History Series / Wishbone

28th May '16 12:02:38 PM EnglishGuruLady
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** Sam's rival Amanda is set up as this in the ''Ivanhoe'' episode.


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** They ended the ''Oliver Twist'' episode right at the point where Mr. Brownlow takes in Oliver, implying Oliver was HappilyAdopted. In the actual book, it's ''much'' more complicated than that.
25th May '16 4:22:12 PM Jayalaw
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** The singer that Wanda crushes on losing his Elvis wing, revealing him to be [[spoiler:Bob Prewett]].
** A photograph reveals that Wishbone stole an athlete's ring.

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** The singer that Wanda crushes on losing his Elvis wing, wig, revealing him to be [[spoiler:Bob Prewett]].
** A photograph reveals that Wishbone stole an athlete's ring. [[spoiler:The full moon compels him to bury things, apparently.]]


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** Joe to Wishbone for taking an athlete's ring and burying it. Wishbone says, "I feel so guilty. And dirty."
25th May '16 4:20:45 PM Jayalaw
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* PrimeDonnaDirector: In the mystery novel ''Stage Invader'', Justin is this. Sam briefly wonders if he would sabotage the play for it not being perfect enough.

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* PrimeDonnaDirector: PrimaDonnaDirector: In the mystery novel ''Stage Invader'', Justin is this. Sam briefly wonders if he would sabotage the play for it not being perfect enough.
25th May '16 3:41:19 PM Jayalaw
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* TheAce: Sam is a skilled athlete and a well-read student.

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* TheAce: TheAce:
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Sam is a skilled athlete and a well-read student.student.
** Joe's father seemed to be this in life, to the point that a grieving Joe decides he's sick of learning about his dad's story because of the jealousy that mixes in with his pain.



** David when working with Wanda's cousin, an artist, and adopting her arrogant attitude briefly. He grows out of it when the artist leaves town without building the statue she was commissioned to do, and Wanda does it instead.



** Joe has another spell of this when some cool kids see his jump shots and invite him to hang out with them, albeit in the YouGetMeCoffee situation. He ends up ignoring Wishbone, Robin, Sam and Joe.
** David when working with Wanda's cousin, an artist, and adopting her arrogant attitude briefly. He grows out of it when the artist leaves town without building the statue she was commissioned to do, and Wanda does it instead.
** In the mystery novel ''Stage Invader,'' [[spoiler:Crystal, the star of the show,]] reveals that she had attained this, [[spoiler:pulling the potentially dangerous pranks to "liven up rehearsals"]]. [[spoiler:Director Justin replaces her with Amanda and reports Crystal to the principal.]]



* BlackBestFriend: David.

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* BlackBestFriend: David. Robin is the female version, though she shows up less often.



* BurnTheWitch: What happens to Joan of Arc, though the episode leaves out the witchcraft part. They DO say she received an [[KangarooCourt unfair trial]] after the English captured her.



* CutenessProximity: In ''Stage Invader,'' everyone's reaction to [[spoiler:Ryan's puppy Jinx.]] Except Wishbone, though justified in that Wishbone is a dog.



* DeadlyPrank: Averted in the mystery novel ''Stage Invader''; while the pranks that occur during the Theatre/{{Grease}} rehearsals, like David's sign getting up and Robin's skates getting sabotaged, are dangerous, no one gets hurt. [[spoiler:Even so, everyone calls out Crystal when she has to confess to it because while no one ''got'' hurt, only one injury would have gotten the show cancelled.]] Also [[spoiler:Crystal slipping on a scarf was the only genuine accident, since Ryan's puppy Jinx stole the scarf and left it on the stage.]]



* HoistByTheirOwnPetard:
** Damont uses David's snow machine to frame him for ruining Wanda's flowers. [[spoiler:Then David returns the favor by filling the machine with food coloring instead of water, so that when Damont takes the VillainBall and tries to frame him ''again,'' he gets covered in dye.]]
** [[spoiler:Crystal's final prank]] during the mystery novel ''Stage Invader'' [[spoiler:involves her taking nails out of the bleachers where her understudy Amanda and Ryan are supposed to dance, which would cause Amanda and Ryan to fall. Wishbone discovers it as Sam discusses her theory that Crystal is the prankster. Sam to trap Crystal relates her suspicions to the play's director, Justin, who agrees that for that dress rehearsal to have Crystal do the dance with Ryan with the cover of seeing if her ankle's healed. Crystal has to admit that she took the nails out when she refuses to dance on the bleachers.]]



* ItAmusedMe: [[spoiler:Crystal]] sheepishly admits that this is why in ''Stage Invader'' [[spoiler:she started playing pranks for "livening up the rehearsals" since she was getting bored.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: In the mystery novel ''Stage Invader,'' Sam says that [[spoiler:she agrees with [[PrimaDonnaDirector Justin]] to take Crystal out of the performance, since Crystal with her pranks showed that she put her entertainment ahead of the play, while Crystal's understudy Amanda showed that for her showing off she put the play ahead of herself.]]



* KickTheMoralityPet:
** Joe in one episode where he's obsessed with a new bike ties Wishbone to a tree while testing it out since Wishbone can't keep up. Wishbone escapes to play with a Golden Retriever, leaving behind his tags in the process. Joe notably looks regretful while putting up "Lost Dog" signs the next day.
** Wishbone as King Midas does this to his wife and daughter when he accidentally turns them into gold. He immediately goes into MyGodWhatHaveIDone mode.
** In another episode Joe does this to Wishbone, Sam, David and Robin when he hangs out with a bunch of cool kids. His mother even calls him out for this. Said kids make fun of Sam and David for doing homework at a pizza parlor, saying their birdsong recordings are "geek mating calls". Joe doesn't laugh, and the next day he ditches the "cool kids" to chase after Sam and David to apologize.



** In the show itself, Wishbone shows he's a tough actor to work with, being a house dog who [[SelfParody has never worn an outfit or having a voice actor]]. Joe realizes this more quickly than the director does and takes Wishbone home, quitting the set.

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** In the show itself, Wishbone shows he's a tough actor to work with, being a house dog who [[SelfParody has never worn an outfit or having a voice actor]]. Joe realizes this more quickly than the director does and takes Wishbone home, quitting though it means Wishbone is no longer the set.Mister [=MacPooch=] mascot.



* PrimeDonnaDirector: In the mystery novel ''Stage Invader'', Justin is this. Sam briefly wonders if he would sabotage the play for it not being perfect enough.



** When Wishbone wins the part of Mr. [=MacPooch=], a mascot for a food brand, NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals is invoked in full force. He takes offense at having to wear a dress, and at having a voice actor.

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** When Wishbone wins the part of Mr. [=MacPooch=], a mascot for a food brand, NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals is invoked in full force. He takes offense at having to wear a dress, and at having a voice actor.actor and thus ignores the stage directions.


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* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: The musicians auditioning for King Saul, to help cure his headache. They subvert GiftedlyBad, but the horns, flutes and bass instruments are inappropriate for the soothing melody he wants. One duo ''nearly'' wins the audition, but their melody is a BrokenRecord that gets annoying after a while.


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* TraumaticHaircut: A variant; Joan of Arc starts her episode with long hair, and she seems to carry it with her into battle, under her helmet. When the English capture her and sentence her to death, however, her hair is noticeably shorter. The episode isn't clear as to whether or not the English themselves did the haircut, but the implications are there.
25th May '16 1:24:07 PM Jayalaw
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* AcquiredSituationalNarciccism: Sometimes it happens to the main cast, though it never persists:

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* AcquiredSituationalNarciccism: TheAce: Sam is a skilled athlete and a well-read student.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism:
Sometimes it happens to the main cast, though it never persists:



** One aversion was Wishbone winning the part for Mr. MacPooch, but justified in that Wishbone wanted to BeYourself and only did his best at the audition to show off and make Joe happy. He chokes his performance during filming because of [[SelfParody the costume he's wearing and his "voice actor".]]

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** One aversion was Wishbone winning the part for Mr. MacPooch, [=MacPooch=], but justified in that Wishbone wanted to BeYourself and only did his best at the audition to show off and make Joe happy. He chokes his performance during filming because of [[SelfParody the costume he's wearing and his "voice actor".]]



** [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] on-screen at least doesn't submit to Calypso's forceful advances, is much less arrogant when [[OhCrap Poseidon confronts him]] and he chases away the suitors with slapstick combat rather than brutally slaughtering them and [[RedShirts the maids]] that betrayed his wife to them.

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** [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] on-screen at least [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale doesn't submit to Calypso's forceful advances, advances]], is much less arrogant when [[OhCrap Poseidon confronts him]] and he chases away the suitors with slapstick combat rather than brutally slaughtering them and [[RedShirts the maids]] that betrayed his wife to them.



* CompressedAdaptation: Obviously, {{Door Stopper}}s are brought down to be half of a thirty-minute show. As such, they are usually reduced to their {{Signature Scene}}s. However, the fact that they do not ''add'' anything, just compress the original plot, hilariously makes the ''Wishbone'' adaptations some of the most faithful ones ''ever''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgN6w1ckjaI&feature=related This]] review of the ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' episode, by The WebVideo/PhantomReviewer, is mostly negative, but the reviewer can't help but be amazed that it's probably more faithful to the original novel than ''any'' other screen version of the story.

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* CompressedAdaptation: Obviously, {{Door Stopper}}s are brought down to be half of a thirty-minute show. As such, they are usually reduced to their {{Signature Scene}}s. However, the fact that they do not ''add'' anything, just compress the original plot, hilariously makes the ''Wishbone'' adaptations some of the most faithful ones ''ever''. [[http://www.[
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youtube.com/watch?v=KgN6w1ckjaI&feature=related This]] review of the ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' episode, by The WebVideo/PhantomReviewer, is mostly negative, but the reviewer can't help but be amazed that it's probably more faithful to the original novel than ''any'' other screen version of the story.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the Halloween episode, Sam asks where Wishbone's costume is. "A dog, wear a silly costume? I think not."

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In the Halloween episode, Sam asks where Wishbone's costume is. "A dog, wear a silly costume? I think not."



* LovesMyAlterEgo: Wanda falls for an Elvis impersonator [[spoiler:who happens to be Bob Prewett]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Interestingly there is an episode where this trope is both played straight and averted. Basically Sam insists on going into a condemned barn to look for a special horseshoe and the trio gets trapped inside. [[CaptainObvious That would be the playing it straight.]] Later the barn catches on fire and Sam manages to get herself and the boys out with minimal injuries. She then proceeds to apologize to which the boys respond by pointing out that she saved their lives.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: Invoked
** In the show itself, Wishbone shows he's a tough actor to work with, being a house dog who [[SelfParody has never worn an outfit or having a voice actor]]. Joe realizes this more quickly than the director does and takes Wishbone home, quitting the set.
** The behind the scenes segments show that Wishbone's stunt dogs are highly trained for their tasks, like pretending to climb down ropes or to dodge arrows, to avoid this trope from happening.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** David taking his mother's new car out for a joyride despite being underage leads to him knocking off the reearview mirror.
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Interestingly there is an episode where this trope is both played straight and averted. Basically Sam insists on going into a condemned barn to look for a special horseshoe and the trio gets trapped inside. [[CaptainObvious That would be the playing it straight.]] Later the barn catches on fire and Sam manages to get herself and the boys out with minimal injuries. She then proceeds to apologize to which the boys respond by pointing out that she saved their lives.



* PlagiarismInFiction: David brings a poem to class that he didn't write, that someone [[spoiler:aka Wanda Gilmore]] left anonymously on his porch. He confesses when Mr. Prewett wants to publish the poem, though his only punishment is to write a new poem because Mr. Prewett is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure not bound by modern school rules.



** When Wishbone wins the part

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** When Wishbone wins the part of Mr. [=MacPooch=], a mascot for a food brand, NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals is invoked in full force. He takes offense at having to wear a dress, and at having a voice actor.


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* WhamShot:
** The singer that Wanda crushes on losing his Elvis wing, revealing him to be [[spoiler:Bob Prewett]].
** A photograph reveals that Wishbone stole an athlete's ring.
15th Apr '16 8:39:22 PM Random888
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* {{Demythtification}}: The UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc episode pretty much drops the religious aspect entirely in favor of focusing on her desire to bring freedom to France. It does include the scene where she picks the dauphin (referred to in the episode as "the king") out of a crowd, but the episode only vaguely hints at a supernatural explanation for it.

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* {{Demythtification}}: The UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc episode pretty much drops the religious aspect entirely in favor of focusing on her desire to bring freedom to France. It does include the scene where she picks the dauphin (referred to in the episode as "the king") out of a crowd, but the episode [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane only vaguely hints at a supernatural explanation for it.it]].
6th Apr '16 9:16:22 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* TightsUnderShorts: One of Sam's outfits in some episodes, including at the start of the episode "Salty Dog".
5th Apr '16 7:24:18 PM StarSword
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* LiteraryReferenceTitle[=/=]PunBasedTitle: Most episodes use some pun combining a reference to the book of the week and something to do with dogs, e.g. "The Pawloined Paper" for Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Purloined Letter".

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* LiteraryReferenceTitle[=/=]PunBasedTitle: LiteraryAllusionTitle[=/=]PunBasedTitle: Most episodes use some a pun combining a reference to the book of the week and something to do with dogs, e.g. "The Pawloined Paper" for Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Purloined Letter".
5th Apr '16 4:01:47 AM StarSword
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* HotForTeacher: In "The Pawloined Paper" Joe develops a crush on his young female history teacher.


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* LiteraryReferenceTitle[=/=]PunBasedTitle: Most episodes use some pun combining a reference to the book of the week and something to do with dogs, e.g. "The Pawloined Paper" for Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Purloined Letter".
14th Mar '16 11:46:21 AM Jayalaw
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* AcquiredSituationalNarciccism: Sometimes it happens to the main cast, though it never persists:
** Joe when running a grocery-delivery business and using Sam and David as his (unpaid) employees because he believes in TheChainsOfCommanding rather than working as a team. Eventually they leave when Sam gets injured racing with David and Joe yells at her for the waste of groceries that she spills on the pavement. His mother lampshades it when Joe tries to look up "friendship" in business handbooks.
** David when working with Wanda's cousin, an artist, and adopting her arrogant attitude briefly. He grows out of it when the artist leaves town without building the statue she was commissioned to do, and Wanda does it instead.
** One aversion was Wishbone winning the part for Mr. MacPooch, but justified in that Wishbone wanted to BeYourself and only did his best at the audition to show off and make Joe happy. He chokes his performance during filming because of [[SelfParody the costume he's wearing and his "voice actor".]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: Some of Wishbone's fictional avatars, diverting from the original source material:
** Aeneas is more honest with Dido about why he has to leave her in Carthage, in that the Gods have sent him a message to depart and he would stay if he could. [[Literature/TheAeneid Aeneas]] was more of a {{Jerkass}} about it in the original source material, which led to Dido's suicide.
** King Midas begs the gods to take away his [[BlessedWithSuck golden touch]] ''long'' before he accidentally turns his [[AdultFear wife and daughter]] [[KickTheMoralityPet into gold]].
** [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] on-screen at least doesn't submit to Calypso's forceful advances, is much less arrogant when [[OhCrap Poseidon confronts him]] and he chases away the suitors with slapstick combat rather than brutally slaughtering them and [[RedShirts the maids]] that betrayed his wife to them.
** [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]] doesn't kill Juliet's cousin Tybalt on-screen (justified as that killing was) or her fiance Paris.
** [[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] is framed for kidnapping Esmeralda rather than actually doing the deed.



* JerkJock: Damont Jones.

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Damont Jones.Jones, even when he and Joe are playing for the same team.



* LoopholeAbuse: Subverted in the "Joan of Arc episode." Sam volunteers to play in Joe and David's soccer team since a rule says that as long as she's in the roster submitted a few days earlier she can play. Because she is a girl, and the one who ends up deciding the game, however, the opposing team contests their win and gets it reversed.



* LovableAlphaBitch: Amanda, in that she isn't particularly malicious or destructive. In at least two episodes she gets along with Sam, David and Joe.



* RealityEnsues: In the "Treasure Island" episode, the main trio becomes trapped in a condemned barn. Partway through, David and Joe charge the door with intent to break it down...and bounce off with groans that are equal parts pain and frustration while the door remains unbudged.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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In the "Treasure Island" episode, the main trio becomes trapped in a condemned barn. Partway through, David and Joe charge the door with intent to break it down...and bounce off with groans that are equal parts pain and frustration while the door remains unbudged.unbudged.
** When Wishbone wins the part



* TheRival: Damont for Joe, particularly in basketball. One episode indicates that he's jealous of David too (for the attention he gets for his scentific accomplishments).

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Mr. Prewett. When David confesses that he didn't write the poem that Mr. Prewett wants to publish, he merely says "I'm DisappointedInYou," tells him to write another poem, and allows David to recite it. He also listens to David's story that the latter found the original poem on his porch, and decides to track down the actual writer (Wanda Gilmore).
* TheRival: Damont for Joe, particularly in basketball. One episode indicates that he's jealous of David too (for the attention he gets for his scentific scientific accomplishments).



* TragicKeepsake: Sam has a glass unicorn that was the last gift she received from her parents before their divorce. She's notably (though subduedly) sad talking about it and horrified at the prospect of it being broken.

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* TragicKeepsake: TragicKeepsake:
** Joe has a basketball card from his dad. It gets stolen in one episode.
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Sam has a glass unicorn that was the last gift she received from her parents before their divorce. She's notably (though subduedly) sad talking about it and horrified at the prospect of it being broken.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom:
** [[RedHerring Max]] telling his juvenile delinquent friend Mitch about Joe's valuables leads to the latter getting robbed. Max seems to realize this and tries to take on his friend alone, getting a black eye in the process.
** Subverted when Wanda delivers a poem to David without signing it, which he brings to class as his homework assignment. Although David could have gotten in trouble for PlagiarismInFiction when he confesses the truth, Mr. Prewett's desire to find the real author and the different values of the 90s allow David to only have to write another poem. Mr. Prewett and Wanda subsequently start to date.
* WatchThePaintJob: David's father gives his mother a brand new convertible. David proceeds to test-drive it despite being underage and breaks off the side-view mirror while backing it out of the driveway.



* WhatTheHellHero: In the episode where the trio gets trapped in a condemned barn that catches fire, Sam gives herself one of these speeches because [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it was her fault for getting them in there in the first place.]] Joe and David's opinions on the other hand...

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
** Sam and David call out Joe for only caring about money when she gets injured working for Joe. Granted, it was partly Sam's fault for racing with a bike-cart full of groceries, but Joe had NoSympathy for her falling down and scraping her knee.
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In the episode where the trio gets trapped in a condemned barn that catches fire, Sam gives herself one of these speeches because [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it was her fault for getting them in there in the first place.]] Joe and David's opinions on the other hand...


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* YouAreGrounded: David's parents tell him after he confesses to damaging his mother's new car on an impulse. With that said, they do tell him SoProudOfYou for coming clean about it instead of letting his father blame it on the dealership.
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