History TotallyRadical / WesternAnimation

11th Jun '16 11:18:40 PM HighCrate
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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.



** [[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 Totally Radical cake.
*** The Turtles' new friend Mondo Gecko sounds and acts a lot like his 80s counterpart, but it's {{justified|Trope}} as him being deliberately old-school. He's also voiced by Michelan Sisti, who voiced Mikey in the 90s movies.

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** %%** [[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 Totally Radical cake.
*** %%*** The Turtles' new friend Mondo Gecko sounds and acts a lot like his 80s counterpart, but it's {{justified|Trope}} as him being deliberately old-school. He's also voiced by Michelan Sisti, who voiced Mikey in the 90s movies.



* Kitty Pryde in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' originally used lots of somewhat-dated [[ValleyGirl Valley Speak]].
** Jubilee in the original ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon did the same thing, though the setting was UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}}; this was adapted from the [[ComicBook/XMen comics]], she was a "mall rat" from Southern California.
** Justified for the ''Evolution'' version of Forge, who was literally caught in a timeless limbo since the mid-seventies, and sounds just "groovy".
*** And it was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Nightcrawler:

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* %%* Kitty Pryde in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' originally used lots of somewhat-dated [[ValleyGirl Valley Speak]].
** * Jubilee in the original ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon did laid the same thing, though ValleyGirl slang on thick even by the setting was UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}}; this was adapted standards of the time, with many lines sounding like they came from the [[ComicBook/XMen comics]], she was a "mall rat" from Southern California.
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Random Nineties Teen Phrase Generator. "Does a mallbaby eat chili fries?"
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Justified for the ''Evolution'' ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' version of Forge, who was literally caught in a timeless limbo since the mid-seventies, and sounds just "groovy".
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"groovy". And it was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Nightcrawler:



* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'':
** One of the many minuses is its (mis)use of slang.
** Oddly also lampshaded (sort of) in once episode where the cast laments the "Kooks" (non-local) and such stealing their "lingo" and using it without the proper pronunciation or usage.... Silly Nickelodeon.
** Remember when the Squid totally BEEFED IT??
* Beast Boy in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans,'' dudes.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'':
** %%** One of the many minuses is its (mis)use of slang.
** %%** Oddly also lampshaded (sort of) in once episode where the cast laments the "Kooks" (non-local) and such stealing their "lingo" and using it without the proper pronunciation or usage.... Silly Nickelodeon.
** %%** Remember when the Squid totally BEEFED IT??
* %%* Beast Boy in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans,'' dudes.



** Parodied extensively in an episode with the product X-Stream Blu (which notably contains [[XtremeKoolLetterz a hip spelling]]) in the spirit of Go-Gurt and like commercials. Among the blatant attempts to seem hip include the phrases "to the max", "legit-ass contract", and the random string "Sick! Tight! Cyber! Awesome!" Yeah, that energy drink is cyber.
** One of the executives in the background during the Totally Radical moments tends to shout out how this type of pandering has destroyed his dignity. "My son won't even look me in the eye anymore!"

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** Parodied extensively in an episode with the product X-Stream Blu (which notably contains [[XtremeKoolLetterz a hip spelling]]) in the spirit of Go-Gurt and like commercials. Among the blatant attempts to seem hip include the phrases "to the max", "legit-ass contract", and the random string "Sick! Tight! Cyber! Awesome!" Yeah, that energy drink is cyber.
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cyber. One of the executives in the background during the Totally Radical moments tends to shout out how this type of pandering has destroyed his dignity. "My son won't even look me in the eye anymore!"



* In the ''Justice Friends'' segment of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Val Hallan, Viking God of Rock, speaks in a combination of this and YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe. As such, he sounds as SophisticatedAsHell.

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* In the ''Justice Friends'' segment of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Val Hallan, Viking God of Rock, speaks in a combination of this outdated California surfer slang and YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe. As such, he sounds as SophisticatedAsHell.



** This is somewhat justified in the [[Film/{{Transformers}} 2007 movie]], where it is mentioned that the Autobots learned all their human cultural information from the internet. We're lucky he wasn't talking in WebOriginal/{{LOLcat|s}}.



*** The worst part about this? Isaac Sumdac (a robotics professor in his 60s) has tried to adopt "Total OWNAGE, N00b!" [[spoiler:when using the Headmaster unit]] as his personal catchphrase. It's hideous and it's a good thing that [[spoiler:Megatron]] stopped him.

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*** ** The worst part about this? Isaac Sumdac (a robotics professor in his 60s) has tried to adopt "Total OWNAGE, N00b!" [[spoiler:when using the Headmaster unit]] as his personal catchphrase. It's hideous and it's a good thing that [[spoiler:Megatron]] stopped him.



* This trope was one of the many things about ''WesternAnimation/YoYogi'' that caused WesternAnimation/YogiBear to stop starring in regular cartoons.
* Creator/DisneyChannel has been doing this to their old shorts, called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ydDZc940w Disney]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd1ipEmyFjg Blam!]]

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* %%* This trope was one of the many things about ''WesternAnimation/YoYogi'' that caused WesternAnimation/YogiBear to stop starring in regular cartoons.
* %%* Creator/DisneyChannel has been doing this to their old shorts, called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ydDZc940w Disney]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd1ipEmyFjg Blam!]]



* The twins from ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' seem to fit into this category.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' suffers from this quite a bit:
** The characters rampantly use the word "[[NeverSayDie waste]]":
** Danny wasn't nearly as bad as Master's Blasters, though.
** Mr. Lancer's book "How To Be Hip" that must be decades old. Even the kids at Casper give him weird looks and leave when he tries to talk to them from it.
** To say nothing of Sidney Poindexter. To give you an idea, he's from '''the '50s'''.
** Technus is another offender. He uses this trope in every appearance and makes the main characters' ears bleed.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', where the villain was a super-intelligent child, the Tick attempted to relate with him by talking like this.

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* %%* The twins from ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' seem to fit into this category.
* %%* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' suffers from this quite a bit:
** %%** The characters rampantly use the word "[[NeverSayDie waste]]":
** Danny wasn't nearly as bad as Master's Blasters, though.
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%%** Mr. Lancer's book "How To Be Hip" that must be decades old. Even the kids at Casper give him weird looks and leave when he tries to talk to them from it.
** %%** To say nothing of Sidney Poindexter. To give you an idea, he's from '''the '50s'''.
** %%** Technus is another offender. He uses this trope in every appearance and makes the main characters' ears bleed.
* %%* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', where the villain was a super-intelligent child, the Tick attempted to relate with him by talking like this.



** It goes a little further than that. For example, people (not just Amy) in the future say "we're boned" instead of "we're screwed." (But considering what 'boning' meant already...) And of course "ask" has been completely replaced by the slang "axe".
*** Which is almost ironic, as "axe" was how English-speakers said "ask" in Chaucer's time.



** May double as ActorAllusion, as Chris' voice actor also did Jude on ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', who made heavy use of this trope himself. However, in both cases, they were done fairly well.
** Geoff speaks in this, while Ezekiel offen attempts it with no success.

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** May double as ActorAllusion, as Chris' voice actor also did Jude on ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', who made heavy use of this trope himself. However, in both cases, they were done fairly well.
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%%** Geoff speaks in this, while Ezekiel offen attempts it with no success.



* Miss Grotke on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' often makes use of outdated slang.
* Judy Jetson in the 1980's revival of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' fits this trope to a tee, even going so far as to follow this trope when talking to her own mother!

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* %%* Miss Grotke on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' often makes use of outdated slang.
* %%* Judy Jetson in the 1980's revival of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' fits this trope to a tee, even going so far as to follow this trope when talking to her own mother!



** Even at the time he was outdated. He debuted in the late 60s, when beatniks had gone out of fashion for the hippies.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': In one episode Jenny reads a slang book in order for her to fit in, only for her to realize that the book was published in [[TheEighties 1983]]. ''Gnarly!'' Taken even further in the same episode, when a strange person finding an opportunity to chat [[note]]actually Vexus in disguise[[/note]] speaks in 1920s slang.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'':
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In one episode Jenny reads a slang book in order for her to fit in, only for her to realize that the book was published in [[TheEighties 1983]]. ''Gnarly!'' Taken even further in the same episode, when a strange person finding an opportunity to chat [[note]]actually Vexus in disguise[[/note]] speaks in 1920s slang.



* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'', local biker and skateboarder: Kevin. His love interest, Nazz to a lesser extent.

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* %%* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'', local biker and skateboarder: Kevin. His love interest, Nazz to a lesser extent.



* In-universe example when Shifu tries to be cool in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness''.

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* %%* In-universe example when Shifu tries to be cool in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness''.
2nd Jun '16 9:36:51 PM Chiropteru
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** In the episode "Dungeons, Dungeons, And More Dungeons", Dipper mentions how the creators of the titular D&D expy tried to make it more cool in the 90s, giving EvilSorceror Probabilitor pastel-colored streetwear and a bit of rapping in the commercial the audience is shown, as well as renaming the game "Diggity-Dungeons And All That". From Dipper's comments, it's considered a DorkAge for the game.
** Upon finding Mabel in the LotusEaterMachine that is Mabelland, Dipper, Wendy, and Soos are greeted by Mabel's "Replacement Dipper" Dippy-Fresh, a skateboarding "cool" dude that wouldn't look out of place in a Mountain Dew commercial. Naturally, Dipper takes an instant dislike to the doppleganger.

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** In the episode "Dungeons, Dungeons, And More Dungeons", Dipper mentions how the creators of the titular D&D expy tried to make it more cool "cooler" in the 90s, giving EvilSorceror Probabilitor pastel-colored streetwear and a bit of rapping in the commercial the audience is shown, as well as renaming the game "Diggity-Dungeons And All That". From Dipper's comments, it's considered a DorkAge for the game.
** Upon finding Mabel in the LotusEaterMachine that is Mabelland, Dipper, Wendy, and Soos are greeted by Mabel's "Replacement "backup Dipper" Dippy-Fresh, a skateboarding "cool" dude that wouldn't look out of place in a Mountain Dew commercial. Naturally, Dipper takes an instant dislike to the doppleganger.
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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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':



** 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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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
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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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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''

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



* 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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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** The series
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.
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