History WesternAnimation / MarthaSpeaks

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* PowersInTheFirstEpisode: Martha receives the ability to speak in the first episode.
25th Dec '17 10:41:59 PM Daefaroth
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** Mariella really hates ''Mushy Duck'', because it's all Ralph ever watches when she was staying at their house and she had the theme song stuck in her head. The rest of the Lorraines, Martha and T.D. dislike it too but Mariella hates it the most.

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** Mariella really hates ''Mushy Duck'', because it's all Ralph ever watches when she was staying at their house and she had the theme song stuck in her head. The rest of the Lorraines, Martha and T.D. dislike it too but Mariella hates it the most.
25th Dec '17 9:55:22 PM wingedcatgirl
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** Mariella really hates ''Mushy Duck'', because it's all Ralph ever watches when [[spoiler:s]]he was staying at their house and she had the theme song stuck in her head. The rest of the Lorraines, Martha and T.D. dislike it too but Mariella hates it the most.

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** Mariella really hates ''Mushy Duck'', because it's all Ralph ever watches when [[spoiler:s]]he she was staying at their house and she had the theme song stuck in her head. The rest of the Lorraines, Martha and T.D. dislike it too but Mariella hates it the most.
21st Dec '17 6:28:40 PM Unicorndance
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* AnIcePerson: In "Verb Dog: When Action Calls", Martha dreams that Alice is an ice person named Al Ice.



* AttentionWhore: Dynamo the robot dog is not usually one of these, however, he does become a downplayed example if left on for too long, in which case he runs in circles and says "Let us play" or, in a singsongy voice, "Play with ''me'', please ''play'' with me"

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* AttentionWhore: Dynamo the robot dog is not usually one of these, however, he does become a downplayed example if left on for too long, in which case he runs in circles and says "Let us play" or, in a singsongy voice, "Play with ''me'', please ''play'' with me"me".



* FieryRedhead: Mr. Sterns, the school janitor.

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* FieryRedhead: Mr. Sterns, the school janitor.janitor, has red hair and he is ''very'' fiery, especially if dog hair is involved.
20th Dec '17 11:01:11 PM Unicorndance
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: In "Verb Dog, When Action Calls!", Martha and Dr. R. try to hide in one of these, but it doesn't work for long.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: In "Verb Dog, When Action Calls!", Martha and Dr. R. try to hide in one of these, these (during a dream), but it doesn't work for long.



* AdventuresInComaland: In "Verb Dog, When Action Calls", Martha gets knocked out with a book and dreams of being a superhero.



* AllJustADream: In one episode, Martha [[spoiler: is tricked into helping steal the recipe for the alphabet soup allowing her to talk.]] She seems to go on a heroic adventure and defeat the villains in a spy parody...but wakes up and finds it's all a dream. Though it actually does help her solve the real crime.
** There's also an episode where Carolina wakes up as a dog, but it turned out to be just a dream.
** Lastly, in "Virtually Martha", Martha has a dream where she gets sucked into the computer.

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* AllJustADream: AllJustADream:
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In one episode, "Martha: Secret Agent Dog", Martha [[spoiler: is tricked into helping steal the recipe for the alphabet soup allowing her to talk.]] She seems to go on a heroic adventure and defeat the villains in a spy parody...but wakes up and finds it's all a dream. Though it actually does help her solve the real crime.
** There's also an episode where In "Dog Daze", Carolina wakes up as a dog, but it turned out to be just a dream.
** Lastly, in In "Virtually Martha", Martha has a dream where she gets sucked into the computer.computer.
** In "Verb Dog: When Action Calls", Martha gets [[AdventuresInComaland knocked out]] and dreams that she becomes a superhero with the power to make verbs come true if she commands "[noun], [verb]" (for example, if she said "book-levitate", a book would levitate).
** In "Fit Fights Fat", Martha dreams that she is being a Bookbot and the books are scrambled up, leading the Bookbots to be out of shape.
** In "Dogs From Space", Martha dreams that she is an alien.



* ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou: Most of the time, when Martha (or in one case, Carolina) dreams, the characters will either be or resemble real life people.



* DreamPeople: Sometimes when a dream happens, there will be an original dream character who is not a real-life character, although they'll usually be [[ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou based on real-life characters]], for example Al-Ice, a version of Alice with ice powers, who appeared in "Verb Dog, When Action Calls".
* DreamsOfFlying: In "Verb Dog: When Action Calls", Martha dreams that she can fly and make other people fly by saying their name and the word "fly" or a synonym (float, elevate, levitate, etc).



* SuperheroEpisode: In a ContinuityNod to "Martha's Show", the episode of "Return of the Bookbots" revolves around one of the show ideas discussed before. "Verb Dog, When Action Calls" is another superhero episode.

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* SuperheroEpisode: In a ContinuityNod to "Martha's "The Martha Show", the episode of "Return of the Bookbots" revolves around one of the show ideas discussed before. "Verb Dog, When Action Calls" is another superhero episode.and "Fit Fights Fat" also involve Martha and others being superheroes, but they're dreams.



* TakenForGranite: Martha once ''dreams'' that Helen turns into stone, but nobody ''actually'' gets turned into stone.



* TalkingInYourSleep: In "Dogs from Space", Martha says, "there is no place like space" in her sleep.



* AWeightyAesop: Martha gets overweight in "Too Much Martha".

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* AWeightyAesop: AWeightyAesop:
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Martha gets overweight in "Too Much Martha".Martha" and has to accept her smaller portions.
9th Dec '17 9:35:06 AM Unicorndance
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** ActorRoleConfusion: Martha (and two background kids) are surprised to find that the dog who plays Courageous Collie Carlo (also a collie and also named Carlo) is scared of flowers because his character is fearless and they expect the actor to be fearless too.

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** * ActorRoleConfusion: Martha (and two background kids) are surprised to find that the dog who plays Courageous Collie Carlo (also a collie and also named Carlo) is scared of flowers because his character is fearless and they expect the actor to be fearless too.


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* FleetingPassionateHobbies: In "Helen's All Thumbs", Helen takes up video games and gets, as Alice puts it, "hooked". She has to give them up though, because they make her see things and she gets obsessed.
21st Nov '17 9:31:14 PM Unicorndance
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* BraggingThemeTune: Downplayed. The whole theme doesn't brag, but part of the theme tune has Martha showing off her knowledge of words.
--> '''Martha:''' Communicates, enumerates, elucidates, exaggerates, indicates, and explicates, bloviates, and overstates and ''(pant, pant, pant)'' hyperventilates!



* ExpositoryThemeTune: The whole theme explains the premise.



** ExpositoryThemeTune: Again, see theme song above.
*** BraggingThemeTune: Yes, we might as well throw this in as well, as part of the theme tune has Martha showing off her knowledge of words.
---> '''Martha:''' Communicates, enumerates, elucidates, exaggerates, indicates, and explicates, bloviates, and overstates and ''(pant, pant, pant)'' hyperventilates!
20th Nov '17 5:43:19 PM Unicorndance
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* NonSequitur: One of the toddlers Mrs Oatley babysits just says "applesauce" for "I like this" and "spinach" for "I dislike this".
20th Nov '17 5:08:17 PM Unicorndance
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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Grandma Lucille doesn't like bacon.

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* DoesNotLikeSpam: DoesNotLikeSpam:
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Grandma Lucille doesn't like bacon.



* GreenAesop: "Paws and Effect".

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* GreenAesop: "Paws and Effect".Effect" has an anti-littering Aesop.



* IAteWhat

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* IAteWhatIAteWhat:



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ronald Boxwood, Grandma Lucille, Mrs Parkington, Bob, and Mrs Demson.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ronald Boxwood, Grandma Lucille, Mrs Parkington, Bob, and Mrs Demson.Demson are all a bit crabby and impolite, but not complete jerks.



* TheMusical: "Ain't Nuthin' But a Pound Dog"

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* TheMusical: "Ain't Nuthin' But a Pound Dog"Dog" is not exactly a musical but it's narrated in song by Martha.



* NeverSayDie: Averted hilariously in "Alice Covers Up".

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* NeverSayDie: Averted hilariously [[PlayedForLaughs hilariously]] in "Alice Covers Up".



* NosyNeighbor: Mrs. Parkington

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* NosyNeighbor: Mrs. ParkingtonParkington is quite nosy and, with the exception of one episode, lives next door to the Lorraines. Mrs Demson, who lives across the street, can also be nosy.



* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Truman.

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Truman.Truman tends to scream like this. [[TruthInTelevision He's eight, and prepubescent boys tend to scream the same as little girls.]]


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* {{Tsundere}}: Bob can be both loud and aggro and a BigFriendlyDog.
18th Nov '17 9:46:53 PM Unicorndance
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* FilthyFun: Martha and Skits really like to roll in mud and dig through trash. Martha even rolled in dead snakes once.

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* FilthyFun: Martha and Skits really like to roll in mud and dig through trash. Martha even rolled in dead snakes once. Her brother Felix used to have this belief, but grew out of it.
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