History ShootTheShaggyDog / WesternAnimation

22nd Mar '16 5:31:27 PM GamingFan1997
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** There was also the massively drawn-out prank played on the boys by two amusement park employees to make them think that a whale was sentient, leading them to kidnap the whale and eventually condemn it to death by blasting it to the moon.

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** There was also the massively drawn-out prank played on the boys by two amusement park employees to make them think that a whale was sentient, leading them to kidnap the whale and eventually condemn it to death by blasting it to the moon. Oh, and one of the two employees gets shot to death by the Animal Liberation Front.
18th Feb '16 5:32:53 PM ading
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* Creator/{{Toonami}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'' does this to its own tie-in prequel comic, as the comic [[spoiler: had TOM 4 fend out WesternAnimation/{{the Intruder}}, yet Week 5 of the event proper has the Intruder gloat about killing TOM 4, anyway.]]

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* Creator/{{Toonami}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'' does this to its own tie-in prequel comic, as the comic [[spoiler: had TOM 4 fend out WesternAnimation/{{the Intruder}}, yet Week 5 of the event proper has the Intruder gloat about killing TOM 4, anyway.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': "Mortynight Run" has Morty rescuing an alien named Fart from a hit man and trying to take him back to his home. [[spoiler:Right as Fart is about to get home, he reveals to Morty that once he gets there he plans to come back with an army and destroy all carbon-based life forms, and Morty kills him to prevent this, making the whole thing pointless.
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9th Feb '16 5:37:40 PM Yib
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9th Feb '16 5:37:07 PM Yib
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** And then [[spoiler: grunkle Stan reactivates the portal and brings back his long lost brother, who is also author of the journals]]. This turn of events not only renders all previous attempts to find the author completely pointless, but also proves, that they wouldn't be able to find him anyway, since [[spoiler: he was in the other dimension and nobody knew, that he disappeared, because his twin took his place]].
3rd Jan '16 3:25:28 PM SilentStranger
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** A [[ShowWithinAShow "depressing 1970s sci-fi film starring a guy in a turtleneck"]] ends with the protagonist shooting himself on the advice of his female companion, who then peels off her face to reveal she's a robot.

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** Happens AGAIN in the banned abortion-based episode, which revolves around Lois struggling to decide wether to keep a baby she is the surrogate mother for after the parents die in a car crash. At the end, she gives the family a long speech about love and family, only for Peter to say "we had the abortion" a second before the credits.
** Brian's estranged son Dylan gets him script writer job at the show he's starring in, and Brian soon gets fired because he keeps trying to inject this kind of endings and plots into the show. Problem is, this is a ''DisneyChannel'' tween sitcom.
** A [[ShowWithinAShow "depressing 1970s sci-fi film starring a guy in a turtleneck"]] (which looks like a combination of ''LogansRun'', ''TheClonusHorror'' and ''SoylentGreen'') ends with the protagonist shooting himself on the advice of his female companion, who companion after coming across a building full of identical copies of himself. She then peels off her face to reveal she's a robot.



* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Stanley's Cup", a ''Mighty Ducks'' parody which ends with a pee-wee ice hockey team being beaten bloody by a professional team, and their teammate dying of cancer. "Woodland Critter Christmas" also qualifies, to a lesser degree: the episode consists of a story written by Cartman in class for the sole purpose of saying Kyle died at the end.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Stanley's Cup", a ''Mighty Ducks'' parody which ends with a pee-wee ice hockey team being beaten bloody by a professional team, and their teammate dying of cancer. "Woodland Critter Christmas" also qualifies, to a lesser degree: the episode consists of a story written by Cartman in class for the sole purpose of saying Kyle died of AIDS at the end.
10th Dec '15 1:28:35 PM Anicomicgeek
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode ''[[Recap/TheVentureBrosS04AllThisAndGargantua2 All This And Gargantua 2]]'': [[spoiler: The Sovereign tries to wipe out The Investors. In order to do so, he kills most of the Council of 13 so he can destroy Gargantua 2 without their interference, which he believes they are on. Unfortunately, they turn out to be powerful psychics whose actions on board were likely just mental projections, so his plot never had a chance of succeeding and probably only managed to cripple The Guild of Calamitous Intent and piss off OSI. Meanwhile, Killinger kills The Investors on mostly unrelated business, but Sovereign can't reap the benefits since he gets accidentally killed in his eagle-form by Headshot.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode ''[[Recap/TheVentureBrosS04AllThisAndGargantua2 All This And Gargantua 2]]'': [[spoiler: The Sovereign tries to wipe out The Investors. In order to do so, he kills most of the Council of 13 so he can destroy Gargantua 2 without their interference, which he believes they are on. Unfortunately, they turn out to be powerful psychics whose actions on board were likely just mental projections, so his plot never had a chance of succeeding and probably only managed to cripple The Guild of Calamitous Intent and piss off OSI. Meanwhile, Killinger kills The Investors on mostly unrelated business, but Sovereign can't reap the benefits since he gets accidentally killed in his eagle-form by Headshot.]]
* Creator/{{Toonami}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'' does this to its own tie-in prequel comic, as the comic [[spoiler: had TOM 4 fend out WesternAnimation/{{the Intruder}}, yet Week 5 of the event proper has the Intruder gloat about killing TOM 4, anyway.
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22nd Sep '15 10:14:41 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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* Played Straight, then subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. In "Into The Bunker", the twins find a laptop that may provide more insights into the secrets of Gravity Falls, as well as the author of the journals. In "Sock Opera", the laptop ends up smashed by Bill Cipher. But in "Society of the Blind Eye," the laptop reveals an important clue: Old Man [=McGucket=], who is later revealed to have worked with the author, only to have caused a disaster so terrible, he erased his own memories. It is indicated that he is slowly regaining his memories, though, and maybe able to find the author.

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* Played Straight, then subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. In "Into The Bunker", the twins find a laptop that may provide more insights into the secrets of Gravity Falls, as well as the author of the journals. In "Sock Opera", the laptop ends up smashed by Bill Cipher. But in "Society of the Blind Eye," the broken remains of the laptop reveals an important clue: Old Man [=McGucket=], who is later revealed to have worked with the author, only to have caused a disaster so terrible, he erased his own memories. It is indicated that he is slowly regaining his memories, though, and maybe able to find the author.
12th Mar '15 6:46:52 PM Sunflorazumarill
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* During ''LegendOfKorra'', Toph Beifong's story ends up being this. After her adventures with the original [[AvatarTheLastAirBender Team Avatar]], she grows up and becomes the police chief for New Republic City, where she created the metal bending squad. She also has two daughters by two different men. Not liking that she was pampered as a child, Toph decides to let her daughters take care of themselves when they reached the same age she did when she ran away from home to fight in the earth bending arena. Both daughters grow up with abandonment issues as a result, but Toph doesn't notice because she is MarriedToTheJob. Lin tries to follow in her mother's footsteps by going into law enforcement too, but becomes cold and antisocial as a result. Suyin ''really'' follows her mother's footsteps by rebelling against her and getting involved with petty crimes, until she is finally caught by her older sister. Toph Beifong, after dedicating her life to cleaning up the streets, had to face the fact that one of her own daughters is now a criminal. She couldn't face it, so her destroyed the evidence against Suyin, sent her away to live with her grandparents. And after years of guilt for the coverup, she resigned as the chief of police while during the prime of her career. She leaves civilization behind and spends the reminder of her elder years wandering the planet by herself.

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* During ''LegendOfKorra'', Toph Beifong's story ends up being this. After her adventures with the original [[AvatarTheLastAirBender Team Avatar]], she grows up and becomes the police chief for New Republic City, where she created the metal bending squad. She also has two daughters by two different men. Not liking that she was pampered as a child, Toph decides to let her daughters take care of themselves when they reached the same age she did when she ran away from home to fight in the earth bending arena. Both daughters grow up with abandonment issues as a result, but Toph doesn't notice because she is MarriedToTheJob. Lin tries to follow in her mother's footsteps by going into law enforcement too, but becomes cold and antisocial as a result. Suyin ''really'' follows her mother's footsteps by rebelling against her and getting involved with petty crimes, until she is finally caught by her older sister. Toph Beifong, after dedicating her life to cleaning up the streets, had to face the fact that one of her own daughters is now a criminal. She couldn't face it, so her she destroyed the evidence against Suyin, Suyin and sent her away to live with her grandparents. And after years of guilt for the coverup, she resigned as the chief of police while during the prime of her career. She leaves civilization behind and spends the reminder of her elder years wandering the planet by herself.
2nd Feb '15 12:03:09 PM Peteman
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode ''[[Recap/TheVentureBrosS04AllThisAndGargantua2 All This And Gargantua 2]]'': [[spoiler: The Sovereign tries to wipe out The Investors. In order to do so, he kills most of the Council of 13 so he can destroy Gargantua 2, which he believes they are on. Unfortunately, they turn out to be powerful psychics whose actions on board were likely just mental projections, so his plot never had a chance of succeeding and probably only managed to cripple The Guild of Calamitous Intent and piss off OSI. Meanwhile, Killinger kills The Investors on mostly unrelated business, but Sovereign can't reap the benefits since he gets accidentally killed in his eagle-form by Headshot.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode ''[[Recap/TheVentureBrosS04AllThisAndGargantua2 All This And Gargantua 2]]'': [[spoiler: The Sovereign tries to wipe out The Investors. In order to do so, he kills most of the Council of 13 so he can destroy Gargantua 2, 2 without their interference, which he believes they are on. Unfortunately, they turn out to be powerful psychics whose actions on board were likely just mental projections, so his plot never had a chance of succeeding and probably only managed to cripple The Guild of Calamitous Intent and piss off OSI. Meanwhile, Killinger kills The Investors on mostly unrelated business, but Sovereign can't reap the benefits since he gets accidentally killed in his eagle-form by Headshot.]]
23rd Jan '15 10:10:43 AM Peteman
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* Played Straight, then subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. In "Into The Bunker", the twins find a laptop that may provide more insights into the secrets of Gravity Falls, as well as the author of the journals. In "Sock Opera", the laptop ends up smashed by Bill Cipher. But in "Society of the Blind Eye," the laptop reveals an important clue: Old Man [=McGucket=], who is later revealed to have worked with the author, only to have caused a disaster so terrible, he erased his own memories. It is indicated that he is slowly regaining his memories, though, and maybe able to find the author.

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* Played Straight, then subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. In "Into The Bunker", the twins find a laptop that may provide more insights into the secrets of Gravity Falls, as well as the author of the journals. In "Sock Opera", the laptop ends up smashed by Bill Cipher. But in "Society of the Blind Eye," the laptop reveals an important clue: Old Man [=McGucket=], who is later revealed to have worked with the author, only to have caused a disaster so terrible, he erased his own memories. It is indicated that he is slowly regaining his memories, though, and maybe able to find the author.author.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode ''[[Recap/TheVentureBrosS04AllThisAndGargantua2 All This And Gargantua 2]]'': [[spoiler: The Sovereign tries to wipe out The Investors. In order to do so, he kills most of the Council of 13 so he can destroy Gargantua 2, which he believes they are on. Unfortunately, they turn out to be powerful psychics whose actions on board were likely just mental projections, so his plot never had a chance of succeeding and probably only managed to cripple The Guild of Calamitous Intent and piss off OSI. Meanwhile, Killinger kills The Investors on mostly unrelated business, but Sovereign can't reap the benefits since he gets accidentally killed in his eagle-form by Headshot.]]
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