History WesternAnimation / RockyandBullwinkle

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** In one version of "Sleeping Beauty", Prince Charming was modeled loosely after WaltDisney. In the story, rather than awaken Sleeping Beauty, he built a theme park around her.

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** In one version of "Sleeping Beauty", Prince Charming was modeled loosely after WaltDisney.Creator/WaltDisney. In the story, rather than awaken Sleeping Beauty, he built a theme park around her.
13th Jun '17 5:01:45 PM ZarbiNerada
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* MundaneUtility: In ''Rue Britannia'' Boris uses a guillotine to slice bread.
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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 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 (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 and the title changed to ''The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends''.

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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 Creator/JuneForay), a flying squirrel who wore flight goggles, and Bullwinkle (Bill Scott), a dimwitted moose. Their primary foes were Boris Badenov (Paul Frees) (Creator/PaulFrees) and Natasha Fatale (Creator/JuneForay (Foray 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 and the title changed to ''The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends''.



It continued on with ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' comics through the 80s. In 2000, Creator/{{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. 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 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.

A "making of" special, called ''Of Moose and Men: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Story'' was aired in 1991 on Creator/{{PBS}}.

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It continued on with ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' comics through the 80s. 1980s. In 2000, Creator/{{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 1950s cartoon. Jason Alexander and Rene Russo played Boris and Natasha. 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'' 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 2014, which then spunoff into a TV series ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'' series, ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'', on October 9, 2015.

A "making of" special, called ''Of Moose and Men: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Story'' Story'', was aired in 1991 on Creator/{{PBS}}.
Creator/{{PBS}}.
9th Jun '17 8:41:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* FictionalProvine: There's the fictional state/province of Moosylvania, a swampy little island on the US/Canada border. (The US insisted it was a Canadian province, Canada insisted it was a US state.) Jay Ward tried once to [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalize]] it as a publicity stunt; he leased a small island in Minnesota's Lake of the Woods and campaigned to make it the state of Moosyvania. The attempt fizzled after the Cuban Missile Crisis broke out.

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* FictionalProvine: FictionalProvince: There's the fictional state/province of Moosylvania, a swampy little island on the US/Canada border. (The US insisted it was a Canadian province, Canada insisted it was a US state.) Jay Ward tried once to [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalize]] it as a publicity stunt; he leased a small island in Minnesota's Lake of the Woods and campaigned to make it the state of Moosyvania. The attempt fizzled after the Cuban Missile Crisis broke out.
9th Jun '17 8:41:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* FictionalProvine: There's the fictional state/province of Moosylvania, a swampy little island on the US/Canada border. (The US insisted it was a Canadian province, Canada insisted it was a US state.) Jay Ward tried once to [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalize]] it as a publicity stunt; he leased a small island in Minnesota's Lake of the Woods and campaigned to make it the state of Moosyvania. The attempt fizzled after the Cuban Missile Crisis broke out.
17th May '17 7:34:19 PM nombretomado
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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. Creator/RobertDeNiro, a fan of the show from his youth, not only played Fearless Leader, but was also one of the film's producers.

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It continued on with ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' comics through the 80s. In 2000, {{Universal}} Creator/{{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. Creator/RobertDeNiro, a fan of the show from his youth, not only played Fearless Leader, but was also one of the film's producers.
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---> '''Bullwinkle:''' Didn't there used to be a [[Series/MickeyMouseClub club on the TV]] tható

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---> '''Bullwinkle:''' Didn't there used to be a [[Series/MickeyMouseClub [[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub club on the TV]] tható
5th Mar '17 10:12:53 AM nombretomado
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** Gold Key put out ''Bullwinkle'' comic books from 1962 to 1980, long after the show was cancelled. It was briefly revived in 1987-89 under MarvelComics.

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** Gold Key put out ''Bullwinkle'' comic books from 1962 to 1980, long after the show was cancelled. It was briefly revived in 1987-89 under MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics.
24th Feb '17 9:17:11 PM Candi
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* LateToThePunchline: "Aesop And Son". In one episode, Aesop laughs at a joke he heard days ago and tells his son a fable with the moral "He who laughs last laughs best". Come to think of it, a lot of things in that show were jokes young viewers wouldn't get until later.
** Or, in many cases, ever. The most famous was probably the Kurward Derby, a long drawn out gag involving [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0456145/ this guy]] and a bunch of really bad jokes that seemed to offend him greatly, so much so that he tried to sue the makers of the show to get them to stop (producer Jay Ward, delighted at the publicity this afforded the show and knowing the law was on the show's side, actually encouraged the suit)... it failed.

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* LateToThePunchline: LateToThePunchline:
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"Aesop And Son". In one episode, Aesop laughs at a joke he heard days ago and tells his son a fable with the moral "He who laughs last laughs best". Come to think of it, a lot of things in that show were jokes young viewers wouldn't get until later.
** Or, in many cases, ever. The most famous was probably the Kurward Derby, a long drawn out gag involving [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0456145/ this guy]] and a bunch of really bad jokes that seemed to offend him greatly, so much so that he tried to sue the makers of the show to get them to stop (producer Jay Ward, delighted at the publicity this afforded the show and knowing the law was on the show's side, actually encouraged the suit)... it failed.
later.
24th Feb '17 4:45:20 AM Gosicrystal
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* TheBadGuyWins

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* TheBadGuyWinsTheBadGuyWins:



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

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



* BreakoutCharacter: Bullwinkle became so popular on ''Rocky and His Friends'' that the show was renamed ''The Bullwinkle Show'' on its third season.

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* BreakoutCharacter: BreakoutCharacter:
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Bullwinkle became so popular on ''Rocky and His Friends'' that the show was renamed ''The Bullwinkle Show'' on its third season.



* ByNoIMeanYes: From the "Mr. Know-it-all" segment "How to Catch a Bee":
--> '''Bullwinkle''': But if you're in Death Valley, the task becomes a little tougher, but not surmountable.



* {{Catchphrase}}: Rocky's "Again?" (which is a lot funnier if you say it in a Rocket J. Squirrel voice), usually his response to the {{Narrator}}, or to Bullwinkle's "Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!" Also, "Hokey Smokes," (Rocky) and "Dahlink". (Natasha)
** Also "Sharrup you mouth!", "Allow me to introduce myself", "Hoo-boy!", "[[Literature/CrimeAndPunishment Raskolnikov!]]", and "Kill moose and squirrel" and variants thereof from Boris.
** "Allow me to introduce myself..." Boris in his latest PaperThinDisguise.

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* {{Catchphrase}}: {{Catchphrase}}:
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Rocky's "Again?" (which is a lot funnier if you say it in a Rocket J. Squirrel voice), usually his response to the {{Narrator}}, or to Bullwinkle's "Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!" Also, "Hokey Smokes," (Rocky) and "Dahlink". (Natasha)
** Also "Sharrup you mouth!", "Allow me to introduce myself", "Hoo-boy!", "[[Literature/CrimeAndPunishment Raskolnikov!]]", and "Kill moose and squirrel" and variants thereof from Boris.
** "Allow me to introduce myself..." from Boris in one of his latest PaperThinDisguise.[[PaperThinDisguise Paper-Thin Disguises]].



* ComedicHero
* ComicBookAdaptation: Gold Key put out ''Bullwinkle'' comic books from 1962 to 1980, long after the show was cancelled. It was briefly revived in 1987-89 under MarvelComics.
** There was also a newspaper comic strip drawn by Al Kilgore from 1962 to 1965.
** Even MORE recently, in 2013, IDW picked up the rights to Rocky and Bullwinkle (along with Peabody and Sherman due to the [[WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman film by Dreamworks.]]) The first issues were written by Mark Evanier and Rodger Langridge, along with reprints of the Gold Key series.

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* %%* ComedicHero
* ComicBookAdaptation: ComicBookAdaptation:
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Gold Key put out ''Bullwinkle'' comic books from 1962 to 1980, long after the show was cancelled. It was briefly revived in 1987-89 under MarvelComics.
** There was also a newspaper comic strip drawn by Al Kilgore from 1962 to 1965.
** Even MORE recently, in In 2013, IDW picked up the rights to Rocky and Bullwinkle (along with Peabody and Sherman due to the [[WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman film by Dreamworks.]]) The first issues were written by Mark Evanier and Rodger Langridge, along with reprints of the Gold Key series.



* DastardlyWhiplash: Boris Badenov.

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* DastardlyWhiplash: DastardlyWhiplash:
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Boris Badenov.



* DuelingScar: Fearless Leader has one.

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* {{Feghoot}} / PungeonMaster: Mr. Peabody's segments, always.
** As well as a few Fractured Fairy Tales.
* TheFilmOfTheSeries

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* {{Feghoot}} / PungeonMaster: {{Feghoot}}:
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Mr. Peabody's segments, always.
** As well as a A few Fractured Fairy Tales.
* %%* TheFilmOfTheSeries



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



* GreekChorus

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* HatOfPower: The Kirward Derby, which vastly increases its wearer's intelligence. The last known wearer was UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein.
** [[spoiler: Until it was later revealed that it was made by a moon wizard to make the moon prince intelligent and that Gidney and Cloyd lost it after they borrowed it for their trip to Earth]].
* HeelFaceDoorSlam

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* HatOfPower: The Kirward Derby, which vastly increases its wearer's intelligence. The last known wearer was UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein.
** [[spoiler: Until
UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein. [[spoiler:Until it was later revealed that it was made by a moon wizard to make the moon prince intelligent and that Gidney and Cloyd lost it after they borrowed it for their trip to Earth]].
* %%* HeelFaceDoorSlam



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Almost every time Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader were defeated were by their own weapons. Most notably was in the Rocky and Bullwinkle movie where they attempted to use a digital DisintegratorRay to eliminate Rocky and Bullwinkle but ended up getting digitized themselves when Bullwinkle unknowingly messed with the controls.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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Almost every time Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader were defeated were by their own weapons. Most notably was in the Rocky and Bullwinkle movie where they attempted to use a digital DisintegratorRay to eliminate Rocky and Bullwinkle but ended up getting digitized themselves when Bullwinkle unknowingly messed with the controls.



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

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



-->'''Fearless Leader''': Badenov, you are an incompetent, stupid, disgusting little nincompoop!
-->'''Boris''': Who's little?
* IdiotHero: Bullwinkle, of course. Although there are moments when he's GenreSavvy.

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-->'''Fearless Leader''': Leader:''' Badenov, you are an incompetent, stupid, disgusting little nincompoop!
-->'''Boris''': -->'''Boris:''' Who's little?
* %%* IdiotHero: Bullwinkle, of course.Bullwinkle. Although there are moments when he's GenreSavvy.



* LamePunReaction: Very common, to the point that just about every ''Peabody's Improbable Histories'' segment ends with one.
** 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]]''?

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* LamePunReaction: Very common, to the point that just LamePunReaction:
** Just
about every ''Peabody's Improbable Histories'' segment ends with one.
** 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 Sometimes the character didn't even want to do them:
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' --->'''Bullwinkle:''' Uh-oh! What are those things, Rock? ''(points to a pair of {{tank|Goodness}}s)''
-->'''Rocky:''' --->'''Rocky:''' [[WhatsAHenway Tanks]], Bullwinkle. ''({{Beat}})'' I said ''tanks'', Bullwinkle.
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' --->'''Bullwinkle:''' Oh, do I ''[[YouJustHadToSayIt have to say it]]''?



* LargeHam: RobertDeNiro in TheMovie.

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** {{Lampshaded}} from time to time too:

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** {{Lampshaded}} from time to time too:time:



* MotionlessChin
* MistakenForBadass: Bullwinkle.
* {{Narrator}}

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* %%* MotionlessChin
* %%* MistakenForBadass: Bullwinkle.
* %%* {{Narrator}}



* NoExceptYes: From the "Mr. Know-it-all" segment "How to Catch a Bee":
--> '''Bullwinkle''': But if you're in Death Valley, the task becomes a little tougher, but not surmountable.



* NonFatalExplosions

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* %%* NonFatalExplosions



** And the one time Rocky actually knew where he heard that voice, the effects of the goof gas gets to him right before he could say Boris' name.

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** And :::And the one time Rocky actually knew where he heard that voice, the effects of the goof gas gets to him right before he could say Boris' Boris's name.



* ParodyNames: The Kirward Derby from the story ''Missouri Mish Mash'' is a parody name of Durward Kirby, cohost of the show Candid Camera. Durward tried to sue Jay Ward Productions because of it, but they didn't care. The legality of the case was not strong enough and Durward dropped it.
** Also, in the first episode, news of an "alien landing" is broadcast by [[Creator/OrsonWelles "Dorson Belles"]].

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* ParodyNames: ParodyNames:
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The Kirward Derby from the story ''Missouri Mish Mash'' is a parody name of Durward Kirby, cohost of the show Candid Camera. Durward tried to sue Jay Ward Productions because of it, but they didn't care. The legality of the case was not strong enough and Durward dropped it.
** Also, in In the first episode, news of an "alien landing" is broadcast by [[Creator/OrsonWelles "Dorson Belles"]].



* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: The Pottsylvania Creeper's weakness.]]

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* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Pottsylvania Creeper's weakness.]]



* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat: {{Trope Namer|s}}.
--> '''Rocky:''' [[OhNoNotAgain Again?]]
* PunnyName: Boris's disguises inevitably invoked this. A list can be found [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Badenov#Disguises here]]
** Occasionally Natasha would get one as well. Of course her full name (Natasha ''Fatale'') is one in and of itself.

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%%* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat
* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat: {{Trope Namer|s}}.
--> '''Rocky:''' [[OhNoNotAgain Again?]]
* PunnyName:
PunnyName:
**
Boris's disguises inevitably invoked this. A list can be found [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Badenov#Disguises here]]
** Occasionally Natasha would get one as well. Of course her one. Her full name (Natasha ''Fatale'') is one in and of itself.



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Boris initially had magenta-colored eyes. They turned white in the fifth chapter of ''Jet Fuel Formula'' and stayed that way for the rest of the series.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: RedEyesTakeWarning:
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Boris initially had magenta-colored eyes. They turned white in the fifth chapter of ''Jet Fuel Formula'' and stayed that way for the rest of the series.



* RummageFail

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* %%* RummageFail



* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Jay Ward himself, to the point of responding to threat of a lawsuit with "go ahead, we could use the publicity."
** Then there's the whole real life incident of Ward renting a small 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.

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* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Jay Ward himself, to the point of responding to threat of a lawsuit with "go ahead, we could use the publicity."
**
publicity". Then there's the whole real life incident of Ward renting a small 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.



--> '''Rocky:''' Now where have I seen that face before?
--> '''Bullwinkle:''' Didn't there used to be a [[Series/MickeyMouseClub club on the TV]] tható
--> '''Rocky:''' No, that was [[MickeyMouse somebody else]]...
--> '''Bullwinkle:''' The ears look familiar is all.

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--> ---> '''Rocky:''' Now where have I seen that face before?
--> ---> '''Bullwinkle:''' Didn't there used to be a [[Series/MickeyMouseClub club on the TV]] tható
--> ---> '''Rocky:''' No, that was [[MickeyMouse somebody else]]...
--> ---> '''Bullwinkle:''' The ears look familiar is all.



* 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!

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: SomethingCompletelyDifferent:
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Lampshaded in one episode, when Rocky and Bullwinkle come across a poster of Boris in his PaperThinDisguise:
-->'''Rocky:''' --->'''Rocky:''' Don't we know him from some where?
-->'''Bullwinkle:'''
somewhere?
--->'''Bullwinkle:'''
You mean his voice is familiar?
-->'''Rocky:''' --->'''Rocky:''' No, his face.
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' --->'''Bullwinkle:''' There's a switch!



* SpannerInTheWorks: Bullwinkle's main function, to the eternal dismay of Boris and Natasha.
-->'''Natasha:''' (''after Bullwinkle inadvertently has foiled another one of Boris' fiendish plans'') Boris, I thought you said this plan was foolproof.
-->'''Boris:''' Foolproof, yes. Idiotproof, no.
** Also, when Bullwinkle was kidnapped to replace the Greenpert Oogle bird, his kidnappers took an overly complicated course to throw off all pursuit... except [[NoSenseOfDirection Captain "Wrongway" Peachfuzz]].
** Bullwinkle, again, in the movie. The villains have almost won, the President has been brainwashed, and Bullwinkle is sitting in front of the MindControl device... and then it turns out that Bullwinkle is so stupid, [[NoSell the brainwashing device has no effect on him.]] Promptly lampshaded by the narrator.
** Bullwinkle was also the only one immune from goof gas in "Goof Gas Attack". As Boris says, "Goof gas effects the brain. No brain, no effect!"

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Bullwinkle's main function, to the eternal dismay of Boris and Natasha.
-->'''Natasha:''' (''after Bullwinkle inadvertently has foiled another one of Boris' fiendish plans'') Boris, I thought you said this plan was foolproof.
-->'''Boris:''' Foolproof, yes. Idiotproof, no.
Natasha:
** Also, when When Bullwinkle was kidnapped to replace the Greenpert Oogle bird, his kidnappers took an overly complicated course to throw off all pursuit... except [[NoSenseOfDirection Captain "Wrongway" Peachfuzz]].
** Bullwinkle, again, in In the movie. The movie, the villains have almost won, the President has been brainwashed, and Bullwinkle is sitting in front of the MindControl device... and then it turns out that Bullwinkle is so stupid, [[NoSell the brainwashing device has no effect on him.]] Promptly lampshaded by the narrator.
** Bullwinkle was also the only one immune from goof gas in "Goof Gas Attack". As Boris says, "Goof gas effects the brain. No brain, no effect!"
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