History Trivia / InvaderZim

17th Aug '17 7:05:09 PM sagetcommabob
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** In "Battle-Dib" he is seen signing the permission slip with this name.
19th Jul '17 7:29:19 PM NWolfman
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** A positive example "Walk Of Doom" was originally going to end with Zim and Gir explicitly winding up in a ghetto with a banner reading "Welcome To Mexico," but the network though that [[UnfortunateImplications it might come off as racist]]. Jhonen Vasquez, who himself is Mexican-American, agreed and it was changed to a vaguely Mexican-looking (but still filthy) town.

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** A positive example Nickelodeon objected to the original ending of "Walk Of Doom" was originally going to end with of Doom," in which Zim and Gir explicitly winding up were dropped off in a ghetto with a banner reading "Welcome To Mexico," but the network though feeling that [[UnfortunateImplications it might come off as racist]]. Jhonen Vasquez, who himself is Mexican-American, agreed and it was changed to a vaguely Mexican-looking (but still filthy) town.
13th Jul '17 8:21:06 PM Slater123
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** "Dib's Wonderful Life Of Doom" is sometimes referred to as "Dib's Crazy Dope-Ass Life."

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** "Dib's Wonderful Life Of Doom" is sometimes If that isn't enough evidence for you, Dib referred to ''himself'' as "Dib's Crazy Dope-Ass Life.""Dib Membrane" in Issue 21.
9th May '17 1:26:01 AM Golondrina
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** MarkHamill was originally considered for the role of Zim, but was dismissed by Nickelodeon for sounding too old.

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** MarkHamill Creator/MarkHamill was originally considered for the role of Zim, but was dismissed by Nickelodeon for sounding too old.
3rd May '17 9:28:02 AM MattBoo
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** According to [[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9eKOqh-E5WPa3hLTGFiS0MzS0k/view?pref=2&pli=1 the show's original pitch bible]], the show was intended to be in a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', with short interludes appearing inbetween episodes.
6th Apr '17 9:45:38 PM NWolfman
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** The two aliens in "Abducted" were going to be voiced by [[Creator/MontyPython Terry Jones and Michael Palin]], but scheduling conflicts prevented it.

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** The two aliens in "Abducted" were going to be voiced by [[Creator/MontyPython Terry Jones and Michael Palin]], Eric Idle]], but scheduling conflicts prevented it.
4th Apr '17 2:34:40 PM AdelePotter
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* TrollingCreator: Vasquez has a habit of posting things on his Twitter like "Good news for Zim fans! I just ate a delicious burrito. Also, Zim is still cancelled forever."

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* TrollingCreator: Vasquez has a habit of posting things on his Twitter like "Good news for Zim fans! I just ate a delicious burrito. Also, Zim is still cancelled forever."" Reached its apex in 2017, where he denied rumors that the series would be getting a movie... ''literally hours before Nickelodeon released the trailer''.
19th Mar '17 1:12:47 PM nombretomado
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* CreativeDifferences: Surprisingly, the Nickelodeon executives actually were (knowingly) very hands-off with the creative process. Character deaths that were originally written were never allowed, though.

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* CreativeDifferences: CreativeDifferences:
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Surprisingly, the Nickelodeon executives actually were (knowingly) very hands-off with the creative process. Character deaths that were originally written were never allowed, though.



* ExecutiveMeddling: Less than you'd expect for a {{Nickelodeon}} show created by the guy who did ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', but there are a few:

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Less than you'd expect for a {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} show created by the guy who did ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', but there are a few:
12th Mar '17 12:54:04 PM nombretomado
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** The two aliens in "Abducted" were going to be voiced by [[MontyPython Terry Jones and Michael Palin]], but scheduling conflicts prevented it.

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** The two aliens in "Abducted" were going to be voiced by [[MontyPython [[Creator/MontyPython Terry Jones and Michael Palin]], but scheduling conflicts prevented it.
18th Feb '17 4:53:16 AM NWolfman
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* FollowTheLeader: After Invader ZIM hit cult status and became immensely popular with the preteen demographic, many other animated TV shows started turning towards dark and random humor. ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' are a few examples.

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* FollowTheLeader: After Invader ZIM hit cult status and became immensely popular with the preteen demographic, many other animated TV shows started turning towards dark and random humor. ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' are a few examples.
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