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Because I'm not sure it's correctly assessed. As far as I can see, the argument seems to be since Pete doesn't show sympathy/affection for PJ he must have Taken a Level in Jerkass. It is true that Pete shows sympathy for PJ on the show but not in the movies, but that has less to do with a change in his character and more to do with the fact he has more screentime.
Part of the Out-of-Character Moment was removed because of this somewhat plausible explanation that would keep it in-character:
"Keep in mind that Principal Mazur talked with Goofy privately, so PJ probably didn't know for sure what his own father's reaction was. PJ's Mood Whiplash could be explained if he called himself to apologize (or beg for mercy) and found that the punishment wasn't nearly as severe as he feared (it's even possible Pete didn't care, or outright congratulated his son on putting one over on Mazer). Given the hell he was expecting, a result like that would have made him euphoric."
I appreciate that you took the effort to preserve what I wrote (even my spelling error on the second "Mazer"), and I'll try to keep Repair Dont Respond in mind from now on.
No problem. If I had a change justification in mind that detailed I'd write it out here too. :) And I appreciate that you took the time to acknowledge my edit reason.
This was removed for being Square Peg, Round Trope, since Pete's inflection was wrong for a Flat "What". If you put it back in, please give reasons.
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