History WesternAnimation / LesShadoks

21st Sep '15 1:28:13 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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You guess what's next: the story is about the Shadoks' and the Gibis' rivalry for Earth, a planet "that was seemingly working better". The Shadoks are stupid and mean-spirited birds who can't fly (their wings are too small) and the Gibis are unidentified kind and intelligent animals with a little hat to say "hello".

It is about pumping, [[SpaceColdWar space conquest rivalry]], a [[BugWar mean insect]] named Gégène and [[AuthorTract criticism of the institutions]]: government, science, religion... This last point is particularly significant as the show was broadcast just a few weeks before the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France Events of may 68]].

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You guess what's next: the story is about the Shadoks' and the Gibis' rivalry for Earth, a planet "that was seemingly working better". The Shadoks are stupid and mean-spirited birds who can't fly (their wings are too small) and the Gibis are unidentified kind and intelligent animals with a little hat to say "hello".

"hello". It is about pumping, [[SpaceColdWar space conquest rivalry]], a [[BugWar mean insect]] named Gégène and [[AuthorTract criticism of the institutions]]: government, science, religion... This last point is particularly significant as the show was broadcast just a few weeks before the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France Events of may 68]].
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The other important part is that the show's mostly hilarious ''nonsense''. Expect many crazy shout-outs came out of nowhere, barely no consistencies and plenty of fourth wall breaking.


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It got three more seasons. The second and third had barely no plots (or more precisely many subplots with nothing really linking them together), but are popularly believed to be the funniest series of the saga, due to being even crazier and more creative than usual.
13th Jun '15 4:26:12 PM StFan
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* GravityScrew: There are two sorts of Shadoks: those with feet pointing down, which live on top of the planet; and those with feet pointing up, which live on the underside.

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There are two sorts of Shadoks: those with feet pointing down, which live on top of the planet; and those with feet pointing up, which live on the underside.



* LoveItOrHateIt: [[invoked]] A French recurrent cliché is that France is "split in two parts". This was so true about ''Les Shadoks'' that a specific show was made: "The Frenchmen write to the Shadoks" where the famous humorist and actor Jean Yanne was reading the most astonishing letters sent to the TV. Though today the show is just a classic.
* NegativeContinuity: Happened too many time to count.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampashed]] : In the last episode of season 3, the Shadoks ans Gibis don't care about the fact that it's the end of the story and that they're going to die because by that point, they've all died so many times that they're sure they will recover from that one too.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: [[invoked]] A French recurrent cliché is that France is "split in two parts". This was so true about ''Les Shadoks'' that a specific show was made: "The Frenchmen write to the Shadoks" where the famous humorist and actor Jean Yanne was reading the most astonishing letters sent to the TV. Though today the show is just a classic.
* NegativeContinuity: Happened Happens too many time to count.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampashed]] : In
count. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the last episode of season 3, 3: the Shadoks ans Gibis don't care about the fact that it's the end of the story and that they're going to die because by that point, they've all died so many times that they're sure they will recover from that one too.
13th Jun '15 3:58:18 PM WTHellias
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* TheAlcoholic: The Sailor Shadok. ''"While most people of his kind spend their time putting small boat in bottle, he spent his putting bottle in his little ship."''
* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]], the Shadoks' goals during season 1 is to fail to launch their rocket 999 999 times because they calculated that it had a one-in-a-million chance to launch successfully. It doesn't work.



* FloatingWater: The Sailor Shadok claimed that he could reach the Earth first with his ship. But the sea stops at the limits of planet Shadok, so he has his crew take the water behind the ship and put it in front so [[SpaceIsAnOcean the journey can continue]].

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* FloatingWater: The Sailor Shadok claimed that he could reach the Earth first planet Gibi to steal their rocket with his ship. But the sea stops at the limits of planet Shadok, so he has his crew take the water behind the ship and put it in front so [[SpaceIsAnOcean the journey can continue]].


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** Because the Shadoks repeatedly failed to launch their rocket upward into space, they decided to launch it downward (i.e. ''Dropping it''). It actually worked, but only because the upside down Shadoks had the opposite problem while trying to launch their rocket downward into space. The two spacecraft collided in the "''middle''" and supported each-other, resulting in a flying pile of destroyed spaceship.


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* InsaneTrollLogic: Pretty much every reasoning made on the show by the Shadoks run on this trope.


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* NegativeContinuity: Happened too many time to count.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampashed]] : In the last episode of season 3, the Shadoks ans Gibis don't care about the fact that it's the end of the story and that they're going to die because by that point, they've all died so many times that they're sure they will recover from that one too.
20th Apr '15 1:13:37 AM ASFGBSRTYSRTFG
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20th Apr '15 12:37:46 AM StFan
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'''''Les Shadoks''''' is a French animated TV Show created in 1968 by Jacques Rouxel, and which had four seasons, the second and third in 1969 and 1972, and the last one in 2000. The show is speechless except for the {{narrator}}, French actor Claude Piéplu.

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'''''Les Shadoks''''' ''Les Shadoks'' is a French animated TV Show created in 1968 by Jacques Rouxel, and which had four seasons, the second and third in 1969 and 1972, and the last one in 2000. The show is speechless except for the {{narrator}}, French actor Claude Piéplu.



!!''Les Shadoks'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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* FloatingWater: The Sailor Shadok claimed that he could reach the Earth first with his ship. But the sea stopped at the limits of planet Shadok so he had his crew take the water behind the ship and put it in front so [[SpaceIsAnOcean the journey could continue]].

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* FloatingWater: The Sailor Shadok claimed that he could reach the Earth first with his ship. But the sea stopped stops at the limits of planet Shadok Shadok, so he had has his crew take the water behind the ship and put it in front so [[SpaceIsAnOcean the journey could can continue]].
19th Apr '15 10:45:47 PM QEQEAGYHRTFSR
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19th Apr '15 9:17:07 PM nombretomado
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It is about pumping, [[ColdWar space conquest rivalry]], a [[BugWar mean insect]] named Gégène and [[AuthorTract criticism of the institutions]]: government, science, religion... This last point is particularly significant as the show was broadcast just a few weeks before the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France Events of may 68]].

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It is about pumping, [[ColdWar [[SpaceColdWar space conquest rivalry]], a [[BugWar mean insect]] named Gégène and [[AuthorTract criticism of the institutions]]: government, science, religion... This last point is particularly significant as the show was broadcast just a few weeks before the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France Events of may 68]].
4th Jan '14 3:25:10 PM StFan
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!!''Les Shadoks'' provides examples of:

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!!''Les Shadoks'' provides examples of:
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21st Jun '13 1:23:06 PM MarkLungo
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* LimitedAnimation: It was in 1968. It was French TV, not exactly {{Hollywood}}. Plus, it was made with a machine prototype, the animographe, and paper offcut. The prototype was out of function after the first series but the following seasons kept quite the same style -- it would betray the spirit of the series otherwise.

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* LimitedAnimation: It was in 1968. It was French TV, not exactly {{Hollywood}}.UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}. Plus, it was made with a machine prototype, the animographe, and paper offcut. The prototype was out of function after the first series but the following seasons kept quite the same style -- it would betray the spirit of the series otherwise.



* TailorMadePrison: The "Goulp".


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* TailorMadePrison: The "Goulp".
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