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Jul 8th 2017 at 4:51:38 PM •••

I would like to debate this entry:

  • SenorCornholio: I keep showing up a lot here, huh? Look, I just wanna say something: Star vs. the Forces of Evil is one of my favorite shows of this decade and there's not a single episode I dislike, period; maybe a few instances of Early Installment Weirdness, but nothing more. It's just that...well, let's just say I agree with Calamity2007 that the otherwise decent "Things Change" should not have been the Series Finale of Teen Titans, and that applies to the episode "Starcrushed" despite only being the season 2 finale. Here's a summary, with massive spoilers because this episode is still utterly amazing on its own: Star and Marco are on the receiving end of the former's crush on the latter being blurted out in front of several Mewmans (on top of Star losing her spell book and Glossaryk), and they just wanna go back to living like they used to with summer vacation about to start, so they both try to make things infinitely less awkward by focusing on just hanging out with the others while they can, with Marco hanging with Jackie and Star going with her friends to a separate party where she can hang loose and talk with Oskar, who Star realizes isn't exactly "perfect". Sounds good for an A plot, but the B plot gets hectic: Queen Moon Butterfly and the Magic High Commission go to where Ludo is located and proceed to take care of his minions; Moon is almost successful in convincing Ludo to pull a Heel–Face Turn, But Ludo is then controlled by the spirit of Toffee, who temporarily kills Moon and manages to effortlessly destroy the Magic High Commission, including the possibly permanent Heroic Sacrifice of Lekmet. Moon fights Toffee, but to no avail, so she grabs what remains of her allies and escapes, with Toffee declaring that he's coming for Star. Moon then goes to Star to tell her what's going on and that they now have to leave Earth, possibly forever. Star then goes downstairs and tells Marco how she really feels, leaving the latter speechless and Jackie having a Heroic BSoD; Star leaves, Marco runs after her, and by the time he makes it, Star's room is completely gone, leaving the old room from the first episode. Cut to credits. Not even the Mood Whiplash ending theme plays this time. To put into perspective, this is a fantastic episode in my eyes, and I was eager to see where it leads...then I found out that this is the season finale and the outcome will happen in a few months. What is it with shows ending a season on these kinds of notes, anyway? It's like the Nostalgia Critic said in his Sonic review: "Leaving us on a cliffhanger doesn't guarantee a sequel, it just pisses us off!" I'm glad this isn't the last episode, because if it was then it'd pretty much suffer the same fate as Sonic Sat AM or the aforementioned Teen Titans. Even then, it's kind of a dick move to just have a season end on this kind of note. Now I know how some people felt with Avatar's season 2 finale.

Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but the entry seems to to say something like "The episode was good, but I hate how I have to wait a few months for the next season", which seems kinda weak to me. It would be like if I made a DMOS entry for The Wedding Squanchers because I had to wait a year and a half for the next season.

Plus, as it turns out, the season break only lasted about 4 1/2 months, which is a breeze compared to the likes of Gravity Falls, Rick and Morty, and Steven Universe.

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Jul 10th 2017 at 9:26:59 AM •••

Y'know, in hindsight, maybe that wasn't the best way to handle the situation....yeah, I guess I'll remove it. If it was anything worth keeping, I would have at least tried to defend my reasoning. But really, the only complaint I had was just the wait between cliffhangers. Other than that, this was a fantastic episode. So yeah, bye bye entry.

And let this entry be an example of how not to do this kind of stuff, no matter how frustrated it makes you.

Edited by SenorCornholio
Jul 7th 2017 at 6:48:15 PM •••

I just had a thought. Maybe the page doesn't have to be as long as it is. I mean, obviously we keep the work pages so that people know where to take their complaints, but maybe the "Other" folder deserves its own page now? Just so the page isn't as long.If this is overly long, and it's a problem to everyone, then maybe there should be some steps taken to fix it. Even a page dedicated to criticizing stuff needs some order, right? Let me know what you guys think.

Apr 17th 2017 at 12:30:15 PM •••

  • squadallahthistle: For me, just the entire latter half of Season 2 was enough to turn me off of the show. I tried posting my opinions on the YMMV tab as an alternate point of view, but they got removed almost immediately. Now, I'm OK with a show veering into dramatic territory every once in a while, Gravity Falls did it well (except for "Dipper and Mabel VS the Future"), but the way Star VS the Forces Of Evil did it just seemed uncomfortable to me. First, Marco and Jackie got together. Then, Starco, which I used to ship HARD, became possible pedophilia after Marco spent 16 years trapped in another dimension. They tried to justify it by saying he doesn't remember much, but it still doesn't feel right. Then, the world just seems to keep beating down on Star, culminating in her having to leave Earth. I'm sorry, didn't this show used to be a comedy? The comedic elements that made me love the show in the first place seem to be overshadowed so much by the drama (and creepiness) of the latter half of Season 2 that I don't even care about when the next episodes will come out. Everyone else on this site sees it as improvement, but I see it as jumping the shark, and the people on the YMMV page for the show apparently don't want anyone who has that opinion to be heard. I'm not the only one who thinks this either, many of my friends on You Tube feel the same way.

Does it break the "One moment per work to a troper" rule?

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Apr 17th 2017 at 12:38:23 PM •••

Where is the other moment? This also seem like bashing others for not agreeing with them, which I'd say is grounds for deletion.

Jul 7th 2017 at 6:45:06 PM •••

If you ask me, it's an entirely different complaint. And even though I disagree with it, it is still valid. He brought up good points, and I feel like the entry should stay on here, just with the bits about the YMMV page taken out. And this is coming from someone who likes the direction the show has taken.

Jul 7th 2017 at 9:02:58 PM •••

But doesn't it seem too general? I mean, one of the rules of the DMOS page is that an entry needs to be a specific moment. This entry is lumping various moments from the latter half of Season 2.

If the OP still stands by this opinion, then maybe they should have the episode they feel to be the beginning of they believe to be Seasonal Rot as their DMOS and not the whole debacle.

Jan 16th 2017 at 1:39:35 AM •••

Hey guys, just adding a bit of flavor text to a select few sections of this list. I got to the Rick and Morty one and, instead of a description or revision of a description, I decided instead to make it a sketch like from the actual show. After a while, I decided to show it to you guys and see what you think:

Rick: "Look at this, Morty: a collection of all our worst moments! Isn't a-Isn't it just spectacular, to see all our-BELCH-our greatest failures listed in one place?
Morty: "I-I dunno Rick, wouldn't it be better to look at our funniest or most awesome moments? It just seems wrong to dwell on what didn't work..."
Rick: "That's the joy of it, Morty; it's the wonders of human nature! Everyone loves to complain! That's why we have pages like this, Morty; to keep those complaints bottled up so the-e site stays professional. Why without them, the Rule Of Cautious Editing Judgement would be shitting itself, Morty, and you wanna know what would happen?"
Morty: "I dunno if I-"
Rick: "You wanna know what would hap-*BELCH*-pen Morty? Total chaos, everywhere Morty! It'd be like The Fountain of editing, where there's no rules about natter or anything!"
Morty: "Oh...aw geez Rick...that, that would actually be kind of annoying! I-I mean I complain a lot, and I agree with that!
Rick: "So now you see, Morty; that's why we gotta—That's why we gotta make sure this page stays around, Morty; so people can learn from our mistakes, and so other people don't abuse the power of edits! So let's sit back and watch the entries...roll in, Morty!"
Morty: "Aren't you still in the Galactic Federation's headquarters right now? How-How am I even talking to you?"
Rick: "Don't worry about it Morty, it's just-BELCH-it's just a sketch to give this section more flavor to it."

How is it? Do you like it, do you not like it, do you think it needs revisions? Either way, I'll await the result.

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Jul 7th 2017 at 6:57:19 PM •••

I'm all for it! I'd remove the last two lines, though.

Dec 31st 2016 at 9:48:02 AM •••

Should the "Other" Folder be separated and alphabetized by show?

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Jun 19th 2016 at 11:28:52 AM •••

So, ah...Teen Titans GO! and Powerpuff Girls (2016) are doing a crossover episode. Which page do you think that'll belong on? Because it seems to have the girls as the protagonists and Mojo is the main villain, but the art style appears to be that of TTG. When it comes out, where do you think I should put it? Either way, I may have to change one of my entries.

  • Edit: It's billed as a TTG episode. I'll have to find out if it's worse than Squash and Stretch.
    • Edit to the edit: Squash and Stretch is still worse IMO. The crossover episode is simply mediocre at best, if not a poor attempt to make the Powerpuff Girls out to be better than "your new favorite show". Still, I like the Take That, Us! moments throughout the episode.

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May 26th 2016 at 8:53:57 PM •••

I've decided to move all of the works that have over 13 moments listed back onto their own pages, due to how overly long the page was. Yes, having too many subpages might not be something to be proud of, but neither does the fact that this page was the only page (according to Overly Long Pages) to have over 600,000 characters.

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May 31st 2016 at 9:00:37 PM •••

I understand. Still, I'm worried that it implies that TV Tropes has a bias towards Western Animation, and an easily butthurt one at that.

Jun 1st 2016 at 9:53:35 AM •••

... I don't track your logic on that, but whatever.

Dec 24th 2016 at 11:53:50 PM •••

Arthur and Dexter's Laboratory have each have at least 13 contributors but some of them are commenting on the same moment. Is that enough to warrant each of them their own page?

Dec 25th 2016 at 6:19:28 AM •••

I think it depends on how long each entry is.

The Phantom Strider folder on the DMOS page for Web Original works has only 3 contributors (myself included) about the same moment. Presumably because of how long the entries are.

Maybe the same rules apply to whether something should have it's own page?

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Apr 13th 2016 at 12:50:47 PM •••

Should animated films have their own folder/page? There's quite a few spread through the "Other" folder and it might be nice to have them consolidated in their own area.

Feb 26th 2016 at 5:25:34 PM •••

I'm nuking the previously mentioned entry for Frozen and the one that's accompanying it. It's blatantly untrue. More details on the discussion page for the now-defunct dedicated DMOS page for this movie.

Jan 25th 2016 at 7:41:59 PM •••

Can I ask why the Western Animation page had so many sub-pages removed and formed into tabs? No other page has had this happen, so why? Also, does this mean I have to replace my Teen Titans entry so I can add the Gravity Falls episode "Roadside Attraction"? Because I finally got the nerve to go to the entries list and discovered it was not there.

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Jan 25th 2016 at 8:13:02 PM •••

I un-split the entries because the majority of them were unnecessary; a lot of them were too short to warrant splitting, and there were just so many pages like that. It made the Western Animation Fandom look bad! Don't worry about your entries, though; the rule is one per show, so you should be able keep your Teen Titans entry and add a Gravity Falls entry.

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Jan 26th 2016 at 11:55:14 AM •••

Thanks. In my opinion, it's probably the weakest episode of the show. At least it's fine until it starts leading up into its third act; then it becomes rather mediocre.

Jan 26th 2016 at 12:41:16 PM •••

Now I'm having another problem. I tried to post my moment, but it wouldn't stick. I did this twice, but the entry wasn't there. I managed to cut and paste the entry in case there's anything wrong with it.

  • Roadside Attraction
    • Senor Cornholio: I like Gravity Falls a lot, and I can even find some good in the above and below entries. Heck, my entry for this page, "Roadside Attraction", is more weak than anything else. The plot of this episode involves Stan taking Dipper, Mabel, Candy, and Grenda on a road trip to sabotage the other tourist traps in Oregon as a cruel prank which, thankfully, comes back to bite Stan at the end of the episode, so he's not totally free from karma here. Before that though, we see that Dipper still has Wendy issues, and Stan decides to teach him how to talk to girls; at first, his methods seem to work, and he ends up making a few friends. Even Candy begins crushing on him. Now, I can see what they're going for here; "don't be a playboy". I respect the episode for that much, but my problems come in around the second half; they make it to their final destination, Mystery Mountain, and Dipper begins to have doubts about the way he's been talking to girls. Problem is, he didn't really do anything romantic with them yet, and soon he and Candy are put together on a walk into a...Mummy Museum, where they're suddenly confronted by three of the girls that Dipper had talked to. This is where my first problem with this half comes in; one person going to this attraction would have been an alright coincidence, and two would have been slightly pushing it a little, but three? If that isn't contrived, I don't know what is; Dipper could have just been confronted by one of the girls, and that would have been the end of it. He'd have realized that he was wrong, Candy would have been disappointed like normal, and Mabel and Grenda wouldn't hesitate to call Dipper out for his leading Candy on which, at the very least, is somewhat justified as Dipper did pretty much use the act of talking to girls as a way to forget about Wendy, even if he didn't mean to lead any of them on. Meanwhile, we cut to problem 2: Stan tried showing Dipper before the above incident that he knows what he's doing by talking to an employee named Darlene, who as it turns out is a spider-creature-thing and the mummies in the Mummy Museum are her prey. She lures in men who have false confidence and wraps them up so she can feed on them. In my opinion at least, the episode really didn't need a monster to escape from. I mean, it's kind of a Gravity Falls Staple, but it just seemed unnecessary and, dare I say it, artificial compared to the other villains like Gideon, Bill, or Giffany. If I can say two positives about this part, it's that Candy pulls an impressive Chekhov's Gun with the brochures so everybody could escape, and she and Dipper do amend their friendship at the end. That's about all the good I can say for this one; it felt a little sloppy, and it could have been better placed before the introduction of Ford where everything starts to pick up. Finally, though this only adds to the moment by a little bit, they end up leaving Soos in a corn maze. It provides some good jokes on his part, but it was a little bit too mean-spirited for me.

Is there something I'm doing wrong? This hasn't happened before, so why is it happening now?

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Jan 26th 2016 at 9:51:52 PM •••

I personally think that Avatar The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are capable of being merged into their own page, with one folder being about A:TLA and the other folder being about Lo K.

Other than that, I'm okay with the other shows just being moved here.

Feb 17th 2016 at 4:14:14 PM •••

The only problem I have with scrunching so many subpages back into the main page is that it makes the page extremely long. I'd say it needs a split, but how would it be formatted?

May 26th 2016 at 12:37:31 PM •••

I would like to mention that ever since all of those pages were moved onto this, it has become the most overly long page on the wiki.

Sep 25th 2015 at 9:12:13 AM •••

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.

Isn't it kind of petty to complain about ship sinking?

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Sep 25th 2015 at 9:25:31 AM •••

The complaint isn't what's petty for me, well, mostly. What sells it for me is the "My preferred couple is supposed to be canon" by at the end.

Sep 21st 2015 at 8:26:45 PM •••

Honkgamzeehonk's rant against Frozen really doesn't deserve to be here. It's poorly written and borderline if not downright Hate Dumb due to its incessant accusation of Double Standards despite including plenty of them in the rant. That's ignoring several instances of Critical Research Failure.

Allow me to elaborate on this so that it doesn't appear as He Panned It, Now He Sucks!. First off, there's the "does not deserve all the praise it gets" statement as if it's a complete fact. But that's far from the worst one he's got. Let's look a little further.

His first argument is that Anna's punch had no physical justification, going off of other information in the movie, and that it was solely because they needed a "strong feminist image" and that it went into Mary Sue territory. Except in the film, Anna is seen lifting a heavy copper bust, swinging around a lute, and trudging through a snowstorm as she was freezing to death from the inside. Yes, she couldn't climb the mountain, but she had no knowledge in it, the air was thin, and gravity was severely hindering her, especially as this time she was trying to lift her whole body with poor footholds. Just like when she punched Hans - it wouldn't have seemed as powerful had he not been thrown over the rail of the ship. And even if Anna weren't that strong, Hans likely hadn't gotten firm footing at the time, and like with Anna climbing the mountain, gravity did much of the work.

Next he says that Anna punching Hans ruined her good characterization. They do say that Hans deserved it, but then the rest of their rant practically gives Hans the leather pants. They mention that punching Hans meant Anna was corrupted, instead of agreeing with him that Elsa "froze her heart". Wait, what? If she agreed with Hans instead of forgiving Elsa (which further suited Anna's loving personality) that would seem pretty corrupted. Not to mention they say that Hans was just standing around and not making a hostile move to either of the sisters at the time, so he didn't deserve the punch. Basically, since the attempted murderer was not attempting to murder at the immediate moment (not to mention it seems like he was considering making a move after Anna turns away) then you should just let him be.

They next mention how it's extremely unlikely that Hans, being a rich prince, had little chance of knowing how to swim. In all fairness this is a more legitimate argument, or was before we remember something very important listed below. Other material does mention that Hans is a naval officer. It's safe to assume a naval officer and prince in the age of sail would know how to swim. But since as said before him being a naval officer is not outright said to the audience, this is very forgivable. However, they then state that had Hans not known how to swim, then Anna would be just as if not more guilty for killing him than he would have been for killing the royalty. But he outright tried to kill Elsa and Anna. And what if he didn't know how to swim? That's quite an easy mistake to rectify. Freeze a bit of water for him to get onto, or drop a rope. But by far the worst part of this argument is the "but she's a princess so she can do whatever she wants" part. It's pretty clearly shown in the movie that bad actions have bad consequences - Anna's immediate trust of Hans obviously almost got her killed. Elsa's refusal to return to Arendelle made the winter worse. The reason they're forgiven? Because they fixed it. Elsa unfroze the fjord the minute she found out how and Anna sacrificed her life to protect her sister from the mistake she made.

Next, they say that Anna punching Hans shows she will get off scot-free for anything she does because she's a woman, add to that a princess. Again, this doesn't add up. He tried to kill her and her sister. I think that's pretty good reason to punch him. Gender doesn't matter here. Except according to them, it does, because of how society might have responded if it were reversed. Again: they cite how society might have (translation never did) responded to gender reversal as one of the reasons the movie isn't worth its praise.

In the last section they say that Anna is praised as a hero for nearly killing... the guy that tried to kill her and her sister. This speaks for itself. They then proceed to claim that "everyone shills this movie as being feminist while really it's poor writing and misandrist". First off, who "shills" the movie as feminist? A vocal minority they display as the majority to discredit the other side. Is the movie feminist? Yes. But it's just as feminist as the next Disney movie. A vocal minority shilling it as the "first and best" Disney movie to do it is just that - a vocal minority. Many a huge fan of Frozen are well aware it isn't the first time Disney has done this. But according to the author of the rant, punching the attempted murderer Hans is misandrist because... he's a man?

To wrap it up, their citing of articles is just baffling. "Anti-Freeze Team" and "Frozen Sucks Tho" being two of three. Well, I'm sure articles written by groups dedicated to hating the movie won't be biased at all. Wouldn't you expect a calm analysis on gay marriage from a member of the Westboro Baptist Church? Not to mention there's another troper adding on to the rant that Anna was only allowed to harm somebody else in self-defense "unless it's funny or shows what a cool strong character you are". I already covered why this is ridiculous.

Allow me to say right now, if it's not obvious: there is nothing wrong with disliking Frozen. In fact, there are quite a few legitimate arguments against plot holes or other, like the four entries above the one in question. However, Honkgamzeehonk's entry on the page is on the opposite end of that spectrum. And that's why I think it should be removed, as well as the one below it.

EDIT (October 10, 2015): Yes, I'm aware the entry cannot be removed.

Going back to that argument about Hans not being able to swim? Do you realize just where they are? They're on a ship. A post-Renaissance, Age of Sail ship in colonial times Norway. Don't you think Norway, what with all that Viking stuff and all, would have gotten some safety technology for anyone who can't swim? The Norwegians have long had life preservers of cork. You'd think on a ship that's likely escorting important political members, they'd have some form of life preserver. Even if not the cork, as said before, can't you just toss down a rope? Or even have Sven (who can clearly swim) jump overboard? I don't think Hans would be picky about how to survive. Or Kristoff, who would clearly be able to swim, seeing as he stands above frozen lakes for a living and probably would know how to get out of the water if the ice broke. Why couldn't he dive in and save the bastard?

However, the crowning achievement of Critical Research Failure follows: Hans is seen swimming in the first act of the movie. Yeah, remember when Anna realized she had to get to the coronation and the boat Hans was standing on tipped over? And remember how he lifted the entire rowboat with one arm and swam with the rest of his body? It's pretty obvious that he is fully capable of swimming. He was never in any inkling of danger of dying in a watery grave. If it's apparent that Anna learned Kristoff's name in an offscreen conversation, it's pretty safe to assume Hans mentioned that he swam out of the water or at least that he fell in so he could make a joke to Anna about it. Look at this guy. Does he look like he's in any danger of drowning? [1]

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Oct 5th 2015 at 8:38:39 PM •••

If there are no objections, can I just go and remove the entry?

Oct 5th 2015 at 10:08:01 PM •••

Following the main page: "Do not remove an entry from the page nor create a Justifying Edit to defend a moment - it's an opinion. Caveat: A Moment may be removed if it is blatantly untrue or otherwise breaks the rules. However, if you do remove an entry, move it to discussion and explain what is wrong (blatantly untrue, multiple entries for the same work, unsigned, etc). Even if the rules were broken, people should know what they did wrong."

Oct 6th 2015 at 5:36:00 AM •••

Has the criteria been met? I'm fine with just leaving the counterarguments here if not.

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Oct 7th 2015 at 4:35:56 AM •••

Not really. Unless you convince them to retract their DMOS it can't be pulled.

Sep 21st 2015 at 8:12:48 AM •••

The Rick and Morty Straw Feminist example. While it's a good argument, I feel he's overreacting a bit to the 7-8% difference.

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Sep 21st 2015 at 8:17:44 AM •••

Yeah that's... a really, really weird reaction to a simple truncation.

I'm just going to take it as a ringing endorsement for Rick And Morty that "the statistics the show claimed are very slightly different from the current stats" is the worst thing he can say about the show.

Aug 26th 2015 at 9:52:10 PM •••

Well, yeah, that's exactly what these pages are for.

Jun 2nd 2015 at 1:48:55 PM •••

I had to take out Princess Togezo's Catdog example cause, it just isn't fair or thought through. She's saying Cat was an ass for not helping his brother or the people in Nearburg. Think about it. Be in Cat's 'shoes'. Everyone always treated you like shit even when you were younger, your own brother doesn't give a rat's ass if you get injured or is unhappy and doesn't to try comfort you and even as a baby your stepparent Winslow always messes with you/treat you like shit and take's Dog's side. If you were brought up like that, would you try to to get those people, who always treated you like shit and made you life hell, out of jail? And as for the Cat Dog and Helga and Olga sibling relationship, Olga at least TRIES to think about Helga's feelings and doesn't try treat Helga like crap, which is why Helga helped her in return and unlike poor Cat, at least Helga has some people who CARE about her. Phoebe cares about her friend and Arnold cares about her too. So she helps them in return. There's a saying: You catch more flies with honey then with vinegar.

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Jun 2nd 2015 at 2:36:13 PM •••

"just isn't fair" is not motive to remove a Dethroning Moment Of Suck example.

Jun 2nd 2015 at 2:54:20 PM •••

I was thinking of putting it back, but putting my own Catdog DMOS under it anyway.

Jun 2nd 2015 at 11:41:43 PM •••

Two DMOS entries don't have to be consistent with each other. Not at all.

Jun 9th 2015 at 2:04:41 PM •••

When I wrote that entry, I was also thinking of the earlier episode "Sneezie Dog", where at one point Cat and Dog had to build a brick wall between each other, seemingly to be separated forever. If I remember correctly, both of them were heartbroken at this turn of events. If Cat's going to go from being heartbroken at never seeing his brother again to actually enjoying the separation without a hint of worry, something must have really turned him sour between "Sneezie Dog" and "CatDog Catcher". (I know "Teeth for Two" first aired at some point between those two episodes, so if you think the episodes' airing order is also the series' chronological order, maybe that's it.)

Apr 16th 2014 at 12:52:07 PM •••

Okay, something needs to be done about everyone sectioning off shows with more than four examples to their own articles. The The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, The Amazing World of Gumball, Dexter's Laboratory, House Of Mouse, Mad, The Powerpuff Girls, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012, Tom and Jerry, and Ultimate Spider Man DMOS pages are all absurdly short. If a show happens to have a lot of examples, soft-split it into its own section and then give it its own article if it gets out of hand, but we need to get all these pages under control.

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Apr 16th 2014 at 11:13:53 PM •••

I would agree. Plus, proliferating these pages gives the impression that they are an integral part of the wiki. You might want to get more opinions in Ask The Tropers, though.

May 11th 2014 at 2:24:01 PM •••

Just decide on a cutoff number of examples for a soft-split and splitting off.

Jan 31st 2015 at 5:43:51 PM •••

So, how do we go about doing that?

Feb 1st 2015 at 2:07:04 AM •••

Start a thread in the Short Term Projects forum here.

Mar 6th 2014 at 8:28:21 AM •••

I think the DMOS posts for Arthur and Avatar: The Last Airbender are big enough to have their own DMOS pages.

Edited by 108.35.129.10
Oct 20th 2013 at 7:55:50 PM •••

"...that is little more than a blatant attempt to cash in on the success of Kung Fu Panda."

The show in question is Skunk Fu!, and if my sources are correct, the show aired before Kung Fu Panda even hit theaters.

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Jul 3rd 2013 at 9:24:36 PM •••

  • In a similar manner (this seems to be a pattern with this character now), the episode "All Your Fault." Lemongrab and his clone/boyfriend Lemongrab use all of their food to make themselves children, because they believed that Princess Bubblegum wanted them to have the secret formula for making candy life to make "more family." The earls, and all of their new babies, almost starve to death because of this. The Lemongrabs blame Princess Bubblegum for their malnourishment, and demand that she give them all of her candy. The situation escalates, resulting in one of the Lemongrabs's sons dying, and it ends with Princess Bubblegum erasing the formula from the Lemongrabs's brains so they can't make more babies. No one is mad at the Lemongrabs, they don't seem upset that one of their babies died, and they smile when Princess Bubblegum says "their hearts are fine." Princess Bubblegum has swung from one extreme to the other- she went from abusing Lemongrab for his mental condition to using said condition to justify his increasingly dangerous and disgusting actions. And as if that wasn't enough, the Lemongrabs are fathers.

(Old) unsigned entry.

Jun 3rd 2013 at 9:17:13 PM •••

  • hairylegherpich: For me it has to be "Princess Monster Wife," an episode I'd forgotten about. It was fantastic, except for literally the last three seconds. After a whole episode filled with tender, poignant dialogue and character development, the writers ruined it by making a cheap, unfunny "Ice King is a crazy sociopath" joke at the very end.

One moment per troper per work. Either replace the old one with this one or leave this one off the page.

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May 25th 2013 at 12:36:10 AM •••

What should be done when someone adds two entries at the same time (so there isn't a most recent one to pull)? Hurpadurp added these two under Adventure Time. So far I haven't pulled either of them.

  • hurpadurp: "Mystery Dungeon." Not the whole episode- overall it was a fantastic episode, but any scene involving Ice King and NEPTR. The "Ice King can't remember NEPTR" bullshit is disgustingly contrived. The writers seem to have forgotten that, the last time NEPTR and Ice King were together, NEPTR was the one being a total dick to the Ice King and pelting pies in his face. It seems the writers are pathetically shoehorning in any "Feel sorry for the Ice King, cry for Simon" moments they can, while forgetting about previously established characterization and development while doing so! What- NEPTR hated Ice King the last time he met him, then we have NEPTR being sad because Ice King doesn't remember him?! Plus, NEPTR kept calling Ice King "Papi." He already decided that he saw Finn as his father, not ice king!

    My other beef with Mystery Dungeon was that the apparent positive character development Lemongrab got at the end of "You Made Me" had been flushed down the toilet for the purpose of comedy. At the end of "You Made Me," we apparently see Lemongrab actually being a nice, friendly guy. He cheerfully let his prisoners go and sent them away to the Candy Kingdom, he seems to be on good terms with Princess Bubblegum, and Finn and Jake seem pretty okay with him. We have the hope that, now that he has a friend and he's no longer desperately lonely, he can actually be a nicer person. Then in "Mystery Dungeon," he's being a dick again- verbally abusing people and even calling Tree Trunks "Slave." And the guy doesn't even seem grateful when Tree Trunks saves his life- he just says, "That'll do, Slave-Trunks." Just... Fuck you, Lemongrab.
  • hurpadurp: For me, it would have to be "Too Young." Only because of how much of a Cosmic Plaything Lemongrab was throughout the whole episode. Now I know that later on, he's revealed to be more dangerous, but in Too Young he was not dangerous- he seemed more like a stressed-out substitute teacher who didn't know how to do their job right. If he had been a legitimate villain I would not feel inclined to defend him. Not that he was a nice person- he was jerk- but he was an idiot, not a bad guy. He wasn't a bad guy- he was a retarded, pitiful jerk who was just doing his job. The worst part was when Princess Bubblegum, (who is basically his mother,) pushes him onto the floor and he just lays there and cries. How am I supposed to laugh at that?! Why did the writers just shit all over him like that?! Even for Adventure Time standards, that episode was just absurdly cruel and mean-spirited. Especially because Lemongrab's actions seem to be more the result of him being an incompetent fool than a genuinely bad person, while Finn and Princess Bubblegum purposefully hurt him several times in the episode. I know I was supposed to root for Finn and Princess Bubblegum, but the plot seemed to forget that Lemongrab was not a villain- he was a mentally challenged, borderline retarded jackass who was given a position of authority that he was not capable of having. I felt more inclined to wonder why this poor guy was not talking to a therapist about his problems, or being properly instructed on how to rule a kingdom- or something to make his impossible life just a little bit easier to bear. Why did the writers have to wait over a year to finally let the poor son of a bitch be happy about life?!

May 24th 2013 at 10:36:15 PM •••

  • For me, it had to be "Up A Tree." It was a boring episode, the drawings looked wrong, and it was completely forgettable. Also, "James Baxter the Horse" for the same reason.
  • "Web Weirdos," for being disgusting, horrifying beyond all reason, and having the Unfortunate Implications of babies fixing a broken marriage.
  • "Simon and Marcy," for being surprisingly overhyped and surprisingly uneventful and boring.
  • "Slow Love" for being really, really gross.

No unsigned entries or multiple moments per work. Also, these moments don't have enough context anyway.

May 9th 2013 at 1:38:13 PM •••

With regards to the "His Hero" episode: I'm not bothered by Finn saving an old lady from a giant. My problem is, firstly, that Finn's attempts at charity and nonviolent help are portrayed as idiotic and only making things worse, and secondly, that the episode makes a point of showing that you can't help people without punching someone else in the face. They even state that the moral is "never deny your rowdy nature". The lesson is definitely supposed to be "violence is the only answer". And yeah, Adventure Time isn't known for it's morals. So? That's no excuse. Family Guy isn't known for having likable characters, yet the DMOS page is filled with instances where characters are unlikable.

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May 10th 2013 at 5:29:22 AM •••

The idea is that you can't ALWAYS just talk your problems out. The aesop is that nonviolence doesn't always work.

The reason Finn's charity didn't work out is becasue he's kind of an idiot....

May 10th 2013 at 2:20:50 PM •••

^Firstly, no attempt was made at "talking your problems out". Finn stood a while trying to think of something, and then punched the giant in the face. At no point in the episode does anyone even suggest "talking your problems out". And yes, Finn is kinda stupid, but the episode portrayed his attempts at being active in his community itself as idiotic.

EDIT: No response? Okay, I'm adding it back.

Edited by 216.99.32.45
May 27th 2013 at 7:14:08 PM •••

Sorry, I dont check the discussion pages that oftrn. Anyway, add whatever you want, I never pulled your entry. I was just giving my two cents. And, talking it out wasnt the best term. I should have said more that the aesop is that sometimes that violence is sometimes the answer.

May 6th 2013 at 10:54:16 AM •••

Accidentally added this to the wrong bit.

@Shadow200

I didn't get the idea that Bending = goodness. Numerous characters who are benders are depicted as being villainous before Amon's reveal, especially Tarrlock. Meanwhile, the Bending Council is seen blatantly abusing its power, and it's shown as a bad thing. Bending is depicted as being a natural part of a person, so losing it is traumatizing, even if the person losing it is loathsome.

The problem with the Equalists is that they're wholly indiscriminate with whom they attack. They make no distinction between "violent criminal" and "pacifist monk fighting for non-bender rights". If they stuck purely to criminals, then the only people who'd have a problem with them would be people who have issue with vigilantism in general, but when they make it a point to attack the police, bending celebrities, and other people who don't go out of their way to attack non-benders.

Also, we don't see the aftermath of the Equalist revolt. They probably fractured given the that the highest level members were either killed, captured, or a bender, so they aren't the organized force they used to be especially when the military moved in.

Dec 20th 2012 at 3:45:30 PM •••

This has been bothering me for a while.

If you can only have one moment per work on the page, then how come fluffything has at least 9 or 11 entries on this page?

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Dec 20th 2012 at 3:58:54 PM •••

"Per work per page"

You can have multiple DMOS's on a page as long as they belong to different works. Danny Phantom, Tom and Jerry, and Arthur are different works, so he's allowed one for each. If he had two for Danny Phantom, then he'd be breaking the rules.

Oct 20th 2012 at 12:30:52 PM •••

Cut this entry from Aqua Teen Hunger Force as it's complaining about network promotions and not complaining about something that happened within the show itself:

  • So We Ate Them: No qualms toward the show itself, but the promotion they did for their movie (while, admittedly, an April Fools prank) came off as a salvo of dick moves. They started by hyping it like no tomorrow, trying to get interest up. No issue there, that was okay. Then, they played commercials announcing that they were going to play the whole thing on the air "because we're f**kingnote  crazy." The evening of the screening, the station kicked the hype into full swing, shoehorning loud and dramatic plugs (scored to bombastic orchestral arrangements) into all of their bumps. Then, when they finally began screening the show—They shrunk the video to one inch by one inch, cut the audio, and the network resumed business as usual about two minutes in. But wait, It Got Worse; All through the other cartoons, bits of animation, blown to ridiculous proportion, are constantly popping up with reminders to look at that tiny box at the corner, complete with audio. Many of them took up about half the screen. And on top of that, the overblown promos from before showed no sign of letting up, not even well adter the film was over. It was bad enough that I didn't touch [adult swim] for nearly a week.

Sep 4th 2012 at 5:17:20 AM •••

Please pick a specific moment where MAD took the mickey out of Cars:

  • It's also horrible when they have numerous other Pixar movie jokes that don't kill off characters, yet they keep picking on Cars. I mean, I'm not a big fan of the movie, but I can't stand MAD'S constant vitriol against it with crappy jokes. -Frankiefoster

Telcontar MOD
Aug 28th 2012 at 1:50:57 AM •••

Says right at the top of the page: One moment per work to a troper. Disney23, please pick a single episode that you found the worst rather than three at once.

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Telcontar MOD
Aug 30th 2012 at 11:36:04 AM •••

Troper has now chosen High Steaks.

Aug 19th 2012 at 12:01:29 AM •••

I was going to add an entry for The Legend Of Korra, but I realized that it was just so dang long and had multiple moments in it. I need help picking a moment. I couldn't choose between Korra pestering Mako about his feelings for her, Korra and Mako kissing in "The Spirit of Competition", Bolin getting the mean eye from everyone when he tried to cheer up Korra, Aang giving Korra all of her powers back and then unlocking the Avatar State, or Korra and Mako's declarations of love in the end. Could I get a recommendation from anyone?

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Aug 20th 2012 at 7:26:44 AM •••

I recommend finding something better to do with your time.

Aug 20th 2012 at 11:43:57 AM •••

Or write a review. You can complain all you want there.

Telcontar MOD
Jun 10th 2012 at 1:53:50 PM •••

Fromthe Wordsof BR, you can only have one of these. Choose.

  • Another hate of mine is both Adventure Time episodes "Power Animal" and "Crystals Have Power". Jake, for one thing, is so distracted he can't help Finn, who's being forced to pole dance! The following episode isn't any better. Jake can't help Finn, who's turning into a crystal, and will not fight because of some thing he did when he was little. It's not funny nor uplifting at all. I fricking love this show, but I hate those episodes.

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Telcontar MOD
Jul 2nd 2012 at 12:45:41 AM •••

Same person, same issue. Even the same episodes, I just realised; I'm still posting them here because I did say I'd pull them to the discussion page. Troper in question PM'd.

  • FromtheWordsofBR: For me, my D Mo S is both "Power Animal" and "Crystals Have Power". In the former, a bunch of goblins steal Finn so that they can watch him suffer the humiliation of pole dancing and drain his brain. So what does Jake do? Be distracted, completely unaware of Finn's trouble. I'm sorry, what?! Why did you have to make Jake a stupid [[Flanderization idiot]]?! It just Flanderized Jake from a fun-loving and super dog into a stupid dog who's easily distracted! But no, that's not it. In "Crystals Have Power" Tree Trunks, who exploded into a crystal world and got all the queen stuck stuck in her head, became an evil Alpha Jerk. But that's What Wouldve Been, because the subplot involves Jake turning against violence and not helping Finn, who's being turned into a crystal! They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot, and watching both thoses episodes left a bad taste in my mouth.

Jun 9th 2012 at 8:14:20 AM •••

  • Philipnova798: I enjoy The Transformers in the So Bad, It's Good way (though it has had its moments of good writing, plot & character development and animation). But there's two episodes in particular that grind my gears to the point where I cannot sit through them without cringing:
    • The first is "A Prime Problem". The episode consists of nothing but wasted potential and the Autobots dropping the Idiot Ball at nearly every given turn. The idea of Megatron making an Optimus clone was an okay idea, but it was played out in the most stupid way possible. And when the real Prime returns after his supposed death at the hands of Lazerbeak. They come up with quite possibly the most absurd ways to prove which is the real one (WE MUST HAVE A RACE anyone?) It's to the point where you're just begging for the episode to be over.
      • The other is the very infamous B.O.T. The episode opens up... I know Scale and proportions have never been kind to the franchise, but the Combaticons should all not fit on the same road. It Gets Worse, much worse, not only in animation, but in virtually every other aspect. There's Roland and Martin - two other most reviled humans ever conceived in the entire franchise (Even more than the ones in either Armada or Energon), Starscream calling the Combaticons Megatron's soldiers when Starscream was shown to have made them and the main idea of Brawl's brain being transplanted into some collage students' robot. Not only that, but for a show that's Merchandise-Driven; this particular episode does a very poor job at doing so - Defensor's force field is shit and Bruticus is nothing more than a pathetic shell of himself here. And to think this episode was by one of the writers of Pinky And The Brain.

Pick one.

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Telcontar MOD
Jun 9th 2012 at 10:28:09 AM •••

He's chosen and readded the Prime Problem one.

Mar 31st 2012 at 6:33:12 PM •••

A troper put something called: "The Scooby Doo Project" What show is that from? The Troper didn't say.

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Apr 3rd 2012 at 8:04:26 PM •••

Oh never mind, I looked it up....

The other Inspector DMOS is the short which derailed The Inspector's soft-spoken, and quiet sidekick, Juju, or whatever his name is, into a ditzy, hyper moron who would willingly walk straight into traps without question. Basically, Cosmo as a soldier from Europe. Given how sudden it is, it's really jarring

Apr 4th 2012 at 8:43:51 AM •••

I didn't know you couldn't even mention the stuff in the discussion, my bad.

Apr 14th 2012 at 5:15:31 PM •••

Oh but now, what I said before is up there! Tvtropes, you bizarro...

Dec 15th 2011 at 6:18:10 AM •••

Since this is natter but I just want to say it somewhere, just pointing out on the example for The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron, Australia ISN'T a continent in a variety of countries, but Oceania is. Not sure if it applies to the example, but just saying it's not as bad of an error as it's made out to be.

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Jun 30th 2012 at 7:29:41 PM •••

Uh, no. A quick bit of research will tell you that Australia is the only country that's its own continent. The rest of Oceania doesn't count, since it's just a bunch of islands located near it.

Nov 9th 2011 at 8:51:23 AM •••

On Jimmy Neutron's entry, a troper complained that Jimmy calls Australia a country instead of a continent, when Australia is actually considered a part of the Oceania continent. Do I permission to delete that sentence since it's a case of being misinformed?

Sep 29th 2011 at 10:25:54 AM •••

The complaint about Return of Harmony 2 makes no sense. It claims that Discord's defeat is anticlimatic compared to Nightmare Moon's...but...They did the exact same thing to her! Just like Discord, the Mane Six hit her with the rainbow beam...thing and that was that.

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Oct 13th 2011 at 2:14:29 PM •••

...Oh my god, people. Seriously? You're complaining that the villain wasn't defeated exactly the way you wanted him to be? That...that's just childish.

May 10th 2013 at 5:34:20 AM •••

Nearly every example for MLP:Fi M is childish whining.

Example "OH MY GOD, THAT FLAG IS HISTORICALLY INACCURATE!!!"

Jul 29th 2011 at 7:09:33 PM •••

American Dad should have it's own page seeing as how it has quite a few DMOS examples listed.

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Sep 11th 2011 at 4:44:34 PM •••

Agreed.

Also I'm suprised no one put Clevland show examples. though I can think of the one where Terry is revealed to be gay right out of nowhere (wasting a plot about bisexuality, and the fact that he had sex with girls in past episodes)

Sep 29th 2011 at 5:35:03 PM •••

Eight examples listed now, starting to get cluttered.

Sen
Jul 3rd 2011 at 11:29:58 AM •••

Re: Futurama. Hurk, the second episode of season six. That went very wrong way too fast, and the Kill Sat twist was... what.

Apr 15th 2011 at 12:34:02 PM •••

IIRC, this was cut way back when by someone who wasn't the signer, with no explanation:

  • cmdragon:: Again for Total Drama World Tour in the finale of all things. Heather rejecting Alejandro's love for the money "after" an epic kiss in a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming. She gets the money after kneeing him in the kiwis and pushing him down the volcano on a block of ice. Then Zombie Ezekiel grabs it from her, they wrestle for it, and homeschool is thrown into the volcano, effectively killing off a main character in a pathetic attempt to shout out Lord of the Rings. Then the volcano erupts because of pineapple *Facepalm* because Chris was too dumb to live and didn't see the sign posts. Episode ends with campers fleeing from the island chased by lava with a firey ball of death on its way to smush Heather. But wait, there's more! An after episode clip reveals a horribly disfigured Alejandro (He got fried by the lava) being put in a cybershell in yet another pointless character destroying shout out, comeplete with a big no and Chris dressed as Palpatine. I am disgusted.

This is what the part about TDWT's ending in that entry on Action's finale was reffering to, as if to say that TDA's ending was worse as it wasn't planned out.

Before it was deleted, there was a Justifying Edit saying that Ezekiel survives and Alejandro's end was more of a karmatic not-really-death. Also, someone else had added this moment, although as a completely different entry.

So... yeah. I would add it back, but I waited too long (I put this on my to do list a while after the deletion) and now the finale's already mentioned.

Dec 20th 2010 at 7:38:38 PM •••

Shadoboy, could you elaborate on this?

Shadoboy: Probably the most hated episode of the series is Everyone knows it's Bendy. The show creators have actually apologized for making that episode!

Aug 22nd 2010 at 9:27:34 AM •••

A few things that were cut from the page when it was being brought into line with the new guidlines:

  • Transformers death of basically the entire cast to make way for a new set of toys is often seen as a dethroning moment. Mostly because killing the old characters was unnecessary and illogical (since in the preceding series all of the characters suffered more severe injuries and survived, but in the movie they drop like flies). The fact that the new characters are pretty much universally lame adds insult to injury, and the whole mess just traumatized a generation of children.
    • To put it in modern perspective, imagine going to watch "The Simpsons Movie" and seeing all of the Simpsons die in the first half hour so the remainder of the movie could star Ned Flanders.
  • The Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends episode 'A Firestar Is Born'. Not just a DMOS for this show, but for the character Wolverine and the X-Men in general when, after being throws to the side by Juggernaut, ''Wolverine gets his claws stuck in a simple brick wall. I-I'm stuck!
  • The Powerpuff Girls beating up Rainbow the Clown and throwing him in prison was their DMOS. It was just utterly sickening that the girls would do an act like that.
    • The DMOS for this troper was the horrifically pointless death of Bunny, the deformed and mentally challenged "sister" they made for kicks. It would have to fly five miles straight up to reach Downer Ending status. Way to pump that Nightmare Fuel to all the kiddies at home!
    • Probably the worst episode, however, is Neighbor Hood. Basically, a somewhat harmless kids show starts asking its young viewers to send them money. Petty, but nothing illegal so far... until Bubbles watches it and actually robs the mayor's bank to steal all the town's money. No hypnotizing was involved, a children's tv personality only had to ask Bubbles to commit a crime that she beats people up for doing regularly. Oh, and not only is she never held responsible for this, but her sisters decide that the people involved in the show are evil criminals because they had the nerve to... ask for money in a kid's show. They're right- the show was being taped, after all, in an actual prison, but that just raises the question: why didn't this clue Bubbles in as she was handing them the money? Needless to say, this was not a very good Bubbles episode.
      • And, it's based on a real-life event. Parents were angry about it, but no one was arrested for it. In both cases, it was just the kids' show's hosts being assholes. Uh, note to the writers of PPG, being a selfish jerk is rude, but it's not a crime.
      • Bubbles is a Karma Houdini. All the girls have their low points of acting as a villain, Blossom in A Very Special Blossom and Buttercup in Moral Decay, but they get punished for them. Bubbles gets of scott-free in Bubblevicious and Neighbour Hood both.
    • What about the episode where Mojo Jojo makes the girls giant, and the citizens of Townsville berate them for their clumsiness? That's a What the Hell, Townspeople? moment there.
  • Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo: Also, when Robin takes down the Ultraman expy, he then starts pounding it brutally to finish it off. Not only was this unnecessary, not only did it landed Robin and his team mates in hot water, but it becomes worse when you realize he was taught by Batman, who has a VERY strict "No Kill" policy (sure he beats the crap out of a bad guy but when they're down he's done with then he doesn't just keep pounding away). Way to go Robin.
    • And then there's the opening sequence, in which the Titans fight off an intruder in the tower, subdue him and call the police to ...no wait, I mean tie him up and throw him into the basement so Robin can pretend to Jack Baeur. Huh? Since when have they ever operated like that? Yeah, yeah, Batman's a dark vigilante hero, but even Batman doesn't hold criminals captive in the Batcave until they talk! Besides, regardless of origins, the Teen Titans cartoon is a whole universe away from the sort of behavior. It came out of nowhere and made Robin look like a psycho, especially when the police get involved shortly after that (and rightly calls Robin out, which, even though the character was supposed to be a Jerkass, came off more as The Strawman Strikes Back). Ten minutes into the movie, and that whole setup of Robin going all Gitmo with a suspect had already ruined it for me.
    • Batman has taken many people to interogate them in the Batcave. He knows several methods of torture, and has beaten people to a bloddy mess for answers. As for Batman not taking things too far, once he truly tried to BEAT THE JOKER TO DEATH. WITH HIS FISTS.
      • What makes this even worse is the infuriating Aesop Amnesia that got dumped on Robin. You know, one of the coolest and more subtle moments of Season 3 and 4 was Robin growing out of his Jerkass characterization after nearly losing his life and friends in 'Haunted' and becoming someone genuinely more caring (if still a hardass), which was emphasized in episodes like The Quest, Titans East, and the entire Raven arc. Some of the best writing in television. Then it gets completely undone in this movie. Fuck you, straight-to-DVD movie.
    • One for Raven, through the entire movie she makes fun of Beast Boy. Belittling him and insulting him (even when he's RIGHT about something.) She never gets her comeuppance. One gets the impression that the writers went overboard trying to sink Beast Boy/Raven.
      • Of course, if they were trying to sink ships like this one, they didn't know what they were doing.
    • In the show itself, there's the series finale. After spending years waiting to figure out what happened to Terra, we get an answer... In the form of her completely forgetting who she is. While Beast Boy is (futilely) trying to return her to her old self, the Titans are fighting a seemingly unbeatable opponent. As Beast Boy says his final goodbye to Terra, he leaves her school and... Cue Credits. That's it. After watching this episode, I almost felt betrayed. The episode itself wasn't terrible, but the fact that it got Screwed Over By The Network and forced this episode to become the finale really, really sucked. Which also brings up the point that they had originally wanted to do this episode in Season 3. If they had done that instead, then perhaps they could've given Terra back her memories or something, and the show would've ended on a triumphant note with the Brotherhood defeated.
    • In the season 4 episode "Troq," the team pledges to help an intergalactic soldier with his "final solution" to an alien menace. En route, however, the team learns the likable soldier is also a racist prone to speaking and acting on his prejudices. Despite this, the team helps to commit genocide, parting with the Broken Aesop that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, as long as it's human-shaped and speaks English.
  • The Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends episode "I Only Have Surprise for You" was one big DMOS for the entire Fosters' residence. They basically brutally humiliate Mac in an extremely cruel fashion, even though they are susposed to be his friends who actually care about him. Some friends huh?

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Jun 11th 2010 at 9:13:08 PM •••

I find it kind of coincidental that the shows that got their own pages were all on FOX.

Jun 11th 2010 at 10:33:09 AM •••

Gave King Of The Hill it's own page because it became so long. When there is ~20 entries, it's too long to just scroll through on the main page, so folders are used and it's placed on the top. However, if it gets longer than that, it's a pain to get through even in the edit mode.

Mar 31st 2010 at 10:07:42 AM •••

Can we resolve this here please, and not on the main page:

  • As the above, the episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die!". God. Damn. The fact that after publicly confessing to his horrible crime, Cartman is shown to be in the right is bad enough. The fact that this episode (which This Troper can't actually stand to watch) is cited as one of the best in the entire history of the show by many, many people is almost unbearable.
    • Cartman was in the right in that episode? HE MURDERED SCOTT'S PARENTS AND MADE THEM INTO CHILI AND MADE SCOTT EAT IT. There is no way anyone could view him as in the right.
      • No one did. They just realize that they shouldn't piss Cartman off. Also, when he's trying to atone in that episode which spoofs the Sixth Sense, the murder of the Tenorman's is cited as one of the things he needs to atone for. And Butters is visibly like "wow Eric." So no one actually views it as in the right.

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Mar 15th 2010 at 2:13:35 AM •••

Someone recently put unde the Animaniacs entry that ap[parently the episode wasn't making fun of fans, it was making fun of Fan Dumb I've put the entry here and can we please resolve this on the discussion page:

  • Animaniacs, well, didn't exactly treat its fans with as much respect as Tiny Toon Adventures, but one episode fans absolutely hated was the short which begins with a die-hard Animaniacs fan, stereotyped with a beer gut, glasses, WB memorabilia all over his room and constantly typing on his computer, telling the viewers about random elements about the show itself. This short is called the "Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation", which is, in a nutshell, the show taking a time out to turn to its fans and flip the bird. Yeah, we give you ratings that pay your bills and we are the idiots, you're welcome.
    • The episode wasn't making fun of people liking the show, it was making fun of members of the Fan Dumb

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Apr 28th 2013 at 6:40:15 AM •••

The Please Please Please Get A Life Foundation wasn't about people who like Animaniacs, it was about people who take the time to point out minor, irrelevant errors in kid's cartoons.

Mar 7th 2010 at 2:19:02 PM •••

Should "King of the Hill" get it's own page? It's examples are around 20, yet "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" have around 50 (havn't checked for "Zero Punctuation").

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Mar 12th 2010 at 12:23:21 PM •••

zero punctuation does have it's own page in web original.

Mar 15th 2010 at 4:20:06 PM •••

No, they mean they haven't counted the number of examples under Zero Punctuation.

Apr 27th 2010 at 4:27:13 PM •••

Update: as of this writing, now King of the Hill has 46 entries. Although most of them are jumping to the conclusion that the "wrong morals" are actual aesops and not thinking of them as parodies. Then again, the Family Guy page mostly has people complaining about a "Dude, Not Funny!" joke, even though FG is pretty much a Dead Baby Comedy series.

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