Okay so this is actually freaking hilarious:
So way back in the old days of SVTFOE, Daron had created a bunch of characters to be friends with Star and Marco, pretty much all of them being girls. She had a plot set up, their personalities written out, she was pretty much ready to go and start getting the first episodes up and running.
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Suddenly, Disney comes up to her and goes “Hey so uhh… You have a great set up and everything but… Marco needs some dude buds so he can seem you know… less feminine.”
You already know very well this plan failed so hard.
Now Daron had it all ready, and now she has to create two completely new characters and somehow get them into the plot. As a writer myself, I can confirm that it is pretty tough, especially when you have like 90% of your story thought out and on paper. To satisfy Disney’s desires, she created two new characters, and eventually, they became the Alfonzo and Ferguson we know (and love, at least I do) today.
If it wasn’t funny to you already, this is where it gets funny.
So Alfonzo and Ferguson showed up a bunch of times in season 1, and the feedback on them was… like 50/50. You either loved them or you really couldn’t care less about them. Season 2 came around, and they were only seen in the background. Only Alfonzo spoke throughout the entire thing, and all he even let out was a tiny, calm, two-second giggle on the LAST episode of the season. After seeing this, among other things in season 2, I came up with these two theories as to why they didn’t show up as much:
1. Since people really didn’t like them, the writers cut back on their presence.
2. Disney couldn’t stand how gay they were.
I honestly believed it was a combination of the two leaning more towards the second one due to the gay kiss in the BACKGROUND that almost got the ENTIRE EPISODE knocked down from being aired ever again or whatever the plan was.
Now here’s what REALLY happened, confirmed by Daron:
When season 2 was being written, because Alfonzo and Ferguson weren’t originally in the plot, Daron literally ran out of ideas on how to incorporate them into the story, so she put them aside in season 2 so that she could think of ways to put them in season 3 and so on.
Now… can we talk about how Disney’s plan with Alfonzo and Ferguson didn’t even work?
It COMPLETELY failed, especially since Alfonzo and Ferguson barely even showed up in season 2, AND TO TOP IT OFF LIKE WHIPPED CREAM ON A SUNDAE, the whole bit with Marco disguising as a princess followed by the Trans Marco Theory.
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TL;DR: Disney made Daron create Alfonzo and Ferguson to make Marco seem less feminine, but since they were brought up abruptly and weren’t originally in the story, Daron soon ran out of ideas for them in time for season 2 and scooted them aside for the time being while the fandom stirred up the Trans Marco Theory mostly after Princess Marco was introduced, making Disney’s plan flop like a dead fish and giving us these characters for literally no reason, which is altogether mind blowing and somewhat depressing but also the funniest chain reaction backfire I’ve ever seen in the history of cartoon production.
- Mod Ashlyn
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