[TV] The What Animation Are You Watching Thread 2!: Electric American BOOGALOO

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Yeah, I'm going to say that calling it the Morning Star irked me too, especially since it's supposed to be all one whip... it just transforms depending on the skill of the user.

That aside, I do like that they actually bothered to explore what was going out on Drac's side. I'll take melodrama over monster-of-the-week any day.
 
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They could have given the three leads something to do that wasn't hiding in a basement.
I would argue they weren't the leads this season, with Isaac, Hector, and Dracula being the leading men this time.

I suspect Hector's going to take Alucard's place next season. Also, I'm fucking surprised Hector showed up? Like, yeah... he was alive at the same time as Trevor and met him, but WOW.

My only complaint really this season is that Grant de Nasty got written out and had his role/personality split between Alucard and Trevor. Maybe they'll have him show up if we get a Simon season?
 
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I would for real be surprised if Bravest Warriors got another season, current season keeps rising and dipping in quality so much the fans have practically gotten whiplash, NOT TO MENTION-its online presence is ABYSMAL!
 
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Yeah, I'm impressed they took Flintheart's origin in the comics and actually brought it here. The idea that Flintheart is some 40-something guy, pretending to be a 70-something lunatic, is hilarious. Also admitting he's an Afrikanner.
I also found it interesting that Flintheart's real name Duke Baloney is a reference to the old Carl Barks story "Turkey with all the Schemings" which involved the Duke of Baloni who was billed as the 2nd richest duck in the world, so he's a reference to THREE versions of the 2nd richest duck in the world, the predecessor, the original South African Glomgold, AND the 87 cartoon version that the writers made Scottish instead of South African because...reasons?
 
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I also found it interesting that Flintheart's real name Duke Baloney is a reference to the old Carl Barks story "Turkey with all the Schemings" which involved the Duke of Baloni who was billed as the 2nd richest duck in the world, so he's a reference to THREE versions of the 2nd richest duck in the world, the predecessor, the original South African Glomgold, AND the 87 cartoon version that the writers made Scottish instead of South African because...reasons?
They did that because apartheid was a very real issue at the time, and it was easier to not bring up the issue by making him Scottish.
 
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Right, right. FINAL DUCKTALES NOTE-
if I read ONE MORE blog post of someone calling Scrooge a greedy jerk for giving Duke a dime-THE EXACT-symbolic gesture that inspired him to become self-reliant and become a billionaire-I'M GONNA LOSE IT! HOW DOES A FANDOM MISS SUB-TEXT THIS BADLY?!
 
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Right, right. FINAL DUCKTALES NOTE-
if I read ONE MORE blog post of someone calling Scrooge a greedy jerk for giving Duke a dime-THE EXACT-symbolic gesture that inspired him to become self-reliant and become a billionaire-I'M GONNA LOSE IT! HOW DOES A FANDOM MISS SUB-TEXT THIS BADLY?!
To be fair, a dime in 1899 was worth like 5x times what it would have been when Glomgold would have received it. Also, the message wouldn't have been the same: an American Dime would have been worthless in 1899 Scotland, which is why it spurs Scrooge to travel to the US to make his fortune 3 years later and he kept it as a reminder not to get swindled again, but in the 1960's-70's, a dime probably would have been accepted by the South African merchants.

It's also entirely likely that Glomgold had never heard the story of the #1 Dime, just being some 10 year old kid in South Africa. Without KNOWING what it was about, he had every right to feel like he'd been cheated by the world's richest duck. Not that Glomgold wasn't a shithead about it, but yeah... Scrooge skinflinted him for reasons he might have never known.
 
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To be fair, a dime in 1899 was worth like 5x times what it would have been when Glomgold would have received it. Also, the message wouldn't have been the same: an American Dime would have been worthless in 1899 Scotland, which is why it spurs Scrooge to travel to the US to make his fortune 3 years later and he kept it as a reminder not to get swindled again, but in the 1960's-70's, a dime probably would have been accepted by the South African merchants.

It's also entirely likely that Glomgold had never heard the story of the #1 Dime, just being some 10 year old kid in South Africa. Without KNOWING what it was about, he had every right to feel like he'd been cheated by the world's richest duck. Not that Glomgold wasn't a shithead about it, but yeah... Scrooge skinflinted him for reasons he might have never known.
Fair, but I still find it silly how SO many people think Scrooge was just being a random jerk for trying to teach a kid he saw himself in a lesson with the same symbolic gesture that drove, GRANTED he taught it...badly BUT STILL! ALSO much like the guy who ripped Scrooge off with a quarter, Scrooge inspired Flintheart to become a billionaire so technically Flintheart owes all of his success to his rival.
 
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Fair, but I still find it silly how SO many people think Scrooge was just being a random jerk for trying to teach a kid he saw himself in a lesson with the same symbolic gesture that drove, GRANTED he taught it...badly BUT STILL! ALSO much like the guy who ripped Scrooge off with a quarter, Scrooge inspired Flintheart to become a billionaire so technically Flintheart owes all of his success to his rival.
Glomgold already had plans to be a billionaire. He just didn't realize that he'd be doing it by cheating everyone else until this happened. Before this, he had a legit (if stupid) plan on how to do it.
 
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South Park admitted Global Warming was real and apologized for making fun of Al Gore....the Apocalypse is nigh isn't it?
Like I said before, Trey and Matt have been kind of introspective since the whole Trump thing. It's affecting the show negatively in some ways (their Gen X philosophy has been resoundingly rejected by Millenials and Gen Z, so they have a harder time writing episodes and miss the mark a lot) but it's improving it in some ways (past sins are being reconsidered). They are still pretty clueless, as the Mr. Hanky episode showed, but there is something... different about the show now.
 
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Like I said before, Trey and Matt have been kind of introspective since the whole Trump thing. It's affecting the show negatively in some ways (their Gen X philosophy has been resoundingly rejected by Millenials and Gen Z, so they have a harder time writing episodes and miss the mark a lot) but it's improving it in some ways (past sins are being reconsidered). They are still pretty clueless, as the Mr. Hanky episode showed, but there is something... different about the show now.
Yeah I can appreciate them CLEARLY trying, but I won't deny that it feels like a "Too Little Too late" deal...also I'm still mad they COMPLETELY re-wrote Mr.Hanky's personality for satire, HE WAS NICE DAMMIT!
 
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Yeah I can appreciate them CLEARLY trying, but I won't deny that it feels like a "Too Little Too late" deal...also I'm still mad they COMPLETELY re-wrote Mr.Hanky's personality for satire, HE WAS NICE DAMMIT!
Sort of? He was always a shouting asshole at home and beat his alcoholic wife. They showed that in the Film Festival episode and in South Park: The Stick of Truth.
 
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Sort of? He was always a shouting asshole at home and beat his alcoholic wife. They showed that in the Film Festival episode and in South Park: The Stick of Truth.
CLEH-fair. I guess its not as bad as Mr.Garrison turning into "The President", which was totally always supposed to happen don't question Matt and Trey's writing style.
 
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It's weird how i never got that MBP was about global warming not being real and not just mocking Gore for being overly dramatic about it until this episode...
 
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It's weird how i never got that MBP was about global warming not being real and not just mocking Gore for being overly dramatic about it until this episode...
YEAH that's what I thought it was about to when I first saw it, made even worse when they said MBP was imaginary in the ImaginationLand trilogy which AT THE TIME-I thought was there way of saying Al Gore was right...but I guess I was wrong.
 
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She Ra and the Princesses of Power

Okay this was FUN y'all, it ain't perfect but its a nice and fun action series and I like it, and HOPEFULLY it'll get 130 episodes ending with a movie that will be released in theaters for some reason despite the animation looking horrible, that'll set up a spin off featuring her TWIN BROTHER who totally existed this whole time why not, and then the both just FIGHT CRIME!
 
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On the latest Bravest Warriors, the writers give you utterly cliche stories about teen dating and body issues, which are ALMOST masked by whacky sci-fi nonsense but its still pretty bad.
 
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Ducktales 2017: Last Christmas!

This is quite possibly the best episode in the series. Here are some highlights:

- Scrooge hanging out with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future
- Awesome classical Christmas style opening theme
- Apparently Launchpad is Jewish? He has a blue menorah sweater on.
- End credits drawn like the opening of Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983), Scrooge's animation debut!

- Dewey gets to hang out with young Della and Donald (who is voiced by the original voice actor of Dewey from the original Ducktales series!)
- Della update! She's apparently got her own plan to get off the moon!
 
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Not to MENTION-
Donald called Della "Dumbella" a reference to the first Disney Animated short featuring Huey Dewey and Louie!
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ALSO-they reference watching "Christmas on Teddy Bear mountain" the FIRST appearance of Scrooge McDuck in anything EVER!
 
South Park: Unfullfilled

Funny how Trey and Matt suddenly go all in on socialist/marxist ideology when the target is a leftist billion their buddy Trump doesn't like. Seriously, I can't wait for this season to end because it's been almost nothing but shit this season.
 
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