History Main / KangaroosRepresentAustralia

17th Nov '17 3:10:42 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''SpyroTheDragon 3'' features playable character Sheila the Kangaroo. Her level is called an 'Alp' and looks it, the other inhabitants are all obviously meant to evoke {{Oktoberfest}}, and yet Sheila has an inexplicable Aussie accent.

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* ''SpyroTheDragon 3'' ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' features playable character Sheila the Kangaroo. Her level is called an 'Alp' and looks it, the other inhabitants are all obviously meant to evoke {{Oktoberfest}}, and yet Sheila has an inexplicable Aussie accent.
9th Nov '17 6:50:43 AM MarkLungo
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* The mascot for the University of Akron in Akron, JsefulNotes/{{Ohio}}, is a kangaroo named Zippy of AmbiguousGender.

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* The mascot for the University of Akron in Akron, JsefulNotes/{{Ohio}}, UsefulNotes/{{Ohio}}, is a kangaroo named Zippy of AmbiguousGender.
9th Nov '17 6:50:21 AM MarkLungo
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* Kip Kangaroo, voiced by Creator/NancyCartwright, was a second-season addition to ''WesternAnimation/ShirtTales''.

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* Kip Kangaroo, voiced by Creator/NancyCartwright, was a [[SixthRanger second-season addition addition]] to ''WesternAnimation/ShirtTales''.
9th Nov '17 6:49:19 AM MarkLungo
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* The mascot for the University of Akron in Akron, JsefulNotes/{{Ohio}}, is a kangaroo named Zippy of indeterminate gender.

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* The mascot for the University of Akron in Akron, JsefulNotes/{{Ohio}}, is a kangaroo named Zippy of indeterminate gender.AmbiguousGender.
9th Nov '17 6:47:17 AM MarkLungo
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* Averted in the ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' episode "Mom's Away". A kangaroo mom (with her joey in her pouch) appears briefly, but she doesn't have an Australian accent.[[note]]She's in the episode for the sake of a gag: Verminous Snaptrap (who's running a shoe sale as part of his EvilPlan to kidnap every mother in the world) insults her by saying he can't find a pair of shoes to fit her huge feet, which she then uses to kick him to the curb.[[/note]]



* The mascot for the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, is a kangaroo named Zippy of indeterminate gender.
* University of Missouri-Kansas City also uses a kangaroo mascot for its basketball team.

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* The mascot for the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, JsefulNotes/{{Ohio}}, is a kangaroo named Zippy of indeterminate gender.
* University of Missouri-Kansas City Missouri-UsefulNotes/KansasCity also uses a kangaroo mascot for its basketball team.



* Is used in the center of the roundel on [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Ensign_of_the_Royal_Australian_Air_Force.svg the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ensign]], and is used as the Army's roundel as well.
* During the Korean War, the [[NumberTwo XO]] of a Royal Australian Navy destroyer, sick of being mistaken for British ([[BritsWithBattleships with his British-designed ship flying the British naval ensign]] - the RAN wouldn't get a unique flag for another decade), got the biggest sheet of brass he could find, cut a kangaroo silhouette out of it, and stuck it to the top of the ship as a weathervane. Nowdays, all major RAN warships have a red kangaroo icon fitted somewhere visible on the ship.

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* Is A kangaroo is used in the center of the roundel on [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Ensign_of_the_Royal_Australian_Air_Force.svg the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ensign]], and is used as the Army's roundel as well.
* During the Korean War, UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, the [[NumberTwo XO]] of a Royal Australian Navy destroyer, sick of being mistaken for British ([[BritsWithBattleships with his British-designed ship flying the British naval ensign]] - the RAN wouldn't get a unique flag for another decade), got the biggest sheet of brass he could find, cut a kangaroo silhouette out of it, and stuck it to the top of the ship as a weathervane. Nowdays, all major RAN warships have a red kangaroo icon fitted somewhere visible on the ship.



* Averted with the mascots for the Sydney 2000 Olympics - [[SeldomSeenSpecies a kookaburra, echidna, and platypus]]. The organisers felt that kangaroos and koalas were overused.

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* Averted with the mascots for the Sydney 2000 Olympics UsefulNotes/OlympicGames - [[SeldomSeenSpecies a kookaburra, echidna, and platypus]]. The organisers felt that kangaroos and koalas were overused.
9th Nov '17 6:34:19 AM MarkLungo
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': One of the animals Webby meets in "Back Out in the Outback" is a kangaroo.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': One of the animals Webby meets in "Back "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E40BackOutInTheOutback Back Out in the Outback" Outback]]" is a kangaroo.
9th Nov '17 6:28:35 AM MarkLungo
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* When the ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' crew travel to Sydney, everyone there is either a kangaroo or a koala.

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* When the ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' crew travel to Sydney, UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, everyone there is either a kangaroo or a koala.



* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' ''Yuri's Revenge'' has the fourth Allied mission in UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}. While other maps feature [[BlandNameProduct Burger Kong]] fast-food restaurants with a giant ape standing on the roof, on this map they are replaced with giant kangaroos.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' ''Yuri's Revenge'' has the fourth Allied mission in UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}.Sydney. While other maps feature [[BlandNameProduct Burger Kong]] fast-food restaurants with a giant ape standing on the roof, on this map they are replaced with giant kangaroos.



* The North Melbourne Kangaroos in UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball

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* The North Melbourne UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} Kangaroos in UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball
9th Nov '17 6:26:38 AM MarkLungo
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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.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' ''Yuri's Revenge'' has the fourth Allied mission in Sydney. Where on UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}. While other maps there are feature [[BlandNameProduct Burger Kong]] fast-food restaurants with a giant ape standing on the roof, on this map they are replaced with giant kangaroos.
9th Nov '17 6:22:28 AM MarkLungo
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* ''Literature/HortonHearsAWho'' (see below under Literature) has a kangaroo as the main antagonist, and has a Chuck Jones TV adaptation as well as a CGI film from Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. {{Averted}} in both versions; aside from the non-Australian setting (the fictional Jungle of Nool), in neither version does the kangaroo have an Australian accent (the TV version, [[AdaptationNameChange Jane Kangaroo]], actually sounds like a snooty Brit). The CGI version even ignores the obvious "Joey" joke and [[NamedByTheAdaptation names the Small Kangaroo]] "Rudy" instead (probably because [[OneSteveLimit there was already a Who named Jojo]]).

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* ''Literature/HortonHearsAWho'' (see below under Literature) has a kangaroo as the main antagonist, and has a Chuck Jones Creator/ChuckJones TV adaptation as well as a CGI film from Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. {{Averted}} in both versions; aside from the non-Australian setting (the fictional Jungle of Nool), in neither version does the kangaroo have an Australian accent (the TV version, [[AdaptationNameChange Jane Kangaroo]], actually sounds like a snooty Brit). The CGI version even ignores the obvious "Joey" joke and [[NamedByTheAdaptation names the Small Kangaroo]] "Rudy" instead (probably because [[OneSteveLimit there was already a Who named Jojo]]).
8th Oct '17 1:59:57 PM nombretomado
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* GameShows: Virtually ever game show that has offered a trip to Australia as a prize has, on its graphic, has included a picture of a kangaroo somewhere in the artwork. On the game show ''PressYourLuck'', it was ''the'' only graphic (along with the word "Australia" beneath it). On shows where filmed/video footage is used to illustrate the trip (during the announcer's voiceover), stock footage of kangaroos will invariably be used.

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* GameShows: Virtually ever game show that has offered a trip to Australia as a prize has, on its graphic, has included a picture of a kangaroo somewhere in the artwork. On the game show ''PressYourLuck'', ''Series/PressYourLuck'', it was ''the'' only graphic (along with the word "Australia" beneath it). On shows where filmed/video footage is used to illustrate the trip (during the announcer's voiceover), stock footage of kangaroos will invariably be used.
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