History UnusuallyUninterestingSight / WesternAnimation

5th Apr '18 12:10:59 PM DracoKanji
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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is able to maintain his anything-but-subtle [[{{Masquerade}} alien secrecy]] primarily due to this.
** Or just stupidity. Vasquez doesn't seem to have much faith in the intelligence of the general populace, and this is never more evident than in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'':
** Zim
is able to maintain his anything-but-subtle [[{{Masquerade}} alien secrecy]] primarily due to this.
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this. Or just stupidity. Vasquez stupidity.
** In ''Door to Door'', after a few failed attempts at selling fundraiser chocolate, Zim uses a VR headset with a simulation of what he'll do if he
doesn't seem to have much faith in sell more chocolate than the intelligence rest of the general populace, and this is never more evident than students. The parents freak out, reasonably not wanting to be indirectly responsible for Armageddon. Their kids keep shoveling candy in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.their mouths.
5th Apr '18 12:06:55 PM DracoKanji
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* Another aspect of the ''Transformers'' franchise that people should probably think is odd is the peculiar vehicle forms some of them choose; for example, one of the Combaticons is perfectly able to hide in Earth orbit without anyone commenting on a green space shuttle the same size as a tank. This was lampshaded in an episode of Animated, when Sentinel Prime and Ultra Magnus come to Earth; Sentinel claims he's scanned some Earth forms so they'll blend in, and Prowl remarks "Yes, no one will notice that" when Sentinel becomes a giant snow-plow (oddly similar to the one from the "Mr. Plow" episode of ''The Simpsons'') and Ultra Magnus becomes a giant rolling missile platform.

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* Another aspect of the ''Transformers'' franchise that people should probably think is odd is the peculiar vehicle forms some of them choose; for example, one of the Combaticons is perfectly able to hide in Earth orbit without anyone commenting on a green space shuttle the same size as a tank. This was lampshaded in an episode of Animated, when Sentinel Prime and Ultra Magnus come to Earth; Sentinel claims he's scanned some Earth forms so they'll blend in, and Prowl remarks "Yes, no one will notice that" when Sentinel becomes a giant snow-plow (oddly similar to the one from the "Mr. Plow" episode of ''The Simpsons'') and Ultra Magnus becomes a giant rolling missile platform.
19th Feb '18 12:54:18 PM RacattackForce
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* Most residents of Beach City from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' seem oddly unfazed by the presence of three magical aliens, a magic half-alien kid, and the various weirdness said things entail around town. Humanity is vaguely aware of the fact that there are supernatural beings in the world, but choose to ignore it because it's easier.
** Eventually revealed that the Crystal Gems lived in the Beach City area before the humans arrived, making them as interesting as the waves or the sand. Out of towners are a bit more surprised by the magic women, but the gems and their artifacts have been on Earth for at least the whole of human history, and have had [[AlternateHistory various visible effects on the world]], some subtle, some not. It's eventually full-on subverted with an entire episode devoted Steven's estranged uncle Andy and his difficulties coping with the fact that his cousin married a shapeshifting alien space rock and had a superpowered HalfHumanHybrid son who's regularly put in life-threatening situations despite only being a teenager.
* None of the human characters in ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'' seem to be bothered by the main characters being bears.

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* Most residents of Beach City from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' seem oddly unfazed by the presence of three magical aliens, a magic half-alien kid, and the various weirdness said things entail around town. Humanity is vaguely aware of the fact that there are supernatural beings in the world, but choose to ignore it because it's easier.
** Eventually revealed that the Crystal Gems lived in the Beach City area before the humans arrived, making them as interesting as the waves or the sand. Out of towners are a bit more surprised
entail. This could be explained by the magic women, but the gems Gems and their artifacts have having been on Earth for at least the whole most (if not all) of human history, and have had having [[AlternateHistory various visible effects on the world]], some subtle, some not. It's eventually full-on subverted world]] from its cultures to its geography...if it wasn't for the fact that they isolated themselves from human societies, with an entire episode devoted very few humans showing any interest in them or the artifacts. Even out-of-towners, who are a ''bit'' more surprised by the weirdness, almost immediately grow to accept it. For example, Steven's estranged uncle Uncle Andy and his difficulties coping with the fact is more concerned that his cousin married Greg left the family, married, and had a kid without telling anyone moreso than the fact said marriage was to a shapeshifting alien space rock and had a superpowered HalfHumanHybrid son who's said kid has her powers. The only human character in the show to regularly put point out how weird all of this is [[JerkassFacade Lars]], and that's mainly because most misadventures Steven drags him into leave him worse off.
-->'''Steven''' (afraid): [[FreakyFridayFlip I spent the day with my mind
in life-threatening situations despite only being a teenager.
your body.]]
-->'''Lars''' (disgusted): UHN! AHH!
-->'''Jenny''': Whoa. Where's your chill?
* None of the human characters in ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'' seem to be bothered by the main characters being talking bears.
7th Jan '18 8:50:09 PM Kadorhal
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--> '''Speed Buggy''': Come on, Scooby. Climb in.
--> '''Scooby''': No way!
--> '''Shaggy''': Go on, Scoob. It's only a car.
--> '''Scooby''': That talks?
--> '''Debbie''': That's a strange question from a dog that talks.

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--> '''Speed -->'''Speed Buggy''': Come on, Scooby. Climb in.
-->
in.\\
'''Scooby''': No way!
-->
way!\\
'''Shaggy''': Go on, Scoob. It's only a car.
-->
car.\\
'''Scooby''': That talks?
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talks? \\
'''Debbie''': That's a strange question from a dog that talks.



** In "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High", Peter attempts to convert the house staircase into a water slide and injures himself going down it. Brian, who by now is used to Peter's antics, simply ignores his agonized groans telling him "I'm not going to call the hospital because you won't learn anything if I do."

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** In "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High", Peter attempts to convert the house staircase into a water slide and injures himself going down it. Brian, who by now is used to Peter's antics, simply ignores his agonized groans groans, telling him "I'm not going to call the hospital because you won't learn anything if I do." "



** In "Total Recall", after Stewie and Brian spend the episode trying to rescue Rupert from a toy factory after he's recalled, Rupert's eye comes off and Stewie swallows it and chokes to death. When Chris comes by, he yells to Lois completely unphased "Mom, Stewie's dead!"

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** In "Total Recall", after Stewie and Brian spend the episode trying to rescue Rupert from a toy factory after he's recalled, Rupert's eye comes off and Stewie swallows it and chokes to death. When Chris comes by, he yells to Lois Lois, completely unphased unphased, "Mom, Stewie's dead!"dead!"
** "Brian in Love" used this for comedy, when Peter [[LateToTheRealization finally has the appropriate reaction to Brian being able to speak]], more than a full season after the show started, and [[NonSequitur in response to something else entirely]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** One consistent case is in regards to Klaus and Reginald, respectively a talking goldfish and a talking koala. This is explained at some point in the series (both were originally humans, respectively an infamous criminal and a random hobo, who had their consciousness swapped with the animal in question), but even people who have no way of knowing that never bat an eye.
** Klaus falls to the same thing in "Don't Look A Smith Horse in the Mouth", when Stan uses the same technology to swap himself into the body of a horse. The horse in Stan's body immediately does the sort of things you'd expect a horse to do, and Klaus is completely unfazed when he tries striking up a conversation.
-->''Hey, brother. Chewing on hay? Yeah, that's cool.''
** "Fartbreak Hotel" opens with a montage of Francine's daily routine, including one segment where she cleans the living room, only for Stan, in full hunting gear for no particular reason, drags a full-sized deer into the room and shoots it dead behind the couch. Francine has no reaction.
** A major point in "Season's Beatings" is that Hayley and Jeff accidentally adopt the Anti-Christ, and at some point he eventually possesses Steve, who begins climbing on walls with [[RedEyesTakeWarning his eyes turning red]] and his head facing the wrong way. There's only one instance in particular where anybody seems to notice, and even then they're barely interested in it.
-->'''Possessed Steve: ''Mene Mene Takel, Satana Satana!'''''\\
'''Hayley:''' Mom, Steve's acting weird again.\\
'''Francine:''' Steve, stop babbling at your sister in Aramaic. It's a dead language.
** At the end of "Adventures in Hayley-Sitting", Steve, his friends, Hayley and Jeff all end up sort of taken hostage by a meth user who demands a receipt from a purchase Steve made earlier in the episode. They go to the house of the clerk who was working at the time, and the user immediately gets shot by the owner of the house. While he and his daughter, the clerk, are breaking down over the fact that he just blew a guy's head off, Steve, his friends, Hayley and Jeff have no reaction as they quietly slip away to go home.
** In "Vision: Impossible", Roger awakens from a coma to find that his ability to see visions of the future from earlier in the episode no longer works. He asks for a nurse to get him something to drink, and as she goes off, John Q. Mind, a psychic quadriplegic appears out of nowhere to demonstrate his own powers - floating a glass of orange juice over to Roger, having a motorcycle bust through the wall, then him floating his way over to it, sitting on it, and riding off on it despite his lack of limbs. Roger's only response is to push the glass of OJ away, refusing to drink from it because "he's gross".
1st Jan '18 3:59:58 AM Piterpicher
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* In the original {{GI Joe}} cartoon, no one ever takes any notice of incredibly colorful military uniforms, often with tons of armament on them, wondering the streets when the Joes are in an urban environment.

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* In the original {{GI Joe}} ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' cartoon, no one ever takes any notice of incredibly colorful military uniforms, often with tons of armament on them, wondering the streets when the Joes are in an urban environment.



** Averted in the CN movie ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' where Raven leads a one-woman bashfest on Beast Boy's estranged appearance when he marks that he won't be able to pick up chicks because his shirt is dirty.

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** Averted in the CN movie ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' where Raven leads a one-woman bashfest on Beast Boy's estranged appearance when he marks that he won't be able to pick up chicks because his shirt is dirty.
24th Dec '17 10:12:27 PM LlamaAdventure
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** Eventually revealed that the Crystal Gems lived in the Beach City area before the humans arrived, making them as interesting as the waves or the sand. Out of towners are a bit more surprised by the magic women, but the gems and their artifacts have been on Earth for at least the whole of human history, and have had [[AlternateHistory various visible effects on the world]], some subtle, some not.

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** Eventually revealed that the Crystal Gems lived in the Beach City area before the humans arrived, making them as interesting as the waves or the sand. Out of towners are a bit more surprised by the magic women, but the gems and their artifacts have been on Earth for at least the whole of human history, and have had [[AlternateHistory various visible effects on the world]], some subtle, some not. It's eventually full-on subverted with an entire episode devoted Steven's estranged uncle Andy and his difficulties coping with the fact that his cousin married a shapeshifting alien space rock and had a superpowered HalfHumanHybrid son who's regularly put in life-threatening situations despite only being a teenager.
1st Dec '17 1:42:31 PM ErichoTOME
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* In "The Cad And The Hat", Rodd and Todd perform miracles and Ned simply ''chastises them for it''. The episode ends with Bart's guilt turning into a giant monster. Mr. Burns notices it and is pretty casual about it.

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* ** In "The Cad And The Hat", Rodd and Todd perform miracles and Ned simply ''chastises them for it''. The episode ends with Bart's guilt turning into a giant monster. Mr. Burns notices it and is pretty casual about it.
1st Dec '17 1:41:23 PM ErichoTOME
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* In "The Cad And The Hat", Rodd and Todd perform miracles and Ned simply ''chastises them for it''. The episode ends with Bart's guilt turning into a giant monster. Mr. Burns notices it and is pretty casual about it.
4th Nov '17 4:26:20 PM Kissinger113
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* The town of [[Cloudcuckooland Danville]] from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has a local MadScientist community, an organization of CoolHat wearing secret agent animals and two young supergeniuses with short attention spans, so naturally, all sorts of bizarre things seem to happen, almost always crisscrossing with ''other'' bizarre things as well. When the boys' new pet lizard suddenly grows fifty feet or their latest invention turns to broccoli, however, no one bats an eye, except for Candace, an [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Girl]] who seems to be going crazy as a result. (And Linda somehow never sees ''any'' of it...)

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* The town of [[Cloudcuckooland [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Danville]] from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has a local MadScientist community, an organization of CoolHat wearing secret agent animals and two young supergeniuses with short attention spans, so naturally, all sorts of bizarre things seem to happen, almost always crisscrossing with ''other'' bizarre things as well. When the boys' new pet lizard suddenly grows fifty feet or their latest invention turns to broccoli, however, no one bats an eye, except for Candace, an [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Girl]] who seems to be going crazy as a result. (And Linda somehow never sees ''any'' of it...)
4th Nov '17 4:25:24 PM Kissinger113
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* The town of [[{{Egopolis}} Danville]] from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has a local MadScientist community, an organization of CoolHat wearing secret agent animals and two young supergeniuses with short attention spans, so naturally, all sorts of bizarre things seem to happen, almost always crisscrossing with ''other'' bizarre things as well. When the boys' new pet lizard suddenly grows fifty feet or their latest invention turns to broccoli, however, no one bats an eye, except for Candace, an [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Girl]] who seems to be going crazy as a result. (And Linda somehow never sees ''any'' of it...)

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* The town of [[{{Egopolis}} [[Cloudcuckooland Danville]] from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has a local MadScientist community, an organization of CoolHat wearing secret agent animals and two young supergeniuses with short attention spans, so naturally, all sorts of bizarre things seem to happen, almost always crisscrossing with ''other'' bizarre things as well. When the boys' new pet lizard suddenly grows fifty feet or their latest invention turns to broccoli, however, no one bats an eye, except for Candace, an [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Girl]] who seems to be going crazy as a result. (And Linda somehow never sees ''any'' of it...)
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