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21st Oct '13 3:35:24 PM BlueGuy
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[=FilmCow=] is an animation studio headed up by Jason Steele. Works include ''CharlieTheUnicorn'', ''LlamasWithHats'' and ''TheCloak'', as well as various other one-shots. Their website can be found [[http://www.filmcow.com/ here.]]

!!Tropes that appear in their videos include:

* ArtShift: "It's Super Mario!" and "Aladdin". The art is noticeably worse in comparison to the standard fare videos that are posted on the channel.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: It's Aladdin! portrays Disney/{{Aladdin}} as a deceitful {{Jerkass}} who only cares about sleeping with Jasmine. [[invoked]]
* BlackComedy: A lot of the site's humor involves things that are normally played for utter horror by other people.
* BlackComedyRape: "Bino The Elephant."
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: "Ferrets" is a gradual example of this, as Harold slowly realizes how [[AxCrazy unhinged]] his friend is during the latter's ListSong.
* BulletCatch: In "Detective Heart of America 2"
-->'''The Baby:''' I just caught your bullet with my gun, no big d.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Booboo in "Business Cats" is an exceptional accountant. He is also [[CreepyMonotone phenomenally]] [[DissonantSerenity creepy.]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Why should Doctor Fabulous remember who Zorg is? He battles a thousand alien scumbags every week!
** [[FantasticRacism You know what? That's racist! You sir, are a racist!]]
* ClusterFBomb: The entirety of the ''Cracklin' Oat Bran'' commercial.
* DisproportionateRetribution: "Zulway: God of Mercy". Ends with MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''Hit It With A Car'', where Chris Alex hits everyday objects with a Cadillac Eldorado.
* ForScience: Dr. Z's reason for doing just about anything in "Bino the Elephant".
* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: The entire premise of "Stanley and the Pineapple."
* GainaxEnding: "Marshmallow People 2"
** "Marshmallow People 3" even more so...
** Every episode of ''Dark Midnight''.
* HappyEnding: [[spoiler:''Spatula Madness'']]
* TheHedonist: Both of the Marshmallow People. Becomes a plot point in the second video when they realize that nothing they do fulfills them, and they try to make up for everything they've done.
* IAteWhat: "The Walrus Song"
-->'''Tim:''' [[WhamLine I've been feeding you walrus meat.]]
-->'''Mister Walrus:''' What?!
-->'''Tim:''' That glop I feed you every morning is walrus meat. ''You're a cannibal.''
* {{Jerkass}}: Horseman. Dear Zulway, God of Mercy, Horseman. Same goes for the Marshmallow People.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: ''Hit It With A Car''. Chris Alex rams a shiny yellow Cadillac Eldorado into everyday objects, and he cannot be more excited. Contrasting this is [[StraightMan Nick Alex]], who looks at things [[TheComicallySerious more objectively]].
* OrificeInvasion: Courtesy of Bino The Elephant. And a sentient flower. In Hell.
* [[invoked]] ShockingSwerve: PlayedForComedy in every episode of ''Dark Midnight''... [[spoiler:'''''Twice'''''.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Time Traveler''']]: [[spoiler:[[EveryEpisodeEnding I'm a traveler from the future with a terrible warning for humanity!]]]]
* {{Pastiche}}: Many of the live action videos...
** ''The Cosmic Adventures of Doctor Fabulous'' is an homage to many British Sci-fi serials like Series/DoctorWho and Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.
** ''Dark Midnight'' pays tribute to Creator/RodSerling style shows like Series/TheTwilightZone and Series/NightGallery, only [[StylisticSuck played for so-ridiculous-it's-funny]].
* PrecisionFStrike: In the final scene of ''Professor Toothy''.
--> '''Man''': ''*holding [[spoiler:a bag of sugar]]*'' Boy, [[TemptingFate I could sure go for some Skittles or a whole bucket of Froyo or some shit]]!
** Possibly the first they ever did is at the end of ''Detective Mittens''. Early cartoons in general had little to no harsh language.
* RealityEnsues: In "A Serious Business Meeting", Johnson breaks into song about how Tom's advertising proposal is "totally gay". Johnson is promptly fired.
* ScreamDiscretionShot: In "Bino the Elephant", when the flower from hell is crawling up Bino's urethra. We instead see Dr. Z listening to Bino's screams via their communicators.
* StylisticSuck: The "Detective Heart of America" videos have shades of this.
** The ''charlie teh unicron'' series when compared to ''Charlie the Unicorn''
* SurrealHumor: Oh, very.
* TakeThat:
** Steele made an entire cartoon attacking Chris Brown; it even used some of the man's own words against him.
** People expected his John [=McCain=] cartoon to be this, [[SubvertedTrope but]] it turned out to just be a nonsentical, surreal toon that happened to star the politician. In the Filmcow DVD commentary, Jason Steele even emphasized that the cartoon wasn't supposed to have any political agenda or message; he just liked how [=McCain=] always said "my friends" and thought it would be funny to base a cartoon off of that quirk.
** ''charlie teh unicron'' a rather crudely drawn and animated ''Charlie the Unicorn'' pastiche was most likely aimed at people who kept requesting new episodes of the latter.
* {{Telefrag}}: Bino [[spoiler: accidentally kills Dr. Z's wife]] this way.
* TemptingFate: Done intentionally by the guy being bothered in "Professor Toothy" in order to get Professor Toothy to show up so that he can attack him.
* UnusualEuphemism: Doctor Fabulous gives us "Oh sweet fancy Moses, what is that?!"
* VillainSong: [[spoiler:Make Me Smile]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: Professor Toothy is horribly burned by sugar.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:The BigBad of ''Spatula Madness'']].
* [[WhamLine Wham Lyric]]: ''Everybody knows the holocaust was a lie, So let's sing about the things we like and don't be shy..''
---> '''Harold''': Wait, what was that about the holocaust?

!! YMMV Tropes[[note]]until the YMMV page is unlocked[[/note]]
* {{Moe}}: Angela. Good Zulway, God of Mercy, you just can't help give the poor girl a hug for all the crap Horse Man puts her through.
* EarWorm: Every song from CharlieTheUnicorn, as well as ''The Walrus Song'', ''Ferrets'', and ''John [=McCain=] and his Vegetable Friends''. [[SurrealHorror Disturbingly so]].
* NightmareFuel: Puppet creatures with pointy sharp teeth from the depths of Hell.... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwud6Qh4e_c and they fuckin' love Cracklin' Oat Bran!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BZsIY6PUPU High Octane doesn't begin to describe the second puppet video.]]
* TheWoobie: George. The poor guy just wants to eat some eggs, but he is constantly dragged into confrontations between his wife and various strange creatures.
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to:

[=FilmCow=] is an animation studio headed up by Jason Steele. Works include ''CharlieTheUnicorn'', ''LlamasWithHats'' and ''TheCloak'', as well as various other one-shots. Their website can be found [[http://www.filmcow.com/ here.]]

!!Tropes that appear in their videos include:

* ArtShift: "It's Super Mario!" and "Aladdin". The art is noticeably worse in comparison to the standard fare videos that are posted on the channel.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: It's Aladdin! portrays Disney/{{Aladdin}} as a deceitful {{Jerkass}} who only cares about sleeping with Jasmine. [[invoked]]
* BlackComedy: A lot of the site's humor involves things that are normally played for utter horror by other people.
* BlackComedyRape: "Bino The Elephant."
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: "Ferrets" is a gradual example of this, as Harold slowly realizes how [[AxCrazy unhinged]] his friend is during the latter's ListSong.
* BulletCatch: In "Detective Heart of America 2"
-->'''The Baby:''' I just caught your bullet with my gun, no big d.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Booboo in "Business Cats" is an exceptional accountant. He is also [[CreepyMonotone phenomenally]] [[DissonantSerenity creepy.]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Why should Doctor Fabulous remember who Zorg is? He battles a thousand alien scumbags every week!
** [[FantasticRacism You know what? That's racist! You sir, are a racist!]]
* ClusterFBomb: The entirety of the ''Cracklin' Oat Bran'' commercial.
* DisproportionateRetribution: "Zulway: God of Mercy". Ends with MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''Hit It With A Car'', where Chris Alex hits everyday objects with a Cadillac Eldorado.
* ForScience: Dr. Z's reason for doing just about anything in "Bino the Elephant".
* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: The entire premise of "Stanley and the Pineapple."
* GainaxEnding: "Marshmallow People 2"
** "Marshmallow People 3" even more so...
** Every episode of ''Dark Midnight''.
* HappyEnding: [[spoiler:''Spatula Madness'']]
* TheHedonist: Both of the Marshmallow People. Becomes a plot point in the second video when they realize that nothing they do fulfills them, and they try to make up for everything they've done.
* IAteWhat: "The Walrus Song"
-->'''Tim:''' [[WhamLine I've been feeding you walrus meat.]]
-->'''Mister Walrus:''' What?!
-->'''Tim:''' That glop I feed you every morning is walrus meat. ''You're a cannibal.''
* {{Jerkass}}: Horseman. Dear Zulway, God of Mercy, Horseman. Same goes for the Marshmallow People.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: ''Hit It With A Car''. Chris Alex rams a shiny yellow Cadillac Eldorado into everyday objects, and he cannot be more excited. Contrasting this is [[StraightMan Nick Alex]], who looks at things [[TheComicallySerious more objectively]].
* OrificeInvasion: Courtesy of Bino The Elephant. And a sentient flower. In Hell.
* [[invoked]] ShockingSwerve: PlayedForComedy in every episode of ''Dark Midnight''... [[spoiler:'''''Twice'''''.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Time Traveler''']]: [[spoiler:[[EveryEpisodeEnding I'm a traveler from the future with a terrible warning for humanity!]]]]
* {{Pastiche}}: Many of the live action videos...
** ''The Cosmic Adventures of Doctor Fabulous'' is an homage to many British Sci-fi serials like Series/DoctorWho and Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.
** ''Dark Midnight'' pays tribute to Creator/RodSerling style shows like Series/TheTwilightZone and Series/NightGallery, only [[StylisticSuck played for so-ridiculous-it's-funny]].
* PrecisionFStrike: In the final scene of ''Professor Toothy''.
--> '''Man''': ''*holding [[spoiler:a bag of sugar]]*'' Boy, [[TemptingFate I could sure go for some Skittles or a whole bucket of Froyo or some shit]]!
** Possibly the first they ever did is at the end of ''Detective Mittens''. Early cartoons in general had little to no harsh language.
* RealityEnsues: In "A Serious Business Meeting", Johnson breaks into song about how Tom's advertising proposal is "totally gay". Johnson is promptly fired.
* ScreamDiscretionShot: In "Bino the Elephant", when the flower from hell is crawling up Bino's urethra. We instead see Dr. Z listening to Bino's screams via their communicators.
* StylisticSuck: The "Detective Heart of America" videos have shades of this.
** The ''charlie teh unicron'' series when compared to ''Charlie the Unicorn''
* SurrealHumor: Oh, very.
* TakeThat:
** Steele made an entire cartoon attacking Chris Brown; it even used some of the man's own words against him.
** People expected his John [=McCain=] cartoon to be this, [[SubvertedTrope but]] it turned out to just be a nonsentical, surreal toon that happened to star the politician. In the Filmcow DVD commentary, Jason Steele even emphasized that the cartoon wasn't supposed to have any political agenda or message; he just liked how [=McCain=] always said "my friends" and thought it would be funny to base a cartoon off of that quirk.
** ''charlie teh unicron'' a rather crudely drawn and animated ''Charlie the Unicorn'' pastiche was most likely aimed at people who kept requesting new episodes of the latter.
* {{Telefrag}}: Bino [[spoiler: accidentally kills Dr. Z's wife]] this way.
* TemptingFate: Done intentionally by the guy being bothered in "Professor Toothy" in order to get Professor Toothy to show up so that he can attack him.
* UnusualEuphemism: Doctor Fabulous gives us "Oh sweet fancy Moses, what is that?!"
* VillainSong: [[spoiler:Make Me Smile]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: Professor Toothy is horribly burned by sugar.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:The BigBad of ''Spatula Madness'']].
* [[WhamLine Wham Lyric]]: ''Everybody knows the holocaust was a lie, So let's sing about the things we like and don't be shy..''
---> '''Harold''': Wait, what was that about the holocaust?

!! YMMV Tropes[[note]]until the YMMV page is unlocked[[/note]]
* {{Moe}}: Angela. Good Zulway, God of Mercy, you just can't help give the poor girl a hug for all the crap Horse Man puts her through.
* EarWorm: Every song from CharlieTheUnicorn, as well as ''The Walrus Song'', ''Ferrets'', and ''John [=McCain=] and his Vegetable Friends''. [[SurrealHorror Disturbingly so]].
* NightmareFuel: Puppet creatures with pointy sharp teeth from the depths of Hell.... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwud6Qh4e_c and they fuckin' love Cracklin' Oat Bran!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BZsIY6PUPU High Octane doesn't begin to describe the second puppet video.]]
* TheWoobie: George. The poor guy just wants to eat some eggs, but he is constantly dragged into confrontations between his wife and various strange creatures.
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19th Oct '13 11:17:28 PM Diosoth
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BZsIY6PUPU High Octane doesn't begin to describe the second puppet video.]]
15th Oct '13 9:58:11 AM CalamityJane
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* ArtEvolution: Subverted in "It's Super Mario!" and "Aladdin". The art is noticeably worse in comparison to the standard fare videos that are posted on the channel.

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* ArtEvolution: Subverted in ArtShift: "It's Super Mario!" and "Aladdin". The art is noticeably worse in comparison to the standard fare videos that are posted on the channel.
29th Sep '13 3:54:44 AM Viira
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!! YMMV Tropes[[hottip:*:until the YMMV page is unlocked]]

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!! YMMV Tropes[[hottip:*:until Tropes[[note]]until the YMMV page is unlocked]]unlocked[[/note]]
14th Sep '13 7:43:26 PM Mongoosedog
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** The ''Charlie the Unicron'' series when compared to ''Charlie the Unicorn''

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** The ''Charlie the Unicron'' ''charlie teh unicron'' series when compared to ''Charlie the Unicorn''



** ''Charlie the Unicron'' a rather crudely drawn and animated ''Charlie the Unicorn'' pastiche was most likely aimed at people who kept requesting new episodes of the latter.

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** ''Charlie the Unicron'' ''charlie teh unicron'' a rather crudely drawn and animated ''Charlie the Unicorn'' pastiche was most likely aimed at people who kept requesting new episodes of the latter.
14th Sep '13 7:34:54 PM Mongoosedog
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** The ''Charlie the Unicron'' series when compared to ''Charlie the Unicorn''


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** ''Charlie the Unicron'' a rather crudely drawn and animated ''Charlie the Unicorn'' pastiche was most likely aimed at people who kept requesting new episodes of the latter.
14th Sep '13 7:27:37 PM Mongoosedog
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** "Marshmallow People 3" even more so...
14th Sep '13 5:45:05 PM FullBlast
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* ArtEvolution: Subverted in "It's Super Mario!". The art is noticeably worse in comparison to the standard fare videos that are posted on the channel.

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* ArtEvolution: Subverted in "It's Super Mario!".Mario!" and "Aladdin". The art is noticeably worse in comparison to the standard fare videos that are posted on the channel.
10th Sep '13 10:41:25 PM FullBlast
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* ArtEvolution: Subverted in "It's Super Mario!". The art is noticeably worse in comparison to the standard fare videos that are posted on the channel.
6th Sep '13 1:30:14 PM TARINunit9
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[=FilmCow=] is an animation studio headed up by Jason Steele. Works include ''CharlieTheUnicorn'', ''LlamasWithHats'' and ''TheCloak''. Their website can be found [[http://www.filmcow.com/ here.]]

to:

[=FilmCow=] is an animation studio headed up by Jason Steele. Works include ''CharlieTheUnicorn'', ''LlamasWithHats'' and ''TheCloak''.''TheCloak'', as well as various other one-shots. Their website can be found [[http://www.filmcow.com/ here.]]


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* RealityEnsues: In "A Serious Business Meeting", Johnson breaks into song about how Tom's advertising proposal is "totally gay". Johnson is promptly fired.
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