History WesternAnimation / BensCity

16th Dec '16 10:47:40 PM creader
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* {{Bloopers}}: The series' DVD has these for every episode. These go uncensored and are much more vulgar, though.
16th Dec '16 10:47:14 PM creader
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* Bloopers: The series' DVD has these for every episode. These go uncensored and are much more vulgar, though.

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* Bloopers: {{Bloopers}}: The series' DVD has these for every episode. These go uncensored and are much more vulgar, though.



* {Expy}: The villain in the finale of Season 2 is built up to be one of Darth Vader; we see from his point of view, people seem scared of him, and he has the mettalic voice, the heavy breathing... Subverted later when it's revealed to be actually a normal man speaking in a can of soup all the time. His nickname is even Don Vader.

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* {Expy}: {{Expy}}: The villain in the finale of Season 2 is built up to be one of Darth Vader; we see from his point of view, people seem scared of him, and he has the mettalic voice, the heavy breathing... Subverted later when it's revealed to be actually a normal man speaking in a can of soup all the time. His nickname is even Don Vader.
16th Dec '16 10:40:07 PM creader
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* ActingForTwo: In the original French version, François Pérusse does the voice of every single character. This concept is kept in the English version, by Rick Jones. Also equals TalkingToHimself all the time.



* {Angrish}: Henry Wallet gets angry at a protester at a park (as these protesters would ruin the heroes' plan in this episode), yells at him in unspeakable terms (literally unspeakable, therefore Angrish), then gives him a beating. He too gets his fair share of punches in the encounter, though.

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* {Angrish}: {{Angrish}}: Henry Wallet gets angry at a protester at a park (as these protesters would ruin the heroes' plan in this episode), yells at him in unspeakable terms (literally unspeakable, therefore Angrish), then gives him a beating. He too gets his fair share of punches in the encounter, though.



* BeyondTheImpossible: "The Debris" contains a lot of supernatural elements, and the conclusion of "The All Inclusive" feels like a KarmicTwistEnding. Yet, most of the rest of the series happens in a very realistic world.
** There are freaking Franchise/{{Transformers}} in the first episode of Season 2. Likewise, many episodes of Season 2 tend to do this, at least for one joke.

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* BeyondTheImpossible: BeyondTheImpossible:
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"The Debris" contains a lot of supernatural elements, and the conclusion of "The All Inclusive" feels like a KarmicTwistEnding. Yet, most of the rest of the series happens in a very realistic world.
** There are freaking Franchise/{{Transformers}} ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' in the first episode of Season 2. Likewise, many episodes of Season 2 tend to do this, at least for one joke.



* BrickJoke: “The Shuffle” has a quick laugh, “Ahahahahahahahahahahaha!” said by a farmer, at the beginning and at the end of the episode.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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“The Shuffle” has a quick laugh, “Ahahahahahahahahahahaha!” said by a farmer, at the beginning and at the end of the episode.



* CrossDressingVoices: François Pérusse and Rick Jones also voice all the female characters.



* FollowTheLeader: In “The Little Bun”, Ben suggests Henry Wallet admits to using public funds for personal expenses, which leads all other ministers to admit their own mistakes on TV, and then the federal government does too, and it’s followed by governments of other countries.



* TheGovernment: Played with. Governments shown in this series seem to be actually trying to do good. They're not willingly bad. The ministers of Quebec are really TRYING to do the best for the people, but they constantly get approached by true villains trying to use the system to get to their goals. The only proof of a partly evil government is when the Provincial and Federal sides of the Quebec/Canadian governments clash. In which cases, both are shown in this series to strongly dislike each other, and nag each other as well.
** The whole "governments are nice, outside influences are evil" is closer to real life, making this a case of TruthInTelevision.

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* TheGovernment: Played with. Governments shown in this series seem to be actually trying to do good. They're not willingly bad. The ministers of Quebec are really TRYING to do the best for the people, but they constantly get approached by true villains trying to use the system to get to their goals. The only proof of a partly evil government is when the Provincial and Federal sides of the Quebec/Canadian governments clash. In which cases, both are shown in this series to strongly dislike each other, and nag each other as well.
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well. The whole "governments are nice, outside influences are evil" is closer to real life, making this a case of TruthInTelevision.



* ImagineSpot: The federal Minister of Environment has one when Prime Minister Peter Mess suggests firing him from ministry duty and instead putting him as ambassador of Canada in Italy. The evoked images are women, historical landscapes, food, and drawers.

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* ImagineSpot: Quite a lot of this.
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The federal Minister of Environment has one when Prime Minister Peter Mess suggests firing him from ministry duty and instead putting him as ambassador of Canada in Italy. The evoked images are women, historical landscapes, food, and drawers.



** Actually, there's quite a lot of those.



* Irony: Preceding Minister of Environment, Donald Jobin, who uses a high level of language to flirt with a golfer lady, but falls downright into vulgarity when he throws the gold ball in a dirt pit.

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: Preceding Minister of Environment, Donald Jobin, who uses a high level of language to flirt with a golfer lady, but falls downright into vulgarity when he throws the gold ball in a dirt pit.



* KilledOffForReal: The Minister of Culture, at the beginning of “The Arts”. Apparently from falling down the stairs with a final "Pataclaf" sound.
** Likewise, the owner of Scott's advertising company.

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* KilledOffForReal: KilledOffForReal:
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The Minister of Culture, at the beginning of “The Arts”. Apparently from falling down the stairs with a final "Pataclaf" sound.
** Likewise, the The owner of Scott's advertising company.



* LimitedWardrobe: Played straight in each season, but averted as many characters suddenly have a change in clothing between season 1 and season 2.

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* LimitedWardrobe: LimitedWardrobe:
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Played straight in each season, but averted as many characters suddenly have a change in clothing between season 1 and season 2.



* {Masquerade}: In "The Debris", the government tries to keep the discovery of an extraterrestrial debris under wraps. They also keep as secret as possible a meeting with the aliens to give them their item back.

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* {Masquerade}: {{Masquerade}}: In "The Debris", the government tries to keep the discovery of an extraterrestrial debris under wraps. They also keep as secret as possible a meeting with the aliens to give them their item back.



** According to WordOfGod, Splendid, the star depicted in "The Cloud" and getting a haircut at Sophie's Salon, is a reference to Music/LadyGaga. Splendid's songs have no intelligence value whatsoever, being only long series of onomatopeas in rythm with the music.

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** According to WordOfGod, the creator of the series, Splendid, the star depicted in "The Cloud" and getting a haircut at Sophie's Salon, is a reference to Music/LadyGaga. Splendid's songs have no intelligence value whatsoever, being only long series of onomatopeas in rythm with the music.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Some of the plots feel like this. Environment is always an important political topic.
** The most evident example is the first episode of the second season; it has Henry Wallet having to deal with projects for shale gas extraction, and needs to find a way to do so without polluting the environment. Comes Scott who got a contract for space tourism with the NASA; he convinces the NASA to create a method to extract shale gas without any danger to the environment. In exchange, they can use part of the shale gas as fuel for their rockets.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Some of the plots feel like this. Environment is always an important political topic.
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topic. The most evident example is the first episode of the second season; it has Henry Wallet having to deal with projects for shale gas extraction, and needs to find a way to do so without polluting the environment. Comes Scott who got a contract for space tourism with the NASA; he convinces the NASA to create a method to extract shale gas without any danger to the environment. In exchange, they can use part of the shale gas as fuel for their rockets.



* TakeThat: Directed at golf. Yes, golf. The preceding Minister of Environment, Donald Jobin, is seen playing golf and [[BerserkButton losing his temper]] when he fails considerably. Made even worse when Henry calls him, distracting him and making him fail again. {{Word of God}} says it's a common plague for golf players to become irate when they are not so talented and frequently miss. The scene can be viewed in its French original version [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJzktt218Ew here]].
** Hilariously, this [[BrickJoke comes back in season 2]]. Donald is playing golf, again, when a deer steals his golf ball as it was near the hole. As the preceding Minister is on an angry tirade, Henry calls again. Actually, this second time, Henry knew what to expect.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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Directed at golf. Yes, golf. The preceding Minister of Environment, Donald Jobin, is seen playing golf and [[BerserkButton losing his temper]] when he fails considerably. Made even worse when Henry calls him, distracting him and making him fail again. {{Word of God}} says it's a common plague for golf players to become irate when they are not so talented and frequently miss. The scene can be viewed in its French original version [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJzktt218Ew here]].
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here]]. Hilariously, this [[BrickJoke comes back in season 2]]. Donald is playing golf, again, when a deer steals his golf ball as it was near the hole. As the preceding Minister is on an angry tirade, Henry calls again. Actually, this second time, Henry knew what to expect.
23rd May '16 3:19:04 PM MarkLungo
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* BeyondTheImpossible: "The Debris" contains a lot of supernatural elements, and the ending of "The All Inclusive" feels like a TwilightZoneTwist ending. Yet, most of the rest of the series happens in a very realistic world.
** There are Freaking Transformers in the first episode of Season 2. Likewise, many episodes of Season 2 tend to do this, at least for one joke.

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* BeyondTheImpossible: "The Debris" contains a lot of supernatural elements, and the ending conclusion of "The All Inclusive" feels like a TwilightZoneTwist ending.KarmicTwistEnding. Yet, most of the rest of the series happens in a very realistic world.
** There are Freaking Transformers freaking Franchise/{{Transformers}} in the first episode of Season 2. Likewise, many episodes of Season 2 tend to do this, at least for one joke.
23rd Oct '15 3:04:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheCameo: The first episode of Season 2 involves the villain, the owner of ToxiCompany, sending a freaking TRANSFORMER at Ben and Sophie's house. The robot is however taken down by [[BigDamnHeroes an army jet]] ordered by Henry Wallet. Seems the silly old guy [[GenreSavvy has grown aware of what could happen to his counselor...]]

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* TheCameo: The first episode of Season 2 involves the villain, the owner of ToxiCompany, sending a freaking TRANSFORMER at Ben and Sophie's house. The robot is however taken down by [[BigDamnHeroes an army jet]] ordered by Henry Wallet. Seems the silly old guy [[GenreSavvy has grown aware of what could happen to his counselor...]]
1st Oct '15 7:01:34 AM trixus
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*AskAStupidQuestion: Any trivial question or statement will get snarked on.
-->Space tourist looking at the atmosphere reentry: Is that fire?
-->Astronaut: *slowclap* Congrats.


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*CompletelyMissingThePoint: When Ben gets the survey that shows only 13% calling themselves satisfied for the prime minister and see it was a really biased question, the prime minister reaction is simply I'll have you know that 13% of people want to a picnic on the highway with me in underwear.


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** When the U.S department of defense call the Canadian government about a ufo crash, the prime minister call them the department of offense.
--> '''U.S Defense secretary''':It's actually defense
--> '''Prime Minister''': Ah come on.
--> '''U.S Defense secretary'''(conceding): Fair fair.
26th Jun '15 4:37:08 PM nombretomado
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** According to WordOfGod, Splendid, the star depicted in "The Cloud" and getting a haircut at Sophie's Salon, is a reference to [[LadyGaga Lady Gaga]]. Splendid's songs have no intelligence value whatsoever, being only long series of onomatopeas in rythm with the music.

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** According to WordOfGod, Splendid, the star depicted in "The Cloud" and getting a haircut at Sophie's Salon, is a reference to [[LadyGaga Lady Gaga]].Music/LadyGaga. Splendid's songs have no intelligence value whatsoever, being only long series of onomatopeas in rythm with the music.
15th Apr '15 3:25:56 PM Iamabrawler
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* NoBudget: Near the end of Season 2, the Prime Minister of Quebec has a big project to be remembered in history. Then comes this exchange. It's safe to assume they don't have enough money for anything...

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* NoBudget: In-universe. Near the end of Season 2, the Prime Minister of Quebec has a big project to be remembered in history. Then comes this exchange. It's safe to assume they don't have enough money for anything...



** {{Word of God}} says Splendid, the star depicted in "The Cloud" and getting a haircut at Sophie's Salon, is a reference to [[LadyGaga Lady Gaga]]. Splendid's songs have no intelligence value whatsoever, being only long series of onomatopeas in rythm with the music.

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** {{Word of God}} says According to WordOfGod, Splendid, the star depicted in "The Cloud" and getting a haircut at Sophie's Salon, is a reference to [[LadyGaga Lady Gaga]]. Splendid's songs have no intelligence value whatsoever, being only long series of onomatopeas in rythm with the music.
15th Apr '15 3:24:18 PM Iamabrawler
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* TarotTroubles: As he gets a tarot reading right after being fired, Henry Wallet sees four Death cards show up... two which are labeled "Death Extra Plus" and "Death Golden Edition", respectively.
17th Nov '14 5:31:17 PM Iamabrawler
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A second season began in May 2013.

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A second season began in May 2013.
2013. The series was not renewed for a third season.


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* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Henry Wallet. It's practically a RunningGag for him, and what's worse, he's a Minister, which means he's most of the time discussing with important people!
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