History YMMV / AntFarm

1st May '16 4:55:25 PM TVRulezAgain
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** Oh, Fletcher, Fletcher, Fletcher. He is called dumb by everyone and it's always made fun of that his talent (art) is downright useless. The few times where his art is valued is by a guy who was implied to be high on cologne fumes and by his idol who ''takes Fletcher's gift and claims that it's his art''. His CrowningMomentOfAwesome in the Australia episode is also downplayed by Tazmanian Neville, who claims that he rescued Fletcher from the outback and belittles him in front of what is most likely a ''national audience''. If ''[=Secret AgANT=]'' is anything to go by, he has a ''ZeroPercentApprovalRating in the entire country''. Damn, he makes [[Series/ICarly Freddie Benson]] and [[{{Victorious}} Robbie Shapiro]] look like Leprechauns.

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** Oh, Fletcher, Fletcher, Fletcher. He is called dumb by everyone and it's always made fun of that his talent (art) is downright useless. The few times where his art is valued is by a guy who was implied to be high on cologne fumes and by his idol who ''takes Fletcher's gift and claims that it's his art''. His CrowningMomentOfAwesome in the Australia episode is also downplayed by Tazmanian Neville, who claims that he rescued Fletcher from the outback and belittles him in front of what is most likely a ''national audience''. If ''[=Secret AgANT=]'' is anything to go by, he has a ''ZeroPercentApprovalRating in the entire country''. Damn, he makes [[Series/ICarly Freddie Benson]] and [[{{Victorious}} [[Series/{{Victorious}} Robbie Shapiro]] look like Leprechauns.
27th Mar '16 12:32:02 PM H2SO4
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** The episode [=EndurANTs=] has [[Series/LabRats Billy Unger]] guest-star as a rival to Fletcher. He is also Jake Short's future costar on ''Series/LabRatsEliteForce'' and they're characters are (sometimes) also rivals.

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** The episode [=EndurANTs=] has [[Series/LabRats Billy Unger]] guest-star as a rival to Fletcher. He is also Jake Short's future costar on ''Series/LabRatsEliteForce'' and they're their characters are (sometimes) also rivals.
26th Mar '16 8:12:30 PM H2SO4
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** The episode [=EndurANTs=] has [[Series/LabRats Billy Unger]] guest-star as a rival to Fletcher. He is also Jake Short's future costar on Series/LabRatsEliteForce and they're characters are (sometimes) also rivals.

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** The episode [=EndurANTs=] has [[Series/LabRats Billy Unger]] guest-star as a rival to Fletcher. He is also Jake Short's future costar on Series/LabRatsEliteForce ''Series/LabRatsEliteForce'' and they're characters are (sometimes) also rivals.
26th Mar '16 8:12:10 PM H2SO4
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* FanPreferredCouple: Fletcher has a crush on Chyna, but [[http://antfarm.wikia.com/wiki/Folive_Fanfiction most fanfiction you'll find will ship him with Olive instead]]. In fact, [[http://antfarm.wikia.com/wiki/Folive the article about the pairing]] is the longest article on the show's wiki.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Fletcher has a crush on Chyna, but [[http://antfarm.wikia.com/wiki/Folive_Fanfiction most fanfiction you'll find will ship him with Olive instead]]. In fact, [[http://antfarm.wikia.com/wiki/Folive the article about the pairing]] is the longest article on the show's wiki. Fans got their wish.



* HilariousInHindsight: The episode "[=ScavANTger=] Hunt" features a lot of references to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise and George Lucas - right around the same time Disney (owners of The Disney Channel) bought the ''Star Wars'' franchise and [=LucasFilm=] Licensing lock stock and barrel. Further interesting as it's a case of this trope ''before'' the episode actually aired.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The episode "[=ScavANTger=] Hunt" features a lot of references to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise and George Lucas - right around the same time Disney (owners of The Disney Channel) bought the ''Star Wars'' franchise and [=LucasFilm=] Licensing lock stock and barrel. Further interesting as it's a case of this trope ''before'' the episode actually aired.aired.
** The episode [=EndurANTs=] has [[Series/LabRats Billy Unger]] guest-star as a rival to Fletcher. He is also Jake Short's future costar on Series/LabRatsEliteForce and they're characters are (sometimes) also rivals.
9th Jan '16 2:18:04 PM Aspie
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* GeniusBonus: In "Some EnchANTed Evening", Gibson recalls an incident involving a cheerleader named Samantha Herkimer. Those familiar with the sport of cheerleading will recognize that the character is named after Lawrence Herkimer, the founder of the National Cheerleaders Association.

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* GeniusBonus: In "Some EnchANTed Evening", [=EnchANTed Evening=]", Gibson recalls an incident involving a cheerleader named Samantha Herkimer. Those familiar with the sport of cheerleading will recognize that the character is named after Lawrence Herkimer, the founder of the National Cheerleaders Association.
9th Jan '16 2:16:30 PM Aspie
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* GeniusBonus: In "Some EnchANTed Evening", Gibson recalls an incident involving a cheerleader named Samantha Herkimer. Those familiar with the sport of cheerleading will recognize that the character is named after Lawrence Herkimer, the founder of the National Cheerleaders Association.
31st Dec '15 5:43:34 PM MagBas
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* CanonSue: Chyna, depending on who you ask.
19th Aug '15 9:24:59 PM MagBas
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* DudeNotFunny: In the episode "[=SciANTs=] Fair", Olive and Chyna fight over the controller to a miniature zeppelin during the titular fair; cue accidental recreation of the Hindenburg disaster with Olive even quoting the famous line "Oh, the humanity!" If the laugh track is to be believed, it's all PlayedForLaughs!
** Arguably the whole episode "[=MutANT=] Farm", but this quote "You got a text message from Satan! 'See you soon'..." takes the prize. That joke came from the first episode, which this episode was [[RecycledScript based]] off of.
** The PoliceBrutality jokes in "The [=InformANT=]", which were, of course, PlayedForLaughs. The scenes even got removed and shortened.
** Lexi breaking her legs [[ItMakesSenseInContext after pretending to be crippled]] in "[=PatANT=] Pending" and everybody thinking she's faking again and just leaving her there. God, we know she's an AlphaBitch, [[KickTheDog but that]] [[DisproportionateRetribution was just harsh]] also, Lexi was hit squarely on the ''head'', yet her ''legs'' are broken?!
** "[=ANTswers=]" tries to put the problems of arguing parents in stride (although it was treated seriously until it turns out Paisely was crying about her parrots). Lexi also makes a joke about deportation, just because Cameron's Canadian girlfriend was chosen to be in advertisements instead of her.
*** Let's not forget [[BlackComedy how the librarian was reduced to bones because it has been so long since people visited the Library]].
** [[TearJerker Lexi harshly telling Fletcher that Chyna didn't love him.]]
** While looking for her UsefulNotes/AmeliaEarhart doll in "[=AmusemANT=] Park", Olive says "Where is she? [gasp] She's missing."
** When Fletcher gets a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Chyna's about to compliment him only to get hit in the head with a boomerang.
*** Shortly afterward, he gets invited on a Tazmanian Neville's show, thinking that he would talk about his surprisingly badass feats. Instead, Neville claims that he was the one who rescued Fletcher and belittles him in front of the audience. [[ButtMonkey Damn.]]
** The treatment of Fletcher in Season 3 is generally found to be unfunny and instead [[TheWoobie rather pitiable]].
*** Fletcher's fear of streamers stems from an incident where he tied himself up like a mummy, only for Olive to mistake him for a piñata and viciously beat him while everyone else laughs.
*** Olive trying to kill Fletcher with venomous snakes just because he mis-phrased a riddle she was trying to solve.
*** People harshly yelling at Fletcher to get him to shut up, which is apparently a RunningGag.
*** [[{{Jerkass}} Olive]] beating Fletcher viciously (''again'') and not actually taking responsibility for it. The rest of the episode even had his so-called friends (Olive even admits that Fletcher's not a friend) show a generally uncaring behavior toward him. It's a wonder why Fletcher is still happy-go-lucky.
*** The revelation Kennedy never really liked Fletcher and was using him; yes, the only person that's given Fletcher a PetTheDog in Season 3 turns out to be using him the whole time.
* EarWorm: The theme music. Also "Cameron Parks: Space Cadet" from "[=ClarivoyANT=]".
** China Anne [=McClain=] released a very catchy halloween-themed song called "Calling All The Monsters". It appeared in the ''A.N.T. Farm'' HalloweenEpisode.
*** Almost '''anything''' sung by China. It doesn't take a hard look to see why Executive Producer Dan Signer came up with the show by literally writing it around her.
*** "Calling All The Monsters" hasn't just appeared on ''A.N.T. Farm'' - it's been on ''ShakeItUp Twice'' (once as an instrumental only though) and even on the Disney Channel original movie ''Girl Vs. Monster''. It's also a playable track on ''Just Dance Disney Party''.
** "Tonight I'm a Soccer Ball".
** The songs when they are "The Happy Fuzzy Friends".
** Fletcher's "I Propose" in "[=SignificANT Other=]".
*** And Chyna's song back to Fletcher in the same episode, "[[FriendZone As A Friend]]".
8th Aug '15 12:14:23 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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* HilariousInHindsight: The episode "[=ScavANTger=] Hunt" features a lot of references to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise and George Lucas - right around the same time Disney (owners of [[CaptainObvious The Disney Channel]]) bought the ''Star Wars'' franchise and [=LucasFilm=] Licensing lock stock and barrel. Further interesting as it's a case of this trope ''before'' the episode actually aired.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The episode "[=ScavANTger=] Hunt" features a lot of references to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise and George Lucas - right around the same time Disney (owners of [[CaptainObvious The Disney Channel]]) Channel) bought the ''Star Wars'' franchise and [=LucasFilm=] Licensing lock stock and barrel. Further interesting as it's a case of this trope ''before'' the episode actually aired.
28th Jun '15 11:42:58 AM Discar
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* AwardSnub: Averted. While it only received one nomination at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards (Jake Short for Favorite TV Actor), he won against quite modest competition (He faced [[ModernFamily Ty Burrell]] and Tim Allen, two middle-aged actors, and Alex Heartman of the male-targeted PowerRangers -- and with the [=KCAs=] being heavily female-skewed, his odds were slim, at best). Favorite Show and Actress are maybe year or two down the road, but Favorite Sidekick should have been Creator/SierraMcCormick for Olive. Who got nominated? Jennifer Stone, Jerry Trainor, Nathan Kress and Jennette [=McCurdy=] (who won for the 2nd time in a row). Really? Three sidekicks from the same show? A show that the main protaganist seems the be the true sidekick to [[SpotlightStealingSquad Jennette McCurdy]]. It was as if NICK paved the way for her win by not putting anyone who posed a threat. Adding Gibby to the mix would've made much more sense, but he could've beat Jennette. YMMV on Sierra winning it, but she definitely deserved recognition.

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* AwardSnub: Averted. While it only received one nomination at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards (Jake Short for Favorite TV Actor), he won against quite modest competition (He faced [[ModernFamily [[Series/ModernFamily Ty Burrell]] and Tim Allen, two middle-aged actors, and Alex Heartman of the male-targeted PowerRangers -- and with the [=KCAs=] being heavily female-skewed, his odds were slim, at best). Favorite Show and Actress are maybe year or two down the road, but Favorite Sidekick should have been Creator/SierraMcCormick for Olive. Who got nominated? Jennifer Stone, Jerry Trainor, Nathan Kress and Jennette [=McCurdy=] (who won for the 2nd time in a row). Really? Three sidekicks from the same show? A show that the main protaganist seems the be the true sidekick to [[SpotlightStealingSquad Jennette McCurdy]]. It was as if NICK paved the way for her win by not putting anyone who posed a threat. Adding Gibby to the mix would've made much more sense, but he could've beat Jennette. YMMV on Sierra winning it, but she definitely deserved recognition.
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