History WesternAnimation / Underdog

24th Nov '16 8:01:00 AM backpack
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* ElectionDayEpisode: Simon Bar Sinister disperses treated feathers across the entire United States, keeping every American rolling on the ground laughing on Election Day. Only Simon and his henchman, Cad Lackey, are coherent enough to cast votes, electing Simon as United States Dictator by a total of two votes.

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* ElectionDayEpisode: Simon Bar Sinister disperses treated feathers across the entire United States, keeping every American rolling on the ground laughing on Election Day. Only Simon and his henchman, Cad Lackey, are coherent enough to cast votes, electing Simon as United States Dictator by a total of two votes.votes (the issue of the Electoral College isn't raised).
7th Nov '16 8:56:57 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* BadassDamsel: Polly doesn't always just wait to be rescued, even though it's usually necessary.



* CardCarryingVillain: Riff Raff ''loves'' being Public Enemy Number One, and once devoted an entire plan simply to recover that title.



* CatsAreMean: EvilOverlord Overcat was not just ''mean'' he could match Underdog as far as personal might was concerned.



* DamselInDistress: Sweet Polly Purebred, in practically every episode.
** Subverted in [[spoiler:"The Phony Booths", where Polly takes it upon herself to stop the [[MassHypnosis Phony Booths]]. By that time, Simon Bar Sinister has gotten Underdog under his control, so he sends Underdog to stop Polly. However, LoveRedeems, and because of this, Polly saves Underdog for a change]].

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* DamselInDistress: Sweet Polly Purebred, in practically every episode.
** Subverted
episode. Subverted, however, in [[spoiler:"The Phony Booths", where Polly takes it upon herself to stop the [[MassHypnosis Phony Booths]]. By that time, Simon Bar Sinister has gotten Underdog under his control, so he sends Underdog to stop Polly. However, LoveRedeems, and because of this, Polly saves Underdog for a change]].



* TheDon: Riff Raff is a parody of the trope.



** Underdog often [[GRatedDrug pops pills]] to boost his powers, especially after having been beaten in a fight.
*** Nowadays, most reruns have the pills cut out, except when they're needed for the plot.

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** Underdog often [[GRatedDrug pops pills]] to boost his powers, especially after having been beaten in a fight.
*** Nowadays,
fight. (Nowadays, most reruns have the pills cut out, except when they're needed for the plot.)



* GrandFinale: Vacuum Gun. Simon brings several old villains, including Electric Eel and Batty Man, BackForTheFinale. The end of the episode apparently has [[spoiler: all the villains KilledOffForReal when, after Simon tries to use the Vacuum Gun for the last time on Underdog, Underdog uses his "[[SuperBreath Atomic Breath]]" and sucks all the villains and the Vacuum Gun towards him, uses the Vacuum Gun on the villains, then exhales into the Vacuum Gun, causing it to [[StuffBlowingUp explode]]]].

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* GrandFinale: "The Vacuum Gun. Gun". Simon brings several old villains, including Riff Raff, Electric Eel and Batty Man, BackForTheFinale. The end of the episode apparently has [[spoiler: all the villains KilledOffForReal when, after Simon tries to use the Vacuum Gun for the last time on Underdog, Underdog uses his "[[SuperBreath Atomic Breath]]" and sucks all the villains and the Vacuum Gun towards him, uses the Vacuum Gun on the villains, then exhales into the Vacuum Gun, causing it to [[StuffBlowingUp explode]]]].



* HeroicDog

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* HeroicDogHeroicDog: ''Super'' heroic dog.


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* RaceFaceTurn: Both the Saucer Men and the Cloud Men end their conflict with Earth peacefully, both times due to clever thinking by Polly.


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* TakeOverTheWorld: Simon bar Sinister's goal, most of the time.
17th Jul '16 12:23:59 AM JohnnyNevada
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: The original series never gave a specific name or location for Underdog's city. However, Sweet Polly's TV station "TTV" was occasionally shown with the call letters "WTTV," which is a real-life TV station in {{Indianapolis}}.
17th Jul '16 12:18:13 AM JohnnyNevada
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: The original series never gave a specific name or location for Underdog's city. However, Sweet Polly's TV station "TTV" was occasionally shown with the call letters "WTTV," which is a real-life TV station in {{Indianapolis}}.
30th Jun '16 7:35:02 AM snichols1973
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*DastardlyWhiplash: Simon Bar-Sinister, minus the typical evil mustache.
14th Apr '16 1:38:11 AM foxley
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* InstrumentOfMurder: Simon Bar Sinister built a weather machine modeled closely after a pipe organ. Each key on its keyboard could loose some kind of weather phenomenon, including typhoons and earthquakes. However, early tests of the device tended to wreck Simon's laboratory first, so he and [[TheDragon Cad Lackey]] hijacked a moon rocket to install the device on Earth's airless satellite.
6th Dec '15 11:01:15 AM Prfnoff
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Supporting segments included ''TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'', ''Go Go Gophers'' and ''Klondike Kat''. The series' voice talent included Wally Cox as Underdog/Shoeshine Boy and Norma [=McMillan=] as Sweet Polly Purebred.

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Supporting segments included ''TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'', ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'', ''Go Go Gophers'' and ''Klondike Kat''. The series' voice talent included Wally Cox as Underdog/Shoeshine Boy and Norma [=McMillan=] as Sweet Polly Purebred.
6th Dec '15 11:01:09 AM Prfnoff
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One of Total Television's most famous AnimatedSeries, '''''Underdog''''' was a canine parody of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' which debuted on Creator/{{NBC}} in 1964 and moved to Creator/{{CBS}} in 1966. Usually, each half-hour episode consisted of two chapters of a four-part ''Underdog'' story, separated by an unrelated TTV short.

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One of Total Television's Creator/TotalTelevision's most famous AnimatedSeries, '''''Underdog''''' ''Underdog'' was a canine parody of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' which debuted on Creator/{{NBC}} in 1964 and moved to Creator/{{CBS}} in 1966. Usually, each half-hour episode consisted of two chapters of a four-part ''Underdog'' story, separated by an unrelated TTV short.
15th Aug '15 6:17:45 PM MarkLungo
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-->''"There's no need to fear -- Underdog is here!"''

One of Total Television's most famous AnimatedSeries, '''''Underdog''''' was a canine parody of ''Superman'' which debuted on Creator/{{NBC}} in 1964 and moved to Creator/{{CBS}} in 1966. Usually, each half-hour episode consisted of two chapters of a four-part ''Underdog'' story, separated by an unrelated TTV short.

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-->''"There's ->''"There's no need to fear -- Underdog is here!"''

One of Total Television's most famous AnimatedSeries, '''''Underdog''''' was a canine parody of ''Superman'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' which debuted on Creator/{{NBC}} in 1964 and moved to Creator/{{CBS}} in 1966. Usually, each half-hour episode consisted of two chapters of a four-part ''Underdog'' story, separated by an unrelated TTV short.
13th May '15 3:16:54 PM themisterfree
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*** Nowadays, most reruns have the pills cut out, except when they're needed for the plot.
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