History WesternAnimation / KevinSpencer

26th Jun '16 12:23:43 PM DaveyDoodlebug
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14th May '16 10:05:46 AM TYPINGVIKING
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* HiddenDepths: Anastasia at least attempts to provide a good life for Kevin, and tries to get close to Percy. Kevin himself may be a drunken sociopath, but one of his most sincere wants is to be popular...and to have a hat with a weapon on it.

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* HiddenDepths: Anastasia at least attempts to provide a good life for Kevin, and tries to get close to Percy. Kevin Also, in the episode "Dogfight" when a frat boy tricks her into attending a party so he can enter her unknowingly in an "ugly date" competition, she gives a surprisingly good breakdown of how cruel a prank it is and makes a mature and dignified exit. (she drives a bus into the frat house five minutes later, but it's hard to think the fratboys didn't earn it)
**Kevin
himself may be a drunken sociopath, but one of his most sincere wants is to be popular...and to have a hat with a weapon on it.
6th May '16 11:35:40 AM TYPINGVIKING
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* GeniusDitz: Kevin's generally pretty stupid, but he's a remarkably skilled singer and chess player.

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* GeniusDitz: Kevin's generally pretty stupid, but he's a remarkably skilled singer and chess player. He also builds a robot spider in one episode.
15th Aug '15 8:36:55 AM WillBGood
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** In "The Cruise" Kevin is clearly afraid of the Widow Coulson because he believes she is much more crazier than him, even Allen agrees with Kevin and can be seen by her as well.
*** There are times when Kevin thinks that Pete Wilcox is even crazier than him.
**** One time Kevin ran away from home, a man gives him money when he finds out Kevin was a runaway. Due to being a Sociopath, Kevin's response to this is to violently attacks the man and steals the money anyway. Allen the Magic Goose is actually shocked by this and mused that the kindness of others could put his faith back in humanity.
***** There are times Kevin gets turned off by the sociopathic behavior of his love interest Shauna, he even displays shock over the fact that Shauna has murdered her own mother as he never took a life before.

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** In "The Cruise" Kevin is clearly afraid of the Widow Coulson because he believes she is much more crazier than him, even Allen agrees with Kevin and can be seen by her as well.
*** ** There are times when Kevin thinks that Pete Wilcox is even crazier than him.
**** ** One time Kevin ran away from home, a man gives him money when he finds out Kevin was a runaway. Due to being a Sociopath, Kevin's response to this is to violently attacks the man and steals the money anyway. Allen the Magic Goose is actually shocked by this and mused that the kindness of others could put his faith back in humanity.
***** ** There are times Kevin gets turned off by the sociopathic behavior of his love interest Shauna, he even displays shock over the fact that Shauna has murdered her own mother as he never took a life before.



* GaianaxEnding: One episode about a film maker making a movie about Kevin's life story) ends with Kevin somehow placing a studio audience in each room in this house, and recording everything his parents do to put the video up on the internet. He keeps his parents in the house with lasers.

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* GaianaxEnding: GainaxEnding: One episode about a film maker making a movie about Kevin's life story) ends with Kevin somehow placing a studio audience in each room in this house, and recording everything his parents do to put the video up on the internet. He keeps his parents in the house with lasers.
31st Jul '15 10:03:18 AM GordyTepig
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With its simplistic art style (and in season one, narration), season one played out like someone narrating a very twisted children's book. The second season altered this to present-day storytelling with no narration (save for the narrator telling viewers what Kevin says, though this was phased out in later seasons), constant swearing (including an uncensored "fuck"), and full half-hour episodes. The stories were often vulgar and crass with low-brow humor, but would jump into philosophical, intelligent and surrealistic events.

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With its simplistic art style (and in season one, narration), season one played out like someone narrating a very twisted children's book. The second season altered this to present-day storytelling with no narration (save for the narrator telling viewers what Kevin says, though this was phased out in later seasons), says), constant swearing (including an uncensored "fuck"), and full half-hour episodes. The stories were often vulgar and crass with low-brow humor, but would jump into philosophical, intelligent and surrealistic events.



* DeconstructiveParody/{{Deconstruction}}: Often zigzagging between episodes, or even scenes. Kevin's upbringing and behavior is presented as a deconstruction of a tragic life, to most people. To his parents, it's normal or funny.

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* DeconstructiveParody/{{Deconstruction}}: DeconstructiveParody and {{Deconstruction}}: Often zigzagging between episodes, or even scenes. Kevin's upbringing and behavior is presented as a deconstruction of a tragic life, to most people. To his parents, it's normal or funny.


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* GaianaxEnding: One episode about a film maker making a movie about Kevin's life story) ends with Kevin somehow placing a studio audience in each room in this house, and recording everything his parents do to put the video up on the internet. He keeps his parents in the house with lasers.
30th Jul '15 6:06:25 PM GordyTepig
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* HopeSpot: One episode has Kevin successfully woo a girl. He manages to fix his house and trick her into thinking he's a chef in order to impress her. In the last few minutes, Kevin's parents return home, expose his charade, and ruin the relationship. The episode ends with Kevin, sad, running upstairs.
29th Jul '15 8:27:03 AM GordyTepig
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* WhoWritesThisCrap: Series creator Greg Lawrence does this occasionally, mocking his own abilities as a writer.

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: Series creator Greg Lawrence does this occasionally, mocking his own abilities as a writer. One notable episode had Allan know how to work a time machine, causing Kevin to think how his life is like a TV show, with the plot moving forward though contrived and convenient coincidences, rather than through solid storytelling. This results in a rabid wolverine suddenly materializing and mauling Kevin's foot, which makes Kevin not want to think about such things again.
28th Jul '15 2:32:03 PM GordyTepig
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With its simplistic art style and (in season one, narration), season one played out like someone narrating a very twisted children's book. The second season altered this to present-day storytelling with no narration (save for the narrator telling viewers what Kevin says, though this was phased out in later seasons), constant swearing (including an uncensored "fuck"), and full half-hour episodes. The stories were often vulgar and crass with low-brow humor, but would jump into philosophical, intelligent and surrealistic events.

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With its simplistic art style and (in (and in season one, narration), season one played out like someone narrating a very twisted children's book. The second season altered this to present-day storytelling with no narration (save for the narrator telling viewers what Kevin says, though this was phased out in later seasons), constant swearing (including an uncensored "fuck"), and full half-hour episodes. The stories were often vulgar and crass with low-brow humor, but would jump into philosophical, intelligent and surrealistic events.
16th May '15 10:45:28 PM JM1982
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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: One of Kevin's goals is to just fit in and have people like him. Unfortunately, a combination of bad luck and his sociopathic nature conspire to make him a hateful MisanthropeSupreme and CloudCuckoolander who despises everyone around him as much as they despise him.


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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Kevin has often expressed this. Unfortunately, both bad luck and his sociopathic nature prevent it from ever happening.


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* NiceHat: Kevin wears a black baseball cap everywhere he goes.
1st May '15 7:26:39 PM Wartzanall
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''Kevin Spencer'' (1997-2005) was an animated series airing on Creator/TheComedyNetwork in Canada during the late 1990s. Kevin was a silent, sociopathic juvenile delinquent who was born without the ability to feel emotions, was addicted to cough syrup and cigarettes, and spoke to an imaginary friend, Alan the Magic Goose, who always gave him horrible advice. His parents were fat, abusive alcoholics, who spent most of their time swearing at each other and committing illegal acts. ''Very'' dark and cynical, the show made light of the Canadian justice system and the nation's disadvantaged.

The series started out with Kevin and his father in prison, with all the stories being 10-minute snippets of their life on the outside (before they were arrested). Narrated by series creator Greg Lawrence, who also voices Kevin's father, it featured little dialogue and few spoken swear words. The second season altered this to present-day storytelling with no narration, constant swearing (including an uncensored "fuck"), and full half-hour episodes. The stories were often vulgar and crass with low-brow humor, but would jump into philosophical, intelligent and surrealistic events.

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''Kevin Spencer'' (1997-2005) was an animated series airing on Creator/TheComedyNetwork in Canada during the late 1990s. Kevin was a silent, sociopathic juvenile delinquent who was born without the ability to feel emotions, was addicted to cough syrup and cigarettes, and spoke to an imaginary friend, Alan the Magic Goose, who always gave him horrible advice. His parents were fat, abusive alcoholics, who spent most of their time swearing at each other and committing illegal acts. ''Very'' dark and cynical, the show made light of the Canadian justice system and the nation's disadvantaged.

The series started
disadvantaged.

With its simplistic art style and (in season one, narration), season one played
out with Kevin and his father in prison, with all the stories being 10-minute snippets of their life on the outside (before they were arrested). Narrated by series creator Greg Lawrence, who also voices Kevin's father, it featured little dialogue and few spoken swear words. like someone narrating a very twisted children's book. The second season altered this to present-day storytelling with no narration, narration (save for the narrator telling viewers what Kevin says, though this was phased out in later seasons), constant swearing (including an uncensored "fuck"), and full half-hour episodes. The stories were often vulgar and crass with low-brow humor, but would jump into philosophical, intelligent and surrealistic events.
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