History YMMV / CaptainUnderpants

9th Apr '17 6:50:08 PM PeaceAndLove
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* TearJerker:
** Book nine has a few:
*** [[spoiler:It's revealed that Harold's father walked out on the family when he was six, and Harold created the Captain Underpants comics as a coping mechanism. Mr. Krupp in his Captain Underpants identity is a kind of Bumbling Dad Parental Substitute for both of the boys, but particularly Harold...]]
*** [[spoiler: When Tippy returns back to the present in the ending of the book, he's learned that thanks to his actions Mr. Krupp never became Captain Underpants and the previous villains succeeded in their goals. Just as he's about to return to set right what went wrong, he's [[note]]seemingly[[/note]] crushed by a giant, zombified Harold. The final pages of the book are just shots of smoldering wreckage.]]
** Book twelve:
*** After Yesterday George and Harold get brainwashed by Sir Stinks-a-Lot's Rid-O-Kid 2000, George and Harold overhear their parents noting how differently they've been acting... and they agree that they like the new George and Harold. You don't even have to be someone who is/was labeled a "troublemaker" in school to sympathize with just how awful the two feel.
*** [[spoiler: Captain Underpants lost his powers and thanks to Sir Stinks-A-Lot wiping the hypnosis from his brain, he reverted back to Mr. Krupp permanently. Even worse, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold decide to retire the character's comics in favor of making ''Dog Man'' comics, likely ensuring that except for a few people (George, Harold, Melvin) everyone will forget him.]]
28th Mar '17 10:12:50 AM AdelePotter
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* LGBTFanbase: A curious case, as the LGBT people who are fans of the series are primarily made up of people who actually read the books as children, ''before'' realizing they were LGBT, but have since flocked back to the series in recent years, both out of nostalgia and after the reveal that [[spoiler:Harold turns out to be gay]]. It helps that the long hiatus gave a lot of the early readers time to grow up and "grow out" of the books, before said reveal revived their interest.


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* PeripheryDemographic: The books have a lot of teenaged and even adult fans -- both people who read the books for the first time as kids and simply never stopped enjoying them, or people who read them ''to'' kids, and found that they could enjoy the more clever, subtle humor and social commentary while the kids enjoyed the superheroes and toilet jokes.
28th Mar '17 9:47:42 AM DrTinkletrousers
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The books are no stranger to criticizing how public schools treat neurodivergence, especially ADHD. Book 12 in particular makes a BlandNameProduct version of Ritalin the villain's mind control gas that suppresses creativity and individuality.
** The same book makes reference to the GOP hating people who are young and different from them. In this case, it stands for Grumpy Old People, but American readers will recognize the acronym as that of the Grand Old Party, AKA the Republican Party.
22nd Mar '17 7:40:54 PM jormis29
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The animation of the movie looks beautiful and fluid, using a style similar to ''ThePeanutsMovie.''
22nd Mar '17 3:22:45 PM Snowsky
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The animation of the movie looks beautiful and fluid, using a style similar to ''ThePeanutsMovie.''
21st Mar '17 10:30:05 AM BSonirachi
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* TheScrappy: Melvin and some of the adults at Jerome Horwitz Elementary are this to a lot of fans.
19th Feb '17 2:39:08 PM NoChorus
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*** After Yesterday George and Harold get brainwashed, George and Harold overhear their parents noting how differently they've been acting... and agree they like it.

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*** After Yesterday George and Harold get brainwashed, brainwashed by Sir Stinks-a-Lot's Rid-O-Kid 2000, George and Harold overhear their parents noting how differently they've been acting... and they agree that they like it.the new George and Harold. You don't even have to be someone who is/was labeled a "troublemaker" in school to sympathize with just how awful the two feel.
16th Feb '17 12:40:30 PM MsCC93
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** The fourth book makes it a bit more complicated. While Professor Poopypants was going to crack at some point anyway, making an offensive comic book about him was just plain rude. In fairness, George and Harold do admit at the end of the book that [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone they were wrong to make fun of him]].

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** The fourth book makes it a bit more complicated. While Professor Poopypants was going to crack at some point anyway, making an offensive comic book about him was just plain rude. In fairness, George and Harold do admit at the end of the book that [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone they were wrong to make fun of him]]. Also, they were not the only ones that made fun of him.
25th Jan '17 8:01:34 AM InvaderYoukoChan
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The cheerleaders from the first book due to their TheWoobie status and how they reappeared in the ninth book and one of them got a name.
20th Jan '17 1:01:38 PM Cheapsunglasses
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*** To be fair on the slime case that caused the lunch ladies to quit, George and Harold only intended to make it a small prank. The lunch ladies were the ones who decided to multiply the recipe by 100, causing the slime incident. Never mind the [[FailedASpotCheck spot check they failed]] by not realizing what happens when you mix vinegar and baking soda, something taught in Fourth Grade the very same day.

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*** To be fair on the slime case that caused the lunch ladies to quit, George and Harold only intended to make it a small prank. The lunch ladies were the ones who decided to multiply the recipe by 100, 1000, causing the slime incident. Never mind the [[FailedASpotCheck spot check they failed]] by not realizing what happens when you mix vinegar and baking soda, something taught in Fourth Grade the very same day.


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*** On the flip-side, it should be noted that Mr. Krupp ''did'' try to explain that it was all a trick, but was so shocked by the magnanimity of it that he was rendered temporarily brain-dead, speaking in stunned mumbles up until Ms. Ribble's loud rejection snapped him out of it. Ms. Ribble, on the other hand, has no excuse.
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