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You Ever Notice...and What's the Deal...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mo Frackle, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    If any time, I would think it would be shown around halloween. I don't think I have ever seen it air. Something tells me it has something to do with the Grinch's "Paraphernalia Wagon" or whatever it's called. People too uptight and politically correct :rolleyes:

    They have shown A Christmas Carol...I remember watching it a few years ago on ABC :/

    Simply put, it's a way to make money. "Episode" is just a fancy way of saying Game 1 in the Series, Game 2 in the Series...and yes, games ARE a "series." Or "franchise." I've seen both terms used to describe a group of games... i.e. The Kingdom Hearts series/franchise refers to all Kingdom Hearts games as a group.

    Sonic 4 was MEANT to be broken down and released in pieces since its a download game. Sometimes it's a bit pretentious and suggests that the game is going to be so good that it warrants a sequel, sure, but yeah..."episodes" are usually just parts to a whole download game. I wanna say Sonic 4's intention was to have like 5 or 6 parts that would eventually make up a complete retail game, but that idea was scrapped.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This really bugs me.

    Have you ever noticed how certain manchildren fanboys always whine about how some new version of a show they watched that has an anime look to it when the original show was animated in Japan to begin with? I'm specifically referring to Transformers Animated and the reboot Thundercats. There's no logic in that argument when the thing was never Western animated in the first place. Heck, Transformers WAS a Japanese product (actually composed of many) that was Americanized.

    Of course, I'll say that, at least with TFA, they're full of crap since the character designs look more western, almost Genddy Tartikofsky/Craig McCracken-esque than anything else.

    Seriously... I hate Manchildren fanboys ruining the comments section of Youtube to whine about how not like the old days everything was. Ruins my enjoyment of videos.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    In the movie "Dinner for Schmucks", what's the deal with Steve Carrell's boss being seen as likely to "win"? It was expected that he'd win the award for biggest loser because he thought he had mind controll, and used it on Steve's character... Who believed that his mind was being controlled. The boss should have tried mind controll on other characters, who wouldn't have believed it, or Paul Rudd's character should have stepped up and dared him to controll his mind, and prove that he didn't have mind controll. And yet it takes Steve Carrell's character convincing that he has brain controll to defeat his bosses chances of "winning"?

    Well, you could wait until the video is over before reading the comments section.
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Here's one thing I've always noticed, but never understood...

    Whenever we see kids eating sandwiches on TV or in movies, they always have lettuce and tomatoes on their sandwiches... no kid, in real life, wants lettuce or tomatoes on their sandwiches.
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I like lettuce and tomato, and don't mind having them on my sandwich. Though I normally prefer to have sandwiches plain. I usually only have lettuce and tomato on mine if I get my sandwich at a restaurant.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I mean little kids. I've never known any little kid to actually want to have lettuce or tomatoes (or any form of vegies) on their sandwiches, yet whenever you see kids eating sandwiches on TV, they always have lettuce and tomatoes on their sandwiches. Is that supposed to project a better looking image or something?
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Maybe putting lettuce and tomato on a sandwich makes it look more like a sandwich? Though I would think two pieces of bread would be enough. At least peanut butter sandwiches are never shown with lettuce and tomato. I especially prefer for sandwiches with lunch meat to not have lettuce and tomato.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Representational icons. That's why. It's like how every time you see a grocery bag in a TV show it always has a tall box of something, a stalk of celery and a baguette popping out so you know it's groceries.

    What's even worse is that, in animation at least, because sandwiches with lettuce in it is the universal sign for sandwich, they will always have lettuce in them, even if they aren't sandwiches that require or even go with lettuce. Especially when they draw Peanut Butter sandwiches.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Or, notice how when it comes to grocery bags, plastic doesn't exist on TV, just paper; while conversely, you don't get paper bags at grocery stores, just plastic.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    They use plastic bags when the script warrants it. They usually use paper bags because they're more instantly recognizable.

    Also, in cartoons, every piece of cheese is Swiss Cheese that's colored like yellow cheddar. And always in wedges. Most cheese you buy commercially, except for the gourmet kind, is in block form. Even then, only Swiss cheese has holes in it. None of the others do. Unless you have a cheese eater as a writer that specifically mentions a specific kind, that is.
  11. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I remember getting paper bags but that was years ago when I was a kid, lol.
  12. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I think my local small store will give you paper bags if you ask for them, but they don't keep them visible with the plastic bags.
  13. ncchuck

    ncchuck Well-Known Member

    a store around here called aldi you can buy paper or plastic bags( they do not bag your stuff and bags cost extra)
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Really? Do you know of any examples? Because I don't ever remember seeing peanut butter sandwiches with lettuce. In Meet the Robinsons, for example, characters have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches the right way.

    Though I thought it was weird when I saw the Sesame Street clip where Aristotle helps David make lunch, Aristotle had to make baloney sandwiches with lettuce. I haven't liked baloney since 1993, but I never thought baloney looked like something to have lettuce with.

    I wonder if TV Tropes has a page for "lettuce and tomato on sandwiches". Or "paper bags over plastic". Or "yellow wedges of cheese with holes in them".
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You ever notice that almost all of the major internet outlets seem to be located in California? Yahoo!, YouTube, FanFiction.Net, deviantART, TV Tropes, etc. You can almost tell a major website is out of California because the system time is set to Pacific.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    There was one very specific example, but I forget exactly where I saw it. It's probably the animators fault on that one. But every time I see sandwich in animation specifically, they have that uniform white bread with lettuce in it. Rarely the olive poking out, but always with the lettuce.
  17. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    This old segment gets the ingredients right...eventually. And they specifically say "No lettuce, no tomato." :)

    When I was little, I always thought it was weird that they put the whole can of tuna between the slices of bread. :p
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I recently saw the DVD/Blu-Ray release of Peter Pan, and there's too different-sized boxes (in addition to the release which includes those and a digital copy). One is Blu-Ray sized, the other DVD sized, but otherwise they appear to have all the same bonus features, the packaging art is the same, they are the same price, and both contain the DVD as well as the Blu-Ray. What's the point of this? Is there some kind of believe that some people prefer to buy movies in the smaller Blu-Ray sized package while others prefer the bigger DVD sized packaging? Is it to make more money from super completists?
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Because these studios and distributors like to screw with you, man. That's what they do. And you say you bought Peter Pan? Disney's one of the worst offenders of screwing you over when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray releases.
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  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Involving books...

    What's the deal with Arthur? The first Arthur book, "Arthur's Nose", is about Arthur wanting to change his nose because it's so big and everybody teases him about it. But then after a few books it's no longer big. The big-ness of his nose does get something to do in "Arthurs Eyes", as his nose gets in the way when he tries looking closer at the text of his books. I feel Arthur's Eyes should have come first (and I recently learned that that was adapted into the first episode of the series) and then the "Nose" book second, as it's the only one where he doesn't have glasses.

    And the Berestain Bears books, what's the deal with Mama Bear in all the ones where she gets the family to stop their bad habits ("Berestain Bears and Too Much TV", "Berestain Bears Forget Their Manners", "Berestain Bears and Too Much Junk Food")? It seems she's perfect in these regards while the rest of the family isn't (especially Papa, who in each books tries at least once to sneakily go back to his old habits). In "Forget Their Manners" they should have had Mama accidentaly forget her manners at some point, showing that even those who choose to be polite can occasionally be rude.

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