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* ThatsAllFolks: A screen with a Shadok making musical sounds followed by text saying ''"C'est tout pour aujourd'hui !"'' falling on it appears at the end of every episode.

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* ThatsAllFolks: A screen with a Shadok making musical sounds followed by text saying ''"C'est tout pour aujourd'hui !"'' aujourd'hui!"'' ("That's all for today!") falling on it appears at the end of every episode.
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** Because the Shadoks repeatedly failed to launch their rocket upward into space, they decides to launch it downward (i.e. ''Dropping it''). It actually works, but only because the upside-down Shadoks had the opposite problem while trying to launch their rocket downward into space. The two spacecraft collide in the "''middle''" and support each other, resulting in a flying pile of destroyed spaceships.
* HiveMind: The Gibis' brain is in their [[CoolHat bowler hat]]. When a Gibi thinks about a problem, it goes to his hat then passes to the other Gibis' hats so they resolve the problem together. So when a Gibi loses his hat he becomes no much more than a mere Shadok.

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** Because the Shadoks repeatedly failed to launch their rocket upward into space, they decides decide to launch it downward (i.e. ''Dropping ''dropping it''). It actually works, but only because the upside-down Shadoks had the opposite problem while trying to launch their rocket downward into space. The two spacecraft spacecrafts collide in the "''middle''" and support each other, resulting in a flying pile of destroyed spaceships.
* HiveMind: The Gibis' brain is in their [[CoolHat bowler hat]]. When a Gibi thinks about a problem, it goes to his hat then passes to the other Gibis' hats so they can resolve the problem together. So when a Gibi loses his hat he becomes no much more than a mere Shadok.



* LimitedAnimation: It was in 1968. It was French TV, not exactly UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}. Plus, it was made with a machine prototype, the animographe, and paper offcut. The prototype was out of function after the first series but the following seasons kept quite the same style -- it would betray the spirit of the series otherwise.

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* LimitedAnimation: It was originally released in 1968. It was French TV, not exactly UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}. Plus, it was made with a machine prototype, the animographe, and paper offcut. The prototype was out of function after the first series but the following seasons kept quite the same style -- it would betray the spirit of the series otherwise.



* ThatsAllFolks: ''"C'est tout pour aujourd'hui !"''

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* ThatsAllFolks: A screen with a Shadok making musical sounds followed by text saying ''"C'est tout pour aujourd'hui !"''!"'' falling on it appears at the end of every episode.
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''Les Shadoks'' is a French animated TV Show created in 1968 by Jacques Rouxel, and which had four seasons, the second and third in 1969 and 1972, and the last one in 2000. The show is speechless except for the [[{{Narrator}} narrator]], French actor Claude Piéplu.

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''Les Shadoks'' is a French animated TV Show created in 1968 by Jacques Rouxel, and which had four seasons, the second and third in 1969 and 1972, and the last one in 2000. The show is speechless except for the [[{{Narrator}} narrator]], {{narrator}}, French actor Claude Piéplu.






* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]], the Shadoks' goals during Season 1 is to fail to launch their rocket 999,999 times because they calculated that it had a one-in-a-million chance to launch successfully. It doesn't work.

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* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]], {{Parodied|Trope}}; the Shadoks' goals during Season 1 is to fail to launch their rocket 999,999 times because they calculated that it had a one-in-a-million chance to launch successfully. It doesn't work.



** Because the Shadoks repeatedly failed to launch their rocket upward into space, they decided to launch it downward (i.e. ''Dropping it''). It actually worked, but only because the upside down Shadoks had the opposite problem while trying to launch their rocket downward into space. The two spacecraft collided in the "''middle''" and supported each-other, resulting in a flying pile of destroyed spaceship.

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** Because the Shadoks repeatedly failed to launch their rocket upward into space, they decided decides to launch it downward (i.e. ''Dropping it''). It actually worked, works, but only because the upside down upside-down Shadoks had the opposite problem while trying to launch their rocket downward into space. The two spacecraft collided collide in the "''middle''" and supported each-other, support each other, resulting in a flying pile of destroyed spaceship.spaceships.
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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Parodied. The Shadoks use their brain plenty... but it has only four boxes. Which means that a Shadock can know only four things at a time. For example, if a Shadok knows how to ride a bike, and not how to read but wants to learn, and if his brain is already full, he will have to unlearn how to ride a bike.

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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Parodied. The Shadoks use their brain plenty... but it has only four boxes. Which means that a Shadock Shadok can know only four things at a time. For example, if a Shadok knows how to ride a bike, and not how to read but wants to learn, and if his brain is already full, he will have to unlearn how to ride a bike.
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''Les Shadoks'' is a French animated TV Show created in 1968 by Jacques Rouxel, and which had four seasons, the second and third in 1969 and 1972, and the last one in 2000. The show is speechless except for the {{narrator}}, French actor Claude Piéplu.

''"It was [[ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway a long, long, long... long time ago]]. In that time, there was the sky. To the right of the sky, there was planet Gibi. It was flat and tilting from left to right. So sometimes when too many Gibis were on one side on the planet, it tilted too much and some Gibis fell into space. It was a big trouble... especially for the Gibis. To the left of the sky, there was planet Shadock. It had no precise form, or rather... its form kept changing. So sometimes some Shadoks fell in space. It was a big trouble... especially for the Shadoks. And on the middle there was Earth, that was round and moved".''

You guess what's next: the story is about the Shadoks' and the Gibis' rivalry for Earth, a planet "that was seemingly working better". The Shadoks are stupid and mean-spirited birds who can't fly (their wings are too small) and the Gibis are unidentified kind and intelligent animals with a little hat to say "hello". It is about pumping, [[SpaceColdWar space conquest rivalry]], a [[BugWar mean insect]] named Gégène and [[AuthorTract criticism of the institutions]]: government, science, religion... This last point is particularly significant as the show was broadcast just a few weeks before the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France Events of may 68]].

The other important part is that the show's mostly hilarious ''nonsense''. Expect many crazy shout-outs came out of nowhere, barely no consistencies and plenty of fourth wall breaking.

''Les Shadoks'' have become a rare example of French cult pop cultural phenomenon, though mostly unknown outside of France.

It got three more seasons. The second and third had barely no plots (or more precisely many subplots with nothing really linking them together), but are popularly believed to be the funniest series of the saga, due to being even crazier and more creative than usual.

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''Les Shadoks'' is a French animated TV Show created in 1968 by Jacques Rouxel, and which had four seasons, the second and third in 1969 and 1972, and the last one in 2000. The show is speechless except for the {{narrator}}, [[{{Narrator}} narrator]], French actor Claude Piéplu.

''"It was [[ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway a long, long, long... long time ago]]. In that time, there was the sky. To the right of the sky, there was planet Gibi. It was flat and tilting from left to right. So sometimes when too many Gibis were on one side on the planet, it tilted too much and some Gibis fell into space. It was a big trouble... especially for the Gibis. To the left of the sky, there was planet Shadock.Shadok. It had no precise form, or rather... its form kept changing. So sometimes some Shadoks fell in space. It was a big trouble... especially for the Shadoks. And on the middle there was Earth, that was round and moved".''

You guess what's next: the story is about the Shadoks' and the Gibis' rivalry for Earth, a planet "that was seemingly working better". The Shadoks are stupid and mean-spirited birds who can't fly (their wings are too small) and the Gibis are unidentified kind and intelligent animals with a little hat to say "hello". It is about pumping, [[SpaceColdWar space conquest rivalry]], a [[BugWar mean insect]] named Gégène and [[AuthorTract criticism of the institutions]]: government, science, religion... This last point is particularly significant as the show was broadcast just a few weeks before the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France Events events of may 68]].

May, 1968 in France]].

The other important part is that the show's mostly hilarious ''nonsense''. Expect many crazy shout-outs came that come out of nowhere, barely no any consistencies and plenty of [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth wall breaking.

breaking]].

''Les Shadoks'' have has become a rare example of French cult pop cultural phenomenon, culture, though it's mostly unknown outside of France.

It got three more seasons. The second and third had barely no any plots (or more precisely many subplots with nothing really linking them together), but are popularly believed to be the funniest series of the saga, due to being even crazier and more creative than usual.






* TheAlcoholic: The Sailor Shadok. ''"While most people of his kind spend their time putting small boat in bottle, he spent his putting bottle in his little ship."''
* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]], the Shadoks' goals during season 1 is to fail to launch their rocket 999 999 times because they calculated that it had a one-in-a-million chance to launch successfully. It doesn't work.

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* TheAlcoholic: The Sailor Shadok. ''"While most people of his kind spend their time putting a small boat in a bottle, he spent his time putting bottle bottles in his little ship."''
* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]], the Shadoks' goals during season Season 1 is to fail to launch their rocket 999 999 999,999 times because they calculated that it had a one-in-a-million chance to launch successfully. It doesn't work.



* TheEmperor: Chief Shadok

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* TheEmperor: Chief ShadokShadok.



* NegativeContinuity: Happens too many time to count. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the last episode of season 3: the Shadoks ans Gibis don't care about the fact that it's the end of the story and that they're going to die because by that point, they've all died so many times that they're sure they will recover from that one too.

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* NegativeContinuity: Happens too many time times to count. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the last episode of season Season 3: the Shadoks ans Gibis don't care about the fact that it's the end of the story and that they're going to die because by that point, they've all died so many times that they're sure they will recover from that one too.



* SurrealHumor: Professor Shadoko's theory on strainers. ''"There are three kinds of strainers. Strainers that let water pass and not the noodles; strainers that let the noodles pass and not the water; and strainers that let pass nor the noodles or the water. Those ones are called pans. There are three kinds of pans: left-handled pans; right-handled pans; and no-handled pans. Those ones are called autobuses. To make a strainer let water past and not noodles, just make the holes thinner than the noodles. To make a strainer let the noodles past and not the water, just make the holes thinner than the water..."''

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* SurrealHumor: Professor Shadoko's theory on strainers. ''"There are three kinds of strainers. Strainers that let water pass and not the noodles; strainers that let the noodles pass and not the water; and strainers that let pass nor neither the noodles or nor the water. Those ones are called pans. There are three kinds of pans: left-handled pans; right-handled pans; and no-handled pans. Those ones are called autobuses. To make a strainer let water past and not noodles, just make the holes thinner than the noodles. To make a strainer let the noodles past and not the water, just make the holes thinner than the water..."''



* TheVirus: The Fall-o-virus of season 4. It makes things... fall.

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* TheVirus: The Fall-o-virus Fall-o-Virus of season Season 4. It makes things... fall.
fall.
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* CensorshipBureau: So many people were [[MoralGuardians shocked and angry]] about the show that it was cancelled after a few weeks before coming back in September 1968. Apparently some good citizens don't appreciate making fun of serious things as logic and rationality.



* DeathTakesAHoliday: In the fourth season of ''WesternAnimation/LesShadoks'', the Shadoks have discovered that their world is going to get destroyed in the near future, and they can't do much to stop it. So, to avoid being killed in the catastrophe, they decide to arrest the Grim Reaper [[MindScrew and sentence him to death]]. However, the Shadoks are [[VillainProtagonist so mean]] that their main distraction is to kill and torture each other. The Grim Reaper reminds them of that, and gets away. [[spoiler:In the end, the apocalypse does happen but the Shadoks eventually find another world to live in, though not as convenient as the one they had.]]

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* DeathTakesAHoliday: In the fourth season of ''WesternAnimation/LesShadoks'', ''Les Shadoks'', the Shadoks have discovered that their world is going to get destroyed in the near future, and they can't do much to stop it. So, to avoid being killed in the catastrophe, they decide to arrest the Grim Reaper [[MindScrew and sentence him to death]]. However, the Shadoks are [[VillainProtagonist so mean]] that their main distraction is to kill and torture each other. The Grim Reaper reminds them of that, and gets away. [[spoiler:In the end, the apocalypse does happen but the Shadoks eventually find another world to live in, though not as convenient as the one they had.]]
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!!Tropes:

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!!''Les Shadoks'' provides examples of:
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* ComplexityAddiction: A running gag is the title characters' ridiculous and nonsensical so-called "proverbs". Among one of the most popular is: "''Pourquoi faire simple quand on peut faire compliqué ?''", which is a parody of the French counterpart to "Why make it complicated when it can be easy?" Guess what it means? "Why make it easy when it can be complicated?"!
* DeathTakesAHoliday: In the fourth season of ''WesternAnimation/LesShadoks'', the Shadoks have discovered that their world is going to get destroyed in the near future, and they can't do much to stop it. So, to avoid being killed in the catastrophe, they decide to arrest the Grim Reaper [[MindScrew and sentence him to death]]. However, the Shadoks are [[VillainProtagonist so mean]] that their main distraction is to kill and torture each other. The Grim Reaper reminds them of that, and gets away. [[spoiler:In the end, the apocalypse does happen but the Shadoks eventually find another world to live in, though not as convenient as the one they had.]]
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You guess what's next: the story is about the Shadoks' and the Gibis' rivalry for Earth, a planet "that was seemingly working better". The Shadoks are stupid and mean-spirited birds who can't fly (their wings are too small) and the Gibis are unidentified kind and intelligent animals with a little hat to say "hello".

It is about pumping, [[SpaceColdWar space conquest rivalry]], a [[BugWar mean insect]] named Gégène and [[AuthorTract criticism of the institutions]]: government, science, religion... This last point is particularly significant as the show was broadcast just a few weeks before the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France Events of may 68]].

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You guess what's next: the story is about the Shadoks' and the Gibis' rivalry for Earth, a planet "that was seemingly working better". The Shadoks are stupid and mean-spirited birds who can't fly (their wings are too small) and the Gibis are unidentified kind and intelligent animals with a little hat to say "hello".

"hello". It is about pumping, [[SpaceColdWar space conquest rivalry]], a [[BugWar mean insect]] named Gégène and [[AuthorTract criticism of the institutions]]: government, science, religion... This last point is particularly significant as the show was broadcast just a few weeks before the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France Events of may 68]].
68]].

The other important part is that the show's mostly hilarious ''nonsense''. Expect many crazy shout-outs came out of nowhere, barely no consistencies and plenty of fourth wall breaking.


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It got three more seasons. The second and third had barely no plots (or more precisely many subplots with nothing really linking them together), but are popularly believed to be the funniest series of the saga, due to being even crazier and more creative than usual.
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* GravityScrew: There are two sorts of Shadoks: those with feet pointing down, which live on top of the planet; and those with feet pointing up, which live on the underside.

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* GravityScrew: GravityScrew:
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There are two sorts of Shadoks: those with feet pointing down, which live on top of the planet; and those with feet pointing up, which live on the underside.



* LoveItOrHateIt: [[invoked]] A French recurrent cliché is that France is "split in two parts". This was so true about ''Les Shadoks'' that a specific show was made: "The Frenchmen write to the Shadoks" where the famous humorist and actor Jean Yanne was reading the most astonishing letters sent to the TV. Though today the show is just a classic.
* NegativeContinuity: Happened too many time to count.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampashed]] : In the last episode of season 3, the Shadoks ans Gibis don't care about the fact that it's the end of the story and that they're going to die because by that point, they've all died so many times that they're sure they will recover from that one too.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: [[invoked]] A French recurrent cliché is that France is "split in two parts". This was so true about ''Les Shadoks'' that a specific show was made: "The Frenchmen write to the Shadoks" where the famous humorist and actor Jean Yanne was reading the most astonishing letters sent to the TV. Though today the show is just a classic.
* NegativeContinuity: Happened Happens too many time to count.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampashed]] : In
count. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the last episode of season 3, 3: the Shadoks ans Gibis don't care about the fact that it's the end of the story and that they're going to die because by that point, they've all died so many times that they're sure they will recover from that one too.
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