History UnusualEuphemism / WesternAnimation

26th Jun '16 10:27:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* There's a kind of variation in the 1970s British animated puppet show ''TheClangers''. None of the title characters had any actual dialogue. They all "spoke" in echoing slide-whistle notes that had the cadence of English speech, so that it was often possible to work out what they were saying from the context of the story - for instance, "Whee-oo, woo-oo woo-oo" could be interpreted as "Hello, Tiny Clanger". On one occasion it was claimed that one of the character's whistles meant "Sod it! The bloody thing's stuck!" although this could never be proven.

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* There's a kind of variation in the 1970s British animated puppet show ''TheClangers''.''WesternAnimation/TheClangers''. None of the title characters had any actual dialogue. They all "spoke" in echoing slide-whistle notes that had the cadence of English speech, so that it was often possible to work out what they were saying from the context of the story - for instance, "Whee-oo, woo-oo woo-oo" could be interpreted as "Hello, Tiny Clanger". On one occasion it was claimed that one of the character's whistles meant "Sod it! The bloody thing's stuck!" although this could never be proven.
24th Jun '16 1:35:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PiratesOfDarkWater'' used a set of fictional curse-words, such as "noi jitat" and "jungo-lungo", to bypass the censors, as well as to enrich the sense of an alternate universe. This allowed the characters to retain their foul-mouthed pirate personalities (though most of the protagonists weren't actually pirates) while keeping the show safe for children.

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* ''PiratesOfDarkWater'' ''WesternAnimation/PiratesOfDarkWater'' used a set of fictional curse-words, such as "noi jitat" and "jungo-lungo", to bypass the censors, as well as to enrich the sense of an alternate universe. This allowed the characters to retain their foul-mouthed pirate personalities (though most of the protagonists weren't actually pirates) while keeping the show safe for children.



* ''[[SpongeBob SpongeBob SquarePants]]''

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* ''[[SpongeBob SpongeBob SquarePants]]''''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
20th Jun '16 12:43:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheSmurfs'', the word "smurf" is applied to anything the writers feel would be funny, but especially as a rather transparent substitute for expletives; in some cases, they are then upbraided by another character for using "such language."
** Likewise ''TheSnorks'' and "snork." Only they don't do it quite as much but there have been allusions to the "F-Word", with them saying "Snork off!".

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* In ''TheSmurfs'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', the word "smurf" is applied to anything the writers feel would be funny, but especially as a rather transparent substitute for expletives; in some cases, they are then upbraided by another character for using "such language."
** Likewise ''TheSnorks'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks'' and "snork." Only they don't do it quite as much but there have been allusions to the "F-Word", with them saying "Snork off!".



* ''{{Transformers}}'' is famous for this, particularly ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Various permutations of the word "Slag" are the most popular, but are others, including the perennially popular "kiss my skid plate" (though "skidplate" is used similarly in ''Animated'')

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* ''{{Transformers}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' is famous for this, particularly ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Various permutations of the word "Slag" are the most popular, but are others, including the perennially popular "kiss my skid plate" (though "skidplate" is used similarly in ''Animated'')



* Fij Fij of MaryokuYummy always says "Yappin' Yumblebum!" when something bad happens.

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* Fij Fij of MaryokuYummy WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy always says "Yappin' Yumblebum!" when something bad happens.



* One ''TheBerenstainBears'' cartoon has an episode about how cursing is wrong. The curse word? ''Furball''. It's apparently treated as an ethnic slur in Bear Country. Despite being a largely homogenous society.

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* One ''TheBerenstainBears'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBerenstainBears'' cartoon has an episode about how cursing is wrong. The curse word? ''Furball''. It's apparently treated as an ethnic slur in Bear Country. Despite being a largely homogenous society.



* On ''RockyAndBullwinkle'', Boris Badenov often shouts "Raskolnikov!", which is the name of the protagonist in ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment''. Bullwinkle has "Jumpin' G. Horstat!" and Rocky "Hokey smokes!"

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* On ''RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', Boris Badenov often shouts "Raskolnikov!", which is the name of the protagonist in ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment''. Bullwinkle has "Jumpin' G. Horstat!" and Rocky "Hokey smokes!"



* ''{{Freakazoid}}'' uses "Aw, nut bunnies!"

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* ''{{Freakazoid}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' uses "Aw, nut bunnies!"
3rd Jun '16 12:43:02 PM SteveMB
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* Warmonga, in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', uses "frakkle", although she says it so casually it may be the equivalent of "darn" or "whoops" rather than anything else.
** Mr. Barkin, also from ''Kim Possible'', has several of these, including "cheese and crackers", from which it's not hard to deduce a prime suspect inspiration.

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* Warmonga, in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** Warmonga
uses "frakkle", although she says it so casually it may be the equivalent of "darn" or "whoops" rather than anything else.
harsher.
** Mr. Barkin, also from ''Kim Possible'', Barkin has several of these, including [[GoshDarnItToHeck "cheese and crackers", crackers"]], from which it's not hard to deduce a prime suspect inspiration.inspiration.
** After Drakken complains about [[ArmsDealer Jack Hench's prices]], Shego offers to infiltrate his facilities and "find some 'free samples'". It takes Drakken a moment to realize that she means "sneak in and steal stuff".
11th Apr '16 9:14:30 PM aye_amber
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* ''WowWowWubbzy'' character Daizy uses "lavender lollipops" as an expletive.

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* ''WowWowWubbzy'' ''WesternAnimation/WowWowWubbzy'' character Daizy uses "lavender lollipops" as an expletive.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Principal Skinner will use this on occasion, the most memorable being the exclamation "GM Chrysler!" Similarly, Mr Burns is fond of this: most apparent is '22 Short Films About Springfield' where he motivates a bee-stung and quickly-dying Smithers to continue powering their bicycle-built-for-two in completely accurate 19th century slang insults--calling him (among other things) a "stuporous funker." TheOtherWiki has a breakdown [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22_Short_Films_About_Springfield here]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Principal Skinner will use this on occasion, the most memorable being the exclamation "GM Chrysler!" Similarly, Mr Burns is fond of this: most apparent is '22 Short Films About Springfield' where he motivates a bee-stung and quickly-dying Smithers to continue powering their bicycle-built-for-two in completely accurate 19th century slang insults--calling him (among other things) a "stuporous funker." TheOtherWiki Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has a breakdown [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22_Short_Films_About_Springfield here]].here.]]



* In the ''PJSparkles'' pilot cartoon, after seeing that his evil plot has failed, the villain cries out [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Oh, spit!"]]
* ''TheBrothersFlub'' and ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'' both used "Bejabbers!".

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* In the ''PJSparkles'' ''WesternAnimation/PJSparkles'' pilot cartoon, after seeing that his evil plot has failed, the villain cries out [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Oh, spit!"]]
* ''TheBrothersFlub'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersFlub'' and ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'' both used "Bejabbers!".



** In ''Blue Harvest'', they use [[ThePhantomMenace Phantom Menace]] as a swear. (In geek culture, that actually ''is'' an offensive term.)

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** In ''Blue Harvest'', they use [[ThePhantomMenace [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Phantom Menace]] as a swear. (In geek culture, that actually ''is'' an offensive term.)
7th Apr '16 4:32:07 PM WildeOscar
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** Also parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' by Squanchy, who uses "squanch" for a LOT of verbs.
12th Mar '16 11:30:27 AM nombretomado
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* In the latest version of the ''CareBears'' franchise, Grumpy frequently uses "grumbly" expletives such as "Bumbling bittlebots!" and "Galloping gearbox!"

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* In the latest a later version of the ''CareBears'' ''Franchise/CareBears'' franchise, Grumpy frequently uses "grumbly" expletives such as "Bumbling bittlebots!" and "Galloping gearbox!"
13th Feb '16 11:11:39 AM Viira
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when Grunkle Stan drops a barrel on his foot and yells "HOT BELGIAN WAFFLES", but remembers he's alone and he can "swear for real". "[[CurseCutShort SON OF A-]]"

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when Grunkle Stan drops a barrel on his foot and yells "HOT BELGIAN WAFFLES", but then remembers he's alone and he can "swear for real". "[[CurseCutShort SON OF A-]]"
31st Jan '16 8:44:49 AM nombretomado
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* 1973-74 ''{{Superfriends}}'' episodes.

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* 1973-74 ''{{Superfriends}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' episodes.
22nd Jan '16 11:27:48 PM Scrounge
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** In fact, Transformers wiki has [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Category:Curses several pages on this]], which includes a list of [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Anatomic_euphemism Anatomic Euphemisms]]. Gold star if you guessed "tailpipe" was on the list.

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** In fact, Transformers wiki has [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Category:Curses several pages on this]], which includes a list of [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Anatomic_euphemism Anatomic Euphemisms]].Euphemisms]][[note]]with a footnote on [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Rattrap]]'s heavy use of them[[/note]]. Gold star if you guessed "tailpipe" was on the list.
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