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Fridge Brilliance
  • Besides just plain old lust, there's likely a couple of other reasons for Robert's tendency to date younger women:
    1. Given how old Robert is, and the fact that he's heavily implied to be a widower, it's quite understandable that the poor guy just doesn't want to die alone.
    2. Robert may not live long enough before Huey and Riley reach adulthood. He may believe it to be necessary to leave behind another guardian for his grandsons.
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  • In Thugnificent's first episode, he tells Huey congratulations for being able to read. At first it looks like he's just being an idiot; but then in another episode, we see his hometown is so decrepit and poor that many of the people can't even afford clothes (and thus are quite likely illiterate too). Thugnificent later mentions having a college degree (bachelor's in communications) as well. So of course he would appreciate that Huey is educated.
  • At the end of "The Story of Catcher Freeman", it makes sense that Tobias is revealed as being the true Catcher Freeman; since him being a conniving coward, backstabbing sellout, and shameless opportunist, are also all traits shared by Catcher's (alleged) descendant Robert!
  • In Freedom Ride or Die, why would a proponent of non-violent direct action use a martial art, even one that is designed to protect one's attacker at all times ? Well, we see what happens when Sturdy Harris doesn't do anything : two people are hit in the head by the debris of a baseball bat that shattered on his torso and another guy that tries to punch him gets a broken hand. So Harris pretty much has to be a bit more aggressive and take down his attackers as gently as possible because otherwise they're more dangerous to themselves than they are to him.

Fridge Horror

  • The cold open of "Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy", even if it turned out to be All Just a Dream. During this scene, Robert has a nightmare about an army of angry Stinkmeaner clones attacking his house and neighborhood. While everyone is fleeing, Robert chooses to save his own ass by abandoning all of his friends and family, letting the Stinkmeaners kill them. Would he do the same thing if a similar life-or-death situation happened in his real life?
  • The ending of "It's Goin' Down", which implies that Jack Flowers and Ed Wuncler III might have been injured or killed in a shootout just outside of the Wuncler Mansion. These two characters, along with Gin Rummy, are never seen again during Season 4. Just what the hell happened to them?
  • In "Good Times", we learn that Ed Wuncler II has stabbed at least one of his debtors to death, and he expects the Freemans to dispose their corpse for him. Just how many times has Wuncler murdered people, and got away with it because of his wealth and power?
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  • What the White Shadow says about the government spying on Huey holds truth, and not just because of his far-left-wing activism. In the first episode, there's a Blink-and-You-Miss-It moment where three very important-looking people (who all appear to be in the military) turn their heads towards Huey, overhearing his conspiracy theory about the FBI and the Pentagon during the fancy garden party. One of them was a Drill Sergeant Nasty-esque figure who gave a clear hand gesture.

Fridge Logic

  • In "Freedomland", it's kind of baffling how the white-loving Uncle Ruckus has no objections over how his boss Ed Wuncler II is keeping white people as slaves.
    • Uncle Ruckus is not a very logical man.


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