History WesternAnimation / StrokerAndHoop

20th Jul '17 2:46:00 PM SpideyTerry
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* SpotTheImposter: Parodied when Stroker has to choose between shooting Hoop or Hoop's lookalike criminal cousin. Stroker kneecaps one of them, which is a relief to the Hoop still standing until he also gets kneecapped. Stroker reasons they can now figure out who's who at their leisure, but an anguished Hoop says he could've just asked questions only the real one would know, which Stroker concedes might've worked. In the end, they still get it wrong, with Hoop on a chain gang and his cousin riding away in C.A.R.R. However, Stroker, Double Wide, and C.A.R.R. notice him sport an evil grin, so they head back to make really sure this time about who's who.
16th Jul '17 2:17:57 PM SpideyTerry
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: With [[ItMakesSenseInContext the giant diamond monster]], C.A.R.R. suggests Stroker and Hoop aim for the leg containing Lou Diamond Phillips (on the grounds that having "Diamond" for a middle name means he's not a true diamond). It works.


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* BaitAndSwitch: In the ChristmasEpisode, Santa doesn't care much for any of the Christmas Ghosts--not because they're not white, but because he never liked the idea of three creepy ghosts in a Christmas narrative.


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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: According to the Ghost of Christmas Future, ghosts can get shot and die like any living person.


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* RecklessGunUsage: Hoop reveals in "Ninja Worrier" that he's actually always aimed up during previous shootouts in order to avoid shooting someone. As Stroker flashes back to some examples, we see the duo firing wildly while riding a roller coaster.


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** The death of Stroker's original partner (Jermaine Washington) subverts this. He was killed in a shootout, and it was thought his gun had jammed due to not being properly cleaned. It turns out Stroker borrowed his gun clip without telling him and left him without any ammo.


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* WrongGenreSavvy: The Christmas Ghosts conspired to kill Santa after he invited them to his place for dinner (something he had never done before). They thought he was getting suspicious of their lottery scam, but it was simply because Mrs. Claus thought it'd be rude to exclude them.
* YesVirginia: In the ChristmasEpisode, Stroker thought only a MallSanta had been poisoned, but it's the real deal.
24th Sep '16 9:09:29 PM pvsage
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* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: One episode has a henchwoman who has the ability to hypnotize people regardless of gender by getting them to stare at her breasts. She also swirls them around, like a hypno-spiral.
7th Apr '16 7:07:32 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect the Narrator]]: The narrator for the Christmas episode, who amusingly turns out to be a turkey about to be taken to the slaughter.
-->'''Narrator''': And that, my friends, is the story of how Stroker saved Christmas. Now, it took old Stroker a few years to get over losing the lottery, and then figure out this was a happy ending. But that's the funny thing about happy endings. They're not about getting richer. They're about growing older, and getting to share another year with the ones you love. ''(A man approaches and grabs the poor turkey around the neck)'' Wait! What the hell? No! No, I want to live! Dear God! Please, don't kill me! ''(He is dragged offscreen and utters a BigNo before being killed)''
** DeadStarWalking: And he was voiced by a moderately famous character actor (Eli Wallach, no less!)


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* NarratorAllAlong: The narrator for the Christmas episode amusingly turns out to be a turkey about to be taken to the slaughter.
-->'''Narrator''': And that, my friends, is the story of how Stroker saved Christmas. Now, it took old Stroker a few years to get over losing the lottery, and then figure out this was a happy ending. But that's the funny thing about happy endings. They're not about getting richer. They're about growing older, and getting to share another year with the ones you love. ''(A man approaches and grabs the poor turkey around the neck)'' Wait! What the hell? No! No, I want to live! Dear God! Please, don't kill me! ''(He is dragged offscreen and utters a BigNo before being killed)''
** DeadStarWalking: And he was voiced by a moderately famous character actor (Eli Wallach, no less!)
15th Mar '16 1:44:52 PM ObsidianFire
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The characters all had a good dose of GenreSavvy, though they often failed anyway, and many a {{Lampshade}} was hung on various tropes. As far as trope use in parodies goes, this show is a great example.

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The characters all had a good dose of GenreSavvy, though were mostly GenreBlind, as they often failed anyway, and many a {{Lampshade}} was hung on various tropes. As far as trope use in parodies goes, this show is a great example.



* GenreSavvy: One explicit example is when the pair are solving a mystery in TheDeepSouth.
--> "In these situations it's always either the corrupt mayor, a random hillbilly, or the corrupt sheriff."
** It was in fact [[spoiler: the corrupt sheriff.]]
** And done again at the end of the episode [[spoiler: as the sheriff was an identical cousin of Hoop and they wound up arresting the wrong guy. But as Stroker, Double Wide and the Sheriff are leaving, the former two notice the sheriff rubbing his hands evilly. They question this before u-turning back to the police compound to be on the safe side]].
1st Mar '16 4:23:04 PM vexer
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* CliffHanger / LeftHanging / NoEnding: [[spoiler: The final episode see Stroker, Hoop and Double Wide locked in C.A.R.R and dangling over a canyon via a giant magnet by a mysterious caller who gives them three guesses to name who he is. The whole episode is mostly a clip show of the season before its revealed that their captor is a minor background character who had the same voice but kept changing his appearance due to his run ins with Stroker and Hoop and their direct or indirect actions which ruined his life. Coroner Rick manages to find out who he is and shoots him. But the captor ends up landing on the switch to the magnet which drops C.A.R.R into the canyon followed by an explosion. The show ends ambiguous of the protagonists' fate.]]

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* CliffHanger / LeftHanging / NoEnding: [[spoiler: The final episode see Stroker, Hoop and Double Wide locked in C.A.R.R and dangling over a canyon via a giant magnet by a mysterious caller who gives them three guesses to name who he is. The whole episode is mostly a clip show of the season before its revealed that their captor is a minor background character who had the same voice but kept changing his appearance due to his run ins with Stroker and Hoop and their direct or indirect actions which ruined his life. Coroner Rick manages to find out who he is and shoots him. But the captor ends up landing on the switch to the magnet which drops C.A.R.R into the canyon followed by an explosion. The show ends ambiguous of the protagonists' fate.]] Though WordOfGod said if there had been a second season, the protagonists would've ended up in heaven and eventually ended up back on earth with several other people from heaven]]
14th Jan '16 3:09:38 PM plcthecd
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* MuggedForDisguise: Stroker and Hoop mug two camera men for a disguise, with Stroker breaking a bottle on one guys head, with th other freaking out, when the first man no longer moves. He convinces them not to knock him out (and possibly give him a concussion), by pretending to be unconscious. The two proceed to waste a lot of time getting the guys out of their clothes (with the conscious guy having to loosen his belt), and Hoop insisting on putting on one's underwear. The guy they're supposed to spy on gets mad when his "Camera Crew" turn up almost an hour late.

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* MuggedForDisguise: Stroker and Hoop mug two camera men for a disguise, with Stroker breaking a bottle on one guys head, with th the other freaking out, when the first man no longer moves. He convinces them not to knock him out (and possibly give him a concussion), by pretending to be unconscious. The two proceed to waste a lot of time getting the guys out of their clothes (with the conscious guy having to loosen his belt), and Hoop insisting on putting on one's underwear. The guy they're supposed to spy on gets mad when his "Camera Crew" turn up almost an hour late.



* RealityEnsues: Many examples PlayedForLaughs, see MuggedForDisguise above

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* RealityEnsues: Many examples PlayedForLaughs, see MuggedForDisguise abovePlayedForLaughs:
** One time, the heroes hide from the suspect on the slanted ceiling, he walks in, sits at his desk, and calls for security to get them out of his office.
** A BadBoss keeps killing his ninja {{mooks}} [[YouHaveFailedMe for random failures,]] only to find that he killed all of them by the time the heroes showed up.
** Hoop and his ninja girlfriend fight, jumping high like the wire-work in Wuxia films, and fighting on the vertical face of a building, right up until [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Stroker just shoots her in the back from the ground.]]
** In one episode Stroker solves the whole "Which is the real one" cliché just like you would expect someone to in RealLife: he just incapacitates ''both'' people so that the good guys can figure out which is which at their leisure, without having to worry about making a mistake (and still screwed it up).
** In one episode, Stroker is attempting to sneak into a facility. He knocks out the guards outside the building, and proceeds to sneak past the security guard who watches the security monitors. The security guard asks who he is, so Stroker disguises his voice in hopes of fooling him. However, the security guard reveals he was messing with Stroker, and watched him knock out the guys on the security monitors. Stroker was apparently counting on him to be asleep on the job. The security guard responds by saying he just really likes his job.
** As mentioned above, Stroker and Hoop [[MuggedForDisguise mug two camera men for a disguise,]] with [[TapOnTheHead Stroker breaking a bottle on one guys head]], with the other freaking out, when the first man no longer moves. He convinces them not to knock him out (and possibly give him a concussion), by pretending to be unconscious. The two proceed to waste a lot of time getting the guys out of their clothes (with the conscious guy having to loosen his belt), and Hoop insisting on putting on one's underwear. The guy they're supposed to spy on gets mad when his "Camera Crew" turn up almost an hour late.
26th Dec '15 3:04:31 PM Dudeco
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Since the two titular characters have detective skills that are mediocre at best and generally lack decent resumes, they have to settle for taking cases for people too poor to afford more competent detectives.
16th Dec '15 7:47:50 PM smalltime
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* BalefulPolymorph: In "XXX Wife" the villains turned two women into real life furries by splicing them with the DNA of tigers. [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody Their tiger instincts take over and they eat the Japanese investor]].

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* BalefulPolymorph: In "XXX Wife" the villains turned turn two women into real life furries by splicing them with the DNA of tigers. [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody Their tiger instincts take over and they eat the Japanese investor]].
16th Dec '15 7:46:56 PM smalltime
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* BalefulPolymorph: In "XXX Wife" the villains turned two women into real life furries by splicing them with the DNA of tigers. [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody Their tiger instincts take over and they eat the Japanese investor]].
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