History WesternAnimation / TimeSquad

24th Jul '16 10:25:13 PM Cranberries
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* FamilyOfChoice: The three main characters all come from different backgrounds, are forced to stay together in a satellite in space and have to work together as a team; which provides situations to give way for them to act as a real family.



* FoodPorn: Taken rather literally -- the show had ''a lot'' of suggestively-shaped food: phallic (lots of long French baguettes, sausages, bananas, etc), vagina-esque [inner and outer] (pies [none of which were cherry], the turkey Larry stuffed with gravy in "Ex Marks the Spot," Larry's muffins in "A Sandwich by Any Other Name," the ice cream tacos on "Forget the Alamo"), testicular (grapes, nuts, olives), or semen-like (whipped cream, gravy, Cheez Whiz)

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* FoodPorn: Taken rather literally -- the show had ''a lot'' of suggestively-shaped food: phallic (lots of long French baguettes, sausages, bananas, etc), vagina-esque [inner and outer] (pies [none of which were cherry], the turkey Larry stuffed with gravy in "Ex Marks the Spot," Larry's muffins soufflés in "A Sandwich by Any Other Name," the ice cream tacos on "Forget the Alamo"), testicular (grapes, nuts, olives), or semen-like (whipped cream, gravy, Cheez Whiz)
19th Jul '16 7:48:50 AM ecojosh1
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** This actually happens quite a few times, while most of the people Time Squad helps have simply gotten sidetracked or are missing some inspiration of idea that will put them on the right path, several historical characters dont WANT to take on the tasks that history dictates for them and are actively trying to avoid it, and its up to the Time Squad to force them to do it to prevent history from getting screwed up. Most noteable with Poe, but also with Plato, who has become a health nut and has to be physically threatened to become a philospher instead, Blackbeard, who prefers saving the environment over piracy, and Montezuma, who wants to be a stand up comedian. Some are visibly disheartened by being forced into a role they dont want.

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** This actually happens quite a few times, while most of the people Time Squad helps have simply gotten sidetracked or are missing some inspiration of idea that will put them on the right path, several historical characters dont don't WANT to take on the tasks that history dictates for them and are actively trying to avoid it, and its up to the Time Squad to force them to do it to prevent history from getting screwed up. Most noteable with Poe, but also with Plato, who has become a health nut and has to be physically threatened to become a philospher philosopher instead, Blackbeard, who prefers saving the environment over piracy, and Montezuma, who wants to be a stand up comedian. Some are visibly disheartened by being forced into a role they dont don't want.



* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: Unusual version of time travel. Alternate timelines dont exist, and time actively decays as it moves along through space and has to be maintained.

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* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: Unusual version of time travel. Alternate timelines dont don't exist, and time actively decays as it moves along through space and has to be maintained.
9th Jul '16 4:12:56 PM Cranberries
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tuddrussel is almost always asking for one thing of Larry, and that is for him to make just a simple cheeseburger.
** And Larry himself is fond of making soufflés.
27th Jun '16 10:48:59 PM Cranberries
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* RecklessGunUsage: Loads and loads of this, mainly coming from Tuddrussel. A notable example is when Otto, dressed in a time squad uniform and following Tuddrussel's terrible example for the day, gets handed a phaser by Tuddrussel and shoots up Amelia Earhart's apartment.
21st Mar '16 10:01:26 PM Cranberries
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Napoleons wife Josephine beats the crap out of him, Tudrussel, Otto, Larry and ''the entire French army''.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Napoleons wife Josephine beats the crap out of him, Tudrussel, Tuddrussel, Otto, Larry and ''the entire French army''.army''.
* NoodleIncident: There's often moments where the show's humor relies on the characters bringing up past events for one reason or another:
** Sheila and Buck have an entire conversation in "Ex Marks the Spot" about their past missions and the fights that Buck got involved with various historical figures. It's never established WHY Buck threw Pablo Picasso down a flight of stairs or HOW he got into a brawl with Florence Nightingale, they just happily remember that it happened.
** Before "Cabin Fever" occurs, the guys are looking like they were savagely beaten up while watching Jazz musician Louis Armstrong and his band play. They proceed to discuss how Armstrong "sure gave them a run for their money" and were relieved that Armstrong gave up what was apparently a plot to "drill into the center of the Earth".
** While trying to get Montezuma to abandon stand up comedy, Tuddrussel and Larry finally snap and throw insults at each other, with Larry to snidely ask Tuddrussel, "What about that time you went to get a drink and got your head stuck in the toilet?"
12th Mar '16 6:04:59 PM luiz4200
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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: In "Orphan Substitute", the first substitute says he can't help the squad because he's "a math genius, not a history whiz".


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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: In "Orphan Substitute", Otto and Tuddrussell have an argument and Tuddrussell decides to get another orphan under the expressed belief that "one orphan genius is as good as another". At the end of the episode, Larry and Tuddrussell take Otto back and leave the last applicant in his place. Upon seeing the new orphan, Sister Thornly just shrugs and says "one orphan genius is as good as another".
23rd Dec '15 6:55:35 AM Doug86
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Like most of Cartoon Network's in-house programming back in the days of the Cartoon Cartoons, this show played fast and loose with Standards and Practices (even before ''RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' did the same), and, what's more, it was done in excess. Other shows are content to just wing one past the radar at least once or twice an episode, but this show did a consistent job of getting away with:

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Like most of Cartoon Network's in-house programming back in the days of the Cartoon Cartoons, this show played fast and loose with Standards and Practices (even before ''RegularShow'' ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' did the same), and, what's more, it was done in excess. Other shows are content to just wing one past the radar at least once or twice an episode, but this show did a consistent job of getting away with:
28th Nov '15 11:14:43 PM WillBGood
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** "Ex Marks the Spot," from the literal take on FoodPorn to Larry declaring that Tuddrussel is sleeping on the sofa ([[DidNotEatTheMousse even though Tuddrussel did nothing to deserve it]]).

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** "Ex Marks the Spot," from the literal take on FoodPorn to Larry declaring that Tuddrussel is sleeping on the sofa ([[DidNotEatTheMousse ([[GuiltByAssociationGag even though Tuddrussel did nothing to deserve it]]).
21st Oct '15 8:20:59 PM TroperNo9001
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* [[ForgotICouldFly Forgot I Had A Phaser]]: Tuddrussell's exact words in the pilot episode, after recovering from a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to blow all the enemy robots away.



* [[ForgotICouldFly Forgot I Had A Phaser]]: Tuddrussell's exact words in the pilot episode, after recovering from a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to blow all the enemy robots away.
29th Sep '15 4:11:41 PM Cranberries
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* ShoutOut: to ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' (in "The Prime Minister Has No Clothes"), ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' (in "Planet of the Flies"), ''The Day Of The Locust'' (in "Day of the Larrys"), ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' (in "White House Weirdness"), ''Film/TheShining'' (in "Cabin Fever"), ''Film/TheStepfordWives'' (in "Larry Upgrade"), and even the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series (in "Houdini Whodunit").
** A scene in "Planet of the Flies" had Larry meet his other self in a time paradox. As one of the Larrys gestures towards the other;
---> '''Larry 1''': Ugh! Am I ''really'' that ''fat''?
---> '''Larry 2''': How ''RUDE''! (and promptly gives him a tight slap on the cheek)
*** Slightly subtle, but it refers to a scene in StarWars Episode V: Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack where C-3PO meets an android much like himself;
---> '''E-3PO''': E chu ta.
---> '''C-3PO''': How ''rude''!
** Larry's line; "The calla lilies are in bloom again," in "Floral Patton" is a SignatureLine by Creator/KatharineHepburn from her role in ''Stage Door'' which is accompanied by one of the most memorable monologues in film.
** In "Big Al's Big Secret", the pig that finished off Larry's disguise as a Texan farmer was mentioned as being named "Zeek". Dave Wasson (Time Squad's creator) himself owns a pet pig named 'Zeek'.
** A single shot in "Out with the In Crowd" contains five different [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]]. When Larry [[HoYay adoringly]] asks for the Lance Nine Trillion's autograph, he holds up an autograph pad signed by [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]], [[StarWars C-3PO]], Franchise/RoboCop, Mr. Roboto (from the Styx song of the same name) and [[ForbiddenPlanet Robby]].
** The entirety of the episode "Billy the Baby" was a shout out and homage to the animation direction of Creator/TexAvery, and to the SpaghettiWestern director Creator/SergioLeone [[note]]The episode even has a special credit at the end that dedicates "Billy the Baby" to Creator/SegioLeone and "the great Creator/TexAvery"[[/note]], where we get the Creator/ClintEastwood expy as The Man With No Name breaking the forth wall like this was a Droopy cartoon.
** The episode "White House Weirdness" is a homage to the original ScoobyDoo series, complete with a similar plot (the ghosts of former Presidents apparently haunting the White House turns out to be a plot by UsefulNotes/WilliamHowardTaft to run unopposed in the 1912 elections), the iconic music from the original ScoobyDoo cartoon, and even a scene with a chase through the ScoobyDooDoors.
** "[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Look out! He's got a board! And it's got a nail in it]]!"
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