History WesternAnimation / ChinaIL

31st Aug '16 7:38:01 PM Jarl
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Mark "Baby" Cakes.
* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Crystal Peppers, who might be a cis or trans woman. She engages in a "winner cuts off the loser's nuts" bet with Steve, and Frank later has trouble with his "thank you" note for her partially because he doesn't know if she's trans or not, and if she is, whether that would be appropriate to mention in the note.



* BigBad: UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, of a kind. He's the villain of the first episode, where it's revealed he's responsible for everything wrong with Steve's life. Later, Frank busts him out of prison in an attempt to get a history channel special, but Reagan hijacks his plan in order to become eternal president of the United States, at which point he has Obama {{Unperson}}ned.



* TheCloudCuckooLanderWasRight: Baby Cakes is right about [[NotSoImaginaryFriend the Dream Reamer and the Easter Bunny]], and at least two of his product ideas (protein bars made of non-sweet and eventually non-food flavors and a "gummy world") turn out to be huge successes, eventually shut down for being too addictive.



* {{Dark Skinned Blond}}e: The Dean's wife.

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* {{Dark Skinned Blond}}e: The Dean's wife.wife and newscaster Golden Bowl.



* FakingAmnesia: Ronald Reagan [[ObfuscatingDisability fakes Alzheimer's]] to get out of trouble.



* ObfuscatingDisability: Ronald Reagan's Alzheimer's. [[FakingTheDead And his death, for that matter]].



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: God himself admits this when he comes back to Earth as a surfer dude. He states that when he wrote the original ten commandments, he was just winging it and "No rape" really should have been on the list.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: God himself admits this when he comes back to Earth as a surfer dude. He states that when he wrote the original ten commandments, he was just winging it and "No rape" really should have been on the list. Eventually, he puts it as #10 on the new list.
* {{Retcon}}: A few to the WebAnimation/ProfessorBrothers shorts:
** Pony seems to have had a RaceLift
** Crystal Peppers, formerly a TA (judging from the original four part short, possibly Steve's TA) is now a rival professor
** Steve was childhood friends with Baby Cakes, which is why he hangs out with them now. In [[WebAnimation/BabyCakes his series]], they seem to be friends of his father instead, with him only knowing them through his dad and later through class.
** The nature of Baby Cake's MissingMom is very different from the conflicting stories in the original shorts.


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* TransgenderFetishization: Crystal Peppers, [[AmbiguousGenderIdentity maybe]].
24th Aug '16 11:06:33 PM Jarl
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* DirtyOldWoman: Sammy Davis, another member of the History department faculty.

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* DirtyOldWoman: DirtyOldWoman
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Sammy Davis, another member of the History department faculty.faculty.
** The Accreditation Inspector, who drags Steve around town dressed as a CatBoy.


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* MythologyGag
** WebAnimation/BabyCakes's assumption that his father is secretly a wizard proves to basically be correct.
** The "Frank'n'Steve" themesong includes the line "Everybody wants a piece of the WebAnimation/ProfessorBrothers"
** Numerous characters also have copies of Baby Cakes's Kenny Winker poster.
** Pony's spanish education takes cues from ''Film/TheMiracleWorker'', calling back to the mangled retelling of Helen Keller's life that the original ''China, Il'' shorts revolved around.


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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute
** The Dream Reamer for the Brain Fuckler, both being [[NotSoImaginaryFriend seemingly imaginary friends]] of Baby Cakes who's names basically mean "having sex with minds", but with "Reamer" being less profane than "Fuckler". The Dream Reamer also has a rich latin accent, possibly alluding to the Fuckler's brown AmbiguouslyBrown skin tone.
** Possibly Sammie Davis, a CanonForeigner, for Lemon Drops, another disgusting faculty member that Frank and Steve had to deal with.


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* WaxingLyrical: "Tell the world to get a room! [[Music/TheBeatles We're doing this one in the road!]]"
15th Jun '16 1:13:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Steve
** TheLancer: Frank
** TheBigGuy: Baby Cakes
** TheSmartGuy / TheChick: Pony
26th May '16 8:21:37 PM redandready45
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Frank. He had to send himself a present since no other teacher did.
5th May '16 7:15:03 PM nombretomado
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Creator/BradNeely's ''China, IL'' started as a 4-part series of 3-minute shorts that aired on Creator/AdultSwim in 2008, combining his long-running characters of The WebAnimation/ProfessorBrothers ([[StraightManAndWiseGuy Frank and Steve]]) and WebAnimation/BabyCakes. In 2011, Neely was given a 6-episode first season that further expands the universe (and adds some unexpected celebrity voices like [[FullHouse Dave Coulier]] and HulkHogan as [[BadAss The Dean]]). Tonally, the show is similar to other Adult Swim fare like ''WesternAnimation/SuperJail'', but with Brad Neely's [[CrossesTheLineTwice trademark]] [[FreezeFrameBonus humor]].

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Creator/BradNeely's ''China, IL'' started as a 4-part series of 3-minute shorts that aired on Creator/AdultSwim in 2008, combining his long-running characters of The WebAnimation/ProfessorBrothers ([[StraightManAndWiseGuy Frank and Steve]]) and WebAnimation/BabyCakes. In 2011, Neely was given a 6-episode first season that further expands the universe (and adds some unexpected celebrity voices like [[FullHouse [[Series/FullHouse Dave Coulier]] and HulkHogan as [[BadAss The Dean]]). Tonally, the show is similar to other Adult Swim fare like ''WesternAnimation/SuperJail'', but with Brad Neely's [[CrossesTheLineTwice trademark]] [[FreezeFrameBonus humor]].
19th Mar '16 4:43:27 AM Hossmeister
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9th Jan '16 10:59:36 AM StFan
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* ShoutOut: To ''Theater/{{Hamlet}}'', of all things. When executing a 90-year old mass-murdering giant, always remember: the traditional method is to pour acid into its ears.

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* ShoutOut: To ''Theater/{{Hamlet}}'', ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', of all things. When executing a 90-year old mass-murdering giant, always remember: the traditional method is to pour acid into its ears.
25th Nov '15 7:05:04 PM FF32
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* DarkSkinnedBlonde: The Dean's wife.

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* DarkSkinnedBlonde: {{Dark Skinned Blond}}e: The Dean's wife.
14th Aug '15 5:05:50 PM quackytrope
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** Due to her obsessive nature, this happens to Pony a ''lot''.
12th Aug '15 12:56:08 PM Retro7
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Cancelled in 2015 after three seasons and a total of 30 episodes.
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