History WesternAnimation / Downtown

13th Feb '18 10:40:56 PM djargus
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** In Episode 4 Alex wanders upon the location where the Goth event was taking place (that appears to be a rented former meat packing store), that Alex was hired to copy the [[ChekhovsGun promotional posters]] in the opening scene, where Serena is preparing the venue for the club night. The end result is displayed in the credits where there is graffiti art of candles on the wall as well as other art, [[NoOSHACompliance actual lit candles in the club]], everyone apparently is [[AcousticLicense dancing to Serena's zither playing despite it appears not to be hooked up to any speakers]], Goat is [[FreezeFrameBonus chasing a girl who's trying to get away from him]], Alex's usually [[AlphaBitch popular club savvy]] sister is surprisingly [[SubvertedTrope dancing with a Goth guy]], and Alex is [[DissonantSerenity sleeping under one of the posters he made]]. Which if Serena and the other organizers were caught having a club night at that place, would be facing a large fine for operating a unlicensed dance club in 2000 due to Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the time deciding to enforce from 1997 a prohibition era Cabaret License Law prohibiting a commercial venue allowing dancing without the proper license.

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** In Episode 4 Alex wanders upon the location where the Goth event was taking place (that appears to be a rented former meat packing store), that Alex was hired to copy the [[ChekhovsGun promotional posters]] in the opening scene, where Serena is preparing the venue for the club night. The end result is displayed in the credits where there is graffiti art of candles on the wall as well as other art, [[NoOSHACompliance actual lit candles in the club]], everyone apparently is [[AcousticLicense dancing to Serena's zither playing despite it appears not to be hooked up to any speakers]], Goat is [[FreezeFrameBonus chasing a girl who's trying to get away from him]], Alex's usually [[AlphaBitch popular club savvy]] sister savvy sister]] is surprisingly [[SubvertedTrope dancing with a Goth guy]], and Alex is [[DissonantSerenity sleeping under one of the posters he made]]. Which if Serena and the other organizers were caught having a club night at that place, would be facing a large fine for operating a unlicensed dance club in 2000 due to Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the time deciding to enforce from 1997 a prohibition era Cabaret License Law prohibiting a commercial venue allowing dancing without the proper license.
13th Feb '18 9:58:25 PM djargus
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** In Episode 4 Alex wanders upon the location where the Goth event was taking place (that appears to be a rented former meat packing store), that Alex was hired to copy the [[ChekhovsGun promotional posters]] in the opening scene, where Serena is preparing the venue for the club night. The end result is displayed in the credits where there is graffiti art of candles on the wall as well as other art, [[NoOSHACompliance actual lit candles in the club]], everyone apparently is [[AcousticLicense dancing to Serena's zither playing despite it appears not to be hooked up to any speakers]], Goat is [[FreezeFrameBonus chasing a girl who's trying to get away from him]], Alex's usually [[AlphaBitch popular club savvy]] sister is surprisingly [[SubvertedTrope dancing with a Goth guy]], and Alex is [[DissonantSerenity sleeping under one of the posters he made]]. Which if Serena and the other organizers were caught having a club night at that place, would be facing a large fine for operating a unlicensed dance club in 2000 due to Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the time deciding to enforce from 1997 a prohibition era Cabaret License Law prohibiting a commercial venue allowing dancing without the proper license.
18th Jan '18 8:39:05 PM SilentStranger
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* CannibalClan: The Cropsies from episode 12. It's an urban legend about inbred hillfolk living in the Jersey Pine Barrens, who allegedly kidnap travellers and either eat them or use them for breeding if they're women. The Cropsies turn out to be real, but are none of the things mentioned above, they're just the inhabitants living in the secluded parts of the Barrens.



* CreepyCrossdresser: The anime cosplayers in episode 5.



* FriendsRentControl: Averted, Alex first apartment on his own is a real shithole, and they even talk about how he had to jump at the opportunity to get it without checking it out first because of how difficult it is to find affordable housing in New York. Jen's apartment isnt much better, and she still has to have a roommate. The less said about Goats apartment, the better.



* TheLoad: Matt never let Fruity join in on his tagging ruins because he felt that Fruity would be this.

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* TheLoad: Matt never let Fruity join in on his tagging ruins because he felt that Fruity would be this. He's pretty much right when he does take him and Chaka along, as Fruity quickly gets jealous over Matt's street cred and popularity among graffiti fans and almost gets them caught by the transit cops. He redeems himself by the end.



* NerdsAreVirgins: Alex's friends. Whether Alex himself is a virgin is nebulous.

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* NerdsAreVirgins: Alex's friends.friends (one of them thinks "Laid" is a Star Wars character). Whether Alex himself is a virgin is nebulous.
28th Dec '17 3:39:58 AM TheFox
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* ButtMonkey: No one in the series is particularly lucky, but Alex and Fruity get it the worst.


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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Mecca is very affectionate towards any animal she comes across.


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* ImagineSpot: Descriptive depictions of the subject at hand frequently occur mid-conversation.


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* SeinfeldianConversation: A lot of the dialogue between the characters leads to this in one way or another.
2nd Aug '17 4:28:17 PM SirRed
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* GoodAngelBadAngel: Goat is talking to Alex about whether or not the fact that Serena is no longer dressing like a goth means that Alex should no longer be interested in her. Good Angel Goat starts with a point about how clothing is superficial. Bad Angel Goat says that the clothing will come off anyway.

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* GoodAngelBadAngel: Goat is talking to Alex about whether or not the fact that Serena is no longer dressing like a goth means that Alex should no longer be interested in her. Good Angel Goat starts with a point about how clothing is superficial. doesn't make the person. Bad Angel Goat says that the clothing will just come off anyway.
2nd Aug '17 4:26:29 PM SirRed
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* GoodAngelBadAngel: Goat is talking to Alex about whether or not the fact that Serena is no longer dressing like a goth means that Alex should no longer be interested in her. Good Angel Goat starts with a point about how clothing is superficial. Bad Angel Goat says that the clothing will come off anyway.
2nd Aug '17 4:01:21 PM SirRed
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* HalloweenEpisode: Also the series finale.
13th May '17 1:42:06 PM nombretomado
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''Downtown'', or ''MTV's Downtown'', was an animated series on {{MTV}} on urban life, based on interviews with real people. The show followed an ethnically diverse cast who live in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, and presents their everyday lives through quirky, humorous, and imaginative perspectives from the characters. It was created by Chris Prynoski, a former animator on ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', and produced by David [=McGrath=]. In 2000, ''Downtown'' was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Animated Program.

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''Downtown'', or ''MTV's Downtown'', was an animated series on {{MTV}} {{Creator/MTV}} on urban life, based on interviews with real people. The show followed an ethnically diverse cast who live in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, and presents their everyday lives through quirky, humorous, and imaginative perspectives from the characters. It was created by Chris Prynoski, a former animator on ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', and produced by David [=McGrath=]. In 2000, ''Downtown'' was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Animated Program.
14th Dec '16 9:58:22 AM Throneofsouls
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* {{Bifauxnen}}: Jen disguises herself with just a hat and coat to follow Serena. Even the cops who stop and frisk Jen think she's a guy.

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* {{Bifauxnen}}: {{Lady looks like a Dude}}: Jen disguises herself with just a hat and coat to follow Serena. Even the cops who stop and frisk Jen think she's a guy.
17th Nov '16 2:39:09 PM DynamiteXI
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* RashomonStyle: The second episode features one when Chaka and Mecca remember when they first met Matt and Fruity, and vice versa. All we really know for sure is that they were all in the park and Chaka was dancing in the fountain:
** Chaka remembers herself as a voluptuous dancer that had the attention of every guy in the park, and that Matt and Fruity were lanky nerds.
** Fruity remembers himself as a fit, confident skater, and Chaka as a plain, [[ACupAngst flat]] girl.
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