History WesternAnimation / RocketPower

19th Feb '17 4:45:40 PM WileK209
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* BigShadowLittleCreature: Seen in "The Night Before," when Otto, Sam, Twister and Eddie are about to "whomp" a house on Mischief Night, the owner of the house can be heard sending out his dog "Crusher" to get them, and the boys see a rather threatening shadow of the dog in the light from the open door, and run for it. Once they climb up a tree, the dog catches up, and we see it's actually something like a chihuahua.
7th Feb '17 6:55:42 PM TheMysteriousH
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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoobie Shoobie]] is actually a common term in beach communities that get a lot of day vacationers, especially on the Jersey Shore. It originally referred to the shoe boxes they used to bring their lunches.
24th Dec '16 2:00:54 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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* AsHimself: Several extreme sports athletes have voiced themselves on the show, including Tony Hawk ("Enter the Hawk-Trix"), Willy Santos and Andy MacDonald ("Reggie's Big Beach Break"), Luc Robitaille, Jeremy Roenick, and Martin Brodeur ("Power Play"), and Missy Giove ("Missile Crisis").

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* AsHimself: Several extreme sports athletes have voiced themselves on the show, including Tony Hawk ("Enter the Hawk-Trix"), Willy Santos and Andy MacDonald [=MacDonald=] ("Reggie's Big Beach Break"), Luc Robitaille, Jeremy Roenick, and Martin Brodeur ("Power Play"), and Missy Giove ("Missile Crisis").
18th Dec '16 11:20:36 AM WileK209
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* BillBillJunkBill: At the beginning of "Welcome to the Club," Otto goes through the mail, saying "Boring, lame, electric bill, check, report card... Crud, no new surf mag(azine)s!"
15th Sep '16 7:57:42 PM MyFinalEdits
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* TotallyRadical: Oh Lord, where to begin...
** At least after a few seasons they stopped cutting away to a tie-dye screen with squiggly words repeating the '90s slang they shout. That is they stopped doing it as much.

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* TotallyRadical: Oh Lord, where Done very frequently, to begin...
** At least after
match their sport-loving personality. After a few seasons they stopped cutting away to a tie-dye screen with squiggly words repeating the '90s slang they shout. That is they stopped doing it as much.



* YouFailPhysicsForever: Invoked. The one episode where Otto thought he could spin his skateboard in the air and go back to his original spot, as if he could do it ''[[TooDumbToLive in reverse]].'' It only gets worse when a ball [[ContrivedCoincidence gets launched into the air by a lawn mower at the right time]], which hits his board and actually ''causes'' this to happen -- causing him to assume it will happen again. And discussed by Sam who mentions it's physically impossible to have done so.
** Not to mention, plenty of the tricks are impossible to do in real life. However, since it's an animated show, [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality it'd be boring if they stuck to real life physics.]]
** Perpetual Motion Device, 'nuff said.

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* YouFailPhysicsForever: Invoked. Invoked.
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The one episode where Otto thought he could spin his skateboard in the air and go back to his original spot, as if he could do it ''[[TooDumbToLive in reverse]].'' It only gets worse when a ball [[ContrivedCoincidence gets launched into the air by a lawn mower at the right time]], which hits his board and actually ''causes'' this to happen -- causing him to assume it will happen again. And discussed by Sam who mentions it's physically impossible to have done so.
** Not to mention, plenty of the tricks are impossible to do in real life. However, since it's an animated show, [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality it'd be boring if they stuck to real life physics.]]
** Perpetual Motion Device, 'nuff said.
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11th Sep '16 6:11:14 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* SoftGlass: Discussed in the episode "Skate Wars", where the kids explain that the glass on the fish tank is made of sugar to minimize injuries. Sam gives the glass a curious lick.

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* SoftGlass: Discussed in the episode "Skate Wars", where the kids explain that the glass on the film set's fish tank is made of sugar to minimize injuries. Sam gives the glass a curious lick.
11th Sep '16 6:11:00 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* SoftGlass: Discussed in the episode "Skate Wars", where the kids explain that the glass on the fish tank is made of sugar to minimize injuries. Sam gives the glass a curious lick.
6th Sep '16 9:53:03 AM N8han11
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*** And it wasn't just slang words that popped up on screen, it could often be anything shocking (like "PICKLED FEET?" in "Happy Luau to You-Au," "FIJI FLU!" in "Typhloid Sam," even "AAAAAAAH!" when Sam and Otto scream in "Snow Day.")



** Hey, [[MemeticMutation remember when the Squid totally beefed it?]]
** Shoobie already existed as slang (at least in NJ). Back in the day, tourists used to carry their lunches in old shoe boxes at the beach, hence the term "shoobie."



*** [[DontExplainTheJoke That's the joke.]]



*** Then again, it depends on what kind of composition of the lava was, and on whether or not is was cooling. The lava Tito could have walked on was pillow lava or lava that was cooling.
4th Sep '16 10:58:33 AM N8han11
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** It also helps that other people become an even ''bigger'' nerd than he is and in contrast make him look even better; but you can still see the growth. Not to mention, Sam actually learns how to surf, and part of the problem is revealed to be an equipment mismatch.



** There is also a part in which Tito says that in a flashback he "stepped on a piece of lava ''so hot''" he lost a hopscotch championship to his cousin. How on earth was he ''still walking'' if he ''stepped on a piece of lava''?!
*** Chances are, given that Ray admits that some of his flashbacks are actually exaggerated for the sake of getting his point across, Tito actually did the same too -- or maybe he merely jumped on a hot rock and ''thought'' it was a piece of lava. The kids actually look at him rather oddly after he says that, and Tito quickly dodges further discussion by telling he has some dishes to do. Chances are, [[FridgeBrilliance he stepped on rock that originally was lava (that had long-since cooled down)... and exaggerated for "coolness factor"]].



** Possibly even worse than just feeling sorry for the girl, Reggie admits that she thought a disabled snowboarder winning a race would make a cool story for her magazine.
* TheDitz: Twister. When TheDitz and a CloudCuckooLander combine...
** However, there appear to be some HiddenDepths to Twister. (See TheGift)

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** Possibly even worse than just feeling sorry for the girl, Reggie admits that she thought a disabled snowboarder winning a race would make a cool story for her magazine.
* TheDitz: Twister. When TheDitz and a CloudCuckooLander combine...
**
However, there appear to be some HiddenDepths to Twister.HiddenDepths. (See TheGift)
4th Sep '16 10:55:35 AM N8han11
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* BrokenAesop: While the show rarely shows the gang's more reckless adventures as justified, they almost always get off with light (or sometimes no) punishment. There's even an episode where Ray leaves Otto at the Stimpletons' house after Otto fails a class, only to renege almost immediately.
** In the case of Ray leaving Otto at the Stimpletons ('D' is for Dad), Ray realized that even though there ''is'' a big difference between Otto breaking his promise about his grades and the Shore Shack getting a D for its health inspection, Ray was no better in overreacting to the (admittedly minor) infraction than Otto was in trying to gloss over his bad grades.

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* BrokenAesop: While the show rarely shows the gang's more reckless adventures as justified, they almost always get off with light (or sometimes no) punishment. There's even an episode where Ray leaves Otto at the Stimpletons' house after Otto fails a class, only to renege almost immediately.\n** In the case of Ray leaving Otto at the Stimpletons ('D' is for Dad), Ray realized that even though there ''is'' a big difference between Otto breaking his promise about his grades and the Shore Shack getting a D for its health inspection, Ray was no better in overreacting to the (admittedly minor) infraction than Otto was in trying to gloss over his bad grades.
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