History TakeThat / WesternAnimation

12th Feb '16 11:30:50 PM Kuruni
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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. He took more anvils to the face than this editor can remember. 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 Simpleton" as the guest host. He took more anvils to the face than this editor can remember. 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.
15th Jan '16 11:54:42 PM Anddrix
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* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' was axed because [[http://www.micahwright.com/downloads/networkslam.mp3 it explicitly slammed]] Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s re-re-re-re-rerunning practices and would have exposed them to the [[ViewersAreMorons ignorant children]]. [[AdoredByTheNetwork How many slots]] do you think ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' would take on Nick's current schedule if the episode did air?
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* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' was axed because [[http://www.micahwright.com/downloads/networkslam.mp3 it explicitly slammed]] Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s re-re-re-re-rerunning practices and would have exposed them to the [[ViewersAreMorons ignorant children]].children. [[AdoredByTheNetwork How many slots]] do you think ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' would take on Nick's current schedule if the episode did air?
29th Nov '15 11:09:08 AM DRCEQ
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* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' fires a shot at the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' PeripheryDemographic in the episode titled "Older". Billy is annoyed that a channel has been blocked and that he can't watch an ultra-violent movie. His mother says he's too young for that garbage, and suggests watching that cute little show with the pink and purple horsies. -->'''Billy:''' But ''mooooom'', that show is for little girls and '''twisted weirdos!'''
23rd Nov '15 8:31:18 PM direguy
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has Dipper watching a channel called [[Creator/TheHistoryChannel Used to be about History Channel]].
10th Oct '15 10:23:30 AM nombretomado
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* Bruce Timm's take on Harley Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters Chronicles'' spun out of his dislike for some of the more {{Stripperific}}, DarkerAndEdgier takes on the character in the recent years. His response was to create the most Stripperific design imaginable (modeled after her {{New 52}} ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'' look), and then make her into a horrifying [[WouldHurtAChild child-killer]] [[spoiler: who ends up getting killed horribly by Batman at the end]]. FanDisservice indeed.
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* Bruce Timm's take on Harley Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters Chronicles'' spun out of his dislike for some of the more {{Stripperific}}, DarkerAndEdgier takes on the character in the recent years. His response was to create the most Stripperific design imaginable (modeled after her {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'' look), and then make her into a horrifying [[WouldHurtAChild child-killer]] [[spoiler: who ends up getting killed horribly by Batman at the end]]. FanDisservice indeed.
8th Oct '15 7:52:03 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Even the theme song for "Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain" gives a Take That! to the WB network producers with the line "Pinky & the Brain/share a new domain/ It's what the network wants/Why bother to complain?" Complete with Brain giving the camera a dirty look and then the two being shown booted from WB's headquarter building and Brain saying "I deeply resent this" as the song ends.
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* ** Even the theme song for "Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain" gives a Take That! to the WB network producers with the line "Pinky & the Brain/share a new domain/ It's what the network wants/Why bother to complain?" Complete with Brain giving the camera a dirty look and then the two being shown booted from WB's headquarter building and Brain saying "I deeply resent this" as the song ends.
8th Oct '15 7:49:59 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Even the theme song for "Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain" gives a Take That! to the WB network producers with the line "Pinky & the Brain/share a new domain/ It's what the network wants/Why bother to complain?" Complete with Brain giving the camera a dirty look and then the two being shown booted from WB's headquarter building and Brain saying "I deeply resent this" as the song ends.
21st Sep '15 8:45:44 PM Angeldeb82
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** Another episode has [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]] appearing in the clouds only to say to Lisa "You must avenge me Manga/{{Kimba|TheWhiteLion}}...I mean...Simba." An obvious stab at ''Disney/TheLionKing'' [[TheyCopiedItNowItSucks for coming out after the anime series]]. ** "Treehouse of Horror XV" has Ned, after getting Literature/TheDeadZone-esque powers of predicting people's death by touch, commenting upon seeing that Rosie O'Donnell's musical being closed down that he "didn't need special powers to know that was coming!" an obvious take that on the quality of the musical. Also falls into HilariousInHindsight (or FunnyAneurysmMoment) when Rosie O'Donnel's revived talk show ends up being cancelled without even a series finale.
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** Another episode has [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]] appearing in the clouds only to say to Lisa "You must avenge me Manga/{{Kimba|TheWhiteLion}}...I mean...Simba." An obvious stab at ''Disney/TheLionKing'' [[TheyCopiedItNowItSucks [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks for coming out after the anime series]]. ** "Treehouse of Horror XV" has Ned, after getting Literature/TheDeadZone-esque powers of predicting people's death by touch, commenting upon seeing that Rosie O'Donnell's musical being closed down that he "didn't need special powers to know that was coming!" an obvious take that on the quality of the musical. Also falls into HilariousInHindsight (or FunnyAneurysmMoment) when Rosie O'Donnel's O'Donnell's revived talk show ends up being cancelled without even a series finale.

*** The show also saved some room for a [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] Take That at itself when one character states that at least ''Family Guy'' "doesn't get all preachy and up its own ass with messages…" Which turned out to be a weird sort of FunnyAneurysmMoment in light of what came later on ''Family Guy''. But at least ''Family Guy'' has managed to keep the avails limited to every other episode or so, as opposed to South Park that's got at least one per episode. ** "Broadway Bro Down" featured Randy trying to sabotage a ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' production to save his daughter from "subliminal subtext." "It's time to put an end to Broadway!" [[Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark He slips into a Spider-Man costume and heads off to ruin the production]]...
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*** The show also saved some room for a [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] Take That at itself when one character states that at least ''Family Guy'' "doesn't get all preachy and up its own ass with messages…" messages..." Which turned out to be a weird sort of FunnyAneurysmMoment in light of what came later on ''Family Guy''. But at least ''Family Guy'' has managed to keep the avails limited to every other episode or so, as opposed to South Park that's got at least one per episode. ** "Broadway Bro Down" featured Randy trying to sabotage a ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' production to save his daughter from "subliminal subtext." "It's time to put an end to Broadway!" [[Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark He slips into a Spider-Man costume and heads off to ruin the production]]...production...]]

** Liane Cartman, is a real-life Take That at Trey Parker's ex-fiance, who cheated on him. Liane Cartman is often described as a "slut" and a "crackwhore." Parker had previously made a similar Take That in ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'' by naming an unfaithful horse "Liane."
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** Liane Cartman, Cartman is a real-life Take That at Trey Parker's ex-fiance, ex-fiancée, who cheated on him. Liane Cartman is often described as a "slut" and a "crackwhore." Parker had previously made a similar Take That in ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'' by naming an unfaithful horse "Liane."

*** When telling the story of Scientology, they play it entirely straight and the TakeThat is actually them [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer adding the caption at the bottom that this is what Scientologists actually believe.]] This led to an often denied rumor that Scientologist cast member Issac Hayes left the show as a result of their parodying of his religion. The rumor is hard to deny when the writers turned Chef into a brainwashed pedophile, using spliced in voice clips of Chef from earlier episodes. Chef is then brutally killed off by a cheetah and a bear in the most gruesome way possible before the people that brainwashed Chef bring him back to life as Darth Chef. Even if Issac Hayes left the production for other reasons, it's still pretty clear they were pissed at him.
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*** When telling the story of Scientology, they play it entirely straight and the TakeThat is actually them [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer adding the caption at the bottom that this is what Scientologists actually believe.]] believe]]. This led to an often denied rumor that Scientologist cast member Issac Hayes left the show as a result of their parodying of his religion. The rumor is hard to deny when the writers turned Chef into a brainwashed pedophile, using spliced in voice clips of Chef from earlier episodes. Chef is then brutally killed off by a cheetah and a bear in the most gruesome way possible before the people that brainwashed Chef bring him back to life as Darth Chef. Even if Issac Hayes left the production for other reasons, it's still pretty clear they were pissed at him.

** ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' is very similar in that respect. Which led to the hilarious ending of "Blue Harvest". And it gets even better [[ActorAllusion when you realize exactly which two people do the voices for the characters involved…]] Echoed in "Road To The Multiverse", where Stewie and Brian's ''Series/{{Sliders}}''-parodying universe tour includes a brief stop in the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' world.
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** ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' is very similar in that respect. Which led to the hilarious ending of "Blue Harvest". And it gets even better [[ActorAllusion when you realize exactly which two people do the voices for the characters involved…]] involved]]... Echoed in "Road To The Multiverse", where Stewie and Brian's ''Series/{{Sliders}}''-parodying universe tour includes a brief stop in the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' world.

** In "Perfect Castaway" Chris says, "This is just like [[Series/MyTwoDads that sitcom where there's two dads]], except no one's laughing. [[OhWait No, wait]]. It's the same."
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** In "Perfect Castaway" Chris says, "This is just like [[Series/MyTwoDads that sitcom where there's two dads]], except no one's laughing. [[OhWait No, wait]]. wait.]] It's the same."

** In the Animaniacs movie, ''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish'', Dot's back story and [[DisneyDeath her big fake death]] are all a big take that at Disney's versions of classic fairy tales and its killing off of characters in movies such as ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''. In an interview, one of the writers said they don't have anything against the company, they were just an easy target.
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** In the Animaniacs movie, ''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish'', Dot's back story backstory and [[DisneyDeath her big fake death]] are all a big take that at Disney's versions of classic fairy tales and its killing off of characters in movies such as ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''. In an interview, one of the writers said they don't have anything against the company, they were just an easy target.

** In one of the Wheel of Morality segments (itself a sarcastic comment on [[ExecutiveMeddling government meddling]] in children's programming), the moral of the day is: "You can teach an old dog new tricks, [[Music/{{Evita}} but you can't teach]] [[SweptAway Madonna how to act.]]" Another is: "If you can't say anything nice, you're probably at the Ice Capades."
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** In one of the Wheel of Morality segments (itself a sarcastic comment on [[ExecutiveMeddling government meddling]] in children's programming), the moral of the day is: "You can teach an old dog new tricks, [[Music/{{Evita}} but you can't teach]] [[SweptAway Madonna how to act.]]" act]]." Another is: "If you can't say anything nice, you're probably at the Ice Capades."

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', in the episode "JustForFun/CandleJack" :
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', in the episode "JustForFun/CandleJack" :"JustForFun/CandleJack":
9th Sep '15 9:09:20 AM SteveMB
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-->'''Bruce Timm''': What I wanted to do in the Gods And Monsters short was to go extreme and nasty with her. It’s not the cute and cuddly Harley from the Batman Animated Series. You want skanky Harley, here you go. So it was kind of a mean spirited take on that.
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-->'''Bruce Timm''': -->'''[[WordOfGod Bruce Timm]]''': What I wanted to do in the Gods And Monsters short was to go extreme and nasty with her. It’s not the cute and cuddly Harley from the Batman Animated Series. You want skanky Harley, here you go. So it was kind of a mean spirited take on that.
9th Sep '15 9:07:09 AM SteveMB
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* There was another toy-company swipe in the final episode, where one of Bat-Mite's ploys to get the show cancelled was to load it up with over-the-top Bat-gear obviously shoehorned in for merchandising purposes, such as the "Neon Talking Super Street Batluge".
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* ** There was another toy-company swipe in the final episode, where one of Bat-Mite's ploys to get the show cancelled was to load it up with over-the-top Bat-gear obviously shoehorned in for merchandising purposes, such as the "Neon Talking Super Street Batluge".
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