History YMMV / CaptainUnderpants

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.
2nd Jan '17 6:48:11 AM NorthWindGray
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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.
1st Jan '17 4:41:24 PM EhWhatCanYouDo
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*** To be fair on that last one, the whole situation could've been avoided if ''either'' Ms. Ribble or Mr. Krupp owned up to the fact that they didn't want to be married to each other some time ''before'' the actual wedding. George and Harold had nothing to do with the both of them failing to do that.
26th Nov '16 8:24:56 AM Cheapsunglasses
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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 pain rude. In fairness, George and Harold do admit at the end of the book that [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone they were wrong to make fun of him]].
** In the fifth book, they trick their homeroom teacher and principal into almost getting married. Sure, Ms. Ribble is a SadistTeacher, but considering the magnitude of this action, her decision to simply have them flunk the 4th Grade comes off as an ''extremely'' lenient punishment, yet they have [[EntitledBastard the nerve]] to [[NeverMyFault feel sorry for themselves]].

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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 pain 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]].
** In the fifth book, they trick their homeroom teacher and principal into almost getting married. Sure, Ms. Ribble is a SadistTeacher, but considering the magnitude of this action, her decision to simply have them flunk the 4th Grade comes off as an ''extremely'' lenient punishment, punishment (especially since their grades aren't all that good to begin with), yet they have [[EntitledBastard the nerve]] to [[NeverMyFault feel sorry for themselves]].
22nd Nov '16 1:42:25 AM Theriocephalus
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** These only apply to the first five books. As the books continue, we see more outside threats not by them or by returning villains (the latest book bringing back the TurboToliet 2000.)

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** These only apply to the first five books. As the books continue, we see more outside threats not by them or by returning villains (the latest book bringing back the TurboToliet [=TurboToliet=] 2000.)



*** 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, George and Harold overhear their parents noting how differently they've been acting... and agree they like it.



** In the first book, they ruin a football game ForTheEvulz, and when Mr. Krupp catches them doing it, he lists off some of their other major offenses during his EvilGloating (making it now in the cafeteria, putting bits of dissected frogs in jello at a parent-teacher banquet, making it snow in the cafeteria, rigging the intercoms to play loud music), which makes their subsequent punishment seem more like LaserGuidedKarma since they went out of their way to deserve it.

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** In the first book, they ruin a football game ForTheEvulz, and when Mr. Krupp catches them doing it, he lists off some of their other major offenses during his EvilGloating (making it now in the cafeteria, putting (putting bits of dissected frogs in jello at a parent-teacher banquet, making it snow in the cafeteria, rigging the intercoms to play loud music), which makes their subsequent punishment seem more like LaserGuidedKarma since they went out of their way to deserve it.



** In the fifth book, they trick their homeroom teacher and principal into almost getting married. Sure, Ms. Ribble is a SadistTeacher, but considering the magnanimity of this action, her decision to simply have them flunk the 4th Grade comes off as an ''extremely'' lenient punishment, yet they have [[EntitledBastard the nerve]] to [[NeverMyFault feel sorry for themselves]].

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** In the fifth book, they trick their homeroom teacher and principal into almost getting married. Sure, Ms. Ribble is a SadistTeacher, but considering the magnanimity magnitude of this action, her decision to simply have them flunk the 4th Grade comes off as an ''extremely'' lenient punishment, yet they have [[EntitledBastard the nerve]] to [[NeverMyFault feel sorry for themselves]].
2nd Nov '16 3:50:24 PM Eagal
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2nd Nov '16 3:49:24 PM Eagal
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Dav will never let you forget that ''kids need imagination and fun in their lives'' and it plays as much of a role in their future as having an education.



* HilariousInHindsight[=/=]HeartwarmingInHindsight: In the library where the boys traveled to a different dimension, one of the books parodies the controversial children's book, ''Heather Has Two Mommies''. Then in the 12th book, [[spoiler: Harold marries a man with two children.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight[=/=]HeartwarmingInHindsight: HeartwarmingInHindsight: In the library where the boys traveled to a different dimension, one of the books parodies the controversial children's book, ''Heather Has Two Mommies''. Then in the 12th book, [[spoiler: Harold marries a man with two children.]]



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Dav will never let you forget that ''kids need imagination and fun in their lives'' and it plays as much of a role in their future as having an education.
23rd Oct '16 8:59:01 AM Cheapsunglasses
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: George and Harold, due to being [[DesignatedHero Designated Heroes]], ''especially'' in the first five books. To wit:
** In the first book, they ruin a football game ForTheEvulz, and when Mr. Krupp catches them doing it, he lists off some of their other major offenses during his EvilGloating (making it now in the cafeteria, putting bits of dissected frogs in jello at a parent-teacher banquet, making it snow in the cafeteria, rigging the intercoms to play loud music), which makes their subsequent punishment seem more like LaserGuidedKarma since they went out of their way to deserve it.
** In the second book, they ruin a science fair out of spite because they were (rightly) banned from it due to a prank they pulled the previous year, making their punishment well-deserved.
** In the third book, they sadistically torment the science teacher simply because they find his class boring. Then they pull a nasty prank on the lunch ladies (the only faculty members who ''aren't'' shown to be [[JerkAss jerks]]) that covers the entire school in slime for ''no reason whatsoever'', and as they are complaining to the principal, the lunch ladies list off the boys' other unprovoked offenses before resigning from their positions in disgust.
** 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 pain rude. In fairness, George and Harold do admit at the end of the book that [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone they were wrong to make fun of him]].
** In the fifth book, they trick their homeroom teacher and principal into almost getting married. Sure, Ms. Ribble is a SadistTeacher, but considering the magnanimity of this action, her decision to simply have them flunk the 4th Grade comes off as an ''extremely'' lenient punishment, yet they have [[EntitledBastard the nerve]] to [[NeverMyFault feel sorry for themselves]].
16th Jul '16 9:46:16 AM Fourze99
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* GrowingTheBeard: The series started out as just simple harmless children's entertainment and little else. However, by the 4th and 5th books, Dav's commentary and messages become clear to more observant readers, with just enough subtlety to keep smaller readers entertained but still encouraged.


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* TheWoobie: Kindergartner Harold. His dad's gone before the book starts, he's bullied on a daily basis, and it's all but stated he draws constantly because of everything that's happened to him. It's no wonder he's friends with George after the kid saves him.
27th May '16 2:27:10 PM Fourze99
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Dav will never let you forget that ''kids need imagination and fun in their lives'' and it plays as much of a role in their future as having an education.
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