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fluffything: For me, it was the Reset Button ending for the TV movie Reality Trip. Long story short, Danny's parents say that they accept him for who he is and that they would never hunt down their own son when they find out he's half ghost. So, what does Danny do? Why, he uses the Reality Gauntlet to rewind time so that none of that ever happened. Umm... Danny? Just how stupid are you? Your parents just said that they accept your half-ghost status and would never try to hurt you, and your reaction is to essentially go back to the past and essentially erase that from history! At least Phantom Planet fixed that... somewhat, but it was still a really stupid thing for Danny to do.
ILikeCrows: Rewinding time made sense to me since his identity had been revealed to the whole world. That still leaves the question of why Danny, now that he knows his parents will accept him, still won't say he's half-ghost.
Crazyrabbits: Aqua Teen Hunger Force season 4's "Party All The Time", where Frylock discovers he has melanoma (cancer) on his face. His condition grows worse, until his skin is pale, his face is severely scarred and all of the fries are gone from his head, while Master Shake and Meatwad attempt to cheer him up with a bunch of one-note tricks (including Shake shoving his hand into a bee hive and the group organizing a surprise performance by Andrew W.K.). The episode marked a severe shift from absurdist humor to dark and depressing. Also, after the numerous times death has been played for laughs in the series (Carl, Shake, and Meatwad have each died more than once over the course of the series in absurd ways), saddling the mentor of the group with a disease and playing it straight doesn't have the same impact. A note to the writers: cancer is not funny. Ever.
Tequila Sunrise 2011: The episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force where Meatwad obtains a game where he can communicate with the dead and Shake proceeds to attempt suicide in a variety of ways for the sole purpose of showing up in the game and annoying the shit out of Meatwad through it. Inevitably, he succeeds in his quest by overdosing on prescription pills, inhaling car exhaust through a hose, slitting his wrists, then proceeding to drown himself in a pool filled with piranhas.
Animeking1108: As a cat lover, Reedickyoulus officially killed ATHF for me. It opened with Shake microwaving a cat, and how is he punished? By sleeping outside. No, a smart person would call the cops, especially considering that it was shown that he murdered pets all the time. Not only does Master Shake cross the Moral Event Horizon in doing this, but it makes me think that the writers hate cats enough to see them get murdered (Shake decapitating another cat with a saw and Meatwad crushing one with robot arms). Is it any coincidence why I stopped watching the show from there?
Froggo Fan 64: The House of Mouse episode in which Scrooge McDuck buys the club and makes everyone miserable with his budget cuts has rubbed me the wrong way for a good reason. Among the things Scrooge does to the club is that he frakkin' fires Huey, Dewey and Louie, his own grandnephews, from their position as the house band! After all those times they helped him search for treasures back in the comics and DuckTales, this is how he repays them?! Something must've really turned him sour between the last DuckTales episode and this.
Mogo: It gets worse than that— They get his characterization completely wrong. Despite being stingy (he may have even fired Donald, but he did that on a daily basis in the comics), he would fire the boys for not working for free, but he would probably force them to work elsewhere. Plus, in DuckTales and the comics, he was business savvy— he would know at least enough not to strip mine the club so bad that no one would want to come. This portrays him as everyone else sees him: just a stingy old man who counts his coins (Which Don Rosa Lampshaded spectacularly in The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with Donald)— not the badass businessman he is everywhere else. For shame, Disney— for shame.
Candy Cane 14: Scrooge wasn't the only character that got messed up in the show. Donald, Jose and Panchito were all out of character as well in the episode, "The Three Caballeros"! Donald would've been happy to meet his two friends, even if he felt bad that no one remembered he's a Caballero. Instead he and the two acted more like enemies then friends! Well..yeah Panchito and Jose played pranks on Donald in 'The Three Caballeros' movie too, but if you pay attention, Donald was still having fun anyway...yeah. Plus it contradict those two comics('The Three Caballeros ride again' and such) where Panchito and Jose looked up to Donald. At least in "Not so Goofy", they were better friends. This episode "The Three Caballeros" however was terrible.
Ephriokko: In the episode "A Match Not Made In Heaven", the one where Hades tries to get a date with Maleficent, there's this part where Mickey offers to show Hades that being nice can work. He goes up to Maleficent and says in a bright, chipper tone: "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Maleficent! Golly! Oh, boy! Hot dog! Ain't it swell? Gee, I hope you're hap-hap-happy, 'cause we love to make things fun-fun-funny! Ha-ha, ha-ha! Oh, gosh." Even though I'm in general a forgiving, tolerant Mickey Mouse fan, the speed and chipper tone at which all of his catchphrases were said in succession made me cringe.
Manwiththeplan: And Maleficent doesn't even retaliate like you'd expect her to; she just grits her teeth in irritation and forces out something along the lines of "Yes, how...giddy." God damn it, Maleficent, I know Mickey's the host of the club, but the Mistress of Evil shouldn't have to put up with that shit!
Webby: The Scrooge episode again: Scrooge decides to provide the entertainment, by standing on stage showing off his Number One Dime, while everybody boos over the "stupid dime". Treating a major recurring plot device like junk is bad enough, but that Scrooge randomly dragged it to the House, rather then keeping it safe and guarded is ridiculous. Then, when he quits, he "sells" the House back to Pete by stealing all his cash and everything he bought and leaving him with the deed. Made it square, did ya Scrooge?
lilpurplebird: The entirety of House of Villains is a plot gone to waste. Honestly, who here wouldn't love to see the villains take over an entire show? And they do with a rather neat song to go along with it (about half-way through, sadly). But what do they do after they take over the house? They watch more Halloween Disney cartoons. Mickey and the gang try to take back without success a couple of times in between cartoons, but that's about it. And it has a rather anti-climatic battle where Mickey just dresses up in his apprentice outfit and zaps Jafar without another word and takes back the house like that. Yeah, it was a big disappointment.
Baronbeefdip: For me, the episode of The Proud Family with the "psycho duck" certainly qualifies. It starts out good enough with Penny rescuing a mallard duck who can't swim and having him stay at the house until he recovers. The duck keeps stealing Oscar's food, but no one but Oscar ever sees the duck doing so. This in and of itself would make for a hilarious episode....But, then the Wall Banger sets in where the duck goes batshit insane for no reason whatsoever. Seriously, it's a random shift from an episode about Penny rescuing a cute yet mischievous (Towards Oscar at least) duck to an episode about the entire family (and friends) being terrified of an insane power-hungry duck. Why? Also, the seemingly tacked-on ending where the duck is revealed to have belonged to a billionaire and that Wizard Kelly (himself already a multi-billionaire in the series) had returned Chester (the psycho duck) to his owner and gotten the million dollar reward. The ending has no real purpose other than to serve as a Yank the Dog's Chain moment for Oscar. Yes, Oscar is the Butt Monkey of the series...but that was just cruel.
Eegah!: The Daria episode "Depth Takes a Holiday". This wonderfully honest depiction of high school life suddenly takes a hard turn into Family Guy territory as Daria has to get fugitive holidays back to their dimension. It's completely beyond me how anyone working on the show thought this was a good idea.
Hungerismygame: While Daria almost never resorts to crude humor, in "See Jane Run" when Jane's love interest of the episode asks if Daria has ever seen Jane "run like the wind," Daria asks if he's ever seen Jane break wind. Hilarity ensues.
Manwiththeplan: Cedric being the final villain of the second/final season of W.I.T.C.H.. Greg Weisman, I love you, but just because you can pull off a twist doesn't always mean you should, especially when it means sacrificing satisfying end battles with two menacing, well-developed villains for a final battle against a horrendously unimpressive, underdeveloped one who we've seen defeated about 100 times already.
Cherry Darling: Personally, I never cared for "Robin'n Stealin' with Mr. Hood." Maybe the pacing was off; maybe it was too short; maybe the writers couldn't come up with a wacky way Robin Hood could be acting out of character (robbing from the poor and giving to the rich just seems too predictable, especially when the show has depicted Edgar Allan Poe as overly cheerful [that's kinda predictable too, but, it made up for it by being funny], Winston Churchill as a nudist, General Patton as the manager of a florist shop, and Al Capone using clowns as gangsters while his gangsters become birthday party clowns), maybe because they ended the episode before Larry could find out that Tuddrussel and Otto were using his golf clubs — who knows? It's the only episode that I don't like — even "Hate and Let Hate" was funny, despite the sudden Fridge Horror that washed over me after reading the above description of why the episode is a Dethroning Moment of Suck.
Cranberries: For me the last episode, "Orphan Substitute". Good lord, Tuddrussel was going to deliberately leave Otto behind and just replace him for another kid like you would a tissue! And while Larry obviously didn't want him to be left behind he sure as hell didn't even try to stop Tuddrussel from doing this, he does have the time travel controls, he shouldn’t have to follow Tuddrussel's commands. While it's Otto's fault that he did go off on his own for this situation to happen, it could have been avoided entirely if Tuddrussel hadn't been such an ass and unplugged the game system before Otto could get a high score on it, and Otto had a valid point- "A grown man cheating an eight year old, that's pathetic." Oh and the fact that when they do find Otto, it was purely accidental and while Larry is thrilled to have found him, Tuddrussel is completely embarrassed to see him, and at the end they leave that other orphan they picked up along the way with Sister Thornley. For one that kid doesn't even live in that particular orphanage, second, for all we know that kid didn't even belong in that era, honestly he looked like he could have lived in the 1940's or something close to that, and they probably never even took him back...that's just sad.
Shadoboy: Despite being a cat person, I used to be pretty neutral towards Tom and Jerry, even enjoying it every now and then. However I then saw the episode set in old France in which Jerry's usual antics ruin the banquet Tom was protecting which ends up with Tom getting decapitated (off-screen). To which Jerry and Nibbles just shrug and walk away like it was nothing and the episode ends with the usual music like Jerry was some sort of freaking hero. Since that day I hated Tom and Jerry with a passion.
Zero44556: My DMoS would have to be the episode where Tom "dies" and Jerry, for the sake of being an ass, doesn't sign the paper letting him move on, you hear me right, Jerry would, in a heartbeat, let his nemesis burn in hell for all eternity out of spite, the All Just a Dream Ending does nothing to soften this.
fluffything: Agreed. This episode used to freak me out as a kid, and it still does. The reason why is the same reason why I feel the short is a DMOS. While Tom has gone through torment for things he deserved to be punished for and for things he didn't deserve to be punished for (Which, when you think about it, is a lot of things), that's not the same (nor does it justify) him essentially being tormented in Hell for all eternity. Now, I don't personally believe in a literal Hell, and I know the short was All Just a Dream (as mentioned above), but that does not excuse the very thought of a beloved cartoon character being forced to endure being tortured for the rest of existence. Jerry's dickish behavior just made it even worse. Yes, Jerry is a Jerk AssFriendly Enemy to Tom. But, this is just lower than low.
Supernintendo128: This episode freaked me out too. Especially the scene where Tom descends into hell. Anyway, yeah. Looking back, Jerry was more of a Jerkassthen usual here. Who thought this short was a good idea?
Maths Angelic Version: It's Tom's dream after all, but even him dreaming of Jerry being that evil reeks of Fridge Horror (what has Jerry done to Tom make him think he could be that cruel?).
bobdrantz: For me, it's the short where Tom will inherit a million dollars so long as he doesn't harm a mouse for the rest of his life. And, how does Jerry react? He acts like a complete asshole towards Tom and torments him throughout the short. Ok, remind me again why we're supposed to cheer for Jerry? About the only saving grace the short has is that it ends with Tom getting his revenge on Jerry when he decides that a million dollars is not worth being tortured. But, it still leaves a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth knowing that Tom could've led a peaceful mouse-free life if Jerry had just left Tom instead of taking advantage of him like that.
HMSaph: I've yet to see "Blue Cat Blues" which I hear is the worst of the worst, so for now I'll have to go with "Baby Puss". I've already given it the bashing it deserves on TV.com, but it still amazes me how a Tom and Jerry cartoon from the 40's can fail so hard in every single aspect. Here Tom is forced to wear baby clothes against his will, and when he is caught he is mercilessly bullied, tormented and humiliated by Jerry and the epitome of Cats Are Mean in the form of three feline douchebags, and we're supposed to find this funny? It was so painfully mean-spirited and my heart welled with pity for poor Tom because he did nothing to deserve his torture. Oh, and the cartoon ends with Tom and Jerry swallowing castor oil and being violently sick, so Tom never gets the chance to get revenge. I didn't laugh once throughout the entire cartoon. If the souls of Will and Joe can hear me, bullying isn't funny and anybody who thinks otherwise needs psychiatric help.
Happy Man: In Winx ClubThe Movie. Towards the end of the movie, Oritel and Miriam (Bloom's biological parents) invite Mike and Vanessa (Bloom's adoptive parents) to a party in their castle, in order to thank them for raising Bloom while they were absent. And Bloom, upon seeing them, calls them by their first names instead of "Mom" and "Dad" like she always did, suggesting that she's going to call Mom and Dad to her biological parents that she never met. Because, you know, it doesn't matter if a man rescue you from a fire, takes you to his home and, along his wife, raises you as you were their own daughter, they will never replace your biological parents, regardless of how much they love you.
Dag1984: For me it was a certain revelation in Season 3. The revelation that Bloom in her base form is more powerful then five Enchantix fairies who have a fair amount of battle experience. The whole obsession with finding her birth parents and mostly calling her adoptive parents by their first names in that season also did it for me. Thank God season 4 improved on this.
Lionheart0: The Hey Arnold! ending to "Arnold Betrays Iggy" episode had one of the most horrible endings I've ever seen in an animated series. After being accused of spreading Iggy's embarrassing secret, when it was actually Arnold's classmates who did so, Arnold is forced to take a humiliating Walk-of-shame in bunny pajamas, on National Television. In a show that normally manages to have understandable aesops, to the life of me I still don't quite understand what was the point of taking the blame and forced to endure humiliation for something you were not responsible for.
MsCC93: My moment would be the episode "Girl Trouble" when Karma HoudiniJerkass Helga constantly harasses Arnold. When Arnold gets fed up with Helga and throws paint at her, Mr. Simmons punished Arnold, but only stood there and did nothing when Helga harassed him. Total Character Derailment for Mr. Simmons! And does Helga get her comeuppance? No...it's no wonder I can't stand this episode!
FromtheWordsofBR: "Bag of Money". In this episode, Arnold, Gerald, and Sid find...well, a bag of $3,937. Arnold, the smart boy he is, wants to return it to the police, but Gerald and Sid don't want him to. They eventually all agree to return it to the police soon when Arnold points out they could get a reward, and he is made the person who watches and keeps track of the money. Keep in mind that Sid says "Arnold is the most honest guy around," because this is going to bite him back in the butt later. Arnold goes on the city bus with the money and sits next to a pink-haired peg-legged one-eyebrow-donning lady with 4 bags, and they are also the color of the bag of money Arnold has. However, the lady accidentally grabs Arnold's money bag and he winds up with a bag of bird seeds. Sid and Gerald don't believe Arnold's silly but true story. At first, it's all like "No, that's impossible, that can't be true, I don't believe you but I still trust you," but then it goes From Bad to Worse. Sid eventually convinces everybody that Arnold stole the money and says that the pink haired lady story is actually an excuse. And guess what? They believe him, even though Arnold has a very good reputation towards them! Oh, and to rub more salt in the wound, remember that little statement Sid did a little earlier? He sure isn't acting like the poor guy is honest in this section of the episode. And then Sid goes under surveillance of Arnold and says that he used the money to buy his watch, shoes and ice cream. The kids eventually grab Arnold and tie him up to the tetherball pole. Then a police car comes and the lady Arnold described earlier comes to return Arnold's bus pass, and then everybody apologizes for hurting Arnold. Alright, what really bothered me about this entire episode was that Sid never got a comeuppance for his harsh, hypocritical actions. Sorry, but no, not even the ending can Easily Forgive Sid's bad actions. And second, if Arnold is such an 'honest guy' then how come they didn't believe his story? Yes, it was silly, but why would a guy like Arnold steal the money? At first, I couldn't understand why people thought Sid was such a jerk, but after watching this episode in full I completely do.
A Black Raptor: The worst part of X-Men: Evolution is the season two episode "Joyride". The plot? Lance decides to give up villainy completely to join the X-Men so he can be with Kitty, which Xavier, Cyclops, and Logan all detect. As it goes it becomes extremely clear he isn't cut out for it, he throws up in the X-Jet simulation, he sucks at saving lives, and falls unconscious at the least thing, which was all rather funny. However, what was wrong is the writers treatment of everyone else. For one, Cyclops had always had a rivalry with Lance which was caused by Lance's constant antagonism, so when he joins the X-Men Cyclops shows a great distrust towards him, to the point of criticizing his old uniform and reprimanding him for failing a test. But then, out right humiliating him in the Danger Room, not to mention accusing him of the joyrides. However its made out that Scott is wrong to act this way, despite it being completely justified; he shouldn't have trusted him as he was a former villain who only joined to get closer to Kitty, not to mention he treated Scott like a douchebag constantly. Any chance he got Lance had insulted him or goaded him into a fight. Secondly, by 'failed a test' I mean he was doing a drowning victim rescue practice test in which he purposely caused the 'deaths' of two other people and result in the whole class failing. Get that, he purposely caused the entire class to fail to flirt with one girl, and Scott's treated like an ass for calling him out on it. As for the humiliating joke, it was just a one off joke, which itself is understandable after the way Lance treats him, but very uncharacteristic as Scott is supposed to be the guy with no sense of humor. That's not Scott being a jerk, that's outright character derailment. And of course he would accuse Lance of the joyrides, all the evidence pointed to him, everyone thought it was him. Secondly, the new recruits were just inexperienced and a little too overexcited. However, in this episode they're suddenly stealing X-vehicles to joyride at night, causing them to get exhausted too easily. This is blamed on Lance due to his villainous past, and they eventually decide to steal the X-jet, something none of them can fly properly. So yeah, they're now instead of just a little inexperienced they're now Too Dumb to Live. Thirdly, both Xavier or Logan are unable to tell who is responsible for the joyrides, despite Xavier being able to detect a lie and Logan being capable of smelling who has been where, no matter how long ago it was, both could have known it wasn't Lance. Thirdly, Lance himself acts immature, they apologized for accusing him and Scott apologizes for the way he treated him and offers to start anew. Instead, he blows them off, not because of the way they acted, but because he can't take all the rules and training. So in short, he left because he was lazy. So in all, this episode sucked. I like this show, in fact I consider it one of the best versions, if not the best version of Evolution, but this episode sucked!
fluffything: For me, it was during the series finale when Kurt and Rogue pretty much diss Mystique who is clearly trying to at the very least apologize for her behavior. Yes, Mystique is a villain, yes she has done horrible things to the X-Men (Kurt and Rogue included), but, there's a difference between trying to destroy your enemies and trying to make amends with your own children. Now, I can understand Rogue refusing to accept her apologies, but Kurt? One of Kurt's main character traits is that he's compassionate, understanding, and forgiving. Not to mention that, earlier in the season, he was genuinely heartbroken when he thought his own mother had died. Way to be a great son, Kurt! Instead of forgiving your mother's actions and trying to start anew with her, just blow her off like a petty child!
Lawand Disorder: While I liked the show... Poor Toad. The first episode Toad's a petty thief but he's clearly shown as not being that bad of a guy. Especially considering he had no guardians interested in him through the series, it's a fair argument he could have been looking for money to eat. After being terrified into getting into the mansion by Mystique (she transforms into a monster and essentially threatens to kill him if he doesn't do it), Xaivier decides he needs to 'test' if Toad is actually a mutant or not. He never does this for anyone else, doesn't need it because of Cerebro, and the test utilizes lasers and freaking Wolverine coming after him. Then, after they've tried to kill him, it's dismissed that he's just a bad seed when he doesn't want to stay in the mansion. The dilapidation and abuse the Brotherhood lived with the whole series was bad (like needing to steal to eat because they had no support from those who'd taken them in, which was played as a 'stealing is bad' theme), but Toad really got the worst of it.
Ry Rodrigo: The episode "All Broke Up" from All Grown Up! is most likely one of the dumbest episodes in the show's run. Not only do several characters take turns holding the Idiot Ball by thinking Tommy's a desperate, blubbering mess over Rachel moving away (despite him saying he's fine,) but they all Took a Level in Jerkass by turning on him when things go awry. No, gang, Tommy's not the one to blame for you spending your time and money over something he said was never a problem to begin with. If you believed him in the first place, then none of what happened next Rachel breaking up with Tommy and really causing him to become a sobbing mess would have happened..
fluffything: For me, it was even earlier than that when Kevin mutates into a monster once again after absorbing the Omnitrix's powers. Now, you'd think the writers would have Kevin struggling once again with being a mutation and trying to live a somewhat normal life while being a monster or maybe trying to control his new-found powers and keep himself from turning evil again. But, nope, instead he just instantly turns insane and Ben now has to fight him once again. And, to make matters worse, the explanation as to why Kevin went insane again? Because it's what his species does when they absorb certain types of energy. That's right. The writers completely tossed aside the fact that Kevin was a sociopath from the start and gave him a crappy "It's in my DNA so it's not my fault" Freudian Excuse to explain his Heel-Face Turnand his Face-Heel Turn. No, just... god, no.
Wolf Man 16: The Courage the Cowardly Dog episode "Ball Of Revenge" portrays Eustace'sCharacter Derailment so extreme that he's very much suffered Cartmanization. The episode has Eustace bringing in many of Courage's past rivals to kill him, all because Courage got a blanket that Eustace wanted! It also doesn't help that most of said villains have also tried to kill Eustace before. What's worse is that Eustace's strategy to lure Courage towards the villains is by using Muriel, his own wife, as bait! That's right, the same guy who, during earlier seasons, actually helped Courage with an incantation to exorcise a demon out of Muriel and suggested Muriel being used as bait for a sea serpent being extremely wrong, is doing these horrific acts. It actually makes this one of the most twisted episodes of the show.
fluffything: I hate the episode "Ball Of Revenge" (to the point where I'll change the channel if it comes on) as well. Not only was it the lowest point for Eustace, but it also involved him teaming up with several of Courage's past villains (many of which tried to kill/hurt Eustace themselves). But, that's not the DMOS for me. Oh, no. The absolute low point this already awful episode throws at is is the way Courage defeats this enemy team-up. How? He screams at them. Let me repeat that. Courage defeats his worst enemies by screaming at them causing the floor to collapse and them to fall into a hole! I'd like to remind everyone that one of Courage's traits is that, despite being a coward, he's rather clever and usually defeats his enemies by outwitting them (Though he does use his compassionate nature at times as well). Oh and let's not forget the fact that he never. Gives. Up. Or did we forget how he defeated Mecha-Courage by sheer determination alone? Having Courage defeat his enemies by screaming at them not only undermines Courage's whole character, but it utterly ruins the threat the villains possessed in the first place. This isn't a Chekhov's Skill or even anything remotely similar. This the writers pulling utter bull out their respective bums and trying to pass it off as good writing.
aldo512: According to The Hurricane, no just God would ever forgive Loretta for what she did and the very thought of it is enough to make Junior stop believing in God. This wouldn't be so bad, except he apparently has no problems with Quagmire getting off free for what he did withbasically no repercussions. That's not even getting into how, even though we're apparently supposed to be on Junior's side about saving up the food, he doesn't even bring it up until the rest of the family confront him about it, despite having plenty of opportunities to do so before.
bobdrantz: MAD (which I normally like) had the "Pokémon Park" (A parody of Pokémon and Jurassic Park) skit. For one thing, the jokes made no sense (Pokémon randomly fight and evolve so they go crazy...what?), the characters do not match who they're supposed to parody (Why would Ash be the one in the Ian Malcolm role?), and they're inconsistent with which Pokémon represents which dinosaur (IE: It cannot make up its mind on whether the Pikachu is supposed to be Expy for the Velociraptors or if the Charmander are). It's like they just spent five seconds on a Wikipedia page on Pokémon, watched only a few minutes of Jurassic Park, and then just hastily threw this poor excuse for a "parody" together.
fluffything: I can respect parody done well. I can respect parodies of my favorite shows done well. The MAD sketch Ancient Greek Mythbusters is not a parody done well by any stretch of the imagination. This feels more like a mean-spirited Take That towards an awesome series rather than an Affectionate Parody. Oh, let me count the ways this sketch is a DMOS. You've got Grant being chewed-up by a T.rex as a pointless throwaway gag. You've got Adam and Jamie being incompetent Jerk Ass morons not having any sense of logic to their "experiments" (Insane Troll Logic would be considered the words of a genius compared to this). The utterly unfunny joke about Mythbusters only being watchable due to the sheer number of explosions (Because clearly we nerds only want to see explosions in an awesome educational series that debunks urban legends. Really? No.). Also, the pointless Back to the Future reference at the end? Just...ugh....
CJ Croen 1393: I've seen one that was a personal punch right in the heart. "The Land After The Land Before Time". Basically, it's the incredibly stale "Durr hurr, The Land Before Time has too many sequels it's funny! Durr hurr" joke that everyone (even sequel haters) is sick of by now. It reveals that the newest sequel involves a "heartwarming reunion". It then shows all five dinosaurs...as fossilized museum exhibits. Way to go MAD. You turned my childhood heroes into corpses. You literally killed my childhood.
Yuma: The sketch "Naru210". It shows very blatant research failure. The writers appeared to have only seen the first one or two episodes of Naruto. They claim that "all these Naruto fights happen off-screen," for one thing.
philipthepatsy: I think MAD is Actually Pretty Funny, with a lot of the parodies being ok; some of them pretty good. However, one such parody wasn't either: Diary of a WimpyKid Icarus. Why? It wasn't really a parody of either, nor was it funny. There wasn't much to do with Diary of a Wimpy Kid, other than that Pit, playing the twofer of himself and Greg Heffley, tries to be popular, has an overbearing mom, and has a goofy best friend (in this case, Kirby, as apposed to Rowley). Otherwise, nothing else. Even worse, there was even less to do with Kid Icarus, other than Pit, and the fact that he came from Kid Icarus. The jokes were mostly bad Video Game puns and references. Unlike their Gaming's Next Top Model skit, this skit is badly done, unfunny, and doesn't even remotely parody its source materials well at all. They didn't even reference Kid Icarus: Uprising, which is no doubt the reason this skit was even made in the first place.
Averyvil Animation: What absolutely solidified my hatred for MAD, was their Phineas and Ferb parody "Dolphineas and FerbTale". In Dolphineas and Ferb Tale, at first it's just kinda boring, but then when this robot battle happens, a badly drawn version of my favorite character, Candace appears and says "I'm telling mom". Then she is promptly zapped into a pile of ash by a cyborg who then says "I hate tattletales". Fuck you, MAD! Shallow Parody does not even begin to describe this, this was a giant middle finger to all Candace fans. Sure, it's funny when Candace gets hurt in the actual show, much like Daffy Duck, but just killing her for no reason is the Seltzer and Friedberg route of comedy. Like Mel Brooks said, "You have to like what you parody". And sure, I did this parody, but I did it out of love, not because I was desperate for some stupid joke. At least I knew enough about the show to do a proper parody of it.
Emperor Oshron: I wanted to like MAD, I gave it plenty of chances. I sat through several cringe-inducing episodes, almost none of which made me so much as smile, let alone laugh. As a whole, I absolutely hate it, right up there with fucking Friedberg and Seltzer. But the absolute worst one I have ever had the displeasure of seeing in an episode of MAD was "ˇAi Carly!", a rip-off of [[iCarly the Nickelodeon show]] set in Mexico with gratuitous and arguably racist Mexican stereotypes, particularly a guy with a big moustache, sombrero, poncho, and—for some reason—a potato for a head popping up every few seconds to say "ˇAi Carly!" in the most stereotypical Mexican accent you've ever heard. Just given the fact that it's an American show broadcast on an American television network, surely they must have realized that more than a few Mexican children (and conceivably their parents and siblings) would see this; there's reason that you don't see any of the old Speedy Gonzalez cartoons on TV anymore. What makes this even worse, instead of actually finishing the "Next Top Video Game Princess" skit (or whatever it was called) they deliberately drew out the last several seconds of it as filler and then replayed the "ˇAi Carly!" thing again in Spanish with absolutely no changes to the animation, because clearly they're grasping at air trying to fill out just ten fucking minutes. This would be a bit more excusable in an hour-long or even half-hour-long show, but ten minutes?! Seriously?!
Saieras: Star Wars: The Clone Wars introduced us to 99, a malformed and physically weak clone working maintenance. He wasn't fit for combat, but he still wanted to help in any way he could. In one of the most important battles of show he finally got his chance to be a hero, bringing munitions to Echo and Fives and showing them the fastest way to the barracks and armory. Even though he was a Non-Action Guy he still helped his brothers win the day. Then the group he was with ran out of thermal detonators, so 99 goes to get more. However, rather than exercise any sort of caution, he just darts out into the hallway full o' laser beams like a dumbass and dies. Sure, you could justify it by saying he was overeager and undertrained, but the stupidity of his sacrifice really diminished the emotional effect of his death.
Baronobeefdp: Agreed. Though, for me, the DMOS of 99's death wasn't the stupidity of it... but how suddenly it happened. I mean, we hardly even knew anything about this guy (Other than that he was a "defective clone" and that he still cared deeply for his, erm, "brothers"). And, yet, the series still expects us to feel sad when he dies? Psst, George Lucas, you need to build up more than one episode of Character Development for us to really feel bad when a character dies. (Sigh) And this was the same series that made Jar Jar Binks a likeable character.
On Soaring Wings: For me the biggest DMOS comes in "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back". After Palpatine has brought the giant Zillo Beast to Coruscent for study, it escapes, causing thousands of casualties and billions in damages, necessitating the beast's killing. Mace Windu then laments that it's "our fault." Excuse me!? It was Palpatine's idea to bring the damn thing to Coruscant! Palpatine's punishment for causing the deaths of thousands, and the extincion of a rare species? Nothing! I mean at the very least Padme should have called him out on this. I know there's a war going on, and Palpatine is pulling a lot of strings. But come on... At least show someone being angry with the guy!
Brokenshell : In an episode of Hero 108 (a show I usually find to be average) Mystique Sonia's Yaksha (a magic hat that is infatuated with her) gets burnt to death right in front of her eyes. Next scene, she is in prison and, upon hearing one of the imprisoned soldiers saying he loves her, tricks him into becoming her new Yaksha by having him say it 2 more times and laughs and hugs it as if the first one never existed. So 1)what was once a human being has sacrificed its life for the woman he loves and she doesn't care in the slightest, and 2)she manipulates a man into something he has no idea would happen for her own gain.
Oberoniss : The entirety of the Biker Mice from MarsClip Show episode "Academy of Hard Knocks". We've seen this show take a different clip episode and make glorious art and a decent plot with it, and then we have this, which is a plotless mess. The three titular heroes are stuck in the Big Bad's mook training facility, apparently dead, and stick it out during a loooooong lecture on defeating heroes. Then they break out, with no explanation as to why they were there in the first place. Plus: don't you think someone would've checked to see if they were dead first by, y'know, feeling for a pulse? They even have a damn doctor on board for Chrissakes.
fluffything: Martha Speaks: The episode in which TD thinks he can really do magic is just one long cranium-pounding moment of utter "You've got to be kidding me" stupidity. Long story short, TD decides to do a magic trick cumulating with making Jeffery the elephant dissapear (IE: Hide behind a curtain) as the finale. Jeffery wanders off, and CD is convinced that TD really is magic. TD becomes convinced himself due to a series of coincidences (IE: Just happening to say the "magic words" at the exact same time a traffic light changes, for one). Though, his friends, naturally, are skeptical. At the end, Truman tells TD to "prove" he's magic by making Jeffery appear again. And...here's where it gets idiotic. Jeffery just happens to show up at the exact same moment TD says the magic words and his friends are dumbstruck as well as convinced TD is magic. Wait, what? Ok, I can understand TD and CD believing TD is magic since CD is just a small child and TD is a Cloud Cuckoo Lander. But, Truman? The child genius? He didn't once think, "Hey, the elephant must've just happened to show up at the same time". Even Helen, who has a talking dog (Martha) would still be doubtful of TD's abilities. It's just a poor handling of the Idiot Ball.
Frankiefoster: The Powerpuff Girls episode "Powerpuff Girls Rule". The rest of the seasons after Craig McCracken left the show weren't all that awesome, but this was an all time low. Why? It was the series finale, for starters. Perhaps expecting something akin to the movie, with all the villain Rogues Gallery plotting to destroy the girls collectively once and for all? Nope. Instead we get a generic 'key/take over the world' plot, everyone sounding like fast Chipmunks, the girls having mutated from cute to "I want to swat those bug-eyed freaks!", having weaponized their cuteness into something annoying, and wasting what could have had a potential. Worse off was the Miss Bellum suspense. They could have shown her face like the promos freaking said they would, but instead they tease us with just a side of her face. Nice teasing the fans, writers. Thanks for rewarding a decade's worth of viewers wondering what was under the pile of hair by making them sit through this pitiful excuse for a special.
Psychopulse: For me, it was the episode Town and Out where they go to Citiesville. While the point of the episode as I later found out was to deconstruct what would happen if the girls ever used their powers in a real-world setting, the place was just full of Jerkasses from start to finish, making it my most hated episode of all time. The kicker was when they destroy a bridge while trying to stop criminals, and the mayor makes a law where he bans superpowers and they walk the rest of the way home. Excuse me, but barring very specific cases, retroactive criminalization is forbidden by law in the US. Nothing in this series pissed me off more than that episode alone, and refuse to ever watch it again.
Storm Requiem: Maybe I'm bias because she's my favourite out of the three, but did anybody else feel like "Moral Decay" was a giant middle finger to Buttercup fans? I mean, nobody seemed to try talking to Buttercup about her obsession with getting money (which sort of came out of nowhere), no, her sisters just arranged to let basically every villain in Townsville that Buttercup stole teeth from beat the ever-loving hell out of her! Yes, Buttercup went overboard, but her sisters just smugly sitting back and watching them beat up their own sister offscreen as the episode ends was awful! Especially because this episode perfectly demonstrates how Buttercup always seems to get a raw deal compared to her sisters whenever she does something wrong, just because she's the grumpy tomboy. I feel like if it had been Bubbles or Blossom who became money-obsessed, The Professor would have stepped in and tried to reason with them, but since it's the "toughest fighter", it's fine to use violence instead. (Like in "Down'N'Dirty when the Professor kicks Buttercup out of the house and then she gets chased by an angry mob, just because she doesn't want to take a bath.) No wonder Buttercup has anger problems if she has to put up with this kind of bullshit whenever she does anything bad!
taylorkerekes: Not only that, but the villains' revenge on Buttercup in "Moral Decay" would have worked better to a degree if Blossom and Bubbles hadn't gotten involved, let alone found about Buttercup's greed.
Ccook55: "The Boys Are Back In Town." Freudian and repellant.
RAZ: "Slave the Day". The girls are such complete jerkasses in this episode that it made me start rooting exclusively for the villains for a long time after that.
Kittens: The episode "A Very Special Blossom" wasn't bad, but what really annoyed me was the end where Blossom confesses that she stole the golf clubs and the reason was because she wanted the Professor to be happy, so everyone's sad after the speech, so do the cops let the Professor go and does Blossom get a lesson that stealing is wrong and the girls and Professor get a heartwarming moment at the end? Nope! The cops then decide to put Blossom in jail and make her do community service for who knows what, and everyone is mad at her, even her own sisters for stealing when it was the Professor's fault for giving her the idea and pestering her about them! And also why the heck would they arrest a kid? I know she has superpowers and is super smart, but she's only a kid and still doesn't know that stealing something to make someone happy isn't the way to go! I know stealing is wrong but come on! They could of just give her a lesson about it. This episode was just plain stupid.
Lady Mima: The Peanuts special "Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown". Oh my gosh, I don't even know where to start. Well, I do know where to start, but when it comes, it's just...well, it's a wallop in the face. It starts with Charlie Brown watching a football game on TV, and all of a sudden, he starts getting flustered. Linus is there as well, and when Charlie Brown tells him that he saw this cute girl in the stands, Linus' reaction is that he falls in love with a different girl every week. Throughout the whole special, Linus acts like this, yet he still helps Charlie Brown try to find the girl. Snoopy and Woodstock tag along too. Linus does do som iffy stuff along the way, but that's not what I'm so mad about. What really gets me...is this: Eventually, the boys find the girl Charlie Brown saw on TV. Because Charlie Brown is so shy, he asks Linus to go up and talk to the girl for him. Well, he does this. And then... he sees the girl and is completely smitten. Not only that, she has a Security Blanket too! Because of this, Linus completely forgets to mention Charlie Brown and is invited in for some cookies, along with Snoopy and Woodstock. Poor Charlie Brown waits there all night, until they finally come out. The cat that had caused them problems earlier was all of a sudden friendly with Linus. Charlie Brown is clearly upset when he finds out Linus didn't mention him at all. And while he's yelling about this, Linus completely ignores him and keeps talking about how great the girl is. At one point, he even says "What are you talking about?". Finally, Charlie Brown gives up and runs home. Linus then wonders what Charlie Brown is so upset about. But that isn't even the end of it! No, to make matters worse, the song "Alone" plays as Charlie Brown imagines that he and the girl got together. He sadly goes back to his house and lays in bed. The next morning, Charlie Brown and Linus meet up at the brick wall. Charlie Brown says a football metaphor, and Linus takes it literally. Then he says he has a date with the girl and leaves. Charlie Brown is now alone at the brick wall. The end. Look, I know it's a Running Gag that Charlie Brown is the loser, save for that one time he won at marbles, but isn't this taking it too far?! I mean, Linus is supposed to be Charlie Brown's best friend! And even his best friend isn't much of a friend at all! It's basically telling us that Charlie Brown will never be happy. Never. And sure, you could blame Charlie Brown for his faults, but Linus has his faults too, like carrying that stupid blanket around! Since this moment, I have hated Linus for everything about him.
Blackjack254: It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown is the main reason why my watching of Animated Peanuts is now limited solely to the Original Christmas special. Lucy doing the infamous pulling the football away prank on Charlie Brown during an important game, and then having the gall to blame the losing of the game on him, and everyone agreeing with her (I've heard about them doing a so called minor retcon of a line of pepperment patty being cut out, big deal, only one less person blames Charlie brown for something not his fault). In my opinion, the whole episode should have been retconned.
Twentington: "You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown". Let me count the ways: For one, they don't have enough plot for 25 minutes, so they do cutaways with Woodstock's football team curb-stomping teams of various animals. The animation is exactly the same all three times (except with new species slipped in over top the existing ones — cats, dogs, then bison), meaning that the third team consists of bison... who are no bigger than cats. I know Peanuts specials often have bare-bones animation, but that's just so many levels of They Just Didn't Care. Also, the actual punt, pass, and kick contest is nearly as repetitive: one of the Peanuts gang is announced, punts/passes/kicks the ball, and a kid screams "X feet, Y inches!" Lather, rinse, repeat for at least six times. Finally, Charlie Brown posts a good score that gets beaten by Linus, looking like the episode is finally going to subvert the whole "Charlie Brown can't win" thing... then that little girl (Melody Melody) whom they'd been flirting with since the start of the episode kicks the football 80 feet and 6 inches. Afterward, Melody Melody is all "haha, look at me, I won, you didn't!" to Charlie Brown and friends at the end as she shows off her shiny new bike. Yes, we get it, Charlie Brown is supposed to lose, but it's just bitter since Melody Melody rubs it in Charlie and Linus' faces. At least Lucy and everyone else who picked on Charlie had their Pet the Dog moments, but not so with Melody. She was just a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing to Charlie and Linus from the get-go, not to mention a total Mary Sue in the way that she just showed up out of nowhere to pwn everyone else without expending any effort (did you notice she's not even in the training scenes with the others?).
Animeking1108: The Beavis And Butthead episode Wet Behind The Rears has officially replaced The Young, Gifted, and Crude for the worst episode because of the massive Character Derailment of Principle Mc Vicker. The episode was about Coach Buzzcut trying to get the boys to take a shower after gym class, but then the fire alarm goes off, leaving them to go outside in their underwear. Then it reveals that it was all a plan for Buzzcut and Mc Vicker to humiliate the boys. I expected this sort of thing out of Buzzcut, considering that in my previous entry, he ordered his class to beat up a new student. However, this is inexcusable on Mc Vicker, who is usually a Jerkass Woobie. Yeah, he wasn't the nicest guy, but he was like that because of the boys. In this episode, they didn't even do anything to provoke them. Add to it that it was implied that Buzzcut even planned for Beavis's hand to get pierced by the javelin to cover them in blood, it makes you wonder who Highland High School wasn't sued for this blatant abuse towards students.
Vrahno: Episode four of the Hero Factory TV show. Now, okay, I didn't have high hopes for the series anyway (but checked it out, as I am a fan of LEGO), and the three leading up to it made it clear I had been watching the most creativity-lacking Cliché Storm cartoon of recent times, but this episode not only cemented that status, it also cheated the viewers of a decent payoff, lacked consistency and built upon a nonsensical backstory. That is, it went straight from painfully mediocre to bad. The set-up: all the main villains the Heroes have met, plus another, plus the Big Bad team up to beat the Heroes. The four "regular" baddies got defeated with a single hit. Even Corroder fell from a kick to his head, when earlier he had a whole Hero transport jet slammed into him, pinning him against a wall, and had a girder thrown straight into his face, yet still kept going with full force. Not here. But the main letdown was the handling Von Nebula, the ultimate enemy: defeated by taking his staff out of his hand. He simply stood... or floated, I guess?... there, whining over Stormer's unexpected Character Development, and so let the Heroes snatch his tool away from him and turn it against him. No fight whatsoever. And Stormer's tragic backstory with Von Nebula, the failed mission whose memory haunted him so much? Well, the Flashback reveals he rescued his team leader and disabled a giant, rampaging drone all by himself, while Von Ness (as Nebula was then called) deserted the team. So, Stormer saved everyone, Von Ness betrayed them, yet Von Nebula was the one seeking revenge on Stormer? For what? This drove their entire characters, but it's the least thought-out aspect of the entire show. The disturbingly inconsistent and nonsensical physics of the black hole were just, as they say, the icing on this cake of mediocrity and amateurishly executed ideas. I can't single out one positive thing from this episode, apart from the spiffy CGI. Not that the details I left out had been all bad, no, just... unspectacular, dull and clichéd beyond belief. Can't remember a single original idea, or interesting spin on an old one. But this is LEGO, right? It kinda endorses creativity, right?
The Toon Geekette: I got bored and watched a few episodes of Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series, just to see if it was as bad as I'd heard. It was, but there was one episode that particularly bugged me. Lilah goes to a Team Fortress 2 tournament in Las Vegas. The whole thing was supposed to be an excuse to show Ethan and Lucas having "wacky" shenanigans around the city, but I couldn't help but focus on the fact that, in all the scenes at said tournament, it was glaringly obvious Tim Buckley had never played TF2 (a fact he's confirmed on the CAD blog) and got all his gameplay footage and sounds from a second-hand source; everyone appeared to be playing as Soldier on the same team, the words "GAME OVER" were shopped onto everyone's computer, Lilah individually won second place despite the fact that it's a team-based game, etc. Now this wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't the fact that it's a cartoon based on a gaming comic, written by an alleged gamer. Shouldn't Buckley know better than to evoke Pac Man Fever? Shouldn't he have, you know, done some actual research? Why didn't he just make it a tournament for a game he did know how to play? Honestly, when someone like me, who's not a huge gamer, can tell you're doing it wrong...
Tropersd/kablammin45: I wound up literally mad after watching a Pink Panther short. Long story short, Pink is hungry and winds up in the hospital when (get this) a dog bites him and won't let go! Pink then has to deal with all sorts of pointless tests. But I thought the ending sucked! The dog is removed, and immediately attacks the doctor helping Pink. The man is shown waiting in the waiting room to be examined. Um, hello? You're a doctor! Get some of that dog removing formula, or have one of your friends help! Then a mean bully of an orderly (who treats his patient in very disrespective ways throughout the short) does a very cruel Kick the Dog. The dude snatches the food Pink had been trying to get as Pink walks out the door!! I finish watching and I just want to beat the ever living crap out of that guy! Since then, I've hated that short.
On Soaring Wings: Archer "Drift Problem" Malory stealing 8 year old Archer's bike. Refusing to get him another (He thought for years someone else had stolen it.) and never giving it back, all to "teach him a lesson" That alone would have been bad enough. But in the same episode she takes it a step further by by getting Archer a new spy car for his birthday and doing it all again to him. For me, this Kick the Dog moment was the absolute last straw. I stopped seeing Malory as a tolerable Jerk with a Heart of Jerk, and as the Karma Houdini she is. Frankly if the series doesn't end with Archer snapping and brutally murdering her, I will be very pissed off. Archer is a total Jerkass but considering his mother who can blame him
Chugger Joe 79: I have lot to say about sucky moments in Xilam cartoons, but for now, I’ll just put this one crappy episode: the Zig And Sharko episode "Marina’s New Friend". Basically, Marina is lonely because there are no other mermaids around, so Sharko decides to cheer her up, but not by getting another mermaid to be her friend. Instead, he has Zig dress in drag as one! This is already pretty sucky for poor Zig, but Sharko decides to be a complete asswipe to him throughout the entire fucking episode. First thing that pissed me off was that he threatened Zig with his own weapon, a weird boxing glove armature thingey. This wouldn’t be so bad if it was just one time, but he uses it again when Zig reaches for Marina. Later, when Marina gets a massage job from a squid, Zig tries again, but Sharko (dressed as a sensei massagist person) mutilates him. The cruel smile he made after twisting into some kinda hyena pretzel put me off real bad. Later still, Zig tries again while at a tea party, but Sharko dumps a tea strainer down his throat and puts a hose in his nose,causing him to go pee and make the sea rise. Not only is this scene pretty damn pointless (I still don’t know why Sharko did that), but Sharko gives another cruel smile. Then,the episode shifts to a shopping mall, and finally, Zig captures Marina. This leads to a chase scene throughout the mall (which, if you ask me, was the only funny part in this episode) ending with Marina being dropped by a crane onto an escalator that Sharko and Zig are at the foot of. Zig tries to get her, but is sucked by his “tail” into the machinery. Sharko’s cruel and smug smile did nothing to lighten it. Now this would be where Marina gets wise to what was going on and belt/slap Sharko one for tricking her. Well, she does (after Sharko starts crying and tries to blame it all on Zig), but he goes completely retributionless! Not only that, he gets what he wanted in the first place: to play ping-pong with her. The ending pissed me off to the umpteenth degree: Zig chews on the fake fishtail while watching Sharko and Marina play ping-pong. Seriously,not only is the shittiest episode I’ve ever seen, but the ending nearly made me cry. What the fuck, Xilam!?
R Egu 14: While I has to heartily disagree with the idea that Comics!Deathstroke is a good manipulator, the members of the Light are even stupider than the summary implies. Here's my DMOS. Ra's al Ghul, and Lex Luthor. Working Together. These two have enough Ego to fill a 747 Boeing each, and that's even getting into the massive personal philosophy differences. Ra's would never work together with someone like Luthor, not just because of his technology-focused methods, but because Luthor wants to conquer the world. Guess who also shares that goal? Ra's al fucking Ghul!!
LL Smooth J: "Bloodlines." Or otherwise known as "Let's make Wally look as useless as possible." New character Bart Allen (A.K.A Impulse) shows up from the future and already he's shown to be better than him. Not only is he shown to be faster than Wally (as in actually being able to keep up with The Flash), he's able to dodge traps that manage to trip him up as well. And when it looks like Bart screwed up? Oh no, he actually saved The Flash! And to add the icing on the cake people still can't seem to get his name right. This really is infuriating to watch as out of the original teammates, Wally ends up with the short end of the stick as everyone else at least get an awesome moment in the second season, never mind that this is the only place where he still exists (stupid Reboot...) and yet basically exists to make the Allens look better. I've heard that this was in the comic as well and it will a plot point for Wally to come back faster and stronger, but considering the unlikelihood of focusing on the old cast and the greater chance of focusing on the new blood, I'll believe it when I see it.
Gannetwhale: The utter failure of The Bechdel Test. I was willing to forgive Miss Martian's and Artemis first conversation, but once Zatanna and Artemis have a moment together is all "BOYS BOYS BOYS". Damnit Greg, you can write women, why can't you write DC superheroines!? Actually, Zatanna as a whole is infuriating, since she's just a gratuitous love interest for Dick Grayson.
Silverblade2: How about the beginning of "Downtime"? A giant monster defeats all five members offscreen. Then Batman, a guy without any superpowers, comes just in time and curbstomps the monster with a taser. After that Batman gives to Aqualad a pep talk because apparently his failure as a leader was because he was thinking too much about his home and his crush... wait what?
JtheDrafter: Throughout Young Justice Wally and Artemis constantly snipe at and bicker with each other. They have a few moments where they aren't fighting, but their relationship is mostly defined by their antagonism. Their moments of positive interaction are few and far between, and two of those three moments take place under special circumstances. (Mutual amnesia and every adult in the world disappearing from the face of the planet.) Yet at the end of the season one finale Wally and Artemis kiss, and act like they should have kissed much earlier. Look, Love/Hate is a legitimate trope, but it doesn't work if the two parties don't act legitimately attracted to each other! No reason is given as to why Wally would want to kiss Artemis after she'd been so constantly mean-spirited to him, and no reason is given as to why Artemis would want to kiss Wally after he'd been a near-constant Jerk Ass to her.
Falconwing: Wally West's death. After an entire season of being out of focus Wally comes back into action... Only to go out in a heroric sacrifice that would have been much better suited for Barry to make clearing the way for Wally to be the Flash. But no, Barry does nothing and just watches with a sad face as his nepthew Fades from existance. I don't know if Greg wrote this, or it was forced on him by higher ups, but either way it's nothing shortg of a middle finger to the eyeballs of every Wally West fan who feels screwed over by Flashpoint! Just when you thought DC couldn't sink any lower.
X Spectre Grey X: I agree completely. Wally's death just felt so unnecessary, and there wasn't even some meaning to it. Also, why the hell wasn't Jay Garrick there? This just felt like another fuck you to Wally fans. I don't know if it was mandated, but it certainly feels that way. And pretty much everything afterwards is also crap. Cassie and Tim getting together despite not even interacting (I know it can work in real life, but as a show, it doesn't). She hasn't even made mention of having any attraction to him whatsoever, nor was any implied. It just feels like a last minute Pair the Spares. Dick Grayson quitting the team due to grief (the latest issue of Nightwing has a good portrayal of how he'd deal with such an event), oh, and even after all of this, they still refuse to name the team. Wally died and will be known as a founding member of "The Team". And then they have the gall to leave a Sequel Hook, when we know the show is done. Why not just have the Justice Leaguers on trial (who contributed absolutely nothing in this episode) stop Savage and the War World? All fo this is just a horrible way to end the show, making an otherwise below average episode worst.
Seiya: M'gann mindraping her boyfriend and that plot point never getting brought up again. AGAIN, she abused her boyfriend a who had a history of people messing with his mind and spent a whole season rubbing her new relationship in his face and we're supposed to cheer that they got back together.
Troper/kablammin45: Don't get me wrong, The Amazing World of Gumball is a cool show, but I just couldn't get around the fact that the shirtless Richard scene in "The Mustache" was really disgusting. Viewers are treated to a good thirty-some seconds of Richard trying to put up his, uh, chests only for them to flop back down. It was so gross I changed the channel while that happened.
fluffything: Good lords, is the episode titled The Job just terrible. The episode itself centers around the universe being torn apart just because Richard has a job as a pizza delivery guy (Yes, seriously). However, I could forgive the episode's utter stupidity if it weren't for the DMOS moment I had with this episode. At one point in the episode, Gumball and Darwin (who are helping their dad deliver pizzas since he predictably sucks at his job) deliver a pizza to, and I kid you not, a pair of pizza-people who believe that Gumball and Darwin have delivered their baby. Ok, that's actually pretty funny. But, it goes into "WTF, Writers!?" territory when they accidentally drop said pizza causing it to smear all over the ground and the pizza-people's horrified faces. Let me repeat that more bluntly, folks. Gumball, a series geared towards children (well, older children, but children nonetheless) has a Dead. Baby. Joke. I don't care if it's technically a pizza and not a person or animal or whatnot. That does not forgive the writers for thinking that it was ok to make a dead baby joke in a children's show.
Krendall: An early episode of Dungeons & Dragons had the group fight a Beholder. The problem is, it's defeated by being near a flower! Even if Beholders hate beauty (a fact I've never read in any Monster Manual), there's no way something as simple as a basic flower would ever kill one.
Tropers/kablammin45: I have a bone to pick with two of the Inspector shorts, but since I can only put one, I'm going to have to go with the short with the shopping cart. First off, it doesn't even feel like an Inspector short, no action, not enough comedy, just...not-Inspectorish, the plot seems more like it would be more fit for someone else, like the Pink Panther. It starts with the Inspector going home from the store, borrowing a shopping cart...and the Narrator manages to convince him that he has committed an abominable offense and is now a criminal. Sure, the Inspector isn't that bright, but he's not that stupid.note not to mention that people who live right across the street from a Wal-Mart can do that with little repercussions And later the "I" activates a security system when he finally decides to just return the cart, and instantly the police come shoot at him without question and the short ends with the "I" on the run with guns firing. Ummm, they just assumed that the Inspector would just do that? That's something you'd see in, yes, a Pink Panther cartoon where Diabolas Ex Machina's are common. The short was really poorly done, and used before.
Spinosegnosaurus77: I love Dinosaur Train, I really do, but "Dinosaur Camouflage" broke an Aesop (birds being dinosaurs) that's enforced in essentially every other episode of the series. DT is usually a pretty solid, composed kids' show; what went wrong here?
fluffything:Kung Fu Panda Legends Of Awesomeness: the episode in which Po has to rely on the help of some elderly former kung-fu masters to be poorly handled. The episode in-and-of itself is quite good, and I really enjoyed the whole sequence with the various magical helmets. But, the moral of "don't judge a book by its cover" and "old people can do amazing things too." is pretty much busted by one simple observation. Po's reasoning for not wanting the elderly kung-fu fighters to help is that he was afraid they'd get hurt. That's, that's actually a rather valid argument Po made. Yes, he did point out that he believed they weren't as "awesome" as they were in their prime, but his main concern was their well-being. Yet, the episode treats it like he was being disrespectful. Wait, what?
fluffything: Tuff Puppy: The episode where Professor Birdbrain discovers a parallel dimension where Booby Birds rule and live in paradise and wants to go there to have the biggest Yank the Dog's Chain I've eveer seen. Long story short, Birdbrain kidnapps a monkey boy band (don't ask) and wants to use their singing powers to open a portal to the other dimension. Ok, apart from the kidnapping, his plans aren't really that evil. But, the DMOS comes in when Keswick reveals that traveling from one dimension to another causes the former dimension to be destroyed. I'm sorry....What? So, rather than just allowing Birdbrain to finally be able to find happiness and fly (his main goal), they have to throw in this utterly ridiculous twist? Again, apart from the kidnapping, Birdbrain's plans were not evil. He just wanted to go somewhere where he could fit in.
Spider Fan 14: "Doomed" is a horrible episode. Nova and Spidey get in a pissing contest over who's the coolest. They agree whoever captures Doctor Doom for SHIELD wins. The problem is that they don't think that DD has diplomatic immunity, isn't doing anything evil (at first) and consider this an uncalled for domestic invasion on foreign soil. No one thinks its a bad idea and that if Doom kills them he would be considered protecting himself. Granted it turns out he takes control over the Helicarrier with Doombots (but this is part of the team's fault) and almost destroys New York (really why is it always flying near a city?). After the day is saved and Fury chews them out, what does Spidey do? Imagines him saying blah blah blah and ignoring him while thinking he was right all along. It takes alot to make Spiderman horrible but this show crafts this eloquently.
Tropers/Regu14: While I generally enjoy the series (I love Spider-man), the episode with the symbiotes first appearance followed the 90s series's example of introducing Venom far to early, but that's not what I hate about this episode. What I hate is when Harry and MJ want to eat lunch with Peter, who also wants to be with his best friends, the other heroes show up and basically ruin the moment. Then Nove has the gull to insinuate the Peter only likes Harry because he's rich, while Harry is in earshot! I hated this guy enough already, but that moment cemented him as a horrible character. He nearly ruined Pete and Harry's friendship! Did the writers just want to make people confuse this asshole for the Comic version of Nova?
Tropers/Hyperion5: I was struggling through the series already, but the episode "Awesome" really made me cringe. Peter steals an experiment of Dr. Connors' (i.e. Awesome Andy) for a science show, rather than, say, making one himself. It was explained in the episode that he was too busy fighting the Juggernaut to make one, but really? That's not only horrible hand waving, but it implies that Peter does literally nothing but fight crime. The episode only gets worse from there. Rather than be an episode which builds on the relationship between Luke and Peter (as the previous one did with Peter and Danny), Luke acts just as badly as Peter does, basically expecting Peter to do all of the work on their science project. Juggernaut is defeated once his costume is destroyed, which goes against every version of the character. Worst of all, Awesome Andy is a completely unlikeable threat in this episode. I understand that they couldn't use the awesome (no pun intended) version of Andy from Dan Slott's She-Hulk run, but what was stopping them from using the classic Silver Age version of Andy? Basically, this episode failed to have a single enjoyable moment in it for me.
Pyro Wildcat: In Spider-Man Unlimited, the end of "One is the Loneliest Number", when Dr. Yamato-Jones chews out Spider-Man for destroying her clinic. She had dealt with Spider-Man on numerous occasions (including several in which Spidey saved the lives of both her and her son), and has been shown be okay with him. Which means that she should have had no reason to blatantly ignore the fact that the incident started by Carnage attacking the clinic, and he and Venom were obviously the ones who did all the damage while Spider-Man was trying to fight them off, especially since she's been shown to be a more reasonable character than that. This was blatantly another poorly shoehorned-in "Spider-Man will never be anything but a Failure Hero" moment.
The idiocy of the parents. Though justifiable due to short notice of Yin and Yang's rushed training against Eradicus and their experience their children had with the rabbits in the past sixty four episodes their response still made me feel like it was borderline unrealistic with emphasis on the 'un' prefix; I mean, look at Lena's father: he threatened to ground her even as he was being held in the swinging grasp of that Humongous Mecha instead of gasping for air.
Philipnova798: While I enjoy The Transformers in a rather unusual waynote though it has the odd moment of good writing, plot & character development and animation, no episode has gotten me more furious than A Prime Problem. While I think the idea was interesting, it was executed in the most dumbfounded way imaginable. All of the Autobots hold onto the Idiot Ball, which becomes much more severe when the real Prime shows up. Of course, no one batting an eye when Megatron!Prime acts more rash than Optimus himself is dumb in and of itself, but the ways the Autobots decide to prove which Prime is which are just outright stupid (a race? Really?). The episode's major flawnote which is saying a lot, considering the problems that it already had exhibited? It only takes the fake Optimus to lead the Autobots towards the korlonium crystals that they realize its the fake. Allowing yours truly full right to bitch about the stupidity shown here.
Mad Man 400096: For an atrocious episode of a classic series, there's "Hero Hamton" of Tiny Toon Adventures, which I have to say is the worst episode of the entire series. Between the atrocious animation by Encore Cartoons, the thin cliche premise that stretches itself way too long, Plucky Duck being somewhat of a bigger douche than usual (not that he accomplished anything major), and absolutely none of the gags coming anywhere close to funny, I'm shocked this pile of pigshit ever got greenlit.
Cyber Tiger 88: I'm a fan of Beast Wars but the ending of the episode Changing of the Guard is flat-out painful to sit through. The episode has Rattrap and Silverbolt go retrieve the Sentinel program from their ship while dealing with Inferno, and Depth Charge battles with his arch-foe Rampage. It eventully leads up to Depth Charge crashing into Silverbolt who has the module, leading to Inferno grabbing it, making the Maximals lose. This show is no stranger to The Bad Guy Wins trope, but that's because of Megatron's planing. In this episode, the Maximals lost because of a bone-headed collision that would make The Three Stooges proud. If the writers wanted the audience to like Depth Charge as a badass loner despite his jerkass-tendencies, they shouldn't have made him cost the good guys an episode's worth of effort and cause a flat out cop-out.
fluffything:Off The Air: I found the "Body" episode to be nothing but a huge disappointment feeling it was more along the lines of their usual immature humor than the brilliant series I've come to know and love. However, if I had to pick the absolute worst moment from the worst episode (of an, again, otherwise great series), it would have to be the "Hot Dog Stand" segment. Long story short, it involves a hot dog becoming sentient and saving his fellow hot dogs while brutally murdering the vendor and selling his body parts as food. Just....what? Ok, I know Off The Air can be on the completely insane side of things at times, but this was just terrible. I expect something like this from an episode of Family Guy (a latter-season episode of Family Guy, to be specific), not from a brilliant series like this.
Ometta6: Okay, I know who I am when saying this. I also know how I have acted before in regards to this section. I have mocked this section before, and have spent time laughing at the nerd rage on here. However, I guess the joke is on me. I finally found something that grated on my nerves enough that I just had to complain about it. That thing was an episode of Johnny Bravo titled "Witch-ay Woman". Specifically, it was the episode where Johnny is cursed by a gypsy to live life as a woman until he learns to respect women as people. This whole episode was a mess. Aside from the annoying "Girls are Smart" song at the end, the episode's message was...rather skewed. Not to mention offensive. The episode clearly tried to come across as a celebration of feminism and gender equality, but instantly threw that notion out the window by having Girl!Johnny conform to gender stereotypes (such as liking flowers and other "girly" things), suggesting that women are just naturally predisposed to thinking in that way. In addition to that, the male characters were all stereotyped as "pigs" who were just naturally predisposed towards sexual harassment. The blatant misandry and misogyny in an episode supposedly dedicated to encouraging equality among the sexes was rather jarring and, after a while, sickening.
Freud: In general, I loved Batman: The Brave and the Bold, but the episode Cry Freedom Fighters just made me cringe. Up until then, they had made Plas stupid, but lovable, and given him a fair vocabulary. (Mind you, they made him a comic relief moron, but they did it pretty well). In this episode, however, they just went too far. It started with a scene in which this character is apparently illiterate, being unable to read the word "vote" on a banner, and ends with his failing to identify the president! It wasn't even that funny, and it certainly wasn't funny enough to justify the ridiculous portrayal of the character. I've had to skip entire scenes of this episode: it's just too painful to watch.
St0rmrage14: Not to mention, the episode is more about Plastic Man than the Freedom Fighters. Uncle Sam most existed to make Plastic Man feel better about himself, and Phantom Lady and Human Bomb aren't even characters, just autonomous weapons to help the others. It was a pretty massive waste of some awesome characters.
Purr Elise: A small one here, but it hacked me off in the finale when the audience were continually described as 'fanBOYS' rather than just the gender neutral 'fans' and the stand ins were a young boy and his father. I don't know what's worse; the writers honestly not realising that Batman: The Brave and the Bold has almost as big a female audience as it does a male one, or that they DID realise and wanted to downplay that because superheroes aren't for girls, right? Why couldn't they have given the boy a sister to watch with, would it really have been that difficult?
fluffything:Dragons: Riders of Berk, the 2013 season finale has one of the most annoying, pointless, utterly yank the audience's chain twists I have ever seen. For over a week, Cartoon Network kept showing us advertisements on Hiccup finding out hints of an island full of Night Furies. So, what happens? It turns out the whole thing was a fake and was a trap set by Alvin and Mildew. Seriously, just fuckin' seriously? Why use a major plot element regarding one of the main characters of the series just for a bloody cop-out involving two re-occuring villains that have worn out their welcome already? I looked forward to this episode hoping I'd see more Night Furies (or at least a big reveal as to what happened to them). Not the cliched "It's a trap!" scenario that we've seen a thousand times before.
Kereea: Thawfest. Firstly, it has the oh-so-common "this reality's Olympic games" plot. But there are 3 bigger reasons. 1: There was Hiccup taking a massive level in Jerkass so he could learn a lesson. Why did he take a level in jerkass? Becuase this was the first time he had a genuine chance at winning the Thawfest games which he's never done before. 2: Snotlout is a jerkass as a winner, but Hiccup lets him win because Snotlout's dad threatens Snotlout about losing. And Snotlout just assumes he won on his own merits, so instead of thanking Hiccup for saving his hide, he gloats like crazy. And his dad being horrid is never addressed. 3: Astrid, generally shown to be the most competent of the kids, has to be constantly sidelined, including the long roll and in axe-throwing which should have been her best event. Both times she was interfered with thanks to Fishlegs, who knocked her off the log when he fell and threw his axe early, making her miss. Yeah, way to sideline the winner, folks. And then she gets bitchy with Hiccup for the aforementioned level in Jerkass.
philipthepatsy: Similar to the above example, we have "The Tattletale Heart", in which Gus spots the kid who starts a food fight, but is prevented by his friends from telling Ms. Finster, due to the "Kid's Code of Honor": "Tattletale, go to jail, stick your head in a garbage pail." When Ms. Finster reveals that Randall had started it, Randall says that Gus ratted him out (what, did he have a grudge on him in this episode?), and every kid gets angry and tries to stick Gus in a garbage pail for supposedly breaking the "sacred code". That is, until Finster reveals that not only did she deduce that it was Randall, but that everyone except Gus and his friends tattled on Randall. Gus points out that everyone else is guilty of tattling, but King Bob pardons everyone, due to "not having nearly enough pails." The reason everyone knew it was Randall was because Guru Kid, who even chastised Gus for wanting to tell Finster who started it, was the true person who tattled to everyone else. Personally, I have several problems with this episode. 1. Finster should have just punished everyone. It shouldn't matter who started it, because they all (except King Bob, who was hiding under the table as ordered by his guards) were throwing food. At least they were all told to clean it up, but even so. 2. All of the kids outside of the main six are a bunch of hypocrites, and they don't even recieve a real comeupance. 3. Why the hell would anyone care if Randall, the school snitch, was tattled on? Wouldn't it be considered that he got a taste of his own medicine? Do all of the other kids just dislike Gus that much (which, I know its been revealed in several episodes that hardly anyone outside of the main six care about him) that they would rather support Randall?! I'm not really a fan of Gus (especially during his obnoxious gushing about how aweosme chocolate milk is in the beginning of the episode, another thing I dislike), but come on, throw the poor kid a bone.
Austin DR: For the most part, I have a love-hate relationship with The Boondocks, some episodes work, some don't do it for me. In my honest opinion, I hated the episode The Trial of Robert Kelly. I couldn't believe how stupid the jury members were! They saw the video of Kelly urinating on the girl, heck, they even saw his face on the phone while he was committing the crime!. Even with all that evidence to prove him guilty, he gets off scot-free! What the heck?! They just saw pretty good evidence that he committed the crime, and yet they let him go free?! When Huey has every right to disagree with the verdict, he gets shunned. This is an episode I will never watch again.
fluffything: Agreed. I'm not a fan of The Boondocks in general, but this episode is just horrible on so many levels. Yes, I know the show takes place in a Crapsack World of sorts. Yes, I know it's supposed to be a social satire on urban culture especially regarding African-American citizens. Yes, I know many characters in the show tend to hold the Idiot Ball for the sake of comedy or so someone else can provide social commentary. That doesn't excuse how utterly bad this episode was. I know there are fans of musicians that defend them no matter what horrible things said musicians have done (Chris Brown's fandom is a perfect example of this). But, there is no way in any universe (not even one as fucked-up as the world portrayed in this cartoon) would have an entire (Emphasis on "entire") jury declare a man innocent (despite blatant evidence to the contrary) just because he's a "good singer".
Lady Stardust: I have to go with the Tyler Perry episode. Now, I want to make it clear I am not a Tyler Perry fan, but this episode was just childish, with jokes basically being nothing more than homophobic and just unfunny.
fluffything: The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: I found the episode "Be A-Fred, Be Very A-Fred" where Fred Fredburger wins a contest and gets to spend time with Grim. It's just filled with so many facepalm-inducing moments that I just don't know where to begin. First, Grim is such a loser now that the only work he can get is being in laxative commercials? And, not only that, but said laxative company is now doing poorly because apparently no one wants to buy something endorsed by death himself? Let me remind everyone that said laxatives are being sold to demons (IE: Immortal monsters of evil (or chaotic neutral in the case of TGAOBAM) that most likely speak to Grim on a daily basis). Second, Fred Fredburger is just more annoying than usual here. At least in Keeper Of The Reaper his annoying antics were funny. This? He's just stupid for the sake of being stupid (Though, I did find him being amazed by a simple lamp to be pretty amusing...but that's just a silver lining in this turd cloud of an episode). Third, the way too long and not funny at all gag of Grim trying to get his picture taken with Fred resulting in Fred losing his frozen yogurt (Which, by the way, was what Fred wanted to do with Grim). You know, you could just buy another one or waited until he was done eating, Grim. Instead, they take Fred to an amusement park where Fred is sent flying from a Tilt-A-Whirl (...What?) and ends up meeting a group of Yetis that all talk like him and offer him frozen yogurt, all while a crying Grim is violently beaten by the laxative company executives for letting Fred go. Yes, that's how the short ends. It's like watching a train filled with disabled orphans crash into a burning building. Not funny and painful to watch.
Pie Queen: I thought The Garfield Show was a pretty decent show (it's no Garfield and Friends but it's still an okay show), but one episode really rubbed me the wrong way: King Nermal. In this awful episode, Nermal is staying at Garfield's house much to Garfield and Odie's displeasure. He pretty much annoys the living daylights out of the two to the point that Garfield had it and threw him out the pet door. After that, Nermal "breaks his leg" and Jon blames Garfield and Odie for being mean to Nermal. As punishment, they have treat the kitten like royalty by doing whatever the hell Nermal tells them to do. Late on we find out that Nermal was faking his injury this whole time when we see him walking with the cast on. Garfield tries to get Jon to turn around to see that he's faking it, but every time Jon turns around Nermal gives him a cute innocent look on his face, so Jon is not the least bit convinced. To make matters worse, there was a part where Nermal's bandages come off, and Jon thinks that Nermal healed quickly. What? Garfield finally had it and decided to take matters to his own hands. Unfortunately Garfield and Odie fall down the stairs and injure themselves. Now they have full body casts. After all that mess Nermal gets away with every bad thing he did and poor Garfield and Odie suffer in one of the worst Downer Endings in the whole show. This episode was awful. What were they thinking when they wrote this episode. The sad thing is that Nermal was actually my favorite character in the comic strips and in Garfield and Friends. Why did this show had to make Nermal so much of a dick? Why? He was actually likable in the other cartoon, so he had to be derailed this badly? Turning him to this much of a jerkass was why I didn't enjoy this show as much as older one. Seriously, they should of kept Nermal's personality from the older cartoon.
Wiresandstuff: Now I find Gravity Falls to be a great show, but a worrying trend I'm noticing with some episodes is Mabel being relegated to a weak subplot while Dipper has the real adventure. I felt this was particularly bad in the episode Fight Fighters; Dipper brings a video game character to life to help him confront a love rival while Mabel...helps Stan overcome his fear of heights? I know it ties into the theme of facing your fears, but it feels tacked on and uninteresting, with a cliche, predictable resolution. Mabel is a fun character who adds a charming levity to the show's scenarios, and it seems like a waste for her to be used in this way.
heartauthor: The ending of "The Time Traveler's Pig" has never really sat well with me. Basically, Dipper has been spending the whole episode trying to impress Wendy at a carnival, and using Casual Time Travel to prevent himself from accidentally hitting her and causing Robbie to ask her out. During Dipper's multiple attempts, Mabel takes the opportunity to repeatedly win Waddles, her pet pig, in a contest. Finally, Dipper creates a plan that will keep him from hurting Wendy, but it requires Mabel's help. As a result, Wendy is impressed with Dipper, but Pacifica ends up winning Waddles. A frantic Mabel fights Dipper for the time-traveling device, transporting them to different times until they return to the continutity where Wendy is unhurt and Pacifica won Waddles. Mabel goes into a literal Heroic BSOD; out of guilt, Dipper returns everything to normal. In the end, Mabel gets Waddles back, but Dipper still ends up hurting Wendy and watching Robbie ask her out. Sometimes I can't help but feel that Mabel uses her status as Dipper's twin sister to manipulate him for her own needs, and this sequence of events did nothing to disband this theory. Dipper was forced to give up his chance to impress the girl he liked because Mabel literally lost her mind...over a flippin' pig.
Blueshark: Transformers Prime had a good cliffhanger that made it look like Bulkhead was killed by Hardshell. By the next episode says he won't be back to his old self for awhile. But then a few episodes later he is back in the fight. I mean really? So we can kill Cliffjumper, Skyquake, Makeshift, Breakdown, Hardshell, and Silas But we can't even put Bulkhead in a coma! C'mon writers take a risk. This just felt like They Wasteda Perfectly Good Plot to me.
Peteman: How does Silas outfight Team Prime in hand to hand combat with Nemesis Prime? He boasts about his combat skill, but he's dealing with people who have been fighting longer than there has been a human species. I could understand if Nemesis Prime simply outgunned them, but between their own experience and Silas' dubiously effective interface, Nemesis really should have been dropped the moment he got into melee without getting surprising them.
Vrahno: The conclusion of the Orion Pax three-parter for me. I've been on the fence about the show 'till then, saw it as So Okay, It's Average, and waited to see whether season 2 would finally manage to 'wow' me. The set-up was really good: Optimus, having defeated Unicron, lost his memories of being an Autobot leader and regressed into his pre-war Orion Pax self. He joins the Decepticons who make him think that the Autobots are evil and that he's no leader-material. Up until then, Optimus Prime basically had no personality, and was as dull a character as any random Decepticon Mook. With his memories gone, I thought maybe they actually intended to write him that way, to add contrast to his potential S2 portrayal. And hey, the show was originally advertised as exploring "what it means to be a Prime". Perfect setup right there! Orion Pax relearns to be Optimus Prime, live up to his own name, the Autobots all learn to work better together and manage things without a leader to guide them, and we see just what makes a Prime. Instead, at the end of the three-parter, nearly everything goes back to how it was in S1 — big events are wasted and developments undone. Orion Pax, who was actually an interesting character, is wiped away as the other characters restore Optimus Prime's memories through some techno-magic. His memories of being a Decepticon are cleansed, so he goes through no development, and he's back to being his wooden S1 self who isn't given any development afterwards either. He seemingly even forgot that he wanted to kill Megatron for good at the end of S1, because he just punches him real good instead of offing him when he had the chance to. So, the entire S1 story-arc with Unicron, Orion Pax as a Decepticon, the Autobots trying to cope with having no leader, the potential for Optimus Prime to actually become a developed character... all wasted, and for what? A handful of weapon cache coordinates that Orion Pax decoded while he was on the Decepticon ship. So the entire story was just a set-up for a tedious, season-long relic hunt? I'm not putting the blame entirely on the writers, as Hasbro apparently was against the idea of turning Prime into a Decepticon. And the development that Jack went through during these episodes was actually pretty cool. But literally everything else about the story was a gigantic waste. Many disappointments followed, but this was the one that cemented my dislike for the show the most.
Halfstep: Iron Man: Extremis goes hurtling off into stupidity in episode 2, which is basically an anvilicious speech given by Author Avatar Sal, who was a former professor of Tony Stark's and Maya's (It Makes Sense in Context...the previous pothole, not the speech). Obviously, this speech is aimed at people in the real world. The problem with it is that it is extremely contradictory, overgeneralizing, and doesn't apply to the two characters at all, save for a bit of foreshadowing that could have been done by Maya herself at a bar. The problem with the speech is this: Sal posits that Stark and Maya are basically working for the military industrial complex, that nothing they've done has been really useful, that Stark is wasting his time and money doing what he is doing, and that Maya is being held down because she's a woman, and if she had the resources Stark had, she'd be doing far better. About the only part of the entire speech that has any validity is that they are working for the MIC, regardless of what they would like to believe. That said, the whole thing kind of derails when Sal starts saying how useless the Iron Man suit is, and how much more Maya could get done if she had Stark's resources. First off, not knocking cancer in the slightest, but in the Marvel Universe, Fin Fang Foom, Dr. Doom, and Galactus are real and present dangers, that kill or enslave quite a few people on a regular basis. These are not entities that the police or the army are equipped to handle. At all. Saying that the Iron Man suit is only good for beating these people up therefore, isn't as much of an insult or even rebuke as Sal intended: these are entities that need to be beaten up by Iron Man and whoever else, and it's kinda hard to say that their world would be a better place without Iron Man, seeing how there's a planetary invasion or mutant revolt or inter-dimensional cosmic horror attack every six months with Iron Man there and doing his level best to prevent such. In real life terms, it would be like knocking someone for failing to cure cancer, but reducing diabetes, heart disease, and auto accident deaths by 50%. As for Maya being better off if she had Tony's resources: the reason this doesn't work is because of in-universe ignorance that Sal has, that the readers do not: namely, we know that in most every version of Iron Man, Tony Stark is kidnapped by some foreign combatants, after being gravely wounded, and is forced to make weapons for said combatants with anything from spare parts lying around to pieces of his own weapons. Stark then uses said pieces to create a war suit that saves his own life and allows him to escape his captors. Iron Man is about as self made as you can get: if Maya hasn't done anything comparable, it can hardly be said that it is because anyone is "holding her back". Furthermore, why would Sal even want to see such a thing: he just got done mocking Maya earlier for "poking biological molecular constructs until they give up and do what she wants" (paraphrased). Wouldn't curing cancer just be doing the same thing? What's the difference between poking around for the MIC, and curing diabetes, hepatitis, and that weird disease that strikes 300 people in the world, and curing cancer? Is curing a disease shameful unless it has a name value to it? Really, the whole speech was bad and unnecessary, the whole thing boiled down to "you're a bunch of idiots, why have you not followed the path I the wise shaman have laid out for you", by trivializing all of the good that both of them had done, and oversimplifying a bunch of actions and motives into some pop-cultural mumbo jumbo that really didn't apply.
Animeking1108: Code Monkeys, I admit, was too good to last. However, I always skip the episode with Todd's brother because of a really painful scene. Todd's brother reveals to Dave that Todd acts the way he does is because he has Asperger's Syndrome. That alone can be considered Unfortunate Implications, but then Dave precedes to insult Todd because of that. As someone with Asperger's, I tell Adam De La Pena to go fuck himself.
RAZ: The Flintstones had one episode entitled "The Tycoon" that I caught when I was pretty young and even today I still remember just how extraordinarily pissed I was after watching this crapfest. The premise involves a rich snob who looks exactly like Fred getting tired of work and bailing on the job, and after his assistants panic they get Fred to fill in for him until he's found. Wilma, Betty, and Barney encounter the rich guy and confuse him for Fred, and he in turn treats them all like dirt and so they all blame Fred. The real Fred gets tired of all the work he has to do as well and also bails, happy to return to his wife and friends. But since they're all still angry after their encounter with Fake Fred, Barney kicks the real Fred's ass and Wilma and Betty yell at him for being a being a total dick when he didn't even do anything. The End. Now Fred can be kind of a jerk sometimes (all the characters can) but that one went beyond mean, especially since he gets completely treated like something a dog crapped out by the end for something he's one hundred percent innocent of. I remember screaming at my TV and wanting to kick it several times after that half-assed 30 minutes of unnecessary cruelty.
kittens: I agree with RAZ about the episode. But there's an episode I really hated and that's when Wilma's pregnant and she invites her mother to stay for the week and Fred is annoyed about that which is normal to a lot of married couples. but I really hated Wilma's mom she was nothing but a jerk to Fred he was only trying to be a good son in law to her but what angered me was when he was just welcoming her with a nice hug she beats him with her purse like he was a criminal! What the heck? He was only being kind to her and the whole episode is about her treating Fred like trash until in the scene where he disguises himself as a taxi driver and challenges her to games in which he wins then at the end she gives him respect till at the end when Barney brings the disguise and then she chases him with a broom. I know Fred can be a loudmouth jerk at times, but that's just harsh!.
kablammin45: As much as I like The Flintstones, I just cannot ignore the convuloted plan Fred and Barney had at the end of "At The Races". Long story short, our favorite cavemen blew their funds on the dinosaur races, but fortunately won. Then things get crazy. Fred for some reason, decides that telling Wilma would be a big mistake, so he decides to hide the check in Barney's pock- oh wait, I'm sorry, underneath a rock in a conspicuious area. Why they couldn't have hidden it somewhere easy to get to, then what happens next wouldn't have happened, namely, Wilma is ecstatic prompting Fred and Barney to run for the hiding place and wind up having it stolen by a mugger and become completely broke. Pretty much all of this could have been avoided all together if Fred had realized the fact that Wilma wouldn't be ticked off and hidden the check in somewhere much easier, and less vulnerable to theft, to get to. (Like say, Barney's pocket for example.)
Metal Michelangelo: Xiaolin Showdown's "The Black Vipers" /episode. The monks return to Texas to find a new shen gong wu, only to come across The Black Vipers, an all-girls motorcycle gang led by Clay's jealous little sister, Jessie. At the episode's climax, Clay ends up losing the showdown because he decided to save Jessie who promptly kicked him off his bike and won the showdown resulting in the monks losing all of their shen gong wu. What makes this episode a DMOS is when Jessie shows some remorse and sends Clay a letter while returning the shen gong wu. Jessie's letter says "Well big brother, it took me a while, but I finally beat you. Just so there's no hard feelings, I'm returning all of your warts (that's what Jessie was calling the shen gong wu) except for one I was hoping to borrow (the Wings of Tinabi). Clay could've easily won the showdown but chose to save his sister's life instead, therfore, Jessie won through cheating (even though that's allowed in the showdowns). The real DMOS was the fact that this episode was Clay's last solo showdown. After this episode, the only showdowns Clay participated in were when all 4 monks competed as a team. Also, what would happen if Jessie decided to keep every shen gong wu? This pretty much borders on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero for Clay.
fluffything: The Looney Tunes Show. Good lords was the episode "The DMV" where Daffy, Lola, and Porky have to go to the DMV to get their driver's liscenses an absolute mess. I couldn't even sit through the whole thing. That's how bad it was. Why? Let me count the ways. First, every character is holding the Idiot Ball. I can understand Lola not knowing what a driver's liscence is since she's a bit dim-witted and crazy but Daffy? The guy makes a habit out of using fake names all the time! You'd think he'd have a fake liscence or two lying around. Second, they use the exact. Same. Jokes. Within. The. Same. Ten. Minutes. The most prominent being characters not knowing what a driver's liscence is and them switching their tests with Porky's resulting in him failing. There's lazy writing, and then there's just using copy-n-paste on a computer and switching a few names around to fill a half-hour series. For the love of Mel Blanc, I expect this kind of sloppy work form a latter-season episode of SpongeBob SquarePants or Family Guy. Not from this otherwise fun series.
Mic1988: The Looney Tunes Show, I tried to watch it and give it a chance but no more after The Float. Daffy (Who at that point had been getting dumber with each passing second of each episode and a bigger asshole as well) wants a yacht but can't afford it so what does he do? He tricks Porky into giving him all his money under the guise of needing a kidney trasnplant. He takes all of Porky's money leaving him broke and homeless and buys the damn thing and shows no remorse over his actions, claiming Porky should've made more money. At least he has a job you good for nothing son of a bitch! Then he tricks Porky into untying him and throws him and Bugs overboard to keep them from returning it and getting Porky's money back!
Romanator X: Seconded! The biggest problem with the episode is that it is a microcosm of what is wrong with the show. The original Looney Tunes shorts were full of jerkassery, sure, but it was so wacky that it became hilarious. Daffy committing fraud, on the other hand, is very realistic and disturbingly unfunny, especially since the episode aired during one of the biggest financial incidents in history. We watch Looney Tunes to escape from our troubles, not to be reminded that "Fraud is bad". Daffy's douchery served as the moment that Warner Bros. forgot what made the Tunes so popular.
darkrage6: Agreed, I still think it's a decent show, but that episode definitely made me uncomfortable, the writers took Daffy's Jerk Ass behavior way too far to the point where it stopped being funny. It does actually invoke the original shorts, though not the classic ones, rather it invokes the mostly disliked Daffy/Speedy cartoons where most of the time, Daffy was a Jerk Ass for no reason(like when he whipped mice for starving on his property, or when he was hoarding all the water in the desert for himself) take note writers, Daffy should be more then a one-note Jerk Ass.
Kittens: I love Dexter's Laboratory, but one moment in Don't Be a Baby was a DMoS. It was when Dexter and Deedee turned there parents into babies. It was cute and funny at first, but what annoyed me was when Dexter wanted to hold the babies and Deedee said that "Guys don't know how to take care of babies," so Dexter says that he can and so he tries to prove it. But when Deedee hands over their mother she accidentally drops her and she cries. So Deedee looks at Dexter like he did it when clearly Deedee did it! Wow, Deedee, when did you become such a witch! I still do personally like Dexter's Lab, but that moment in that episode was stupid.
fluffything: For me, it was the episode that was "created" (IE: He provided the audio track) by a six year-old kid. No, saying "But he's just a child" doesn't excuse how utterly terrible it is. There have been children who have created far better works of entertainment than this. Long story short, the episode is about nothing but utter randomness...and not in a good way. Dexter and some robot (named Computress) cause Mandark's head to shrink and then accidentally cause it to grow until it explodes and tiny Mandark heads fall from the sky. Oh, and there's an Overly-Long Gag involving Dexter calling Computress "stupid". It's like a poorly written Troll Fic than anything else. About the only good thing about it is the Art Shift from the show's normal style to a more "crayon drawing" look, which I felt fit the whole "a kid made it" theme. Too bad the rest of the episode was horrible.
Philipnova798 From the same episode, it was the segment that featured Santa Claus. Now for me, it seemed like Dexter was in all-out jackass mode. Trying to prove Santa wasn't real and ultimately pissing off his family definitely didn't make for a good idea. It just makes me feel sorry for Santa. Also, the ending just came out of nowhere, can you guys say commercialism? Because I know I can.
DibKyle Not to mention how utterly traumatizing the story is. A favorite cartoon character hunts down and nearly kills a beloved holiday icon, ruining Christmas in the process. Seriously, who thought this was a good idea for kids?
Disney23: Mine has to be "Dexter Detention". Talk about your Cruel Twist Ending. It has Dexter and some other students in detention and the situation is treated like a prison story. They dig an escape tunnel under the floorboard and Dexter comes out on the other side...at the state prison. The episode ends with Dexter in the striped outfit breaking rocks at gunpoint. The End. Dude, the hell?
RAZ: Agreed that this was not that good an episode, and what really sets me off about this one is what results in Dexter getting detention in the first place. A Jerkass student continues to bug Dexter throughout at the beginning for a test answer. Dexter initially refuses to answer him, but the student hassles him so much Dexter loses his cool and accidentally blurts out the answer, leading to the detention. Disproportionate Retribution aside, the real kicker is the student that caused this in the first place doesn't even get any punishment at all.
DarkLadyCelebrian: "The Old Switcharooms." Deedee and Dexter break their dad's long-awaited bowling trophy and are sent to eachother's rooms as punishment instead of their own. Reasonable, seeing as their rooms are basically a Toys R Us and an advanced research laboratory and it's a more effective punishment to ground them in rooms that don't contain things that appeal to them. However, Dexter goes absolutely ripshit because he thinks Deedee is messing up his lab while he's not there, and he ends up going on a rampage and completely trashing Deedee's room. Okay, he overreacted and trashing the room wasn't cool, but it's Dexter and judging by Deedee's past behaviors, I could see where he was coming from. But then his dad finds out Dexter's trashed the room and what does he do as punishment? Make Dexter sleep in the doghouse in the rain. This isn't Fairly Oddparents or Family Guy, Dexter's parents are not Abusive Parents by characterization, so this was completely out of left field. Dexter's Lab is not the appropriate cartoon to be playing child abuse for laughs!
AustinDR: For me, I loved The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, but the episode that really irked me was the episode Hand It Over. The synopsis is that: Captain K'nuckles has to hand over his hand, to a one-time pirate. What really made me angry is that Flapjack chose to believe a pirate that he hardly knew over his supposed best friend K'nuckles and was convinced that he (K'nuckles) lied. He goes to the store to buy the original hand only to cause alot of minor characters to corner K'nuckles and and take every body part he has. It's then revealed that K'nuckles wasn't lying and that the one-time pirate had his name wrong. I wanted to lash out at Flapjack like K'nuckles was trying to at the end of the episode too.
Kishou: Don't forget the fact that at the end of the episode, K'nuckles was nothing more than his wooden hand and a pair of eyeballs.
Kittens: There was a Western Animation/Rugrats episode that had a really dumb moment, and the episode's called "Piggy's Pizza Place". The episode wasn't that bad, but what I thought was stupid was when that jerk in the bull costume kept putting Angelica in the time out booth all because she was just trying to get her tickets. Seriously, all she was trying to do was get her tickets off of Piggy's tail that she won fair and square. And its pretty obvious that they're stuck to his tail and she's trying to get them off! How that idiot can't see that I'll never know.
Disco Glacier: One moment that leaves a bad taste in my mouth is in "The Big Flush," when Lil unwittingly traps Deedee and Betty in the steam room when it's at its maximum temperature. Considering the two were in serious danger of heat exhaustion (and they were parched by the time they were freed), this sequence comes off as mean-spirited rather than funny, especially considering this series isn't known for such humor.
Total Drama Rox 97: Didi can't be given the award for "Most Attentive Parent" but in the episode "The Big Showdown", this inattentiveness irritating levels. Dil was having bad dreams and Didi thinks all the Reptar stuff is scaring Dil. So what does she do? She takes away all of Dil's and Tommy's Reptar stuff and replaces it with a character named Goober the Gopher after a hotline caller recommended it. It's easy to understand why she wanted to keep it hidden Dil, but why Tommy he was never crying or anything? When Tommy shows a distaste to Goober, Didi considers throwing the Reptar stuff away. One can only wonder why she thought that would be a good idea. Thankfully, the hotline director recommends she goes to a Toy Fair where a man dressed as Goober would be. This is where it gets infuriating. While there Betty tells Didi that she might be going overboard and tries to point out Reptar isn't that bad, Didi disagrees. Here's the infuriating part. When they go to meet Goober, the man turns out to be a complete Jerk Ass. He takes Tommy's Reptar toy making him cry and replaces it with a Goober stuffed animal. Time for Didi to stand up to Goober? Not quite. She defends Goober and is shocked that Tommy would respond that way. The guy just stole your baby's toy, made him cry, and she thinks he's the good guy? I understand Didi can lack common sense sometimes but this episode took it way too far.
X Spectre Grey X: From The Legend of Korra. The Reveal that Amon is actually a bloodbender, or a bender in general, his defeat and how he's treated by his followers afterwards. Seriously, they took one of the only likeable characters in the series, made him a generic villain who wants to Take Over the World and reveal that he's a character that nobody's ever heard of, whose existence wasn't even foreshadowed in the slightest. And of course, he's defeated by Korra learning to airbend, which is complete bullshit. They spent a few episodes detailing the nature of airbending, but Korra just becomes an Instant Expert out of desperation and nothing else! And since he knew she was the Avatar, why didn't he block it as well?! He had very good arguments as to why he was right, which we even saw, but of course, his followers immediately turn on him after it's revealed he's a bender. Screw the oppression, the guy's a liar! And they didn't even know that he was evil! The grey morality of the series is thrown completely out the window, in favour of some generic guy who dies because apparently the writers thought it was suppose to be the series finale and not the season finale. Still idiotic! If you're gonna raise all these interesting ideas, then at least do something with them! Seriously, horrible bullshit ending that made me want to throw up.
Kashima Kitty: Expanding on the above a bit. Two reasons the S1 Finale was the biggest let-down. First, one of the things that made Amon such a compelling villain is that it's difficult to disagree with his cause. He's going about it in a really extremist way, but we see that Non-Benders are indeed oppressed and shunned by a society that favors bending. So to have Amon turn out to just be some waterbender who's bitter about his abusive father cheapens the significance of what Amon stood for. Second, when Amon is exposed as a fraud... suddenly the entire Equalist cause is disbanded? Everyone just gives up on their beliefs that they're regarded as second class citizens just because their leader was a bender? The Lieutenant could have at least been shown to still be out there, assuming the role of the new leader as a possible sequel-hook.
Mewlettucerush I generally love LOK but the attempted redemption of Tarrlock in the season finale I disliked like dude i can understand you had an awful past but that doesnt excuse that you were a manipulative douchebag that arrested nonbenders for no reason bloodbended and kidnapped the avatar and lied about it and later bloodbended more people when it was found out and now despite the fact he's a terrible person we are supposed to feel sorry for him, what the fuck?
Blazar: The treatment of the relationship between Bolin and Ginger. One of the things I really loved about Avatar: The Last Airbender was that it actually addressed issues of gender equality without getting Anvilicious about it—in Avatar, female characters were treated as people rather than prizes for the men, and weren't afraid to remind anyone who thought otherwise that they could kick just as much ass as their male companions. Meanwhile, in Korra, a character who's supposed to be the Nice Guy not only forces a kiss on an unwilling woman who explicitly tells him "no" and insists that she must have liked it, he learns absolutely nothing about respect or boundaries and is ultimately rewarded by the narrative for his sleazy sexual harassment. Seriously, What the Hell, Writers?Korra might take place after Avatar, but it's as if the values have moved backward by a good 50 years.
ading: The Jimmy Two-Shoes episode "Air Force None". Jimmy becomes the pilot of a plane, with Lucius and Beezy as the only passengers. The writers forgot that, while Jimmy is naive and childish, he's not really all that dumb. Here, he's completely insane, to the point where, in the middle of a plane crash, he gives away a parachute for a set of warm napkins, and goes to offer them to Lucius while flying the plane, because apparently he didn't realize he was flying the plane. This kind of Flanderization is something I would expect to see from a latter-season episode of Spongebob Square Pants or Family Guy, but not here.
Tropemasterx2: The infamous episode of Captain Planet titled "A Formula for Hate" really irritates me. While I agree that the episode delivered a good message that people with HIV/AIDS should be treated as human beings, but the way how the townspeople treated Todd was absolutely despicable and ruined the episode for me. So Verminnous Skumm, being the sick sadist that he is, decides to spread lies about AIDS to people and he manages to turn the town against Todd, but in the end of the episode they see error of their ways. But during the episode they treated Todd so horribly, that their "redemption" felt forced and made them huge karma houdinis. At first the teenagers from Todd's school ignore him , taunt him and his best friend abandons him. Bad enough, but they are teenagers and some teenagers are like that. But it gets worse when everybody, even the adults, go all bloodthirsty, hostile and insane over it. They beat up Todd's younger brother, nevermind that he is a small and defenseless child, invade personal territory of Todd and his family, begin destroying fruit stands and later attack Todd and his mother and attempt to forbid him from playing basketball and generally being hostile jerks. Yeah, so these people beat up innocent kid, invaded personal territory, attempted to destroy private property, assaulted people and if not for the Planeteers, they would have attempted to kill Todd and his family. And at the end of the episode, they suddenly feel remorse and learn the error of their ways after Captain Planet and Todd's coach tell them the truth about HIV, but even if they had the change of heart, they still got away with brutal acts of violence. And not knowing the truth about AIDS did not excuse their actions. First of all why did these people didn't know facts about HIV, yet Todd, his family, Todd's coach, the doctor, Todd's girlfriend, the Planeeters and Captain Planet knew? Second why they believed Skumm's lies? I mean, some creepy, rat looking guy in trenchcoat and fedora comes out of nowhere and tells them something and they believe everything he says with no second thoughts. I don't think that someone would fully trust some suspiciously looking guy and would not believe everything he says. These townsfolk are not only callous, but incredibly gullible and idiotic. The treatment of Todd in this episode could have been much more realistic, with people running away from him, avoiding him and taunting him at his worst and distrusting him, but their behaviour is so over the top that it is hard to believed that the entire town could do such things and going all medieval on him and flat out assault him and his family. Sure they felt remorse for what they did, but they got away with it with no punishment.
Supernintendo128: Holy crap! I knew about this episode and how the townsfolks were Jerkasses to poor Todd but I didn't know it was this bad! Everyone in that town should be ashamed of themselfs!
fluffything: Codename: Kids Next Door: There is one moment I feel a good portion of the fandom would agree was the biggest WTF moment of the series. That of course being when they reveal that Heinrich, Numbah 5's main rival for several episodes is really a girl named "Henrietta". Let that sink in for a moment. Esentially, the episode "Operation: C.A.R.A.M.E.L." that shows this reveal centers around magical caramels that require someone to sacrifice a part of themselves to make them delicious (IE: Talent, personality, etc.). Heinrich, we are told, sacrificed her beauty to make said caramels and blamed Numbah 5 for it ever since. Not only was it, apart from the vague "was once beautiful" line, never stated beforehand that Heinrich was really a girl, but not once did Numbah 5 ever mention she had a friend named Henrietta. The whole reveal comes completely out of nowhere and is so utterly ridiculous that it feels more like something out of a bad fanfic than an actual episode.
fluffything: Scaredy Squirrel: The episode involving the robot vacuum had one of the most blatant, idiotic, and utterly god-awful examples of Karma Houdini I've ever seen. Basically, the episode involves Scaredy purchasing a robot vacuum from a crocodile salesman (No, he's not a villain, surprisingly) and absolutely adoring it. This causes Dave to become jealous (Despite Dave knowing Scaredy is obsessed with cleaning and organization) and spills his drink onto the vacuum. This causes the vacuum to go berserk and summon an army of robot vacuums to terrorize the city. Let's review exactly who is at fault here in the episode. Absolutely none of the problems that occurred would've happened had it not been for Dave. And, what sort of punishment does Dave get for not only causing the vacuum to break but for breaking his best friend's prized possession? Absolutely nothing! That's right. Not once is Dave even called-out for his actions in the episode. He gets away with his actions. Scaredy, erm, maybe you should find friends who don't blatantly break your possessions and cause a city-wide disaster!
fluffything: Mulan 2 is, to put it bluntly, a mess of a movie. It's your typical bad sequel and your typical Disney tween fest filled with shallow one-dimensional female characters who only care about boys and fashion (With the exception of Mulan). That being said, I could've forgiven this film for its faults and call it "So stupid its hilarious" if not for one major problem. Mushu. Now, thing is, I like Mushu. I found him rather funny and entertaining in the first film. So, what's wrong with him here and how does he tie into the DMOS? Well, long story short, there's a sub-plot involving Mushu trying to break up the wedding between Mulan and Shang because otherwise he would no longer have the high social status he has now. That's right. Mushu is trying to split up two people that are in love just so he can continue living the life of luxury. There's Took a Level in Jerkass, there's Aesop Amnesia, and then there's reducing what was once a lovable character into a self-centered pompous douchebag for no reason other than for pointless conflict. See, here's the thing about Mushu. In the original film, it's shown that he genuinely care for Mulan and is willing to do whatever it takes to help her succeed in her goals. In this film? No longer do we have the little dragon with the big presence who is willing to put aside his goals of being a big-shot for the sake of his friend. Instead, we get this Ted Baxter of a dragon that wants nothing more than to tear apart true love for no reason other than to fuel his selfish goals. Disney, I think I'll stick with the funny Mushu that cares for others. Not this self-centered jerk you've turned him into.
Shadow200 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) is an alright show, pales in comparison to the 2003 version. But when Donatello gets beaten up by a giant Mutated Ape what does his brothers do? They laugh and mock him! In the 1987 version they might make some puns but be serious, in the 2003 version they would be out for revenge and help him recover (especially Raph who was protective of them even if he got annoyed with them, but in this series is little more than a bully and Jerkass). These guys laugh and makes jokes about him getting a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown!
mannowdog: What bugs me a bit more is in the episode "The Gauntlet" where only Raph is laughing at April for being hunted by a mutant pigeon. Here's to hoping that they tone down Raph's jerkassery in Season 2.
RAZ: "Invasion of the Squirrelanoids" seems like a good idea on paper: an episode-length homage to the Franchise/Alien movies. Unfortunately, it's completely ruined by an uncharacteristically huge amount grossout humor. The ways the mutant squirrels reproduce not only reward us of unnecessary shots of a bum and later Raphael vomiting them out, and the gratuitous fart jokes thrown in out of nowhere were tasteless. I know the Turtles live in a sewer, but no other incarnation has thrown in that much toilet humor together, let alone in just one episode.
Metal Michelangelo: The entirety of Mousers Attack. I'm willing to accept the fact that Leo and Raph laying a smackdown on Donnie and Mikey without breaking a sweat, but no, the whole episode, they feel the need to brag about their superiority and be rather asshole-ish about it and when fighting the Purple Dragons, decide to hog the glory just for fun, and being too stubborn to swallow their pride when they're in over their heads fighting the Mousers. The fact that Donnie and Mikey were held hostage by Dogpound and needed to be rescued was just insult to injury, or rather, insult to more insult. Even worse when Donnie and Mikey prove their worth, Leo and Raph never apologize for being such assholes nor does Splinter call them out for essentially bullying their little brothers aside from criticizing Leo for planning out his splitting up battle strategy poorly. If there was a heroic version of Karma Houdini, that would pretty much describe Leo and Raph in this episode fairly accurately.
Charleston Man: "Target: April O'Neil". It's bad enough that Leonardo finding out that Karai is Splinter's daughter is not acknowledged at all, and that Karai is reduced to a Designated Girl Fight with April, but the very worst part is that the title and summary for this episode led people to believe it'd be an April episode, and she really needs the focus because she's barely had any and is a Flat Character as a result. But no. Once again, the episode is all about Donatello and his obsessive love of April. This Romantic Plot Tumor has become incredibly obnoxious. Not only does it rob April of potential character development by never allowing her a focus episode where she isn't the object of Donnie's affections, but Donnie's crush on her is not sweet. It is creepy and disturbing. He loved her at first sight because of her looks and it's never evolved beyond that; we are never shown why he cares about April as a person...or even IF he cares about her as a person! That he wants to be her "friend" only in the hopes that she'll return his romantic feelings adds a whole other level of Unfortunate Implications to the whole thing. And then, in the end, April continues to lead him on, meaning this bullshit romantic plotline will continue, most likely as a Love Triangle with Casey Jones. Joy...
fluffything: For me, it was when they decided to turn Dogpound into Rahzar. Why, just, why? Dogpound was just find as a separate character and villain. There was no reason to have him mutate further into a skeletal dog-thing and rename him Rahzar. The two characters aren't really all that similar except for both being canines. Dogpound was a human mutated into a dog, and Rahzar is a mutated wolf. It just feels like the writers wanted to throw in an Ensemble Darkhorse character just as a blatant attempt to get the attention of fans of the classic cartoons and the movies. However, if that's what they wanted, why not just have Razhar be a separate character rather than have him be a transformed Dogpound? The whole thing just comes off as lazy. Guys, if you're going to bring Rahzar into the series, then actually have the real deal instead of this pathetic skeletal Dogpound wannabe.
Psi001: Some early episodes of The Dreamstone were rather uneasy to watch, due to the Urpneys' ridiculously sympathetic motive (give the Noops bad dreams, or be tortured or killed by theirBad Boss) and the heroes rather macabre treatment of them. "Blob's Incredible Plan" really takes the cake however, after finding out Blob's men are attempting another attempt to take the stone, they laugh it off and decide to devise a prank on them to ease the boredom. They place a fake stone in the tower, which the squad takes hook, line and sinker and attempt to run off with. This isn't nearly punishment enough however, so the Dream Maker then traps them in his imagination walls, with him and the Noops smugly torturing and mocking them for almost half the episode before finally letting them run back to Viltheed and face their inevitable punishment from Zordrak and Urpgor. Keeping in mind this is just one in many times the Noops (who are depicted as peaceful, well meaning creatures) smugly utilized Disproportionate Retribution on the Urpneys (who were almost always pragmaticHarmless Villains), and even when not had far lower stakes from losing the war prior to "A Day Out", is there a reason we're actually meant to be rooting for the heroes most of the time?
X Spectre Grey X: Justice League Unlimited, Divided We Fall, an otherwise epic episode of an epic show has one. The conference the Justice League holds after the battle with Brainiac, specifically, Green Arrow's otherwise Crowning Moment Of Awesome, calling out the Justice League. He specifically addresses the Justice League the whole time, but he ends by specifically saying that the Justice League needs Superman... um, what's everyone else, chopped liver? Flash is the guy who beat Brainiac and is the morality pet. Batman is the one who indirectly stopped Brainiac downloading himself into a new body by being the guy who didn't turn himself in. If anything, he just showed how he was different from the rest of them. Because Supes didn't kill Lex? Yeah, but neither did anyone else. In fact, Superman was the only one to attempt it at all. I don't hate Superman, but that one line could've easily addressed the entire League and it wouldn't have lost anything other than the unnecessary focus on Superman. Also, afterwards, the line "who guards the guardians", Green Arrow's interpretation of the Latin phrase Batman says... to guard is to protect, is it not? So he basically said that he's the one who will protect the original seven... But the meaning, in this case at least, was definitely supposed to be 'who watches the watchmen', as a reference to Green Arrow's role as being the Morality Pet for the Justice League. Apparently, this is the more literal translation of the phrase, but anyone who doesn't know that will just be confused on the moral of the thing. Why did they not just say 'watchmen'? Could you not risk that reference? Would it be so bad to just speak the damn word? While it is a less accurate translation, in modern English it makes more sense. But no, let's instead go for awkward in an already awkward scene, thanks to the aforementioned Superman focus.
Calamity2007: After some thinking I decided to add an episode of Teen Titans to this list. Specifically the final episode of the series, Things Change. The episode itself wasn't bad mind you, but due to the fact it was the last episode it rubbed me the wrong way. The episode basically features the Teen Titans going after this mysterious robotic creature who can change it's body to match whatever material it came across, making it nearly impossible to incapacitate. Along the way Beast Boy finds this girl at school who looks like Terra and tries to find out if it is really her. When he does talk to her she denies it, but he brings her to different locations where he and Terra used to be, but only to find Slade, or at least what Beast Boy think is slade but just a robot. After this ordeal though the girl refuses to talk to him telling him to move on and return to his team. Fade to White. Sounds like an awesome Cliff Hanger for a new season, raising some mysterious questions about Terra, Slade, and others... But again, this was the final episode. It didn't even show the Titans defeating the creature. Look, I can understand if there was some Executive Meddling that cancelled a potential season but the fact that they had a perfectly good Grand Finale in the previous episode but decided to make this the finale annoys me. Especially since Terra is one of my favorite characters in the show and opening this loose end without closure is aggravating. Yes, in the comics (of the show not the original comics) it did reveal that girl was really Terra, but the fact that her ultimate fate in only in the supplementary material is still an annoying cop-out.
Lawand Disorder: The ending of "Titans Together" still bothers me. It was a standard 'fight all the enemies from the series at once' thing, and the way they solved it was to freeze them all with the Brotherhood of Evil's own machine and... that's it. They just close up the place and leave them. They villains are trapped in immobile solitary confinement for however long they can live like that, significantly worse than pretty well all of those villains deserved. It wouldn't have taken more than a couple seconds of animation time to show the police had been called and carted them off to jail, but instead it's evidently moral to do exactly what the villains were planning on as long you were the good guys originally.
Captain Lhurgoyf: Now, let me make one thing perfectly clear. I love Axe Cop, I love the new animated series, and it really pains me to add it to the list, but there's no excuse for having the (male) bank robbers in "Zombie Island in Space" wear shirts that say "I <3 Men" on them. Even putting aside the Unfortunate Implications of making all the robbers gay, it was a pointless joke that didn't fit the tone of the show at all and had no reason to be in there, and I also found it very inappropriate to insert a crass homophobic joke into a show based on a story written by a child. The rest of the show displays a great sense of humour that fits the wacky-yet-innocuous feel of the comics perfectly, so why sink this low?
fluffything: Skunk Fu!: My DMOS is how Dragon (the main antagonist) turned evil in the first place. See, sometime prior to the start of the series, Dragon was good. The Heavens decide to test Dragon's loyalty by causing a drought in the valley. Dragon asks if he can use his water powers to save the valley, and the heavens respond by saying nothing. Here's where it starts to get stupid. The Heavens then punish Dragon because he decided to use his water powers to stop the drought. They then accuse Dragon of being arrogant and remove his water powers causing him to be in constant, burning pain from his fire powers. Ok, even if Dragon was acting cocky about saving everyone, he still used his powers for good. That doesn't exactly warrant a punishement for disobedience. Plus, Dragon didn't know he wasn't supposed to use his powers. It seems rather unfair to punish something if they don't know what they did wrong. Oh, but it gets even worse. How? Well, it's then stated that The Heavens knew that Dragon was going to turn evil and swear vengeance on the valley. So they punish him for trying to save the valley effectively causing him to turn evil and want revenge on everyone that lives there? What? This isn't You Can't Fight Fate. This is more like "Too lazy to change fate". And not once did The Heavens or any of the animals in the valley (including Dragon's best friend, Panda) even consider trying to prevent Dragon from turning evil? There was nothing stopping them from turning Dragon mortal or giving him amnesia. Heck, if The Heavens feared Dragon was going to be such a threat, why not just kill him? Oh,and to make matters even worse,not once do any of the animals in the village ever stand up for Dragon. Not once do they try to reason with The Heavens or try to justify his actions. With Friends Like These... is it any wonder he wants revenge?
RAZ: Most people feel that Ninja Turtles 2k3 fell apart during the Fast Forward or Back to the Sewers seasons, or in a few cases right before that with the Ninja Tribunal. I have to disagree: the show started losing steam as early as when Bishop was introduced. But I'm not here to argue about Seasonal Rot, and as much as I hate Bishop, his introduction isn't the real DMOS for me. No, the moment that ruined the show forever for me was the giant slap in the face that was Exodus. At the very end the Turtles prepare a huge Heroic Sacrifice ready to stop the Shredder. It's a real dramatic, borderline Tearjerker moment, and it gets utterly ruined thanks to the sudden copout rescue of Utroms borderline on Deus ex Machina levels. Everything turns out a-okay, the worst being that Leo gets a minor scar and some resulting Wangst to go with it for a couple episodes afterward before that's dropped too. It's especially insulting considering that previously the season had greatly foreshadowed that the Turtles would likely have to make some sort of great sacrifice to ultimately stop the Shredder for good, which is also a huge load of bull since he did in fact come back (meaning it was also a huge case of Lying Creator since everyone said he'd be gone for good after this). So I hope you take the lesson to heart kids: if things aren't going your way, some sort of huge out-of-nowhere save will come in and make everything just fine at the very last second!
RAZ: In "Drive Insane", Otto Scratchansniff tries to have a date with his crush at a drive-in theater, and Yakko, Wakko, and Dot proceed to sneak into his car and harass him the whole time. When he finally gets fed up with them and kicks them out of his car they make such a scene that the rest of the public turns against Otto, and then when he's forced to let them back in they kick him out, and then later on ruin his car by getting the roof torn off. Needless to say, I came to hate the Warner Siblings after this episode. Designated Hero doesn't begin to describe any of them after that.
Aldo930: CatDog. Far from being a mean-spirited mess, it actually had good stories, and in most episodes that focused on Cat getting amusingly injured, it was shown that he had got himself in the problem, and there was an undercurrent of the idea that he could just stop this and tell the truth, but he didn't, making him, in a way, deserve it. "Trespassing" did not have any of that. It's an episode focusing solely on Cat getting abused while Dog is protecting his fire hydrant. This is not as bad as some later-season of Sponge Bob Square Pants because there is a justification for it - dogs take their marked territory very seriously; another dog pissing on someone else's territory is tantamount to war. But even then, though, it was mostly unfunny, and probably the worst episode of the show. Luckily, this was the only such episode they ever made.
TheLemsterPju: My Life as a Teenage Robot has had a nasty habit of treating their completely sweet and innocent main heroine like dog crap on the side of the road for absolutely no reason except for sh*ts and giggles (even by her friends and family). The Christmas special "A Robot for all Seasons" takes it Up to Eleven, big time. Jenny is having the best Christmas she ever ask for, even going as far as being a present for a Creepy Child named Todd Sweeney. Things take a dip into dark territory when the kid brainwashes Jenny into ruining everyone's Christmas and every other holiday for one year. Needless to say, everyone in the world hates her, including her own mother (and best friends) who intended to rat her out to Sky Patrol (who were likely to shut her down) and replace her with a new model. That was when I lost all sympathy for these characters and weeped for Jenny in pity. Yuck. In light of things (I'm saying that very loosely), Sheldon still cares for her and forgives her for what she's done to everyone including him the past year. Keep in mind, this is the same kid who lusts over Jenny 24/7, stalks her, steals her blueprints, and cares about her physically rather than her personally. Gee, a character as nice and loving Jenny sure seems to be the Butt Monkey of the universe, doesn't she? Of course everything turns out normal at the end, Todd Sweeney turns into a much nicer child and everyone forgives Jenny. What's that? That still doesn't justify their extreme harsh behavior towards her? Well you'd be right. Here's all the f*cks Rob Renzetti gave for Jenny as a character, other than being just a fetish fuel bot who gets forced scenes of her being fat every so often. Never before have I felt so sorry for a fictional character in my life. This is absolutely disgusting writing and destroyed any chance of me ever liking the show again.
Austin DR: I like the show WordGirl, however, I'm often bewildered by the town's stupidity. For this list, however, the one moment from the show that really irked me was the episode Victoria is the best...WordGirl? After Becky/WordGirl successfully defeated another villain, our news reporter Scoops sees WordGirl going around the corner and Victoria Best walks out of the direction Word Girl went thus making Scoops implicate that Victoria was Word Girl. *Face palm*. Okay, first off, Word Girl has dark skin, doesn't wear her hair in matching ponytails, and her face is pretty much exposed to viewing. How can Scoops possibly think that Victoria was Word Girl with these facts? It seemed like they just made the characters even dumber for this episode to work. This is possibly the one episode I won't see again anytime soon.
Noah1: Now, My Gym Partners A Monkey was far from the bestCartoon Network has to offer, maybe because the writers felt they didn't need to put in much effort since it was a kids' show. Still, there's one episode that P.O.ed me from the get-go. The school paper's being cut because everyone turns to the news channel, even the main circle of friends who write it. They only run because of its various uses, such as toilet paper, and the school will only provide sawdust as a substitute. note Which brings up some Fridge Logic: What kind of Fantastic Racism is in place that the students don't even get toilet paper? Why didn't Adam notice this? Adam suggests that they gain readership by going in depth where the news show doesn't. Maybe the recent shortage in lunch items is due to some romantic entanglement? To that, Jake and the gang get started writing that with no investigation whatsoever; just a baseless rumor. The next headline speaks of a human student being involved with the lunch lady. It's painfully obvious that Jake is throwing his best friend under the bus, but when Adam exclaims "You're clearly implying that I'm in love with Mrs. Tusk!", Jake ignores the first four words and takes it has "proof" of Adam's "involvement". Eventually, he keep baiting Adam to "confess" to more relationships with the school female faculty, even getting Adam to glance at one for all of two seconds and taking it as a confession. Adam cannot get the teachers or principal to do anything, as Jake has Freedom of the Press (Plus they find Jake's lies to be juicy as well), so Adam retaliates with an untrue rumor of his own: namely, Jake has cheek implants. It turns out that Adam is Accidentally Accurate, and Adam get chewed out by everyone for writing something mean that turns out to be true, especially since Jake now has grounds to sue for Defamation of Character. So, all those lies Jake spread didn't defame Adam's character?Slanderous lies are okay, but truthful gossip is bad?! So everyone reaches an agreement: Jake gets the toilet paper he wanted, and he'll drop the charges and stop slandering Adam on the paper. To which he continues slandering Adam on the news show. Basically, Jake humiliates his best friend, manipulates the screwed-up legal system to avoid some well-deserved payback, and when he (and apparently, only he) gets what he needed, keeps slandering his friend For the Lulz. *Sigh* If this overly long tirade is any indication, Jake's one-sided friendship would be a notorious source of nerd rage like "If it Smells Like an Ed" or "Everyone Knows it's Bendy" before it if not for the show's unnotability.
Charsi: The Ugly Americans episode where a new Siamese twin-species was introduced, one half of which was always treated like a doormat by the other. The one in Mark's group gets separated, and the Extreme Doormat half seeks Mark's help and lives in his place for a while, exhibiting disturbing signs of being a victim of Domestic Abuse. Mark treats him/her with more jerkassery than compassion, and when the other half is healed, he jumps at the chance to get rid of it, sewing them back together, saying in the intended Golden Moment that they belong together, looking very proud of his people skills. In the end, we get a glimpse into their life together and we can clearly see the abusive half has no intention to change.