History Trivia / Cracked

3rd Dec '16 10:31:11 PM TropesForever
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** Their "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_19199_7-bizarre-early-versions-famous-cartoon-characters.html 7 Bizarre Early Versions of Famous Cartoon Characters]]" article says that Wilkins from Wilkins Coffee commercials was an early version of [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit the Frog], even though Kermit already existed by the time Wilkins was created.

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** Their "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_19199_7-bizarre-early-versions-famous-cartoon-characters.html 7 Bizarre Early Versions of Famous Cartoon Characters]]" article says that Wilkins from Wilkins Coffee commercials was an early version of [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit the Frog], Frog]], even though Kermit already existed by the time Wilkins was created.
3rd Dec '16 10:30:42 PM TropesForever
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: One of the egregious is [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20158_the-6-most-baffling-video-game-spinoffs_p2.html this article's #1 spot]]. It lists three Sonic games in reverse chronology, calls ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' a spinoff when it's a mainline game, and claims Shadow from ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' is Sonic with a dark redesign. Not accusing Shadow of being a palette swap, but claiming that Shadow is ''literally'' Sonic, whom Sega tried to reinvent as a gun-wielding badass.

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One of the egregious is [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20158_the-6-most-baffling-video-game-spinoffs_p2.html this article's #1 spot]]. It lists three Sonic games in reverse chronology, calls ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' a spinoff when it's a mainline game, and claims Shadow from ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' is Sonic with a dark redesign. Not accusing Shadow of being a palette swap, but claiming that Shadow is ''literally'' Sonic, whom Sega tried to reinvent as a gun-wielding badass.badass.
** Their "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_19199_7-bizarre-early-versions-famous-cartoon-characters.html 7 Bizarre Early Versions of Famous Cartoon Characters]]" article says that Wilkins from Wilkins Coffee commercials was an early version of [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit the Frog], even though Kermit already existed by the time Wilkins was created.
13th Oct '16 7:24:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CreatorsApathy: The Top 8 Video Games of 2012. Eight different Cracked writers chose a game they feel represents 2012. Almost every entry admits they either aren't gamers or they haven't actually played the game they chose.



* TheyJustDidntCare: The Top 8 Video Games of 2012. Eight different Cracked writers chose a game they feel represents 2012. Almost every entry admits they either aren't gamers or they haven't actually played the game they chose. Some games on the list didn't even come out in 2012 (One came out in 2009, and another came out in 2013.[[labelnote:*]]To be fair to Brockway, the contributor in question, he was one of the actual gamers involved and using [[VideoGame/DiabloIII the game in question]] to criticize the predatory state of the industry.[[/labelnote]])
7th Jul '16 7:44:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: The Top 8 Video Games of 2012. Eight different Cracked writers chose a game they feel represents 2012. Almost every entry admits they either aren't gamers or they haven't actually played the game they chose. Some games on the list didn't even come out in 2012 (One came out in 2009, and another came out in 2013.[[labelnote:*]]To be fair to Brockway, the contributor in question, he was one of the actual gamers involved and using [[VideoGame/DiabloIII the game in question]] to criticize the predatory state of the industry.[[/labelnote]])
27th Apr '16 1:33:33 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FollowTheLeader: By far, ''Cracked'' was the most prominent ''Mad'' clone: a parody mag with an {{Expy}} of Alfred E. Neuman in Sylvester P. Smythe.
* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Mad'' stalwart Don Martin crossed over in the 1990s after leaving ''Mad'' over a salary dispute, with ''Cracked'' making a big deal about stealing away one of their rival's most iconic cartoonists. He is hardly the only artist or writer to have worked at both magazines; long-standing ''Cracked'' artist John Severin also worked with ''Mad'' in its comic days. Also, one of the last new talents to join ''Cracked'' in the 1990s was Tom Richmond, who now draws a large amount of the ''Mad'' movie and TV parodies. Other ''Mad'' personnel who once worked with the rival include Jack Davis and Al Jaffee.
** Bill Wray was a frequent contributor in the 80s. He later moved on to draw various comics for Dark Horse and ''Mad'', and even did some work on ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.

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* FollowTheLeader: By far, ''Cracked'' was the most prominent ''Mad'' clone: a parody mag with an {{Expy}} of Alfred E. Neuman in Sylvester P. Smythe.
* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Mad'' stalwart Don Martin crossed over in the 1990s after leaving ''Mad'' over a salary dispute, with ''Cracked'' making a big deal about stealing away one of their rival's most iconic cartoonists. He is hardly the only artist or writer to have worked at both magazines; long-standing ''Cracked'' artist John Severin also worked with ''Mad'' in its comic days. Also, one of the last new talents to join ''Cracked'' in the 1990s was Tom Richmond, who now draws a large amount of the ''Mad'' movie and TV parodies. Other ''Mad'' personnel who once worked with the rival include Jack Davis and Al Jaffee.
** Bill Wray was a frequent contributor in the 80s. He later moved on to draw various comics for Dark Horse and ''Mad'', and even did some work on ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.
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27th Apr '16 1:30:38 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ArtisticLicense: Occasionally. Of course, as a humor site, they aren't meant to be taken seriously in the first place. A particularly funny example, in one article mocking UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire, they had a picture of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rhodes_Colossus The Rhodes Colossus]],'' with the caption "This is how they viewed themselves. Seriously." Trouble is, the cartoon was ''satirical'' - the whole point of it is ''taking the piss'' out of the Imperialist ambitions of Cecil Rhodes ''et al''. Furthermore, it appeared in ''Punch'', a joke magazine. Presumably the original publishers of the cartoon would find it as funny that their joke pages are being used seriously as Cracked would be if one of their Photoplasty images makes into some far-off history tablet.
27th Apr '16 1:29:10 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* HeyItsThatGuy: MaraWilson penned a column in May 2013, in the wake on Amanda Bynes' arrest, entitled [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-reasons-child-stars-go-crazy-an-insiders-perspective 7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy (An Insider's Perspective)]]. It received nearly two million views after just three weeks.
2nd Mar '16 2:58:28 AM Malachi108
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26th Feb '16 10:02:28 PM Twentington
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* FollowTheLeader: By far, ''Cracked'' was the most prominent ''Mad'' clone: a parody mag with an {{Expy}} of Alfred E. Neuman in Sylvester P. Smythe.
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