History WesternAnimation / SittingDucks

20th Oct '17 8:58:05 AM RedScharlach
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''Sitting Ducks'' is a CGI television series that spawned from the iconic lithograph of the exact same name. It mainly centers around a [[NiceGuy good-natured]] duck named Bill, who establishes an unusual friendship with an alligator named Aldo. Said friendship is challenged by both the seperate divisions between ducks and alligators (Ducktown and Swampwood, respectively) and the obvious idea of [[FantasticRacism ducks and alligators being unable to establish any kind of friendship]]. The two of them end up in the usual SliceOfLife affair, dealing with the three slackers next door to Bill, enduring complications that [[PowerOfFriendship test their friendship]], among other hijinks. Originally shown in 2001 in Europe and was later brought to Creator/CartoonNetwork, as well as ABC in both Australia and Japan. It proved to be a surprisingly successful series in Europe, and is somewhat well-received in the US as well.

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''Sitting Ducks'' is a CGI television series that spawned from the iconic lithograph of the exact same name. It mainly centers around a [[NiceGuy good-natured]] duck named Bill, who establishes an unusual friendship with an alligator named Aldo. Said friendship is challenged by both the seperate separate divisions between ducks and alligators (Ducktown and Swampwood, respectively) and the obvious idea of [[FantasticRacism ducks and alligators being unable to establish any kind of friendship]]. The two of them end up in the usual SliceOfLife affair, dealing with the three slackers next door to Bill, enduring complications that [[PowerOfFriendship test their friendship]], among other hijinks. Originally shown in 2001 in Europe and was later brought to Creator/CartoonNetwork, as well as ABC in both Australia and Japan. It proved to be a surprisingly successful series in Europe, and is was somewhat well-received in the US as well.



* AdaptationalHeroism: While not a character. Ducktown in the original version is a place where alligators deceive ducks to fatten up and not fly. In the cartoon series Ducktown is an actual city for ducks and has no connection to the alligators.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: While not a character. character, Ducktown in the original version is a place where alligators deceive ducks to fatten them up and not until they cannot fly. In the cartoon series series, Ducktown is an actual city for ducks and has no connection to the alligators.



* TheSeventies: Precisely when it all began. The series' asthetics has traces of this respective era, especially in regards to the technology.

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* TheSeventies: Precisely when it all began. The series' asthetics aesthetic has traces of this respective era, especially in regards to the technology.



* StatusQuoIsGod: Unfortunately. In a later episode, "Duck Lover!" Aldo's friendship with Bill is found out by the other alligators, who haze him as a result. To add to his woes, the ducks in Ducktown have lost all fear of him and are treating his disrespectfully, and even Bill is badmouthing alligators to his face. In the end, [[spoiler: he asserts both his friendship with Bill and his pride as an alligator, and proceeds to rescue and unnerve Bill by the end.]] Fair enough. Except that Bill never insulted alligators before this episode, and in all the ones that proceeded it, Aldo actually ''wanted'' the ducks to lose their fear of him so that he could feel more at home in Ducktown and make more friends. The whole thing was an excuse to put everyone back to square one, and it suffered as a result.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Unfortunately. In a later episode, "Duck Lover!" Aldo's friendship with Bill is found out discovered by the other alligators, who haze him as a result. To add to his woes, the ducks in Ducktown have lost all fear of him and are treating his disrespectfully, and even Bill is badmouthing alligators to his face. In the end, [[spoiler: he asserts both his friendship with Bill and his pride as an alligator, and proceeds to rescue and unnerve Bill by the end.]] Fair enough. Except that Bill never insulted alligators before this episode, and in all the ones that proceeded it, Aldo actually ''wanted'' the ducks to lose their fear of him so that he could feel more at home in Ducktown and make more friends. The whole thing was an excuse to put take everyone back to square one, and it suffered as a result.
8th Oct '17 1:50:18 AM dieseldragons
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* HoYay: It isn't much of a stretch of the imagination to see Aldo and Bill, in the book and series, [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/it_2_EzI8_g/hqdefault.jpg have eternally unconfessed feelings for each other]].
8th Oct '17 1:48:51 AM dieseldragons
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* HoYay: It isn't much of a stretch of the imagination to see Aldo and Bill, in the book and series, have eternally unconfessed feelings for each other.

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* HoYay: It isn't much of a stretch of the imagination to see Aldo and Bill, in the book and series, [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/it_2_EzI8_g/hqdefault.jpg have eternally unconfessed feelings for each other.other]].
8th Oct '17 1:47:39 AM dieseldragons
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* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Aldo has... a thing for Bill. He's the [[TheHeavy largest and strongest alligator]] around, hence when his work friends don't dare threaten him, they just shun him when his friendship with a duck is discovered.

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* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Aldo has... [[PlatonicLifePartners a thing for Bill. Bill]]. He's the [[TheHeavy largest and strongest alligator]] around, hence when why his work friends don't dare threaten him, they just shun him when his friendship with a duck is discovered.


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* HoYay: It isn't much of a stretch of the imagination to see Aldo and Bill, in the book and series, have eternally unconfessed feelings for each other.
8th Oct '17 1:41:21 AM dieseldragons
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* BerserkButton: If you're a gator, ''don't'' try to eat Aldo's best friend, Bill. That warning goes for ducks making fun of Bill too.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Aldo has... a thing for Bill. He's the [[TheHeavy largest and strongest alligator]] around, hence when his work friends don't dare threaten him, they just shun him when his friendship with a duck is discovered.


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* GoodIsNotSoft: Aldo maybe civil, but don't ever disrespect him.
22nd Jul '17 1:19:13 AM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Bill. Heck, it's all he wears.
28th Nov '16 8:14:06 PM schoi30
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* WhatHaveIBecome: Bill in "Denture Adventure" when he uses his new teeth to gain respect only to result in him becoming a bully and causing the other ducks to become afraid of him.
28th Nov '16 8:06:58 PM schoi30
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In "Denture Adventure", Aldo gives one to Bill when the latter starts scaring everyone else with his new dentures.
-->'''Aldo:''' Say, why don't you do yourself a favor and get rid of those teeth?
-->'''Bill:''' And why would I want to do that?
-->'''Aldo:''' Because you're not yourself anymore. You're hard! You're a bully! You're...
-->(Bill bites into a corn cob, causing kernels to fly around)
-->'''Aldo:''' Disgusting.
-->'''Bill:''' You say like it's a bad thing.
-->'''Aldo:''' It is! You're scaring ducklings and chomping the furniture! And nobody likes you anymore.
-->'''Bill:''' Can I help it if everyone's jealous? At least they respect me now.
-->'''Aldo:''' Bill, buddy, they don't respect you. They're afraid of you. You know, ducks aren't supposed to have teeth. It goes against nature.
26th Nov '16 3:02:51 PM schoi30
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* CoverInnocentEyesAndEars: In "Duck Naked" when Bill yells "I'm coming undone!" out the window in his panic that he's losing his feathers, a mother duck tells her child not to look at him.
16th Nov '16 1:52:36 PM schoi30
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Raoul may be a JerkAss towards Bill and enjoys watching him fail at his attempts at flying, but he draws the line at seeing him get seriously hurt.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Raoul may be a JerkAss towards Bill and enjoys watching him fail at his attempts at flying, but he draws the line at seeing him get seriously hurt.
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