Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (animation)/YMMV

    Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.


    • And the Fandom Rejoiced: The obvious reaction to the 2011 comic book.
    • Big Name Fan: Chris Fischer, Michael Demcio, and Matt Plotecher to name just a few.
    • Canon Fodder: Loads of it; for example, Gadget's past and the fate of her father has never been explored.
      • And what about what happened between Monterey Jack and Gadget's father? Or what Monterey Jack was doing before he met the Rangers (and how exactly he got those "cheese attacks," because they don't seem to me to be something he got from his parents [both of which appeared during the show's run]).
    • Contested Sequel: Any official comics. Those released by Boom! Comics in particular, for unlike every other official CDRR release, they came almost two decades after the last official story, and they came after the fandom and its Fan Fiction culture had been established.
    • Crazy Awesome: Dale's plans make him just this.
    • Die for Our Ship: Poor Sparky. While he isn't usually outright hated, because he gets a Ship Tease with Gadget in the episode he appears in his existence has been known to make quite a few Chip/Gadget or Dale/Gadget shippers uncomfortable.
    • Draco in Leather Pants: Lahwhinie.
    • Ear Worm:
      • The theme song.
      • The Fat Cat Stomp from "Adventures in Squirrelsitting".
      • The Coo-Koo Cola jingle in "The Case of the Cola Cult".
      • Even some of the background music.
    • Ensemble Darkhorse: Foxglove. Oh dear god, Foxglove.
      • Gadget qualifies too. Disney was honestly surprised with her popularity.
      • Tammy's gotten popular on the Internet.
      • Then there's Sparky. Especially in comparison with his buddy Buzz who gets next to no recognition by the fandom, probably because Buzz didn't appear in Of Mice and Mayhem.
    • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" and Hawaiian mythology. Lahwhinie and Shaka Baka might remind you of Pele and Kamapua'a respectively.
    • Evil Is Sexy: Lahwhinie, although she is basically the Evil Twin to Gadget. Also Desiree D'Allure.
    • Fan Community Nickname: We're the Rangerphiles, and proud of it!
    • Fan Nickname: Battlesphere and Gyrotank, to list just a few, are names coined by fans as they remained unnamed in Canon. The same would apply to Chip and Dale's last names.
      • And then there are the many Tolkienesque Fan Nicknames created for The Rangerillion and now widely adopted by fans.
    • Fanon: Chip Maplewood and Dale Oakmont was coined by Michael Demcio in Rhyme and Reason; it's been used by pretty much every fanfic writer ever since.
      • To lesser degrees, there are more examples such as Gadget's coffee addiction or Tammy as a nurse.
        • There's also the death of Gadget's mother (who went unmentioned in the series, and has been given many different names) and father (who was only mentioned in the pilot). There's been countless theories created by the fandom, but pretty much everyone agrees that Gadget's mother died well before Geegaw.
      • When Lahwhinie appears in Fanfic, she's related to Gadget (usually her long lost twin sister) more often than not.
        • Tammy as a nurse may have become canon, depending on how canonical one views the BOOM! comics.
    • Fan-Preferred Couple: The one great debate is not about whom Gadget shall be together with. It is about whether ("pro") or not ("anti") Gadget shall be together with Chip. No matter whom she'd end up with, if anyone, if not with Chip. The majority of fans, by the way, seems to be in favor of Chip/Gadget. Also, Dale/Foxglove. More obvious, but less debated.
      • Interesting side fact: Prior to the premiere of "Good Times, Bat Times", Dale and Gadget were the major Fan-Preferred Couple.
      • You'll notice not many people ship Gadget with the One-Shot Character Sparky, a lab rat and basically Gadget's equivalent to Dale's Foxglove; a one episode Ship Tease. This is basically the pairing pros and antis can both agree to dislike.
    • Ficdom: A few fans declared that they're bigger fans of the Fanfic than of the show itself.
    • Follow the Leader: The comic book parodied this by having several knock-offs of the Rescue Rangers actually appear within the stories. The first group they encountered was revealed to be working for Fat Cat, though.
    • Furry Fandom: Everyone is furry for Gadget. No exceptions.
      • Some people find Tammy to be pretty sexy as well.
        • There's also Foxglove and Queenie that needs to be mentioned here.
    • Genius Bonus: Monterey Jack is obsessed with cheese. Monterey Jack is also the name for a blend of cheese from Monterey, California.
      • This leads to a little bit of Fridge Logic when you consider that he's Australian, but named after a cheese from California.
    • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Judging from the fanart from that particular country, a sizable portion of the Rescue Ranger fandom comes from Russia.
    • Girls Need Role Models: Gadget.
    • Hilarious in Hindsight: The voice Jim Cummings uses when he plays Monterey Jack's father Cheddarhead Charlie on the episode "Parental Discretion Retired" is actually the voice Cummings used to play Monterey Jack after Peter Cullen left the show. It's also worth noting that "Parental Discretion Retired" was one of the early episodes that had Monterey Jack voiced by Peter Cullen.
    • Internet Backdraft: Ranger War II, aka St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1998.
    • Iron Woobie: Tom from the episode "Robocat" qualifies for this in spades.
    • Just Here For Gadget: Some viewers are like this.
    • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Gadget. It still causes Internet Backdraft sometimes.
    • Memetic Sex Goddess: Everyone is furry for Gadget. No exceptions. Her bikini and red dress scenes proved this.
      • For a small group of beyond-hardcore fans in Russia, this trope is literal. They actually worship Gadget Hackwrench.
    • Nightmare Fuel: Seeing Fat Cat casually strolling through the Tower of London's torture chamber in "Ghost of a Chance" while trying to decide what he'll do with the captured Rangers, not to mention the thing he finally chooses. Also the Canterville Cat, which is actually Fat Cat's henchmen in a costume, but still disturbing anyway.
      • And again in "A Lad in a Lamp".
      • "Seer No Evil" is a Nightmare Fuel episode.
        • Especially the end of the second act where Chip looks above the entrance and sees the gigantic grinning and teetering elephant which was the final part of Cassandra's prediction.
      • "Pound Of The Baskervilles" is also another good example of this.
      • "Robocat" has the sequence where Fat Cat switches Tom's video game cartridge to make him evil. Nightmare Fuel indeed.
      • "Chocolate Chips", the episode with mosquitoes that turned people into zombies.
    • Sending Stuff to Save the Show: Has been done ever since the mid-90s. 1990 if you count the fan-written episode "Miami Munks".
    • Shared Universe: The Legend of the Chaos God puts CDRR into the same universe as Darkwing Duck, Tale Spin, DuckTales (1987), and Goof Troop. Some fans in turn believe that CDRR takes place in the same universe as The Rescuers or even The Great Mouse Detective.
      • Bizarrely, unlike Darkwing, Tale Spin, Ducktales, and Goof Troop, CDRR is set in some version of the real world, minus the talking animals with anthropomorphic qualities, where humans are the dominant species and are not aware of the animal society that exists alongside them. In other words, somehow Legend of the Chaos God enables these shows to exist simultaneously in the same and alternate realities!
    • Shipping: Chip/Gadget, Dale/Foxglove, et al. If there's even one hint of a ship in the series, someone's supported it somewhere in the fandom.
      • In fact, even if it's never touched anywhere in the series, chances are good it can be found in Fanfic, particularly thanks to the Untold Ranger Tales.
    • Ship-to-Ship Combat: The debate over the Chip/Gadget ship led to two flame wars known as the Ranger Wars (one in 1997 and the other in 1998), and it will probably never be settled.
    • Speaks Fluent Animal: There are a few humans in the show having conversations with animals, that is, both speaking to them and understanding their talk. Winifred from "Good Times, Bat Times" is the most famous example. There are discussions occurring from time to time, though, whether these are special cases of humans who can understand Animal Talk or whether all humans would understand it if animals actually talked to them because other situations in the show indicate the latter.
    • Tear Jerker: When Gadget leaves the Rangers in "Case of the Cola Cult". You just can't see her cry.
      • Also, in "Seer No Evil", when they think Chip has been crushed by a trunk.
      • Every time Dale is truly humiliated and cries. You just can't help but to feel sorry for the little guy.
    • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: "What? Chip and Dale are no longer being chased by Donald Duck?!".
    • Too Good to Last: The creators only had the contract for 8 volumes of the comic book.
    • Ugly Cute: Zipper's pretty cute for a bug.
    • The Woobie: Gadget can have amazing Woobie appeal when she loses confidence in her piloting or inventing skills, such as in "To the Rescue" and "The Case of the Cola Cult".
      • Dale also counts considering how much he's made fun of, and is hurt in the process.

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