>Birthday episode where they specifically never sing the song and give reasons why
>anthropomorphic character is overtly sexualized
>nobody in the show bats an eye to them, or even calls them ugly
Dilbert's pretty dated for being stuck in the very late 90s/early 00s era, especially on the technology front.
His car being an EV1 is a prime example.
>Character has a dream
>Dreams they are in their underpants and people are laughing at them
>In September 2015, a federal judge declared that the Warner/Chappell copyright claim was invalid, ruling that the copyright registration applied only to a specific piano arrangement of the song, and not to its lyrics and melody.
it's not copyrighted. this is taken from the article you linked to.
>Said song rights are gone now.
not only that, but I think those song rights were gone for a long time but the company (Sony?) who owned them lied about it to maintain them for decades
It was "copyrighted." For the longest time the douchenozzles who held the supposed copyright would make people pay for royalties before this happened.
Yeah nobody actually checked to see if it was a legit copyright all this time.
A lot of time on shows they assume certain songs are copyrighted and don't even bother to check because that would involve bothering the legal department and that digs into the budget.
This joke honestly gets funnier with each passing year.
nah he sold Cell Phones in the show, and the creator confirmed a while ago that Bob eventually switched over to them as his primary business(there's a really great screencap relating to this that someone made, can't find it right now though, and Desustorage's search function seems to be broke so I can't search there to find it, if anyone has it I'd appreciate it if it was posted)
The idea bulb is slowly becoming more dated with all those laws wanting to ban incandescent light bulbs. That's not to say it'll go away, though.
I just mentioned this today. It seemed like back in the day everything was THE WORLD WIDE WEB. Websites and companies trying to be hip were always very insistent that they were on the WORLD WIDE WEB, and not just 'the internet'. Heck, nowadays, people just say online, or you don't even need to specify.
Reminds me of Gremlins 2, where the super-specific cable channels were meant to be a parody of the number of channels cable offered at the time. The joke doesn't hold up as well now that cable channels have diversified even further, so a cooking channel and a horror channel don't seem out of place anymore.
Yeah, he mentions selling them in a few episodes. In the mid-90's cell phones were still a pricey luxury item. By the time the show ended in what, 2002 or so, they had become more common but it would still be a few years before mobile phones would become an everyday item that pretty much everyone has.
Needs more obsolete video games.
Families going to church.
I don't know many people who go to church anymore, unless they're outwardly religious. To me, it feels really dated seeing the sitcom family go to church just to fit in with the community. This is also why a lot of older episodes of The Simpsons feel out of place sometimes.
Nothing against Christians, just church-going peer pressure.
Does it bother anyone elsewhen a cartoon brings attention to its "modern" elements, or worse when the plot of an entire episode revolves around it?
Is it sad to say that characters visiting Libraries are starting to become dated?
In my town, aside from maybe doing a paper or a research project, everyone goes to the library for computers or internet access
But it was just yesterday we had the 10 year celebration...
Thank you for saying this. There's no reason to slap feathers on dinosaurs outside of maniraptora and some exceptions like psittacosaurus and leallynasaura. Even then psittacosaurus had quill like structures rather than true feathers, and yet people think this is grounds to make triceratops look like a parrot.
I think it wraps around to be the opposite joke. First they're so rich and cutting edge they have a website. Now they're so poor and far behind they couldn't get their own name and are some cheap generic site
Where I live there's a saying, the surest way to make your kid into an atheist is to enroll them into a catholic school. My family in general stopped going to church by the time I was in highschool and we only go nowadays when it's the anniversary of a dead family member out of respect.
The Jetsons takes place in 2062, though.
And the iconography for 'Save' is still a microfloppy, or a hard disk with an arrow pointing to it, both of which are dead mediums for today's computers.
It's fun finding Apple references that don't involve the iProducts.
>500 channels and nothing to watch
>It seemed like back in the day everything was THE WORLD WIDE WEB. Websites and companies trying to be hip were always very insistent that they were on the WORLD WIDE WEB, and not just 'the internet'.
Same thing today with QR codes, few cartoons have jokes about QR codes y expect more in 2016-7
>where the super-specific cable channels were meant to be a parody of the number of channels cable offered at the time
American cable companies have super-specific packages
-Mexican/latam channels (spanish audio, no subs)
-Europe channels (original audio)
-Canada and France
-HBO and HBO in spanish audio
Girlfriends (or boyfriends).
I dont remember modern cartoons with romantic partners. (Yes, i know Bart Simpson)
Most are pseudo harems with zero relationships
>Ninjas, sakura tree, wacky spa, cosplayers, black stockings, etc
>Character sips drink from a straw
>Character speaks on phone. They talk faster than the other person can answer
>Reading Playboy magazines, Fapping with Playboy magazines
>"We now return to..." immediately when they stop talking
>"Next gen" video game. Reminds me the graphics of E.T. for Atari 2600.
>Dora The Explorer: CGI Mapa
I love seeing dated shit in cartoons though
when you come back on that stuff it's life a landmark in time pretty much preserving the time it originates from including attitudes and people
That's why I love watching episodes involving the Y2K bug and/or the new millennium.
Of course now I wonder if years from now, people will look back at today's cartoons and spot all the stuff they consider dated. Like smartphones and memes and stuff.
My exact feelings.
That's why I can appreciate TTA fully embracing the fact that they are in the 90's.
"Welcome to the 90's". It's like they knew that people would go back to watch them.
Of course they will. Why would today's culture be immune to the passing of time? In twenty years we'll be the fossils whining about ye good ole days.
Or rather our children will. We already are whining about how it was better before and going "god I feel old" when some kid admits he's never had a cathodic TV.
Tiny Toons my nignog, it's a shame those Kennedy Cartoons episodes are an absolute eyesore to look at
seriously, you could have sent those to the most boring overseas studio but it still would have been more watchable. If you've seen those dancing sequences from A Pup Named Scooby Doo (and I know you have) you know exactly what I'm getting at.
I remember not getting certain Looney Tunes jokes as a kid because they were parodies of celebrities that had been dead for decades.
Like this fucker.
The notion of "the bully" is incredibly outdated if it was ever true to begin with, typically if someone is bullied it's more a general ostracization than one
big guyshaking you down for lunch money. Also the people that come the closest to being the one, singular bully are skinny fuckers instead of lumbering Nelson Muntz types, and needless to say they harass and talk shit instead of stuff you in lockers. I speak from experience, my "enemy" in middle school was some wigger with curly blonde hair.
I've also noticed that middle school stereotypes apply more for later elementary school and high school stereotypes apply more for middle school.
He was one of the easier celebrity cameos to pick up on as a kid. His face/voice has been imitated (or actually in) in so much shit that it wasn't hard to guess where his relevance came from.
Wally West isn't a black teenager in this. Problematic.
Homer: We were about to learn the iron law of showbusiness. Whatever goes up must come down.
Lisa: What about Bob Hope? He's been consistently popular for over 50 years.
Homer: Anyway, we were all getting tired of...
Bart: Same with Sinatra.
Lisa: Ditto Tom Jones.
I can't remember for sure, but I thought the writers made some jokes about this on the DVD commentary.
>Lisa: What about Bob Hope? He's been consistently popular for over 50 years
This is more amusing because by the early 90s, Bob Hope was a senile drooling 90 year old man. When he'd make appearances somewhere, people would mostly just humor him like you do your grandpa when you visit him in the rest home.
We still say "passing the torch" as an expression of handing off something to someone, even though pretty much nowhere uses torches regularly anymore in the English speaking world.
>character is playing videogames
>is always close to getting the HIGH SCORE
If you're gonna put real musicians in your cartoon it's probably best to stick with historically significant ones.
I don't know if this has been posted yet but I remember when /co/ imploded for days after this shit. It was dated from airing too, but still.
We had a thread before "Most dated Simpsons jokes". After rewatching New Kid On The Block (one of my more favorite Simpsons episodes) I was kind of struck at the sheer amount of dated references/jokes in it.
Practically any episode of Tiny Toons and Animaniacs.
I totally forgot about that. And Princess Toadstool was a fan of to boot.
After the huge backlash around Milli Vanilli, MTV banned all dance pop for a while and replaced them with hip-hop videos. This ended up proved a huge factor in bringing hip-hop to mainstream attention.
Pretty much everything from Marge giving Ruth a porn VHS to the fact that Ruth and Laura were obvious early 90s stereotypes (divorced mom, daughter is supposed to look like a grungefag). The talk show that Homer is watching at the start of the episode also smacks of that era.
There are, but the US had a huge divorce epidemic in the 70s-90s thanks to baby boomers. You probably heard the 50% of marriages end in divorce figure before, but it actually comes from that time and isn't really true anymore.
For your money, Mr. Plow is way more dated than that.
>bit where Adam West is rambling how kids only know Michael Keaton as Batman
Replace Adam West with Michael Keaton rambling about kids only know of Christian Bale and...there you go. Joke successfully updated.
I can understand Pluto not being a planet. its all good. I mean a little lame that one of my hometown's claims to fame (discovering pluto) sort of got downgraded but i get it, Science.
At least its the cutest celestial object now.
You must live I or near the coast. The south and Midwest are still devoutly religious. God help you, if they find out you aren't, you become a pariah. Happened to an eighth grader in Indiana a year and a half ago I think. Poor kid, his moms fucked over now too. I hope someone stepped in and blew that town the fuck out.
At least you guys found the first dwarf planet. My home towns got nothing. Don't take that claim to fame for granted, anon, even after a mild demotion like that , its still amazing compared to what little us other townies have.
What no, the Earth is not a planet anymore.
>if it's not like where I'm from it must not be remotely comparable
>is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity,
>is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion
>has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals.
They're planets anon. Pluto failed number 3 so it got put at almost-a-full-Planet level. Don't be salty. It's still a fucking cool little guy.
If you watch classic Simpsons, it's kind of interesting to see how the show's tone and humor change over the course of the 90s to reflect the general social climate of the time. Say you have the darker, more button-down Season 1-3 episodes and by the time you get to the Scully era, it's the Dot Com Bubble days when everything is just silly good-time fun.
Krusty the Clown counts as a big one. He's based on Bozo, who used to be popular among kids when Matt Groening was little. Even by the late 80's when The Simpsons came out, Bozo's popularity had declined. The idea of a kid being a huge fan of an afternoon variety show hosted by a clown would make a lot more sense to late Baby Boomers and early Gen Xers.
A co-worker of mine has a floppy on his desk a few months ago. It was a typical "oh wow I haven't seen these in years" moment and he found it while cleaning out an old filing cabinet. Then he told me was going to take it home to show his 15 year old son so he could explain where the "save" icon comes from.
Then I felt old.
Saturday morning cartoon blocks still existed until like last year. They've been on the decline for ages now and most teenagers now probably don't remember a time when Saturday morning was when all the good stuff came on.
Problem with that is it's hard to tell who's still going to be significant even just a few years later. Someone could be hot shit right now but in just a few short years the most you'll ever hear about them is some old fuck going "I remember (Music Artist), what ever happened to them?" and nothing else.
I honestly can't think of a generation that has fucked over things more for the generations that came after it. According to all the experts because of baby boomers I'm most likely never going to own my own home or even retire. That's fucked up.
They must have done something horribly wrong because boomers for the most part (after they got past their angsty teen phase in the 60s) had great respect and veneration for their parents' generation (WWII vets). Yet now you have middle-aged Gen Xers still cursing out boomers and wishing for them to all die off.
But the Game Slave's a Game Boy parody. There hasn't been a new Game Boy in 10 years.
They let themselves be blinded by that respect. Assuming as long as they kept that, they could do no worse than when they were those angsty teens. Even when the ones in control of billions of dollars in resources have to choose between changing there ways and staying the same, they feel the new way of thinking disrespects their parents', so it is rejected outright. That's why they let the world fly into chaos. Better it should suffer like those they looked up to than leave those people behind, for better or worse. It'd almost be sad if they weren't ruining fucking everything in the process. Not that the next ones in line are much better, a lot have the opposite problem. Though at least that one will help get things moving at least somewhat closer to an amicable arrangement.
I think that's what gets me the most about all of this. Everyone is so anally annihilated over Pluto being changed and yet we already went through this twice before with little to no resistance. Just goes to show the generation of whiners that have been created.
The boomer mentality is basically "fuck you, got mine." They grew up in a time of (relative) economic prosperity that came from the hard work of the generation before them and largely coasted on it. They're the kind of people who will tell the younger generation "suck it up and tough it out" despite never having had to do that themselves. They don't seem to understand that their prosperity didn't come through their own hard work, but from the hard work of their parents.
To be fair every generation has a bit of that, but the boomers are numerous and they're all old enough to be in positions of authority and influence.
Every single boomer president we've had has been shitty
This isn't a coincidence- they're a generation raised on rebellion and the belief that everything will always be nice and fine. It is funny listening to a 65 year old man talk about how he doesn't understand how ISIS can be so fucked up, when his father would have been a soldier fighting in WWII against the Nazis who primarily started the war for the sake of resources.
The boomer mentality is one of neverending childhood, never taking responsibility and always assuming someone else is at fault.
>The boomer mentality is one of neverending childhood, never taking responsibility and always assuming someone else is at fault.
Interestingly, the Gen Xers seem to ascribe the same traits to millenials. I think there's some real pent up resentment toward the boomers coming out there.
Basically. The younger Gen Xers grew up in the 70's when the economy went to shit and had to deal with their parents going "well I got by through hard work and pulling myself up by my bootstraps, you're just a whiner"
Holy shit this. It's every bit as dated as Laugh-in.
>That one Regular Show episode
Not really. this sort of plebian shit still exists in the form of viral videos and memes.
The only difference is that Homer wouldn't start his own webpage when he can shitpost on social media.
Too bad that there are not only feathers found on non-maniraptora dinosaurs (Ornithomimus for example, is pretty much an ostrich with arms and a tail now, it even has wing feathers), but also BIG dinosaurs too.
Now, I'm not an idiot, so I'm not going to say "all dinosaurs were covered in some type of feather all over their body", but it turns out that many did, no matter the size. Pic related, the biggest feathered dinosaur to date.
Here's my grip about dated things in cartoons
>Pterosaurs are bird-bat reptile hybrids that all have sharp teeth and will grab you with their feet
>>Reading Playboy magazines, Fapping with Playboy magazines
>tfw Playboy will no longer have nudity
And I just turned 18 this year. Is it too late for me to snag one with nudity, as a rite of passage?
Its a special kind of feel anon, and I share it.
Thank you for reminding me to catch up on Kiss X Sis
>the handjob chapter
Obama is an early Gen Xer. If anything, his mother was far more of a boomer than he is. Also Bush fucked up some things, especially in his last year was pretty bad with the bank bailouts but I'd take him 101% over the entire last 7 years.
There's not an exact point, but boomers gradually transition into Gen X from the late 1950s-early 1960s. Obama's upbringing and life story are much more like a Gen Xer than a boomer.
And then Gen X transitions gradually into Millenials from the mid-70s to early 80s although again there's no definite cutoff year.
It's the same today - only now it's hashtags and QR codes
If you heard somewhere that people born in the early 60s are boomers, disregard it. That was never true and back in the 80s, those guys weren't considered boomers at all, they were the 20-somethings who couldn't get a job because boomers (people 5-10 years older) hogged all the good ones.
What eventually happened is that in the mid-90s, when the oldest boomers were pushing 50, they started claiming the early Gen Xers for themselves so as to not feel so old.
My uncle was born in 64 which according to this would put him in the early part of Gen X. Anyway, he was in high school when John Lennon got capped and he said his 30 year old teacher (thus a boomer) was bawling over it, but most of the kids didn't know who he even was.
The use of real politicians ever
I've noticed you, but I'm judging you harshly.
I think it was to show how far ahead the school was for the time rather than be a joke. A school with a web page in the late 90's was still new. They were even using a whiteboard with erasable markers, which was new at the time as well and even now some schools still use chalk and a blackboard.
It's not like you can't tell he isn't white just by looking at him. Then again, he looks like his white grandfather...
>cosplayers, black stockings
Where? I've never seen that being referenced in a cartoon.
Instead I remember the Pucca episode where they go in Japan, she transforms in Sailor Moon and Godzilla is always in the background fighting Gigan.
Libraries, especially in urban and nearurban areas, are actually skyrocketting in importance, since they provide public internet access, movie rentals, game rentals, meeting spaces, etc.
Gotta love how a mainstream comic has never not portrayed Obama as the second coming of Christ on Earth here to right all of the world's wrongs. Anyone have one of the 70 drawings of Dubya as a monkey from Ultimates?
Out of topic, but every time someone is shown playing video games, it's usually a shitty looking MMO from an unplayable perspective, and the player either gets the HIGH SCORE!!!!!! gets to the next "level". Have these people played a videogame in the last 15 years?
Supreme also has Bill Clinton. And Friends, the TV show.
It's pretty bonkers.
>tfw still no adblock plus for iphones
>only works in safari
>everything else still has ads
Also, remember the time that Reagan shut down the Suicide Squad?
What is this world coming to?
>Bugs Bunny chewing on a carrot is just a reference to a Clark Gable movie
>Rabbits don't even like carrots, we only think they do because of Bugs
>selling bootleg tapes is wrong
>musicians need that income to survive
>Christmas episode that's actually about Jesus
Remember that Simpsons episode set in the future year of 2010?
>ITT: Things that are dated
Who here remembers that an important plot point of Death in the Family was that the Joker got diplomatic immunity by becoming an ambassador to the U.N. from Iran, directly at the behest of Khomeini himself?
>That's why I love watching episodes involving the Y2K bug and/or the new millennium.
Since Moot said Digimon was /co a long time ago I have to bring up Our War Game. The villain was the Y2K bug. It had a bug motif and was trying to launch nukes. A bunch of kids watch the fight through the internet and they all pop up in old windows 98 windows. There's a lot of scenes from windows 98 throughout the whole movie actually. They win by lagging Diablomon by sending him all the emails and a giant hourglass appears over him.
The Wonderswan games had a Y2K villain too, named Milleniumon
Izzy's computer was a Macbook or something too. Well Pineapple book. And the third season had a lot of references to Linux.
I love how the Web Riders in ReBoot would speak in dial-up noses. There's too much dated shit in ReBoot to list though so I'm going to go ahead and say the entire show.
I wonder what this show would have been like if Ian Gibson's artstyle was used like they intended it too.
On the subject of Digimon, I find it kind of weird that they still have pay phones in Tamers, then I remember when this show came out.
Speaking of which, when's the last time they used the Superman transforming in a phone booth gimmick?
From Superman Homepage:
>There was no phone booth used in "Superman: The Animated Series". And no phone booth in the "Justice League" cartoons. Although, in the future, Clark rushed for a phone booth in the "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" episode titled "Triumvirate of Terror".
So 2011 is my guess. At least cartoon-wise. Somebody else can back me up on the comic scene.