History WesternAnimation / RockyAndBullwinkle

14th May '16 6:21:45 AM HeliosPhoenix
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMvcyTKhqls Pretty much all of Boris and Natasha's disguises featured these.]]

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMvcyTKhqls com/watch?v=WQhggbxh9og Pretty much all of Boris and Natasha's disguises featured these.]]
14th May '16 6:20:56 AM HeliosPhoenix
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMvcyTKhqls Pretty much all of Boris and Natasha's disguises featured these.]]
10th May '16 10:03:30 AM speedyboris
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* AnimationBump: Certain segments were animated entirely in America, and looked far better than what was sent to Mexico. [[http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/commercials-animated-by-gerard-baldwin/ The majority of these sequences were animated by Gerard Baldwin.]]
10th May '16 10:01:05 AM speedyboris
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* OffModel: This was one of the first animated shows to have its production outsourced to an overseas company (in Mexico). There were some...''bugs'' in the animation, let's just say. Among the more common problems were Boris losing his mustache, Bullwinkle losing an antler, or incidental characters up and changing color for no reason.

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* OffModel: This was one of the first animated shows to have its production outsourced to an overseas company another country (in Mexico). There were some...''bugs'' in the animation, let's just say. Among the more common problems were Boris losing his mustache, Bullwinkle losing an antler, or incidental characters up and changing color for no reason.
20th Apr '16 2:47:54 PM C2
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-->-- '''The altered season two opening of Rocky and His Friends'''

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-->-- '''The altered season two opening narration of Rocky and His Friends'''
20th Apr '16 2:46:14 PM C2
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** Then there's the whole real life incident of Ward renting a small island, naming it Moosylvania, and mounting a campaign straight to Washington to grant it statehood, arriving the exact same day as the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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** Then there's the whole real life incident of Ward renting a small island, island on the shores of Minnesota, naming it Moosylvania, and mounting a campaign straight to Washington to grant it statehood, arriving the exact same day as the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
20th Apr '16 2:44:16 PM C2
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** Then there's the whole real life incident of Ward renting a small island, naming it Moosylvania, and mounting a campaign straight to Washington to get it annexed as U.S. Territory, arriving the exact same day as the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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** Then there's the whole real life incident of Ward renting a small island, naming it Moosylvania, and mounting a campaign straight to Washington to get grant it annexed as U.S. Territory, statehood, arriving the exact same day as the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
16th Apr '16 9:59:11 PM C2
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** Then there's the whole real life incident of Ward buying a small island, naming it Moosylvania, and mounting a campaign straight to Washington to get it annexed as U.S. Territory, arriving the exact same day as the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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** Then there's the whole real life incident of Ward buying renting a small island, naming it Moosylvania, and mounting a campaign straight to Washington to get it annexed as U.S. Territory, arriving the exact same day as the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
13th Apr '16 3:20:05 PM Angeldeb82
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This cult cartoon series, produced by Jay Ward and Bill Scott, ran on Creator/{{ABC}} Saturday evenings as ''Rocky and His Friends'' from 1959 to 1961. It featured the serialized adventures of Rocky (voiced by JuneForay), a flying squirrel who wore flight goggles, and Bullwinkle (Bill Scott), a dimwitted moose. Their primary foes were Boris Badenov (Paul Frees) and Natasha Fatale (JuneForay again), a pair of Slavic spies from the imaginary Soviet satellite of Pottsylvania. In 1961, the series moved to Creator/{{NBC}} and became ''The Bullwinkle Show''; it ran under that title until 1964. Both series have since been seen in syndication and on cable TV.

Bullwinkle also appeared in two other segments: ''Bullwinkle's Corner'', in which he gave poetry readings that usually degenerated into chaos, and ''Mr. Know-It-All'', in which his attempts to offer "how-to" advice on a variety of topics often met with similar disaster. Supporting segments were ''DudleyDoRight'', ''Peabody's Improbable History'', ''{{Fractured Fairy Tale}}s'' and ''Aesop and Son''. William Conrad was the {{Narrator}} in the main ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' segments, and Creator/EdwardEverettHorton performed that function in ''Fractured Fairy Tales''.

It continued on with ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' comics through the 80s. In 2000, {{Universal}} released TheFilmOfTheSeries produced in live action, apart from a CGI moose and squirrel voiced by Keith Scott and June Foray, and [[BookEnds hand-drawn opening and ending sequences]] mimicking the style of the 1950's cartoon. Jason Alexander and Rene Russo played Boris and Natasha. RobertDeNiro, a fan of the show from his youth, not only played Fearless Leader, but was also one of the film's producers.

In 1992, there was a made-for-cable movie ''Film/BorisAndNatasha'' about the [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad bad guy couple]]. Rocky and Bullwinkle were human in this film ("Agents Moose and Squirrel, genetically altered once again"), with a post-Cold War theme. Sally Kellerman, like [=DeNiro=] in the later film, was a fan of the show and co-produced it, playing Natasha. A feature film adaptation of ''Peabody's Improbable History'' as ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'', was released on March 7, 2014 which then spunoff into a TV series ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'' on October 9, 2015.

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This cult cartoon series, produced by Jay Ward and Bill Scott, ran on Creator/{{ABC}} Saturday evenings as ''Rocky and His Friends'' from 1959 to 1961. It featured the serialized adventures of Rocky (voiced by JuneForay), Creator/JuneForay), a flying squirrel who wore flight goggles, and Bullwinkle (Bill Scott), a dimwitted moose. Their primary foes were Boris Badenov (Paul Frees) and Natasha Fatale (JuneForay (Creator/JuneForay again), a pair of Slavic spies from the imaginary Soviet satellite of Pottsylvania. In 1961, the series moved to Creator/{{NBC}} and became ''The Bullwinkle Show''; it ran under that title until 1964. Both series have since been seen in syndication and on cable TV.

Bullwinkle also appeared in two other segments: ''Bullwinkle's Corner'', in which he gave poetry readings that usually degenerated into chaos, and ''Mr. Know-It-All'', in which his attempts to offer "how-to" advice on a variety of topics often met with similar disaster. Supporting segments were ''DudleyDoRight'', ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'', ''Peabody's Improbable History'', ''{{Fractured Fairy Tale}}s'' and ''Aesop and Son''. William Conrad was the {{Narrator}} in the main ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' segments, and Creator/EdwardEverettHorton performed that function in ''Fractured Fairy Tales''.

It continued on with ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' comics through the 80s. In 2000, {{Universal}} released TheFilmOfTheSeries produced in live action, apart from a CGI moose and squirrel voiced by Keith Scott and June Foray, and [[BookEnds hand-drawn opening and ending sequences]] mimicking the style of the 1950's cartoon. Jason Alexander and Rene Russo played Boris and Natasha. RobertDeNiro, Creator/RobertDeNiro, a fan of the show from his youth, not only played Fearless Leader, but was also one of the film's producers.

In 1992, there was a made-for-cable movie ''Film/BorisAndNatasha'' about the [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad [[QuirkyMinibossSquad bad guy couple]]. Rocky and Bullwinkle were human in this film ("Agents Moose and Squirrel, genetically altered once again"), with a post-Cold War theme. Sally Kellerman, like [=DeNiro=] in the later film, was a fan of the show and co-produced it, playing Natasha. A feature film adaptation of ''Peabody's Improbable History'' as ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'', was released on March 7, 2014 which then spunoff into a TV series ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'' on October 9, 2015.



** Mr. Peabody's entire outfit was OpaqueNerdGlasses and [[BowTiesAreCool a bow tie]].

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** Mr. Peabody's entire outfit was OpaqueNerdGlasses and [[BowTiesAreCool [[BowtiesAreCool a bow tie]].



* AlwaysGetsHisMan : Dudley Do Right is an AffectionateParody of this.

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* AlwaysGetsHisMan : AlwaysGetsHisMan: Dudley Do Right is an AffectionateParody of this.



* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Lampshaded in one episode, when Rocky and Bullwinkle come across a poster of Boris in his PaperThinDisguise:
-->'''Rocky:''' Don't we know him from some where?
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' You mean his voice is familiar?
-->'''Rocky:''' No, his face.
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' There's a switch!
** On some rare occasions, such as, "Mucho Loma," or, "Ruby Yacht," Boris and Natasha are actually not the villains of the storyline, let alone even in the story at all.



* BANGFlagGun: The one time Boris actually ''tries'' to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shoot Moose and Squirrel]].

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* BANGFlagGun: BangFlagGun: The one time Boris actually ''tries'' to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shoot Moose and Squirrel]].



* [[BrainsAndBrawn Brains And Mighty Moose Muscle]]: Rocky and Bullwinkle respectively.

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* [[BrainsAndBrawn Brains And and Mighty Moose Muscle]]: Rocky and Bullwinkle respectively.



** Also "Sharrup you mouth!", "Allow me to introduce myself", "Hoo-boy!", "[[Literature/CrimeAndPunishment Raskolnikov]]!", and "Kill moose and squirrel" and variants thereof from Boris.

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** Also "Sharrup you mouth!", "Allow me to introduce myself", "Hoo-boy!", "[[Literature/CrimeAndPunishment Raskolnikov]]!", Raskolnikov!]]", and "Kill moose and squirrel" and variants thereof from Boris.



* CollectiveGroan: The IncrediblyLamePun listed below got a sizable one.

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* CollectiveGroan: The IncrediblyLamePun LamePunReaction listed below got is a sizable one.



* CompletelyMissingThePoint: The series was banned in the Soviet Union because Boris and Natasha were deemed anti-Soviet propaganda even though the characters were obviously intended as spoofs of existing American Cold War propaganda and not to be taken seriously as political threats.



* CounterfeitCash: Or rather Counterfeit Boxtops

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* CounterfeitCash: Or rather Counterfeit BoxtopsBoxtops.



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Invoked in-universe in an episode that ends with Boris getting into a physical fight with Fearless Leader over the Kirwood Derby. The LemonyNarrator asks, "Oh, who win this epic fight?" Boris and Fearless Leader [[NoFourthWall both respond in unison:]] "What difference will that make? We're both bad guys."

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Invoked in-universe in an episode that ends with Boris getting into a physical fight with Fearless Leader over the Kirwood Derby. The LemonyNarrator asks, "Oh, who win this epic fight?" Boris and Fearless Leader [[NoFourthWall both respond in unison:]] unison]]: "What difference will that make? We're both bad guys."



** The first two episodes of ''Peabody's Improbable History'' had no IncrediblyLamePun at the end.

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** The first two episodes of ''Peabody's Improbable History'' had no IncrediblyLamePun bad {{Pun}} at the end.



-->'''Rocky:''' ''(under the influence of the gas)'' [[Literature/OfMiceAndMen Tell me about the rabbits, George]].

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-->'''Rocky:''' ''(under the influence of the gas)'' [[Literature/OfMiceAndMen Tell me about the rabbits, George]].George.]]



--> '''Narrator''': Duh, gee whiz, I don't remember. Dehh, be with us next time for--well just be with us next time anyway...gee...

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--> '''Narrator''': Duh, gee whiz, I don't remember. Dehh, be with us next time for--well for--well, just be with us next time anyway...gee...



** As well as a gag in one of the Fractured Fairy Tales about Prince Charming being a "hog flogger". [[GeniusBonus Look it up]].

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** As well as a gag in one of the Fractured Fairy Tales about Prince Charming being a "hog flogger". [[GeniusBonus Look it up]].up.]]



* GenreSavvy: "I hate episodes like this, even though I get the money later. [[StatusQuoIsGod Which I probably won't.]]

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* GenreSavvy: "I hate episodes like this, even though I get the money later. [[StatusQuoIsGod Which I probably won't.]]]]"



* [[GloriousMotherRussia Glorious Mother]] ''[[GloriousMotherRussia Pottsylvania]]'', dahlink.

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* [[GloriousMotherRussia Glorious Mother]] {{Glorious Mother|Russia}} ''[[GloriousMotherRussia Pottsylvania]]'', dahlink.



* GoshdangItToHeck: When he is shocked, Boris exclaims "Raskolnikov!" (presumably a ShoutOut to Literature/CrimeAndPunishment).... because, as Natasha reminds him, he can't "swear" on a family show.

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* GoshdangItToHeck: GoshDangItToHeck: When he is shocked, Boris exclaims "Raskolnikov!" (presumably a ShoutOut to Literature/CrimeAndPunishment).... because, as Natasha reminds him, he can't "swear" on a family show.



--->[[TinyToonAdventures "Be with us next time for 'Missile While You Work!' or 'Boom With A View'!"]]

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--->[[TinyToonAdventures --->[[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures "Be with us next time for 'Missile While You Work!' or 'Boom With A View'!"]]



* IncrediblyLamePun: Plenty to go around, but the most unspeakable one had to be when Bullwinkle found a model boat covered in red precious gems and a nameplate that read "Omar Khayyam". Which makes it... drumroll please... '''The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubaiyat_of_Omar_Khayyam Ruby Yacht of Omar Khayyam]].''' ''Ugh.''
** They were so many sometimes the character didn't want to do them:
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' Uh-oh! What are those things Rock? ''(points to a pair of [[TankGoodness tanks]])''
-->'''Rocky:''' [[WhatsAHenway Tanks]], Bullwinkle. ''({{Beat}})'' I said ''tanks'' Bullwinkle.
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' Oh do I ''[[YouJustHadToSayIt have to say it]]''?
** Mr Peabody would conclude all of his stories with a ludicrously bad pun based on the historical figure featured.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Peabody has a [[InsufferableGenius huge ego concerning his smarts]] and shows no emotion aside from chilly brusque civility. But he does care for Sherman, as seen in the very first segment where he saves him from bullying and instantly decides to adopt him when he sees the [[OrphanageOfFear state of his orphanage.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Peabody has a [[InsufferableGenius huge ego concerning his smarts]] and shows no emotion aside from chilly brusque civility. But he does care for Sherman, as seen in the very first segment where he saves him from bullying and instantly decides to adopt him when he sees the [[OrphanageOfFear state of his orphanage.]]orphanage]].



** Plenty to go around, but the most unspeakable one had to be when Bullwinkle found a model boat covered in red precious gems and a nameplate that read "Omar Khayyam". Which makes it... drumroll please... '''The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubaiyat_of_Omar_Khayyam Ruby Yacht of Omar Khayyam]].''' ''Ugh.''
** They were so many sometimes the character didn't want to do them:
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' Uh-oh! What are those things, Rock? ''(points to a pair of {{tank|Goodness}}s)''
-->'''Rocky:''' [[WhatsAHenway Tanks]], Bullwinkle. ''({{Beat}})'' I said ''tanks'', Bullwinkle.
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' Oh, do I ''[[YouJustHadToSayIt have to say it]]''?
** Mr Peabody would conclude all of his stories with a ludicrously bad pun based on the historical figure featured.



-->'''Fearless Leader''': ''[[BigShutUp SHUT UP]]''! This is totally different!

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-->'''Fearless Leader''': ''[[BigShutUp SHUT UP]]''! UP!]]'' This is totally different!



* OutOfFocus: Rocky could be considered this. Back when the show was still called ''Rocky and His Friends'', the plots were more centered around Bullwinkle. When the show was renamed ''The Bullwinkle Show'', it became apparent that Rocky was [[DemotedtoExtra demoted to sidekick status]].

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* OutOfFocus: Rocky could be considered this. Back when the show was still called ''Rocky and His Friends'', the plots were more centered around Bullwinkle. When the show was renamed ''The Bullwinkle Show'', it became apparent that Rocky was [[DemotedtoExtra [[DemotedToExtra demoted to sidekick status]].



** Also, in the first episode, news of an "alien landing" is broadcast by [[OrsonWelles "Dorson Belles"]].

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** Also, in the first episode, news of an "alien landing" is broadcast by [[OrsonWelles [[Creator/OrsonWelles "Dorson Belles"]].



** In "The Last Angry Moose" Boris's aliases included Hollywood mogul [[Creator/DWGriffith D. W. Grifter]] and director [[AlfredHitchcock Alfred Hitchhike]].

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** In "The Last Angry Moose" Boris's aliases included Hollywood mogul [[Creator/DWGriffith D. W. Grifter]] and director [[AlfredHitchcock Alfred Hitchhike]].Creator/{{Alfred Hitch|cock}}hike.



* RecruitingTheCriminal: Rather than sending him to jail, Zero is sent to do a job where his skill at making [[ZorroMark zero marks]] is useful. What is this job? [[TakeThat Scorekeeper for the New York Mets]].

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* RecruitingTheCriminal: Rather than sending him to jail, Zero is sent to do a job where his skill at making [[ZorroMark zero marks]] is useful. What is this job? [[TakeThat Scorekeeper for the New York Mets]].Mets.]]



--> '''Boris:''' "Well, this is Russian {{Scrabble}}!"

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--> '''Boris:''' "Well, this is Russian {{Scrabble}}!"TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}!"



--> '''Bullwinkle:''' Didn't there used to be a [[MickeyMouseClub club on the TV]] tható

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--> '''Bullwinkle:''' Didn't there used to be a [[MickeyMouseClub [[Series/MickeyMouseClub club on the TV]] tható



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Lampshaded in one episode, when Rocky and Bullwinkle come across a poster of Boris in his PaperThinDisguise:
-->'''Rocky:''' Don't we know him from some where?
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' You mean his voice is familiar?
-->'''Rocky:''' No, his face.
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' There's a switch!
** On some rare occasions, such as, "Mucho Loma," or, "Ruby Yacht," Boris and Natasha are actually not the villains of the storyline, let alone even in the story at all.



* SpiritualSuccessor to Vaudeville, the golden age of radio and CrusaderRabbit (a show also made by Jay Ward). ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' has also had its own Spiritual Successors:

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* SpiritualSuccessor to SpiritualSuccessor: To Vaudeville, the golden age of radio and CrusaderRabbit (a show also made by Jay Ward). ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' has also had its own Spiritual Successors:



** {{Animaniacs}} also owes a lot to this show in terms of its smart-alek humor, sketch comedy bits, pop-culture references, warped Aesops, and the sheer volume of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar crap shipped past the radar system]].

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** {{Animaniacs}} WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} also owes a lot to this show in terms of its smart-alek humor, sketch comedy bits, pop-culture references, warped Aesops, and the sheer volume of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar crap shipped past the radar system]].



** Bullwinkle has a number of ManChild characteristics: among his favorite passtimes include watching cartoons on TV, and reading comic books, the latter of which is a little further emphasized towards the beginning of "Wailing Whale," where he asks Rocky, "If you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what ''can'' you believe? It's enough to destroy a young moose's faith!" Returning to the subject of "Lazy Jay Ranch," Bullwinkle develops an obsession with TV Westerns, so much so in fact that he spends a ridiculous amount of time playing cowboy throughout the day.

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** Bullwinkle has a number of ManChild characteristics: among his favorite passtimes pastimes include watching cartoons on TV, and reading comic books, the latter of which is a little further emphasized towards the beginning of "Wailing Whale," where he asks Rocky, "If you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what ''can'' you believe? It's enough to destroy a young moose's faith!" Returning to the subject of "Lazy Jay Ranch," Bullwinkle develops an obsession with TV Westerns, so much so in fact that he spends a ridiculous amount of time playing cowboy throughout the day.



* WaybackTrip: The Peabody segments are the TropeNamer and possibly the TropeMaker.

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* WaybackTrip: The Peabody segments are the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} and possibly the TropeMaker.{{Trope Maker|s}}.



--> '''Bullwinkle:''' [[SelfDeprecatingHumor "Can you believe we used to get paid for this routine?"]]

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--> '''Bullwinkle:''' [[SelfDeprecatingHumor [[SelfDeprecation "Can you believe we used to get paid for this routine?"]]



'''Rocky''': [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Longer than the average person spends on here, I bet]]. \\

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'''Rocky''': [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Longer than the average person spends on here, I bet]]. bet.]] \\
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted and played with in "Snow White, Inc."
-->'''Magic Mirror''': Snow White is still the fairest.
-->'''Queen''': Curses!
-->'''Magic Mirror''': But you're still the prettiest.
-->'''Queen''': But you just said...
-->'''Magic Mirror''': I said Snow White is the '''fairest'''. She doesn't lie, cheat or steal, what could be fairer than that?
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