History WesternAnimation / TheRaccoons

29th Dec '16 7:24:13 AM cheril59
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* InexplicablyTailless: The pigs don't seem to have any tails despite wearing no pants.
3rd Dec '16 11:51:39 AM cheril59
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''The Raccoons'' was a Canadian animated series about a trio of, well, raccoons, living in a "Raccoondominium" in the Evergreen Forest: young married couple Ralph and Melissa, and Ralph's flighty, irresponsible, but lovable younger brother Bert. The Raccoons were always getting entangled in the schemes of conniving industrialist aardvark Cyril Sneer, which usually involved trying to take over or destroy the Evergreen Forest for one reason or another. Their escapades were aided by two friendly sheepdogs, Schaeffer and Broo, as well as Cyril's nebbishy son Cedric, and Cedric's girlfriend Sophia. First season episodes would frequently feature a side story involving human forest ranger Dan and his kids Julie and Tommy, but they were eventually phased out. They were replaced by Ralph and Melissa's nephew, Bentley and his teenage sister, Lisa, who may be a love interest for Bert (if you ask [[{{Shipping}} the fans]]).

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''The Raccoons'' was a Canadian animated series about a trio of, well, raccoons, living in a "Raccoondominium" in the Evergreen Forest: young married couple Ralph and Melissa, and Ralph's flighty, irresponsible, but lovable younger brother roommate Bert. The Raccoons were always getting entangled in the schemes of conniving industrialist aardvark Cyril Sneer, which usually involved trying to take over or destroy the Evergreen Forest for one reason or another. Their escapades were aided by two friendly sheepdogs, Schaeffer and Broo, as well as Cyril's nebbishy son Cedric, and Cedric's girlfriend Sophia. First season episodes would frequently feature a side story involving human forest ranger Dan and his kids Julie and Tommy, but they were eventually phased out. They were replaced by Ralph and Melissa's nephew, Bentley and his teenage sister, Lisa, who may be a love interest for Bert (if you ask [[{{Shipping}} the fans]]).
10th Aug '16 5:35:35 PM Chepicus
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* TheLastOneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: During chapter "The Wrong Stuff!", Schaeffer and Ralph are excited for the new Sneer's TV Satellite, which promises to have 300 channels, 40 of them broadcasting sports. So they're shown making plans and schedules to watch sports channels (Schaeffe even bought a giant TV for his cafe), hoping for the hours and hours they'll be able to watch football, baseball, hockey, golf and... synchronized swimming. They even declined an invitation from Melissa and Nicole for it.
5th May '16 11:50:43 PM GoldenSeals
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* LoveAtFirstSight: In the episode "Spring Fever!", Lisa Raccoon, Bentley's older sister makes her first appearance in the show, and Bert falls in love with her instantly. During the whole episode, he's finding the perfect time to confess his feelings, but when he finally does it, she turns him down due to the fact that they barely know each other. But by the end of the episode, Bert receives a letter from her where she wants him as a friend, which lifts his mood and implies a promise of something better.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: In the episode "Spring Fever!", Lisa Raccoon, Bentley's older sister makes her first appearance in the show, and Bert falls in love with her instantly. During the whole episode, he's finding the perfect time to confess his feelings, but when he finally does it, she turns him down due to the fact that because they barely know each other. But by the end of the episode, Bert receives a letter from her where she wants him as a friend, which lifts his mood and implies a promise of something better.
23rd Feb '16 11:35:10 PM mlsmithca
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* SlapSlapKiss: In "The Sky's The Limit!", after Ralph crashlands after trying to impress Melissa when her ex-boyfriend Troy, a professinal pilot, comes to call, Melissa gives Ralph a piece of her mind for performing such outrageous stunts just to try to win her back. Eventually, she calms down when she reminds him that she'll always love him and plants a passionate kiss on his lips, much to Troy's extreme surprise.

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* SlapSlapKiss: In "The Sky's The Limit!", after Ralph crashlands after trying to impress Melissa when her ex-boyfriend Troy, a professinal professional pilot, comes to call, Melissa gives Ralph a piece of her mind for performing such outrageous stunts just to try to win her back. Eventually, she calms down when she reminds him that she'll always love him and plants a passionate kiss on his lips, much to Troy's extreme surprise.



* UnwinnableByDesign: To boost sales of his flagging potato chips, Cyrill Sneer introduces a collect-the-pieces-style contest. To keep the contest running for as long as possible, and to avoid paying the prize, the only copy of the last piece was locked up. The contest is only won by Bert when the pigs lose the winning piece.

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* UnwinnableByDesign: To boost sales of his flagging potato chips, Cyrill Cyril Sneer introduces a collect-the-pieces-style contest. To keep the contest running for as long as possible, and to avoid paying the prize, the only copy of the last piece was locked up. The contest is only won by Bert when the pigs lose the winning piece.
8th Feb '16 4:03:02 AM DaibhidC
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* MacGuffin: The star on Broo's collar in "The Raccoons and the Lost Star".

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* MacGuffin: The star on Broo's collar in "The Raccoons and the Lost Star".Star"
* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: The episode "Time Trap!" in which Cyril goes back to past episodes and makes sure all his moneymaking schemes actually come off. [[spoiler: It's AllJustADream.]].



* PutWrongWhatOnceWentRight: The episode "Time Trap!" in which Cyril goes back to past episodes and makes sure all his moneymaking schemes actually come off. [[spoiler: It's AllJustADream.]]
8th Feb '16 4:01:22 AM DaibhidC
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* PutWrongWhatOnceWentRight: The episode "Time Trap!" in which Cyril goes back to past episodes and makes sure all his moneymaking schemes actually come off. [[spoiler: It's AllJustADream.]]
17th Dec '15 9:06:13 PM mlsmithca
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** In "Spring Fever!" from Series 4, Cyril's idol, business magnate J.P. Gordon, is staying with Mr. Knox, and Cyril tries everything he can to get a chance to discuss a possible deal with him, only half paying attention to the fact that Cedric is speaking at a camp reunion and has given him a gift for the occasion. Knox finally sets up a meeting between Cyril and Gordon, but the timing means that Cyril cannot attend Cedric's reunion. However, when Cyril discovers that Cedric's gift is a new set of gold cuff links, he decides family is more important than business and hurries to the train station, just in time to board the train Cedric is taking to his reunion... where he discovers that Gordon is sitting next to Cedric and has been so thoroughly charmed by the young aardvark that he is eager to meet the father of whom Cedric speaks so highly.

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** In "Spring Fever!" from Series 4, Cyril's idol, business magnate J.P. Gordon, is staying with Mr. Knox, and Cyril tries everything he can to get a chance to discuss a possible deal with him, only half paying attention to the fact that Cedric is speaking at a camp reunion and has given him a gift for the occasion. Knox finally sets up a meeting between Cyril and Gordon, Gordon on the day the latter is due to leave, but the timing means that Cyril cannot attend Cedric's reunion. However, when Cyril discovers that Cedric's gift is a new set of gold cuff links, he decides family is more important than business business, tells Knox the meeting is off, and hurries to the train station, just in time to board the train Cedric is taking to his reunion... where he discovers that Gordon Gordon, who is leaving on the same train, is sitting next to Cedric and has been so thoroughly charmed by the young aardvark that he is eager to meet the father of whom Cedric speaks so highly.



* LargeHam: Cyril Sneer's the Master of this, from the specials to the series:
-->'''Cyril Sneer:''' I'm Cyril Sneer! A LUMBER profiteer! Whenever I'm near, [[ChewingTheScenery TREES! DISAPPEAR!]]
** Bert's enthusiastic and probably hyperactive personality , is seen as this too, specially when you hear his famous proclamation:
-->'''Bert:''' Bert Raccoon! (ocupation of the day)!!!

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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Cyril Sneer's the Master of this, from the specials to the series:
-->'''Cyril --->'''Cyril Sneer:''' I'm Cyril Sneer! A LUMBER profiteer! Whenever I'm near, [[ChewingTheScenery TREES! DISAPPEAR!]]
** Bert's enthusiastic and probably hyperactive personality , is seen as this too, specially especially when you hear his famous signature proclamation:
-->'''Bert:''' --->'''Bert:''' Bert Raccoon! (ocupation [Occupation of the day)!!!day]!



** Lady Baden-Baden always speaks in a melodramatic tone. It helps that she had a past careet as an actress.

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** Lady Baden-Baden always speaks in a melodramatic tone. It helps that she had a past careet career as an actress.



* [[TwoTeacherSchool One Teacher School]]: Justified in that it's a rural one room school, run by [[{{Schoolmarm}} Ms. Primrose]], who had taught most of the cast, even Cyril Sneer.


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* TwoTeacherSchool: Just one teacher, in fact. Justified in that it's a rural one room school, run by [[{{Schoolmarm}} Ms. Primrose]], who had taught most of the cast, even Cyril Sneer.
13th Dec '15 12:02:13 PM mlsmithca
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Before the series proper there were four {{TV Movie}}s: ''The Christmas Raccoons'' (which introduced the Raccoons, Dan and his family, and the Sneers), ''The Raccoons On Ice'' (which added Sophia), ''The Raccoons And The Lost Star'' (a weird RecycledInSpace concept, which introduced Broo), and ''The Raccoons: Lets Dance''.

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Before the series proper there were four {{TV Movie}}s: ''The Christmas Raccoons'' (which introduced the Raccoons, Dan and his family, and the Sneers), ''The Raccoons On Ice'' (which added Sophia), ''The Raccoons And The Lost Star'' (a weird RecycledInSpace concept, which introduced Broo), and ''The Raccoons: Lets Let's Dance''.









* AllJustADream: The episode ''[[spoiler:Time Trap!]]''.

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* AllJustADream: The episode ''[[spoiler:Time Trap!]]''."Time Trap!".



* BigBallOfViolence: Shows up toward the end of ''The Chips Are Down''.
* BlackSheep: Cyril is trying to keep one of these covered up in Season 1's ''[[spoiler:Going It Alone]]''.

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* BigBallOfViolence: Shows up toward the end of ''The "The Chips Are Down''.
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* BlackSheep: Cyril is trying to keep one of these covered up in Season 1's ''[[spoiler:Going "Going It Alone]]''.Alone!".



** Sophia makes a cameo in ''The Headline Hunter''.

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** Sophia makes a cameo in ''The "The Headline Hunter''.Hunter!".


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** In "Spring Fever!" from Series 4, Cyril's idol, business magnate J.P. Gordon, is staying with Mr. Knox, and Cyril tries everything he can to get a chance to discuss a possible deal with him, only half paying attention to the fact that Cedric is speaking at a camp reunion and has given him a gift for the occasion. Knox finally sets up a meeting between Cyril and Gordon, but the timing means that Cyril cannot attend Cedric's reunion. However, when Cyril discovers that Cedric's gift is a new set of gold cuff links, he decides family is more important than business and hurries to the train station, just in time to board the train Cedric is taking to his reunion... where he discovers that Gordon is sitting next to Cedric and has been so thoroughly charmed by the young aardvark that he is eager to meet the father of whom Cedric speaks so highly.
** In "Stress Test!" from Series 5, Cyril ends up in hospital suffering from a severe ulcer, leaving the pigs to keep track of a big land deal he is trying to close with Milton Midas. While there, he befriends a young patient named Danny who calms his fears about treatment, having been a hospital regular for some time. When it looks as though an important surgical procedure on Danny may have to be postponed because the hospital does not have a blood transfusion, Cyril, who happens to have the required blood type, bows out of signing the deal with Midas to donate blood to Danny, ensuring the success of his surgery. It transpires that Midas was trying to swindle Cyril into buying worthless swampland which would have wiped millions off his fortune, and the delay results in the fraud being exposed and Cyril's fortune being preserved (apart from the money the pigs blew on a wild party in his absence).
11th Dec '15 12:29:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DealWithTheDevil: In ''The Raccoons on Ice'', Cyril offers a bargain: a hockey competition between him and the Raccoons for control of the lake, with one week to practice. Bert, never one to refuse a challenge, eagerly accepts the offer before anyone can stop him. He figures that Cyril surely can't know a whole lot about hockey and that won't be much of a challenge. Alas, they quickly discover that Cyril DOES take the competition seriously; he's got all the best equipment and players at the ready to demolish them and wipe the lake right off the map.

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* DealWithTheDevil: DealWithTheDevil:
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In ''The Raccoons on Ice'', Cyril offers a bargain: a hockey competition between him and the Raccoons for control of the lake, with one week to practice. Bert, never one to refuse a challenge, eagerly accepts the offer before anyone can stop him. He figures that Cyril surely can't know a whole lot about hockey and that won't be much of a challenge. Alas, they quickly discover that Cyril DOES take the competition seriously; he's got all the best equipment and players at the ready to demolish them and wipe the lake right off the map.
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