History WesternAnimation / ScienceCourt

2nd Sep '15 7:40:38 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* PoliceCodeForEverything: In the fossils episode, the town has ordinances for illegally keeping an elephant as a pet and planting a fake fossil (the latter is important for the episode; [[RuleOfFunny the former is just a joke]]).
6th May '15 8:56:06 PM thevisualboy37
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* RunningGag: "One more thing..." Cue an exasperated reaction from Judge Stone.
6th May '15 8:47:02 PM thevisualboy37
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Based on educational software (sold directly to schools), ''Science Court'' was an EdutainmentShow that premiered on [[strike:Creator/{{ABC}} Kids]] One Saturday Morning in [[TheNineties 1997]]. It used the animation style called {{Squigglevision}} and was made by the same guys that made ''HomeMovies'' and ''DrKatz''.

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Based on educational software (sold directly to schools), ''Science Court'' was an EdutainmentShow that premiered on [[strike:Creator/{{ABC}} Kids]] One Saturday Morning OneSaturdayMorning in [[TheNineties 1997]]. It used the animation style called {{Squigglevision}} and was made by the same guys that made ''HomeMovies'' and ''DrKatz''.
8th Jan '15 8:51:12 AM UltramarineAlizarin
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Doug Savage is the DesignatedVillain of all episodes (albiet, as an attorney, a PunchClockVillain) but is portrayed as hilariously weird at times rather than negative.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Doug Savage is the DesignatedVillain of all episodes (albiet, (albeit, as an attorney, a PunchClockVillain) but is portrayed as hilariously weird at times rather than negative.



* EvilCounterpart: Not evil by any stretch of the imagination, but Micayla is basically Doug's equivalent of Miss Krempel's assistant, Timmy.

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* EvilCounterpart: Not evil by any stretch of the imagination, but Micayla is basically Doug's DistaffCounterpart: Mikela helping to explain concepts to Mr. Savage makes her essentially his equivalent of Miss Krempel's assistant, Timmy.Timmy.
* DumbassHasAPoint: At the start of the case in the "Sound" episode, Judge Stone says she enjoyed the town celebration despite allegations that the defendant's actions ruined it, to which Mr. Savage objects that this is a biased opinion. Stone admits that "when you're right, you're right" and asks the jury to disregard her statement.



* NoIndoorVoice: J.C. Cramwood

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* NoIndoorVoice: J.C. CramwoodCramwood.



* PerpetualSmiler: Cramwood

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* PerpetualSmiler: CramwoodJ.C. Cramwood. You pretty much have to insult him directly to make him scowl.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The Judge

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The JudgeJudge Stone, Miss Krempel, and Mr. Savage all have hair in various bluish tones, while the rest of the cast has more normal colors. Though Mr. Savage's hair has been shown to be a wig on several occasions.
29th Sep '14 10:58:31 PM Doryna
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** Doug Savage

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** Doug SavageSavage, who never wins a case and always makes himself look completely foolish in the process.


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** Lampshaded in one episode: when discussing wishes, Doug says, "A pony." When asked why he wouldn't wish to win a case for a change, he replies that he's more likely to actually get the pony.
3rd May '14 10:41:05 PM MrCaptainA
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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Doug Savage will ''never'' win a case against Alison Krempel. '''Never.'''
15th Sep '13 6:13:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AccidentalMisnaming: It's Felix Fultergas, '''[[BerserkButton not Felix Filled-With-Gas!]]'''



* MyNameIsNotDurwood: It's Felix Fultergas, '''[[BerserkButton not Felix Filled-With-Gas!]]'''
15th Jan '13 5:49:52 AM MacronNotes
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* AdultChild: Most of the adults engage in rather childlike activities. In one instance, Judge Stone received a toy car for her birthday and loved it.


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* ManChild: Most of the adults engage in rather childlike activities. In one instance, Judge Stone received a toy car for her birthday and loved it.
25th Aug '12 9:17:29 AM FELH2
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Based on educational software (sold directly to schools), ''Science Court'' was an EdutainmentShow that premiered on [[strike:{{ABC}} Kids]] One Saturday Morning in [[TheNineties 1997]]. It used the animation style called {{Squigglevision}} and was made by the same guys that made ''HomeMovies'' and ''DrKatz''.

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Based on educational software (sold directly to schools), ''Science Court'' was an EdutainmentShow that premiered on [[strike:{{ABC}} [[strike:Creator/{{ABC}} Kids]] One Saturday Morning in [[TheNineties 1997]]. It used the animation style called {{Squigglevision}} and was made by the same guys that made ''HomeMovies'' and ''DrKatz''.



* ButtMonkey:

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:



* OnceAnEpisode:

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* OnceAnEpisode: OnceAnEpisode:
3rd May '12 8:39:47 PM movie007
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->''"To Serve, and Observe"''.

Based on educational software (sold directly to schools), ''Science Court'' was an EdutainmentShow that premiered on [[strike:{{ABC}} Kids]] One Saturday Morning in [[TheNineties 1997]]. It used the animation style called {{Squigglevision}} and was made by the same guys that made ''HomeMovies'' and ''DrKatz''.

Every episode someone makes a frivolous lawsuit or criminal allegation against an innocent party, who would surely have never been in this mess if everyone understood ''Science!'' And so, with ''Science!'' on her side, defense lawyer Alison Krempel perennially defeats her ignorant nemesis Doug Savage with a roster of expert witnesses establishing that No, you ''cannot'' repair a snapped electric cord by tying the two halves together.

While the show technically ran for 3 seasons, the second was really just the first season presented in a revised format, adding a [[TheTeaser Teaser Opening]] and closing with bug-like hosts and a new segment in the middle called "See You Later, Estimator" hosted by the ''Science Court'' character Professor Parsons. (Some trimming was done to the rest of the program to accomodate these additions.) The third season also used this new format, but with new episodes instead of reruns.
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!!This series provides examples of:

* AdultChild: Most of the adults engage in rather childlike activities. In one instance, Judge Stone received a toy car for her birthday and loved it.
* AnimalMotifs: Miss Krempel has Fish-shaped Earings. Doug Savage has a fish-shaped tie.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Most of the court staff. Especially the stenographer.
* ButtMonkey:
** Doug Savage
** Professor Parsons is this in the ''See You Later Estimator'' segments, but usually not in the main cartoon.
* CaptainObvious: "I bet that water's wet."
* CastOfSnowflakes
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Doug Savage is the DesignatedVillain of all episodes (albiet, as an attorney, a PunchClockVillain) but is portrayed as hilariously weird at times rather than negative.
* DerangedAnimation: It ''is'' a Squigglevision cartoon, after all.
* EvilCounterpart: Not evil by any stretch of the imagination, but Micayla is basically Doug's equivalent of Miss Krempel's assistant, Timmy.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Parsons's cat puppet said that it's name was "Puppet". In season 3, she changed her name to "Cat".
* FriendlyEnemy: I.M. Richman and his rival regularly invite each other over for dinner.
* MeaningfulName: The Not-Quite Brothers and their "Not-Quite" Lightning-Proof Tower.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: It's Felix Fultergas, '''[[BerserkButton not Felix Filled-With-Gas!]]'''
* NoIndoorVoice: J.C. Cramwood
* NotSoAboveItAll: Miss Krempel can ''occasionally'' be just as childish or bizarre as everyone else.
* OnceAnEpisode:
** In the first two seasons, Miss Krempel always sings about the science subject in her closing argument. This was dropped in the third season.
** Dr. Julie Bean is called to the stand as the first expert witness. Professor Parsons is called to the stand as the second expert witness. Very rarely, they'll switch out Dr. Bean with Felix Fultergas or some other consultant.
* PerpetualSmiler: Cramwood
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Timmy's voice actor hitting puberty. Rather than replacing him with a younger actor, they studio simply had Timmy hit puberty too. Arguably a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for the crew.
* RecycledInSpace: The third season's host segments were identical to the second season's, except that they took place in a satellite orbiting the earth.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Cramwood.
* SouthernBelle: Clarice Cow.
* SurferDude: Parsons's lobster puppet, Josh the Surfing Lobster. Takes the stoner-like aspects of this trope UpToEleven.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Dr. Bean and Dr. Fultergas both look like and are voiced by children.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The Judge
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