History WesternAnimation / CoconutFredsFruitSaladIsland

6th Feb '16 12:47:55 PM MarkLungo
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A 2005 WarnerBros animated show that lasted only 13 episodes. It starred the hyperactive Coconut Fred in his strange and silly adventures on Fruit Salad Island. He is usually aided by a neurotic cherry, hillbily twin bananas and a NobleSavage strawberry, and usally to the misery, strife and pain of a strict watermelon, a lemon who wants to get off the island and a bully apple.

There's no getting around the fact that the show was a shameless knockoff of ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'': everyone from the youngest viewers to ''[[Creator/RobPaulsen the actor]] playing the main character'' (who would later list him as [[OldShame his least favorite role]]) picked up on it. Still you know what they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

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A 2005 WarnerBros Creator/WarnerBros animated show that lasted only 13 episodes. It starred the hyperactive Coconut Fred in his strange and silly adventures on Fruit Salad Island. He is usually aided by a neurotic cherry, hillbily twin bananas and a NobleSavage strawberry, and usally to the misery, strife and pain of a strict watermelon, a lemon who wants to get off the island and a bully apple.

There's no getting around the fact that the show was a shameless knockoff of ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'': everyone from the youngest viewers to ''[[Creator/RobPaulsen the actor]] ''the actor playing the main character'' (who (Creator/RobPaulsen, who would later list him as [[OldShame his least favorite role]]) picked up on it. Still you know what they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".



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!!This show provides examples of:
!!Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Tropes:



* UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation



* ParodyEpisode: The "Sir Nut-a-Lot" episode was primarily a parody of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', with Coconut Fred serving as Cloud and Butchy playing the Sephiroth expy. But then, you had Slip and Slide dressed like the [[{{Mario}} Mario Bros.]], and Bingo being the [[ExpositionFairy obligatory help character]] ([[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]], in this case)

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* ParodyEpisode: The "Sir Nut-a-Lot" episode was primarily a parody of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', with Coconut Fred serving as Cloud and Butchy playing the Sephiroth expy. But then, you had Slip and Slide dressed like the [[{{Mario}} Mario Bros.]], Franchise/SuperMarioBros, and Bingo being the [[ExpositionFairy obligatory help character]] ([[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]], in this case)



* TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation



9th Jan '16 10:31:41 AM nombretomado
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There's no getting around the fact that the show was a shameless knockoff of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'': everyone from the youngest viewers to ''[[RobPaulsen the actor]] playing the main character'' (who would later list him as [[OldShame his least favorite role]]) picked up on it. Still you know what they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

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There's no getting around the fact that the show was a shameless knockoff of ''{{SpongeBob ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'': everyone from the youngest viewers to ''[[RobPaulsen ''[[Creator/RobPaulsen the actor]] playing the main character'' (who would later list him as [[OldShame his least favorite role]]) picked up on it. Still you know what they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".



* FollowTheLeader: It's ''SpongebobSquarepants'', plain and simple.

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* FollowTheLeader: It's ''SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', plain and simple.
20th Oct '15 4:28:02 PM fruitstripegum
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* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Fred attempts to juggle a shark for a world record.



* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Fred attempts to juggle a shark for a world record.
17th Jun '15 6:27:43 PM HomerSimpson
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* ShortRunner
17th Jun '15 6:24:57 PM HomerSimpson
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* RealityWarper: It's explicitly said that Fred can make ''anything'' he imagines become real. Rather like if [[{{Superman}} Mr. Mxyzptlk]] visited but there was no way to ever send him home.
26th May '15 12:27:00 PM NWolfman
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* FollowTheLeader: Many compared this show to ''SpongebobSquarepants'', and it's easy to see why.

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* FollowTheLeader: Many compared this show to It's ''SpongebobSquarepants'', plain and it's easy to see why.simple.
26th May '15 12:26:14 PM NWolfman
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Viewers mainly complained about it being a shameless knockoff of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' and...well let's not beat around the bush, they were right. Even younger viewers at the time could see the similarities. And when the main VA of Fred states as such, well, there ya go. Still you know what they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

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Viewers mainly complained about it being There's no getting around the fact that the show was a shameless knockoff of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' and...well let's not beat around SquarePants}}'': everyone from the bush, they were right. Even younger youngest viewers at to ''[[RobPaulsen the time could see the similarities. And when actor]] playing the main VA of Fred states character'' (who would later list him as such, well, there ya go.[[OldShame his least favorite role]]) picked up on it. Still you know what they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".
23rd Mar '15 2:54:04 PM Retro7
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Viewers mainly complained about it being a shameless knockoff of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' and...well let's not beat around the bush, they were right. Even younger viewers at the time could see the similarities. And when the main VA of Fred states as such, well, there ya go. Still you know what they say, "imitation is the sincerest for of flattery".

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Viewers mainly complained about it being a shameless knockoff of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' and...well let's not beat around the bush, they were right. Even younger viewers at the time could see the similarities. And when the main VA of Fred states as such, well, there ya go. Still you know what they say, "imitation is the sincerest for form of flattery".
23rd Mar '15 2:53:20 PM Retro7
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Viewers mainly complained about it being a shameless knockoff of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' and...well let's not beat around the bush, they were right. Even younger viewers at the time could see the similarities.

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Viewers mainly complained about it being a shameless knockoff of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' and...well let's not beat around the bush, they were right. Even younger viewers at the time could see the similarities. And when the main VA of Fred states as such, well, there ya go. Still you know what they say, "imitation is the sincerest for of flattery".
23rd Mar '15 2:50:51 PM Retro7
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Viewers mainly complained about it being a shameless knockoff of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}''.

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Viewers mainly complained about it being a shameless knockoff of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}''.
SquarePants}}'' and...well let's not beat around the bush, they were right. Even younger viewers at the time could see the similarities.
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