History YMMV / Doug

21st Aug '16 11:08:35 AM Erin582
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* ValuesDissonance: In "Doug's Christmas Story," we see Al and Moo creating a smoke bomb that looks like a cupcake. After Columbine, the idea of kids creating state of the art weaponry probably wouldn't sit too well with audiences.

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* ValuesDissonance: In "Doug's Christmas Story," we see Al and Moo creating a smoke bomb that looks like a cupcake. After Columbine, the idea of kids creating state of the art weaponry probably wouldn't sit too well with audiences.audiences.
* VindicatedByHistory: Although never a bad cartoon by any means and the Nickelodeon series was well-loved by fans and parents, there are those who believe that (in comparison to ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', anyway) [[QuietlyPerformingSisterShow it was underwhelming and overshadowed by the two.]] Over time and with both the Disney series [[FirstInstallmentWins making it look better in hindsight]] and with the fellow Nicktoons experiencing SeasonalRot and controversial changes, respectively, the show ends up looking better over time. It also helps that Creator/BillyWest admitted that this was his favorite show he ever worked on.
20th Aug '16 10:24:41 AM Exxolon
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** Listen to the opening title song. Now listen to John Denver's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGVJVuTaea0 Dancing with the Mountains]] released in 1980. Just sayin'.

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** Listen to the opening title song. Now listen to John Denver's Music/JohnDenver's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGVJVuTaea0 Dancing with the Mountains]] released in 1980. Just sayin'.
22nd Jul '16 5:15:23 PM Mikeyfan93
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** Same with the movie. Some like it, some 'F'really'' don't like it.

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** Same with the movie. Some like it, some 'F'really'' ''really'' don't like it.
20th Jul '16 10:19:37 AM MrDeath
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* MarySue: Patti. In 167 stories, she is at fault in exactly one: [[spoiler: the one in which Doug unintentionally beats her at everything.]]
20th Jul '16 8:49:23 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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* MarySue: Patti. In 167 stories, she is at fault in exactly one: [[spoiler: the one in which Doug beats her at everything.]]

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* MarySue: Patti. In 167 stories, she is at fault in exactly one: [[spoiler: the one in which Doug unintentionally beats her at everything.]]
20th Jul '16 8:47:18 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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* MarySue: Patti. In 167 stories, she is at fault in exactly one: [[spoiler: the one in which Doug beats her at everything.]]
11th Jun '16 9:36:05 AM Pichu-kun
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** In one episode, {{Imagine Spot}}s of a ''Franchise/JamesBond''-esque character have a slightly off version of the James Bond theme being played.

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** In one episode, {{Imagine Spot}}s of a ''Franchise/JamesBond''-esque ''Film/JamesBond''-esque character have a slightly off version of the James Bond theme being played.
11th Jun '16 9:35:08 AM Pichu-kun
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The entire show is this due to the fact that it is a narrative of events through the eyes of one kid writing about these events into his journal. As a result, his opinions on a person will affect how they are portrayed in each episode.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
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The entire show is this due to the fact that it is a narrative of events through the eyes of one kid writing about these events into his journal. As a result, his opinions on a person will affect how they are portrayed in each episode.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Doug's Quailman fantasy in ''Doug's 1st Movie''. Then again, it's a ''Doug'' movie, and it wouldn't be complete without Quailman.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
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Doug's Quailman fantasy in ''Doug's 1st Movie''. Then again, it's a ''Doug'' movie, and it wouldn't be complete without Quailman.



* BrokenBase: ''Disney's Doug''. It caused the fanbase to break into separate camps (not counting the ones who have seen one version, but not the other): the ones who loved the Nickelodeon version and despised Disney's version, the ones who thought Disney's version was okay but preferred Nickelodeon's version, and the ones who thought the Disney version was no different than the Nickelodeon version and actually admit to liking both.

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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''Disney's Doug''. It caused the fanbase to break into separate camps (not counting the ones who have seen one version, but not the other): the ones who loved the Nickelodeon version and despised Disney's version, the ones who thought Disney's version was okay but preferred Nickelodeon's version, and the ones who thought the Disney version was no different than the Nickelodeon version and actually admit to liking both.



* DesignatedVillain: Often Guy from Disney's ''Doug''. While he may be egotistical, Guy's actually a fairly nice...well, guy, it's Doug's feelings for Patti and chronic insecurity that lead him to see Guy as a jerk. Subverted in the movie, where he actually ''is'' flat-out antagonistic towards the group.

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* DesignatedVillain: DesignatedVillain:
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Often Guy from Disney's ''Doug''. While he may be egotistical, Guy's actually a fairly nice...well, guy, it's Doug's feelings for Patti and chronic insecurity that lead him to see Guy as a jerk. Subverted in the movie, where he actually ''is'' flat-out antagonistic towards the group.



* HilariousInHindsight: Doug insisting that [[Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid "It's a journal, not a diary!"]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Doug insisting that [[Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid "It's a journal, not a diary!"]]



* MisBlamed: There are a number of fans who whine about Disney's changes to the series. Actually, the only thing Disney did was buy the rights to the series (and Jumbo Pictures, the show's production company), produce it, and air it on ABC. Pretty much everyone who worked on the Nick series worked on Disney's series as well.

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* MisBlamed: MisBlamed:
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There are a number of fans who whine about Disney's changes to the series. Actually, the only thing Disney did was buy the rights to the series (and Jumbo Pictures, the show's production company), produce it, and air it on ABC. Pretty much everyone who worked on the Nick series worked on Disney's series as well.



* NightmareFuel: The camping episode featured a [[DerangedAnimation creepy, surreal imaginary sequence]] of monsters lurking in the woods.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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The camping episode featured a [[DerangedAnimation creepy, surreal imaginary sequence]] of monsters lurking in the woods.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Listen to the opening title song. Now listen to John Denver's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGVJVuTaea0 Dancing with the Mountains]] released in 1980. Just sayin'.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: OlderThanTheyThink:
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Listen to the opening title song. Now listen to John Denver's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGVJVuTaea0 Dancing with the Mountains]] released in 1980. Just sayin'.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: "Doug Flies a Kite" is about the importance of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle KISS principle]], which can not only be applied to kite but any other kind of system.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:
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"Doug Flies a Kite" is about the importance of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle KISS principle]], which can not only be applied to kite but any other kind of system.



* TearJerker: ''Doug's Christmas Story''.

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** In one episode, {{Imagine Spot}}s of a ''Franchise/JamesBond''-esque character have a slightly off version of the James Bond theme being played.
* TearJerker: TearJerker:
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''Doug's Christmas Story''.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: While ''Disney's Doug'' lasted three years, some fans were simply turned off by the change. Of course, others did enjoy it (especially those who didn't have cable, or had never heard of Nickelodeon's version).

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
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While ''Disney's Doug'' lasted three years, some fans were simply turned off by the change. Of course, others did enjoy it (especially those who didn't have cable, or had never heard of Nickelodeon's version).
28th Apr '16 8:02:12 PM kablammin45
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* FandomBerserkButton: You may get a pass if you say that you like both the Nickelodeon and Disney iterations of the series equally or say that Disney's Doug was good in its own right. It's when you say that you think the Disney's ''Doug'' was better than Nickelodeon's ''Doug'' that you get slapped upside the head by the fanbase.
10th Apr '16 5:25:49 PM CutieTabootie
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** In the pilot episode, "Doug Can't Dance", one of the kids at the costume party is dressed like MickeyMouse. Fast forward a few years, and the mouse owns ''Doug''.

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** In the pilot episode, "Doug Can't Dance", one of the kids at the costume party is dressed like MickeyMouse.MickeyMouse, as well as Roger's cat, Stinky, in the episode "Doug Says Goodbye" at another costume party. Fast forward a few years, and the mouse owns ''Doug''.


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**Some fans criticize the Disney episodes for "replacing all the voice actors". Only Billy West's characters (Doug and Roger) were replaced; everyone else kept their voice (however in some international dubs; all or almost all of the voices were replaced).
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