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NickWhiz1
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posted 08-11-2001 10:55 PM      Profile for NickWhiz1   Author's Homepage   Email NickWhiz1   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was stumbling around serebii.net (great site), and I saw titles for the next few episodes:

"A Goldenrod Opportunity"
"A Dairy Tale Ending"
"The Bug Stops Here"
"Fossil Food"

These rank at around an 11 on a 1-10 corniness meter.

*commits suicide*

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As dumb as this may sound, it's probably easier to think of silly episode titles than to think of an original title that isn't a parody somehow. Like, the "A Goldenrod Opportunity," I can see how it may be corny, and something else could sound alot better, but, you can only use non-silly titles so long until you run out. Like, you could say, Tough Times at Goldenrod (somethin like that) you'll eventually run out of modifiers.

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I think the episode titles from around the end of the Orange League onwards have become increasing corny. *sighs* I remember when the episode titles were more or less a translation of the original titles. But we haven't seen that since what, "Bye Bye Butterfree"?
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JoHtO TrAiNeR
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posted 08-13-2001 12:05 AM      Profile for JoHtO TrAiNeR   Author's Homepage   Email JoHtO TrAiNeR   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The show is still running? Man, I don't remember the last time I've watched an episode...probably when Ash was on the GS ball journey...the show kinda sucked after a while...Is it any better? Let me know, I might just decide to watch again...

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*sighs* I remember when the episode titles were more or less a translation of the original titles. But we haven't seen that since what, "Bye Bye Butterfree"?

Original Japanese titles suck. They always seem to give away the plot (although I liked the "Bye Bye Psyduck" title, since it was a red herring. I was completely surprised by the ending of that ep).

Frankly, I really like the way they incorporate parodies of expressions, movies, etc. into the titles. Good 'Quil Hunting, Forest Grumps, Shadow of a Drought, Ignorance is Blissey, Don't Touch that 'dile, Enter the Dragonite, Viva Las Lapras, Bound for Trouble, Pikachu Re-Volts, Showdown at the Poké Corral, Holiday Hi-Jynx, Holy Matrimony...

There were a few that I thought were too corny, though (Snow Way Out, A Tents Situation, Tanks Alot, To Master the Onixpected).

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quote:
Originally posted by JoHtO TrAiNeR:
The show is still running? Man, I don't remember the last time I've watched an episode...probably when Ash was on the GS ball journey...the show kinda sucked after a while...Is it any better? Let me know, I might just decide to watch again..

The last "new" English episode I saw was somewhere back in the Orange League.

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quote:
Originally posted by White Cat:
*sighs* I remember when the episode titles were more or less a translation of the original titles. But we haven't seen that since what, "Bye Bye Butterfree"?

Original Japanese titles suck. They always seem to give away the plot


Bah. Lots of anime episode titles do that. I'm used to it. ^_^


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Well the show's kinda corney itself...

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I'll have to agree with you that the show titles are corny, as is the show itself. After all, the Orange League was just filler, a pre-GS season to keep people on their feet, but people didn't really miss anything if they missed out on the whole season (after all, the remnants of that season are in Ash's non-active lineup or Misty's active lineup).

The Johoto Journeys episodes are frequently repetitive as well. I mean, when does Brock NOT fall for a girl his age when such a girl is the guest character on the show? When does Team Rocket NOT appear in an entire episode? When does Misty NOT yell at Ash or Brock for doing something really stupid? When does Pikachu NOT get captured in a shockproof cage by Team Rocket? When does Psyduck NOT do something really stupid? When does Ash, Misty, and Brock split up to do their own individual business? When does Muk NOT smother Professor Oak? When does Tauros NOT miss with Fissure? When does Totodile NOT dance and entertain the rest of the team (except Chikorita, who is just dead scared of him)? When does Heracross NOT try to attempt to suck the nectar out of Bulbasaur?

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A typical American animated series episode title has a stupid pun in it. Example: "A Sticky Situation!" or "Sneeze the Day!"

A typical Japanese animated series episode title has a capitalized sound effect word, lots of random exclamation points, and a noun phrase that may or may not have anything to do with the episode. Examples: "INFLATE!!! Octopus Lends a Helping Hands!" or "TURKABOO!!! The Super-Cool Attack What Always Wins!"

Call me ethnocentric, but I prefer the stupid puns...

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I honestly prefer the English "The Battle for the Badge" to the Japanese "We got the last badge!" I think you know why.

Still, some of the English ones are pathetic. I'm too tired to remember any that I particularly hate, though -_-;

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Ignorance is Blissey -__-

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