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''Jerry'' is a 2007-2009 series by [[MaxGilardi HotDiggedyDemon]] told over the course of 5 [[AdobeFlash Flash]] shorts thematically centered around helplessness, poverty, and the inability of the characters to handle the world around them.

The first cartoon was about Jerry's life as a young bachelor, the monotony of his day-to-day life and the birth of his child. Two of the other shorts dealt with his childhood, and the other two with the people whose lives were affected by Jerry. [[AnachronicOrder All in no particular order]].

Despite its crude animation and short running time, ''Jerry'' manages to weave a web of complicated, [[RoundedCharacter rounded]] characters and events.

The whole series is about a half hour and is available on Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R7HCAXFBQY&p=B94BDB660AE73331&playnext=1 here]].
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!!These are tropes.

* AbusiveParents: Jason was emotionally abusive to his son, doing little to hide his contempt, and showing absolutely no emotional support whatsoever.
* AnachronicOrder
* AlcoholicParent
* AlliterativeName: Jerry, Jackie, Jason, Junior, Joann (Jerry's mom)
* AllMenArePerverts: Just about every male Jackie encounters in her short attempts to have their way with her (and gets beat up for the trouble). Even Jerry, who's a lot less malicious about it, can't help but cop a feel on her when they're making out.
* ArcWords: The final few sentences of ''Literature/TheShining'' are read by Jason to his son, and later to [[spoiler: his grandson]].
* ArtEvolution: The animation becomes a ''lot'' smoother by the end.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Strongly averted when Jerry finds out the girl he had a one-nighter with has had his child. Life only seems to get worse for him from there.
* BlackComedy: Holy Sweet HELL.
* BookEnds: Jerry staring in to the moon in the original short. In the first shot, he's smiling. At the end, he's not.
** The first short ends with [[spoiler: Jerry burning in Hell]]. The last one ends with [[spoiler: him playing a harp in Heaven]].
* BreakTheCutie: The original short is about the weight of the world being too much for the sensitive, passive Jerry.
* ButWeUsedACondom: Jerry uses one when he's about to do the Mexican chick...[[spoiler: and then some time later, that chick comes back with their infant son]].
* CallingTheOldManOut: Junior breaking his grandfather's nose after comparing him to his father.
* CerebusSyndrome: The series never become deadpan serious, but the earlier installments are lighter in tone, and by the last installment all the humor has been replaced by Jason's deliberately DudeNotFunny [[DeadPanSnarker snarks]].
* CharacterTitle
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Subverted with Jerry and Jackie. They first met when they were young, hit off immediately, and it's implied that Jackie seems to harbor some feelings for him as an adult...but she never commits, opting instead to take his money and sneak away after every one-night stand.
* ClassicalAntihero: Jerry. He works a dead-end job, takes absolutely no control in his life, lets people walk all over him, and [[spoiler:eventually kills himself.]]
* CrapsackWorld: Everyone's unpleasant, selfish, perverse, and unhappy.
* DotingParent: While not quite this Joann, Jerry's mother, makes it entirely clear that she loves her son more than anything else [[spoiler: about ten minutes before she dies.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Our protagonist]].
* DysfunctionalFamily: Apparently, Jason ends up adopting Junior and letting [[spoiler: his teenaged asian hooker]] move in with them.
* FreakyIsCool: Although Young Jerry is initially traumatized when he opens up the Closet of Unimaginable Psychological Horror ([[LockedIntoStrangeness to the point where his hair turns white on the spot]]), he soon enough gets amused with opening and closing the door just to hear and see the unimaginable horrors within.
* GagDub: [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566277 sort of...]]
** SelfParody: Apparently as an AprilFools Joke.
* GrandparentalObliviousness: Junior sits in his grandfather's house for about two weeks without him noticing.
* GreenEyes: Jackie.
* HeroicMime: Jerry and Jackie.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood
* IHaveNoSon: Jason initially refuses to acknowledge that he ever had a son.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Jerry's father is completely indifferent about his son and only concerns himself with his own pain and suffering.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[TemporaryLoveInterest Jackie.]]
* Jump Scare: The "Closet of Unimaginable Psychological Torment" is filled with screamers.
* KarmaHoudini: ''Only'' the more jerkish characters get happy endings. "Jackie" even ends with her strolling down the street into sun while The Salteens' "Nice Day" plays.
* [[LukeYouAreMyFather Luke You Are My Grandfather]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Jackie's masculine girl to Jerry's feminine boy.
* MelancholyMoon: A recuring motiff.
* NoNameGiven: Junior's mom or the policeman Jackie was married to.
* NotSoDifferent
** Jerry's dad, Jason, starts taking to Junior after the latter punches him in the face, proving to be the "little me" he always wanted in a son.
** Jason works at a crummy job he hates, gets his money stolen by every woman he sleeps with, and he keeps forgetting to find a different place to hide his wallet. He's a lot more like his son than he realizes.
* OverlyLongGag: The first short uses an incredible amount of repetition to emphasize the monotony of Jerry's life. It works well enough that many viewers get bored or frustrated, thus feeling Jerry's pain.
* ParentalAbandonment: Junior's mom ditches him forever.
-->''Junior, Went to Reno, be back never. Have a nice life. -Mom P.S. Happy 6th birthday.
* ParentalIssues: Jerry's dad Jason is basically a stupid guy with big dreams that never came to pass and has emotionally detached himself from the world. It also doesn't help that [[spoiler: Jerry's mom died right in front of him and Jason blames him for it]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Jerry's son Junior has red eyes and he's a total brat. [[spoiler: Kinda odd seeing that his father had blue eyes and his mother and grandfather had BrownEyes.]]
* ParentalNeglect
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Life only gets progressively worse for Jerry. [[spoiler:And then he hangs himself.]]
* SuddenDownerEnding: The original short.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Young Jerry in ''The End''.
** Also adult Jerry in the [[spoiler: noncanon, Seinfeld parody]] Jerry 2
** Jackie has one line in her titular short.
-->"Uh oh..."
* SympatheticPOV: Jackie's short shows us her side of the story. Turns out her life isn't much better than Jerry's.
* ThrowTheDogABone: ''Jerry: The End'' ends with [[spoiler:a shot of Jerry living it up in Heaven.]]
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent?: Jason's got this on a ''huge'' level for his meek son Jerry. He eventually gets along better with Junior since he's a vicious brat, differing him from his "loser" father.
* YawnAndReach: Jason does this to the title character in ''Jackie.'' She beats the crap out of him.
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''Jerry'' is a 2007-2009 series by [[MaxGilardi HotDiggedyDemon]] told over the course of 5 [[AdobeFlash Flash]] shorts thematically centered around helplessness, poverty, and the inability of the characters to handle the world around them.

The first cartoon was about Jerry's life as a young bachelor, the monotony of his day-to-day life and the birth of his child. Two of the other shorts dealt with his childhood, and the other two with the people whose lives were affected by Jerry. [[AnachronicOrder All in no particular order]].

Despite its crude animation and short running time, ''Jerry'' manages to weave a web of complicated, [[RoundedCharacter rounded]] characters and events.

The whole series is about a half hour and is available on Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R7HCAXFBQY&p=B94BDB660AE73331&playnext=1 here]].
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!!These are tropes.

* AbusiveParents: Jason was emotionally abusive to his son, doing little to hide his contempt, and showing absolutely no emotional support whatsoever.
* AnachronicOrder
* AlcoholicParent
* AlliterativeName: Jerry, Jackie, Jason, Junior, Joann (Jerry's mom)
* AllMenArePerverts: Just about every male Jackie encounters in her short attempts to have their way with her (and gets beat up for the trouble). Even Jerry, who's a lot less malicious about it, can't help but cop a feel on her when they're making out.
* ArcWords: The final few sentences of ''Literature/TheShining'' are read by Jason to his son, and later to [[spoiler: his grandson]].
* ArtEvolution: The animation becomes a ''lot'' smoother by the end.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Strongly averted when Jerry finds out the girl he had a one-nighter with has had his child. Life only seems to get worse for him from there.
* BlackComedy: Holy Sweet HELL.
* BookEnds: Jerry staring in to the moon in the original short. In the first shot, he's smiling. At the end, he's not.
** The first short ends with [[spoiler: Jerry burning in Hell]]. The last one ends with [[spoiler: him playing a harp in Heaven]].
* BreakTheCutie: The original short is about the weight of the world being too much for the sensitive, passive Jerry.
* ButWeUsedACondom: Jerry uses one when he's about to do the Mexican chick...[[spoiler: and then some time later, that chick comes back with their infant son]].
* CallingTheOldManOut: Junior breaking his grandfather's nose after comparing him to his father.
* CerebusSyndrome: The series never become deadpan serious, but the earlier installments are lighter in tone, and by the last installment all the humor has been replaced by Jason's deliberately DudeNotFunny [[DeadPanSnarker snarks]].
* CharacterTitle
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Subverted with Jerry and Jackie. They first met when they were young, hit off immediately, and it's implied that Jackie seems to harbor some feelings for him as an adult...but she never commits, opting instead to take his money and sneak away after every one-night stand.
* ClassicalAntihero: Jerry. He works a dead-end job, takes absolutely no control in his life, lets people walk all over him, and [[spoiler:eventually kills himself.]]
* CrapsackWorld: Everyone's unpleasant, selfish, perverse, and unhappy.
* DotingParent: While not quite this Joann, Jerry's mother, makes it entirely clear that she loves her son more than anything else [[spoiler: about ten minutes before she dies.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Our protagonist]].
* DysfunctionalFamily: Apparently, Jason ends up adopting Junior and letting [[spoiler: his teenaged asian hooker]] move in with them.
* FreakyIsCool: Although Young Jerry is initially traumatized when he opens up the Closet of Unimaginable Psychological Horror ([[LockedIntoStrangeness to the point where his hair turns white on the spot]]), he soon enough gets amused with opening and closing the door just to hear and see the unimaginable horrors within.
* GagDub: [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566277 sort of...]]
** SelfParody: Apparently as an AprilFools Joke.
* GrandparentalObliviousness: Junior sits in his grandfather's house for about two weeks without him noticing.
* GreenEyes: Jackie.
* HeroicMime: Jerry and Jackie.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood
* IHaveNoSon: Jason initially refuses to acknowledge that he ever had a son.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Jerry's father is completely indifferent about his son and only concerns himself with his own pain and suffering.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[TemporaryLoveInterest Jackie.]]
* Jump Scare: The "Closet of Unimaginable Psychological Torment" is filled with screamers.
* KarmaHoudini: ''Only'' the more jerkish characters get happy endings. "Jackie" even ends with her strolling down the street into sun while The Salteens' "Nice Day" plays.
* [[LukeYouAreMyFather Luke You Are My Grandfather]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Jackie's masculine girl to Jerry's feminine boy.
* MelancholyMoon: A recuring motiff.
* NoNameGiven: Junior's mom or the policeman Jackie was married to.
* NotSoDifferent
** Jerry's dad, Jason, starts taking to Junior after the latter punches him in the face, proving to be the "little me" he always wanted in a son.
** Jason works at a crummy job he hates, gets his money stolen by every woman he sleeps with, and he keeps forgetting to find a different place to hide his wallet. He's a lot more like his son than he realizes.
* OverlyLongGag: The first short uses an incredible amount of repetition to emphasize the monotony of Jerry's life. It works well enough that many viewers get bored or frustrated, thus feeling Jerry's pain.
* ParentalAbandonment: Junior's mom ditches him forever.
-->''Junior, Went to Reno, be back never. Have a nice life. -Mom P.S. Happy 6th birthday.
* ParentalIssues: Jerry's dad Jason is basically a stupid guy with big dreams that never came to pass and has emotionally detached himself from the world. It also doesn't help that [[spoiler: Jerry's mom died right in front of him and Jason blames him for it]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Jerry's son Junior has red eyes and he's a total brat. [[spoiler: Kinda odd seeing that his father had blue eyes and his mother and grandfather had BrownEyes.]]
* ParentalNeglect
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Life only gets progressively worse for Jerry. [[spoiler:And then he hangs himself.]]
* SuddenDownerEnding: The original short.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Young Jerry in ''The End''.
** Also adult Jerry in the [[spoiler: noncanon, Seinfeld parody]] Jerry 2
** Jackie has one line in her titular short.
-->"Uh oh..."
* SympatheticPOV: Jackie's short shows us her side of the story. Turns out her life isn't much better than Jerry's.
* ThrowTheDogABone: ''Jerry: The End'' ends with [[spoiler:a shot of Jerry living it up in Heaven.]]
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent?: Jason's got this on a ''huge'' level for his meek son Jerry. He eventually gets along better with Junior since he's a vicious brat, differing him from his "loser" father.
* YawnAndReach: Jason does this to the title character in ''Jackie.'' She beats the crap out of him.
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* AbusiveParents: Jason was emotionally abusive to his son, doing little to hide his contempt, and showing absolutely no emotional support whatsoever.
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* NotSoDifferent: Jerry's dad, Jason, works at a crummy job he hates, gets his money stolen by every woman he sleeps with, and he keeps forgetting to find a different place to hide his wallet. He's a lot more like his son than he realizes.

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent
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Jerry's dad, Jason, starts taking to Junior after the latter punches him in the face, proving to be the "little me" he always wanted in a son.
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works at a crummy job he hates, gets his money stolen by every woman he sleeps with, and he keeps forgetting to find a different place to hide his wallet. He's a lot more like his son than he realizes.
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Subverted with Jerry and Jackie. They first met when they were young, hit off immediately, and it's implied that Jackie seems to harbor some feelings for him as an adult...but she never commits, opting instead to take his money and sneak away after every one-night stand.


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* NotSoDifferent: Jerry's dad, Jason, works at a crummy job he hates, gets his money stolen by every woman he sleeps with, and he keeps forgetting to find a different place to hide his wallet. He's a lot more like his son than he realizes.
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* Jump Scare: The "Closet of Unimaginable Psychological Torment" is filled with screamers.


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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Jackie's masculine girl to Jerry's feminine boy.
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* FreakyIsCool: Although Young Jerry is initially traumatized when he opens up the Closet of Unimaginable Psychological Horror ([[LockedIntoStrangeness to the point where his hair turns white on the spot]]), he soon enough gets amused with opening and closing the door just to hear and see the unimaginable horrors within.
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* ThrowTheDogABone: Jerry: The End ends with [[spoiler:a shot of Jerry living it up in Heaven.]]

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* ThrowTheDogABone: Jerry: ''Jerry: The End End'' ends with [[spoiler:a shot of Jerry living it up in Heaven.]]
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* ThrowADogABone: Jerry: The End ends with [[spoiler:a shot of Jerry living it up in Heaven.]]

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* ThrowADogABone: ThrowTheDogABone: Jerry: The End ends with [[spoiler:a shot of Jerry living it up in Heaven.]]
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Jerry's father is completely indifferent about his son and only concerns himself with his own pain and suffering.


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* ThrowADogABone: Jerry: The End ends with [[spoiler:a shot of Jerry living it up in Heaven.]]
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* SympatheticPointOfView: Jackie's short shows us her side of the story. Turns out her life isn't much better than Jerry's.

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* SympatheticPointOfView: SympatheticPOV: Jackie's short shows us her side of the story. Turns out her life isn't much better than Jerry's.
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