History TakeThat / WesternAnimation

21st Feb '17 11:15:11 PM Vir
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** "Tell your father I'll be gone all night. Man, these hours are brutal. No wonder those doctors on Scrubs don't have time to be funny." (with Klaus, the show's [[ButtMonkey equivalent to Meg]] on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', pitifully commenting that he likes ''Scrubs'').

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** "Tell your father I'll be gone all night. Man, these hours are brutal. No wonder those doctors on Scrubs ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' don't have time to be funny." (with Klaus, the show's [[ButtMonkey equivalent to Meg]] on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', pitifully commenting that he likes ''Scrubs'').
28th Jan '17 1:52:36 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' had Mr. Cat open up a fast-food restaurant which served actual trash from the dumpster as food. When everybody else starts protesting against this, he [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds offers them toys with their "food"]].
3rd Jan '17 12:50:23 PM MemeMaster
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** A rather subtle one in "Where No Fan Has Gone Before." Given all the more meaning when one considers that this was the episode before the show got cancelled.
-->Bender: Another classic science-fiction show cancelled before its time.
24th Dec '16 6:29:59 PM cheril59
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** "Weekday Afternoon Live", an episode done InTheStyleOf ''Series/SaturdayNightLive,'' featured an out-of-freaking-nowhere purple-skinned parody of Bart Simpson called "Blart Simpleton" as the guest host. Interestingly enough, he was voiced by Creator/NancyCartwright, Bart's actual VA. In an episode commentary for one of ''The Simpsons'' [=DVD=]s Matt Groening mentions that the producers of ''Tiny Toons'' requested permission to use ''The Simpsons'' theme song in the show and were denied. With that in mind, the bitterness makes more sense.

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** "Weekday Afternoon Live", an episode done InTheStyleOf ''Series/SaturdayNightLive,'' featured an out-of-freaking-nowhere purple-skinned parody of Bart Simpson called "Blart "Blard Simpleton" as the guest host. Interestingly enough, he was voiced by Creator/NancyCartwright, Bart's actual VA.host. In an episode commentary for one of ''The Simpsons'' [=DVD=]s Matt Groening mentions that the producers of ''Tiny Toons'' requested permission to use ''The Simpsons'' theme song in the show and were denied. With that in mind, the bitterness makes more sense.
7th Nov '16 8:30:22 PM MagnusForce
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*** In general, "Bender's Game" vacillates between an AffectionateParody of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', a mild and still affectionate Take That against some of the more egregious tropes of the game (such as the very Gygaxian use of multitudes of random-roll tables) and a flat-out Take That against the anti-D&D hysteria of the '80s (with Bender becoming an over-the-top parody of the "steam-tunnel gamer" urban legend -- the gamers who supposedly lost their minds and grip on reality playing D&D). Of course, anyone who's played the game will be able to tell you that their portrayal of the game was hilariously inaccurate, for the sole reason that the players were actually using the d12. Even whatever edition would exist a thousand years from now, the d12 will still have fewer uses than even the d3, which is both nonexistent AND geometrically impossible.

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*** In general, "Bender's Game" vacillates between an AffectionateParody of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', a mild and still affectionate Take That against some of the more egregious {{egregious}} tropes of the game (such as the very Gygaxian use of multitudes of random-roll tables) and a flat-out Take That against the anti-D&D hysteria of the '80s (with Bender becoming an over-the-top parody of the "steam-tunnel gamer" urban legend -- the gamers who supposedly lost their minds and grip on reality playing D&D). Of course, anyone who's played the game will be able to tell you that their portrayal of the game was hilariously inaccurate, for the sole reason that the players were actually using the d12. Even whatever edition would exist a thousand years from now, the d12 will still have fewer uses than even the d3, which is both nonexistent AND geometrically impossible.D&D).



** In one original episode they go down into the sewers. The mutants there can only use what people flush down the toilet. What do they have to read? Only crumpled up porn and copies of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''.

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** In one original episode they go down into the sewers. The mutants there can only use what people flush down the toilet. What do they have to read? Only crumpled up porn and copies of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''.



** Cleverly done in "Silence of the Clamps" as a form of self criticism:

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** Cleverly done in "Silence of the Clamps" as a form of self criticism:SelfDeprecation:


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** "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" is one massive Take That to 70s and 80s cartoons by emphasizing all the aspects of them that most people forget about due to NostalgiaFilter such as Creator/HannaBarbera's decline in quality, mediocre writing and animation, shameless [[MerchandiseDriven merchandising]], and excessive {{Bowlderisation}} and censorship by MoralGuardians for violence and lack of educational value.
6th Nov '16 7:45:59 PM Thomasfan
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* InUniverse example with ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' where Bunga asks which member of the Lion Guard fanclub plays him, to which one of the responses with 'whoever chooses last', much to his disappointment.
26th Oct '16 1:38:04 PM SMARTALIENQT
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** D.W.'s favorite show (which Arthur hates), ''The Mary Moo Cow Show'', strongly resembles [[LiveActionTV/BarneyAndFriends Barney]], including the TastesLikeDiabetes tone and annoying songs. When it's eventually cancelled, it's replaced with ''Stock Market Today'', a parody of [[BitingTheHandHumor PBS's]] ''Nightly Business Report.''
10th Oct '16 3:47:42 PM Vir
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-->'''Stewie:''' I borrowed it from ''Series/DharmaAndGreg''.
-->'''Brian:''' I'm surprised there's anything left in it.

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-->'''Stewie:''' I borrowed it from ''Series/DharmaAndGreg''.
-->'''Brian:'''
''Series/DharmaAndGreg''.\\
'''Brian:'''
I'm surprised there's anything left in it.



-->'''Brian''': "Now the Sopranos is a show I'd recommend."
-->'''Stewie''': "Because you just don't know quite how the show will-" *the song cuts to black*

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-->'''Brian''': "Now the Sopranos is a show I'd recommend."
-->'''Stewie''':
"\\
'''Stewie''':
"Because you just don't know quite how the show will-" *the song cuts to black*


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** In "The Courtship of Stewie's Father", when Peter and Stewie go to Disney World, Stewie is captured by security and told to sing on an attraction. When he initially refuses, another boy warns him that the alternative is starring in a Christmas movie with Creator/TimAllen, who had starred in four Christmas movies, the only one well-received by critics being ''Film/TheSantaClause''.
7th Sep '16 4:11:53 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
** [=SpongeBob=] had the episode "[[http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/HVM4Q44uhyo/ KrabbyLand]]", which was basically one long TakeThat at UsefulNotes/McDonalds.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
** [=SpongeBob=] had the episode "[[http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/HVM4Q44uhyo/ KrabbyLand]]", Krabby Land]]", which was basically one long TakeThat at UsefulNotes/McDonalds.



** Spongebob won't let go of his boat and has to face the [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking dangers]] of giant clams, cheese graters, and '''EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION?!? OH NO! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!'''

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** Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] won't let go of his boat and has to face the [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking dangers]] of giant clams, cheese graters, and '''EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION?!? OH NO! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!'''



* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', after the Dinobots gain sentience, Megatron turns them against the Autobots. It ultimately results in Grimlock saying "Cars bad. Car Robots ''worse''!" For the uninformed, ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' was originally called "Car Robots" in Japan.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', after the Dinobots gain sentience, Megatron turns them against the Autobots. It ultimately results in Grimlock saying "Cars bad. Car Robots robots ''worse''!" For the uninformed, ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' was originally called "Car Robots" in Japan.



** One episode had a computer being booted up and had the faux loading message "Matrix good Sequels: not so good", obviously a dig at ''the [[Franchise/TheMatrix Matrix]]'' films.
** Another episode dealt with a girl named ''WesternAnimation/{{Dora|TheExplorer}}'', who Grim said reminded him of something. He went on to say she reminded him of "his favorite program" which Billy describes as "Is it that one about the little girl who wanders around the jungle [[FreeRangeChildren with no parental supervision]], avoiding crises and conversing with the local wildlife with the aid of her foreign language-speaking monkey?" Dora turned out to be Pandora who had an evil plot to trick Mandy into opening her lunchbox and destroying the world.

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** One episode had a computer being booted up and had the faux loading message "Matrix good Sequels: not so good", obviously a dig at ''the [[Franchise/TheMatrix Matrix]]'' ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' films.
** Another episode dealt with a girl named ''WesternAnimation/{{Dora|TheExplorer}}'', WesternAnimation/{{Dora|TheExplorer}}, who Grim said reminded him of something. He went on to say she reminded him of "his favorite program" which Billy describes as "Is it that one about the little girl who wanders around the jungle [[FreeRangeChildren with no parental supervision]], avoiding crises and conversing with the local wildlife with the aid of her foreign language-speaking monkey?" Dora turned out to be Pandora Pandora, who had an evil plot to trick Mandy into opening her lunchbox and destroying the world.
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