Did anyone think that ron's freaking out scene in "graduation" went a wee to far?
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    Did anyone think that ron's freaking out scene in "graduation" went a wee to far?

    I thought about it randomly one day while rewatching that scene in BN when ron starts to scream and panic about "the end".

    I´m talking about those times where Ron panics about things that got nothing to do with the missions.

    Let´s review: (note: if you notice that I miss some major event please correct me)

    The firs't time (that I remember) when Ron panics for a "serious reason", that doesn´t involve the ovbious dangers of the missions they go to on the regular basis, to me it´s when Kim meets Monique: Ron its jealous about this, he thinks that Kim will finally choose monique and stop being in touch with him.

    I´ve got to say he had his reasons to do that and to be like that, he said he experienced the lost of a friend before, and, apart from Kim and Wade, he only has rufus left.

    ASIT: well, here the reason justifies itself, who wouldn´t panic if that happened to you?

    Emotion sickness: that situation whould made anyone I know, a nutter for the rest of his life, that strange mood changes, no wonder he freaks out there.

    STD: similar to the episode of "pain king and cleopatra" but with a boyfriend, a serious boyfiend.

    Car alarm: a pretty good jelling part, but at least he doesn´t make a scene.

    I think ron never saw Joss Mankey as a big problem for their relationship, he never complained too much about that.

    As far as I can remember the rest of Ron freak out times where not important or they where justificated by the danger of the missions.

    Now, the big issue, Graduation, he makes one of the biggest scenes ever, just because they are going to college??

    Yeah sure, they had the distance and all that, but hey, he has the cutest girfliend he could ever dream about, and she will never leave him, he has badical cooking issues, he is a born seller in smarty mart, so even if he doesn´t go to college he is still golden, what I saw in that scene is the biggest overreacting episode Ron has ever gone through.

    what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweeb˛ View Post
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    Now, the big issue, Graduation, he makes one of the biggest scenes ever, just because they are going to college??

    Yeah sure, they had the distance and all that, but hey, he has the cutest girfliend he could ever dream about, and she will never leave him, he has badical cooking issues, he is a born seller in smarty mart, so even if he doesn´t go to college he is still golden, what I saw in that scene is the biggest overreacting episode Ron has ever gone through.

    what do you think?
    I don't think the panic was too much. Re: Kim — He seemed worried about holding her back through her loyalty to him, although worry about losing her would not be unexpected either. His cooking talents were never mentioned again; I'm not 100% sure they're still there. Certainly in "Trading Faces" and "The Big Job" he didn't seem too comfortable in the culinary world. ('Maitre d' as a dish?) Smarty Mart? The manager there doesn't seem like a great judge of talent.

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    You must remember the "rule of cool" still applies here. Ron is still the comic relief in this show. They are always going to have him go over the top every now and then. Since this is the series finale, it only makes sense to have him do again on some zany inane way that would appear funny. You have to expect it from Ron, because that has always been the main reason for the character's existence in the first place. The 'ship was just a bennie for Season four.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    You must remember the "rule of cool" still applies here. Ron is still the comic relief in this show. They are always going to have him go over the top every now and then. Since this is the series finale, it only makes sense to have him do again on some zany inane way that would appear funny. You have to expect it from Ron, because that has always been the main reason for the character's existence in the first place. The 'ship was just a bennie for Season four.
    Agreed. Besides, what more perfect fodder for comedy could you have than anxiety over going off to college? I remember a storyline in "Doonesbury" back in the 70's when Joanie Caucus was getting ready to go off to law school. Garry Trudeau did a very funny set of strips centered around Joan's being stressed out over this big change in her life. And since we know how neurotic and anxiety-prone Ron Stoppable is, it only makes sense for him to freak out the way he did.

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    Jeez... I never knew that Ron freaked out :P Just joking... But I'd really say no more then normal for someone who was pretty paranoid about everything in Odds man in.

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    Maybe it is that I found Ron overreaction more annoying than what I am used to.:P

    Not that I don't like him, I totally sympathise and Identify with him, but that scene...annoyed me to the bone!

    and I don´t know why.

    True I forgot about ron's freaking out for the most random things in "odds man in".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweeb˛ View Post
    I thought about it randomly one day while rewatching that scene in BN when ron starts to scream and panic about "the end".

    ...

    Emotion sickness: that situation whould made anyone I know, a nutter for the rest of his life, that strange mood changes, no wonder he freaks out there.

    ...


    what do you think?
    Freaking out seems to be Ron's standard approach, although he appears to be able to shut it off pretty much at will, viz the beginning of Full Monkey. He may just enjoy the drama.

    He might as well get used to strange mood changes, it's a pretty common feature of relationships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweeb˛ View Post
    Maybe it is that I found Ron overreaction more annoying than what I am used to.:P

    Not that I don't like him, I totally sympathise and Identify with him, but that scene...annoyed me to the bone!

    and I don´t know why.

    True I forgot about ron's freaking out for the most random things in "odds man in".

    Odds man in was the worst for me, When Rufus started shaking him by the neck of his shirt (I think even he'd had enough) I almost died laughing.... you almost expected him to say "Hey! get a grip on yourself man!"!

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    Actually, Ron's cooking skills did reappear - in Homecoming Upset - when he was called upon to correct the bad pancake batter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    You must remember the "rule of cool" still applies here. Ron is still the comic relief in this show. They are always going to have him go over the top every now and then. Since this is the series finale, it only makes sense to have him do again on some zany inane way that would appear funny. You have to expect it from Ron, because that has always been the main reason for the character's existence in the first place. The 'ship was just a bennie for Season four.
    Agreed. Besides, what more perfect fodder for comedy could you have than anxiety over going off to college? I remember a storyline in "Doonesbury" back in the 70's when Joanie Caucus was getting ready to go off to law school. Garry Trudeau did a very funny set of strips centered around Joan's being stressed out over this big change in her life. And since we know how neurotic and anxiety-prone Ron Stoppable is, it only makes sense for him to freak out the way he did.
    Ah, yes. "Doonesbury". That entire story arc with Joanie Caucus going off to law school (UC-Berkeley, if memory serves me correctly) was a classic. Trudeau did some great strips back in the '70s.

    As for Ron and his regular freaking out, remember that underlying the entire show is a pretty standard situation comedy formula, and part of that formula is typically a rather neurotic, anxiety-prone spouse, lover, relative, friend, or neighbor character.

    Had Ron not majorly freaked out at some point in Graduation (and where and how they had him do it was as good as any), he would have seemed to be out of character compared with the rest of the series.

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