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"A wise man once said, 'Any story, no matter how good, will sound really, really dumb when you shorten it to a few sentences.'"
Alcatraz Versus The Knights Of Crystallia

So you love a series. You own all the volumes, have various merchandise, can quote characters off the top of your head, and know every plot twist by heart.

However, one day someone asks the dreaded question "What's this about?" And suddenly it hits you — trying to sum it up in only a few sentences makes it sound really, really ridiculous, and though the show itself may take itself entirely seriously, suddenly all the random parts, nonsensical aspects and just plain weirdness are laid bare before you.

But really, it's Better Than It Sounds once you actually see it in action.

This is the place to record those descriptions — the random, the understated, and the WTF. This isn't "Sum up your favorite movie in one sentence!" (We've already got each movie's respective Laconic page for that), rather it is for the summaries that would make a person say "This would never sell!". This is not They Fight Crime!, since those shows have an inherently ridiculous concept as part of the catch — these are only made ridiculous by us mentioning things out of context.


To keep it interesting, put the name of the series in spoiler tags, disable autospoiler when visiting, and keep this from becoming Complaining About Shows You Don't Like; it's actually Making Fun Of Things You Do Like. And most of all, have fun.

Important Note: This is a game, not a proper trope. Please don't use it as an entry on a trope page.

See also Villain Whitewashing Service. Contrast Worse Than It Sounds.

This Game Contains Spoilers By Necessity. Read At Your Own Risk.

Over the top depictions of stuff you think you will need, when really we are just trying to sell you something for your hard-earned cash.

  • The Burger King: A creepy as hell self-proclaimed monarch is sneaking through your bushes and ambushes you with food he just happens to have. Can you say "stranger-danger?"
  • Chick-fil-A: We roast and kill chickens. In-fact, we will make our fries and sandwiches so delicious, you will hate yourself for buying it because we hate the gays and then you will hate us when you drive up to our establishment, only to remember that we are closed on Sundays.
  • Chick-fil-A Cows: We encourage the mass genocide of one species in order to divert attention from another.
  • McDonald's: A full-grown man wearing make-up hangs out with a bunch of kids with the promise of delicious burgers that will just get stolen away by his openly criminal friend and a big purple monster.
  • Protegent: A blatant ripoff of a preschool show character raps about and encourages people to purchase an antivirus software that doesn't even work properly.

Objects of completely superficial value that you'll buy anyway because we told you they cost a lot.

Worthless Crap
  • The Birth of Venus: A new-born woman that came out of someone's severed penis ogled by the people around her as a sex object and will eventually become famous for being a slut.
  • The Mona Lisa: Just another portrait that would have otherwise been less famous if someone didn't try to steal it.

The Ones that Made Worthless Crap

  • Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: A Nightmare Fetishist that got himself killed due to his temper and superiority complex.

Choppy doodles flashed very fast that are Asian in origin, but not from Japan specifically.

  • 3000 Whys of Blue Cat: Funny Animals spend time watching science videos.
  • Canimals: Miniscule, troublemaking critters explore the world and hide in their own metallic bodies whenever a human is around.
  • Chhota Bheem: A kid eats junk food and beats people up.
  • Happy Heroes: Vehicles and stones combine to form child superheroes who save the world every day and never learn who their enemies really are.
    • Happy Heroes Season 7: The child superheroes try to stop a fight between a cat and a dog.
    • Happy Heroes Season 8: The child superheroes physically go into a book just to wake someone up.
    • Happy Heroes and the Magical Lab: A wizard magically removes important components from machines that give the leader of his villain group a hard time.
  • Lamput: Scientists can't return their own invention back to their lab.
  • Miracle Star: A milk advertisement and a rip-off cartoon in one.
  • Mole's World animated series: A guy can transform into a superhero to save his friends, but he's not aware of his heroic self.
  • Motu Patlu: A fat man and a skinny man go on random wacky adventures in their hometown.
  • Noonbory and the Super 7: A gang of little creatures with amplified senses fight crime.
    • Tooba Tooba Noonbory: The aforementioned gang of creatures are now stripped of their amplified senses and appear in Slice of Life stories.
  • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: A guy has to attempt to catch and eat children; if he fails, his wife will beat him up.
    • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: Paddi the Amazing Chef: The children have to feed a mouse to return a kingdom back to normal.
    • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: Dear Little Wish: The children help a star to grant wishes.
    • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: The Tailor's Closet: The guy makes a Portal Network connecting a bunch of closets and uses it to catch up with the kids, who are now friends with a bunch of clothesmaker's tools.
    • Pleasant Goat Fun Class: That guy is suddenly friends (kinda) with the children and they all want to learn about the world around them.
      • Pleasant Goat Fun Class: The Earth Carnival: A rabbit shows the group around a carnival.
    • Mr.Wolffy, Mr.Right!: That guy becomes a human and stars in an office sitcom.
    • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: Mighty Little Defenders: That guy masquerades as the children's pet dog. Eventually the children try to befriend their enemies.
  • Say Hi to Pencil!: A showcase of days in the life of a writing utensil.
  • Simple Samosa: A bunch of foreign food items go on slow-paced, poorly-animated adventures.
  • ViR: The Robot Boy: A robot defends the city while hanging out with a girl, a donkey, and a genie.
  • Yamucha's Kung-Fu Academy: A bunch of foreign food items attend a martial arts school.

Alternative Title(s): Worse Than It Sounds


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