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While Disney Channel’s sitcoms usually tend to be interesting at best, there’s absolutely no denying that there are quite a few moments that even the viewers, critics, and staff of Disney wish to sue the creators and producers.

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  • Darth Josh: The episode of Good Luck Charlie where Teddy found out that a boy she was dating played Po-Ki-Oh. Teddy was conflicted, but she decide to even receive training from Gabe on how to play the game just to stay with him. That was setting up for a good Give Geeks a Chance moral, but then they decided to take the Dan Schneider route by revealing the love interest and his friends also engage in LARPing. That's when Teddy decides to leave him. I know the Aesop was supposed to be 'Be yourself,' but that can easily be misinterpreted as don't Give Geeks a Chance because they have weird hobbies. Seriously, that's the kind of thing I expected out of something by Dan Schneider. I swear that they had to have had Emmett finally get creeped out by Teddy as an apology for this wretch of an episode.
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  • ading: So Random! is normally one of the few Disney shows which I rarely find disappointing, with the exception of the "wizards on Wheel of Fortune". Firstly, the skit is with Harry Potter, Gollum, and Bella Swan, even though Gollum and Bella aren't wizards to begin with. Secondly, all three characters are Flanderized into complete idiots for no apparent reason. Also, their Harry Potter impression sounds more like Fred than Harry Potter. Thirdly, every time Bella tries to answer Edward and Jacob come in and fight over who's going to answer for her. It was funny when it started, but then it continues through the entire skit and it just gets boring.
  • Animeking 1108: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and its spin-off were good shows at some point, but one episode really pissed me off. After one of Zack's pranks pisses off Moseby and Tutweiler, they decide to make him a hall monitor so he could learn responsibility. This leads up to the clichéd Yellow Sash of Power episode. After Zack starts giving everyone detentions left and right, the episode ends with him in it too. Everyone in the Detention Room clearly has disdain for Zack for his actions, so what happens next? Tutweiler deliberately leaves the classroom alone so everyone can beat up Zack. How was this woman not fired/sued for letting the students assault him?
  • LLSmoothJ: Replacing my moment in "Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels" with a more serious problem than characters being portrayed as more sympathetic than they actually are. Three words: Shawn. And. Katy. Specifically, Shawn proposing to Katy. Never mind how this basically derails Angela and all the development she and Shawn had as a couple rendering it a case of Shoot the Shaggy Dog. If you're going to promote this relationship to the point where they're getting married, which is already a problem in itself (especially to Boy Meets World fans), at least show some actual development as a couple. It's almost as if the writers are deliberately trying to replace Angela with Katy (She's now Topanga's best friend and Shawn's love interest), all so Shawn can become Maya's new father (Why does it have to be Shawn who becomes Maya's father? But that's another discussion), regardless if they have to disregard previous characterizations to do so.
    • futuremoviewriter: This show has yet to do anything God awful and even "Girl Meets Fish" and "Girl Meets Demolition" showed potential that reveals even a couple of the worst episodes still had something to offer and how extremely mature the show is regardless. An annoyance I have trouble ignoring though is "Girl Meets Rah Rah" which is far from awful but has two issues I struggle with: the moral and the execution. The episode seems to be setting up the moral to be: as hard as you try and desperately work for something, you may need to accept the fact that there's only so much you can do to improve if you don't have the natural ability for it and face reality. It's a harsh moral, but a realistic and impressive one. Instead, it opts for the easy and optimistic: keep trying and working as hard as possible and you'll succeed no matter what. That'd be all good and well, except for the episode depicting Riley as being wrong and acting delusional and in denial whenever people try to tell her she just doesn't have the skillset for cheerleading. While the ending supports her, the episode doesn't, so the moral comes off as being out place, unexpected, unsolicited and just plain wrong. The moral is actually present much sooner than the ending, but it's bull to say Edison's passion and refusal to quit on what he was going applies appropriately. He was also skilled at what he did and clearly did get better! Riley shows one scene in which she slightly improves, but otherwise, she never gets better! If she did, it would be justified, but for her to demand to be on the squad just because she's passionate and for her friends, family and even the squad to continue to support her is stupid! Especially considering she knocks them all down again immediately following them standing up for her! Not to mention they stand up for her by essentially threatening the coach that they'll quit the team by faking injuries if she isn't allowed to join! Other than her spirit (which is not enough), she has done nothing to prove that she will be a good edition to the team and for the coach to be forced into saying she was wrong when she was actually right and logically sound is very wrong! No teacher should be forced into following the whim of a student when the teacher is not trying to be unreasonable! Riley stinks and it may have seemed personal for the coach to not put her on the team, but it wasn't! She lets Riley on, she's got to pretty much let anyone on and that defeats the purpose of having the best because that is what relates to skill, not the ability to know not to quit. And Cory, you are a father before you are a teacher! Tell your daughter what you think is best for her, not for your student!
    • Savage Samurai: Now I never really liked the show to begin with and I'm not saying that because of "Boy Meets World" nostalgia. It had potential but ultimately it failed to execute ideas properly the majority of the time and ultimately just felt meh. However, there is one episode that I find particularly terrible and that is "Girl Meets the New Year". The entire episode is full of out of character moments such as Charlie suddenly becoming much more akin to a stalker towards Riley than observant and this is even lampshaded by the episode itself. He constantly appears out of nowhere and if this was a horror film, he'd definitely be able to fit in as the big bad. What's more is that he constantly tries to one-up Lucas despite their rivalry having been all-but forgotten about and the fact that Lucas is in a relationship with Maya now. Of course he's not the only one who's acting out of character. Farkle is ultimately the worst part of the episode. Admittedly I did not see the episode where this deal of his and Riley's originated but the episode explains the general gist of it: Riley has until midnight at New Year's to tell Lucas she still loves him or else he will reveal her secret for her. He's doing this out of some misguided attempt at doing what's right but the episode never elaborates on this. Why is it the right thing to do?! I dunno. It just is according to Farkle. I get that being honest with your friends is moral but Riley is keeping her crush to herself is because she knows that Lucas and Maya are happy together and doesn't want to sacrifice their happiness for hers. Farkle telling everybody Riley's secret not only destroys this happiness but also takes away any free will Riley might have and also could've seriously hurt Riley and Maya's friendship. This is a world where friends have drifted apart simply because they moved across the street. There was no telling what could happen between Riley and Maya if they both liked the same guy. Yet because its apparently the "right thing to do", Farkle reveals Riley's secret when he had no reason to and to top it all off he does this in the middle of a New Years party completely humiliating her in front of all her friends and yet somehow he is still in the right here? Also Riley had just broken up with Charlie and despite all that happened previously in the episode, one can't help but sympathize with what he's feeling after essentially being told that his girlfriend broke up with him because she loves another guy (and his rival to boot). Congratulations Girl Meets World, you somehow made me sympathize more with a freaking stalker than the guy who is supposedly doing what's right. Predictably the episode has an albeit mild downer ending where everyone doesn't know what to think anymore. The moral of the story is that its perfectly okay to blackmail, reveal the secrets of your friends and generally sacrifice their happiness if you think its the right thing to do especially if you don't have justification for doing so beyond "its the right thing to do".
  • futuremoviewriter: What annoyed me a bit, but not too much, about "Sonny With a Choice" from Sonny with a Chance was the ending. Not just because I loved Channy with a passion and hated seeing them end, but because Sonny should have known what to expect and react differently. She let her pride get the better of her, gloated over the So Random! victory, could tell Chad was having a hard time with it and then not only be surprised when he asked for the recount that determined Mackenzie Falls actually did win and decide that's the point of no return? I'm sorry but Chad got away with a lot worse than that in the past and for this to be the moment that upset and hurt her the most is asking too much. Sonny knew how thin-skinned Chad was that he was desperate for a solution to the problem and came off as hypocritical for not being more understanding towards him in that moment. Plus, the fact that the recount determined So Random! wasn't supposed to win in the first place means that Sonny seems to act like hiding that from everyone was not a bad idea and that hints at a surprisingly dishonest approach she would have taken towards the situation. Not terrible, but still pretty annoying as well as Harsher in Hindsight given that the next episode ends the show.
  • fairygirl567: Do movies count? Because the ending to Teen Beach Movie 2 was downright horrific! So after spending the entire movie trying to get the characters from the beach movie back into their movies, it makes sense in the context of the movie, and then Mack tells Lela she can make her own choices because Lela had been worrying about not being important or something. So then they all head back and everything seems to return to normal and then we find out Lela did change her destiny, by completely rewriting the movie as a woman empowering movie where she's the lead and Tanner is her boy toy or something and she's queen of the beach, this literally rewrites history and now it's Mack's favorite movie and Brady hasn't watched it before, which is fine and all, but what Lela did was selfish! And not because it was wrong, but because of what she did, Brady and Mack don't remember each other, like at all! And now everything is turned upside down and the events of the first movie are pretty much erased and pointless because it never even happened anymore! And the viewer is supposed to be like dancing around all happy knowing that our two leads have had their brains wiped and don't know each other as well as other unfortunate implications! And there are so many holes in the end like if Lela changed the movies does that mean the actress is different? What happened to the older actors now? This wasn't a story someone wrote and the characters are fake and it doesn't matter, these were played by actors so what happened to them? Why did the writers think this was a good ending? And Tv tropes called it a Happy Esoteric Moment, but in reality it's pretty dark.
  • Jaden 0743: This troper has the a problem with second part of the Liv and Maddie episode Kathy Kan-A-Rooney as it shows how much of a Sore Loser Maddie is as what happen is that she and Joey are playing HORSE with both of them at HORS. (Maddie gave Joey a head start.) Joey quits knowing he's going to lose, only to made a almost impossible shot that Maddie can't copy prompting him to beat Maddie for the first time and swore off sports permanently. Maddie than spends the rest of the episode trying to challange Joey to beat him as she believes there can't be a world where Joey beats her. By the end she gets Joey in contest who can full out the periodic table and here come the part I hate. Maddie than reveals a hidden Tic-Tac-Toe board underneath which she counts as her victory despite Joey's lack of knowledge of the board (He even calls bull on that one) but Maddie still take her "victory" and no one calls her out on it. This episode took Maddie's love for competition and made it like she can't take a loss like a good sport would.
  • Whizzer Mckwoff: That's So Raven had something of this in the episode "Five Finger Discount". Cory steals something from a store out of peer pressure, and Raven basically figures out what happened from seeing it, and the way Cory reacts to some stuff the parents say. So what does she do? She sweet-talks him into confessing, saying, "I'm your sister! You can tell me anything and I won't get mad!", and promptly accusing him when he does confess. It's pretty disappointing considering Raven never usually stoops that low, and that the rest of the episode was handled quite well.
  • Space Protagonist: My DMoS for this show is from, the episode Boys in Commotion. Where do I begin? Oh, I know. The Fangirls. Just about every female in the episode was a huge fan of the Boyz in Motion, but also a total Jerkass, I mean really, no one stopped to think about how the Boys felt about being famous. All they care about is their music. Even Raven's not immune to this. When Bianca dared Raven to bring the Boyz to the concert in person, and Boyz couldn't make it because they decided to temporarily give up their music life, Bianca told the entire school that Raven had let them down. Even after Raven and her friends were willing to impersonate the Boyz to satisfy everyone's demands, and keep them happy, those ungrateful jerks wanted to see the real boys even after Raven apologized, and stated they hated her for getting them to retire. You a**holes! Can't you guys learn to walk in Raven's shoes, and understand her pain over not being able to get them to make it? So the boys couldn't make the concert, so what? It's not the end of the world, but you guys made it seem like it was. And no character development at all! What a waste of good potential.
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