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  • Triassicranger: The Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends episode "The Big Cheese". The scene that kicked me in the teeth was when the tv crew comes to film Fosters, only to find it is a wreck (thanks to everyone joining in with Cheese's dancing), proceed to give Fosters negative publicity, cause Eduardo to burst into tears because they won't stop filming him without his shorts on, and Cheese hogging up all the limelight including the closing credits reel. It did not help that Bloo acted like a complete jerk without motivation, as opposed to earlier seasons (such as the one where he treats the puppies badly after they divert attention away from him and his "time machine"). Yes I know there's no excuse for bad behaviour but at least Bloo had motivations.
    • Ub 3 r D 4 n: Okay then, I guess on behalf of everyone on the Fosters fansite Never Forgotten, I have to add the end of "The Little Peas" as the most widely recognized Dethroning Moment of Suck for the show. Not only is it a retelling of the aforementioned episode "The Big Cheese" (which is not well liked either), but focuses on an OC and has little to do with the main cast at all. The real kicker is the end, where it turns out the one good thing Frankie managed to do in The Big Cheese (where she was pretty much tortured the whole way through) turns out to be the idea of the OC's, not hers. Not only was it a tremendously poor episode (by the show's standards, at least) but it severely tainted my memory of earlier episodes.
    • Mad Man 400096: I Only Have Surprise For You. In it, Mac tries to avoid having yet another embarrassing birthday party. So what does the rest of the house do? They all take a level in jerkass (except Eduardo, who just did what the invitations told him) by making him feel miserable but faking a little boy's birthday party, having him unknowingly obliterate it (thinking it was his own) and then reveal the whole plan. While having Bloo do this is usual, him being the Jerkass he is, everyone else suffered a major case of Character Derailment just by taking part.
    • RAD Dman: This troper's DMOS for Foster's (which, in my opinion, had so many of them that they made me forget most of the good episodes) is "Everyone Knows It's Bendy." This episode has the main group of imaginary friends (Bloo, Wilt, Coco, and Eduardo) squaring off against a new guy named Bendy who causes trouble but uses crocodile tears and kissing-up to make Mr. Herriman and Frankie think it was the guys. First of all, I get why they would think that Bloo did the stuff he was blamed for; besides the fact that Bloo's gung-ho attitude in the episode makes it look like he did it when they come, he's known for being a troublemaker (he's even been in jail!). But Herriman and Frankie have known Wilt, Eduardo, and Coco for a long time and know that they're generally nice and stick to the rules. Why would they believe a stranger they know little about over three long-time friends who usually don't break any rules, especially since the rash of rule-breaking started only when Bendy came in? It's absurd and unbelievable. However, the worst thing about the episode and the one thing that made many fans hate it is that in the end, Bendy wins. Bloo tries to catch Bendy in the act, but the lengths he goes to (his scheme ends in the house being flooded) just to catch Bendy taking a cookie lead to him getting in even more trouble with Frankie and Herriman. There is no comeuppance whatsoever; the good guys lose and the bad guy ends the episode by spraying the camera with a spray-paint can.
    • Manwiththeplan: Fosters Goes To Europe. The ending is so mean-spirited toward Mac, and such an ungodly case of Character Derailment for Madame Foster, that I'm shocked it was able to get past the scripting stage, let alone fully animated and voiced!
  • Cliche: The Fairly Odd Parents episode, It's a Wishful Life. It consists of a plot full of Contrived Coincidence towards an inverse Deus Angst Machina to show how everyone would have been better off if Timmy never existed, which, by extension, since Timmy is an audience proxy, basically encourages children's insecurities about how their parents would be better off without them. Yeah, that's a great message to send to kids, isn't it? This takes This Loser Is You to a ridiculous extreme, but really, the person that penned this story is the one that really sucks.
    • Michael JJ: Just the Two of Us. It is the point where the show pretty much said "We're no longer going to care if these characters are likeable in favor of Flanderization and Character Derailment. Trixie's insane behavior is a far cry from the wonderful character development she got in "The Boy Who Would be Queen," Timmy casually wishing everyone out of the universe was about as Jerkass as he got, and Cosmo's jarring switch from being clingy with Wanda to wanting to avoid her was just too painful to watch. Add to that the fact that Fridge Logic tells you the wish should have been impossible to grant (because it presumably involved killing people, which is against the rules), and you have got, without a doubt, the absolute low point of the series.
    • Baronobeefdip: The episode in which Trixie Tang throws a costume party. Why? Because Crocker is thrown what maybe the most wall-banger inducing Idiot Ball in the series. Long story short, Crocker (in a fairy costume, no surprise there) criticizes Cosmo, Wanda, and Poof (dressed as themselves) on their so-called "fairy costumes". Uh, Crocker, shouldn't you of all people know what a fairy looks like? Furthermore, why isn't it that he recognizes Poof especially. In the earlier episode Bad Heir Day, Crocker had formed a close bond with Poof and is well-aware that Poof is a fairy (and is perhaps the only fairy he genuinely cares for) and that Cosmo and Wanda are Poof's parents. Psst... Earth to Crocker, Denzel Jr.DJ Poof is floating right in front of you.
    • Hayley Chaotix: The Spellementary School episode, if you didn't already think Poof was a bad idea then there's a good chance you will after this one. The plot is that Poof's going to Spellementary School, which is a sort of magic school for little kids. It's made up of mostly different kinds of magic creatures, with only two fairies there: Poof and Foop. The plot focuses mainly on Foop while he's trying to be more popular than Poof, which results in a series of chain yankings because everything he tries at is always won by "Foop... spelled backwards!" (which I assume is supposed to be funny). Near the end of the episode Foop is fed up with Poof being the poster child for Marty Stu, so he captures everyone in the school, and opens some sort of vortex to suck them and the school in. He's about to win, and at this point you may be rooting for him, and then... the bell rings! Everythings back to normal, and everyone's smiling! Oh didn't you know? Everything goes back to normal at the end of the day at Spellementary School! Haven't you ever heard the saying "Saved by the bell"? Poof is loved, Foop is miserable, and you may have the urge to hug him even though he's pointy. The end.
    • Tropers/anoni: To be honest one sign that this show has overstayed it's welcome is "Open Wide". Basically, Timmy has to get his tonsils removed. For the mandatory conflict, Vicky is the doctor operating on him. Instead of a Tonsilectomy, he's getting a "Twerp-ectomy", which apparently not only removes his tonsils, but his will to live! That's right! Vicky plans to perform a surgery on Timmy that will kill him. Timmy's parent, even dumber than usual, sign him up for it because it will give them 5 nights in Hawaii. Have fun mourning your dead kid in Hawaii. There's also the fact that what kind of hospital will allow such a procedure to be performed? By the way, remember when Vicky's best weapon was blackmail and actually became concerned if something may have happened to the kids she babysat, just so she wouldn't get in trouble? The writers don't.
    • Mad Man 400096: For me, the aforementioned "Lights Out" was where the show went dark for me. Basically, Timmy ends up getting annoyed by Poof's need for a night light (which was pretty justified because of the solution-using a very bright night light), so he wishes for eight hours of complete darkness. The result? Cosmo and Wanda turn into man-eating monsters, Tootie provides yet another reason for me to hate Shipping in general, let alone the Timmy X Tootie ship, Timmy's parents being their usual retarded selves at the usual expense of Timmy, and lots of "Amusing" Injuries. Basically, eleven minutes of torture for poor Timmy. But what really cements it as a DMoS for me is when Cosmo and Wanda revealed they set everything up just to make Timmy feel bad about complaining about trying to scare Poof. ...What!? You mean to tell me that they'd torture their own godchild, just to get teach them a lesson!? Even though all he did was ask for it not to be so bright!? This nearly ruined the show for me, and that's a shame, because the creator is also involved with a far superior series.
    • kablammin 45: Yes, I know that Timmy's parents are supposed to not care too terribly about Timmy, but (referring to the episode Scary Godparents) giving away all of his most important stuff? That's stupid! That was one of those few times that I got a little ticked off at Timmy's parents' negligence and stupidity. I mean, didn't they just used to be overworked and busy instead of stupid? Especially jarring when compared to certain episodes like "Super Bike".
  • Great Pikmin Fan: Want to see an Idiot Ball? Try the Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy episode "Too Smart for His Own Ed". Rolf, Ed, Edd and Plank are in a spelling bee, and after Plank and Rolf are eliminated, Edd loses by being off by one letter, which he corrects after. Then Ed (surprise, the same guy who won the betting episode All Eds are Off! and the race against the Eds for a jawbreaker [The end of "Ed or Tails"]) wins, and... everyone[1] thinks he's smart and Edd is an idiot (even Ed's own sister Sarah, who's lived with him for her entire life, forces him to solve an algebra problem (that's not even her's -- it's Jimmy's) and gets mad along with the other kids when she finds out that, yes, Ed is stupid). Seriously, they think the same guy who destroyed Jonny's house by accident (long story), is smarter than the guy who could have been the one who built... 99.9% of Eddy's scams, and had a Running Gag of talking in such a complicated manner than nobody understands him. Just because Edd was off by one letter, and that was caused by stage fright. Although the episode did contain an upside: Edd doesn't share the blame that Eddy got after the other kids realized the whole "genius Ed" thing was a scam, for once.
    • Baronobeefdip: The episode where Nazz babysits Eddy is a DMOS. First of all, why would a 12 year-old boy like Eddy need a babysitter? (Especially considering that Eddy seems perfectly capable of taking care of himself and that he's done fine without parental/adult/babysitter supervision before.) Second, why would Nazz (a girl who's either about the same age or only a few years older) be the one to babysit him? Also, there's the fact that she doesn't even bother telling Eddy in the first place what's really going on. Oh, but it gets better (not). Then, Nazz invites all of her friends over and they trash Eddy's house (Great babysitting job you've done, Nazz. Trash the very house you're being paid to watch over). Oh, and the ending where Eddy gets his tongue stuck in the door to his own room and Ed (normally one of the nicest characters in the series) puts a diaper on Eddy's tongue and calls him a "baby". That's right, the episode ends with Eddy (who hasn't done anything wrong in the entire episode) being heartbroken (poor guy genuinely thought he was finally going to get the girl) and humiliated in his own home all due to a big misunderstanding. Also, why didn't his parents just leave him a note or something that told them that Nazz was going to visit to keep an eye on things? Just who in their right minds would leave a 12 year old and NOT let him know where they were going or if anyone was coming over to check up on things? Worst. Parenting. Ever.
    • Mad Man 400096: That series' D Mo S for me was Postcards From the Ed. Long story short, Eddy (and Eddy alone, mind you) scams Plank's visiting parents, accidentally kills them, and all three Eds get punished. Ed's punishing is sort of justified with him taking on the responsibility of courting Plank's parents without knowing the consequenses of Eddy's actions, but Edd didn't do a damn thing. That's not funny. Just infuriating.
    • Tropers/Marioking98341: What about "If It Smells Like An Ed?" This absolute gem of an episode had:
      • 1. Karma Houdini Jerkass Jimmy. (No, that wasn't a typo.) Jimmy caused all 3 Eds pain by making them look like bad guys: He plants a stolen paintbrush on Ed, gets the hockeystick in the Friendship Day Heart Thing of Symbolism blamed on Eddy, and plants a rag he used to wipe off Plank's mouth on Edd. Character Derailment for him! He even pulled a Xanatos Roulette!
      • 2. The Plot. It was Friendship Day! And on said day, Eddy gave Jimmy a wedgie when Jimmy offers a token of friendship and Jimmy targets him and both his friends? That doesn't make sense; If Jimmy is going for revenge, just make it Eddy! Don't turn all three Eds into the laughing stock of the goddamn cul-de-sac and have the Kankers use Black Comedy Rape in a G rated manner.
      • 3. Edd. As always, he does nothing wrong, nor has much evidence against him. And also, if they think Jimmy is innocent due to timidness, then should Edd get a automatic skip of being guilty? Sheesh, no wonder I hate this episode so much!
    • Frankiefoster: For my Moment, it has to be "Mission Ed Possible". Why? Double D was a fat jerk to Ed and Eddy, and their friendship seemed to fly out the window in favor of "his duty was to send report cards". The smug look on his face and the comment he made as Eddy and Ed were being dragged off by their parents threw me off. He was supposed to be the smart, nice kid, not the obnoxious jerk. It was like they were just totally bored with the series and decided to Flanderize Edd for fun. I could take all the examples above, but THAT one made me swear off of Ed, Edd n' Eddy for the rest of the season.
    • fluffything: On behalf of my fellow EENE fans, I'd like to add Your Ed Here as a DMOS for being the absolute low point for Kevin. In the episode, Kevin finds Eddy's ID card and finds out his middle name is Skipper. Horrified, Eddy tries to convince Kevin to keep it a secret and Kevin says he will... but only if Eddy will do a few "favors" for him. Cue Eddy doing some absolutely humiliating tasks (Including an infamous scene where he kisses Double D) just to keep Kevin from revealing his secret. And, how does Kevin repay him? He tells everyone Eddy's middle name anyway. In other words, Kevin just made Eddy do all of those things for his own sick pleasure rather than keep his word. Keep in mind that Eddy had done nothing to spite Kevin in this episode (at least in others, Eddy actually directly causes Kevin's rage). Because of it, Kevin went from a Jerk Jock with some noble tendencies to a Complete Monster who harasses the Eds for no reason other than they exist in the eyes of the fandom.
  • terlwyth: Okay I love Danny Phantom so far, but the one episode that should be in good cheer, was just terrible. I mean, firstly they treat Danny's hatred of Christmas with no sympathy. It's perfectly reasonable to hate such a time when all your parents do is squabble and let nothing get done, yet its treated like Wangst. After that he goes off to blow of some steam in The Ghost World and he accidently destroys Ghost Writer's Book. But the only mean thing he did was not apologize and claim to hate Christmas. What does GW do? He trapped Danny in a book, had the town get destroyed, all the presents stolen, and turned everyone against him and didn't let one thing for the poor guy go right. And somehow it's Danny's fault entirely? Not to mention it implies Amity Park is nothing but materialistic. Even the rhymes can't save this one this time.
    • fluffything: For me, it was the Reset Button ending for the TV movie Reality Trip. Long story short, Danny's parents say that they accept him for who he is and that they would never hunt down their own son when they find out he's half ghost. So, what does Danny do? Why, he uses the Reality Gauntlet to rewind time so that none of that ever happened. Umm... Danny? Just how stupid are you? Your parents just said that they accept your half-ghost status and would never try to hurt you, and your reaction is to essentially go back to the past and essentially erase that from history! At least Phantom Planet fixed that... somewhat, but it was still a really stupid thing for Danny to do.
  • Crazyrabbits: Aqua Teen Hunger Force season 4's "Party All The Time", where Frylock discovers he has melanoma (cancer) on his face. His condition grows worse, until his skin is pale, his face is severely scarred and all of the fries are gone from his head, while Master Shake and Meatwad attempt to cheer him up with a bunch of one-note tricks (including Shake shoving his hand into a bee hive and the group organizing a surprise performance by Andrew W.K.). The episode marked a severe shift from absurdist humor to dark and depressing. Also, after the numerous times death has been played for laughs in the series (Carl, Shake, and Meatwad have each died more than once over the course of the series in absurd ways), saddling the mentor of the group with a disease and playing it straight doesn't have the same impact. A note to the writers: cancer is not funny. Ever.
    • Tequila Sunrise 2011: The episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force where Meatwad obtains a game where he can communicate with the dead and Shake proceeds to attempt suicide in a variety of ways for the sole purpose of showing up in the game and annoying the shit out of Meatwad through it. Inevitably, he succeeds in his quest by overdosing on prescription pills, inhaling car exhaust through a hose, slitting his wrists, then proceeding to drown himself in a pool filled with piranhas.
    • User: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**king[2] 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.
  • Froggo Fan 64: The House of Mouse episode in which Scrooge McDuck buys the club and makes everyone miserable with his budget cuts has rubbed me the wrong way for a good reason. Among the things Scrooge does to the club is that he frakkin' fires Huey, Dewey and Louie, his own grandnephews, from their position as the house band! After all those times they helped him search for treasures back in the comics and DuckTales, this is how he repays them?! Something must've really turned him sour between the last DuckTales episode and this.
    • Mogo: It gets worse than that-- They get his characterization completely wrong. Despite being stingy (he may have even fired Donald, but he did that on a daily basis in the comics), he would fire the boys for not working for free, but he would probably force them to work elsewhere. Plus, in DuckTales and the comics, he was business savvy-- he would know at least enough not to strip mine the club so bad that no one would want to come. This portrays him as everyone else sees him: just a stingy old man who counts his coins (Which Don Rosa Lampshaded spectacularly in The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with Donald)-- not the badass businessman he is everywhere else. For shame, Disney-- for shame.
    • User:Ephriokko: In the episode "A Match Not Made In Heaven", the one where Hades tries to get a date with Maleficent, there's this part where Mickey offers to show Hades that being nice can work. He goes up to Maleficent and says in a bright, chipper tone: "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Maleficent! Golly! Oh, boy! Hot dog! Ain't it swell? Gee, I hope you're hap-hap-happy, 'cause we love to make things fun-fun-funny! Ha-ha, ha-ha! Oh, gosh." Even though I'm in general a forgiving, tolerant Mickey Mouse fan, the speed and chipper tone at which all of his catchphrases were said in succession made me cringe.
      • User:Manwiththeplan: And Maleficent doesn't even retaliate like you'd expect her to; she just grits her teeth in irritation and forces out something along the lines of "Yes, how...giddy." God damn it, Maleficent, I know Mickey's the host of the club, but the Mistress of Evil shouldn't have to put up with that shit!
    • Webby: The Scrooge episode again: Scrooge decides to provide the entertainment, by standing on stage showing off his Number One Dime, while everybody boos over the "stupid dime". Treating a major recurring plot device like junk is bad enough, but that Scrooge randomly dragged it to the House, rather then keeping it safe and guarded is ridiculous. Then, when he quits, he "sells" the House back to Pete by stealing all his cash and everything he bought and leaving him with the deed. Made it square, did ya Scrooge?
    • lilpurplebird: The entirety of House of Villains is a plot gone to waste. Honestly, who here wouldn't love to see the villains take over an entire show? And they do with a rather neat song to go along with it (about half-way through, sadly). But what do they do after they take over the house? They watch more Halloween Disney cartoons. Mickey and the gang try to take back without success a couple of times in between cartoons, but that's about it. And it has a rather anti-climatic battle where Mickey just dresses up in his apprentice outfit and zaps Jafar without another word and takes back the house like that. Yeah, it was a big disappointment.
  • Baronbeefdip: For me, the episode of The Proud Family with the "psycho duck" certainly qualifies. It starts out good enough with Penny rescuing a mallard duck who can't swim and having him stay at the house until he recovers. The duck keeps stealing Oscar's food, but no one but Oscar ever sees the duck doing so. This in and of itself would make for a hilarious episode....But, then the Wall Banger sets in where the duck goes batshit insane for no reason whatsoever. Seriously, it's a random shift from an episode about Penny rescuing a cute yet mischievous (Towards Oscar at least) duck to an episode about the entire family (and friends) being terrified of an insane power-hungry duck. Why? Also, the seemingly tacked-on ending where the duck is revealed to have belonged to a billionaire and that Wizard Kelly (himself already a multi-billionaire in the series) had returned Chester (the psycho duck) to his owner and gotten the million dollar reward. The ending has no real purpose other than to serve as a Yank the Dog's Chain moment for Oscar. Yes, Oscar is the Butt Monkey of the series...but that was just cruel.
  • Eegah: The Daria episode "Depth Takes a Holiday". This wonderfully honest depiction of high school life suddenly takes a hard turn into Family Guy territory as Daria has to get fugitive holidays back to their dimension. It's completely beyond me how anyone working on the show thought this was a good idea.
  • Manwiththeplan: Cedric being the final villain of the second/final season of WITCH. Greg Weisman, I love you, but just because you can pull off a twist doesn't always mean you should, especially when it means sacrificing satisfying end battles with two menacing, well-developed villains for a final battle against a horendously unimpressive, underdeveloped one who we've seen defeated about 100 times already.
  • Nashimi: The episode "Hate and Let Hate" of Time Squad, apart from Larry and Buck's reunion moment, is a Dethroning Episode Of Suck. First off, we don't see anything from the actual mission - and that would be perfectly fine if the rest of the episode wasn't so utterly sucky. What we get to see is Otto coming back from the bushes and saying they better go home quickly since the leaves here are really itchy. However, Buck and Larry are gone - presumably getting into an extraordinarily absorbing argument and forgetting about the boy. The fight turns out to end particularly bad, and the two decide to divide the space station into two with a white line. When they do this, they realize Larry's favourite place is on Buck's side and vice versa. But they do not switch the halves - they just part with some insults. Naturally, Buck gets hungry and decides to try cooking, which is understandable. Larry however, enters Buck's weapon closet and tries to shoot one of the guns (despite being clearly instructed by the other to not touch his gear) and accidentally hits a photo of the Squad, burning a hole in the place where Buck's head was supposed to be; now, not only has he acted absolutely out of character by laughing (somewhat) evilly afterwards, but he also somehow failed to notice Otto was missing. His face was right there on the picture! Meanwhile, between the events from the station, we're shown short scenes of Otto on the abandoned island where he was left. It was utterly heartbreaking to see him hoping that Larry and Buck will return for him soon, but also finding nothing to eat save for some sand and branches. He chooses the sand. What in the bloody hell made the writers think that was funny?! Back in the station, we see Larry acting like a lunatic killer, shooting everywhere he can, dressed unexpectably manly for such a Camp Gay character, with machine gun cartridges hanging from his shoulders. Thankfully, after Larry and Buck's rejoicement they quickly notice Otto's absence and teleport back for him (knowing the cartoon's mild Sadist Show tendencies with Larry often playing the Butt Monkey role, it was not so obvious). Now that episode is a massive Character Derailment - it's impossible to not realize something's not right when you have such a loud kid, a goddamn home resident, a friend missing!
    • Cherry Darling: Personally, I never cared for "Robin and Stealin' With Mr. Hood." Maybe the pacing was off; maybe it was too short; maybe the writers couldn't come up with a wacky way Robin Hood could be acting out of character (robbing from the poor and giving to the rich just seems too predictable, especially when the show has depicted Edgar Allan Poe as overly cheerful [that's kinda predictable too, but, it made up for it by being funny], Winston Churchill as a nudist, General Patton as the manager of a florist shop, and Al Capone using clowns as gangsters while his gangsters become birthday party clowns), maybe because they ended the episode before Larry could find out that Tuddrussel and Otto were using his golf clubs -- who knows? It's the only episode that I don't like -- even "Hate and Let Hate" was funny, despite the sudden Fridge Horror that washed over me after reading the above description of why the episode is a Dethroning Moment of Suck.
    • Cranberries: For me the last episode, "Orphan Substitute". Good lord, Tuddrussel was going to deliberately leave Otto behind and just replace him for another kid like you would a tissue! And while Larry obviously didn't want him to be left behind he sure as hell didn't even try to stop Tuddrussel from doing this, he does have the time travel controls, he shouldn’t have to follow Tuddrussel's commands. While it's Otto's fault that he did go off on his own for this situation to happen, it could have been avoided entirely if Tuddrussel hadn't been such an ass and unplugged the game system before Otto could get a high score on it, and Otto had a valid point- "A grown man cheating an eight year old, that's pathetic." Oh and the fact that when they do find Otto, it was purely accidental and while Larry is thrilled to have found him, Tuddrussel is completely embarrassed to see him, and at the end they leave that other orphan they picked up along the way with Sister Thornley. For one that kid doesn't even live in that particular orphanage, second, for all we know that kid didn't even belong in that era, honestly he looked like he could have lived in the 1940's or something close to that, and they probably never even took him back...that's just sad.
  • Shadoboy: Despite being a cat person, I used to be pretty neutral towards Tom and Jerry, even enjoying it every now and then. However I then saw the episode set in old France in which Jerry's usual antics ruin the banquet Tom was protecting which ends up with Tom getting decapitated (offscreen). To which Jerry and Nibbles just shrug and walk away like it was nothing and the episode ends with the usual music like Jerry was some sort of freaking hero. Since that day I hated Tom and Jerry with a passion.
    • Zero 44556: My DMoS would have to be the episode where Tom "dies" and Jerry, for the sake of being an ass, doesn't sign the paper letting him move on, you hear me right, Jerry would, in a heartbeat, let his nemesis burn in hell for all eternity out of spite, the All Just a Dream Ending does nothing to soften this.
    • bobdrantz: For me, it's the short where Tom will inherit a million dollars so long as he doesn't harm a mouse for the rest of his life. And, how does Jerry react? He acts like a complete asshole towards Tom and torments him throughout the short. Ok, remind me again why we're supposed to cheer for Jerry? About the only saving grace the short has is that it ends with Tom getting his revenge on Jerry when he decides that a million dollars is not worth being tortured. But, it still leaves a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth knowing that Tom could've led a peaceful mouse-free life if Jerry had just left Tom instead of taking advantage of him like that.
  • philipthepatsy: The episode "Arthur's Big Hit" from... well, Arthur. Arthur is making a model plane, which DW won't leave alone, no matter how many times he tells her to not mess with it. When it's finally finished, DW gets a hold of the plane and, thinking it can fly, throws it out the window. Arthur gets incredibly angry and punches her in the arm. However, the parents side with DW and give the obvious aesop that "hitting is wrong", which falls flat whenever the viewer sides with Arthur. But it gets worse! All of Arthur's friends get on to him for hitting her too! At the end, Binky, who was feeling pressured by his "friends" to punch someone, punches Arthur, the next guy he sees. Yes, Arthur gets a taste of his own medicine, but not even his parents feel any sympathy for him, and Binky doesn't get any repercussions (but at least he apologized). It was handwaved that Arthur's parents did punish DW, but it was never seen nor discussed, meaning she probably got off scott free too. Oh, and this was the second episode (after the episode it was paired with, "DW's Library Card") to feature DW's new, awful voice.
    • Tropers/Baronobeefdip: For me, it's the episode D.W's Very Very Bad Mood which shows that her Karma Houdini and Bratty Half-Pint status has gone as far back as season two. Long story short, D.W basically acts like a total brat towards everyone and spends the majority of the episode being whiny and just plain rude to everyone. Arthur is, understandably, sick of his sister's unacceptable behavior and so Francine decides to find out why D.W is acting like such a brat. So, what's the problem? D.W wasn't invited to a birthday party. (Beat) Really? That's why D.W is acting so bratty? What's worse is that the episode expects us to feel sorry for the little brat. Seriously, only once is D.W called out for her bratty behavior and it's a very flimsy attempt at that (Much like the latter episode, Arthur's Big Hit). And, no, D.W. being only four is no excuse for her behavior. Oh, and it ends with Francine inviting D.W to her (Francine's, not D.W.'s) party. I mean, if D.W were to simply act all sad throughout the episode, then I wouldn't have such a problem with it. But, no. Instead, she acts like a total bitch and then the episode expects us to feel sorry for her.
    • fluffything: Yet another DW-related DMOS I'd like to add is the episode Bleep. Why? Because it's the worst handling of subject matter in the series ever. Basically, the episode is about DW learning a "swear" word (We're never told which one or given a pseudo-swear for context) and ends up accidentally getting other people to say it since she doesn't understand what it means. Eventually, she gets into trouble. And, what does her mother tell her about it? "It means "I want to hurt your feelings".". (Beat) Are you kidding me? No, just...no. That's the laziest and most childish explanation for why people shouldn't swear in polite company I've ever heard. What made Arthur such a great series is that it handled serious issues like death, Alzheimer's, Asperger's Syndrome, Athsma, Dyslexia, even 9/11[3] and cancer with suprising maturity and it never talked down to its target audience (IE: Children). Bleep just tosses all that maturity aside to give a half-assed reason for not swearing and it insults the intelligence of its audience by doing so.
  • Tropers/Baronobeefdip: Normally, I like Johnny Test. But, one episode made me cringe. Which one? Well, it's the one where the parents find out that Dukey can talk. It starts out fine enough, and the idea of the parents having Dukey spend more time with them rather than Johnny makes for a pretty good plot. But then they had to hit the Reset Button, and do it in the dumbest way imaginable: Johnny, rather than simply telling his parents that he feels bad that he hasn't gotten the chance to hang out with his dog after said parents find out he can talk, pretty much tricks them into the lab and erases their memory. (Sigh) So much for the concept of the whole Test family hilariously dealing with having a talking dog.
    • bobdrantz: For me, it was the episode "Johnny's Royal Flush" in which Johnny is turned into a fish, flushed down the toilet, and pursued by a hungry sewer gator. It's not the blatant Reptiles Are Abhorrent Family-Unfriendly Aesop that is constantly shoved down our throats (With the, natural, exception of the cute turtle...of course). No, what makes this episode a DMOS is the ending. Long story short, the alligator is (offscreen) sucked into what is essentially a giant fan and killed. That's right. The episode ends with a living creature essentially ripped apart and turned into shoes and bags. Even worse is the fact that the series treats this ending as funny. Yes, it's always hilarious whenever a living creature dies a horrible painful death. People, far more evil villains have done worse than the 'gator (For example, recurring villain Darth Vegan tried twice to essentially destroy all life on earth by stealing all the natural resources) have been defeated and injured, but were still left alive though utterly humiliated. So, what are you trying to teach us Johnny Test? It's ok to let "humanoid" villains live even if they try to wipe out entire planets but a hungry alligator deserves to die as painfully and disturbingly as possible?
      • Frankiefoster: I hated Johnny Test before because it reminded me of Dexters Laboratory too much, with a hint of Johnny Bravo in how his hair design looked, but once I saw Royal Flush's second half, my hate was solidified. Any of you seen Finding Nemo, specifically the scenes where Nemo tries to get away from the fan and Bruce's feeding frenzy? Split those two apart and cram them together, take out Bruce and replace him with a soon-dying hungry gator, and you have the episode. Great creativity, writers...great creativity.
      • fluffything: Agreed 1000% with both of the above. Hey, writer's of Johnny Test, there's a difference between a cartoon animal being injured for comedy and an animal dying a horrible agonizing death. Guess which one you guys pulled off. Hint: It's the one that's not funny. Plus, isn't Johnny usually the one compassionate enough to save his enemies when they're in danger? So, not only do we have blatant animal cruelty against a creature whose only crime was that it was hungry, but we also have Johnny acting utterly OOC just so said alligator would die violently. Remeind me why this show is getting new episodes again?
    • Cali Wolf Ninja: The episode of "Johnny Test" where Johnny's sisters are accidentally hit with a laser beam from one of their inventions and have their IQ's dropped drastically, around the time when they were supposed to make a presentation about said invention. In Sensible Land, any normal person would try to return their IQ's to normal as soon as they can. But not with Johnny Test! Oh no! Instead, let's take advantage of the now mentally challenged older siblings! Isn't that a great lesson for kids? If you see someone who's mentally challenged, use them for your own entertainment!.....JerkAss.
    • Mad Man 400096: I never really liked the show to begin with, but the ending of the episode with the sled-dog race was just shit. Basically, Johnny and friends race some of the show's villains. Who won? Nobody, because they used the cliched, idiotic cop out of having the winner completely unknown! Sorry, writers. Come back when you actually try.
  • Happy Man: In Winx Club The Movie. Towards the end of the movie, Oritel and Miriam (Bloom's biological parents) invite Mike and Vanessa (Bloom's adoptive parents) to a party in their castle, in order to thank them for raising Bloom while they were absent. And Bloom, upon seeing them, calls them by their first names instead of "Mom" and "Dad" like she always did, suggesting that she's going to call Mom and Dad to her biological parents that she never met. Because, you know, it doesn't matter if a man rescue you from a fire, takes you to his home and, along his wife, raises you as you were their own daughter, they will never replace your biological parents, regardless of how much they love you.
    • Dag 1984: For me it was a certain revelation in Season 3. The revelation that Bloom in her base form is more powerful then five Enchantix fairies who have a fair amount of battle experience. The whole obsession with finding her birth parents and mostly calling her adoptive parents by their first names in that season also did it for me. Thank God season 4 improved on this.
  • Doktor Von Eurotrash: Futurama's second episode after the uncancellation, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela", generally does a good job of spitting on Leela's normally tough Action Girl character by having her naked, immobilised and in a cliché Rescue Romance with Zapp Brannigan. But then she finds out that he's been causing all their problems and tricking her in the hope of getting laid... this is when she'll kick his ass, right? Well, yes, but it's short-lived because a Kill Sat forces them to have sex, or it will blow up the Earth, so Leela goes ahead with it (despite Zapp no longer wanting to) in front of the rest of her crew and just off-camera. So, let me count the characters humiliated by this. Leela, because she's forced to sleep with a man she detests. Zapp, because he's been raped. And heck, Fry too, since as of the season premiere, he and Leela are after all supposed to be a couple.
    • Baronobeefdip: For me, it was the episode where Bender and Amy try to make Robot/Human relationships legal. Why? Well, for one thing, it had what we like to call the "Ass Pull Of God." Basically, the gist of the episode is that Bender and Amy fall in love, but, since "Robosexual" relationships are illegal, their love is forbidden. The two fight tooth-n-nail (metaphorically, not literally) to make Robosexuality legal. And, how does it end? Bender dumps Amy because he doesn't want to be in a monogamous relationship. Really? Really!? First of all, you CAN'T just have a major event happen to one (or more) character and then just hit the Reset Button so that everything is back to normal... especially in shows that follow some form of continuity like Futurama does. Second, last time I checked, an earlier episode already showed why Robosexual relationships are a bad idea. So...RetCon hypocrisy, anyone?
    • Kashima Kitty: The part that really bugged me about that was Kiff's role in the episode. After finally deciding he's had enough of Amy's trampy ways, he breaks up with her. You'd think Amy would learn her lesson and appreciate her relationship more, especially after losing Bender, but what happens? Kiff goes crawling back to her, with a black leather jacket and a motorcycle, just like the bad boys she was fawning over from the beginning. At least Bender ditching Amy made sense.
    • Stele Resolve: For me, the episode was just blatantly stupid almost from beginning to end, with paper thin jokes and ham fisted allusions to Proposition 8 slapping the viewer in the face every other minute.
    • Darth Josh: The second episode that aired on the new season premiere, Benderama. So, after the world's water supply turned into alchohol, everyone had no choice but to get wasted. Earlier in the episode, Bender and his clones made fun of an unnatractive giant that was sensitive about his appearance. He then came to Earth to appolgize to the Planet Express crew for his outburts that followed. However, everyone, being drunker than Mel Gibson on St. Patricks Day, started throwing more insults and even started attacking him like he's Godzilla. He then loses his temper and, justifiably, started destroying the city. So, Bender, being the only sober one, took his clones and freaking killed him. And everyone fucking cheers for Bender even though it was their fucking fault. Yeah, an innocent giant had to suffer because everyone around him was being a Jerkass. Wasn't this how Columbine started?
    • The Dragoness: All of these are bad, however there is one line in the final movie that does it for me.

 "Prepare to be boarded again and again."

    • The Dog Sage: The third skit of the Season 6 finale "Reincarnation" because it was just LAZY. It's basically an "anime parody" that plays like every other "anime parody" written by American writers who've never watched anime before. It's simply reusing the same tired jokes every "parody" like it told before, and shows that the writers' only research was watching those same parodies. Honestly, I expected better from Futurama.
  • Lionheart 0: The Hey Arnold ending to "Arnold Betrays Iggy" episode had one of the most horrible endings I've ever seen in an animated series. After being accused of spreading Iggy's embarrassing secret, when it was actually Arnold's classmates who did so, Arnold is forced to take a humiliating Walk-of-shame in bunny pajamas, on National Television. In a show that normally manages to have understandable aesops, to the life of me I still don't quite understand what was the point of taking the blame and forced to endure humiliation for something you were not responsible for.
  • A Black Raptor: The worst part of X-Men Evolution is the season two episode "Joyride". The plot? Lance decides to give up villainy completely to join the X-Men so he can be with Kitty, which Xavier, Cyclops, and Logan all detect. As it goes it becomes extremely clear he isn't cut out for it, he throws up in the X-Jet simulation, he sucks at saving lives, and falls unconscious at the least thing, which was all rather funny. However, what was wrong is the writers treatment of everyone else. For one, Cyclops had always had a rivalry with Lance which was caused by Lance's constant antagonism, so when he joins the X-Men Cyclops shows a great distrust towards him, to the point of criticizing his old uniform and reprimanding him for failing a test. But then, out right humiliating him in the Danger Room, not to mention accusing him of the joyrides. However its made out that Scott is wrong to act this way, despite it being completely justified; he shouldn't have trusted him as he was a former villain who only joined to get closer to Kitty, not to mention he treated Scott like a douchebag constantly. Any chance he got Lance had insulted him or goaded him into a fight. Secondly, by 'failed a test' I mean he was doing a drowning victim rescue practise test in which he purposely caused the 'deaths' of two other people and result in the whole class failing. Get that, he purposely caused the entire class to fail to flirt with one girl, and Scott's treated like an ass for calling him out on it. As for the humiliating joke, it was just a one off joke, which itself is understandable after the way Lance treats him, but very uncharacteristic as Scott is supposed to be the guy with no sense of humour. That's not Scott being a jerk, that's outright character derailment. And of course he would accuse Lance of the joyrides, all the evidence pointed to him, everyone thought it was him. Secondly, The new recruits were just inexperienced and a little too overexcited. However, in this episode they're suddenly stealing X-vehicles to joyride at night, causing them to get exhausted too easily. This is blamed on Lance due to his villainous past, and they eventually decide to steal the X-jet, something none of them can fly properly. So yeah, they're now instead of just a little inexperienced they're now Too Dumb to Live. Thirdly, both Xavier or Logan are unable to tell who is responsible for the joyrides, despite Xavier being able to detect a lie and Logan being capable of smelling who has been where, no matter how long ago it was, both could have known it wasn't Lance. Thirdly, Lance himself acts immature, they apologized for accusing him and Scott apologizes for the way he treated him and offers to start anew. Instead, he blows them off, not because of the way they acted, but because he can't take all the rules and training. So in short, he left because he was lazy. So in all, this episode sucked. I like this show, in fact i consider it one of the best versions, if not the best version of Evolution, but this episode sucked!
  • Ry Rodrigo: The episode "All Broke Up" from All Grown Up is most likely one of the dumbest episodes in the show's run. Not only do several characters take turns holding the Idiot Ball by thinking Tommy's a desperate, blubbering mess over Rachel moving away (despite him saying he's fine,) but they all Took a Level In Jerkass by turning on him when things go awry. No, gang, Tommy's not the one to blame for you spending your time and money over something he said was never a problem to begin with. If you believed him in the first place, then none of what happened next Rachel breaking up with Tommy and really causing him to become a sobbing mess would have happened..
  • bobdrantz: As of its second season, Regular Show is taking something of a downhill turn. The episode "Appreciation Day" was bad enough with its predictable storyline and poor use of characters, but that's not even the DMOS. No, that honor goes to "My Mom". It's a poorly-written Shoot the Shaggy Dog story in which Mordecai and Rigby end up being supervised by Muscle Man and High-Five Ghost. Sure, the episode starts out decent enough with the main duo finding out that Muscle Man is pretty cool, despite being a Jerkass. However, Mordecai then points out that he finds Muscle Man's "My mom!" jokes are annoying and proceeds to tell a bunch of "Your mom" jokes...and it goes downhill from there. Why? Well, first of all, you'd think that this means that the episode would have Muscle Man's mother show up for one reason or another. Instead, his brother shows up (Which makes no sense) and they proceed to make Mordecai and Rigby kiss and eat a picture of Muscle Man's butt. It makes no sense. The ending feels tacked on and forced and brings the entire episode down. Not to mention that Muscle Man works best as a Running Gag character, and his voice is too aggravating to listen to for longer than five minutes.
    • fluffything: The episode Fortune Cookie by far has one of (if not the) biggest, most blatant, and utterly dickish examples of Yank the Dog's Chain combined with Ass Pull I've ever seen. The episode in-and-of itself is pretty good with Rigby switching Benson's fortune cookie with his own so that he can "swap" Benson's good luck for his bad luck with Rigby learning a lesson about not using other people's fortunes for his own advantage. Fair enough. But, the DMOS comes in when it's revealed that Muscle Man was essentially behind the whole thing by switching his own fortune with Rigby's thereby starting the whole chain of events. Even worse? Muscle Man gets absolutely commupance for his actions. None. So, basically, both Rigby and Benson suffered horrible misfortune (Remember, Benson was beaten up, lost his car, lost his home, and nearly lost the park to a warlock) while Muscle Man got away scott free. That's not fucking funny.
    • Animeking1108: Best Burger in the World is officially the iMeet Fred of Regular Show: It's like the writers thought to themselves "How can we make Benson completely unlikable?" It's understandable that he wanted Mordecai and Rigby to work, but he acts like an incredibly smug jerk whenever he dumps time-consuming chores on them, but It Got Worse. Even though they stopped the holograms, they give Benson his ultimate Kick The Dog Moment: instead of threatening to fire them like he always does, he takes their burgers (which only get made once a century) and eats them in front of them. I take that back. That wasn't kicking the dog: that was catapulting it! Benson officially became The Scrappy for me. The episode that followed, while he was still a big Jerkass in that episode, he at least had some Laser-Guided Karma in it. Still, I hope for an episode where Mordecai and Rigby either quit or go on strike because of this.
    • Bob The Hun: Many moments related to Mordecai and Rigby are a DMOS, but specifically "Replaced" they sabotage better workers to keep a job they don't deserve and get away with it. I don't see how fans see Benson as a jerk and sympathize with Mordecai and Rigby. They are clearly undeserving of there jobs and benson is made to be a jerk for yelling at them or punishing them. Sometimes Benson goes too fare but Mordecai and Rigby are karma Houdini's(baring some exceptions) I'd post more examples but the rules only allow for one entry per person. It wouldn't be so bad if Mordecai and Rigby weren't shown to time and time again to be everything Benson says they are, or if there lazyness was some informed ability. But Its shown constantly to be true.
  • Manwiththeplan: The first season finale to Ben 10 Ultimate Alien. After building up that dark and serious storyline, all the angst (and Wangst), all the promise that Ben's world would never be the same....everything is set to normal with the literal push of a button in the last two minutes. Kevin gets back with Gwen despite energy-raping her and he and Ben rush a shared apology for trying to kill one another, then they go out for smoothies as if nothing happened. Not to mention the 5 aliens Aggregor killed being inexplicably ressurected and Darkstar hitting the depths of Villain Decay. What a freaking Shaggy Dog Story! Some say Ben 10 Jumped the Shark when it become Alien Force; others when Vilgax came in Alien Force's third season. But for this troper, this is when Ben 10 officially Jumped the Shark.
    • fluffything: For this troper, it was even earlier than that when Kevin mutates into a monster once again after absorbing the Omnitrix's powers. Now, you'd think the writers would have Kevin struggling once again with being a mutation and trying to live a somewhat normal life while being a monster or maybe trying to control his newfound powers and keep himself from turning evil again. But, nope, instead he just instantly turns insane and Ben now has to fight him once again. And, to make matters worse, the explanation as to why Kevin went insane again? Because it's what his species does when they absorb certain types of energy. That's right. The writers completely tossed aside the fact that Kevin was a sociopath from the start and gave him a crappy "It's in my DNA so it's not my fault" Freudian Excuse to explain his Face Heel Turn. No, just...god, no.
  • Wolf Man 16: The Courage the Cowardly Dog episode "Ball Of Revenge" portrays Eustace's Character Derailment so extreme that he's very much suffered Cartmanization. The episode has Eustace bringing in many of Courage's past rivals to kill him, all because Courage got a blanket that Eustace wanted! It also doesn't help that most of said villains have also tried to kill Eustace before. What's worse is that Eustace's strategy to lure Courage towards the villains is by using Muriel, his own wife, as bait! That's right, the same guy who, during earlier seasons, actually helped Courage with an incantation to exorcise a demon out of Muriel and suggested Muriel being used as bait for a sea serpent being extremley wrong, is doing these horrific acts. It actually makes this one of the most twisted episodes of the show.
  • Shadow Slip: The Cleveland Show: The way they wrote out Cleveland's ex-wife in that Family Guy crossover. Basically, it says a man (Glenn Quagmire) can be an adulterer (let's not forget some of his more questionable behavior) all he likes and not get any sort of comeuppance for his behavior, but when a woman does it even once has to be made to pay for it with her life later on! I am sick of this.
  • bobdrantz: MAD (which I normally like) had the "WWER" short, which was bad enough since it made no sense, but, that's not the worst. No, that honor goes to the "Pokémon Park" (A parody of Pokémon and Jurassic Park) skit. For one thing, the jokes made no sense (Pokémon randomly fight and evolve so they go crazy...wha?)), the characters do not match who they're supposed to parody (Why would Ash be the one in the Ian Malcom role?)), they're inconsistent with which Pokémon represents which dinosaur (IE: It cannot make up its mind on whether the Pikachu is supposed to be Expy for the Velociraptors or if the Charmander are), and, the Pokémon (with the SOLE exceptions of Pikachu, Magikarp, and Gyarados) look nothing like they do in the games. It's like something out of Seltzer and Friedberg, like they just spent five seconds on a Wikipedia page on Pokémon, watched only a few minutes of Jurassic Park, and then just hastily threw this poor excuse for a "parody" together.
    • fluffything: The first June 2011 episode some pretty low moments including a rather distasteful joke about a parody bubble gum being made from shredded Pikachu.. But, that's not the low point. No, the absolute DMOS is the Pooh Grit parody in which Christopher Robin (Who sounds way too much like a girl here) hires Pooh and Rabbit to hunt down Tigger because he "bounced" Christopher's father. And, how does it end you ask? Tigger gets killed and turned into a tiger-skin rug. What? You mean to tell me this show had the nerve to (though off-screen) brutally kill and skin one of the most beloved fictional characters of all time? How dare you!
    • CJ Croen 1393: Previously, I had listed the sketch with Lightning Mc Queen from Cars getting crushed in a junkyard. But now I've seen one that was a personal punch right in the heart. "The Land After The Land Before Time". Basically, it's the incredibly stale "Durr hurr, The Land Before Time has too many sequels it's funny! Durr hurr" joke that everyone (even sequel haters) is sick of by now. It reveals that the newest sequel involves a "heartwarming reunion". It then shows all five dinosaurs...as fossilized museum exhibits. Way to go MAD. You turned my childhood heroes into corpses. You literally killed my childhood. You are jerks.
    • kablammin45: This troper thought the "Thomas The Unstoppable Tank Engine" skit was awesome, but for some reason, they show Thomas inadvertently running over, and presumably killing, Lightning and Mater. What! What's with Mad keeping killing off characters from Cars? Do they hate the movie or something?
    • 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
    • Yuma: Let's not forget Naru210. It shows very blatant Did Not Do the Research. The writers appeared to have only seen the first one or two episodes of Naruto. They claim that "all these Naruto fights happen off-screen," for one thing.
    • Averyvil Animation: What absolutely solidified my hatred for Mad, was their second Phineas & Ferb parody "Dolphineas and Ferb tale". Now, their first one was already shitty enough, with the characters looking nothing like Phineas & Ferb and yet still referring to each other by name as Phineas & Ferb (At least Seth Mac Farlane tries to make his versions of characters that aren't his look somewhat like the originals), but I was glad they at least didn't make fun of my favorite character, Candace. But in Dolphineas and Ferb Tale, at first it's just kinda boring, but then when this robot battle happens, a badly drawn version of Candace appears and says "I'm telling mom". Then she is promptly zapped into a pile of ash by cyborg who then says "I hate tattletales". Fuck you, MAD! Fuck you! Shallow parody does not even begin to describe this, this was a giant middle finger to all Candace fans. Sure, it's funny when Candace gets hurt in the actual show, much like Daffy Duck, but just killing her for no reason is the Seltzerberg route of comedy, and these idiots obviously haven't even watched enough of the show to get the characters right. Like one of my idols Mel Brooks said "You have to like what you parody". And sure, I did this parody, but I did it out of love, not because I was desperate for some stupid joke. At least I knew enough about the show to do a proper parody of it. So fuck you MAD, you're dead to me.
  • Saieras: Star Wars: The Clone Wars introduced us to 99, a malformed and physically weak clone working maintenance. He wasn't fit for combat, but he still wanted to help in any way he could. In one of the most important battles of show he finally got his chance to be a hero, bringing munitions to Echo and Fives and showing them the fastest way to the barracks and armory. Even though he was a Non-Action Guy he still helped his brothers win the day. Then the group he was with ran out of thermal detonators, so 99 goes to get more. However, rather than exercise any sort of caution, he just darts out into the hallway full o' laser beams like a dumbass and dies. Sure, you could justify it by saying he was overeager and undertrained, but the stupidity of his sacrifice really diminished the emotional effect of his death.
    • Baronobeefdp: Agreed. Though, for me, the DMOS of 99's death wasn't the stupidity of it...but how suddenly it happened. I mean, we hardly even knew anything about this guy (Other than that he was a "defective clone" and that he still cared deeply for his, erm, "brothers"). And, yet, the series still expects us to feel sad when he dies? Psst, George Lucas, you need to build up more than one episode of Character Development for us to really feel bad when a character dies. (Sigh) And this was the same series that made Jar Jar Binks a likeable character.
    • On Soaring Wings: For this troper the biggest DMOS comes in "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back". After Palpatine has brought the giant Zillo Beast to Coruscent for study, it escapes, causing thousands of casualties and billions in damages, necessitating the beast's killing. Mace Windu then laments that it's "our fault." Excuse me!? It was Palpatine's idea to bring the damn thing to Coruscant! Palpatine's punishment for causing the deaths of thousands, and the extincion of a rare species? Nothing! I mean at the very least Padme should have called him out on this. I know there's a war going on, and Palpatine is pulling a lot of strings. But come on... At least show someone being angry with the guy!
  • terlwyth: The moment in Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "The Southern Raiders" when Sokka objects to Katara going out to avenge their mother's death and Katara angrily tells him he didn't love her as much. Sokka was a victim of it and Aang has lost far more people and faced far more grief and yet she's got the audacity to ignore both of them, and doesn't even get called out for it.
    • Albertosaurus: As much as I adore Avatar: The Last Airbender, "The Great Divide" makes me cringe. No meaningful character development or worldbuilding (the two tribes are never even mentioned again) and a childish story that is a far cry from what this show is capable of. I suppose it's meant to show Aang's role as mediator and peacemaker, but the story he tells to stop the tribes from fighting is ridiculous. Yes, I know he made it up, but the idea that anyone would believe it is preposterous - stories can change in the telling, but for a story to change this dramatically in just one hundred years is insane. The best thing one can say about this episode is that it is never brought up again. (Aside from a short Discontinuity Nod in "The Ember Island Players".)
    • Wildstar 93: Hey, I also like Avatar: The Last Airbender, but the episode called "Bato Of The Water Tribe" turned into one of my least favorite episodes ever. It's the part when Aang hides the map of Hakoda from Sokka and Katara. Yeah, Aang sure did something stupid like that, but you know what happens when he tells his friends? Do they talk about it? No! Instead, Sokka yells at him, basically calling him a traitor and abandoning him! And I know family's important to him and Katara, but was yelling at and abandoning Aang like that neccessary? Now every time I watch this episode on the DVD, I always skip that part.
    • Eagal: Gotta be when the Gaang went to the North and Pakku refused to teach Katara. Now, I concur with Katara's position at least 95%; no legit reason for women to be excluded, and Katara in particular has immense natural talent that any master could see, and Pakku was being a huge jerkoff about it...but honestly, when Katara attacked Pakku after he refused her challenge to a duel, that's what lost her those extra points. Violence Is The Only Answer much?
  • Brokenshell : In an episode of Hero 108 (a show this troper usually finds to be So OK Its Average ) Mystique Sonia's Yaksha (a magic hat that is infatuated with her) gets burnt to death right in front of her eyes. Next scene, she is in prison and, upon hearing one of the imprisoned soldiers saying he loves her, tricks him into becoming her new Yaksha by having him say it 2 more times and laughs and hugs it as if the first one never existed. So 1)what was once a human being has sacrificed its life for the woman he loves and she doesn't care in the slightest, and 2)she manipulates a man into something he has no idea would happen for her own gain.
  • Oberoniss : The entirety of the Biker Mice From Mars Clip Show episode "Academy of Hard Knocks". We've seen this show take a different clip episode and make glorious art and a decent plot with it, and then we have this, which is a plotless mess. The three titular heroes are stuck in the Big Bad's mook training facility, apparently dead, and stick it out during a loooooong lecture on defeating heroes. Then they break out, with no explanation as to why they were there in the first place. Plus: don't you think someone would've checked to see if they were dead first by, y'know, feeling for a pulse? They even have a damn doctor on board for Chrissakes.
  • fluffything: Normally, I'm a fan of Martha Speaks, despite a few episodes bordering on Wall Banger territory. However, the episode in which TD thinks he can really do magic is just one long cranium-pounding moment of utter "You've got to be kidding me" stupidity. Long story short, TD decides to do a magic trick cumulating with making Jeffery the elephant dissapear (IE: Hide behind a curtain) as the finale. Jeffery wanders off, and CD is convinced that TD really is magic. TD becomes convinced himself due to a series of coincidences (IE: Just happening to say the "magic words" at the exact same time a traffic light changes, for one). Though, his friends, naturally, are skeptical. At the end, Truman tells TD to "prove" he's magic by making Jeffery appear again. And...here's where it gets idiotic. Jeffery just happens to show up at the exact same moment TD says the magic words and his friends are dumbstruck as well as convinced TD is magic. Wait, what? Ok, I can understand TD and CD believing TD is magic since CD is just a small child and TD is a Cloudcuckoolander. But, Truman? The child genius? He didn't once think, "Hey, the elephant must've just happened to show up at the same time". Even Helen, who has a talking dog (Martha) would still be doubtful of TD's abilities. It's just a poor handling of the Idiot Ball.
  • fluffything: The most recent episode of Adventure Time titled "Too Young" is by far the lowest point of the entire series. Normally, I enjoy the series, but this is the first episode I truly hated. Why? Because it is such a slap in the face to the fandom for so many reasons. First of all, the character of Lemongrab is just obnoxious and has no personality other than to yell at people for making a mess or annoying him (Even Death The Kid would be annoyed at how obssesive Lemongrab is) and throw them into the dungeon. Plus, his background doesn't make any sense. He's an experiment gone horribly wrong? Then why is he still around? Why did it go horribly wrong? EXPLAIN! Second, the plot pretty much boils down to "Lemongrab takes over the kingdom with no effort (Seriously, no one even TRIES (except for Finn) to go up against him) because Princess Bubblegum is too young so they try to get the kingdom back by pranking Lemongrab which just pisses him off more". Really? No bothering to figure out why Lemongrab is the way he is or showing Princess Bubblegum is mature enough to rule the kingdom despite being only 13? Oh, and that leads me to the final punch in the face for this DMOS of an episode. At the end, the Candy Kingdom citizens donate their candy parts to make Princess Bubblegum 18 again and Finn helps with The Power of Love only to have Bubbleum DUMP him because he's younger than her! So, yeah, the episode pretty much ends with Finn brokenhearted after being dumped by someone even though the pairing hadn't even had a chance to develop yet. Thanks a lot, guys. Really appreciate the poor quality.
    • To me, the fact that this ep basically had PB and Finn join up and bully the technical son of PB was painful to me when you add in the Fridge Horror of it all. And this may just be me, but Lemongrab seemed very mentally/physically impaired and this makes me wanna cry now because I have aspergers and know what its like to be picked on for being considered awkward and freaky.
    • User:Deep C: The ending to the Adventure Time episode, "Wizard Battle". Now I absolutely love this series with a passion and the beginning and middle of this episode weren't all that bad. Now why do I loathe the ending so much? Well allow me to explain the beginning first. The whole episode starts of with Finn and Jake watching a battle amongst wizards. Everything is going great for them until they see the Ice King cheating so he could win the grand prize, which is a kiss on the lips from Princes Bubblegum. This motivates Finn to enter the Wizard Battle disguised as a wizard, stop the Ice King, and kiss Princess Bubblegum. While they fight, they come across a mediocre wizard named Abracadaniel, who wanted to fight, but does not want to kiss Princess Bubblegum. So Finn decides to help him win in order to save Princess Bubblegum. As the battle progresses, Abracadaniel gets even better with his magic and manages to defeat the Ice King. Now this sounds all fine and dandy, correct? Well here comes the Dethroning Moment of Suck; when Abracadaniel and Finn are the only ones left, Finn forfeits immediately, which meant that Abracadaniel won. With his newly developed confidence, Abracadaniel decides that he does want to kiss Princes Bubblegum after all. However, due to the "Power Of Love", Finn goes batshit crazy and screeches at Abracadaniel in a way that can be considered OOC, immature, and downright mean. This causes Abracadaniel to fall over, and even though it appears that the announcer is about to call him out for that, Finn still wins! Later, Finn is stressed out about hiding his feelings, now it's understandable that you're stressed about hiding your feelings, but what about having regrets for the way you screamed at Abracadaniel, pulverized his new-found confidence, and hurt his feelings?! Later, Finn reveals who he is in front of Princess Bubblegum. Now does he get any sort of scolding or punishment from this? Well he does get a slap on the face for cheating, but he still wins the prize of getting a kiss from Princess Bubblegum! Not only did Finn cheat, but he acted like a Jerkass and started staggering near Mary Sue territory. So I guess if I act like a screechy and jealous guy, I get what I want and there are hardly any consequences for it!
    • Mo: "Five Stories Graybles" is personally my biggest DMOS of Adventure Time. It's just Finn and Jake trying to "perfect" a high-five while other mundane and pointless things were occuring. It's extremely boring and a waste of animation. The only parts that are even remotely funny in my opinion were the parts with the alien guy in the beginning and end, but even they are still boring.
  • Frankiefoster: The Powerpuff Girls episode "Powerpuff Girls Rule". The rest of the seasons after Craig McCracken left the show weren't all that awesome, but this was an all time low. Why? It was the series finale, for starters. Perhaps expecting something akin to the movie, with all the villain Rogues Gallery plotting to destroy the girls collectively once and for all? NOPE. Instead we get a generic 'key/take over the world' plot, everyone sounding like fast Chipmunks, the girls having mutated from cute to "I want to swat those bug-eyed freaks!", having weaponized their cuteness into something annoying, and wasting what could have had a potential. Worse off was the Miss Bellum suspense. They could have shown her face like the promos freaking said they would, but instead they tease us with just a side of her face. Nice teasing the fans, writers. Thanks for rewarding a decade's worth of viewers wondering what was under the pile of hair by making them sit through this pitiful excuse for a special.
  • Psychopulse For me, it was the episode Town and Out where they go to Citiesville. While the point of the episode as I later found out was to deconstruct what would happen if the girls ever used their powers in a real-world setting, the place was just full of Jerkasses from start to finish, making it my most hated episode of all time. The kicker was when the destroy a bridge while trying to stop criminals, and the mayor makes a law where he bans superpowers and they walk the rest of the way home. Excuse me, but barring very specific cases, passing a law with retroactive effects is fucking illegal. Nothing in this series pissed me off more than that episode alone, and I refuse to ever watch it again.
    • Storm Requiem: Maybe I'm bias because she's my favourite out of the three, but did anybody else feel like "Moral Decay" was a giant middle finger to Buttercup fans? I mean, nobody seemed to try TALKING to Buttercup about her obsession with getting money, no, her sisters just arranged to let basically every villain in Townsville beat the hell out of her! Yes, Buttercup went overboard, but her sisters just sitting back and watching them do it as the episode ends was awful!
  • Lady Mima: The Peanuts special "Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown". Oh my gosh, I don't even know where to start. Well, I do know where to start, but when it comes, it's just...well, it's a wallop in the face. It starts with Charlie Brown watching a football game on TV, and all of a sudden, he starts getting flustered. Linus is there as well, and when Charlie Brown tells him that he saw this cute girl in the stands, Linus' reaction is that he falls in love with a different girl every week. Throughout the whole special, Linus acts like this, yet he still helps Charlie Brown try to find the girl. Snoopy and Woodstock tag along too. Linus does do some iffy stuff along the way, but that's not what I'm so mad about. What really gets me...is this: Eventually, the boys find the girl Charlie Brown saw on TV. Because Charlie Brown is so shy, he asks Linus to go up and talk to the girl for him. Well, he does this. And then... he sees the girl and is completely smitten. Not only that, she has a Security Blanket too! Because of this, Linus completely forgets to mention Charlie Brown and is invited in for some cookies, along with Snoopy and Woodstock. Poor Charlie Brown waits there all night, until they finally come out. The cat that had caused them problems earlier was all of a sudden friendly with Linus. Charlie Brown is clearly upset when he finds out Linus didn't mention him at all. And while he's yelling about this, Linus completely ignores him and keeps talking about how great the girl is. At one point, he even says "What are you talking about?". Finally, Charlie Brown gives up and runs home. Linus then wonders what Charlie Brown is so upset about. But that isn't even the end of it! No, to make matters worse, the song "Alone" plays as Charlie Brown imagines that he and the girl got together. He sadly goes back to his house and lays in bed. The next morning, Charlie Brown and Linus meet up at the brick wall. Charlie Brown says a football metaphor, and Linus takes it literally. Then he says he has a date with the girl and leaves. Charlie Brown is now alone at the brick wall. The end. Look, I know it's a Running Gag that Charlie Brown is the loser, save for that one time he won at marbles, but isn't this taking it too far?! I mean, Linus is supposed to be Charlie Brown's best friend! And even his best friend isn't much of a friend at all! It's basically telling us that Charlie Brown will never be happy. Never. And sure, you could blame Charlie Brown for his faults, but Linus has his faults too, like carrying that stupid blanket around! Since this moment, I have hated Linus for everything about him.
  • Twentington: "You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown". For one, they don't have enough plot for 25 minutes, so they do cutaways with Woodstock's football team curb-stomping teams of various animals. The animation is exactly the same all three times (except with new species slipped in over top the existing ones — cats, dogs, then bison), meaning that the third team consists of bison... who are no bigger than cats. I know Peanuts specials often have bare-bones animation, but that's just so many levels of They Just Didn't Care. Also, Charlie Brown posts a good score that gets beaten by Linus, looking like the episode is finally going to subvert the whole "Charlie Brown can't win" thing... then that stuck-up little brat girl (Melody Melody) whom they'd been flirting with since the start of the episode kicks the football a Beyond the Impossible 80 feet and 6 inches. Afterward, Melody Melody is all "haha, look at me, I won, you didn't!" to Charlie Brown and friends at the end as she shows off her shiny new bike. Yes, we get it, Charlie Brown is supposed to lose, but it's just bitter since Melody Melody is so stuck up and rubs it in Charlie and Linus' faces. At least Lucy and everyone else who picked on Charlie had their Pet the Dog moments, but not so with Melody. She was just a bitch to Charlie and Linus from the get-go.
  • Mad Man 400096: For one of the biggest, stupidest Idiot Balls in cartoon history, look no further than the episode "Stranded" from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron. While the opening can be considered a Wall Banger (an argument between Jimmy and Cindy whether the equator can be see, even though most kids their age know that it's a theoretical point of reference), what did it for me was the ending, where they argue over their next problem: Cindy says that Australia is a continent, but Jimmy says it's not. What was that about Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius again?
  • Animeking1108: The Beavis and Butthead episode "Young, Gifted, and Crude." In the episode, the boys accidentally pass an IQ test and get sent to a gifted class. However, their antics got them sent back to the normal classes. It started off fine enough, but the ending totally ruined it. After the boys return to Buzzcut's class after not being geniuses after all, another student from the gifted class starts attending after the boys made him as dumb as them. And becuase this kid was from a gifted class, Buzzcut flat-out ordered his students to beat him up for it. Clearly, Highland Highschool is not a school that's affraid of lawsuits. This completely Flanderized Buzzcut's character from a short-tempered, strict disciplinarian to a full-blown Sadist Teacher who enjoys watching children in agony. And this Jerkass wonders why he got sent angry letters about his teaching methods in "PTA"?
  • Marioking98341: Don't get me long. I liked Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension. But don't you think Phineas was overreacting to Perry's reveal. Honestly, it would've been more understandable if he hadn't tried to hide his own feats of superheroism from his own love interest.
  • Vrahno: Episode four of the Hero Factory TV show. Now, okay, I didn't have high hopes for the series anyway (but checked it out, as I am a fan of LEGO), and the three leading up to it made it clear I had been watching the most creativity-lacking Cliché Storm cartoon of recent times, but this episode not only cemented that status, it also cheated the viewers of a decent payoff, lacked consistency and built upon a nonsensical backstory. That is, it went straight from painfully mediocre to bad. The set-up: all the main villains the Heroes have met, plus another, plus the Big Bad team up to beat the Heroes. The four "regular" baddies got defeated with a single hit. Even Corroder fell from a kick to his head, when earlier he had a whole Hero transport jet slammed into him, pinning him against a wall, and had a girder thrown straight into his face, yet still kept going with full force. Not here. But the main letdown was the handling Von Nebula, the ultimate enemy: defeated by taking his staff out of his hand. He simply stood... or floated, I guess?... there, whining over Stormer's unexpected Character Development, and so let the Heroes snatch his tool away from him and turn it against him. No fight whatsoever. And Stormer's tragic backstory with Von Nebula, the failed mission whose memory haunted him so much? Well, the Flash Back reveals he rescued his team leader and disabled a giant, rampaging drone all by himself, while Von Ness (as Nebula was then called) deserted the team. So, Stormer saved everyone, Von Ness betrayed them, yet Von Nebula was the one seeking revenge on Stormer? For what? This drove their entire characters, but it's the least thought-out aspect of the entire show. The disturbingly inconsistent and nonsensical physics of the black hole were just, as they say, the icing on this cake of mediocrity and amateurishly executed ideas. I can't single out one positive thing from this episode, apart from the spiffy CGI. Not that the details I left out had been all bad, no, just... unspectacular, dull and clichéd beyond belief. Can't remember a single original idea, or interesting spin on an old one. But this is LEGO, right? It kinda endorses creativity, right?
  • User:The Toon Geekette: I got bored and watched a few episodes of Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series, just to see if it was as bad as I'd heard. It was, but there was one episode that particularly bugged me. Lilah goes to a Team Fortress 2 tournament in Las Vegas. The whole thing was supposed to be an excuse to show Ethan and Lucas having "wacky" shenanigans around the city, but I couldn't help but focus on the fact that, in all the scenes at said tournament, it was glaringly obvious Tim Buckley had never played TF2 (a fact he's confirmed on the CAD blog) and got all his gameplay footage and sounds from a second-hand source; everyone appeared to be playing as Soldier on the same team, the words "GAME OVER" were shopped onto everyone's computer, Lilah individually won second place despite the fact that it's a team-based game, etc. Now this wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't the fact that it's a cartoon based on a gaming comic, written by an alleged gamer. Shouldn't Buckley know better than to evoke Pac-Man Fever? Shouldn't he have, you know, done some actual research? Why didn't he just make it a tournament for a game he did know how to play? Honestly, when someone like me, who's not a huge gamer, can tell you're doing it wrong...
  • Tropersd/kablammin45: This troper wound up literally mad after watching a Pink Panther short. Long story short, Pink is hungry and winds up in the hospital when (get this) a dog bites him and won't let go! Pink then has to deal with all sorts of pointless tests. But this troper thought the ending sucked! The dog is removed, and immediately attacks the doctor helping Pink. The man is shown waiting in the waiting room to be examined. Um, hello? You're a doctor! Get some of that dog removing formula, or have one of your friends help! Then a mean bully of an orderly, (Who treats his patient in very disrespective ways throughout the short), does a very cruel Kick the Dog. The dude snatches the food Pink had been trying to get as Pink walks out the door!! I finish watching and I just want to beat the ever living crap out of that guy! Since then, I've hated that short.
  • On Soaring Wings: Archer "Drift Problem" Malory stealing 8 year old Archer's bike. Refusing to get him another (He thought for years someone else had stolen it.) and never giving it back, all to "teach him a lesson" That alone would have been bad enough. But in the same episode she takes it a step further by by getting Archer a new spy car for his birthday and doing it all again to him. For this troper this Kick the Dog moment was the absolute last straw. I stopped seeing Malory as a tolerable Jerk with a Heart of Jerk, and as the Complete Monster, Karma Houdini she is. Frankly if the series doesn't end with Archer snapping and brutally murdering her, I will be very pissed off. Archer is a total Jerkass but considering his mother who can blame him
  • Chugger Joe 79:This troper has lot to say about sucky moments in Xilam cartoons, but for now, I’ll just put this one crappy episode: the Zig and Sharko episode "Marina’s New Friend". Basically, Marina is lonely because there are no other mermaids around, so Sharko decides to cheer her up, but not by getting another mermaid to be her friend. Instead, he has Zig dress in drag as one! This is already pretty sucky for poor Zig, but Sharko decides to be a complete asswipe to him throughout the entire fucking episode. First thing that pissed me off was that he threatened Zig with his own weapon, a weird boxing glove armature thingey. This wouldn’t be so bad if it was just one time, but he uses it again when Zig reaches for Marina. Later, when Marina gets a massage job from a squid, Zig tries again, but Sharko (dressed as a sensei massagist person) mutilates him. The cruel smile he made after twisting into some kinda hyena pretzel put me off real bad. Later still, Zig tries again while at a tea party, but Sharko dumps a tea strainer down his throat and puts a hose in his nose,causing him to go pee and make the sea rise. Not only is this scene pretty damn pointless (I still don’t know why Sharko did that), but Sharko gives another cruel smile. Then,the episode shifts to a shopping mall, and finally, Zig captures Marina. This leads to a chase scene throughout the mall (which, if you ask me, was the only funny part in this episode) ending with Marina being dropped by a crane onto an escalator that Sharko and Zig are at the foot of. Zig tries to get her, but is sucked by his “tail” into the machinery. Sharko’s cruel and smug smile did nothing to lighten it. Now this would be where Marina gets wise to what was going on and belt/slap Sharko one for tricking her. Well, she does (after Sharko starts crying and tries to blame it all on Zig), but he goes completely retributionless! Not only that, he gets what he wanted in the first place: to play ping-pong with her. The ending pissed me off to the umpteenth degree: [[spoiler:{{Downer Ending Zig chews on the fake fishtail while watching Sharko and Marina play ping-pong.}} Seriously,not only is the shittiest episode I’ve ever seen, but the ending nearly made me cry. What the fuck, Xilam!?
  • Allspark Spin Out: What finally made me hate Young Justice was the reveal of The members of The Light - while Lex Luthor, Ra's al Ghul, Vandal Savage and the Brain made sense, the other three members were Ocean Master, Queen Bee and Klarion the Witch Boy. I like Klarion, and I felt his voice was perfectly cast in Young Justice, but Weisman really should have used skilled manipulators like Deathstroke, Gorilla Grodd or Clock King. Hell, he left out Amanda Waller, who has always been a major member of Project Cadmus in any operation - she could be the Token Morally Ambiguous Teammate.
    • R Egu 14: While this troper has to heartily disagree with the idea that Comics!Deathstroke is a good manipulator, the members of the Light are even stupider than the summary implies. Here's MY DMOS. Ra's al Ghul, and Lex Luthor. Working Together. These two have enough Ego to fill a 747 Boeing each, and that's even getting into the massive personal philosophy differences. Ra's would never work together with someone like Luthor, not just because of his technology-focused methods, but because Luthor wants to conquer the world. Guess who also shares that goal? Ra's al fucking Ghul!!
    • Spider Fan 14: I'd like to add the "5 Years Later" season two opener. This was annoying and confusing. Why the time skip? The show had two plotlines going into the season with the search of the real Red Arrow and what the missing 16 hours were for the League during its mind control. We now have a bunch of new characters to quickly latch on while the other characters were spent the whole season with may not appear regularly. Also we get the joy of watching the Miss Martian/Superboy relationship crumble offscreen and have to deal with it presumably all over again. All and all a horrible season opener no matter how much Tim Curry or Lobo appears.
    • LL Smooth J: "Bloodlines." Or otherwise known as, "Let's make Wally look as useless as possible." New character Bart Allen (A.K.A Impulse) shows up from the future and already he's shown to be better than him. Not only is he shown to be faster than Wally (As in actually being able to keep up with The Flash), he's able to dodge traps that manage to trip him up as well. And when it looks like Bart screwed up? Oh no, he actually saved The Flash! And to add the icing on the cake people still can't seem to get his name right. This really is infuriating to watch as out of the original teammates, Wally ends up with the short end of the stick as everyone else at least get an awesome moment in the second season, never mind that this is the only place where he still exists (Stupid Reboot...) and yet basically exist to make the Allens look better. I've heard that this was in the comic as well and it will a plot point for Wally to come back faster and stronger, but considering the unlikelihood of focusing on the old cast and the greater chance of focusing on the new blood, I'll believe it when I see it.
    • Gannetwhale: The utter failure of The Bechdel Test. I was willing to forgive Miss Martian's and Artemis first convevrsation, but once Zatanna and Artemis have a moment together is all "BOYS BOYS BOYS". Damnit Greg, you can write women, why can't you write DC superheroines!? Actually, Zatanna as a whole is infuriating, since she's just a gratituius love interest for Dick Grayson.
  • Troper/kablammin45: Don't get me wrong, The Amazing World of Gumball is a cool show, but I just couldn't get around the fact that the shirtless Richard scene in "The Mustache" was really disgusting. Viewers are treated to a good thirty-some seconds of Richard trying to put up his, uh, chests only for them to flop back down. It was so gross I changed the channel while that happened.
  • Spider Fan 14: "The Scooby Doo Project" was alright in the beginning and in the middle, it was kinda funny but the ending I really hated. The gang all disappear and likely killed by the monster. Outside of being scary as hell to see late at night and causing me a restless sleep, it was not funny to see the heroes of my kindergarten years to be offscreen killed by the monster. Deconstructive Parody, that's fine but this was just terrible.
  • Krendall: An early episode of Dungeons and Dragons had the group fight a Beholder. The problem is, it's defeated by being near a flower! Even if Beholders hate beauty (a fact I've never read in any Monster Manual), there's no way something as simple as a basic flower would ever kill one.
  • Tropers/kablammin45: I have a bone to pick with two of the Inspector shorts, but since I can only put one, I'm going to have to go with the short with the shopping cart. First off, it doesn't even feel like an Inspector short, no action, not enough comedy, just...not-Inspectorish, the plot seems more like it would be more fit for someone else, like the Pink Panther. It starts with the Inspector going home from the store, borrowing a shopping cart...and the Narrator manages to convince him that he has committed an abominable offense and is now a criminal. Sure, the Inspector isn't that bright, but he's not that stupid.[4] And later the "I" activates a security system when he finally decides to just return the cart, and instantly the police come shoot at him without question and the short ends with the "I" on the run with guns firing. Ummm, they just assumed that the Inspector would just do that? That's something you'd see in, yes, a Pink Panther cartoon where Diabolas Ex Machina's are common. The short was really poorly done, and used before.
  • Spinosegnosaurus 77: I love Dinosaur Train, I really do, but "Dinosaur Camouflage" broke an Aesop (birds being dinosaurs) that's enforced in essentially every other episode of the series. DT is usually a pretty solid, composed kids' show; what went wrong here?
  • fluffything: I enjoy Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, and find it to be a rather enjoyable series. But, the episode in which Po has to rely on the help of some elderly former kung-fu masters to be poorly handled. The episode in-and-of itself is quite good, and I really enjoyed the whole sequence with the various magical helmets. But, the moral of "don't judge a book by its cover" and "old people can do amazing things too." is pretty much busted by one simple observation. Po's reasoning for not wanting the elderly kung-fu fighters to help is that he was afraid they'd get hurt. That's, that's actually a rather valid argument Po made. Yes, he did point out that he believed they weren't as "awesome" as they were in their prime, but his main concern was their well-being. Yet, the episode treats it like he was being disrespectful. Wait, what?
  • fluffything: Tuff Puppy is something of a Guilty Pleasure for me, and I find it amusing enough to watch now and again. But, the episode where Professor Birdbrain discovers a parallel dimension where Booby Birds rule and live in paradise and wants to go there to have the biggest Yank the Dog's Chain I've eveer seen. Long story short, Birdbrain kidnapps a monkey boy band (don't ask) and wants to use their singing powers to open a portal to the other dimension. Ok, apart from the kidnapping, his plans aren't really that evil. But, the DMOS comes in when Keswick reveals that traveling from one dimension to another causes the former dimension to be destroyed. I'm sorry....What? So, rather than just allowing Birdbrain to finally be able to find happiness and fly (his main goal), they have to throw in this utterly ridiculous twist? Again, apart from the kidnapping, Birdbrain's plans were not evil. He just wanted to go somewhere where he could fit in.
  • Gamer Sly Ratchet: The pilot for Ultimate Spider-Man was already very painful to sit through, with its childish, bland humor and flat characters. But it only becomes truly obnoxious when Spider-Man takes the "Spider-Bike" out for a joyride. From the cringeworthy, shrill voice acting in Spidey, to the lame attempts at humor, and a shamelessly blatant attempt to promote a Spider-Bike toy, this overly long sequence barely even contributes anything to the plot. And, I kid you not, this was written by Paul Dini. What!?
    • Spider Fan 14: "Doomed" is a horrible episode. Nova and Spidey get in a pissing contest over who's the coolest. They agree whoever captures Doctor Doom for SHIELD wins. The problem is that they don't think that DD has diplomatic immunity, isn't doing anything evil (at first) and consider this an uncalled for domestic invasion on foreign soil. No one thinks its a bad idea and that if Doom kills them he would be considered protecting himself. Granted it turns out he takes control over the Helicarrier with Doombots (but this is part of the team's fault) and almost destroys New York (really why is it always flying near a city?). After the day is saved and Fury chews them out, what does Spidey do? Imagines him saying blah blah blah and ignoring him while thinking he was right all along. It takes alot to make Spiderman horrible but this show crafts this eloquently.
  • Pyro Wildcat: In Spider-Man Unlimited, the end of "One is the Loneliest Number", when Dr. Yamato-Jones chews out Spider-Man for destroying her clinic. She had dealt with Spider-Man on numerous occasions(including several in which Spidey saved the lives of both her and her son), and has been shown be okay with him. Which means that she should have had no reason to blatantly ignore the fact that the incident started by Carnage attacking the clinic, and he and Venom were obviously the ones who did all the damage while Spider-Man was trying to fight them off, especially since she's been shown to be a more reasonable character than that. This was blatantly another poorly shoehorned-in "Spider-Man will never be anything but a Boring Failure Hero" moment.
  • Danger Artist Nexus 60: The episode Yin Yang Who? had been bugging me for a long time for good reasons that got me into writing fanfics like Re: Yin Yang Who? or Yin Yang Yo! Forever for example:
  • thatsnumberwang: The animated series of Mr. Bean claiming that he's an alien. Whilst it's true the opening credits for the live-action series was him falling to earth in a beam of light; it symbolises the fact that he's an ordinary man cast into the spotlight - it's not some kind of bloody transporter beam. What makes this even worse is that Mr Bean already has an established history: his girlfriend, his job in an art gallery of at least ten years, the fact that he takes a calculus exam which would imply a college education... sorry guys, no aliens here I'm afraid.
  • Philipnova 798: 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 one episode that grinds my gears to the point where I cannot sit through them without cringing - the very infamous B.O.T. The episode opens up... Now I know Scale and proportions have never been kind to the franchise, but the Combaticons should all not fit on the same road. But it gets worse, much worse; not only in animation, but in virtually every other aspect. There's Roland and Martin - two of the 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 in Starscream's Brigade, Starscream was shown to have made them and the idea of Brawl's brain being transplanted into some collage students' robot was a poor one. Not only that, but for a show that's Merchandise-Driven; this particular episode does a very poor job at doing it - Defensor's force field is shit, Bruticus is nothing more than a pathetic shell of himself and the Autobots that are called onto the scene are ones who's toys were discontinued by this point. And to think this episode was by one of the writers of Pinky and The Brain.
  • From The Words Of BR: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm here to present you "The Dog Who Cried Fish", straight out of my favorite 'toon, Tuff Puppy. First of all, the plot is terrible and unlikeable. Kitty, The Chief and Keswick order Dudley to get food and act like complete fricking Jerkasses! They also don't believe that an evil cod is going to flood Petropolis. Those cruel jerks! I hate this episode and it's a lot worse than The Fairly Odd Parents' "It's a Wishful Life". What were they thinking?! I mean, really, people!
  • 1j 2j 3j boom: I used to like Peppa Pig, but once I saw the "Mr. Skinnylegs" episode [5], I now have very little sympathy for her as she is an unlikable, intolerant and incompetent Jerkass brat who stamps her feet, bullies her brother, makes fun of her parents, falls out with her friends, whines when she loses, pokes out her tongue and generally displays copious amounts of antisocial behaviour. And all that behind the guise of a cute little piggy! What an awful kid! I can honestly say that D.W. ends up being far more likable than she is. And the newer episodes only make her worse in my eyes!

Notes

  1. Well, except for possibly Jonny who was too busy trying to get revenge on Nazz for "insulting" Plank; Plank himself; and the Kanker sisters, who weren't even in this episode, save for a brief appearance by May
  2. the censorship is present in the original
  3. represented by a house fire
  4. not to mention that people who live right across the street from a Wal-Mart can do that with little repercussions
  5. Only the start, where she portrays an abusive mom (She says "Kids, come down now or else no dessert), so I don't know the rest of the plot, and frankly, I don't care
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