Dethroning Moment / Western Animation
aka: Futurama

Whether it be a joke that went too far, or a moment where a character was Flanderized to unncceptable levels, or an episode is a bit too Off Model to be tolerable, there are some moments in Western Animation that probably shouldn't have aired on TV.

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    The Advertures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius 
Boy, for a self-proclaimed genius, Jimmy really made some serious mistakes over the years.
  • MadMan400096: For one of the biggest, stupidest Idiot Balls in cartoon history, look no further than the episode "Stranded". While the opening can be considered stupid (an argument between Jimmy and Cindy whether the equator can be seen, even though most kids their age know that it's a theoretical point of reference), what did it for me was the ending, where they argue over their next problem: Cindy says that Australia is a continent, but Jimmy says it's not. What was that about Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius again?
  • CJ Croen 1393: In The Movie, it was ten times worse when they have a debate about dinosaurs. First things first, Cindy's report is about how female dinosaurs are stronger than male dinosaurs. Ok so far, there is evidence of this being truenote . Then, she claims that the dinosaur skeleton she constructed is a Plesiosaurus. Barring the fact that Plesiosauruses aren't even dinosaurs to begin with, the... thing she constructed looks nothing like a Plesiosaurus. A Plesiosaurus is well known to have a barrel shaped body, flippers, a long neck, a small head, and are purely aquatic sea creatures (or, in layman's terms, say the word "Plesiosaurus" and try not to picture the Loch Ness Monster—hint hint, it's impossible). This skeleton is more or less a Velociraptor with a Parasaurolophus crest. Jimmy responds by pointing out that the model is telling the class that the crest belongs to a Megalosaurus. No such crest even remotely exists on Megalosaurus.
  • Skarmory Silver: Speaking of paleontology, I give you "Sorry, Wrong Era." Wrong indeed on so many levels, but special mention goes to the goddamn Pteranodon. Pteranodons were neither scaly nor leathery-winged, they could not and did not pick up things with their feet, they did not fly anywhere inland, they did not live at the same time as T-Rex, they did not grow that big, and their babies were absolutely not the size of ten-year-old boys. Between this... atrocity and the shitload of Anachronism Stew throughout the episode (and mind you, this was supposed to be in the Cretaceous period), this has to be my inner paleontology nerd's least favorite episode of any Western cartoon (seriously, they should have hired a paleontologist as a consultant for the show in general). About the only mitigating factor, from my POV at least, was that they didn't consider throwing in a 300-foot-long, T-rex-gobbling Spinosaurus.
    • Brony Of The Octaves: To add to your criticism of the episode, this is where I feel the writers began go overboard with the "Hugh is Too Dumb to Live but lovable guy!" trope, as half of the episode cuts to him abusing the time device and showing little to no remorse over the fact he sent his own son and friends 200 million years into the past. Same could be said to him making a woman experience giving birth again and again and again.
  • Manwiththeplan: For me, it's the Christmas episode. Jimmy acts like a Jerkass to Carl by trying to force his disbelief of Santa onto him, since Carl actually believes in Santa. Cindy and Libby call Jimmy on this and attempt to prove Santa real as reporters. Eventually, it turns out Santa is real and Jimmy ends up screwing up and incapacitating him, which threatens Christmas. When Cindy and Libby threaten to expose this back home, which would be perfect karma for the way Jimmy's been acting all this time, he uses an invention to physically launch them out of the North Pole! And the kicker comes at the end, after Jimmy, as usual, cleans up the mess he created to start with, Santa is able to make his deliveries....and he brings Cindy and Libby coal for trying to humiliate Jimmy! What!? Cindy and Libby, whose only crimes were actually giving a damn about Carl's feelings and doing their reporter duty to expose what Jimmy did and give him some well-deserved humbling, are punished by Santa while Jimmy is rewarded!? This pushed Jimmy into nigh Mary Sue territory for me, and really made me empathize with Cindy. It's no wonder Jimmy pisses her off.
    • deathedge: "Holly Jolly Jimmy" wouldn't have been SOOO bad if it wasn't for the fact that Jimmy gets the Dwarf star he had always wanted, and the reveal that Jimmy (as Sheen predicted) had been on the naughty list for a little while now. Jimmy should have gotten coal too for being a total jerk to Carl, and almost always being rather condescending towards everyone else around him.
  • Austin DR: For me, it's the episode "Send in the Clones". The premise is alright: Jimmy creates clones of himself to avoid his chores, and chaos ensues. The reason why this episode sucks is because no one noticed Jimmy's different hairstyles and voices. I mean, if they know anything about Jimmy, surely they would know that he wears his hair in a ice cream like whip, and surely they could distinguish his voice. One clone even had a frickin' mustache for Christ's sake!
    • Tyler FG: Not to mention how they end the episode. Jimmy is confronted by an angry mob, and they chase him away for it, and it's pretty obvious they're going to kick his ass. And they just end it there. This angry mob also included his own grandmother. [Gee, what an understanding family!
  • Shadow 200: "The Tomorrow Boys". The episode where Jimmy, Sheen, and Carl go to the Bad Future where Libby rules over all thanks to Jimmy's invention. Jimmy Moron, what may I ask got you the bright idea to create something that turns whoever uses it into a dictator? I'm starting to doubt the genius in him after that and other idiotic inventions he made.
    • Princess Togezo: I liked this episode for the most part, but I was not a fan of the scene where the boys sabotage Libby's birthday presents so she won't get her hands on the invention. After the boys unwrap/smash most of the presents, they still haven't found Jimmy's present, and it's then that they finally get the idea to ask someone where the present is (and Cindy said it was under 'Z' for "zero"). If they had just done that, Libby wouldn't have gotten mad at them and yelled at them in a rather uncomfortable scene. Even if Libby ended up not becoming a dictator because the boys destroyed the invention, they still ruined the rest of her presents, and this was at her birthday party, no less! The Graystar song playing over this part was pretty cool, but other than that, this scene is cringeworthy.
  • BronyOftheOctaves: "Normal Boy", in so many spades. The episode was basically in a huge sense of Idiot Plot had it not been for everyone's rather crude attitude towards Jimmy just because the kid is super smart. What boggles my mind is why was this such a big deal in this episode if Jimmy has done stuff like this before? And yet here we have Judy, Jimmy's own mom saying she wished he was normal, and then everyone in the class giving him smart just because of his intelligence impressed Miss Fowl and Willougby. And then just throw in the idea of Jimmy being "stupid" because of his invention and Carl and Sheen take a huge drop of intelligence and assume him being 'stupid' is normal. What a "great" episode huh?

     Aqua Teen Hunger Force 
"Gentlemen...BEHOLD! I have created a list of every moment when this show... HAS FAILED! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!"
  • Crazyrabbits: 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 absurdest 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.
  • Animeking 1108: 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?
    • Ecclytennysmithylove: I agree. At least all of Meatwad's pets Shake killed finally got their vengeance on him in the end, thanks to Carl's golden radioactive turds.
      • SoulCross: My problem with that episode is how Shake really didn't get his comeuppance. In fact it ended pretty well for him given that he willingly became a zombie through sex with a zombie gorilla and leaving on a gay zombie gorilla party bus. Out of all the ATHF episodes this is the one that he deserved a gruesome death himself and didn't get it.
  • Drcynic24: For me, it had to be "Global Grilling". This may have been the only episode that made me physically ill. Frankly, hocking up loogies isn't all that funny, and it's also disgusting. That was the whole episode. The worst of it all was that It Was All Just A Dream. In general, season 4 was about the time that the general decline in story quality began (as with the episode mentioned above) and others such as "Boost Mobile". The show really Jumped the Shark to me with this one though.

Being on the air for over 18 years, it's not shocking that Arthur is bound to have more than a few bumps along its way.
  • philipthepatsy: The episode "Arthur's Big Hit". Arthur is making a model plane, which DW won't leave alone, no matter how many times he tells her to not mess with it. When it's finally finished, DW gets a hold of the plane and, thinking it can fly, throws it out the window. Arthur gets incredibly angry and punches her in the arm. However, the parents side with DW and give the obvious aesop that "hitting is wrong", which falls flat whenever the viewer sides with Arthur. But it gets worse! All of Arthur's friends get on to him for hitting her too! At the end, Binky, who was feeling pressured by his "friends" to punch someone, punches Arthur, the next guy he sees. Yes, Arthur gets a taste of his own medicine, but not even his parents feel any sympathy for him, and Binky doesn't get any repercussions (but at least he apologized). It was handwaved that Arthur's parents did punish DW, but it was never seen nor discussed, meaning she probably got off scot-free too. Oh, and this was the second episode (after the episode it was paired with, "DW's Library Card") to feature DW's new, awful voice.
    • Purple Shirt: I saw the episode when I was a kid, and I laughed hysterically when Buster of all people was like, "You hit your sister!" I know maybe some kids would think, "Wow, you hit your sister!" and I know you're an only child, but Buster? You know who D.W. is; you're Arthur's best friend! Most kids would side with their friend. When the entire class (even Binky) thought Arthur was bad, it just broke my Willing Suspension of Disbelief that the writers think kids would act like that at their age. I can see one or two knowing what Arthur did was wrong, but the whole class? What entire class of eight-year-olds knows about Disproportionate Retribution?! (And if they do, then I would really like to know where they live where the kids act like that — because that's a very good place to raise a family.) I have family who work in several educational and care-taking fields. They deal with cases or Revenge and Disproportionate Retribution all the time. The course of action is almost always to tell the charges that they went too far and why it's a bad idea. I mean eff... I know it's trying to teach An Aesop, but the fact that the entire class acts like that (including Binky) just comes off as Anvilicious.
    • Silver Wings: I also saw the episode as a kid and D.W's behavior before and after being hit had me convinced that she was faking the entire time. Even when I realized that this wasn't the case, I couldn't sympathize with D.W. because of how she refused to find any fault in her behavior. That coupled with the way Arthur was treated after the incident made this episode feel like more of a Shaggy Dog Story.
    • Ms CC 93: This episode doesn't sit well with people who don't hate DW either. My problem with this episode is how it missed the potential to teach people to respect other people's property. I think both Arthur and DW should have been punished because both of them were wrong. DW should have never touched Arthur's stuff, and regardless of how you feel about DW, you DON'T hit your younger siblings. I also hate Arthur's parents and put the blame on them for DW being a brat, because they're so stupid for not punishing her for always misbehaving!!!
  • Tropers/Baronobeefdip: For me, it's the episode "D.W's Very Very Bad Mood" which shows that her Karma Houdini and Bratty Half-Pint status has gone as far back as season two. Long story short, D.W basically acts like a total brat towards everyone and spends the majority of the episode being whiny and just plain rude to everyone. Arthur is, understandably, sick of his sister's unacceptable behavior and so Francine decides to find out why D.W is acting like such a brat. So, what's the problem? D.W wasn't invited to a birthday party. (Beat) Really? That's why D.W is acting so bratty? What's worse is that the episode expects us to feel sorry for the little brat. Seriously, only once is D.W called out for her bratty behavior and it's a very flimsy attempt at that (Much like the latter episode, "Arthur's Big Hit"). And, no, D.W. being only four is no excuse for her behavior. Oh, and it ends with Francine inviting D.W to her (Francine's, not D.W.'s) party. I mean, if D.W were to simply act all sad throughout the episode, then I wouldn't have such a problem with it. But, no. Instead, she acts like a total bitch and then the episode expects us to feel sorry for her.
  • fluffything: Yet another D.W.-related DMOS I'd like to add is the episode "Bleep", because it's the worst handling of subject matter in the series ever. Basically, the episode is about DW learning a "swear" word (We're never told which one or given a pseudo-swear for context) and ends up accidentally getting other people to say it since she doesn't understand what it means. Eventually, she gets into trouble. And, what does her mother tell her about it? "It means 'I want to hurt your feelings'." ... Are you kidding me? No, just... no. That's the laziest and most childish explanation for why people shouldn't swear in polite company I've ever heard. What made Arthur such a great series is that it handled serious issues like death, Alzheimer's, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Dyslexia, even 9/11note  and cancer with surprising maturity, and it never talked down to its target audience (IE: Children). "Bleep" just tosses all that maturity aside to give a half-assed reason for not swearing and it insults the intelligence of its audience by doing so.
  • RA2: "The Cherry Tree". "Rich bitch" may be a hackneyed insult, but it just fits so perfectly. Muffy gets a gigantic bouncy castle for her party, and unwittingly gives the green light to chop down her favorite cherry tree so that it fits. Perfect opportunity for a lesson about hard decisions, greed, or sacrifices, but eff that, Muffy's too rich to have to deal with consequences. Instead she has her party guests (who are dressed in their nicest clothes) plant new cherry trees. It's supposedly a selfless act, global warming and all, but that's severely diminished by the fact that the trees are on her property - she'll no doubt keep all the cherries for herself.
  • Elegant Vamp: "MacFrensky". Muffy gets to go to lunch with the weatherman, even though she instigated Francine to place Buster's toy in Brain's backpack to frame him so Francine would win student of the month. It doesn't stop there, she also begins to frame other students to keep up the lie and makes Francine do it, too. And Brain is okay with this? Yeah, that's a great lesson. It makes Brain come off as a complete doormat, and Muffy is too easily forgiven. Not to mention, since this episode is a Whole Plot Reference, shouldn't Muffy have been suspended or something (since Lady MacBeth kills herself off-screen near the end of the play)?
  • kokoroanime: "Nerve of Steal". Don't take this the wrong, I understand this episode had An Aesop about stealing, but things in this episode went progressively badder and sadder. Buster wanted a Cybertoy while everybody in this town (except for Arthur) has one, but he couldn't until his birthday as his mother told him. Then later, he's at the drug store, thinking of taking one Cybertoy from the store without paying it and put it in Arthur's bag then he picks his bag up and leaves, but that didn't help security camera from recording as Buster's feeling strange about what trouble he'll be in. And so, he revealed Arthur the Cybertoy that he put in his bag after stealing and Arthur gets mad with him for trying to get him in trouble and so, Arthur will help him return the toy that he have stole from the store and didn't tell his parents what happening when he saw it. What the hell, Arthur? You're supposed to let your parents know when something real serious happens around you so that way, your parents will situate this! And later, both of them are returning the toy before leaving the store, but it failed because the clerk found out that there's a Cybertoy was in there, and found a note that they told it. Buster told the truth that he stole it and wanting to know the security camera caught him. Okay, he told him that camera isn't working, but his telephone has so he can call his parents. Does telephones from the early 2000s have cameras in it? No!!! How did the store clerk know his number? Are they friends with them? That clerk is such an idiot for doing that! And now, Buster got grounded for a month for stealing the toy and covering it up, which causes a unexpected bad ending, where he won't have that Cybertoy for his birthday. Buster, don't you ever do that crap again! That Cybertoy is not going anywhere until your birthday comes! And you too, Brain, you're such a Jerkass for telling your friend "I'm glad I got one for my birthday" when one's on punishment, that's bad.
  • Angel Loving Dude: For me, the DMoS for Arthur is season 15's "The Secret Origin of Supernova". Not really a dethroning moment of suck, more of a dethroning episode of suck. The plot is that Arthur and Buster are going to a comic book convention and are going to be cosplaying, with Arthur as Dark Bunny and Buster as Bionic Bunny (which I'm pretty sure the episode "Buster Gets Real" explained he doesn't like anymore). While buying the costumes, Arthur spot an energy drink that he saw Dark Bunny promote on TV. When he takes it to lunch, the Brain says that it's basically junk food which prompts Arthur to throw it away. But then, he hates Dark Bunny because he was promoting something not terribly healthy. Not only is that a very shallow reason to stop liking something, but it's also hypocritical since in "D.W.'s Name Game", Arthur shoved a slice of cake in his mouth. And then Arthur goes and throws out every single item with Dark Bunny on it. To say Arthur is going overboard is an understatement. Afterwards, he goes to find a new hero. He buys a crapload of merchandise with the hero and I knew where this was going. At the supermarket, he sees cereal promoted by that superhero, and his father tells him it's basically sugar. Which, again, prompts Arthur to throw out everything that he just bought with that superhero. And then he chooses another superhero, which was one he loved when he was younger. At school, Francine sees him drinking from a water bottle with that superhero on it, so she takes him to the Kindergartners, who all find that superhero to be immature. So Arthur throws the bottle away. If I must choose a DMoS, it is this one. Not only has Arthur been extremely wasteful with his money, but the writers just said "Screw you!" to their older fans by saying that you shouldn't like stuff that you enjoyed when you were younger because others might find it immature. Need I remind you that the plot of "That's A Baby Show!" from Season 4 was about Arthur finding a show that he enjoyed but others found immature? That episode has the message of "It's okay to like things that you're not the demographic for." This episode shits all over that nice moral. I hated that one scene so much, I stopped watching that episode and don't care to know what Supernova's titular secret origin is.
  • Chimanruler 15: I placed my old entry in the wall banger section of this show and replaced its former spot with "Arthur The Loser." Despite teaching a lesson that cheating is wrong, the way it was done was shockingly awful. After Arthur accidentally revealed in front of everyone that he was cheating during most of his recent games, everyone gets mad at him. He states that he has learned his lesson and offers to celebrate his losing at the Sugar Bowl with everyone, but Francine suggests that everyone instead celebrate the fact that "things are back to normal," and the entire group head out to do just that, leaving Arthur behind. While Arthur's behavior was most certainly off in this episode, I find it jarring that everyone seems fine with the fact that Arthur is a perpetual loser who will never win at anything, especially made worse by the fact that not one person bothers to ask him why he was cheating so much and being such a sore winner. Francine even wished earlier in the episode that Arthur would go back to losing all of his games. Sure, Arthur is worse as a sore winner than he is as a sore loser, but this episode acts as if there is no middle ground for Arthur; he either cheats or loses, but he can't legitimately win any of his games. I'm surprised that Arthur isn't already emotionally damaged by now.
  • notahandle: On the Buster Scale was the first episode from Season 16 that made the rest of it irredeemable. The plot of the episode can be summed up as "Buster and Brain disagree on movies", but everything else made me yell at the screen at the their stupidity. First off, Arthur and the rest of the gang come off as easily manipulated sheeple, agreeing on the two no questions asked. Secondly, Buster gets his own column in the local newspaper, which of course his friends say yes, ending up having one of his reviews being the blurbs on a film billboard. Hooray for nepotism. Thirdly, when Buster and Brain show off their reviews in the sugar bowl, an employee asks the two what film should he watch with friends. Because third graders are the utmost authority in cinema. Finally and most infuriating Arthur calls out the two critics for their competition, saying that they should respect other people's opinion. Funny enough that he and the rest ate up the reviews, whenever it be Brain's smartassery or Buster's ramblings, showing no sense of self awareness. It would been a better episode if the two were more like Siskel and Ebert, having mixed reactions but overall message of having and respecting different opinions, but this episode seemed to think that getting its message was through dumb characters, unneeded conflict and abuse to the suspension of disbelief.
  • Tyrekecorrea "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh" is actually a wonderful episode title, because it's appalling. Arthur, nice, mild-mannered Arthur, teases Sue Ellen about her sweater. It's not even light, joking around teasing. It's cruel teasing. Not only does Mr. Ratburn have to talk to Arthur and outright tell him that he was bullying, but Arthur goes home and writes a backhanded apology letter, which makes everything worse. Arthur is established and characterized to know much better than that. At the very least, they could have assigned this plot line to a character with a mean streak to make it more believable, but this behavior from Arthur is really disturbing. It's like "What happened, Arthur? Who are you, man?"

     Danny Phantom 
Not even Danny Phantom can go ghost and hide from these moments.
  • terlwyth: Okay I love Danny Phantom so far, but the episode "The Fright Before Christmas" that should be in good cheer, was just terrible. I mean, firstly they treat Danny's hatred of Christmas with no sympathy. It's perfectly reasonable to hate such a time when all your parents do is squabble and let nothing get done, yet it's treated like Wangst. After that he goes off to blow of some steam in The Ghost World and he accidentally destroys Ghost Writer's book. But the only mean thing he did was not apologize and claim to hate Christmas. What does GW do? He trapped Danny in a book, had the town get destroyed, all the presents stolen, and turned everyone against him and didn't let one thing for the poor guy go right. And somehow it's Danny's fault entirely? Not to mention it implies Amity Park is nothing but materialistic. Even the rhymes don't help this time.
  • 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.
  • heartauthor: "Teacher of the Year", the episode where Danny has to deal with doing good on a test and stopping Technus from inside an online computer game, has a scene that's always rubbed me the wrong way. It's when Danny arrives home only to find that Mr. Lancer has told Danny's parents about his most recent flunked test. Danny's parents are understandably upset about the news. But then, the situation takes a sharp turn when Maddie declares that "[Danny is] a Fenton. And Fentons get A's" (except for Jack, who got B minuses); she then orders Danny to retake the test "and pass it with flying colors." It's also pretty clear that Jack agrees with Maddie. Now, don't get me wrong; if a kid's doing bad in school, parents have a right to be worried about it. But this scene seems to indicate that Maddie and Jack aren't just expecting Danny to do good in school; they're expecting him to be perfect, because having a son who isn't as intellectually gifted as the rest of his family is absolutely horrible. Making sure a kid isn't failing is one thing, but demanding them to do things perfectly so they don't disgrace the family name is quite another. Even notoriously serious Jazz (who knew Danny's secret at the time) had more sympathy for Danny than his parents did.
  • Emmz: Even though I find Danny Phantom to be a good show, there was one episode's ending that I found to be a major slap in the face, and that was “Pirate Radio”. Basically, the episode is about Ember teaming up with Youngblood and all the adults in Amity Park being kidnapped as part of their plan, and Danny having to stop them. Since Danny can't use his ghost powers due to a forcefield preventing him, he has to resort to gathering up all the teens at his school to team up, get on the ghost ship where Ember, Youngblood, and Youngblood's minions reside, and fight back against the villains. So how exactly is this episode a Dethroning Moment of Suck to me? Well, the battle ends with Danny falling off the ship, Sam disabling the forcefield, and Danny going ghost and saving the day. What does Danny get in return? Dash berating him for “bailing out” and everyone going back to ignoring him, completely forgetting the fact that he managed to assemble EVERY student at his school and fight against the ghosts without using his powers, proving Danny's leadership skills and to be efficient even when he’s not in his ghost form. To make matters worse, the episode ends with Danny getting in trouble with his parents for using the Ops Center and throwing a party (the latter not even being his fault), and him getting grounded for a month. Are you kidding me? I really liked the episode up until those scenes. It makes all the developement Danny went through seem pointless, and punishes him for absolutely no reason.

     Dexter's Laboratory 
Not everyday can be a fine day for science. Same thing goes for this show.
  • 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 their 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 "Dexter and Computress Get Mandark" 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: "Dexter Vs. Santa's Claws". 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 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.
    • bisonx: The episode in general is this for me. When in the hell were students in detention treated as if they were low-life criminals? I've been to detention once, and not once am I treated like a criminal.
  • DarkLadyCelebrian: "The Old Switcharooms". Deedee and Dexter break their dad's long-awaited bowling trophy and are sent to each other'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 The Fairly OddParents or Family Guy, Dexter's parents are not Abusive Parents by characterization, so this was completely out of left field. Dexter's Laboratory is not the appropriate cartoon to be playing child abuse for laughs!
  • Patworx: "A Third Dad Cartoon" was shockingly lazy to me even as a kid. The entire thing consists of Dad going to play golf while Dexter and Deedee stand their smiling (because I'm sure they wouldn't rather play with toys or work on inventions than watch their Dad play golf). The dad takes his sweet time setting everything up and getting himself into just the right position to hit the ball . . . and then it starts raining. Dad walks away and Dexter and Deedee (now frowning) follow him. The end! So uninteresting!
  • The Snow Squirrel: For me, it was a moment in "Dexter is Dirty". In said episode, Dexter's hands are dirty, so Mom makes him go upstairs to wash up before lunch, fair enough. After a while Dexter finishes and heads back to the kitchen, where he sees Deedee walking out while thanking their mom for the food. So you'd think he'd come up to Mom, and she'd give him his meal that she'd set aside for when he was ready, right? Wrong. She completely ignores him as he gets right up next to her and watches sadly as she scrapes the remains of the lunch into the trash. Really, Dexter's Mom? So nice that you let your son go hungry because he was taking the time to do exactly as you said!
  • cheedo: Even as a kid that episode where Dexter turns Deedee into their mom so she can show up for a PTA meeting (I forget the reason but he didn't want to use their action mom- probably because of a bad grade, I think). He and Deedee argue while waiting to see the principal and Dexter, in a totally OOC moment, HITS HER. The two other kids in the room give him a thumbs-up! Why is this okay to present to kids?
  • alinhoalisson: The episode "Surprise!" It's Dexter's birthday party and his parents are out to buy him some gifts. He makes an invention that leaves him invisible and follows them to ensure they'll buy at least one thing he's always wanted: A Major Glory action-figure. His parents buy lots of stuff he doesn't want and seem like baby toys. Once Dexter puts the action-figure he wants in the cart, Mom picks it up and tosses it aside, claiming he "doesn't need junk." So, we have this moment when Dexter goes back home depressed that none of his birthday gifts were good. And then, we have a Hope Spot moment when he returns and guess what? One of his friends bought him the action figure as a gift, and not only that, Major Glory himself showed up at the party. This doesn't last long, as Dexter is still invisible, he gets attacked up by Major Glory who mistakes him as a malicious ghost. And then the episode ends with light upbeat music playing on the background while a child is mercilessly being beaten to a pulp by the hero he idolizes. Truly saddening.
  • Mighty Mewtron: I considered putting "Chicken Scratch" because I find it gross and illogical, but even more illogical (and showcasing of Seasonal Rot) is "The Babe Sitter". The premise of Dee Dee babysitting Mandark doesn't make sense because Mandark isn't more than two years younger than her, and this isn't even made into a joke. The episode plays with Dee Dee's obliviousness to the degree she barely seems like her own character at all, to the point where she keeps calling Mandark by his birth name of Susan even after he literally screams at her to stop, which she writes off as having a tantrum. It's more uncomfortable than funny and it seems to flanderize Dee Dee to ignore the most obvious complaints for the sake of a very fanficky plot.

Frozen may be one of Disney's biggest hits in recent memory, but it has some moments that are difficult to let go.
  • Fairy Dreamer: Personally, I absolutely enjoyed Frozen, but there is one moment that will not stop bothering me. The trolls altered Anna's memories of her playtime with Elsa to make her forget Elsa has ice powers. The reason given is just to be safe, but it really served to do nothing except make things that much harder for Anna because she now hasn't a clue as to why her big sister she was so close to suddenly seems to want nothing to do with her. Thank goodness Anna is incredibly persistent or this movie may not have ended so happily.
    • Garfield2710: I thought it was also an incredible film, though it does have just one big problem. The entirety of "Fixer Upper." It's a decent tune and all, but the fact that the trolls are singing this while Anna is slowly dying is just awkward. This kills both the momentum and tension stone dead, and then once the song is over, it's completely forgotten about. Also, this felt like an awkward attempt to shoehorn in some romantic tension between Kristoff and Anna, especially when the trolls don't seem at all fazed that Anna is already engaged. Yes, Hans was a bad guy, and Anna had only known him for a day but they certainly didn't know that. Yeah, tearing apart a couple that you know nothing about so that she can get together with someone you think is more suitable is the essence of true love. That scene is why the rock trolls are The Scrappy to me.
      • TheBattyOne: Seconded. That song might have worked somewhere else in the film, but they put it in the exact spot to ruin the pacing. I might have forgiven it if "Fixer Upper" were a really good song, but it's pretty meh. It should have been cut. It really should have.
    • JustHereToComment: While I enjoyed Frozen for the most part, I absolutely hated the reveal of Prince Hans as the bad guy. For one, I felt it came out of nowhere. I had even read about the twist before watching and I still felt it came out of nowhere. Second, his plan makes no sense, since it could be foiled very easily by a wandering butler or maid discovering a dying Anna in the locked room. He also fails to know that a wedding is invalid unless there are witnesses there to see it, so his plot to take over the kingdom should've fallen flat. Overall, when it comes to the Broken Base over this character, I'm on the side calling him one of the worst Disney villains. (And I'm sorry if you like him, fans of him, but I just can't).
      • Larkmarn: Yeah, that was... just bad. The fact he completely and utterly clutched the Villain Ball and ran with it was really jarring. It's bad enough his plot centered on "guys, we're totally married now. Trust me," but leaving Anna to die was nonsensical. Why wouldn't he sit on his ass for five minutes and make sure she's dead. He's counting on the court not bothering to actually check on their dead princess, even if only to pay respects. "No, she's dead. But don't go in there. Seriously." And even if she did die before anyone saw her, what's to stop her from finding a pen? Man, evil just made the guy freaking dumb.
      • Psyga315: I agree with this, but not in the same way you are. I had no problems at all with his plan. Granted, I agree with the fact that it's flawed, but it's not why I consider it a Dethroning Moment. It's the fact that the writers decided to have Hans go completely "muwahahaha!" evil for the sake of having a villain. Given the facts that 1) Hans presented little to no villainous traits prior to the reveal and 2) they intended Elsa to be the villain but changed during the making of Let It Go, it's pretty clear that Hans was made into one at the last minute to have a villain... when it's pretty clear that we have one. Heck, they could have kept him as a villain, but in more of a Well-Intentioned Extremist way as opposed to making him power hungry.
    • Luna Veg 87: For me, this movie was mediocre at best (thinking of What Could Have Been with an adaptation of The Snow Queen makes it disappointing), but yeah, this reveal was the biggest problem for me. Not only because it came off as really forced and last-minute (like the writers thought they needed a Designated Villain to make the movie work), but considering Elsa's previous actions (like abandoning her kingdom, refusing to go back after she's told what she's done, freezing Anna's heart, and upon seeing what she'd done, setting a giant killer snow golem after her and her traveling companions), it almost comes off like they just thought removing sympathy from one main character would put sympathy back on her. To me, it came across as a lazy way to invoke one of my personal most-hated tropes.
    • Catmuto: No matter how great Frozen may be, the worst moment for me was Elsa's song Let It Go. Out of context, the song comes across as rather empowering, deciding to not be shackled by her own or society's fear of her powers and Elsa leaves to live on her own, not having to hide her powers from anyone. The problem is when the song is put into context with the movie — I hated the song with its context, because it came shortly after Elsa's magic went out of control and was revealed to everyone in the kingdom, making them afraid of her, considering what her powers can do. Now, the song suddenly comes across as having the message 'I won't take responsibility for what my actions made, I'll just hide myself away and let others deal with it'. Yes, Elsa didn't know that she had inadvertedly caused winter to befall all of Arendelle. But no, I do not care how psychologically tortured Elsa has been, this caused her song to sound horrible and she doesn't even try to see if her powers can be removed until the end when The Power of Love is the ultimate thawer.

     Hey Arnold! 
For a relatively timeless show, there are a few unpleasant moments in the series.
  • Lionheart0: The 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.
    • Rage24: For me, the worst part of that episode was Arnold's Grandpa acting Out of Character. When Arnold decides to go through with the Bunny Pajama Walk, his Grandpa says that he's going to take pictures of him for the photo album. Why the hell would he do that?
    • futuremoviewriter: The episode is often considered the worst of the series for a reason. Even as a kid, I realized this episode was very uncomfortable to sit through and after seeing it a second time, knew I never wanted to see it again. They used a shot of Arnold in the suit looking sad at the end of the episode in a March Toon Mania promo and since I didn't know which promo it was, I'd always look away at those promos to avoid that reminder of the episode. It severely damaged my feeling about the show in general it was that bad. I became very cautious whenever I watched the show after that so I could get away whenever that episode came on. I think there was one occasion when it did come on and I left the room I had no desire to sit through it again. The second viewing I left the room during the ending or covered my face so I didn't have to look at it. I wonder how Steve Viksten (God rest his soul) didn't realize just how bad an idea everything in it was and how it didn't need rewrites before it aired. A YouTube commenter came up with better ideas for how the episode could have gone instead and it's unfathomable to me how Viksten couldn't have thought of those things himself before it aired. I thought maybe I didn't get it, but Craig Bartlett himself disliked it so much that it got very little air time since it came out. I'm upset that this episode ever existed, but I'm glad I wasn't wrong.
  • MsCC93: My moment would be the episode "Girl Trouble" when Karma Houdini Jerkass 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?'s no wonder I can't stand this episode!
    • LunaVeg87: I second that. What actually got me the most about that episode was when Arnold got home after that incident, and his grandpa acted horrified, and then Arnold sighed, and said "you're right. I feel terrible." You know, wherever you stand on whether you ship Helga and Arnold (I personally don't even get involved), this was disturbing. Helga harasses him on a daily basis, he has no idea of her true feelings, or hell, even if she ever feels bad about treating him like dirt, yet the ONE time he does something back, he feels terrible? I get that he's supposed to be a good kid who always does the right thing, but this was borderline Love Martyr territory (it would only be more disturbing if he were the one with a crush).
  • FromtheWordsofBR: "Bag of Money". In this episode, Arnold, Gerald, and Sid find...well, a bag of $3,937. Arnold wants to return it to the police, but Gerald and Sid don't want him to, but once Arnold points out they could get a reward for returning it they agree and let him keep track of the bag. Sid even mentions how "Arnold is the most honest guy around"—keep this in mind, 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 they actually believe him! 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 tether-ball 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, yet Sid never gets a comeuppance for his harsh, hypocritical actions. Sorry, but no, not even the ending can Easily Forgive that. And second, why would they think a kid like Arnold would steal the money? He is the "most honest guy around", after all.
  • monkeyman224: I really hated "The Vacant Lot" because of how asinine it was. The kids find a vacant lot with mountains of junk in it, clean it up, and decide all of a sudden it's theirs. Then the adults take it over and kick the kids out. In the end the kids dump all the junk back in it and tell the adults that "they can have it the way they found it" before they cleaned it up. Yeah, that's real mature (don't tell me "they're just nine". Some of them have been written to have more maturity than the adults most of the time). The adults then feel bad and let them have it after remodeling it. Okay first off, a vacant lot isn't something you call dibs on after cleaning it. It's not their property, it's the city's. It doesn't belong to anybody until they actually buy it. That's why it's called a "vacant lot".
    • Kris Simsters: I second this, this was a dethroning moment for all the characters; for the kids claiming that this was theirs (yes they cleaned up but as pointed out, its not yours until you buy it from the city) and the adults thinking they can just have whatever's cleaned up. This episode made me not like anybody, not even Arnold.

     House of Mouse 
  • Froggo Fan 64: The 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 than 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.
  • Captain Tedium: The Thanksgiving episode. Mickey tries in vain to convince the turkey that the club members are not barbaric beasts, which only results in the guests all trying to kill and eat each other. How do things end? The turkey closes the episode pretending to be Mickey while the club guests chase away the real Mickey disguised as a turkey. Dude, Not Funny!

The animated version of MAD is known for being a massively mixed bag. No surprises for what parts of the bag are going here.
  • 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 fossilized museum exhibits. Way to go MAD. You turned my childhood heroes into corpses. You literally killed my childhood.
  • Yuma: The sketch "Naru 210". 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 Wimpy Kid 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 Princess" 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 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.
  • 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 "¡Ai Carly!", a rip-off of iCarly set in Mexico with gratuitous and arguably racist Mexican stereotypes, particularly a guy with a big mustache, sombrero, poncho, and—for some reason—a potato for a head popping up every few seconds to say "¡Ai 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 "Gaming's Next Top Princess" skit, they deliberately drew out the last several seconds of it as filler and then replayed the "¡Ai 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?!
  • Maxaphone: I usually find MAD hilarious, but one thing I thought crossed the line for them was their "Brutally Honest Obituary" of Michael Jackson (brutal, but full of lies) and making the respect shown for him after his death "the Stupidest Event of 2009". I have no idea why some people refuse to admit that, after an acquittal and a great deal of evidence (including a confession by his "victim" and recorded evidence by the father) that people still believe he was an actual pedophile.
  • keybladeoverlord: I used to find this show pretty entertaining, but one skit ruined the entire thing for me. Go Dragon Ball Go..... At first it seems like a fairly amusing concept, with Diego from Go Diego Go going on a hunt for the dragon balls with other Dragon Ball characters popping in and occasionally making jabs about both shows. Now I could almost forgive the subpar voice acting in this skit, but the one thing that effectively ruined the skit and the entire show for me was their potshot at Dragon Ball GT. Really? I know a good number of people don't like GT, but there's also plenty who love it (Myself included), but did you really have to make an awful forced joke like that which only about half the audience will find funny and the other half will find annoying? You couldn't make it a joke at the expense of Dragon Ball Evolution which is way worse than what GT could ever be? Some people may think I'm being a GT fanboy complaining about people making fun of something he likes, but my problem is that I've seen people complain about GT so much that I cannot stand to look at people calling it bad without giving good reasoning behind their opinions. In the end, this skit ruined this entire show for me.

     Phineas & Ferb 
Hey, Ferb! I know what we're gonna do today, list down our worst moments!
  • Marioking 98341: Don't get me wrong. I liked Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension. But don't you think Phineas was overreacting to Perry's reveal? Honestly, it would've been more understandable if he hadn't tried to hide his own feats of superheroism from his own love interest.
  • LimeTH The completely mean-spirited visuals of "You're Going Down", where Candace imagines herself throwing Phineas and Ferb chained up in jail and locked in to pillories, preparing to shoot down a hot-air balloon with them in it, the goddamn Hindenburg with their faces on it burning to the ground, and the two of them in the back of a garbage truck.
  • Kittens: The "Finding Mary McGuffin" episode was okay and decent. The musical number was good and the episode just a simple finding a childhood toy concept. But what annoyed me was the end where Vanessa discovers the doll being held by a little girl who seems to love it and she sees how much she likes the doll so does she let the little girl keep the doll and move on? Nope! She snatches the doll out of the girls hands and runs off while the kid cries her eyes out. What the heck writers? I understand if Vanessa acts a little evil just to make her dad happy but let her have a good side for once! And the little girl was happy with the doll so why did you have to pull a greedy jerkass move? Can't she just let her keep the doll? Man!.
  • TotalDramaRox97: "Quietest Day Ever": Doofenshmirtz makes himself handsome by accident and ends up achieving his goal of ruling the Tri-State Area because of it. Just as Doofenshmirtz is about to become leader, Perry makes him ugly again. Once Perry turns him ugly again, everyone just immediately brushes him off and ruins his plans, again. What's the lesson this episode teaches us? You can only achieve your goals by looking good and not looking good means your goals have no hope of happening. Great lesson.
  • {safind} : Whilst I am still getting back into the show (And have enjoyed most of Season 4 thus far), my DMOS would have to be "Bee Story", not the episode's plot though, but the song. "Waggle Dance" is the absolute worst song ever created for the entire show. Whilst some may like it (And those people do not believe in my opinion that the song is crap), there are those that agree with me that the song is awful. The lyrics are awful and the visuals..... Good god, do I even need to say it? They're something only a Pedophile could ever enjoy. Even as I type this, I feel an increasing need for Brain Bleach. On the plus side though, I've regained my liking of the other songs, but Waggle Dance is just so awful, I would rather swallow cyanide that even look at one second of the song or read through one word of its lyrics.
  • Midna: I ordinarily love Phineas and Ferb, but there's this one Doofenshmirtz's Daily Dirt segment (this one) that... well, it's not really a pot-shot, but nevertheless it briefly flashes a caricature of the universe's favorite punching bag, bronies. I don't normally get riled up about fandom jokes because, let's face it, overweight neckbearded fans are a fact of life, but the way the gag is executed it comes across like some writer at Disney is jealous of FiM's overwhelming popularity and thought, "heh heh, hey, let's sneak in a Take That at a competing show's fanbase! That'll show them for having the balls to like a cartoon that isn't ours!". (Doesn't help it's exactly the same kind of joke anyone with at least half a brain could make about any fandom, either.) All in all I'm not offended, but I really expected better from Disney of all companies.
  • Princess Togezo: The end of the episode "Candace Gets Busted" was just a kick in the teeth. After Candace spends the entire episode trying to put a stop to a party she didn't want, it at first seems like she's succeeded thanks to Doof's inator transporting the party guests into his pants (which was pretty funny). But then Doof tells Perry to hit the reverse switch, and the party guests return to the Flynn-Fletcher house just as the parents arrive. The scene where Linda is chewing out Candace (saying "I trusted you!" and all that stuff) was just painful to watch, and it made me think, "Why don't you just give her five seconds to explain?!" It's not like Candace deliberately threw a huge party; she just invited a few friends over and it got out of hand! This episode felt like a "Kick the Teenage Girl" fest, and I'm fairly certain it played a big role in my deciding not to watch the show anymore.
  • Ivanov Troping 97: Normally, I like Phineas & Ferb, but the end of the episode "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers" was just a huge middle finger to me. I was seriously expecting Candace to bust her brothers for real. I can understand the fake Linda robot body dissappearing, but a gift box containing a launch pad?! I mean, come on! Why did it dissapear when Linda is at the backyard? She should have seen the box! I just really don't understand. Like "Candace Gets Busted", the ending feels like a "Kick the Teenage Girl" moment. That's just how I feel, though.
  • Tom Roid: This was just a plot hole, but a pretty stupid one. "Agent Doof" has the titular duo turned into babies, and as expected Lindana won't be able to realize it and thus have the brothers busted or whatever. But at one point, Lindana gets sent a pic by Candace of the two in baby form and thinks it's just old photos of them. As we see in the Phineas and Ferb Busted episode, they didn't meet until they were very young, but not babies. You think a show with an existent continuity respect would avoid this.
  • Mighty Mewtron: "Act Your Age" was a divisive episode as a whole, and I'm on the side that considers it one of the worse episodes for being badly written and not fitting with the spirit of the show (I'm thankful that it aired near the end of the run anyway). The main DMOS for me, though, is Ferb/Vanessa being canon. I tend to hate age gap ships in general, but most don't actually become canon on a kids' show. Dating someone you knew as a child when you were a teenager just feels... icky, and considering Ferb is only college aged in this episode, it comes across like The Jail Bait Wait. Is that what they were going for? Probably not. But that doesn't make the unnecessary decision any less nasty. Also, it renders the Monty/Vanessa plot totally pointless.

As fondly remembered as this show is, sometimes it produces moments worse than the smell of a loaded diaper.
  • Kittens: There was an 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.
  • CJ Croen 1393: "Wash-Dry Story" randomly turns into a Grease parody for no good reason. All of the songs (besides "Cynthia", which was actually kind of sweet) were completely random, sounded awful and filled with Painful Rhymes. It was full of plot holes (how exactly did Angelica know they were all singing when she was at home and not at the laundromat?), the McNulty boys were flanderized horribly and the plot was just nonexistent, and not in a good way. Overall just a terribly dull episode.
  • Princess Togezo: I can find something to like about almost any Rugrats episode, but "Silent Angelica" comes off as a total misfire. It just feels too mean-spirited for a show like this one. Basically, to get new toys, Angelica tries to behave herself by staying quiet until her mom's done with a business call and her dad's done watching a badminton game, but the babies keep being loud. Somehow, Angelica never gets the idea to whisper to them and explain what's going on, and so they think something's wrong with her (like maybe she's sad or sick). At the end of the episode, when the babies are bothering her and being loud, she finally snaps and yells that there's nothing wrong with her and she's just trying to get some toys. However, Drew and Charlotte heard this, and because of her yelling and the mess in the room, decide that Angelica shouldn't get any toys (to add insult to injury, this was just a few seconds before the time where Angelica could stop being quiet). In most Rugrats episodes, when Angelica gets punished, it's because she did something to deserve it. Here, she was genuinely trying to behave, and yet she got punished anyway. It's uncomfortably similar to the later "Candace Gets Busted" in this regard, and definitely one of the weaker episodes of Rugrats.
  • Brony Of The Octaves: The episode 'Tricycle Thief' was the biggest middle finger insulting episode of the show. The basic premise is that Susie's tricycle goes missing, and blames Angelica for stealing it just because she ended up damaging it earlier in the episode. Now this would have been a decent episode using the "Misblamed" plot, but instead comes off as a degrading episode to Angelica with Susie literally decides that as a means to make Angelica confess (to something she honestly doesn't know about..) or else her dang doll is going to be sent into the air by Chuckie's balloon. Even if it's made to seem Angelica "stole" Susie's tricycle, you can tell she didn't and yet this entire episode is making you sit through god knows how many agonizing minutes of Angelica pleading that she didn't steal the tricycle. It's a basic Character Derailment to Susie, who's known to be level headed (at least before All Grown Up! came in) and just having her order Phil and Lil into holding Angelica like that (especially when Cynthia is let go). It actually made this troper smile when Angelica started to give a huge "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Susie after it's revealed she obviously didn't steal the tricycle, even if it was a little one. But of course it was taken back when Cynthia is returned. The episode was just poorly done and derailed Susie's character, as well as Phil and Lil's, but not so much.
  • Ms CC 93: My moment would be in the episode "Chuckie's Wonderful Life," in a scene after Chuckie "loses" his father's CD and gets angry at his friends for influencing him to take his dad's CD (when really, it was Angelica who stole Chaz' CD). Angelica flat out tells Chuckie that the world would be better off without him. This is taking Angelica too far in my opinion, because even though she's a jerkass, I'd never think she would do such a thing! In all fairness, Angelica does end up getting punished by her father though.
  • Tropers/neonhitch: I love this series to pieces, though I disliked the episode 'Curse of the Werewuff.' Not only did it succeed in being incredibly boring to me, though the characters seem to act like just because Kimi is now there, the previous Halloween episode never happened, and they're acting as if this is the first time they've ever celebrated Halloween. What? I understand that Negative Continuity exists, and many shows follow this trope, though Rugrats usually follows continuity. The original Halloween episode was excellent, so for them to just ignore it in this episode was a Dethroning Moment for me when I was little, and it is for me now.
  • @Troper/middone: To be honest, Mommy's Little Assets or whichever one where Charlotte decides it would be a good idea to bring kids to school has always upset me. Everything is too obnoxious for me, especially the fact that Jonathan gets fired when he was honestly trying his best. Charlotte was a bit overkill sometimes, which disappoints me.
  • Just Another Troper: After reading this list, I'm incredibly surprised nobody has added the episode "Party Animals" to it. This episode, in my opinion, was one of the biggest Stu-torture porns in the whole series. Basically the whole plot of the episode is that Drew and Charlotte have a big costume party at their house. Stu comes dressed up as Tarzan, "king of the jungle" to which Drew tells Stu that King Kong is the real king of the jungle. This leads to an argument that eventually leads to Drew locking Stu out of the house. When Drew refuses to let him back in, Stu decides to climb his way up a drainage pipe so he can climb through an open window. However, his costume becomes stuck and he fails to make it back inside. To make matters worse, the cops show up and arrest him because they think he is some lunatic trying to break into someone else's house. The episode ends with Stu sitting in a cop car as the two cops who arrested him and a diner waitress laugh at him. The absolute worst part of this episode is that nobody at the party tries to look for Stu. In fact, nobody knows that he got locked out in the first place. Not to mention Drew doesn't even get punished for what he did. Keep in mind this whole thing started over an argument over who's "king of the jungle". A simple, petty argument that Drew took too far by locking his own brother out of the house. Drew was the one holding the Jerkass Ball here, yet Stu, the victim, is the one who received the punishment. It's these kinds of episodes that leave a bad taste in my mouth by the end.
  • Yasmin Perry: I'm not a big fan of Dethroning Moment pages in general, but "New Kid In Town" is easily one of the worst episodes of the show, thanks to its cringe-worthy case of Fridge Horror, almost bordering on Values Dissonance (given that the episode was from the early 90's). Basically, the episode is about how the babies are (rightfully) sick and tired of being bullied and bossed around by Angelica. They meet a new boy, Josh, who at first seems nice and friendly, but turns out to be an even bigger bully than Angelica. Angelica comes and "rescues" the babies from Josh, and they go right back to being bullied by her. Where oh where to begin? First of all, the episode has the rather terrible message that, it's better to be bullied by a "lesser" bully than to not be bullied at all, as the babies never consider the possibility of either meeting a new kid that won't bully them like Josh or Angelica, or simply not hanging out with Angelica. Secondly, if the episode is taken as a metaphor for something else, like say, Domestic Abuse, it takes a nose dive straight into creepiness. Thirdly, this is yet another example in the loooong list of instances where Angelica is bullying the babies and doesn't get any sort of comeuppance for it. In conclusion, this episode does not only have a terrible moral, it makes me like the show in general a whole lot less, as I was bullied a lot growing up, so this episode really hit home for me.
  • Space Hunter Drake Redcrest: Rugrats has been a childhood favorite show of mine, but there's one episode that's always bothered me: "Day of the Potty." The main reason is because of the opening scene, which even as a child bothered me. What gets the plot going is Chuckie flushing a toy airplane down the toilet. I'd say It Makes Sense in Context, but it doesn't. When Chuckie explains to his friends why he did it, he gives two reasons, both of which are stupid. The first is that he didn't want to go his whole life without flushing an airplane down the toilet, and the second is that the plane didn't fly, so he figured he'd dispose of it by flushing it down the toilet. I'd expect this level of stupidity from Phil, Lil, or maybe even Tommy. But Chuckie is supposed to be the smartest of the group. The other problem I have with it is that Chuckie is never punished for what he did. If I had flushed a toy airplane down the toilet at his age, my parents would have killed me. Not out of anger, but because it would be a sign that I would never function within civilized society.

     Steven Universe 
Not even the Crystal Gems could save the day from these moments.
  • Skapokon: I really like Steven Universe, but I hate Uncle Grandpa, so I wasn't very pleased when the Crossover Episode "Say Uncle" was revealed. While it resulted to be a pleasant surprise and much better than I expected, there's something about this episode that bugs me. Pearl's Portrayal during the episode. I don't know why they did it, but this episode really destroyed the character and made me glad it's not canon. Why? Because they made her way too overprotective on Steven and made her overreact way too much. In the show, she cares of Steven and tries to protect him, but only a bit more than the other two Gems. Here, she is screaming all the time, makes weird faces every time and it just gets irritating. Seeing how this episode parodies parts of the Fandom (Gemsonas, Lars and Sadie's Ship...), something tells me that this is how fans see Pearl. If that's the case, I don't want to know how they portray the rest of the cast.
  • djx1100: Speaking of Pearl, "Rose's Scabbard", I believe was a very moving and well written episode. However I believe Pearl acted completely selfish in the episode and showed no regard for anybody else's feelings. Especially when she tells Steven "You never even knew her!" Of course it's supposed to show how important Rose meant to Pearl but she comes off as incredibly selfish and rude. Worst part is that she never even apologizes for the line.
    • bsw17: My moment also comes from "Rose's Scabbard". While I think for the most part it shows Pearl's grief well, the moment where Steven nearly falls to his death and she doesn't try to save him goes too far. I understand she's upset but considering she's the gem who constantly worries for Steven's safety this is wildly out of character for her.
  • CJ Croen 1393: While I found the humor of the episode hilarious, something about "Too Far" really bothered me, and it wasn't until I saw this post that I realized what it was: Amethyst's behavior. Her laughing at Peridot's unintentional humor was understandable at first, but later it gets pretty curvy when Amethyst starts goading Peridot into roasting the Crystal Gems. What follows is a(n admittedly funny) thinly veiled metaphor for homophobia (Peridot mocking Garnet's semi-permanent fusion) and a stab at Steven being a Half-Human Hybrid. Amethyst laughs at all of these... and then stops when Peridot turns around and starts making jokes about her. Now granted, it makes sense that Amethyst would be offended (Peridot literally called her "defective") but she had just laughed hysterically at Peridot mocking her best friends—calling Steven an abomination, Pearl a slave and Garnet disgusting—and yet is outraged at what Peridot says to her personally. And at no point does anyone point out the hypocrisy of this. The sad thing is, this could have been a great lesson for Amethyst as well as Peridot, as Amethyst could have learned something to the effect of "if you can't take it, don't dish it out", but instead Peridot is expected to apologize to her (even though Amethyst took advantage of her lack of knowledge of Earth humor) and only her (i.e., not Garnet, Pearl or Steven).
  • On The Hillside: For this troper, it's Log-date-7-15-2. Full stop. Garnet proposes fusing to Peridot, and when Peridot doesn't immediately jump at the idea, Garnet states as a fact that she "isn't ready" — a condescending assumption that figures Peridot can't possibly be bawking at the idea of doing something new and intimate with Garnet, someone she still feels uneasy around. It's a challenge, and of course Peridot is going to try and save face by attempting it anyway. Their attempted fusion dance is more reminiscent of Lapis and Jasper's than anything, with Garnet grabbing Peridot forcefully by the hands and yanking her around while she's visibly uncomfortable, then demanding she "get ready." It's only then that Peridot pulls away and straight up says no, and while Garnet respects this, she also tells Peridot she's "proud of her" for ignoring her own limitations and allowing Garnet to do this to her at all. It's an absolutely disgusting, hypocritical scene that's come very close to turning me off the show as a whole. At this point, I wouldn't be entirely opposed to seeing Garnet die.
    • Stealthlock: I completely agree. I always felt, watching that scene, like Garnet was supposed to be coming off as polite, but it just made me uncomfortable for reasons I previously couldn't explain. The way she disregards Peridot's obvious discomfort during the fusion attempt without offering to back down, the way she treats Peridot like a paranoid amateur for her very legitimate hesitation, and the subtle pressure she puts on her to get over it by saying she's "proud of her". It felt like Garnet was saying, "It was very grown-up and mature of you to not say no even when you were uncomfortable! I hope you always say 'yes' even if you don't want it in the future." The way Peridot's legitimate aversion to fusion was treated just doesn't sit right with me.
  • Animeking 1108: Ronaldo’s subplot in Restaurant Wars. In order to get the Fryman and Pizza families to stop feuding, Steven suggests having Ronaldo and Kiki pretend to date each other. However, Ronaldo objects because he has a girlfriend. Naturally, nobody believes him. This leads to a very predictable gag where it turns out his made-up girlfriend was real after all and she breaks up with him because of the misunderstanding and he spends the rest of the episode moping. For starters, nobody comes to Ronaldo’s defense when he claims that it was just a ruse to get the families to stop fighting. Second, Steven never apologizes for unintentionally ruining Ronaldo’s relationship. Lastly, nobody, not even Ronaldo’s family, seems to care that he’s depressed. I get that Ronaldo isn’t exactly the most loved character in the series, but sometimes even a Take That, Scrappy! can go too far (as Family Guy can attest to). This wouldn’t be a problem if the breakup was caused by Ronaldo’s own stupidity, but it wasn’t.
  • Senor Cornholio: "Last One Out of Beach City" was just...bleh, to me. We hardly learned anything new from it; it was nothing more than a filler episode that had no business really even existing. Basically, Pearl wants to join Amethyst and Steven in going to a rock show, and while she's at it she tries to get her "bad girl" on by acting all cool and stuff despite several episodes showing that she's fine with who she normally is. Then she finds someone that just happened to have her hair dyed pink like Rose, with a similar hairstyle to boot, at a point where Pearl's been trying to get over Rose. What really bothers me is when Pearl decides to intentionally run a red stoplight and evade the police, which Pearl does admittedly berate herself for because she essentially ruined the trip by running out of gas during those points...and then Amethyst heaps a bunch of praise on Pearl for all this. And lo and behold, they just so happen to be at the show they were going to! And Rose-haired girl is there! What a twist! I'm sorry, but as a huge Steven Universe fan who likes (even partially) the above episodes, this one was almost impossible to salvage. I could tolerate the likes of Lars and Ronaldo, but I couldn't stand this episode; that says a lot. And if Pearl's relationship with Rose-head gets turned into a subplot, those are some episodes I'll watch probably once, then never rewatch again.

     Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) 
The Turtles ought to be hiding in their shells from the shame of these moments.
  • Shadow 200 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!
    • Candycane 14: I despise that moment as well. Not only was it mean spirited, but they ruined what could've been a loving Leo and Don brotherly moment!
  • 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.
  • fluffything: For me, it was when they decided to turn Dogpound into Rahzar. Why, just, why? Dogpound was just fine 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.
  • Kereea: While the first episode of season 3, "Within the Woods" was overall a good episode, two moments, one right after the other, really pushed me over the edge. Raphael is missing and creepy things are going on. The other five split up, Casey going with April, Donnie with Mikey, and Leo on his own. This causes two major moments: 1) Leo has just come out of a coma and is walking with a crutch. Why exactly is he the one left alone? There were plenty of ways to wheedle him down to the last man standing without that blatant idiocy. And 2) Donnie's belated reaction to April going off with Casey. Yes, I know they have the love triangle and Donnie has seriously jealousy issues that are a whole other kettle of fish, but there are 3 problems with his reaction. A) The season finale made it clear April was not going to deal with his feelings at the moment and he seemed to let them go a bit, making this an awkward snap back. B) They are in a dangerous situation, looking for his missing brother, and all Donnie seems to care about is April maybe making out with Casey (or going further, depending on how much you think was intended to be implied). Finally, the worst is C) where two lines could have fixed it. Instead of handing Mikey the Idiot Ball so he seemingly does not know what two teenagers would do alone, have him either mock or tease Donnie about being worried about such a thing at a time like this. Then have Donnie rebuke that he's worried because with any sort of horror movie scenario the pair of teens who even seem like a couple are the ones to be get picked off first. Also, make it so he's worried for their safety, not if Casey's "stealing April."
  • darkrage6: For me it was when Irma was revealed to be a Krang, not only did it totally waste a character for no good reason, it flat out doesn't make sense as the revelation itself conflicts with the episode "Mousers Attack" where it was established that April had knew Irma before the Krang ever knew about her, and April says she's known Irma for a year despite the events from "Mousers Attack" having happened two years ago. These errors make it look like the writers threw in the twist at the very last minute just for the sake of being shocking. Hopefully at some point there will turn out to be a real Irma after all.
  • Disneylover 818: Focusing too much on Donnie's "crush" for April is a bit distracting. Supposedly, this is for comedy, but I think it's overstayed its welcome. It's reached a point where Donnie isn't just acting on romantic feelings any more. He's acting on his obsession and clinginess for her. I get that he feels something for her, but he needs to establish healthy ground before pursuing her any further. It's especially bad since the writers are implying that April may feel the same way.
    • Charleston Man: The point of no return for this came in Season 1, in which Donnie made a chart algorithm that takes into account any situation where he could hang out with April, any excuse she might give about not wanting to, and any way to turn those "no"s into a "yes". This is classic entitled misogyny at play, where a man refuses to take a woman's "no" for an answer. This is the mentality that leads to rape. But not only is this played for comedy, but it works and Donnie is never called out on it, punished, or learns anything at all. So it's basically saying that misogyny pays off and is rewarded. This is not a lesson kids should be taking away from this show.
    • ZYL 5_: At this point, it is practically a Romantic Plot Tumor with how badly Donnie's characterization has been flanderized and how frequently it comes up in the episodes.

     Time Squad 
You wanna go back in time and correct the past? Let's start with these moments.
  • Nashimi: The episode "Hate and Let Hate" from Time Squad, apart from Larry and Buck's reunion moment, is a Dethroning Episode Of Suck. First off, we don't see anything from the actual mission - and that would be perfectly fine if the rest of the episode wasn't so utterly sucky. What we get to see is Otto coming back from the bushes and saying they better go home quickly since the leaves here are really itchy. However, Buck and Larry are gone - presumably getting into an extraordinarily absorbing argument and forgetting about the boy. The fight turns out to end particularly bad, and the two decide to divide the space station into two with a white line. When they do this, they realize Larry's favorite place is on Buck's side and vice versa. But they do not switch the halves - they just part with some insults. Naturally, Buck gets hungry and decides to try cooking, which is understandable. Larry however, enters Buck's weapon closet and tries to shoot one of the guns (despite being clearly instructed by the other to not touch his gear) and accidentally hits a photo of the Squad, burning a hole in the place where Buck's head was supposed to be; now, not only has he acted absolutely out of character by laughing (somewhat) evilly afterwards, but he also somehow failed to notice Otto was missing. His face was right there on the picture! Meanwhile, between the events from the station, we're shown short scenes of Otto on the abandoned island where he was left. It was utterly heartbreaking to see him hoping that Larry and Buck will return for him soon, but also finding nothing to eat save for some sand and branches. He chooses the sand. What in the bloody hell made the writers think that was funny?! Back in the station, we see Larry acting like a lunatic killer, shooting everywhere he can, dressed unexpectedly manly for such a Camp Gay character, with machine gun cartridges hanging from his shoulders. Thankfully, after Larry and Buck's rejoicement they quickly notice Otto's absence and teleport back for him (knowing the cartoon's mild Sadist Show tendencies with Larry often playing the Butt Monkey role, it was not so obvious). Now that episode is a massive Character Derailment - it's impossible to not realize something's not right when you have such a loud kid, a goddamn home resident, a friend missing!
  • 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.

     Ultimate Spider-Man 
While Ultimate Spider-Man may be divisive, these moments do nothing to help it status.
  • Gamer Sly Ratchet: The pilot was already very painful to sit through, with its childish, bland humor and flat characters. But it only becomes truly obnoxious when Spider-Man takes the "Spider-Bike" out for a joyride. From the cringeworthy, shrill voice acting in Spidey, to the lame attempts at humor, and a shamelessly blatant attempt to promote a Spider-Bike toy, this overly long sequence barely even contributes anything to the plot. And, I kid you not, this was written by Paul Dini. What!?
  • 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 a lot to make Spiderman horrible but this show crafts this eloquently.
    • RAZ: I'm 100% with you. This episode is a slap in the face of everything Spider-Man is about. Peter rushing his team of novice heroes on an unauthorized mission without any proper supervision to capture Doctor-Freaking-Doom just to make himself look cool is bad enough, but the one moment that's really insulting is where right before embarking on the mission, he actually starts to wonder if he's really doing the right thing here, and instead should be the bigger person and call things off. And then immediately after this he turns to the camera and smugly says "Yeah right! Maybe next life!" Let me reiterate: this is the character who is the Trope Namer for trying to be responsible and you have a version who essentially outright states "well f**k being responsible!" directly to the audience. Congratulations, Man of Action. You messed up Spider-Man, big time.
  • Regu 14: 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?
  • Hyperion 5: 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.
  • Mc Munchly: This is moment in the video game. I was super excited to get a free-roaming spider man game where I could be Venom, who was my favorite comic book character not just of Spiderman but any comic. But you can't unlock Venom for free-roaming unless you finish the story mode. I wanted Venom in free roaming so much because I wanted to reach Liberty Island and crawl around on the statue of liberty. So I played through the entire story mode (which was infuriatingly difficult at times). But I did it and unlocked Venom. Ever better is that I found the way to Liberty Island. There's a tunnel that goes underwater but there is walkable collision on the surface. It's too far away to reach the island with spider-man, but you can do a huge venom leap, switch to spider-man in mid-air and get off a double-jump. It's hard to do but possible and after dozens of tries I made it and was about to land on Liberty Island...then hit an invisible wall and a message box popped up saying 'You can't go there'. I played through the entire god-damned game for the sole purpose of reaching the statue of liberty and the game crushed my dream. The worse part is that I actually loved the game, but that one moment ruined everything.
  • SomeoneImSure: The pacing in most of the episodes is just terrible, but it really stands out in the later ones when all the characters are trying to stay relevant. I could handle it until I got to the second episode in the Carnage Arc, in the fourth Season. That entire scene with Cloak and the other two was just rushed, and I couldn't get into it at all. There is nothing more self-destructive than bad pacing.

     Winx Club 
  • Happy Man: In Winx Club The 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.
  • Fairy Dreamer: It was several moments that did it for me in season five when it came to Bloom. She basically becomes an overgrown brat, crying every time something doesn't go how she wants (such as her boyfriend not answering his phone, despite that she knows he's busy). Now, yes, Bloom was caught in a love triangle, but how much clearer does Sky have to be that he loves Bloom and Bloom only? Worse, when Bloom is called out on her behavior a few times, rather than stop and think "maybe I do need to calm down", she acts like she did nothing wrong. Mary Sue is one thing. Spoiled Brat is another. Thankfully, season six fixed this.
  • Charleston Man: Said love triangle, by the way, is another dethroning moment due to how it began in the first season. Diaspro is Sky's fiancé. He keeps her a secret from Bloom as he pursues a relationship with her, which means he's cheating on Diaspro. Then, Bloom attacks Diaspro because she thinks she must be a Trix member in disguise due to being with Sky romantically. Sky stops it and comes clean about everything. And what is Bloom's reaction? She blames Diaspro for being in the way of her and Sky. She blames a completely innocent party who had no idea Bloom even existed, and doesn't blame Sky for lying to her and cheating on Diaspro. The kicker is after this bit of victim-blaming is done, Diaspro is actually made into an antagonist solely for the convenience of Bloom/Sky, who get off scot-free. Let no-one claim that this is a feminist show, or else direct them to this wretched plot point.
    • fairygirl567: Wretched plot point? The Bloom/Sky relationship is kind of questinioing. She became instentily infatuied with him like she was becoming his lap dog or a Disney princess. The worse thing is after this, Bloom runs home! Not because the Trix attacked her, not because she got kicked out or suspended for attacking another fairy, not because her parents found out and forced her to leave for her protection, not even because the father was angry, she left because she got her poor little heart broken... are you serious? She's a fairy and just got attacked by the Trix's and found out she's adopted! This is what makes her run? And I can't even accept that fact that "Oh, this was the final straw for her to leave." Really? A boy? I get someone who cheats is messed up and can affect the hearbroken person, but she literally just abondeded her friends because of the mere fact that "Waaah my boyfriend had another girlfriend and didn't tell me!" No. Just. No. When you're a fairy who fights three evil witches in one season alone, I think that a man breaking your heart is priority number 2!
  • Slo Motion: Mine was also a season 5 moment. Specifically, the moment When Aisha used her wish to save Nereus and not revive Nabu. Cousins or not, the writers knew damn well that pretty much every fan wanted Nabu back and they have the chance to revive him and it's used a character who we've barely seen (and in all honesty I don't give a damn about) in place of a character the fans know and love. And to add salt to the wound, all of a sudden Aisha likes Roy (who is a piss poor attempt at being Nabu 2.0) and Bloom gets her sister back. We get Daphne back, but no Nabu. What the hell, Winx Club writers?!
  • Summer Days 128: This was minor for the show but it was that Christmas episode... it was alright. Bloom celebrating Christmas with her friends is nice except this is apparently the first time she's ever told them about it. They make it clear they had no idea what Bloom was talking about when she said she was visiting her family for the holidays. This is season 5 right? You know that means she's known them for 4 seasons plus 2 movies put that all together it's about... 6 to 5 years and you're trying to convince me she never shared this holiday with them! Not once? There was a Halloween episode in season 2 where she took them to a party but no other holidays were ever brought up, I'm not saying talk about Thanksgiving (that'd be an awkward conversation) but come on Christmas is a huge holiday that nearly everyone celebrates and it shown Bloom loves the holiday but she never visited her family while going to Magix, never got any presents from the or even a freaking card or phone call? Was she still mad about the adoption thing? Well... I'll say no to that because she still talks to them and shows she loves them (even though she calls them by there first names). She never gushed about one of the best holidays ever to her best friends! That just shocked me beyond belief. I mean she talked more about her six flags trip then this holiday. If they had started the episode off with Bloom talking about how she's visiting her adoptive parents for Christmas and one of the girls could be like "Oh the day with the fat man who breaks into people's homes" then Bloom laughs and says yes. That would've been so much better because they would've known about the holiday! Not have Bloom apparently never tell them about it! Here they are just ignorant about it and she still didn't explain it to them, they had to google it! I know this shouldn't bother me so much but really, 6 years she's known these people and never once did she talk about this holiday with them? It took 6 years before they finally do a holiday special?! I mean season 4 was about them being on Earth! Sure it was summer (I think) but they didn't find out about the holiday then. Did the writers think that if they did the other way they'd look lazy, no doing a Christmas special in the middle of the season and have half of the characters not know what the holiday is, is what's lazy! It would've been so much better if her friends knew about said holiday but never actually celebrated it because they don't want to or have holidays similar to it, they had a mother's day in there world so why not Gift Day for each planet or even an episode dealing with telling her parents about the holiday (real ones not adopted) now that would've been awesome! They'd ask her to come over to have tea or something and she'd say "No I promised Mike and Vanessa that I'd celebrate Christmas with them." and they would've been like "What's Christmas?" Wouldn't that be interesting? Or having her try to celebrate the holiday with her friends but they didn't see into to them at first then she talks to her dead (not anymore) sister something along those lines. Her own freaking boyfriend/ fiance didn't know! What the hell Bloom? Aren't these her like closest friends and soon to be husband? I guess not.

  • Mew Lettuce Rush Miss Magix may already be well known for its Unfortunate Implications ,however its largest Dethroning moment lies with it's treatment of Lucy. Sure she is not exactly a nice person but at the same time she is so obsessed with being popular she is willing to be in a one sided abusive friendship with the Trix who treat her like shit. In this episode this desire leads to her agreeing to have her appearance altered in order to compete in Miss Magix despite not knowing it was a trick by the witches. At first everything goes fine with her being a surprise favorite among the audience. However, at the end the witches in a needlessly cruel scene undo the beauty spell on her right when she is about to get the trophy and she runs off in tears. To make a bad situation worse a few episodes later show she is now being mocked by the entire school except Mirta for it. Even a semi villainous character doesn't deserve to be humiliated this badly! The 4kids edit makes it even worse by having Bloom undo the spell herself and Stella having a Karma Houdini at the end. This along with several other reasons is why I consider Bloom in the 4kids dub a bigger Mary Sue than the original Bloom ever was!

     Young Justice 
There's no justice in these moments, no siree...
  • Allspark Spin Out: What finally made me hate Young Justice was the reveal of the members of The Light - while Lex Luthor, Ra's al Ghul, Vandal Savage and the Brain made sense, the other three members were Ocean Master, Queen Bee and Klarion the Witch Boy. I like Klarion, and I felt his voice was perfectly cast in Young Justice, but Weisman really should have used skilled manipulators like Deathstroke, Gorilla Grodd or Clock King. Hell, he left out Amanda Waller, who has always been a major member of Project Cadmus in any operation - she could be the Token Morally Ambiguous Teammate.
  • R Egu 14: While I have 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!!
  • Spider Fan 14: I'd like to add the "5 Years Later" season two opener. This was annoying and confusing. Why the time skip? The show had two plotlines going into the season with the search of the real Red Arrow and what the missing 16 hours were for the League during its mind control. We now have a bunch of new characters to quickly latch on while the other characters were spent the whole season with may not appear regularly. Also we get the joy of watching the Miss Martian/Superboy relationship crumble offscreen and have to deal with it presumably all over again. All and all a horrible season opener no matter how much Tim Curry or Lobo appears.
  • 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?
    • Space Outlaw: Batman is the penultimate meta human, so him beating the monster wasn't entirely unbelievable, I just felt the whole scene was jarring, since the kids have already spent a good bit of time on teamwork practice and fighting as a group, you would think they'd be able to handle some weak-shit eldritch fodder.
  • 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 heroic 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 nephew Fades from existence. I don't know if Greg wrote this, or it was forced on him by higher ups, but either way it's nothing short 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 for 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.
  • SomeoneImSure: My DMOS was pretty early on, with the introduction of the Injustice Society, the so-called face for the Light. It wasn't even the supposedly "big reveal" at the end that did it. If the Light really wanted to cover themselves up, and I'm guessing they had been running underground for about four years now, they did a very poor job of it. Or, I should say, the writers did a very poor job of it. And I think a lot of what made the Justice League useless was also a healthy dose of that poor writing. Nothing was thought through when it came to how the Light even worked together, nor did anything feel properly built up! There's a big difference between trying to create something new and to reach new heights and just bungling the writing. This was bungling it. And don't get me started on M'gann, Aresenal, The Light and Lagoon Boy. It was potential taken in all the wrong directions.
  • CriticoMolesto: Disgraced Ocean Master. Alright, for starters “5 years later” is a cheap, cheap trick. You can just skip a bunch of character development and interactions with a shrug just to change the dinamics with no actual efforts. I mean, yeah, we get Blue Beetle and Tim Drake and Impulse and Wonder Girl and… I dunno, Lagoon Boy? Cool. But that still doesn’t make up for the fact that they just pressed a big ol’ button and went “Fuck it”. They got bored and shook the 8-ball. Out of all the things that we missed in those five years, the one that has always stuck out to me is the whole “Disgraced Ocean Master”. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m glad we got Manta on board and the whole story with Aqualad was good. Really. I don’t have a problem with them changing Orm for Manta. The real problem is the fact that they completely wasted a character. One of Aquaman’s main foes. The fucker is Aquaman’s half brother, controls his armies and wants him dead. How much weight do you think he has in a story? A lot, right? We could see maybe an infiltration. Perhaps some development on Aquaman, as he (and almost everyone else in the League, for that matter) gets almost no character to speak of. But no. Orm gets one appearace out of his suit, and then sits in a shadowy room the rest of the episodes and as far as my knowledge goes, doesn’t even get dialogue beyond the first episode he shows up. And the cherry on top, the real kicker here, is that one line. One fucking line. “That poor, disgraced Ocean Master”. OK, I’m gonna have to stop you right there, Teen Titans Dark. Disgraced? He did nothing to begin with! Queen Bee, Klarion, al Ghul, The Brain, all those fuckers do something at some point, but the half-brother of one of the League’s founding members, a heir to the throne of Atlantis, the (self-proclaimed) Master Of The Ocean, about 13 episodes worth of storytelling with this dude, gets booted, off-screen, and all we get is: Disgraced. The entire goddamn Time Skip summed up right here, luv.

  • Overlord347: I'm probably reading too much into this one, but one dethroning moment for me came in an episode of VeggieTales, in which Larry sings a song about his missing hairbrush. Now, from what I can tell, the song was about giving up things you don't need (like Larry's hairbrush since he has no hair) to someone else who does (like the Peach who does have hair). The problem with that is Larry never did give him the hairbrush; it was Bob the tomato. He basically just took the hairbrush without permission and gave it to the Peach on the grounds that he has hair and will make better use of it. His excuse for basically stealing from Larry? "Well, you don't really use or need it." That's it! It would be like if one of my friends had a stuffed toy that he no longer plays with and I just go ahead and take it to give to someone else simply because he doesn't use it anymore!
  • 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 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.
    • Hyrin: The introduction of Tom Sloane. Before, the show was an interesting take on high school life told through the eyes of an outsider. After, it was a standard teen rom-com that descended into the cliched Love Triangle. If they had wanted to do that, they should have stuck with the original plan and used Mack instead.
    • Eedwardgrey3: "Fizzed" tried to criticize corporate sponsoring of schools: good. Then it got ridiculously Anvilicious, with the cheerleaders forced to dress in soda cans by the evil Coca Cola/Pepsi Expy and ended with an over the top scene of miss Li running around with an axe because of a sugar high. Glen Eichler apparently didn't get the negative reactions.
  • 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.
  • Loekman 3: There is one Ben 10 short that made me want to punch the creators whenever I experience the ending of "Hijacked". Basically, two criminals attempt to carjack the car and Ben, being Ben saves the day only for Gwen and Max later to chastise him for using the Rust Bucket against his grandpa's instructions without letting Ben explain what really happened. At least in other shorts most of Ben's Butt Monkey can be attributed to his own owndoings but here, Ben pretty much saves the Rust Bucket & subsequently the whole summer vacation and yet he gets absolutely no reward for doing this? This isn't funny at all, it's just a slap in the face for Ben's good deeds.
  • Manwiththeplan: The first season finale to Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. After building up that dark and serious storyline, all the angst (and Wangst), all the promise that Ben's world would never be the same... everything is set to normal with the literal push of a button in the last two minutes. Kevin gets back with Gwen despite energy-raping her and he and Ben rush a shared apology for trying to kill one another, then they go out for smoothies as if nothing happened. Not to mention the 5 aliens Aggregor killed being inexplicably resurrected and Darkstar hitting the depths of Villain Decay. What a freaking Shaggy Dog Story! Some say Ben 10 Jumped the Shark when it become Alien Force; others when Vilgax came in Alien Force's third season. But for me, this is when Ben 10 officially Jumped the Shark.
    • 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 Turn and his Face–Heel Turn. No, just... god, no.
  • Loekman 3: Out of all the flaws from Ben 10: Omniverse that I hate the most, reducing threatening villains into a complete joke one of my most hated moments. Special Delivery is the epitome of this. Previously, each of the villains (Fisttrick, Sunder, Looma, Trumbipulor) that made up of Psyphon's gangs are capable of putting Ben and Rook to their limits. But here, when they all gang up on Ben himself, he just swats them aside as if they are mere canon fodders, even Psyphon himself, despite having the power of a dwarf star. And he did it while still retaining his obnoxious personality to the point that I would rather root Vilgax to steal his Omnitrix and blast him into the Null Void chamber.
  • Wolf Man 16: The Courage the Cowardly Dog episode "Ball Of Revenge" portrays Eustace's Character 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.
    • Tropers/lloyd22: Eustace was especially dislikable in that episode. After all the times Courage reluctantly saved his ungrateful ass, how does Eustace repay him? He hires a bunch of villains to actually kill Courage, and even used his own wife as bait, not even thinking about how his wife would feel if Courage were to die. What especially makes me angry about that episode is Eustace's punishment at the end. The man tried to kill an innocent dog and how does Muriel punish him? By letting him sleep on the floor with the blanket he wanted. Great punishment. Eustace should've been given a much worse punishment than what he got.
  • 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.
  • 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 some 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.
    • Blackjack 254: 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 Peppermint 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.
      • Powerpuffbats For what it's worth, after that trainwreck, they aired "It's Magic, Charlie Brown" which had Charlie finally kick that ball and having Lucy finally getting hit by Karma. That said, "It's Your First Kiss" is my Dethroning Moment for all of Animation...only Seahorse Seashell Party from Family Guy comes close (I still haven't seen Spongebob's One Coarse Meal yet). What makes this special even worse for me is that I'm a bit of a Charlie Brown/Lucy shipper, and Lucy's actions spit in the faces of Chuck/Lucy shippers...and Chuck/Peppermint Patty shippers too! Seriously, Patty and Linus don't even notice that Lucy is costing them the game! Remember that moment from Family Guy where Peter kicks Lucy (who is my favorite Peanuts character...and this special makes me hate her)? That clip is only tolerable (imo) after viewing this special! And again, how could no the entire stadium notice Lucy pulling that football away?!?!
    • jaredthedecimator: I'm recalling my previous entry to nominate "You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown". Most of the special is pretty good, honestly, but the climax is probably the biggest Ass Pull in the history of animation. Basically, Charlie Brown is leading in the final event of the decathlon, and he runs onto a side exit right off the track. Was the side exit there in any other shot? Yes, but, don't you think they could have blocked it off for the decathlon?
    • Space Hunter Drake Redcrest: One moment I have always hated from Peanuts is in It's Magic, Charlie Brown. During Snoopy's magic show, one of the tricks involves cutting up a piece of fabric. Lucy, Big Sister Bully she is, yanks Linus' Security Blanket out of his hands and offers it to Sally for the trick. Linus begs for her to give it back, with Sally assuring Linus that Snoopy's magic won't hurt the blanket. Snoopy then proceeds to cut Linus' blanket into several strips, all the while Linus is in utter pain. It culminates in Snoopy failing to magically put Linus' blanket back together, knocking Linus out cold. I know Peanuts have always had a Designated Monkey aspect to them, but Linus is one of the nicest characters in the franchise, and doesn't deserve having his heart broken just for the sake of a "joke." At least, during the credits, it seems his blanket was fixed.
  • Kenya Starflight: Hotel Transylvania is a pretty good movie overall, but hits a sour note for me with talk about a "zing" — essentially the concept of Love at First Sight — and it's emphasized that you only get one "zing" in your life. A romantic enough notion, perhaps, but did the filmmakers think to consider how kids who come from divorced families might feel about this? Or really, anyone who's had a relationship end, either by death, divorce, or breaking up? The movie doesn't even justify it by saying that "zing" only applies to monsters, which might have made it a bit more tolerable — basically the characters state you only get a single true love and that if you let them go, that's it. A cringe-worthy Accidental Aesop in an otherwise decent movie.
  • Kenya Starflight: The Dragon Tales episode "My Emmy Or Bust," where Max goes to Dragon Land without Emmy for the first time to help his friends find a missing sea dragon. He spends the entire episode missing his sister, with all his friends knocking themselves out trying to help him feel better, and when he gets home he tells Emmy about his adventure... only for her to blow him off and accuse him of making it up. Um... what? First of all, Emmy has been to Dragon Land many times before and done far weirder things than looking for sea dragons, so there's no reason for her to not believe Max's story. Second of all, when the entire episode has revolved around Max missing Emmy, setting things up for a possible Crowning Moment of Heartwarming at the end, this comes across as a slap in the face to both Max and the audience. Yes, Max gets thrown a small bone in the final seconds of the episode, but it still cemented my dislike for Emmy once and for all.
  • Animeking 1108: The Beavis and Butt-Head 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 McVicker. 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 McVicker 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 McVicker, 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 why Highland High School wasn't sued for this blatant abuse towards students.
    • Tropers/travisbob: My dethroning moment comes from the episode "Drones." Disclaimer- I have nothing but respect for Mike Judge as an artist, I love Beavis & Butthead, and the revival season produced some of the funniest episodes of the show's run, including this episode. My dethroning moment is from the deadmau5 music video segment of this episode, though. During the music video segment, Beavis describes his encounter with a grief counselor who raped him. Nothing is described graphically, but the fairly realistic way he recounted his story in the way an actual rape victim would was shocking: Beavis was "invited over to have spaghetti" by his grief counselor, who invited him into his van and gave him drugged lemonade. Beavis states that he doesn't remember what happened, but that he woke up under a bridge, adding that the counselor "must have been psychic, because he said my butt would be sore the next day." Beavis even says that the counselor told him that if he told anyone else, no one would believe him. The kicker? Even Butthead is visibly unnerved by this whole story, and states that it's "really weird." As much as I love this show, this was a massive dethroning moment for me. Beavis has usually been portrayed as the "nicer" and more "innocent" of the two; not to mention, the protagonists of the show are both fifteen years old. It was just an incredibly disturbing, nauseating, and saddening moment from an otherwise really funny episode. As someone who was molested at the same age as this character was, I felt like I was going to vomit. Whenever I re-watch this episode, I have to fast-forward through the music video segment. The idea of a 15-year-old child getting raped by a school counselor isn't funny to me, it's just... incredibly horrific and sad, even if that 15-year-old is Beavis. I really want this show to come back, but I hope that Mike Judge never makes a joke about this sort of thing again. Even by the standards of the show, it kind of crossed the line of good taste.
  • Tropers/kablammin45: When I was little, I wound up mad after watching a certain Pink Panther short, and I still don't like it very much now. 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. It's meant to be a gag, but it just makes no sense considering that he's a doctor and had just been holding a formula for removing stubborn dogs! Then a mean orderly who has been bullying Pink in very rude ways throughout the short without consequence cements himself as one of my most hated Karma Houndinis via a very cruel Kick the Dog moment to Pink. Pink is given a pie for his troubles only for the dude to snatch the food Pink had been trying to get as Pink walks out the door, for seemingly no other reason other than spite. When I was younger I wished that I could have beaten ever living crap out of that guy for being such a Karma Houdini. Between that and feeling that the Idiot Plot was just a bit too idiotic, as well as Pink being too much of a Butt Monkey, it makes for an unenjoyable spectacle and I'm quick to name that short as my least favorite Pink Panther shorts.
  • 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 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 started seeing her 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
  • Spider Fan 14: "The Scooby Doo Project" was alright in the beginning and in the middle, it was kinda funny but the ending I really hated. The gang all disappear and are likely killed by the monster. Outside of being scary as hell to see late at night and causing me a restless sleep, it was not funny to see the heroes of my kindergarten years to be offscreen killed by the monster. Deconstructive Parody, that's fine but this was just terrible.
  • 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 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  And later the Inspector 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 Inspector 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 Diabolus Ex Machinas 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: I find 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 due to their old age, which is actually a rather valid argument. 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. Why?
    • Sam Max: I never paid too much attention to the show, one episode (don't remember the name, feel free to edit it in) made sure I won't watch it much, if at all. Basically, Po suddenly gets mind reading powers. He is warned that that he could go insane from them. He ignores this, but then, as time goes on, he really does start to go mad from them. The Furious Five witness this, and they head back to the training grounds. You would think they'd try to calm him down, right? If you said yes, then you're not the writer of this episode, since instead, they start thinking thoughts solely to aggravate him further. Shifu tells them to stop, but Po's ran away by then. This wasn't funny, and made the Furious Five come off as Jerkasses. To make matters worse, they don't receive punishment for this, nor even a What the Hell, Hero? moment, giving me a nagging feeling that we're supposed to agree with this act. With Friends Like These..., I wonder why Po even hangs around them.
  • fluffything: T.U.F.F. 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 ever 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.
  • 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.
  • Danger Artist Nexus 60: The episode Yin Yang Who? had been bugging me for a long time for good reasons that got me into writing fanfics like Re: Yin Yang Who? or Yin Yang Yo! Forever for example:
    1. The idiocy of the parents. Though justifiable due to short notice of Yin and Yang's rushed training against Eradicus and the 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.
    2. Master Yo being the father of these twin rabbits. While I've remembered about genetics how does that explain his characteristics as a father?! It's mostly unjustifiable despite his mentors wiping his memories about them altogether for good reason.
    3. The fact that it was the Series Finale! There were so many plot holes and new villains being churned out in a mere instant it was just downright uncalled for, not to mention the lies that followed afterwards on Wikipedia. No new episodes yet (Thanks, Michael Eisner).
  • MadMan400096: 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 the show, to be specific), not from a brilliant series like this.
  • Dragons: Riders of Berk:
    • fluffything: 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.
    • Julia1984: The romantic B-plot of "To Heather or Not To Heather." Heather briefly mentioning Fishlegs is her type last season was amusing because of the irony (Hiccup also fits the description she gives perfectly, which neither girl comments on), but the two of them actually being attracted to each other seemed completely random, forced, and awkward to watch. And, yes, half of that is due to the beautiful, natural chemistry Heather had with Astrid in all her previous appearances and the conspicuous scene in her premiere two-parter where she hugs Astrid good-bye and completely ignores Hiccup's attempt to get the same. No, this isn't The Legend of Korra, but the way the show portrays Dagur's feelings for Hiccup, the plot of "Big Man on Berk," and how DreamWorks loved boasting about that "one other reason" line from the second film made it easy to believe Heather's door doesn't swing that way, and the writers were aware of and okay with that. The series must be really out of touch with its fanbase to think this is the turn fans who loved the interaction between Heather and Astrid or consider Hiccup, Astrid, and Heather their OT 3 would want to see Heather's love life take.
  • 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 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.
    • Animeking 1108: The final episode (at least in broadcast order). What really ruined it for me was Grandad's Flanderization into a full-on abusive grandfather. The episode was about Riley getting in trouble for using gay as an insult. In order to quell the fire, Grandad (unintentionally) states that Riley has special needs, which makes everyone sympathize with him. So, what does Grandad do after realizing his mistake? He goes along with it, and just to really add insult to injury, calls Riley retarded out of spite.
    • Senor Cornholio: I'm adding an episode from season 4, and that's "Freedomland". Basically, the Freemans end up working at a slavery reenactment and realize they're being treated like slaves themselves. Are there upsides? Well, one; the fight scene at the end was pretty awesome. But everything else didn't quite work for me. The worst of it, however, has to be the Character Derailment of Uncle Ruckus (no relation). In the previous seasons, Ruckus was a racist for sure, but he was also at least civil for the most part; even at the end of season 2 where he let the truck almost run over Huey and Riley, it's hinted that it wasn't out of malicious intent. He also had some good development episodes, especially in season 3, where he Took a Level in Kindness. Above all though, at least back then the Freemans could consider him a friend, or at least an ally. This episode, however, sees Ruckus willingly (and gleefully) allowing the idea of Huey getting his legs cut off so he doesn't escape. Something tells me that the Ruckus of old, racist as he was, would have drawn the line at the thought of a kid getting dismembered. And though the fight scene ensuing was awesome, Ruckus didn't even participate all that much. Didn't the other seasons paint him as a capable fighter in his own right, even managing to beat Huey with his own nunchaku? Wouldn't it be awesome to see a rematch between Huey and Ruckus, or in the case of pre-season 4 Ruckus, having a Back-to-Back Badasses moment? Either way, this episode partially destroyed Ruckus' character for me, and I say "partially" because as far as I'm aware, season 4 isn't canon.
  • 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.
    • Animeking 1108: If they ever air "The Grim Show" in reruns, I tend to change the channel. After Grim becomes a TV sensation, he spends less time with Billy and Mandy. However, Mandy decides to humiliate Grim and get his show cancelled. Why? Because he wasn't doing her chores. The episode ends with Grim sobbing. Apparently, for this show, it's not a good ending until Grim suffers.
    • KiraDoom: Mine is the episode "Scythe For Sale". I can probably get over Irwin yelling at Billy for bothering him (Billy was being pretty obnoxious, and I've been aggravated too many times to count). But the whole rest of the episode is about Irwin buying Grim's scythe at Billy's garage sale... Then using it to cast a spell to make Mandy love him. What? Look, I know Irwin's crush is one-sided, but you usually feel a bit sorry for Irwin because Mandy is pure evil. This episode tries to paint Irwin as a horrible person, which he usually isn't. (The only other time he was is "King Tooten Pooten", but I'm only allowed one entry for this show.) As a fan who absolutely loves Irwin and relates to him on many levels (aside from the whole "crush on a horrible person" thing), this episode is, for the most part, horrible. Thank God for Underfist; without that special, along with some of the other episodes he was in, my view of him as a character would have been tarnished.
  • 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 have kept Nermal's personality from the older cartoon.
  • 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.
  • Animeking 1108: 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 the reason 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.
    • kablammin45: As much as I like The Flintstones, I just cannot ignore the convoluted 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 conspicuous 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.)
    • Baffle Blend: While this might be a tad unfair, one episode above all has showed me exactly how poorly this series has aged; "The Happy Housewife". The gist of it is that Wilma gets a job as a host on a TV show, where she gives housewives advice. Fred is upset because her working means she's not home to make elaborate dinners. Eventually, it turns into blackmail when a gossip column threatens to expose that the Happy Housewife's Happy Husband isn't so happy himself. Even if he didn't have such a terrible, selfish, and bratty reason to be unhappy in the first place (which he did have a terrible, selfish, and bratty reason; this can't be emphasized enough.), that alone would have crossed the Moral Event Horizon. So after Wilma is essentially forced to quit her job... the episode ends with her singing a she brings Fred a chunk of meat. Needless to say, this was the last episode of The Flintstones that I ever watched, because after seeing it, Fred was unlikable, unwatchable, and unforgivable.
  • 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, therefore, 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.
    • TT 454: For me, the worst episode was "The Apprentice". In my opinion the episode is such a mess that it's almost irredeemable. Not only is the plot really silly - Wuya challenging Jack Spicer and Katnappe to compete for the role of her apprentice - but everything else stuffed into the episode doesn't work either. From the random, out-of-place re-appearance of the "U-Bots" to the disturbing, unnecessary acid trip sequence caused by the Woozy Shooter, and the painfully unfunny sub-plot involving Jack Spicer turning "good" and being hired to do a lot of chores for the monks (resulting in the predictable twist that he would run off) and one of the strangest Xiaolin Showdowns in the series (a game of "truth and lies"), the whole thing feels really slapped together and frankly insulting.
    • Loekman 3: For me, its when Omi challenge Dojo to a showdown and used more than his wagered Wu (Changing Chopsticks) like Reversing Mirror and Shroud of Shadows. This is not only ouright cheating but also narratively treated as a good thing. Despite the fact that later when Wuya challenge the Xiaolin Warriors to a Showdown, when she used a non-wagered Wu, it is treated as cheating including Omi himself.
  • 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 licenses 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 licence 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 licence 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 licence 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 from a latter-season episode of Spongebob Squarepants or Family Guy, not from this otherwise fun series.
  • Cabbit Girl Emi: Apparently, The Mysterious Mr. Enter plans to take down Seth Mac Farlanes Cavalcade Of Cartoon Comedy, so in advance, I watched about 50 minutes worth of skits to see how bad they could be, and wow... While skits such as "Cat Staff Meeting" were funny, others, ESPECIALLY "Quentin Tarantino Performs a Circumcision" were just awful. This specific skit involves Tarantino at a bris, using a katana to circumcise a baby. As this happens, blood flies everywhere as the baby wails. Very, very thankfully, the baby is fine (somehow), at the cost of me left horrified by this. The moment the baby starts crying, I couldn't help but cringe. I know about Tarantino's reputation for Crossing the Line Twice at times, but there are some boundaries that you shouldn't cross!
  • Treb: Now, I am an absolutely huge fan of Moral Orel. Its clever writing, endearing characters and hidden depth are just a few of the show's qualities... qualities which are completely absent from the more recent TV Special "Beforel Orel". First of all, Ms. Censordoll has a VERY different voice than that of the series and it feels out of place, and the animation seems to have lost a lot of the fluidity of the original series, looking a lot more stiff. Beyond just the technical problems though, is the writing here seems as though it were written by someone who had never seen the series before. Too much of the humor is focused on attacking Christianity (rather than the series's focus on character building, and affectionate parodying of Christianity and 50s culture in general) not unlike more recent episodes of Family Guy. One scene in particular that is the biggest DMOS for me is the one where Ms. Censordoll tries to scare Orel into Christianity, and Reverend Putty gets legitimately scared as a result. This is a Character Derailment for the reverend, who was one of the most reasonable and rational people in Moralton.
  • 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, gave up 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.
    • Medic Tf 2: The one episode that I really did not like was "Operation F..O.O.D.F.I.T.E." For starters, it has the same amount of nausea you get when watching anthromorphic food be stuffed into children as the first Gramma Stuffum episode. However, this episode takes it one step further by having a giant sandwich devour the KND. To top it all off, the entire episode has heavy metal playing in the background, which I have zero-tolerance for.
    • Animeking 1108: Don't get me wrong: Operation G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S. was a good episode. However, one moment near the end rubbed me the wrong way. After finding out that Tommy can't be let back in the KND, Numbuh Four threatens to quit the team. However, the rest of the team responds with complete indifference, like as if they don't care about him. I expected that sort of thing out of Numbuh Five at least, but even Numbuh Three didn't give a shit. Remember, this episode aired after Operation F.U.T.U.R.E., which was Numbuh Four's Crowning Moment of Awesome. You'd think they'd value him a little more.
    • bisonx: I've always hated the series. What finally caused me to snap at the series was Operation M.O.V.I.E., which to me, is a massive insult to movies in general. First off, movies that are rated R are not for adults only, they're for people aged 17 and up. There's a rating for adults only, and it's the X rating. Secondly, when did adult movies become secret meetings for evil adults? And finally, what really upset me was when Numbuh Four said that adult movies were overrated.
  • 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!
  • 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.
    • Silverblade 2: "Epilogue": the reveal that Terry Mcginnis is sort of a clone of Bruce Wayne that Amanda Waller created in a ridiculously complex plan which more or less was intended to explain why he has black hair despite having both parents brown haired. Yes this would be awful as a fanfiction yet it is 100% canon. Putting aside the huge amount of Fridge Logic or the fact that Terry doesn't react when Amanda Waller reveals she planned to kill his parents, what makes me dislike the revelation is the fact that it underwhelms the premise of Batman Beyond where Terry had to work hard to be worthy of Batman's legacy but no, crap, he was always destined to be Batman.
  • Calamity 2007: 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 its 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, only to find Slade, or at least what Beast Boy think is Slade but is 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 Cliffhanger 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 is 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.
    • Senor Cornholio: I loved the original Teen Titans and, after re-watching it fairly recently, I can see that it holds up rather well. That's not to say it doesn't have flaws, however, and my least favorite episode of the original show has to be Revved Up. It's not a terrible episode to me, but it's pretty lackluster compared to the rest of the show. The episode's plot involves Ding Dong Daddy challenging the Titans to a cross country drag race to recover Robin's stolen case. First off, the Titans could have just stolen the case back from Ding Dong Daddy and ended the episode right there. Robin has good enough reflexes, Beast Boy could turn into an animal to get it back, and Raven has levitation, for starters. Second, we never actually learn what's in the case; there could be plenty of interpretations or theories, but it's never actually revealed, so we don't feel like we learn anything new. Third, though the episode had some funny moments (particularly involving Cyborg and Beast Boy fending off these weird workshop gremlin things), it didn't feel as clever or creative as something like Employee of the Month or Crash. Fourth, Ding Dong Daddy is pretty bland as far as goofy villains in this show go; at least Mad Mod and Mumbo had more of an air to them. Fifth, there's a minor subplot where some of the villains hear from Gizmo about the whole race and want Robin's stuff to sell on the market...and hardly any of them get any actual good moments. The only villain we get to see have a major role is Red X (and I'll admit the bike battle between him and Robin was pretty sweet), but that's it. I still love this show to death, but this episode just didn't do it for me.
  • Captain Lhurgoyf: Now, let me make one thing perfectly clear. I love Axe Cop, I love the 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 punishment 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!
    • The Lemster Pju: Viral is a villain that appears to be slowly growing in popularity, in spite of her limited screen time. So when she came back from the dead in the Back to the Sewer season, the writers had the chance to finally break the mold of having a Shredder-related antagonist each in season, and could have opened up some possiblities for having the first major female adversary for the turtles to not be associated with the Foot Clan. But nope, Viral dies in favor of introducing yet another Shredder as the central villain for the entire season. Wasted potential for such a unique character, replaced by basically a male version of her.
  • Tropers/legomaniac90: The episode "I Got Yer Can" from Animaniacs starts out like your normal Slappy Squirrel segment with Slappy getting annoyed by a cleanliness-obsessed chipmunk, but then takes a turn for the worse when Slappy proceeds to ruin the poor chipmunk's health and sanity. The reason? Said chipmunk asked her to put a can in her trash receptacle. And Slappy gets away with it! So remember kids, if someone asks you to do something that you don't like, feel free to turn them into insane wrecks for the heck of it!
    • Tropers/newborncolt: You think that's bad? For me, Slappy Squirrel's big low point was the episode "Rest In Pieces". Long story short, Slappy's nemesis Walter Wolf sinks to the ultimate low in his near-century-long wave of schemes to get rid of her by faking his own death in order to make everybody start hating her for doing everything she ever did to him, including her nephew! Are you fucking kidding me?! Never mind the fact that considering Skippy's age, he was naïve enough to buy this story, but the way he was so quick to accuse her of being a "murderer" nearly made me lose all sympathy for the kid! Not to mention the fact that this reaction is coming from somebody who has admired and looked up to his awesome aunt and seen all her old cartoons long enough so sooner or later, he'd have to look past her nemeses' schemes! I can understand everybody else, especially those attending Walter's "funeral", being this hateful towards Slappy when Walter pulls such a stunt, but coming from her own nephew, the one who has little to no reason to doubt her through her years of experience, that is just terrible on so many levels! That entire reason alone is why I hate this episode with a passion! And I don't care that Walter got found out and chased away at the end; it does not save this episode from being this cruel to poor Slappy!
    • Shadow 200: In the short episode "Fake" Dr. Scartchansniff takes the Warners to a Wrestling match and is enjoying it, however Yakko, Wakko, and Dot get into an argument with him complaining that it's fake and they don't want to be here while heckling the wrestlers while he tries to get them to behave. Naturally the Wrestlers overhear them and believe that it was poor Scartchansniff who was calling them fake and drag him into the ring and beat the stuffing out of him whilst The Warner Siblings are now interested and enjoying watching an old men get pounded on. Seriously, what happened to them saying that they love him and while tease him never want to see him get hurt?
  • 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.
    • Space Bird: That wasn't the first time, either. Almost every episode that Granny May appears in, she manages to charm the townspeople into turning against WordGirl, despite being one of the most notorious villains that went to jail several times. You would've thought that the townspeople would've gained some knowledge of her deception after each episode, but nope, she keeps on manipulating them even without Mr. Big's use of mind control! What's worse about this is that each time it happens, everyone starts showing WordGirl extremely hostile behavior and threaten to run her out of town! Although Granny's the main villain who manages to turn everyone against WordGirl most of the time, the Butcher once managed to do so just by saying that his bootleg artwork is real and that WordGirl's just trying to lie to everyone, and even with that lame excuse they believed him and threatened to arrest WordGirl if she interrupted his next auction. What the Hell, Townspeople?
  • Maths Angelic Version: I didn't like Tangled, and the climax is a main reason for that. Basically, Gothel has Rapunzel Bound and Gagged (wtf?)  and has stabbed Eugene (what?!) . Rapunzel tells about how she'll never stop fighting Gothel, which is awesome... until she promises to stay with Gothel forever if she's allowed to heal Eugene. It's clearly supposed to be heartwarming when she gives up her freedom for the man she loves, but it falls apart if you try to think about it for more than two seconds. Gothel has shown repeatedly that she doesn't give a damn about anyone but herself, and there's no reason whatsoever to believe that she'll change her ways. If anything, killing Eugene and blaming Rapunzel for it pushes her over the Moral Event Horizon if you don't think she has crossed it already. She has demonstrated that she's a liar and a murderer, which means that attempting to negotiate with her is very idiotic. Thus, Gothel will probably just go back and kill Eugene later, rendering Rapunzel's sacrifice worthless. It's made even worse by the fact that Rapunzel can never escape because she's irrationally committed to her promises, even though keeping that one will ruin her life without accomplishing anything except for prolonging the life of an abuser that doesn't deserve to live. Plus, staying with Gothel means ignoring her duties as a princess and making sure that her parents will never see their daughter again. Very irresponsible. Why the hell is this supposed to show a positive quality and not a Fatal Flaw? Even if we assume that Gothel is too lazy to go back and kill Eugene, it's heavily implied that she'll leave him chained up in the tower. Which means that he'll be stuck there and die of dehydration in a few painful days/weeks anyway, considering that a rescue is extremely unlikely.why?  This also takes away the selflessness of Eugene's "Heroic Sacrifice" explanation . If he would otherwise spend his last days/weeks being tormented to death by dehydration and starvation (or waiting for Gothel to come back and kill him), why not save himself this drawn-out suffering and let his wound kill him? This action is kind of stupid as well because if he cuts Rapunzel's hair, nothing is left to prevent Gothel from killing her. It's probably a better fate than having to stay with Gothel forever, and Rapunzel kind of asked for it by being stupid enough to make a promise when she could have suggested the deal to Gothel without promising anything, but still. Neither he nor the audiencenote  had any way of predicting the No Immortal Inertia that kills Gothel almost immediately after the cutting of the hair. After that, Eugene dies, Rapunzel whines a littlenote , then another Deus ex Machina revives him.

    To sum it up: The writers use contrived stupidity to put the main characters into a nearly impossible situation. Instead of at least letting them use their skills to get out themselves, Rapunzel's contrived horrible decision makes the situation worse.avoidable problem  Then a decision that is the least of two evilsnote  for both characters is for some reason portrayed as heroic. Then the writers Deus ex Machina the characters out of it to force a happy ending.
    • cheedo: Personally, I hated the emotional manipulation of Tangled. So Rapunzel is a very sweet girl who truly believes deceiving Gothel and sneaking out is morally wrong. Her decision? "I am going to see those lanterns!" She isn't sneaking out to get away from Gothel's teasing and using her; it's the equivalent to a teenager being told they can't go to a party and sneaking out to go anyway. What Rapunzel wants is more important than following her own moral compass. Great lesson for kids there, Disney. On top of that, seeing the lanterns isn't even particularly important or life-changing at all.
  • CJ Croen 1393: The documentary series March of the Dinosaurs had a dethroner in the form of the... monstrosities they claim are "Quetzalcoatlus", shown here, at the 9:05 mark. For a list of how awful they are *deep breath*... they're scaly and lacking pycnofibers, their wings are pointy and look just a bit too short, they are scavengers (something that would have been forgivable if it weren't made in 2011), they are bipedal and lack their small wing fingers and are just super ugly. As a paleonut and a pterosaur fan, I can't really forgive all of these blatant examples of Critical Research Failure. Keep in mind, this is supposed to be a documentary that is educational, but with the "Quetzalcoatlus", at least, it's clear that they didn't even try.
  • Maths Angelic Version: Brave was pretty good, but for some reason, Pixar decided to ruin the heartwarming scene where Elinor and the triplets are changed back to their human selves with embarrassing and juvenile Naked People Are Funny jokes.
    • cheedo: On top of that- I loved the fact that it portrayed a rare realistic relationship between a mother and daughter, but I really disliked that only Elinor was presented as wrong for burning Merida's bow- something she does AFTER Merida, in a rage, rips the tapestry Elinor had been working hard on. A bow can be replaced but that tapestry will have to be made over. And Merida isn't presented as equally wrong for doing it as Elinor is for her action.
  • Kenya Starflight: While I love most of Disney's output, one scene in The Aristocats drives me absolutely nuts — the scene with the goose sisters. They're meant to be comic relief but come across as irritating, pushy, and doing more to hinder O'Malley than actually help him. They seem added only to pad out the story, and end up having little to no effect on the plot — the cats could have found their way out of the river and to Paris without their "help."
  • Kenya Starflight: Another Disney one — this time Zootopia. During the scene where people tell Judy off for giving them parking tickets, a child tells her "My mommy says she wishes you were dead." When is it ever okay to say this to a police officer who is just doing their job, even if it's one that mildly inconveniences you? Maybe I'm just suffering from Harsher in Hindsight given the horrific shootings of police officers that have taken place this year (2016), but wishing death upon an officer for simply upholding the law is inexcusable, even as a throwaway line in a movie.
  • Maths Angelic Version: Even though Kronk's New Groove wasn't as good as the first film, I didn't find it bad at all. The one moment I hate is when the naked Rudy busts into Kronk's house and asks for more of Yzma's youth potion. I understand that Disney wanted to show that Rudy is badly addicted to the stuff, but having him selling his clothes and making the scene Fan Disservice was unnecessary and squicky. It also demeans Rudy as a character. Why couldn't Disney at least have made him "borrow" a carpet (or something like that) and wrap it around himself? That would have kept some of his dignity and wouldn't have interfered with anything else in the film.
  • RAZ: While DuckTales has been a childhood favorite of mine and still holds up surprisingly well decades later, I've found myself having trouble watching "New Gizmo Kids on the Block", mainly because it flat out throws Webby's Mary Sue status into the viewer's face. Huey, Dewey, and Louie all get to hold the Idiot Ball and are reduced to petty, squabbling morons who can't work together all so Webby can be "Little Miss Perfect" and save the day like usual. What's really insulting though is how Fenton is treated: Previous episodes in the series cemented him as both a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass who despite some of his eccentricities and the general abuse he receives could also be extremely competent even without using his Gizmo-Duck suit. Here, he's portrayed as being completely helpless and of no use to anyone as long as he doesn't have his suit. So that's four characters derailed all to make Webby look good.
  • Woddor: I think Camp Lazlo is one of the better shows to come out of CN's Dork Age in the mid 2000s, but one episode that I will never defend is "Meatman". This was an episode that deliberately wanted the viewers to have nightmares. Lazlo and friends annoy the chef, so his response is to give them "mystery meat". After a few go-nowhere jokes, the meat comes alive, attacks the campers, KILLS Chef McMusely, and almost eats Lazlo when it is revealed that the entire thing was a campfire story. Except not, because then Lazlo's nose is made of meat in real life. So kids, your favorite characters are now dead! Happy?
  • TheSnowSquirrel: Say what you will about Loonatics Unleashed, but one episode that I just can't stand is "The Cloak of Black Velvet". Why? Because, the story begins with Danger Duck making a deal with Tech E. Coyote that if he can go a week without using any technological gadgets, Tech has to buy him a fancy new costume. If Duck looses, he buys the outfit for Tech. Later on the Villian Of The Week shows up, builds a machine to black out the sun, plus kidnaps and brainwashes none other than Tech to help her. The rest of the gang show up but no one is able to snap Tech out of his trance. Other than Duck, after he gets the idea to use his cell phone's annoying ringtone. At the end of the episode, Tech suddenly shows up in the costume Duck wanted, and smugly says he went ahead and ordered it since he won the bet. Duck tries to explain that he only used his phone to help save Tech, and without him doing so, the world would be doomed. What do Ace and Lexi do? Just stand there with smirks and tease him about how he should call Zadavia and tell her, if he can get a good cell signal. Look, I would have accepted an ending where everyone thanks Duck, and then Tech walks in in the new costume claiming that even if he saved him, he still lost the bet. But this ending... I get that Duck's a jerk and the show's Butt Monkey, but the whole team being thoroughly Ungrateful Bastards to him like that is just over doing it.
    • starofjusticev21: As was somewhat hinted above this show always had a little problem with Protagonist-Centered Morality: Ace and Lexi are the leaders of the team and "cool" and "funny," so they were were always right, where as Danger Duck was kind of a jerk and gloryhound, so he was always wrong. The episode of this show I can't forgive is the one where that problem exploded, “It Came From Outer Space.” In it Tech warns his teammates for the umpteen-millionth time that his crime fighting inventions aren’t toys and for the umpteen-millionth time they don’t listen with Rev and Lexi messing with something they think is a video game. It’s actually the controls to some kind of weapon system, and they just launched actual missiles at an actual spaceship just minding its own business. The owner, Melvin the Martian, rather understandably, actually, demands reparation after this unprovoked attack, and eventually agrees not to destroy the world if Lexi agrees to come aboard his ship and be his opponent in two-player games. Ace immediately refuses and says “you want a war, you’ll get one,” even after Tech does an analysis and basically says Melvin is packing enough ordinance to destroy the world ten times over and any attempt to fight him would be suicide. Danger Duck tries to get Ace to change his mind, and I get that he’s supposed to be chickening out and just trying to save his own skin. But consider a couple things. 1) The Loonatics are the world’s superhero team who are supposed to save people from danger, not put them in even more danger. Yeah the show’s supposed to be a comedy but 99% of the time the superhero aspect is played totally straight; the Loonatics are treated as deserving every bit of trust and respect they get. I probably wouldn’t bat an eye if the show had gone for more of a Megas XLR vibe where the good guys are comedically incompetent and destructive. But it didn't do that, and we're evidently supposed to see this as them standing by their friend no matter what, instead of facing responsibility for a bad and thoughtless thing they did. 2) The show explicitly said Melvin’s an enemy even they aren’t powerful enough to deal with. We see that this is pretty much true, with a fleet of ships filling the skies and easily taking down any of Acmetropolis' military that tries to fight back. In the end they only defeat him because they manage to sneak past Melvin's defenses, and that only seems to work because his idiot robot sidekick is the one manning the bridge at that particular moment. And on top of that they only think to try something besides a brute force response after a chance remark about Helen of Troy gives them an idea. 3) It's completely and totally the Loonatics’ fault Melvin is attacking the planet. Tech told them a hundred times that the powerful crimefighting weapons he invents aren't toys, his hyperactive teammates ignore his warnings because they can't think of anything better to do with their time, and when they blast someone with real missiles Ace automatically refuses a rather understandable demand from the victim that the person who basically comitted an act of war hand themselves over. I'm not saying Ace should've just thrown his teammate and minimally established love interest to the wolves the first time she made a mistake, but it's more than a little problematic when a character who's supposed to be seen as a great hero skips right past "we wronged you, what'll it take to fix this" to "we'll fight you to the last man". Especially when his teammates alone created this danger, and they're putting everyone else on the planet at risk for something all those other people had nothing to do with. Can't help noticing the team's mentor is rather conspicuous in her absence considering an alien invasion's going on, and why.
  • I Am Not Beast: The first episode of Code Lyoko, "Teddygozilla". Instead of starting at the beginning, the show just jumps into the middle of the story without any explanation. Why is there a girl trapped in a computer? How can a computer program manipulate reality? How did the main characters find out about Lyoko to begin with? If the main heroes can travel back and forth from the game world, why can't they free the trapped girl using the same device? Who is this "Xana" they keep mentioning? What is Xana's motivation? Why is there a computer world? Why do the characters look different in the computer world? Why did time reset at the end? These are all questions that were running through my head when first viewing "Teddygozilla". I can only imagine how it was received back in 2003 when it premiered. Back then, there was no "Rise of XANA" two-parter, so there was no explanation for any of the things that happen in the first episode. The worst part of "Teddygozilla" was probably the lack of focus on the main characters. Instead, the episode focuses on some random girl with a teddy bear. In the first episode of the whole series. Then at the halfway point, the episode suddenly started putting more focus on what had essentially been background characters.
  • Ralph 180: I removed my DMOS for Zig & Sharko's "Hair Story" because i still watch Zig & Sharko, and i decided to put another one: the "Bride of the Internet" from Monsters vs. Aliens. Now, unlike Zig & Sharko, Monsters vs. Aliens TV Series is a bad show. It made everyone look uglier (except for General Monger), made Monsters a dysfunctional team of lousy "heroes" who dick around the base, and added three cliched aliens: Sqweep, Coverton and Sta'abi, who come off as insecure (Sqweep), lame (Coverton) or outright xenophobic (Sta'abi)! But what really made me quit this failure of a show is this episode. Basically, because of a video involving pickles on Susan's butt, Sqweep reveals that the Internet is an alien and is Sqweep's former classmate. Internet does erase the video, but he falls in love with Susan and even manages to change the American national anthem to a lame Justin Bieber-esque song that Susan loves. Now, Internet isn't that bad of a character, and is probably the only sympathetic alien character in the show. My problem is about the juvenile internet jokes, the sheer stupidity of the whole Internet being an alien, and the writers think that humans are completely obsessed with Internet, think that if a video doesn't exist, it doesn't exist, and that they love cat jokes. Also, the episode is annoying and the song is just irritating. To think that Dreamworks made this is disgusting, and this show thinks it's still relevant.
  • Eddy1215: Believe it or not, I've got one for Kim Possible. While a few Post-Script Season episodes bug me, one that really leaves a bad taste in my mouth is "Stop Team Go". Basically, Shego has been turned good, and Kim is enjoying spending time with her. The problem is that she's preferring to spend time with her over Ron, her boyfriend. Then, to add injury to insult, during the climatic battle with the Villain of the Week, Ron accidentally gets turned evil again, much to Kim's annoyance. Basically, the entire episode episode was to appease Kigo fans, and before you start saying that I'm complaining about my Fan-Preferred Couple, may I remind you that the pairing in question is suppose to be canon? Think about that.
  • Sam Max: I wish I had never laid eyes on Brickleberry. I never saw the entire series, but what I've seen of this Grossout Show makes even Family Guy look wholesome in comparison. It's not funny, and didn't they say it was supposed to offend? It does that too well for its own good. But I can't make entire series entries, so I'll just list the moment that defined the show for me. There was a golf game between two individuals (whose names I cannot remember), nothing special, but nothing terrible, either. Then comes a scene where there's a homeless person in the golfing area. What does one of the guys do? Spoilered for Squick: hit the ball into his mouth, and then he poor sap craps it out. Then one of the golfers eats it, and the other golfer tells him it might not be his ball. It was so disgusting I swore never to watch the series again if I could help it. Quite frankly, I question how it made it to TV in the first place.
  • Darth Josh 1108: Recess had the episode where Gus got jinxed. This episode, before Miss Finster and Principal Prickley grew redeeming qualities, had them nearly get Gus arrested just because he wasn't allowed to talk. However, Gus isn't safe from the Idiot Ball either. He was being interrogated by the teachers. What were the Ashleys going to do to him where there would be adult witnesses? He could have easily told them what happened. Keeping silent is part of the KIDS code of honor, so adult involvement oughta be a loop hole.
    • Monkee Juice: The Recess episode "Tattletale Heart" is a bad one because of its Broken Aesop. When a food fight breaks out in the cafeteria, Miss Finster cancels recess until someone comes clean on who started it. Gus is the only one who witnessed who started it but is forced by T.J. and his friends because it's considered tattling. And considering that T'J. and his friends love recess, it would like say that some guy refuses to confess to the police that his best friend murdered his entire family. For most of the episode it wants to say that tattling is wrong but then it's reveal that Randall was the one who started it. That's right. The same kid who's hated on the playground for tattling on others. Then it's also revealed that every other kid said that Randall started it and they got angry at Gus thinking he tattled. If they wanted to say that no one likes a tattle tale, an episode of The Brady Bunch did a much better job at that.
    • Brony Of The Octaves: I'm surprised nobody has ever mentioned the episode "Nobody Doesn't Like TJ". Putting aside John Enter's thoughts on the episode, I honestly loathe this episode. To explain, the episode is about TJ learning that this kid who we see as a background character, Gordy, doesn't like TJ. TJ is basically baffled as to why Gordy doesn't like him and tries to find out why. Throughout the episode, he tries to do good things for Gordy, but he's only annoyed by the end. Eventually TJ gets Gordy and him detention. And for what reason? To show Gordy a good time and how much of an awesome guy he is. And when they finish up their hour in detention, TJ finally asks if Gordy likes him. Gordy says no. And TJ, fed up, finally (what he should have done earlier on...) asks why doesn't he like him. Gordy simply replies that he just doesn't like TJ. The episode put a bad taste in the troper's mouth, and this is saying a lot since he's not a huge fan of other episodes from the show (One being Jinxed!).
      • Catmuto: My personal DMoS from the above Nobody Doesn't Like TJ comes from one scene. TJ is offering Gordy some brownies and Gordy eats them, then realizes they have peanuts in them, spits it out and yells at TJ for giving him something that he's allergic to. Three problems, all of them are Gordy's fault: 1) TJ obviously didn't know Gordy had any allergy to specific food types. 2) Gordy didn't ask before eating offered food. 3) The peanuts were quite visible in the brownies, so Gordy is a moron for not seeing what he's eating. This moment doesn't come across as TJ being in the wrong, it's Gordy being Too Dumb to Live, since his reaction makes it seem like his eating peanuts results in anaphylactic shock.
    • The Lucky Cat: I loved Recess as a kid and I still like it now, but there's one episode that always infuriated me - No Strings Attached. The basic plot of the episode is that the Ashleys give Spinelli tickets for a wrestling match. Now let's bear in mind that the Ashleys are a posse of Alpha Bitches and have pulled a lot of mean-spirited crap before- Jinxed!, First Name Ashley, The Ratings Game, etc. Spinelli and the others are understandably suspicious of this and try to find out what the Ashleys are planning. Eventually Mickey and Gus tell the others they're being paranoid and go off to the match, while Spinelli, Vince, Gretchen and TJ all get stuck in the Ashley clubhouse and the episode ends! I think the intended Aesop was "don't look a gift horse in the mouth", but it's absolutely ridiculous that Spinelli and the others were expected to do that here- why should they trust the Ashleys? This episode might have worked if the Ashleys had done something bad, were shown to genuinely feel guilty about it and were giving the tickets as an apology, but as it stands, it's like the writers were trying to say, "No matter how many times people screw you over, you should give them the benefit of the doubt just in case!" No, no, NO. I can't stand to watch this episode because the gang (sans Mickey and Gus, who honestly are the ones who would benefit the least from seeing the match) getting screwed over is so infuriating and unfair.
  • WRM 5: From Generator Rex, Six's amnesia. So you've got a really awesome character who's been really well developed. He's wise, intelligent, and dedicated. He has a darker side which he put behind him because he knew it was wrong. What do you do with this character? Why, you hit the "Reset" switch on him, of course! Six's amnesia completely erased absolutely everything that made the coolest character on the show cool and is hands-down the worst thing the show ever did.
  • Just Here To Comment: One of my favorite childhood shows is The New Adventures Of Winniethe Pooh. However, one moment from the show has always bothered me, from the episode The Masked Offender. In it, Tigger becomes a masked crime-fighting, similar to that of Zorro. However, in typical Tigger fashion, he makes things worse. The worst scene from the episode, and the show, is when Tigger destroys Rabbit's scarecrow, thinking it to be someone trying to attack Rabbit. Rabbit begs for him not to do so, and when Tigger leaves, the crows show up to eat Rabbit's vegetables. Now, this is a Running Gag in the show, Rabbit having to deal with crows, but here, seemingly every crow in the Hundred-Acre Woods cover the garden and the surrounding land and eat everything in sight, leaving his garden as a barren wasteland that will probably never grow anything again. It's just a really mean-spirited Kick the Dog moment towards a charcter who did absolutely nothing wrong earlier.
  • Magnus Force: Jimmy Two-Shoes is a fairly fun show to watch overall, but there is one episode that I absolutely hate: "Heloise Schmeloise". So basically, Heloise creates a robot duplicate of herself. The episode falls apart shortly after that when Jimmy falls in love with the robot. Jimmy acts completely out-of-character by being a Jerk Ass to Heloise for no reason and his idiocy is taken Up to Eleven (Not to mention Jimmy is supposed to be uninterested in love). The jokes are 90% Beezy shouting "Burn!" at Heloise while she is at the receiving end of all the harm as well. And to place the expired milk on top of the steaming crap, Jimmy is never punished but instead it's all directed to the innocent Schmeloise (she didn't seduce Jimmy just Jimmy noticed her). It was just way too mean-spirited towards Heloise for my tastes and not to mention Beezy is being obnoxious rather than funny for the entire episode.
  • Ferigeras: I always enjoyed the Lilo & Stitch TV series since I was a kid, and I watched practically every episode and enjoyed them. But there's an episode in it that has that one moment I really wish to forget. My Dethroning Moment of Suck comes from the episode that featured Experiment 113 (Called "Shoe"), a creature that causes bad luck or good luck depending on the position of his ears. The episode itself was pretty nice in general, with Lilo, Stich and Gantu having their usual shenanigans in catching the episode's experiment. Later into this episode, the three then discovered that upon changing the direction of Shoe's ears, good luck would happen. And this whole thing ended with Shoe's good luck powers causing a nice twist: Gantu winning a check of about a million dollars. Completely overjoyed, Gantu calls Hämsterviel to tell him that he quits his job as an experiment hunter, and runs off with his cash to fulfill his dreams, which would be a great happy ending for Gantu because I just can't help wishing some good for the bad guy at times, but well... that's when my D Mo S starts to strike in, in what could be the worst case of Yank the Dog's Chain since "Plankton's Regular". After a cute little moment after the climax, Lilo & Stitch use Shoe's bad luck powers once more to get Gantu's boat that he bought himself with the money to be taken away, along with crushing his dreams in the process... This was just stupid and unnecessary on so many levels. Putting aside that this was essentially taking away Gantu's moment of happiness, I think the stupidest thing about this whole scene is that Lilo & Stitch would have had no experiment hunter to worry about with Gantu having quit his job, meaning that they would have no longer have to fight him to protect the activated experiments. But no, they pull this out of their rectums, all for the sake of Status Quo Is God. Look, if you want to keep the Status Quo, that's completely fine, but there are much better and less anger-inducing ways of keeping that status.
    • Meso: My only issue with the episode was that a lot of the slapstick happens a lot to Stitch while Lilo heavily averts the Slapstick Knows No Gender trope... even though certain other episodes has her getting slapsticked quite often.
    • Cabbit Girl Emi: If there's one thing about the TV series that I don't particularly like, it's how Nani seems to get angry at the drop of a hat. The worst case would have to be "Bugby", an episode where Experiment 128 turns the characters into insects. In it, Nani forbids Lilo from bringing bugs into the house, which is understandable... But later on, while Bugby turns Stitch into an ant note , Lilo looks for more bugs when Nani practically attacks her! What the hell? It's so far against Nani's character to nearly assault her little sister over such minor things, especially if you've seen the original movie! What rubs salt in that wound is that Nani does not get any consequences, never apologizes, or anything.
  • Princess Togezo: CatDog was one of the shows I grew up with, and I still like to watch it every now and then. But one moment I find hard to justify is in the episode "CatDog Catcher". In this episode, Rancid Rabbit (a dogcatcher in this episode) wants some more money, so he goes around arresting everyone who doesn't have a license. Cat happens to be the only character who has a license, and the rest of Nearburg (including Cat's brother Dog) ends up in jail. So Cat goes to save his brother, his friends, and the rest of Nearburg from being wrongfully imprisoned, right...? Yeah, no. Instead, he just lounges outside of the jail with a drink, enjoying his alone time. Look, I enjoy having time to myself as much as the next person, but if a relative of mine (or heck, anyone I was close to) was unfairly put in jail, I would not be happy about it at all, and I would try to find a way to get them out as soon as possible. Cat, on the other hand, has to be persuaded into saving the citizens of Nearburg. Even though, while jerks like the Greasers happen to be imprisoned, so are Cat's friends (like Mervis and Dunglap) and his own brother! Even Hey Arnold!'s Helga Pataki knows that when your sibling's in trouble, you have to do something about it, regardless of whether or not you like them; when you're making her look like a saint, something is very wrong here.
    • Candycane 14: I always felt that Cat did this because of how Nearburg and Dog always treated Cat like shit, so I didn't blame him. At least Olga tries to think of Helga's feelings which is why Helga helped her. Dog on the other hand is a selfish prick who dosen't care about his own brother. One example is "Trespassing" where Dog cared more about his stupid fire hydrant then his brother! All Cat wanted to do was watch a TV event at home that he paid for. Dog physically forces him to stay by a fire hydrant because another dog marked it. The end result is not only Cat missing his TV event, but his house and everything he owns in the world being burned to the ground. Then their house is burning down and Cat calls the fire department, Dog refuses to let them use it to save their house, even when Cat begs him in tears that if he values Cat in any way he'll let them use the hydrant. He doesn't. We learn that Dog dosen't value his own brother! It's episodes like this, that makes me want to punch that selfish, close-minded mutt! Dog gives other dogs(characters outside this show, dogs in real life) a bad name!
  • fluffything: For me, it was during the series finale of X-Men: Evolution 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 the 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 Coruscant 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!
  • SWF Max: I love Rick and Morty - in fact, it's my favourite show. But there's one part that annoys me: in the episode "Raising Gazorpazorp", Rick says that men and women are treated equally in the United States, and Summer objects, saying that women make 70% of the salary that men make for the same job. I'm not sure if the writers were using Summer as a Straw Feminist or if they were using her to voice their opinion, but either way, it doesn't sit well with me. If they were using her as a Straw Feminist, then that's a Critical Research Failure, as very few if any feminists have ever claimed that. The only thing I've ever heard from a feminist about women being paid less than men in the United States is that women make 77-78% of the salary that men make for the same job (OK, some have said that it's even less for women who aren't white, but Summer is white, so I'm assuming that she was talking about women in general and not women who aren't white). Newsflash: 70% does not equal 77%, nor does it equal 78%. So, if they were using her as a Straw Feminist, they failed, in my opinion, as very few if any feminists have made the claim that Summer has made. Now, if they were using her to voice their opinion, that's also stupid, because apparently, they didn't bother to look up basic statistics. As I mentioned earlier, even feminists rarely if ever claim that women make 70% of the salary that men make for the same job. They claim that it's 77% or 78%. All in all, no matter for what reason the writers had Summer say that, it was a Critical Research Failure. (For the record, I am a feminist and I do believe that the wage gap in the United States exists, but that in itself is not why I consider this to be a DMoS, even if they were using Summer as a Straw Feminist. It's not the presence of a Straw Feminist in a work that bothers me, it's the presence of a poorly-written Straw Feminist in a work that bothers me.)
    • Animeking 1108: I had a problem with Total Rickall, particularly how Morty realizes that Rick wasn't a parasite. He figured it out because he had a lot of bad memories with Rick. Now, that's understandable. However, it gets ruined by a montage of of Rick ignoring Morty when he's in life-threatening situations and pantsing him in school and pushing him down the stairs. What made Rick a likable character was that despite his flaws, he cares about Morty and all of the moments that should be bad memories were usually unintentional on Rick's part.
    • Zuxtron: "Rixty Minutes" is one of the best episodes in the show, perfectly combining wacky, random comedy with serious, down-to-earth drama. Sadly, "Interdimensional Cable II" fails to live up to its predecessor. While the idea of having improvised comedy bits interspersed throughout an episode was unique enough to work the first time, using it again for a second episode makes it come off as forced. In the end, it feels like the normally very creative writers of the show had run out of ideas and had to resort to remaking an older episode to pad out the season. Even Justin Roiland himself was unhappy with the result, telling us several weeks in advance to not get our hopes up.
  • Kablammin 45: I remember little about the 1980s TV show they made of The Berenstain Bears, but what I do remember is that the opening of the adaptation of "The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners" bothered me. The episode opens at Sister and Brother Bear's cousin Freddy's birthday party... and The Bully Too-Tall Bear is there. Unless he and his Mooks sneaked their way in, why would Freddy invite a known bully to his party? Maybe he was just being nice, but still, this leads up to Too-Tall and his buddies causing the events leading up to Sister and Brother's nasty moods by doing things like stealing 98% of the party favors right before the siblings got any...and no one calls them out on it! They still leave with their ill-gotten gains without anyone stopping them. Not only do they totally mess things at the party up, steal things, and cause Brother and Sister Bear to become cranky and rude in the process, no one bothers to call them out for any actions at all. Just about anyone else would have done so...or better yet just not invited known troublemakers to their party at all. I haven't seen the 80s series in years and yet, this still comes up when I think about it and it kinda irritates me.
  • PPPSSC: The Goof Troop episode "Inspector Goofy" could have been a perfectly serviceable episode, but the "Pete gets kicked out of his house" subplot makes it one of the weakest in the series. Not only is it completely unnecessary for the plot, but it results in both of the nicest characters in the cast (and one who is sometimes ruthless but ultimately altruistic) carrying massive Jerkass Balls. Goofy engages in Selective Enforcement after promising not to, Peg has no sympathy for Pete and taunts him with food, and PJ suggests selling Pistol to the circus to get Pete back in the house, which, in addition to being extremely out of character, serves no real purpose. The only purpose this subplot seems to serve is to turn a joke that's hilarious in moderation into a tiring Overly Long Gag. The only character in this episode who is remotely likable is Pistol, who barely does anything (Max isn't in it at all). I even find PJ (my favorite character on the show) completely unsympathetic in this episode, due to his uncharacteristic meanness, lack of focus, and surprising good fortune.
  • Theenglishman: The very sudden and out-of-place Shout-Out to Chinatown in the middle of Inside Out's climactic chase scene. Up until then, every Parental Bonus gag had either been in the background or was integrated into the plot somehow, but this one brought the entire chase to a complete halt for one joke which only a film buff would understand, and anyone who didn't would just think some poor cloud woman had been killed with two policemen making a quip about it for no good reason. Thankfully it's just one moment of suck, and the film picks up where it left off almost immediately afterward.
  • Maths Angelic Version: I had very little sympathy for King Triton in the original The Little Mermaid. He started off as an unlikable, intolerant and incompetent Jerkass, and while he did show some improvement later, it was too little, too late. Then comes The Little Mermaid III, which shows how he became a bigot. That'd make him a tragic character whom I'd finally understand and respect, right? Wrong. It turns out that this is the "explanation": He gives his wife, Athena, a music box. Then a pirate ship appears, and everyone escapes while the pirates are trying to steal their stuff. That is, everyone but Athena. She throws herself in front of the ship to try to save the music box. Unsurprisingly, she is crushed to death, and Triton blames the humans. The problem? If anyone is responsible for her death, which is essentially a stupid accident, it's Athena herself. It's not like some cruel humans murder her For the Evulz. She puts herself in harm's way for the stupid music box and has to pay the pricenote . Okay, the pirates probably didn't care that their ship killed her, but they didn't have much of a chance to avoid her. All in all, this attempt at making Triton a Tragic Bigot only made him even more unlikable to me. I realize that his bigotry isn't supposed to be justified, but it should at least be understandable. Otherwise, he just ends up looking like a villain. Him having some resent towards humans would be okay, but this is just stupid.
    However, the problems with the scene don't end with that. As a result of this incident, Triton bans music. It would have been understandable if he only forbade his subjects from playing music in his presencenote , but he takes music away from everyone and is a jerk about it. Sure, the ban is eventually lifted and he ends up enjoying music again, but The Little Mermaid shows us that he learns nothing about this "don't get mad at Ariel because of her interests, especially not if you won't even explain your feelings properly" thing. Thus, Athena's death is my DMoS for the series because it could have made the unsympathetic Triton more likable, but instead makes the situation worse. It shows us that he's the type who lets his emotions get the better of him, even when it obviously hurts his subjects. It shows us that his actions in The Little Mermaid are the result of him failing to learn his lesson the first time around. And it's all for the sake of his Too Dumb to Live wife. What an awful king. I can honestly say that Ursula ends up being far more likable than he is.
  • Maths Angelic Version: A scene from "The Great Race", a Care Bears 1986 episode. There's a race, and the prize is becoming King for a day. This concept is stupid, as evidenced by the fact that there's a villain out to win the race and abuse the power. Unsurprisingly, he cheats. The DMoS is when he pours concrete into a water pit and makes a bear fall into it. Once the concrete sets, he/shenote  can barely move. Wow. That's cruel. I know he's a villain, but this is supposed to be a cute children's cartoon. To make matters worse, the episode didn't make it clear that the victim ever recovered, so I assumed that he/she was stuck forever being barely able to move. This may sound trivial now, but it made such a big impression on my younger self that not only did I never watch another Care Bears episode, but even now, probably more than a decade later, I can't enjoy the Gummi Bears. note 
    • Tropers/creativelyGreen: The victim was Cheer Bear, and she was seen in a wheelchair at the episode's end if memeory serves me correctly. Take that as you will.
  • ianolivia: For me, the Breadwinners episode "Bad to the Duck Bone". SwaySway gets run over by a motorcycle if he doesn't take life threatening drugs, takes life threatening drugs that he knows are dangerous, changes his entire personality to seduce Jenny Quackles, a 10 year old girl, licks her face in a disturbing manner without her permission, eats her, and when he stops being evil because Buhduece choked him, Jenny spits in his face and has him run over by a motorcycle because he isn't evil. Kill this episode with fire.
  • InsertCleverNameHere: I did not like DreamWorks Animation's Bee Movie at all, but one scene in particular infuriated me. After Barry wins the jury, we see him ordering all of the honey-producing factories to be shut down so that the bees can be free from their work and have the honey brought back to their hive. Okay, fair enough. But then they show a gag of an agent shooting Winnie the Pooh with a dart! Seriously?! I suppose some people would of found it to be hilarious, but to me this scene is not only completely unnecessary, but it is also a stab in the back of many people's childhoods and plays animal cruelty for laughs.
  • jmac9345: For me, it’s The Ren & Stimpy Show episode “Double Header”. I agree with The Mysterious Mr. Enter for the most part: the bad episodes (namely a majority of the Games era) didn’t go too far, except for this one. The episode is about Ren wanting Stimpy to take a trip to Ursa Minor in order to get some alone time from him. And the line that kills this episode for me is when Ren says “Well, I just don’t like you.” It kills it for me because not only does it identify that Ren completely Took a Level in Jerkass, but it pains me because I know that Ren can have some incredibly heartwarming moments for such an angry character. Ren may be a jerk, but he has had numerous instances where he shows that he cares about Stimpy, like in “Son of Stimpy”. Outright saying that he doesn’t like Stimpy is just too cruel and mean-spirited, even for Ren. While this may be the main reason I don’t like this episode, I don’t like the plot that follows with Ren and Stimpy being combined into an Eldritch Abomination due to a car crash because of how John K. showed us in the Spumco episodes that he can sometimes be a caring person, and doesn’t deserve this mean a treatment, even with his Butt Monkey status.
  • InTheGallbladder: I absolutely love We Bare Bears, with the exception of "The Road." I don't like the cubs—they aren't well-written, and their actors don't have the necessary experience, by sheer dint of their age. Giving them the lead roles for an entire episode was a dangerous decision. Putting a musical number in this episode was a suicidal one.
  • Maths Angelic Version: While not enough to ruin the short for me, the ending of "A Very Goofy Christmas" is the most disappointing part of Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas. To recap the plot: Pete tells Max that Santa doesn't exist. After examining some facts, asking critical questions and not getting satisfactory answers, Max gloomily concludes that Santa probably isn't real. Goofy tells Max to believe in Santa and he dresses up as him, but the plan fails when a kid exposes Goofy, and Max gets angry as he believes that Goofy lied about Santa. Then Goofy tries to prove Santa's existence, only to become sad when Santa doesn't come. Max tries to cheer him up, and they eventually accept the fact that Santa probably isn't real - but they don't need him because they have each other. Then, the DMoS. It turns out that Santa is real after all, and he gives Max a snowboard. The critical questions Max had about Santa? Never answered, unless you count Goofy's Hand Waves as answers. Sure, it's nice that Max gets the snowboard he wanted, but way to use an Ass Pull to ruin a good message about scepticism and render the whole "coming to terms with Santa's nonexistence" plot pointless.
  • Pgj1997 - While the general consensus is that The Classic Series of Thomas the Tank Engine is untouchable, and everything after it is ungodly terrible (at least until Andrew Brenner took over), there's one episode of The Classic Series that really gets to me. That would be the season 5 episode "Rusty and the Boulder". It's about a boulder that falls off a mountain (for no reason mind you), and follows Rusty along the tracks, that has branching paths on it. Then the episode ends with the boulder crashing into a small shed, almost crushing Percy (who just appeared in the episode at the last minute), and causes the shed to explode because of course it does. It was an episode that was just full of contrivance, and what feels like a consequence that nothing warranted it happening.
  • Maths Angelic Version: The Mickey MouseWorks adaptation of The Nutcracker is in my opinion pretty good (at least on its own, as I've never seen the original), but it has one ugly moment: At one point, the Mouse Kingnote  traps the Snow Fairy inside his scepter. This in itself is fine because the Mouse King is evil and benefits from doing it. The DMoS is when the Mouse King ends up trapped there too, and it's revealed that neither will ever get out. It's supposed to be funny because the Snow Fairy annoys the Mouse King with his card games, but it's just nasty when you think about it. The Snow Fairy is stuck there for the rest of his life, and a Fate Worse Than Death is entirely possible. Sure, he doesn't seem to mind at the moment, but card games can't entertain him for long. The short also seems to forget that he's stuck with the Mouse King, who is not happy about his fate and will probably take it out on the poor Snow Fairy. Thus a sympathetic character gets a horrible fate just so we can laugh at the Mouse King's annoyance - as if his being stuck in a tiny place for the rest of his life weren't bad enough already. Yes, he deserved it. I'm just saying that he could for instance have a comical fit of rage even without the Snow Fairy there to annoy him. Oh, and did I mention that even though the Snow Fairy helped the main characters, they don't even care that he's gone? Yes, I know it just happens in a dream, but it's still needlessly harsh, especially in a Christmas-themed short.
  • Psi 001: While The Dreamstone nearly always ran on an uneasy formula due to the Urpneys being Designated Villains, it could at least often be excused if you didn't think about the plot hard enough. There are episodes however, where the heroes are just such priggish, sadistic little asswipes compared to the Urpneys, you wonder exactly why the writers thought they would look benevolent against the latter. "The Dream Beam Invasion" is a key example. The plot revolves around the Urpneys shrinking into kids' dreams and ruining. While it's kinda sad on the little kids' part, it's as usual a pretty petty crime and one Frizz and Nug as usual had to be Press-Ganged into. When the heroes find out what they were doing however? They too shrink into the dream, corner a pleading Frizz and Nug and give them a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. It gets better though. They do it for so long that the two's shrink spell wears off and they turn giant compared to them. Despite the Urpneys not even bothering to attack them, the Noops run off screaming like pansies, unwilling to battle a real threat, and moan they are fighting dirty to the Dream Maker, who resorts to just magicing the bubble away so the Urpneys don't get the last laugh (which he supposedly could have done anytime, but where's the fun in that?). The episode makes the Noops equivalent to those nasty little bullies in the playground that pick fights with wimps to look big, and then run off sobbing bullshit to the nearest authority figure the moment they fight back. Note this is all played sincerely, complete with dramatic music, a huge Determinator speech beforehand and of course, the Urpneys still being the butt of the final gag despite being far less odious and doing far less to provoke their punishment.
  • Captain Tedium: The 2013 Mickey Mouse cartoon]] by Paul Rudish has been hit or miss most of the time, but one particular instant I found extremely deplorable would be the episode "Bronco Busted", where Mickey, Donald, and Goofy need money to repair their car. They decide to enter the rodeo to get the money they need and, failing to get an actual horse to cooperate, resort to having Donald impersonate a horse. After they win, the rodeo refuse to give them money because of hard times and a millionaire arrives to offer Mickey and Goofy the money they needs in exchange for Donald, having mistaken him for an actual horse. Donald accepts the offer before Mickey can correct the millionaire and says "So long, suckers!" Goofy then asks Mickey if they should tell Daisy about this and Mickey selfishly replies that they shouldn't. The worst part of it was that the short premiered on the anniversary of the first Donald Duck cartoon. Surely, there were better ways to celebrate Donald Duck's birthday aside from making a cartoon where he ditches his friends and his friends in turn choose to forget about him!
    • Mysterious Zorua 1994: Oh, god. This was absolutely disgraceful to how Donald is normally portrayed. We've gotten moments in other canons, such as Kingdom Hearts, where he rejoins Sora after a forced Face–Heel Turn and later attacks Yao after he punched Sora after cutting in line, or Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas, where he leads an orchestra to sing a Christmas carol after a rough day. But for Donald to pull a Penelope is one of those points where one must question his true alignment.
      I especially hate how mean-spirited this show is for the portrayals of the characters, even without Donald's sudden Adaptational Villainy. I'm convinced that Western Animation has reached the "Age of Jerkassery" thanks to Family Guy, and even Disney has started to think that shows with unlikable protagonists and offensive humor are popular. And we have a trope for that.
  • mariic: Though I've only read the book for it, I didn't like The Magic School Bus episode The Magic School Bus S 2 E 12 Cold Feet. Quick recap: Liz was kidnapped, so the kids have to go and rescue her. Along the way, they learned a lot about warm and cold-blooded animals, but they almost died several times. But surprise! Mrs. Frizzle was in control the whole time, and they were never in any real danger. She said that she did it because it would have been a more effective teaching method. Seriously? Not only would that experience have most likely traumatized her students for the rest of their lives, her teaching method was comparable to the controversial, and downright illegal, Milgram experiment.
  • Iheartgod175: I love Hanna-Barbera cartoons, and one of my favorites are the Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long Coyote cartoons. Being that the show was made over 40 years ago, there are some weak episodes, and a few annoying ones (Rapid Romance, Will O' the Whip, and a few others), but it never made me go "What the heck, Hanna-Barbera?" There is one episode that made me do that, though, and that's the episode "Annie Hoaxley". In this episode, a dangerous criminal named Buzzard Bates comes to Ricochet's town, and Ricochet orders everyone to treat it as serious business. He ends up being fooled, however, when Bates dresses up as an old lady and ends up letting "her" get away. This plot has been done before, but that's not the DMoS. What makes this episode a DMoS is that Ricochet does find out that the "old lady" was Buzzard Bates thanks to Droop-a-Long fumbling Bates' disguise, but the minute the guy pulls out the helpless old lady act, Ricochet falls for it—twice. Basically, they gave Ricochet the Idiot Ball for the later half of the episode and let him run away with it for the sake of laughs, resulting in serious Character Derailment for him. Out of the pair, I'd expect Droop-a-Long to do something like this, not Ricochet, who's normally the smart one and is a bit of a trickster himself. To see him act this gullible is kind of an insult to his character. This, along with the low animation quality, is what made this a DMoS for me.
  • aziuka: By no means was Atlantis: The Lost Empire a good movie, but the cataclismically stupid idea of Atlanteans being capable of speaking every Indo-European language ever by virtue of having an unspecified root language as their mother tongue made me want to tear my hair out. Sure, they don't know how to read in their own frigging native language, but this apparently doesn't hinder them in understanding multiple others, including modern ones that are separated from their own by several millennia. Not to mention that from a dramatic standpoint, it was a wasted opportunity to focus on Milo as a character intrinsically important to the relationship with the Atlanteans as he'd have been the only one who actually spoke their language. Instead, we got a cheap and lazy Hand Wave that mirrors the lack of creativity and imagination that plagues the movie as a whole.
  • Jatboy1000: I am a huge fan of Wander over Yonder, as most episodes are usually very enjoyable for me. While, not every episode was perfect, most of their flaws tend to be very minor. However, there was one episode that I would classify as a Dethroning Moment, and that episode would be "The Party Poopers". To summarize, this episode was basically an episode that centered around Toilet Humour, which of course is a problem in itself. While I do know the history of this episode, where it started out as an interesting idea to "make a Cartoon filled with nothing but low brow and crass jokes but do it in a way where you actually don’t SEE anything gross or disgusting.", which I must admit, is pretty clever, still doesn't give me much to enjoy. Though, I guess this sort of comes down to a matter of opinions rather than the actual quality of the episode, as humor is very subjective, and toilet humor is especially so. I think what bothers me the most about this episode is that it aired so late in the show's life (which was more of a fault of the show being Screwed by the Network), that it felt like more of a waste of the show's life than if it would have been aired in something like season one. Not to mention, this episode was experimental, and was apparently more of a challenge for the show's crew than anything else, so I applaud them for that, but it still felt like a weaker episode to me.
  • Senor Cornholio: Since I am allowed to put one moment per work, I feel it only fitting that I give my two cents on something I recently decided to marathon. I actually bothered with the entirety of My Little Pony's 3rd generation and found myself...not as hateful towards it, at first. I'm definitely not a fan of this generation, but they at least seemed to have their own continuity for a time, and even had some somewhat likeable characters (Thistle Whistle, Rarity, Lily Lightly, Kimono, and especially Minty come to mind). All in all, G3 was harmless. Then the Core 7 shorts were introduced and I finally began to understand why G3 has such a bad rep (Generation 3.5's "Twinkle Wish Adventures" notwithstanding). These shorts did nothing but pander, showing the ponies either getting ready for a party, or having said party, on top of making some really major changes (Rainbow Dash doesn't have her trademark pseudo-British accent, Cheerilee's an earth pony instead of a unicorn, etc). However, what I'm mentioning is the absolute low point of Generation 3 (and after careful consideration, the entire My Little Pony franchise aside from the dreaded Newborn Cuties) is the "Special Day" series. There are two of these, but I decided to add both of them because they're both equally terrible. These shorts centered around a special day for Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash that is never really explained. They mainly consisted of a still background with nothing but a waving rainbow and either Pinkie Pie or Rainbow Dash's official G3 artwork plastered on it before basically giving us a Whole Episode Flashback. The flashbacks were basically just the earlier Generation 3 specials, from "Dancing in the Clouds" to "Positively Pink", with no editing done except having Rainbow Dash's voice actress redo all of the older one's lines, sometimes even with new (re: worse) dialogue. It's especially notable when Fiesta Flair, a pony who was cut and replaced for her supposed Unfortunate Implications, keeps her speaking role in the "Ladybug Jamboree" flashback. Even if we count G3.5, that just makes it worse; what little continuity there may be is completely thrown out of whack, since G3.5 shows the Core 7 as fillies hanging out together, before either Butterfly Island (pegasi) or Unicornia (unicorns) were discovered. Because of this, Starsong and Sweetie Belle, two Core 7 members who are a pegasus and unicorn respectively, are now living plotholes because their races had not yet unified, yet here they are acting as though these conflicts never existed. Not only that, but as previously mentioned, Cheerilee did a complete race change inbetween continuities, so none of this should even be in the same universe. These are mainly on here because they're just flashback episodes, but the other big reason is that now it can't decide which continuity it wants to have: the pre-Core 7 canon or the post-Core 7 canon. I'd have put Newborn Cuties on here, but those belong on the So Bad, It's Horrible page as much as this belongs on the Dethroning Moment of Suck page because NC was always horrible. This is where Generation 3 went from "meh" status to outright deserving some of the flak it gets. It could be seen as Jumping the Shark, but I'd say it was more like jumping the goldfish to be honest. All I have to say after that is thank Celestia for Generation 4.
  • TommyTiger: I have a bad opinion of Sausage Party, perhaps even worse than most people's opinion of Chicken Little note . And I hate it because of the scene where Camille Toh prepares her meal. This is what happened: I was channel surfing, when suddenly I came across a montage of happenings so violent even The Simpsons and South Park aren't as violent as this. The potato getting peeled and boiled alive got me to cringe. The tomato getting cut in half made me shiver. The bacon strips getting fried (where the eye of one pops) made my stomach start to get nervous. The lettuce getting its eyes gouged out and getting torn in half made me want to leave the room screaming. The bread getting cut made me get ready to throw up. The cheese getting grated to death finally made me puke. The nachos getting microwaved made me puke more. The bottle of wine getting opened made me puke even more. The baby carrots getting chewed to death made my mouth regurgitate 60% puke. Sadly, I couldn't leave because my baby cousin was sitting on my laps (and before you ask, no, I was covering his eyes so he wouldn't see such violent things). The remote control was also out of batteries so I couldn't change the channel either. And so I was forced to watch a two-minute long horror movie. I'm still trying to forget this. Squidward getting his toenail ripped off in House Fancy and the whale getting cracked open like an egg in Peter Problems were bad enough, but at least they were both happening for less than two whole minutes. This, along with the food orgy at the end, make this a completely unfunny film.

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