History WesternAnimation / FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing

26th Dec '17 4:42:11 AM CaptainTedium
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* CatsAreMean: The Yancy Street Gang's cat Roscoe in "The Thing Goes to the Dogs", who aids the gang in their plan to kidnap Ronald Radford's dog Countess.


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* DumbMuscle: Turkey of the Yancy Street Gang is a big guy and the dumbest of the group.


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* PetTheDog: Snobby rich kid Ronald Radford demonstrates the trope in a somewhat literal manner in "The Thing Goes to the Dogs", where he is shown to genuinely care for his dog Countess.
26th Dec '17 12:53:58 AM CaptainTedium
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* XRaySparks: In "A Hot Air Affair at the Fair", the Thing catches a lightning bolt and throws it at Spike, causing his skeleton to become visible as he's being electrocuted.
25th Dec '17 11:56:34 AM CaptainTedium
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Out to Launch", Manfred Von Wreckerstein at one point causes a house to fall apart, revealing a woman bathing. You can see a hint more skin than expected in a 1970's children's cartoon.
24th Dec '17 6:49:17 AM CaptainTedium
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* ShoutOut: "The Thing Blanks Out" at one point shows a dog that looks similar to Franchise/ScoobyDoo.
24th Dec '17 6:47:54 AM CaptainTedium
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* EasyAmnesia: "The Thing Blanks Out" has the Thing forget who he is after being hit on the head after lifting a bridge to prevent Ronald's yacht from crashing into it. He doesn't have his memory restored until an acorn hits him on the head.


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* PorkyPigPronunciation: In the episode "The Thing Blanks Out", the Thing struggles to pronounce "ingenuity" before settling on "smarts".
24th Dec '17 2:34:29 AM CaptainTedium
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!!''The New Fred and Barney Show'' segments contain examples of:

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!!''The New Fred and Barney Show'' !!Both of the top-billing segments contain examples of:



* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires: Count Rockula and his wife.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There are two characters named Betty--Barney Rubble's wife and Benjy Grimm's friend.
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!!''The New Fred and Barney Show'' segments contain examples of:
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires: Count Rockula and his wife.wife are vampires who are on good terms with the Flintstones.



* AdaptedOut: The other members of the Fantastic Four (Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, and the Human Torch) are completely omitted in this adaptation, with the Thing being portrayed as a solo hero.



* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Benjy and friends encounter Bigfoot in "The Thing Meets Bigfoot", both Stretch disguised as the hairy cryptid and the genuine article.



* EvilTwin: "Double Trouble for the Thing" features a robot duplicate of the Thing, programmed to commit crimes and frame the real deal.

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* EvilTwin: EvilKnockoff: "Double Trouble for the Thing" features a robot duplicate of the Thing, programmed to commit crimes and frame the real deal.



* PicnicEpisode: "Picnic Panic".

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* PicnicEpisode: "Picnic Panic".Panic" had Benjy and friends on a picnic that the Yancy Street Gang tried to ruin.
27th Nov '17 6:23:27 AM CaptainTedium
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* {{Crossover}}: Averted! Fred and Barney [[InNameOnly never actually meet the Thing]], the shorts of one NEVER crossover with the shorts of the other. The only time they are ''ever'' seen together are during the opening credits and bumpers between segments (though, as mentioned, Fred and Barney did eventually meet the Shmoo in segments of a completely different show).

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* {{Crossover}}: Averted! Fred and Barney [[InNameOnly [[NonIndicativeName never actually meet the Thing]], the shorts of one NEVER crossover with the shorts of the other. The only time they are ''ever'' seen together are during the opening credits and bumpers between segments (though, as mentioned, Fred and Barney did eventually meet the Shmoo in segments of a completely different show).
23rd Jul '17 1:55:43 PM AndyLA
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''The Thing'', which was loosely based on the character of the same name from Marvel Comics' ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' series, followed the adventures of young Benjy Grimm. His magic ring would transform him into a rock-covered monster whenever he touched the two halves together and said, "Thing Ring, do your thing," a particularly cheesy example of ByThePowerOfGreyskull. This was quite a departure from the original character, Ben Grimm, an adult test pilot who was transformed ''permanently'' into the rocky-skinned Thing after having been exposed to cosmic rays (though several episodes state this was the same character, an adult stuck as a teenager). The Thing segments were the only segments specifically produced for this show.

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''The Thing'', which was loosely based on the ever-lovin' blue-eyed character of the same name from Marvel Comics' ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' series, followed the adventures of young Benjy Grimm. His magic ring would transform him into a rock-covered monster whenever he touched the two halves together and said, "Thing Ring, do your thing," a particularly cheesy example of ByThePowerOfGreyskull. This was quite a departure from the original character, Ben Grimm, an adult test pilot who was transformed ''permanently'' into the rocky-skinned Thing after having been exposed to cosmic rays (though several episodes state this was the same character, an adult stuck as a teenager). The Thing segments were the only segments specifically produced for this show.
2nd Oct '16 11:23:35 PM DarkStorm
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''The Thing'', which was loosely based on the character of the same name from Marvel Comics' ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' series, followed the adventures of young Benjy Grimm. His magic ring would transform him into a rock-covered monster whenever he touched the two halves together and said, "Thing Ring, do your thing," a particularly cheesy example of ByThePowerOfGreyskull. This was quite a departure from the original character, Ben Grimm, an adult test pilot who was transformed ''permanently'' into the rocky-skinned Thing after having been exposed to cosmic rays.

''The New Shmoo'' (originally a separate series) stars the titular creature from ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'' as the TeamPet of a trio of teenagers in yet another of Creator/HannaBarbera's own [[RecycledINSPACE apings]] of the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' formula.

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''The Thing'', which was loosely based on the character of the same name from Marvel Comics' ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' series, followed the adventures of young Benjy Grimm. His magic ring would transform him into a rock-covered monster whenever he touched the two halves together and said, "Thing Ring, do your thing," a particularly cheesy example of ByThePowerOfGreyskull. This was quite a departure from the original character, Ben Grimm, an adult test pilot who was transformed ''permanently'' into the rocky-skinned Thing after having been exposed to cosmic rays.

rays (though several episodes state this was the same character, an adult stuck as a teenager). The Thing segments were the only segments specifically produced for this show.

''The New Shmoo'' (originally a separate series) stars the titular creature from ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'' as the TeamPet of a trio of teenagers in yet another of Creator/HannaBarbera's own [[RecycledINSPACE apings]] of the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' formula.
formula. It was originally a separate series, but it was incorporated into this show after a couple of months. The last five episodes only aired as part of the combined series.



!!This inaccurately named show contains examples of:

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!!This inaccurately named show contains !!''The New Fred and Barney Show'' segments contain examples of:
* {{Crossover}}: Averted! Fred and Barney [[InNameOnly never actually meet the Thing]], the shorts of one NEVER crossover with the shorts of the other. The only time they are ''ever'' seen together are during the opening credits and bumpers between segments (though, as mentioned, Fred and Barney did eventually meet the Shmoo in segments of a completely different show).
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires: Count Rockula and his wife.
* TheNewAdventures: ''The New Fred and Barney Show''.
* TheSeventies: The Stone Age technology equivalent here is updated for the seventies, including the presence of microwave ovens ([[BambooTechnology a dragon in a box spewing rings of fire to cook food rapidly]]) and CB radios.
* TyrannosaurusRex: Finally makes an appearance in the series after being absent in the original cartoon.
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!!''The Thing'' segments contain
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* BeachEpisode: "Beach Party Crashers", though most of the characters spend the episode in their normal outfits, and one only changes into a bikini for one scene, which she spends mostly underwater. "Lights, Action, Thing" starts with the characters on a yacht in swimwear, hewing closer to the trope in spirit if not literally.
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: the main character is, in reality, neither the scrawny geek Benjy nor the monstrous but popular Thing. He's the adult Ben Grimm, unable to change back to his normal self. The audience is apparently supposed to see his condition as CursedWithAwesome, but Benjy clearly feels differently. As he says in "To Thing or Not To Thing":

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* BeachEpisode: "Beach Party Crashers", though most of the characters spend the episode in their normal outfits, and one only outfits. Betty changes into a bikini for one scene, which she spends mostly underwater. (Though [[FanDisservice rich kid Ronald and the elderly Miss Twilly]] get more screen time in their respective swimsuits) "Lights, Action, Thing" starts with the characters on a yacht in swimwear, hewing closer to the trope [[FanService in spirit spirit]] if not literally.
* BigThinShortTrio: This version of the Yancy Street Gang is this, with leader Spike being the "Short", Stretch being the "Thin", and Turkey being the "Big".
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: the The main character is, in reality, neither the scrawny geek Benjy nor the monstrous but popular Thing. He's the adult Ben Grimm, unable to change back to his normal self. The young audience is apparently supposed to see his condition as CursedWithAwesome, but Benjy clearly feels differently. As he says in "To Thing or Not To Thing":



* {{Crossover}}: Averted! Fred and Barney [[InNameOnly never actually meet the Thing]], the shorts of one NEVER crossover with the shorts of the other. The only time they are ''ever'' seen together are during the opening credits and bumpers between segments.



* TheNewAdventures: ''The New Fred and Barney Show'' and ''The New Shmoo''.
* PicnicEpisode: "Picnic Panic"

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* TheNewAdventures: ''The New Fred and Barney Show'' and ''The New Shmoo''.
* PicnicEpisode: "Picnic Panic"Panic".
* PokeThePoodle: The Yancy Street Gang were pranksters who especially loved to torment spoiled rich kid Ronald, but basically harmless.



* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Mickey, Billy Joe and Nita from ''The New Shmoo''.



!!''The New Fred and Barney Show'' segments contain examples of:
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires: Count Rockula and his wife.
* TheSeventies: The Stone Age technology equivalent here is updated for the seventies, including the presence of microwave ovens ([[BambooTechnology a dragon in a box spewing rings of fire to cook food rapidly]]) and CB radios.
* TyrannosaurusRex: Finally makes an appearance in the series after being absent in the original cartoon.

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!!''The New Fred and Barney Show'' Shmoo'' segments contain examples of:
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires: Count Rockula and his wife.
DoomyDoomsOfDoom: "The Flying Disc Of Doom".
* TheSeventies: The Stone Age technology equivalent here is updated for FollowTheBouncingBall: Interstitial segments had singalongs, with the seventies, including Shmoo turning into the presence bouncing ball.
* TheNewAdventures: ''The New Shmoo'' (so named because the "old" Shmoo was a whole mess
of microwave ovens ([[BambooTechnology a dragon in a box spewing rings of fire to cook food rapidly]]) and CB radios.
* TyrannosaurusRex: Finally makes an appearance
the critters in the series after being absent in the original cartoon.Li'l Abner comic strip).
* RubberMan: Well, a rubber ''something'', anyway.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Mickey, Billy Joe and Nita from ''The New Shmoo''.
15th Sep '16 10:50:04 AM DarkStorm
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* PowerIncontinence: "To Thing Or Not To Thing" has Benjy transforming back and forth at random all day (with a shortened and rock-less version of his usually TransformationSequence), while out with his friends. Somehow, nobody notices.

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* PowerIncontinence: "To Thing Or Not To Thing" has Benjy transforming back and forth at random all day (with a shortened and rock-less version of his usually usual TransformationSequence), while out with his friends. Somehow, nobody notices.
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