History WesternAnimation / FatherOfThePride

20th Sep '17 9:25:12 PM BURGINABC
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: more than a few lines about Larry "eating" one of the neighbors or Snack's new girlfriend in one case. Cos, y'know, he's a predatory animal living among herbivores and all.
--> Larry: (on a diet) "I can't eat like this! I'm a mighty predator, not Lara Flynn Boyle!... In fact [[UnEntendre I could go for a Lara Flynn Boyle right about now..."]]
** One episode has the female cat's visible reaction when a virile male jaguar drops his towel... never mind that the animals otherwise never wear clothes.
** The above-mentioned "tail" joke from an unaired episode:
--> '''Lily''': "We have to take responsibility for our lives, as well as our orgasms. (Holds up her tail) As long as I have ''this'', I don't need a man!"
--> (Cut to Foo Lin showing off her stubby tail to Kate)
--> '''Foo Lin''' (Quietly): "Story of my life."

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: more than a few lines about Larry "eating" one of the neighbors or Snack's new girlfriend in one case. Cos, y'know, he's a predatory animal living among herbivores and all.
--> Larry: (on a diet) "I can't eat like this! I'm a mighty predator, not Lara Flynn Boyle!... In fact [[UnEntendre I could go for a Lara Flynn Boyle right about now..."]]
** One episode has the female cat's visible reaction when a virile male jaguar drops his towel... never mind that the animals otherwise never wear clothes.
** The above-mentioned "tail" joke from an unaired episode:
--> '''Lily''': "We have to take responsibility for our lives, as well as our orgasms. (Holds up her tail) As long as I have ''this'', I don't need a man!"
--> (Cut to Foo Lin showing off her stubby tail to Kate)
--> '''Foo Lin''' (Quietly): "Story of my life."
12th Sep '17 1:35:32 AM AnthonyA
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''Father of the Pride'' was a [[ShortRunner short-lived]] CGI Animated Sitcom. It was the first television production produced by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation as well as the first show to use feature film quality CGI. It aired on [=NBC=] in 2004.

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\n''Father '''''Father of the Pride'' was Pride''''' is a [[ShortRunner short-lived]] CGI Animated Sitcom. computer-animated sitcom. It was is the first television production produced by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, as well as the first show to use feature film quality CGI. It aired on [=NBC=] in on August 31, 2004.



The show was heavily hyped during the Olympics before it premiered, and featured [[InkSuitActor loads of celebrities in regular and cameo roles]]. Dreamworks had high hopes for it, but before the premiere, Roy was attacked by one of his tigers, putting a pall on the proceedings. The duo insisted that TheShowMustGoOn.

But the show was a flop anyway, for several reasons. For one it was very uncomfortable to watch the show with [[RealitySubtext Roy's recent mauling]] in mind. Many airings were repeatedly interrupted by updates on the 2004 presidential election, and by that point there had been such a glut of advertising that [[HypeAversion audiences were sick of it]]. Plus, the show was too expensive and time-consuming, with each episode costing over 1.5 million dollars to make and over nine months to complete[[note]]To compare, an average episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is about ''half'' of that and production is about three months shorter.[[/note]]. Some episodes never aired in the U.S.(with one that was never finished being animated) though the entire series was released on [=DVD=].

''Pride'' is mainly remembered now for being one of the most colossal flops in the history of prime-time animation, which prompted DWA [[OldShame to bury this series deep in their animation archives]], eventually having more success in kids' shows.

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The show series was heavily hyped during the Olympics before it premiered, and featured [[InkSuitActor loads of celebrities in regular and cameo roles]]. Dreamworks had high hopes for it, but before the premiere, Roy was attacked by one of his tigers, putting a pall on the proceedings. The duo insisted that TheShowMustGoOn.

But However, the show series was a flop anyway, anyway for several reasons. For one one, it was very uncomfortable to watch the show with [[RealitySubtext Roy's recent mauling]] in mind. Many airings were repeatedly interrupted by updates on the 2004 presidential election, and by that point point, there had been such a glut of advertising that [[HypeAversion audiences were sick of it]]. Plus, the show series was too expensive and time-consuming, with each episode costing over 1.5 million dollars to make and over nine 9 months to complete[[note]]To compare, an average episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is about ''half'' of that and production is about three months shorter.[[/note]]. Some episodes never aired in the U.S. (with one that was never finished being animated) animated), though the entire series was released on [=DVD=].

''Pride'' ''Father of the Pride'' is mainly remembered now for being one of the most colossal flops in the history of prime-time animation, which prompted DWA [[OldShame to bury this series deep in their animation archives]], eventually having more success in kids' shows.



* AnAesop: Some episodes end on one or two, despite the apparent nature of the show.

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* AnAesop: Some episodes end on one or two, despite the apparent nature of the show.series.



* ArrangedMarriage: Larry and Kate apparently had one. They do seem to genuinely love one another, though.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: In "Possession," Sarmoti teaches Hunter the ancient predatory ways of ''Mombasa''. This tradition is actually the name of a large coastal city in Kenya and has ''nothing'' to do with being a warrior. It's implied that Sarmoti made the whole thing up.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Larry and Kate apparently had one. They do seem to genuinely love one another, another though.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: In "Possession," Sarmoti teaches Hunter the ancient predatory ways of ''Mombasa''. This tradition is actually the name of a large coastal city in Kenya and has ''nothing'' to do with being a warrior. It's It is implied that Sarmoti made the whole thing up.
31st Aug '17 10:53:07 PM NWolfman
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: In "Possession," Sarmoti teaches Hunter the ancient predatory ways of ''Mombasa''. This tradition is actually the name of a large coastal city in Kenya and has ''nothing'' to do with being a warrior. It's implied that Sarmoti made the whole thing up.
31st Aug '17 10:39:51 PM NWolfman
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* TorchesAndPitchforks: Subverted, in that the animals carrying them were going to a tiki party/harvest festival. DoubleSubverted when they get mad and need something to express their anger... so they drop their weapons and pick up some large rocks.
31st Aug '17 9:41:04 PM NWolfman
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* BlackComedy: Siegfried solemnly saying "I'll get the gun" the minute Larry slips off a pedestal. When Roy says that they're taking him to a vet instead, Siegfried says he wishes Roy was there when his grandmother fell.



* DaddyIssues: Hinted at with Kate and her relationship to Sarmoti. The pilot has her frequently apologizing for his ego and denies any of the obvious signs that he hates Larry. Every episode after has her slowly getting fed up with his bad behavior and revealing that some of the worse things he did during her childhood rubbed off on her.

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* DaddyIssues: DaddyIssues
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Hinted at with Kate and her relationship to Sarmoti. The pilot has her frequently apologizing for his ego and denies any of the obvious signs that he hates Larry. Every episode after has her slowly getting fed up with his bad behavior and revealing that some of the worse things he did during her childhood rubbed off on her.her.
** One RunningGag has Roy frequently bemoaning that his father never loved him. In "Stage Fright," he tries to get Kelsey Grammer (under the assumption that he's a psychiatrist like his character on ''Series/{{Fraiser}}'') to help him with this and winds up attacking him during a role play.
31st Aug '17 9:36:20 PM NWolfman
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* AdvertisingByAssociation: This was this reason it caught the ire of the [[MoralGuardians Parents Television Council]]; ads for the show cited [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation its studio]] as the creators of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', which they felt would mislead kid/family audiences into watching a show that was most decidedly ''[[AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark not]]'' aimed at such.

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* AdvertisingByAssociation: This was this the reason it caught the ire of the [[MoralGuardians Parents Television Council]]; ads for the show cited [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation its studio]] as the creators of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', which they felt would mislead kid/family audiences into watching a show that was most decidedly ''[[AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark not]]'' aimed at such.made for them.



* AluminumChristmasTrees: The Secret Garden really did house a white lion named Sarmoti (albeit a female one).



* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Hunter in one episode; Kate, once or twice]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Hunter in one episode; Kate, once or twice]]BewareTheNiceOnes
** Hunter, for most of the show, is a wimp who's frequently bullied and picked on by his big sister. Then Sarmoti teaches him self defense and turns him into a monster who almost kills his sparring partner and, later, tortures Snack.
** And as mentioned above, Kate goes ''ballistic'' when her father tries to tell her how to parent her own children, destroying his prized zebra-skin rug out of blind rage.



* DaddyIssues: Hinted at with Kate and her relationship to Sarmoti. The pilot has her frequently apologizing for his ego and denies any of the obvious signs that he hates Larry. Every episode after has her slowly getting fed up with his bad behavior and revealing that some of the worse things he did during her childhood rubbed off on her.



* {{Leitmotif}}: The "Siegfried and Roy" theme song

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* LargeHam: Siegfried and Roy, of course. The final scene of the pilot establishes how they treat ''everything'' like a performance.
--> '''Siegfried''': Und so we close zee book on another day of magic unt mystery.\\
'''Roy''': No, not yet.\\
''(The two strike a "jazz hands" pose and smile)''\\
'''Roy''': Now!
* {{Leitmotif}}: The "Siegfried and Roy" chorus of Music/MichaelJackson's "Mind Is The Magic," the theme songfor the real Siegfried and Roy show in Vegas, plays whenever they enter the scene.



* MeaningfulName: Sarmoti stands for Siegfried and Roy: Masters of The Impossible.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName
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Sarmoti stands for Siegfried and Roy: Masters of The Impossible.



* StrawFeminist: Averted with Lily from the unaired episode "The Siegfried & Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie," who's efforts are more to help women be self-sufficient, not convince them that they're better than men, reprimands Foo Lin for making misandrist statements, and is perfectly nice to Larry when she first meets him. The unfinished episode on the DVD shows her even trying to help Sarmoti grow out of his dated, misogynistic tendencies.

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* StealthPun: One of Sarmoti's friends is a black panther with the voice of an old African-American man.
* StrawFeminist: Averted with Lily from the unaired episode "The Siegfried & Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie," who's efforts are more to help women be self-sufficient, not convince them that they're better than men, me. She frequently reprimands Foo Lin for making misandrist statements, statements and is perfectly nice (if a little condescending) to Larry when she first meets him. The unfinished episode on the DVD shows her even trying to help Sarmoti grow out of his dated, misogynistic tendencies.



* TakeThat: In the pilot episode, Sierra and Hunter were watching a movie, whose cover had a picture of a lion with a crown.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat
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In the pilot episode, Sierra and Hunter were watching a movie, whose cover had a picture of a lion with a crown.



* TransparentCloset: Chutney. [[RunningGag The turkey is]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial just his roommate]].

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* TransparentCloset: TransparentCloset:
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Chutney. [[RunningGag The turkey is]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial just his roommate]].



* TypicalCartoonAnimalColors: The lobster in one episode is red like a cooked lobster.

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* TypicalCartoonAnimalColors: The Emerson the lobster in one episode is red like a cooked lobster.lobster rather than brown like a live one.
31st Aug '17 9:05:16 PM NWolfman
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But the show was a flop anyway, for several reasons. For one it was very uncomfortable to watch the show with [[RealitySubtext Roy's recent mauling]] in mind. Many airings were repeatedly interrupted by updates on the 2004 presidential election, and by that point there had been such a deluge of advertising that [[HypeAversion audiences were sick of it]]. Plus, the show was way expensive and time-consuming, with each episode costing over 1.5 million dollars to make and over nine months to complete. Some episodes never aired in the U.S.(with one that was never finished being animated) though the entire series was released on [=DVD=].

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But the show was a flop anyway, for several reasons. For one it was very uncomfortable to watch the show with [[RealitySubtext Roy's recent mauling]] in mind. Many airings were repeatedly interrupted by updates on the 2004 presidential election, and by that point there had been such a deluge glut of advertising that [[HypeAversion audiences were sick of it]]. Plus, the show was way too expensive and time-consuming, with each episode costing over 1.5 million dollars to make and over nine months to complete.complete[[note]]To compare, an average episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is about ''half'' of that and production is about three months shorter.[[/note]]. Some episodes never aired in the U.S.(with one that was never finished being animated) though the entire series was released on [=DVD=].
31st Aug '17 11:21:33 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ProductPlacement: 7-Eleven, Applebee's and TiVo.

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* ProductPlacement: 7-Eleven, Applebee's and TiVo.[=TiVO=].
20th Aug '17 11:05:18 PM NWolfman
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''Pride'' is mainly remembered now for being one of the most colossal flops in the history of prime-time animation, which prompted DWA [[OldShame to bury this series deep in their animation archives]] though Dreamworks has had more success with animated series since then.

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''Pride'' is mainly remembered now for being one of the most colossal flops in the history of prime-time animation, which prompted DWA [[OldShame to bury this series deep in their animation archives]] though Dreamworks has had archives]], eventually having more success with animated series since then.
in kids' shows.
25th Jul '17 6:33:41 PM nombretomado
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