History UnusualEuphemism / WesternAnimation

13th Apr '17 6:44:32 AM hszmv1
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** In another case, The Maximals thought they would be returning to Cybertron. Upon remembering that LawfulGood Silverwing never knew Cybertron, and seems upset about leaving Earth ([[spoilers He's really DatingCatwoman behind everyone's backs and isn't pleased with the fact that they will not be able to see each other upon leaving Earth]]), Cheetor offers to take him to "Six Lasers over Cybertron". Rattrap instead offers to take him to a little hole in the wall he knows of where the waitresses don't have chest plates and you can see their chassis. Given Silverwing's personality and his real concerns, this CrossesTheLineTwice.
19th Mar '17 11:11:17 AM StFan
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** ''[[TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' gave us a couple, such as "glitch-head". They're actually seeing how far they could go (they had to cut the line "What the forklift was that"; in the finished episode, the line largely survives, but "forklift" had to be replaced with "front-end loader"), as they weren't allowed to use many initially. However, during the second season, some of the bots (especially Bumblebee) got surprisingly rust-mouthed.

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** ''[[TransformersAnimated ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' gave us a couple, such as "glitch-head". They're actually seeing how far they could go (they had to cut the line "What the forklift was that"; in the finished episode, the line largely survives, but "forklift" had to be replaced with "front-end loader"), as they weren't allowed to use many initially. However, during the second season, some of the bots (especially Bumblebee) got surprisingly rust-mouthed.



** Spongebob and his friend Patrick use "Tartar Sauce", "Fish Sticks", "Fish Paste", and "Barnacles" as their favored exclamations. One would guess that, to a fish, tartar sauce would be pretty shocking. "What the shell" and "What the halibut" crop up occasionally, too.

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** Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and his friend Patrick use "Tartar Sauce", "Fish Sticks", "Fish Paste", and "Barnacles" as their favored exclamations. One would guess that, to a fish, tartar sauce would be pretty shocking. "What the shell" and "What the halibut" crop up occasionally, too.



* There's a kind of variation in the 1970s British animated puppet show ''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.
** As a matter of fact, the offending phrase was used in the voice-box for the Clanger toys, and is "Oh sod it! The bloody thing's stuck again".

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* There's a kind of variation in the 1970s British animated puppet show ''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.
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proven. As a matter of fact, the offending phrase was used in the voice-box for the Clanger toys, and is "Oh sod it! The bloody thing's stuck again".



* Tek Jansen, eponymous hero of the animated ShowWithinAShow on ''Series/TheColbertReport'', has a new curse every episode - usually space-themed puns ranging from "Venus Flytrap!" to "Space Mountain!" "Solar Plexus!" has been used repeatedly to the point where it's almost a CatchPhrase.
* Fij Fij of WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy always says "Yappin' Yumblebum!" when something bad happens.

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* Tek Jansen, eponymous hero of the animated ShowWithinAShow on ''Series/TheColbertReport'', has a new curse every episode - -- usually space-themed puns ranging from "Venus Flytrap!" to "Space Mountain!" "Solar Plexus!" has been used repeatedly to the point where it's almost a CatchPhrase.
* Fij Fij of WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy'' always says "Yappin' Yumblebum!" when something bad happens.



-->'''Green Lantern''': Judas Priest!

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-->'''Green Lantern''': Lantern:''' Judas Priest!



* Inevitable ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' example: Aang expresses frustration by exclaiming "monkey feathers!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Inevitable ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' example: Aang expresses frustration by exclaiming "monkey feathers!"



*** ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' also gives us the very colorful "Oh for the love of [[PhysicalGod Aang]]!"

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*** ** ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' also gives us the very colorful "Oh for the love of [[PhysicalGod Aang]]!"



** The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' had "What the [[PrecisionFStrike flameo]] happened in here?"

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** The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' had has "What the [[PrecisionFStrike flameo]] happened in here?"



* In Goodfeathers shorts of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', pigeons use the word "Coo" in dirty ways, such as "Coo you" and "Coo off".
** In one episode where one of their girlfriends leaves them for another Pesto I believe it was says to the new boyfriend says "have you been cooing my girl?"
* ''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." Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has a breakdown [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22_Short_Films_About_Springfield here.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': In Goodfeathers shorts of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', shorts, pigeons use the word "Coo" in dirty ways, such as "Coo you" and "Coo off".
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off". In one episode where one of their girlfriends leaves them for another another, Pesto I believe it was says to the new boyfriend says "have you been cooing my girl?"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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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." Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has a breakdown [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22_Short_Films_About_Springfield here.]]



* Elisa in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' occasionally uses "Jalapeños!" as a general-purpose curse.
** Actually, Goliath and Broadway started that trend (Goliath first shouted "Jalapeño!" appropriately enough, the first time he ever ate a jalepeño), and Eliza picked it up due to her hanging with the Gargoyles.

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* Elisa in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' occasionally uses "Jalapeños!" as a general-purpose curse.
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curse. Actually, Goliath and Broadway started that trend (Goliath first shouted "Jalapeño!" appropriately enough, the first time he ever ate a jalepeño), and Eliza picked it up due to her hanging with the Gargoyles.



* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and an episode of ''TheBackyardigans'' called "The Great Dolphin Race" both had "Jumping jellyfish!" as an euphemism. The latter also had "Leaping lobsters!" and "Holy cowfish!".
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has this exchange.
-->Candace: *screams* There's squirrels in my pants!
-->Rapper: Wow! That girl's got some serious squirrels in her pants!
** The way the expression comes off is a bit confusing, it's implied that they think she's dancing and the song that they perform follows that logic. Though, at the exact moment the line is spoken, Candace is [[HartmanHips bending over with her hands on her butt and begins to shake her hips]].
*** It does look like dancing, especially when you consider that they are supposed to be breakdancers/rappers.
* When Naveen crashes the Charlotte's wedding in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', she exclaims, "Cheese and crackers!"
* WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} once had a horde of video zombies "scare the living carp" out of him. [[LiteralGenie Indeed, there was a live carp flopping around.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'': "Oh, biscuits!"
* 1973-74 ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' episodes.

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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and an An episode of ''TheBackyardigans'' called "The Great Dolphin Race" both had has "Jumping jellyfish!" as an euphemism. The latter It also had has "Leaping lobsters!" and "Holy cowfish!".
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has this exchange.
-->Candace: *screams* There's squirrels in my pants!
-->Rapper: Wow! That girl's got some serious squirrels in her pants!
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the following exchange. The way the expression comes off is a bit confusing, confusing; it's implied that they think she's dancing and the song that they perform follows that logic. Though, at the exact moment the line is spoken, Candace is [[HartmanHips bending over with her hands on her butt and begins to shake her hips]].
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hips]]. It does look like dancing, especially when you consider that they are supposed to be breakdancers/rappers.
* When Naveen crashes the Charlotte's wedding -->'''Candace:''' ''[screams]'' There's squirrels in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', she exclaims, "Cheese and crackers!"
my pants!\\
'''Rapper:''' Wow! That girl's got some serious squirrels in her pants!
* WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' once had a horde of video zombies "scare the living carp" out of him. [[LiteralGenie Indeed, there was a live carp flopping around.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'': ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowskiSuburbanDaredevil'': "Oh, biscuits!"
* 1973-74 ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' episodes.



* In ''TheProblemSolverz'', "oh my dog" is used occasionally. In one episode, a character says, "What the ''funny face''?"

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* In ''TheProblemSolverz'', ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'', "oh my dog" is used occasionally. In one episode, a character says, "What the ''funny face''?"



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' apparently has some in-universe euphemisms such as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM876GDF8TY horseapples]]," "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_zyx4OTo8Q what in the hay]]," and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm5RdzTZBVs ponyfeathers]]", still these words are not commonly used. "Ponyfeathers" in particular appears to be a CurseOfTheAncients. They also love to say "everypony", anypony, etc, even when referring to non-ponies like Spike and Zecora.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** It
apparently has some in-universe euphemisms such as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM876GDF8TY horseapples]]," horseapples]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_zyx4OTo8Q what in the hay]]," hay]]", and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm5RdzTZBVs ponyfeathers]]", still these words are not commonly used. "Ponyfeathers" in particular appears to be a CurseOfTheAncients. They also love to say "everypony", anypony, etc, even when referring to non-ponies like Spike and Zecora.



* ''Pixar/ToyStory'' has Woody get angry and yell out "Son of a ''building block''!"



* Combined with ThankTheMaker in ''Pixar/{{Cars}}'' where cars say things like "For the love of Chrysler!" and "Ford Almighty!"



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Hunter orders Junior to "liberate" Tulip. And then bluntly and repeatedly makes crystal clear that he means to fire her.
--> '''Hunter''': If I'm not being clear, I mean fire her!

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Hunter orders Junior to "liberate" Tulip. And then bluntly and repeatedly makes crystal clear that he means to fire her.
--> '''Hunter''': If I'm not being clear, I mean fire her!
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9th Feb '17 6:59:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* TomTerrific used "Hoboken, New Jersey," "Omaha Nebraska," "Chicago, Illinois" and "Holyoke, Massachusetts."

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* TomTerrific WesternAnimation/TomTerrific used "Hoboken, New Jersey," "Omaha Nebraska," "Chicago, Illinois" and "Holyoke, Massachusetts."
26th Dec '16 11:20:22 AM nombretomado
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*** AvatarTheAbridgedSeries also gives us the very colorful "Oh for the love of [[PhysicalGod Aang]]!"

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*** AvatarTheAbridgedSeries ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' also gives us the very colorful "Oh for the love of [[PhysicalGod Aang]]!"
15th Nov '16 6:08:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''KickButtowski'': "Oh, biscuits!"

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* ''KickButtowski'': ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'': "Oh, biscuits!"
16th Oct '16 6:48:20 AM bobwolf
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'', Hannibal [=McFist=]'s stepson Bash often uses the phrase "make a Mr. Grumpy" to refer to defecation.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'', Hannibal [=McFist=]'s stepson Bash often uses the phrase "make a Mr. Grumpy" to refer to defecation.defecation.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Hunter orders Junior to "liberate" Tulip. And then bluntly and repeatedly makes crystal clear that he means to fire her.
--> '''Hunter''': If I'm not being clear, I mean fire her!
25th Sep '16 5:38:16 PM Phys101
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** The periphery demographic has a few as well. "Plot" came to mean a pony's rump (after the phrase "I watch it for the plot" went viral), which means a reference to a "plothole" in a fanfic likely has nothing to do with bad writing. Well, OK, it kinda does, but not in the usual way. They also tend to use "buck" as a synonym for the F-word, leading to [[FridgeLogic interesting implications]] for Applejack's use of "apple-bucking" to get the apples out of the trees.

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** The periphery demographic has a few as well. "Plot" came to mean a pony's rump (after the phrase "I watch it for the plot" went viral), which means a reference to implying that a "plothole" in a fanfic likely has nothing [=FIMfic=] is unrelated to do with its bad writing. Well, OK, it kinda does, but not writing -- in the term's usual way. sense. They also tend to use "buck" as a synonym for the F-word, leading to [[FridgeLogic interesting implications]] for Applejack's use of "apple-bucking" to get the apples out of the trees.
24th Sep '16 4:39:11 PM nombretomado
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** The periphary demographic has a few as well. "Plot" came to mean a pony's rump (after the phrase "I watch it for the plot" went viral), which means a reference to a "plothole" in a fanfic likely has nothing to do with bad writing. Well, OK, it kinda does, but not in the usual way. They also tend to use "buck" as a synonym for the F-word, leading to [[FridgeLogic interesting implications]] for Applejack's use of "apple-bucking" to get the apples out of the trees.
* ''CloneHigh'' uses "Dinger!" where one would usually use a stronger word to mean OhCrap.
* ''Ben10'' Kevin starts explaining to a 10 year old Ben where baby aliens come from. He gets cut off, and says "What? I had to learn astrophysics on the street." [[SarcasmMode Astrophysics indeed.]]

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** The periphary periphery demographic has a few as well. "Plot" came to mean a pony's rump (after the phrase "I watch it for the plot" went viral), which means a reference to a "plothole" in a fanfic likely has nothing to do with bad writing. Well, OK, it kinda does, but not in the usual way. They also tend to use "buck" as a synonym for the F-word, leading to [[FridgeLogic interesting implications]] for Applejack's use of "apple-bucking" to get the apples out of the trees.
* ''CloneHigh'' ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' uses "Dinger!" where one would usually use a stronger word to mean OhCrap.
* ''Ben10'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' Kevin starts explaining to a 10 year old Ben where baby aliens come from. He gets cut off, and says "What? I had to learn astrophysics on the street." [[SarcasmMode Astrophysics indeed.]]
25th Aug '16 5:13:28 AM CaptainTedium
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f* In ''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."

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f* * In ''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."
25th Aug '16 5:12:58 AM CaptainTedium
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'', Hannibal [=McFist=]'a atepson Bash often uses the phrase "make a Mr. Grumpy" to refer to defecation.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'', Hannibal [=McFist=]'a atepson [=McFist=]'s stepson Bash often uses the phrase "make a Mr. Grumpy" to refer to defecation.
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