History YMMV / EncyclopediaBrown

12th Jul '16 7:56:25 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* WhatAnIdiot: Bugs Meany ranges from "made a simple mistake" to "complete idiot" depending on the story. One of his dumbest moments was when he drew a zebra with horizontal stripes.
15th May '16 11:59:14 PM HeroGal2347
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* NightmareFuel:
** The WoundedGazelleGambit that [[spoiler:one woman pulled to act like she was robbed]]; as she describes it, a man climbed into her window and fired two shots that missed her and hit the wall before robbing her of the jewels that she borrowed. [[spoiler:Even though Encyclopedia figured out that she was lying because she claimed that she didn't see him but screamed ''before'' the "robber" fired the shots, it's a small wonder that the police at first believe her story]].
** During the Browns' trip to Texas, Encyclopedia hears several stories about the outlaws, including a man who was [[spoiler:hung for lying about a gunfight and revealing he was part of a robber gang.]]
** Encyclopedia's OhCrap reaction when his father picks up a hitchhiker that may have seen a robber gang pass by and [[spoiler:he realizes that the hitchhiker is part of the gang and was meant to send his father on a WildGooseChase]]. Why the OhCrap? The hitchhiker is sitting in the backseat with Encyclopedia, while [[AdultFear his father's in the front]], and Encyclopedia [[spoiler:has to find a way to warn him without arousing alarm.]]
** {{The Onion}}'s satirical obituary on Encyclopedia Brown, where it vividly describes how he was beaten to death. Also Bugs Meany is a police officer, and [[spoiler:implied to be the murderer]].
15th May '16 9:18:45 PM Jayalaw
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* NightmareFuel:
** The WoundedGazelleGambit that [[spoiler:one woman pulled to act like she was robbed]]; as she describes it, a man climbed into her window and fired two shots that missed her and hit the wall before robbing her of the jewels that she borrowed. [[spoiler:Even though Encyclopedia figured out that she was lying because she claimed that she didn't see him but screamed ''before'' the "robber" fired the shots, it's a small wonder that the police at first believe her story]].
** During the Browns' trip to Texas, Encyclopedia hears several stories about the outlaws, including a man who was [[spoiler:hung for lying about a gunfight and revealing he was part of a robber gang.]]
** Encyclopedia's OhCrap reaction when his father picks up a hitchhiker that may have seen a robber gang pass by and [[spoiler:he realizes that the hitchhiker is part of the gang and was meant to send his father on a WildGooseChase]]. Why the OhCrap? The hitchhiker is sitting in the backseat with Encyclopedia, while [[AdultFear his father's in the front]], and Encyclopedia [[spoiler:has to find a way to warn him without arousing alarm.]]
** {{The Onion}}'s satirical obituary on Encyclopedia Brown, where it vividly describes how he was beaten to death. Also Bugs Meany is a police officer, and [[spoiler:implied to be the murderer]].
3rd Jun '15 1:08:35 PM Micah
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the later books, how many of the people who come to Wilford Wiggins's latest scam are actually gullible enough to believe he has something, and how many are there [[PassThePopcorn just to see Encyclopedia pop the proverbial bubble]]?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the later books, how many of the people who come to Wilford Wiggins's latest scam are actually gullible enough to believe he has something, and how many are there [[PassThePopcorn just to see Encyclopedia pop the proverbial bubble]]?bubble?
2nd Apr '15 7:16:19 AM MarsJenkar
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the later books, how many of the people who come to Wilford Wiggins's latest scam are actually gullible enough to believe he has something, and how many are there [[PassThePopcorn just to see Encyclopedia pop the proverbial bubble]]?
17th Dec '14 5:28:33 AM MaxWest2
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The 1989 TV series has this. An example is Encyclopedia wearing a blazer with the sleeves rolled up; that just practically screams 1980s.
20th Feb '12 9:08:07 PM CallingAlameda
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* RecycledScript: Some of the mysteries also appear in ''Five-Minute Mysteries'' by the same author.

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* RecycledScript: Some of the mysteries also appear in ''Five-Minute ''Two-Minute Mysteries'' by the same author.
3rd Jan '12 10:45:43 PM crocswsocks
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* ToyShip: Encyclopedia and Sally in {{Fanon}}.

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* ToyShip: Encyclopedia and Sally in {{Fanon}}. Obviously.
8th Apr '11 11:26:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Narm}}: Even though he's the hero, Encyclopedia Brown's real name is Leroy, which inevitably reminds one of the Jim Croce song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown."
** Or the {{Queen}} song "Bring Back That Leroy Brown".
** Or, if you're a gamer, [[LeeroyJenkins LEEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYY JEEEEEEEEEEENKIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNS!!!!1!11]]
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