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->''What did the robot... say to the centipede?''

[[http://www.newgrounds.com/collection/klayworld Klay World]] is a series of stop-motion {{claymation}} videos by Robert Benfer (AKA [[KnoxKorner Knox]]). They showcase a group of clay people (usually blue, but other colors aren't uncommon) and their antics atop the table that is their world. It's generally regarded as the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] of internet claymation comedy, and most subsequent similar works tend to follow the same pattern.

There's usually at least one death per episode. At most, it numbers in the tens. Some of the earlier ones were pretty graphic, giving the Klaymen internal organs that spilled out when they got ripped in half. The later ones toned it down a notch, but you still shouldn't watch if you're really squeamish.

Has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0MW1E1fcb4 straight-to-DVD film]].
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: The Rodent, which was intended to be a follow-up to Off The Table.
* AnyoneCanDie, and how.
** Indeed, in the finale, All Gone, it changes from Anyone Can Die, to [[spoiler: Everyone DOES die. Except for Chip, that is, who vows to rebuild Klay World as Clay World, as soon as he gets a new arm]]
* AmusingInjuries: ''All the time!''
* ArtEvolution: Benfer's original animations from 2003 had crudely made characters, were shot with a cheap webcam, and were recorded with a cheap microphone. As his videos became more and more popular, he invested more time and money into better equipment and his clay sculpting skills greatly improved.
* TheArtifact: Robert Benfer almost never refers to himself by his old pseudonym (Knox) anymore and prefers using his real name. His old website "Knox's Korner" was replaced with "The Benfer" his YouTube channel kept the name [="KnoxsKorner1"=] up until the finale was released. Now it's been replaced with his name [="Robert Benfer"=]
* BackForTheFinale: Henry, the Armless Guy and the Long Arm Guy, who is revealed to be named Chester.
* BerserkButton: Don't take the Newspaper Monster's newspaper.
* BigBad: In [=KlayWorld=]: Off The Table, King Womp is this.
** In the six-part series "Knox's Klay World", this role is played by a "monster" ([[spoiler: portrayed by a Xenomorph action figure]]). In a fun bit of fourth-wall breakage, a Klayman explains exactly why the Monster is such a problem:
--->'''Klayman 1:''' Wait, why is this a problem? Klay people die all the time.\\\
'''Klayman 2:''' Yeah, but... Y'know how, when the animation's over and the replay button pops up, the dying usually stops? Well, the thing about the Monster is, he keeps on killing ''after the animation's over.''
*** A helpful "KILLING DURING ANIMATION: GOOD/KILLING AFTER ANIMATION: BAD" diagram even pops onscreen.
** In the finale All Gone, it is [[spoiler: Doctor Bob of all klaypeople. He reveals to Chip that he was the first klayperson, and the creator of Klay World, but now that he has become bored of watching Klaypeople dying and rebuilding them, he decides to incite one last brawl among the klaypeople, but not rebuild or repair them after it is over, essentially destroying Klay World.]]
* BigDamnMovie: ''Klay World: Off the Table''
* BlandNameProduct: Ko-Ko Kola.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: There isn't much in the way of "morals" in this world, but apparently doing a dance known as "The Funky Chicken" in public warrants the death penalty.
* BodyHorror: There's an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU-tmbeShw4 extended ending]] to "Trapper" which reveals [[spoiler: that the unseen thing that bit the surviving Klayman's hand off at the beginning was a hot dog, and his arm has now also transformed into one that seems to act independently and possibly gain control over his body]].
* CardCarryingVillain: The Murderer, Grenade Gregory, and The Trapper don't seem to have much justification for their crimes, although it's implied that they don't know any better.
* ContinuityNod: A Red and a Green Clayman appear in a later episode, mentioning that they are the only two left, which leads to several flashbacks to scenes from previous episodes of Red and Green Claymen being killed.
** The series finale, All Gone, has references to older Klay World episodes as well as the movie.
*** Not to mention that in addition to all the cameos, it is revealed or at least implied that [[spoiler: Dr. Bob]] was behind several calamities, which include casually handing out guns to Henry, the murderer, trigger happy cops, the crooks involved with the bank robbery; setting up the pancake mines, somehow contaminating the tainted beverages in "Poison Juice", and the spontaneous explosion at the end of "A Nice Day" (because he didn't want things to start getting normal).
* CreepyCute: It's hard to decide if those talking hot dogs are adorable or terrifying.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Related to the Murderer, who is a recurring plot element (plot?!) in a few later animations. In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7YYDfN_2vQ this video]], three Klaymen use the murderer's CatchPhrase ("I'm a ''murderer!''" said in a delighted tone) to identify him. [[spoiler: Then they shoot him]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: All Gone
* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Bob tries to help, but his remedies are often less-than effective.
* DiabolusExMachina: Though you don't normally see a potential "Happy Ending", there are several cases where one of the Klayman involved manages to survive the episode, only for something to come out of nowhere and kill him just before it ends. In older episodes this role was often filled by the Murderer (who would show up out of nowhere and shoot everybody on screen). Later you get episodes like "Jetpack" where everything seems fine [[spoiler: until the giant Klayman shows up and kills everyone while the scene is fading out]].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibkv73uWsgY Hotdog Job]] features a hapless hotdog vendor whose hotdogs are so bad, it causes the two claymen who try them to jump off a cliff in despair.
* EveryBodyLives: There's one or two episodes out of the couple hundred where no one dies.
** Played with in one episode which centered on a Klayman doing a dance known as the "Funky Chicken" in public before being unexpectedly arrested. There are none of the gruesome deaths you would typically see in a Klay World episode, [[spoiler: but in the last few seconds the officer states that the Klayman he just arrested is getting the death penalty]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Rock Cutting Machine: "The Machine that cuts rocks for no reason."
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Dr. Bob in the series finale. Rick also makes one in the movie. Finally, Marv turns against Pick, Rick and Chip after they escape, since he would like the idea of being the last klayman alive.]]
* FantasticRacism: ... Well, sort of. There was a two-part animation involving the green and red Klaymen trying to join the blues' Klay City (which apparently exists, never being spoken of before or since) and getting excluded violently.
* GrandFinale: All Gone. And how.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Dr.Bob and Pick [[spoiler:it is later revealed in All Gone that Dr.Bob actually hated Pick since the beginning]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: The Trapper gets killed by one of his own traps. Grenade Gregory is blown up by his own grenades. And the Murderer is... murdered.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: The Trapper tries to get someone to stand on a big X because "X is only a one letter word." It very nearly works.
* KillEmAll: In Klay World: Off the Table, [[spoiler:95% of the cast dies.]] In All Gone, the series finale, [[spoiler: Chip is the only Klayman left.]]
* KilledoffforReal: In the movie, [[spoiler:Mr. Black, Smiling Gary, the Aliens, one of the Caveman, a News Anchor, and the ax guy. (Marv, the long-armed guy, Vince, the armless guy, and Rick were killed in the movie, but reappeared in the series.)]]
** Everyone in All Gone, [[spoiler:except for Chip, who is the only survivor. Although it is very likely he revives everyone.]]
* LethalChef: The Hot Dog Vendor's hot dogs are so bad that his customers keep committing suicide upon eating them just to get the horrible taste out of their mouths. It gets even worse later on when he accidentally causes his hot dogs to come to life and start attacking people, though according to "All Gone" [[spoiler: Dr. Bob may have had a role in it]].
* MadeOfPlasticine: Played straight since the characters are made of clay.
** And according to the finale, [[spoiler: not many klaypeople actully realise that they are made of clay.]]
* MouseWorld: Klayworld is actually just a table in some guy's bedroom. Every now and then a human hand shows up, so there are humans. And TheMovie was entirely about them leaving the table and exploring the outside.
* NoodleImplements: There's a few episodes that open with Klaymen playing really strange games which we're left to imagine the rules of. A good example would be the "game" where three Klaymen each throw a different colored block on the ground and the spectators all bet on which one will win. Apparently red somehow "won" even though all three blocks remained stationary after being tossed.
** "Funny Sticks" apparently involves shoving pointy sticks into someone's body, but apparently there's a way the person being stabbed can win. Also we never do find out where the apples come in.
* {{Planetville}}: Klayworld is actually just a table in a guy's bedroom. Their idea of space travel is simply visiting other tables in other houses. It doesn't work out too well.
* OffscreenInertia: Taken to an extreme in some of the last episodes before "All Gone" when a failed bank robbery somehow results in a two-person MexicanStandOff between a police officer and one of the robbers. Several of the episodes following this one showed both Klaymen ''still'' in the same position. [[spoiler: "All Gone" revealed that both of them eventually starved to death]].
* OnlySaneMan: Chip, in ''Off the Table'', is one of the first Klaymen to be introduced who isn't mind-numbingly stupid or a complete sociopath (He's still whiny and irrational at times though). He frequently laments the idiocy of the other Klaymen.
** In the finale, [[spoiler: Chip is the sole survivor after everything finally ends and Klay World is destroyed (Read: The table is flipped over), and vows to rebuild Klayworld as the smarter and less violent Clayworld.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: One officer did nothing as a Klayman was being kidnapped because he was entranced by a shoe. The police are also frequently shown as trigger-happy and irate.
* PutOnABus: Green and red klaymen were often seen accompanying the iconic blue klaymen in the 2004 and early 2005 episodes. They are very rare now with the exception of a few appearances in recent episodes.
** [[spoiler: The last green and red klaymen were KilledOffForReal in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXqGEzSgcM4&feature=g-high-u Green and Red]].]]
** Early episodes from 2003 had yellow klaymen and humans that have not been seen in any episodes since. Since it has almost been ten years since the last time an episode featuring them was created; this may be a case of ChuckCunninghamSyndrome.
** This trope can also apply to a few recurring characters from the early series that had more than one appearance in separate episodes that have not re appeared anytime recently. (Ex: The Newspaper Monster, Peter the Pickle, the Boogie Monster, etc.)
* ShapedLikeItself: The official currency in Klay World is "moneys".
* ShoutOut: The recurring time traveling character is named [[Film/BackToTheFuture Dr. Brown]].
** In "Bungee Jumping Time" the klayman that falls in love with the bungee jumper says several lines from ''Titanic''.
--> "I will never let go... this is where we first met... don't say your good-bye's... [[CrowningMomentofFunny you're gonna die an old lady!]]"
* SmurfettePrinciple: The Klaymen were considered pretty much a SingleGenderSpecies, and explained why all the manly voiced characters would randomly fall in love with each other and have romances. Until the movie introduced a female klayman. Meaning that there is such thing as girl Klaymen, it's just that it's also a CastFullOfGay.
** In one episode, there's a manly-voiced Klayman named 'Melissa'. So it might be that most female Klaymen just don't look/sound much different than males.
* SkewedPriorities: In the first installment of the "Dr. Bob Saves the Day" trilogy, a Klayman voices his desire to go play VideoGame/{{Halo}}... while his friend is in an operation after choking on baloney literally right in front of him.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: In the episode "Klay Kamping", two different Klaymen figure out the humor in a joke. "What did the robot say to the centipede? Stop being a centipede." Apparently, it's funny because the robot "ain't got no arms."
* SuperDrowningSkills: In the episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGJ9wuk_Yyw "Glass of Water"]] several Klaymen drown in a ''small puddle'' from a ''spilled glass of water'' in a matter of ''seconds.''
** And then they suffocate under a wet rag barely any bigger than their face after actively ''sitting down and putting it over their face.''
* TheMovie: ''Klay World: Off The Table'' tells of what happens when the clay men decide to go [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin off the table]].
* TooDumbToLive: Pretty much all of the Klay People are stupid enough to qualify for some form of ridiculous death. See the Glass of Water example above. There are relatively smarter Klaymen mixed in, though. But overall, if the Table is a [[PlanetOfHats planet]], then Too Dumb To Live is its [[PlanetOfHats hat]].
** Pancake Mines seems to be a most triumphant example of this trope.
* WhenTreesAttack: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tree Hand]] [[BuffySpeak Thing]]".
* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: Klayton. When he is killed, the scientist's monologue and the music that plays makes you feel slightly sorry for him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: King Womp kills his last remaining henchman after he realizes that he is incapable of killing any of the klaymen.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Hulky says this word-for-word before [[InvokedTrope somebody takes him up on the challenge]]. Averted in that he actually gets smaller, weaker, and perhaps stupider when he gets mad. Oh, and green. [[spoiler:Played straight later on when he gets really mad, turns huge and smashes everything. Oh, and he turned yellow, too]].
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->''It's funny, 'cause the robot ain't have no arms.''

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->''What did the robot... say to the centipede?''

[[http://www.newgrounds.com/collection/klayworld Klay World]] is a series of stop-motion {{claymation}} videos by Robert Benfer (AKA [[KnoxKorner Knox]]). They showcase a group of clay people (usually blue, but other colors aren't uncommon) and their antics atop the table that is their world. It's generally regarded as the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] of internet claymation comedy, and most subsequent similar works tend to follow the same pattern.

There's usually at least one death per episode. At most, it numbers in the tens. Some of the earlier ones were pretty graphic, giving the Klaymen internal organs that spilled out when they got ripped in half. The later ones toned it down a notch, but you still shouldn't watch if you're really squeamish.

Has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0MW1E1fcb4 straight-to-DVD film]].
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: The Rodent, which was intended to be a follow-up to Off The Table.
* AnyoneCanDie, and how.
** Indeed, in the finale, All Gone, it changes from Anyone Can Die, to [[spoiler: Everyone DOES die. Except for Chip, that is, who vows to rebuild Klay World as Clay World, as soon as he gets a new arm]]
* AmusingInjuries: ''All the time!''
* ArtEvolution: Benfer's original animations from 2003 had crudely made characters, were shot with a cheap webcam, and were recorded with a cheap microphone. As his videos became more and more popular, he invested more time and money into better equipment and his clay sculpting skills greatly improved.
* TheArtifact: Robert Benfer almost never refers to himself by his old pseudonym (Knox) anymore and prefers using his real name. His old website "Knox's Korner" was replaced with "The Benfer" his YouTube channel kept the name [="KnoxsKorner1"=] up until the finale was released. Now it's been replaced with his name [="Robert Benfer"=]
* BackForTheFinale: Henry, the Armless Guy and the Long Arm Guy, who is revealed to be named Chester.
* BerserkButton: Don't take the Newspaper Monster's newspaper.
* BigBad: In [=KlayWorld=]: Off The Table, King Womp is this.
** In the six-part series "Knox's Klay World", this role is played by a "monster" ([[spoiler: portrayed by a Xenomorph action figure]]). In a fun bit of fourth-wall breakage, a Klayman explains exactly why the Monster is such a problem:
--->'''Klayman 1:''' Wait, why is this a problem? Klay people die all the time.\\\
'''Klayman 2:''' Yeah, but... Y'know how, when the animation's over and the replay button pops up, the dying usually stops? Well, the thing about the Monster is, he keeps on killing ''after the animation's over.''
*** A helpful "KILLING DURING ANIMATION: GOOD/KILLING AFTER ANIMATION: BAD" diagram even pops onscreen.
** In the finale All Gone, it is [[spoiler: Doctor Bob of all klaypeople. He reveals to Chip that he was the first klayperson, and the creator of Klay World, but now that he has become bored of watching Klaypeople dying and rebuilding them, he decides to incite one last brawl among the klaypeople, but not rebuild or repair them after it is over, essentially destroying Klay World.]]
* BigDamnMovie: ''Klay World: Off the Table''
* BlandNameProduct: Ko-Ko Kola.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: There isn't much in the way of "morals" in this world, but apparently doing a dance known as "The Funky Chicken" in public warrants the death penalty.
* BodyHorror: There's an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU-tmbeShw4 extended ending]] to "Trapper" which reveals [[spoiler: that the unseen thing that bit the surviving Klayman's hand off at the beginning was a hot dog, and his arm has now also transformed into one that seems to act independently and possibly gain control over his body]].
* CardCarryingVillain: The Murderer, Grenade Gregory, and The Trapper don't seem to have much justification for their crimes, although it's implied that they don't know any better.
* ContinuityNod: A Red and a Green Clayman appear in a later episode, mentioning that they are the only two left, which leads to several flashbacks to scenes from previous episodes of Red and Green Claymen being killed.
** The series finale, All Gone, has references to older Klay World episodes as well as the movie.
*** Not to mention that in addition to all the cameos, it is revealed or at least implied that [[spoiler: Dr. Bob]] was behind several calamities, which include casually handing out guns to Henry, the murderer, trigger happy cops, the crooks involved with the bank robbery; setting up the pancake mines, somehow contaminating the tainted beverages in "Poison Juice", and the spontaneous explosion at the end of "A Nice Day" (because he didn't want things to start getting normal).
* CreepyCute: It's hard to decide if those talking hot dogs are adorable or terrifying.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Related to the Murderer, who is a recurring plot element (plot?!) in a few later animations. In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7YYDfN_2vQ this video]], three Klaymen use the murderer's CatchPhrase ("I'm a ''murderer!''" said in a delighted tone) to identify him. [[spoiler: Then they shoot him]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: All Gone
* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Bob tries to help, but his remedies are often less-than effective.
* DiabolusExMachina: Though you don't normally see a potential "Happy Ending", there are several cases where one of the Klayman involved manages to survive the episode, only for something to come out of nowhere and kill him just before it ends. In older episodes this role was often filled by the Murderer (who would show up out of nowhere and shoot everybody on screen). Later you get episodes like "Jetpack" where everything seems fine [[spoiler: until the giant Klayman shows up and kills everyone while the scene is fading out]].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibkv73uWsgY Hotdog Job]] features a hapless hotdog vendor whose hotdogs are so bad, it causes the two claymen who try them to jump off a cliff in despair.
* EveryBodyLives: There's one or two episodes out of the couple hundred where no one dies.
** Played with in one episode which centered on a Klayman doing a dance known as the "Funky Chicken" in public before being unexpectedly arrested. There are none of the gruesome deaths you would typically see in a Klay World episode, [[spoiler: but in the last few seconds the officer states that the Klayman he just arrested is getting the death penalty]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Rock Cutting Machine: "The Machine that cuts rocks for no reason."
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Dr. Bob in the series finale. Rick also makes one in the movie. Finally, Marv turns against Pick, Rick and Chip after they escape, since he would like the idea of being the last klayman alive.]]
* FantasticRacism: ... Well, sort of. There was a two-part animation involving the green and red Klaymen trying to join the blues' Klay City (which apparently exists, never being spoken of before or since) and getting excluded violently.
* GrandFinale: All Gone. And how.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Dr.Bob and Pick [[spoiler:it is later revealed in All Gone that Dr.Bob actually hated Pick since the beginning]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: The Trapper gets killed by one of his own traps. Grenade Gregory is blown up by his own grenades. And the Murderer is... murdered.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: The Trapper tries to get someone to stand on a big X because "X is only a one letter word." It very nearly works.
* KillEmAll: In Klay World: Off the Table, [[spoiler:95% of the cast dies.]] In All Gone, the series finale, [[spoiler: Chip is the only Klayman left.]]
* KilledoffforReal: In the movie, [[spoiler:Mr. Black, Smiling Gary, the Aliens, one of the Caveman, a News Anchor, and the ax guy. (Marv, the long-armed guy, Vince, the armless guy, and Rick were killed in the movie, but reappeared in the series.)]]
** Everyone in All Gone, [[spoiler:except for Chip, who is the only survivor. Although it is very likely he revives everyone.]]
* LethalChef: The Hot Dog Vendor's hot dogs are so bad that his customers keep committing suicide upon eating them just to get the horrible taste out of their mouths. It gets even worse later on when he accidentally causes his hot dogs to come to life and start attacking people, though according to "All Gone" [[spoiler: Dr. Bob may have had a role in it]].
* MadeOfPlasticine: Played straight since the characters are made of clay.
** And according to the finale, [[spoiler: not many klaypeople actully realise that they are made of clay.]]
* MouseWorld: Klayworld is actually just a table in some guy's bedroom. Every now and then a human hand shows up, so there are humans. And TheMovie was entirely about them leaving the table and exploring the outside.
* NoodleImplements: There's a few episodes that open with Klaymen playing really strange games which we're left to imagine the rules of. A good example would be the "game" where three Klaymen each throw a different colored block on the ground and the spectators all bet on which one will win. Apparently red somehow "won" even though all three blocks remained stationary after being tossed.
** "Funny Sticks" apparently involves shoving pointy sticks into someone's body, but apparently there's a way the person being stabbed can win. Also we never do find out where the apples come in.
* {{Planetville}}: Klayworld is actually just a table in a guy's bedroom. Their idea of space travel is simply visiting other tables in other houses. It doesn't work out too well.
* OffscreenInertia: Taken to an extreme in some of the last episodes before "All Gone" when a failed bank robbery somehow results in a two-person MexicanStandOff between a police officer and one of the robbers. Several of the episodes following this one showed both Klaymen ''still'' in the same position. [[spoiler: "All Gone" revealed that both of them eventually starved to death]].
* OnlySaneMan: Chip, in ''Off the Table'', is one of the first Klaymen to be introduced who isn't mind-numbingly stupid or a complete sociopath (He's still whiny and irrational at times though). He frequently laments the idiocy of the other Klaymen.
** In the finale, [[spoiler: Chip is the sole survivor after everything finally ends and Klay World is destroyed (Read: The table is flipped over), and vows to rebuild Klayworld as the smarter and less violent Clayworld.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: One officer did nothing as a Klayman was being kidnapped because he was entranced by a shoe. The police are also frequently shown as trigger-happy and irate.
* PutOnABus: Green and red klaymen were often seen accompanying the iconic blue klaymen in the 2004 and early 2005 episodes. They are very rare now with the exception of a few appearances in recent episodes.
** [[spoiler: The last green and red klaymen were KilledOffForReal in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXqGEzSgcM4&feature=g-high-u Green and Red]].]]
** Early episodes from 2003 had yellow klaymen and humans that have not been seen in any episodes since. Since it has almost been ten years since the last time an episode featuring them was created; this may be a case of ChuckCunninghamSyndrome.
** This trope can also apply to a few recurring characters from the early series that had more than one appearance in separate episodes that have not re appeared anytime recently. (Ex: The Newspaper Monster, Peter the Pickle, the Boogie Monster, etc.)
* ShapedLikeItself: The official currency in Klay World is "moneys".
* ShoutOut: The recurring time traveling character is named [[Film/BackToTheFuture Dr. Brown]].
** In "Bungee Jumping Time" the klayman that falls in love with the bungee jumper says several lines from ''Titanic''.
--> "I will never let go... this is where we first met... don't say your good-bye's... [[CrowningMomentofFunny you're gonna die an old lady!]]"
* SmurfettePrinciple: The Klaymen were considered pretty much a SingleGenderSpecies, and explained why all the manly voiced characters would randomly fall in love with each other and have romances. Until the movie introduced a female klayman. Meaning that there is such thing as girl Klaymen, it's just that it's also a CastFullOfGay.
** In one episode, there's a manly-voiced Klayman named 'Melissa'. So it might be that most female Klaymen just don't look/sound much different than males.
* SkewedPriorities: In the first installment of the "Dr. Bob Saves the Day" trilogy, a Klayman voices his desire to go play VideoGame/{{Halo}}... while his friend is in an operation after choking on baloney literally right in front of him.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: In the episode "Klay Kamping", two different Klaymen figure out the humor in a joke. "What did the robot say to the centipede? Stop being a centipede." Apparently, it's funny because the robot "ain't got no arms."
* SuperDrowningSkills: In the episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGJ9wuk_Yyw "Glass of Water"]] several Klaymen drown in a ''small puddle'' from a ''spilled glass of water'' in a matter of ''seconds.''
** And then they suffocate under a wet rag barely any bigger than their face after actively ''sitting down and putting it over their face.''
* TheMovie: ''Klay World: Off The Table'' tells of what happens when the clay men decide to go [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin off the table]].
* TooDumbToLive: Pretty much all of the Klay People are stupid enough to qualify for some form of ridiculous death. See the Glass of Water example above. There are relatively smarter Klaymen mixed in, though. But overall, if the Table is a [[PlanetOfHats planet]], then Too Dumb To Live is its [[PlanetOfHats hat]].
** Pancake Mines seems to be a most triumphant example of this trope.
* WhenTreesAttack: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tree Hand]] [[BuffySpeak Thing]]".
* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: Klayton. When he is killed, the scientist's monologue and the music that plays makes you feel slightly sorry for him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: King Womp kills his last remaining henchman after he realizes that he is incapable of killing any of the klaymen.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Hulky says this word-for-word before [[InvokedTrope somebody takes him up on the challenge]]. Averted in that he actually gets smaller, weaker, and perhaps stupider when he gets mad. Oh, and green. [[spoiler:Played straight later on when he gets really mad, turns huge and smashes everything. Oh, and he turned yellow, too]].
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->''It's funny, 'cause the robot ain't have no arms.''
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31st May '14 10:52:50 PM Cakeman
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: King Womp kills his last remaining henchman after he realizes that he is incapable of killing any of the klaymen.
29th Apr '14 12:02:07 PM angelthread1w9
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* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Dr. Bob in the series finale. Rick also makes one in the movie.]]

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* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Dr. Bob in the series finale. Rick also makes one in the movie. Finally, Marv turns against Pick, Rick and Chip after they escape, since he would like the idea of being the last klayman alive.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Marv turns against Pick, Rick and Chip after they escape, since he would like the idea of being the last klayman alive.]]
19th Mar '14 9:01:13 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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* DarkerAndEdgier: All Gone


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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Dr.Bob and Pick [[spoiler:it is later revealed in All Gone that Dr.Bob actually hated Pick since the beginning]]


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** Everyone in All Gone, [[spoiler:except for Chip, who is the only survivor. Although it is very likely he revives everyone.]]
22nd Feb '14 6:59:45 PM JohnAlexanderHitchcock
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* ShapedLikeItself: The official currency in Klay World is "moneys".
20th Feb '14 3:10:49 PM JohnAlexanderHitchcock
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* SkewedPriorities: In the first installment of the "Dr. Bob Saves the Day" trilogy, a Klayman voices his desire to go play VideoGame/{{Halo}}... while his friend is in an operation after choking on baloney literally right in front of him.
9th Feb '14 11:59:30 AM JohnAlexanderHitchcock
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* DiabolusExMachina: Though you don't normally see a potential "Happy Ending", there are several cases where one of the Klayman involved manages to survive the episode, only for something to come out of nowhere and kill him just before it ends. In older episodes this role was often filled by the Murderer (who would show up out of nowhere and shoot everybody on screen). Later you get episodes like "Jetpack" where everything seems fine [[spoiler: until the giant Klayman shows up and kills everyone while the scene is fading out]].
8th Feb '14 1:10:56 PM JohnAlexanderHitchcock
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* BodyHorror: There's an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU-tmbeShw4 extended ending]] to "Trapper" which reveals [[spoiler: that the unseen thing that bit the surviving Klayman's hand off at the beginning was a hot dog, and his arm has now also transformed into one that seems to act independently and possibly gain control over his body]].


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* CreepyCute: It's hard to decide if those talking hot dogs are adorable or terrifying.
6th Feb '14 4:55:25 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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* [[spoiler: TearJerker: The end of All Gone, with Dr. Bob regretting everything he has done to cause the inhabitants of Klay World so much misery for such a long time as he kicks the bucket.]]
28th Jan '14 3:07:03 PM JohnAlexanderHitchcock
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** "Funny Sticks" apparently involves shoving pointy sticks into someone's body, but apparently there's a way the person being stabbed can win. Also we never do find out where the apples come in.
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