History WesternAnimation / DudeThatsMyGhost

8th Dec '16 1:34:07 AM ectostar
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Rajeev to Lolo. And Lolo to Spencer in episode 28, "Lolo in Love".
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: In episode 25, "The Candidate".
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and the Ghost of His Dead Cousin]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Billy, and Spencer to an extent
* AdultsAreUseless
* AlphaBitch: Lolo
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Spencer's parents. More prominent in episode 14, "Let's Do Lunch".
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Billy gets distracted easily, leading to unintentional conflict.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Billy Joe Cobra

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Rajeev to Lolo. And Lolo to Spencer in episode 28, "Lolo in Love".
* %%* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: In episode 25, "The Candidate".
* [[ABoyAndHisX ABoyAndHisX: A Boy boy, Spencer and the Ghost ghost of His Dead Cousin]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Billy, and Spencer to an extent
* AdultsAreUseless
* AlphaBitch: Lolo
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Spencer's parents. More prominent in episode 14, "Let's Do Lunch".
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Billy gets distracted easily, leading to unintentional conflict.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Billy Joe Cobra
his dead cousin, Billy.
%%* AdultsAreUseless



* BigBrotherInstinct: When the resident school bully, Kleet, tries to take advantage of Spencer's sister and family, Spencer definitely does not stand for it.
* BMovie: Not only is Spencer a big fan of them; but most of his home movies belong to that category (with zombies being his most recurrent theme).
* ButtMonkey: Spencer.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Spencer's parents fit this trope quite well.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Rajeev will dress up in women's clothing from time to time, usually for [[PluckyComicRelief comedic relief.]]



* {{Expy}}: Critic's of the show note Spencer's resemblance to WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom.
** There is a particular Music/JustinBieber {{expy}} in episode 18.
** Serena Poppins bears a resemblance to SelenaGomez.
** Due to Spencer's love for the paranormal and his appearance, he brings to mind [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls another animated Disney boy.]] He's a lot taller than Dipper, though.
** Spencer's sister resembles a slightly older [[WreckItRalph Vanellope Von Schweetz.]]
** Billy Joe Cobra looks like a ComicBook/ScottPilgrim's character, although a bit cartoony.
* TheFaceless: So far Madame X.
* FormerlyFat: Billy was once shown to be morbidly obese at one point during his touring days. Whether he lost the weight before his death or reverted to his younger self as a ghost is unknown.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Billy is Sanguine, Spencer is Choleric.
* GeniusDitz: Billy; in episode 3 he proved to be quite good at excelling in school/doing Spencer's homework (though he lacks in other departments).
** Also the fact that he's a brilliant musician comes to mind.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: This exchange between Billy and Spencer in episode 13 when talking about [[TheDragon Sam Hoover]]:

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* {{Expy}}: Critic's of the show note Spencer's resemblance to WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom.
**
There is a particular Music/JustinBieber {{expy}} named Jonah Tyler Taylor (better known as J.T.T.) in episode 18.
** Serena Poppins bears a resemblance to SelenaGomez.
** Due to Spencer's love for
"Phantom of the paranormal and his appearance, he brings to mind [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls another animated Disney boy.]] He's a lot taller than Dipper, though.
** Spencer's sister resembles a slightly older [[WreckItRalph Vanellope Von Schweetz.]]
** Billy Joe Cobra looks like a ComicBook/ScottPilgrim's character, although a bit cartoony.
* TheFaceless: So far Madame X.
* FormerlyFat: Billy was once shown to be morbidly obese at one point during his touring days. Whether he lost the weight before his death or reverted to his younger self as a ghost is unknown.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Billy is Sanguine, Spencer is Choleric.
* GeniusDitz: Billy; in episode 3 he proved to be quite good at excelling in school/doing Spencer's homework (though he lacks in other departments).
** Also the fact that he's a brilliant musician comes to mind.
Popera".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: This exchange between Billy and Spencer in episode 13 "Billy Joe's Last Fan" when talking about [[TheDragon Sam Hoover]]:



** In episode two, Spencer's mom holds two water balloons in front of her chest, resembling...[[GagBoobs something else.]]
** Episode seven features a sequence in which [[ItMakesSenseInContext Billy and Spencer are joined together by their rear ends.]] Billy's comment on the situation?

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** In episode two, "Billy Joe Cobra Museum", Spencer's mom holds two water balloons in front of her chest, resembling...[[GagBoobs something else.]]
** Episode seven In "The Ghost of Spencer Wright" features a sequence in which [[ItMakesSenseInContext Billy and Spencer are joined together by their rear ends.]] Billy's comment on the situation?



** In episode 27, Billy expresses a desire to stay at home to spend time with "Little Billy".
* HarmlessElectrocution: Spencer in the first episode.

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** In episode 27, "Little Billy", Billy expresses a desire to stay at home to spend time with "Little Billy".
* %%* HarmlessElectrocution: Spencer in the first episode."Scaring Mallory".



* HeroesWantRedheads: Spencer and his crush on Mallory.
* HollywoodGenetics: Spencer's mom is a redhead and his dad is a blue-eyed blonde. He and his sister are both brunettes, the latter having the black-hair variety.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Some of Billy's concert outfits (channeling the visual rock looks)
* ISeeDeadPeople: Due to wearing one of Billy's amulets, Spencer can see, speak, and interact with him.
** ISeeThemToo: Spencer also gave some of Billy's possessions to his two best friends, [[PluckyComicRelief Rajeev]] and [[TheChick Shanila]]
* LittleMissBadass: Jessica; who must be no older than 12 and she's already a black belt

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* HeroesWantRedheads: Spencer and his crush on Mallory.
* HollywoodGenetics: Spencer's mom is a redhead and his dad is a blue-eyed blonde. He and his sister are both brunettes, the latter having the black-hair variety.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Some of Billy's concert outfits (channeling the visual rock looks)
* ISeeDeadPeople: Due to wearing one of Billy's amulets, Spencer can see, speak, and interact with him.
**
him.
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ISeeThemToo: Spencer also gave some of Billy's possessions to his two best friends, [[PluckyComicRelief Rajeev]] and [[TheChick Shanila]]
* LittleMissBadass: Jessica; who must be no older than 12 and she's already a black belt
Shanila]].



* MesACrowd: "Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy". Though Billy is actually fine with having so many of himself around, understandable due to how much he loves himself.



* {{Nice Girl}}: Mallory; she's so nice and so loved by everyone that upsetting her is considered a heinous crime in universe.



** One episode reveals that seagull poop makes him visible. It's never explained how or why though.
* OutOfOrder

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** One episode "Summertime Rules!" reveals that seagull poop makes him visible. It's never explained how or why though.
* OutOfOrder
though.



* PintsizedPowerhouse: Jessica Wright
* PluckyComicRelief: Spencer's classmate, partner, and best friend, Rajeev.
* PunnyName: Due to Spencer's last name being "wright", the show capitalizes on this opportunity to make some clever puns.
** Also with resident [[AlphaBitch Lolo (low) Calorie]], and her father, M.T. (empty) Calorie.
** Sam Hoover frequently tries to capture Billy with a vacuum-like device...



* RemovingTheRival: A FlashBack in one episode shows that Lolo left Shanilla [[BoundAndGagged tied up backstage]] in order to steal her role in the school musical.
* RichBitch: Lolo Calorie



* SceneryPorn: The backgrounds scenes in the series are really colorful and gorgeous
* SecurityCling: Billy has a habit of wrapping his entire body around Spencer if something frightens him.
* SeriesContinuityError: Sometimes the writers forget that only people wearing Billy's old possessions can see him.
* ShoutOut: There are various shout outs to Mario and Tron in Episode 8, and Billy will reference other, actual bands in casual conversation from time to time.
** In episode 29 the song Billy sings has lyrics reminiscent of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLXYiF_BdAs song]] sang by an irl dead popstar.
** Episode 48 is basically a G-rated version of Film/TheHangover, right down to its name--"The Sleepover".
* ShrineToSelf: Billy's entire mansion seems to be one big shrine to himself.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Principal Ponzey against Spencer. Lolo is becoming slowly in one to Spencer, as well.

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* SceneryPorn: The backgrounds scenes in the series are really colorful and gorgeous
* SecurityCling: Billy has a habit of wrapping his entire body around Spencer if something frightens him.
* SeriesContinuityError: Sometimes the writers forget that only people wearing Billy's old possessions can see him.
gorgeous.
* ShoutOut: There are various shout outs to Mario and Tron in Episode 8, "Axe Maniac", and Billy will reference other, actual bands in casual conversation from time to time.
** In episode 29 "Billy's Achilles" the song Billy sings has lyrics reminiscent of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLXYiF_BdAs song]] sang by an irl dead popstar.
** Episode 48 "The Sleepover" is basically a G-rated version of Film/TheHangover, right down to its name--"The Sleepover".
* ShrineToSelf: Billy's entire mansion seems to be one big shrine to himself.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Principal Ponzey against Spencer. Lolo is becoming slowly in one to Spencer, as well.
name.



** Arguably, Series/TeenAngel, especially the ongoing conflict of Spencer getting caught "talking to himself."
* SpoiledSweet: Mallory.
* StalkerWithACrush: The mysterious Madame X, who wants to add Billy's ghost to her collection
* SweetheartSipping: Sam Hoover and Billy in episode 13 during Hoover's memory montage of their day.
** Billy does this again with Rajeev in episode 45.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: While he's way far from being "dark", live Billy does have the kind of looks.

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** Arguably, Series/TeenAngel, especially the ongoing conflict of Spencer getting caught "talking to himself."
* SpoiledSweet: Mallory.
himself".
* StalkerWithACrush: The mysterious Madame X, who wants to add Billy's ghost to her collection
collection.
* SweetheartSipping: Sam Hoover and Billy in episode 13 "Billy Joe's Last Fan" during Hoover's memory montage of their day.
** Billy does this again with Rajeev in episode 45.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: While he's way far from being "dark", live Billy does have the kind of looks.
"Three's A Crowd".



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: When Billy was a rock star, he only knew three chords.
* TooDumbToLive: Some of Billy's decisions are borderline questionable to some fans, episode 13 being a huge red flag. [[FridgeLogic Probably the reason of why]] [[FridgeHorror he died young...]]
* TotallyRadical
* VerbalTic: The word "Bro" for Billy, including alternate forms of the word, like "Broseph".
* VomitDiscretionShot: In episode 7, when Spencer is [[ItMakesSenseInContext turning back into a human after swallowing some of Billy's ectoplasm]], and in episode 9, when Billy is sick.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Billy's most prominent ghost ability
* WouldHurtAChild: Billy, specially if said child is messing with his beloved possessions.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: After he became a ghost, Billy's hair changed from black to blue.
** Spencer's hair did the same in episode 7, when he turned into a ghost temporarily.
** Not to mention that there are few human characters with violet hair (like Jessica and Madame X).

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: When Billy was a rock star, he only knew three chords.
* TooDumbToLive: Some of Billy's decisions are borderline questionable to some fans, episode 13 being a huge red flag. [[FridgeLogic Probably the reason of why]] [[FridgeHorror he died young...]]
*
%%* TotallyRadical
* VerbalTic: The word "Bro" for Billy, including alternate forms of the word, like "Broseph".
* VomitDiscretionShot: In episode 7, "The Ghost of Spencer Wright", when Spencer is [[ItMakesSenseInContext turning back into a human after swallowing some of Billy's ectoplasm]], and in episode 9, "Sports Hero", when Billy is sick.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Billy's most prominent ghost ability
* WouldHurtAChild: Billy, specially if said child is messing with his beloved possessions.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: After he became a ghost, Billy's hair changed from black to blue.
** Spencer's hair did the same in episode 7, when he turned into a ghost temporarily.
** Not to mention that there are few human characters with violet hair (like Jessica and Madame X).
sick.
6th Nov '16 2:26:12 AM SkinnyVinnie
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* MesACrowd: "Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy". Though Billy is actually fine with having so many of himself around, understandable due to how much he loves himself.


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* MesACrowd: "Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy". Though Billy is actually fine with having so many of himself around, understandable due to how much he loves himself.
6th Nov '16 2:25:38 AM SkinnyVinnie
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* MesACrowd: "Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy". Though Billy is actually fine with having so many of himself around, understandable due to how much he loves himself.
23rd Oct '16 12:53:45 AM SkinnyVinnie
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* SecurityCling: Billy has a habit of wrapping his entire body around Spencer if something frightens him.
21st May '16 1:13:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Lolo, although she is more a {{Jerkass}} than really evil.
10th Mar '16 8:59:28 PM GrammarNavi
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** Arguably, TeenAngel, especially the ongoing conflict of Spencer getting caught "talking to himself."

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** Arguably, TeenAngel, Series/TeenAngel, especially the ongoing conflict of Spencer getting caught "talking to himself."
8th Jan '16 2:21:07 PM BatmanKalEl
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* TalkingToHimself: UpToEleven in Polish dub, where every person in the series who wasn't Spencer Wright or Billy Joe Cobra (who were voiced in Polish version by Karol Jankiewicz and Karol Osentowski, respectively) was voiced only by either Bożena Furczyk or Waldemar Barwiński.
8th Dec '15 3:50:27 PM mangamanic
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* LovePotion: Billy managed to create a song version of this that would cause any woman who hears it to fall in love with the singer. Spencer mistakenly sang it where Lolo could hear and caused her to fall head over heels for him, after Rajeev failed to do the same since he couldn't sing it properly.
17th Oct '15 9:54:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Spencer from time to time
18th Jun '15 4:25:05 PM SkinnyVinnie
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However in "Escape From Beverly Beverly High", Lolo was able to say killed when talking about breaking into Ponzi's vault.

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** However in "Escape From Beverly Beverly High", Lolo was able to say killed when talking about breaking into Ponzi's vault.
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