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Animated Atrocities-Nightmare on Wilson Way by AMX-269 Animated Atrocities-Nightmare on Wilson Way by AMX-269
I've gone through a few bad Christmas specials this month, so why not do a bad Halloween special as well? This episode is right behind Ed Edd n Eddy's Boo Haw Haw as one of the worst Cartoon Cartoon Halloween specials. I know that most people's dethroning moments involving Foster's are no-brainers like "Everyone Knows it's Bendy" and "I Only Have Surprise for You." But for me, this episode is my dethroning moment. To me, this episode is bad the same way SpongeBob episodes like "In-Sponge-iac" and "Stuck in the Wringer" are bad. Bloo is tormented by a supposed zombie apocalypse all Halloween night, but he did nothing to provoke such behavior, except pulling Halloween pranks. Last time I checked, people pulling pranks was commonplace on Halloween, at least for some people. But then Bloo isn't allowed to be angry at everyone else for scaring the crud out of him, and instead is in trouble for siccing a buzzed Mac on other trick-or-treaters...even though the only reason Bloo did that was because he thought he was going to be eaten by zombies? If I wanted to see an example of somebody snapping because of somebody pulling pranks on Halloween, I'd just go watch "Monster House." At least that movie has a more coherent storyline than this piece of garbage.

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ForgottenBunnydoll Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This feels like inspiration for 28 Pranks later and yes I hate this too
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Phantomlord01 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Well you can't expect all great writers not to have a few duds in them, even ones who worked on series like symbionic titan and star wars the clone wars, as well as working on other great episodes for this series like "Goodbye to Bloo".
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DomainMorph Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Honestly I never saw this episode that way, but after you explained it more in depth I can see why this would be so bad. It's fine if they wanted to teach Bloo a lesson, but they could've less serious than this. Actually I don't fully agree that Bloo became more of a jerk in the series proper after the pilot which was one of the best episodes of the series, in fact I'd call it second best after "Destination Imagination." Bloo was likable in the show's first season, he retained his pilot movie personality. Anytime Bloo was a jerk it wasn't too insane. Take a look a Busted or Store Wars where he had good intentions in both episodes, but went to far with what he did. I also find a fair amount of bad episodes of the show. 

I think "Beat with a Schtick needs a mention as it's a horribly mean-spirited Bloo torture porn. Bloo was also likable in season 2 minus "When there's a Wilt there's a Way and Bye Bye Nerdy" which honestly I could consider out of character moments for him. Plus Bloo has standards and tried to fix his actions when he went too far "Partying is such a sweet Soirée the Sweet Stench of Success." It was season 3 onward that Bloo was unlikable fully. But as for Beat with a Schtick Bloo gets horribly scared, traumatized and just utterly terrified that this humongous beast like imaginary friend who's half the size of the house is going to tear him apart and just kill him altogether and every single character in that episode are total assholes. Especially Madame Foster and Mr. Herriman two character in which I hate along with Bloo.

Madame Foster suffered the most derailment out of any character besides Bloo after the pilot. She became a malicious, manipulative, insensitive extreme granny. In "Ticket to Rod" She sabotages Frankie her own GRANDDAUGHTER and felt no remorse for it. For someone who's suppose to be the "wise but also kooky" old lady who's suppose to teach he friends right from wrong she's willing to let Bloo suffer in "Beat with a Schtick" and actually holds bets on the new guy to destroy Bloo and is perfectly happy she's doing this. Sure it's revealed in the end to be all an act, but I feel that ending is exactly like this one, sure Bloo did make an offensive joke at his expense, but to actually imply to kill Bloo and make him feel horrible isn't the way to punish him. Not to mention he turns out to be a prop comedian who admired Bloo comedy only to have Bloo get smashed in the end for not liking his act in which he told Bloo to give his opinion on it! Mac was the only good and supportive character to Bloo as everyone else were assholes. 

Mr. Herriman is also a huge asshole on the show, even back in the pilot. Considering how he was using his rule elitist agenda to disregard Mac's efforts to not bend the rules at Mac's expense just because "it's a rule" he's too emphasis on them and uses them to be an asshole, especially when he himself goes against his own rules at times. The only difference is in the pilot he was more tame. Like in "Beat with a Schtick" he manipulated his own rules as an excuse to see Bloo get destroyed by the new imaginary friend. I never noticed this episode before and I won't lie I consider it a guilty pleasure mostly because I loved the comedic tones here, even if the ending was bad. 
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015   Writer
That seems to be the main reason torture porns are so terrible: yes, the victim has performed actions in other episodes that may be deserving of some retribution, but in the actual torture porn episode, they don't do anything wrong. From what I could tell, all Bloo did to make the others instigate the zombie prank was playing his own pranks on everyone on Halloween...so? How is that such an unforgivable offense that they feel the need to make Bloo believe he was in danger of dying

And yeah, while I did like the pilot movie, I was never crazy about "Destination Imagination" either; the part where the gang finally makes it to the castle Frankie was staying in always rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe if Frankie had realized how badly she had upset the others and running away from her problems isn't going to fix them, it could have been better. That's one thing I didn't really like about the show as a whole; it always felt like at least one character was yelling at some point (loud noises make me very uncomfortable).

At least "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Wander over Yonder" are really good McCracken shows. Really, I think "Foster's" is his weakest show overall.
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DomainMorph Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
I see what you mean. I don't agree with the "Destination Imagination" term quite fully, yeah Frankie running away from her problems shouldn't have been an issue, when you look into why she did it it's more relatable. It kind of makes everyone at Foster's as such ungrateful people who pretty much see Frankie as nothing more than a slave. I mean every episode that has involved Frankie except for like 1 always either has one of the characters annoying her or she's put through so much stress from working. 

She has to cater to everyone's will and gets no thanks for it. The beginning of "Destination Imagination" has Herriman at his worst and shows that everyone just wants Frankie back for shallow reasons. It reminds me so much of how she was treated in the infamous "Imposters Home for um.. Make em up pals." Where when she dressed up as an imaginary friend the friends only missed her because she catered their needs. It made no sense how Frankie had to literally do everything when the episode "Busted" established that every friend in the house had clean-up and making bed rules, yet later episodes forget this entirely and have Frankie do it all. 

I really loved the creative atmosphere Destination Imagination brought to Fosters it really took all the good elements about it and put it into one episode. The pilot had a solid setup and superior climax, which I'll admit had it better than the former. But those two movies were Fosters at its best. Fosters does have a bit of a weak characterization and at times consistency. But for what it was it was good. The pilot had the best characterization and overall showed what the series can amount to doing. It was even dark in its climax. 

My only real issue with Destination Imagination is the fact Herriman finally accepts Frankie for who she is, yet the episode comes out when the series only had 6 episodes left before the finale. So it doesn't help Herriman because it's so late in the show, plus previous episodes contradict this such as "Setting a President."

Frankie didn't hurt anybody, she had legit reasons to leave everyone. 

My biggest issues with the show is as I stated. The inconsistent continuity at times, every character outside of Mac, Frankie Wilt and Eduardo are unlikable and it can't do mean-spirited humor right. The only loud noise episode I hated was "The Big Cheese" that's because it was a Frankie Torture porn and Cheese was annoying. 

The Powerpuff Girls though was only good for the first 3 seasons. Season's 5 and 6 (parts of 4 as well) were awful with plots that dragged out for too long, episodes in which characters lost charm and most were rather boring. The Powderpuff girls suffered a seasonal rot in the show's last two seasons. 
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SkeeterMania Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't this all subjective?
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DomainMorph Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
Yeah. 
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Flutterbunny76 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Let me get this straight. Bloo does nothing wrong in this episode and he gets his worst punishment in the same episode?
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014   Writer
Well, I'll admit, it's been a good number of years since I've seen the actual episode. But I can still remember watching it for the first time and thinking that Bloo was treated unfairly. When the other Foster's residents finally reveal the whole thing was a prank, it almost seems like they're annoyed with Bloo because he freaked out so badly. :facepalm:
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Spongey444 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Wasn't this episode good?
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FlapjackStantz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
In a way, yes.
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Spongey444 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
oh god, that comment was from ages ago, i regret it.
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FlapjackStantz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Well, please don't, because "Nightmare on Wilson Way" was a real barrel of laughs for me, and the whole zombie apocalypse scene was a nice homage to as the George A. Romero films, and Resident Evil and Shaun of the Dead.

I'm just saying.
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Spongey444 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
I think it's debatable. Not horrible, just mxied.
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FlapjackStantz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
True.
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