History WesternAnimation / Doug

21st Aug '16 3:32:45 AM MetalSmasher86
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In "Doug Battles The Rulemeister", Doug gets out of Saturday detention after calling Mr. Bone out on breaking one of his own rules when he said the school's rules apply to [[ExactWords every person without exception]].
10th Aug '16 8:18:11 AM lady_peaseblossom
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** "Doug Battles The Rulemeister" – In The Quailman comic, Doug models Rulemeister after Bone when he finds a loophole. [[spoiler: When Bone seized the comics, Doug asks him if he’s immune to the same rules. When Bone states without exceptions, he realizes what he was doing.]] While Bone still enforces the rules, he knows he can be overruled by anyone either the same position as him, or higher like Buttsavitch, who’s the principal.

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** "Doug Battles The Rulemeister" – In The While spending a Saturday in detention, Doug draws a Quailman comic, Doug models Rulemeister comic in which Quailman defeats an enemy known as "The Rulemeister" (modeled after Bone when he finds Principal Bone) by finding a loophole. loophole in one of his rules. [[spoiler: When Bone seized seizes the comics, Doug asks him if he’s immune to the same rules. When Bone states that everyone must follow his rules without exceptions, he realizes what he was doing.[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Doug accuses him of breaking the rule against grabbing other people's comics, the punishment of which is a Saturday detention]].]] While Bone still enforces the rules, he knows he can be overruled by anyone either the same position as him, or higher like Buttsavitch, who’s the principal.
10th Aug '16 8:12:46 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* ForeignQueasine: In "Doug on the Wild Side", Grandma Opal takes Doug to a sushi shop for lunch, where Doug finds out to his horror that sushi is fish eaten raw. Averted when he finally tries some and ends up loving it.



* ForeignQueasine: In "Doug on the Wild Side", Grandma Opal takes Doug to a sushi shop for lunch, where Doug finds out to his horror that sushi is fish eaten raw. Averted when he finally tries some and ends up loving it.
2nd Aug '16 6:56:41 AM JamesDoyle
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Doug's favorite rock band was named The Beets in homage to The Beatles, who even split up much later in the shows run. They also had an Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger parody (Ronald Weisenheimer). Mr. Bone is clearly based on Don Knotts.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Doug's favorite rock band was named The Beets in homage to The Beatles, who even split up much later in the shows run. They also had an Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger parody (Ronald Weisenheimer). Mr. Bone is clearly based on Don Knotts. Mayor Bob White was a parody of then-president UsefulNotes/BillClinton.
30th Jul '16 1:43:04 PM MsChibi
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* EverytownAmerica: Bluffington. Doug's family is unusual, in that they moved there from a nearby city called Bloatsburg. Most of Bluffington's residents were born and raised in Bluffington and lived their whole lives there, and their families have lived there for generations.
28th Jul '16 5:30:25 PM merotoker
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A theatrical film, accurately (and [[StillbornFranchise optimistically]]) titled ''WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie'' was released in 1999. It also got its own stage show at Disney-MGM Studios, ''Theatre/DougLive!'', which ran from 1999-2001.

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A theatrical film, accurately (and [[StillbornFranchise optimistically]]) titled ''WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie'' was released in 1999. It also got its own stage show at Disney-MGM Studios, ''Theatre/DougLive!'', ''Theatre/DougLive'', which ran from 1999-2001.



** Patti has her moments.

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** Patti has her moments.moments, getting irritated at one point that Doug is beating her at several games.



** One episode has Larry, due to a misunderstanding, starting a fight with Doug, which Doug surprisingly wins (after actually taking a punch). Doug's dad overhears Skeeter talking Doug up, then Dad scolds Doug and turns the episode into [[AnAesop "Physical Violence is for those who've run out of good ideas"]], even in self-defense.[[note]]It should be noted that not only did Doug take the punch, he wasn't even very hurt by it, showing that Larry was pretty weak to begin with. While Doug did hit back in retaliation, it's easy to make him come off as the bad guy because he actually ''is'' bigger and stronger than Larry.[[/note]] Then, near the end of the (Nick) series, [[HarmlessVillain Roger]] hits [[HollywoodPudgy Connie's]] BerserkButton ''verbally'' and gets [[MegatonPunch the wind knocked out of him]] with no repercussions, just everyone [[PayEvilUntoEvil having a good time.]] Yes, Roger's an undeniable {{Jerkass}}, but it also leads to the other issue of DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale.

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** One episode has Larry, due to a misunderstanding, starting a fight with Doug, which Doug surprisingly wins (after actually taking a punch). Doug's dad overhears Skeeter talking Doug up, then Dad scolds Doug and turns the episode into [[AnAesop "Physical Violence is for those who've run out of good ideas"]], even in self-defense.[[note]]It should be noted that not only did Doug take the punch, he wasn't even very hurt by it, showing that Larry was pretty weak to begin with. While Doug did hit back in retaliation, it's easy to make him come off as the bad guy because he actually ''is'' bigger and stronger than Larry.[[/note]] Then, near the end of the (Nick) series, [[HarmlessVillain [[TheBully Roger]] hits [[HollywoodPudgy Connie's]] BerserkButton ''verbally'' by laughing after exposing her [[TraumaticHairCut bad haircut]] and gets [[MegatonPunch the wind knocked out of him]] with no repercussions, just everyone [[PayEvilUntoEvil having a good time.]] Yes, Roger's an undeniable {{Jerkass}}, but it also leads to the other issue of DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale.



* BigDamnMovie: WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie, though it ended up being Doug's only movie.

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* BigDamnMovie: WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie, ''WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie'', though it ended up being Doug's only movie.



* BoringYetPractical: "Doug Flies A Kite" features a kite-flying competition, with Doug ignoring his dad's advice to make a simple diamond-shaped one and trying to improve on it. When none of his improvements work, he eventually settles on the regular kite, which then outlasts everyone else's more elaborate designs.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: In 2015, Disney briefly released their Christmas episode, along with the Christmas specials of their other '90s cartoons, on On-Demand services. With that, they cut part of the scene where Doug and his father finally have TheTalk, in which Doug outright utters the word ''sex''.

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* BoringYetPractical: BoringButPractical: "Doug Flies A Kite" features a kite-flying competition, with Doug ignoring his dad's advice to make a simple diamond-shaped one and trying to improve on it. When none of his improvements work, he eventually settles on the regular kite, which then outlasts everyone else's more elaborate designs.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: {{Bowdlerise}}: In 2015, Disney briefly released their Christmas episode, along with the Christmas specials of their other '90s cartoons, on On-Demand services. With that, they cut part of the scene where Doug and his father finally have TheTalk, in which Doug outright utters the word ''sex''.



* CelebrityParadox: Doug's favorite comic Man-O-Steel Man is a {{Superman}} {{Expy}}. In ''WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie'', a couple of the police officers are having a debate over Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{Superman}}.

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* CelebrityParadox: Doug's favorite comic Man-O-Steel Man is a {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} {{Expy}}. In ''WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie'', a couple of the police officers are having a debate over Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{Superman}}.Franchise/{{Superman}}.



** Many of the characters are reminiscent of ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} characters. Doug is kind of like Charlie Brown in personality and character design, Porkchop is Snoopy, Patty Mayonnaise is the Little Red Haired Girl, Skeeter is Linus, amongst many others. This is Lampshaded in the series premiere of the Disney series when Doug sees a computer simulation of possible haircuts and one is that of Charlie Brown. He even says good grief.

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** Many of the characters are reminiscent of ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} characters. Doug is kind of like Charlie Brown in personality and character design, Porkchop is Snoopy, Patty Mayonnaise is the Little Red Haired Girl, Skeeter is Linus, amongst many others. This is Lampshaded lampshaded in the series premiere of the Disney series when Doug sees a computer simulation of possible haircuts and one is that of Charlie Brown. He even says good grief.



** In "Doug Saves Roger", Roger, a known bully, falls victim to the bullying of Percy Femur, Vice Principal Lamar Bone’s nephew and who’s bigger than Roger. [[spoiler: Doug stands up for Roger and almost pays for it. Roger tells Mr. Bone about his nephew's bullying, explaining to Doug that he ran out of ideas]].

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** In "Doug Saves Roger", Roger, a known bully, falls victim to the bullying of Percy Femur, Vice Principal Lamar Bone’s nephew and who’s bigger than Roger. [[spoiler: Doug stands up for Roger and almost pays for it. Roger tells Mr. Bone about his nephew's bullying, explaining to Doug that he ran out of ideas]].ideas.]]



* FakeNationality: [[invoked]] Loretta LaQuiggley claiming to be from Yakistonia is called out on this by {{F|unnyForeigner}}entruck because [[TheWoobie she wants to be liked.]][[note]]At least some of her stories were true, however, as her Aunt (whom everyone is convinced is a lie) appears in person at the end of the episode.[[/note]]
** She actually ''is'' Yakistonesian but she wasn't born there and doesn't know much of the language so Fentruck likely doesn't see her as a native.

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* FakeNationality: [[invoked]] Loretta LaQuiggley [=LaQuiggley=] claiming to be from Yakistonia is called out on this by {{F|unnyForeigner}}entruck because [[TheWoobie she wants to be liked.]][[note]]At least some of her stories were true, however, as her Aunt (whom everyone Doug is convinced is a lie) appears in person at the end of the episode.[[/note]]
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[[/note]] She actually ''is'' Yakistonesian but she wasn't born there and doesn't know much of the language so Fentruck likely doesn't see her as a native.



* FirstKiss: The subject of an episode. It ends up being Doug and [[spoiler:Beebe.]]

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* FirstKiss: The subject of an episode. It ends up being Doug and [[spoiler:Beebe.]][[spoiler:Beebe]].



* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Principal Buttsavitch.



* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Principal Buttsavitch.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Roger on other occasions. He even helped organize Doug's 1-year anniversary in Bluffington.
-->'''Roger:''' It doesn't mean that we're getting married or anything.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Roger on other occasions. He even helped organize Doug's 1-year anniversary in Bluffington.
-->'''Roger:''' It doesn't mean that we're getting married or anything.
* KarmaHoudini: In "Doug and Patti, P.I.", [[spoiler: Roger]] steals supplies for the family wheelbarrell race [[spoiler: because he wanted to participate but couldn't because his father lives far away and his mother's feet were too sore for her to fill in.]] However, he doesn't get punished for his actions [[spoiler: and ends up participating anyway since Mr. Dink wanted to participate but didn't have any kids]].

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Roger on other occasions. He even helped organize Doug's 1-year anniversary in Bluffington.
-->'''Roger:''' It doesn't mean that we're getting married or anything.
* KarmaHoudini: In "Doug and Patti, P.I.", [[spoiler: Roger]] steals supplies for the family wheelbarrell race [[spoiler: because he wanted to participate but couldn't because his father lives far away and his mother's feet were too sore for her to fill in.]] in]]. However, he doesn't get punished for his actions [[spoiler: and ends up participating anyway since Mr. Dink wanted to participate but didn't have any kids]].



* TheMeaningOfLife: TheTeaser of one episode has an ImagineSpot by the eponymous character in which he plays a game show and is mocked for being an idiot when he can't answer the question, 'What is the meaning of life?'



* TheMeaningOfLife: The ColdOpen of one episode has an ImagineSpot by the eponymous character in which he plays a game show and is mocked for being an idiot when he can't answer the question, 'What is the meaning of life?'



* ThroughHisStomach: Doug's paternal grandmother---unlike Grandma Opal, who would encourage him to go out and have adventures---stuffs him with cake, pizza, ice cream and sticky buns to the point where Doug gains weight and is embarrassed about it.
** Some FridgeHorror when you realize his paternal grandfather is nowhere to be seen.

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* ThroughHisStomach: Doug's paternal grandmother---unlike Grandma Opal, who would encourage him to go out and have adventures---stuffs him with cake, pizza, ice cream and sticky buns to the point where Doug gains weight and is embarrassed about it.
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it. Some FridgeHorror when you realize his paternal grandfather is nowhere to be seen.



* UnclePennybags: Mr Dink. [[{{Catchphrase}} Very expensive!]] WordOfGod says Dink stands for [[MeaningfulName Dual Income No Kids]]

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* UnclePennybags: Mr Dink. [[{{Catchphrase}} Very expensive!]] WordOfGod says Dink stands for [[MeaningfulName Dual Income No Kids]]Kids]].



** It's possible it's Virgina where creator Jim Jenkins is from. In one episode [[FreezeFrameBonus Skeeter has a "Visit Virginia" sign on his wall.]]

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** It's possible it's Virgina Virginia where creator Jim Jenkins is from. In one episode [[FreezeFrameBonus Skeeter has a "Visit Virginia" sign on his wall.]]



* WithLyrics: The end credits for "Doug Graduates" features lyrics to "Pomp and Circumstance"... which consist of just [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Pomp and Circumstance" sung to the music.]]



* WithLyrics: The end credits for "Doug Graduates" features lyrics to "Pomp and Circumstance"... which consist of just [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Pomp and Circumstance" sung to the music.]]
20th Jul '16 1:18:25 PM lady_peaseblossom
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* ForeignQueasine: In "Doug on the Wild Side", Grandma Opal takes Doug to a sushi shop for lunch, where Doug finds out to his horror that sushi is fish eaten raw. Averted when he finally tries some and ends up loving it.
15th Jul '16 9:52:21 AM gumballclarence
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30th May '16 8:50:33 PM WileK209
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* EatTheCamera: Happens quite a bit when Doug screams, especially if it's at the end of a cold open (such as in "Doug's Math Problem.")

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* EatTheCamera: Happens quite a bit when Doug screams, especially if it's at the end of a cold open (such as in "Doug Can't Dance" and "Doug's Math Problem.")
16th May '16 3:44:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMeaningOfLife: The ColdOpen of one episode has an ImagineSpot by the eponymous character in which he plays a game show and is mocked for being an idiot when he can't answer the question, 'What is the meaning of life?'
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