And then it takes a gratuitous dig at the cartoon, saying it "totally whitewashed [them]".
Who the balls was this show made for? I mean, I was not optimistic
, but I was at least open
to the possibility that it might not entirely suck. And there's a part of me that thinks they were trying
to be sort of tongue-in-cheek about the whole thing, like with the Professor—sorry, "Drake"—always "Drake", never "the Professor"—telling Bubbles to "stick to the character bible", but… I don't know if it sounded better in the writer's head than it does on the page, or if it's really that bad. And the script's labeled "Network Revision", so it's possible that we're seeing a mash-up of competing visions between the CW suits and Mmes. Cody and Regnier. And
the network reportedly rejected the pilot for being "too campy" and not "rooted in reality", so it sounds like things are gonna get worse before they get better.
I mean, I can almost, almost
see this thing working as a straight-up parody. Like an Adult Swim show. Animated. That's the key thing. Same art style, same character models, maybe use the aged-up proportions we saw in "City of Clipsville". With this dialogue. Totally ridiculous, and leaning into the ridiculousness. Instead… eh. @northern haste
IIRC she was the only one with a (heterosexual) crush in the original show.
Coulda made her bi. If you're gonna write her as a ho-bag anyway, may as well give her twice the playing field to work with.