History WesternAnimation / TheEmperorsNewSchool

14th Sep '17 9:25:10 PM Az0riusG4m3r
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* DeanBitterman: Surprisingly subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Trying-to-steal-the-throne-from-Kuzco aside, Yzma actually seems to be a pretty good principal.
Actually subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Aside from plotting against Kuzco, Yzma actually seems to make a decent principal.

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* DeanBitterman: Surprisingly subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Trying-to-steal-the-throne-from-Kuzco aside, Yzma actually seems to be a pretty good principal.\nActually subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Aside from plotting against Kuzco, Yzma actually seems to make a decent principal.
14th Sep '17 2:09:42 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* DeanBitterman: Actually subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Aside from plotting against Kuzco, Yzma actually seems to make a decent principal.
* DeathGlare: The "Malina Stare".

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* DeanBitterman: Surprisingly subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Trying-to-steal-the-throne-from-Kuzco aside, Yzma actually seems to be a pretty good principal.
Actually subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Aside from plotting against Kuzco, Yzma actually seems to make a decent principal.
* DeathGlare: The "Malina Stare".Stare."



* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: Inverted. The team is really good... until Kuzco joins in.
* FMinusMinus: In "Kuzclone", Kuzco's clone does so poorly that he [[BrokeTheRatingScale gets a G-]].

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* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: Inverted. The team is really good... until Kuzco joins in.
* FMinusMinus: In "Kuzclone", "Kuzclone," Kuzco's clone does so poorly that he [[BrokeTheRatingScale gets a G-]].



* GoodAngelBadAngel: Parodied lots of times. In first season ALL CHARACTERS had small Kronks on their shoulders.

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* GoodAngelBadAngel: Parodied lots of times. In the first season season, ALL THE CHARACTERS had small Kronks on their shoulders.



* IWasQuiteALooker: [[spoiler:Yzma. [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120604025025/disney/images/5/54/Young_Yzma.png Would you believe it?]]]]
** Likely a reference to ''Kingdom Of The Sun'' where [[spoiler:Yzma's primary motivation was to retain her youthful good looks.]]

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* IWasQuiteALooker: [[spoiler:Yzma. [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120604025025/disney/images/5/54/Young_Yzma.png Would you believe it?]]]]
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it?]]]]. Likely a reference to ''Kingdom Of The Sun'' where [[spoiler:Yzma's primary motivation was to retain her youthful good looks.]]



* InformedAttractiveness: Malina. Sure, some might consider her pretty attractive as far as physical appearance goes (as well as the art style), but that still doesn't change the fact that they feel the need to mention she's a "hottie" in the show's theme song. As well as most episodes.

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* InformedAttractiveness: Malina. Sure, some might consider her Malina, to a certain extent--while she's certainly very pretty attractive as far as physical appearance goes (as well as the art style), but that still doesn't change the fact that they feel the need to mention she's a "hottie" in the show's theme song. As well as most episodes.



* 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.

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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 born, period.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: So much so. Kuzco even has a remote that he uses to affect the show as if were DVD content.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: So much so. Kuzco even has a remote that he uses to affect the show as if it were DVD content.



** Changed in season 2, in which Kuzco had three or four sets of clothes. In series 1, all he wore was the school uniform.

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** Changed in season 2, in which Kuzco had three or four sets of clothes. In series 1, the first season, all he wore was the school uniform.



* LiteralSplitPersonality: Kuzco decides to use one of Yzma's machines to remove all of Malina's undesirable personality traits, i.e. all of them except for being attracted to him. Since the machine removes them one at a time, there are dozens of Malinas running around causing havoc, while Kuzco finds himself creeped out by the lengths Loves Kuzco Malina goes to show her affection since she has no other personality traits to dilute it.

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* LiteralSplitPersonality: Kuzco decides to use one of Yzma's machines to remove all of Malina's undesirable personality traits, i.e. all of them except for being attracted to him. Since the machine removes them one at a time, there are dozens of Malinas running around causing havoc, while Kuzco finds himself creeped out by the lengths Loves "Loves Kuzco Malina Malina" goes to show her affection since she has no other personality traits to dilute it.balance it out.



* MoodDissonance: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The "Kuzco Mambo"]], a cheery [[AudienceParticipationSong sing-a-long]] with flashy colors and praise about how awesome Kuzco is. Right after Kuzco was bemoaning how few friends he had and got captured by Yzma.

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* MoodDissonance: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The "Kuzco Mambo"]], Mambo,"]] a cheery [[AudienceParticipationSong sing-a-long]] with flashy colors and praise about how awesome Kuzco is. Right after Kuzco was bemoaning how few friends he had and got captured by Yzma.



* 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 an actual 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." In the series finale finale, they went finally go on an actual date. date and become an official couple.



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

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* PopularIsDumb: Averted. Apparently at Apparently, Kuzco Academy cheerleaders Academy-cheerleaders are required to be maintain straight-A students.averages.



* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Rage Against The Animators, really. As per the absence of the fourth wall in this series, when Kuzco becomes TheCaligula and starts abusing his power in one episode, he fires the colourists (leaving the show penciled in black and white until he rehires them).

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* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Rage Against The Animators, really. As per the absence of the fourth wall in this series, when Kuzco becomes TheCaligula and starts abusing his power in one episode, he fires the colourists colorists (leaving the show penciled in black and white until he rehires them).



* RealAfterAll: Yzma used fake aliens on a failed attempt to become Empress and she constantly told Kronk aliens didn't exist. In the end, Kronk met real aliens but didn't believe.
* RealityWarper: Kuzco is [[Series/SavedByTheBell a Zack Morris]] for the 2000's, in animated form.

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* RealAfterAll: Yzma used fake aliens on a failed attempt to become Empress and she constantly told Kronk aliens didn't exist. In the end, Kronk met real aliens but didn't believe.
believe them .
* RealityWarper: Kuzco is basically an animated [[Series/SavedByTheBell a Zack Morris]] for the 2000's, in animated form.mid/late-2000's.



* WildTeenParty: Kuzco tries to persuade Malina to throw one while her parents are out of town. She refuses. In the end, he ends up throwing one. At her house. For a bunch of manatees. (ItMakesSenseInContext.)

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* WildTeenParty: Kuzco tries to persuade Malina to throw one while her parents are out of town. She refuses. In the end, he ends up throwing one. At her house. For a bunch of manatees. (ItMakesSenseInContext.)manatees (ItMakesSenseInContext).
16th Jul '17 4:42:57 PM DVB
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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.
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