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15th May '16 5:42:37 PM WileK209
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* The mascot for the Brockton Rox minor league baseball team in Brockton, Massachusetts, is [[http://southshoremamas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Brockton-Rox-KO.jpg K-O the Kangaroo]].

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* The mascot for the Brockton Rox minor league baseball team in Brockton, Massachusetts, is [[http://southshoremamas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Brockton-Rox-KO.[[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/wile_e2005/16186524/371299/371299_600.jpg K-O the Kangaroo]].
18th Mar '16 5:45:50 AM Snicka
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Subtrope to NationalAnimalStereotypes.
6th Mar '16 1:13:21 PM AgProv
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* Now disgraced artist and childrens' entertainer (Australian born) Rolf Harris, when doing a series for British TV explaining how animation works and using classic cartoons as examples, devised an AuthorAvatar animated character called the Rolferoo - a sort of kangaroo-centaur that was a caricatured Harris from the waist up.
5th Feb '16 10:02:25 PM nombretomado
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* The North Melbourne Kangaroos in AustralianRulesFootball

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* The North Melbourne Kangaroos in AustralianRulesFootballUsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball
9th Jan '16 7:23:54 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': One of the animals Webby meets in "Back Out in the Outback" is a kangaroo.
3rd Jan '16 3:57:33 AM StFan
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* As part of Website/{{Google}}'s LogoJoke, the 2006 Christmas ones involved what appear to be [[http://www.google.com/doodles/happy-holidays-from-google-2006-4 kangaroo parents]] and their joey. For no particular reason.
** There are also kangaroos in [[http://www.google.com/doodles/australia-day-2006 the logo for 2006's Australia day]].

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* As part of Website/{{Google}}'s LogoJoke, the 2006 Christmas ones involved what appear to be [[http://www.google.com/doodles/happy-holidays-from-google-2006-4 kangaroo parents]] and their joey. For no particular reason.
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reason. There are also kangaroos in [[http://www.google.com/doodles/australia-day-2006 the logo for 2006's Australia day]].



[[folder: Anime and Manga]]

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[[folder: Anime and [[folder:Anime & Manga]]



* In ''TokyoMewMew'' accidentally gets in a fight with a lady kangaroo... you, the reader, probably have guessed how [[CurbStompBattle this]] ended.

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* In ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' accidentally gets in a fight with a lady kangaroo... you, the reader, probably have guessed how [[CurbStompBattle this]] ended.



[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* Not surprisingly, you can find a 'roo in ''TheRescuersDownUnder''.
* ...and in ''FernGully''.
* A mother kangaroo and her joey appear as background characters in ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}''.
* A kind-hearted mother kangaroo was (naturally) a main character in ''WesternAnimation/DotAndTheKangaroo''. Kangaroos also appeared in a few other films in the series.
* The animated sequel to Kangaroo Jack.

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[[folder:Film - Animated]]
[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Not surprisingly, you can find a 'roo in ''TheRescuersDownUnder''.
* ...and in ''FernGully''.
* A mother kangaroo and her joey appear as background
One of the recurring characters in ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}''.
the comic ''ComicStrip/{{Pluggers}}'' is a flyer named Sheila.
* A kind-hearted mother ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' shows a kangaroo on a street amongst some humans, and one of the humans is dead and has a boomerang in his head, and the kangaroo is thinking, "That was (naturally) a main character in ''WesternAnimation/DotAndTheKangaroo''. Kangaroos also appeared in a few other films in the series.
* The animated sequel to Kangaroo Jack.
meant for me!" Boomerangs were originally Australian hunting weapons.



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[[folder:Film - [[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Not surprisingly, you can find a 'roo in ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder''.
* ...and in ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest''.
* A mother kangaroo and her joey appear as background characters in ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}''.
* A kind-hearted mother kangaroo was (naturally) a main character in ''WesternAnimation/DotAndTheKangaroo''. Kangaroos also appeared in a few other films in the series.
* The animated sequel to Kangaroo Jack.
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Live-Action]]



* Sour Kangaroo in ''HortonHearsAWho'' by Creator/DrSeuss is a villain.

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* Sour Kangaroo in ''HortonHearsAWho'' ''Literature/HortonHearsAWho'' by Creator/DrSeuss is a villain.



* Scrappy is a magical kangaroo character (and ShoutOut to [[Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo Skippy]]) in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/TheLastContinent''.
** Actually, he's a magpie called, or at least described as 'trickster', the Kangaroo thing is just his normal early avatar (he also uses a pony and a sheep, pandering to other well-known aussie works).
** There's also a brand of beer called 'Roo Beer'.
* The ''{{Spellsinger}}'' novel ''Day of the Dissonance'' has a kangaroo called Snooth who runs a [[BazaarOfTheBizarre magic shop]]. And [[spoiler:a powerful and terrible kangaroo djinn she keeps in her pouch]].
* ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' had ''The Unexpected'', which landed Cassie in Australia. Cue the kangaroo morph.

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* Scrappy is a magical kangaroo character (and ShoutOut to [[Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo Skippy]]) in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/TheLastContinent''.
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''Discworld/TheLastContinent''. Actually, he's a magpie called, or at least described as 'trickster', the Kangaroo thing is just his normal early avatar (he also uses a pony and a sheep, pandering to other well-known aussie works).
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works). There's also a brand of beer called 'Roo Beer'.
* The ''{{Spellsinger}}'' ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' novel ''Day of the Dissonance'' has a kangaroo called Snooth who runs a [[BazaarOfTheBizarre magic shop]]. And [[spoiler:a powerful and terrible kangaroo djinn she keeps in her pouch]].
* ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' had ''The Unexpected'', which landed Cassie in Australia. Cue the kangaroo morph.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* One of the recurring characters in the comic ''{{Pluggers}}'' is a flyer named Sheila.
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' shows a kangaroo on a street amongst some humans, and one of the humans is dead and has a boomerang in his head, and the kangaroo is thinking, "That was meant for me!" Boomerangs were originally Australian hunting weapons.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* One of the recurring characters in the comic ''{{Pluggers}}'' is a flyer named Sheila.
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' shows a kangaroo on a street amongst some humans, and one of the humans is dead and has a boomerang in his head, and the kangaroo is thinking, "That was meant for me!" Boomerangs
Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos were originally Australian hunting weapons.a pioneering tag team.



[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos were a pioneering tag team.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* MacropodMadness.

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MacropodMadness.



23rd Nov '15 12:00:24 PM megarockman
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' ''Yuri's Revenge'' has the fourth Allied mission in Sydney. Where on other maps there are [[BlandNameProduct Burger Kong]] fast-food restaurants with a giant ape standing on the roof, on this map they are replaced with giant kangaroos.
28th Sep '15 9:58:19 AM sylvae
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* The kangaroo is Australia's national faunal emblem and appears (with the emu) on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Coat_of_Arms national coat of arms]]

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* The kangaroo is Australia's national faunal emblem and appears (with the emu) on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Coat_of_Arms national coat of arms]]arms]] These animals were chosen because neither species can travel backwards!
28th Sep '15 9:57:00 AM sylvae
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If it's a male, expect him to be named "Joey", have a comically exaggerated Aussie accent and possibly [[MisterSeahorse have a pouch]] (even though, in reality, [[AnimalGenderBender only the females]] [[ArtisticLicenseBiology have pouches]]). It may also be depicted {{boxing|Kangaroo}}, [[KangarooPouchRide carrying someone in its pouch]], maybe sporting a Australian Army slouch hat with one brim pinned up, or just plain jumping really high.

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If it's a male, expect him to be named "Joey", have a comically exaggerated Aussie accent and possibly [[MisterSeahorse have a pouch]] (even though, in reality, [[AnimalGenderBender only the females]] [[ArtisticLicenseBiology have pouches]]). It may also be depicted {{boxing|Kangaroo}}, [[KangarooPouchRide carrying someone in its pouch]], maybe sporting a Australian Army slouch hat with one brim pinned up, or just plain jumping really high.
high. Surprisingly, the fact that real kangaroos have two penises rarely gets invoked.
15th Aug '15 7:57:40 AM Prfnoff
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The trope is not exactly TruthInTelevision, as kangaroos have very sharp claws on their huge feet, and will use them on you if you get too close. Although it is rare, they are capable of killing a human being (just like [[EverythingTryingToKillYou pretty much everything else in]] [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-163-australia/ Australia]]).

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The trope is not exactly TruthInTelevision, as Be warned: kangaroos have very sharp claws on their huge feet, and will use them on you if you get too close. Although it is rare, they are capable of killing a human being (just like [[EverythingTryingToKillYou pretty much everything else in]] [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-163-australia/ Australia]]).
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