History YMMV / WhateverHappenedToRobotJones

13th Sep '17 12:27:05 PM NWolfman
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* SoOkayItsAverage: The few who remember this show tend to mostly praise it because it was a ShortRunner that flew under the radar during its initial run, but those able to track down and watch it will admit that, despite having an appealing aesthetic and a few decent episodes, it was one of the more forgettable WesternAnimation/CartoonCartoons, if not, the most forgotten given how frequently it's left out of memorabilia from that era.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: The few who remember this show tend to mostly praise it because it was a ShortRunner that flew under the radar during its initial run, but those run. Those able to track down and watch it will admit that, despite having an appealing aesthetic and a few decent episodes, it was one of the more forgettable WesternAnimation/CartoonCartoons, if not, the most forgotten given how frequently WesternAnimation/CartoonCartoons and that it's left out of memorabilia from that era. short run was justified.
18th Aug '17 10:28:18 AM PrincessGwen
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** Finding out about how the series originally ended might be a allegory to how a student would snap and attack a school due to relentless bullying.

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** Finding out about how the series originally ended might be a an allegory to how a student would snap and attack a school due to relentless bullying.
9th Aug '17 8:26:20 AM CaptainTedium
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* BrokenBase: Greg Miller stating that the series was intended to end with Robot Jones annihilating all of humanity. Some fans aren't surprised that the series would go that direction due to the fact that Robot has been constantly picked on by humans and would likely snap eventually, while others don't agree with the idea due to it being dark even by a Cartoon Network show's standards and because Robot deciding to kill all humans contradicts the fact that he has human friends who are close to him and was even shown to be worried about Gramps Unit killing his human guests in the episode "House Party".



* FanonDiscontinuity: While series creator Greg Miller has [[WordOfGod stated]] that the series was intended to end with [[CruelTwistEnding Robot exterminating the human race]], many fans find the idea too cruel and jarringly out-of-character for Robot to make any sense. However, when fans remember how badly the humans have treated Robot throughout the series, this would make sense that one day he would snap.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: While series creator Greg Miller has [[WordOfGod stated]] that the series was intended to end with [[CruelTwistEnding Robot exterminating the human race]], many fans find the idea too cruel and jarringly out-of-character for Robot to make any sense. However, when fans remember how badly the humans have treated Robot throughout the series, this would make sense that one day he would snap.understandably disregard this.



*** On that note it boarders to FridgeHorror that throughout the series the humans have been assholes to Robot Jones, turning this WordOfGod into a WhosLaughingNow scenario that the humans pretty much brought on themselves.
17th Jul '17 9:29:08 AM Terran117
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* SoOkayItsAverage: The few who remember this show tend to mostly praise it because it was a ShortRunner that flew under the radar during its initial run, but those able to track down and watch it will admit that, despite having an appealing aesthetic and a few decent episodes, it was one of the more forgettable WesternAnimation/CartoonCartoons.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: The few who remember this show tend to mostly praise it because it was a ShortRunner that flew under the radar during its initial run, but those able to track down and watch it will admit that, despite having an appealing aesthetic and a few decent episodes, it was one of the more forgettable WesternAnimation/CartoonCartoons.WesternAnimation/CartoonCartoons, if not, the most forgotten given how frequently it's left out of memorabilia from that era.
12th Jul '17 11:17:48 AM Technomaru
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** Seeing as the Yogmans practically live at the school and we never see their home lives... are they homeless?
7th Jul '17 2:46:18 AM TheJayman49
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** Robot Jones believing himself to have no specific gender due to being a robot could also be seen as a metaphor for transsexuality.



* FanonDiscontinuity: While series creator Greg Miller has [[WordOfGod stated]] that the series was intended to end with [[CruelTwistEnding Robot exterminating the human race]], many fans find the idea too cruel and jarringly out-of-character for Robot to make any sense. However when fans remember how badly the humans have treated Robot throughout the series, this would make sense that one day he would snap.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: While series creator Greg Miller has [[WordOfGod stated]] that the series was intended to end with [[CruelTwistEnding Robot exterminating the human race]], many fans find the idea too cruel and jarringly out-of-character for Robot to make any sense. However However, when fans remember how badly the humans have treated Robot throughout the series, this would make sense that one day he would snap.


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* ValuesResonance: The episode "Gender" ends with Robot Jones declaring that gender in its entirety is pointless since boys and girls are the same nonetheless. A very forward thinking Aesop for a show made in the early 2000s.
5th Jul '17 4:02:50 PM TheJayman49
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* {{Applicability}}:
** One Youtuber believes that the discrimination Robot Jones receives could be a metaphor for racism, as he stated in his review of the show:
--> "I have a theory, that if Robot Jones was human, he would be black. Think about it. The lightbulb on his head is like his afro, and this cartoon looks like it takes place in the late 70's, early 80's, where people were still somewhat racists to blacks, and that's why Robot jones gets bullied a lot."
** Finding out about how the series originally ended might be a allegory to how a student would snap and attack a school due to relentless bullying.



* UnfortunateImplications: As a youtube reviewer puts it, "MacK Davidson I have a theory, that if robot jones was human, he would be black. Think about it. The lightbulb on his head is like his afro, and this cartoon looks like it takes place in the late 70's, early 80's, where people were still somewhat racists to blacks, and that's why Robot jones gets bullied a lot." It makes sense but replace "black" with "robot".
** Finding out about how the series originally ended might be a allegory to how a student would snap and attack a school due to relentless bullying.
2nd Jul '17 7:57:51 AM Technomaru
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some fans believe that Shannon's crabbiness towards Robot Jones is because she has personal problems that are affecting her more than she lets on. After all, no explanation is given for how she got a prosthetic leg.
** of course there's always the fact Shannon started hating Robot after the events of "Jealousy".

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some fans believe that Shannon's crabbiness towards Robot Jones is because she has personal problems that are affecting her more than she lets on. After all, no explanation is given for how she got a prosthetic leg.
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leg. Of course there's always the fact Shannon started hating Robot after the events of "Jealousy"."Jealousy".
** Now that WordOfGod states that the show would end with the fact that Robot Jones would eventually exterminate the human race, does this mean that Robot Jones was EvilAllAlong or he snapped due to the relentless bullying he receives from the humans on a daily basis?


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** The fact that Principal Madman resembles Adolf Hitler.


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* UnfortunateImplications: As a youtube reviewer puts it, "MacK Davidson I have a theory, that if robot jones was human, he would be black. Think about it. The lightbulb on his head is like his afro, and this cartoon looks like it takes place in the late 70's, early 80's, where people were still somewhat racists to blacks, and that's why Robot jones gets bullied a lot." It makes sense but replace "black" with "robot".
** Finding out about how the series originally ended might be a allegory to how a student would snap and attack a school due to relentless bullying.
21st Jun '17 12:14:05 AM Technomaru
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** of course there's always the fact Shannon started hating Robot after the events of "Jealousy".



* FanonDiscontinuity: While series creator Greg Miller has [[WordOfGod stated]] that the series was intended to end with [[CruelTwistEnding Robot exterminating the human race]], many fans find the idea too cruel and jarringly out-of-character for Robot to make any sense.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: While series creator Greg Miller has [[WordOfGod stated]] that the series was intended to end with [[CruelTwistEnding Robot exterminating the human race]], many fans find the idea too cruel and jarringly out-of-character for Robot to make any sense. However when fans remember how badly the humans have treated Robot throughout the series, this would make sense that one day he would snap.
21st Jun '17 12:03:10 AM Technomaru
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*** On that note it boarders to FridgeHorror that throughout the series the humans have been assholes to Robot Jones, turning this WordOfGod into a WhosLaughingNow scenario that the humans pretty much brought on themselves.
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