I don't engage in the "fandom" side of Pokemon AMV's, fanart or fanfiction....I just stay on the forums.
Sometimes I take a peek but I'm quickly turned off by all the 12 year old girls arguing over which Pokemon girl was the best and which one sucked. So sad that the younger fanbase is still fighting over the main girls. How do you deal with it?
And to stay on topic, I forgot to mention how much Piplup annoyed me. It always got too much attention and that voice was just...:/
Team Rocket suffered the most from the voice actor change, while eventually I warmed up to everyone else, Eric Stuart's portrayal of James really carried the humor.
I thought Dawn's whole Dee Dee thing was kind of stupid, like really? That's the name that got to you?
Same thing with Misty's mallet. People act like Misty was always hitting people over the head with mallets? WTF? This happened maybe a grand total of 3-4 times in very early Kanto and never happened again for the rest of her run.
Other running gags were the Beedrill swarms, the Gyarados attacks, the Ursaring rampaging in forests, all those damn wild Onix that appear every saga, etc.
i personally thought sukizo remarkable thing to be pretty funny. sure it got old but it never really annoyed me
I don't know where to began, but this three deserved my attention.
-Definitely Meowth boss fantasies. It was cute and funny in start when it was fresh and new, but that concept imo got overused by mid Hoenn to the point of ad nauseum. Not top mention they eventually became unoriginal with writers clearly starting to run out of good ideas.
-TR blasting offs. That's one of main reasons i appreciated change in BW becoming more competent using jet packs and other means to escape. Ad most of time it was same old repetitive scenery. TR steals pokemon, food or something else. They send out pokemon which quickly get destroyed by Ash and co with Pikachu in 90 %of cases finishing them of with thunder blasting away. Running gags can be funny and appreciated when there exists gaps between them having occasional use, but there is thing called being excessive.
-Brock pulled by ear almost every time he flirted around girls. In Johto it was new, it was fresh and in some instances Misty done it in very unique and subtle way being amusing to watch not staying always on typical gag too. But when Max took that role getting idea from Misty(what an irony), my God it was downright terrible. It wasn't funny, it was just downright annoying.
Thankfully writers scrapped this idea altogether in Sinnoh, with Croagunk developing completely new approach in controlling Brock out bursts of hormons when meeting girls. Which was sometimes downright amazing.
You would be surprised how many people i met who thought Misty still used mallet in OI and Johto. I can't honestly remember she used it in any of this episodes(if im mistaken correct me). She at most used backpack swinging with it sometimes or wooden stick to chase away bugs, and i remember she as host for Weekly Pokemon Broadcasting station(i believe it was for chronicles) used water blaster against Brock but that's about it.Same thing with Misty's mallet. People act like Misty was always hitting people over the head with mallets? WTF? This happened maybe a grand total of 3-4 times in very early Kanto and never happened again for the rest of her run.
Mallets both Misty and Jessies pretty much left screen by end of Kanto.
not a GAG per se but......serious team rocket.......here we have the main villains of the series who have essentially been downgraded to recurring minor characters until recently.......seriously.....IT'S OLD! also "you're such a kid!" it was funny the first time.....but now she's just being a you-know-what about it.........
One of the main reasons DP was so long, was because of TR's gag of must catch Pikachu! They fail, next catch Pikachu again even though we just failed at it.
Any bull**** Brock pulled with his obsession for girls.
I actually thought the Draco Meteor gag was pretty funny.
Meowth's fantasizes, cool at the start, as we got to late Johto, early Hoenn. -__-
Everytime James would catch a grass type they would somehow attack him. Whether it's gradutude or hatred.
I can't think of anything else that hasn't been mentioned by everyone else.
Another one: Dawn getting webbed up by an Ariados. Seriously, do the animators have a fetish for this?
You're saying serious TR, which has been around for just two years and isn't a gag, is "old", yet goofy, incompetant TR which has lasted for about a decade and actually DOES qualify as a running gag is not? And downgraded from "main villains"? PAHAHAHAHA, no. Team Rocket were NOT real villains, let alone main ones, until this "downgrade". They were gag characters claiming to be villains, who never posed any serious threat, who were shoehorned in to every episode for the sake of it, not because it affected the plot in any way. That's the benefit of them appearing alot less in BW; not only does it let episodes go uninterrupted by their shtick, but it also means the appearances they DO make are actually important.
Last edited by AgentPierce; 23rd September 2012 at 6:20 PM.