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The path of righteousness or the path that rocks?

  • The Emperor's New Groove features two amusing sequences where Kronk, Yzma's loveable-lug henchman, has to deal with the bickering of his Shoulder Angel and Shoulder Devil.
    • The first sequence shows that Kronk's angels are just as dumb as he is when determining how to get rid of Kuzco: instead of refuting Shoulder Angel's arguments, Shoulder Devil makes snide comments about the Angel's wardrobe, and then says "look what I can do!" while doing a one-handed headstand. He decides to cast them away before making his own choice.
    Kronk: But what does that have to do with anyth-
    Shoulder Devil: That's it. (cocks his pitchfork like a gun) She's going down.
    • In the series, all characters had little versions of themselves on their shoulders and even they have their quirks. For example, Guaca has his shoulder devil arguing that Kuzco rules...and his shoulder angel unhesitatingly agrees. And Malina is a Nice Girl because her shoulder angel tied up the shoulder devil. Thus, she has only angelic advice.
    • Kronk's New Groove: As this film focuses on Kronk this time around, of course his Shoulder Angel and Devil make a return, this time advising him as he tries to impress his Papi. Tipo also gets his own set of Angel and Devil as he contemplates cheating to win a cheer competition.
  • In Disney's version of Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket is hired by the "Blue Fairy" to act as Pinocchio's conscience. Note that "Jiminy Cricket" has the same initials as "Jesus Christ". This was intentional, as at the time, it was the acceptable replacement term. Pinocchio's own stupidity... er, naivete... meant he didn't need a devil. In the original book, he killed the (originally unnamed) cricket with a hammer, and its ghost came back to haunt/annoy him.


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