History WesternAnimation / TheEmperorsNewSchool

13th May '17 11:41:59 AM H2SO4
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* CharacterExaggeration: Kuzco's intelligence, big time. In the movie, he's sheltered and spoiled, but savvy enough to know that Yzma is trying to do his job behind his back and that she has a secret lab, in addition to being manipulative enough to play Pacha for a sap twice. In the series, he's often BookDumb or a straight-up IdiotHero.

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* CharacterExaggeration: Kuzco's intelligence, big time. In the movie, he's sheltered and spoiled, but savvy enough to know that Yzma is trying to do his job behind his back and that she has a secret lab, in addition to being manipulative enough to play Pacha for a sap twice. In the series, he's often BookDumb or a straight-up IdiotHero.IdiotHero, but he's at least smart enough to know when Kronk is trying to potion him.
18th Feb '17 5:31:50 AM TMNTFanGirl
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It has the honor of being one of the last Disney animated shows for ABC before they switched to educational blocks. This was also one of the last works of Eartha Kitt as she died not long after finishing the series.

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It has the honor of being one of the last Disney animated shows for ABC before they switched to educational blocks. This was also one of the last works of Eartha Kitt as she died not long Kitt, who, sadly, passed away just over a month after finishing the series.show ended.



* ArbitrarySkepticism: The Moon Beast episode. There are magic potions that can change people, there are gods that grant wishes, but there are no man-eating monsters.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: The Moon Beast episode. There are magic potions that can change people, people into animals and objects, there are gods that grant wishes, but there are no man-eating monsters.



* BenevolentGenie: Every [[YouMeanXMas Giftmas]], Papa Santos grants one wish to each person in the "nice" list. Kuzco wishes to become the Emperor again but he's on the top of the "naughty" list.

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* BenevolentGenie: Every [[YouMeanXMas Giftmas]], Papa Santos grants one wish to each person in the "nice" list. Kuzco wishes to become the Emperor again but he's on at the top of the "naughty" list.



* BrokenAesop: In-universe After his students complain over their hard (easy) work (mostly Kuzco, Kronk just wanted a piñata). Mr. Moleguaco summons his SadistTeacher cousin to teach them that you can't skip work. After successfully teaching the lesson he throws a vacation. When Malina points out the lack of education value, he handwaves it blatantly.

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* BrokenAesop: In-universe After In-universe--after his students complain over their hard (easy) work (mostly Kuzco, Kronk just wanted a piñata). Mr. Moleguaco summons his SadistTeacher cousin to teach them that you can't skip work. After successfully teaching the lesson he throws a vacation. When Malina points out the lack of education value, he handwaves it blatantly.



* DeanBitterman: Actually subverted with Principal Amzy. She mainly just plots against Kuzco and apart from that she seems to be a decent principal.

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* DeanBitterman: Actually subverted with Principal Amzy. She mainly just plots Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Aside from plotting against Kuzco and apart from that she Kuzco, Yzma actually seems to be make a decent principal.



* FirstKiss: [[spoiler:Malina and Kuzco in "The Emperor's New Musical"]]

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* FirstKiss: [[spoiler:Malina and Kuzco in "The Emperor's New Musical"]]Musical."]]



* GenderBender: Kuzco and Kronk turned into girls in "Girls Behaving Oddly".

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* GenderBender: Kuzco and Kronk turned into girls in "Girls Behaving Oddly".Oddly."



* HeldBackInSchool: An extreme example has him forced back into "Kuzcogarten".

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* HeldBackInSchool: An extreme example has him forced back into "Kuzcogarten"."Kuzcogarten."



* MythologyGag: One of the subplots of the episode "Project Poncho" involves Yzma being tricked into believing that she got a poncho that only the intelligent could see, culminating with Tipo pointing out, from the middle of the crowd for the fashion show, that "the Empress is on her underwear". This side of the story [[WholePlotReference was all referring to]] ''Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes'', the story that loosely inspired [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove the original movie]]. (Well, the title, if nothing else.)

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* MythologyGag: One of the subplots of the episode "Project Poncho" involves Yzma being tricked into believing that she got a poncho that only the intelligent could see, culminating with Tipo pointing out, from the middle of the crowd for the fashion show, that "the Empress is on in her underwear". This side of the story [[WholePlotReference was all referring to]] ''Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes'', the story that loosely inspired [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove the original movie]]. (Well, the title, if nothing else.)



* NotADate: This was a running gag. Whenever Kuzco and Malina would end up doing something together, Kuzco would call it a date, and Malina would tell him "it's not a date". In the series finale they went on a date.

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* NotADate: This was a running gag. Whenever Kuzco and Malina would end up doing something together, Kuzco would call it a date, and Malina would tell him "it's not a date". date." In the series finale they went on a an actual date.



* ParentalAbandonment: Kuzco, just like in the movie. One episode even deals with a sort of "family Olympics," and he immediately goes to join Pacha's family. He himself claims he was "birthed from a glorious union between the Moon and the Stars." It's even painted Renaissance-style on the school's ceiling. It's implied in another episode that Yzma is behind the disappearance of Kuzco's Dad.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Kuzco, just like in the movie. One episode even deals with a sort of "family Olympics," and he immediately goes to join Pacha's family. He himself claims he was "birthed from a glorious union between the Moon and the Stars." It's even painted Renaissance-style on the school's ceiling. It's implied in another episode that Yzma is behind the disappearance of Kuzco's Dad.parents (or at least his dad).



* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Yzma is Kuzco's advisor but doesn't give him any advices through the series because she's under the impression that, since Kuzco must graduate in order to become Emperor, she doesn't have to do her job until then. She's told otherwise by a board of people in charge of reviewing her work in "Take My Advice".

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Yzma is Kuzco's advisor but doesn't give him any advices through the series because she's under the impression that, since Kuzco must graduate in order to become Emperor, she doesn't have to do her job until then. She's told otherwise by a board of people in charge of reviewing her work in "Take My Advice".Advice."



* PopularIsDumb: Averted. Apparently at Kuzco Academy cheerleaders are required to have perfect grades.

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* PopularIsDumb: Averted. Apparently at Kuzco Academy cheerleaders are required to have perfect grades.be straight-A students.



* PutMeInCoach: Even when Kuzco learns how to play the game... he never actually scores.

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* PutMeInCoach: Even when Kuzco learns how to play the game... he never actually scores.



* YouMeanXmas: Kuzmas (and Kuzcoween and whatever other holiday they feel like parodying). The most painful is that in the Christmas episode a kid's wish is to see snow... And Kuzco freezes to near-death in the same episode.

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* YouMeanXmas: Kuzmas (and Kuzcoween and whatever other holiday they feel like parodying). The most painful is that in the Christmas episode a kid's wish is to see snow... And and Kuzco freezes to near-death in the same episode.
11th Feb '17 8:23:30 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* BrokenAesop:In-universe After his students complain over their hard (easy) work (mostly Kuzco, Kronk just wanted a piñata). Mr. Moleguaco summons his SadistTeacher cousin to teach them that you can't skip work. After successfully teaching the lesson he throws a vacation. When Melina points out the lack of education value, he handwaves it blatantly.

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* BrokenAesop:In-universe BrokenAesop: In-universe After his students complain over their hard (easy) work (mostly Kuzco, Kronk just wanted a piñata). Mr. Moleguaco summons his SadistTeacher cousin to teach them that you can't skip work. After successfully teaching the lesson he throws a vacation. When Melina Malina points out the lack of education value, he handwaves it blatantly.
25th Jan '17 11:22:22 PM creader
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* CharacterExaggeration: Kuzco's intelligence, big time. In the movie, he's sheltered and spoiled, but savvy enough to know that Yzma is trying to do his job behind his back and that she has a secret lab, in addition to being manipulative enough to play Pacha for a sap twice. In the series, he's often BookDumb or a straight-up IdiotHero.
4th Jan '17 10:57:20 AM QueenSaeryen
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** In "Evil and Eviler," Yzma [[spoiler:saves Kuzco at the last minute from an emperor exterminator]].


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** In "Evil and Eviler," she hires an emperor exterminator to get rid of Kuzco, but [[spoiler:saves his life at the last minute]].
4th Jan '17 10:54:56 AM QueenSaeryen
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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: The "Yzmopolis" episode, in which Kuzco wishes not to have been emperor so he can fit in. Unfortunately, his wish causes him to never have been period.
29th Dec '16 5:13:11 PM QueenSaeryen
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* PetTheDog: Yzma has a few moments.
** In "The Prisoner of Kuzcoban," she tells Kronk that his favorite superhero, Pajama Llama, is not real, which leads to Kronk breaking down in tears and becoming depressed. At the end of the episode, Yzma [[spoiler:dresses up like Pajama Llama and sings the theme song to make Kronk happy again]].
** In "Cornivale," Yzma disguises herself as a relative of Pacha's to get to Kuzco, and it turns out she enjoys playing with the kids. When Kuzco does show up, he [[spoiler:gives Yzma a big hug and so she can't bring herself to carry out her plan. Her disguise wears off, but Pacha's family lets her stay as a guest]].
*** During that episode's end credits, Kuzco has to remind the audience that Yzma's not really that nice.
21st Dec '16 5:28:04 PM QueenSaeryen
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* CryForTheDevil: Yzma has it pretty rough in some episodes.
** In "The Emperor's New School Spirit," she recounts how her high school classmates made fun of her, calling her "pigeon-legs." At her high school reunion, they [[spoiler: [[KickTheDog cover her with honey and bird feathers and continue to taunt her]]]]. With [[spoiler:Kuzco]]'s help, she [[spoiler: gets back at them by [[TheDogBitesBack turning them into pigeons]]]].
** In "Take My Advice," Yzma is fired at the very beginning and has to find a new job. [[spoiler:She makes a living as the "Dinosaur Lady."]]



* [[Mon Mon]]: Parodied in "The Emperor's New Show." One segment has Kuzco and his friends fight Yzma in a ''[[Franchise/Pokemon Pokemon]]''-type show.
21st Dec '16 5:25:28 PM QueenSaeryen
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* Mon: Parodied in "The Emperor's New Show." One segment has Kuzco and his friends fight Yzma in a ''Franchise/Pokemon''-type show.

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* Mon: [[Mon Mon]]: Parodied in "The Emperor's New Show." One segment has Kuzco and his friends fight Yzma in a ''Franchise/Pokemon''-type ''[[Franchise/Pokemon Pokemon]]''-type show.
21st Dec '16 5:24:06 PM QueenSaeryen
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* Mon: Parodied in "The Emperor's New Show." One segment has Kuzco and his friends fight Yzma in a ''VideoGame/Pokemon''-type show.

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* Mon: Parodied in "The Emperor's New Show." One segment has Kuzco and his friends fight Yzma in a ''VideoGame/Pokemon''-type ''Franchise/Pokemon''-type show.
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