History YMMV / CaptainUnderpants

23rd Jul '17 12:45:14 PM PowerfulLewpster
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV8v6d-MLL0 song to tie in with the books]] was one of many affected by the "[[Series/LazyTown We Are Number One]]" remix treatment, but this was only up until the movie came out.
27th Jun '17 7:26:34 AM MsCC93
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* DesignatedHero: George and Harold have a tendency to slip into this with some of their pranks. In the first book, they cause enough disruption at a school football game to get the school to forfeit it, and subsequently ruin everyone else's day, and Captain Underpants is later created as a result of their attempt to avoid being punished for this. In the second book, they sabotage the school's Invention Convention out of spite, due to them not being allowed to attend following the prank they pulled last year. And in exchange for fixing all the damage done by the villains, they have Mr. Krupp cancel their punishment and let them run the school for the day, during which they sell a lot of the staff's furniture to pay for the party they throw for all of the students. These only apply to the first five books, hoever. As the books continue, we see more outside threats not by them or by returning villains

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* DesignatedHero: George and Harold have a tendency to slip into this with some of their pranks. In the first book, they cause enough disruption at a school football game to get the school to forfeit it, and subsequently ruin everyone else's day, and Captain Underpants is later created as a result of their attempt to avoid being punished for this. In the second book, they sabotage the school's Invention Convention out of spite, due to them not being allowed to attend following the prank they pulled last year. And in exchange for fixing all the damage done by the villains, they have Mr. Krupp cancel their punishment and let them run the school for the day, during which they sell a lot of the staff's furniture to pay for the party they throw for all of the students. These only apply to the first five books, hoever.however. As the books continue, we see more outside threats not by them or by returning villains
13th Jun '17 8:23:50 AM MsCC93
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* DesignatedHero: George and Harold have a tendency to slip into this with some of their pranks. In the first book, they cause enough disruption at a school football game to get the school to forfeit it, and subsequently ruin everyone else's day, and Captain Underpants is later created as a result of their attempt to avoid being punished for this. In the second book, they sabotage the school's Invention Convention out of spite, due to them not being allowed to attend following the prank they pulled last year. And in exchange for fixing all the damage done by the villains, they have Mr. Krupp cancel their punishment and let them run the school for the day, during which they sell a lot of the staff's furniture to pay for the party they throw for all of the students. Granted, they do try and stop the villains in every book, but the fact that many of them (the Talking Toilets, Poopypants, Wedgie Woman) appear as a result of George and Harold's actions doesn't help their case.
** Granted, there were unordinary circumstances. Poopypants/Tinkletrousers was eventually going to crack and the fact it happened at Jerome Horwitz was just a matter of chance. With Wedgie Woman, they were unaware of the fact that the Hypno-Ring has reverse effects on women. Also, the villains of the 3rd book, the aliens, was completely unrelated to them at all.
** 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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* DesignatedHero: George and Harold have a tendency to slip into this with some of their pranks. In the first book, they cause enough disruption at a school football game to get the school to forfeit it, and subsequently ruin everyone else's day, and Captain Underpants is later created as a result of their attempt to avoid being punished for this. In the second book, they sabotage the school's Invention Convention out of spite, due to them not being allowed to attend following the prank they pulled last year. And in exchange for fixing all the damage done by the villains, they have Mr. Krupp cancel their punishment and let them run the school for the day, during which they sell a lot of the staff's furniture to pay for the party they throw for all of the students. Granted, they do try and stop the villains in every book, but the fact that many of them (the Talking Toilets, Poopypants, Wedgie Woman) appear as a result of George and Harold's actions doesn't help their case.
** Granted, there were unordinary circumstances. Poopypants/Tinkletrousers was eventually going to crack and the fact it happened at Jerome Horwitz was just a matter of chance. With Wedgie Woman, they were unaware of the fact that the Hypno-Ring has reverse effects on women. Also, the villains of the 3rd book, the aliens, was completely unrelated to them at all.
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These only apply to the first five books. books, hoever. As the books continue, we see more outside threats not by them or by returning villains (the latest book bringing back the [=TurboToliet=] 2000.)villains



** 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.
*** 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 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. And even if they missed the vinegar and baking soda thing, there were other clues that the recipe was bogus that doesn't even require ''basic'' cooking knowledge to spot- such as the instructions to "Bake at 45 degrees for three hours."
** 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.
** 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 (especially since their grades aren't all that good to begin with), yet they have [[EntitledBastard the nerve]] to [[NeverMyFault feel sorry for themselves]].
*** 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, or that other people took it ''so'' far and ''so'' quickly.
*** 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. In short, this prank was something that ''should'' have been laughed off in less than ten seconds as a fairly tame gag worthy of a chuckle or two, but got ''massively'' blown out of proportion.

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** In the third book, they sadistically torment the science teacher simply because they find his class boring. Then they pull a nasty prank on They also pulled many stunts towards 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 such as they are complaining to the principal, changing their signs, playing with the lunch ladies list off the boys' other unprovoked offenses before resigning from their positions in disgust.
*** 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 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. And even if they missed the vinegar and baking soda thing, there were other clues that the recipe was bogus that doesn't even require ''basic'' cooking knowledge to spot- such as the instructions to "Bake at 45 degrees for three hours."
** The fourth book makes it a bit more complicated. While Professor Poopypants was going to crack at some point anyway,
trays, 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.
** In the fifth book, they trick
their homeroom teacher cooking, 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 (especially since their grades aren't all that good to begin with), yet they have [[EntitledBastard the nerve]] to [[NeverMyFault feel sorry for themselves]].
*** 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, or that other people took it ''so'' far and ''so'' quickly.
*** 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. In short, this prank was something that ''should'' have been laughed off in less than ten seconds as a fairly tame gag worthy of a chuckle or two, but got ''massively'' blown out of proportion.
creating comic books about them.
12th Jun '17 8:54:07 AM SithkingZero
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** Dave later confirmed that said wife was actually named "Lisa."

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** Dave Dav later confirmed that said wife was actually named "Lisa."
12th Jun '17 8:53:40 AM SithkingZero
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** Dave later confirmed that said wife was actually named "Lisa."
8th Jun '17 9:54:05 PM Segal991
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!!For the main series:
8th Jun '17 9:53:48 PM Segal991
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!!For the {{Spin Off}}s:
* EsotericHappyEnding: The ending of ''The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers''. Billy and Diaper Dog stop Rip Van Tinkle from destroying the city, but they never actually solve the lack of toilets problem, when the lack of toilets was the main conflict of the book in the first place. Despite this, the ending is still presented as a "happy" one.
7th Jun '17 10:36:01 PM KingClark
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* 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.]]
* ItWasHisSled: Thanks to the internet, there's no hiding the fact that [[spoiler: Harold is gay in the 12th book]].

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* 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 [[spoiler:Harold marries a man with two children.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: In the original [[AC:EPIC NOVEL]], Mr. Krupp talks of a NoodleIncident involving George and Harold riggin the school intercom to play Music/WeirdAlYankovic music. Years later, he composed and performed the movie's theme song.
* ItWasHisSled: Thanks to the internet, there's no hiding the fact that [[spoiler: Harold [[spoiler:Harold is gay in the 12th book]].
26th May '17 4:34:55 PM SithkingZero
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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 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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*** 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 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. And even if they missed the vinegar and baking soda thing, there were other clues that the recipe was bogus that doesn't even require ''basic'' cooking knowledge to spot- such as the instructions to "Bake at 45 degrees for three hours."



*** 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.
*** 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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*** 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.
that, or that other people took it ''so'' far and ''so'' quickly.
*** 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. In short, this prank was something that ''should'' have been laughed off in less than ten seconds as a fairly tame gag worthy of a chuckle or two, but got ''massively'' blown out of proportion.
26th May '17 9:42:42 AM themisterfree
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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 (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 (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), the music of Music/WeirdAlYankovic at full blast for six hours), which makes their subsequent punishment seem more like LaserGuidedKarma since they went out of their way to deserve it.
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