (the man wearing a dog suit) is actually really an imaginary friend, all part of a very complicated hallucination that Ryan is experiencing. His appearance is based on Ryan's memory of Richard (a cult member who dressed up as a dog god named Mataman), while his personality is actually Ryan's secret alter ego. This image was then projected onto a real dog named Wilfred, who wasn't actually an was never anthropomorphic being at all.in the first place.]]
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