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zeemumu
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(01-11-2017, 06:43 PM)
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So as I've gotten older, I've started to notice that the antics that the babies were getting into would actually be horrifying from a parental standpoint. How many times did the parents leave their kids somewhere? I mean I always knew that Angelica's parents were bad with a neglectful mom and dad who spoils her, but damn. Leaving your kids overnight in a toy store? Ditching them with some guy you don't know for no reason? Leaving a mech unattended and easily accessible/operated by 1 year olds? Stranded in the wild twice?
Sir_Crocodile
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yes
sixteen-bit
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nah cuz they're not real
rtcn63
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The Artisan
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yes but to be fair, the babies in rugrats, they're not your average babies.
Ordinaryundone
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Yeah, they all kind of sucked. Stu was either a stoner or clinically depressed with a frankly underwhelming career and DiDi got all her childcare advice from shitty help books by a quack doctor.

That said, they at least seemed to love each other and their kids so that counts for a lot. Unlike Angelica's parents who were one burnt pot roast away from a messy divorce.
Ray Wonder
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(01-11-2017, 06:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

nah cuz they're not real

Nothing's real, we're a simulation
il Diavolo
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(01-11-2017, 06:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ordinaryundone

Yeah, they all kind of sucked. Stu was either a stoner or clinically depressed with a frankly underwhelming career and DiDi got all her childcare advice from shitty help books by a quack doctor.

That said, they at least seemed to love each other and their kids so that counts for a lot. Unlike Angelica's parents who were one burnt pot roast away from a messy divorce.

dr lipschitz ain't no quack
zeemumu
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(01-11-2017, 06:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by il Diavolo

dr lipschitz ain't no quack

That one episode he was in personally portrayed him as a quack while the movie portrayed him as a big deal
KeyBladerXIII
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(01-11-2017, 06:52 PM)
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Tommy's mom was good, his dad was a maniac.

Chucky's dad always did the best he could.

Angelica's parents....yeah.

Phil and Lil's mom was cool, I actually don't remember if they had a dad around.
Matsukaze
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(01-11-2017, 06:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by KeyBladerXIII

Tommy's mom was good, his dad was a maniac.

Chucky's dad always did the best he could.

Angelica's parents....yeah.

Phil and Lil's mom was cool, I actually don't remember if they had a dad around
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They did - he was a mealy-mouthed guy who just kind of blended into the background of most scenes he was in.
Hollywood Duo
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(01-11-2017, 06:54 PM)
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As a rule the parents in any kids centric show are terrible. Or else they wouldn't get in to interesting hijinks and there would be no show.
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Angelica's parents were shit. The rest came off as parents that tried their best or were quirky.
VariantX
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(01-11-2017, 06:55 PM)

Originally Posted by KeyBladerXIII

Tommy's mom was good, his dad was a maniac.

Chucky's dad always did the best he could.

Angelica's parents....yeah.

Phil and Lil's mom was cool, I actually don't remember if they had a dad around.

They did, it's just that their mom was such an loud and intense personality that he outright seemed invisible when she's around. Hell, I remember exactly what everyone's parents looked like except for him and I haven't seen the show in decades.
DeathoftheEndless
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Originally Posted by KeyBladerXIII

Phil and Lil's mom was cool, I actually don't remember if they had a dad around.

He was kind of a pushover that hung around with the women more than the men.
smoothj
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(01-11-2017, 06:57 PM)
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Lou Pickles was a horn dog.
Goodstyle
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Originally Posted by KeyBladerXIII

Tommy's mom was good, his dad was a maniac.

About that... I remember an episode from All Grown Up where Tommy is interviewing his Dad, and then his Dad just goes on a psychotic rant about how his brother stole everything from him. I can't find it anymore though since I have no idea what ep it happens in.
Pillville
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(01-11-2017, 06:59 PM)
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Cartoons need bad parents so that the kids can have adventures.

Rugrats
Peanuts
Max & Ruby
Dora
South Park
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manzoman96
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Originally Posted by rtcn63

Stu is the GOAT.
il Diavolo
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Originally Posted by zeemumu

That one episode he was in personally portrayed him as a quack while the movie portrayed him as a big deal

you just don't understand his methods
Ganhyun
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Originally Posted by smoothj

Lou Pickles was a horn dog.

Didnt the old show basically come out and show that he rented a porno one night when he had the kids? I know it was for later as he put on a reptar movie for them while they were awake.
The Artisan
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(01-11-2017, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ganhyun

Didnt the old show basically come out and show that he rented a porno one night when he had the kids? I know it was for later as he put on a reptar movie for them while they were awake.

lonely space vixens
Anung
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(01-11-2017, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by rtcn63

This shit is too real.
PSqueak
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(01-11-2017, 07:09 PM)
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You know, the concept of stu is...kinda pretty sad?

He was an inventor, which he dreaming of being since he was a child, he designed toys mostly (but he also made some other inventions), so the concept sounds like it would be a child's dream com thru: Your dad is a tv styled inventor who makes toys for you.

But even in the cartoon, he was not very successful, despite inventing highly advanced toys, he was most of the time a failure and often you could see it that it really weighted on him.

That said, when he did hit it right, he hit it big, i mean, making an actual fully operational kaiju sized robot for a Disney land level amusement park has to have netted him pretty good money.

Originally Posted by zeemumu

That one episode he was in personally portrayed him as a quack while the movie portrayed him as a big deal

That kinda make sense in universe, he was a quack but his experience dealing with Chuckie and Tommy made him realize everything he wrote was shit and said, thank to the new hands on experience, he would re-vamp his entire method all together.
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The Artisan
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(01-11-2017, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by rtcn63

rip
El Odio
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Originally Posted by il Diavolo

you just don't understand his methods

Didn't the episode where he showed up pretty much flat our say the guy never had an really experience with kids until he watched Tommy and Chuckie? Dude was a straight up quack.
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BernardoOne
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Originally Posted by rtcn63

zeemumu
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(01-11-2017, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by PSqueak

You know, the concept of stu is...kinda pretty sad?

He was an inventor, which he dreaming of being since he was a child, he designed toys mostly (but he also made some other inventions), so the concept sounds like it would be a child's dream com thru: Your dad is a tv styled inventor who makes toys for you.

But even in the cartoon, he was not very successful, despite inventing highly advanced toys, he was most of the time a failure and often you could see it that it really weighted on him.

That said, when he did hit it right, he hit it big, i mean, making an actual fully operational kaiju sized robot for a Disney land level amusement park has to have netted him pretty good money.

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Not to mention most of those machines were so user-friendly that babies could use them effectively.

I'll never understand how the head was held on by paperclips and rubber bands though. That can't have passed OSHA compliance.
Mr. Smiley
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(01-11-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ban Puncher

No

We don't need this now

Put that away
mrkgoo
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(01-11-2017, 07:43 PM)
I always wondered if I'd see this show in a different light now that I'm a parent.
jman2050
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Everyone knows Jonathan was the most pitiable character of the show.
zeemumu
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(01-11-2017, 07:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by mrkgoo

I always wondered if I'd see this show in a different light now that I'm a parent.

I wonder if episodes with Spike would feel weird now knowing that he's got Bruce Willis' voice
Hellwarden
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(01-11-2017, 07:50 PM)
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In order for a lot of episodes to work, the parents have to be somewhat clueless.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Smiley

No

We don't need this now

Put that away

FRED FLINTSTONE'S HOME
PillarEN
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(01-11-2017, 07:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ban Puncher

The best hahaha

Really loved this show. Dr. Lipschitz' name couldn't be more accurate. If they made new episodes he should be an anti-vax advisor.
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(01-11-2017, 07:58 PM)
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Good parents wouldn't name their kid "Dil Pickles"
wildfire
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(01-11-2017, 08:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Juneau Joe

Good parents wouldn't name their kid "Dil Pickles"

Better than Dizzy Nutz I guess.
KeyBladerXIII
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(01-11-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by VariantX

They did, it's just that their mom was such an loud and intense personality that he outright seemed invisible when she's around. Hell, I remember exactly what everyone's parents looked like except for him and I haven't seen the show in decades.

Yeah, same.

I just looked him up and fuck, I have no memory of that goofy-looking dude.
The Last Wizard
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(01-11-2017, 08:39 PM)
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Are the villains in scooby doo smart? Nope.
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Originally Posted by The Last Wizard

Are the villains in scooby doo smart? Nope.

actually, taking into account that they would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for the meddling kids and their dog. They might be smarter than the average scooby doo citizicen
NeonBlack
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(01-11-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Juneau Joe

Good parents wouldn't name their kid "Dil Pickles"

And wouldn't let their kid keep a screwdriver (toy or not) in their diaper.
Boney
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Originally Posted by NeonBlack

And wouldn't let their kid keep a screwdriver (toy or not) in their diaper.

Don't judge
SG-17
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Originally Posted by Matsukaze

They did - he was a mealy-mouthed guy who just kind of blended into the background of most scenes he was in.

He was an absurd proposition.


Lipschitz was a commentary on the overabundance of poorly researched and flawed parental guides that were even more common in the late 80s than today.
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(01-12-2017, 05:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bulzeeb

actually, taking into account that they would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for the meddling kids and their dog. They might be smarter than the average scooby doo citizicen

Well played, so that means the kids are also smarter than the average citizen.
RetroMG
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Originally Posted by rtcn63

As a fairly new parent, yeah, I'm not ashamed to say that I've been here.
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Originally Posted by VariantX

They did, it's just that their mom was such an loud and intense personality that he outright seemed invisible when she's around. Hell, I remember exactly what everyone's parents looked like except for him and I haven't seen the show in decades.

Well, it wasn't just that she had an overbearing personality. A lot of times the dad was just not in the episode. The mom would hang out with the other parents and the dad was nowhere to be seen. She usually appeared alone for most of the series, especially towards the earlier seasons.

Originally Posted by jman2050

Everyone knows Jonathan was the most pitiable character of the show.

IIRC he appeared in a few episodes and was kind of a dick
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Meowster
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Charlotte was a mess and not a good parent but she was my favorite of them lol.
zeemumu
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Originally Posted by Meowster

Charlotte was a mess but she was my favorite parent.

It's kinda sad in All Grown Up when Charlotte tries to bond with her because she missed most of her childhood

Or am I thinking of Hey Arnold...
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Originally Posted by Ban Puncher

what the hell is this?

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