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26th May '16 3:08:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* The "Rad Dudes Wit Bad Tudes" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' revolves around this. Robin says "rad" and gets called out by the other Titans for using outdated slang. He is the only one of his group to consider rollerblades cool. The others think they're old and call rollerbladers "grandpas". The entire episode is full of 1980s slang and the Titans start dressing like neon, 80s stereotypes.
22nd Apr '16 7:34:52 AM Andyroid
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** Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''. Buttercup has a tendency to say "dude" a lot. It's not exactly a term most five year olds in the 2010s use, though it signifies her as OneOfTheBoys. Bubbles is apparently the most internet savvy and it shows. In "Painbow" she says "I can't even-!" and "OMG!" when she meets the cute panda antagonist.

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** Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''. Buttercup has a tendency to say "dude" a lot. It's not exactly a term most five year olds in the 2010s use, though it signifies her as OneOfTheBoys. Bubbles is apparently the most internet savvy and it shows. In "Painbow" she says "I can't even-!" and "OMG!" "OMG, yass!" when she meets the cute panda antagonist.
15th Apr '16 1:17:25 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''

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** Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''. Buttercup has a tendency to say "dude" a lot. It's not exactly a term most five year olds in the 2010s use, though it signifies her as OneOfTheBoys.

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** Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''. Buttercup has a tendency to say "dude" a lot. It's not exactly a term most five year olds in the 2010s use, though it signifies her as OneOfTheBoys. Bubbles is apparently the most internet savvy and it shows. In "Painbow" she says "I can't even-!" and "OMG!" when she meets the cute panda antagonist.
5th Apr '16 9:58:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' used (largely out-of-date) California [[SurferDude surfer/valley-speak]]. It was primarily Michaelangelo who spoke like this. Except for the beginning and ending of the first live-action movie, the other Turtles only did it sufficiently rarely that it was usually considered out of character when they did.

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''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' used (largely out-of-date) California [[SurferDude surfer/valley-speak]]. It was primarily Michaelangelo who spoke like this. Except for the beginning and ending of the first live-action movie, the other Turtles only did it sufficiently rarely that it was usually considered out of character when they did.



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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' -- Used here to mock a turn of phrase that sounds very NewAgeRetroHippie:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''

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** Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''. Buttercup has a tendency to say "dude" a lot. It's not exactly a term most five year olds in the 2010s use, though it signifies her as OneOfTheBoys.



* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' suffers from this quite a bit. Especially with its rampant use of the word "[[NeverSayDie waste]]".

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* Played straight ''and'' {{inverted|Trope}} at the same time in Disney's ''Disney/TheAristocats'': The movie had Scat Cat and others saying "groovy" and "cat" in a film released in 1970 (when that kind of slang was going out of style), but the film itself was set in ''1910'', when none of such slang was in common use (or even invented) yet. Of course, the movie had [[AnachronismStew swing to begin with...]]
** Still counts, because that sequence also has the titular kittens (who are, as their name suggests, supposed to be {{Upper Class Twit}}s) awkwardly joining Scat's crew in singing the jazz song "Ev'rybody Wants To Be a Cat." (Note that the song contains plenty of beatnik/hippie slang such as "square" and "where it's at.")



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' loves coming up with [[RuleOfFun deliberately goofy]] slang, such as "mathematical" and "algebraic". Largely justified, in that [[spoiler:it takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, meaning that the characters' understanding of slang would be taken from the movies, video games, and other entertainment that remained after the Great Mushroom War.]]

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loves coming up with [[RuleOfFun deliberately goofy]] slang, such as "mathematical" and "algebraic". Largely justified, in that [[spoiler:it takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, meaning that the characters' understanding of slang would be taken from the movies, video games, and other entertainment that remained after the Great Mushroom War.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' basically lives on this trope, [[InvertedTrope but not in the way you would expect]]. Its [[TwoDecadesBehind Eighties]] vibe is meant to appeal to ''[[PeripheryDemographic older viewers]]''.
** Parodied in one Halloween episode, in which Jebediah Townhouse (a ghost from the ''1780s'' who only speaks in 1980s slang) serves as a villain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' basically lives on this trope, [[InvertedTrope but not in the way you would expect]]. Its [[TwoDecadesBehind Eighties]] vibe is meant to appeal to ''[[PeripheryDemographic older viewers]]''.
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viewers]]''. Parodied in one Halloween episode, in which Jebediah Townhouse (a ghost from the ''1780s'' who only speaks in 1980s slang) serves as a villain.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

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* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon generally averts this, but Disney/{{Hercules}}, especially Megara, is plagued with it.
17th Mar '16 12:46:31 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' used (largely out-of-date) California [[SurferDude surfer/valley-speak]]. It was primarily Michaelangelo who spoke like this. Except for the beginning and ending of the first live action movie, the other Turtles only did it sufficiently rarely that it was usually considered out of character when they did.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' used (largely out-of-date) California [[SurferDude surfer/valley-speak]]. It was primarily Michaelangelo who spoke like this. Except for the beginning and ending of the first live action live-action movie, the other Turtles only did it sufficiently rarely that it was usually considered out of character when they did.



** Heck, the Turtles parodied themselves in the live action movies. Donatello could never pick out the right word. "A Capella!... Perestroika? Oh, I know! Frere Jacques!"

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** Heck, the Turtles parodied themselves in the live action live-action movies. Donatello could never pick out the right word. "A Capella!... Perestroika? Oh, I know! Frere Jacques!"
17th Mar '16 12:43:42 PM Vir
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** A throwaway gag in one episode involves Dr. Drakken learning the phrase "off the heazy" from a book on teenage slang, prompting GenreSavvy Shego to [[LampshadeHanging question its validity]]. And apparently, he loved being "hip" so much that he continued to use terribly out-dated or poorly delivered phrases for the rest of the series. Thanks to Drakken's VA, John [=DiMaggio=], it was hilarious. "Why you got to leave me hangin' like that, yo?" and "Word to yo' mutha!" are examples.

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** A throwaway gag in one episode involves Dr. Drakken learning the phrase "off the heazy" from a book on teenage slang, prompting GenreSavvy Shego to [[LampshadeHanging question its validity]]. And apparently, he loved being "hip" so much that he continued to use terribly out-dated or poorly delivered phrases for the rest of the series. Thanks to Drakken's VA, John [=DiMaggio=], Creator/JohnDiMaggio, it was hilarious. "Why you got to leave me hangin' like that, yo?" and "Word to yo' mutha!" are examples.
17th Mar '16 12:42:00 PM Vir
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** Jubilee in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon did the same thing, though the setting was UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}}; this was adapted from the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} comics]], she was a "mall rat" from Southern California.

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** Jubilee in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon did the same thing, though the setting was UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}}; this was adapted from the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen comics]], she was a "mall rat" from Southern California.
17th Mar '16 12:41:48 PM Vir
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* This was a major factor in the demise of ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'' in the late-1990's. After two years of highly successful animated shows that were both original and funny (''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', etc.), Disney inexplicably decided to start cashing in on the popularity of "edgy" characters like [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] and [[Series/SavedByTheBell Zack Morris]], with 1992's ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' being arguably the start of the block's downfall. While most agree that the series was at least SoOkayItsAverage, the way it opened its first episode with a [[{{Narm}} narmtastic]] rap video and portrayed Goofy's son Max as a skateboarding "cool kid" with "hip" lingo starkly contrasted the imaginative nature of previous Disney Afternoon shows. While the Disney afternoon block would still produce some good shows afterwards (most notably ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''), the string of Totally Radical flops produced in the wake of Goof Troop slowly but surely doomed it to a silent death in 1999.

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* This was a major factor in the demise of ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'' in the late-1990's. After two years of highly successful animated shows that were both original and funny (''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', etc.), Disney inexplicably decided to start cashing in on the popularity of "edgy" characters like [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] and [[Series/SavedByTheBell Zack Morris]], with 1992's ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' being arguably the start of the block's downfall. While most agree that the series was at least SoOkayItsAverage, the way it opened its first episode with a [[{{Narm}} narmtastic]] rap video and portrayed Goofy's son Max as a skateboarding "cool kid" with "hip" lingo starkly contrasted the imaginative nature of previous Disney Afternoon shows. While the Disney afternoon Afternoon block would still produce some good shows afterwards (most notably ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''), the string of Totally Radical flops produced in the wake of Goof Troop ''Goof Troop'' slowly but surely doomed it to a silent death in 1999.
17th Mar '16 12:40:52 PM Vir
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* This was a major factor in the demise of ''TheDisneyAfternoon'' in the late-1990's. After two years of highly successful animated shows that were both original and funny (WesternAnimation/DuckTales, WesternAnimation/TaleSpin, WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck, etc.), Disney inexplicably decided to start cashing in on the popularity of "edgy" characters like [[TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] and [[Series/SavedByTheBell Zack Morris]], with 1992's WesternAnimation/GoofTroop being arguably the start of the block's downfall. While most agree that the series was at least SoOkayItsAverage, the way it opened its first episode with a [[{{Narm}} narmtastic]] rap video and portrayed Goofy's son Max as a skateboarding "cool kid" with "hip" lingo starkly contrasted the imaginative nature of previous Disney Afternoon shows. While the Disney afternoon block would still produce some good shows afterwards (most notably WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}), the string of TotallyRadical flops produced in the wake of Goof Troop slowly but surely doomed it to a silent death in 1999.

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* This was a major factor in the demise of ''TheDisneyAfternoon'' ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'' in the late-1990's. After two years of highly successful animated shows that were both original and funny (WesternAnimation/DuckTales, WesternAnimation/TaleSpin, WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck, (''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', etc.), Disney inexplicably decided to start cashing in on the popularity of "edgy" characters like [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] and [[Series/SavedByTheBell Zack Morris]], with 1992's WesternAnimation/GoofTroop ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' being arguably the start of the block's downfall. While most agree that the series was at least SoOkayItsAverage, the way it opened its first episode with a [[{{Narm}} narmtastic]] rap video and portrayed Goofy's son Max as a skateboarding "cool kid" with "hip" lingo starkly contrasted the imaginative nature of previous Disney Afternoon shows. While the Disney afternoon block would still produce some good shows afterwards (most notably WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}), ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''), the string of TotallyRadical Totally Radical flops produced in the wake of Goof Troop slowly but surely doomed it to a silent death in 1999.



** The Turtles' early overuse of TotallyRadical speech was parodied in a sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where the Turtles said "Tubular!" "Radical!" "Awesome!" "Reaganomics!"

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** The Turtles' early overuse of TotallyRadical Totally Radical speech was parodied in a sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where the Turtles said "Tubular!" "Radical!" "Awesome!" "Reaganomics!"



** And the eighties series also had the Neutrinos, the "Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X," who spoke with a slang that was even more TotallyRadical and was based on teens from the fifties rather than contemporary surfers like the Turtles.
** [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 The 2012 series]] varies. Mikey is the most likely turtle to delve into it, but thief Anton Zeck [[spoiler: the future Bebop]] really takes the TotallyRadical cake.
*** The Turtles' new friend Mondo Gecko sounds and acts a lot like his 80s counterpart, but it's {{Justified}} as him being deliberately old-school. He's also voiced by Michelan Sisti, who voiced Mikey in the 90s movies.

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** And the eighties series also had the Neutrinos, the "Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X," who spoke with a slang that was even more TotallyRadical Totally Radical and was based on teens from the fifties rather than contemporary surfers like the Turtles.
** [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 The 2012 series]] varies. Mikey is the most likely turtle to delve into it, but thief Anton Zeck [[spoiler: the future Bebop]] really takes the TotallyRadical Totally Radical cake.
*** The Turtles' new friend Mondo Gecko sounds and acts a lot like his 80s counterpart, but it's {{Justified}} {{justified|Trope}} as him being deliberately old-school. He's also voiced by Michelan Sisti, who voiced Mikey in the 90s movies.



** Bart Simpson's image in [[TheNineties early 90s]] pop culture can be seen as TotallyRadical, even though this was never really part of his persona in the actual show (his skateboarding in the opening sequence perhaps being the closest he ever came). The episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E7BartsInnerChild Bart's Inner Child]]" parodied this phenomenon, right down to the quoting of "Cowabunga". When popular perception of the show began to focus more on Homer's antics, this aspect subsided.

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** Bart Simpson's image in [[TheNineties early 90s]] pop culture can be seen as TotallyRadical, Totally Radical, even though this was never really part of his persona in the actual show (his skateboarding in the opening sequence perhaps being the closest he ever came). The episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E7BartsInnerChild Bart's Inner Child]]" parodied this phenomenon, right down to the quoting of "Cowabunga". When popular perception of the show began to focus more on Homer's antics, this aspect subsided.



* Chris [=McLain=] from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' uses the words "dude" and/or "bro" every other sentence when addressing the contestants. This gets Lampshaded when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Chef reads Chris's cue cards]], showing viewers that TotallyRadical language is not as easy as Chris makes it look.

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* Chris [=McLain=] from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' uses the words "dude" and/or "bro" every other sentence when addressing the contestants. This gets Lampshaded when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Chef reads Chris's cue cards]], showing viewers that TotallyRadical Totally Radical language is not as easy as Chris makes it look.



** Gilda from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon The Brush Off]] was this so bad that it ''hurt''. It's quite possible Rainbow Dash learned this from her, since she talked in ''nothing but TotallyRadical'' for the entirety of her episode (complete with guitar riffs). Of course, since the viewers were [[InvokedTrope supposed to dislike her]], it actually worked out.

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** Gilda from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon The Brush Off]] was this so bad that it ''hurt''. It's quite possible Rainbow Dash learned this from her, since she talked in ''nothing but TotallyRadical'' Totally Radical'' for the entirety of her episode (complete with guitar riffs). Of course, since the viewers were [[InvokedTrope supposed to dislike her]], it actually worked out.
27th Feb '16 4:54:52 PM princessbinas
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** Technus is another offender. He uses this trope in every appearance and makes the main characters' ears bleed.
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