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23rd Mar '13 4:28:27 PM Ghost101
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''Kickin' It'' is a 2011 DisneyXD comedy about martial arts. It centers on the Bobby Wasabi Dojo, led by Sensei Rudy.

!!This series provides examples of:
* AbsenteeActor: Eddie was absent in a Season 1 episode. Kim has been absent for 5 episodes due to Olivia Holt having to film her own Disney Channel Original Movie.
* {{Adorkable}}: Milton, even more in "Sword and Magic".
** Milton's girlfriend Julie.
** Rudy, especially when he is talking about Bobby Wasabi in "Road to Wasabi".
** They all get their moments of adorkableness.
* AllJustADream: The Seventies episode, where Jack falls asleep while watching a Bobby Wasabi movie.
* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: Common, but it doesn't distract from the fun of the show.
** Belts are not "won" in tournaments.
*** And Corporate wouldn't care who won what as long as the location's making a profit. Heck, since Rudy's a franchise owner, corporate wouldn't even care about that as long as it's ''his'' money it was losing,
**** Who said it was a franchise? If it was, Bobby Wasabi wouldn't have the power to fire Rudy. It'd actually make sense for Bobby to retain the power to prevent the dojos named after him from being ran by people who'd tarnish his reputation.
* AssumedWin: The Wasabi Warriors once entered a dance contest. When the winner of individual category was to be announced, an arrogant cheater was readying himself to accept it. Then one of the warriors was announced the winner.
* BerserkButton: Apparently, implying/saying Kim is a DumbBlonde is NOT a good idea. She was ready to hurt Milton (who was pretending to be Jerry as part of a plan) when he said "Forgot I was talking to a ''blonde''."
* BigBad: Sensei Ty, but Frank is TheHeavy.
* {{Blackmail}}: In one episode, the bully Truman blackmails Eddie into pranking the other dojo members. Once the gang finds out, they [[LetsGetDangerous go all out]] to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard turn the tables]] on Truman.
* BlackSheep: Kai is this, according to Jack.
* BlackWidow: Bobby Wasabi almost married one.
* TheCastShowoff: Both Creator/LeoHoward and Creator/OliviaHolt are black belts in Karate. Leo takes this UpToEleven, as he does all his own stunts.
** Mateo Arias is also a very talented dancer.
* {{Catchphrase}}: The whole team has "Wasabi!", Jerry has "Wooooh!", and Milton has "Holy Christmas nuts!"
** And to a lesser extent, whenever Jack catches a punch in his palm, he'll say some variation of "You probably ''shouldn't'' have done that".
* {{Crossover}}: [[AlliterativeName Dale Davis]], a recurring character from ''ZekeAndLuther'', once interviewed Kim and Milton about a beach at the mall.
* FreeRangeChildren: I dare you to name an episode featuring (or even mentioning for that matter) any of the Wasabi Warriors's Parents. You'd think that at least one of them would show up to a Karate Tournament every now and then. While it is true that some parents are reluctant to watch the kids compete in some of the violent sports, such as football, boxing or wrestling as opposed to baseball or basketball, that is still a small percentage of all parents.
** Milton’s Dad was in the first episode. Jerry’s Mom was in ''Boo Gi Nights'' and mentioned his Dad would be watching him fight in ''The Great Escape'', although it’s unknown if he ever did show up. Eddie’s Mom was in one episode where he won his orange belt and she’s been mentioned in a couple of other episodes.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero - Jack
** TheLancer - Kim. Jerry can also be this.
** TheBigGuy - Jerry
** TheSmartGuy - Milton
** TheChick - Eddie. Kim can also count.
** BigBrotherMentor - Rudy
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Kim just LOVES animals. Although it's subverted with [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute ugly animals like springing jellyfish]].
* GangOfBullies: The Black Dragons.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[HannahMontana Jason Earles]] plays Sensei Rudy.
** So this is where [[GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra Snake Eyes]] got his start at. I'm surprised he's talking.
** Disney Channel Australia is promoting the show with a bunch of short clips, followed by a black background with the words "Jason Earles Returns to Disney Channel."
* {{Jerkass}} / UngratefulBastard: Jack's cousin Kai. [[spoiler:He disguised his teammates as ninjas to ambush and injure Jack's wrist so he can't compete in the China tournament. Jack figures this out when he notices one of Kai's teammates has the same tatoo as one of the people who ambushed him and calls Kai out on it. Kai then attacks Jack for no apparent reason other than being provoked. The two fight, but Jack saves Kai from nearly falling off the Great Wall. Rather than thank Jack for saving his life, Kai states that Jack is weak for saving him and continues the fight.]]
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Kim to Jack. Mentioned in the pilot and a couple episodes since, but not many.
* LaserHallway: Jack and Milton find one on the way to a security office. Jack does some acrobatics to traverse it and disables it for Milton. For some reason, the door to the security office itself was unlocked.
* OnlySaneMan: Both Jack and Kim seem to be the least goofy characters on the show.
* PetHeir: When Bobby Wasabi was told something he didn't believe, he said it was rich like his dog will be once he dies.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The Black Dragons--Their uniforms are mainly red and black.
* TheMall: Nearly all scenes take place there or at the school. Note that in RealLife a karate dojo doesn't rely on impulse traffic and thus has little need for a prime retail location, so the presence of one is a sign the [[DyingTown mall is going downhill]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Kim is the only girl in the main cast.
* ShipTease: There is a lot between Jack and Kim to the point that there's been a few episodes in Season 2 that has it as the main plot.
** Milton and Kim get some teasing as well.
* ShoutOut: When Milton got a failed grade, he was afraid of ending up [[MarriedWithChildren selling shoes at some store]].
** He also became an {{expy}} of [[DavidBowie Ziggy Stardust]] in an episode set in TheSeventies.
** Milton also has a dream sequence in Badge Of Honor that is similar to CaptainAmerica origins.
* StarCrossedLovers: Milton and Julie, as Julie is the niece of Black Dragon Sensei Ty.
* StudentAndMasterTeam: Jack and Rudy entered a tournament where each team had to be this.
* ThugDojo: The Black Dragon Dojo.
* TookALevelInDumbass: In Season 1, Jack was not only the most skilled student in the dojo, but he was usually the one who would come up with a plan to the gang's current situation. In Season 2's "The Chosen One", Jack was more concerned about his hair being shaved than saving the Grandmaster Monk. In "Wedding Crashers", Jack picks up one of Bobby's movie props and accidentally shoots Jerry in the mouth paralyzing him.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Jack gets this a lot.
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''Kickin' It'' is a 2011 DisneyXD comedy about martial arts. It centers on the Bobby Wasabi Dojo, led by Sensei Rudy.

!!This series provides examples of:
* AbsenteeActor: Eddie was absent in a Season 1 episode. Kim has been absent for 5 episodes due to Olivia Holt having to film her own Disney Channel Original Movie.
* {{Adorkable}}: Milton, even more in "Sword and Magic".
** Milton's girlfriend Julie.
** Rudy, especially when he is talking about Bobby Wasabi in "Road to Wasabi".
** They all get their moments of adorkableness.
* AllJustADream: The Seventies episode, where Jack falls asleep while watching a Bobby Wasabi movie.
* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: Common, but it doesn't distract from the fun of the show.
** Belts are not "won" in tournaments.
*** And Corporate wouldn't care who won what as long as the location's making a profit. Heck, since Rudy's a franchise owner, corporate wouldn't even care about that as long as it's ''his'' money it was losing,
**** Who said it was a franchise? If it was, Bobby Wasabi wouldn't have the power to fire Rudy. It'd actually make sense for Bobby to retain the power to prevent the dojos named after him from being ran by people who'd tarnish his reputation.
* AssumedWin: The Wasabi Warriors once entered a dance contest. When the winner of individual category was to be announced, an arrogant cheater was readying himself to accept it. Then one of the warriors was announced the winner.
* BerserkButton: Apparently, implying/saying Kim is a DumbBlonde is NOT a good idea. She was ready to hurt Milton (who was pretending to be Jerry as part of a plan) when he said "Forgot I was talking to a ''blonde''."
* BigBad: Sensei Ty, but Frank is TheHeavy.
* {{Blackmail}}: In one episode, the bully Truman blackmails Eddie into pranking the other dojo members. Once the gang finds out, they [[LetsGetDangerous go all out]] to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard turn the tables]] on Truman.
* BlackSheep: Kai is this, according to Jack.
* BlackWidow: Bobby Wasabi almost married one.
* TheCastShowoff: Both Creator/LeoHoward and Creator/OliviaHolt are black belts in Karate. Leo takes this UpToEleven, as he does all his own stunts.
** Mateo Arias is also a very talented dancer.
* {{Catchphrase}}: The whole team has "Wasabi!", Jerry has "Wooooh!", and Milton has "Holy Christmas nuts!"
** And to a lesser extent, whenever Jack catches a punch in his palm, he'll say some variation of "You probably ''shouldn't'' have done that".
* {{Crossover}}: [[AlliterativeName Dale Davis]], a recurring character from ''ZekeAndLuther'', once interviewed Kim and Milton about a beach at the mall.
* FreeRangeChildren: I dare you to name an episode featuring (or even mentioning for that matter) any of the Wasabi Warriors's Parents. You'd think that at least one of them would show up to a Karate Tournament every now and then. While it is true that some parents are reluctant to watch the kids compete in some of the violent sports, such as football, boxing or wrestling as opposed to baseball or basketball, that is still a small percentage of all parents.
** Milton’s Dad was in the first episode. Jerry’s Mom was in ''Boo Gi Nights'' and mentioned his Dad would be watching him fight in ''The Great Escape'', although it’s unknown if he ever did show up. Eddie’s Mom was in one episode where he won his orange belt and she’s been mentioned in a couple of other episodes.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero - Jack
** TheLancer - Kim. Jerry can also be this.
** TheBigGuy - Jerry
** TheSmartGuy - Milton
** TheChick - Eddie. Kim can also count.
** BigBrotherMentor - Rudy
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Kim just LOVES animals. Although it's subverted with [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute ugly animals like springing jellyfish]].
* GangOfBullies: The Black Dragons.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[HannahMontana Jason Earles]] plays Sensei Rudy.
** So this is where [[GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra Snake Eyes]] got his start at. I'm surprised he's talking.
** Disney Channel Australia is promoting the show with a bunch of short clips, followed by a black background with the words "Jason Earles Returns to Disney Channel."
* {{Jerkass}} / UngratefulBastard: Jack's cousin Kai. [[spoiler:He disguised his teammates as ninjas to ambush and injure Jack's wrist so he can't compete in the China tournament. Jack figures this out when he notices one of Kai's teammates has the same tatoo as one of the people who ambushed him and calls Kai out on it. Kai then attacks Jack for no apparent reason other than being provoked. The two fight, but Jack saves Kai from nearly falling off the Great Wall. Rather than thank Jack for saving his life, Kai states that Jack is weak for saving him and continues the fight.]]
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Kim to Jack. Mentioned in the pilot and a couple episodes since, but not many.
* LaserHallway: Jack and Milton find one on the way to a security office. Jack does some acrobatics to traverse it and disables it for Milton. For some reason, the door to the security office itself was unlocked.
* OnlySaneMan: Both Jack and Kim seem to be the least goofy characters on the show.
* PetHeir: When Bobby Wasabi was told something he didn't believe, he said it was rich like his dog will be once he dies.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The Black Dragons--Their uniforms are mainly red and black.
* TheMall: Nearly all scenes take place there or at the school. Note that in RealLife a karate dojo doesn't rely on impulse traffic and thus has little need for a prime retail location, so the presence of one is a sign the [[DyingTown mall is going downhill]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Kim is the only girl in the main cast.
* ShipTease: There is a lot between Jack and Kim to the point that there's been a few episodes in Season 2 that has it as the main plot.
** Milton and Kim get some teasing as well.
* ShoutOut: When Milton got a failed grade, he was afraid of ending up [[MarriedWithChildren selling shoes at some store]].
** He also became an {{expy}} of [[DavidBowie Ziggy Stardust]] in an episode set in TheSeventies.
** Milton also has a dream sequence in Badge Of Honor that is similar to CaptainAmerica origins.
* StarCrossedLovers: Milton and Julie, as Julie is the niece of Black Dragon Sensei Ty.
* StudentAndMasterTeam: Jack and Rudy entered a tournament where each team had to be this.
* ThugDojo: The Black Dragon Dojo.
* TookALevelInDumbass: In Season 1, Jack was not only the most skilled student in the dojo, but he was usually the one who would come up with a plan to the gang's current situation. In Season 2's "The Chosen One", Jack was more concerned about his hair being shaved than saving the Grandmaster Monk. In "Wedding Crashers", Jack picks up one of Bobby's movie props and accidentally shoots Jerry in the mouth paralyzing him.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Jack gets this a lot.
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23rd Mar '13 10:59:07 AM luiz4200
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**** Who said it was a franchise? If it was, Bobby Wasabi wouldn't have the power to fire Rudy. It'd actually make sense for Bobby to retain the power to prevent the dojos named after him from being ran by people who'd tarnish his reputation.


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* BlackWidow: Bobby Wasabi almost married one.
19th Mar '13 5:01:52 AM Rognik
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* AllJustADream: The Seventies episode, where Jack falls asleep while watching a Bobby Wasabi movie.



*** And Corporate wouldn't care who won what as long as the location's making a profit. Heck, since Rudy's a franchise owner corporate wouldn't even care about that as long as it's ''his'' money it was losing,

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*** And Corporate wouldn't care who won what as long as the location's making a profit. Heck, since Rudy's a franchise owner owner, corporate wouldn't even care about that as long as it's ''his'' money it was losing,



* DatingCatwoman: Milton and Julie--sort of, as Julie is the niece of Black Dragon Sensei Ty.
* DisappearedDad[=/=]MissingMom: I dare you to name an episode featuring (or even mentioning for that matter) any of the Wasabi Warriors's Parents. You'd think that at least one of them would show up to a Karate Tournament every now and then. While it is true that some parents are reluctant to watch the kids compete in some of the violent sports, such as football, boxing or wrestling as opposed to baseball or basketball, that is still a small percentage of all parents.

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* DatingCatwoman: Milton and Julie--sort of, as Julie is the niece of Black Dragon Sensei Ty.
* DisappearedDad[=/=]MissingMom:
FreeRangeChildren: I dare you to name an episode featuring (or even mentioning for that matter) any of the Wasabi Warriors's Parents. You'd think that at least one of them would show up to a Karate Tournament every now and then. While it is true that some parents are reluctant to watch the kids compete in some of the violent sports, such as football, boxing or wrestling as opposed to baseball or basketball, that is still a small percentage of all parents.



* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Kim to Jack. Mentioned in the pilot and a couple episodes since, but not many.



* StarCrossedLovers: Milton and Julie, as Julie is the niece of Black Dragon Sensei Ty.



* {{Took a Level in Dumbass}}: In Season 1, Jack was not only the most skilled student in the dojo, but he was usually the one who would come up with a plan to the gang's current situation. In Season 2's "The Chosen One", Jack was more concerned about his hair being shaved than saving the Grandmaster Monk. In "Wedding Crashers", Jack picks up one of Bobby's movie props and accidentally shoots Jerry in the mouth paralyzing him.

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* {{Took a Level in Dumbass}}: TookALevelInDumbass: In Season 1, Jack was not only the most skilled student in the dojo, but he was usually the one who would come up with a plan to the gang's current situation. In Season 2's "The Chosen One", Jack was more concerned about his hair being shaved than saving the Grandmaster Monk. In "Wedding Crashers", Jack picks up one of Bobby's movie props and accidentally shoots Jerry in the mouth paralyzing him.
16th Mar '13 4:42:08 PM nlpnt
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* TheMall: Nearly all scenes take place there or at the school.

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* TheMall: Nearly all scenes take place there or at the school. Note that in RealLife a karate dojo doesn't rely on impulse traffic and thus has little need for a prime retail location, so the presence of one is a sign the [[DyingTown mall is going downhill]].
16th Mar '13 2:34:41 PM nlpnt
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*** And corporate wouldn't care as long as the location's making a profit.

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*** And corporate Corporate wouldn't care who won what as long as the location's making a profit.profit. Heck, since Rudy's a franchise owner corporate wouldn't even care about that as long as it's ''his'' money it was losing,
11th Mar '13 4:28:58 AM clarecg
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** Milton also has a dream sequence in Badge Of Honor that is similar to CaptainAmerica origins.
6th Mar '13 7:58:56 PM TotalDramaIsAwesome
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** Mateo Arias is also a very talented dancer.
6th Mar '13 7:47:04 PM TotalDramaIsAwesome
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* TheCastShowoff: Both Leo Howard and Olivia Holt are black belts in Karate. Leo takes this UpToEleven, as he does all his own stunts.

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* TheCastShowoff: Both Leo Howard Creator/LeoHoward and Olivia Holt Creator/OliviaHolt are black belts in Karate. Leo takes this UpToEleven, as he does all his own stunts.
27th Feb '13 11:30:15 AM MetalMichelangelo
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* DisappearedDad MissingMom: I dare you to name an episode featuring (or even mentioning for that matter) any of the Wasabi Warriors's Parents. You'd think that at least one of them would show up to a Karate Tournament every now and then. While it is true that some parents are reluctant to watch the kids compete in some of the violent sports, such as football, boxing or wrestling as opposed to baseball or basketball, that is still a small percentage of all parents.

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* DisappearedDad MissingMom: DisappearedDad[=/=]MissingMom: I dare you to name an episode featuring (or even mentioning for that matter) any of the Wasabi Warriors's Parents. You'd think that at least one of them would show up to a Karate Tournament every now and then. While it is true that some parents are reluctant to watch the kids compete in some of the violent sports, such as football, boxing or wrestling as opposed to baseball or basketball, that is still a small percentage of all parents.
** Milton’s Dad was in the first episode. Jerry’s Mom was in ''Boo Gi Nights'' and mentioned his Dad would be watching him fight in ''The Great Escape'', although it’s unknown if he ever did show up. Eddie’s Mom was in one episode where he won his orange belt and she’s been mentioned in a couple of other episodes.
26th Feb '13 9:51:21 AM MetalMichelangelo
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The show sometimes seems to be an excercise in it. Double Entendres, Gags that only an adult would get like 'Wet T-Shirt contests', and all kinds of that sort of fair.
** "Ok, [[HalloweenEpisode now show me on the witch where]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext the butcher]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything touched you]]."
** "I can't hide anything, I'm wearing spandex."
** In a student election, Jerry tells everyone that Milton doesn't shower after gym class. Milton confides to Julie that it's because the water is cold and there are boys in there.
** One episode give us this tasty tidbit: "You sparred (slept) with him? On our mats (bed)!" '''HOW IN THE HELL DID THAT GET OUT?!'''
** When Rudy meets the woman dressed as a cat he tells her he knows a lot of knock knock jokes. The woman tells Rudy he should start knocking. The look on Rudy's face just sells it.
** In ''Reality Fights'', Jack gets hit by a tennis ball. The fact that he was clearly in pain and his voice became high-pitched should be a good indication of [[GroinAttack where he got hit]].
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