TFW2005 Coverage Of Hasbro Media And Investor Day 2017

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  1. ZapRowsdower

    ZapRowsdower Statistically, people enjoy 25% of what I say! :D

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    I think it was the 80s vibe - back when humor was kind of lighthearted and not so racy (at least in kids programming). Also, robots shooting robots was not considered "violent" back in those days. Have you seen RID? Apparently, clubbing Decepticons with shock sticks is better than shooting them. :rolleyes2  I did not know that.

    In Kingdom Hearts, they gave Goofy a shield, rather than a sword. Because everyone knows that bludgeoning someone to death with a shield is far less violent than cleanly running them through. :) 

    Eventually, TFs will just discuss their problems and resolve fights via verbal debate. Kind of like RB? :D 
     
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    ZapRowsdower Statistically, people enjoy 25% of what I say! :D

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    Sure, but less funny! :p 

    In fact, my favorite episode from BW was that Energon gas episode! :lol  But unfortunately, like the rest of the show, the episode was random and not consistent with an overall humor or tone.
     
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    One has to wonder why Hasbro doesn't bother hiring "booth girls" for these events! :lol  I get it: "Silly Rabbit! Toys are for kids!" :D  :lol 
     
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    My favorite Teen Titans Go episode is the one where they straight up remade the Nufu episode but made it less creepy and interesting than the original.
     
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    Nufu episode?
     
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    Funny story: you watch Scooby Doo enough times and you DO enjoy it more! :lol  I know I hated it as a kid... but then I got to liking it. It's just so calming and benign, like watching a pleasant sunset.

    But that's a bad comparison, don't you think? I don't recall Scooby Doo having mecha fights or arguing the merits of Tofu. :lol  I'll give you that Velma has a Raven vibe, though. :D 
     
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    There's an episode in the original series where Beast Boy gets a job at a fast food joint to raise money for a scooter only to find out the restaurant has a terrible secret. The new series remade the episode.

    It has the opposite effect on me.
     
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    Very well put and thoughtful response, thank you! :thumb  I can't really argue with your solid points, and you seem to understand the corporate environment far better than I do! :eek:  So again, I'm sorry if I said anything too ignorant (and therefore obnoxious) regarding the topic, given my limited view in the matter (I don't have experience working in any of these areas, television or radio! :( ).

    And I agree TTG can be mean and bullying, ironically enough. But I don't see it as evil, per se. From the little I've seen, it's more of a plot device to get something to happen. I mean, would you say the other members bully Robin or that he bullies them? Doesn't it depend on the episode, for whatever requisite plot? :confused: 

    Anyway, you're absolutely right about a show being re-run for easy money and little investment, but... for once, I don't mind. I actually enjoy the zany, CHEERFUL quality of TTG. There's been no other super hero show like it. So given the choice of watching more moody, drama-filled Justice League or TTG, I'd rather see the more original show. Humor is hard, don't forget. Maybe they don't always hit the nail, but you should have more appreciation for the attempt.

    Aren't you depressed enough, day to day? Isn't it a little nice to have a program that just tosses all that real out the window and goes zany?

    Plus, I've seen the "other" shows on CN... ugh. Steven Universe? That cat show (forget the name) Gumball, Uncle Grandpa? I'm not sure we're really missing out if those shows are getting pushed out. And merchandising? You really think it's a big consideration there? There are faults to that argument: 1) MOST CN shows have ZERO merchandising, and 2) TTG have very little merchandising (as you mentioned), and there haven't been more toys since it began repeating ad nauseam. Again, it could be that TTG gets better ratings, for real. Remember Chowder? Do we need more of that? :lol  Ughhh, and Foster's Home for Imaginary Animals... You know, I stopped getting cable a long time ago because that was the crap CN was putting on. And since then, I feel I really haven't missed much. But hey, it's just my opinion, and I like TTG (when it's not creepy and dark). Would I like more shows, other than TTG? YES! But what we usually get is garbage, imo, so it doesn't bother me as much when they re-run TTG again.
     
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    Oh, I love that TTG episode! :lol  Where BB wants to get Cyborg a gift for his birthday, and he has to work to afford it... only to have Cyborg be a total d*ck about how BB is working on his birthday! :lol  See? That's some depth there, with a touch of realism. In real life, this is how your friend would react to your sudden busy schedule! And the lesson there is... I don't know. Things get f*cked up when we keep secrets? :confused:  :lol  Also, Soylent Green. :eek: 
     
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    I just like the 80s throwback in Night Divides The Day (or whatever it's actually called!)
     
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    Not really. The point was the schedule and what people like aren't always related. CN, as another poster stated, has a habit of sabotaging other shows, even other WB-produced shows.


    On the subject of a new show...writers of modern shows should really look at the series bibles for stuff from the 1980s. Alot of what's there is basically what you used to find on tech specs. So-and-so likes Earth music, can reach speeds of 200mph in vehicle mode, and is distracted by rabbits. The less the parent company tries to dictate some kind of image or agenda, the more opportunities the writers have to focus on interesting self-contained stories. If some spoilsport had made a scene over "well, their little domestic squabble is none of our concern, but rescuing Jazz and Cliffjumper is" because domestic violence is serious business, we might never have seen Starscream's Brigade.
     
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    I doubt kids would mind though :p 
     
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    If it involved booth babes, I might take the trip to RI! :lol 

    They should really do foam-suit cosplay for the kids - like have a foam BB walking around for pictures! :) 
     
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    What was that last bit? :confused:  Maybe I'm tired, but I didn't understand your point about SS's Brigade.

    And if you want to talk about freedom... well, going the cable route might be out then. There's always an agenda or directive involved in these things. And sometimes lawyers get involved, which makes everything worse. But that's an entirely different topic, and I'm really not at liberty to discuss the creative process and imposed restrictions. I guess my point was that I've never been truly bothered by CN's restrictive, abusive, bullying schedule and actions - I used to like what they had on (even Scooby Doo). TTG is a step in the right direction, but everyone wants to hate on the show because of other reasons.

    If you hate CN, say so. But blaming TTG is scapegoating. Especially because TTG is really mimicking the other shows on CN like Uncle Grandpa, Flapjack, etc. BUT, unlike those shows, TTG has super-heroes and kids love super-heroes (boys do). And to my knowledge, EVERY SUPER HERO SHOW EVER has always been ultra serious and dramatic. So yeah, I'm here to defend a super hero program that likes to be silly and poke fun at the genre and life (in general). TTG is good for the super hero genre! It expands the emotional range of a typically stagnant, predictable offering.
     

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