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Toon Council Presidential Elections

The Toon Council Presidential Elections was a major event where Flippy and Slappy were competing against each other to become the official president of the Toon Council. An announcement was made on February 17, 2014 by Alec Tinn, and election day occurred on April 19, 2014. Although the winner had been successfully elected, trouble brewed in Toontown for the very first time, as the Cogs unleashed an ambush marketing invasion known as Doomsday.

Campaigns

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Both candidates, Flippy and Slappy, conducted a series of campaigns to whew the citizens of Toontown in order to win their votes.

Flippy's campaigns:

Slappy's campaigns:

Electoral updates

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The election took place from February 17, 2014 to April 19, 2014, and each candidate hosted their own daily campaigns each consecutive day. It depended on which candidate hosted them, but usually one of them picked up where the other left off. The following are a series of blog posts that took place over the course of the election:

The main event

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Before the election, Doctor Surlee stood outside to welcome Toons far and wide. Once the election began, Alec Tinn, Flippy, and Slappy exited out of the Toon Hall and approached to the stage. Flippy and Slappy then began their welcoming speeches. After that, Alec Tinn started the Grand Electoral Counters, revealing Slappy as the winner. Just as the celebration began, a Yesman came down from the sky. All Toons were surprised and somewhat frightened to encounter some strange robot, but Slappy's wacky personality led him to his downfall. The Yesman used "Positive Reinforcement" to drain all of Slappy's laff and cause him to go sad. Flippy defeated the Yesman with one of his pies after demanding where Slappy was transported to, thus the Cogs had arrived to initiate Doomsday.

Livestreams

The original event was livestreamed by Toontown Rewritten on April 19, 2014 from their official YouTube channel, as well as many other streamers of the Toontown community.

In celebration of Toontown Rewritten's fifth anniversary, an updated and remastered version of the Toon Council Presidential Elections was livestreamed on September 29, 2018 through Twitch and YouTube, with commentary from the Toontown Rewritten Team.

Music

Introducing Alec Tinn
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Announcing the Winner of the Election
EE Announcement
An Unexpected Interruption
An Unexpected Interruption
Positive Reinforcement
Positive Reinforcement
Doomsday Battle Music
Doomsday Battle Music
Doomsday Victory Music
Doomsday Victory Music
Ending the Election
Ending the Election

Credits

After the election ended, the camera zoomed into a portal and showed a credits scene that introduced Toontown Rewritten staff members. When the credits finished, a message would come up on the screen revealing that the game had closed until Beta. Several of the staff members had silly captions mostly related to blog posts published by them. (For example, Hawkheart was listed as the Fish Bingo Controller. This is a direct reference to the blog post, "Daily Alpha Update: The Tale of the Fish Bingo Controller").

All the credits can be seen at the end of the election livestream around 3:04:09.

Credits (2014)

Trivia

  • The development name for the election was known as "Doomsday".
  • In the official script, Flippy's opponent was referred to as "Floppy" as a finance to Flippy. Lenny Flair, another Toon introduced in the script, was also originally intended to be the cameraman before being replaced by Doctor Surlee's camera bots.
  • In the February 22, 2014 electoral update, Flippy and Slappy's campaign stands were animated due to pre-election jitters. This was the first time Toontown Rewritten debuted animated objects, besides the animated telescope on the Toon Headquarters in Toontown Central.
  • In the February 28, 2014 electoral update, Alec Tinn announced the start of voting, but also the voting limit was extended to two weeks, which means the election was delayed until March 15, 2014. Then later on the March 14, 2014 electoral update, Sir MaX announced that the election has been delayed once again by a week and March 22, 2014 was the date. Due to server issues on March 22, the election was delayed once again and was finally put out on April 19, 2014.
  • In theory, the storyline would have likely changed if Flippy was the one who won the election and went sad.
  • The election was when the Cogs made their first appearance in general at Toontown Central.
  • The election included interactive NPCs: Flippy, Slappy, Alec Tinn, Doctor Surlee, Doctor Dimm, and Professor Prepostera. However, Doctor Dimm and Professor Prepostera did not have speaking roles.
  • Slappy is considered the official winner of the election. Due to Slappy's absence, Flippy has been chosen as president by Alec Tinn and Doctor Surlee because he is the only leader left. However, Flippy once stated that he will be temporary president until Slappy returns.
  • Slappy had five gimmicks for his campaign and Flippy only had three, which could have been the reason that Slappy won the votes of many Toons.
  • The original campaign stands of both Flippy and Slappy had play on words with alliteration and rhymes. Flippy's stand said "Busy Baking" while Slappy's stand had "Busy Banking."
  • During one of his balloon rides, Slappy said that if he was elected president, he would remove those cardboard cutouts in the background of Toontown Central. However, it is unknown if anything will be done.
  • Roger Dog "leaked" two MP4s of animations for the campaign stands in the #toontownrewritten IRC channel, which includes the untextured election prop animation and "play dead" state of Slappy's stand. Links to the videos reposted on the MMO Central Forums can be found here and here.
  • At the time when ToonFest 2014 started, brand new clothes were released in terms of how long Tons played Toontown Rewritten. One of the brand new clothes are Flippy and Slappy's Doomsday Survivor shirts. Everyone who played the game during Alpha received these shirts by typing the codes in the Shticker Book "flip-for-flippy" and "dont-be-wacky".
  • As stated in a backstage blog post and during OMG!Con 2015, Joey announced that the team purposefully tried to make Slappy the better candidate by giving him the new content. This was done to make Slappy win the election because they did not want Flippy to go sad.
  • The credits scene from the remastered and updated version of the Toon Council Presidential Elections was much more simplified.

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