History StepfordSmiler / WesternAnimation

16th Feb '18 1:17:11 PM ironballs16
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* The Bloopers Guy from ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' puts on an enthusiastic and chipper act, but considering he tries to commit suicide after every show, there is ''something'' wrong with him. A later ''Bloopers'' special dedicated to his life shows why: [[spoiler: he had an alcoholic and [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] who beat him as a young boy for expressing feelings for Boy George (as, given his young age he thought he was genuinely a "pretty lady"), a trip to Mexico where he drank water that gave him such bad diarrhea, that his anus is still badly scarred and his "first time" with a fat girl got her pregnant and the resulting child, now thirteen-years-old, is pregnant herself...[[ShaggyDogStory and later miscarried.]]]] No wonder he's so depressed.

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* The Bloopers Guy from ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' puts on an enthusiastic and chipper act, but considering he tries to commit suicide after every show, there is ''something'' wrong with him. A later ''Bloopers'' special dedicated to his life shows why: [[spoiler: he had an alcoholic and [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] who beat him as a young boy for expressing feelings for Boy George (as, [[ViewerGenderConfusion given his young age age]] he thought he was genuinely a "pretty lady"), "[[AttractiveBentGender pretty lady]]"), a trip to Mexico where he drank water that gave him such bad diarrhea, that his anus is still badly scarred and his "first time" with a fat girl got her pregnant and the resulting child, now thirteen-years-old, is pregnant herself...[[ShaggyDogStory and later miscarried.]]]] No wonder he's so depressed.
1st Feb '18 6:08:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
** Wendy confessed she behaves like one in the episode 'Society of the Blind Eye'. She acts cool and calm, but her family (consisting of three brothers and a father) freaks her out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
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''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Wendy confessed she behaves like one in the episode 'Society of the Blind Eye'. She acts cool and calm, but her family (consisting of three brothers and a father) freaks her out.



* Mr. Happy from ''TheMrMenShow'' is the example of the sympathetic kind. While in the books, he was nearly always happy, in this show's version, there's been times, when he tends to hide other emotions behind a smile to keep other people's spirits up. There's been episodes to show that like "Lake", "Canned Goods", "Collecting", "Music", "Ships" and others.

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* Mr. Happy from ''TheMrMenShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' is the example of the sympathetic kind. While in the books, he was nearly always happy, in this show's version, there's been times, when he tends to hide other emotions behind a smile to keep other people's spirits up. There's been episodes to show that like "Lake", "Canned Goods", "Collecting", "Music", "Ships" and others.
21st Jan '18 1:20:25 AM Byzantine
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom, Part 2]]", when Twilight tries to reassure Spike that everything's fine, she forces a big, insincere grin to her face.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom, Part 2]]", when Twilight tries to reassure Spike that everything's everything is fine, she forces a big, insincere grin to her face.
21st Jan '18 1:17:20 AM Byzantine
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** While Pinkie Pie's smiles are usually sincere, she becomes majorly Unstable in the episode "Party of One".
*** And then becomes Depressed in the episode "Pinkie Pride".
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1]]", Princess Celestia reveals to Twilight that while she put on a brave face for her subjects, to her, the Summer Sun Celebration was just a bitter reminder that she'd had to banish ''her own sister'' after her FaceHeelTurn. Since she's a SlaveToPR she has to put a smile on her face at every occasion, no matter how much she dislikes it, and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" shows how much it exhausts her.

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** While Pinkie Pie's smiles are usually sincere, she becomes majorly Unstable in the episode "Party of One".
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One". And then becomes Depressed in the episode "Pinkie Pride".
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1]]", Princess Celestia reveals to Twilight that while she put on a brave face for her subjects, to her, the Summer Sun Celebration was just a bitter reminder that she'd she had had to banish ''her own sister'' after her FaceHeelTurn. Since she's Celestia is a SlaveToPR SlaveToPR, she has to put a smile on her face at every occasion, no matter how much she dislikes it, and it. "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" shows how much it this facade exhausts her.
26th Dec '17 3:31:16 AM WillBGood
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* Marceline from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is a prominent example. She has acted like [[FreudianExcuse a mischievous prankster]], although on the inside shes VERY lonely, lost and betrayed by a majority of her friends, and confessed it in her diary in a more darker manner.

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* Marceline from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is a prominent example. She has acted like [[FreudianExcuse a mischievous prankster]], although on the inside shes VERY lonely, lost and betrayed by a majority of her friends, and confessed it in her diary in a more darker manner.
25th Nov '17 10:29:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Hell, ''everyone'' in [[WhatTheHellTownsPeople Moralton]], who as a whole are more concerned with the ''appearance'' of faith then actually following it. A few get better. Most, do not. The fact that this is based on the creator's [[FreudianExcuse childhood experiences]] is depressing.

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** Hell, ''everyone'' in [[WhatTheHellTownsPeople Moralton]], Moralton, who as a whole are more concerned with the ''appearance'' of faith then actually following it. A few get better. Most, do not. The fact that this is based on the creator's [[FreudianExcuse childhood experiences]] is depressing.
31st Oct '17 12:27:03 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played straight]] and [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] with ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', who is somewhere between Depressed and Unstable. [[OnceAnEpisode Time to time]], her bottled up emotions actually change her physically into a [[HulkingOut hulking monster]], the actions of whom seem [[AndIMustScream beyond her conscious control]]. The falsity of her "cheerful" nature is often highlighted when she pushes back signs of anger with a huge, obviously forced, painful-looking smile. This counts as a mixed-gender example due to the canonical confirmation of the character being a [[{{Hermaphrodite}} Sequential Hermaphrodite]].

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played straight]] and [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] with ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', who is somewhere between Depressed and Unstable. [[OnceAnEpisode Time to time]], her bottled up emotions actually change her physically into a [[HulkingOut hulking monster]], the actions of whom seem [[AndIMustScream beyond her conscious control]]. The falsity of her "cheerful" nature is often highlighted when she pushes back signs of anger with a huge, obviously forced, painful-looking smile. This counts as a mixed-gender example due to the canonical confirmation of the character being a [[{{Hermaphrodite}} Sequential Hermaphrodite]].{{Hermaphrodite}}.
29th Sep '17 10:30:23 PM Zerostylinx
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* Implied to be the case of [[GenkiGirl Numbuh 3 in]] ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', combined with ObfuscatingStupidity. During the grand finale Operation I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S., she had this exchange of dialogue:
-->'''Numbuh 3''': Soooo, what we gonna do tomorrow Numbuh 1?\\
'''Numbuh 1''': Ahh, yeah, I'm not going to be here Numbuh 3.\\
'''Numbuh 3''': Oh... And what about the day after that?.\\
'''Numbuh 1''': Oh, let me explain Kuki...\\
'''Numbuh 3''': Oh, I know you're leaving, silly. What do you think I am, an airhead or something?\\
'''Numbuh 1''': Never for a second.
29th Sep '17 5:28:57 PM treehugger0369
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1]]", Princess Celestia reveals to Twilight that while she put on a brave face for her subjects, to her, the Summer Sun Celebration was just a bitter reminder that she'd had to banish ''her own sister'' after her FaceHeelTurn. Since she's a SlaveToPR she has to put a smile on her face at every occasion, no matter how much she dislikes it, and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" shows she gets exhausted from it.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1]]", Princess Celestia reveals to Twilight that while she put on a brave face for her subjects, to her, the Summer Sun Celebration was just a bitter reminder that she'd had to banish ''her own sister'' after her FaceHeelTurn. Since she's a SlaveToPR she has to put a smile on her face at every occasion, no matter how much she dislikes it, and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" shows how much it exhausts her.
*** When Luna has to take on Celestia's duties in "A Royal Problem",
she gets exhausted from it.makes the mistake of plastering on a much larger smile, bordering on the "Unstable" variant, and ends up slipping into a scowl out of fatigue right as her picture is taken for a school fundraiser. This costs the students a field trip, an act that [[FriendToAllChildren Luna]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone kicks herself for for much of what remains of the episode,]] to the point where she has a nightmare that night with the students singing [[LampshadeHanging "That smile's too wide. It's obviously not real."]] as she practices the fake smile in front of a mirror.
6th Sep '17 8:45:14 PM ironballs16
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** An episode has Timmy Turner's dad become this as a result of Timmy travelling to the past to prevent him from winning a race and thus meeting Timmy's mom. This results in a dystopian future in which Dad becomes a StepfordSmiler to cope with his loss and forces everyone else to be one as well. There is a hint of this lampshaded by Timmy's mom after being swapped into dad's body in one episode, where she mentioned that she had a sudden feeling of giving up on her dreams. This could mean Timmy's dad gave up on his old dreams sometime ago. In "Future Lost", Timmy's dad all but stated he did. When Timmy asked how long that was, his dad merely replied: "[[ResentfulGuardian How old are you?"]].

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** An episode has Timmy Turner's dad become this as a result of Timmy travelling to the past to prevent him from winning a race and thus meeting Timmy's mom. This results in a dystopian future in which Dad becomes a StepfordSmiler to cope with his loss [[HappinessIsMandatory and forces everyone else to be one as well.well]]. There is a hint of this lampshaded by Timmy's mom after being swapped into dad's body in one episode, where she mentioned that she had a sudden feeling of giving up on her dreams. This could mean Timmy's dad gave up on his old dreams sometime ago. In "Future Lost", Timmy's dad all but stated he did. When Timmy asked how long that was, his dad merely replied: "[[ResentfulGuardian How old are you?"]].
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