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* LeFilmArtistique: Some of Brendon's films ''[[ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction try]]'' to invoke this.



* LeFilmArtistique: Some of Brendon's films ''[[ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction try]]'' to invoke this.
17th Jan '17 10:48:36 AM SgtFrog1
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%%* LongPants: ''Everyone.''

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%%* * LongPants: ''Everyone.''Played with; everyone wears these full-body jumpsuits that even cover their hands to the fingertips. This, however, seems to be an intentional decision (rather than lazy animation), as we later see Brendon's room, which has several identical jumpsuits scattered all over the floor.
17th Jan '17 9:20:45 AM Gosicrystal
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* GarageBand: Duane's garage band, [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Scäb]]. They even do a rock opera based on Creator/FranzKafka.
** Not to mention winning the battle of the bands.

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* GarageBand: Duane's garage band, [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Scäb]]. They even do a rock opera based on Creator/FranzKafka.
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Creator/FranzKafka. Not to mention winning the battle of the bands.



* IntergenerationalFriendship:
** [=McGuirk=], despite his unpleasantness, does actually consider Brendon to be his friend. It's the same with Melissa, depite his occasional {{Jerkass}} treatment of her. Though he barely knows Jason.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship:
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IntergenerationalFriendship: [=McGuirk=], despite his unpleasantness, does actually consider Brendon to be his friend. It's the same with Melissa, depite his occasional {{Jerkass}} treatment of her. Though he barely knows Jason.



* LargeHam: Brendon tells Jason to be this repeatedly in one of his movies. Jason becomes such a Ham that he yells incoherently & pulls some hair out of his wig.
** Also Brendon when he was faking being sick, and in that same episode, [=McGuirk=] when he got liquored up on his date with the school nurse.
** And the Blonde Waitress in Psyco Delicate, as well as Brendon's grandmother.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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Brendon tells Jason to be this repeatedly in one of his movies. Jason becomes such a Ham that he yells incoherently & pulls some hair out of his wig.
** Also Brendon when he was faking being sick, and in that same episode, [=McGuirk=] when he got liquored up on his date with the school nurse.
** And the The Blonde Waitress in Psyco Delicate, "Psyco Delicate", as well as Brendon's grandmother.



* LeFilmArtistique: Some of Brendon's films ''[[YouFailFilmSchoolForever try]]'' to invoke this.
* LittleProfessorDialog

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* LeFilmArtistique: Some of Brendon's films ''[[YouFailFilmSchoolForever ''[[ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction try]]'' to invoke this.
* %%* LittleProfessorDialog



* {{Meganekko}}: Josie

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* {{Meganekko}}: JosieJosie.



* SchoolNurse / HelloNurse: Unlike many WesternAnimation examples, the one introduced in "School Nurse" is [[InformedAttractiveness attractive]], and many characters hit on her.

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* SchoolNurse / HelloNurse: SchoolNurse: Unlike many WesternAnimation examples, the one introduced in "School Nurse" is [[InformedAttractiveness [[HelloNurse attractive]], and many characters hit on her.



* SnarkBait: In universe example for the three kids was the "scared straight" program were they all thought the prisoners were trying too hard and the whole situation was ridiculous.
* SpecialGuest: One episode has the kids going to a performing arts camp, where their junior counselors, Michael and Miguel, are voiced by [[TheyMightBeGiants two guys John.]][[note]]GeniusBonus: "Miguel" is the Spanish derivation of Michael.[[/note]]
** Creator/MitchHedberg was in several episodes, too, and helped write the ones he was in because he liked the show so much.

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* SnarkBait: In universe InUniverse example for the three kids was the "scared straight" program were they all thought the prisoners were trying too hard and the whole situation was ridiculous.
* SpecialGuest: SpecialGuest:
**
One episode has the kids going to a performing arts camp, where their junior counselors, Michael and Miguel, are voiced by [[TheyMightBeGiants two guys John.]][[note]]GeniusBonus: ]][[note]]BilingualBonus: "Miguel" is the Spanish derivation of Michael.[[/note]]
** Creator/MitchHedberg was in several episodes, too, episodes and helped write the ones he was in because he liked the show so much.



* StylisticSuck, specifically BadBadActing (in-universe): [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that they're kids. Also applies to the show's animation style (see below)

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* StylisticSuck, specifically StylisticSuck:
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BadBadActing (in-universe): [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that they're kids. Also applies to the show's animation style (see below)style.



* TakeThat: The animators' commentaries on the DVD sets called out various users on message boards who criticized the show.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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The animators' commentaries on the DVD sets called out various users on message boards who criticized the show.



* UnusualEuphemism: In "Brendon Gets Rabies," the veterinarian refers to euthanasia as "making cotton candy."

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* UnusualEuphemism: In "Brendon Gets Rabies," Rabies", the veterinarian refers to euthanasia as "making cotton candy."candy".
17th Jan '17 9:07:23 AM Gosicrystal
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* ActionGirl: Melissa in Brendon's movie about Susan B. Anthony. The B stands for [[spoiler:Bitchin.']]
* TheAllegedCar: [=McGuirk's=] Firebird.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Melissa's family and Perry. Also Brendon's sister Josie, strangely enough.
** Josie's adopted and is black. This is barely touched upon, though, so the trope still stands
* AmbiguouslyGay: Walter and Perry

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* ActionGirl: Melissa in Brendon's movie about Susan B. Anthony. The B stands for [[spoiler:Bitchin.']]
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[[spoiler:Bitchin']].
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TheAllegedCar: [=McGuirk's=] Firebird.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: AmbiguouslyBrown:
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Melissa's family and Perry. Also Perry.
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Brendon's sister Josie, strangely enough.
** Josie's
Josie is adopted and is black. This is barely touched upon, though, so the trope still stands
stands.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Walter and PerryPerry.



* AnachronismStew: An in-universe example in their film ''Starboy''. It's clear that Brendan needs to study history better.
** Another one is his Medieval Faire play "King Arthur and Robin Hood".
*** "Moylin has a phone! Burn him!"

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* AnachronismStew: AnachronismStew:
**
An in-universe example in their film ''Starboy''. It's clear that Brendan needs to study history better.
** Another one is his The Medieval Faire play "King ''King Arthur and Robin Hood".
***
Hood''. "Moylin has a phone! Burn him!"



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Brendan decides he's had enough of making movies, and he accidentally drops his camera out of the car window, breaking it. However, everyone is having a good time, bonding more than they ever had before.]]
** Brendon is forced to give Honkey Magoo back to his original owners. But the dog has been such a destructive nuisance that Brendon is actually happy to see him go.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Brendan decides he's had enough of making movies, and he accidentally drops his camera out of the car window, breaking it. However, everyone is having a good time, bonding more than they ever had before.]]
**
]] Brendon is forced to give Honkey Magoo back to his original owners. But the dog has been such a destructive nuisance that Brendon is actually happy to see him go.



* CatsAreMean: Mr. Pants

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* %%* CatsAreMean: Mr. PantsPants.



* ControlFreak: Brendon due to being a director. At one point Dwanye actually requested him to help make a musical based on Creator/FranzKafka. You think Brendon would be honored by this, especially coming from the guy who does the music for his movies. Nope, Brendon at first dismissive of the whole idea ''since he didn't write it''. He temporarily quits halfway through when he doesn't get his way. And even when done, he trying to convince Dwanye to use a very lame part of a movie he was making for the final cut.
** There's also "Your Cheating Heart" where everyone (Jason, Melissa, Coach Mcguirk, Brendon's Dad, Brendon's golf instructor, and Brendon's mom) tell him that just taking his film and making it run backwards is a bad idea, but he just ignore thems, and "Storm Warning" where Jason and Melissa eventually decide that they would rather make the movie within a movie in the mocukmentary their making. Brendon ends up finishing the film himself.

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* ControlFreak: ControlFreak:
**
Brendon due to being a director. At one point Dwanye actually requested him to help make a musical based on Creator/FranzKafka. You think Brendon would be honored by this, especially coming from the guy who does the music for his movies. Nope, Brendon at first dismissive of the whole idea ''since he didn't write it''. He temporarily quits halfway through when he doesn't get his way. And even when done, he trying to convince Dwanye to use a very lame part of a movie he was making for the final cut.
** There's also In "Your Cheating Heart" where Heart", everyone (Jason, Melissa, Coach Mcguirk, Brendon's Dad, Brendon's golf instructor, and Brendon's mom) tell him that just taking his film and making it run backwards is a bad idea, but he just ignore thems, and "Storm Warning" where Jason and Melissa eventually decide that they would rather make the movie within a movie in the mocukmentary their making. Brendon ends up finishing the film himself.



--->'''Couch [=McGuirk=]:''' ''(accidentally broke his pen)'' ''Oh, DA-- !!

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--->'''Couch -->'''Couch [=McGuirk=]:''' ''(accidentally broke his pen)'' ''Oh, Oh, DA-- !!



* DemotedToExtra: Erik

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* %%* DemotedToExtra: ErikErik.



--> '''Paula''': Well, oatmeal contains... oatmeal.
* DisappearedDad: Brendon's father. In ''Brendon's Choice'', Brendon comes to grips with the fact he never sees his father. However, his father calls after Brendon gets (briefly) mentioned on the news. The episode ends with Brendon picking up the phone after a long hesitation and saying, "Hello". CreditsRoll.
** His dad does however come back into his life in season 2, albeit bringing his annoying fiance and later wife with him.

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--> '''Paula''': '''Paula:''' Well, oatmeal contains... oatmeal.
* DisappearedDad: Brendon's father. In ''Brendon's Choice'', Brendon comes to grips with the fact he never sees his father. However, his father calls after Brendon gets (briefly) mentioned on the news. The episode ends with Brendon picking up the phone after a long hesitation and saying, "Hello". CreditsRoll.
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CreditsRoll. His dad does however come back into his life in season 2, albeit bringing his annoying fiance and later wife with him.him.
* DistinctionWithoutADifference: In "Business and Pleasure", when Jason calls Paula in the middle of the night:
--> '''Jason:''' Did I wake you?\\
'''Paula:''' No, I was just sleeping.



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing[[invoked]]: Brendon's attempt at making an educational film telling kids not to put marbles in their nose predictably backfires.
** It backfires to such an epic degree that even Mr. Lynch, Jason and Paula all stick marbles up their nose.

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing[[invoked]]: Brendon's attempt at making an educational film telling kids not to put marbles in their nose predictably backfires.
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backfires. It backfires to such an epic degree that even Mr. Lynch, Jason and Paula all stick marbles up their nose.



* DownerEnding: See TearJerker.



* FatBastard: [[spoiler:Jason, when he eats too much candy]].

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* %%* FatBastard: [[spoiler:Jason, when he eats too much candy]].



* HappyEnding: [[spoiler:According to the newspaper in ''Improving Your Life with Improv'', Eddie, a sickly child from season 2, is revealed to have been cured in Season 3.]]
** Arguably for Brendon too, since the entire show is ''roughly'' autobiographical, and Brendon Small grew up to create two ridiculously popular shows as well as appear in many other shows for Adult Swim.
* TheHeart: Melissa

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* HappyEnding: [[spoiler:According to the newspaper in ''Improving Your Life with Improv'', Eddie, a sickly child from season 2, is revealed to have been cured in Season 3.]]
**
]] Arguably for Brendon too, since the entire show is ''roughly'' autobiographical, and Brendon Small grew up to create two ridiculously popular shows as well as appear in many other shows for Adult Swim.
* TheHeart: MelissaMelissa.



* [[strike:[[AmbiguouslyGay Heterosexual]]]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners Life Partners]]: Walter and Perry, although an episode where they wanted to see Fenton's naked mom made them come across more as straight, or at least bi.

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* [[strike:[[AmbiguouslyGay Heterosexual]]]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners Life Partners]]: HeterosexualLifePartners: Walter and Perry, although an episode where they wanted to see Fenton's naked mom made them come across more as straight, or at least bi.



* IDontLikeYouAndYouDontLikeMe

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* %%* IDontLikeYouAndYouDontLikeMe



* InstrumentalThemeTune
* IntergenerationalFriendship: [=McGuirk=], despite his unpleasantness does actually consider Brendon to be his friend.
** It's the same with Melissa, depite his occasional JerkAss treatment of her. Though he barely knows Jason.
* JerkAss: [=McGuirk=] to a T.
** Fenton Muley, who later ventures into JerkassWoobie territory.

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* %%* InstrumentalThemeTune
* IntergenerationalFriendship: IntergenerationalFriendship:
**
[=McGuirk=], despite his unpleasantness unpleasantness, does actually consider Brendon to be his friend.
**
friend. It's the same with Melissa, depite his occasional JerkAss {{Jerkass}} treatment of her. Though he barely knows Jason.
* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}:
**
[=McGuirk=] to a T.
** Fenton Muley, who later ventures into JerkassWoobie territory.Muley.



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Subverted]] in the final episode. After putting together a powerful industrial sized grill, Coach [=McGuirk=] tries to get it started by turning the gas up to the point that is blowing at him with the force of an industrial strength fan. As the grill finally ignites, an explosion covers the screen and then fades to black. [[spoiler: Then fades back in to everyone who was near the grill in a car with nothing more than a few burn marks. The scene then goes to the events listed under TearJerker]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Subverted]] [[spoiler:Subverted]] in the final episode. After putting together a powerful industrial sized grill, Coach [=McGuirk=] tries to get it started by turning the gas up to the point that is blowing at him with the force of an industrial strength fan. As the grill finally ignites, an explosion covers the screen and then fades to black. [[spoiler: Then fades back in to everyone who was near the grill in a car with nothing more than a few burn marks. The scene then goes to the events listed under TearJerker]]



* KnockKnockJoke: Perhaps the most epic knock-knock joke ever, ''while'' Linda gives birth to her baby:
-->'''Brendon:''' ''(shouting angrily) No, you know what?! Knock-knock!''
-->'''Linda:''' ''Who's there?!''
-->'''Brendon:''' ''[[spoiler: [[AC: FUCK YOU!]]]]''
** An earlier example, from "It Was Supposed To Be Funny":
--> '''[=McGuirk=]''': Then there’s nice-funny, like maybe a little light sarcasm or a clever twist or a knock-knock joke. I like those. You like those?\\

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* KnockKnockJoke: KnockKnockJoke:
**
Perhaps the most epic knock-knock joke ever, ''while'' Linda gives birth to her baby:
-->'''Brendon:''' --->'''Brendon:''' ''(shouting angrily) angrily)'' No, you know what?! Knock-knock!''
-->'''Linda:''' ''Who's there?!''
-->'''Brendon:''' ''[[spoiler: [[AC:
Knock-knock!
--->'''Linda:''' Who's there?!
--->'''Brendon:''' [[spoiler:[[AC:
FUCK YOU!]]]]''
YOU!]]]]
** An earlier example, from From "It Was Supposed To Be Funny":
--> ---> '''[=McGuirk=]''': Then there’s nice-funny, like maybe a little light sarcasm or a clever twist or a knock-knock joke. I like those. You like those?\\



* LongPants: ''Everyone.''

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* %%* LongPants: ''Everyone.''



* NoExceptYes: In "Business and Pleasure", when Jason calls Paula in the middle of the night:
--> '''Jason''': Did I wake you?\\
'''Paula''': No, I was just sleeping.



* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Josie's real parents]].
* ThePigpen: Jason.
** Though this was largely downplayed after season 1.
* PointyHairedBoss: Mr. Lindenson
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Improving Your Life Thru Improv.
** And let us not forget, "Curses" where Paula sanitizes Brendon's raunchy sex comedy to an insane degree. Going so far as to telling him not to say 'Dam' even though he's referring to the actual Hoover Dam.
* PungeonMaster: The geography teacher in "Class Trip"

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* %%* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Josie's real parents]].
* ThePigpen: Jason.
**
Jason. Though this was largely downplayed after season 1.
* PointyHairedBoss: Mr. Lindenson
Lindenson.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Improving Your Life Thru Improv.
** And let us not forget,
"Curses" where Paula sanitizes Brendon's raunchy sex comedy to an insane degree. Going so far as to telling him not to say 'Dam' even though he's referring to the actual Hoover Dam.
%% Improving Your Life Thru Improv.
* PungeonMaster: The geography teacher in "Class Trip"Trip".



* SmallNameBigEgo: [=McGuirk=]

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* SmallNameBigEgo: [=McGuirk=][=McGuirk=].



* TitleDrop: Mr. Lynch in "Those Bitches Tried To Cheat Me" drops the episode title when he realizes that Junior, Walter and Perry tried to cheat on their test - using the wrong answers.

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* TitleDrop: TitleDrop:
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Mr. Lynch in "Those Bitches Tried To Cheat Me" drops the episode title when he realizes that Junior, Walter and Perry tried to cheat on their test - using the wrong answers.



--> '''[=McGuirk=]''': ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. Clarence, it's a wonderful life!
* TitleOnlyOpening: The show has no intro aside from "Home Movies" appearing on the Small's TV screen.
** Two first-season episodes did have a short intro, but it was abandoned in favor of this.

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--> '''[=McGuirk=]''': ---> '''[=McGuirk=]:''' ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. Clarence, it's a wonderful life!
* TitleOnlyOpening: The show has no intro aside from "Home Movies" appearing on the Small's TV screen.
**
screen. Two first-season episodes did have a short intro, but it was abandoned in favor of this.



* TookALevelInJerkAss: Melissa in "The Adventures of Cho and Amy Lee" & "Curses".
* TopHeavyGuy [=McGuirk=]. He later becomes obsessed with developing his pectorals. It gets pretty nasty
** And by pretty nasty we mean they deflate and resemble breasts. Ewwwwwwwwww.
** They already resembled breasts somewhat, to the point where Brendon mocked him constantly about it.

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* TookALevelInJerkAss: %%* TookALevelInJerkass: Melissa in "The Adventures of Cho and Amy Lee" & "Curses".
* TopHeavyGuy TopHeavyGuy: [=McGuirk=]. He later becomes obsessed with developing his pectorals. It gets pretty nasty
** And
nasty, and by pretty nasty that we mean they deflate and resemble breasts. Ewwwwwwwwww.
** They
breasts... Although they already resembled breasts somewhat, to the point where Brendon mocked him constantly about it.



* VillainSong: Mr. Pants' theme

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* VillainSong: Mr. Pants' themetheme.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Brendon.

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* %%* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Brendon.
Brendon.
30th Dec '16 10:11:11 PM SirPellucidar
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Added DiffLines:

* CatsAreMean: Mr. Pants


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* KillerRabbit: 'Now I'd like to introduce you to my killing machine... who also happens to be my favorite kitty.'
3rd Nov '16 9:13:55 PM nombretomado
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!!''HomeMovies'' provides examples of:

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!!''HomeMovies'' !!''Home Movies'' provides examples of:
12th Jul '16 3:07:44 AM Morgenthaler
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21st Mar '16 6:55:07 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Home Movies''''' is an AnimatedShow that began on Creator/{{UPN}}, then moved to Creator/AdultSwim when the block premiered in 2001. The show was a spiritual successor to ''WesternAnimation/DrKatzProfessionalTherapist'', which used the same "[=SquiggleVision=]" (at least in the first season, following seasons were done in UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash due to the fact the former style limited movement), the same "retroscripting" style of dialog, and much of the same cast. The main character was Brendon Small, and the series was created and written by [[TheDanza Brendon Small]]. As you probably already guessed, it's more or less a highly fictionalized autobiography in cartoon format. Brendon is a young aspiring filmmaker, with his cast members usually being his friends Melissa and Jason, and occasionally his mom Paula who moonlights as a creative writing teacher at a local community college ([[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity in between firings from same said college]]). When not at home making films, the show centers around the three kids at school and their interactions with Brendon's homeroom teacher Mr. Lynch and Brendon's soccer coach, John "[[{{Jerkass}} The Jerk]]" [=McGuirk=].

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'''''Home Movies''''' ''Home Movies'' is an AnimatedShow that began on Creator/{{UPN}}, then moved to Creator/AdultSwim when the block premiered in 2001. The show was a spiritual successor SpiritualSuccessor to ''WesternAnimation/DrKatzProfessionalTherapist'', which used the same "[=SquiggleVision=]" (at least in the first season, following seasons were done in UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash due to the fact the former style limited movement), the same "retroscripting" style of dialog, and much of the same cast. The main character was Brendon Small, and the series was created and written by [[TheDanza Brendon Small]]. As you probably already guessed, it's more or less a highly fictionalized autobiography in cartoon format. Brendon is a young aspiring filmmaker, with his cast members usually being his friends Melissa and Jason, and occasionally his mom Paula who moonlights as a creative writing teacher at a local community college ([[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity in between firings from same said college]]). When not at home making films, the show centers around the three kids at school and their interactions with Brendon's homeroom teacher Mr. Lynch and Brendon's soccer coach, John "[[{{Jerkass}} The Jerk]]" [=McGuirk=].
17th Mar '16 4:00:53 PM sagetcommabob
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* GarageBand: Duane's garage band [S-something: TV tropes has been having issues with HeavyMetalUmlaut and other accents]. They even do a rock opera based on Creator/FranzKafka.

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* GarageBand: Duane's garage band [S-something: TV tropes has been having issues with HeavyMetalUmlaut and other accents].band, [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Scäb]]. They even do a rock opera based on Creator/FranzKafka.
27th Dec '15 9:57:55 AM detachableface
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After ''Home Movies'' ended, Brendon Small went on to create ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' and has done voice work for few other Adult Swim series.

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After ''Home Movies'' ended, Brendon Small went on to create ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' and has done voice work for few other Adult Swim series.
Loren Bouchard went on to create ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''.
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