History YMMV / Tintin

24th Nov '16 6:10:11 PM Furienna
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
** ''The Broken Ear'' has one where an absent-minded professor leaves his house wearing his wife's overcoat and holding a cane like an umbrella, when he comes across a parrot and mistakes it for a person when it speaks. It is a parrot that Tintin is trying to recapture, but there is no interaction with any of the other characters in the story while this vignette is going on, and it adds nothing to advance the story (the parrot has already been shown speaking, so it's not even that). Hergé in his fondness for absent-minded professors probably just wanted to throw in a moment of [[RuleOfFunny comic relief]].
** In the same book, after the two bad guy falls from the boat and drown, there's a pannel showing them being DraggedOffToHell by three little black devils, which is really out of place for the genre of the series.
** ''Tintin in Tibet'' has a short sequence, where Tintin hears something moving up a tree and gets a soggy fruit thrown into his face. Then the story just continues, before we even get to know ''who'' threw that fruit at Tintin.
* BizarroEpisode: ''[[Recap/TintinFlight714 Flight 714]]'' starts out normal enough, when Tintin and his friends are kidnapped by Rastapopulus's henchmen and kept prisoners on a small Indonesian island. But it soon become clear that something weird is going on, and it turns out that aliens have been coming to the island for millennia. And yeah, everybody except for Snowy forget all about the adventure due to LaserGuidedAmnesia.



* BizarroEpisode: ''[[Recap/TintinFlight714 Flight 714]]'' starts out normal enough, when Tintin and his friends are kidnapped by Rastapopulus's henchmen and kept prisoners on a small Indonesian island. But it soon become clear that something weird is going on, and it turns out that aliens have been coming to the island for millennia. And yeah, everybody except for Snowy forget all about the adventure due to LaserGuidedAmnesia.
11th Jun '16 7:08:51 AM TheWildWestPyro
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*** Note that ''The Blue Lotus'' came out during the Japanese invasion and occupation of China. As such, that unflattering depiction is a scathing indictment of Japanese imperialism of the times and no different from similar depictions of Nazi Germany. For comparison, in the ''The Crab with the Golden Claws'', there is a sympathetic Japanese character, who appears in the very beginning and the very end, who is not caricatured and is not a JerkAss of any sort.

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*** Note that ''The Blue Lotus'' came out during the Japanese brutal invasion and occupation of China.China by Imperial Japan. As such, that unflattering depiction is a scathing indictment of Japanese imperialism of the times and no different from similar depictions of Nazi Germany. For comparison, in the ''The Crab with the Golden Claws'', there is a sympathetic Japanese character, who appears in the very beginning and the very end, who is not caricatured and is not a JerkAss of any sort. sort, nor is he aligned with Imperial Japan.
20th May '16 3:33:26 AM C2
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* BizarroEpisode: ''[[Recap/TintinFlight714 Flight 714]'' starts out normal enough, when Tintin and his friends are kidnapped by Rastapopulus's henchmen and kept prisoners on a small Indonesian island. But it soon become clear that something weird is going on, and it turns out that aliens have been coming to the island for millennia. And yeah, everybody except for Snowy forget all about the adventure due to LaserGuidedAmnesia.

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* BizarroEpisode: ''[[Recap/TintinFlight714 Flight 714]'' 714]]'' starts out normal enough, when Tintin and his friends are kidnapped by Rastapopulus's henchmen and kept prisoners on a small Indonesian island. But it soon become clear that something weird is going on, and it turns out that aliens have been coming to the island for millennia. And yeah, everybody except for Snowy forget all about the adventure due to LaserGuidedAmnesia.
20th May '16 3:33:11 AM C2
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* BrokenBase: Is ''Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald'' an entertaining diversion, a deliberately silly chamber piece that trades in the high stakes and tension of the rest of the series for humor and character work? Or is it a pointless exercise in wheel-spinning, a waste of the heroes' and the readers' time? You can find both views expressed very eloquently [[http://them0vieblog.com/2011/10/21/tintin-the-castafiore-emerald-review/ here]] and [[http://dreamingaboutotherworlds.blogspot.com/2012/02/review-castafiore-emerald-by-herg.html here]].
* BizarroEpisode: TintinFlight714 starts out normal enough, when Tintin and his friends are kidnapped by Rastapopulus's henchmen and kept prisoners on a small Indonesian island. But it soon become clear that something weird is going on, and it turns out that aliens have been coming to the island for millennia. And yeah, everybody except for Snowy forget all about the adventure due to LaserGuidedAmnesia.

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* BrokenBase: Is ''Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald'' ''[[Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]]'' an entertaining diversion, a deliberately silly chamber piece that trades in the high stakes and tension of the rest of the series for humor and character work? Or is it a pointless exercise in wheel-spinning, a waste of the heroes' and the readers' time? You can find both views expressed very eloquently [[http://them0vieblog.com/2011/10/21/tintin-the-castafiore-emerald-review/ here]] and [[http://dreamingaboutotherworlds.blogspot.com/2012/02/review-castafiore-emerald-by-herg.html here]].
* BizarroEpisode: TintinFlight714 ''[[Recap/TintinFlight714 Flight 714]'' starts out normal enough, when Tintin and his friends are kidnapped by Rastapopulus's henchmen and kept prisoners on a small Indonesian island. But it soon become clear that something weird is going on, and it turns out that aliens have been coming to the island for millennia. And yeah, everybody except for Snowy forget all about the adventure due to LaserGuidedAmnesia.
20th May '16 3:30:43 AM C2
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** However, ''Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo'' and ''Recap/TintinTintinInTheLandOfTheSoviets'' were almost ''never'' stocked ''period'', and when bookstores ''did'' carry them, they most ''definitely'' didn't place them in the kids' section. Some [[OldShame didn't think they were missing much from the Congo at least]].

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** However, ''Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo'' ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]]'' and ''Recap/TintinTintinInTheLandOfTheSoviets'' ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTheLandOfTheSoviets Tintin in the Land of the Soviets]]'' were almost ''never'' stocked ''period'', and when bookstores ''did'' carry them, they most ''definitely'' didn't place them in the kids' section. Some [[OldShame didn't think they were missing much from the Congo at least]].
6th Apr '16 4:48:50 PM Furienna
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* BizarroEpisode: TintinFlight714 starts out normal enough, when Tintin and his friends are kidnapped by Rastapopulus's henchmen and kept prisoners on a small Indonesian island. But it soon become clear that something weird is going on, and it turns out that aliens have been coming to the island for millennia. And yeah, everybody except for Snowy forget all about the adventure due to LaserGuidedAmnesia. It's been ventured that this is meant to be more an Affectionate Parody on Hergé's part than a tale to be taken completely seriously.

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* BizarroEpisode: TintinFlight714 starts out normal enough, when Tintin and his friends are kidnapped by Rastapopulus's henchmen and kept prisoners on a small Indonesian island. But it soon become clear that something weird is going on, and it turns out that aliens have been coming to the island for millennia. And yeah, everybody except for Snowy forget all about the adventure due to LaserGuidedAmnesia. It's been ventured that this is meant to be more an Affectionate Parody on Hergé's part than a tale to be taken completely seriously.
29th Mar '16 10:29:45 AM Furienna
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* BizarroEpisode: ''Recap/TintinFlight714''. With the most explicitly supernatural third act since ''Recap/TintinTheShootingStar'', an unprecedented comic bent to the villains, and a healthy dose of LaserGuidedAmnesia for all involved at the story's resolution, this is often considered the strangest story in the series. It's been ventured that this is meant to be more an AffectionateParody on Hergé's own part than a tale to be taken completely seriously.

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* BizarroEpisode: ''Recap/TintinFlight714''. With the most explicitly supernatural third act since ''Recap/TintinTheShootingStar'', an unprecedented comic bent TintinFlight714 starts out normal enough, when Tintin and his friends are kidnapped by Rastapopulus's henchmen and kept prisoners on a small Indonesian island. But it soon become clear that something weird is going on, and it turns out that aliens have been coming to the villains, and a healthy dose of LaserGuidedAmnesia island for millennia. And yeah, everybody except for Snowy forget all involved at about the story's resolution, this is often considered the strangest story in the series. adventure due to LaserGuidedAmnesia. It's been ventured that this is meant to be more an AffectionateParody Affectionate Parody on Hergé's own part than a tale to be taken completely seriously.
29th Feb '16 8:10:42 AM DrDougsh
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** In ''The Castafiore Emerald'', Bianca Castafiore gives Haddock a violent and ill-tempered pet parrot [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} named Iago]].

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** In ''The Castafiore Emerald'', Bianca Castafiore gives Haddock a violent and ill-tempered ill-tempered, red-feathered pet parrot [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} named Iago]].Iago]]. Only applicable to the English translation, though; in the French version the parrot is named Coco.
29th Feb '16 4:14:30 AM OlfinBedwere
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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: ''Tintin and the Sun Temple'' was the only Belvision production that Hergé himself was involved in, and is generally regarded as the best of them by far.
24th Nov '15 7:06:05 PM Premonition45
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** Many of Haddock's {{Catch Phrase}}s, e.g. "Thundering typhoons!" or "Blistering barnacles!".
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